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The Only Thing That Counts - Steve Rieske - 2-9-20
Feb 9 • 40 min
“THE ONLY THING THAT COUNTS IS FAITH WORKING ITSELF OUT THROUGH LOVE.” Steve Rieske talks us through the book of Galatians and what really matters in this week’s sermon.
Brookside’s Extended Worship Service 2-2-20
Feb 3 • 24 min
Yesterday we heard about some amazing experiences with God that Savilla Banister, Robert Seiffert, and Steve Rieske have had recently. Check them out here!
How To Suffer - Steve Rieske - 1-26-20
Jan 28 • 51 min
Jesus suffered. He got stressed out. He asked for things to be different. But ultimately, he told his Father, “Not my will, but yours.” How can we do the same? Steve Rieske explores this and more in today’s sermon.
How To Build Your House On A Rock - Steve Rieske - 1-19-20
Jan 20 • 41 min
“The measure of a way of life is not whether it works while the sun is shining but rather how it works when the storm hits.” Steve Rieske brought some deep truth yesterday morning in this week’s sermon. Catch it here.
How To Never Be Discontent Again - Steve Rieske - 1-12-20
Jan 14 • 46 min
Do you want to know THE SECRET? How to NEVER, EVER be discontent again? How to be okay in every circumstance? How to channel your inner Steph Curry? The secret is inside this sermon by Steve Rieske.
Peace On Earth - Steve Rieske - 12-22-19
Jan 9 • 42 min
It’s a new year! Steve Rieske gives his State of the YOUnion address to start us off right, and he doesn’t pull any punches, talking about topics such as finding God boring, financial decisions, self-care, and living a life that actually matters. Watch it…
State of the YOU - Steve Rieske - 1-5-20
Jan 6 • 47 min
It’s a new year! Steve Rieske gives his State of the YOUnion address to start us off right, and he doesn’t pull any punches, talking about topics such as finding God boring, financial decisions, self-care, and living a life that actually matters. Watch it…
Immanuel - Amy Seiffert - 12-15-19
Dec 16, 2019 • 35 min
If the holidays are hard for you, you should REALLY listen to this sermon. Amy Seiffert talks to us about the “With Us God” and about how Christmas means that God is with us through the dryest deserts and deepest valleys of life.
Gloomy Darkness and God Light - Bo Kessler - 12-8-19
Dec 9, 2019 • 47 min
Bo Kessler gave a beautiful picture of the Gospel and Christmas! Check out his sermon tying together the Old and New Testament.
Concluding James—The Way of Wisdom - Steve Rieske - 12-1-19
Dec 2, 2019 • 43 min
Have the patience of a farmer. Don’t complain. Don’t lie. Pithy wisdom? Or time-honored truth? Find out in this week’s sermon from Steve Rieske.
When Grace Grows Us Into Righteousness - Steve Rieske - 11-24-19
Nov 26, 2019 • 44 min
Sometimes we vacillate between hating ourselves for our failures and then pretending we never fail. In this week’s sermon, Steve Rieske shows how God’s grace says, “Let’s bring all that out into the open so you can grow.”
Taming The Tongue - Steve Rieske - 11-17-19
Nov 25, 2019 • 38 min
Talk is cheap. Or is it? Steve Rieske speaks on taming the tongue in last week’s sermon. Also, Chels Keeton’s beautiful kids were dedicated! Watch it here!
Faith, Works, and Fruitful Lives - Steve Rieske - 11-10-19
Nov 11, 2019 • 52 min
Is God calling you to become a foster parent? Maybe. Find out more in this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske.
Real Religion - Steve Rieske - 11-3-19
Nov 4, 2019 • 50 min
Sometimes the Bible can be cryptic, and good exposition is needed to plumb the depths of its truth. Other times, it’s so plain and simple that it hurts! Steve Rieske spoke again yesterday from the book of James on real religion. Catch it here, and…
Death, Desire, and God’s Design - Steve Rieske - 10-27-19
Oct 28, 2019 • 42 min
Why do we yearn to matter? Why do we long for intense intimacy? Why do we thirst to touch the ultimate? Steve Rieske dives into these big questions and more in this week’s sermon.
Count It Joy - Steve Rieske - 10-20-19
Oct 21, 2019 • 32 min
How could anyone POSSIBLY enjoy suffering? And what does that even mean? Steve Rieske introduces us to the book of James in this week’s message.
Repent, Resolve, Rejoice - Steve Rieske - 10-13-19
Oct 15, 2019 • 67 min
Yesterday was an amazing morning of extended worship. Steve Rieske walked us through repenting, resolving, and rejoicing, and Robert Seiffert and the band led us with some incredible music. Check it out!
The Return of the King - Steve Rieske - 10-6-19
Oct 7, 2019 • 37 min
How are you and I royalty? What do 3,000 year old kings have to do with us? And how is Jesus a King to replace Adam? Steve Rieske dives into the Old Testament in this week’s sermon.
How Jesus Leads Us Out - Steve Rieske - 9-29-19
Sep 30, 2019 • 40 min
Gods have laws to be followed. Temples to be worshipped in. Images to be honored. See how the God of Christianity both flies in the face of these traditions and also upholds them in this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske.
Ready to Bloom - Steve Rieske - 9-22-19
Sep 24, 2019 • 35 min
When and why does Christianity NOT work? What keeps so many Christians stuck in a rut of powerlessness? And how does God’s story fit into all of this? Find out as Steve Rieske explores the Old and New Testaments in this week’s message.
Abiding Psalm 91 - Bo Kessler - 9-15-19
Sep 17, 2019 • 49 min
Can you dodge anxiety and suffering like Neo in the Matrix? Ever had God come riding in on a white horse like Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings? Join Bo Kessler this week as he dives into the idea of ABIDING IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY (how’s that for an…
Jesus King - Steve Rieske - 9-8-19
Sep 9, 2019 • 37 min
What do the Kingdom of Heaven and slaughterhouses have in common? Steve Rieske discusses Jesus, politics, and stairways to heaven in this week’s message.
Living Life The Jesus Way - Steve Rieske - 9-1-19
Sep 3, 2019 • 40 min
“BE PERFECT, AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT.” Uh…what? Excuse me, Saint Paul, but how is anyone possibly supposed to live up to that? Steve Rieske unpacks some weighty words in this week’s sermon.
What Is Faith - Steve Rieske - 8-25-19
Aug 28, 2019 • 49 min
What is faith? And what does Vince Lombardi have to do with it? Find out in this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske.
The Generous Lifegiver - Michael Brown - 8-18-19
Aug 19, 2019 • 39 min
Ever notice how some of the happiest people you know are both unentitled and extremely generous? Michael Brown speaks on how to be extravagantly giving in life, love, and more in this week’s message.
Perpetual Praise - Chris Mitchell - 4-14-19
Aug 13, 2019 • 41 min
Chris Mitchell from Kingdom M’Powerment preaches on the perpetual praise due to the Paschal Lamb and the significance of Palm Sunday!
Identity - Amy Seiffert - 8-11-19
Aug 12, 2019 • 39 min
Would you ever self-identify as a saint? As a holy one? As “of the light”? What about as “heir to a glorious inheritance”? Amy Seiffert is here to help us find our true identity in this week’s sermon.
Theistic Sex - Steve Rieske - 8-4-19
Aug 5, 2019 • 38 min
Why is God so occupied with our sex lives?!?! Steve Rieske explores the topic of sex in this week’s sermon.
The Secret to Anxiety - Bo Kessler - 7-28-19
Jul 29, 2019 • 37 min
Yesterday we got to hear Bo Kessler preach and it was awesooooome! Check out his sermon and discover the “secret” to anxiety here. Also, we had some technical difficulties with the camera, but about halfway through we figure out the audio problem. Sorry!
Who Is The Head Pastor? - Steve Rieske - 7-21-19
Jul 23, 2019 • 38 min
JUST WHO IS THE HEAD PASTOR OF BROOKSIDE?! And what the heck is an elder?! Steve Rieske talks on all this and more in this week’s sermon.
The Why and How of Suffering In The Flesh - Steve Rieske - 7-14-19
Jul 15, 2019 • 44 min
Steve Rieske continues 1 Peter this week with a sermon on why and how anyone would want to “suffer in the flesh” like Jesus.
Alive In The Face of Suffering - Steve Rieske - 7-7-19
Jul 7, 2019 • 35 min
What do you and Noah have in common? And what does that have to do with trusting Jesus in the face of suffering? Find out more in this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske.
Brookside Marriage Panel - 6-30-19
Jul 2, 2019 • 45 min
Marriage is hard. And yet, God says it’s supposed to be a picture of how Jesus loves the church. Join us as we dive into the highs and lows of marriage in this week’s message.
Changing The World At Home - Steve Rieske - 6-23-19
Jun 23, 2019 • 49 min
Lordship. Submission. Domestic Violence. World Change. It’s all covered in today’s sermon with Steve Rieske. Give it a listen.
Changing The World—Politics Vs. Being God’s People - Steve Rieske - 6-16-19
Jun 17, 2019 • 41 min
What role should politics play in Christianity? Steve Rieske speaks on politics, God’s people, and the power to change the world in this week’s sermon.
We Are The Priests, The Temple, And The Sacrifice - Steve Rieske - 6-9-19
Jun 12, 2019 • 52 min
Last week, we discussed how YOU are a priest. Today, Steve Rieske also wants you to know that you are the Temple and the Sacrifice.
You Are A Priest - Steve Rieske - 6-2-19
Jun 5, 2019 • 42 min
YOU ARE A PRIEST. A royal priesthood. A holy nation. Find out more with Steve Rieske.
Living With The Grave In View - Steve Rieske - 5-26-19
May 30, 2019 • 39 min
We will all die someday. Steve Rieske speaks on how to live with the Grave in view.
Jesus Ambassadors and the 3BBQ Challenge - Steve Rieske - 5-19-19
May 19, 2019 • 42 min
What do the Great Commission and the Brookside Summer 3BBQ Challenge have in common? Tune into this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske to find out! Also, we commission Lizzie Edwards on to her new role with Cru Bridges!
How to Actually Enjoy Mothers Day - Steve Rieske - 5-12-19
May 15, 2019 • 43 min
Happy Mother’s Day! Steve Rieske talk on Faith, Hope, Love, and how to ACTUALLY enjoy mother’s day in this week’s sermon. Yeah. You’re gonna wanna listen in.
Don’t Give Up, Don’t Burn Out - Steve Rieske - 5-5-19
May 6, 2019 • 44 min
DON’T GIVE UP. DON’T BURN OUT. Steve Rieske tells you how to discover your gift and how to use it for the glory of God (and how to avoid dying while doing so) in this week’s sermon. Also, Brookside commissions Erin Kessler and Tyler Griffin Bock as new…
TRAIN - Steve Rieske - 4-28-19
Apr 29, 2019 • 40 min
“Your life cannot be changed just by hearing sermons. Nor can it be changed just by hearing the Word.” Steve Rieske spoke some important truths about the Christian life and encourages us not just to consume information, but to TRAIN.
Easter Sunday - Steve Rieske - 4-21-19
Apr 23, 2019 • 36 min
THE KING HAS RISEN. HE IS ALIVE! Journey with Steve Rieske as he walks us through the first Easter.
Colt to the Cross Wk 1 - Amy Seiffert - 4-7-19
Apr 8, 2019 • 36 min
Jesus wears a king’s crown and a servant’s apron. He rides a donkey instead of a warhorse. He is the King of Contrasts. Amy Seiffert unpacks all this and more in this week’s sermon.
The Road to Jerusalem Wk 3 - Steve Rieske - 3-31-19
Apr 8, 2019 • 42 min
JESUS LOVES SHORT PEOPLE. Steve Rieske talks Zacchaeus, the coming Kingdom, and more in this week’s sermon.
The Road To Jerusalem Wk 2 - Steve Rieske - 3-17-19
Mar 18, 2019 • 46 min
Was Jesus more of a left-wing hippie? Or straight-laced conservative? Or both? Or something entirely different? Find out more in this week’s sermon.
The Road to Jerusalem Wk 1 - Steve Rieske - 3-10-19
Mar 11, 2019 • 36 min
“You wanna follow me? …You know I’m homeless, right?” Jesus says some pretty intense stuff. Luckily Steve Rieske is here to help us understand.
Sacred Rhythms-Communion - Steve Rieske - 2-24-19
Feb 24, 2019 • 40 min
WHAT EVEN IS COMMUNION?! And why are Christians drinking Jesus’s blood?! Find out in this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske!
Sacred Rhythms - Baptism - Steve Rieske - 2-17-19
Feb 18, 2019 • 44 min
Did you know you can baptize a donut? Steve Rieske talks about the history and implications of baptism in this week’s sermon.
Who Is This Man Wk 3 - Ricky May - 2-10-19
Feb 13, 2019 • 36 min
What do Jesus-followers and Navy Seals have in common? …maybe not much. Maybe a lot. Find out in this week’s sermon with Ricky May!
Who Is This Man Wk 2 - Steve Rieske - 2-4-19
Feb 6, 2019 • 45 min
Did you know that Jesus invented the 5 paragraph essay? Well…not really. But Steve Rieske illustrates how Jesus formulates his thoughts according to the well-known model from our middle school years in his Sermon on the Plain in this week’s sermon.
Who Is This Man Wk 1 - Amy Seiffert - 1-27-19
Jan 27, 2019 • 32 min
In the beginning of the gospel of Luke, a question is repeatedly heard on the lips of every person who encounters Jesus: “Who is this man?!” Amy Seiffert kicks off our exploration of the book of Luke in this week’s sermon.
A Challenge To Train - Steve Rieske - 1-7-19
Jan 7, 2019 • 37 min
New Year, New You? Steve Rieske challenges us to make a new resolution to train spiritually in this week’s sermon.
Repeat the Sounding Joy - Steve Rieske - 12-16-18
Dec 17, 2018 • 44 min
“The manger and the cross are bookends of the same thing.” These and other deep truths were examined in this week’s sermon with Steve Rieske.
The Magnificat - Steve Rieske - 12-9-18
Dec 12, 2018 • 44 min
“He sees and knows. He opens the way for the oppressed. He pushes aside the rich to provide for the poor.” Does this sound like the God you know? Join Mary in finding out more about the God of the Bible in this week’s message.
Advent 2018 - Steve Rieske - 12-2-18
Dec 5, 2018 • 45 min
We know that there’s something wrong with the world. And we know that we feel an individual and collective responsibility to fix it. But how? Steve Rieske unpacks how the coming of Jesus was the beginning of a kingship meant to reign and right the wrongs…
Baptism and Orphan Sunday - 11-25-18
Nov 27, 2018 • 46 min
Some amazing stories of redemption were told this week at Brookside!
Finding Comfort in the Valley - Amy Seiffert - 11-18-18
Nov 24, 2018 • 34 min
Life is chock-full of hard paths and dark valleys. And what do we hold onto as we go? Is there any comfort in the valley? Amy Seiffert explores 5 comforting truths found in Psalm 23 for the valleys in life.
The Armor of God - Steve Rieske - 11-11-18
Nov 14, 2018 • 42 min
Sometimes life feels like a battle. What armor are you putting on? Steve Rieske wraps up our Ephesians series by explaining the battle we’re in and how to put on the armor of God.
Christians, Submit to Each Other - Steve Rieske - 11-4-18
Nov 7, 2018 • 37 min
“WIVES, SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS.” This simple verse has caused more frustration, abuse, and heartache than we’d care to admit. But in this week’s message, Steve Rieske unpacks the context of the apostle Paul’s words to show that what is implied here is…
THEREFORE, Walk - Steve Rieske - 10-28-18
Oct 29, 2018 • 48 min
In week 4 of our Ephesians series, the Apostle Paul and Steve Rieske urge us to—in light of what we have learned about Jesus and what he has done for us—walk as Children of the Light. If you’ve ever wondered how to actually live a life of light and love,…
An Invitation to Die - Ricky May - 9-30-18
Oct 16, 2018 • 31 min
As Christians, we are invited and encouraged not to give up in running the Epic Race, wherein God calls us to come and die, and watch ourselves be resurrected by him.
Getting Life From God - Steve Rieske - 10-14-18
Oct 16, 2018 • 39 min
We are bodies, spirits, and souls. And yet, sometimes it can feel like we are dying in every one of those aspects of ourselves. Steve Rieske talks about how to get life from God in this week’s sermon.
Hello Ephesus - Steve Rieske - 10-7-18
Oct 8, 2018 • 31 min
What do you and a priceless, stolen, broken, and redeemed 16th century cello have in common? Find out with Steve Rieske in this week’s sermon introducing Ephesians.
God As My Friend - Michael Brown - 9-23-18
Sep 24, 2018 • 31 min
“The only legitimate reason for becoming a Christian is to know God. And Christianity is 100% about being in a friendship with Him.” - Dr. Michael Brown Michael Brown makes some big statements and backs them up with the Scripture to prove it in his…
Missional Communities - Dan Ketterman - 9-16-18
Sep 17, 2018 • 36 min
What is the body of Christ? Is it a bunch of bodies warming a set of pews? Is it a holy huddle of fanatics fearful of the outside world? Or is it a Jesus-centered family of servants and disciples with a God-sized goal of spreading the Gospel? Dan…
Unified With One Mind - Steve Rieske - 9-9-18
Sep 10, 2018 • 38 min
The world says, “Make a name for yourself.” Jesus says, “Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition.” The world says, “Look out for Number One.” Jesus says, “Count others more significant than yourself.” The world walks around saying, “Do you know who I AM?!”…
God’s Love, Our Choice - Steve Rieske - 9-2-18
Sep 4, 2018 • 38 min
Have you ever wondered how to live the Holy Spirit-filled life? Have you ever wondered what “The Good Life” is in general? Do you want to live your best life now? Steve Rieske tackles these topics and more in this week’s sermon.
Fall Kick Off - Steve Rieske - 8-26-18
Aug 28, 2018 • 44 min
Happy New Year!!! Wait, what? Celebrate the start of a new semester at BGSU with Brookside! Steve Rieske speaks on resolutions and Amy Seiffert interviews our student ministries!
Parable of the Talents - Steve Rieske - 8-19-18
Aug 22, 2018 • 33 min
Parable of the Talents
Forgiveness Part 3 - Steve Rieske - 8-5-18
Aug 6, 2018 • 37 min
Forgiveness Part 3
Forgiveness Part 2 - Steve Rieske - 7-29-18
Jul 30, 2018 • 39 min
Forgiveness Part 2
Forgiveness - Steve Rieske - 7-22-18
Jul 23, 2018 • 37 min
Gods Word - Amy Seiffert - 7-15-18
Jul 16, 2018 • 36 min
Gods Word
Obeying - Nick Gillespie - 7-8-18
Jul 9, 2018 • 30 min
Psalm 23 - Ricky May - 7-1-18
Jul 9, 2018 • 36 min
Psalm 23
Journeying with God in Prayer - Steve Rieske - 6-24-18
Jul 9, 2018 • 30 min
Journeying with God in Prayer
Fatherhood - Michael Brown - 6/17/18
Jun 21, 2018 • 32 min
Steve Rieske - Which Father Will You Worship - 6-10-18
Jun 14, 2018 • 35 min
6-10-18 - Steve Rieske - Which Father Will You Worship
Where Do We Find Our Identity? - Steve Rieske - 6-3-18
Jun 11, 2018 • 35 min
Where Do We Find Our Identity? - Steve Rieske - 6-3-18
Soul Hunger - Steve Rieske - 5-27-18
May 29, 2018 • 36 min
The very first episode of Brookside Church !