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Saying Farewell

As many of you know, our Administrative Assistant, Shelley Kruse, started her journey to go back to school to pursue a degree in nursing almost three years ago. Becoming a nurse has always been a dream of hers and through hard work, determination, and great discipline she graduated in December. Since then she has been searching for a job and a couple of weeks ago she accep...

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Pursuit

What a great day of worship we had yesterday. We kicked off a new series entitled “Pursuit.” I don’t know about you, but I can easily get sucked into the trap of watching a good police pursuit....

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Easter All Year

What an exciting weekend we had celebrating Easter recently with our Good Friday and Resurrection Sunday services! Thank you to everyone who helped make it an impactful weekend. There’s something extra special about celebrating the Risen Jesus on Easter Sunday. I am left in awe and wonder thinking about the magnitude of the scene at the empty tomb that first Easter morni...

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Spring Break

Spring Break is here! We always look forward to Spring Break in our house because that means the boys get a whole week at home with mommy to relax and have fun. No school. No early morning alarms. No homework. This week will be refreshing for all the teachers and students as they gear up for the final push towards summer. Though I am planning to take a little time off to e...

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Those Who Wait

I have often heard people say “Good things come to those who wait.” There have been many times in life where this has certainly been true ...

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Happy New Year!

Happy New Year! 2018 is off and running and I hope you are excited to venture into this new year and see what God has in store for your life. For some of us, we did not want 2017 to end because it was a great year for us. Others of us could not wait for 2017 to be over in hopes that 2018 will be much better....

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The Star

Last night, after a great day of worship, my family went to see the movie “The Star” that opened recently in the theaters....

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His Faithful Love Endures Forever

Yesterday in my message I spoke briefly about the tension that sometimes exists in our hearts when we think about God’s sovereignty and His love. I was speaking about God’s power and wisdom and how He knows what is best for our lives. We know this to be true, but when we find ourselves in difficult or confusing circumstances we can quickly experience feelings of fear a...

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Appreciating the Appreciation

From the bottom of our hearts ...

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Unity in the Body

Yesterday was another great day of worship at South Hills Baptist Church as we entered week two of our church-wide series “I Am a Church Member.” There has been a lot of excitement leading up to this series and now we are experiencing even more excitement as God is teaching us how to be effective, Biblical church members....

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I Am a Church Member

As I shared on Sunday, I will begin a new sermon series about church membership on September 17. This sermon series will be based on the Biblical themes addressed in the book “I Am a Church Member” by Thom Rainer, president and CEO of LifeWay Christian Resources....

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Response to Charlottesville

Racism in any form is sin. These displays of white supremacy are satanic. There is no place for racism in Christianity or the church. We must speak out and live displaying the grace of Jesus Christ. Every race, ethnicity, and nationality are welcome at South Hills....

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Summer Begins

We have made it to the final week of school as the month of June is around the corner. Summer is here (though the first official day is June 21st) and with summer comes a variety of emotions. Teachers and students are celebrating and rejoicing greatly with excitement. On the other hand, some parents are excited while others may not be nearly as excited for various reasons....

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God Is on the Move

God is always at work in our lives and in our church, though we often do not see it. When we see God doing great things, we should always seek to celebrate as many of these ways as we can....

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Passion Week

This week is one of my favorite weeks of the year. It is important for us to take time to reflect and remember the life of Jesus as He prepared to take our sins with Him to the cross. ...

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Who to Invite?

Easter 2017 is just around the corner in a few short weeks! We are excited about planning a meaningful worship experience on Good Friday evening where we will observe the Lord’s Supper and focus on the sacrifice Jesus made for us on the cross. Then on Easter Sunday morning (April 16th) we will rejoice in the resurrection power of Jesus. Every Sunday we get to worship Je...

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You Will Be My Witnesses

“You will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, Judea, and Samaria and to the ends of the earth.” (Acts 1:8) In yesterday’s sermon I referenced this verse to remind us we are empowered by the Holy Spirit to share the good news of the gospel. This verse also reminds us of the mandate we have as believers and the ch...

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Priority on Prayer

In my first sermon of 2017 I shared my burden for our church to engage in a renewed emphasis on prayer. Prayer is our direct line to God and if we want clarity and direction for ministry and life we must be closely connected to God through prayer. In the sermon I said “No program, personality, or purpose statement will accomplish anything worthwhile apart from surrendere...

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Happy New Year

Happy New Year! Most of us would agree, though days seem to drag on at times, the years fly by. 2016 was another year full of blessings and challenges for all of us. At the end of each year we can always reflect back and remember some of the incredible blessings, as well as the painful challenges we experienced....

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Christmas Season

The Christmas season is here! It's an exciting time for all of us, but also a very busy time for most of us. Our schedules are filling up with parties, events, programs, and not to mention our work schedules. I love the Christmas season for so many reasons, but most importantly it is a chance to refocus our hearts on the person of Jesus....

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Vote

Tomorrow is a big day in our nation as Americans will go to the polls to elect the 45th President of the United States of America. In the midst of all the election chaos, frustration, fear, and agony we often forget the incredible privilege it is to have a voice in a free country. I am thankful to have the opportunity to cast my vote for elected officials from the local le...

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