Pastor Rusten Harris

Pastor of Youth Community

Rusten leads our Youth Community and also provides teaching/preaching support. He and his wife live in Kingston with their four kids. He loves reading, writing, cooking, feasting, music, and family dance parties.

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Psalms

Psalm 52

Why do you boast of evil, O mighty man? The steadfast love of God endures all the day. Your tongue plots destruction...

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Psalms

Psalm 51

Have mercy on me, O God, according to your steadfast love; according to your abundant mercy blot out my transgressions. Wash me thoroughly...

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Psalms

Psalm 50

The Mighty One, God the LORD, speaks and summons the earth from the rising of the sun to its setting. Out of Zion, the perfection of beauty...

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Psalms

Psalm 48

Great is the LORD and greatly to be praised in the city of our God! His holy mountain, beautiful in elevation, is the joy of all the earth, Mount...

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Psalms

Psalm 47

Clap your hands, all peoples! Shout to God with loud songs of joy! For the LORD, the Most High, is to be feared, a great king over all the earth...

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Psalms

Psalm 45

My heart overflows with a pleasing theme; I address my verses to the king; my tongue is like the pen of a ready scribe.‍ You are the most handsome...

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Acts

Acts 28:1-31

After we were brought safely through, we then learned that the island was called Malta. The native people showed us unusual kindness, for they...

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Revelation 22

Then the angel showed me the river of the water of life, bright as crystal, flowing from the throne of God and of the Lamb through the middle of...

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Revelation 20

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that...

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Acts

Acts 24:1-27

And after five days the high priest Ananias came down with some elders and a spokesman, one Tertullus. They laid before the governor their case...

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Revelation 17

Then one of the seven angels who had the seven bowls came and said to me, “Come, I will show you the judgment of the great prostitute who is seated...

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Episode 70 - Spiritual War and the Bonfire of the Magic Books - Acts 19:11–41

Ephesus was full of spiritual darkness, and it was a city where the cures were as bad as the ailments. We see this in the syncretistic exorcists...

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Episode 41 - Man and Woman and the Roles of Co-laborers - Genesis 2:18–25

In this episode of Bible Thoughts, Pastor Rusten continues looking at Bible passages on labor, work, wealth, and economics. In the opening pages of...

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Episode 69 - A Pentecost in Ephesus and a School Hall Church Plant - Acts 18:18–19:10

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten look at the gospel ministry in Ephesus. Ephesus was a strategic location for the...

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Good Friday 2022

Then Pilate took Jesus and flogged him. And the soldiers twisted together a crown of thorns and put it on his head and arrayed him in a purple robe...

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“Truly, I Say to You, Today You Will Be With Me in Paradise.”

And the people stood by, watching, but the rulers scoffed at him, saying, “He saved others; let him save himself, if he is the Christ of God, his...

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Episode 40 - The Commandment to Work and Rest - Exodus 20:8–11

We often think about the fourth commandment only as a command to rest on the Sabbath day, but it is much more than that. It completely reshapes our...

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Revelation 15

Then I saw another sign in heaven, great and amazing, seven angels with seven plagues, which are the last, for with them the wrath of God is finished.

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Episode 39 - The Dominion Mandate and the Workweek - Genesis 1:26–28

Does the Bible have anything to say about my career and my workweek? In this episode of Bible Thoughts, Pastor Rusten looks at the beginning of the...

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Episode 68 - God's Grace for Pastors During Hard Times - Acts 18:1–17

In the Bible, God uses normal people like Paul and Elijah as instruments in his mission. We may think that Paul and Elijah were invincible, but...

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Acts

Acts 19:11-41

And God was doing extraordinary miracles by the hands of Paul, so that even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his skin were carried away to...

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Episode 67 - Paul Confronts the Philosophers - Acts 17:16–34

What happens when the Gospel confronts the cultured pagans of Athens? In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten look at...

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