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Chris Russell

  • Could a God Who Allows Suffering Really Be Good?

    God was able to take an event even as terrible as this and use it for something beautiful.
    Chris Russell
    November 24,2014
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  • 5 Things That Cause Us to Drift Spiritually

    As a pastor for the past couple decades, I have noted several key things that tend to cause Christians to drift away from God. Here are five of them.
    Chris Russell
    November 17,2014
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  • 5 Tips for Maintaining Sanity During This Election Season

    In order to keep us from getting hurt in the scuffle, I thought it might be useful to suggest a few tips to help us maintain our sanity during this election season!
    Chris Russell
    November 3,2014
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  • A Parent’s Prayer App

    As a parent, you know how it is… sometimes it’s just hard to know what to pray, and we can always use a little help in that area.
    Chris Russell
    October 20,2014
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  • Who's Running This Place?

    Take a moment to think about God’s perspective on this universe. Consider God’s perspective on your problems.
    Chris Russell
    October 13,2014
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  • How to Have a Half Day of Prayer with God

    Many years ago I learned about a spiritual discipline that literally changed my life: a half day of prayer. So, what in the world do I do for 4–5 hours of prayer? What do I say to God?
    Chris Russell
    September 29,2014
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  • Rock Star Pastors

    Pastors, ministries, churches, etc. that have a rock star mentality are extremely vulnerable to Satan’s attacks, and there is a huge risk of hurting a lot of people who are watching.
    Chris Russell
    September 15,2014
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  • The One Book That’s Always Relevant

    God’s Word is a compilation of inspired writings that are relevant to every generation, every culture, and every class of people in history.
    Chris Russell
    September 8,2014
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  • Experiencing God’s Grace — Even at the Death of a Child

    I’ve been in pastoral ministry for over twenty-five years, and the most difficult experience I’ve had to help people through is the death of a child.
    Chris Russell
    August 25,2014
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  • 8 Keys to Knowing God’s Will For Your Life

    How can we know God’s plan for our lives? Over the past twenty-five years that I have been in ministry, I have discovered eight vital keys to knowing God’s will. Here they are...
    Chris Russell
    August 11,2014
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  • Don't Edit God's Words

    The challenging thing for us today is that we live in a culture that continually seems to add to and take away from God’s Word.
    Chris Russell
    July 28,2014
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  • Can I Really Trust the Bible?

    One of the most remarkable characteristics of the Bible has to do with prophecies about the future. Have you ever taken time to examine some of the things that were prophesied in the Old Testament and then fulfilled hundreds of years later?
    Chris Russell
    July 14,2014
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  • Why Sex is So Addicting

    The reason God puts restrictions on sex is not because He is a cosmic killjoy who hates to see us having fun. That’s not it. The reason He has restricted it is because sex has a very powerful purpose in life.
    Chris Russell
    June 23,2014
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  • Warning: This Book May Change Your Life Forever

    Sometimes I forget about how far God has brought me in my Christian journey since I first believed about 28 years ago. But the reality has hit me within the past year as I’ve gotten connected to some old friends through… Facebook!
    Chris Russell
    June 9,2014
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  • Beware of the Door With Too Many Keys

    While listening to an audiobook this morning, I heard the author quote an old Portuguese proverb: ”Beware of the door with too many keys.” He was applying the proverb to a different subject, but it brought my mind to the simplicity of Christianity.
    Chris Russell
    May 26,2014
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  • 5 Great Ways to Study Your Bible

    Over the years, I have found five specific ways of studying the Bible that have been very helpful for me. Since they have been such a blessing to me, I thought I’d take a few moments to share them with you.
    Chris Russell
    May 12,2014
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  • 5 Terrific Ways to Ruin Your Life (from Proverbs)

    The Book of Proverbs gives us some amazing wisdom for life. Along with that, Solomon also exposes some common ways that people end up messing up their lives. There are many listed in this great book, but allow me to highlight five of them.
    Chris Russell
    May 5,2014
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  • Commitment Ain’t What It Used to Be

    I would like to suggest to you four reasons why church is a big deal – a REALLY big deal! Let me give you some reasons why you should plan to be in church every single possible moment you can.
    Chris Russell
    April 21,2014
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  • How to Keep People from Sucking the Life Out of You

    Some people seem to become “human ticks” around us. It feels like they want to suck the life right out of us. They put us down. They discourage us. They look for ways to trip us and cause us to stumble.
    Chris Russell
    April 7,2014
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  • Beware of the Lion (1 Peter 5:8)

    I see so many people today who seem to have no fear of Satan… the Lion. They “wrestle” around with him in a playful way just as this man plays around with these creatures in real life.
    Chris Russell
    March 24,2014
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