A Model For Prayer

Text: Matthew 6:9-13 – After teaching the disciples how NOT to pray, Jesus presents them with a model for prayer. We are familiar with The Lord’s Prayer but too often it is recited with little thought or purpose. Jesus teaches this prayer as an “outline” for HOW we should pray, not WHAT we should pray. […]

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Persecution: Rewarded for Our Attitude

Text: Matthew 5:11,12 – In this text, Jesus expands on the last Beatitude reminding us that Christians will always face opposition if they are living the Godly character he defines in the Beatitudes. While persecution is not pleasant, Jesus calls his followers to rejoice in it because it we are sharing in the same suffering […]

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What Eternal Future Are You Living For?

Text: Revelation 21:1-8 – As we near the end of our Revelation series, Pastor Russ challenges us to visualize what eternity will be like based on the description we find in Revelation 21. Scripture repeatedly teaches us not to focus on present earthly things but rather, to “set our minds on things above” Col.3:1-5. God […]

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Can You Sing the Song of Moses & the Lamb?

Text: Revelation 15 – This chapter opens with a scene in heaven were seven angels prepare to cast the last plagues of God’s wrath on the earth. But in this scene, we also see those who were faithful to God, victorious over the beast and his image, the overcomers spoken about by Christ in his letter […]

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When We Stand Before God

Text: Matthew 25:31-40 – Life can be hectic. Too often we get so caught up in the busyness of everyday life, we lose focus on important matters – like eternity. In the parable of the sheep and goats, Jesus reminds us that one day, we will all stand before God. True followers of Christ should […]

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Worthy Is The Lamb!

Text: Revelation 4&5 – We are all aware of the phrase, “familiarity breeds contempt.” Familiarity can also breed apathy. For many of us, the familiarity of God as our Father and Jesus as our friend, can lead us to lose sight of the holiness and majesty of God. Revelation 4 & 5 remedy this problem […]

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