Christ’s Call For Self-Sacrifice

Text: Matthew 5:10-12; John 15:18-22; Matthew 16:24-27 – On this Remembrance Day Sunday we recognized those who gave their lives for the freedoms we enjoy today. These men and women demonstrated what self-sacrifice is all about. This Sunday is also the International Day of Prayer for the Persecuted Church – IDOP – a day to […]

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God Responds to Praying Saints

Text: Hebrews 11:1,2; 11:39-12:3; Revelation 8:1-6 – The book of Revelation is a book of hope. It affirms God’s promise for the future – that he will deal justly with those who reject the truth and have persecuted his followers. In Chapter 8, we see that God responds to the imprecatory prayers of the saints […]

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Knowing the End Affects the Now

Text: Revelation 19:1-16 – Some Christians feel that the study of eschatology (end times) is not important. They hold to “Pan-Millenial” view – that it will all pan out in the end. While its true that we may gain comfort from avoiding the details of eschatology and accepting the simple view that “God Wins!”, Pastor […]

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When We Stand Before God

Text: Matthew 25:31-40 – Life can be hectic. Too often we get so caught up in the busyness of everyday life, we lose focus on important matters – like eternity. In the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus reminds us that one day, we will all stand before God. True followers of Christ should […]

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Stolen Glory

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:18-31 – Most of us would get offended when someone takes the credit for something we know they didn’t do, especially when we actually did all the work. Unfortunately, many of us as Christians do just that when we take credit for our accomplishments and don’t give God the credit. We are guilty […]

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God’s Word – Our GPS for Life

Text: Proverbs 3:5-8 – The Bible is God’s Word – it is inerrant, authoritative, trustworthy and it provides us with very practical direction for how God wants us to live.  Why do we still choose to ignore it and go our own way?  In this message, Pastor Russ uses the illustration of a GPS to […]

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What Is Church All About?

Text: 1 John 1:1-10 – There are many misconceptions about what “church” is. Is it a building? Is it a club? Is it a support group? Why do so many people attend this place called “church” every Sunday? On this National Back to Church Sunday, Pastor Russ unpacks what the church is all about to […]

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Text: Judges 6:11-15 – In this Kick-off Sunday message, Pastor Russ challenges us to start the new ministry season off well. The Fall season is a time to re-engage in ministry but too often, we feel inadequate. Using the story of Gideon, Pastor Russ reminds us that God uses people with all kinds of weaknesses […]

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Trusting God With Our Future

Text: Matthew 6:25-34; Hebrews 11:17-19 – We live in a culture that spends a lot of energy trying to control the future. We put our faith in our RRSPs, in our Horiscopes, in our retirement plans. Yet, as followers of Christ, our peace in our future only rests in our confidence in the promises of […]

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Living As “Strangers” In Our World

Text: John 17:13-20; Hebrews 11:9,10 – In his high priestly prayer, Jesus stated that his followers were not of this world any more than he was of this world. In fact, the world would hate them because of their new identity. Yet, Jesus sent us to be in the world as his witnesses. Abraham was also called […]

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