Living The Christian Life With Purpose

Text: 2 Corinthians 6: 14-18 – Pastor Russ shares from his recent experience hiking across England and compares it to the journey of our Christian life. We find comradery with others who share the same goals, who walk the same course, who face the same challenges. We can also be tempted to take shortcuts, trusting […]

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Who Are Your Heroes?

Text: 1 Kings 18: 36-39 – Who are your heroes? We often look to influential men or women to inspire us to higher achievement. The Bible is also filled with heroes – heroes of faith who demonstrated courage, strength, perseverance, and discipline in the face of challenges because they trusted in God. In this message, […]

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Let God be God – Part 2

Text: Romans 9 – Pastor Russ continues his message on God’s sovereignty from Romans 9. We often place so much emphasis on our actions, our decisions, our response to God when Paul makes it clear that its more about God’s activity in our lives than what we do. If it were left up to us, […]

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Let God Be God – Part 1

Text: Romans 9 – As we continue with our series in the book of Romans, we come to a section of the book that contains some challenging teaching on the doctrine of election. Theologians have debated these passages for centuries but, as Pastor Russ reminds us, we need to allow God’s Word to speak for […]

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We Are All Called to Ministry

Text: Ezra 7:8-10 – On this Sunday, Grace Church celebrates two special occasions: First, the election of one of our long time members, Rev. Bill Allan, as the new President of the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada. Secondly, the Induction of our Youth Pastor, Dwayne Copson. Both men have felt God’s call on their lives […]

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Jesus: The Focal Point of Our Service

Text – Hebrews 6:9-12 – On this special Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us who we do ministry for. Often, we our ministry efforts can get derailed because we forget who we are serving. Growth in our Christian walk is reflected in our service. Salvation produces a desire to want to serve. But we […]

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Our Salvation – Its All About God

Text: Romans 8:28-39 – in this final section of Chapter 8, Pastor Russ takes us through some difficult verses that students of theology have debated for centuries. Is our salvation the result of God’s activity or our activity? A close look at this section of Romans 8 shows that Paul points to our salvation as […]

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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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