Sermons by Darren Sides

Addition by Multiplication

When Jesus set about to accomplish His Father’s mission, He could have done it in any number of ways, but He chose to do His work through ordinary people. Men and women who were flawed and weak and often ignorant. He sent His disciples out two by two, and later told them to “go into all the world.” This small band of brothers grew and grew and within one generation, the mighty Roman Empire was being impacted by Jesus’ followers. God has and will…

A Boy and His Slingshot

The life and rule of King David are recorded in the Old Testament. He is seen as a hero of great faith who overcame many obstacles during his reign. However, David’s face is clearly seen in a scene before his coronation. As he fought Goliath, God used his weakness so others will see and trust in His strength. Join us for the third message in The Little Things to understand how a foolish boy was able to shame a great…

Tribal Identities

We all carry many identities: mother, son, doctor, student, American, Refugee, white, black, conservative, progressive, Southern Baptist, Atheist. The list can go on and on. In a culture that is increasingly divided by our identities, we must recognize the need to rest our identity in Christ. Only when our identity is in Christ can we transcend our tribal identities and truly love our neighbors. Join us for part 7 of Losing My Religion where we will look at the problem…

Standing Firm in Truth and Love

In the state of New Mexico, there is a small town by the name of Truth or Consequences. The name change happened in 1950 to coincide with a game show hosted by Ralph Edwards. The residents of this town are the first to admit that after the name change, weird things began to happen daily. To this day the town is known as a “Weird Town with Weird Happenings.” There was not a Truth or Consequences town or game show…

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…

Culture Clash

In Part nine of Journey to the Ends of the Earth, we consider how believers today should challenge modern cultural idols while maintaining a personal faith built on the truth of Jesus Christ.

Back Story

In this message, Pastor Darren Sides looks at Paul’s life and how his back story teaches us several valuable lessons on discipleship, God’s timing, and how to endure suffering. But the Lord said to him, “Go, for he is a chosen instrument of mine to carry my name before the Gentiles and kings and the children of Israel. For I will show him how much he must suffer for the sake of my name.”  So Ananias departed and entered the house. And laying his hands on him he said, “Brother Saul,…