Fearfully & Wonderfully Made

Text: Psalm 139 – On this special day that we celebrate our Mothers, Pastor Russ uses this familiar Psalm to remind us all, but especially our moms, how much God loves us and intimately knows us. As parents, we can often feel very inadequate when it comes to nurturing our children. But moms can often […]

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Be Strong & Courageous & ACT!

Text: 1 Chronicles 28:11-20 – In this message, Pastor Russ challenges us to be courageous in everything God calls us to do using the account of King David passing on the leadership of the nation to his son Solomon. David, who Scripture tells us was “a man after God’s own heart,” charges his son Solomon […]

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Is There Evidence of Life in You?

Text: Luke 2:52 – On this special AWANA Sunday, Pastor Russ challenges us to experience a vibrant life in Christ. But we need to ask if there evidence of this life in us? The evidence of a vibrant life is new growth. Are you growing in your faith? Are you growing in your personal desire […]

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Holding On To Hope

Text: Romans 8:14-27 – In this message, Pastor Russ continues to unpack Romans 8 where Paul is teaching us about sanctification – the process where we grow in our walk with the Lord and strive to become more like Jesus Christ our Saviour. Paul reminds us that we will face suffering in our lives because […]

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Life In The Spirit

Text: Romans 8 – As we continue in our series in Romans, the Apostle Paul moves on to teach believers about what life in the Spirit looks like. When God saved us, he gave us his Spirit. We are no longer controlled by the sinful nature, but by the Spirit. But that means we need […]

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The Greatest April Fools Event of All Time

Text: Acts 2:17-32 – On this Easter Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us that the Resurrection of Jesus Christ was the greatest news the world could ever receive. The “joke” was on Satan. His strategy to destroy God’s redemptive plan through killing Jesus was thwarted and he was defeated. But where do we as believers go […]

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God’s Law – An Audit of My Life

Text: Romans 7 – Most individuals and business dread audits. But audits are beneficial in that they expose problems that need to cease. The Apostle Paul makes this point in Chapter 7, teaching us that the law of God acts as an auditor, exposing sin in our lives and reminding us how much we need […]

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Standing In God’s Grace

Text: Romans 5:1-11 – As Christians, our personal relationship with God can become so “common” — so familiar to us, that we forget about the cost of our salvation. We have something of incredible value because Christ paid for it with his life! And along with that gift of salvation, God also gives us peace, […]

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Text: Romans 4 – After making it clear in Chapter 3 that God’s justification comes through faith, not obedience to the Law, the Apostle Paul points his readers to Abraham as an example. In the Old Testament, God declared Abraham, the great Patriarch of the Jews, righteous because of his faith long before he has […]

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Text: Romans 3:21-31 – After presenting a clear case for the utter depravity of all of mankind, the Apostle Paul begins to explain God’s response to this dismal situation. GRACE!  He provided a way for us to be declared righteous – to be JUSTIFIED through his Son, the Lord Jesus, who payed for our sin […]

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