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  • Russ Barksdale

    Contributing sermons since Dec 27, 2007
Russ's church

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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  • I Am Connected

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2018
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    Being connected pushes me towards Spiritual Growth,
 Being connected pushes me towards Fellowship, Being connected pushes me towards Generosity,
 Being connected pushes me towards Contagion.

    I Am Connected?Acts 2:41-47? I am connected to the Body vv.41-42 ? Through Jesus For a different life ?I am connected to the Mission vv.43-45 ? To see God do the miraculous To sacrifice what is necessary I am connected to a Group vv.46-47 ? Doing life together Sharing life in ...read more

  • I Am A Servant

    Contributed on Sep 18, 2018
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    Each person that calls their church home is indispensable to the mission God gave us.

    I Am a Servant ?Romans 12:3-8?September 23, 2018 What is to be the nature of our role in the Body of Christ? ?1. I seek positions of service. v.3 2. I participate on the team. vv.4-5 ?3. I invest what has been entrusted. vv.6-8 ? If you watched March Madness this last Spring, you ...read more

  • I Am A Partner

    Contributed on Sep 5, 2018
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    Christ followers partner with God on His Mission.

    I Am a Partner?Philippians 1:1-11? Five Dimensions of Rush Creek Partnership: 1. We are partners in the gospel vv.3-5 Gospel is the restoration of the image of God in the soul of humans. ? Partnering in the Gospel means: ? * Praying for those God has placed in your life who may be far ...read more

  • I Am A Christ Follower

    Contributed on Aug 29, 2018
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    Three dimensions to His call on our lives: Jesus calls us to repent, Jesus calls us to follow, Jesus calls us to abandon.

    I Am a Christ Follower Matthew 4:17-22 Three dimensions to His call on our lives: 1. Jesus calls us to repent. v.17 ? Ultimately repentance is an admission, an acceptance of what Jesus says about us: that our hearts are prideful, filthy, depraved, and yes, even wicked and deserving of ...read more

  • Three Circles: Gospel

    Contributed on Aug 23, 2018
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    The gospel means that God made a way out of our brokenness. The gospel is simple. The gospel is God’s promise to us—if we repent and believe. The gospel continues in power to reorient us to experience God’s design.

    Three Circles: Gospel (Put 3 circles in notes) 1. The gospel means that God made a way out of our brokenness. ? Genesis 3:14-15 1 Peter 3:18. John 3:16 The Heart of the Gospel: God sent His one and only Son to shed His blood once and for all to cover us. 2. The gospel is simple. 1 ...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