Chris Russell

  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • Writing Someone Else's Story

    Today’s big question: whose message did the writers of the Scriptures write?
    Chris Russell
    February 10,2014
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments
  • 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
    comments