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Fuel, Flame and Fire in 2018

Jeremiah 20.9
Dec 31st 2017

A lot has changed in 2017 for the South Church family, the most obvious of which is the addition of the latest tool the Lord has provided: Suite 100. Rather than access to a worship space at the bowling alley for a few hours on Sunday, we now have 24/7 access to a...read >>

daily lives, discipleship, fellowship, learn, living on mission, preach, proclaim, restore, sustain, teach
discipleship, living on mission

As They Gather Daily

Exodus 16.13-21, Hebrews 3.12-15
Jul 19th 2015

Today we take a break from the Beatitudes in Matthew's account of the Gospel to focus our attention on God's means of our Happiness in Jesus' Blessings.

Have you ever noticed how regularly we need to be reminded of what we already believe? Well, the material in...read >>

daily, discipleship, edification, fellowship, honesty, hope, restore, Scripture, sustain, truth, Word
faith, Restore, Sustain

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

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

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

Better Word From Better Blood

Genesis 4.1-16
Jan 6th 2013

Pride is a beast. There's nothing wrong with wanting to do well, to bring pleasure to others. Where pride resides is purely in the pleasure of "more than you". I want more gifts, more friends, more recognition, more attention, more... glory! "DANGER WILL...read >>

Abel, anger, ATX, Austin, blood, Cain, Colossians, delight, duty, Eric Odenwald, grace, guilt, Hebrews 12.24, murder, pride, proclaim, protection, restore, sin, South Church, sustain, theodicy
Genesis 4, pride, sin

Fuel, Flame & Fire

Jeremiah 20.9
Dec 30th 2012

The prophet Jeremiah said that he could not possibly keep his mouth shut about the glory of the Lord. Question: Is that a good description for how you know the Lord? Could it be? Should it be?

When the Lord began to provide vision and direction for making followers...read >>

direction, disciple, fire, follower, Jeremiah, ministry, mission, missional, proclaim, restore, sustain, vision, way
ministry, mission, vision

That's Why We're Here

Mar 4th 2012

What is the mission of south church?

How do we go about the mission of south church?

Where do we go about the mission of south church?read >>

call, love, mission, proclaim, purpose, restore, serve, sustain, vision
mission, vision

Great Commandment, Great Commission

Oct 23rd 2011

Next Sunday marks South Church's two year anniversary. Today the Lord provided an opportunity for us to be reminded of the vision He has given South Church to reach the un-churched and de-churched in our community.

It is entirely unoriginal, and certainly simple. I...read >>

Great Commandment, Great Commission, Jesus, mission, missional, prod, restore, sustain, worship
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

Back to the Beginning

John 10.40-42
Nov 28th 2010

After evading would be assassins, Jesus heads north, back to where His public ministry began... back to the baptismal Jordan where cousin John professed an unworthiness even to untie the sandals of the Lamb of God: Jesus.

Sometimes God calls us back to where it all...read >>

calling, direction, faithful, focus, John the Baptist, ministry, Proclaim, restore, South Church, sustain, Witness
Gospel of John, John 10

Sustain

Isaiah 50.1-4
Nov 7th 2010

One of the South Church shepherds, James McDonald, prepares our Restore ministry teams for the next six weeks of study by proclaiming Isaiah 50.1-4.

Sustain is the simplest of ministries, yet packs quite an encouraging and necessary punch into our lives as...read >>

encouragement, James McDonald, Scripture, sin, sovereignty, sustain
Isaiah 50

Missional Community

John 15.9-17
Oct 3rd 2010

Pastor Eric teaches us to love from John 15.

What does it mean to love God? What does it mean to love others? How are these loves alike? How are they different?

Why is love so central to our faith and mission? On that note, what does it mean to be missional?

Love...read >>

community, help, missional, restore, sent, serve, sustain
Gospel of John, John 15

Glory Has Left The Building

John 8.58-59
Aug 29th 2010

Last week, we really didn't have a chance to look into verse 59.

This week, the Lord provides us with another opportunity to peer into the passing of God's glory from an attempted assassination to a departure from the Temple. Gee... wonder if a bit...read >>

Jesus, ministry, Proclaim, restore, shikinah, sustain, Tabernacle, truly, vision
Gospel of John, John 8

Sustaining Faith (preLaunch.2)

Oct 4th 2009

The power that keeps us is no different than the power that brought us into Christ: this is the power that gave us eyes to see Christ as the greatest gift.

How does this grace that brought us alive from death, sustain & keep us in the faith?

What are the gifts of...read >>

David, faith, jonathan, Katharina von Bora, Lewis, Luther, remain, saul, sustain
1 Samuel 23, discipline