30 episodes

Together we worship God and encourage one another as we grow in our understanding of God’s plan for our lives. From this place we go into San Marco and to the ends of the earth sharing God’s love and seeking new and fresh ways to live out our calling to be citizens of the Kingdom of God.

Southside Baptist Church Southside Baptist Church

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Together we worship God and encourage one another as we grow in our understanding of God’s plan for our lives. From this place we go into San Marco and to the ends of the earth sharing God’s love and seeking new and fresh ways to live out our calling to be citizens of the Kingdom of God.

    Empty Vessels and Stuffed Shirts

    Empty Vessels and Stuffed Shirts

    John 11:55-12:11
    How do you show love? For some love is best communicated through physical affection, for others it is through gifts, or time, or acts of service, or words of affirmation. Counselors and psychologists say that the way we express love to others is also the way we hope to receive it. When asked about the most important commandment, Jesus answered, “to love the Lord your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your strength.” Have you ever considered how God best receives your love? In this message Pastor Gary Webber explores an encounter Jesus had with three people who had very different thoughts about how to express love to God.

    Life After Life After Death

    Life After Life After Death

    When the resurrected Jesus told Mary not to cling to Him, he was gently correcting Mary’s hope that Jesus, like Lazarus, had been returned to her and the disciples and life could now “get back to normal.” As humans our perspective of life and death is limited. We always assume that life as we know it is preferable to the life to come. What Mary couldn’t understand, was that Lazarus had been raised to life only to die again. Jesus, however, would never again die. Mary wanted to hold on to Jesus, but He wanted her to understand that there is something better than resuscitation: RESURRECTION. How often we long for the return of our dead loved ones, wanting to hold on to them for just a little while longer. Jesus’ invitation to “let go” is an invitation to believe that resurrection is better than resuscitation; that life after life after death is the ultimate victory.

    Broken Clocks

    Broken Clocks

    We often forget that God frequently uses the bad guys in the Bible to speak truth and accomplish His purposed. In His divine sovereignty, God has complete control over everything, even those who would oppose Him. When the Jewish High Priest and the Roman governor sentenced Jesus to death, the demons shrieked with delight. Little did they know that this death sentence was really their own.

    Grave Clothes

    Grave Clothes

    When Jesus commanded that stone on his friend Lazarus’s tomb be removed, there were real concerns. Concerns about what was about to happen, concerns about Jesus’ claims becoming more and more extreme, but most of all, people were concerned about the smell! Decaying corpses stink! The Bible says that Christ has come to raise the dead to life, but too often Christians live with the stink of death on them, bound by grave cloths that they are unwilling to shed. In part three of Raised to Life, we will consider what it means to be called from death to life and how this new life requires that we shed our grave clothes.

    Doubting God

    Doubting God

    RAISED TO LIFE - Part Two: Doubting God
    (John 11:17-37)
    What do you do when God is late? How do you understand a God who claims to love us, yet fails to respond to our pain? A person who has never questioned God is a person who has yet to face suffering. In this message we explore how Jesus convinces us to trust Him enough to follow Him through a death that leads to life.

    The Mission to Live and the Call to Die

    The Mission to Live and the Call to Die

    RAISED TO LIFE - Part One: The Mission to LIve and the Call to Die
    John 11:1-16
    Many people in America today would describe life as anything but “abundant.” And yet, that is exactly what Jesus promises. So if all of our wealth, health and technology isn’t giving us what Jesus has been offering for two millennia, why aren't more people responding to His offer? The answer may be one of the life’s great paradoxes: without death there can be no life. Jesus has come to raise us to life, but first we must be willing to die.

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