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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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  • Redemption

    Contributed on Aug 14, 2019
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    Redemption begins with genuine confession. Redemption requires that we recognize our need and by faith call out for mercy. Redemption begins to restore healing and hope.

    At the Movies. Redemption Psalms 51 1. Redemption begins with genuine confession. vv.1-5 2. Redemption requires that we recognize our need and by faith call out for mercy. vv.6-9 3. Redemption begins to restore healing and hope. vv:10-13 One of the great stories of all time is the ...read more

  • Passion

    Contributed on Aug 7, 2019
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    The stronger the passion, the greater pain and discomfort you are willing to endure to attain it. What does this promise of restoration depend on?

    Passion Jeremiah 29:10-14 The stronger the passion, the greater pain and discomfort you are willing to endure to attain it. What does this promise of restoration depend on? 1. A passion for God that begins with honesty v.12 2. A passion for God that is grounded in faith v.12 God ...read more

  • Identity

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2019
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    Understanding and accepting who we are in Christ is foundational to the life of abundance Jesus claimed to grant us.

    At the Movies: Identity Understanding and accepting who we are in Christ is foundational to the life of abundance Jesus claimed to grant us. Identity attributes of the Christ-follower: 1. We are favored v.3 2. We are chosen v.4 3. We are adopted vv.5-6 4. We are redeemed v.7-8 5. We are ...read more

  • The Wheat And Tares

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2019
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    In ancient Mediterranean world feuding marked the social landscape of the first-century. Being born into a family, a person inherited a set of friends and enemies. The scenario of continued/mutual presence of weeds/wheat left alone until harvest-time mentions the man’s enemy without explanation.

    The Wheat and Tares Matthew 13:24-30 What can we learn from this Parable/Story of Jesus? We must be Perceptive vv.24-28 We have an enemy: Satan His one goal is to oppose God, the people of God and the things of God with all his might. He is powerful Jude 9; James 4:7 He has ...read more

  • The Mustard Seed

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2019
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    “If you have the faith of a mustard seed, you can say to this mountain, go jump in the ocean, and it would. His point is that it’s not the size of your faith that makes a difference; it’s the size of your God that makes a difference.

    Mustard Seed (Luke 13:18-19) Jesus came preaching one message: “Repent, for the kingdom of God is near!” Then He backed it up with 31 separate and distinct stories that gave us snapshots of what the kingdom of God, the kingdom of heaven is like. We call these parables: para ballo stories ...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