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!
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 Brookside Kids Directors!
"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.
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.
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.
"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.
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 of our reality.
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.
“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 that this is a method and a mandate for ALL Christians to get life: by giving it. By submitting in love to one another. By bearing each other’s burdens. By giving up our lives for His sake, to find them again.
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, this message is for you.
“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 message, “God As My Friend”.
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 Ketterman preaches on living in a missional community in this week’s sermon.
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?!"
Jesus walks around saying, "Do you know who you are?"
Steve Rieske talks about how God will deliver the greatness our hearts long for...in His time.
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.