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West Side Poplar Bluff

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Audio of the Sunday sermons at West Side in Poplar Bluff, Missouri. It's all about Jesus.
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THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 13
This week on the Rest of the Sermon we talk about Prayer and Evangelism! How are we called to engage in sharing our faith with others and how should we go about it? We draw some wonderful, practical applications of how we can pray to God about others and how we can talk to them about Christ, right here in this week's text. So open your bible to Colossians 4:2 and join us for the Rest of the Sermon! Evangelism: How the Whole Church Speaks of Jesus : The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon : Penn Teller Video:
May 4, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 13 | 4:2-6 | The Gospel Goes Viral
Since then we have been raised with Christ... What does it look like to share the good news? Join us in Colossians 4:2-6 as we see how the call to evangelism begins with praying to God about people FIRST, THEN we go to people and talk to them about God! It's all about Jesus!
May 2, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Marriage and Parenting Part 2 | Colossians 3:18-4:1
Join us in our second conversation about marriage and parenting from Colossians 3:18-4;1.  We have two extra special guests with us today, our wives! Grab your Bible and join in on the conversation. You won’t want to miss this one! It’s all about Jesus!
April 28, 2021
Colossians | Week 12 | Ch 3:18-4:1 | An Embassy of the Kingdom Part 2
Join us as we continue in the end of Colossians chapter 3 seeing how since we are raised with Christ we are to obey as children and encourage as parents.  It's all about Jesus!
April 25, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Marriage and Parenting Part 1 | Colossians 3:18-4:1
Join us this week as we unpack the end of Colossians 3 and dive into the boots-on-the-ground applications of how we live now that we are raised with Christ! Check out the show notes for some helpful resources we mention in the podcast today. This week and next week we will be spending time focusing specifically on Marriage and Parenting, so husbands, wives, kids, you won't want to miss this week and next week's The Rest of The Sermon! It's all about Jesus! Danverse Statment: Meaning of Marriage Book: Meaning of Marriage Devotional for Married Couples:
April 21, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 11 | Ch 3:18-4:1 | An Embassy of the Kingdom Part 1
What does the bible have to say about our roles in marriage? How can a husband and a wife live a life striving for biblical love in their marriage? Join us in Colossians 3:18 as we see how the covenant promise of marriage reflects the mystery of Christ's love for the church and God's love for humanity. It's all about Jesus!
April 18, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 10
Join us this week as we recap where we've been in the book of Colossians as well as where we landed this week in Chapter 3:12-17! Election, Justification, Sanctification, Glorification and more, all topped off and bound together with the Love of God in Christ Jesus! You won't want to miss this episode of The Rest Of The Sermon! It's all about Jesus! 1) Hand in Hand by Randy Alcorn - 2) Evangelism and the Soverignty of God - 3) Chosen but Free- Norman Geisler 4) Tim Keller sermon on Divine Election -
April 14, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 10 | Recap and Ch 3:12-17
Join us in Colossians 3:12-17 as we jump back into the book of Colossians! Today Pastor Jason spends time recapping our previous 9 weeks in Colossians and how since the Gospel has been proclaimed (chapter 1) and protected (chapter 2) we can now practice the Gospel in our lives, (chapters 3 and 4) We are thankful to be back in this book after Good Friday and Easter Sunday and are thankful you are joining us!  It's all about Jesus!
April 11, 2021
We’re back! Join us as we unpack our Good Friday and Easter sermons and talk a little about how those gatherings went! It’s all about Jesus!
April 6, 2021
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!
April 6, 2021
Good Friday
Join us for a somber service as we reflect on the cross of Jesus Christ.
April 6, 2021
PALM SUNDAY | Matthew 21:1-11
Join us in Matthew 21:1-11 as we take a look at Palm Sunday and how Jesus is our humble, modest Messiah! It's all about Jesus!
March 28, 2021
This week we talk about Grace Family of Churches, Ben Hardman, viewing West Side as a family and our upcoming Easter gathering! Open your Bible to John 19 and join us for The Rest Of The Sermon! It's all about Jesus!
March 23, 2021
Ben Hardman | Family | John 19:25-27
When Jesus is expiring on the cross he looks to his mother and makes sure she is taken care of and brought to the household of John. He is taking care of his family. In the midst of this, we also see the birth of a new family that Jesus is creating, which will eventually be the church! Do we view church as family? How do we care for those within our own households and how do we care for those within the household of our faith, within in the church? Join us in John 19:25-27 as Ben Hardman, pastor of Grace Church in Marietta Georgia, takes us through this passage and shows us the value of the church being a relational home for the lost, hurting and broken.  It's all about Jesus!
March 23, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 9
This week, on The Rest Of The Sermon, we talk about how Paul encourages us to put to death the things of our old selves and pursue the new life that Jesus has purchased for us. Join us in Colossians 3:5-11 It's all about Jesus!
March 16, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 9 | Chapter 3:5-11
As we continue our journey in Colossians we come to a passage that is filled with hard sayings. How can someone live a life apart from things that are so engrained in us culturally and individually? How doe we "put these things to death?" Colossians 3 begins with these words, "If then you have been raised with Christ." That is good news! Paul is saying 'since you've been raised with Christ, now live THIS way. Put these things to death and put on the new self that Christ purchased for you!' Join us in Colossians 3:5-11 as we see how we put to death our old life by putting on our new life in Christ! It's all about Jesus!
March 14, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 8 | Chapter 3:1-4
Colossians is broken into 3 sections.  In chapters 1 and 2 we see the gospel both PROCLAIMED, (the supremacy of Jesus,) and PROTECTED, (the sufficiency of Jesus.) As we come to chapter 3 and through the rest of the book, we will see the ways that we are encouraged to PRACTICE the gospel. How does the good news of Jesus Christ look applied to my daily life? What things should I pursue in my walk with Christ? Open your Bible to Colossians 3 and join us as we continue to see how it's all about Jesus!
March 7, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 7
Philosophy, legalism, mysticism, and asceticism... all in one podcast! This week on the Rest of the Sermon, we talk more in-depth about adding things to the gospel of Jesus Christ and how Paul warned the church in Colossae, (and us as well,) that adding things to the gospel actually takes away from it. Turn in your bible to Colossians chapter 2 and join us for the rest of the sermon! It's all about Jesus!
March 2, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 7 | Chapter 2:6-23
Jesus + _________ = Everything. What goes in the blank for you? Is it money? Is it your ability to live a good life? As we continue our journey through the book of Colossians, we come to a portion of Paul's letter that is full of warnings against false teachers within the church. Many of these false teachings were content with teaching Jesus but were not content with Jesus being the ONLY thing necessary in the good news of the gospel. Many of us live our lives in this way. We fill in the blank as though adding to Christ is helpful in our faith, but Paul shows us that it when we add to Jesus we actually take away from him.  An equation we often revisit at West Side is this: Jesus + Nothing = Everything. Join us in Colossians 2:6-23 as we learn more about how it's really all about Jesus!
February 28, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 6
This week on The Rest of the Sermon we discuss in depth the marks of ministry Paul outlines in Colossians 1:24 - 2:5. It's all about Jesus!
February 23, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 6 | Chapter 1:24 - 2:5
What are the marks of a Godly ministry? Many of us may think of 'ministry' as something that is reserved for those who are on staff at our local church. However, Paul tells the church in Ephesus, (Ephesians 4:11-12) tells us that the job of the (apostles, prophets, evangelists, shepherds and teachers,) is to equip YOU, the saints, for the work of the ministry! So what are the marks of living my life as a faithful minister of the good news of Jesus Christ? Join us in Colossians 1:24 - 2:5 as we continue our journey through the book of Colossians and continue to see how it's all about Jesus!
February 21, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 5 | Chapter 1:15-23
What is Jesus like? How does my view of Jesus impact my life?  In this week's text Paul offers the church in Collosae (and us in 2021) a MASSIVE, COLOSSAL, COSMIC view of Jesus Christ. Join us in Colossians 1:15-23, some of the most profound verses regarding the supremacy of Jesus Christ in all of the New Testament, as we learn how following Jesus faithfully requires that we see Jesus clearly! It's all about Jesus!
February 14, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 4
This week on The Rest Of The Sermon we talk about our priorities, specifically in the context of our prayers. Join us in Colossians 1:9-14 as we talk about how our priorities can be helped by knowing God's will and living God's way. Please feel free to send us any questions about Sunday's sermon or this podcast to and we will address them on The Rest of the Sermon podcast! It's all about Jesus!
February 9, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 4 | Chapter 1:9-14
This week we learn from the Bible about our priorities. Paul writes to the church in Colossae and says 'from the day we heard, we have not ceased to pray for you...' What and who should we pray for? What are our priorities in our prayer lives? And what are Tom Hanks, QAnon, Wokeness, the apostle Paul and Jesus all doing in the same sermon?!  Join us in Colossians 1:9-14 and see how our priorities and our prayers are all about Jesus!
February 7, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 3
This week on The Rest Of The Sermon we dive into depth with our points from Sunday's text from Colossians 1:3-8. What does it mean to have love for Jesus? What does it look like to have faith in Jesus and a hope in heaven? What is our trusted source when we journey through life as believers? Grab your bible and hang out with us as we talk about these things and more! It's all about Jesus!
February 3, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 3 | Chapter 1:3-8
Charles Wesley once said after attending a church gathering and partaking in communion, "I received the sacrament today, but not Christ." In other words, 'I went to church, I sang, I participated in communion and listened to faithful preaching, but I do not have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ.' Can you identify with this? Join us as we dive deeper into the book of Colossians  and see how if we truly love Jesus it will truly show in our lives.  It's all about Jesus!
January 31, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 2
What do I expect my relationships to look like? Is Christianity solely personal and private? How do we view God? What is our place in the world when things are thriving or when things are crumbling? This week on The Rest of the Sermon, pastor Jason and pastor Tyler talk about the views we, as Christians, have of different relationships throughout life and how those views affect both ourselves and others. It's all about Jesus!
January 26, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 2 | Chapter 1:1-2
We hall have expectations. From what our plans are for the day to how we think our future will look, we all view life through a lens of expectation. This week in our Colossians series, we see that our expectations deeply affect our experiences with ourselves, others and with God. Join us as we look into these opening verses of this book and see how, as Christians, we need to have a correct view of our relationship to God, ourselves, one another and the world! It's all about Jesus!
January 24, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | An Introduction
Welcome back! In this week's episode of The Rest of the Sermon, Pastor Jason and Pastor Tyler talk about the last few weeks and dive deeper into the content from West Side's new series through the book of Colossians. It's all about Jesus!
January 19, 2021
At West Side we always strive to point people to the person and work of Jesus Christ because we truly believe that the Bible, the world and your life is all about Jesus! The goal of our series in the book of Colossians is to paint a clear picture of how the Bible portrays Jesus and what that means for us today. We really believe that a clear view of Jesus Christ can really change your life! Join us as we launch into this new series through the book of Colossians and discover how IT IS ALL ABOUT JESUS!
January 17, 2021
A NEW YEAR WITHOUT FEAR | 2 Timothy 1:1-7
What is the opposite of 'faith?' Many of us would reply that the opposite of faith is fdoubt: but we would be wrong. The opposite of faith is control. Many of us realized just how little we were in control of in the 2020 year and we  feel paralyzed and frozen in fear from the pains and losses we experienced in 2020.  Do things have to stay that way? What would it look like to live this new year without fear? As a follower of Jesus Christ, what would it be like to live without any fear in this new year? Join us in 2 Timothy 1:1-7 as we see how we can live in this new year without fear.  It's all about Jesus!
January 10, 2021
I WILL... | A New Year's Sermon | Habakkuk 3:16-19
The only thing we can be sure of in the coming year is that everything is uncertain. How we choose to handle that uncertainty, however, is something we can control. Join us as we go through Habakkuk 3:16-19 to see how in any circumstance we can choose to wait for the Lord, rejoice in the Lord, and rely on the Lord in 2021.
January 5, 2021
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS | Week 3 | Matthew 1:18-25
Why did Jesus, God in the flesh, come to the earth? Throughout this series we've been asking the question, 'Why would anyone want to come here?' and we've seen that God came to the earth to reveal His glory and to restore His creation, but what does that have to do with us? Join us as we see the core of the Christmas Story and how Jesus came to the hearth to rescue his people from their sins. It's all about Jesus!
December 20, 2020
THE REST OF THE SERMON | So This Is Christmas | Week 2
In Matthew 1:1-17 we have a detailed account of the genealogy or ‘genesis’ of Jesus’ family. Join us this week on The Rest Of The Sermon as Pastor Jason and Pastor Tyler are joined by their wives, Courtnee and Kaila, to discuss how God changes our story, specifically our family story through Jesus Christ. Resources from this podcast | Bowen Family System Theory: | Genogram:
December 15, 2020
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS | Week 2 | Matthew 1:1-17
Our lives are like artwork. All of our sins and failures are scribbled on the surface and we feel as though nothing can ever happen to change that fact.  God's love for us makes our lives a bit more like an Etch-A-Sketch; where in Christ he comes along and shakes the story of our lives to write a new one, His story.  Join us in Matthew 1:1-17 as we see how God came down to the earth to Restore His Creation and what that means for us today! It's all about Jesus!
December 13, 2020
THE REST OF THE SERMON | So This is Christmas | Week 1
On this episode, Pastor Jason and Pastor Tyler are joined by Philip Neeley to dig deeper into the first week of our Advent series: "So This is Christmas..."
December 8, 2020
SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS | Week 1 | Isaiah 6:1-13
After a grueling year, many of us are ready for 2020 to be over. With all of the disease, death, division and distance, we can look around and see that we need help: but why would anyone want to come here to help? The good news of the Christmas story is that God came down to us in Jesus Christ... but why? Why would GOD want to come here? Join us in Isaiah 6:1-13 as we start our 2020 Advent Series: SO THIS IS CHRISTMAS It's all about Jesus!
December 6, 2020
THE REST OF THE SERMON | The Prayers of Jesus | Week 4
On the first episode of The Rest of the Sermon, Pastor Jason and Tyler recap "The Prayers of Jesus" and look forward to our Advent series.
December 1, 2020
THE PRAYERS OF JESUS | WEEK 4 | Mark 14:32-42
Join us in Mark 14:32-42 as we conclude our series in The Prayers of Jesus and find why it is so important to run to the Father in prayer during difficult times.
November 29, 2020
THE PRAYERS OF JESUS | WEEK 3 | John 17:20-26
Can you remember a time where someone told you they were praying for you?  It's a wonderful privilege to have others pray for us, but did you know that JESUS prays for you?  Join us in John 17:20-26 and find out what exactly Jesus prayed for you as we continue our journey through our series, The Prayers of Jesus. It's all about Jesus!
November 22, 2020
THE PRAYERS OF JESUS | WEEK 2 | John 17:6-19
This week we continue through Jesus' High Priestly Prayer and find him praying for his disciples. Are you a disciple of Jesus? Good news, Jesus prayed for you! What exactly did he pray for you and how does that change the way you pray? Join us in John 17:6-19 to find out! | It's all about Jesus.
November 15, 2020
There are two primary ways of communication between God and us as believers. God speaks to us, (the Bible,)  and we speak to God, (in prayer.) Why is prayer so important? What should we say when we pray? How long is does a good prayer last? Am I doing prayer correctly? Jesus Christ was the greatest life ever lived, and thereby the greatest person to ever pray. So to answer these questions we want to look at how Jesus prayed.  Join us in John 17 as we look to the prayers of Jesus to be taught how to pray.  It's all about Jesus!
November 8, 2020
Last week we learned our penultimate axiom, 'THE GOAL OF DISCIPLESHIP IS DIVINE UNION.' Jelly on the bottom shelf: the goal of our relationship with Jesus is to be in unity with God and with one another, and this union is supernatural and motivated by God's love.  If this goal is motivated by love, we must LEARN how to love this way as we live our lives to the glory of God and the good of our neighbors. How do we learn this love? That is our final axiom. We learn this love through participating in the work that God is already doing in our lives and the lives of those around us! Join us in Matthew 7:24=29 as we discover our final axiom and strive to live our lives truly believing God's love for us and one another, and how this love truly is all about Jesus.
November 1, 2020
If our aim as believers is to become more fully formed followers of Jesus Christ, (disciples,) then what is the actual goal of discipleship? What was God's plan for us as humans on earth who love and follow Jesus? Join us as we continue our journey through AXIOMS and discover how the goal of discipleship is actually to be divinely unified with God and one another! John 17:20-26
October 25, 2020
"I want God to use me." This is a phrase many of us are undoubtedly familiar with, but what does this really mean? "I want God to use me" sounds like a good prayer, and God will often answer this prayer, but there is an important step we often miss that should take place before we say or pray "God, use me." Long before God uses you to impact a person, place or community, He will first do that same work inside of you.  This is our 5th AXIOM: WHAT GOD DOES THROUGH YOU HE ALSO DOES IN YOU. What does it look like to be transformed by good news before we bring good news to others? Join us in John 15:1-17 as we see how God does work in us long before He does work through us! It's all about Jesus!
October 18, 2020
What are you afraid of? Many of us have default answers that we would fire back at this question; things like 'spiders' or 'heights.' In today's text, Jesus spends time addressing fear and anxiety and shows us how the things we really fear, the things...
October 11, 2020
An Antioch Moment | Honoring and Sending Parker and Lindsey Williams
God's mission for the world has always been the local church!Join us as we honor and send Parker and Lindsey Williams on their new journey to Holy Cross in Poplar Bluff, Missouri!
October 4, 2020
Where and when do we encounter God in our lives? Is it when we are finally disciplined to read our Bibles and pray every day? Is it when we finally stop repeatedly sinning in certain areas of our lives? Is it when we have more time to work on our...
September 27, 2020
AXIOMS | GOD IS LIKE JESUS | Psalm 103 & John 14:1-14
Do you ever wonder what God is like? Is he angry all the time? Is he controlling every single moment of every single day of your life? Is he pleased with you? Is he upset at you?A.W. Tozer said 'What comes to mind when you think about God is the most...
September 20, 2020
AXIOMS | GOD IS ALWAYS PRESENT AND AT WORK | Gen 28:10-16 | Acts 17:22-28
God is always present and at work. This is the first of our Axioms that reveal to us the way in which Jesus looked at the world. This may sound like common knowledge to the believer, but as believers do we really behave and live as though this were...
September 14, 2020
AXIOMS | INTRO | Mark 1:14-15
What we believe determines how we behave! So what do we believe? West Side's vision and mission hangs on three values: Gospel, Community and Mission. Over the next 8 weeks we are going to be looking how how we live out this mission with our everyday...
September 6, 2020
PROVERBS | Wounds | Proverbs 27:1-22
As we conclude our journey through the book of Proverbs we come to the final subject at which we will be seeking to find wisdom in, our wounds. All of us are wounded because we live in a world full of sinners who often wound one another. What kinds of...
August 30, 2020
PROVERBS | Wealth | Proverbs 13:1-18
Money is a sensitive topic for most people. Most couples will find themselves arguing about money. It's easily one of the most controversial topics to talk about, but why is that? Is it because our perspective of wealth is "I earned this... This is...
August 23, 2020
PROVERBS | Words | Proverbs 18:15-21
Do our words matter? How can we use our speech as a way to build others up rather than break them down? Join us in Proverbs as we discover how having the wisdom of Christ means speaking the love of Christ!It's all about Jesus!
August 16, 2020
PROVERBS | Work | Proverbs 6:1-11
A Gallup study tells us that most of us will spend a whopping 90,000 hours of our lives at work. Many of us are VERY familiar with work, but what does the book of Proverbs have to say about this regular, mundane task that you and I experience almost...
August 9, 2020
PROVERBS | Wisdom | Proverbs 1:1-7
Join us as we dive into a new series and a new book of the Bible: Proverbs! Over the next few weeks we will be journeying through this ancient book of wisdom and attempt to find real wisdom for real life. Follow along with us on the podcast and join us...
August 2, 2020
Canoeing The Mountains | Week 6 | John 15:1-17
Join us in John 15:1-17 as we finish our series, Canoeing The Mountains, and find what the scriptures show us what it is to faithfully and flexibly answer the call to follow Jesus!
July 26, 2020
Canoeing The Mountains | Week 5 | Matthew 18:15-20
We all face conflict. As believers, the way we engage with conflict is a true way for us to gauge the fruit of our relationships with one another and with Christ. Join us in Matthew 18:15-20 as we discover how we can faithfully and flexibly follow Jesus...
July 19, 2020
Canoeing The Mountains | Week 4 | Luke 6:12-36
Join us as we see how faithfully and flexibly answering the call to follow Jesus requires us to follow Jesus within a community! Luke 6:12-36It's all about Jesus!
July 12, 2020
Canoeing The Mountains | Week 3 | Matthew 14:22-34
Everyone has faith. Some of us put our faith in our family, our finances or even our future.What would it look like if we put our faith not in a place or a position, but rather a person?Join us as we continue our journey through our series, Canoeing The...
July 5, 2020
Canoeing The Mountains | Week 2 | John 11:1-44
Join us as we continue our journey in what it looks like the faithfully and flexibly answer the call of Jesus Christ, 'Follow me!'It's all about Jesus!
June 28, 2020
Canoeing The Mountains | Week 1 | Luke 5:1-11
Join us for our first week in our new series: Canoeing the Mountains! Throughout this series we will discover what it looks like to faithfully and flexibly answer the call to follow Jesus!
June 21, 2020
FROM HOSTILITY TO UNITY | Ephesians 2:11-22
What does diversity in unity look like?Join us in Ephesians 2:11-22 as we see how when the church is unified, Jesus is glorified. It's all about Jesus.
June 14, 2020
Weary Yet Still Worshiping | Isaiah 40:28-31
It's all about Jesus
June 7, 2020
THE PSALMS | Week 5| Psalm 76:1-12
What are you afraid of?In the midst of a pandemic many of us may fear our environment, a virus, those around us and much more. What does the Bible teach us about our fears?This week, we look at another Psalm of Asaph and see how we can choose what to do...
May 31, 2020
Join us as we see how when God creates something new, it's never normal! Open your Bible to Mark 2:18-22 and listen in as we hear this good news as well as upcoming news for the near future of West Side! It's all about Jesus!
May 24, 2020
THE PSALMS | Week 4| Psalm 75:1-10
What does it mean to live in victory? Where is God when we're in the midst of hard times? We believe that God fights for us so that we don't have to, and better yet, He's ALWAYS present and at work in our lives! So join us in Psalm 75 as we see how we...
May 17, 2020
Mother's Day 2020 | A Model for Motherhood | Luke 1
Happy Mother's Day! Join us in Luke 1 as we look at Mary, the mother of Jesus, and see how her humility, honesty and faithfulness can give the 2020 mom a grounded model for motherhood! It's all about Jesus!
May 10, 2020
THE PSALMS | Week 3 | Psalm 74
How do you handle a moment of crisis? This is something we are all far too familiar with in 2020. Regardless of your views on the subject, the recent pandemic has forced many of us to face a moment of crisis. How do we respond in a moment of...
May 3, 2020
THE PSALMS | Week 2| Psalm 73:1-28
We live in a world FULL of problems. How do you address your problems? Do you ignore them in the hopes that they will go away? Do you suppress them to deal with them at a later date? Do you numb them with substances or with work? How we handle and...
April 26, 2020
THE PSALMS | Week 1| Psalm 73:1-2
This week we begin a new series in the third book of the Psalms. The times we are currently living in are filling so many of us with anxiety and grief. What do we do with these feelings and emotions? Do we run from them or hide them? Do we suppress them...
April 19, 2020
EASTER 2020 | John 20:19-23
Christ is risen! He is risen indeed! Join us for our celebration of the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the grave! Grab your bible and turn to John 20:19-23 and prepare your heart to hear the best news you could ever hear, Christ is alive! Amen and...
April 12, 2020
Palm Sunday | Mark 11:1-11
Throughout human history we recognize kingdoms and authorities by their display of power. Generals marching with their tanks and soliders on display. Kings displaying their authority by their armies and wealth. We often associate kings and authority...
April 5, 2020
Washing Hands and Feet | Week 2 | Luke 10:25-37
In Luke chapter 10 Jesus tells a lawyer that he will live if he DOES the commands he's just recited from the law. We are all familiar with 'you shall love the Lord your God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as...
March 29, 2020
Washing Hands and Feet | Week 1 | John 13:1-17
Life is crazy right now, to say the least. The CDC and the World Health Organization have declared COVID-19 to be a Pandemic, people are scared, unsure about the future and worried about the present. We are in a time of crisis. In times like this we...
March 22, 2020
Jesus and Germs | Matthew 6:25-34
In the state of our current events we are seeing panic and fear dominate our society. From the recent uptick of the flu in our area as well as COVID-19 (Coronavirus) being declared a pandemic by the World Health Organization, we are presented with a lot...
March 15, 2020
LENT | Week 2 | Luke 9:23-27
We have said that Lent is a season that invites us to empty ourselves of lesser things so we can be filled with the greater things of the Gospel. This week, Jesus extends that invitation with a verse you are most likely familiar with. "Deny yourself,...
March 8, 2020
LENT | Week 1 | Luke 4:1-15
Epiphany is a season that shows us that God is just like Jesus. At the conclusion of Epiphany, we see Jesus setting his face toward Jerusalem; and with this moment, we enter into the season Lent.What is Lent? As believers, the pinnacle of our annual...
March 1, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 8 | Luke 9:28-36
Transfiguration Sunday. What happened during the Transfiguration of Jesus? What did Peter, John and James see while they were on that mountain? How does this moment tie into the grand story that God is telling through the scriptures? What does this...
February 23, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 7 | Luke 7:18-35
Have you ever had unmet expectations? Have you ever had high hopes for something only to be massively disappointed when things don't turn out the way you expected? Many of us have, and many of us feel this way when it comes to our view of Jesus. What...
February 16, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 6 | Luke 6:1-11
Legalism. What is it? Is it a good thing? Does it harm us? Are rules bad? Maybe when you hear of legalism your mind automatically shifts to the opposite end of the spectrum; where rules, commands and authority are absent or ignored. (Lawlessness.)We see...
February 9, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 5 | Luke 5:1-11
Join us in Luke 5:1-11 as we continue our journey through the season of Lent and discover more and more of how God is like Jesus.
February 2, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 4 | Luke 4:31-44
What do you think of when you hear the word 'authority?'Many of us think of someone who is in charge. 'The boss.' Many of use immediately think of challenging authority when it is present in our lives. Some of us are pained when we hear of 'authority'...
January 26, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 3 | Luke 4:16-30
Throughout the season of Epiphany we have been following the life of Jesus in the scriptures and seeing the traits and characteristics of God that are revealed to us in Jesus. Simply put, we are learning that God is like Jesus. This week we see a moment...
January 19, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 2 | Matthew 3:13 - 4:11
We have said that the season of Epiphany shows us is this: God is like Jesus.In Matthew 3:13 - 4:11 we see Jesus show us more of what God is like through his baptism and his temptation. How does God feel about me? Does he 'tolerate' me? Does he 'hate'...
January 12, 2020
EPIPHANY | Week 1 | Matthew 2:1-12
What views of God do you have? Why does what we think about God matter? Have you ever found yourself saying, 'I think God is like _____________..." A.W. Tozer once said 'the most important thing about us is what comes to mind when we think of God.'This...
January 5, 2020
BEHOLD: Week 5 | Matthew 2
The meaning and magnitude of Christmas requires deep meditation. What does this look like? What does this mean? Join us in Matthew 2 as we bring our journey through Advent and Christmas to a close. Behold!
December 29, 2019
BEHOLD: Christmas Eve
Join us as we discover the good news of how The King steps into the brokenness of humanity. Merry Christmas to you and yours, from all of us at West Side.
December 25, 2019
BEHOLD: Week 4 | Luke 1:39-45
No doubt many of us would characterize our holiday seasons with the word, 'busy.' As we look at the account of Mary and Elizabeth greeting one another, we see that the scriptures don't call us to be busy, but rather to behold! To behold to goodness and...
December 22, 2019
BEHOLD: Week 3 | Luke 1:26-38
"Nothing is impossible with God." That sounds like a verse all of us know and are well acquainted with. But do we really understand the gravity of that statement? In our text today, the context of this verse brings so much more to light than a phrase...
December 15, 2019
BEHOLD: Week 2 | Luke 1:1-24
Join us in Luke 1:1-24 as we continue our journey through the 2019 Advent season in our series: BEHOLD!
December 8, 2019
BEHOLD: Week 1 | Isaiah 7:10-14
If we could describe with one word how the voice of God would sound in our heads, I'm sure that many of us would use the word, 'behave!' This Advent we look to God's Word and see that the announcement of this season is not to behave, but to behold!This...
December 1, 2019
HOME: Family Communication | James 1:19-21
Over the last few weeks we have seen what God's intended design for the family has been in the areas of Mission and Celebration. This week, we come to the subject of family communication. Whether you think of yourself as an excellent communicator or the...
November 17, 2019
HOME: Family Celebration | Exodus 12:1-14
What is it to 'celebrate?' In this passage we see God giving the people of Israel a celebration that is from God and FOR God. How important is it to celebrate? Who do celebrate? What exactly do we celebrate? How should we celebrate? Join us in Exodus...
November 10, 2019
HOME: Family Mission | Luke 10:25-37
As we begin our journey in a new series, HOME, we take a look at the foundation of God's design for the family and discover that it's much more beautiful than we ever thought it could be. With this good news comes some work. In order to strive toward...
November 3, 2019
MANAGING GOD'$ MONEY | Matthew 6:19-34 | Where do I put it?
As we conclude our series, MANAGING GOD'$ MONEY, we can look back and see all the questions we have seen the scriptures answer in regards to our money.Who's is it?(It's God's.) How do I earn it? (Honestly, humbly and diligently.) Why and how should I...
October 27, 2019
MANAGING GOD'$ MONEY | 2 Corinthians 8:1-15 | Why Do I Give It?
We may often think about money like a 'stop sign.' Money comes in and 'stops' when it gets to us. The Bible reveals to us that we were designed to handle finances more like a 'roundabout.' It enters into our lives and passes through going out in another...
October 20, 2019
MANAGING GOD'$ MONEY | Proverbs 13:1-18 | How do I earn it?
Last week we learned that all of our money belongs to God. This week, we come to the book of Proverbs to see the way in which we earn our money is massively significant. We discover that Godly people earn money in three ways, honestly, diligently and...
October 13, 2019
MANAGING GOD'$ MONEY | Matthew 25:14-30 | Who's Is It?
Your'e probably thinking to yourself, 'great. Money. Another sermon from another pastor who's asking me for my money.' Why does money seem to touch a nerve with so many of us today in our lives? Whether it's in our marriages, jobs, investments or just...
October 6, 2019
Extraordinary Times: Grateful | Acts 13:48-51
What does it mean to be grateful? Is it a simple, 'thank you?' Is it returning a favor for someone who has helped you? As believers, we have received the greatest gift, by grace, that any person could ever receive. That gift is salvation. If this...
September 30, 2019
Extraordinary Times: Generous | Acts 4:31-5:11
What is generosity? One of the first examples of generosity we see in the early church is found in our text today. You may ask yourself, 'why would we look to a passage like Acts 5:1-11 for teachings on generosity?' In this passage we actually see both...
September 22, 2019
Extraordinary Times: Gracious | Acts 4:1-31
In our Extraordinary Times series, we've seen how the purpose of the church is to glorify Jesus and how that leads to growth that flows from health, but what takes place in the church once it begins the long process of healthy growth in Christ? What we...
September 15, 2019
Extraordinary Times: Grow | Acts 2:37-47
What is 'growth?' In an age where numerical growth is highlighted and sought after, how can we be sure that the growth we are experiencing is good, healthy growth? Is healthy growth just numerical? Is it based on how many people are serving in our...
September 8, 2019
Extraordinary Times: Glorify | Acts 1:1-11
The purpose of the church is to glorify Jesus Christ. That sounds easy, and most churches would say they agree with that, but where they would all differ is in 'how' the church is to glorify Jesus. How should we glorify Christ? Is there a way the church...
September 1, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 132 | Covenant
What is a covenant? Is it a contract based on the performance of the two participants? Is it based on the works of those involved or is it based on something more gracious and magnificent? Join us in Psalm 132 as we conclude our Summer Playlist series...
August 25, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 131 | Humility and Hope
What is humility? Is it thinking less of yourself? Is it thinking of yourself less? Is humility the same a humiliation? How does humility play into the lives of us as believers in 2019? Join us in Psalm 131 as we continue our journey through the Psalms...
August 18, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 130 | Hope
What is hope? Where does it come from? We often see the psalmists cry out for deliverance from trials or enemies, but this week we come to a song that cries out not just from the depths of a circumstance, but rather from the depths of sin. What does...
August 11, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 129 | Lament
This is the first Psalm in the Songs of Ascent that we come to and see Lament. What is 'lament?' How can we identify with this song in 2019? How does 'lamenting' ultimately guide and point us to the goodness of God?Open your Bible to Psalm 129 and join...
August 4, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 128 | In the Boundaries of God's Blessings
Join us in Psalm 128 as we discover God provides boundaries for us as believers that provide us with blessings and not burdens!
July 28, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 127 | Providence
Have you ever asked the Lord for something? Jeremiah 33:3 assures us that we serve a God who hears our prayers, but what happens when our prayers aren't answered in the way we would have expected them to be? Join us in Psalm 127 as we discover the...
July 21, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 126 | Joy
Grab your Bible and open it to Psalm 126 as we look at the subject of joy in our journey through the Psalms of Ascent: Summer Playlist.
July 14, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 125 | Security
"Am I really saved?""Can I ever do anything to lose my right standing with God in Christ Jesus?""What do I have to do to stay in Christ?"Have you ever heard these questions? Have you ever asked one of these questions, or something similar? As we...
July 7, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 124 | Grateful Because of Faithfulness
Open your Bible to Psalm 124 and join us as we look at this Psalm of Ascent and see how the faithfulness of God fuels our gratefulness as believers! It's all about Jesus!
June 30, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 123 | Pilgrimage
Have you ever wanted to take a trip somewhere? Have you planned out the details of the trip so you could get to where you wanted to go in the fastest way possible? If you've done this, you may look back and realize that you missed the entire journey...
June 23, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 122 | Journeying with Family
As we've been journeying through this series we've been seeing that the physical journey of the Psalms of Ascent are a picture of our spiritual journey with Christ, but what does it mean to journey well? In today's culture we are often championed in...
June 16, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 121 | HELP
Have you ever asked for help? Have you ever been confronted with a problem that seems to have no solution? What do you do in those moments? Who or what do you look to for help? As we continue our journey through the Psalms of Ascent, we come to a song...
June 9, 2019
Summer Playlist: Psalm 120 | Repentance
When you hear a song, does it take you back to a specific point or memory in your life? Do you and your family or friends have a list of songs that you will always return to that remind you of previous times? Songs are like soundtracks for our lives....
June 2, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 12:9-14
As we conclude our journey through the book of Ecclesiastes, we see Solomon wrapping up this book with a summary, "fear God and keep His commandments." How do we, as believers in 2019, carry out this command on this side of the cross? What does it look...
May 26, 2019
Crossroads Testimonies
Crossroads Ministries joins us this morning! Crossroads was founded to combat the darkness of addiction with the person of Jesus Christ! Over the last four+ years they have seen many freed from their bondage to substance addiction by turning to and...
May 20, 2019
2 Timothy 1:1-7 The Hand Off | Mother's Day 2019
Join us on this Mother's Day as we dedicate children to the Lord, pray for families, celebrate women who lead their children and families to Christ and hear insight from Courtnee Jordan on how Christ's salvation can influence and transform the way you...
May 13, 2019
1 Peter 1:1-2 | 5 Imperatives for the Church
Open your Bible to the book of 1 Peter 1:1 and join us as Randy Garris of Ozark Christian College walks us through the scriptures to show us five imperative elements a church must have.
May 5, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 8:16 - 9:7
Last week we celebrated the resurrection of Jesus Christ on Easter Sunday! This week, we are back in the book of Ecclesiastes and we are talking about death! Join us in Ecclesiastes 8:16 - 9:7 as we look at how Solomon addresses this great equalizer...
April 28, 2019
What Now? Matthew 28:1-20
If the resurrection of Jesus Christ is true, then what now? If that happened on Sunday, then how does that news affect my Monday? Does it change the way I interact with my family, my job, my community? This Easter Sunday morning we celebrate the...
April 21, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 7:1-29
This week Solomon shows us the difference between wisdom and foolishness. What is wisdom? How does it differ from 'good advice?' Is wisdom just knowledge, is the the application of knowledge; or is it more than these things? We believe that wisdom is...
April 14, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 5:8 - 6:12
Money. Can you ever have enough? Will you ever be fully comfortable with the amount that you make a work? Join us as we see what the richest man in history has to say about money and how we should focus more on the giver of that gift, God, than the gift...
April 7, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 5:1-7
This week, as we continue in our journey through this ancient book of wisdom, we see what Solomon has to say about worshiping God. How should we approach God? Should we approach Him as a casual friend? A loving father? An occasional provider?Join us as...
March 31, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 4:4-16
Join us in Ecclesiastes 4:4-16 as we see what Solomon has to say about the barriers we create that keep us from community and the benefits that come from living in community.
March 24, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 3:16 - 4:3
Why are injustices allowed to happen in our society today? If God is all powerful, why do injustices seem to go unpunished? If God is all loving, why do bad things seem to happen to good people? These are questions that are often asked in Christian and...
March 17, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 3:9-15
Throughout the first three chapters of this book of wisdom we have seen a rhythm and a theme: This world is temporary; only God and His ways are eternal.What does this mean? How are our lives affected if we are constantly searching for eternal purpose...
March 10, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 3:1-15
"I'm just in a 'season of life.'" A phrase you've probably heard and maybe even used yourself from time to time, but what does it actually mean? What do seasons of life look like for us as believers? How should we navigate through seasons of life and...
March 3, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 2:12-26
What is the point of life? Is it to grow up, get a good education, get a good job, work hard and pay bills with the hopes of one day finally 'arriving?' Is it more than this?Join us as we continue our series in Ecclesiastes and see how pursuing these...
February 24, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 2:1-11
What do you pursue in life? This week, we learn from the wisdom literature of Ecclesiastes on how Solomon pursued the pleasures of life. How does the pursuit of accomplishments, entertainment and sex effect our lives? Is there meaning in pursuing these...
February 17, 2019
Ecclesiastes: Learning to Live Life in Reverse | Ecclesiastes 1:1-18
"What is morally right and wrong?" 'Why are we here and where are we going?' "Where do we come from?"These questions carry some of the most weighted subjects that human beings can contemplate. Imagine if you were told you had an opportunity to learn...
February 10, 2019
Abide/ Week 4/ John 15: 9-14
As we wrap up our Abide series, we come to the final application Jesus teaches us in our study of John 15:1-14. Jesus shows us in this passage that obeying his commandments is something that leads us to joy in him. What is obedience? In our 2019...
February 3, 2019
The Worshiping Church | Colossians 3:15-17
What is worship? Is it a time in our service where we sing? Is it how we feel when we are moved by the lyrics of a song during our gathering? Can I worship while listening to the radio or listening to a streaming playlist? What does worship look like...
January 27, 2019
Abide/ Week 3/ John 15:1-8
Over the last three weeks we have discovered more of how we can abide in Jesus for the 2019 year. We've seen how acknowledging where we are can help us see where we need to go. We have seen how binding ourselves to the wonder of Jesus will keep us from...
January 13, 2019
Abide/ Week 2/ John 15:5
What did Jesus mean when he said, 'Abide in me and I in you..?' (John 15:4) What does it mean to 'abide' in Jesus? In our Abide series we have been using an acronym to guide us through Jesus' statements in regards to abiding in Him and in His love....
January 7, 2019
Abide/ Week 1/ John 15:1-11
Jesus said, "I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing."What does it mean to abide in Jesus? If we are the branches and if we are supposed to bear fruit,...
December 30, 2018
Why He Came: Week 5/ 1 John 4:14
Is the Christmas story true? Is it historically accurate? Is it a story you can trust? Join us in 1 John 4:14 as we conclude our Advent series: Why He Came, and explore the answers to these questions and many more! Merry Christmas and it's all about Jesus!
December 23, 2018
Why He Came: Week 4/ 1 John 4:10
We continue our journey in discovering why Jesus came to the earth and come to the truth that Jesus came to reveal God's love. What is love? Is it an emotion or a feeling? Is it something we can tangibly access or is it something else entirely? Love is...
December 16, 2018
Why He Came: Week 3/ 1 John 4:9
We have learned over the last two weeks that Jesus came to take away sin and to take out the enemy, but today we are taking a look at how Jesus came to give us life. Whatever the Christmas season holds for you, whether it be happiness, sadness,...
December 9, 2018
Why He Came: Week 2/ 1 John 3:5
Join us today as we discover why Jesus came to take out the enemy. Open your Bible to 1 John 3:5 as we continue our Advent series, Why He Came.
December 2, 2018
Why He Came: Week 1/ 1 John 3:5
Why did Jesus come? Did He come to make your life easier? Did he come to grant you wishes or to simply make you a better person? Or did He come for more than that? Open your Bible to 1 John 3:5 and join us as we launch into our 2018 Advent series: Why...
December 2, 2018
Attitude Adjustment: Week 3/ Luke 18:9-14
Open your Bible to Luke 18:9-14 and join us as we conclude our series, Attitude Adjustment!
November 19, 2018
Attitude Adjustment: Week 2/ Numbers 11:1-15
Are you a complainer? As you go through your day, do you find yourself constantly seeing the negative in everything? Do you find yourself constantly dissatisfied with your job, your spouse or the events of your day? If complaining is expressing...
November 12, 2018
Attitude Adjustment: Week 1/ Philippians 2:1-11
What kind of attitude do you have? Have you ever seen your attitude effect situations or people around you? Do you have control over your attitude? Is your attitude important? Join us as we explore the answers to these questions and more as we dive into...
November 4, 2018
Beautifully Broken/ 2 Corinthians 4:7-9
Join us for a service of celebration as we look at God's word to see how God works in our brokenness. It's all about Jesus!
October 28, 2018
One and Many: Part Seven/ 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13
Open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 12:27-13:13 and join us as we wrap up our One and Many series and look at how LOVE binds it all together.
October 21, 2018
One and Many: Part Six/ Hebrews 2:1-4
As we approach the conclusion of our series, One and Many, we look at the spiritual gifts that power up the church. What do they look like? How do these perfect gifts look in the hands of imperfect people? Open your Bible to Hebrews 2:1-4 as we look at...
October 14, 2018
One and Many: Part Five/ Romans 12:3-8
Last week we discovered three different categories of Spiritual Gifts. Spiritual Gifts that build up the church, spiritual gifts that lift up the church and spiritual gifts that power up the church. Join us in Romans 12:3-8 as we look at the spiritual...
October 7, 2018
One and Many: Part Four/ 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
In our series, One and Many, we have been looking at Spiritual gifts. What are they? Who are they for? What is their purpose? Are they perfect gifts? Why do they seem imperfect at times? These are all questions we have answered and will continue to...
October 1, 2018
One and Many: Part Three/ Ephesians 4:1-16
What are Spiritual Gifts? Do I have one? Who gets them? How do I find my gift or gifts? What do the scriptures have to say about all of this? Today as we continue our series, One and Many, we look to the Bible for the answers to these questions and many...
September 23, 2018
Entrusted and Empowered: Luke 12:35-48
Open your Bible to Luke 12-35-48 and join us as we discover how God has entrusted us with Kingdom work and how He has empowered us to do that work! It's all about Jesus!
September 16, 2018
One and Many: Part Two/ Ephesians 4:1-13
What are spiritual gifts? Who gives them and what is their purpose? Join us as we continue in our series: One and Many, as we discover how spiritual gifts can play a part in the believer's life here today in 2018! Ephesians 4:1-13
September 16, 2018
One and Many: Part One/ Ephesians 4:1-6
What does the body of Christ look like? How can you be involved and what is your role as a believer in that body? Join us in opening your Bible to Ephesians 4:1-6 as we start our journey in a new series called One and Many: a series focused on how the...
September 9, 2018
The Word of God: 1 Kings 22:1-40
Open your Bible to 1 Kings 22:1-40 and join us as we look at the vital importance of God's Word in our lives today in 2018.
August 26, 2018
Break It Down: Everyone/ John 3:1-21
Who is the gospel for? What does it mean to be 'born again?' Join us as we explore these questions and many more as we conclude our series of the gospel: Break It Down. John 3:1-21
August 19, 2018
Break It Down: PAYING/ Isaiah 52:13- 53:12
What does the payment for our sin look like? Maybe you're a believer but you're unsure how to communicate what Jesus did for you on the cross. What was the payment for our sin? Was it something we did, or was it something that God did? Open your...
August 12, 2018
Break It Down: LIFE/ 1 Corinthians 15:1-2
What is eternal life? Is it something that happens when we die, or is it something that changes our past, present and future, forever? Open your Bible to 1 Corinthians 15:1-2 as we continue to break down the gospel and look at the gift of eternal life.
August 5, 2018
Break It Down: OUR SINS / Genesis 3:1-24
What is sin? Is it something we do or is it who we are? How does sin effect our relationships with ourselves, others and God? This week as we continue in our series, BREAK IT DOWN, we look at OUR SINS, how they separate us from God and the price that...
July 29, 2018
The Inventory of Assurance: Luke 23:32-43
Have you ever struggled with asking yourself or someone else how you can really know if you are a true Christian? A true believer? How do you know without a shadow of a doubt that you are a lover of Christ? This is not a new question. People have...
July 15, 2018
Philemon: Step #5 The Forgiver
Over the last five weeks we have been looking at Paul's letter to Philemon and studying the roles of the parties involved in this conflict. We have looked at Paul's role as a reconciler, Onesimus' role as the transgressor and today we look at the role...
July 8, 2018
Philemon: Step #4 The Transgressor
We have been discovering the differences in the three parties involved in conflict throughout Pauls letter to Philemon. This week we will look at Onesimus, the transgressor, and see how the forgiveness that Christ offers can free us to forgive. Open...
July 1, 2018
Philemon: Step #3 The Reconciler
In the last few weeks of our journey through Paul's letter to Philemon we have learned we must acknowledge what is right before addressing what is wrong, and that our motivation for forgiveness must be love. Over the next three weeks we will be looking...
June 24, 2018
A Child of God/ 1 John 3:1-3
Happy Father's Day! What does it mean to be a good father? Rather than compound a list of things you can do to 'be the best dad,' we are looking at what it means to be a child of God. Long before we identify as fathers, mothers, grandfathers,...
June 17, 2018
Philemon: Step #2 to Forgiveness
Last week we looked at the first step on the path to forgiveness which is before addressing what is wrong to acknowledge what is right. This week we discover the second step on the path to forgiveness: our motivation. Paul writes to Philemon and in v8-9...
June 10, 2018
Philemon: Step #1 to Forgiveness
As we launch in to our new series through the book of Philemon, we explore the first step on the path to forgiveness. Forgiveness is often difficult and requires much of us, but we often go about it in ways that are unbiblical or unfruitful. Paul...
June 3, 2018
Grateful for Grace: Luke 17:11-19
What does it truly mean to be grateful? How can we live our lives, as believers, truly grateful for the grace shown to us through the gospel of Jesus Christ? Open your Bible to Luke 17:11-19 as we look at the story of Christ and the ten lepers, their...
May 27, 2018
Baptism: Matthew 3:13-17
What is baptism? Who is to be baptized? Turn your bible to Matthew 3:13-17 as we look at the baptism of Jesus and see how this is pertinent to us as believers today in 2018.
May 20, 2018
Luke 8:1-3 The Women who followed Jesus
What does the Bible have to say about women and how are they recorded to have interacted with Jesus? Open your Bible to Luke 8:1-3 as we explore the women who followed Jesus and what that means for you today as a woman, grandmother, mother, daughter,...
May 13, 2018
The Will of God. James 1:1-25
"What is the will of God for my life?" Have you ever heard this question before? Maybe you've asked it yourself. "What is God's plan for my life? What am I supposed to do?" A lot of us face this question and in order to understand the answer we need...
May 6, 2018
Daniel: In Review
Open your Bible to the book of Daniel as we review the 6 chapters we have spent time studying over the last 9 weeks. We pray God's faithfulness will reveal itself to you through His word as we recap our journey through the book of Daniel.
April 29, 2018
Our Faith and God's Faithfulness
We are concluding our study in the book of Daniel this week. In this sermon we look at the topic of faithfulness and how God's faithfulness towards us enables us to live faithfully for Him. Open your Bible to Daniel 6:1-28 and see how the faithfulness...
April 22, 2018
Daniel: Arrogance and Awesomeness
This week is a continuation on the subject of Pride. If you've been following us through this series you'll know that last week we concluded in Daniel 4 with King Nebuchadnezzar proclaiming God's faithfulness and power in the midst of his pride. As we...
April 15, 2018
Daniel: Pride and Humility
Pride is the focus of the text in this week's study in the book of Daniel. How exactly does pride look in the life of a person living here and now in 2018? What does true humility look like? Open your Bible to Daniel 4 and join us as we look at the...
April 8, 2018
What If?
What if Jesus didn't really rise from the grave? What if Jesus is a liar? This is a provocative thing to think about, but it begs the more important question; what if Jesus DID rise? What if He IS alive and what does that mean for us today? Open your...
April 2, 2018
Daniel: The Pressure and the Precious
We have been walking through the book of Daniel and seeing how we can look at this book in God's word to determine how we can live in a culture that is removed from God and move from surviving to thriving in that culture. Today, we look at the well...
March 25, 2018
Daniel: The Temporary and the Eternal
What kingdoms are we building as believers and unbelievers in our present day and age? Do we trust in kingdoms that will fade away or do we trust in the only true Kingdom that will stand forever? Open your Bible to Daniel 2:31-49 as we explore the...
March 18, 2018
Daniel: The Foolish and The Wise
What does the world and our culture deem as 'foolish?' What should we consider as 'wisdom' as believers in a culture that has departed from God, Christ and the scriptures? What do these things mean for us? Open your Bible to Daniel 2:1-30 and join us as...
March 11, 2018
Daniel: Holiness & Worldliness
What is holiness? As Christians, how do we engage the 2018 culture we live in and how do we represent Jesus in that culture? Open your Bibles to Daniel 1:5-21 and join us as we continue in our journey through this amazingly relevant book of the Bible.
March 4, 2018
Daniel: Strategy and Identity
How does the culture we live in effect how we perceive ourselves? How does it effect our perception of Jesus? Do you label yourself based on your past? Join us as we look to God's Word for answers to these questions and more. Open your Bible to Daniel...
February 25, 2018
The Purpose of Marriage
What is the true purpose of marriage? Many of us believe that the purpose of marriage is to make us happy. Join us with your bible open to Ephesians 5:22-33 as brother Randy Garris walks us through the text and helps correct our understanding of what...
February 18, 2018
Daniel: History and Sovereignty
This week we begin our study through the book of Daniel! What is the context of the book? When was it written? To whom was it written and why? Grab your Bible and join us in Daniel, chapter 1, as we explore the answers to these questions and ultimately...
February 11, 2018
How God Works
How does God move in our lives? How does He 'work?' Do you expect God to work in specific ways or at specific times? Open your Bible to 2 Kings 4:1-7 as we explore God's Word to see how God works in an ancient story in the life of a widowed woman and...
February 4, 2018
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and True Christianity.
Join us as we conclude our 18 week journey through Jesus Uncensored: The Sermon on the Mount. Open your Bibles to Matthew 7:13-29 as we see how Jesus instructs believers to live life in the Kingdom.
January 28, 2018
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Judging
"Do not judge..." A portion of scripture that is often taken out of context and misinterpreted by both believers and unbelievers alike. What is judgement? Are we supposed to judge and if so, whom are we to judge and why? Join us as we study through...
January 21, 2018
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Anxiety
As we journey into a new year it's clear to see that anxiety is rampant in our society today. From threats of nuclear war, to our finances and our relationships with one another, we are constantly bombarded by things that almost encourage us to walk...
January 14, 2018
Jesus Uncensored: Living a Kingdom Life/ Recap
What kind of kingdoms are we building? Whether we live our lives focused on our finances, having the perfect marriage or cultivating the perfect family, we are all building some sort of kingdom. But what kingdom is truly worth living our lives for? Open...
January 7, 2018
Benefits of Reading the Bible
What story are you living? What narrative is taking place in your story? Is it your narrative or is it God's? Open your Bible to Psalm 19 and join us as we explore the narrative God has written and is writing and the value of reading God's Word...
December 31, 2017
Christmas Carols: The New Song
As we've seen, Advent is a time of reflection and preparation. Reflecting on the fact that Jesus has come, and preparing for the fact that He is coming again. Open your Bible to Revelation 5:1-10 as we conclude our Christmas Carols series and look at...
December 24, 2017
Christmas Carols: Simeon's Song
Have you ever had to wait for something? An interview, a diagnosis or an answered prayer? Have you ever had to wait long enough that it made you restless, controlling or impatient? As we continue in our Advent series, Christmas Carols, this week's text...
December 17, 2017
Christmas Carols: The Angel's Song
Glory. What is it? How should we define it as believers in Jesus Christ? Glory, or rather, God's glory is amazing. It speaks through His creation, it is sung throughout all of eternity and it is given to us to behold in our Saviour, Jesus Christ. How...
December 10, 2017
Christmas Carols: Zechariah's Song
Today we are looking at Zechariahs' song and the life of John the Baptist. John's life is marked with greatness. Jesus actually says of John that there is nobody born of a women that is greater than him. What does a life of greatness look like? Can we...
December 3, 2017
Christmas Carols: Mary's Song
We can't think of anything that marks Christmas better than Christmas carols. We sing them together each year, we hear them when we go shopping, we hear them on the radio and some of us have them permanently engrained in our minds. As we begin this...
November 26, 2017
Living Thanks
As we take a break from our Jesus Uncensored series, we pause before launching into our Advent series with a message on Thankfulness. What is thankfulness? The definition of thankfulness we will be working with throughout this sermon is...
November 19, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Wealth
We've seen Jesus address how we should handle and spend our money, however as He addresses money a second time in the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus is now challenging the way we view our money. Open your Bible to Matthew 6:19-24 and join us as we continue...
November 12, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Fasting
Fasting. What is it? What isn't it? What is it's purpose? How should we go about fasting as 21st century believers of Jesus Christ? Open your Bible to Matthew 6:16-18 and join us as we see what Jesus has to say about fasting in our series, Jesus...
November 5, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Prayer
What does Jesus have to say about how we pray? Open your Bible to Matthew 6:5-15 and join us as we continue through our series on the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus Uncensored.
October 29, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Generosity
Open your Bible to Matthew 6:1-4 as we see what Jesus has to say about money and the posture of our hearts as we give.
October 22, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus, Retaliation and Love.
What does it look like to love others? More importantly, as the text today explores, what does it look like to love those that hate us and harm us? What does it look like to respond to others with true love rather than react with vengeance or violence?...
October 15, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Integrity
What does it mean to be a person of integrity? What exactly is integrity? As we journey through the Sermon on the Mount we find ourselves in a portion of this great sermon where Jesus encourages us to confront ourselves and to live honest lives, full of...
October 8, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus, Marriage, Divorce and The Gospel.
What does Jesus have to say about Divorce? To better understand the answer to this questions we must first understand the truth about Marriage. Open your Bible to Matthew 5:31-32 and Matthew 19:1-12 as we explore what Jesus has to say about Marriage,...
October 1, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Lust
Join us as we continue through out series to see what Jesus had to say about lust. Open your Bibles to Matthew 5 and follow along with us!
September 24, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Anger
Join us as we continue through out series to see what Jesus had to say about anger. Open your Bibles to Matthew 5 and follow along with us!
September 17, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and The Bible
What is The Bible? Is it a book written by men? Is it a book written by God? As we continue in our series, Jesus Uncensored, we take a look at the next section of the Sermon on the Mount to see what Jesus has to say about The Word of God. Open up your...
September 10, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Jesus and Influence
What does Jesus have to say about the way we interact with the people around us? What does Jesus have to say about the way we influence others? Did He have anything to say about these things? Yes, yes He did. Open your Bible to Matthew 5:13-16 as we see...
September 3, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Kingdom Characteristics (Part Two)
As we continue through our series, Jesus Uncensored: The Sermon on the Mount, we take a look at the second portion of the beatitudes and see how Jesus, The King, describes what His people look like in His Kingdom. Open up your bible to Matthew 5:7-12...
August 27, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: Kingdom Characteristics (Part One)
As we continue through our series, Jesus Uncensored: The Sermon on the Mount, we take a look at portion of the beatitudes and see how Jesus, The King, describes what His people look like in His Kingdom. Open up your bible to Matthew 5:1-6 and join us as...
August 20, 2017
Jesus Uncensored: The King's Invitation to Kingdom Life
The Sermon on the Mount is by far the most profound sermon in all of history. Pastor Jason walks us through the beginning of Matthew 5 as we learn to better understand the Author of this great sermon, Jesus Himself, God in the flesh. As we begin our 14...
August 13, 2017
Building Towers
What are you building in your life? Join us as we take a look in Genesis 11 at the familiar story of the tower of Babel and the implications this historical story has on our lives today in 2017. From this text we can draw this massive implication:...
August 6, 2017
The Psalms: Finding Joy
As we conclude our Psalms Series we take a look at the emotion of Joy. What is Joy? Where is it located and how can I get it? These are some of the questions we address as Pastor Jason walks us through Psalm 126 to explore how we express the emotion of...
July 30, 2017
The Psalms: Dealing With Depression
Do you struggle with depression? Do you know someone who lives with depression? Join us in taking a look at Psalm 88 as we continue in our Psalms Series and see what God's Word has to say about dealing with depression.
July 23, 2017
The Psalms: Addressing Abandonment
As we continue our series through The Psalms we look at a Psalm 22 and see how David, and ultimately, Jesus, address the feeling of abandonment and what this means for us.
July 16, 2017
The Psalms: Grieving Graciously
As we continue in our series through the Psalms, we look at Psalm 13 and see how this song of David can guide us to grieve graciously in times of sorrow and loss.
July 9, 2017
The Psalms: Ending Envy
As we continue our journey through the book of the Psalms we look at Psalm 73 and see how envy plays a part in our lives and how we can look to the goodness and greatness of God to see envy die.
July 2, 2017
The Psalms: Fear & Anxiety
As we begin our journey through The Psalms series we start in Psalm 27 to see how this ancient song direct us to express our emotions of fear and anxiety biblically.
June 25, 2017
The Father Is...
Pastor Tyler walks us through Psalm 103 and shows us how we can use God's word to correct our view of The Father.
June 18, 2017
Bill Turner: The Avenue
Bill Turner takes us through Jeremiah 29:4-7 and shows us the importance of loving our cities in response to what Christ has done for us.
June 11, 2017
An Ordinary Disciple
Pastor Jason walks us through Acts 9:1-19 as we see how the obedience of Ananias is crucial and applicable to our lives today.
June 4, 2017
Resurrecting Relationships: Man and Culture
Acts 17:16-21 Pastor Jason speaks on how the Resurrection changes our relationship with our surrounding culture.
May 30, 2017