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sermons tagged 'Children'

Do You Hear What They Are Saying?

Matthew 21.12-17
Oct 21st 2018

What would you expect a "house of prayer" to be like? Quiet? Calm? Perhaps some soft choruses in the background? Some Scripture being read? Prayers being prayed of course, right?

Well, that's not even close to what Jesus found in His "house of...read >>

babies, chief priests, children, Hosanna, house of prayer, infants, Jerusalem, Jesus, praise, prayer, scribes, Son of David, temple, toddlers, triumphal entry
humility, Matthew, salvation

Let The Children Come to Me

Matthew 19.13-15
Aug 26th 2018

Having just declared God's sacred intent for marital permanence, the subject now shifts naturally on to the product of such sacred unions: children. "Jesus," indeed, "loves the little children." "Let the children come to Me."

Ever seen...read >>

care, children, dependence, faith, humility, infant, Jesus, love, toddler, trust
discipleship, faith, Matthew

Humility: Lesson Two

Matthew 18.5-9
May 20th 2018

In our passage two weeks ago, our Lord began instructing His men on one of the main, base characteristics His followers ought to have: humility. He began with our humility as aliens in living in a dark, lost world. What should our perspective and attitude be like...read >>

body life, body of Christ, children, church, church life, discipleship, family life, followship, humility, least of these, service
humility, Matthew, service

O Woman

Matthew 15.21-28
Jan 21st 2018

How is your hope in the Lord? How is your prayer life?

These things are inseparable from our faith, and our faith is based upon what we believe. So, what do you believe about God? Is He real? Does He hear your prayers? Does He respond?

What constitutes "great...read >>

children, daughter, faith, Gentile, healing, hope, Jew, miracle
faith, healing, Matthew

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

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,...read >>

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

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...read >>

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

Weeping In Hope

Matthew 2.16-18
Apr 12th 2015

How thick is your skin? How thick is your sin?

"I must decrease that Christ may increase." John's words befit all of God's children. We're born so bent on our own situation. But our faithful God loves us, and will, therefore, see us through to fix our...read >>

children, cross, death, Egypt, exile, faith, faith, Herod, hope, Jeremiah, persecution, sin
Matthew, persecution, redemption

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...read >>

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

What Shall Happen

Genesis 49.1-28
Dec 14th 2014

Are you a parent? How well do you know your children?

If you're not a parent, how well do you know yourself?

Consider your character. Now multiply the impact of these traits out over the course of a few thousand years. What do you think? Scary or hopeful?

Today...read >>

bless, children, father, hope, Jesus, Judah, Lion of Judah, promise, prophecy, redeem
blessing, Genesis, prophecy

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...read >>

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

Failures of Fathers & Sons

Genesis 34
Jul 13th 2014

Sometimes the ugliness of sin is nearly unbearable. But the reality of its presence in any one of us is so persistent, so real, ever lurking and knocking at our doors that we had better pay close attention.

It is amazing how quickly we can turn from saints to...read >>

apathy, children, daughters, father, fear, greed, murder, parenting, pride, rape, revenge, selfishness, sex, sin, sons
Genesis, pride, sanctification

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

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

Heel Grabbing Grace

Genesis 25.12-26
Nov 17th 2013

For 24+ chapters now, we have seen God do things in most unexpected ways. In today's passage, that comes to such a head that we've got to take some time to ensure we see what God has been pointing out in His Word.

Two sons from an empty womb are called and created...read >>

abortion, children, creation, elect, election, Esau, grace, Jacob, nations, plan, prayer, sovereign
election, Genesis, grace

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...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...read >>

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