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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No One Meets God’s Standard of Goodness

Text: Romans 3:1-20 – The Apostle Paul continues his message to the Jews that they are no better than the Gentiles, even if they are God’s “chosen people.” But, as Pastor Russ reminds us, this message is really a wake up call for everyone. There is NO ONE who can claim to meet God’s standard […]

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Human Depravity: We’re All In The Same Boat

Text: Romans 2:1-16 – After clearly describing God’s perspective on the human condition in Chapter 1, the Apostle Paul turns his attention to those who think they are more righteous than everyone else and reminds them they stand condemned as well. In this message, Pastor Russ continues to unpack Paul opening message to the Roman […]

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God’s Description of Human Depravity

Text: Romans 1:18-32  – The opening chapter of Romans is a pretty stark description of God’s assessment of the human condition. Although he has made himself real and accessible to us, humanity chooses to reject his truth and replace it with our own version of truth – a truth distorted by pride, selfishness, sin and brokenness. […]

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