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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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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Tomorrow Is Not A Guarantee

Text: James 4:13-17; Matthew 6:19-24 – When football teams face the final 2 minutes of a game, three things become very apparent: 1) Clarity – the goal is to win the game; 2) Abandonment – redirect all priorities to achieving the goal; 3) Commitment – give everything you have to achieving the goal. Unfortunately in […]

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Overcoming the Dorothy Syndrome

Text: Act 13 & Acts 17 – In this messege, Rev. Bill Allan, President of the AGC, reminds us that we live in a changing world. People no longer think, act, or believe the way we do as followers of Christ. But that doesn’t mean the gospel is no longer relevant. The Apostle Paul shifted […]

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Human Depravity: We’re All In The Same Boat

Text: Romans 2:1-16 – After clearly describing God’s perspective on the human condition in Chapter 1, the Apostle Paul turns his attention to those who think they are more righteous than everyone else and reminds them they stand condemned as well. In this message, Pastor Russ continues to unpack Paul opening message to the Roman […]

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God’s Description of Human Depravity

Text: Romans 1:18-32  – The opening chapter of Romans is a pretty stark description of God’s assessment of the human condition. Although he has made himself real and accessible to us, humanity chooses to reject his truth and replace it with our own version of truth – a truth distorted by pride, selfishness, sin and brokenness. […]

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Obsessed With The Gospel

Text: Romans 1: 8-17 – On this special child dedication Sunday, Pastor Russ reminded us that the most influential factor in the life of a child is his or her parents’ faith. Do we do a good job passing on our faith and teaching the gospel to our children through both precept and example?  The […]

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Intro to the Book of Romans

Text: Romans 1: 1-7 – In this message, Pastor Russ introduces a new sermon series that will take us through the book of Romans.The Apostle Paul wrote this letter to a predominantly Gentile church that was probably founded by Jewish Christians converted at Pentecost who took the gospel back to Rome. As the church grew, […]

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