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Matthew 12.43-50
Jul 9th 2017

Ever feel like you're on a religious roller coaster? Sometimes up, sometimes down. If so, could it be that you're on the wrong ride?

In today's passage, the Lord Jesus depicts a frightful state: demonic repossession worse than before. Perhaps you or someone you...read >>

demon, faith, family, fruit, grace, hope, mercy, possession, redemption, safe, secure
demons, Matthew, salvation

From Failure to Faith

Jun 18th 2017

What is the call God has on a father's life, and how ought he to lead his family?

Throughout the Scripture, God instructs men on how they are to lead & love their families. Are you a father? How well do you follow God's Word, how well do you lead accordingly? Well,...read >>

discipline, family, father, Father's Day, home, leadership, love, men, pastor, priest, sacrifice, teacher
fathers, holiness, home life

Family Integrated Worship

Deuteronomy 6.1-9
Mar 12th 2017

South Church is a family integrated church. Uh... ok? So what's that?

Well, it's part of our DNA, so to speak: one of the defining aspects & attributes of our church family. That to say, it's pretty important to us.

But you're probably still asking, "Yeah, but...read >>

children, family, integration, student ministry, worship, youth, youth pastors
Mission, Vision, Worship

Worthy of Me

Matthew 10.37
Feb 26th 2017

In our passage today, Jesus forces the question: "Am I worthy of Jesus?" Well, how would you answer that? Are you worthy of Jesus? What a weighty question! Is there any more important question you'll be asked today? No!

Last week we covered Matthew 10.33-39. But...read >>

affection, command, desire, emotions, family, feel, humility, joy, love, righteousness, salvation, sin, suitable, supremacy, want, worthy
love, Matthew, salvation

Life Defined By Love

Matthew 10.32-39
Feb 19th 2017

What defines you? It's really simple, and the same for all of us: the pursuit of whatever satisfies us, whatever brings us happiness and joy. So, what defines you?

In our passage today, Jesus calls His followers to their cross. A Roman cross was the most horrific...read >>

cross, death, family, hope, joy, life, relationships, sorrow, suffering
death, life, Matthew

Lives Lent Unto The Lord

1 Samuel 1
Feb 5th 2017

What does it mean to dedicate a child to the Lord? Is that something we should do with our children? Why?

Today is our first children's dedication service and the Lord has provided the background & impetus from His Word through the first chapter of the first book...read >>

arrows, baby, blessing, child, children, dedication, family, Hannah, hope, pledge, Restore, Samuel
1 Samuel, children, dedication

Expectations & Excuses

Matthew 8.18-22
Sep 18th 2016

Do you want to follow Jesus? On what terms? What are you after? What would it take to get you to make up your mind today, to follow Him forever? What are your reason for putting Him off?

Today in the Gospel according to Matthew, we meet two men, a couple of...read >>

birds, broken relationships, bury, commitment, dead, discipleship, excuse, family, follow, followship, foxes, home, house, nest
commitment, discipleship, Matthew

Male & Female By Design

Genesis 1.26-27, Ephesians 5.22-33
Feb 22nd 2015

God knew what He was doing when He made us male and female. Despite popular opinion--even in Christian circles--gender differences are not a result of sin or mere religious perspective. Before the fall our Father made us "in His likeness, male and female He made them."read >>

biblical manhood, biblical womanhood, children, complementarian, deacons, elders, family, functions, gender, husband, leadership, marriage, roles, wife
complementarian, family, manhood, womanhood

Sovereign Reconciliation

Genesis 45.1-15
Nov 16th 2014

It's a familiar request, one recited quite often by Christians around the world. But do we know what it means? Have we considered what we're asking of God:

"Forgive us as our sins AS we forgive others."

"Forgive us, Lord, the way that we forgive others."...read >>

affection, family, forgive, love, reconciliation, repentance, sovereignty
forgiveness, Genesis, sovereignty

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

Rivalry and Righteousness

Genesis 29.31-30.24
Jun 1st 2014

FaceBook, Instagram, Twitter... social media is off the charts in global growth and popularity. But why? They appeal to the very center of our fallen, broken soul, attesting to our desperate need to be liked, loved and accepted. Kids, teens, adults are all alike,...read >>

birth, blessing, children, crisis, El Roi, family, favoritism, forefathers, grace, hatred, hope, Jacob, Leah, love, patriarch, Rachel, reproach, rivalry
family, Genesis, grace

Touché

Genesis 29.1-30
May 25th 2014

When things are going our way it's pretty easy to keep the "God is good" perspective. But what when things don't? Isn't God just as good? Hasn't He promised to cause all things for our good, for those that love Him?

Today, Jacob gets a taste of his own medicine. He...read >>

7 years, deceit, family, Jacob, labor of love, Leah, providence, Rachel, serve, sin, sovereignty, well
Genesis 29, love, sanctification

The Global and Local Family of God

1 Corinthians 11.17-34, Jeremiah 31.31-34, Deuteronomy 30.6, Ezekiel 36.27, Acts 2.42
Mar 30th 2014

What's so new about the New Covenant, and what role does it play in creating, establishing and uniting the Church?

Having seen us through 10 weeks of doctrine, we will now turn back to Paul's words to the church of Corinth in order to help us consider His Word to...read >>

Body of Christ, Church, committed, covenant, family, life, member, membership, New Covenant, Proclaim, relationship, Restore, sovereignty, Sustain
covenant, Doctrine, membership

Who's The Greatest?

Mark 9.33-37
Feb 2nd 2014

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 >>

baby dedication, blessing, children, disciple, give, greatness, least of these, ministry, pride, receive, serve, treasure
discipleship, evangelism, family

Deceiving & Receiving

Genesis 26.34-28.9
Dec 15th 2013

If God promised you the world, how far would you go to get it? Most likely, too far!

In today's passage we get another peek into the patriarchal family. What we find there may not be anything all that different than what we might find in our own: sin & dysfunction...read >>

birthright, blessing, cheat, dysfunction, Esau, faith, family, favoritism, Isaac, Jacob, Rebekah, sin, trickery
blessing, Genesis, sovereignty

Abe's Meeting with Melchy - Part 1

Genesis 14.17-24
May 19th 2013

This one's gonna take two.

Today we'll cover this far-out meeting with Melchy and its impact on Abram. Next week, Lord-willing, we'll cover the character of Melchizedek in greater detail.

For now, we focus on fellowship and the impact God intends it to have on the...read >>

Abram, discernment, faith, family, fellowship, Melchizedek, providence, Salem, Sodom
fellowship, Genesis 14, provision

Ours for His

1 Samuel 1
Feb 10th 2013

What does it mean to dedicate a child to the Lord? Is that something we should do with our children? Why?

Today is our first children's dedication service and the Lord has provided the background & impetus from His Word through the first chapter of the first book...read >>

arrows, baby, blessing, child, children, dedication, family, Hannah, hope, pledge, Restore, Samuel
1 Samuel, children, dedication

Parenting With Praise

Deut 6.1-9, Ps 145.4
Sep 9th 2012

Jesus was clear, "No one can come unless the Father draws him." So even the most perfect parenting can't guarantee godliness in the lives of our children.

Just ask Ezekiel, God can raise up faithful children from a field of dry bones. Something tells me terrible...read >>

affection, children, evangelism, love, parenting, praise, preach, teach, worship, zeal
Church life, family, vision

The Gospel of Marriage

Ep 5.22-32
Sep 2nd 2012

Are you married? Why? Are you sure that's the main reason you ought to have said 'I do'? What if the basis of your marriage isn't biblical at all?

So much of our world view is out of whack with the Scripture. As Paul said in Romans 12, we need to thoroughly undergo...read >>

complimentarian, egalitarian, Gospel, headship, help, husband, leadership, marriage, roles, servanthood, submission, support, wife
Church life, family, missional, vision

Single With Children

1 Corinthians 7.32-35
Aug 26th 2012

Where do singles & the barren fit into the "family" of Jesus? So often they're skirted out to the fringes of the church, overlooked and forgotten. But not by Jesus! According to the Word, they've many advantages in ministry and all kinds of potential therein to have...read >>

barren, children, church, eunuch, family, Jesus, Kingdom, single, widow
Church life, family, missional, vision

Children, Sustain, and Restore

May 15th 2011

What are your plans for Children's Ministry?

What is a family devotional, and how do I have one?

What is Sustain? How do I read the Bible? I believe in Jesus, but I don't go to church. Why would I?

What's a "small group"? How is that different from Restore? Why...read >>

Children, Church, community, family, ministry, parents, plan, read, restore, Scripture, sustain
ministry, missional, vision