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No Longer Two, But One

Matthew 19.3-6
Jul 22nd 2018

No matter how common divorce may become, the fact remains: it hurts... a lot. When two people enter a marriage, promising & trusting themselves to one another until death do they part, only then to suffer the heartache of unfaithfulness, it's absolutely...read >>

divorce, evangelism, Genesis, Gospel, hope, marriage, peace, Pharisees, plan, purpose, reconciliation, remarriage
divorce, marriage, Matthew

Hope In His Building

Matthew 16.18-20
Mar 11th 2018

It's very hard to know how to get somewhere when you don't know where you're going.

Do you know where you're going? Do you know why you're here, what your purpose in life really is, why you exist?

Jesus makes some of His greatest promises in our passage today. His...read >>

bind, bondage, build, Church, faith, freedom, glory, Gospel, hope, keys of the Kingdom, loose, Peter, purpose, sin, Truth
Gospel, Matthew, Peter

For The Glory of God's Grace

Isaiah 43.1-7, Ephesians 1.3-6
Jan 18th 2015

Why does anything exist? Chances are, most of you know the reason. Don't discount that knowledge, my friend. Knowing all exists for the glory of God provides a view of the world that answers so many questions. Perhaps as you survey the canvas of human sin, the...read >>

Ephesians 1, glory, Gospel, grace, hope, Isaiah 43, plan, predestination, purpose, salvation, sovereignty
glory, Gospel, grace

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

Limping Away Blessed

Genesis 32.22-32
Jun 29th 2014

Ever felt like you've wrestled with God? Did you end up a victor? If you're a child of the Most High, trusting in God's redeeming grace... how could you lose?

Join us today for a real look at a real life wrestling between God and His chosen-cheat-turned-patriarch...read >>

Christophony, faith, hope, limp, pain, plan, purpose, suffering, tradition, trial, trust, wrestle
blessing, Genesis, sovereignty

Table of Nations

Genesis 10
Mar 10th 2013

There's so much more to the genealogy of Genesis 10 than simply a list of names.

Abba informs & assures His children of His presence & power working through all things... even dissenting neighbors & nations. They would be reminded that, despite the...read >>

divided, genealogy, Greek, Ham, Israel, Jepheth, land, language, plan, purpose, Shem, sovereign, united
faith, Genesis 10, sovereignty

She Is His, She Is Holy

Genesis 2.18-25
Nov 25th 2012

In a CULTure that defines "woman" by the desires of the flesh of man, we're desperate for God's Word to break in and redefine our Christian culture, our lives in Christ.

How many of our daughters will we continue to encourage toward conformity to this...read >>

beauty, build, daughter, Father, Genesis 2, glory, identity, marriage, purpose, sister, woman
creation, Genesis 2, identity

Breath for His Glory

Genesis 2.4-7
Nov 11th 2012

One thing is easy to see in this "beginning": God is careful... full of care. He provides everything, then, and only then, puts man in the Garden. What a good Father.

So, what is this all about? Why are we here? Why did our Creator create? Why us? Why...read >>

1 Corinthians 10.31, glory, image, Isaiah 40.4-5, Isaiah 42.8, Isaiah 43.6-7, Isaiah 44.23, Isaiah 48.9-11, Isaiah 6.3, potter, Psalm 19.1, purpose, sovereignty
Genesis 2, glory, purpose

Peter, Sovereignty, and Personal Pronouns

John 21.20-24
Aug 12th 2012

When stuck in the mud with a bleak prognosis, O how tempting it is to say "Why me?" and compare ours to "greener grass".

Peter was tempted too, but his Good Shepherd wouldn't have it. Peter needed to learn to trust the Lord.

Jesus had a...read >>

faith, humility, identity, Jesus, John, John 21.20-24, Peter, plan, purpose, trust
Gospel of John, John 21, ministry

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

The Good Shepherd Prepares His Sheep

John 12.27-30
Mar 20th 2011

What a difference knowledge and understanding make. Without it, where would be in this battle against sin? With it, however, we know that Jesus has already won the war, though the faith-filled battle wages on.

Our Shepherd & Savior strengthens knees that are...read >>

cross, crucifixion, death, Father, glory, purpose, Son, trials, voice
Gospel of John, John 12