Be On Your Guard!

Text: Mark 13; Acts 20:7-12 – Life can be so busy we often get distracted from focusing on the important things – the things that really matter. This is true for Christians as well. For followers of Christ, the important things are the things that please God – that glorify his name. God wants us […]

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Committed to Finish Well

Text: 1 Corinthians 9:24-27; Judges 13-16 – The story of Samson highlights how a life that starts with great promise can go so far off track when we lose focus on God’s call in our lives. How many followers of Christ have been distracted by things that our culture advocates as important and end up […]

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God Uses Us In Spite of Our Deficiencies

Text: 1 Corinthians 1:26-31; Judges 3:12-30 – All through Scripture we see how God uses ordinary people. These people, like you and me, have their weaknesses, shortcomings, “baggage” – the things we often use as excuses to disqualify ourselves from ministry. Yet God works through people who seem least qualified so that his power can […]

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Texts: Matthew 5:13-16; Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:7-8 – God has a clear call on every believer’s life to be a witness to the good news of his salvation in Christ. Unfortunately, like Jonah, we often run the other way or we are more focused on our comfort, as he was with the vine that gave […]

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Lessons From Fathers in the Bible

Text: Ephesians 6:1-3 – On this Father’s Day, Pastor Russ walks through a number of the accounts of fathers in the Old Testament that we can learn from. There are no perfect fathers in these accounts – just ordinary, sinful people who made mistakes, even in their parenting. The life of these fathers reminds us […]

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The Writing Is On the Wall

Text: Daniel 5 – As we continue with our “Stranger Things” series, Pastor Russ looks at this interesting passage in Daniel where a hand mysteriously appears and begins writing a message on the wall during a great banquet hosted by the king of Babylon. The message to the king was that God would judge him […]

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Restoring Life in Dry Bones

Text: Ezekiel 37 – Pastor Russ begins a new series on some of the more obscure passages in Scripture. In this message he looks a the passage in the prophecy of Ezekiel where God breaths life into a valley of dry bones. We live in a culture where Christian values have been ridiculed and Christians […]

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A REAL Family of Families for God

Text: 1 Peter 4:7-11  – On this Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us of the purpose and vision statements of Grace Church. Our purpose is to be A REAL Family of Families for God and our vision is “To see a grandparent, a parent, and a grandchild sitting at a table with a love […]

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Text: Hebrews 4:14-16 – In a culture that believes happiness is the ultimate goal in life, Christians tend to focus on the love of God and his approachability – Jesus is our Friend. While this is a true aspect of God’s character, it is not a complete representation of who God is. He is also […]

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Honouring Mothers

Text: Proverbs 23:22-25 – In this Mother’s Day message, Pastor Russ reminds us about the importance of honouring our mothers. Of all the Ten Commandments, honouring our parents is the only one with a promise. There are no qualifiers, just a command to obey. Honouring our parents is a timeless command and when we obey […]

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