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The "littlest", most easily overlooked aspects of the Christian life are thought by many to be too simplistic. Yet stop & consider: He calls children of all ages! Praying. Reading. Thinking. Relating. Stuff you can do! We don't need to make it harder than it has to be to feel "spiritual". Father knows best! And a good partner doubles the impact!

Daily Word +
1 time per week
2 friends practice
3 spiritual disciplines

prayer • Truth • honesty

START HERE: Do you know the Gospel? What's the Good News about? Sustain 101 is a 5-week walk-through of the Gospel that you & your sustain partner can enjoy together. In addition to the Good News, 101 serves as a helpful how-to for new sustain partners.

  1. the Gospel begins & ends with God
  2. Man: created for His pleasure & glory
  3. Sin: all have settled for less
  4. washed in the blood of the Lamb
  5. "caused" by the Spirit of God

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Looking for a simple online 2 year Bible reading plan?

Complete the Old Testament every two years and the New Testament every year. You can easily read, listen & share God's Word at where one thing you won't find is a bunch of advertising or other distractions.

Subscribe for daily emails, submit your number to receive Scripture references texted to your phone each day, or read and/or listen online. It's a slice of God's Word, a little each day. If you're not already on a reading plan, start today.

Other Helpful Bible Reading Plans

'Go At Your Own Pace'
Read through the Bible at your own pace. Use this minimalistic, yet beautifully designed, chart to track your reading.

Read through the Bible in the order the events occurred chronologically.

John MacArthur's OT | NT
Read through the Old Testament once each year and spend each month reading the same section of the New Testament.

Robert Murray M’Cheyne
Read the New Testament and Psalms twice and the Old Testament once.

A Proverb A Day
Read through Proverbs, one chapter per day. Today's chapter: Proverbs 20

Are you having trouble reading the Bible? It's a rather large book, actually it's several books (66) and there are 1,189 chapters with in those books, and 31,173 verses! To read and understand the Bible can be a daunting task...

Well, don't fret. Here is a great way to get started. There is a 40 day reading plan in the ESV Bibles that are up at the front of every proclaim service. It is a wonderful way to help people start reading, and, more importantly, understanding the Bible.

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What do Christians believe?

Glad you asked! Welcome to Sustain 301: What We Believe. This is a collection of several short chapters, each covering one of the main doctrines of South Church.

What are doctrines?

Doctrine means “teaching” or “instruction”. Essentially, doctrines are the core of what we believe, the building blocks of our faith, the source of every action. How important it is to ensure that what we believe is founded on the solid rock of God’s Word.

What do you believe & why?

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A Man's Strategy for Conquering Temptation

Bob Vereen

A Man's Strategy for Conquering Temptation is a small-group study for people who are interested in learning for themselves more about what the Bible says on various subjects, but who have only limited time to meet together. In this study you'll learn that God has provided everything you need to resist temptation. Through examples of men in Scripture—those who fell into sin and those who stood firm—you'll find help for defending your heart and mind so that you can stand pure and blameless before God.A 6-week, no-homework Bible study.

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Being a Disciple: Counting the Real Cost

Kay Arthur, Tom Hart, Jane Hart

What is the difference between a true follower of Jesus Christ and others who merely call themselves "Christian"? Kay Arthur and Tom and Jane Hart point the way to clear answers in this instructive study of what Jesus had to say about the subject.

Through these eye-opening inductive studies of passages from the Gospels, you can better understand the distinctive marks of a disciple of Christ and how to make sure they are true of your own life.

Join Kay Arthur in exploring what it means to count the cost, deny yourself, and follow Christ.

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Forgiveness: Breaking the Power of the Past

Kay Arthur, David Lawson, B.J. Lawson

As imperfect people living in an imperfect world, we eventually confront in nearly every relationship the need to extend or receive forgiveness. But when the wounds run deep, forgiveness doesn’t come easy.

This eye-opening study deals with the difficult questions of forgiveness, including How can I forgive when the pain is so great? Does forgiving mean I have to forget the past? and What if I choose not to forgive? As you dig into what the Bible says on this vital topic, you’ll encounter the depths of God’s own mercy and discover how choosing forgiveness can free you from a painful past and propel you toward being all that God intends you to be.

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Having a Real Relationship with God

Kay Arthur

Having a Real Relationship with God is a 6-week small-group study for people who are interested in learning more about what the Bible says, but who have only limited time to meet together. This transforming inductive study offers hope to anyone who yearns to know God and relate to Him in meaningful ways. You'll gain a deeper understanding of how God's love compelled Him to bridge the chasm between heaven and earth so that the two of you could enjoy a rewarding relationship that lasts for all eternity. With the leader's notes and Bible passages included right in the book, each self-contained study is a powerful resource for personal growth and small-group discussion.

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The Essentials of Effective Prayer

Kay Arthur, David Lawson, B.J. Lawson

Can You Know for Certain God Hears Your Prayers?

Do you sometimes wonder if God hears–let alone answers–your prayers? Do you ask yourself, What’s the point of praying? Do you long to experience the power of prayer in your daily life?

Find the keys to an effective prayer life in this compelling study that explores both God’s expectations of you and His promises to you when it comes to prayer. Through a detailed examination of the Lord’s Prayer and other examples of prayer throughout the Bible, you’ll discover a model for talking with God. You’ll also learn key principles of prayer and gain a deeper understanding of how prayer can draw you closer to His heart.

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