Category Archives: New Testament

Community: How it Works

For many years now, the mission statement for Southside Baptist Church has been, “Changing the world through Jesus Christ.” It is on our stationery, on our website, and everywhere our logo is printed. But a mission statement isn’t truly a mission statement unless we take it seriously and do something about it. With that in

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The Priority of Community

For the last several months I have been telling you what God has laid on my heart for our church. We started out at the first of the year talking about the Priority of Worship. I believe that if we are going to see God bless Southside Baptist Church in the future, then we are

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The Stewardship of Life

In talking with many members of our fellowship recently, it seems that the economy and how our government is handling it is on the minds of many. With stimulus bailouts, cash for clunkers, and potential healthcare bills floating around, this is the talk around the water cooler, at the dinner table, and in the grocery

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Experiencing

Matthew 6:24-33 – Please take your Bible and turn to Matthew 6.  We will read verses 24-33. – Jesus is beginning His earthly ministry with a foundational message which we have called the “Sermon on the Mount”.    He has given instruction on several “how to’s” of life.  We discover how to be blessed, how to

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Empowering

Acts 1:9-26 – Acts 2 records the beginning the church age.  Candidly, the church as we know it today was born right here.  To read Acts 2 is to see the chapter opening with some 120 believers in the upper room and the Manifest Presence of the Holy Spirit of God literally “falling” in power. 

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Embracing

Philippians 3:7-20 – The – Kingdom – Focused – Church.  Think about those 4 words for a second.  Each word has significant meaning. – The – An article denoting specific, distinctive nature.  It identifies something which is special, unique, and even “one of a kind.” – Kingdom – A kingdom is that which is ruled

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The Kingdom Focused Church – Exposing

Matthew 16:18-19 / Matthew 28:18-20 – Have you ever taken a picture, taken it to be developed, and it came back “out of focus?” Do you remember your frustration? And do you remember that your frustration was controlled somewhat by basically two factors; how personal the picture and the cost of the picture. For instance,

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The Kingdom of God

Mark 4:26-34 – Jesus gives two Parables concerning the Kingdom of God.  We tend to use that term and most don’t really understand it. What is it?  Can you describe it? Where is it?  Candidly, most people today are not familiar with the lifestyle of a Kingdom so they don’t really understand this. – Kingdoms

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A Message from the Master Broadcaster

Matthew 13:1-23 Introduction Broadcasting is the communication of a message through various forms of media.  You might find it interesting to note broadcasting took place years before radio and television.  In fact, the concept of broadcasting has an agricultural meaning.  According to one dictionary the term “broadcast” can mean “To sow (seed) over a wide

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Riches in Romans

Sermon Outline “The clearest gospel of all” (Martin Luther) A letter of Paul to a strange congregation; the nearest thing to a theological treatise in all of Paul’s writings. Two fold purpose: (1) to prepare the congregation at Rome for Paul’s coming and (2) to provide a comprehensive and logical exposition of the gospel. Written

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