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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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  • What You Seek Is What You'll Get

    Contributed on Dec 29, 2018
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    Colossians 3:1-2: “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek those things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not things that are of the earth.” (ESV)

    It’s a New Year: What You Seek Is What You’ll Get Text: Colossians 3:1-2: “If then you have been raised with Christ, seek those things that are above, where Christ is seated at the right hand of God. Set your minds on things that are above, not things that are of the earth.” (ESV) Introduction: ...read more

  • What Does Christmas Mean

    Contributed on Dec 24, 2018
     | 205 views

    The plan of salvation had been put into place before the universe was created. Before anything ever existed, the Triune God set the day when God would become a man and walk among humankind.

    What Does Christmas Mean? TEXT: Gal. 4:4-7 Introduction: Here are some facts about Christmas from The History Channel Website: • Each year, 30-35 million real Christmas trees are sold in the United States alone. • Today, in the Greek and Russian orthodox churches, Christmas is celebrated 13 days ...read more

  • Delivered In Difficulties

    Contributed on Oct 6, 2018
     | 965 views

    A sermon of encouragement for times of trouble

    DELIVERED IN DIFFICULTIES TEXT: PSALM 18:1-6 INTRODUCTION: The explanatory preface to this Psalm says it is a “Psalm of David, the servant of the Lord, who spoke to the Lord the words of this song on the day that the Lord delivered him from the hand of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul, ...read more

  • Christian Meditation

    Contributed on Jun 9, 2018
     | 477 views

    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
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    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

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