All posts by: Brian Russell

in Solomon's Twelve Secrets

It All Comes Down to This

Ecclesiastes 12

“Everything is meaningless. A chasing after the wind.” Unless you do this.
Solomon has led us on a quest for wisdom and purpose throughout Ecclesiastes. The quest leads not so much to a place as to a way to live. If you are feeling overwhelmed with the stress of effort, expectation, and achievement, you need to hear Solomon’s Twelfth and final secret. Join Brett Clemmer as he shows us the final secret from this wise teacher

in Solomon's Twelve Secrets

When You’re Feeling Stuck

Sometimes the hardest part of success is just taking that first step. Maybe you’re waiting for the perfect conditions, or worried about the risks or just having trouble getting moving—you know what you need to do, your just not quite sure when or how. Join Brett Clemmer as he reveals Solomon’s eleventh secret to help you in those times of paralyzing indecision.

in Solomon's Twelve Secrets

Strong Coffee for Men Intoxicated by the World

Ecclesiastes 1 No book in the Bible is more mysterious—or resonant—than Ecclesiastes. Who doesn’t identify with Solomon when he writes, “Meaningless, meaningless, everything is meaningless, a chasing after the wind.” Join Patrick Morley as we figure out why Solomon wrote it, what he discovered, and how it can help us lead more meaningful lives. TranscriptDownloadsTranscript [...]
in Generous Living

The Boy Who Gave Away His Lunch

Matthew 14:14-21; Luke 8:1-3; Luke 21:1-4; 1 John 4:7-8 Do you have any bad habits? Do you bite your nails when you’re nervous, speed up when someone goes to pass you, use sarcasm to cover up an insecurity? What about good habits? Are you a runner or a healthy eater? Where do these habits come [...]
in Generous Living

More Than a Feeling

1 John 3:11-24 Is there something you really love? Like a hobby? Or a sports team? Or a person? When you love something, you don’t just put it on the back burner and hope you get around to it. You pursue it, learn about it, expend time and energy on it. The world often defines [...]
in Generous Living

Your Money or Your Life

Luke 12:13-34 “Do you have enough to retire?” Financial planning advertisements are full of messages cautioning us to save money, invest wisely, plan ahead—all so that we can retire comfortably. There is wisdom in planning ahead, Proverbs tells us. But what exactly are we saving for? God calls us to live a generous life—right now! [...]
in The Christian Man

Overtime: Identity, Part 2 – Settling Who I Am & What My Life Is All About [Patrick Morley]

SynopsisTranscriptDownloadsSynopsis 2 Corinthians 5:17 Word spread throughout the hospital about the infectious man in room 3330. You won’t believe what happened next! Join Patrick Morley as we discuss what all men want and how God provides for you to get it. You will also have a unique opportunity to make “My Declaration of Christian Manhood.” [...]
in Titus (2018)

Getting to the “Why” [Brett Clemmer]

SynopsisTranscriptDownloadsSynopsis Titus 3; Romans 13:1,5-7; 1 Peter 2:13-1; Ephesians 2:8-9 Every leader must learn how to motivate those he is called to lead. Telling people what to do will always be more effective when we help people understand why. The Christian life is no different. Paul tells Titus to call Christians to be good citizens, [...]
in The Christian Man

Overtime: Suffering – Does He Know? Does He Care? Can He Do Anything About It?

SynopsisTranscriptDownloadsSynopsis 1 Peter 4:12-5:11, Various The problem with pain and suffering is that it really, really hurts. And we all have them—physical, financial, family, work, emotional, and psychological pains. Some are self-inflicted, but other appear random. Could that be true? Suffering raises these profound questions about God: Does he know what I’m going through? If [...]