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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The Shepherd’s Joy

Text: Luke 2:8-20 – On this third Sunday of Advent, Pastor Russ looks at the angel’s announcement to the shepherds. God did not choose to announce the birth of the Saviour to the rich or powerful or religious elite of the world. He chose to announce the birth of the Saviour to lowly shepherds reminding […]

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Busy for God This Christmas

Text: Matthew 25:1-13 – As we continue with Advent, Pastor Russ considers the Bethlehem Candle and the theme of God’s promises fulfilled in the birth of Jesus in Bethlehem, just as the prophets foretold. But God’s promise of the coming Saviour also has an eschatological fulfillment in Christ’s second coming. In light of that, today’s […]

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The Person of The Holy Spirit

Text: Matthew 28:18-20 – As we continue to look at the Trinity, Pastor Russ reflects on one of the persons of the Godhead we, as evangelicals, often under emphasize: the Holy Spirit. Throughout Scripture, right from the beginning of creation in Genesis 1 through the life of the early church, we see the Holy Spirit […]

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Jesus Christ – Fully God and Fully Human

Text: Hebrews 2:14-18; 4:14-16 – Last week, Pastor Russ focused on the deity of Jesus and his co-equality with God the Father. This week, he looks at the humanity of Christ. Throughout history, there have been a number of false teachings that deny that Jesus really was fully human – that he only ‘seemed’ to […]

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