The Essential Truth about God and His Word

Text:  Romans 1:18-25.  The Apostle Paul teaches us that, as sinful humanity, our tendency will always be to suppress the truth of God’s Word in exchange for our own opinions and desires.  In this message, Pastor Russ highlights how modern evangelicalism has moved away from a simple, clear understanding of God’s Word and moved towards […]

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Why Do We Do Church?

Text: Hebrews 10:19-25 –  On this National Back to Church Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us why we go to church. The gospel (good news) of Jesus Christ is that he gave his own life to pay the penalty for our sin.  That free gift of salvation is available to anyone who puts their faith and […]

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Be Outstanding in Your Field

Text: Matthew 21:17-32 – We live in a culture that idolizes busyness. Unfortunately, we are often busy doing things that have no value, especially from a spiritual perspective. In the parable of the two sons, Jesus teaches us that he demands faithful obedience from us, not insincere words of commitment.  We all have a field […]

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Is Your Heart In It?

Text – Deuteronomy 6:4,5 – Is the Lord’s Supper a sacrament or an ordinance?  What’s the difference anyway?  On this communion Sunday, Pastor Russ helps us understand these two views of communion and challenges us to recognize that its not about going through the ritual itself. We need to ask ourselves, are we participating in […]

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You Can’t Multi-task With Your Faith

Text – Matthew 6:24 – Jesus told his followers that “No one can serve two masters.” The context is making wealth a higher priority than God.  But there are so many other things that we elevate to a higher priority than God because we they demand our attention and we allow them to control our […]

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Courage and Comfort Don’t Mix

Text: 2 Chronicles 22:11-13 – We live in a culture of comfort.  We desire life to be free of adversity.  But that is not the life God promised us.  When you look at the great leaders in the Bible, they all faced adversity.  God called them to be courageous, not comfortable.  In this message Pastor […]

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We Are All Called To Missions

Text – 2 Corinthians 5:17-19 – The Peru Mission team reports back on how God used them on their two week trip.  Pastor Russ then reminds us that we are all called to missions right where we are because God has given each one of us the message of reconciliation to proclaim to the world.

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Text: Psalm 51 – When David was confronted by Nathan the prophet concerning his adultery with Bathsheba and subsequent murder of her husband (2 Samuel 11,12), he gave no excuses. He didn’t shift blame. He didn’t justify his behaviour. He OWNED HIS SIN. We see this so clearly in Psalm 51. In this message, Pastor […]

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Sanctification – Living Counter-Culture

Text: 1 Thessalonians 5:23-24 – Being a true follower of Christ is not defined by how often we go to church, or how many times we pray or read our Bible every day, or how good a person we are.  A true follower of Christ is a person who acknowledges they are a sinner and […]

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Eli: A Father’s Day Lesson

Text: 1 Samuel 3 – There are many men in the Old Testament that we can learn from by their example as fathers to their children – both good and not so good examples.  Eli was not such a good example because he sat back and watched his sons do wicked things.  They were selfish, […]

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