‘Deacons Corner’



  • October 3, 2017

Have you ever wondered how you can get involved in evangelism? Some people hear the word “evangelism” and immediately put up the stop sign in their minds, believing it’s only for the bold and bombastic who are strong enough to share their faith. Yet, we want to share a wonderful concept with you that was originally shared by Pastor Bill Hybels of Willow Creek Church in a message entitled “Just Walk Across the Room.” It soon became a book by the same title. For us to have an impact on people around us, the idea is to take the initiative by […]

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  • September 7, 2017

It’s that time again! We know it must seem hard to believe, but Summer break is over, and it’s time for School! Well, as we write these words, we know some are filled with a sense of excitement and anticipation of what all the new school year holds, and others are not nearly as thrilled as they see the challenges ahead. We want to take this opportunity to encourage you to take advantage of every learning possibility presented to you in the days, weeks and months ahead.  From our own personal experience, we can assure you that while the years […]

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  • August 1, 2017

We understand that you are going through a difficult time right now. We wanted to encourage you that God cares about you very much, and His desire is for you to find peace and joy in Him. This world can be a sad and scary place at times.  We must remember that this world is not our home, and that even in the midst of the worst day of our lives, God is still in control.  We don’t always understand why He lets certain things happen the way they do, but we must trust Him. Job gives us a beautiful […]

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  • July 1, 2017

Yes, “Christian Fellowship” is an integral part of church life. We all need it, whether we like to admit it or not, especially as Christians! Acts 2:42 42 “They were continually devoting themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.” There is something powerful about having fellowship and camaraderie with one another that helps us get through the bumps and bruises of life. One reason being with others is so helpful, especially as we go through difficult times is that we begin to realize in the course of conversation that there are […]

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  • June 10, 2017

Dear Southside Baptist Church Members, With the heat of summer comes Vacation Bible School and more young lives to bring to know Jesus through our ministry. As the children in our area get out of school, it brings a new level of energy and excitement to the community. It also brings us more opportunities to witness to them and show them the love of God. Your blessing, prayer and support this month will be used to help those who will be working with children – some of whom have never gone to church or heard of God. It is our […]

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  • May 4, 2017

Greetings in the Name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! One of the most discouraging aspects of sharing the Gospel is knowing that so many people will reject the message, and even at times reject the messenger…you. At times, we might think that if we could just be a bit more like Jesus then everyone would accept this message because we would minister the way He wants us to minister. We would share the exact words they need to hear to make the decision for Christ. Yet, let us remind you that even Jesus Himself was often “despised […]

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  • April 3, 2017

Greetings in the Name of our Risen Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ! What difference does it make? We have heard that question asked concerning various topics, and while a person may ask this concerning the Resurrection, we must realize it makes ALL the difference in the world… and in eternity! From the moment Adam and Eve sinned and plunged humanity into a place of “lostness,” the plan of redemption was already being put in place for a Redeemer to come and take the penalty of death so that we would not have to. The Bible clearly lets us know that […]

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  • February 28, 2017

Get Involved In Volunteer Ministry! As we move our attention away from the “cold damp days of winter” and begin to focus on the spring season, we wanted to take just a moment to remind all of us of the tremendous value there is in living lives of service for the Lord. Many people never consider turning to the church either to have their needs met or to minister to others. If you are part of Southside Baptist Church, we’d like to encourage you to consider getting involved in ministry that perhaps may not seem to be one that gets […]

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  • February 1, 2017

Welcome New Fellow Christian! As Pastor Randy Brown recently announced “2016 was a wonderful year as we rejoiced when adults and children alike were saved and we averaged one baptism for every month throughout the year.”. It is with great joy we write to congratulate those of you who made the decision to accept Christ into your life.  It was thrilling to hear of your decision, and we want to be one of the first to let you know that it is by far the most important choice you will ever make. Perhaps you have heard the term “born again”, […]

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Deacons Corner,

January 2017

  • January 1, 2017

Thank You Choir for the Christmas Music Greetings in Christ! We wanted to take this opportunity to thank our choir for the Christmas musical that was presented under the direction of Associate Pastor Richard Bump during this Christmas Season. We must say that it was far more than just beautiful melody and harmony sung by gifted people whose voices were more than up to the task. Truly, the songs were songs of ministry accompanied by a precious anointing of the Holy Spirit. We believe the anointing makes all the difference as lives are touched in a far deeper way than […]

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