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By Efren Pena
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STORYLINE: Week 2- A Tension to Be Managed – Our greatest gifts often come from our greatest pain.
Storyline is a series of talks about how to make sense of your story. Because, we all have a story, and at the same time we all are a story. When we read our past well, it guides us as we co-author our future with God. When we can be honest about our experiences, we discover our strengths. When we tell our story, we tell the greatest story.
43:30
September 22, 2020
STORYLINE: Week 1 - "Reading Backwards: Finding God in our past fuels our future"
Storyline is a series of talks about how to make sense of your story. Because, we all have a story, and at the same time we all are a story. When we read our past well, it guides us as we co-author our future with God. When we can be honest about our experiences, we discover our strengths. When we tell our story, we tell the greatest story.
35:39
September 16, 2020
THIS IS US- Week 8: "WE’RE THE FIRST TO SERVE AND LAST TO BE SERVED"
Over these last couple of months we have been sharing with you the core values of South Hills Church. The things that identify us, that make us who we are, our priorities, why we do what we do and where we got these ideas from. THIS IS US!
29:04
September 1, 2020
THIS IS US - Week 7: "WE DON’T WAIT FOR SOMEONE ELSE TO REACH OUR FRIENDS"
A series that answers the questions of who we are, what are our priorities, why do we do what we do, and where did we get these ideas from? This Is Us.
34:01
August 25, 2020
THIS IS US- Week 6: "WE GIVE UP THINGS WE LOVE FOR THINGS WE LOVE EVEN MORE"
So we are midway through our summer series on the core values here at South Hills Church. A series that answers the questions of who we are, what are our priorities, why do we do what we do, and where did we get these ideas from? This Is Us. **DISCLAMIER** The audio may be a bit off this week. We do apologize for the inconvenience."
42:02
August 19, 2020
THIS IS US- Week 5: "WE WANT TO BE HEALTHY & HEALTHY THINGS GROW"
This series that we’re in is all about our core values at South Hills  Church. Just like every family has a way of thinking, talking, and handling things. The same is true of every church. The same is true for our church. Who are we, what are our priorities, and where did we get these ideas? Over these last weeks we have been sharing our core values. All of which are based off of biblical stories and sayings from the first generation of Christians that summarize the sort of church that we set out to be. This Is Us.
40:34
August 19, 2020
THIS IS US- Week 4: "WE ARE CALLED TO BE OURSELVES, NOT COPY SOMEONE ELSE.
This series that we’re in is all about our core values at South Hills  Church. Just like every family has a way of thinking, talking, and handling things. The same is true of every church. The same is true for our church. Who are we, what are our priorities, and where did we get these ideas? Over these last weeks we have been sharing our core values. All of which are based off of biblical stories and sayings from the first generation of Christians that summarize the sort of church that we set out to be. This is us.
27:54
August 19, 2020
THIS IS US- Week 3: "We Reach New & Different People By Trying New & Different Things"
This series that we’re in is all about the core values here at South Hills. Now, every family has a way of thinking, talking, and handling things. The same is true of every church. Our church. So, who are we, what are our priorities, and where did we get these ideas? Now, there are a handful of stories and sayings from the first generation of Christians that summarize the sort of church that we set out to be. Our mission here at South Hills is to lead unchurched people into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ! And as a church we have core values that kind of identify who we are and what our goals are. We believe that we’re a diverse family of followers who share these certain values. This is us. And so throughout this series my goal is to remind, refocus, and re-rally all of our people around our 10 core values as we gradually re-open our facilities and begin gathering in-person, readying ourselves to what God wants to do next.
30:24
July 28, 2020
THIS IS US- Week 2: "We Want Our Church Family To Reflect The Diversity Of Humanity"
Every family has a way of thinking, talking, and handling things. The same is true of every church. So, who are we, what are our priorities, and where did we get these ideas? Now, there are a handful of stories and sayings from the first generation of Christians that summarize the sort of church we set out to be. South Hills isn’t a bunch of buildings, it’s a diverse family of followers who share certain values. This is us!
23:14
July 21, 2020
THIS IS US - Week 1: "We Work Intentionally To Build A Healthy Family"
Every family has a way of thinking, talking, and handling things. The same is true of every church. So, who are we, what are our priorities, and where did we get these ideas? Now, there are a handful of stories and sayings from the first generation of Christians that summarize the sort of church we set out to be. South Hills isn’t a bunch of buildings, it’s a diverse family of followers who share certain values. This is us!
34:21
July 21, 2020
ASKING FOR A FRIEND: WEEK 3- "WHY DO PEOPLE MAKE SUCH A BIG DEAL ABOUT BAPTISM?
And the premise behind this series is that everybody has questions—about faith, God, Scripture, spirituality. Well, OTHER people do; obviously not YOU. So, we thought we’d take a few weeks to talk through some things people we know wonder about and wrestle with, from both inside and outside of the church. And you get to eavesdrop. Because CLEARLY these aren’t your questions. They all came from other people, and even they were just asking for a friend.”
35:17
June 2, 2020
ASKING FOR A FRIEND: WEEK 2- "Is The Bible Reliable? Isn't It Full Of Errors?"
“Everybody has questions—about faith, God, Scripture, spirituality. Well, OTHER people do; obviously not YOU. So, we thought we’d take a few weeks to talk through some things people we know wonder about and wrestle with, from both inside and outside of the church. And you get to eavesdrop. Because CLEARLY these aren’t your questions. They all came from other people, and even they were just asking for a friend.”
25:11
June 2, 2020
ASKING FOR A FRIEND: Week 1- Can I be a Christian and still have doubts?
This is a new series. “Everybody has questions—about faith, God, Scripture, spirituality. Well, OTHER people do; obviously not YOU. So, we thought we’d take a few weeks to talk through some things people we know wonder about and wrestle with, from both inside and outside of the church. And you get to eavesdrop. Because CLEARLY these aren’t your questions. They all came from other people, and even they were just asking for a friend.”
35:50
May 19, 2020
MOTHER"S DAY AT SOUTH HILLS: Guest Speaker Monica Pena
The Gift of Grace & Salvation!
38:35
May 12, 2020
DEAR GOD! - Week 1: GIVE US TODAY YOUR DAILY BREAD!
So we’ve been talking about prayer over these last few weeks and how prayer is an incredibly effective tool in order to communicate with God. In fact, It’s a powerful thing because it allows us to recognize and acknowledge who God is and establishes our dependence on Him.
28:02
April 21, 2020
Easter With South Hills: May Your will Be Done
How the will of God for Jesus ties into the will of God for us!
48:57
April 20, 2020
PRAY LIKE THIS: Week 3- "Let Kingdom Come Soon"
People say, “Pray, don’t panic.” And we all want to. But many of us don’t feel like we know how. Or maybe we’re just not good at it. I want to believe that prayer works; that it changes things; that it can make the world better; that it can make me better. But...how? People during the days of Jesus asked the same sort of questions. And he responded by teaching his followers to pray in a revolutionary way.
28:29
April 12, 2020
PRAY LIKE THIS: WEEK 2: MAY YOUR NAME BE KEPT HOLY
People say, “Pray, and don’t panic.” And we all want to. But many of us don’t feel like we know how. Or maybe we’re just not good at it or even sure that it works. We say to ourselves… “I want to believe that prayer works; that it changes things; that it can make the world better; that it can make me better. But...how? How do I  pray?” People during the days of Jesus asked the same sort of questions. And he responded by teaching his followers to pray in a different way. In a revolutionary way. This is an in depth look into the Lord’s Prayer.
26:42
April 1, 2020
PRAY LIKE THIS: Week 1 - "Our Father In Heaven"
People say, “Pray, don’t panic.” And we all want to. But many of us don’t feel like we know how. Or maybe we’re just not good at it. I want to believe that prayer works; that it changes things; that it can make the world better; that it can make me better. But...how? People during the days of Jesus asked the same sort of questions. And he responded by teaching his followers to pray in a revolutionary way. The Lord's Prayer.
37:49
March 23, 2020
HOPE IN THE DARK
Believing God is good even when life is not!
44:41
March 17, 2020
DOLLARS & SENSE: WEEK 2- "DEBT IS SLAVERY" BY PASTOR CHRIS SONKSEN
This is a series about Money. Mula, Bacon, Benjamins, Buckaroos, Cheddar, Dinero, Moola, Paper, Pesos, Shekels, Plata, Cha-Ching or whatever you like to call it. We all want & need it, but there never seems to be enough of it. So many of us find ourselves consumed with financial stress. But Jesus had plenty to say about it. This series is all about introducing you to a God-centered view of money, helping you tunnel out of debt, and build values-based giving rhythms into your lives that cultivate kingdom-mindedness, generosity, and fulfillment.
43:24
March 10, 2020
DOLLARS & SENSE: WEEK 1- "You Are A Stewart"
This is a series about Money. Mula, Bacon, Benjamins, Buckaroos, Cheddar, Dinero, Moola, Paper, Pesos, Shekels, Plata, Cha-Ching or whatever you like to call it. We all want & need it, but there never seems to be enough of it. So many of us find ourselves consumed with financial stress. But Jesus had plenty to say about it. This series is all about introducing you to a God-centered view of money, helping you tunnel out of debt, and build values-based giving rhythms into your lives that cultivate kingdom-mindedness, generosity, and fulfillment.
38:24
March 3, 2020
It's Complicated: Week 4- "People Not Objects"
Love. Sex. Dating. Marriage….It’s all complicated.  Like a crazy maze with a lots of dead ends. But what if you could map the maze? Wouldn’t that help a ton.
37:50
February 24, 2020
IT'S COMPLICATED: Week 3- "Real Relationships Require Real Work"
Love. Sex. Dating. Marriage….It’s all complicated.  Like a crazy maze with a lots of dead ends. But what if you could map the maze? Wouldn’t that help a ton.
47:19
February 17, 2020
It's Complicated: Week 2- "Is Sex Really This Casual?"
Love. Sex. Dating. Marriage….It’s all complicated.  Like a crazy maze with a lots of dead ends. But what if you could map the maze? Wouldn’t that help a ton.
33:12
February 12, 2020
IT'S COMPLICATED! - Week 1: "Someone else will not complete you"
Love. Sex. Dating. Marriage….It’s all complicated.  Like a maddening mase with a lot  of dead ends. But what if you could map out the maze! 
37:47
February 3, 2020
Week 4: The Cost of Not: TIME-BLOCKING YOUR PRIORITIES
This series is about... Understanding that most of us have some idea of who we want to be & what we want to do, but we’ve also got this elaborate mental list of who we feel like we have to be & what we have to do. We can’t be and do it all. So... How do you know what to do & pursue? And how do follow through and stay on task? What would it look like to get to the end of this year with the satisfaction of having lived it well—on purpose; by design, not default? 
36:08
January 31, 2020
Week 3: The Cost of Not- AVOIDING THE FOUR HORSEMEN OF DISTRACTION
This series is about... Understanding that most of us have some idea of who we want to be & what we want to do, but we’ve also got this elaborate mental list of who we feel like we have to be & what we have to do. We can’t be and do it all. So... How do you know what to do & pursue? And how do follow through and stay on task? What would it look like to get to the end of this year with the satisfaction of having lived it well—on purpose; by design, not default?
45:12
January 21, 2020
Week 2: The Cost of Not - "HOLDING YOURSELF ACCOUNTABLE THROUGH PACTS"
You see… each new year is full of possibility & potential. It’s also full of pressure. Most of us have some idea of who we want to be & what we want to do, but we’ve also got this elaborate mental list of who we feel like we have to be & what we have to do. Now, these lists don’t always overlap. And it’s not like we have infinite time & energy. We can’t be and do it all. There lies the pressure. A new year can feel exciting, yet overwhelming. So... How do you know what to do & pursue? And how do follow through and stay on task? What would it look like to get to the end of this year with the satisfaction of having lived it well—on purpose, with the big picture in mind; by design, not default? Well... That’s what this series is all about.
39:56
January 13, 2020
Week 1: The Cost Of Not - Identifying Your Values
Each new year is full of possibility & potential. It’s also full of pressure. Most of us have some idea of who we want to be & what we want to do, but we’ve also got this elaborate mental list of who we feel like we have to be & what we have to do. Now, these lists don’t always overlap. And it’s not like we have infinite time & energy. We can’t be and do it all. Like I said… Pressure. A new year can feel exciting, yet overwhelming. So... How do you know what to do & pursue? And how do follow through and stay on task? What would it look like to get to the end of this year with the satisfaction of having lived it well—on purpose, with the big picture in mind; by design, not default? Well... That’s what this series is all about.
54:26
January 8, 2020
Pre-New Years Message: Reflections & Expectations
2020 is just around the corner. Literally! And 2019 is just about finished. Everything and anything that happened last year happened...the good, the bad and the ugly..is over. A new year will soon be upon us. If last year was confusing and chaotic, be encouraged that a new year is coming. If last year was full of disappointments, setbacks and challenges, be encouraged...a new year is coming. If last year was your best year yet, be even more encouraged that a new year is coming. All of God’s lessons, teachings, and blessings for 2019 have come to an end and are to be filed away. The time to reflect is now. We need to use these past experiences as a kickstart to what God is going to do in this new year. Because with a new year comes new lessons, new teachings, new blessings...new encounters and new experiences. New Expectations! God is in the business of doing new things!
46:00
January 2, 2020
Week 4: Christmas at South Hills
Now most of us know the Christmas story—or at least some version of it. But in this series, as we talk about the Christmas Story...We are focusing one the people in the story. And asking questions like… Why did God choose these people, at this time in human history to tell such an incredible and significant story? And if we were to push past WHAT God did & take a deeper look at WHO He did it through, what might we see that we didn’t see before? How might Christmas come alive for us when we breathe new life into what it was really like for them?
44:05
December 29, 2019
Week 3: Christmas at South Hills
We are in an incredible Christmas series called…Christmas at South Hills  Now most of us know the Christmas story—or at least some version of it. But stories aren’t just about plot points, or about an incident that directly impacts what happens next in a story. They’re about people. And in this incredible story of Christmas… We are asking questions like ….Why did God choose these people, at this time in human history to tell such an incredible and significant story? And if we were to push past WHAT God did & take a deeper look at WHO He did it through, what might we see that we didn’t see before? How might Christmas come alive for us when we breathe new life into what it was really like for them?
37:14
December 19, 2019
Week 2: Christmas at South Hills
So last week we kickoffed an incredible series specifically for this  time of year. One we like to call Christmas at South Hills Now most of us know the Christmas story—or at least some version of it. But stories aren’t just about plot points, about an incident that directly impacts what happens next in a story. They’re about people. And in this incredible story of Christmas… Why did God choose these people, at this time in human history to tell such an incredible and significant story? And if we were to push past WHAT God did & take a deeper look at WHO He did it through, what might we see that we didn’t see before? How might Christmas come alive for us when we breathe new life into what it was really like for them? Last week we learned that God chose to bring the outsiders in. The shepherds. Us. Christianity is about expanding the definition of who gets to be included. So let’s jump right in.
39:27
December 10, 2019
Week 1: Christmas at South Hills
Now most of us know the Christmas story—or at least some version of it. But stories aren’t just about plot points, they’re about people. And in this incredible story of Christmas… Why did God choose these people, at this time in human history to tell such a significant story? And if we were to push past WHAT God did & take a deeper look at WHO He did it through, what might we see that we didn’t see before? How might Christmas come alive for us when we breathe new life into what it was really like for them?
37:15
December 4, 2019
EMOJINAL: Week 4
A series all about our emotions. Depression and anxiety are on the rise. More of us are feeling disconnected—from ourselves, others, and the meaning of life. So why is that and what can we do about it?
46:53
November 25, 2019
EMOJINAL: Week 3
A series all about our emotions. Depression and anxiety are on the rise. More of us are feeling disconnected—from ourselves, others, and the meaning of life. So why is that and what can we do about it?
41:45
November 20, 2019
EMOJINAL: Week 2 (w/ Ps. Mike Brook)
A series all about our emotions. Depression and anxiety are on the rise. More of us are feeling disconnected—from ourselves, others, and the meaning of life. So why is that and what can we do about it?
28:57
November 20, 2019
EMOJINAL: Week 1
This is a series all about our emotions. Here’s the thing....There’s no denying it. Depression and anxiety are on the rise.  More of us are feeling disconnected—from ourselves, others, and the meaning of life. So why is that and what can we do about it?
51:45
November 4, 2019
FAMILY MONTH - Week 4
We are talking about Relationships. Specifically ...“What makes relationships work? Why do we seem to click with & feel cared for by certain people, while others give us the impression we’re insignificant, invisible, or in-the-way? How is it some families can hardly stomach one another, but others seem so close? Is it all an act, or do they know something we don’t? Well, as it turns out, both scripture & science agree on the answer. And the good news is—all the research suggests certain practices have the power to turn a bad thing around, and make a good thing even better. So, what are these practices & how do we apply them?
53:10
October 29, 2019
FAMILY MONTH - Week 3
We are talking about Relationships. Specifically ...“What makes relationships work? Why do we seem to click with & feel cared for by certain people, while others give us the impression we’re insignificant, invisible, or in-the-way? How is it some families can hardly stomach one another, but others seem so close? Is it all an act, or do they know something we don’t? Well, as it turns out, both scripture & science agree on the answer. And the good news is—all the research suggests certain practices have the power to turn a bad thing around, and make a good thing even better. So, what are these practices & how do we apply them?
45:07
October 26, 2019
FAMILY MONTH - Week 1
Relationships. Specifically ...“What makes relationships work? Why do we seem to click with & feel cared for by certain people, while others give us the impression we’re insignificant, invisible, or in-the-way? How is it some families can hardly stomach one another, but others seem so close? Is it all an act, or do they know something we don’t? Well, as it turns out, both scripture & science agree on the answer. And the good news is—all the research suggests certain practices have the power to turn a bad thing around, and make a good thing even better. So, what are these practices & how do we apply them? Well, we’re gonna talk about that and more in this series.
30:28
October 16, 2019
FAMILY MONTH - Week 2
We are talking about ...Relationships. Specifically ...“What makes relationships work? Why do we seem to click with & feel cared for by certain people, while others give us the impression we’re insignificant, invisible, or in-the-way? How is it some families can hardly stomach one another, but others seem so close? Is it all an act, or do they know something we don’t? Well, as it turns out, both scripture & science agree on the answer. And the good news is—all the research suggests certain practices have the power to turn a bad thing around, and make a good thing even better. So, what are these practices & how do we apply them? Well, we’re gonna talk about that and more in this series.
44:52
October 16, 2019
QUIT CHURCH: Week 5
We are a church for the unchurched. We work really hard to be the kind of place where people who maybe don’t believe in God, are wrestling with faith, or were wounded by religion can come and feel welcomed and embraced and find common ground. Some of you in this room fit that exact category. And we are so glad you’re here. And there will be some benefit to you in this series. But I want you to know, you are off the hook. This series is not really about you. Over the next several weeks, we are going to be talking about what it takes to lean in and create the kind of environment that we’re striving to have here at South Hills, and how doing so will make your life and relationship with God better. This series is for those of you who have been here more than a few times; who have committed your lives to Christ; and who would, in some way, consider this to be your church. These next few weeks are for you and about you... so don’t you dare miss not one week, but I want to warn you, from the very start... this content will call you to mature.
40:31
September 30, 2019
QUIT CHURCH: Week 4
We are a church for the unchurched. We work really hard to be the kind of place where people who maybe don’t believe in God, are wrestling with faith, or were wounded by religion can come and feel welcomed and embraced and find common ground. Some of you in this room fit that exact category. And we are so glad you’re here. And there will be some benefit to you in this series. But I want you to know, you are off the hook. This series is not really about you. Over the next several weeks, we are going to be talking about what it takes to lean in and create the kind of environment that we’re striving to have here at South Hills, and how doing so will make your life and relationship with God better. This series is for those of you who have been here more than a few times; who have committed your lives to Christ; and who would, in some way, consider this to be your church. These next few weeks are for you and about you... so don’t you dare miss not one week, but I want to warn you, from the very start... this content will call you to mature.
37:56
September 29, 2019
Quit Church: Week 3
We are a church for the unchurched. We work really hard to be the kind of place where people who maybe don’t believe in God, are wrestling with faith, or were wounded by religion can come and feel welcomed and embraced and find common ground. Some of you in this room fit that exact category. And we are so glad you’re here. And there will be some benefit to you in this series. But I want you to know, you are off the hook. This series is not really about you. Over the next several weeks, we are going to be talking about what it takes to lean in and create the kind of environment that we’re striving to have here at South Hills, and how doing so will make your life and relationship with God better. This series is for those of you who have been here more than a few times; who have committed your lives to Christ; and who would, in some way, consider this to be your church. These next few weeks are for you and about you... so don’t you dare miss not one week, but I want to warn you, from the very start... this content will call you to mature.
35:58
September 29, 2019
QUIT CHURCH: Week 2- Just Serve
We are a church for the unchurched. We work really hard to be the kind of place where people who maybe don’t believe in God, are wrestling with faith, or were wounded by religion can come and feel welcomed and embraced and find common ground. Some of you in this room fit that exact category. And we are so glad you’re here. And there will be some benefit to you in this series. But I want you to know, you are off the hook. This series is not really about you. Over the next several weeks, we are going to be talking about what it takes to lean in and create the kind of environment that we’re striving to have here at South Hills, and how doing so will make your life and relationship with God better. This series is for those of you who have been here more than a few times; who have committed your lives to Christ; and who would, in some way, consider this to be your church. These next few weeks are for you and about you... so don’t you dare miss not one week, but I want to warn you, from the very start... this content will call you to mature.
40:04
September 9, 2019
QUIT CHURCH: Week 1- Just Quit!
Before you listen to this series, I want to say, that we are a church for the unchurched. We work really hard to be the kind of place where people who maybe don’t believe in God, are wrestling with faith, or were wounded by religion can come and feel welcomed and embraced and find common ground. Some of you listening fit that exact category. And we are so glad you’re here. And there will be some benefit to you in this series. But I want you to know, you are off the hook. This series is not really about you. In fact, this is the churchiest thing we will do all year. We are going to spend the next 5 weeks talking about what it takes to lean in and create the kind of environment that feels like that all year long, and how doing so will make your life and relationship with God better. This series is for those of you who have been going to church more than a few times; who have committed your lives to Christ; and who would, in some way, consider themselves having a home church.. These next 5 weeks are for and about you and I want you to be here for every single one, but I want to warn you at the outset, from the very start... this content will call you to maturity.
43:54
September 3, 2019
SEV7N: WEEK 8: GLUTTONY (Pastor Chris Sonksen)
So here’s what we have been talking about… The fact that we always seem to get caught on certain stumbling blocks in our lives that cause us to trip and fall and put distance between the best life that God has for us and how we are living it today. History has nicknamed these stumbling blocks or tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”. So we have been going through these seven sins in hopes of finding out where do they come from? Why do they trip us up? And what can we do about it? Because as Jesus followers...as Christians, we should be striving to live a sinless life. Keyword being trying. You see the more we grow and mature in our relationship with Jesus, the less we should be sinning. And when we understand the characteristics of these sins these vices, why we fall to them and how we can fight them back...the evidence will rise to the top in our lives. We’ve talked about Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed, Lust and …today’s deadly sin is… GLUTTONY!
42:27
August 28, 2019
SEV7N: WEEK 7: LUST
The fact that we always seem to get caught on certain stumbling blocks in our lives that cause us to trip and fall and put distance between the best life that God has for us and how we are living it today. History has nicknamed these stumbling blocks or tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”. So we have been going through these seven sins in hopes of finding out where do they come from? Why do they trip us up? And what can we do about it? Because as Jesus followers...as Christians, we should be striving to live a sinless life. Keyword being trying. You see the more we grow and mature in our relationship with Jesus, the less we should be sinning. And when we understand the characteristics of these sins these vices, why we fall to them and how we can fight them back...the evidence will rise to the top in our lives. We’ve talked about Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth, Greed and … today’s deadly sin is…LUST
50:23
August 23, 2019
SEV7N: WEEK 6: GREED
So here’s what we have been talking about… The fact that we always seem to get caught on certain stumbling blocks in our lives that cause us to trip and fall and put distance between the best life that God has for us and how we are living it today.  History has nicknamed these stumbling blocks or tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  So we have been going through these seven sins in hopes of finding out where do they come from? Why do they trip us up?  And what can we do about it? Because as Jesus followers...as Christians, we should be striving to live a sinless life. Keyword being trying.  You see the more we grow and mature in our relationship with Jesus, the less we should be sinning.  And when we understand the characteristics of these sins these vices, why we fall to them and how we can fight them back...the evidence will rise to the top in our lives.  We’ve talked about Pride, Envy, Wrath, Sloth and …today’s deadly sin is…GREED
43:46
August 16, 2019
SE7EN: WEEK 5: SLOTH
So here’s what we have been talking about… The fact that we always seem to get caught on certain stumbling blocks in our lives that cause us to trip and fall and put distance between the best life that God has for us and how we are living it today.  History has nicknamed these stumbling blocks or tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  So we have been going through these seven sins in hopes of finding out where do they come from? Why do they trip us up?  And what can we do about it? Because as Jesus followers...as Christians, we should be striving to live a sinless life. Keyword being trying.  You see the more we grow and mature in our relationship with Jesus, the less we should be sinning.  And when we understand the characteristics of these sins these vices, why we fall to them and how we can fight them back...the evidence will rise to the top in our lives.  We’ve talked about Pride, Envy, Wrath and …today’s deadly sin is…SLOTH
50:29
August 5, 2019
SE7EN: WEEK 4: WRATH
So here’s what we have been talking about… The fact that we always seem to get caught on certain stumbling blocks in our lives that cause us to trip and fall and put distance between the best life that God has for us and how we are living it today.  History has nicknamed these stumbling blocks or tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  So we have been going through these seven sins in hopes of finding out where do they come from? Why do they trip us up?  And what can we do about it? Because as Jesus followers...as Christians, we should be striving to live a sinless life. Keyword being trying.  You see the more we grow and mature in our relationship with Jesus, the less we should be sinning.  And when we understand the characteristics of these sins these vices, why we fall to them and how we can fight them back...the evidence will rise to the top in our lives.  We’ve talked about Pride, Envy and …today’s deadly sin is…WRATH.
45:31
August 5, 2019
SEV7N: WEEK 3: ENVY
Behind every surface behavior is the desire to meet a deeper need. And how you go about getting them met determines what kind of human you’ll be.  But we always seem to stumble with a few things along the way that cause us some major hiccups. History has nicknamed these tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  Where do they come from?  Why are do they trip us up?  And what can we do about it? These are the questions we aim to answer. As Jesus followers...Christians, we should be striving to sin less. The more we grow and mature in our relationship with Jesus, the less we should be sinning.  And this happens when we understand the characteristics of these sins, why we fall to them and how we can fight them. So today we will be addressing the deadly sin called…ENVY 
46:31
July 22, 2019
SEV7N: WEEK 2: PRIDE
Behind every surface behavior is the desire to meet a deeper need. Now, having needs isn’t weak or wrong, it’s human. But how you go about getting them met determines what kind of human you’ll be.  Strangely, we all seem to self-sabotage in exactly the same ways, almost as if it’s encoded in our DNA. History has nicknamed these tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  So where do they come from?  Why are we all so susceptible to them?  And what can we do about it? These are the questions we aim to answer. Our ultimate goal here is to help you walk away with specific practices that will help you counteract whichever core issues personally sabotage you most often. Today we will be addressing the deadly sin called…PRIDE 
45:41
July 15, 2019
SEV7N: WEEK 1: INTRO TO SEVEN DEADLY SINS VS THE BEATITUDES
Behind every surface behavior is the desire to meet a deeper need. Now, having needs isn’t weak or wrong, it’s human. But how you go about getting them met determines what kind of human you’ll be.  Strangely, we all seem to self-sabotage in exactly the same ways, almost as if it’s encoded in our DNA. History has nicknamed these tendencies the “Seven Deadly Sins”.  Where do they come from?  Why are we all so susceptible?  And what can we do about it? These are the questions we aim to answer. Our ultimate goal in this series is to help you walk away with specific practices that will help you counteract whichever core issues personally sabotage you most often.
38:07
July 10, 2019
Because Of South Hills...
Since we launched our campus 10 months ago...we have purposed ourselves with creating the "Perfect Place For Imperfect People." Over these few months, we have had the incredible blessing of seeing God do what he does best...Change and transform Lives! For the next several minutes we’re going to hear what God has done, how he has transformed and changed the lives of people we greet, smile, worship and do life with here at our campus. So sit back, get your tissues ready, be encouraged, let your hearts swell with gratitude for what God has done in the lives of these people because of South Hills Church.
46:46
July 1, 2019
NEW: Week 5- "The New Body"
We have been talking about the NT. The New Testament begins with the story of Jesus, who uses this word “new” a lot. He interprets old, familiar passages of Scripture in revolutionary, new ways and turns the religious community upside down. He spoke of a new covenant, a new commandment, and a new way of living.  So what do these things mean?  And how do they have the potential to change everything? 
45:09
June 25, 2019
NEW: Week 4- "Jesus Came To Bring Us Something New"
We have been talking about the NT. The New Testament begins with the story of Jesus, who uses this word “new” a lot. He interprets old, familiar passages of Scripture in revolutionary, new ways and turns the religious community upside down. He spoke of a new covenant, a new commandment, and a new way of living.  So what do these things mean?  And how do they have the potential to change everything?
44:39
June 17, 2019
NEW: Week 3- "Jesus Came To Bring Us A New Commandment"
f you’ve ever thumbed through a Gideon Bible at a hotel, you may have noticed that it’s divided into two sections, or testaments, the old and NEW . The New Testament begins with the story of Jesus, who uses this word “new” a lot. He interprets old, familiar passages of Scripture in revolutionary, NEW ways and turns the religious community upside down. He spoke of a NEW covenant, a NEW  commandment, and a NEW  way of living.  So what do these things mean?  And how do they have the potential to change everything? Everything we believe in.
36:39
June 11, 2019
NEW: Week 2- "Jesus Comes To Fulfill The Law"
If you’ve ever thumbed through a Gideon Bible at a hotel, you may have noticed that it’s divided into two sections, or testaments, the old and new. The New Testament begins with the story of Jesus, who uses this word “NEW” a lot. He interprets old, familiar passages of Scripture in revolutionary, NEW ways and turns the religious community upside down. He spoke of a NEW covenant, a NEW commandment, and a NEW way of living.  So what do these things mean?  And how do they have the potential to change everything? Everything we believe in.
45:53
June 3, 2019
NEW: Week 1- "But Then It Happened"
If you’ve ever thumbed through a Gideon Bible at a hotel, you may have noticed that it’s divided into two sections, or testaments, the old and new. The New Testament begins with the story of Jesus, who uses this word “NEW” a lot. He interprets old, familiar passages of Scripture in revolutionary, new ways and turns the religious community upside down.  He spoke of a NEW covenant, a NEW commandment, and a NEW way of living.  So what do these things mean?  And how do they have the potential to change everything? Join us on this incredible 5 wk series!
45:49
May 27, 2019
HOPE RISES: Week 4- "How Do I Respond?"
We all like the idea of hope, but what happens when the floor falls out from under you and you find yourself feeling broken, abandoned or forgotten?  So what do we do when we “believe” but we’re also wrestling with unbelief?   Can HOPE rise up in the midst of our pain? Can hope rise up in the midst of our suffering....of our chaos or confusion.
43:33
May 21, 2019
Mother's Day Message (Monica Pena): "Perseverance"
The definition of PERSEVERANCE is the persistence in doing something despite difficulty or DELAY in achieving success.  In other words REFUSING TO GIVE UP WHEN LIFE GETS HARD! As believers, our FAITH requires us to PERSEVERE!  You see, there is a direct connection between perseverance and God’s character! Listen and see how so!
28:27
May 14, 2019
HOPE RISES: Week 3- "What Do I Do In The Meantime?"
Now, everyone likes the idea of hope, but what happens when the floor falls out from under you and you find yourself feeling broken, abandoned or forgotten?  Sometimes in life we experience a suffering that doesn’t even have a purpose, so what do we do when we “believe” but we’re also wrestling with unbelief?   Can HOPE rise up in the midst of our pain? Can hope rise up in the midst of our suffering? In the midst of our chaos or confusion?
45:04
May 6, 2019
Hope Rises: Week 2- "Why Is This Happening?"
Now, everyone likes the idea of hope, but what happens when the floor falls out from under you and you find yourself feeling broken, abandoned or forgotten?  Sometimes in life we experience a suffering that doesn’t even have a purpose, so what do we do when we “believe” but we’re also wrestling with unbelief?   Can HOPE rise up in the midst of our pain? Can hope rise up in the midst of our suffering. Of our chaos or confusion.
35:43
April 30, 2019
HOPE RISES: WEEK 1 - "EASTER"
Everyone likes the idea of hope, but what happens when the floor falls out from under us and we find ourselves feeling broken, abandoned or forgotten? Sometimes we experience a suffering that doesn’t even have a purpose, so what do we do when we “believe” but we’re also wrestling with unbelief?   Can HOPE rise up in the midst of our pain? Of our suffering. Of our chaos or confusion.
26:19
April 25, 2019
Love Where You Live: Week 4- "Invite Boldly"
This series is based around the fact that Jesus believed changing the world began with loving your neighbor.  So what would happen if a group of people actually took this seriously? And not metaphorically, but practically?  What if we decided to invest the best of who we are into the  people, places & problems we’re living in the midst of right now?  What would it look like to really love where you live?
50:18
April 15, 2019
Love Where You Live: Week 3- "Serve Collectivly"
This series is based around the fact that Jesus believed changing the world began with loving your neighbor.  So what would happen if a group of people actually took this seriously? And not metaphorically, but practically?  What if we decided to invest the best of who we are into the  people, places & problems we’re living in the midst of right now?  What would it look like to really love where you live?
42:27
April 9, 2019
Love Where You Live: Week 2- "Start Tiny"
Jesus believed changing the world began with loving your neighbor.  But what would happen if a group of people actually took that seriously? And not metaphorically, but practically?  What if you & I decided to invest the best of who we are into the  people, places & problems we’re living in the midst of right now?  What would it look like to really love where you live? Over these next several weeks we want you all to care inclusively instead of staying inside your own little bubble, we want you to start tiny instead of doing nothing because you can’t do a big thing, we want you to serve collectively instead of trying to change the world all by yourself, and we want you to invite boldly instead of serving God in silence.
45:10
April 2, 2019
LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE: Week 1 - "Care Inclusively"
Jesus believed changing the world began with loving your neighbor.  But what would happen if a group of people actually took that seriously? And not metaphorically, but practically?  What if you & I decided to invest the best of who we are into the  people, places & problems we’re living in the midst of right now?  What would it look like to really LOVE WHERE YOU LIVE? Over these next several weeks we want you all to care inclusively (instead of staying inside your own little bubble), we want you to start tiny (instead of doing nothing because you can’t do a big thing), we want you to serve collectively (instead of trying to change the world all by yourself), and we want you to invite boldly (instead of serving God in silence).
39:19
March 25, 2019
(re)GIFTING: Week 3 - Living The Generous Life
So we have been talking about money. Where did what you have come from? What is it for? And why does what you do with it matter?   It’s important that we as a church intentionally carve out time to do an entire series on money, because money is a big part of life.  We want to help you realize that everything you have is from God and He gave it to you in order to empower you to expand His Kingdom. We want to encourage you to leverage the practice of percentage giving to regularly remind yourselves that God is your priority & your provider. We also want to inspire you to make it your very own personal goal to increase your generosity year-after-year as you grow in faith. Our aim is never to shame or intimidate or demand anything from you. We want to educate & inspire you to leverage what you’ve got in this life to make your life worthwhile.
43:10
March 18, 2019
(re)GIFTING: Week 2 - What Is Your Priority?
This series is about MONEY. Where did what you have come from? What is it for? And why does what you do with it matter?   And the consensus out there is, “Why do churches talk so much about money?” Now,  I cannot speak to what other churches do. But here at South Hills, we intentionally carve out time to do an entire series on money, about once or twice a year. And we do this because money is a big part of life.  We want to help you realize that everything you have is from God and He gave it to you in order to empower you to expand His Kingdom. We want to encourage you to leverage the practice of percentage giving to regularly remind yourselves that God is your priority & your provider. We also want to inspire you to make it your very own personal goal to increase your generosity year-after-year as you grow in faith. And we want to talk about real life too. We don’t want to avoid the subject of money because Jesus didn’t. He talked a lot about money. He said more about money & materialism than he did about heaven. In fact, he told 35 parables & out of them, 16 had to do with money & possessions. So anything Jesus wasn’t silent on, we don’t want to be either.  But I do promise you this, our aim is never to shame or intimidate or demand anything from you. We want to educate & inspire you to leverage what you’ve got in this life to make your life worthwhile. And I hope that’s your experience here over these next few weeks.
36:03
March 11, 2019
(re)GIFTING: Week 1- "Whose Money Is It?
This series is about MONEY. Where did what you have come from? What is it for? And why does what you do with it matter?   And a lot of people think, “Why do churches talk so much about money?” Now,  I can’t speak to what other churches do. But here at South Hills, we intentionally carve out time to do an entire series on money, only about once or twice a year. And we do this because money is a big part of life.  We want to help you realize that everything you have is from God and He gave it to you inorder to empower you to expand His Kingdom. We want to encourage you to leverage the practice of percentage giving to regularly remind yourselves that God is your priority & your provider. We also want to inspire you to make it your very own personal goal to increase your generosity year-after-year as you grow in faith. And we want to talk about real life. We also don’t want to avoid the subject of money because Jesus didn’t. He talked a lot about money. He said more about money & materialism than he did about heaven. Jesus told 35 parables & out of them, 16 had to do with money & possessions. So anything Jesus wasn’t silent on, we don’t want to be either.  But I promise you, our aim is never to shame or intimidate or demand anything from you. We want to educate & inspire you to leverage what you’ve got in this life to make your life worthwhile. And I hope that’s your experience here over these next couple weeks.
29:00
March 4, 2019
LOVE HANDLES: Week 4- "Love Handles Failures"
We’re all looking for love.  Deep down inside we’re wanting our romantic relationships to be full of love. And on the flipside...we are also wanting our core relationships to work well. And they do.  Well….. some of them. Some…. of the time.  You see...It’s easy for us to love people when they act lovable. But what about the rest of the time? What about when they hurt us? Or fail us? Or what about the moments when we realize just how different we really are? What do we do then? What’s the right thing to do? The healthy thing to do? How does love handle those difficult moments?
32:50
February 25, 2019
LOVE HANDLES: Week 3 "Love Handles Differences"
We’re all looking for love.  Deep down inside we’re wanting our romantic relationships to be full of love. And on the flipside...we are also wanting our core relationships to work well and be infused with love. And they do.  Well….. some of them. Some…. of the time.  You see...It’s easy for us to love people when they act lovable. But what about the rest of the time? What about when they hurt us? Or fail us? Or what about the moments when we realize just how different we really are? What do we do then? What’s the right thing to do? The healthy thing to do? How does love handle those difficult moments? And we are learning in this series some practical tools through some real-life examples on how to respond in healthy, loving ways to the most troubling and difficult parts of your relationships.
36:22
February 18, 2019
LOVE HANDLES: Week 2 "Love Handles...Hurts"
You see… we’re all looking for love.  Deep down inside we’re wanting our romantic relationships to be full of love. And on the flipside...we are also wanting our core relationships to work well and be infused with love. And they do.  Well….. some of them. Some…. of the time.  You see...It’s easy for us to love people when they act lovable. But what about the rest of the time? What about when they hurt us? Or fail us? Or what about the moments when we realize just how different we really are? What do we do then? What’s the right thing to do? The healthy thing to do? How does love handle those difficult moments?
40:46
February 11, 2019
LOVE HANDLES: Week 1 "Love Handles...ALL"
We’re all looking for love.  Deep down inside we’re wanting our romantic relationships to be full of love. And on the flipside...we are also wanting our core relationships to work well. And they do.  Well….. some of them. Some…. of the time.  You see...It’s easy for us to love people when they act lovable. But what about the rest of the time? What about when they hurt us? Or fail us? Or what about the moments when we realize just how different we really are? What do we do then? What’s the right thing to do? The healthy thing to do? How does LOBVE HANDLE those difficult moments? My goal in this series is to give you some practical tools and real-life examples for how to respond in healthy, loving ways to the most troubling and difficult parts of your relationships.
35:35
February 5, 2019
Something'S Got To Give : Week 4
We’re talking about “Delayed Gratification.” You see... Success in almost every area of life requires you to ignore an immediate reward in favor of an eventual reward. This is nothing new...we all know this.  We see it play out all the time in people’s lives. Most of us know what we need to do to be successful in whatever area of our life we struggle the most in, right?! But here’s the thing... Most people’s problem isn’t knowing what to do, or even getting started, it’s consistent follow-through. So how do we keep engaged ...how do we stay in the game?
41:46
January 28, 2019
Something's Got To Change: Week 3
We can get so obsessed with plotting the perfect thing that we never get around to doing much of anything. Let's get from being in MOTION to being in ACTION.... JUST START!
44:35
January 21, 2019
Something's Got To Change: Week 2
Creating New Habits for a New you in 2019. We tend to do what we’re used to. Which is a problem if what you’re used to isn’t good for you.  Get around people & places that make what you want to do clear & compelling to you.
45:25
January 18, 2019
Something's Got To Change: Week 1
Most of us have things about our lives we don’t particularly like. Maybe we know something needs to change, but what, when, how? We’re all busy, but busy doing what? What is all that your doing…actually doing? We get locked into certain patterns, but are they creating the outcomes we’re after?  But what if you could redesign your life from the ground up? What if you could stop busily buzzing around and learn how to build habits that actively build a better you?  In this series, my hope is to give you a framework to uncover how certain habits may be sabotaging your own happiness, and provide you with a simple four-step process to personally architect your best year yet…..because the truth is... SOMETHING'S GOT TO CHANGE!
36:54
January 18, 2019