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psalms sermon series

Testimony

Have you ever received news so good you felt like you would explode? If your life had been a musical, you would have burst into song! If so, you have also likely had the opposite experience. Times when the burdens of life seemed so heavy that you were desperate for someone else to help carry the load. Times when the song in the musical of your life would have been in a minor key. Many of the Psalms are testimonies…
psalms sermon series

Confession

Edgar Allan Poe’s famous short story, “The Tell-Tale Heart,” describes the tortured mind of someone who has committed a horrible crime. His secret is eating him alive and driving him insane. Secret sin has that effect on the human heart. Because we are created in the image of God, our hearts are not designed to hold onto sin. When we try to keep sin a secret, we suffer physical, emotional, and spiritual consequences. Join us for the second message in…
psalms sermon series

Creation

The Bible begins with a description of God’s creation and man’s call to steward and care for it. So what does that mean for Christians today? What is the biblical view of creation and the environment? Throughout history people have, on the one hand, confused creation with the Creator, and on the other, ignored God’s call to care for the world He has given us. Join us for the first message in the Summer Psalms Mixtape where we will learn…

Walking Buddies

Road trips are always more fun when you travel with people you love. For three years, Jesus and His followers traveled together throughout the Judean countryside. Along the way, the disciples learned a lot about each other and God’s Kingdom. Throughout the New Testament, believers worked together to serve the church and accomplish God’s will. It is in community that God reveals His plans and purpose. In part four of Walk This Way, we look at the importance of community in…

Steps of Faith

It’s one thing to know God’s will and another to do it! One of Jesus earliest disciples said, “I know the good I ought to do, but don’t do it. And the evil I shouldn’t do? Well, I just keep on doing it!” Can you relate? In part three of Walk This Way, we will explore the challenge and rewards of obedience, and how we can walk in it. Passage (READ THEM) “Whoever claims to live in him, must walk…

The Dust of the Rabbi

The ancient Hebrews taught that you should learn from your rabbi by “covering yourself in his dust.” This phrase might not mean as much in our world of concrete and asphalt, but to the ancient Jewish mind, it was a clear call to stick closely to the teachings of the rabbi you chose to follow. Join us for part two of Walk This Way where we will explore how to understand the Bible the way Jesus did. Passage (READ THEM)…

Follow Me

What if finding God’s purpose was as simple as taking a step? Most of us complicate our search for God’s purpose by attempting to answer all of life’s most difficult questions before taking that first step. But as the saying goes, “it’s hard to steer a parked car!” Join us for the first part of Walk This Way, where Pastor Gary Webber explores Jesus’ teaching about our ultimate purpose. Passage (READ THEM) “Whoever claims to live in him, must walk as…

Sliding Into Home

The New Testament frequently compares the church to a family. In fact, our families have been ultimately been designed by God to prepare us to be a part of His family! Join us for the conclusion of Homefield Advantage as we welcome home Pastor Gary Webber who will be sharing his heart for the future of our Southside Family. Winning at home requires you to . . . Recognize and address the problem of generational sin. (Joshua 24:14) Determine your priorities and…

How Do I Lead When I’m Not in Charge?

Darren serves as our Associate Pastor of Discipleship, giving leadership in the areas of Adult Small Groups and our Ministry to Students (6-12 grade) and their families. Leadership – Allowing my identity to influence others toward a common concern. Joseph’s Past –My Past (your self-in–time) – family, race, socioeconomic class, citizenship, gender Joseph’s People –My People (your self-in–relationships) – the individuals who are around you Joseph’s Personality –My Personality (your self-interior) – physical, mental, emotional characteristics Joseph’s Purpose –My Purpose…

The Power of a Father’s Words

Paul and his wife Rachel are originally from Texas, but they and their four children have called Jacksonville “home” since December of 2007, when they answered the call to come to Faithbridge Church where Paul serves as the Senior Pastor. Paul has a passion for guiding the local church to boldly lead people to transformed lives through faith in Jesus Christ. What kind of relationship do we need? Lovingly affectionate (1 Thessalonians 2:5-7) Transparent (1 Thessalonians 2:8) Selflessly diligent (1…

Base Hits for Big Wins as Mom

Rachel White is the Founder and Executive Director of Her Song Jacksonville. She is a licensed professional counselor and an ambassador and advocate for human trafficking survivors. Rachel has a long history of dedication to the well-being of women through ministry, spiritual care, and discipleship which she says marries beautifully with counseling. She naturally offers compassionate care to others and is the lead counselor for the women who come to Her Song, while also providing visionary leadership for the organization.

The Only Thing

Dr. Jerry Haag serves as president and CEO of FBCH and One More Child – a leading child welfare agency that provides Christ-centered services to meet the needs of hungry children, trafficked children, foster children, single moms and struggling families. Under Dr. Haag’s leadership, FBCH and One More Child have increased from serving 3,351 children and individuals in 2007 to impacting 249,044 in 2018. During his tenure as president, he has guided the expansion of ministry sites from nine locations…