Christmas Eve 2019
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As we discover more from Bogdan Mazur and our partners from Lifesong in Ukraine we'll post it here....
It’s not always easy to know how to talk to our kids about the big topics. And yet, instinctively we know that we can’t avoid them because the culture around us is ready to fill in the blanks. In Proverbs 5 and 7, King Solomon broaches the tough topics of sex and temptations, in and out of marriage, with his sons with profound insight. But how are you going to tackle these topics with your kids? ...
To help enrich this season, we want to help you bring God's Word into the week by giving you the opportunity to study along and uncover God's truth at home. This guide has helpful introductions to the series and Book of Acts, 5-a-day readings, discussion questions for groups, and a place for your sermon notes. ...
What are we supposed to do with passages of scripture that seemed to condone the killing of other people? Even more, what are we supposed to do with a God that would command such actions? Discover 4 great resources to better understand what God was doing in the Canaanite conquest and judgment....
We created a ten-week guide with 5-a-week readings in the Scriptures, group questions, and other spiritual experiences to make sure we not only reject the bad, but fill ourselves up with the good that God has for us -- replacing the 'likes' of the world, with God's own heart....
Join us as we celebrate what is truly important at Christmas in songs and stories. We will gather outdoors to sing and hear from God's Word. This short service is a perfect companion to your Christmas celebrations....
Questions out of Ephesians 2:11-22. Week 4 of Leaving Normal Behind series....
Questions out of Ephesians 2:1-10. Week 3 of Leaving Normal Behind series....
With so many questions going around, many unanswered, Rachael encourages us to rediscover lament -- the biblical practice of bringing your pain to the Lord so that you can rest in the fact that He is there with you....
South Shores Church member, Dr. Sean McDowell takes a different look at the time we are in; one that sees an opportunity to love....
South Shores Church member, Dr. Sean McDowell tackles the difficult question of why God would allow the coronavirus pandemic. Originally published on his blog at Seanmcdowell.org...
We live in a beautiful world, but rather than get stuck on what was created, scripture takes us to Jesus to have greater awe, peace and understanding in our world....
We want South Shores Church to be a safe place for broken people to find healing, in our bodies and our souls, with our ultimate healing found in Jesus Christ. Dr. JP Moreland's book, "Finding Quiet" can help....
A message of hope for dads who simply don't feel like they're enough....
Christmas Eve services at South Shores Church 2019 (Times)...Keep Reading
Jesus is not only Supreme Over Creation and Supreme Over Redemption, but He is supreme over you, all of you. This is the third and final part of a series of blog posts looking at Jesus in Colossians 1:16-23....Keep Reading
Our world is beautiful, yes, but it is broken. And people...well, we can say the same thing. As much as we want to admire the good things in life, we are constantly reminded of the tragedies and the pain that is brought about by our choices and those of others'. As we make our way through Colossians 1, we see that the Lord of Creation is also the Lord of New Creation. The ...Keep Reading
We live in a beautiful world, but rather than get stuck on what was created, scripture takes us to Jesus to have greater awe, peace and understanding in our world....Keep Reading
A message of hope for dads who simply don't feel like they're enough....Keep Reading
We are a people who love stories. They entertain. They distract. They have the power to take us to other worlds and adventures; they allow us to experience love, fear, excitement and wonder all within the safety of our own home or the local movie theater. The problem is, none of those stories are good enough, we need a better story, not one that pulls us out of our world, ...Keep Reading
In light of our series, Counterfeit Culture: Returning to God's Original Design, and as we tackle the difficult topics of sex, money, and power, we wanted to provide some additional resources on these topics. This third and final post is a gathering of resources on the topic of power....Keep Reading
Jesus is ready to take you out of your shame and show you what life is really about. Join us for Easter Week at South Shores Church with events happening, Thursday, Friday, Saturday and on Easter Sunday as we kick-off a brand new 6-week series called "Unashamed: God's Word Changes Lives."...Keep Reading
In light of our series, Counterfeit Culture: Returning to God's Original Design, and as we tackle the difficult topics of sex, money, and power, we wanted to provide some additional resources on these topics. This second post is a gathering of resources on the topics of money and possessions....Keep Reading
What do you do when your kid asks a difficult question about the Bible? Pastor Derick shares his recent experience and some lessons to take to heart along the way....Keep Reading
Perhaps one of the oddest things about Christians in modern America is that we sing. This post seeks to give us the two main purposes for why Christians sing....Keep Reading
How do you help your children build a solid understanding of God and his work in the world? How do you raise kids who love Jesus?...Keep Reading
“Was Jesus a copycat? Is the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus just elements pieced together from non-Christian myths.” What do you do when you get a question like this? How do you answer?...Keep Reading
Here's a great reminder that not only does Jesus Work, but He has chosen to work through us, His church. The following are 6 videos that highlight what God has been doing at South Shores Church this past year. Take a few minutes and be blessed through these different ways of His Word, Compassion, Equipping, Prayer, Service and Outreach, as we continue to follow after Jesus...Keep Reading
It took over 1500 years for scientists to move from earth-centered to sun-centered thinking about our solar system. How long will it take to realize you're not at the center either?...Keep Reading
A message to those on the brink of graduation. The world has you caught up in a game of Bigger or Better, but Jesus is the best of all. Here's how locking on to these four words (Jesus Is Worth More) can help change the trajectory of your life and allow you to impact others....Keep Reading
Come join us for a time focused on Jesus, celebrating the hope of His resurrection and the new life He offers. Here is the Easter schedule for South Shores Church. Good Friday | March 30, 7 PM. EASTER FAIR | March 31, 10 AM - 2 PM. Easter Services | April 1, 8:00, 9:30, 11:00 AM....Keep Reading
Week 3 of our Family Faith Moments. Another set of fun ways you can help your kids engage with Christmas in a meaningful way. Cupcakes at Christmas? Why not!...Keep Reading
Pastor Cami Marchand introduces a new resource to help shepherd your family toward Christ this Christmas season - without adding on a big burden of time or energy....Keep Reading
17th Century theologian John Owen famously said, "Be killing sin or sin will be killing you." They are tough words that get to the heart of a tough, but necessary road for those who would follow Christ. But how do we do it?...Keep Reading
The mission of Operation Christmas Child is to demonstrate God’s love in a tangible way to children in need around the world, and together with the local church worldwide, to share the Good News of Jesus Christ. ...Keep Reading
Below is a selection from this week's Growth Group questions from Matthew 3:13-17 with some additional helps. If you enjoy this, please get connected into a Growth Group so you can share your thoughts, hear from others and apply God's Word into each others' lives....Keep Reading
This week we begin our new spiritual growth series in the Gospel of Matthew, called KING JESUS. Anytime you start into a new book of the Bible it can be very helpful to look at some sort of introductory or overview piece that helps you know what are the main themes and unique elements of this book....Keep Reading
A look at "the depths" that Christians struggling with anxiety disorders deal with on a daily basis, so that we can help take away the stigma of anxiety and bring grace and God's peace into each others' lives through a commitment to communicating the gospel in the ways that personally encourage and uplift one another....Keep Reading
How should Christians, and especially those with an Anglo-white background, respond to last weekend’s alt-right gathering in Charlottesville and its tragic aftermath? (Brief Response by Tim Keller)...Keep Reading
As Pastor Micah showed us from Psalm 126, joy is an important part of the Christian life. Jesus has not come to simply make us obedient or dutiful, but that our joy would be complete (John 15:11). But what is joy? How do we define it? How do we know it? And is the Christian's joy any different than the happiness we see of those in the world?...Keep Reading
God cares about the work you do, paid or unpaid, in the workplace and at home; and through Christ He is able to transform your simplest endeavors into something meaningful and fruitful. The following is a collection of reflection questions and resources to continue the "work" conversation....Keep Reading
A helpful resource for enriching your understanding of the psalms. These principles can help us as we seek to understand and apply the psalms to our lives. They are not a magical formula, however. We must approach the psalms with the understanding that we will meet our God there....Keep Reading
Watch and enjoy the incredible moments from VBS 2017 - "Make Fun Factory."...Keep Reading
Come join us for a time focused on Jesus, celebrating the hope of His resurrection and the new life He offers. Easter Schedule:...Keep Reading
In a nut shell, James shows us the power of words (to direct or devastate), our inability to control them, and our only hope in the God who can change our hearts. At the end of the sermon I gave 4 steps for us to walk in so we can put this Scripture into practice....Keep Reading
VBS Day Four - Jesus gives us love!...Keep Reading
Pictures and highlights from Day Three of Cave Quest VBS....Keep Reading
Day Two of VBS pictures and highlights. Jesus gives us courage!...Keep Reading
We can always have hope in Jesus!...Keep Reading
SOUTH SHORES KIDS VBS 2016 | June 20-24 | Open Registration begins May 1st | Cave Quest: Following Jesus - the Light of the World | Gear up for an over-the-top underground adventure! Ground kids in the rock-solid foundation of God’s love, a love that takes us through life’s dark times. ...Keep Reading
Recently, our middle school and high school students went up to Pine Summit Christian Camp for our annual winter camp. Here are a few brief reflections I wanted to share with our church family so the joy is not mine alone. 1) Our Students Are Hungry 2) Our Students Are Growing 3) Our Students Are Well Cared For 4) God is Still Adding to His Church ...Keep Reading
Join Pastor Rob as we study the Bible together and fellowship with your church family on the Dana Point campus. In this study, we will join best-selling author, Max Lucado on a journey to the very heart of biblical prayer and the power unleashed with five simple sentences. He will show you how to let go of uncertainties about prayer, trust that God hears us, and embrace a ...Keep Reading
Underneath every thriving person, every thriving marriage, kid, and business is one factor: hope!...Keep Reading
There is a lot going on at South Shores Church this week for you to participate and celebrate the hope that we have in Christ!...Keep Reading
Day One of Weird Animals VBS was wonderful! Kids learned that even when they feel left out, Jesus loves you...Keep Reading
Day Two of VBS taught us that even though you are different, Jesus loves you....Keep Reading
Day 3 at Weird Animals VBS was wilder than ever. ...Keep Reading
We learned that even though you do wrong. . . Jesus loves you! ...Keep Reading
On our last day at Weird Animals VBS we learned that even when you're afraid. . . Jesus loves you! ...Keep Reading
Tools to Encourage and Equip you for Evangelism...Keep Reading