They are simple phrases. They sound Christian—like something you might find in the Bible. They capture some element of truth, yet they miss the point in important ways. This sermon series, based on the book Half Truths by Adam Hamilton, will search for the whole truth by comparing some common Christian sayings with the wisdom found in scriptures.
Unleash the Power of the Resurrection
Easter eggs were found, candy was consumed and family gatherings are now over. But how do we keep the spirit of Easter alive? We know God’s power is real through the resurrection, but how can God’s power be unleashed in and through us? Our sermon series this month will reveal four ways: Prayer, the Spirit, Compassion and Blessing. May you be empowered to carry the spirit of Easter into your everyday life and to all those around you.
In the Valley
This is the theme for Lent 2018 at Southwood.
It will guide our worship and messages at both our Sunday and Midweek Services.
- On Sundays we will be reflecting on the Final Words of Jesus as he dies on the Cross. This series will be based on the book by Adam Hamilton, Final Words.
- During our Wednesday Evening Midweek Services, members of the congregation will share with us how they have walked through the “valley” and experienced the presence of God with them. These will be powerful messages of hope.
Also, during our Wednesday Evening Midweek Services, the Sanctuary will open at 6pm for a time of quiet prayer. Lights will be dim and candles lit to help create a time of reflection before the start of our worship at 6:30pm. You are invited to make this special time of prayer a part of your Lenten discipline.
Mercy: God's Love in Action
Mercy is the theme of our Sunday messages during the first
5 weeks of 2018. Mercy is God’s love in action. It is happening all around us and many times we don’t even recognize it.
Mercy is the key to living life with hope and joy. It restores relationships, helps communities that are diverse find unity, and allows us to be
comfortable with our own human fragility and that of others.
May this study help you experience and share the gift of Mercy.
God Comes to Us
At this time of the year we celebrate how God comes to us in the person of Jesus. Jesus is called “Immanuel” which means: God with Us. During this Season of Advent we will be reflecting on the ways that God comes to be with us through Comfort, Light, Peace, Grace and Truth. May this Advent season remind us of how God is with us in our daily lives.