Easter – An Inconvenient Truth

Text: 1 Corinthians 15: 1-24 – The empty tomb is the most defining moment in all of history. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the foundation of Christianity. It’s historicity cannot be disputed, yet why do so many people reject Christianity. For many, it is because it is an “Inconvenient Truth.” In this message, Pastor […]

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Will You Rejoice at the Fall of Babylon?

Text: Genesis 18-19; Revelation 18 – The account of the destruction of Sodom & Gomorrah challenges us to reflect on the characters in the story. Which character best represents you? In our western culture, we have become so attached to material things, we need to ask ourselves, would we look back, like Lot’s wife, longing […]

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A Call for Spiritual Discernment

Text: 2 Peter 2:1-3; Revelation 17 – In our first text, Peter warns about the rise of false teachers that will draw many away from God’s truth. Revelation 17 describes the great harlot, also called Babylon, who was drunk with the blood of the saints. In this message, Pastor Russ highlights how this image of […]

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Text: Matthew 13:24-30; Revelation 16 – Our hunger for achievement and significance often leads people to pursue self-help programs to try to make themselves feel better about themselves. Unfortunately, learned behaviour is not necessarily who were really are. In the same way, learning how to behave like a disciple of Christ, does not make a […]

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Can You Sing the Song of Moses & the Lamb?

Text: Revelation 15 – This chapter opens with a scene in heaven were seven angels prepare to cast the last plagues of God’s wrath on the earth. But in this scene, we also see those who were faithful to God, victorious over the beast and his image, the overcomers spoken about by Christ in his letter […]

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A Lesson in Formal Logic

Text: Revelation 14:6-20 – As we continue in our series in the Book of Revelation, Pastor Russ presents a lesson in formal logic from Revelation 14.  The options are absolutely clear – those who choose to worship the beast and take his mark – that is reject God and replace him with other objects of […]

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Discerning Truth From Error

Text: Revelation 11:15-13:18 – The best way to detect counterfeit money is to be so familiar with what real money looks like, the fake bills will be obvious. The same applies to discerning God’s truth from Satan’s lies and deception. In order to detect false teaching, we need to be so immersed and familiar with […]

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It Ain’t Over ‘Till Its Over

Text: Revelation 2:8-11; Revelation 10:1-11:14 – Scripture is filled with accounts of God’s intervention in human activity. Often these interventions come at the 11th hour – when it seems like everything is hopeless. But then God steps in and meets our greatest need – that is the hope we live in.  Here in our study […]

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God’s Judgement Brings About Repentance

Text: Matthew 5:13-16; Revelation 9 – Pastor Russ picks up on our study in the Book of Revelation in Chapter 9 where the 7 trumpet judgement continue. Images of the Abyss are described by John along with huge locust-like creatures and horse-like creatures who descend on the earth to bring about God’s judgement on the […]

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When We Really Mess Up

Text: Psalm 51:10-17; 2 Samuel 11 – It usually doesn’t take long after the New Year for resolutions to be made, and then quickly broken. We often fall short of our goals quickly. But what happens when we really mess up? What happens when it is not a silly resolution that we break, but one […]

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