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  • Russ Barksdale

    Contributing sermons since Dec 27, 2007
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The Church on Rush Creek
Arlington, Texas 76017

About Russ
  • Education: B.B.A. University of Oklahoma; M.Div. NOBTS; Ph.D. NOBTS
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  • Resilient Marriages

    Contributed on Jan 14, 2019

    Five irrefutable truths about marriage that make them resilient.

    This is us: Resilient Marriages Matt.19:3-6 Five irrefutable truths about marriage that make them resilient: 1. Marriage is God’s idea. v.4a God’s purpose for your marriage: to show the world what His love is like Resilient marriages recognize and accept God’s purpose & design ...read more

  • Intentional Parenting

    Contributed on Dec 19, 2018

    The Intentional Parent: Sets boundaries, Corrects purposefully, Invest wisely, Live honorably

    This is us: Intentional Parenting. Ephesians 6:1-4 The Intentional Parent: 1. Sets boundaries v.1 Boundaries help the child feel safe. Boundaries protect children from their own foolishness. Boundaries limit narcissism and entitlement. Boundaries help your child develop ...read more

  • The Healthy Christ-Follower

    Contributed on Dec 16, 2018

    The Healthy Christ-follower Cycle: Engage with the gospel. Connect to disciple-making community. Invest in God’s Kingdom. Gather together in worship

    The Healthy Christ-follower Acts 2:43-47 The Healthy Christ-follower Cycle: Engage with the gospel. V.47 Connect to disciple-making community. Vv.44, 46 Invest in God’s Kingdom. V.45 Gather together in worship v.46 This past November, our family drove to Galveston and got on a 4 day ...read more

  • Peace

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2018

    God brings peace in the midst of adversity

    Peace Micah 5:2-6 How does God bring peace to us in the midst of adversity? 1. He reminds us of His divine nature. v. 2 He is eternal. He is omniscient. He is sovereign. God allows, even orchestrates every circumstance in your life . He is merciful. As we begin to ...read more

  • Light/Christ

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2018

    Jesus entered our world of darkness to become the light of the world

    Light/Christ Isaiah 9:2 During this season of Advent, we’ve spent our time focusing on the prophets of the Old Testament as they foretold of the coming of the Messiah. Interestingly, there are 2 Hebrew words for prophet: one is nabi: to bubble over. They would get a word from God and it would ...read more

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

    Contributed on Dec 27, 2007

    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

    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

    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