Messages

The Sunday morning church service is when the whole church gathers together to worship God by singing to Him, giving of the time, money, and skill He has graced us with, and receiving a message delivered by a man who senses God's call to preach and teach the message of the Bible.

We record the audio of the sermons during each service and post it over on SoundCloud. This web page provides links to the sermon audio as well as to correlating materials you can use for further research and for group study in your small group.

When We Learn to Wait

Sunday, June 25, 2017

The primary purpose for prayer is not to give God directions but to receive directions from Him. Sometimes the thing that God wants to change in a situation is you. Waiting on the Lord necessitates two key elements: a complete dependence on God and a willingness to allow Him to decide the terms, including the timing of His plan. We often see or hear about a situation that needs to be addressed in prayer and then we immediately jump into prayer; spouting out whatever comes to mind at the moment. Never mind the fact that we still struggle with earthly thoughts and ideologies all the time.

The Importance of Unified and Corporate Prayer

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Hi Family,

The Importance of Unified and Corporate Prayer

Sunday, June 11, 2017

The definition of unified is to be joined into a single entity or a logical and consistent whole. Corporate is defined as a value, idea, or a responsibility shared by the whole group. It also describes a group of people authorized by law to act as a single entity. 

Stand: Why Prayer Matters in the Life We’re Called to Live

Sunday, June 4, 2017

In the preface to his book entitled Prayer, Richard Foster wrote, “For a long time I have wanted to write on the subject of prayer. To do so, however, would have been to commit the sin of presumption. I was not ready. I had more—much more—to learn, to experience.” Foster’s opening words to writing a book on prayer are similar to my own perspective on preaching about prayer. Like Foster, I will endeavor to speak “for all the prayerless persons I have been and all the prayerful persons I hope to become.”

The Importance of Prayer

Sunday, May 28, 2017

Why do we pray? I mean, really, why do we pray? Do we pray because we are supposed to? Or, should we only pray when there is a need? The true nature of prayer is often disguised behind a religious duty. However, prayer relegated to religious duty is meaningless babble and rarely fruitful. Perhaps a better question is, "how do we avoid meaningless babble and pray fruitfully?" On Sunday, we will discuss in detail the importance of prayer and how to truly see its vital, life-giving effects. I hope to see you on Sunday.Blessings, Pastor Byron 

Remember: you were made to worship God

Sunday, May 21, 2017

You were made to worship God with your life and your occupation! This Sunday we will be recognizing young men and women graduating from College and University. Yes, it’s time for you to truly step out and be counted. The sober reality of living life and having an occupation that serves a purpose begins to consume your mind. It’s a lot to take in. This Sunday we are going to discuss the importance of knowing why and how to take those next steps. We will look at the importance of knowing who is truly god of your life and why it is vital to let the true God be the one who orders your steps.

The High Calling of Motherhood

Sunday, May 14, 2017

“There is more power in a mother’s hand than in a king’s scepter.”

Handling Transitions

Sunday, May 7, 2017

On Sunday, we are celebrating the transition and accomplishment of the 2017 Southside high school graduates. As these students face a transitional time, we are answering the question, "how do I best handle times of transition?" The answer lies in 5 key practical insights Solomon gives in Proverbs 3:1-10. I hope to see you on Sunday as we celebrate and discuss this relevant life issue. 

Blessings,

Pastor Byron Bradshaw

I Choose You

Sunday, April 30, 2017

God chose you and He chose me. What does that mean? Furthermore, what should my response be? This Sunday we are going to take a closer look at what it means to be chosen and what God expects from those He calls. Please, join me this Sunday as we worship outside celebrating God’s creation, fellowshipping together, and hearing from our Creator as to what it means to be chosen. Look forward to seeing and picnicking with you all this Sunday. Remember: bring some meat to share and a grill if you can. 

Blessings,

Pastor Michael

 

The Embassy at Work

Sunday, April 23, 2017

For many of us, being a new creation in Christ is a comforting thought. We cherish the idea that through Jesus’ atoning work we can be made new, identified with Him and declared righteous by the Father. And because this is a fairly familiar concept, 2 Corinthians 5 generally lends itself to a certain understanding. We are quick to identify with Paul as ambassadors for Christ. We are quick to see ourselves in the position of extending that invitation to others.