Tag Archive: russell korets

Google Reviews for Churches

Pastors & church administrators, PLEASE HEAR ME: In today’s culture, when people search for a “church,” one of the first places they go to is Google. There was a time when I periodically… 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

A Video Invite to our new church plant

Currently, we are planting an English speaking congregation that is already reaching people from over 20 nationalities. If you are anywhere near Kenmore, Bothell, North Seattle, Kirkland or Everett, we can use your… Continue reading

12 Podcast Channels Leaders Should Subscribe to

Leaders are readers & leaders are listeners. And one of the greatest benefits of growing up in our generation is the magnificent & free access to sermons, mentorship & and teaching of godly… Continue reading

Book of the month: Sticky Teams by Larry Osborne

   In 2016, I want to share more about the books I’m reading. Currently, I’m reading about  6 books at once, but the book “Sticky Teams” by Larry Osborne is really blessing me. … 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

Top 3 Christmas Commercials of 2015

I love Christmas. From the carols on the radio, the lights on the trees and houses, the family gatherings & Candlelight Services, Christmas is the best time of the year. One other, minor… Continue reading

6 Ways to Undermine Your Leadership On Social Media

Social Media is a tool, almost like a double-edged sword. If used properly, it can help you reach more people effectively. If used wrongly, it can hurt relationships and your influence and reputation. If… 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

Slavic Pastors planting English-speaking churches in US

The United States is a land of immigrants. If you ask most people, they have some knowledge of their “immigrant” past. Close to 15% of the residents in big cities weren’t born in… Continue reading

What To Do After You Preach

This is a great post written by Dave Harvey, posted here. I wanted to share it with my readers, especially with those who preach or hope to start to preach. If you preach… Continue reading

An Apology from a Pastor

Recently, Tanya Feygin’s article, “Russian Culture and The Christian Church” went viral in the Slavic Christian community, with close to 4,000 Facebook shares, thousands of views, and a lot of chatter & comments.… Continue reading

Top Seven Events & Trends of 2014

As the years go by, I realize how easily I forget what happens during each year. Such forgetfulness leads me to challenge myself to journal more and record significant events and when they… Continue reading

20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church

The Gospel Coalition recently had a blog by Jason Helopoulos on “20 Ways to be Refreshing in the Local Church.” The content is very relevant to any person and local church, and I… 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

Ravi Zacharias, “Jesus Amongst Other Gods” sermon at City On A Hill

Recently, we were honored to host Ravi Zacharias and the RZIM team at City On A Hill Church. On Saturday evening, Ravi Zacharias spoke on “Jesus Amongst Other Gods.” You can watch the… 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

10 Ideas for Wise Leaders

Recently, Chuck Lawless wrote “10 Ideas for Wise Leaders” that I read on Thom Rainier’s blog. These were so great, that I couldn’t resist reposting it for my readers! Great leadership is not… 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

My top 10 visited blog posts of 2013

I don’t blog as often as I’d like to. I hope to blog more in 2014.  Thank you everyone who has taken time to visit and read my blog! If there is something… Continue reading

Podcast Interview with Bogdan Kipko

This week, I was interviewed by Bogdan Kipko, for a his “Fuel for Life” Podcast Series. It was a great conversation, where you can hear me sing songs, discuss Mark Driscoll, and share what… Continue reading

A Call to Reform a “Culture of Guest Preachers” in the Slavic Church

DISCLAIMER #1: This post is not against missionaries, nor against any one preacher that has visited or spoke at any Slavic church. Most of these “guest preachers” are people who fear God, are… Continue reading

Sermon: Jesus vs. “Many Ways to God” myths

A sermon I spoke at City On A Hill Church in November, 2013. I pray it blesses you.

Book Recommendations on issue of Calvinism/Arminianism: Against Calvinism & Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities

Titles: Against Calvinism & Arminian Theology: Myths and Realities Author: Roger Olson Topic: Calvinism, Arminianism It is clearly evident that Reformed Theology is in. And not just in Seattle, where Mark Driscoll and… Continue reading

Best Writing (and preaching) Advice for Young Writers

This blog was originally posted on Justin Taylor’s blog, “Between Two Words.”  C.S. Lewis’s last interview was on May 7, 1963—six months before he died. Sherwood Wirt (1911-2001) asked for his writing advice:… Continue reading

Book Recommendation: Finally Free by Heath Lambert

Title: Finally Free: Fighting for Purity with the Power of Grace Author: Heath Lambert Topic: Pornography, Sexual Purity Porn is the “Elephant in the Room” of today’s culture and the local church. It… 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

Sermon: 8 Biblical Principles concerning money

This is a sermon I spoke at City On A Hill Church in September, 2013. This sermon is also part of a lesson we teach during a premarital counseling session at our church.… Continue reading