Chris Russell

  • 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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  • Could God Love Someone Like Me?

    I remember the moment when it dawned on me: “Wow, you mean God loves me this much? I had no idea.” For the first point in my life, I began to get a glimpse of the depth of God’s love for me, and I found that to be truly astonishing.
    Chris Russell
    March 10,2014
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  • Is God Capable of Forgiving Even That?

    Some people claim there is no real thing as sin. Others believe that sin really isn’t such a big deal. However, no matter how we attempt to sweep this reality under the carpet, we will never escape its grasp or consequences.
    Chris Russell
    March 3,2014
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  • Connecting with God Through Holy Living

    On this planet, we certainly will never attain complete holiness, for we are ever warring with our old, sinful nature. But holiness is the target for which we are to direct our actions.
    Chris Russell
    February 24,2014
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  • Writing Someone Else's Story

    Today’s big question: whose message did the writers of the Scriptures write?
    Chris Russell
    February 10,2014
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  • The Two Edges of the Sword of God’s Word

    The Bible truly functions as a “sword” in its ability to cut through to the innermost depths of a person’s heart and soul. God’s Word can penetrate through all the layers of impurity and get to the true central issues of life.
    Chris Russell
    February 3,2014
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  • How to Fix Bad Decisions

    “OK, so what do I do if I’ve already messed up? How do I fix a bad decision?” With this question in mind, I wanted to offer help for those times when we realize we’ve blown it.
    Chris Russell
    January 27,2014
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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
    January 20,2014
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  • God’s Words or Man’s Words? Understanding the Doctrine of Inspiration

    If the Bible is made up of words that have come from God, why are the writings of the 40 different authors of the various books of the Bible distinct in their style, approach, vocabulary, and perspective?
    Chris Russell
    January 13,2014
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  • 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
    December 30,2013
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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
    December 9,2013
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  • How to Make Right Decisions

    As a tool to help you make right decisions from a biblical perspective, I have pulled together 13 questions you should ask when facing a choice. Here they are...
    Chris Russell
    December 2,2013
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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
    November 25,2013
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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
    November 11,2013
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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
    October 28,2013
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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
    October 14,2013
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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
    September 30,2013
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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
    September 16,2013
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  • 8 Practical Ways to Use Facebook for Ministry

    While Facebook is a great place to stay closely connected with your best friends and family members, I would encourage you to add in a ministry component to what you do online. Here's how...
    Chris Russell
    September 2,2013
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