Text:  John 19:25-27; Ephesians 6:2 – One of the 10 Commandments calls us to honour our parents.  This is the first command that carries a promise with it – “that it would go well with you”.  On this Mother’s Day, Pastor Russ lists 7 ways we can honour our mothers.

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Christ’s Return – Are You Ready?

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 – The Thessalonian believers were confused about the timing of Christ’s second coming which led them to be concerned for loved ones who had already died. Paul offers encouragement that those who have died in Christ will not miss out on his return.  Believers can live in hope that they are part […]

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In this first series, we return to the basics. Following world-renowned preacher, John Stott’s book, Basic Christianity as a guide, we will embark on a compelling study that first defends the basic claims of Christianity and then defines the proper outworkings of those main beliefs in the daily lives of believers. This study is called […]

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Text: Proverbs 22:6 – On this AWANA Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us that our children are a gift from God and so we have a stewardship responsibility to train them up in the Lord.  While the church is there to encourage and support this effort, ultimately it is in the home where spiritual nurturing must […]

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The Significance of the Resurrection

Text: 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 – The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the most important event in history. Paul says that if the dead are not raised, then our faith is useless and we will die in our sin.  What a blessing to know that Jesus did rise from the dead – sin was conquered!  Pastor […]

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Is Brotherly Love Evident In Us?

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:9-12 – Paul commends the Thessalonian believers for their “brotherly love” that was so evident, he didn’t need to give them any additional instruction on it. Pastor Russ challenges us to demonstrate that kind of love in our own relationships – the kind of love Paul describes in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7; the […]

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Avoid Sexual Immorality

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:3-8 – One of the first things the Apostle Paul lists as part of the process of our sanctification (v.3a) is to avoid sexual immorality.  The culture at the time Paul wrote this letter was not very different from our modern culture – sexual immorality was commonplace.  Paul calls followers of Christ […]

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