You Are Valued by God

Text: Romans 11:11 – 12:3 – We live in a culture that celebrates outward appearance to the point where we will try to deceive others to believe something about us that is not true. Like cheating in a race or on a test, we are presenting a false picture of who we are. At times […]

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Desiring to Be Part of the Remnant

Text: Romans 11:1-22 – In this passage, Paul reminds his Jewish listeners that God is always active in fulfilling his plans and purposes for his chosen people. God extending the gospel to the Gentiles is not an abandonment of his people, rather a reminder that he is Sovereign, and chooses whom he will extend grace […]

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Do You Live Out What You Believe?

Text: Romans 10:11-21 – “How beautiful are the feet of those who bring good news!” In this Old Testament quote from Isaiah 52:7, the Apostle Paul highlights the importance of Christians taking the gospel to those who don’t have a relationship with Christ. As Christians, we are often good at stating how important the gospel […]

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Getting Back to the Simple Truth

Text: Romans 10:1-10 – As we begin a new year in 2019, Pastor Russ returns to his Romans series. We live in a culture that addicted to knowledge and information. Unfortunately, knowledge is often mistaken for truth. Knowledge alone is inadequate. Love must accompany knowledge if we are to be successful in life. In this […]

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The God of Turnarounds

Text: 2 Corinthians 5:14-19; 2 Chronicles 33 – As we look back on 2018 and look ahead to a new year, Pastor Russ highlights the life of King Manasseh, one of the most wicked kings of Judah. King Manasseh, however, humbled himself before God and was restored to his kingdom. The Bible is filled with […]

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Offering Our Hearts to God This Christmas

Text: Matthew 2:1-12; 2 Kings 23:24-25 – On this “Christmas Sunday”, Pastor Russ reflects on the gifts of the magi presented to the Christ child as an act of worship. Similarly, King Josiah, who led the people of Israel in great reforms, also worshiped the Lord with great passion. In fact, God’s word says there […]

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Is Your Light Brightly Shining This Christmas?

Text: John 8:13; Matthew 5:14-16 – Jesus said “I am THE light of the world.”  He is the only source of light that overcomes darkness in this world. An while he is the light, he also calls us, his followers, to be light ourselves – to be his light that shines brightly for others to see […]

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Lessons From Israel In The Desert – Part 6

Text: Romans 12:1-2; Numbers 14:1-3 – Pastor Russ continues our series on lessons from the nation of Israel’s wanderings in the desert. The sixth and final “Killer D” that caused an entire generation of Israelites to die in the desert is DEFEATISM. Defeatism occurs when we believe we can’t do something and therefore, God is […]

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Lessons From Israel in the Desert – Part 5

Text: Romans 14:1-10, Numbers 16 –  Pastor Russ continues with our series on lessons from the nation of Israel’s wanderings in the desert. The fifth of the “Killer Ds” that caused an entire generation of Israelites to die in the desert is DIVISION. God is passionate about unity among his people. We need to guard ourselves […]

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Lessons From Israel in the Desert – Part 4

Text: Numbers 13:30,31 –  Pastor Russ continues with our series on lessons from the nation of Israel’s wanderings in the desert. The fourth of the “Killer Ds” that caused an entire generation of Israelites to die in the desert is DISBELIEF.

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