Southside Baptist Church Podcast

Southside Baptist Church Podcast
Located at the heart of San Marco, Southside Baptist Church is engaged with God in His mission to make all things new. Southside Baptist Church is not what you might expect. While the Corinthian columns and stained glass windows may lead you to believe…

The Little Things | Sit Down
Jul 5 • 36 min
Before Jesus performed one of His most well-known miracles — the feeding of 5,000 — He required a small act of faith — a little thing — from the crowd. Jesus may be calling us to “sit down” in our marriage, parenting, job, congregation, etc., before…
The Little Things | A Widow and Her Offering
Jun 28 • 46 min
As Jesus watched people bring forward their offerings in the temple, He pointed out a shocking contrast. While many people made a show of their extravagant gifts and offerings, it was a quiet and unassuming poor widow who made the biggest offering of…
Hymns of Hope and Encouragement #2
Jun 21 • 50 min
Listen along as we’re led in music by Eddie Lockamy, Katelyn McClain, Justin Johns, Sara Hetzel, and Gwen Hernandez.
The Little Things | A Boy and His Slingshot
Jun 21 • 40 min
The life and rule of King David are recorded in the Old Testament. He is seen as a hero of great faith who overcame many obstacles during his reign. However, David’s face is clearly seen in a scene before his coronation. As he fought Goliath, God used…
The Little Things | A Fugitive and His Walking Stick
Jun 14 • 37 min
When we look back on the life of Moses, we think of some of the most amazing events recorded in the Bible. We see him bravely leading the Israelites out of captivity, parting the Red Sea, walking down the mountain with the ten commandments. God used…
The Little Things | A Woman and Her Dough
Jun 6 • 47 min
Leaven is used throughout the Bible as an example of a little thing that makes a big change. Jesus warned His followers against the “leaven of the pharisees,” but also compared the Kingdom of God to leaven worked into dough. From both a positive and a…
Pause | The Pause in Heaven
May 31 • 37 min
In the final message in the Pause series, Pastor Gary Webber explores the meaning of the 30 minutes of silence John witnessed in Revelation and how that short pause reminds us that God is patiently waiting for us.
Pause | Building an Enduring Church
May 24 • 33 min
The strength of our faith is not determined by how we respond to the victories and successes in life. Faith can only be made stronger through trials and hardships. To have an enduring, resilient faith means having a faith that is tested. What is true…
Pause | When God Whispers Your Name
May 17 • 45 min
Have you ever heard someone say, “God said to me…” and wondered how they could be so confident that it was God speaking to them? Have you ever wondered what God’s voice sounds like? Would you know it if you heard it? Throughout the Scriptures, we…
Pause | Underfoot
May 10 • 28 min
To “sit at the feet” of a rabbi was to assume a posture of submission to that particular rabbi’s teachings. While Jesus had many disciples, it is interesting that we don’t read about them sitting at His feet. There is one notable exception, however….
Pause | Isolated
May 3 • 20 min
Many in our society still stigmatize depression and mental illness, but some of the greatest heroes of the Bible struggled with bouts of severe depression. Join us online for part 6 of Pause where we consider the story of Elijah to learn how we might…
Hymns of Hope and Encouragement
Apr 29 • 39 min
Pause | Vacuums, Despots, and COVID-19
Apr 26 • 24 min
Aristotle said, “Nature abhors a vacuum,” meaning that every space in nature needs to be filled with something. This isn’t only true about black holes; it is true of the human soul. Jesus identified this truth by telling a strange story of an exorcism…
Pause | Saturday, Fish Guts, and COVID-19
Apr 18 • 30 min
Most people don’t like silence. Even those who claim to crave it, grow weary of it if it lasts too long. In a world filled with noise, silence can be deafening, even disturbing. We especially don’t like it when God is silent. We may even assume that…
Pause | Letting Go
Apr 12 • 20 min
Letting go is hard. When Mary first realized that Jesus was alive, she wanted to grab hold of Him and never let Him go. Jesus, however, told Mary that she couldn’t hold on. She had to let go. Jesus wasn’t going to stay, and things could never go back to…
Pause | Watch and Pray
Apr 5 • 19 min
We do everything we can to avoid painful realities. There are two techniques that have proven especially effective, however. These are hyperactivity and sedation. On one hand, we keep ourselves so busy that we stay ahead of the painful realities of our…
Pause | The Unexpected Sabbath Q & A
Mar 29 • 47 min
Best thoughts and ideas about jump starting or boosting your prayer life during the “pause”…The Papa Prayer:…Prayer:…Celebration of Disipline:…
Pause | The Unexpected Sabbath
Mar 29 • 29 min
The world has come to a standstill. Schools are shut down, businesses have closed, travel has slowed to a crawl, the economy is tanking, and even churches have been forced to close their doors. The novel coronavirus (or Covid-19) was designated a…
Losing My Religion Q & A
Mar 22 • 46 min
Join us as Pastors Gary Webber, Todd Kornahrens, and Darren Sides respond to your comments and questions about the Losing My Religion sermon series.
Losing My Religion | The Day Religion Died
Mar 22 • 24 min
In this, the final installment of Losing My Religion, we also consider how religion led to Jesus’ crucifixion and how His death on the cross marks the day religion died. Pastor Gary will discuss the surprising similarities between religion and secular…
Losing My Religion | Tribal Identities
Mar 15 • 42 min
We all carry many identities: mother, son, doctor, student, American, Refugee, white, black, conservative, progressive, Southern Baptist, Atheist. The list can go on and on. In a culture that is increasingly divided by our identities, we must recognize…
Losing My Religion | Religious Skubala
Mar 8 • 35 min
The people of God are routinely warned against profanity. From Proverbs in the Old Testament, to the words of Jesus in the Gospels, and throughout the New Testament, believers are constantly warned about the dangers of an untamed tongue. So what could…
Losing My Religion | House of Cards
Mar 1 • 39 min
On April 15, 2019, the world watched in horror as the cathedral at Notre Dame burned. Estimates for rebuilding the cathedral are now approaching 2 billion dollars. The secular French government has committed to its reconstruction, “no matter the cost.”…
Losing My Religion | Bad Religion
Feb 23 • 37 min
The word “religion” stirs all kinds of emotions in us. They may be positive emotions associated with faith, traditions, and our connection with God. Or, they could be negative memories of manipulation, hypocrisy, or abuse. You might expect the Bible to…
Losing My Religion | The Holy Hand Grenade
Feb 16 • 32 min
The Bible is the best-selling book of all time. It is considered by many to be the foundation of two major world religions. It has been used by all kinds of people to justify all kinds of good and bad things done in the name of religion. But what if the…
Losing My Religion | Licking Cups
Feb 9 • 38 min
Recent surveys have revealed that a growing number of people no longer identify with any religion. They do not claim to be protestant or catholic, they are not affiliated with Islam or Hinduism, they simply claim no religious affiliation. They have come…
Go Fish! | Andy Brings a Crowd
Feb 2 • 40 min
A crowd of gentiles wanted to approach Jesus but were not sure if they could since they were not Jewish. Cultural and social barriers still get in the way of the message of the Gospel today. Join us for part four of Go Fish! and see how Andrew responded…
Meet Your Deacons | Teresa Parker
Jan 26 • 10 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Go Fish! | Andy Finds Lunch
Jan 26 • 34 min
When we think about becoming fishers of people, we can become overwhelmed by the need. There are literally billions of people on the planet and the task of sharing the good news with all of them seems impossible. Jesus’ first disciples faced a similarly…
Meet Your Deacons | Molly Howard
Jan 19 • 14 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Go Fish! | Andy Goes Fishing
Jan 19 • 37 min
Talking to other people about faith is a scary thought. The fear of rejection and damaged relationships often keeps us silent on issues of faith and our deepest held beliefs about God. Join us for part two of “Go Fish!” where we see how two of Jesus’…
Meet Your Deacons - Darlene DePratter
Jan 12 • 8 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Go Fish | The Invitation
Jan 12 • 32 min
Jesus’ call to discipleship includes the promise of a career change. His first disciples all left their jobs when they answered Jesus’ call. Some left their tax booths, others left their fishing nets, but everyone who followed Jesus gave up one job for…
2020 Vision
Jan 5 • 33 min
Meet Your Deacons - Richard Beckwith
Jan 5 • 14 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Saving Christmas from the Calendar
Dec 29, 2019 • 30 min
The incarnation didn’t just happen once upon a time a long time ago. When Jesus was preparing to leave His disciples, He promised them that the Holy Spirit would come and take up residence in their hearts, empowering them to carry the Gospel to the ends…
Meet Your Deacons - Amber Labagh
Dec 29, 2019 • 12 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Christmas Eve in San Marco
Dec 24, 2019 • 16 min
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from Elvis
Dec 22, 2019 • 32 min
Blue Christmas isn’t just a song, it’s a reality for many people for whom the holidays stir up all kinds of sadness and depression. Two-thousand years ago, at the birth of Jesus, the angels declared “Peace on earth, good will to men on whom God’s favor…
Meet Your Deacons - Miles McChriston
Dec 22, 2019 • 9 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from the Grinch Q & A
Dec 18, 2019 • 58 min
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from the Grinch
Dec 15, 2019 • 33 min
For many people there is at least one person they’d like to avoid at this year’s Christmas get-together. The reasons range from simple annoyances to serious offenses. At the announcement of Jesus’ birth, the angels’ proclaimed, “Peace on earth, good…
Meet Your Deacons - Bill and Sarah Ware
Dec 15, 2019 • 22 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from Santa Q & A
Dec 11, 2019 • 57 min
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from Santa
Dec 8, 2019 • 32 min
SPOILER ALERT – Parents: This sermon will contain spoilers!!“He sees you when you’re sleeping; He knows if you’re awake; He knows if you’ve been bad or good; So be good for goodness sake!” The traditions and stories that center around Santa Claus have…
Meet Your Deacons - Michael Kelly
Dec 8, 2019 • 7 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from Amazon Q & A
Dec 4, 2019 • 62 min
Saving Christmas | Saving Christmas from Amazon
Dec 1, 2019 • 33 min
Christmas is expensive! Analysts expect us to spend $920 per person on gifts in 2019. If they’re right, it will mean that holiday spending has increased every year since 2008 and will top $1 trillion for the first time ever! But an expensive Christmas…
Meet Your Deacons - Gary and Holly Walsh
Dec 1, 2019 • 16 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Waiting on Jesus
Nov 24, 2019 • 31 min
Remember Black Friday before the internet? Waiting in lines to get those special after Thanksgiving deals? Even if you aren’t old enough to remember or aren’t a shopper, the concept of waiting in line is universal. It seems like we spend most of our…
Meet Your Deacons - Kacee Gouin
Nov 24, 2019 • 8 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Love Letters | Gaius Goes to Church
Nov 17, 2019 • 40 min
Before email and text messages, most written correspondence was done through letters. Unlike modern forms of communication, letters didn’t come with a thread of what had already been said by the other person. Reading another person’s letter only gives…
Meet Your Deacons - Laura Lineberry
Nov 17, 2019 • 15 min
Southside is not a building, not an institution. We are a community of believers, moving toward a life fully devoted to Jesus. Our deacons are those who look to serve our community.We have a number of new deacons and we’d like to introduce them to you…
Love Letters | Standing Firm in Truth and Love
Nov 10, 2019 • 40 min
In the state of New Mexico, there is a small town by the name of Truth or Consequences. The name change happened in 1950 to coincide with a game show hosted by Ralph Edwards. The residents of this town are the first to admit that after the name change,…
Love Letters | Idol Free Q & A
Nov 6, 2019 • 58 min
Love Letters | Idol Free
Nov 3, 2019 • 40 min
We love surprise endings. From the revelation of Darth Vader’s true identity to the shocking ending of The Sixth Sense, Hollywood has made a fortune blowing the minds of moviegoers. While the end of John’s first letter isn’t the script for any major…
Love Letters | Skeptics
Oct 27, 2019 • 43 min
Some people say we are living in the “age of skepticism.” From social media spin doctors to outright fake news, there are certainly many reasons to be skeptical. How do you distinguish those who use religion and faith to manipulate and mislead from…
Love Letters | Dim Reflections Q & A
Oct 23, 2019 • 64 min
Love Letters | Dim Reflections
Oct 20, 2019 • 48 min
“Mirror, mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all?” We gaze into mirrors to see the reflection of the only face we cannot see directly – our own! Some are fascinated with their own reflection (Narcissus), some play the comparison game (Snow…
Love Letters | Are You in Christ Q & A
Oct 16, 2019 • 62 min
Love Letters | Are You in Christ?
Oct 13, 2019 • 40 min
John is calling the Church to walk and live in the light and love of Jesus Christ, so they can witness to the world and help bring them to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ. John calls his community not to sin but lets them know if they do, there is…
Love Letters | How Do We Know? Q & A
Oct 9, 2019 • 49 min
Love Letters | How Do We Know?
Oct 6, 2019 • 44 min
How do we know what we know? This may seem like a simple question, but it is one with which philosophers and theologians have wrestled for centuries. It is even more complicated when we talk about things like faith and spirituality. John wanted to…
For the City | When the City Comes to You Q & A
Oct 3, 2019 • 62 min
For the City | When the City Comes to You
Sep 29, 2019 • 38 min
Jesus said to “pray to the Lord of the harvest to send workers to the field” – the “field” was the mass of humanity – the city – that was coming toward Him. Later, Jesus wept as He overlooked the city of Jerusalem, before issuing His final directive to…
For the City | Hiding in the City Q & A
Sep 25, 2019 • 49 min
For the City | Hiding in the City
Sep 22, 2019 • 46 min
The thought of impacting the city can seem overwhelming. Rather than allowing the size of the task to paralyze us, we must recognize that the city begins when we cross the threshold of our house. We change the city by doing for one what we wish we could…
For the City | Standing Out in the City Q & A
Sep 18, 2019 • 56 min
For the City | Standing Out in the City
Sep 15, 2019 • 38 min
Being in the city comes with unique opportunities and challenges. Jesus called His followers to be salt and light. How are believers called to influence the city by standing out in it? Join us for part six of For the City where we will explore a famous…
Being For the City Q & A
Sep 11, 2019 • 59 min
For the City | Being FOR the City
Sep 8, 2019 • 40 min
It is often said that Christians are to “be in the world, but not of it,” but what, exactly does that mean? How immersed in culture should Jesus’ followers be? How effective would we be if we completely isolated and insulted ourselves from the culture…
For the City | Responding to the City
Sep 1, 2019 • 31 min
When the Apostle Paul went to Athens, he was entering one of the largest most influential cities of his time. As he looked around that impressive city, his heart was broken by the lostness of the people. But believing God had called him there to share…
For the City Q & A
Aug 28, 2019 • 42 min
For the City | Running toward the City
Aug 25, 2019 • 34 min
Have you ever felt a holy discontent? That sense that things could and should be different? This divine displeasure will either move us to action or cause us to grow callous and blind to the needs around us. When Nehemiah was confronted with the living…
For the City | Running from the City
Aug 18, 2019 • 44 min
When God called Jonah to go to Nineveh, he responded by running in the opposite direction. God’s call always leads to a crisis of belief that requires faith and obedience. We cannot stay where we are and go with God. Join us for part two of For the City…
For the City | Searching for a City
Aug 11, 2019 • 41 min
God called a man named Abram to leave his childhood home and go to a place he did not know. A place God would only reveal after Abram stepped out in faith and obedience. Abram’s epic search for God’s chosen city would become the catalyst for the nation…
For the City | The Issachar Factor
Aug 4, 2019 • 47 min
In an obscure passage listing the people who helped King David unify the nation of Israel, the writer of Chronicles mentions the men of Issachar as those who understood their times and knew what to do. As culture is constantly shifting and changing, the…
Summer Psalms Mixtape | Mission (Psalm 2)
Jul 28, 2019 • 40 min
A recurring theme throughout the book of Psalms is a declaration of God’s reign over all the nations of the earth. In fact, this idea runs throughout the course of the entire Bible, beginning with God’s command to Adam and Eve to be fruitful and…
Summer Psalms Mixtape | Testimony (Psalm 40)
Jul 21, 2019 • 26 min
Have you ever received news so good you felt like you would explode? If your life had been a musical, you would have burst into song! If so, you have also likely had the opposite experience. Times when the burdens of life seemed so heavy that you were…
Summer Psalms Mixtape | Confession (Psalm 32)
Jul 14, 2019 • 40 min
Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” describes the tortured mind of someone who has committed a horrible crime. His secret is eating him alive and driving him insane. Secret sin has that effect on the human heart. Because we are…
Summer Psalms Mixtape | Creation (Psalm 19)
Jul 7, 2019 • 39 min
The Bible begins with a description of God’s creation and man’s call to steward and care for it. So what does that mean for Christians today? What is the biblical view of creation and the environment? Throughout history people have, on the one hand,…
Walk This Way | Walking Buddies
Jun 30, 2019 • 39 min
Road trips are always more fun when you travel with people you love. For three years, Jesus and His followers traveled together throughout the Judean countryside. Along the way, the disciples learned a lot about each other and God’s Kingdom. Throughout…
Walk This Way | Steps of Faith
Jun 23, 2019 • 42 min
It’s one thing to know God’s will and another to do it! One of Jesus earliest disciples said, “I know the good I ought to do, but don’t do it. And the evil I shouldn’t do? Well, I just keep on doing it!” Can you relate? In part three of Walk This Way,…
Walk This Way | The Dust of the Rabbi
Jun 16, 2019 • 37 min
The ancient Hebrews taught that you should learn from your rabbi by “covering yourself in his dust.” This phrase might not mean as much in our world of concrete and asphalt, but to the ancient Jewish mind, it was a clear call to stick closely to the…
Walk This Way | Follow Me
Jun 9, 2019 • 40 min
What if finding God’s purpose was as simple as taking a step? Most of us complicate our search for God’s purpose by attempting to answer all of life’s most difficult questions before taking that first step. But as the saying goes, “it’s hard to steer a…
Home Field Advantage | Sliding Into Home
Jun 2, 2019 • 44 min
The New Testament frequently compares the church to a family. In fact, our families have been ultimately been designed by God to prepare us to be a part of His family! Join us for the conclusion of Homefield Advantage as we welcome home Pastor Gary…
Home Field Advantage | How Do I Lead When I’m Not in Charge?
May 26, 2019 • 39 min
Darren serves as our Associate Pastor of Discipleship, giving leadership in the areas of Adult Small Groups and our Ministry to Students (6-12 grade) and their families.
Home Field Advantage | The Power of a Father’s Love Q & A
May 22, 2019 • 46 min
Home Field Advantage | The Power of a Father’s Love
May 19, 2019 • 34 min
Paul and his wife Rachel are originally from Texas, but they and their four children have called Jacksonville “home” since December of 2007, when they answered the call to come to Faithbridge Church where Paul serves as the Senior Pastor.Paul has a…
Home Field Advantage | Big Hits for Big Wins as Mom Q & A
May 15, 2019 • 58 min
Home Field Advantage | Base Hits for Big Wins as Mom
May 12, 2019 • 34 min
Rachel White is the Founder and Executive Director of Her Song Jacksonville. She is a licensed professional counselor and an ambassador and advocate for human trafficking survivors. Rachel has a long history of dedication to the well-being of women…
Home Field Advantage | The Only Thing Q & A
May 8, 2019 • 50 min
Home Field Advantage | The Only Thing
May 5, 2019 • 34 min
Dr. Jerry Haag serves as president and CEO of FBCH and One More Child – a leading child welfare agency that provides Christ-centered services to meet the needs of hungry children, trafficked children, foster children, single moms and struggling…
Home Field Advantage | Throwing Strikes Q & A
May 1, 2019 • 49 min
Home Field Advantage | Throwing Strikes
Apr 28, 2019 • 39 min
Major League baseball teams play 162 games during the regular season. Eighty-one games are played “away” and another 81 are played at home. Since 2004 the average MLB baseball team has won 54% percent of their home games. This “Home Field Advantage”…
Does the Resurrection Matter? part 2
Apr 24, 2019 • 63 min
So Close We Could Taste It
Apr 22, 2019 • 34 min
Our greatest disappointments in life happen when our greatest hopes are unfulfilled. The closer we come to accomplishing our goals the harder it is when we fail. It’s tough to endure a losing season, but it is devastating to lose the championship in…
Does the Resurrection Matter?
Apr 17, 2019 • 60 min
With This Cup | We Look Beyond Q & A
Apr 10, 2019 • 67 min
With This Cup | We Look Beyond
Apr 7, 2019 • 32 min
If you’ve ever had dinner at a nice restaurant and left the table, you probably returned to find your napkin neatly folded and reset in place. Proper dinner etiquette teaches that what we do with our napkin when we leave a table is an important…
With This Cup | We Look Around Q & A
Apr 3, 2019 • 60 min
With This Cup | We Look Around
Mar 31, 2019 • 27 min
When we take the Lord’s Supper, we do it with a variety of other people who share our faith and our common need for grace. But as we look around, we may not find much else in common with our fellow worshippers. While the meaning of the Lord’s Supper can…
With This Cup | We Look Within Q & A
Mar 27, 2019 • 59 min
With This Cup | We Look Within
Mar 24, 2019 • 24 min
Jesus’ death on the cross is a demonstration of God’s love, but it wouldn’t have been necessary were not for the sin and brokenness in our hearts. Just as the Lord’s Supper is an invitation to look and remember God’s love, it is also a mirror that…
With This Cup | We Look Back Q & A
Mar 20, 2019 • 64 min
With This Cup | We Look Back
Mar 17, 2019 • 45 min
Why do we like the foods we like? What makes us crave one thing while being repulsed by something else? Our cravings and aversions are not only a reflection of our cultural preferences, they speak to a deeper divine design. Every religion uses food as a…
Boundaries | Unlimited
Mar 10, 2019 • 35 min
When we think about boundaries it is easy to think only about those boundaries God has set for us, but it is also important to consider how God Himself has chosen to work and relate to us within certain boundaries. Why would an omnipotent, omniscient,…
Boundaries | The Prison of Pain
Mar 3, 2019 • 42 min
There has never been a society more averse to suffering than ours. We have perfected the art of reducing, eliminating, medicating – and if all else fails – hiding pain and suffering. But pain and suffering are an inescapable part of the human condition….
Boundaries | Sex and Marriage Q & A
Feb 27, 2019 • 57 min
Boundaries | Sex and Marriage
Feb 24, 2019 • 46 min
Since the sexual revolution of the 1960’s and 70’s, it might appear as if our society has become more and more sexually promiscuous. In reality, however, we’ve probably just become more open about the promiscuity that has always existed. The early…
Boundaries | Temptation Q & A
Feb 20, 2019 • 62 min
Boundaries | Temptation
Feb 17, 2019 • 48 min
You may not consider temptation to be a boundary God uses to direct your path, but throughout history, great people of faith have struggled with all kinds of temptations. Some successfully resisted, and others gave in, but all came to understand that…
Boundaries | Credit Limit Q & A
Feb 13, 2019 • 49 min
Boundaries | Credit Limit
Feb 10, 2019 • 40 min
Money is perhaps the most recognizable of all boundaries. Most of us have been in a situation where we have felt the constraints of not having enough money to do what we wanted or even needed to do. The Bible has a lot to say about money and how we use…
Boundaries | Making Time with Jesus Q & A
Feb 6, 2019 • 51 min
Boundaries | Making Time with Jesus
Feb 3, 2019 • 42 min
Have you ever wished for more time? Maybe it was so you could meet a deadline, or for a vacation to last a little longer. We have all felt like we are running out of time. In fact, the Bible tell us that our days are numbered! Time is an immovable…
Boundaries | Fences, Neighbors, and Good Samaritans Q & A
Jan 30, 2019 • 59 min
Boundaries | Fences, Neighbors, and Good Samaritans
Jan 27, 2019 • 44 min
The relationships we value create boundaries in our lives. A commitment to our spouse, our responsibilities to our children or parents, and the needs of friends all create certain limitations in our lives. These relational boundaries can be very…
Boundaries | Laying Down the Law Q & A
Jan 24, 2019 • 53 min
Boundaries | Laying Down the Law
Jan 21, 2019 • 43 min
God’s perfect creation was a wide-open space with only one boundary marker. But because man chose to cross the only line God said not to cross, the human race has been imprisoned by the consequences of sin ever since. What began as one simple law…
Boundaries | Hemmed In Q & A
Jan 17, 2019 • 59 min
Boundaries | Hemmed In
Jan 14, 2019 • 38 min
You’ve probably heard the statement, “Great fences make great neighbors.” Regardless of how you feel about that phrase, you have likely experienced the benefit of healthy boundaries in certain relationships and the pain that comes with the lack of them…
All Things New
Jan 6, 2019 • 36 min
It’s God’s Mission
Dec 30, 2018 • 43 min
The Front Row Seat
Dec 26, 2018 • 15 min
Before anyone else knew God’s plan, there was a young girl in an obscure village who would not only be the first to know, she would be the first to welcome Him into world.
Alias | Prince of Peace
Dec 23, 2018 • 35 min
When angels appeared to shepherds in the fields outside of Bethlehem, they declared, “Peace on earth, good will to men.” But centuries before, God had offered a clue about the mission of the coming Messiah when Isaiah said He would be called the “Prince…
Alias | Everlasting Father Q & A
Dec 20, 2018 • 61 min
Alias | Everlasting Father
Dec 16, 2018 • 34 min
The Bible tells us that in “the fullness of time God sent forth His Son,” but even before the birth of Jesus, the great Advent Conspiracy had long been underway. One of the aliases the Prophet Isaiah gave Jesus was the “Everlasting Father.” Jewish and…
Mighty God Q & A
Dec 14, 2018 • 64 min
Alias | Mighty God
Dec 10, 2018 • 30 min
Seven hundred years before Mary and Joseph traveled to Bethlehem, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to reveal four important clues about the coming Messiah. One of those clues was that He would be called “Mighty God.” This Hebrew phrase literally…
Alias | Wonderful Counselor Q & A
Dec 5, 2018 • 60 min
Alias | Wonderful Counselor
Dec 5, 2018 • 40 min
God’s conspiracy to rescue us from sin and death began long before the events surrounding Jesus’ birth. In fact, 700 years before the angel appeared to the shepherds, God spoke through the prophet Isaiah to give us four important clues about the coming…
30 Words | So We Can Share in God’s Life
Nov 25, 2018 • 28 min
Thousands of evangelistic conversations have started with the question, “If you were to die tonight, do you know for certain you would go to heaven?” While this question has been effective for many, for others it has made the Gospel sound less like good…
Annual Members Meeting
Nov 18, 2018 • 42 min
30 Words | Come to Shut Down Religion Q & A
Nov 14, 2018 • 50 min
We apologize for the audio issues. Faulty recordings and dead batteries. Check out our Facebook live event for the missing piece in the middle.
30 Words | Come to Shut Down Religion
Nov 11, 2018 • 33 min
At its best, religion is our attempt to get to God. At its worst, it is an effort to hide from God while attempting to manipulate and control others. Jesus did not come to give us a new religious system. He came to end religion by offering us a…
30 Words | Come to Set Up God’s Kingdom Q & A
Nov 7, 2018 • 61 min
30 Words | Come to Set Up God’s Kingdom
Nov 4, 2018 • 32 min
For some the Gospel message is primarily about going to heaven when we die. While that is good news, it is not the best news. Jesus came to do much more than take us to heaven when we die, He came to set up God’s kingdom here and now. Join us for part 5…
30 Words | Come to Save Us From Sin
Oct 28, 2018 • 35 min
We don’t like the word “sin.” It sounds way too judgmental. It makes us think of legalistic people, hypocrisy, and everything we don’t like about religion and church. While most people don’t claim to be perfect, few are willing to embrace the title of…
30 Words | Come to Show Us God’s Love Q & A
Oct 24, 2018 • 54 min
30 Words | Come to Show Us God’s Love
Oct 21, 2018 • 24 min
God is love. There are very few people who would disagree with that statement, and even fewer who wouldn’t at least say they hope that is the case. But how do we know for sure? In part three of 30 Words, we will consider what it means that God is love…
30 Words | Jesus Is God With Us Q & A
Oct 17, 2018 • 53 min
30 Words | Jesus is God with Us
Oct 14, 2018 • 38 min
You cannot understand the Gospel as “good news” until you understand who Jesus is. And once you truly understand who Jesus is, there is no way you will ever understand the Gospel as anything other than good news! Jesus is not just a great teacher who…
30 Words | Creeds and Creeps Q & A
Oct 10, 2018 • 46 min
30 Words | Creeds and Creeps
Oct 7, 2018 • 41 min
The Gospel is so simple a child can understand it, yet so immense that people have dedicated their lives in pursuit of it. This simple message radically changed the world until the world gradually changed the message. Throughout the years, the Gospel…
selfLESS | Selfless Generosity Q & A
Oct 3, 2018 • 48 min
selfLESS | Selfless Generosity
Sep 30, 2018 • 41 min
Money … what people think about it, and how they use it offers a window into the human soul. Money is the source of much of our anxiety and almost all of our greed. No wonder the Bible calls love of it a root of all evil. It is also why Jesus talked…
selfLESS | Selfless Witness Q & A
Sep 26, 2018 • 56 min
selfLESS | Selfless Witness
Sep 23, 2018 • 36 min
“Truly, I say to you, among those born of women there has arisen no one greater than John the Baptist” (Matt. 11:11). That’s high praise coming from Jesus. After all, “those born of women” pretty much includes everyone ever born! But why would Jesus…
selfLESS | Selfless Service Q & A
Sep 19, 2018 • 52 min
selfLESS | Selfless Service
Sep 16, 2018 • 36 min
Jesus modeled the kind of selfless service He called His disciples to practice. In fact, it was the selfless service of the early Christians that attracted the attention of the entire Roman world and led to the rapid growth of the first-century church….
selfLESS | Mirrors and Windows Q & A
Sep 12, 2018 • 51 min
selfLESS | Mirrors and Windows
Sep 9, 2018 • 42 min
There has never been a time when people have been more confronted with “self” than we are today. From the rise in popularity of everything from self-help books to the “selfie sticks,” we are clearly a culture of people consumed with self. We are acutely…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | The End of the Beginning
Sep 2, 2018 • 37 min
When asked if the end of World War II was near, Winston Churchill famously replied, “Now this is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning.” As we conclude our look at the life of the Apostle Paul…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Shipwrecked
Aug 26, 2018 • 30 min
Just when you think it can’t get any worse… it usually does! The question is, how do you prepare for the unthinkable? The time to make preparations for a storm is when the weather is still calm. The time to prepare a ship for an emergency at sea is…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Tried
Aug 19, 2018 • 38 min
Have you ever felt like you were on trial? Maybe you actually were in a court of law or maybe it was just an intense conversation with a person asking really hard questions. The Apostle Paul was frequently brought before officials and interrogated about…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Arrested
Aug 12, 2018 • 46 min
Depending on how you count it, the Apostle Paul was arrested, tried and imprisoned anywhere between 3 to 5 times. Paul’s determination in the face of opposition is remarkable. Where did Paul gain the strength to endure so much persecution and suffering…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | What the Holy Spirit Asks of You
Aug 5, 2018 • 35 min
Oftentimes, we ask the Lord for guidance when we have already made our own itinerary. We pack what we believe is important, set our own expectations, and establish our personal measures for success. In part ten of Journey to the Center of the Earth we…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Culture Clash
Jul 29, 2018 • 44 min
In part nine of our series, Journey to the Ends of the Earth, we look at the way in which we should challenge cultural idols while still maintaining an individual faith built on the truth of Jesus.
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | A Woman, a Slave and a Gentile
Jul 22, 2018 • 36 min
As a good Jew, Paul woke up every morning and prayed a traditional Hebrew prayer that went something like this, “God, I thank You that You have not made me a Gentile, a slave, or a woman…” Ironically, the first …
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Finishing Well and Passing the Baton
Jul 15, 2018 • 39 min
Paul was not only a prolific church planter and evangelist, he invested deeply in the lives of younger men whom he would put in charge as pastors of the churches he was planting. The church in America is facing a crisis of leadership. Only three out of…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Divine Detours
Jul 8, 2018 • 41 min
The road of life is full of unexpected twists and turns. How we respond to those unforeseen detours says a lot about our faith. The Apostle Paul’s journey was certainly full of a lot of unanticipated diversions. Beginning with the Road to Damascus, Paul…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Jumping Fences
Jul 1, 2018 • 42 min
Do you ever feel like someone keeps moving the goal post? You thought you understood what you had to do, how far you had to go, how much you had to pay, only to discover that more was required? Many of the early Gentiles Christians must have felt this…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | We Need A Hero
Jun 24, 2018 • 32 min
Throughout time and in every culture, there is evidence that humans have always sought out heroes. From the mythical gods of the Greeks and the Romans to the sports and entertainment stars of modern America, people are constantly seeking and making…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | A Church that Changes the World
Jun 17, 2018 • 39 min
The church in Antioch was the first church to give Paul a significant leadership position, it was also the church that sent Paul on his first missionary journey, a journey that would lead to churches springing up throughout the entire Roman Empire. This…
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Backstories
Jun 10, 2018 • 44 min
Journey to the Ends of the Earth | Jesus Saves a Terrorist
Jun 3, 2018 • 39 min
Other than Jesus Himself, there has been no more influential person in the development of the Christian faith than the Apostle Paul. He authored a majority of the books that make up the New Testament, carried the Gospel throughout Asia and into Europe,…
Glass Ceilings
May 27, 2018 • 52 min
The #metoo movement has impacted every arena of our society from entertainment to government and everything in between. The church has not escaped scrutiny as some have used religion as a weapon to control and manipulate women for their own selfish…
BREAKOUT: Prison Break
May 20, 2018 • 33 min
Every transition in life requires a certain amount of change: when we finish school and start our career or move from single life to marriage or from a childless existence to parenthood. Nothing will ever be the same again. There is no turning back. And…
BREAKOUT: The Transformed Life
May 13, 2018 • 26 min
BREAKOUT: Segregation Abdication (part 2)
May 6, 2018 • 42 min
It has been said that 11 o’clock on Sunday morning is the most segregated hour in America. But if the message of the Gospel is love and reconciliation, why do our churches not reflect greater diversity? In Part four of Breakout, Pastor Gary Lee Webber…
BREAKOUT: Segregation Abdication (part 1)
Apr 29, 2018 • 44 min
When was the last time you found yourself disgusted? Maybe it was something you saw on television, or something you found rotting in the fridge, or the smell coming from your son’s gym bag. Disgust is a natural reaction designed to keep us from things…
BREAKOUT: Get Up and Go
Apr 22, 2018 • 40 min
BREAKOUT: The Convenience Malfeasance
Apr 15, 2018 • 41 min
Westerners are addicted to “quick and convenient.” We don’t like to wait and we don’t want to expend any extraneous effort or money unless it will make our life more comfortable, and yes, convenient! The Bible is a record of people whose lives were…
BREAKOUT: The Consumption Assumption
Apr 8, 2018 • 48 min
We live in a consumer driven society. What once defined our understanding of economics and commerce, now describes how many people understand the church. For some, church is a place we go to get our spiritual needs met. We come hoping to have our tank…
Of First Importance (Easter Sunday)
Apr 1, 2018 • 32 min
Maundy Thursday
Mar 29, 2018 • 20 min
Prayer Journey: Destination
Mar 18, 2018 • 33 min
There are places we want to go and places we must go. We want to go on vacation; we must go to the dentist. We want to go to the movies or a sporting event; we must go to school or work. Whether it is a “want to” or a “must” go place, technology allows…
Prayer Journey: Course Corrections
Mar 11, 2018 • 40 min
Mobile devices can warn drivers about everything from road debris to major highway construction. When activated and acted on, drivers can potentially save time by following the directions offered by their “smart” device. Then there are those people who…
Prayer Journey: Current Location
Mar 4, 2018 • 41 min
When you put an address into your favorite mapping software, you should get a clear picture of your desired destination, but if you want to go there, you’ll need to provide your current location. Fortunately (or maybe not), our “smart” devices…
The Disciple’s Journey | Disciples Die to Self
Feb 25, 2018 • 41 min
The opening section of the book of Acts ends with a disturbing picture of a discipleship. Stephen was one of the first leaders in the early church. He had all the characteristics and practiced all the habits of a fully devoted follower of Jesus and yet,…
Journey Conference: Power to the Journey (session three)
Feb 21, 2018 • 72 min
We are in a spiritual battle. Our enemy wants us to give up on our journey to a closer relationship with Jesus. As we continue to follow Jesus, He provides power for us through the Spirit, through our fellow travelers, and through our practice of the…
Journey Conference (session two): Grace for the Journey
Feb 18, 2018 • 53 min
After we have surrendered to Jesus Christ and have begun our journey of faithfulness, there will be times of doubt and even failures – just review the apostle Peter’s own story. However, as Robert Mulholland notes, we are following the One whose grace…
Journey Conference (session one): Call to the Journey
Feb 18, 2018 • 33 min
In an increasingly materialistic culture which offers multiple superficial solutions to our longing for a genuine relationship with God, the words of one of Christ’s first disciples calls us to a Deeper Journey with Christ. The apostle Peter called the…
The Disciple’s Journey | Disciples Make Disciples
Feb 11, 2018 • 45 min
Jesus called the disciples to follow Him and then commissioned them to go and make other disciples. From Jesus’ first invitation to “come, follow me,” throughout the centuries and across the planet, there has been a continual succession of faithful…
The Disciple’s Journey | Disciples Live Generously
Feb 4, 2018 • 42 min
Generosity was a defining characteristic of first century disciples. In his history of the early church, Luke describes how Christians shared their possessions so that there was no need among them. That kind of generosity attracted the attention and…
The Disciple’s Journey | Disciples Pray with Boldness
Jan 28, 2018 • 35 min
The success and growth of the first church was not generated through extravagant programs held in state-of-the-art facilities. Their accomplishments were not the result of powerful, influential leaders. In fact, the early church had almost nothing we…
The Disciple’s Journey | Disciples Grow In Community
Jan 21, 2018 • 41 min
When the church was born, the first disciples didn’t have copies of the Bible (the New Testament didn’t even exist yet!) They didn’t have buildings or programs, in fact, they had almost nothing that we would consider indispensable today. So how did they…
The Disciple’s Journey | Disciples Wait On God
Jan 14, 2018 • 40 min
As Jesus was preparing to ascend to heaven, He instructed His disciples to wait on the Holy Spirit. At first, they took that direction literally as they passively stood around looking into the sky. But after reaching the upper room, they became…
The Disciple’s Journey - Beginning
Jan 7, 2018 • 40 min
Jesus’ invitation to discipleship is a call to follow Him. While believing in Jesus is important, following Him is always the standard for a true disciple. In fact, the Bible does not leave room for believing in Jesus apart from obediently following…
Perfect Imperfections
Dec 31, 2017 • 30 min
ARRIVAL: A Story of Three Christmases
Dec 24, 2017 • 19 min
Every year we set aside December 25 to remember and celebrate the arrival of Jesus, the Son of God, Savior of the world. Even people who do not regularly attend church or read their Bibles find the familiarity of the Christmas story a source of joy each…
ARRIVAL: He Is Coming
Dec 17, 2017 • 42 min
Christmas is the annual celebration of the birth of Jesus. But there is no evidence the early church ever celebrated Jesus’ birth. Instead, the early disciples lived in eager anticipation of His second coming. Every time the early church got together,…
Arrival: He Comes
Dec 10, 2017 • 35 min
When we think about the arrival of Jesus our thoughts turn to the past (Bethlehem) or the future (His return). There is, however, a present reality to consider. After Jesus was arrested and crucified, He was placed in a borrowed tomb. His followers and…
Arrival: He Came
Dec 3, 2017 • 37 min
If you have lived your entire life expecting God to send a conquering king to overthrow the most powerful empire known to man, you would probably not look for a baby born to an unwed, homeless, teenage refugee. But that is exactly how God chose to make…
Arrival: Longing
Nov 26, 2017 • 35 min
A longing is a yearning or a desire for something one does not have. Everyone has longings. We long for companionship. We long for a way of life. We long for health, more money, a second chance. And then there are the longings we cannot define. Longings…
BECAUSE | Why we believe everyone needs to hear about Jesus
Nov 19, 2017 • 38 min
At Southside, we believe our sending capacity is more important than our seating capacity. This means, among other things, that we do not measure our success by how many people sit in our worship services, but by how many people leave our worship…
BECAUSE | Why we eat stale crackers and drink Welch’s in church
Nov 12, 2017 • 33 min
Communion. The Lord’s Supper. The Eucharist. Mass. While it goes by many names, every Christian tradition includes a symbolic meal involving bread and wine or their equivalent substitutes. Where did this ancient tradition come from? What does it mean?…
BECAUSE | Why we hang out and sing
Nov 5, 2017 • 35 min
There are only a few places where people sing together and everyone is expected to participate. The Birthday Song at a birthday party, Take Me Out to the Ball Game during the seventh inning stretch, and in church. Some people love to sing, others dread…
BECAUSE | Why We Always Ask For Money
Oct 29, 2017 • 26 min
An often-repeated criticism of the church is that, “They are always asking for money!” While there are examples of financial abuse by churches, there is also an important spiritual connection between our money and our spiritual health. In fact, Jesus…
BECAUSE | Why We Teach From the Bible in Every Sermon
Oct 22, 2017 • 44 min
The Bible is the best-selling book of all times. It is read, respected, revered, and reviled by people from every nation. Each Sunday, the stories, teachings, and history as recorded in this collection of ancient writings shapes not only the preaching,…
BECAUSE | Why we dunk people under water
Oct 15, 2017 • 36 min
More than a religious ritual, baptism is a beautiful symbol of a person’s faith in Jesus Christ. Baptism is also a sign of what a believer is becoming as he or she follows Jesus from death to life. Finally, baptism is a seal of belonging. Like a wedding…
LOVE WELL | The Theology of Marriage
Oct 8, 2017 • 42 min
love YOUR ENEMY well
Oct 1, 2017 • 40 min
When Jesus commanded us to love our enemies, He was extending an invitation to live out the reality of the Gospel. We are never more like God than when we love our enemies, after all, it was when we were God’s enemies that He loved us and sent Jesus to…
Sep 24, 2017 • 31 min
When Jesus gave the command to “Love God and love your neighbor,” some in the crowd questioned how Jesus intended us to define “neighbor.” Was it based on geography, ethnicity, religious similarities, or was Jesus talking about something else? In part…
love YOUR CHURCH well
Sep 17, 2017 • 31 min
Most people know John 3:16, but not as many people are familiar with 1 John 3:16, “This is how we know what love is: Jesus Christ laid down His life for us. And we ought to lay down our lives for our brothers and sisters.” This verse isn’t simply…
love YOUR FAMILY well
Sep 9, 2017 • 48 min
“Family” is the laboratory where a child first learns what it means to be loved and how to love in return. Unfortunately, as a result of sin and brokenness, what we learn from our families is sometimes not the love described in the Bible, but a broken…
love YOUR SPOUSE well
Sep 3, 2017 • 41 min
The most intimate of all human relationships is the bond between a husband and wife. That make marriage the most fulfilling, and potentially, damaging of all relationships. When God created man in His image, he said it was not good for him to be alone….
love GOD well
Aug 27, 2017 • 41 min
When we talk about love, we could mean a variety of things. For example, we say we love our family, and then declare that we love Italian food! Clearly, we do not mean the same thing. The Bible uses a variety of words to describe the various kinds of…
LOVE WELL | The Power of Us
Aug 20, 2017 • 45 min
When asked to summarize the law, Jesus responded with two simple commands: Love God and love people. Simple … but not easy. Jesus’ command to love is not a flippant invitation to warm fuzzy emotions, but a difficult, sometimes dangerous proposition….
ANARCHY - Liberty and Justice for All
Aug 13, 2017 • 42 min
We all want justice, but not everyone agrees on an objective standard for justice. In a world that increasingly accepts the idea of moral relativism, it can be hard to distinguish between right and wrong. Who ultimately decides? Who has the right to…
ANARCHY - Designer gods
Aug 6, 2017 • 42 min
In the beginning, God created man in His own image, and man has tried to return the favor ever since. So much of what we pass off as religion is really an effort to craft a god to fit our preferences. If we are not careful, we can pick and choose what…
ANARCHY - Right in the Eye
Jul 30, 2017 • 44 min
Throughout the ancient book of Judges, there is an ongoing battle between what is right “in the eyes of the Lord,” and what people thought was “right in their own eyes.” That battle has persisted throughout history and continues to rage on some 3,300…
ANARCHY - The Promise of a Child
Jul 23, 2017 • 44 min
When God delivered the solution for the problem of sin, it came in the form of a baby born to a refugee couple in a barn in a town called Bethlehem. But Jesus was not the first baby born to fulfill a promise of God. Throughout the Old Testament, God…
ANARCHY | Personal Sacrifices
Jul 16, 2017 • 50 min
Like fish are unaware of the water in which they swim, humans can be unaware of the culture in which we live. Our culture and customs have tremendous power over us and the decisions we make. What we eat, how we dress, how we view the opposite sex, how…
ANARCHY | Succeeding to Fail
Jul 9, 2017 • 41 min
Success is dangerous; it not only tests our faith, it exposes any pride and reveals the truest nature of our character. People throughout history, from politicians to clergy have accomplished amazing victories only to fail at the height of their…
ANARCHY | The Rise of Power
Jul 2, 2017 • 34 min
ANARCHY - Gender Wars
Jun 25, 2017 • 43 min
When everyone does what is right in HIS own eyes, people always get hurt, and those people are most often women and children. The mistreatment and oppression of women is well documented throughout history in every culture. A reality that, unfortunately,…
ANARCHY | 3 Men and an Oxgoad
Jun 18, 2017 • 45 min
Throughout the Bible God employs unlikely heroes, using unconventional resources, to accomplish unimaginable results. The Book of Judges has many examples of how God delights in using the weak things of this world to overpower the strong, so that He…
Jun 11, 2017 • 48 min
Moral decline is a process. Much like erosion, our ability to maintain our integrity requires constant effort. Because spiritual decline is inevitable, spiritual renewal is critical. Between Joshua and David, Israel experienced significant moral…
The Disciple Jesus Loved - The Story Continues
Jun 4, 2017 • 56 min
Join us this Sunday for the conclusion of the Gospel of John. For the past three years, we have walked with the Disciple Jesus Loved as he followed Jesus from the Sea of Galilee to the grave and beyond. In this final message, Pastor Gary Webber explains…
Changing Plans
May 28, 2017 • 26 min
ALIVE | Swimming Fully Dressed
May 21, 2017 • 43 min
Great novels sometimes include an epilogue. This is an additional chapter that comes after the climax and resolution of the story. It isn’t usually essential to the plot, but it may provide readers additional information and a greater sense of closure….
More Than Just a Mother
May 14, 2017 • 25 min
ALIVE | Redeeming Scars
May 7, 2017 • 39 min
It is said that seeing is believing. It certainly was for the Apostle Thomas. His response to the news that Jesus was alive earned him the title Doubting Thomas. But that title is unfair. After all, if it had been you, wouldn’t you have been tempted to…
ALIVE | Heavenly Halitosis
Apr 30, 2017 • 37 min
Jesus once told His disciples that He would eventually leave them. While this idea upset His followers, Jesus assured them that it was for their own good because it would usher the arrival of the Holy Spirit. It would be the Holy Spirit that would…
ALIVE | When To Let Go
Apr 23, 2017 • 40 min
Letting go is hard. When Mary first realized that Jesus was alive, she wanted to grab hold of Him and never let Him go. Jesus, however, told Mary that she couldn’t hold on. She had to let go. Jesus wasn’t going to stay and things could never go back to…
ALIVE | When the Tomb Is Empty
Apr 16, 2017 • 32 min
The resurrection of Jesus has been the most debated event in all human history. That debate is nothing new. It started on that very first Easter as Mary, John and Peter arrived to find the tomb empty and each had a very different reaction. Join us as we…
CROSSROADS | Nicodemus - Disciple by Day
Apr 9, 2017 • 30 min
The Christian faith is based entirely on a single event in history, the resurrection of Jesus Christ. But what if no one had ever known about that event? What if the circumstances of Jesus’ burial had been different and His body hadn’t been laid in a…
CROSSROADS | John - Last Man Standing
Apr 2, 2017 • 48 min
John was the only one of Jesus’ disciples to accompany Him all the way to the cross. As such, John offers a unique and powerful account of the events of Jesus’ crucifixion. It is important to John that his readers believe that Jesus lived and died,…
CROSSROADS | The Thief - Dying with Jesus
Mar 26, 2017 • 43 min
Many people carry shame from past mistakes. Shame follows us wherever we go and often determines the choices we make at important crossroads of life. What appeared to be the end of the road for the thief crucified with Jesus was, in fact, his most…
Own the Light
Mar 19, 2017 • 50 min
CROSSROADS: Pilate - Judging Jesus
Mar 12, 2017 • 43 min
When we say someone is out of control, we normally mean that they have lost some sense of decorum, reason, or ability to manage themselves and others. When we say someone has control issues, we usually mean that a person is crossing some imaginary line…
CROSSROADS | Peter - Living in Denial
Mar 5, 2017 • 41 min
Fear is a primal emotion. Our deepest convictions are often revealed when we come face to face with our greatest fears. The Apostle Peter is famous for his bravado and self-confidence, but when he faced the cross roads of fear and faith, Peter’s choice…
CROSSROADS | Malchus - Religious Wounds
Feb 26, 2017 • 39 min
He was just doing his job when one of those religious zealots pulled out a sword and cut off his ear. Maybe, like Malchus, you’ve had a hurtful encounter with one of Jesus’followers. Perhaps you still have wounds that serve as reminders of why you keep…
CROSSROADS | Judas - A Kiss of Death
Feb 19, 2017 • 41 min
Judas Iscariot is one of the most notorious names in history. It is synonymous with treachery and betrayal, but it wasn’t always. There was a time when Judas was among the most trusted of all of Jesus’ disciples. What happened to him? Can that happen to…
Life, Love and the Pursuit of Holiness
Feb 12, 2017 • 34 min
ONE | Jesus Prayed For You
Feb 5, 2017 • 29 min
What if you were reading a newly discovered letter from a respected, loved, and long departed person and discovered that they had mentioned you in their letter? That is precisely what we discover when we read Jesus’ prayer recorded in John 17. There is…
ONE | Jesus Prayed for Unity
Jan 29, 2017 • 46 min
A person’s dying request is a window into their heart. It reveals what they think is most important. Just before His arrest and crucifixion, Jesus prayed a prayer that contained His dying wish for His church. While He could have asked for the Church’s…
ONE | Jesus Prayed for the Glory of God
Jan 22, 2017 • 38 min
Prayer is an opportunity to align our hearts with the heart of God. Unfortunately, too often it is our attempt to convince God to align Himself with us. When Jesus taught His disciples to pray, He told them to pray, “Thy Kingdom come, thy will be done…
ONE | Jesus Prayed
Jan 15, 2017 • 46 min
What Jesus prayed is important, but don’t overlook the fact that Jesus prayed. He prayed a lot. If Jesus, who had never sinned and lived in perfect communion with the Father thought that it was important to pray, how much more should the rest of us? In…
State of the Church Address | Potent
Jan 8, 2017 • 44 min
Are You Tubing or Rowing?
Jan 1, 2017 • 34 min
Dec 25, 2016 • 28 min
Flesh (Christmas Eve)
Dec 24, 2016 • 22 min
Dec 18, 2016 • 26 min
Despite the fact that each year a growing majority of Americans wish they could skip Christmas, our collective celebration of the holiday continues to grow more and more extravagant. The commercials begin sooner, the decorations are brighter, the trees…
Dec 11, 2016 • 29 min
Dec 4, 2016 • 29 min
Despite the promises of peace made by kings and politicians throughout the ages, the kingdoms of this world are constantly at war. When Isaiah announced the promise of a coming Savior, he called Him the “Prince of Peace.” Seven hundred years later, when…
The Why of Mission
Nov 27, 2016 • 26 min
Nov 20, 2016 • 43 min
Chess is often an analogy used for life. It can be especially useful when discussing politics. There are kings and pawns and pieced in between. The weaker pieces are seen as extendible and the stronger pieces are always sacrificed for the good of the…
Nov 13, 2016 • 45 min
In part two of “Let Earth Receive Her King,” Pastor Gary Webber explores two ancient stories in which God’s people abandoned Him in favor of earthly kings. What is most surprising about these stories isn’t the rebellion of God’s people and their request…
LET EARTH RECEIVE HER KING - The Once and Future King
Nov 6, 2016 • 41 min
Deep within the genetic memory of humanity is a longing for a perfect king. A king who will restore order and justice. A king who will provide for and protect his people. A king whose reign will never end. Our problem seems to be that we cannot find…
The Art of Missions
Oct 30, 2016 • 35 min
Invested Q and A
Oct 26, 2016 • 16 min
INVESTED: A Tale of Two Investors
Oct 23, 2016 • 32 min
In one of the most provocative parables ever told, Jesus introduced two men who took very different approaches to life. One spent his life while the other invested himself. Join us for the final message in the Invested series to discover the outcome of…
INVESTED: What We Learn About Investing From Bernie Madoff
Oct 16, 2016 • 31 min
In one of His most bizarre parables, Jesus praises the techniques of a crooked money manager. If that isn’t odd enough, He then tells us we should learn something important about investing from this guy. Join us for part five of Invested where we will…
INVESTED: The Portrait
Oct 9, 2016 • 41 min
In Matthew 25 Jesus tells three parables. The first is like a canvas, the second is like a palate of paint and sets of brushes, but the third is the subject of the painting. Join us for part four of Invested, where we will see the heart of God as…
INVESTED: Baggage Claim
Oct 2, 2016 • 31 min
We are all born into a particular set of circumstances with certain advantages and disadvantages. Like the baggage claim at the airport, each of the bags coming out belong to someone and you do not get to pick the bags you want, but must take the bags…
INVESTED: 1,163 Stones
Sep 25, 2016 • 40 min
The most valuable commodity is also one of the most wasted. It doesn’t matter how much money you have, who you know, or how hard you work, everyone is given the same 24 hours in a day. That’s exactly 10,080 minutes each week that we will either spend on…
INVESTED: Investment Tips For the Birds
Sep 18, 2016 • 38 min
In the most famous sermon ever preached, Jesus gave his listeners some investment advice from the birds. His advice wasn’t just about money, however, it included the secret to real and lasting security – a kind of security you’ll never find in a safety…
IN HIS STEPS - The Fork in the Road
Sep 11, 2016 • 32 min
There are seasons of life when certain paths converge. While we are in high school or college, we may travel down the same path with a variety of people for a few years, but after graduation, our paths diverge and we go our separate ways. It’s not so…
IN HIS STEPS - The Relay
Sep 4, 2016 • 27 min
Some of the most popular events in the Summer Olympics are the relay races. In these races, the “hand off” is crucial. A dropped baton means all hope of a medal is lost. For more than 2,000 years, the church has successfully passed the baton from one…
IN HIS STEPS: Shotgun Start
Aug 28, 2016 • 28 min
What started in the Upper Room with a small handful of Jesus followers quickly turned into a movement with thousands of people. The eleven remaining Apostles found themselves in a leadership crisis as they were confronted with the demands of thousands…
IN HIS STEPS - If the Shoe Fits
Aug 21, 2016 • 34 min
Everyone knows what you’re supposed to do when the shoe fits, but finding one that does can be a real problem. We are all looking for a perfect fit. The right spouse, the right profession, the right neighborhood. The desire to “fit” in points us to a…
IN HIS STEPS: The Invitation
Aug 14, 2016 • 24 min
When Jesus began His public ministry, He never once invited people to become “Christians.” In fact, Jesus never used that term to describe anyone. Instead, He issued a simple invitation to “Come, follow me.” With those three words, a global revolution…
TONGUE TIED: Pierced Tongues
Aug 7, 2016 • 31 min
As Americans we treasure our freedom of speech. But what does that freedom mean for those who have surrendered their lives to Jesus Christ? Jesus said that “what comes out of the mouth proceeds from the heart.” That must mean that a heart fully…
Tongue Tied: Twisted and Spun
Jul 31, 2016 • 37 min
Words are powerful. They have been used to influence the course of future events and to shape the perception of history. While human words may alter our perception of reality, only God’s word has the power to create it. In the third message of the…
Tongue Tied: Loose Lips
Jul 24, 2016 • 38 min
The specific words we say are not the only challenge we face in taming our tongues. Many times, when we choose to speak, our attitude and our intended audience can have as great an impact as the specific words we use. In this message, Pastor Gary Webber…
Tongue Tied: Sticks and Stones
Jul 17, 2016 • 37 min
In part one of Tongue Tied, we consider the power of the human tongue and the challenges of taming it. In this sermon, Pastor Gary Webber introduces the 4:29 challenge as a way to be more intentional with the most dangerous part of the human anatomy.
FINAL WORDS - Sorrow to Joy
Jul 10, 2016 • 46 min
FINAL WORDS: If The World Hates Us…
Jul 3, 2016 • 35 min
FINAL WORDS - Love Like This
Jun 26, 2016 • 31 min
FINAL WORDS: How to Honor Our Father
Jun 20, 2016 • 38 min
FINAL WORDS: Of Vines and Branches
Jun 12, 2016 • 41 min
FINAL WORDS: How to Change the World
Jun 5, 2016 • 31 min
FINAL WORDS - Never Alone
May 29, 2016 • 45 min
FINAL WORDS - The Proposal
May 22, 2016 • 39 min
Since the beginning of time the human race has been trying to find its way to God. Religion, nature, personal introspection and disciplines — all of these and many more have proven helpful, but have ultimately fallen short. Jesus didn’t recommend any…
Finishing Strong
May 15, 2016 • 45 min
RUTH - In Search of A Savior
May 8, 2016 • 37 min
RUTH: In Search of a Savior
May 8, 2016 • 37 min
John 12-13: POURED OUT: So Close…
May 1, 2016 • 36 min
While Judas Iscariot is infamous for his betrayal of Jesus, he was not the only disciple that abandoned Jesus. In fact, disciples throughout history have abandoned God by worshiping idols of all kinds. Join us for the final message in the five-part…
JOHN 12-13: POURED OUT - The Other Foot
Apr 24, 2016 • 28 min
Many people have learned by experience that it is more blessed to give than to receive. But what happens when the shoe is on the other foot and the giver is the one who stands in need? For some people, it is far more difficult to receive help than it is…
JOHN 12-13: POURED OUT - The Seed
Apr 17, 2016 • 44 min
Jesus said the first and greatest commandment is to love God with everything we have and all that we are. That is what it means to worship. Our mission is to worship, but our worship also has a mission. As we abandon ourselves to the purposes of God, a…
JOHN 12-13: POURED OUT - The Trouble With Crowds
Apr 10, 2016 • 38 min
The “herd mentality” is that phenomenon where people get swept up in the emotion of a crowd. We have all seen and maybe even experiences this. Perhaps it happened for you at a college football game or at a political rally. The herd mentality can have…
JOHN 12-13: POURED OUT - Empty Vessels & Stuffed Shirts
Apr 3, 2016 • 37 min
JOHN 11: RAISED TO LIFE - Life After Life After Death
Mar 27, 2016 • 32 min
JOHN 11: RAISED TO LIFE - Broken Clocks
Mar 20, 2016 • 34 min
JOHN 11: RAISED TO LIFE - Grave Clothes
Mar 13, 2016 • 28 min
JOHN 11: RAISED TO LIFE - Doubting God
Mar 6, 2016 • 28 min
JOHN 11: RAISED TO LIFE-The Mission to Live and the Call to Die
Feb 28, 2016 • 31 min
JOHN 10 - The Good Shepherd
Feb 21, 2016 • 36 min
JOHN 9 - Sight and Sacred Saliva
Feb 14, 2016 • 36 min
JOHN 9 - The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Suffering
Feb 7, 2016 • 37 min
JOHN 8 - The Religious Lies We Tell Ourselves
Jan 31, 2016 • 36 min
JOHN 8 - The Lies We Tell Ourselves About Freedom
Jan 24, 2016 • 29 min
JOHN 8 - The Light
Jan 17, 2016 • 40 min
JOHN 8 - Jesus and a Naked Woman
Jan 10, 2016 • 31 min
State of the Church
Jan 3, 2016 • 37 min
ADVENT CONSPIRACY - Beyond the Conspiracy (week 5)
Dec 27, 2015 • 41 min
ADVENT CONSPIRACY - The Great Conspiracy Ever
Dec 24, 2015 • 14 min
ADVENT CONSPIRACY - Love All (week 4)
Dec 20, 2015 • 32 min
It all boils down to love. Love from a savior. Love to a neighbor in need. By spending just a little less on gifts we free up our resources to love as Jesus loves by giving to those who really need help. This is the conspiracy three churches began a few…
ADVENT CONSPIRACY - Give More (week 3)
Dec 13, 2015 • 17 min
We know what you’re thinking. “Wait, didn’t they just say I should spend less, and yet here they are telling me to give more? What gives?” The most powerful, memorable gift you can give to someone else is yourself. And nobody modeled this more than…
ADVENT CONSPIRACY - Spend Less (week 2)
Dec 6, 2015 • 27 min
Quick question for you: What was the one gift you remember getting for Christmas last year? Next question: What about the fourth gift? Do you remember that one? Truth is many of us don’t because it wasn’t something we necessarily wanted or needed….
ADVENT CONSPIRACY - Worship Fully (week 1)
Nov 29, 2015 • 27 min
It starts with Jesus. It ends with Jesus. This is the holistic approach God had in mind for Christmas. It’s a season where we are called to put down our burdens and lift a song up to our God. It’s a season where love wins, peace reigns, and a king is…
BUILT TO LAST: Land Surveys and Aliens
Nov 22, 2015 • 40 min
Nov 15, 2015 • 29 min
BUILT TO LAST: Counting the Cost
Nov 8, 2015 • 32 min
BUILT TO LAST: Alignment
Nov 1, 2015 • 43 min
BUILT TO LAST: Determination
Oct 25, 2015 • 35 min
BUILT TO LAST: Out of Ashes
Oct 18, 2015 • 35 min
AWAKENING - Stay Awake!
Oct 4, 2015 • 36 min
AWAKENING - While You Were Sleeping
Sep 27, 2015 • 40 min
AWAKENING - Are We Listening?
Sep 20, 2015 • 28 min
AWAKENING - Sleep It Off
Sep 13, 2015 • 43 min
AWAKENING - Sleeping Through the Storm
Sep 6, 2015 • 34 min
AWAKENING - Narcoleptic Christianty
Aug 30, 2015 • 40 min
John 7 - Rivers of Living Water
Aug 23, 2015 • 34 min
John 7 - Hide and Seek
Aug 16, 2015 • 39 min
John 7 - Hiding Behind the Law
Aug 9, 2015 • 40 min
John 7 - Hiding In Public
Aug 2, 2015 • 34 min
John 6 - Where Would We Go
Jul 26, 2015 • 38 min
John 6 - The Bread of Life
Jul 19, 2015 • 24 min
John 6 - The Gospel of John
Jul 12, 2015 • 39 min
John 6 - 5,000 Hungry People
Jul 5, 2015 • 36 min
John 5 - What I really Want
Jun 28, 2015 • 28 min
John 5 - Like Father, Like Son
Jun 14, 2015 • 40 min
John 5 - Do You Want to Get Better
Jun 7, 2015 • 40 min
John 4: Seeing and Believing
May 31, 2015 • 38 min
John 4: Hungry
May 24, 2015 • 38 min
Are You Stressed?
May 17, 2015 • 33 min
John 4: Undercover Boss
May 10, 2015 • 38 min
John 4: Thirsty
May 3, 2015 • 36 min
John 3: Becoming Less
Apr 19, 2015 • 35 min
John 3: Mission 317
Apr 12, 2015 • 32 min
Surprised (Easter)
Apr 5, 2015 • 38 min
John 3: A Serpent, A Staff and The Savior
Mar 22, 2015 • 36 min
John 3: Birth Certificates
Mar 15, 2015 • 42 min
John 2: The Heart of Man
Mar 8, 2015 • 40 min
John 2: Tearing Down the Church House
Mar 1, 2015 • 39 min
John 2: Weddings, Wine and A Woman He Called “Mom”
Feb 22, 2015 • 38 min
BEGINNINGS - John 1 (week 6): The Legacy of Phil and Andy
Feb 15, 2015 • 33 min
BEGINNINGS - John 1 (week 5): Come and See
Feb 8, 2015 • 34 min
BEGINNINGS - John 1 (week 4): John the Witness
Feb 1, 2015 • 39 min
BEGINNINGS - John 1 (week 3): Grace and Truth
Jan 25, 2015 • 36 min
Get Personal
Jan 18, 2015 • 29 min
BEGINNINGS - John 1 (week 2): The Reason for the Gospel
Jan 11, 2015 • 33 min
BEGINNINGS - John 1 (week 1): The Disciple Jesus Loves
Jan 4, 2015 • 36 min
Seventy Six
Dec 28, 2014 • 27 min
WORD MADE FLESH: Our Imitation
Dec 21, 2014 • 15 min
WORD MADE FLESH: His Incarnation
Dec 14, 2014 • 27 min
RUTH: Nagging Love
Nov 30, 2014 • 28 min
RUTH: The Next Right Turn
Nov 23, 2014 • 38 min
RUTH: Hello My Name Is Bitter
Nov 16, 2014 • 37 min
RUTH: Stubborn Love
Nov 9, 2014 • 37 min
RUTH: Love’s Crucible
Nov 2, 2014 • 34 min
MAKING CHANGE | From Debt to Freedom
Oct 26, 2014 • 27 min
MAKING CHANGE | From Discontentment to Contentment
Oct 19, 2014 • 32 min
MAKING CHANGE | From Owner to Manager
Oct 12, 2014 • 37 min
MAKING CHANGE | From Greed to Generosity
Oct 5, 2014 • 25 min
MAKING CHANGE | From Poor to Rich
Sep 28, 2014 • 31 min
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL - Wedding Plans
Sep 21, 2014 • 33 min
HEAVEN IS FOR REAL - A Glimpse of Glory
Sep 14, 2014 • 35 min
1 Out Of 10
Sep 7, 2014 • 29 min
Make Room
Aug 31, 2014 • 40 min
Celebration Sunday
Aug 24, 2014 • 42 min
WATERMARK: A Mark of Belonging
Aug 17, 2014 • 30 min
WATERMARK: A Mark of Belonging
Aug 17, 2014 • 30 min
WATERMARK: A Mark of Becoming
Aug 10, 2014 • 35 min
WATERMARK: A Mark of Believing
Aug 3, 2014 • 43 min
75th Anniversary Homecoming Celebration
May 25, 2014 • 41 min
Born to Reproduce
May 18, 2014 • 31 min
REVEAL the Holy Spirit: Why It Matters
May 11, 2014 • 35 min
REVEAL the Holy Spirit: What He Does
May 4, 2014 • 38 min
REVEAL the Holy Spirit: Who He Is
Apr 27, 2014 • 38 min
Walking With Hope
Apr 20, 2014 • 29 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | Beautiful Footsteps
Apr 13, 2014 • 21 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | The Aroma of Beautiful Feet
Apr 6, 2014 • 37 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | Beautiful Feet Have a Story to Tell
Mar 30, 2014 • 33 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | Beautiful Feet Walk with Others
Mar 23, 2014 • 28 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | Beautiful Feet Deliver
Mar 16, 2014 • 32 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | Beautiful Feet Climb Mountains
Mar 9, 2014 • 37 min
BEAUTIFUL FEET | Beautiful Feet Follow
Mar 2, 2014 • 26 min
Teach Us to Pray
Feb 23, 2014 • 35 min
kNOw FEAR - Love Wins
Feb 16, 2014 • 32 min
kNOw FEAR - Afraid To Say
Feb 9, 2014 • 39 min
kNOw FEAR - Future Fear
Feb 2, 2014 • 40 min
kNOw FEAR - Fear No Evil
Jan 26, 2014 • 34 min
kNOw FEAR - Faithful Fear
Jan 19, 2014 • 39 min
Go All In-Tentional
Jan 12, 2014 • 32 min
Jan 5, 2014 • 46 min
Jonah | The Gourd and the Lord
May 20, 2012 • 39 min
What is it about this little four-chapter book that captures our imagination? A man being swallowed by a fish? Sounds bizarre, perhaps even unbelievable, yet Jesus seems to suggest there is something about this story that bears great significance. So…
Jonah | Furious Love
May 13, 2012 • 34 min
What is it about this little four-chapter book that captures our imagination? A man being swallowed by a fish? Sounds bizarre, perhaps even unbelievable, yet Jesus seems to suggest there is something about this story that bears great significance. So…
Jonah | Second Chances
May 6, 2012 • 44 min
What is it about this little four-chapter book that captures our imagination? A man being swallowed by a fish? Sounds bizarre, perhaps even unbelievable, yet Jesus seems to suggest there is something about this story that bears great significance. So…
Jonah | What To Do If You’re Swallowed By A Big Fish
Apr 29, 2012 • 41 min
What is it about this little four-chapter book that captures our imagination? A man being swallowed by a fish? Sounds bizarre, perhaps even unbelievable, yet Jesus seems to suggest there is something about this story that bears great significance. So…
Jonah | Hijacked
Apr 22, 2012 • 45 min
What is it about this little four-chapter book that captures our imagination? A man being swallowed by a fish? Sounds bizarre, perhaps even unbelievable, yet Jesus seems to suggest there is something about this story that bears great significance. So…
Jonah | Journey to Tarshish
Apr 15, 2012 • 42 min
What is it about this little four-chapter book that captures our imagination? A man being swallowed by a fish? Sounds bizarre, perhaps even unbelievable, yet Jesus seems to suggest there is something about this story that bears great significance. So…