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Easter Changes Everything - The Good Friday Edition

Have you ever considered what the disciples must have felt on Good Friday? They had given up everything to follow Jesus. They had left their jobs and their families. They had completely changed their ways of life. They loved Jesus and they had committed everything to following Him. The journey had never been easy, but they trusted the one whom they were following. Many people hated Him and many people had threatened Him, but on Good Friday the hatred and threats went far beyond words....Read More

April 2011

It has been a great month for Southern Hills! As rookie church planters we know that we have a lot to learn. During our education we have read a lot of books and we have been to a lot of classes, but there is no substitute for learning from those who are walking the road that we hope to walk. ...Read More

Our Weekend with Riverside

Our team had the privilege of spending this past weekend with Riverside Baptist Church in Kankakee, Illinois. Riverside is an exciting church with a cool story. They held their first service in April of 2009 and over the last three years they have seen God work in many ways. ...Read More

Our Weekend With Lifepoint

The Southern Hills team was blessed to spend the weekend with the people of Lifepoint Baptist Church in Centerton, Arkansas. It is always a joy to share with others what we hope to do in Round Rock and North Austin. ...Read More

Missions Celebration - Trinity Baptist Church

Matthew and Michelle had the privilege of joining Trinity Baptist Church in Abilene, Texas for their annual Missions Celebration. ...Read More

Skype Sunday

We had a great time with West Side Baptist in San Angelo, TX from Springfield thanks to Skype. This was a really unique opportunity for us that came with a really exciting surprise!...Read More

Resolved: To Love... Humbly

Have you ever been sharing an experience only to be ambushed by a "one upper?" You know what I am talking about. The person who loves to talk about how they have done this, that, or the other so much bigger, better, faster, etc. Paul addresses what is at the heart the one upper. While we may not always find ourselves bragging to others like the one upper, Paul shows us something that we share in common with them. What we will see is that it will get in the way of us loving others to have an impact for Christ....Read More

President's Day

I have always been fascinated by the presidency. It’s amazing to consider how much power and responsibility is entrusted to one person. The president has the ability to make decisions that will effect a generation, and impact generations to follow . . . ...Read More

Redefining Church

Chances are you are a lot like me. Life has become busy and your priorities have changed. We all have things that we used to enjoy that we just don’t have time for anymore. In fact, busyness is one of the main reasons why people say that they stop attending church. Many people who used to attend church regularly now only make it a few times a year, if they go all. It’s not because they don’t appreciate church. Many of these people are Christians who claim that church is important. They encourage others to go, but it just doesn’t seem to fit their schedule anymore....Read More

Resolved: To Love... Rejoicing with Others

Have you ever rooted against a sports team before? Most of us have. There are teams out there that we love to hate. We hate how successful they are all of the time. We hate how things seemingly fall into their laps. We hate how all the calls seem to go their way. We hate that they are simply not our team. Now, have you ever rooted against someone else? If we were honest with ourselves we have rooted just as hard against others as we have against a sport team at times. Envy is an ugly thing, but we all struggle with it. Paul tells us love and envy don't mix. If we are going to have an impact for Christ as Paul talks about in 1 Corinthians 12:31 we are going to have to fight envy and jealousy in our hearts....Read More