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.

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.

The Power of the Resurrection

Sunday, April 16, 2017

It’s here! This day is greater than 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Father’s Day, Mother’s Day, etc. The only day that rivals this day in any way is Christmas. On Christmas, hope had come and, on Easter/Resurrection Sunday, hope has been fulfilled. I think anyone can attest to the fact that life is hard and we all have struggles. Sometimes those struggles get so overwhelming that we feel that nothing can get us through. For believers, we know that through Christ all things are possible because of the resurrection.

Missing the Obvious

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Have you ever received an email, postcard or heard an advertisement on the radio about a very important event? Imagine the event is several months away, but because you know this event is extremely important you make yourself several reminders. However, as time draws near with the busyness of life you remember that there is something significant that is supposed to happen and you even see some of the reminders, but you neglected to be specific. You see the obvious signs but because you can’t clearly remember, you dismiss it.

Living a Purposed Life of Reconciliation

Sunday, March 26, 2017

"One more, Lord. Give me one more." This was the statement made over and over again by the character Desmond Doss in the movie Hacksaw Ridge. What makes that statement so powerful is because it was the actual statement that Desmond Doss made as he ran into harm’s way over and over again to save soldiers who were wounded and left to die on the battlefield. I was reminded of these words when a few days ago I heard about an 11-year-old boy who hung himself because he was being bullied at school. I literally wept while I laid in bed thinking about it.

The Importance of Mentoring

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Last Sunday we looked at the importance of leaving a spiritual inheritance. We examined the lives of a few men and how what they did and did not do affected the next generation. We also looked at how we as Gateway Christians are to seek ways to look and affect several generations beyond our own. This week we are going to examine some more practical ways that men and women are called to invest in the generations after us. So, this week the big picture gets more personal.