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Charles Russell

Charles Russell is a minister from Daytona Beach, FL. & has been working directly with troubled youth as a counselor for 9 years. He has obtained a plethora of experience communicating the word of God to children and adults. With a strong zeal for study and mentoring, he is now walking into his true calling as a pastor and teacher. Charles has now learned how to efficaciously utilize his gifts of music, exegetical teaching, graphic design, public speaking, writing, and youth mentoring as platforms to herald the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Most importantly, he is a husband and father.

How God’s Love Differs from Ours

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A topic that is often overlooked or misunderstood in scripture is love. This one aspect, if correctly defined, is the most important. True love covers all. God’s love gives while ours often takes away. John 3:16 reads; “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, …

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When God Calls You but Puts You on Pause

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Did you know that you could be called now and sent later? Many times we can be anointed now but elevated later. It’s believed that David was anointed by Samuel between the ages of 10-13 around 1025 BC (1 Sam 16). He was made King around 1000 BC (2 Sam …

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True Faith: Do You Possess It?

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God is the only one who has the ability to create from nothing. If I needed to build a bird house, I would need a list of preexisting materials like wood, nails, glue, etc. God spoke and it appeared. Everything that we see today is proof of the invisible things …

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Faith: The Most Vital Prerequisite to Salvation

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The topic of faith is one that is integral to the gospel of Jesus Christ. In essence, it is the central and most vital prerequisite to salvation in the Old and New Testaments. The question is, what is faith? The New Testament was written in Greek so it’s beneficial to …

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Be Wary of Seeds of Death

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Matthew 13 is one of the many parabolic teachings of Christ. The parable speaks of a sower going forth to sow or scatter seed. The seeds fall into divers places, and depending on the conditions of the land where it falls, it either grows or it doesn’t. The seed here …

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Self-Identity: The Lies of the American Culture

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In today’s society, perception is altered by and often shackled to outward observation. We tend to base our judgement of others and ourselves off of external characterization. We define who we are by our ethnicity, fashion sense, abilities, and socio-economic class. All of these generalizations are based on externalism. The …

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Pastorship: Is a Degree or License Really Necessary to Lead?

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Teaching is a vital aspect of life and the continuation of good morals, life lessons, and the positive influence of our youth. We have the ability to alter someone else’s life by properly educating and correctly delivering the message of Christ. A teacher’s effectiveness is only as strong as his …

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Trials and Tribulation: How Do They Benefit Us?

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When faced with tribulation, the most unexpected reaction is to be joyful. Most often, we want to avoid misfortune like an illness. The Christian believer is taught that there is another way to look at tribulation as opposed to the secular view. Romans 5:3-4 states: “And not only so, but …

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How God’s Grace Sets You Free

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Today a great reminder was brought back to my attention. In the arena of tribulation, despair, and mistakes, we are able to see the true love of God manifest itself. When a person does well, they have the tendency to feel justified in the sight of God. This enables us …

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How to Weather the Storms of Life

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I wrote a verse some time ago and would like to share an excerpt from it with you: “Life is like the weather, you don’t know when it’s gone change, its sunny then it rains, there’s love, then there’s pain, so keep you an umbrella for the weather that’s the …

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