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Rusty's Sermons in Audio

Here is a collection of some of Rusty's sermons, given at Wedgewood Baptist Church, in Fort Worth, Texas. To listen online, simply click on the title of the sermon and it will begin playing in a new tab/window in your browser. If you wish to download this file in MP3 format, right click on the title and save it to your hard drive.

Testimonies in Audio

Here is a collection of some of audio tesmonies, given at Wedgewood Baptist Church, in Fort Worth, Texas. To listen online, simply click on the title of the sermon and it will begin playing in a new tab/window in your browser. If you wish to download this file in MP3 format, right click on the title and save it to your hard drive.

The Doctrine of Salvation

BUSTING THE MYTH

Around the year 2000 I was chaplain for a hospice team in Denton. The company I worked for needed me back in Fort Worth. I was more than glad to oblige them, but that meant leaving my “congregation” of terminally ill patients and families of which I felt a great responsibility. I prayed that my company would hire a minister with similar biblical beliefs. They did not. A minister’s denomination and education will most often determine his or her theology. When I discovered where my replacement went to church and where he went to school; fear gripped my heart. Those fears were confirmed during my three days with him in orientation. Throughout the first two days, my “theological alarm clocks” were ringing with every subject and approach we discussed. So, on our drive home the last afternoon I made a concerted effort to talk about the cross.

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1 Samuel Week Long Study

Fast Facts about I Samuel

  • Authors: Samuel (10:25), and probably Nathan and Gad (I Chronicles 29:29)
  • Circa 10th Century B.C.
  • Leadership changes from Judges to Kings
  • The Philistines are the Israelites Chief Rival for Power in the Promise Land
  • Fact 5 (your choice)

 

MondayRead I Samuel 1-7

 

The Story of I Samuel

The book of I Samuel begins where the book of Judges ends: with God’s people doing as each thought was right and with no consistent leadership. But God was about to change all that. Our story begins with Hanna the wife of a godly man, but who is also barren and desperate for a child. She pleads and bargains with God to intervene. The Lord hears her cries and Samuel is conceived. Shortly after he is weaned, and in keeping with her promise, Hannah takes the boy to Shiloh to be raised by Eli the priest. Samuel would become the last and perhaps greatest judge of ancient Israel. As Samuel grows older he appoints his sons as judges, but they are no better than Eli’s sons.

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