Ryan Fullerton

Ryan was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and grew up all over western Canada. Throughout his teen years he pursued political causes to make him feel righteous and then drugs and sex to make him feel happy. Thankfully, when he was 21 he found his righteousness was a joke and his happiness had turned sour. Through the simple and intelligent witness of his step-mom he came to trust Jesus Christ late in the evening just before Good Friday in 1995. Shortly after his conversion he studied at Prairie Bible College in Three Hills Alberta, and then at Tyndale College in Toronto, Ontario. In Toronto, Ryan worked in an inner city church under the leadership of Dr. Stephen Beck. He also met the lovely Christy Joy Teal who became Christy Joy Fullerton shortly after their graduation from college. The next eight years were a whirlwind and included drilling for oil, pastoring a church in a town with a population of 311, having four children (Jordana, Luke, James, and Christopher), starting seminary, stopping seminary, and becoming (somewhere in there) the Lead Pastor of Immanuel.

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The Urgent Priority of Unity (Part 5)

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The Urgent Priority of Unity (Part 5)

"...leave your offering there before the altar and go; first be reconciled to your brother, and then come and present your offering." Matthew 5:24

Wisdom to Preserve Unity (Part 4)

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Wisdom to Preserve Unity (Part 4)

For the kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit. For he who in this way serves Christ is acceptable to God...

Preserving Unity in Holiness (Part 3)

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Preserving Unity in Holiness (Part 3)

The vital role that church discipline plays in guarding the unity of the church.

Character of the Unity of the Church (Part 2)

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Character of the Unity of the Church (Part 2)

"...with all humility and gentleness, with patience, showing tolerance for one another in love, being diligent to preserve the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace."

Purpose of the Unity of the Church (Part 1)

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Purpose of the Unity of the Church (Part 1)

I am going to speak to you, over the course of these meetings, over the topic of the unity of the church. I think that under the preaching of the Gospel...

The Unhappy Holy Christian Does Not Exist

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The Unhappy Holy Christian Does Not Exist

Some use the expression, "God doesn't want you to be happy, He wants you to be holy." Yet they forget that there is no such thing as the unhappy holy Christian.

Prayerfully Pursuing God’s Gracious Power and Loving Presence

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Prayerfully Pursuing God’s Gracious Power and Loving Presence

Believer, because we are the temple of God, we should ask the Lord for more power from the Holy Spirit. This power that is received, according to grace...

Grieving and Sending with a Gospel Heart

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Grieving and Sending with a Gospel Heart

In view of the brevity of our life, and the great need for more Biblical churches, we should be those who go out with a heart for the lost and seek to proclaim the Gospel.

A Conscience Led by the Word of God Alone

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A Conscience Led by the Word of God Alone

Believing in the sufficiency of Scripture not only means that you say all the scripture says, but that you don't say what the scripture doesn't say. Because if God shuts his mouth...

A Weak Conscience Seared by Legalism

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A Weak Conscience Seared by Legalism

People were forbidding marriage and eating of certain foods, and in doing so were searing their consciences. When you get a zeal for the Lord it is very easy for Satan to high...

Christian: You Can Fight Sin Because You’re New!

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Christian: You Can Fight Sin Because You’re New!

I need a new heart. And I got news you for you: I have one! God made me new. He saved me. He took my heart...

Right Response to Sexual Temptation: Flee!

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Right Response to Sexual Temptation: Flee!

People ask, "What am I supposed to do if I am in the midst of, or being tempted by sexual immorality?" And the Bible has one simple, clear word: flee!

The Carnal Christian Reconsidered

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The Carnal Christian Reconsidered

In this sermon Ryan reconsiders what the Bible teaches us on what has been commonly called the 'carnal Christian'.

How To Get the Most Out of Your Pastors

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How To Get the Most Out of Your Pastors

Some passages in the Bible are very hard to understand. However Hebrews 13:17 is not hard to understand, rather it's hard to hear.

Gospel Faith Leads to the Fullness of the Spirit’s Power

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Gospel Faith Leads to the Fullness of the Spirit’s Power

God does not supply the Spirit to you because you have fulfilled some legalistic checklist of expectations.

Useful Because of Weakness

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Useful Because of Weakness

The futile cultures focus on men being strong in their own strength. Yet for the Christian, Jesus says His strength is made perfect in our weakness.

Obedience Leads to Knowing God More

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Obedience Leads to Knowing God More

The irony of the Christian is that they know the Lord and yet what they want more than anything else is to know the Lord more.

Men, Be a Gentle Leader

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Men, Be a Gentle Leader

Silence, anger, and harshness are among three things that men can be prone to fail in when leading in the family and in the church.

God’s Marvelous Common Grace for Ungodly Nations

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God’s Marvelous Common Grace for Ungodly Nations

What many call the "common grace" of God is not just "common", but it is marvelous common grace.

Disorder Comes from Selfishness

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Disorder Comes from Selfishness

James 3:16 - For where jealousy and selfish ambition exist, there will be disorder and every vile practice.