The Strangest Thing of All – The Incarnation

Text: John 1:1-18 – In this final message in our Stranger Things series, Pastor Russ considers what might be the “strangest thing” we find in Scripture – the fact that the Son of God would give up the glory of heaven to come down to earth to dwell with people and then give his life […]

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God’s Call to Invest In Ministry

Text: Isaiah 58 – We live in a “Me First” culture. Unfortunately, even Christians can fall into the trap of letting that attitude dominate our lives. This attitude can impact ministry because we tend to engage only when it suites OUR schedule or there is some benefit to US. On this Kick-off Sunday, Pastor Russ […]

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God Is Faithful So Let’s Trust & Obey

Text: Lamentations 3:19-26; Joshua 1-6 – It’s common for Christians to feel defeated or discouraged when we fail. Sometimes we even feel like God has abandoned us or the church has abandoned us. In this message, Pastor Russ reminds us from the account of Joshua and the battle of Jericho that God is always with […]

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Text: Luke 8:26-29 – In a culture that is enamored with the ‘spiritual world’, Christians can sometimes get caught up in focusing on the wrong thing. Spiritual warfare is a reality and we need to be aware of it, but spending our time and energy casting out demons and binding Satan can misdirect our efforts […]

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Overcoming Temptation Jesus’ Way

Text: Matthew 4:1-11 – Every follower of Christ falls prey to temptation. Jesus himself was tempted by the devil who attacked him three time. Each time, Jesus responded by quoting Scripture. He resisted temptation by being obedient to God and his Word.  In this message, Elder Sean Rodgers helps us follow the example Jesus gives […]

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God’s Grace When Our Faith is Fragile

Text: Judges 6-7 – When God calls believers to do something great for him, the task often seems impossible. He does this on purpose so that he can get the glory for working in and through us. But this requires a step of faith and often our faith is pretty weak. Gideon felt pretty inadequate […]

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Do You Walk the Talk?

Text: Genesis 5:1-24; Hebrews 11:1-6 – As we continue our Stranger Things series, Pastor Win looks at the life of Enoch – a man that Scripture describes as one who “walked with God.” As Christians, we often say we are living faithful, obedience lives, but talk is cheap! Do we “walk the talk” as the […]

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Are You Projecting Your Desires Onto God?

Text: Leviticus 10:1-7 – The account of Nadab and Abihu reminds us how important it is to God that we seek to understand his will, his desires, his expectations on how we are to live rather than simply projecting our own desires on him and living however we want. In this message, Pastor Russ teaches […]

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Text: Numbers 22 – It is amazing what God will use to get our attention. In this passage, God allowed a donkey to speak to warn the prophet Balaam and keep him from being struck down by the angel of the Lord. As we continue in our Stranger Things series, elder Phil Coates reminds us […]

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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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