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Soli Deo Gloria

Romans 11.33-36
Nov 26th 2017

Why are you here? Why do you exist? What were you made for? Do you know?

These are "core questions". Questions that get at the heart of life, our understanding of everything else. The Dark Ages lasted for about a thousand years, from the 5th to the >>

glory, honor, praise, Soli Deo Gloria, worship
Five Sola, glory, Reformation

When You Fast

Matthew 6.16-18
Mar 13th 2016

Notice how Jesus begins this passage: "When you fast..." Not "If," but "when..." It is clear that our Lord simply assumes His disciples are people who, from time to time, fast.

Do you? Have you ever? Why?

Just what is >>

affection, dependence, fasting, food, hope, love, praise, pride, secret, self, selfishness, sin
fasting, Matthew, Sermon On the Mount

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 >>

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

Mindful of Man

Psalm 8
Feb 3rd 2013

Man has an obsession with himself and until he realizes how misdirected he is & how offensive that is to his Creator, he simply cannot lift his eyes beyond himself to be salvaged from his sin & this wretched world.

There, I said it... again! And I will >>

babies, care, creation, Creator, fearfully, foe, infants, love, made, praise, Psalm 8, still, strength, wonderfully
God's love, hope, Psalm

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 >>

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

Come to the Father through the Son

John 14.4-7
Jul 10th 2011

So often Jesus becomes the means to financial peace, marriage matters, or a weigh down workshop. If we're not careful, we'll do an end around and bypass the One Jesus was sent to connect us to as well as the reason why His Father sent Him to do so.

Rather >>

cross, Father, glory, Jesus, life, praise, resurrection, Thomas, truth, way
Gospel of John, John 14