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.

In God We Trust: How to Wait and Pray for Your Country

Sunday, July 9, 2017

It's often stated among pastors that in order to be a successful pastor or minister of the gospel your priority must be God first, family second and ministry third. To be a godly husband: God must be first, wife second and job third. To be a godly wife: it is the same order. To be a godly parent: God must be first, spouse second, children third. To be a godly patriot: God must be first, family second, country third. There are many people who struggle with these statements especially the last statement.

To Pray or Pledge: What would Jesus do and what does God desire?

Sunday, July 2, 2017

As we prepare to celebrate our Independence Day my thoughts were drawn to the “Pledge of Allegiance”.  As I recited in my head I felt the Lord quicken my spirit and a question came to me. Father, is this pleasing to you? There are so many thoughts that began to flow from this. My heart was stirred with a holy fear as I dared to ask the question; does this pledge condemn us or bless us? Talk about being controversial. Please, understand that I am a God fearing, God serving, God honoring, patriot; thus the turmoil.

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