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  • Russell (Rusty) Pruitt

    Contributing sermons since Jan 9, 2016
Russell (Rusty)'s church

Heselton Baptist
Vanceburg, Kentucky 41179
740-464-9033

About Russell (Rusty)
  • Education: Bachelor's of Social Science; Bachelor's of Individual Studies with a concentration in long-term care
  • Experience: Musician (drummer) for 52 years and played professionally for 15 years; Social Worker last 24 years; evangelized full-time for 3 years in 5-state area; Carolyn and I started one church and then turned it over to another minister. I have pastored smaller, rural churches.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: The Doctrine of the Bible;The Origin and Nature of Man; The Origin and Nature of Man; The Study of God
  • Family: Carolyn and I were married the first time to each other for 6 1/2 years, divorced from each other for five years, and married this time for 38 years! We have two adult children: David and Lisa, both of whom are happily married. We have one grandchild, Jenny, who lives in El Paso, TX. Of course we can't forget our dog Toby!
  • Best advice given to me about preaching: The three most important things for success in preaching are: prayer, prayer and prayer.
  • Books that have had an impact: Knowing God, by J. I. Packer; The Sovereignty of God by A.W. Pink; The Attributes of God by A. W. Pink; Shall Never Perish by J.F. Strombeck; The New Testament Documents by F. F. Bruce; Tunesmith by Jimmy Webb; Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala; Biographies of all the Founding Fathers; a biography of Matthew Carey; By His Grace and For His Glory by Tom Nettles;
  • Hobbies: Songwriting, reading
  • What I want on my tombstone: Rusty Pruit, saved by grace
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  • Christian Meditation

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2018
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    God's purpose for every Christian is to conform us to the image of Christ (Rom. 8:29). And how is that done? Through the transformation of our thinking (Rom. 12:1-2). And what is a method for transforming our thinking? By meditating on the Words of God!

    CHRISTIAN MEDITATION TEXT: PSALM 143:5 **READ** INTRODUCTION: THE PSALMIST OF OUR TEXT IS DAVID. GOD SAYS OF HIM THAT HE’S A MAN AFTER GOD’S OWN HEART" (I SAM. 13:14). TO MAKE CLEARER THE LORD'S OPINION OF DAVID, HE SPOKE THROUGH THE APOSTLE PAUL SAYING: "HE (GOD) RAISED UP…DAVID TO BE ...read more

  • All Scripture Is Profitable

    Contributed on Mar 15, 2018
     | 479 views

    Reading the Bible intelligently

    ALL SCRIPTURE IS PROFITABLE TEXT: II TIM. 3:16 INTRODUCTION: Paul is writing to his “son” in the faith, Timothy, and he is encouraging him to embrace and hold dear the Word of God. He told him first, that ALL scripture, and by that he’s talking about the Old Testament, is “profitable.” He ...read more

  • A Child Is Born A Son Is Given

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2018
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    Jesus is the Son of Man, the Son of David, the Son of Mary and the Son of God

    A CHILD IS BORN. A SON IS GIVEN TEXT: Isaiah 9:6, 7 INTRODUCTION: This text is one of the most well-known of all the OT texts prophesying the coming the Messiah. The prophet Isaiah is called, “The Evangelist of the OT,” and his name is ...read more

  • Joseph: A Model For The Christian Life

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2017
     | 1,143 views

    Joseph's life is a model for successful and victorious Christian living

    JOSEPH: A MODEL FOR THE CHRISTIAN LIFE TEXTS: 1 Cor. 10:11 - Now all these things happened unto them for ensamples: and they are written for our admonition, upon whom the ends of the world are come. Rom. 15:4 - For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we ...read more

  • Christmas Sermon: From A Cradle, To A Cross, To A Crypt, To A Crown

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2016
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    Jesus Christ being born that first Christmas morning was, in my opinion, the greatest miracle of all, because every other miracle results from this miracle.

    From a Cradle, to a Cross, to a Crypt, to a Crown Text: Matthew 1: 18-25 Introduction: Jesus Christ being born that first Christmas morning was, in my opinion, the greatest miracle of all, because every other miracle results from this miracle. How could fallen, sinful mankind – separated ...read more

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