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  • Best News Ever

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Aug 15, 2018
     | 49 views

    Three quick insights about the Good News: 1. This Good News is for you! 2. This Good News is for your children. 3. This Good News is for those far away from God.

    The Best News Ever Acts 2:39 Three quick insights about the Good News: 1. This Good News is for you! 2. This Good News is for your children. 3. This Good News is for those far away from God. What a great weekend this has been—in fact, it’s been the Best Weekend Ever! ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Is Patient Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Aug 15, 2018
     | 47 views

    Genuine faith displays patience. Patience with God's timing and plan, with each other, and during our afflictions.

    Genuine Faith is Patient 5:7-12 Genuine faith displays patience. 1. Patience with God’s timing and plan James 5:7-8 Galatians 6:7; 2 Corinthians 9:6 ; Revelations 19:11-16; Isaiah 55:8-11 2. Patience with each other James 5:9 Matthew 7:1-3 Remember: ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Is Marked By Effective Prayer Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Aug 15, 2018
     | 87 views

    How’s your prayer life? Genuine faith prompts us to pray in all circumstances Genuine faith prompts us to learn to pray effectively

    Genuine faith is marked by effective prayer 5:13-20 How’s your prayer life? 1. Genuine faith prompts us to pray in all circumstances. James 5:13-16a? a. In times of suffering v.13a suffer (kakopathei): suffering from any source b. In times of gladness v.13b c. In ...read more

  • The Circles: God's Design

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Aug 15, 2018
     | 3 views

    God designed and created: Universe, Humans, Marriage

    God designed and created:? Universe Humans Marriage God’s design for us: 1. God designed and created us for His glory Genesis 1:26 ? What this means is that: ? We are the pinnacle of God’s creation ? We are unique in creation ? We have a high and holy purpose: to glorify ...read more

  • The Circles: Brokenness

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Aug 15, 2018
     | 17 views

    We are broken people living in a broken world. And why is that?

    We are broken people living in a broken world. And why is that??1. We choose to depart from God’s design. Genesis 3:1-7 ? sin: choosing our way over God’s way; rejecting God’s design for our own design. Isaiah 53:6 Romans 3:23 2. When we depart from God’s design, it always leads ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Is Vibrant Faith Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jun 26, 2018
     | 665 views

    Many demonstrate their genuine faith daily. Many demonstrate their genuine faith daily. Many do not have genuine faith and are lost. Genuine faith: not just believing that these facts are true, but that they’re true for YOU!

    Genuine Faith is vibrant Faith 2:14-26 1. Many here today demonstrate their genuine faith daily. ? 2. Many here today DO have genuine faith but are living a lie ? Trademarks of a carnal person: ? Protracted Infancy: Scant Spiritual Victory: Lack of Connection to ...read more

  • Genuine Faith Sees People The Way God Does Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jun 20, 2018
     | 812 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
     | 981 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
     | 2,277 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
     | 505 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
     | 698 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
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     | 1,511 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
     | 716 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
     | 393 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
     | 1,270 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