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.

“Lord, it is because of you I can and will…” Part II

Sunday, August 7, 2016

After last week's sermon, several people shared a particular part that spoke to them, stating “This is where I am” or “This is me”. This week we work through the second half of the message. It is my prayer that as much as we all may have identified with the pain and suffering described in the first half, we will see ourselves walking and proclaiming the hope and victory of the second half by understanding the four keys for leaving the camp of despair.

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Lord, it is because of you I can and will…

Sunday, July 31, 2016

In today’s world, our personal battles against sickness, broken relationships, sin and temptation seem endless. The church is in battle against the world’s sinful, increasingly anti-Christian ideology and the woes of this very complicated, lost world. These things can cause us as believers to despair. Maybe we think the best way to handle these issues as if these things don’t exist. However, we walk in the constant hidden fear that one day that denial will catch up with us.

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Before we stand and speak...

Sunday, July 24, 2016

(A better title for this week's message would be: "Have Faith in God".)

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It Can't Be That Simple

Sunday, July 17, 2016

How is it that the Gospel message can seem so simple but living the Christian life can seem so complicated?  This Sunday we will revisit Jesus' late night encounter with Nicodemus and let Him explain it all to us.

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We Must Be Intentional

Sunday, July 10, 2016

But He needed to go through Samaria (John 4:4)

As your pastor it is my responsibility to shepherd us into true discipleship. True discipleship always intentionally seeks to bring light into dark situations.

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Love sinners; hate sin and mourn with those who mourn. It's God’s way (part 2)

Sunday, July 3, 2016

I was and still am saddened by the tragedy in Orlando--the tragic loss of so many lives in the mass shooting at a gay nightclub. As a pastor who is convinced that the Bible forbids same-sex activity,  I am also greatly grieved by the success of LGBT advocates in promoting their unbiblical agenda in our culture. But as a Christian who is convinced that God loves us all, no matter our sexual orientation or lifestyle, I am also saddened by the response of some Christians to the Orlando tragedy.

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Love, hate, and mourning God's way

Sunday, June 26, 2016

It's been said, "Love the sinner, hate the sin." And Scripture says, "Mourn with those who mourn." That's God’s way. And these days our convictions are really being put to the test.

On one hand, I'm convinced that the Bible forbids same-sex activity. I am saddened by the success of LGBT advocates in promoting their unbiblical agenda.

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Created For Worship

Sunday, June 19, 2016

There's one purpose for born-again believers: to worship God by walking in faith in Him through thick and thin. In this week's message, we discover what it means to worship, and highlight three ways our worship can be derailed.

[NOTE: We apologize that, due to technical difficulties, the audio for this week's message is very poor.]

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So... is that your final answer?

Sunday, June 12, 2016

What are your favorite game shows?  Personally I enjoy the quiz shows that test your knowledge: Jeopardy, Are You Smarter Than a Fifth Grader, Who Wants To Be a Millionaire. It's often about having clever answers to obscure questions. 

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How's Your Heart?

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Religion or relationship with God--what's the difference? In this week's message, Southside elder Rip Patton shares Jesus's teaching that it's a matter of the heart. With a humble heart, we hear and embrace Jesus's words "You've heard it said... but I say to you", and we allow Jesus to fill in the gaps in the Law, rather than rules thought up by men.

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