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An Invisible God at Work

One of the subtle themes in the book of Hebrews is the tension between what is visible and what is invisible. The Christians were committed to following Jesus, but they could not see Him because He was in heaven at God’s right hand. They had read promises of God’s faithfulness, judgment, and deliverance, but these...

Mothers and Songs

“But his mother treasured all these things in her heart…” (Lk. 2:51)

This month at Southside, we are focusing on singing and the hope that comes from praising God in song. This Sunday is Mother’s Day, a special day of honoring and remembering our mothers. There is much crossover between mothers and singing. For...

Signs of Hope

Jan Hegi relayed a good story to me recently. On Wednesday nights, we have been sending out two vans to pick up children for our Kids Hope ministry. As the van picked up a group of kids on its route, one of the children climbed in and they started singing, “If you love Jesus…If you...

Good Books on Hope for 2018

Our theme for this year is to be a people moving from disappointment to hope. Each of us experience disappointment in this world either because of our own sin or because of the brokenness within creation. But we believe in the gospel, not of disappointment, but of hope. We believe that through Jesus Christ, new creation is coming and...

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