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.

“I Think Therefore I Am” (Key to a Defeated Life)

Sunday, January 21, 2018

“Cogito Ergo Sum” (I think, therefore I am) is one of the most famous statements made by Philosopher Rene Descartes. These are the key words to Descartes’ rationale philosophy. Of course when Descartes made this statement he based this off of his seven premises of rationale where for the most part he debates himself into a corner. These are his seven premises of rationale:

1.      That in order to seek truth, it is necessary once in the course of life to doubt, as far as possible of all things. (Which in essence means that we should not take things on faith)

Righteousness: Where Ours Begins

Sunday, January 14, 2018

Jesus says that, if His hearers want to enter into the kingdom of heaven, their righteousness must exceed that of the Pharisees, who were the experts in the Law. The Bible says that all of our righteous deeds are like a “polluted garment” (Isaiah 64:6). Our own righteousness is simply not good enough and never will be, no matter how hard we try.

Part of the Whole

Sunday, January 7, 2018

2018 is underway. Many of us have set goals that are currently in progress. We find ourselves off to a good start toward those milestones we set along the way to the mountaintops we are pursuing. Getting to that first milestone will feel great. That sense of accomplishment we will have as we reach that marker will be enough to sustain us into the future. Milestones are great.

Pass On What You Have Learned

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Celebrating the turning of a calendar year often involves times of reflection over past events and anticipation of future events. People often perform something of an inventory of how the past 12 months have gone while at the same time setting goals for the coming months. Some we set are new goals, while others are renewed goals. These renewed goals can be something we’ve begun and wish to continue, or they may be aspirations to pursue what we have struggled or even failed to achieve before.

Christmas Candlelight Service

Sunday, December 24, 2017

The whole family is welcome to join us in the sanctuary for a short time of singing Christmas songs and celebrating the birth of our Savior. Come at either 10am or 5pm for this time of celebration. Stay afterward for cookies, cider, hot chocolate, and warm fellowship with our church family! 

The Day That Hope Broke Through (AKA: Christmas)

Sunday, December 17, 2017

Christmas is quickly approaching. This is the time when many pastors pull out their sermons on hope and new birth. It really is a fantastic time of the year but, even though we know what Christmas is all about, we can still sometimes miss the Messiah. Luke 2:22-31 is the account where Mary and Joseph took Jesus to the Temple for circumcision and to offer a sacrifice.

In this account, we see a godly priest, Simeon, and an elderly widow, Anna, who came every day to the Temple to worship and pray. Both of these people recognized who Jesus was the moment they saw him.

Shining for Christ this Christmas

Sunday, December 10, 2017

Tis the season to celebrate Christ and to let our witness shine brighter than all of the of the Christmas lights in our community and to continue to look how we can shine Christ around the world.  As many of you know we focus on “Lottie Moon” mission support during the month of December. I realize that some of you may be new to Southside Baptist Church and are not sure what Lottie Moon is all about. 

Family Christmas Celebration

Sunday, December 3, 2017

On Sunday we're kicking off the Christmas season with a special time of praise and worship- including both new and familiar Christmas music! Everyone is invited as well as encouraged to invite friends, family, and neighbors to come along!

"This Chicken Tastes Funny"

Sunday, November 26, 2017

Several years ago when our family lived in Bainbridge Island, Washington, I remember going to get food for my family at this new small restaurant that opened up. It was very Bohemian in appearance. The odd thing was that the meals were all some type of Asian stir fry. I was in a bit of a hurry so I looked over the menu quickly and saw the words “Chicken Stir fry”. So, I place several to-go orders for the chicken stir fry. They made the meals and gave them to me. It smelled amazing. I couldn’t wait to get home and eat with the family. All of us thought it smelled amazing. Then it happened.

Thanksgiving Celebration

Sunday, November 19, 2017

On November 19 we will have a special celebration of Thanksgiving at 10:00 in the sanctuary. God has given us far more than we need or deserve, and we will gather together as family to share our thankfulness for His blessing. Everyone from the community and our church family is invited to come celebrate Thanksgiving!