When you follow Jesus, God's mission becomes your mission. You see, our God is a missionary God. God, the Father, sent God the Son, to seek, rescue, and restore his fallen creation. And, when God adopts us into his family, he gives us his missionary heart. Now, we...read >>
In our last passage, Jesus was arrested in the garden. Today we find Him on trial before the Sanhedrin: 70 plus one Jewish governing authorities. They're seeking false testimony against Jesus among false witnesses against Him. But here's the thing: the only "false...read >>
Knowing and living are two different things, aren't they? For example, parents don't always exemplify the life they want their kids to live. Perhaps you've heard the familiar phrase, "Do as I say, not as I do." Lord willing, that doesn't depict how we live out our...read >>
Are you faithful witness of Christ's love & life? Have you run into difficulty with others when trying to share the love & truth of Christ with friends, family? It seems more often than not they always have a reason not to see or trust your witness. Maybe they...read >>
"Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen." -Hebrews 11.1
Do you have faith? Are you sure?
There are certain things that are easy to talk about, things we've seen, enjoyed or experienced. Witnesses are called on in court...read >>
Ever been asked, or asked yourself, "What is my purpose in life?" It can be a pretty ominous question. Many of us are just trying to get by: "Who has time to think about life questions like that?"
But those sorts of questions have a way of simplifying and...read >>
It's a family affair. Our Father in heaven means to make followers of Jesus Christ: sinners, saved by grace, lives that are being transformed into the glorious likeness of His Son, the sinless Savior.
Are you all in? Are you all in His family? What role do you...read >>
Last week Jesus took five verses to convince His disciples: "Judge not."
However this week, He seems to change course, judging some as dogs & pigs, unfit for our righteous pearls. What are we to do? How are we to understand? One thing is certain, figuring out who...read >>
Who is the Light of the world? Well, if you're a Christian you know the answer: Jesus! "I Am the Light of the world." -Jn 8.12
Few if any Christians would argue that. And aren't we thankful for it! Well Christian, did you realize that in our passage today, Jesus,...read >>
"I once was lost // but now am found // was blind, but now I see."
The world is starving. Christ is bread for Life. Is He yours? He came down, entered our world, showed us His Father, took on our sin, laid down His life, and rose again to give us life, to the glory...read >>
This is part two of three in Genesis 24. We pick up where we left off last week. Abraham's faithful & name-less servant begins by testifying of God's providence. The servant has witnessed first-hand God's love & leadership of Abraham since he was called from his...read >>
A fulfilled promise made bold witnesses of future glory.read >>
After evading would be assassins, Jesus heads north, back to where His public ministry began... back to the baptismal Jordan where cousin John professed an unworthiness even to untie the sandals of the Lamb of God: Jesus.
Sometimes God calls us back to where it all...read >>
This is our second week to examine additional passages that encourage us to love God & love others.
This week we look into Peter's first epistle... join us as together we discover the secret of God's power, in God's Word.read >>
How many witnesses would it take for you and me to believe that Jesus is the Way, Truth, & Life? What's your answer?
This morning Jesus present 7 witnesses to the fact of who He is, yet we choose, desire, will, prefer, love, want to reject this reality in...read >>
This week we wrap up the narrative wherein the 38 year-old invalid is healed by Jesus. This week we pick up the story just after Jesus has pursued the man in the temple, told him he was well, and instructed Him to sin no more.
But don't forget... it was the...read >>
We do evangelism all the time... we are constantly sharing with people what it is that brings us joy: we share stories about the family vacation, we display pictures of our kids, we recap the big game. We freely testify to what brings us joy. So, how about...read >>
South Church will begin working through the Gospel of John, and this first message from that Gospel is actually the second message from the series, but preached first in order to provide this month's topic for our Restore groups.
What is the function of John the...read >>