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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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  • Peace

    Contributed on Dec 6, 2018
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    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
     | 478 views

    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

  • Hope

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2018
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    Our hope is in His comfort. Our hope is in His preparation. Our hope is in His presence.

    Advent: HOPE Isaiah 40:1-5 Advent ( Latin adventus, Greek parousia) : appearing, arrival or official visit. Romans 15:13 Psalm 33:20-22 Isaiah 40:31 Our hope is in His comfort vv.1-2 2 Corinthians 1:3-5 If God’s comfort is not enough for you, then no one else’s will be either. Our ...read more

  • Joy

    Contributed on Nov 28, 2018
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    Our Joy is found in the ultimate righteous rule of Jesus. Our Joy is found in the restoration of Jesus. Our joy is found in the spread of His gospel .

    Joy Isaiah 11:1-10 Our Joy is found in the ultimate righteous rule of Jesus. vv.1-5 Our Joy is found in the restoration of Jesus. vv.6-9 Our joy is found in the spread of His gospel Vs. 10 (on screen) Christmas is such a time for celebration, isn’t it? And joy is resident ...read more

  • It's A Rewarding Race

    Contributed on Oct 30, 2018
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    Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus Means: Jesus is our source, Jesus is our inspiration, Jesus is our hope.

    It’s a Rewarding Race Hebrews 12:1-3 race(a???a/agona): root word for agony or agonize. endurance (upomone/hupomone): mone—to remain; hupo—under; to remain under; not squirt out; not quit. keeping (?f????te?/aphorontes): to look away from all else Keeping Our Eyes on Jesus ...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