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Resurrection Roots - 2018

Apr 1st 2018

The story of the Resurrection may have culminated on the third day after Jesus' crucifixion, but it certainly didn't originate there. His death for our sin wasn't just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The glorious Trinity planned the...read >>

Christianity, Easter, faithfulness, hope, Jesus, joy, love, resurrection, sovereignty
Easter, Gospel, Resurrection

Hope In His Building

Matthew 16.18-20
Mar 11th 2018

It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.

Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?

Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>

bind, bondage, build, Church, faith, freedom, glory, Gospel, hope, keys of the Kingdom, loose, Peter, purpose, sin, Truth
Gospel, Matthew, Peter

The Great Exchange

Matthew 13.44-46
Sep 17th 2017

"The Kingdom of Heaven is like..." How would you complete that sentence?

In today's passage, Jesus completes it for us: twice! The two parables have similarities, but also some key differences. Understanding those difference can help us understand His Kingdom & how...read >>

evangelism, Gospel, grace, Kingdom of Heaven, Pearl of Great Price, redeem, rescue, salvation, save, surrender, treasure
Kingdom, Matthew, salvation

Sowing Sons & Saving Grace

Matthew 13.36-43
Sep 10th 2017

Have you had enough yet? Are you weary, tired, sick of sin & all of it's causes & causers? Are you ready for God to rid the world of evil, to crush all the wicked of the earth? If so, my friend, today's passage is just for you.

If you are able, grab a copy of God's...read >>

ambassadors, evil, Gospel, grace, hope, judgement, Kingdom, light of the world, mercy, salt of the earth, satan, sin, wicked
hope, Kingdom, Matthew

Let Both Grow Together

Matthew 13.24-30
Aug 20th 2017

When you turn on the world news and see so much evil, darkness & sin seemingly running rampant, it's no wonder many wonder, "If there truly was an all-powerful, good God, would there really be so much evil in the world?" Christian, do you have an answer to their...read >>

already, discipleship, evangelism, gospel, Kingdom, not yet, soil, tares, weed, wheat
Kingdom, Matthew, parables

O Be Careful Little Heart What You Say

Matthew 12.33-37
Jun 25th 2017

Have you ever said something you instantly regretted? Of course you have. Who hasn't? Have you ever responded by thinking, or maybe even saying out loud, "I can't believe I said that?" Of course you have. Who hasn't?

But, is it really so hard to believe?

We have...read >>

condemnation, eternal life, evil, good, Gospel, heaven, hope, judgement, mouth, word
Jesus, judgement, Matthew

The Death of Fear

Matthew 10.24-31
Feb 12th 2017

"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1

Do you have faith? Are you sure?

There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on in court...read >>

body, faith, fear, Gospel, heaven, hell, hope, insecurity, kill, Kingdom, proclaim, witness
evangelism, faith, Matthew

Sheep Among Wolves

Matthew 10.5-16
Jan 15th 2017

Jesus' closing command in chapter nine was to pray for laborers to be sent out into the fields ripe for harvest. Chapter ten opens with His selection of the first few: His 12 apostles.

This sermon picks up in verse five of chapter ten. Matthew records Jesus' second...read >>

evangelism, faith, Gospel, judgement, mission, missionary, peace, providence, trust
Matthew, missions, providence

Merry Christmas, 2016!

Dec 25th 2016

Today we'll employ a mixture of song, Scripture, prayer & testimony in worship as we celebrate our Savior's birth.read >>

birth, Christmas, God, Gospel, hero, hope, human, promise, prophecy, salvation, Savior
Christmas, holiday, salvation

Compassion & Prayer

Matthew 9.35-38
Dec 11th 2016

It's a family affair. Our Father in heaven means to make followers of Jesus Christ: sinners, saved by grace, lives that are being transformed into the glorious likeness of His Son, the sinless Savior.

Are you all in? Are you all in His family? What role do you...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, followship, Gospel, harvest, healing, holiness, hope, Kingdom, labor, prayer, preaching, sheep, shepherd, teaching, witness
evangelism, hope, Matthew

The Gospel of Peace

Matthew 9.35
Dec 4th 2016

Are you at peace with God? Should you be? Maybe: if your life is filled with Holy Spiri-enabled repentance, power and joy. But maybe not?

Could it be that, in the name of spiritual notches on our belts, evangelicalism has so watered down "the gospel" that it has...read >>

enmity, forgiveness, gospel, Holy Spirit, hostility, Isaiah 9, John 14.6, love, peace, redemption, rescue, sanctification, sin, transformation, war
Gospel, Matthew, peace

Authority

Matthew 7.28-29
Aug 7th 2016

It all comes down to this.

Over a year in Jesus' Sermon on the Mount and we've only scratched the surface. Indeed, John was right: "There are many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the...read >>

authority, divinity, Godhead, Gospel, nature, Son of God
authority, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Covenant Breaking — Adultery, Divorce & Remarriage

Matthew 5.31-32
Dec 13th 2015

"Is it lawful to divorce?" the Pharisees questioned Jesus.

They had stripped down His commandments to self-righteous standards, checkboxes for religious men, nothing some human certificate couldn't fix.

Jesus' teaching in the previous section of Scripture was...read >>

adultery, Bride, covenant, divorce, fornication, Gospel, hope, Husband, Jesus, marriage, remarriage
Divorce, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Preservation, Impartation & Purification

Matthew 5.13
Sep 27th 2015

Are you a believer? Then why are you here? Why doesn't God just zap us up to heaven the moment we believe?

There is one thing we get to do here on earth that we won't do in heaven: proclaim the Gospel to the lost! This is the earthly activity of the salty saints...read >>

culture, discipleship, elect, evangelism, Gospel, light, preach, proclaim, salt, salt of the earth, tell
Great Commission, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

The Fisher of Men's Heart

Matthew 4.18-22
May 24th 2015

"I once was lost // but now am found // was blind, but now I see."

The world is starving. Christ is bread for Life. Is He yours? He came down, entered our world, showed us His Father, took on our sin, laid down His life, and rose again to give us life, to the glory...read >>

discipleship, evangelism, faith, fisher of men, follow, Gospel, hope, lost, love, nets, proclaim, trust, witness
evangelism, love, Matthew

A New Beginning

Matthew 1.1
Mar 1st 2015

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What a gift God has given us in His Word. Pray fervently, as we begin this new series, for the grace to know, believe, and live accordingly. Eternal Life is knowing God & the Son whom He has sent. Do you...read >>

Anointed, Christ, Gospel, Jesus, Messiah, Son of Abraham, Son of David
Matthew, Messiah, Savior

Sin: The Human Condition

Ephesians 2.1-3
Jan 25th 2015

It's devastatingly true that, despite our human condition of sin, so few humans have even heard of it; and, if they do, they're quick to dismiss it as "a religious crutch for the ignorant who lack the mental capacity to come to grips with the harsh reality of...read >>

bondage, death, fall, free will, freedom, Gospel, human condition, love, power of the air, prince of light, ruler of world, satan, satanic, sin, slavery
fallenness, Gospel, sin

For The Glory of God's Grace

Isaiah 43.1-7, Ephesians 1.3-6
Jan 18th 2015

Why does anything exist? Chances are, most of you know the reason. Don't discount that knowledge, my friend. Knowing all exists for the glory of God provides a view of the world that answers so many questions. Perhaps as you survey the canvas of human sin, the...read >>

Ephesians 1, glory, Gospel, grace, hope, Isaiah 43, plan, predestination, purpose, salvation, sovereignty
glory, Gospel, grace

Where The Gospel Begins

Exodus 3.13-15
Jan 11th 2015

Where would you begin the Gospel? Where would anything have to begin, for that matter? As we begin our exploration of the Biblical doctrines that uphold the Good News of the Scripture, there is no better place to begin than where Moses began his relationship with...read >>

doctrine, Exodus, foundation, God, God is, Good News, Gospel, hope, I Am, Lord, Moses, rock, Truth, Yahweh, YHWH
doctrine, Exodus 3, Gospel

Still Parenting With Praise

Deuteronomy 6.1-9
Oct 26th 2014

"When do you think South Church will have a youth or children's ministry?"

Great news! We have the best one the Lord ever commanded!

Ever heard the expression, "You can't fool your own kid?" So often mine see right through me. They can tell when I'm being sincere...read >>

children, children's ministry, evangelism, family, generation, Gospel, kids, parenting, praise, preaching, teaching, youth ministry
children, evangelism, parenting

Resurrection Roots -- 2014

Luke 24.13-35
Apr 20th 2014

The story of the Resurrection may have culminated on the third day after Jesus' crucifixion, but it certainly didn't originate there. His death for our sin wasn't just a matter of being in the wrong place at the wrong time. The glorious Trinity planned the...read >>

Easter, empty tomb, hope, joy, resurrection, risen, salvation, story
Gospel, resurrection, salvation