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  • Jack Russell

    Contributing sermons since Feb 7, 2004
Jack's church

Salem United Church of Christ
Martinsburg, Pennsylvania 16662

About Jack
  • Experience: 15 years of pastoral ministry
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  • Who Will You Believe?

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2005
    based on 6 ratings

    The message addresses the oldest question in the world, "Did God really say that?"

    If I were to ask one of our teenagers this morning what the most important question of their life is, in all probability I would get something like, “What will I become?” “Where will I go to college?” If I were to ask the same question to someone who was already out of college, they would likely ...read more

  • Jesus Christ, Born For You

    Contributed on Dec 26, 2005
    based on 7 ratings

    Jesus was born of Mary, but he was born for you.

    Casablanca is considered by many to be the greatest movie of all time. The most quoted line from that classic film is offered by Humphrey Bogart, the male lead, to Ingrid Bergman, his love interest: “The problems of two little people don’t amount to a hill of beans in this crazy world.” ...read more

  • Raising Children

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2005
    based on 13 ratings

    Today we dedicate a child to God. What does that mean for his parents and the community of faith in which he will grow?

    This morning, for the second time in three weeks, we welcome into the community of faith a new child, Lars Hickey. Two weeks ago it was through infant baptism, today through dedication. It’s not my intent this morning to debate the issues of infant baptism vs believer baptism. Rather, let me ...read more

  • The Church As Servant

    Contributed on Feb 8, 2004
    based on 56 ratings

    James and John had to be taught to rethink the definition of success. Do we need the same lesson?

    George W. Truett, a well-known pastor, was invited to dinner in the home of a very wealthy man in Texas. After the meal, the host led him to a place where they could get a good view of the surrounding area. Pointing to the oil wells punctuating the landscape, he boasted, “Twenty-five years ago ...read more

  • Living Water--A Relevant Element

    Contributed on Feb 7, 2004
    based on 35 ratings

    How does one find a faith that is relevant for the 21st century?

    Several months ago I caught John Larroquette, the actor, on the “Tonight Show.” Somehow the conversation turned to religion. I don’t remember much about the conversation, but I do remember Mr. Larroquette making a comment about television evangelists that has stuck with me. He said, “Seeing ...read more

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  • The Daily Bread Reported That A 19th Century ...

    Contributed on Feb 25, 2005

    The Daily Bread reported that a 19th century preacher by the name of Horatius Bonar asked 253 Christian friends at what ages they were converted. Here are the results of his research. Under 20 years of age - 138 Between 20 and 30 - 85 Between 30 and 40 - ...read more