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Online Giving Instructions

Online giving is here. Now you can securely and conveniently give your offering or donation online to help support the ministries at South! Instructions Go to sbcflint.org. Click the Give link at the top of the page. Click the Give Now button at the bottom of the page. In the Donate section, do the following: GIVE — Enter the amount you wish…

A Pretty Cool Tool to Help Protect Your Family

Hollywood movies and TV shows continue to assault the moral sensibilities of Americans by knocking down the boundaries that once existed regarding the sexual content, profanity, blasphemy, violence and gore they include.  This has always been a concern of Christian parents who don’t want the minds of their children poisoned by these kinds of things, as well as their own minds!  Back…

America, Not So Beautiful

Sadly, the United States went through a lot during a week in which a day has been set aside to celebrate our country. As I watched the news surrounding the different events that took place, all the feelings of joy and pride I had on Monday, quickly became feelings of deep sorrow for our country, followed by feelings of shame and disgrace. During times like this,…

Broken By Pride

Pride is a very common cause of brokenness in all of our lives. Someone has said that “when it comes to pride, it is not a matter of do I have any pride, but rather where do I have it and how much of it do I have.” To some degree or another, all of our lives are broken by pride, and…

When the Holy Spirit Piles On

Ever have the feeling that God is sending you a message? “Things” converge in your life in such a way that it’s hard to miss. Sometimes, He just piles it on! God does this from time to time in the lives of His children, and I love it when it happens. And right now, I think the Holy Spirit is sending the South Baptist Church family a message. What is it, you ask? Well, I think God is trying to reshape our perspectives on problems, suffering, and trials. By way of evidence, I submit to you the following 4 things:

You are not home yet

In our latest sermon series, #struggles, I spoke on the topic of depression, which has been described as the “common cold” of the human experience — almost everyone will experience it! Please note that I am not talking about depression that is caused by physical diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, or cancer. I am also not talking about “a case of the…

What Is My Motivation?

I was reading in Judges (chapter’s 13-16) yesterday about the life of Samson.  A few things jumped out at me as I read the account of his life.  First, he spent a great deal of time feeding his own passions and desires.  Second, and most importantly, he could have been so much more effective for the Lord, if he would have sought…

Forgiveness Warriors

For a while, my kids were into watching American Ninja Warriors, and from time to time I would sit down and watch some of the competitors. I could only stand watching it for a short period of time before feelings of inadequacy would sweep into my life, watching feats of strength and agility that I knew I would never be able to…

Lens

The other day I was going through a pre-marital counseling session with a couple and we were looking at the subject of valuing the differences in each other. Part of our session together was spent watching a video segment that included a round-table discussion with multiple couples sharing the differences between them and their spouse. One of the things that was mentioned and stood out…

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Biblical Church Discipline

On Sunday night, January 10, 2016, I spoke about the difficult topic of Church Discipline. I want to follow up here with some written notes and Scripture passages for those who weren’t able to attend that service, as well as for future reference. Of course you can always watch or listen to the entire talk, Biblical Church Discipline.

For our purposes here, let’s begin by looking at Romans 12:1-2.