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Resurrection Hope — Easter 2019

Apr 21st 2019

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2019, Easter, Gospel, Hope, Resurrection, Salvation, Scripture
Easter 2019, Gospel, Resurrection

My Words Will Not Pass Away

Matthew 24.32-35
Mar 10th 2019

Way back in v3 of chapter 24, the disciples asked the question that we would do well to keep before us. It is the question that Jesus spends a chapter and a half answering: “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the...read >>

end times, faith, God's Word, hope, prophecy, Scripture, second coming, truth
Matthew, prophecy, Scripture

The Final Four Woes

Matthew 23.23-36
Jan 20th 2019

Today we survey the final four of Jesus' seven woes, aimed directly at the undershepherds of Israel: the failed scribes & Pharisees.

The fourth woe is the center piece of them all. In it Jesus reveals where the false teachers got off course: their understanding...read >>

camel, deception, externals, false teachers, gnat, judgement, lies, Pharisees, pretending, Restore, scribes, Scripture, woes, wrong
authenticity, false teachers, Matthew

The First Three Woes

Matthew 23.13-22
Jan 13th 2019

Having warned the crowds and His disciples in our last passage, today the Messiah turns His attention toward the scribes & Pharisees; not with warning, but with woe, seven times over. We'll take a look at the first three of those woes today.

If you're able,...read >>

condemnation, divide, hypocrisy, judgement, Pharisees, right, scribes, Scripture, sons of hell, true, woe, Word
condemnation, judgement, Matthew

What Do You Think About The Christ?

Matthew 22.41-46
Dec 30th 2018

"What do you think about the Christ?" That's the question the Messiah asks His accusers in our passage today. Perhaps there is no more important question today, no more important question for you? What do you think about the Christ?

The religious leaders...read >>

Bible, Christ, God's Word, identity, Messiah, Pharisees, Scripture, truth
Matthew, Messiah, Scripture

Sola Scriptura

2 Timothy 3.16-17
Nov 5th 2017

"Gosh, I wish God would just speak to me, that He'd give me some direction here."

Today we consider the second of the five solas, the heart cries of the reformation: Scripture alone, or sola Scriptura.

Do you know God's Word? Do you know God? Can you...read >>

Bible, English, German, Luther, Protestant, Reformation, Roman Catholicism, Scripture, translation, Tyndale, Word
Bible, Reformation, Sola Scriptura

Celebration of Hope In Jesus

Acts 8.26-39
May 28th 2017

In preparation for today's baptismal service, we turn to the narrative of the Ethiopian eunuch and his meeting with Philip, a faithful follower & proclaimer of Christ. Together they studied the Words of the Prophet Isaiah, written over 700 years before Jesus...read >>

baptism, Ethiopian, eunuch, evangelism, exposition, Holy Spirit, Isaiah, Philip, Scripture, Truth, Word
Acts, baptism, discipleship

Rude or Shrewd

Matthew 7.6
May 8th 2016

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,...read >>

discernment, discretion, grow, holiness, judge, know God, mature, pigs, proclaim, righteousness, Scripture, swine, witness
discernment, Matthew, Sermon On The Mount

Moses Wrote Of Me

Matthew 5.17-20
Oct 18th 2015

So far in His sermon, Jesus had declared the character & resulting conduct of His disciples: those who follow Him. Having their character so transformed (the Beatitudes), though their conduct in the world would result in persecution, as the Light of the World...read >>

fulfill, God's Word, holiness, Jesus, law, Moses, Pharisees, prophets, righteousness, scribes, Scripture, teaching, truth, validity
Genesis, Scripture, Sermon On the Mount

As They Gather Daily

Exodus 16.13-21, Hebrews 3.12-15
Jul 19th 2015

Today we take a break from the Beatitudes in Matthew's account of the Gospel to focus our attention on God's means of our Happiness in Jesus' Blessings.

Have you ever noticed how regularly we need to be reminded of what we already believe? Well, the material in...read >>

daily, discipleship, edification, fellowship, honesty, hope, restore, Scripture, small groups, sustain, truth, Word
faith, Restore, Sustain

The Son Wields the Sword

Matthew 4.1-11
May 10th 2015

Ever swung a sword? For most of us these days, probably not! But, in our passage this week, Jesus certainly does, and fully intends for us to take His Sword and swing away, too!

If you've been in the family of the Lord for any length of time, you know that we have...read >>

Bible, kingdom, prosperity gospel, satan, Scripture, sin, temptation, Truth, Word
Matthew, Scripture, temptation

Eyes On The Wrong Christ

Luke 24.13-32
Apr 5th 2015

On the very first Resurrection Sunday two of Jesus' disciples are found journeying from Jerusalem to Emmaus. During their walk they were met with a huge surprise. A "stranger," who was actually Jesus himself, joined them and He gave them a crash course on...read >>

Christ, Easter, faithful, fulfilled, Jesus, Logan Cauthen, Resurrection, Scripture
hope, Jesus, Resurrection

The Doctrine of The Bible

2 Timothy 3.14-17
Jan 19th 2014

We spent our time together last week examining the Doctrine of God. But how do we know who is He is?

The Bible says that God has revealed Himself through what scholars call "General Revelation." This to say, certain attributes of God can be observed...read >>

Bible, doctrine, faith, holy, relationship, sanctification, Scripture, Timothy, Truth, Word, writing
discipleship, Doctrine, Scripture

Preparing for Christmas

Dec 22nd 2013

Did Christmas sneak up on you this year?

Spend some time in Scripture & song with the South Church to ready your heart to celebrate the first coming of our King.read >>

holiday, Scripture, testimony
Christmas, seasonal

Children, Sustain, and Restore

May 15th 2011

What are your plans for Children's Ministry?

What is a family devotional, and how do I have one?

What is Sustain? How do I read the Bible? I believe in Jesus, but I don't go to church. Why would I?

What's a "small group"? How is that different from Restore? Why...read >>

Children, Church, community, family, ministry, parents, plan, read, restore, Scripture, small groups, sustain
ministry, missional, vision

Sustain

Isaiah 50.1-4
Nov 7th 2010

One of the South Church shepherds, James McDonald, prepares our Restore ministry teams for the next six weeks of study by proclaiming Isaiah 50.1-4.

Sustain is the simplest of ministries, yet packs quite an encouraging and necessary punch into our lives as...read >>

encouragement, James McDonald, Scripture, sin, sovereignty, sustain
Isaiah 50