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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The Trinity – A Look At The Father & The Son

Text: Matthew 28:16-20 – Our western culture has lost the balance between intellect with emotion. We have replaced right belief with experience. We need to return to a point of valuing the importance of doctrine and right belief. As we continue with our series on Foundations of Faith, Pastor Russ further explains what Scripture teaches […]

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An Introduction to the Trinity

Text: John 20:24-29 – The Trinity is a difficult concept to understand, yet the Bible clearly teaches that God is One (Deut.6:4; 1 Cor.8:4), but exists in three distinct persons: The Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. In this first message on the doctrine of the Trinity, Pastor Russ gives a brief summary of […]

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Submitting To The Authority of God’s Word

Text: Isaiah 55; Psalm 1 – We live in a culture that promotes autonomy, justice and using our intellect to develop opinions. Unfortunately, when God’s Word challenges these values, we will try to manipulate the Scriptures to make them align with our way of thinking. In our pride, we think we know better than what […]

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The Right Approach to Understanding the Bible

Text: 2 Timothy 3:16-17 – God has revealed himself and his plan of salvation through the Bible. He accomplished this through the process of inspiration where he used fallible humans to communicate exactly what he wanted us to know. With this in mind, our approach to understanding Scripture should be with humility, accepting what God […]

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Is Jesus Enough For You This Thanksgiving?

Text: Colossians 3:12-17 – On this Thanksgiving Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us of the Biblical command to be thankful people. Unfortunately, we find ourselves surrounded by a culture that promotes a discontentment and we can quickly find ourselves feeling discontent with life, our church, our jobs, our financial situation – the list is endless. The […]

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Caring For The Least of These – Compassion Sunday

Text: Acts 9:26-30 – On this Compassion Sunday, guest speaker & musician, Jay Calder shares about the character of Barnabas – the great encourager – as he often would stand up for those who needed support. First Barnabas stood by the Apostle Paul when he first met the apostles in Jerusalem who were suspicious of […]

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Foundations of Faith – Series Intro

Text: Psalm 119:105-120 – In this new sermon series, Pastor Russ will be expounding 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. As Pastor Russ unpacks these points of doctrine, he will be teaching […]

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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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