• Russell (Rusty) Pruitt

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

Heselton Baptist
Vanceburg Kentucky , 41179

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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  • A Child Is Born A Son Is Given

    Contributed on Jan 6, 2018

    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 more

  • Joseph: A Model For The Christian Life

    Contributed on Oct 14, 2017

    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 more

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

    Contributed on Dec 25, 2016

    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 more

  • God's Method Of Deliverance

    Contributed on Mar 5, 2016

    This story is about how Christians can access God’s blessings for every area of our lives. It is not so much about forgiveness of sin, which we all need, but it's more about the method God has for deliverance in every area of life. God is a deliverer.

    GOD'S METHOD OF DELIVERANCE: II KINGS 4: 1-7 Or AS WE POUR OUT, GOD POURS IN I. “Now there cried a certain woman of the sons of the prophets unto Elisha, saying, ‘your servant, my husband is dead; and you know that your servant feared the Lord; and the creditor has come to take more

  • What Disciples Do

    Contributed on Feb 4, 2016

    Disciples must reckon themselves dead, deny themselves, be disciplined and be devoted. They must be humble, obedient, loving and yielded to the will of God. They must read the bible, pray, attend church, give, share their faith with others

    What Disciples Do Text: Lk. 14: 27 & 33 Intro: The Bible teaches us that salvation is by grace alone, through faith alone, in Christ alone. (Eph. 2: 8, 9) Salvation cannot be earned or merited. It is a free gift of God to all those who have put their trust in Christ alone and in the merit of more

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