Satan Is Real – Flee from Him

Text: Ephesians 6:10-20; 1 Peter 5:6-11 – As we continue our series on The Foundations of Faith, Pastor Russ focuses on the biblical truth that Satan is a real person. Unfortunately, some Christians spend a lot of time dwelling on the devil and either cower in fear, or expend significant energy going on the offensive […]

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Eternal Salvation – Once Saved, Always Saved

Text: John 10:25-29 – In this message, Pastor Russ teaches about the doctrine of Eternal Salvation or Perseverance of the Saints. In our Grace Church Statement of Faith, the qualifier for this promise is that it applies to those who are “actually” saved. This is the key. Anyone can claim to be a Christian, but […]

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Text: James 1:22-25 – Sanctification is the process where followers of Jesus go through the process of maturing in order to become more like him. Sanctification also is also a state of being “set apart” by God. In this message, Pastor Russ helps us understand the theological definitions of positional, ultimate, and progressive sanctification highlighting […]

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Text: John 3:16 – After looking at the doctrines of Scripture and God, we naturally come to the question,”Where do we fit in the picture?” In this message, Pastor Russ covers every aspect of God’s plan for humanity from the creation of Adam and Eve, the Fall, our depravity, and God’s redemptive work through Jesus, […]

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Text: 1 John 2:9-12 – Understanding the ministry of the Holy Spirit has been a topic of debate among evangelical Christians for many years. In this message, Pastor Russ helps us understand what the Bible teaches about signs and wonders, the gifts of the Spirit, and the fruit of the Spirit. Sometimes we can get […]

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The Ministry of the Holy Spirit

Text: John 15:26-27 – Pastor Russ returns to our series on Foundation of Faith as he continues to expound on the 26 Articles of Faith that are found in the Grace Church Constitution. These articles are core doctrines that define what we believe as members of Grace Church. In this message, Pastor Russ introduces the […]

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Pursuing the Right Things as Children of Light

Text: Ephesians 4:17-5:14 – Pastor Russ retells the story of an Alcatraz prisoner who kept his sanity while in solitary confinement by tossing a button in the air and then searching for it in the darkness of his cell. Once finding it, he would repeat that exercise over and over. Sometimes, we as followers of Christ […]

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How Will You Respond to God’s Call in 2020

Text: Exodus 3-4 – As we look ahead to a new year, Pastor Russ takes us to the account of Moses and the burning bush. When God called out to Moses from the bush, Moses was very willing to hear everything God had to say. But when he found out that all the promises God […]

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Trusting In God’s Faithfulness In 2020

Text: 1 John 1:7-10 – December is always a busy time of year but it is also a time of reflection as we look back on a year gone by and think about what the new year holds. In this message, Pastor Russ looks at several passages in God’s Word that remind us of his […]

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God’s Peace On Earth

Text: Luke 2: 8-20; Micah 5:2-5 – On this fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Win looks at the song of the angels as they announced to the shepherds that God’s promised Messiah had been born to bring “peace” on earth. The Jewish nation had longed for God’s promised peace – His Shalom. But the fulfillment […]

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