‘Heartbeat of Southside’

From My Heart to Your Heart,

December 2016

  • December 1, 2016

ONWARD CHRISTIAN SOLDIERS! I am not one who likes to dwell in the past. It’s wise to learn the lessons of history – to embrace those things that are good and reject those that are not – but I prefer to keep my focus, attention and effort on what is before me, not behind. However, as this year rapidly comes to an end, I think it is good for us as a church family to look back at some of the ways God has blessed and continues to bless Southside Baptist Church. The year 2016 brought continued growth in our […]

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From My Heart to Your Heart,

November 2016

  • November 1, 2016

OUR REASON FOR THANKSGIVING 1 Thessalonians¬†5:18 “In everything give thanks; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”¬† Now that’s a very tall command! We’re all quick to thank the Lord for blessings, but what about illness, heartache, difficulty, or loss? How can we possibly be grateful for these? The answer is, we can’t – unless we recognize that God brings or allows pain and hardship in our lives for His good purposes and glory. Joseph is an example of this truth. His jealous brothers sold him into slavery, yet God used this difficult situation to save the […]

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