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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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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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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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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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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