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.

SERIES:
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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SERIES:
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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Revelation 11

Then I saw another mighty angel coming down from heaven, wrapped in a cloud, with a rainbow over his head, and his face was like the sun, and his...

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Episode 66 - Turning the World Upside Down - Acts 17:1–15

As the Gospel spreads throughout the Greek world, the Church experiences more and more conflict. Religious leaders stir up riots. Paul and his team...

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Episode 38 - Cultivating Holy Habits - Proverbs 24:30–34

God made the world in such a way that little things add up. A field bears fruit after many steps of cultivation and care. We mature by walking...

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Episode 65 - Sanctity of Life, Abortion, and the Fear of God - Genesis 1:26–27 & Psalm 106:36–45

In this episode of Sermon B-Sides, Pastor Jon and Pastor Rusten discuss how the sanctity of human life is rooted in the image of God. They also...

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Revelation 9

And the fifth angel blew his trumpet, and I saw a star fallen from heaven to earth, and he was given the key to the shaft of the bottomless pit...

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SERIES:
Acts

Acts 17:16-34

Now when they had passed through Amphipolis and Apollonia, they came to Thessalonica, where there was a synagogue of the Jews. And Paul went in...

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Episode 64 - Christ impacts Economics, Civics, and the Family

It is popular among Christians today to reduce the Gospel to personal "spiritual" application only. We believe that Christ has no plan to make an...

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Episode 63 - Loving Your Neighbor, and Not Loving the World

Today, the Church faces constant pressure to redefine loving our neighbors to fit with the world's definition. This tendency can undermine the Gospel.

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Episode 37 - Maintaining the Distinction between Church and World - 1 Corinthians 5:9-6:5

Crucial to the witness of the Church in the world is maintaining the distinction between the Church and the world. In this episode of Bible...

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