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  • Russ Barksdale

    Contributing sermons since Dec 27, 2007
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The Church on Rush Creek
Arlington, Texas 76017
817-468-7729

About Russ
  • Education: B.B.A. University of Oklahoma; M.Div. NOBTS; Ph.D. NOBTS
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  • The Circles: Brokenness

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
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    We are broken people living in a broken world. And why is that?

    We are broken people living in a broken world. And why is that??1. We choose to depart from God’s design. Genesis 3:1-7 ? sin: choosing our way over God’s way; rejecting God’s design for our own design. Isaiah 53:6 Romans 3:23 2. When we depart from God’s design, it always leads ...read more

  • The Circles: God's Design

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
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    God designed and created: Universe, Humans, Marriage

    God designed and created:? Universe Humans Marriage God’s design for us: 1. God designed and created us for His glory Genesis 1:26 ? What this means is that: ? We are the pinnacle of God’s creation ? We are unique in creation ? We have a high and holy purpose: to glorify ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Is Marked By Effective Prayer

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
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    How’s your prayer life? Genuine faith prompts us to pray in all circumstances Genuine faith prompts us to learn to pray effectively

    Genuine faith is marked by effective prayer 5:13-20 How’s your prayer life? 1. Genuine faith prompts us to pray in all circumstances. James 5:13-16a? a. In times of suffering v.13a suffer (kakopathei): suffering from any source b. In times of gladness v.13b c. In ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Is Patient

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
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    Genuine faith displays patience. Patience with God's timing and plan, with each other, and during our afflictions.

    Genuine Faith is Patient 5:7-12 Genuine faith displays patience. 1. Patience with God’s timing and plan James 5:7-8 Galatians 6:7; 2 Corinthians 9:6 ; Revelations 19:11-16; Isaiah 55:8-11 2. Patience with each other James 5:9 Matthew 7:1-3 Remember: ...read more

  • Best News Ever

    Contributed on Aug 15, 2018
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    Three quick insights about the Good News: 1. This Good News is for you! 2. This Good News is for your children. 3. This Good News is for those far away from God.

    The Best News Ever Acts 2:39 Three quick insights about the Good News: 1. This Good News is for you! 2. This Good News is for your children. 3. This Good News is for those far away from God. What a great weekend this has been—in fact, it’s been the Best Weekend Ever! ...read more

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  • A.c. Gaebelein, One Of The Great Theologians Of ...

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2007
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    A.C. Gaebelein, one of the great theologians of the 20th century wrote in his book, The Angels of God, “Like every truth, the truth of the angels of God—their presence on earth and their loving ministries—has practical value. As we realize in faith . . . that they are watching us, ready to walk ...read more

  • Charles Dickens' The Christmas Carol, Ebenezer ...

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2007
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    Charles Dickens’ The Christmas Carol, Ebenezer Scrooge, who had treated Bob Cratchit with such disdain and indifference finally breaks down and shows favor to Cratchit’s family. He brings gifts and food to the Cratchit family on that Christmas day, showing favor to each one ...read more

  • In July Of 2005, Angelina Jolie Adopted A Little ...

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2007
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    In July of 2005, Angelina Jolie adopted a little Ethiopian child (pic). While she was touring drought and disease and famine stricken Ethiopia, she got the idea that although she couldn’t do every child in Africa a favor, she could grant favor to one child. So she stepped out of her world and ...read more