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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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Newest Sermons

  • 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

  • Peter

    Contributed on Apr 17, 2018
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    The story of Paul, his dark side and how later he lived his life for Christ and the advancement of His Kingdom.

    How I was before I met Jesus ?How I met Jesus ?How my life is different since I met Jesus Acts 7:54-8:3. This morning we’re going to study the person we know as the Apostle Paul. The story of Paul is a story of redemption in Jesus Christ and a testimony that no one is beyond the saving ...read more

  • Peter

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2018
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    God profiles ordinary people, some with huge character flaws, in order to show that He can use the weakest of us to accomplish His purposes and gain glory for Himself.

    Peter Mark 14:66-72? God profiles ordinary people, some with huge character flaws, in order to show that He can use the weakest of us to accomplish His purposes and gain glory for Himself. 1. Like Peter, we make incredibly poor choices. ? 2. Like Peter, our poor choices ...read more

  • Christ, The Divider

    Contributed on Mar 28, 2018
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    Salvation is God’s gracious gift offered to all broken people to deliver from the penalty and punishment of falling short of His demand for moral perfection.

    Christ, the Divider Luke 23 & 24 Salvation is God’s gracious gift offered to all broken people to deliver from the penalty and punishment of falling short of His demand for moral perfection. ? This text affirms three great biblical truths: 1. We are saved in a moment of time. 2. ...read more

  • Palm Sunday

    Contributed on Mar 7, 2018
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    Seeing Jesus' power over physical darkness that points to a greater power he has over spiritual darkness.

    Turn to John 9:1-7 John=book of signs; 7 to show Jesus was the Messiah, son of God; this is the 6th Jesus has already declared in the previous ch that he is the light & that he has come to penetrate & push back the darkness. Now he chooses a specific event to illustrate his power over darkness ...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