The Birth of Jesus – A Lesson In Contrasts

Text: Luke 2:8-20 – On this Fourth Sunday of Advent, Pastor Win highlights some significant contrasts we see surrounding the birth of Jesus. God sometimes uses contrasts to reveal something we need to learn. In this case, God’s word teaches us that our significance is not tied to our heritage or our accomplishments, or our […]

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Why Bethlehem?

Text: Luke 2:1-7 – On this second Sunday of Advent, AGC East Regional Director, Tom Lambshead, preaches our first Christmas message looking at the significance of Jesus’ birth in Bethlehem. Why would the King of Kings – the Son of God, be born in such a meager, tiny village in the Judean countryside?

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Satan Is Real – Flee from Him

Text: Ephesians 6:10-20; 1 Peter 5:6-11 – As we continue our series on The Foundations of Faith, Pastor Russ focuses on the biblical truth that Satan is a real person. Unfortunately, some Christians spend a lot of time dwelling on the devil and either cower in fear, or expend significant energy going on the offensive […]

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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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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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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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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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Pursuing God’s Purpose for You!

Text: Luke 19:1-9 – This morning we welcome Steve Bradley from the local Christian radio station, Life 100.3 as he shares a message from the story of Zacchaeus. Zacchaeus was a man who passionately desired to meet Jesus and he did whatever it took to see him. Steve challenges each of us to demonstrate that […]

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Jesus: The Focal Point of Our Service

Text – Hebrews 6:9-12 – On this special Volunteer Appreciation Sunday, Pastor Russ reminds us who we do ministry for. Often, we our ministry efforts can get derailed because we forget who we are serving. Growth in our Christian walk is reflected in our service. Salvation produces a desire to want to serve. But we […]

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What Is Church All About?

Text: 1 John 1:1-10 – There are many misconceptions about what “church” is. Is it a building? Is it a club? Is it a support group? Why do so many people attend this place called “church” every Sunday? On this National Back to Church Sunday, Pastor Russ unpacks what the church is all about to […]

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