‘Deacons Corner’

To Doctors, Nurses, and all Health Care Workers (During Coronavirus)

  • June 8, 2020

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! We wanted to take a few moments to post a note from all of us here at Southside Baptist Church for all of your efforts during this challenging time. There have been so many health workers who have gone above and beyond the usual duties involved with taking care of and ministering to the sick. Not only are the physical aspects of care “front and center,” but without a doubt, many of the emotional issues as well.  Many families have experienced separation from loved ones, even if the illness […]

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Rekindling the Flame of Our Ministry

  • May 4, 2020

  What do you do when you’ve lost your enthusiasm for ministry?  Perhaps difficult circumstances have led to discouragement.  Or maybe you just keep going, but the Spirit seems absent and no fruit is visible.  When you sense your flame beginning to flicker: Refill.  Ministry is exciting when we’re filled with the Holy Spirit, but everyone springs a leak now and then.  Get on your knees before the Lord and ask for a refill.  Examine your life, repent of any sins, and submit to His leadership in every area. Refocus.  Nothing dims the flame like fixing your eyes on the […]

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  • April 3, 2020

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! We are coming upon that particular time on our calendar that we spend in appreciating what the Lord did for us on the Cross. Yet, beyond that, He arose from the grave on the morning of the third day. The women went to the tomb for the sole purpose of anointing Jesus’ body with spices, as was the custom of the day. Mark 16:1-6 (NKJV) 1 Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices, that they might come and anoint […]

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  • March 2, 2020

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ!      Whips cracking, sun scorching, sweat pouring – sounds like a day as a Hebrew slave in Egypt. It was miserable. They must have wondered whether or not God had forgotten his promises to them.      One day the Lord raised up a deliverer named Moses. He told Moses that he would deliver his people by his hand. Moses became fearful and asked the Lord, “If I come to the people of Israel and say to them, ‘The God of your fathers has sent me to you,’ […]

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  • February 1, 2020

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! This is the month so many people do their best to share their love with one another in so many ways as we celebrate Valentine’s Day. Yet, let us just take a moment to remind you of the amazing love of our Lord Jesus Christ whose example of perfect love should be held up for all to see.  John 15:12-13 says, “This is my commandment, that ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life […]

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  • January 9, 2020

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! How’s your vision? Many of us would love to be able to answer that question with a response like, “my vision is 20/20”. Alas, while many of us would like to answer that way, we may need glasses or contacts to get us to that point. Well, this year is 2020!  We know it’s not quite the same as physical vision, but the number of the year gives us an excellent opportunity to take our own “spiritual eye exam.” Ephesians 1:18 says: I pray that the eyes of your […]

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  • December 7, 2019

God has a purpose for our lives.  If that weren’t true, He’d have taken us home to heaven at the moment of salvation.  Do you ever wonder why He left us here? Jesus intends to influence others through us, to be a vessel through which He overflows to others.  Once we are saved, our involvement is threefold. First, we love others.  Jesus clearly stated that this is one of the two greatest commandments (Matthew 22: 38-39). 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. Second, we share the good […]

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WHERE do YOU serve?

  • November 6, 2019

In a church, a family of believers, there are so many things that go into making Church happen.  Our Pastor Darren has asked each member of the church to choose a ministry to in which to serve.  So, I ask you, WHERE do you serve?  The possibilities are wide and varied. We need to have people that make the phone calls and check on members that miss a service.  We need someone to check into what keeps our members away and how can we be of service.  We need people that are willing and able to contact our visitors that […]

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  • October 1, 2019

Greetings in the Name of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! The Bible tells us in Hebrews 10:25 – 25 “Not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching.” This scripture almost seems to be more difficult in this day we live as we seem to be busier than ever! We’ve often thought it would be wonderful if somehow we had an “eighth day of the week,” but sadly, we would find ways to fill that up as well. As deacons […]

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  • September 3, 2019

Greetings in Christ! Love makes ALL the difference! We’ve perhaps heard that many times, yet we wanted to take a few moments to share this reminder with you that it truly does make ALL the difference, especially when it’s the love of God being referred to! We believe today if we are ever going to share God’s love with those around us, we first need to experience it in our own lives. As we read various scriptures having to do with the love God has for us, we come across the following, which was actually a prayer the Apostle Paul […]

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