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  • Do The Little Things Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Feb 13, 2018
     | 637 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
     | 303 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

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 31, 2018
     | 429 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

  • Quality Time: Stay A Little While Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 31, 2018
     | 375 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
     | 466 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

  • A Messy Story Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 15, 2018
     | 316 views

    Every ounce of disease and death, both with our bodies and with our souls, is traced back to one single event: The Fall 1. Our story contains deception. 2. Our story contains disobedience. 3. Our story contains devastation and disappointment

    A Messy Story Genesis 3 Every ounce of disease and death, both with our bodies and with our souls, is traced back to one single event: The Fall 1. Our story contains deception. Vv.1-5 Revelation 20:2 2. Our story contains disobedience v.6 Isaiah 53:6 3. Our story ...read more

  • A Victory Story Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Jan 15, 2018
     | 531 views

    1. Victory now, Positional: occurs at salvation, Progressive: the process of growing in and becoming more like Jesus, Perfected: when we are in the literal presence of Christ, perfected and complete. 2. Victory forever

    A Victory Story Selected Texts 1. Victory now sanctification (hagios): to make holy Positional: occurs at salvation 1 Peter 2:9 1 Corinthians 6:11 Progressive: the process of growing in and becoming more like Jesus Colossians 2:6-7 John 10:10 Titus 3:5-6 ...read more

  • This Is Christmas: God With Us Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Dec 19, 2017
     | 1,532 views

    What does that mean, that God is with us? God is faithful, God is powerful, God is love, God is present.

    December 17 God with us Matthew 1:18-25 What does that mean, that God is with us? 1. God is faithful Isaiah 41:10 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 Isaiah 26:3 2. God is powerful 3. God is love “Let Him into the mire and muck of our world. For only if we let Him ...read more

  • This Is Christmas: A Miraculous Birth Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Dec 11, 2017
     | 546 views

    3 misconceptions about Mary: She was sinless, The perpetual virginity, She as the co-redemptrix of humanity .Four angelic predictions about Jesus: He will be great, He would be called Son of the Most High, He will be given the Throne, His reign won't end.

    A miraculous birth Luke 1:26-38 December 10, 2017 Three misconceptions about Mary: 1. Mary was sinless 2. The perpetual virginity of Mary 3. Mary as the co-redemptrix of humanity Four angelic predictions about Jesus: 1. He will be great v.32a 2. He would be called the ...read more

  • This Is Christmas: A Promise Fulfilled Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 30, 2017
     | 3,052 views

    Christmas is the fulfillment of a promise God made long ago to bless the world. A promise of Hope, Joy, Victory & Unfolding.

    This is Christmas: A promise fulfilled Isaiah 9:1-7 December 3, 2017 It’s a promise of hope v.2 It’s a promise of joy v.3 John 16:22 James 1:2-3 1 Peter 1:8-9 Romans 15:13 It’s a promise of victory vv.4-5 It’s a promise unfolding vv.6-9 Opening ...read more

  • Living The Spirit-Filled Life Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 15, 2017
     | 578 views

    To become filled with the Spirit? Express your desire to be filled, Confess sinful desire to run your own life, Thank Jesus for forgiveness of your sins: past, present, & future! Present every part of your life to God's control, Claim fullness of spirit.

    Living the Spirit-filled Life Galatians 5:18 March 12, 2017 Spirit-filled = under the control and leadership of the Spirit. The Bible paints a picture of 3 different kinds of people: The Unbeliever: The person outside of Christ 1 Corinthians 2:14 (can you draw a circle in ...read more

  • The Lord's Supper Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 15, 2017
     | 1,120 views

    The Lord’s Supper in the New Testament is deeply rooted in the occurrence of the Passover in the Old Testament. Passover: God’s act of mercy and grace to deliver from His judgment those who believed in the blood

    The Lord’s Supper Luke 22:14-20 March 19, 2017 Passover: God’s act of mercy and grace to deliver from His judgment those who believed in the blood 14 When the hour came, He reclined at the table, and the apostles with Him. 15 Then He said to them, “I have fervently desired to eat this ...read more

  • Freedom Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 15, 2017
     | 467 views

    Am I really free? YES! What am I free from? We are free from the penalty of sin, We are free from the bondage of sin, We are free from the burden of the Law.

    Freedom Galatians 5:1, 13 July 2, 2017 Am I really free? YES! John 8:36 Justification by Faith: We are justified before God, not by our works, but our genuine faith in Jesus and His atoning work on the cross. What am I free from? We are free from the penalty of sin “It ...read more

  • Angel Armies Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 15, 2017
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     | 1,880 views

    When what we see doesn’t seem to be enough, remember: His help is promised when we fear, His help is bigger than our need, His help is closer than we fee.

    Angel Armies October 1, 2017 2 Kings 6:8-17 Story of someone up against a hard time; needing faith to trust; or story of someone who couldn’t see clearly and got into trouble/tragedy…or make it funny. Turn to 2 Kings 6:8-17 One of the more interesting stories in the Bible is the one ...read more

  • Jesus And The One Series

    Contributed by Russ Barksdale on Nov 14, 2017
     | 851 views

    The one who is lost and separated from the Father. Four insights about Jesus and The One: The One is drawn to Jesus, Jesus loved being with The One, people isolate themselves from The One, Christ-followers must overcome isolation to do life with the one.

    January 15 Jesus and The One Luke 15:1-2 The One=the one who is lost and separated from the Father Four insights about Jesus and The One: 1. The One is drawn to Jesus 2. Jesus loved being with The One 3. Some people isolate themselves from The One 4. ...read more