After decades of wandering in the desert, fighting with those who had ignored him, and waiting for the promises of God, Caleb went to Joshua and said "Give me this Mountain" and received an inheritance in the Promised Land. Is it time to step into the promises you've received from God?
During our Good Friday Service, Pastor Jack continues our theme of Easter as an ongoing, current event. In this message, he explains that because of Christ's death on the cross, we, too, can say to all our struggles, hardship, sin, and shame: "It is finished. You are defeated."
How much would change in your life, if you really understood the love God has for you? The Bible says that "God demonstrated His own love for us in that, while we were still sinners, Christ died for us." This first sermon in our Easter series, "Love Demonstrated" looks at the reckless love God had for us that He would pay the ultimate price so we could know Him.
We all have moments that will impact the direction of our lives, and most of those moments are unexpected. However, this season of significant moments (graduations, weddings, Mother's Day, Father's Day) is a great reminder to be looking for those moments that God is working through.
As we continue toward Easter, it's important to remember that it was not just an event that took place in the past. Instead, it is a dynamic, ongoing event that continues to occur in our lives, every day. In this second week of the series, and as we celebrate Palm Sunday, we remember that, just as Jesus entered the city of Jerusalem in triumph, we are also triumphant, through Him.
At Southside, we believe God has given us 5 core values to operate by. The third is SERVING & REACHING: Empowering ministry both inside and outside the church, as the Holy Spirit has called and gifted each believer
Have you ever felt called to something and held back because it might be too big, you might be too unqualified, or it might not work? Israel saw the giants in the Promised Land and held back in fear, too. But Joshua and Caleb reminded them, and now us, that fear is a liar. What God has called you to, He will help you accomplish.
As we make our way toward Easter, it's important to remember that it was not just an event that took place in the past. Instead, it is a dynamic, ongoing event that continues to occur in our lives, every day. This week, Pastor Jack talks about the fact that, like Jesus, we are all called and have a purpose to fulfill in our lives.
At Southside, we believe God has given us 5 core values to operate by. The fifth is MULTIPLYING & SENDING: Cultivating growth to send out new churches, ministers and missionaries into all corners of the world.