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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...read >>

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

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

Validation & Preparation

Matthew 10.21-23
Jan 29th 2017

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...read >>

Church, confidence, confusion, division, evangelism, faith, hope, Israel, mission, persecution, prophecy, second coming, Son of Man, strength, truth
Matthew, missions, persecution

Sheep Among Wolves

Matthew 10.5-16
Jan 15th 2017

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 >>

evangelism, faith, Gospel, judgement, mission, missionary, peace, providence, trust
Matthew, missions, providence

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...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, small groups, 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...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...read >>

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

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, small groups, 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...read >>

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

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, small groups, sustain, vision, way
ministry, mission, vision

God's Messy Ministry of Mercy & Misery

Jonah 4
Oct 7th 2012

God's ministry is often messy. Rather than a nice and tidy salvation, when we look to Calvary, what do we see? A very bloody Son; holy, divine, yet crucified.

As His followers, we must learn not to box Him in, not to limit our understanding of what we think He can...read >>

compassion, David Mathis, Jonah 4, mercy, mess, misery, mission, sin
evangelism, Jonah, mission

The Power of Peace In Present Darkness

John 20.19-23
Jul 1st 2012

How powerful is guilt in and over your life? regret? betrayal? denial of your Lord?

Our fears and failures deeply impact our faith (or lack thereof).

Join us today as Jesus meets His disciples in the middle of their fear, denial, and failures. What would the King...read >>

failure, fear, glad, grace, guilt, John 20.19-23, mission, peace, sin, Spirit
Gospel of John, John 20, resurrection

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, small groups, sustain, vision
mission, vision

Sanctified & Sent

John 17.17-19
Jan 29th 2012

What He calls us to He suits us for, sustains us in, sanctifies us through.read >>

consecrate, cross, designate, evil, holy, mission, sanctification, sent, separate, service, truth, word
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

Glory with the Father, Glory in His Followers

John 17.4-11a
Jan 8th 2012

How now shall we live? What does any of this matter? What difference does the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ make on our manhood, womanhood, childhood, sainthood, fellowship? Let's SEE today in John's Gospel today.

Having revealed the Father to His...read >>

disciples, faith, Father, glory, hour, ministry, mission, plan, prayer, Son, sovereignty
Gospel of John, High Priestly Prayer, John 17

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, small groups, sustain, worship
missional, vision