Sermons on 1 Corinthians

Give Me Liberty

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights…” The Declaration of Independence is based on the understanding that our rights and freedoms come from God. That idea was revolutionary, but it wasn’t original to Thomas Jefferson, it came from Jesus. Long before the establishment of the modern democracy, Jesus’ followers were champions of a freedom that no government can give or take away. Join us online or on campus for part three of Jesus 2020, as we…

Building An Enduring Church

The strength of our faith is not determined by how we respond to the victories and successes in life.  Faith can only be made stronger through trials and hardships.  To have an enduring, resilient faith means having a faith that is tested.  What is true for individuals is also true for any church.  An enduring church is a church that has been tested.  Join us for a message exploring how God is using COVID-19 to stretch and strengthen the faith…

We Look Around

When we take the Lord’s Supper, we do it with a variety of other people who share our faith and our common need for grace. But as we look around, we may not find much else in common with our fellow worshippers. While the meaning of the Lord’s Supper can be extremely personal and should inspire us to look deep within, it also reminds us that Jesus’ love for the world should also draw us together. As the bread is…

We Look Within

Jesus’ death on the cross is a demonstration of God’s love, but it wouldn’t have been necessary were not for the sin and brokenness in our hearts. Just as the Lord’s Supper is an invitation to look and remember God’s love, it is also a mirror that allows to evaluate the condition of our souls and recognize our need for a Savior. We will begin our worship service with a time of silent reflection as we prepare our hearts to…

Sex and Marriage

Since the sexual revolution of the 1960s and ’70s, it might appear as if our society has become more and more sexually promiscuous. In reality, however, we’ve probably just become more open about the promiscuity that has always existed. The early church faced a culture that had very destructive beliefs and practices related to human sexuality. One of the things that set early Christians apart was their understanding of the beauty and sacredness of human sexuality as designed by God.…

Of First Importance

Welcome to Southside’s Easter Celebration! We want to give you resources to help you on your spiritual journey. Understanding who Jesus is, what He taught, and what it means can be a challenge. The information provided on this page is designed to help you explore more of what you heard today. If you have specific questions, or would like any additional recommendations, please email pastor@ssbc.org. Questions to Consider: Do you think that some churches have obscured the basic message of…

Why we eat stale crackers and drink Welch’s in church

Communion. The Lord’s Supper. The Eucharist. Mass. While it goes by many names, every Christian tradition includes a symbolic meal involving bread and wine or their equivalent substitutes. Where did this ancient tradition come from? What does it mean? Why do Christians around the world still do it? Join us for part 5 of Because as we consider why we eat the bread and drink the wine in worship. But in the following instructions, I do not commend you, because…