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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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  • Genuine Faith Aligns With The Word

    Contributed on Jun 14, 2018
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    There is no godliness without a vibrant relationship with the Word of God.
 Alignment empowers!

    Genuine faith aligns with the Word 1:19-27 A legacy is not a list of accomplishments. It is the imprint you leave on the future. Brian Dodd There is no godliness without a vibrant relationship with the Word of God.? Alignment empowers! To align with the Word, we must: ...read more

  • Persevering Through Trials

    Contributed on May 21, 2018
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    Faith may not deliver you from suffering, but faith will get you through suffering; not just surviving it, but thriving in spite of it.

    Connect the Dots ?James 1:1-18 ??Persevering Through Trials Faith may not deliver you from suffering, but faith will get you through suffering; not just surviving it, but thriving in spite of it. “The just shall live by faith.” Genesis 15:6, Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11; ...read more

  • Rahab

    Contributed on May 8, 2018
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    The story of Rahab and how she asked for help in return for helping.

    Rahab Joshua 2 1. A bright future means that we must deal with our past. v.1 2 Peter 3:7; Matthew 3:12; Hebrews 11:31; Colossians 2:13-14; Matthew 11:28-30 2. A bright future means that we grab hold of our responsibilities. v.6 ? Proverbs 31: 13, 15 3. A bright future ...read more

  • David

    Contributed on Apr 23, 2018
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    The story of David is a story of great strengths and great weaknesses; a story of great moral character and great moral flaws; a story of dancing before the Lord and a story of hiding from the Lord.

    David 1 & 2 Samuel David came from humble beginnings. 1 Samuel 16 & 17 David had a passionate heart for God 1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 6:14 David was chosen by God to succeed the disobedient King Saul. 1 Samuel 13:8-13 David demonstrated great bravery. 1 Samuel ...read more

  • Abraham: When Faith Gives Way To Fear

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2018
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    The life of Abraham and how his faith gave way to fear, but God does not give up on him. Our failure doesn't mean that God is finished with us.

    Fail Forward?Abraham: When faith gives way to fear? Genesis 12:10-13:4 God’s call to Abraham. Genesis 12:1?God’s promises to Abraham. Genesis 12:2-3 Abraham’s faith resulted in obedience. Genesis 12:4 ?Abraham’s faith resulted in worship. Genesis 12:7-8??Abraham’s faith gave way ...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