Well done, good & faithful servant. You've been faithful over a little. Enter into the joy of your Master. -King Jesus
The best coaches will tell you: it's the team with the fewest turnovers, most free throws, best pitching that wins championships. So often we overlook the little things that make the difference.
The late great Tom Landry said, "Leadership is the ability to get a person to do what he doesn't want to do in order to achieve what he wants to achieve."
Rather than parting the sea, perhaps our faithful focus ought to be where Jesus told us it should be: the little things?! What little things do we overlook that keep us from walking in the vibrant, death-defying, Christ-exalting, sorrowful-yet-always-rejoicing faith we long for?
Prayer. Scripture. Honest relationships. Talking with, learning from, following after, loving most King Jesus!
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They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching, the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. -Acts 2.42
A few families gathering weekly in host-homes throughout the community act as the hands & feet of the Body of Christ at South Church. The horizontal mission of the Church must be rooted in vertical love & knowledge of the Lord. Not holy-huddles, but followers of Jesus, linked in arms, facing outward: living on mission, sharing life together, growing in Truth.
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I was glad when they said, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” -Psalm 122.1
Sunday worship provides our Restore families & friends an opportunity to gather for corporate worship. Whether in song, children's sermon, or the exposition of the Word, the focus—from start to finish—is on the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
Biblically, worship has always been a family integrated activity. Therefore, children of all ages are encouraged to worship alongside their family, rather than in separate "youth" sections or in other rooms or buildings. Nursery care is available for toddlers 3 & under, but they're also welcome to proclaim!
daily • weekly • simply
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You finally scored Astros tickets! Would you leave after the first inning? Heck no! Why limit your joy in Jesus to just Sunday mornings? Sustain + know.gd provide everyday means to encourage your joy in Jesus each day.
His Word, His Spirit, His Church: open 24hrs!
How can a young man keep his way pure? By guarding it according to your word. With my whole heart I seek you; let me not wander from your commandments! I have stored up your word in my heart, that I might not sin against you. -Psalm 119.9-11
You never hear anyone say, "Are you going to family?" In the same way, Church isn't an event, but people united by the blood of Jesus! Restore: fewer folks gathering weekly in host-homes throughout the community.
And day by day, breaking bread in their homes, they received their food with glad & generous hearts, praising God & having favor with all the people. -Acts 2.46-47
The less overhead, the more agile. No large staff. No mega-mentality. Starting & staying small and raising up the Church to do it all over, all over again.
Our elders & Restore leaders care for the physical & spiritual needs of the South Church family.
Have questions, concerns, or comments about South Church? Take a minute to in-choir.