Obsessed With The Gospel

Text: Romans 1: 8-17 – On this special child dedication Sunday, Pastor Russ reminded us that the most influential factor in the life of a child is his or her parents’ faith. Do we do a good job passing on our faith and teaching the gospel to our children through both precept and example?  The […]

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Intro to the Book of Romans

Text: Romans 1: 1-7 – In this message, Pastor Russ introduces a new sermon series that will take us through the book of Romans.The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to a predominantly Gentile church that was probably founded by Jewish Christians converted at Pentecost who took the gospel back to Rome. As the church grew, […]

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A New Year’s Resolution: Obedience

Text: Jeremiah 29:10-14 – This passage is a favorite of many Christians because they find comfort in God’s promise of prosperity, hope and a future. Many don’t realize that this passage of promise falls in the midst of God’s discipline on the nation of Israel for their disobedience. Discipline is a part of life. Parents […]

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God Uses Broken People

Text: Luke 2:8-23 – On this Third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Russ reminds us that God chose to announce the birth of his Son to lowly shepherds. Shepherds did not fall into the category of nobility or upper class citizens. Yet, God chose to reveal the arrival of the Saviour to these simple, hardworking people. […]

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Saved By God To Be Used By God

Text: Isaiah 40:1-11 – On this Second Sunday of Advent, Pastor Russ reminds us the just as God sent John the Baptist ahead of Christ to be his forerunner with the message of the coming hope, we too are called to be messengers of the gospel – the good news of hope in Christ and […]

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Me vs Mission

Text: 2 Samuel 23:8-17 – In this short Old Testament account, we read about three of King David’s mighty men.  These men were in touch with the desires of their king and risked their lives to faithfully serve him even when they got no credit or satisfaction for their efforts. In this message, Pastor Russ […]

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Continuing To Cultivate Our Fallow Ground

Text: Matthew 13:1-9 – In this message, Pastor Russ continues last week’s theme of breaking up our fallow ground using Jesus’s parable of the four soils. Each soil represents a response to the gospel and challenges us to look at our own lives to determine what kind of soil our hearts are.

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Is Your Heart Fallow Ground?

Text: Romans 12:1-3; Hosea 10:12 – Many Christians have a desire to hear from God but we often don’t hear his voice because we are so distracted with the cares of life. These distractions can become appealing because they keep God at a distance and allow us to live in disobedience without hearing the convicting […]

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What Buttons Are You Chasing?

Text: Ephesians 4:17-5:14 – Pastor Russ shared the account of a former prisoner from the island penitentiary of Alcatraz who kept his sanity in solitary confinement by throwing a button from his shirt in the air and then searching for it in the darkness, only to repeat that exercise over and over. Russ compared this […]

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Stop Hiding Your Light

Text: Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 5:14-16 – This Sunday our Summer Missions Team shared about their trip to Indonesia visiting churches and local ministry projects on the island of North Sulawesi. In his message, Pastor Russ took us back to the Great Commission and then to Jesus’ words from the Sermon on the Mount reminding us […]

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