Tag Archive: bible

Sermon: Divorce & Remarriage

Recently, I spoke a sermon on “Divorce & Remarriage.” Its a difficult subject to deal with, because each case and family is so unique. What I try to lay out here are the… Continue reading

5 Christian Views on Creation

As Christians, we believe God created the world. But, there are many sincere questions as to the details of creation, like, “Is the world really less than 10,000 years old?” “What was the… Continue reading

The Antichrist & Mark of the Beast

Ever wondered who the Antichrist will be, and what the Mark of the Beast is? Watch this message, as we attempt to provide some clarity and Biblical illumination to End Time prophecy and… Continue reading

Is it ok to watch the Super Bowl in church?

We realize that watching the Super Bowl in church for some is a no-brainer; it is seen as  a great outreach to the community, and a safe, controlled environment for people of all… Continue reading

50 Reasons Why I Don’t Drink

I am a Christian, and I don’t drink. As a pastor, almost on a weekly basis, I come across families devastated and in pain over a family member’s decision to drink.  And when I come… Continue reading

Sermon: Pride & Worldliness, a study of James ch. 4

We are currently in a middle of a study in the book of James. Last week, we looked at ch. 4, where “Pastor” James is dealing with Pride & Worldliness. I hope you… Continue reading

“6 Responsibilities of a Husband to a Wife.” Sermon by Russell Korets at City On A Hill

Recently, I spoke a message at City On A Hill Church, titled “6 Responsibilities of a Husband to a Wife.” As I pray for my wife, I often find myself praying for these… Continue reading

Sexual Purity Forum with Dr. Heath Lambert & Covenant Eyes

In June, we hosted a “Sexual Purity Forum” in the Seattle area. We were honored to have Dr. Heath Lambert of Southern Baptist Theological Seminary with us, as well as representatives of Covenant… Continue reading

Dr. Heath Lambert’s Sermon on Pornography & Sexual Purity

This past weekend, Dr. Heath Lambert spoke at City On A Hill Church. He is a professor at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary, and author of many publications, including a book titled, “Finally Free.”… Continue reading

8 Silly Reasons that Stop Churches from Starting to Use Social Media

Steve Fog recently posted a blog, titled, “7 Silly Barriers that Stop Churches from Adopting Social Media.” I believe the content of this blog is relevant, especially for those with very traditional roots. Do… Continue reading

Answering Controversial Questions

Here is a message I spoke at City On A Hill, during which I answered many controversial questions, including questions such as: – Can women wear pants? – Do we absolutely need to… Continue reading

Sermon: What is the Fear of the Lord

Practically speaking, what is the Fear of the Lord? Do we walk around scared? A couple of weeks ago, I attempted to answer this in a sermon. I believe the Fear of the… Continue reading

Satan Only Has 2 Lies

Satan is a liar. His name even means that, and the main way Satan works is through lies. With all the years of experience, it would seem that he has a vast number… Continue reading

Are you Knowingly Investing into a Financial Scam or Pyramid Scheme?

As I write this blog, I am deeply concerned about an investment scam that has penetrated the Slavic community in our state. Though some are unaware that the company is just that –… Continue reading

Biblical Men Cook!

Far too often, I hear men use the “Bible” and the “role of men” argument to stay completely out of the kitchen and never help their wife with cooking or simply washing the… Continue reading

Can a Christian be a police officer?

Having been born in the Soviet Union, a nation deeply atheistic and anti-Christian in its very core, all believers were the laughing stock of society. I was blessed with a grandpa who was… Continue reading

10 Ways to Die Early

There seems to be a small tension in scripture concerning the number of days we will live. From one perspective, we get a picture of God who knows everything about us, the number… Continue reading

Bankruptcies and Christians. Can I file for a bankruptcy as a Christian? Do I still owe someone money, even though I’ve declared a bankruptcy?

As a Christian, can I file for a bankruptcy? If I borrow money from friends and family, since I file for bankruptcy, does that mean I don’t have to return the money? During… Continue reading

Is the Bible trustworthy? On the Validity of the Holy Scriptures

Though I was born in a Christian family, there was a season in my life when I questioned my faith and the validity of the Bible. I asked questions such as “Why should… Continue reading

What is the Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit? Could I have committed the Unpardonable Sin?

When I was a teenager, at one point, I began to strongly struggle with the fear that I had committed the unforgivable sin of the “Blasphemy of the Holy Spirit.”  Without a true… Continue reading

Is using contraceptives a sin? What are the different “Birth Control” methods?

THIS BLOG IS FOR MATURE AUDIENCE ONLY Can we “plan” to have only 4 kids and not 10? Is family planning, using contraceptives sinful? Is a woman saved through child-bearing? The questions of… Continue reading

Where do black people come from?

I am of Ukrainian descent and in the Slavic circles, because the culture is not very diverse with different races, the question that is often asked is “where do black people come from?”… Continue reading

Why Church Planting?

Why plant a new church? I’m part of a team that is planting a new church in the diverse Northwest culture with a purpose to reach and impact the local community . Many have asked… Continue reading

an Iphone app that has enhanced my life

Every year, I make it a goal to read through the Bible once during the course of the year. And usually, January is a breeze. But, when February came, books such as Leviticus,… Continue reading