Defining Moments Part 1
As we start a new mini series, we dive into the history and origin of West Side. We look at how the quality of our lives is dependent on how we respond to these moments and ask "What is God Saying to Us?"
August 14, 2022
Lessons From 8 Years of Ministry
This week we celebrate Pastor Jason's 8th Year Anniversary here at West Side. Jason reflects on 8 things he has learned from his time here as Lead Pastor and shows us that following Jesus is a long obedience in the same direction. We are so thankful for the Jordan family and for showing us that the point of everything is to point to Jesus!
August 07, 2022
Grief and Glory - Part 3 - Revelation 21:1-8
Revelation is a book of HOPE, not fear. We are thankful that in the midst of our suffering we can look to our future.
July 31, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | GRIEF AND GLORY | PART 2
Join us today on the rest of the sermon as we listen to the staff process through the past couple of weeks at West Side.
July 27, 2022
Grief and Glory pt.2
As we continue in our Grief and Glory series, we learn how our grief is a part of our discipleship. We also learn that Hope is holding on to the fact that God is holding on to us.
July 24, 2022
Grief and Glory Part 1
This week we reflect on the 5 stages of grief and how Jesus is STILL faithful even when we are faithless. We use this time of grieving to glorify God and press in to Jesus while we honor the life of our beloved Johnathon Thurman.
July 17, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | THIS IS MY STORY | JOHNATHON THURMAN
This week we wrapped up our mini series "This is My Story". We heard another amazing testimony; this time from our soon-to-be youth resident, Johnathon Thurman! Join us as we dive deeper into how our testimony is a weapon and how it is evidence for others.
July 13, 2022
This Is My Story - Week 3
This week is the final week in our mini series "This is My Story". We heard another amazing testimony; this time from our soon-to-be youth resident, Jonathan Thurman! He reminds us to share our testimony because it is a weapon and it is evidence for others.
July 10, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | THIS IS MY STORY | MATT BLACKBURN
As we continue in the “This is My Story” sermon series, we learn from the chairman of our board, Matt Blackburn what it looks like when a Proverbs 22 child grows up and what it means to be in a gospel community.
July 06, 2022
This is My Story - Matt Blackburn
This week is our second week in our mini series "This is My Story". Today we heard Matt Blackburn's testimony as he pulled three great points from Philippians 1:1-6 and reminded us that you can never run to far from God! Take a listen! '
July 03, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | THIS IS MY STORY | PHILIP NEELEY
Join us this week on #TheRestOfTheSermon as we begin our new mini series This is My Story. Last Sunday, Phillip Neeley taught us the difference between a Biography and a Testimony and how the only way to fully put on the "New Self" is through SURRENDER! Listen in as we dig deeper into his steady & unwavering testimony that challenges believers to fully surrender!
June 29, 2022
This Is My Story - Week 1 - Ephesians 4:17-24 Phillip Neeley
Today we started a new mini series entitled "This Is My Story". Over the next few weeks we will get to hear testimonies from men in our congregation. Today, Phillip taught us the difference between a Biography and a Testimony and how the only way to fully put on the "New Self" is through SURRENDER!
June 26, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | THE BOOK OF THE TWELVE | WEEK 3
Would you rather fight one duck the size of a horse or would you rather fight 100 horses the size of a duck? Take a listen as we answer these questions and discuss the book of Amos on this episode of #TheRestOfTheSermon! Subscribe and share!
June 22, 2022
The Book of the Twelve - Amos 1:1-2 - June 19th, 2022
Take a listen as we continue through our Summer Sermon series "The Book of the Twelve"! This week we're in the book of Amos. We see how much variety the bible has, explore one of the different sides of our God, learn what it means to be a prophet, and ask God to use us to further his kingdom!
June 19, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | THE MINOR PROPHETS | WEEK 2
Join us this week on #TheRestOfTheSermon as we hear from the newest edition to the West Side Staff, Jon and Haleigh Murphy! We also talk about the book of Hosea and the Minor Prophets! Feel free to share and subscribe!
June 15, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | PENTECOST SUNDAY
Join us on this episode of #TheRestOfTheSermon as Pastor Jason and our Family Director, Nikki Mouser recap the May We Honor series, celebrate Pentecost and our new sermon series through the Minor Prophets! Be sure to subscribe and share
June 08, 2022
Pentecost Sunday - A Sunday to Celebrate!
This Sunday is an intro into our next series entitled The Book of Twelve where we (and all of the Grace Family!) will be walking through the books of the Minor Prophets! This Sunday we also take time to celebrate all the amazing things God has done over the past year through the entire Grace Family!
June 05, 2022
May We Honor Part 5 - Romans 13:1-8
Join us a we finish out our May We Honor series. Today in Romans we find out what it looks like to honor authority and hear from a few special guests: members of the Butler County Sheriff's Department, Missouri State Highway Patrol, and Poplar Bluff Police Department.
May 29, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MAY WE HONOR | WEEK 4
Listen in as Pastor Jason and Nikki talk about what it look like to honor God with our money! Be sure to subscribe and share the episode!
May 25, 2022
May We Honor Part 4 - Luke 19:1-10
As we continue in our May We Honor series, we find out in Lukes gospel Jesus tells us how we can honor God using our money.
May 23, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MAY WE HONOR | WEEK 3
Tune in as Pastor Jason and Nikki dive into the topic of dishonor and how it affects our relationships! They also answer YOUR questions that you sent in and give you a preview of what's to come at West Side! Be sure to subscribe to the podcast! Blessings! Show notes: Know How We Got Our Bible: https://www.amazon.com/Know-How-Got-Bible-KNOW/dp/0310537207/ref=sr_1_1?crid=26XURUW[…]52812679&sprefix=know+how+we+got+the+bible%2Caps%2C114&sr=8-1
May 18, 2022
May We Honor - pt. 3 - Dishonor - Mark 6:1-6
In part three of the "May We Honor" sermon series we learn about Dishonor and how it devalues people and destroys relationships, including our relationship with God.
May 15, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MAY WE HONOR | WEEK 2 | MOTHER'S DAY
Join us on this special episode of The Rest Of The Sermon as we have some amazing Mothers from West Side sit down and chat about the sermon, motherhood, and Jesus!
May 11, 2022
May We Honor - Part 2 - May 8, 2022
We honor God by honoring our parents. In this podcast, we talk about how we honor our parents and how doing so is a way of honoring the Father!
May 08, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MAY WE HONOR | WEEK 1
Join us today on The Rest Of The Sermon as Nikki and Pastor Jason talk about our new sermon series, "May We Honor" and recap the fantastic Baptism service from this past Sunday! Be sure to like and subscribe the podcast! It's All About Jesus! Book link: The Gift of Honor by Gary Smalley - https://www.amazon.com/Gift-Honor-Gary-Smalley/dp/0671690329
May 04, 2022
May We Honor pt.1
This week we start a new series titled "May We Honor". We will travel through scripture and explore what it means to honor. Today we look at Romans 12:9-10.
May 01, 2022
Trusting God in Transitions
In this week's sermon we go through Acts 1:1-11 and learn to trust God in the midst of transitions. This sermon is extremely special as it is our last Sunday with the Saxton family who have been a huge part of West Side for the last 7 years.
April 25, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | EASTER
Join us for The Rest of The Sermon as we recap the fantastic Easter Celebration and Pastor Tyler talks about "Seven Things Learned in Seven Years Of Leading Worship at West Side!" Be sure to share the podcast!
April 20, 2022
GOOD FRIDAY | 2022
Does God 'help those who help themselves' or does he help the helpless? Join us for our Good Friday service as we reflect on the death of Jesus and how you can't have a resurrection without a crucifixion. It's all about Jesus.
April 15, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MEMENTO MORI | Week 5
Join us for The Rest Of The Sermon this week as we talk further about what we will see and be doing in heaven! It's all about Jesus!
April 13, 2022
MEMENTO MORI | Week 6 | What Will We Do In Heaven? |
What will we be doing in Heaven? Join us in Revelation 4:1-11 as we get a glimpse behind the eternal curtain and see what we will be doing in heaven! It's all about Jesus!
April 10, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MEMENTO MORI | Week 5
Join us as we continue on in our series Memento Mori. Listen as Tyler, Jason and Nikki tackle questions like: What does the Bible say about psychics? Can people in heaven see people in hell? Will we have physical bodies? Be sure to Like and subscribe! It’s all about Jesus!
April 05, 2022
MEMENTO MORI | Week 5 | What Happens After We Die? (Part 3)
Join us in Luke 23 as we learn about how our knowledge of Heaven impacts our lives today. It's all about Jesus!
April 03, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MEMENTO MORI | Week 4
Join us this week on #TheRestOfTheSermon as we explore further what Jesus speaks to about 'where we go after we die!' Share and subscribe to the podcast! It's all about Jesus! Show notes: Erasing Hell by Francis Chan- https://www.amazon.com/Erasing-Hell-About-Eternity-Things/dp/0781407257/ref=sr_1_1?c[…]g+hell&qid=1648585009&sprefix=erasing+hell%2Caps%2C232&sr=8-1 Heaven by Randy Alcorn- https://www.amazon.com/Heaven-Randy-Alcorn/dp/0842379428/ref=sr_1_1?crid=K9RG279G4WC[…]=1648585038&sprefix=heaven+by+randy+alcorn%2Caps%2C140&sr=8-1 Knowing God by J.I. Packer- https://www.amazon.com/Knowing-God-IVP-Signature-Collection/dp/0830848614/ref=sr_1_1[…]acker&qid=1648585072&sprefix=Knowing+God+J%2Caps%2C129&sr=8-1
March 29, 2022
MEMENTO MORI | Week 4 | What Happens After We Die? (Part 2)
Where do we go after we die? Are Heaven and Hell real places? How could an all-loving God 'send people to Hell?' Open your Bible to Luke 16 and journey with us in the scriptures for Part 2 of What Happens After We Die in our series, MEMENTO MORI.
March 27, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MEMENTO MORI | Week 3
Join us this week on #TheRestOfTheSermon as we dive deeper into the question, “What happens after we die?” Share and subscribe the podcast!!
March 22, 2022
MEMENTO MORI | Week 3 | What Happens After We Die? (Part 1)
Turn to Luke 16 and join us in our third week of Memento Mori as we look at a parable of Jesus to discover what happens after we die. It's all about Jesus!
March 20, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MEMENTO MORI | Week 2
Join us as Nikki and Pastor Jason dive deeper into the sermon series Memento Mori! Do you have questions that you would like them to answer? Shoot us an email at: email@example.com! Subscribe and Share! Show notes: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=the+case+for+heaven&gclid=CjwKCAjw8sCRBhA6EiwA6_IF4ciamSCDE502Vpm6bszrZt2XAVX3EM8hdnfn84XgCjFVVaqNMK-WXBoCJvUQAvD_BwE&hvadid=174223833502&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9023125&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5703152175049371185&hvtargid=kwd-816751445&hydadcr=22538_9636740&tag=googhydr-20&ref=pd_sl_1h167ruqfq_e
March 15, 2022
MEMENTO MORI | Week 2 | Genesis 2:15-17, 3:17-24
Where did death come from? Join us in Genesis 2 and 3 this week as we see where death originated and what that means for us today. It's all about Jesus!
March 13, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | MEMENTO MORI | Week 1
Join us this week as our Family Director, Nikki, sits down with pastor Jason and they dive into the new sermon series Memento Mori! Subscribe and share! Enjoy!
March 08, 2022
MEMENTO MORI | Intro | Psalm 90
1 out of 1 people die in their lifetime... sounds pretty sobering, right? After two years of a pandemic and the tragic unexpected loss of so many, we have been surrounded by death in a way we may have never experienced before. What do we think of when we think of death? Although our society (and ourselves,) often try to get us to forget our death, the bible actually calls us to remember our death, and that this will be wisdom to us... but why? Join us in Psalm 90 as we start our new series, MEMENTO MORI, (remember your death,) and talk about life, death and the afterlife as seen in the scriptures. It's all about Jesus!
March 06, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 8 | Parenting
Join us this week as we recap "New Year New Family" and discuss what Biblical Parenting looks like in this day and age! Be sure to subscribe and share the podcast! Show notes: Shepherding Your Childs Heart : https://www.amazon.com/Shepherding-Childs-Heart-Tedd-Tripp/dp/0966378601/ref=sr_1_1?[…]56023&sprefix=shepherding+your+childs+hear%2Caps%2C307&sr=8-1 Family Devotional- https://www.amazon.com/Dinner-Table-Devotions-Discussion-Starters/dp/1414318952/ref=[…]156069&sprefix=table+talk+family+devotions%2Caps%2C154&sr=8-8 Grace and Truth: https://gravityleadership.com/stop-love-and-truth/
March 01, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 8 | Parenting
Join us in Deuteronomy 6:1-9,20-25 to hear about parenting as we conclude our journey in the series, New Year New Family! It's all about Jesus!
February 27, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 7 | Husbands
Join us today as we talk with special guest and board member Alan Bahm about his experience through decades of marriage and loving Christ along the way! It's all about Jesus! 5 Marks of Manhood: The Five Marks of a Man: Finding Your Path to Courageous Manhood https://www.amazon.com/dp/0801093708/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_M6MN05PM9VEF2BKF78KX The Boy Crisis: The Boy Crisis: Why Our Boys Are Struggling and What We Can Do About It https://www.amazon.com/dp/1948836130/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_glt_i_7WDBY66B841TD0FMGQ2M?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1
February 23, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 7 | Husbands
Turn to 1 Peter 3:7 and join us in our 7th week of New Year New Family as we talk about how Husbands should love their wives as Christ loved the church! It's all about Jesus!
February 20, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | New Year New Family | Week 6 | Stewarding Singleness Well
Join us today on The Rest Of The Sermon as we talk to special guests Molly and Carlie about stewarding the gift of singleness well! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H9_0jiO5ZRM&ab_channel=WorshipVideos
February 15, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 6 | Stewarding Singleness Well
Join us in 1 Corinthians 7 as we unpack our culture's view on being single and the biblical view of how singleness is a gift to be stewarded well! It's all about Jesus!
February 13, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | New Year New Family | Week 5
Join us today as we talk about what we love about our wives and how they make us better! Link's to Tim Keller's resources are in the show notes. It's all about Jesus! https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Marriage-Facing-Complexities-Commitment/dp/1594631875/ref=sr_1_1?gclid=Cj0KCQiAxoiQBhCRARIsAPsvo-ydDwnaiFdmNH_Ll21RiUhZv3tnwujtUbIx-45wo0nU3Wykq1bqV24aApF2EALw_wcB&hvadid=174216557937&hvdev=c&hvlocphy=9023125&hvnetw=g&hvqmt=e&hvrand=5664161214834463307&hvtargid=kwd-28778009766&keywords=the+meaning+of+marriage+tim+keller&qid=1644342588&sr=8-1 https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Marriage-Couples-Devotional-Devotions/dp/0525560777/ref=sr_1_2?crid=1I6474SWZI0RA&keywords=the+meaning+of+marriage+tim+keller+devotional&qid=1644342609&sprefix=the+meaning+of+marriage+tim+keller%2Caps%2C117&sr=8-2
February 09, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 5 | Wives
What is 'submission?' Does it mean you don't have a voice? Does it mean you don't have a choice? As wives, what does authentic Biblical submission look like and how is it different from how the culture defines submission? Join us in 1 Peter 3:1-6 as we learn about what submission is, what it isn't, and how submission is all about Jesus! It's all about Jesus!
February 06, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | New Year New Family | Week 4
Join us on the podcast today as we have special guests, Stu and Terri Finertie, and talk about their story in light of the 5 seasons of life from Sunday's sermon in Genesis 2 and 3! It's all about Jesus! Show notes: https://www.5lovelanguages.com/quizzes/love-language "Seeing the season you're in" picture: https://ibb.co/RQNhHkq
February 01, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 4 | Marriage
Join us in Genesis chapters 2 and 3 as we continue in our journey through our series New Year New Family! It's all about Jesus!
January 30, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Unpacking | Week 3
Join Pastor Jason, Nikki and Tyler on The Rest Of The Sermon as we unpack our trip to Summit 2022 and our experiences with the Grace Family! Session 2 Graphic https://ibb.co/pZzQsTw Grace Summit 2022 Live-stream: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=syN6B-3-ri0
January 25, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 3 | Genesis 3
Open your Bible to Genesis 3 and join us as we continue our journey through our series: New Year New Family! It's all about Jesus!
January 23, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | New Year New Family | Week 2
Join us for The Rest of the Sermon as we talk about week two of our new series New Year New Family!
January 18, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 2 | Joshua 24:14-15
Join us as we come to God's Word and find that as families we should define who we are and declare where we are going! It's all about Jesus!
January 16, 2022
THE REST OF THE SERMON | New Year New Family | Week 1
Join us for The Rest of the Sermon as we talk about our new series, New Year New Family! Show Notes: https://www.thebowencenter.org/core-concepts-diagrams https://www.thebowencenter.org/family-diagram Books: https://www.amazon.com/family-systems-theory-Christian-ministry/dp/064857850X https://www.amazon.com/Family-Christian-Perspective-Contemporary-Home/dp/1540963004/[…]faa-be5d-ae3d9d35e871&pd_rd_wg=KEiT9&pd_rd_i=1540963004&psc=1 https://www.amazon.com/Emotionally-Healthy-Spirituality-Impossible-Spiritually/dp/03[…]l=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9023125&hvtargid=pla-504503892127&psc=1 Ten Commandments For Family: https://imgur.com/a/kuC3SFC
January 12, 2022
NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY | Week 1 | Joshua 24:14-15
Join us as we launch into 2022 with a new series, NEW YEAR NEW FAMILY! Open up your Bible to Joshua 24 and see how the only foundation to form a family is found in Jesus Christ!
January 09, 2022
F.O.C.U.S. | Proverbs 29:18
Join us for our first gathering of 2022 and discover how moving forward in this new year requires a clear F.O.C.U.S. on Jesus, because it's all about Jesus!
January 02, 2022
ADVENT | Week 6 | But Wait, There's More! | Matthew 2:1-12
Join us for our last service of 2021 as we discover how the story of Christmas doesn't just stop after Jesus is born! Turn to Matthew chapther 2 and listen in with this old 'as seen on TV' phrase in mind... "But WAIT! There's MORE!" It's all about Jesus!
December 26, 2021
ADVENT | Week 5 | Christmas Eve | Matthew 1:18-25 | John 1:1-5,14
Join us for this Christmas Eve service as we celebrate the coming of Christ, God in the flesh, God from God, Light from Light! It's all about Jesus!
December 25, 2021
ADVENT | Week 4 | PEACE | John 14:25-31
What is peace? Is it just the absence of war or conflict... or is it something more? Join us in our fourth week of Advent in John 14 as we discover how the peace of God that passes all understanding comes as a gift, not from within ourselves, but outside ourselves, from Jesus Christ, the Prince of Peace. It's all about Jesus!
December 19, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Advent | Week 3 | Joy
On this episode of The Rest of The Sermon we will hear from Matt Reynolds who is the Executive Director of the Grace Family of churches as well as an Executive at Kingdom Dreams Initiative! Matt talks about coming to faith as a college student, planting churches and why he is bought into the vision of Grace churches! You definitely don't want to miss this one! Subscribe and Share! #TheRestOfTheSermon #ItsAllAboutJesus
December 14, 2021
ADVENT | Week 3 | JOY | John 16:16-24
Turn in your Bible to John 16:16-24 and join us in our 3rd week of advent as we explore how the fulness of joy actually flows from following and loving Jesus! Because it's all about Jesus!
December 12, 2021
ADVENT | Week 2 | LOVE | 1 John 4:7-21
What is love? (baby don't hurt me, don't hurt me, no more.) During the Christmas season we have an opportunity to see what love truly is. What is true, biblical love? Join us in 1 John 4:7-21 as we see how love doesn't begin with us, but rather it begins with God; because God is love! It's all about Jesus!
December 05, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Advent | Week 1 | Hope
On this episode of The Rest of The sermon Jason sits down with fellow Grace pastor, Pastor Ben Hardman! Ben is the lead pastor at Grace Marietta in Atlanta GA! They talk about life, Jesus, the church and most importantly Air Jordans!
November 30, 2021
ADVENT | Week 1 | HOPE | Titus 2:11-15
We are finally here. The first Sunday of Advent, 2021. Advent is a beautiful time of year where we turn our hearts toward anticipation of the birth of Jesus Christ, God's only Son and HOPE for the world. We all have our idea of hope, but what is biblical hope? Join us in Titus 2 as we discover how hope is the confident expectation that what God has said will happen. It's all about Jesus!
November 28, 2021
Thanksgiving 2021 | John 13:1-17
Every year at Thanksgiving we find ourselves spending time with friends and family. More often than not we discover the passions, opinions and differences in these relationships. At a time like thanksgiving, how do we approach the joy of (or the impending doom of) the holidays? Join us today in John 13 to see how Jesus encountered his final meal with those closest to him and what that means for you during this holiday season. It's all about Jesus!
November 21, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | Week 10 | Acts 6:1-7
Throughout the book of Acts we see the church exploding numerically. We are astonished at the rapid growth of the early church, but what did that growth actually look like? Join us in Acts 6 as we see how a humble, thriving, biblical church always precedes growth with health! It's all about Jesus!
November 14, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 9
Tune in this week as Pastor Jason gives us an update for what is to come and reviews Sunday's message from Acts 5 on the topic of Perseverance! It's All About Jesus!
November 09, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | Week 9 | Acts 5:12-42
How do we persevere as Christians? Join us as we finish Acts chapter 5 and discover how our expectations can affect our experience when it comes to perseverance in the faith! It's all about Jesus!
November 07, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | Week 8 | Acts 4:32 - 5:11
Join us as we continue our journey through the book of Acts as we look at the warning story of Ananias and Sapphira to see how destruction of the church doesn't come from persecution outside the church but rather from division within the church! It's all about Jesus!
October 31, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 7
Join us this week as we discuss how boldness comes through prayer and how prayers for boldness shape and impact our lives! It's all about Jesus! Show notes: Tim Keller on Prayer- https://www.amazon.com/Prayer-Experiencing-Awe-Intimacy-God/dp/0143108581/ref=sr_1_1[…]4632820%2C1433644576%2C1433577704%2CB002TNGBJ0&srpt=ABIS_BOOK With Christ in the School of Prayer - https://www.amazon.com/Andrew-Murray-Christ-School-Original/dp/198755485X/ref=sr_1_3[…]4769573%2C0829419578%2CB00OBY2H4I%2C1640601635&srpt=ABIS_BOOK Praying The Bible : https://www.amazon.com/Praying-Bible-Donald-S-Whitney/dp/1433547848
October 26, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 6
Acts 4 (Part 1) What is persecution? How do believers in western culture experience persecution, (or do they at all?) What sort of things should the believer be prepared to say when given an opportunity to share the good news? Join us today on The Rest of the Sermon as we revisit Acts 4:1-22 from Sunday and chat about all these things and more! It's all about Jesus! Show Notes: The Voice of the Martyrs: https://www.persecution.com/nigeria/?_source_code=GSA20K2&gclid=Cj0KCQjwtrSLBhCLARIsAC[…]PV95SvP0D3_XCg1l06XMm_rp7cGgbDNF0T_raDk6-uTG-waAt_xEALw_wcB Foxe's Book of Martyrs: https://www.amazon.com/Foxes-Book-Martyrs-John-Foxe/dp/0800786645 The Reason For God: https://www.amazon.com/Reason-God-Belief-Age-Skepticism/dp/1594483493/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=the+reason+for+god&qid=1634584815&sr=8-1
October 19, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | Week 6 | Acts 4 (Part 1)
What is persecution? How did it affect the early church and how are we persecuted today in our western American context? Join us in Acts 4 as we see how the Holy Spirit gives us boldness to proclaim the gospel in the presence of persecution. It's all about Jesus!
October 17, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 5
Join us today on The Rest of the Sermon as we talk movie trailers about miracles. What is a miracle? What's the point of a Miracle? Turn to Acts 3 and learn about how the point of a miracle is to point to Jesus! Links for show notes: Theological Position Paper on Miracles: https://www.thegospelcoalition.org/themelios/article/miracles-then-and-now/ C.S. Lewis "Miracles": https://www.amazon.com/Miracles-C-S-Lewis/dp/0060653019/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=miracles+lewis&qid=1633976661&sr=8-1
October 12, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | Week 5 | Acts 3
What is a miracle? What are they for? Join us in Acts 3 as we see a remarkable healing of a lame man and what that means for us today. It's all about Jesus!
October 10, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 4
How can we share our faith and proclaim the gospel publicly? Is that my job or the job of the pastor? Do I need to be in community or can I live this Christian life on my own? Join us today on The Rest of the Sermon as we discuss Acts Chapter 2 (Part 2) and discover how the Holy Spirit empowers us to both proclaim and practice the gospel of Jesus Christ!
October 06, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | WEEK 4 | ACTS 2 (Part 2)
Join us in part 2 of our journey in Acts chapter 2 as we see how The Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Trinity, empowers us as believers to both proclaim and practice the gospel of Jesus Christ in our lives! Because It's ALL about Jesus!
October 03, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 3
Join us today on The Rest of the Sermon as we discuss Acts Chapter 2 (Part 1 of 2.) Discover with us how the Holy Spirit is the source for the Christian life! It's all about Jesus! Show Notes Links: Forgotten God- Francis Chan- https://www.amazon.com/Forgotten-God-Reversing-Tragic-Neglect/dp/1434767957/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=forgotten+god+francis&qid=1632766072&sr=8-1 Baptisim and Fullness: https://www.amazon.com/Baptism-Fullness-Spirit-Today-Classics/dp/0830834265/ref=sr_1[…]fYXRmJmFjdGlvbj1jbGlja1JlZGlyZWN0JmRvTm90TG9nQ2xpY2s9dHJ1ZQ==
September 28, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | WEEK 3 | ACTS 2 (Part 1)
Who is the Holy Spirit? What does it mean that the Holy Spirit is alive inside of us and why is that good news? Join us today in Part 1 of our focus on Acts chapter 2 as we learn about the Third Person of the Trinity, The Holy Spirit, and how his power, presence and person are ever with us as believers today! It's all about Jesus!
September 26, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 2
Join us today for The Rest of the Sermon of Rooted & Renegade Week 2
September 22, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | WEEK 2 | ACTS 1:4-14
Have you ever had to wait in a long line at the DMV only to be told you don't have the right information and need to come back again? Have you ever been on hold with a company on the phone for FAR too long? Have you ever anxiously waited in the hospital room for the diagnosis? Waiting for that loved one to know Jesus? What do we do in those seasons of waiting? Why is waiting so hard and what does the Bible teach us about waiting well? Join us in Acts 1:4-26 today as we discover how to wait on the promises and character of God and what that looks like for you in your season of waiting. It's all about Jesus!
September 19, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Rooted & Renegade | Week 1
Join us today on The Rest Of The Sermon as we are joined by our newest staff member, Kids Side Director, Nikki Mouser! Tune in and get to know more about Nikki and her family and the journey they've been on with Jesus and how they've faithfully served at West Side over the years!
September 14, 2021
ROOTED & RENEGADE | WEEK 1 | ACTS 1:1-5
What's the purpose of church history and what is our role in that history? Join us as we launch into our new series, ROOTED & RENEGADE, and see our place in the never ending story of church history! It's all about Jesus!
September 12, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 10
Join us today for The Rest of the Sermon as we talk about Psalm 10 and how we as Christians have a responsibility to have an awareness of and action against injustices and oppression in the world! It's all about Jesus!
September 07, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 10
Join us in Psalm 10 as we discover what to do about oppression and how as Christians we have a responsibility to be aware of and against injustice and oppression in the world. It's all about Jesus
September 05, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 9
What do we do in times of trouble? What do we do when we don't know what to do? Join us in Psalm 9 as we see how in those moment's we can look back and see what God has done! It's all about Jesus!
August 29, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 8
Before you know who you are you have to know who God is! Join us today on The Rest of the Sermon as we look at Psalm 8 and talk about God's NAME.
August 24, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 8
John Calvin wrote, “Nearly all wisdom we possess, that is to say, true and sound wisdom, consists of two parts: the knowledge of God and of ourselves…Man never achieves a clear knowledge of himself unless he has first looked upon God’s face, and then descends…” Join us in Psalm 8 as we see how we can't know who we are until we know who God is! It's all about Jesus!
August 22, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 7
Join us today on The Rest Of The Sermon as we talk about slander, how to avoid it and what to do when we experience it! It's all about Jesus!
August 17, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 7
What do we as believers do when we are slandered against? Join us as we see how David responds to being slandered and what that means for us today a followers of Jesus Christ! It's all about Jesus!
August 15, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 6
What is 'the dark night of the soul?' What do we do when we find ourselves there? Join us as we journey through another Psalm of Lament (Psalm 6) this week. It's all about Jesus! Shownotes: Out of the Cave" book : https://www.amazon.com/Out-Cave-Stepping-Depression-Darkens/dp/1400221250/ref=sr_1_1?dchild=1&keywords=out+of+the+cave&qid=1628602159&sr=8-1 "Unmasking Male depression" https://www.amazon.com/Unmasking-Male-Depression-Recognizing-Compulsiveness/dp/08499[…]ld=1&keywords=unmasking+male+depression&qid=1628602209&sr=8-1 Mental Health Hotline: https://www.samhsa.gov/find-help/national-helpline
August 11, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 6
Join us as we continue our summer journey through the book of Psalms. It's all about Jesus!
August 08, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 5
Join us today as we talk about spiritual bypassing, emotional health and what it means to 'lament' well as a believer! It's all about Jesus! Podcast show-notes: https://www.alisoncookphd.com/spiritual-bypassing/
August 03, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 5
What is lament? What do we do with our emotions in times of grief, pain or trouble? Join us in Psalm 5 as we see how being honest about our emotions and directing our emotions toward God is a healthy and biblical way to lament. It's all about Jesus!
August 01, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 4
Join us on the Rest of the Sermon as we look at Psalm 4 and learn how to trust God in troubled times!
July 27, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Psalm 4
Join us in Psalm 4 as we find the good news in trusting God during troubling times! It's all about Jesus!
July 25, 2021
Today we are joined by Jimi and Ladonna Waggoner and the guys from Crossroads. Crossroads is a Christ centered drug and alcohol rehabilitation program right here in southeast Missouri. They not only guide men out of addiction, but lead them into a lifelong journey with Jesus Christ! Listen in and hear about how the saving work of Jesus Christ has redeemed these men out of death and darkness and into His marvelous light! If you or anyone you know is battling and addiction, you won't want to miss this. You can also reach out to Crossroads at 416 South C St. Poplar Bluff, MO 63901 Office: 573-712-0779
July 18, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Summer in the Psalms | Week 3
Today we chat about how to stay faithful in the midst of fear and our emotions. Join us in Psalm 3 as we see how 'David on the run' cries out to God in the midst of his troubles!
July 13, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Week 3 | Psalm 3
How do we remain faithful in the midst of our fears and emotions? Psalm 3 shows us David's perspective in the midst of a dark moment in his life. How do we name the bad news in our lives, frame the what we know to be true and proclaim the good news about God in the midst of difficult times? Join us this summer as we continue our journey through the Psalms!
July 11, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Pastor Tyler Returns
Join us this week as we welcome Pastor Tyler back to the show and hear about his time off with his family. It's all about Jesus! "Creating A Rule of LIfe" : https://thetrinitymission.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/07/Creating-a-Rule-of-Life-for-Yourself-and-Your-Family.pdf "The Common Rule: Habits of Purpose for an Age of Distraction" : https://www.amazon.com/Common-Rule-Habits-Purpose-Distraction/dp/0830845607/ref=sr_1_8?dchild=1&keywords=rule+of+life&qid=1625595434&sr=8-8
July 06, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Week 2 | Psalm 2
Join us for our second week in the book of Psalms! It's all about Jesus!
July 06, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Special Guest: T.J. Woodard
Join us this week as Jason brings in good friend and fellow pastor T.J. Woodard. It's All About Jesus
June 29, 2021
SUMMER IN THE PSALMS | Week 1 | 1: 1-6
Join us as we study Psalms 1:1-6, the "gateway" to the rest of the book of Psalms! It's all about Jesus!
June 27, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | The Jordan Family
We love family at West Side, and this week, Jason's family joins him in the podcast room for an extra special episode where we learn more about them and what they are up to this summer.
June 22, 2021
The Bible Doesn't Say That | Luke 18:9-14
In our final week of the sermon series "The Bible Doesn't Say That", Pastor Jason Jordan dives into the phrase "The Lord Helps those who help themselves".
June 20, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Special Guest: Parker Williams
Fresh podcast available! Join us this week as Pastor Jason sits down with one of his good friends, Parker Williams, and talks about spiritual formation, the ancient church and if Jason should grow his hair back out or not? Subscribe!
June 15, 2021
The Bible Doesn't Say That | Matthew 7 1-12 | Week 3
Matthew 7 1-12 It's all about Jesus!
June 06, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Special Guest: Matt Bedell
On this episode of The Rest of The Sermon, Pastor Jason sits down with Matt Bedell. Matt is a loving husband, father, friend, and follower of Jesus. They talk about everything from Christ to crypto-currency! You will love listening to Matt's testimony and how Jesus takes broken pieces and makes masterpieces! It's All About Jesus!
June 01, 2021
The Bible Doesn't Say That | Week 2: Forgive and Forget? | Matthew 18:15-35
We continue in our sermon series "The Bible Doesn't Say That" with the phrase "Forgive and Forget". We shouldn't forgive and forget BUT we should never forget that we have been forgiven.
May 30, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Isaiah 10:20 - 11:9
On this episode of the Rest of the Sermon, you will get to hear from Pastor Jason and Adam Dell. Adam is a West Side member and volunteer who serves on this worship team. You will enjoy hearing them talk about family, serving in a local church and what the COVID pandemic revealed in their lives. It's All About Jesus!
May 25, 2021
Wrath, Remnant, and Hope | Isaiah 10:20-11:9
Guest Pastor, Bill Turner, gives an overview of the book of Isaiah and how it shows a rhythm of Wrath, Remnant, and Hope. Rhythm and repetition may at times seem boring but they are there to remind us. Our pain, anxiety, and the year 2020 was not a mistake or a blimp in God's plan. We can find HOPE in Jesus Christ and his promises. We can "Count it all joy".
May 23, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | The Bible Doesn't Say That | Week 1
Join us for our first Rest of the Sermon dive into our new series, The Bible Doesn't Say That! "God will never give you more than you can handle." "Cleanliness is next to godliness." "________ happened because you didn't enough faith." Many of us have heard quaint sayings that are attributed to the Bible, however, upon a simple inspection of the scriptures we can find that the Bible doesn't actually say these things. But before we should analyze what the Bible does and doesn't say, we first need to agree on two things: 1) How we approach the Bible, 2) What the Bible is. So grab your bible and open up to Hebrews 4:12-14 and join us for our first Rest of the Sermon journey in our new series: The Bible Doesn't Say That. It's All About Jesus! Show Notes Resources: Can we trust the Gospels: https://www.amazon.com/Can-Trust-Gospels-Peter-Williams/dp/1433552957/ref=sr_1_1?cri[…]+williams&qid=1621364329&sprefix=can+we+tr%2Caps%2C207&sr=8-1 Myths and Mistakes in New Testament Textual Criticism- https://www.amazon.com/Myths-Mistakes-Testament-Textual-Criticism/dp/0830852573/ref=[…]cism&qid=1621364400&sprefix=myths+mistakes%2Caps%2C215&sr=8-1 NT Textual Chart https://www.dropbox.com/s/wvau57avzrlnfbn/Bible%20Chart.jpeg?dl=0
May 18, 2021
The Bible Doesn't Say That | Hebrews 14:12-13 | Week 1
This sermon series dives into common misconceptions of what the bible says! In week one, Pastor Jason Jordan lays down the foundation of what the Bible is.
May 16, 2021
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Colossians | Week 14
Join us for our very last Rest of the Sermon journey through the book of Colossians! It's been 14 weeks of the gospel Proclaimed, Protected and Practiced and we are excited to hear all about how this book of the Bible has impacted your life! This week, we conclude our series by talking in depth about what it looks like to leave a legacy as a Christian. Join us in Colossians 4:7-18! Have a question about this week's sermon or the series? Send us your questions at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will answer them on The Rest of the Sermon! It's all about Jesus!
May 12, 2021
COLOSSIANS | Week 14 | 4:7-18 | Leaving a Legacy
As we conclude our fourteen week journey through the book of Colossians, we come to the end of chapter 4 and see how Paul references and commends a group of people who have left a lasting legacy to the glory of Jesus Christ. In honor of Mother's Day, we are spending time looking at what it looks like to leave a legacy as a mother. What is a legacy? "Living a life worth leaving in others." Turn to Colossians 4:7-18 and join us this Mother's Day as we see how the legacy we as believing mothers and children of God should leave is one that is all about Jesus!
May 09, 2021
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 : https://www.amazon.com/Evangelism-Church-Building-Healthy-Churches/dp/1433544652/ref=sr_1_5?dchild=1&keywords=evangelism&qid=1620144555&sr=8-5 The Soul Winner by Charles Spurgeon : https://www.amazon.com/Soul-Winner-Charles-Spurgeon/dp/1941129455/ref=sr_1_4?dchild=1&keywords=The+soul+winner&qid=1620144636&sr=8-4 Penn Teller Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6md638smQd8&ab_channel=beinzee https://www.artofneighboring.com/resources/
May 04, 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 02, 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: https://cbmw.org/about/danvers-statement/ Meaning of Marriage Book: https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Marriage-Facing-Complexities-Commitment/dp/1594631875?tag=incepin-20 Meaning of Marriage Devotional for Married Couples: https://www.amazon.com/Meaning-Marriage-Couples-Devotional-Devotions-ebook/dp/B07N5LMRTX https://westsidepb.org/project/jesus-uncensored-jesus-marriage-divorce-and-the-gospel/
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 - https://www.amazon.com/hand-Hand-Beauty-Sovereignty-Meaningful-ebook/dp/B00JYWVYVO?tag=incepin-20 2) Evangelism and the Soverignty of God - https://www.amazon.com/Evangelism-Sovereignty-God-J-Packer/dp/083083799X?tag=incepin-20 3) Chosen but Free- Norman Geisler https://www.amazon.com/Chosen-But-Free-Norman-Geisler/dp/0764225219 4) Tim Keller sermon on Divine Election - https://www.monergism.com/thethreshold/articles/onsite/TheGraceofElection.pdf
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
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Easter
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 06, 2021
Join us as we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead!
April 06, 2021
Join us for a somber service as we reflect on the cross of Jesus Christ.
April 06, 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
THE REST OF THE SERMON | Family
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 07, 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 02, 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 email@example.com and we will address them on The Rest of the Sermon podcast! It's all about Jesus!
February 09, 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 07, 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 03, 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! https://my.seedbed.com/product/the-domino-effect/ https://www.amazon.com/ESV-Scripture-Journal-Colossians-Philemon/dp/1433562367
January 19, 2021
COLOSSIANS | AN INTRODUCTION
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 05, 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: https://thebowencenter.org/theory/eight-concepts/ | Genogram: https://exploringyourmind.com/step-by-step-guide-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 08, 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 06, 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 01, 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
THE PRAYERS OF JESUS | WEEK 1 | John 17:1-5
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 08, 2020
AXIOMS | WE LEARN LOVE THROUGH EMBODIED PARTICIPATION | Matthew 7:24-29
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 01, 2020
AXIOMS | THE GOAL OF DISCIPLESHIP IS DIVINE UNION | John 17:20-26
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
AXIOMS | WHAT GOD DOES THROUGH YOU HE ALSO DOES IN YOU | John 15:1-17
"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
AXIOMS | GOD CARES ABOUT IT MORE THAN WE DO | Luke 12:22-34
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 04, 2020
AXIOMS | GOD MEETS US IN REALITY | Matthew 9:9-13
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 06, 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 09, 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 02, 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 05, 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 07, 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
NEW IS NEVER NORMAL: Mark 2:18-22
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 03, 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
Good Friday 2020 | John 19:16-30
April 10, 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 05, 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 08, 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 01, 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 09, 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 02, 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 05, 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 08, 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 01, 2019
HOME: Family Forgiveness | Colossians 3:12-14
November 24, 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 03, 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 06, 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 08, 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 01, 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 04, 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 07, 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