• Russ Barksdale

    Contributing sermons since Dec 27, 2007
Russ's church

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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  • Identity

    Contributed on Jul 18, 2019

    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 more

  • The Wheat And Tares

    Contributed on Jun 25, 2019

    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 more

  • The Mustard Seed

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2019

    “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 more

  • The Prodigal Son

    Contributed on Jun 24, 2019

    What does it mean to be lost?

    The Prodigal Son Luke 15 Lost. Being lost is no fun. I remember when I was a small child, wandered away; ended up in a industrial field with lots of deep holes dug; walking on a 12” wide path between; lost track of time; when I headed home, met by a group of kids: my mom had whole more

  • Sower

    Contributed on Jun 6, 2019
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    The seed: The word of God The sower: Anyone who shares the word of God

    Sower Mark 4:1-20 The seed: The word of God 1 Peter 1:23; Romans 1:16 The sower: Anyone who shares the word of God 1 Corinthians 1:23-24 The focus of this parable is on the soil There is a direct correlation between the condition of the soil and the growth of the seed. What is the 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 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 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 more