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Ransom For Many

Matthew 20.24-28
Sep 30th 2018

The way of the world versus the Way of the Word.

In last week's passage, the mother of James and John requested that her boys sit at King Jesus' right and left in His Kingdom. In our passage today, the Lord handles the indignant response of the other 10 jealous...read >>

arrogance, community, cross, death, hope, humility, love, ministry, preference, pride, resurrection, salvation, selfishness, servant, service, sin, slave
Matthew, salvation, service

The Last First, The First Last

Matthew 20.1-16
Sep 16th 2018

Just what did Jesus mean last week at the close of Matthew 19: "The last shall be first, and the first last"? Well, that's where we pick things up this week. How is it that the last are first, and the first last?

Our Lord employs a parable to make His point clear....read >>

eleventh hour, first, gifts, grace, help, hope, kindness, kingdom, labor, last, mercy, ministry, parable, patience, undeserving, wages, work
grace, Matthew, salvation

Living on Mission

Matthew 28.19-20
Aug 19th 2018

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 >>

earth, evangelism, Gospel, Great Commission, heaven, kingdom, living on mission, lost, ministry, mission, missional living, missionary
evangelism, Matthew, mission

Galilee Behind, Jerusalem Ahead

Matthew 19.1-2
Jul 15th 2018

This is a Sunday sermon of transition and thanksgiving.

Our Lord's Word & work has come to a close among the Gentiles in Galilee. The time to move toward Jerusalem, toward His impending death, resurrection and ascension has come. We will spend our time together...read >>

celebration, change, faithfulness, Galilee, graduation, healing, hope, Jerusalem, joy, miracles, transition
change, Matthew, ministry

Humility - Lesson One

Matthew 18.1-4
May 13th 2018

Christian, do you know how to act and live as an alien-citizen in this world? Our Lord answered that question in last week's passage.

This week He turns His attention onto how we are to act and live as siblings in the family of God.

In both cases, humility is...read >>

character, family life, greatest, humility, least, ministry, service, service, the Church
Matthew, ministry, service

Bread of God

Matthew 14.13-21
Dec 10th 2017

In our passage today we have one of Jesus' most popular miracles: The Feeding of Five Thousand. This is one of the few miracles that gets traction in all four Gospel accounts: Matthew, Mark, Luke & John. Most people even today like the Jesus they see in today's...read >>

5000, feeding of five thousand, fellowship, Jesus, ministry, miracle, social gospel
Jesus, Matthew, miracles

Saint Whisperer

Matthew 11.25-30
Apr 30th 2017

Having denounced cities and "this generation" for their unbelief, Jesus proclaims peace & rest to those who turn from sin, trusting in Him. Are you one of those? If so, why have you come to Christ? Perhaps you were raised in the church, were baptized as an infant,...read >>

burden, easy, gentle, gentleness, grace, harsh, help, light, mercy, ministry, need, patience, whisperer, yoke
Christ, Matthew, ministry

Family Benefits

Matthew 10.34-42
Mar 19th 2017

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 >>

disciples, discipleship, evangelism, faith, little ones, love, ministry, prophet, service
children, Matthew, ministry

70%

Hebrews 10.24-25
Mar 5th 2017

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 >>

Campus Ministry, church planting, community, evangelism, Kristina Kroeger, Kyle Kroeger, Reliant Ministries, UTSA
church planting, college, ministry

He Called To Him His Twelve

Matthew 10.1-4
Dec 18th 2016

As far as the Scripture is concerned, not much is made known of the men who Jesus called His 12 apostles. Especially in Matthew, the focus on them is exceptionally little. Clearly Matthew means for our attention to be on Jesus the Messiah.

What is the apostolic...read >>

apostle, authority, call, disciple, healing, Jesus, ministry, ordination, power
apostles, calling, Matthew

What Does It Matter To Me?

Philippians 2.6-8
Sep 13th 2015

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 >>

compassion, crisis, discipleship, evangelism, Great Commission, hope, ministry, missions, prayer, refugee, Syria
persecution, prayer, suffering

The Light Has Dawned

Matthew 4.12-17
May 17th 2015

Isn't it nice to be in control of God? You know, only letting Him into the areas of our lives that we're inclined to share with Him. "I mean, come on... Surely we've got to keep some things to ourselves, right? How else can I maintain my identity? I've got to be Me,...read >>

Galilee, Great Commission, Kingdom, least of these, light, ministry, missional, missionary, racism, royal priesthood, Savior, sin, world
Matthew, mission, salvation

Patient & Persistent Joy

John 15.11, Romans 12.2, Luke 24.27,32, Acts 2.42-47, 1 John 1.3-4
Aug 24th 2014

Christ calls us to much more than Sunday mornings.

How would you define your faith? How would you define God? How does your understanding & knowledge of Him line up with Truth, what He has revealed of Himself in His Word?

The Son of God, the Word of God, the...read >>

calling, glory, joy, ministry, mission, Proclaim, purpose, Restore, South Church, Sustain, vision, worship
joy, mission, vision

God's Promise, Protection and Peace

Genesis 31
Jun 15th 2014

In this week's passage we'll cover the entirety of Genesis 31. Wise Jacob assessed the situation, his growing wealth against the shrinking flocks of his father-in-law. Needless to say, his brothers-in-law are starting to resent the "blessing" of his presence. After...read >>

blessing, cheat, family feud, impasse, Jacob, Laban, peace, promise, protection, retired
Genesis, ministry, mission

The Doctrine of Christian Living

Romans 8.30, 1 John 3.16-18, Romans 13.8, Ephesians 4.28, John 17.3, Proverbs 3.9, Hebrews 10.24-25
Mar 9th 2014

Having spent seven weeks searching the Scripture and seeking to understand the foundations of our faith, we turn now to applying what we've learned to the practice of our faith. Reverse the order and we have a righteousness by works rather than by faith. So, this...read >>

christian living, doctrine, generosity, give, hope, life, live, love, ministry, mission, needy, poor, sacrifice, serve
Christianity, Church, Doctrine

The Doctrine of The Church

Ephesians 5.22-30
Mar 2nd 2014

For all that's wrong with her, one thing is certain: her Husband is amazing!

She is so very loved with a special, enormous, eternal, covenant love, the love of God, the same Trinitarian love shared & enjoyed by Father, Son & Spirit. Yes, she is a work in process....read >>

body of Christ, bride of Christ, Church, covenant, doctrine, Ephesians 5, Ezekiel 16, God, love, marriage, ministry, mission
Church, Doctrine, love

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

Essential Church

Colossians 1.1-14,2.21-23,28,3.12-17,4.2-6
Dec 29th 2013

The New Year’s Holiday is always a good time to take a look back at what God has done and give Him thanks for His faithfulness, and it is also just as meaningful to look forward to what is in store for the next year. And as Christians we can look back down...read >>

ATX, Austin, Colossians, Eric Odenwald, proclaim, restore, South Church, sustain
ministry, mission, vision

Little Things

Matthew 25.14-30
Nov 3rd 2013

Today we celebrate four years of God's faithfulness. How better than to be reminded of what it means to be His "Bride Onboard".

What is the "talent" He has entrusted us with? What does it mean to "bury" it, resulting in having taken from us? Rather, we ought to...read >>

Chuck Dobson, Elijah Washington, Eric Odenwald, faith, Hank Stevens, little, Matthew 25.14-30, ministry, mission, proclaim, restore, sustain, Tommy Traugott, vision
Matthew, mission, vision

High Peak Fellowship, Kerrville

Aug 25th 2013

Pastor Matt Melton shares with the South Church family the plan & purpose for High Peak Fellowship--a new church plant in Kerrville.

Why church plant?

Why Kerrville?

What's the biblical basis for this fellowship?

How do they hope to reach the un- & de-churched...read >>

church plant, Fuddruckers, High Peak Fellowship, Kerrville, lost, Matt Melton, outreach, salvation
church planting, ministry, outreach

The Patience & Persistence of God

Genesis 20
Aug 4th 2013

Has the Lord ever faithfully yanked back on your chain? Perhaps He sovereignly let it out just far enough to remind you of your great need of Him, of your sin, bringing you to repentance again.

If that sounds familiar, you're in good company with father...read >>

Abimelech, Abraham, grace, humility, intercession, marriage, ministry, prayer, purity, repentance, Sarah, sin, sovereign
Genesis, grace, sovereignty