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  • Genuine Faith Sees People The Way God Does Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jun 20, 2018
     | 93 views

    
If we see people the way God sees people: We won’t discriminate based on externals. Look at the marginalized with compassion. Treat others with the same mercy we desire

    Genuine Faith sees people the way God does 2:1-13 “What we do is what we actually believe…everything else is just talk. ?If we see people the way God sees people: 1. We won’t discriminate based on externals. 2:1-4 ? 2. Look at the marginalized with compassion. 2:5-7 ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Aligns With The Word Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jun 14, 2018
     | 229 views

    There is no godliness without a vibrant relationship with the Word of God.
 Alignment empowers!

    Genuine faith aligns with the Word 1:19-27 A legacy is not a list of accomplishments. It is the imprint you leave on the future. Brian Dodd There is no godliness without a vibrant relationship with the Word of God.? Alignment empowers! To align with the Word, we must: ...read more

  • Persevering Through Trials Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on May 21, 2018
     | 1,124 views

    Faith may not deliver you from suffering, but faith will get you through suffering; not just surviving it, but thriving in spite of it.

    Connect the Dots ?James 1:1-18 ??Persevering Through Trials Faith may not deliver you from suffering, but faith will get you through suffering; not just surviving it, but thriving in spite of it. “The just shall live by faith.” Genesis 15:6, Habakkuk 2:4, Romans 1:17, Galatians 3:11; ...read more

  • Rahab Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on May 8, 2018
     | 327 views

    The story of Rahab and how she asked for help in return for helping.

    Rahab Joshua 2 1. A bright future means that we must deal with our past. v.1 2 Peter 3:7; Matthew 3:12; Hebrews 11:31; Colossians 2:13-14; Matthew 11:28-30 2. A bright future means that we grab hold of our responsibilities. v.6 ? Proverbs 31: 13, 15 3. A bright future ...read more

  • David Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Apr 23, 2018
     | 450 views

    The story of David is a story of great strengths and great weaknesses; a story of great moral character and great moral flaws; a story of dancing before the Lord and a story of hiding from the Lord.

    David 1 & 2 Samuel David came from humble beginnings. 1 Samuel 16 & 17 David had a passionate heart for God 1 Samuel 16:7; 2 Samuel 6:14 David was chosen by God to succeed the disobedient King Saul. 1 Samuel 13:8-13 David demonstrated great bravery. 1 Samuel ...read more

  • Peter Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Apr 17, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,098 views

    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

  • Abraham: When Faith Gives Way To Fear Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Apr 17, 2018
     | 445 views

    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

  • Christ, The Divider

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Mar 28, 2018
     | 335 views

    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

  • Peter Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Mar 28, 2018
     | 933 views

    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

  • Palm Sunday

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Mar 7, 2018
     | 1,145 views

    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

  • Setting The Captives Free

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Mar 6, 2018
     | 654 views

    Are you a captive or are you free? Are you sharing this good news with others?

    Setting the Captives Free Luke 4:16-21 Two questions each of us must answer: 1. Are you a captive or are you free? 2. Are you sharing this good news with others? Who in your life are u praying for? Who in your life are u witnessing to? Who in your life will u ...read more

  • Do The Little Things Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Feb 13, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 3,574 views

    Everything in the Christian life is based imitating Christ. As Christ-imitators, we need to remember that: Our acts of service imitate Jesus, Our acts of service demonstrate our love, Our acts of service validate our words.

    Do the Little Things. 1 John 3:16-18 Everything in the Christian life is based imitating Christ As Christ-imitators, we need to remember that: 1. Our acts of service imitate Jesus v.16 Romans 5:8 Matthew 20:26-28 John 13 2. Our acts of service demonstrate our ...read more

  • Gifts/Generosity: Show Me You Care Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Feb 7, 2018
     | 1,582 views

    A gift given in love always shows value .A gift given in love should always be received lovingly. A gift given in love imitates the Ultimate Gift-Giver

    Gifts/Generosity: Show Me You Care Matthew 26:6-16. 1. A gift given in love always shows value. “We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.” Winston S. Churchill 2. A gift given in love should always be received lovingly 3. A gift given ...read more

  • Quality Time: Stay A Little While Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 31, 2018
    based on 1 rating
     | 1,717 views

    Quality time involves us: Being intentional, Listening intently, Removing distractions, Choosing Great over good

    Quality Time: Stay a little while Luke 10:38-42 “Time is the coin of your life. You spend it. Do not allow others to spend it for you.” - Carl Sandburg Quality time – giving someone your undivided attention. Quality time involves us: Being intentional v.39a Listening ...read more

  • A Unique Story Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 15, 2018
     | 793 views

    Our story and God’s story are intertwined: 1. Our story begins with and revolves around God.2. Our story is designed by God.3. Our story is wrapped up in worship.

    A Unique Story Genesis 1 & 2 Until you understand God’s story, you will be missing important pieces of the puzzle in your own life. Our story and God’s story are intertwined: 1. Our story begins with and revolves around God. Psalm 90:2 Genesis 1:1 God is Eternal: there has ...read more