Knowing and living are two different things, aren't they? For example, parents don't always exemplify the life they want their kids to live. Perhaps you've heard the familiar phrase, "Do as I say, not as I do." Lord willing, that doesn't depict how we live out our...read >>
The first word of Jesus' Great Commission is "go". Go where? To all nations, of course. Isn't that what the rest of the passage says: "Go make disciples of all nations..."
When many Christians read those words they tend to think that such a command and commission...read >>
No matter how common divorce may become, the fact remains: it hurts... a lot. When two people enter a marriage, promising & trusting themselves to one another until death do they part, only then to suffer the heartache of unfaithfulness, it's absolutely...read >>
Well, what do you think about Matthew chapter thirteen? We've been walking through it now for eleven weeks together. Think you've go it? Think you understand it? Think you could teach it to others?
This is the sort of question Jesus poses to His disciples in our...read >>
"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 >>
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 >>
In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus birth....read >>
Are you a minister? What's your ministry? How big is it? Are you making a significant impact for God's glory upon the earth? Does your ministry matter much?
You might be surprised by some people's answers to these sorts of question. Heck, others might be surprised...read >>
Campus Missionary & Church Planter, Kyle Kroeger, of Reliant Ministries proclaims from Hebrews 10.24-25 today about the importance of community in reaching college students with the life-changing Gospel of Jesus Christ.read >>
"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 >>
In His Sermon On The Mount, Jesus validated His Word, God's Word, teaching & explaining it to many who'd been confused by the Pharisees & Scribes.
Through His miracles of exorcism, healing, etc. Jesus validated His own authority as the long-awaited Messiah.
So far...read >>
Ever been asked, or asked yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" It can be a pretty ominous question. Many of us are just trying to get by: "Who has time to think about life questions like that?"
But those sorts of questions have a way of simplifying and...read >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Last Sunday afternoon, after we looked at Jesus proclamation in Matthew 5.11-12 about the blessing of being persecuted for His sake, a brother testified about the persecution being endured by Christians in the middle east. Indeed, it is atrocious.
Currently there...read >>
"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 >>
"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 >>
Sometimes it's the situations we detest the most that test our faith and prove God's grace.
This week we'll meet up with Joseph at his "lowest" point, both literally & figuratively. So far he's has been hated by his brothers, tossed down a well, sold into Egyptian...read >>
Do you want to be great? Do you think that's really something Jesus wants for you? The answer might surprise you.
Jesus not only desires His follower's greatness, but He loves us enough to point out the sin in us that has so perverted our perspective on real...read >>