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Dec 10, 2017 (3 videos)
The family tree of Jesus
"There shall come forth a shoot from the stump of Jesse, a branch from his roots shall bear fruit.” (Isaiah 11:1) A stump is without hope. Everything involving life has been cut off. The nation of Israel was in the same state when Jesus was born. The once great kingdom of Israel had long since been cut down to a lifeless stump. Yet at an unexpected time, with unexpected people, in unexpected ways, Jesus came from a family tree that appeared to be dead. The family tree of Jesus is found in Matthew 1 and it’s distinctive among ancient genealogies. Typically in the ancient world a family tree would list the members of a family that made the family proud, the kind of people who carried the family name well. Almost always in the ancient world genealogies would exclude women, foreigners, and notorious sinners. Yet in Jesus’ family tree we see all three! In this series we will look at how God takes people who should be cut off, disqualified and without hope and through Jesus He includes, qualifies, and restores life to them.
Oct 29, 2017 (6 videos)
Castles & Barns
Building a Better Life
The human heart is where God has chosen to take up residence. And the parables of Jesus give us a clear picture of the kind of life he wants to partner with us to build. It’s a better life than anything we can construct on our own.
Sep 24, 2017 (5 videos)
Standing Out Instead Of Blending In
God designed the church to stand out, not blend in to its surroundings. All too often the indictment people bring against the followers of Jesus is that they don’t act like their leader. That was definitely true for a church that Paul planted in the city of Corinth. It was plagued by sexual immorality, idolatry, lawsuits, and a variety of other worldly behaviors that created confusion among the people who were trying to figure out what it means to be a Christian. In this series we will walk through Paul’s letter to the church in Corinth to gain valuable insight on how Southland can avoid the pressure to blend in when God is inviting us to stand out.
Sep 3, 2017 (3 videos)
My Former Life
The Old Has Gone & the New Has Come
Too often we allow our past to negatively impact our future. Jesus wants to help us leverage our mistakes to create a life marked by freedom and joy. In this series we will look at people who surrendered control of their lives to Jesus and the impact it had on them. He changed their names and their futures.
Aug 13, 2017 (3 videos)
The Powerful Collision of "Me" with "We"
Jesus showed us how to establish dynamic, life-giving relationships. Every conversation and interaction he had with people was seasoned with a mixture of inclusivity, vulnerability, and eternity. In this series we are going to explore how to leverage southern hospitality for Christ-centered community.
Jul 16, 2017 (4 videos)
The Powerful Flow of the Holy Spirit
There is a lot of confusion about whom the Holy Spirit is and what he wants to do in and through the followers of Jesus. In this series we will explore his powerful identity and purpose.
Jun 25, 2017 (3 videos)
Turning Idols Into Opportunities
Idols are good things that we’ve turned into ultimate things. And if we’re not careful, we can spend our lives missing out on the good things God wants to give us. In this series we will explore the ugliness of idolatry and the beauty of a life that is surrendered to a living God.
May 28, 2017 (4 videos)
Four Life Changing Four-Letter Words
In our culture, most four-letter words are bad words. But the Bible is full of four letter words that are good and powerful and life changing. In this series we’re going to look at four of those four letter words that describe who God is and how we should respond to him.
Apr 23, 2017 (5 videos)
Every family has its fair share of drama. From jail time to addiction to custody battles to arguments about an inheritance, no family is immune to relational conflict. The first book of the Bible (Genesis) gives us an incredible amount of insight on how to deal with the day-to-day craziness that threatens to divide our families. In this series we will look at how God wants us to handle our difficult family dynamics.
Mar 26, 2017 (4 videos)
In his book about Jesus, John doesn’t write anything about the birth of Jesus, the Sermon on the Mount, his temptation or his parables. Instead, John focuses on the reality that God came in the flesh. His writing is about the intimacy and proximity of God, thus he writes about Jesus’ extraordinary interactions with ordinary people. In this series we will take an in-depth look at the people Jesus talked with and the life he invited them into.
Mar 5, 2017 (3 videos)
Do you ever feel like someone has you on the end of a string and is playing "Yo-Yo" with your life? You aren't alone. In this series we will meet other people who have experienced the highs and lows of life and we'll learn how to handle the unpredictable from their experiences.
Feb 12, 2017 (3 videos)
Sticks and Stones
Solomon said, “Death and Life are in the power of the tongue.” The tongue has no bones, but it’s strong enough to break someone’s heart. We must use it wisely. Words can transform us, others, even the world! As Jesus-followers, we need to learn how to speak words that are kind, loving, positive, uplifting, encouraging and life-giving.
Feb 5, 2017 (1 video)
It’s one thing to level up in a video game, your airline miles, or the number of followers you have on Instagram, but that’s not what we’re talking about in this series. We want to look at what it means to level up in life. Specifically, we’re going to uncover some ways to level up when it comes to our relationships, our joy, our contentment, our character, and most importantly, our relationship and connection with God.
Jan 8, 2017 (4 videos)
What the participants in the first church had in common was an uncommon love for Jesus and people. As citizens of heaven and Kentucky we have to decide if we’re going to become uncommon followers of Jesus or remain unchanged. The decision seems obvious, but obvious isn’t always easy.
Jan 1, 2017 (1 video)
Looking Forward, Looking Back
The 1617 sermon will give us the opportunity as a church family to look back at 2016 and see what God has done through our ministry efforts. And it will give us the chance to look forward to 2017 and anticipate all that he is going to do through our ministry efforts. The Jewish people had a regular rhythm through annual feasts of looking back and looking forward. It was a yearly reminder that the best way to live is by thanking God for what he has provided and trusting God for what he will provide. New Year's Day will give us a similar opportunity to prioritize faith in God.