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  "Help Me Understand Holiness_Holy People Reconcile" 10/15/17
 
 
"Holy People" are thought to be aloof, judgmental and self-righteous in our day. But according to Jesus'teachings in the Bible, that's not what a holy person is supposed to be like.

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  "Help Me Understand Holiness_Holy People Honor God" 10/08/17
 
 
"Holy People" are thought to be aloof, judgmental and self-righteous in our day. But according to Jesus'teachings in the Bible, that's not what a holy person is supposed to be like.

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  "Help Me Understand Holiness_Holy People Repent" 10/01/17
 
 
"Holy People" are thought to be aloof, judgmental and self-righteous in our day. But according to Jesus'teachings in the Bible, that's not what a holy person is supposed to be like.

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  "The Grass Is Always Greener" 09/24/17
 
 
In a social media world we're tempted to judge our lives based on the storefront of other people's lives.

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  "The Bible Jesus Read" 09/17/17
 
 
How did Jesus grow up to be such a kind and virtuous person?  He studied and obeyed His Bible!

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  "Finding Hope In God Only" 09/10/17
 
 
The events in Houston with Hurricane Harvey are a reminder to us of basic truths that we have a way of ignoring about life. 

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  "And We Beheld His Glory_Power Over Sin" 09/03/17
 
 
Jesus was more than just an amazing, grace-filled Teacher.  He was God in flesh, and glimpses of His glory and power were visible to all. 

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  "And We Beheld His Glory_Power Over Scarcity" 08/27/17
 
 
Jesus was more than just an amazing, grace-filled Teacher.  He was God in flesh, and glimpses of His glory and power were visible to all. 

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  "And We Beheld His Glory_Power Over Evil" 08/20/17
 
 
Jesus was more than just an amazing, grace-filled Teacher.  He was God in flesh, and glimpses of His glory and power were visible to all. 

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  "And We Beheld His Glory_Power Over Sickness" 08/13/17
 
 
Jesus was more than just an amazing, grace-filled Teacher.  He was God in flesh, and glimpses of His glory and power were visible to all. 

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  "And We Beheld His Glory_Power Over Nature" 08/06/17
 
 
Jesus was more than just an amazing, grace-filled Teacher.  He was God in flesh, and glimpses of His glory and power were visible to all. 

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  "Faith:Destination Unknown" 07/30/17
 
 
Cody Shepherd, students and student ministry leaders share their experiences from the Destination Unknown summer mission trip.

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  "Three Surrenders" 07/02/17
 
 
This week Kevin Ingram, President of the Manhattan Christian College joins us at SouthWoods. His message is entitled "Three Surrenders" .

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  "Help Me Understand Faith: Hope" 06/25/17
 
 
Faith. What is it really? Opinions abound, but the Scriptures have a lot to say about faith.

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  "Help Me Understand Faith: Trust" 06/18/17
 
 
Faith. What is it really? Opinions abound, but the Scriptures have a lot to say about faith.

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  "Help Me Understand Faith: Intercede" 06/04/17
 
 
Faith. What is it really? Opinions abound, but the Scriptures have a lot to say about faith.

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  "Help Me Understand Faith: Act" 05/28/17
 
 
Faith. What is it really?

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  "Help Me Understand Faith: Follow" 05/21/17
 
 
Faith. What is it really? Opinions abound, but the Scriptures have a lot to say about faith.

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  "Every Mother's Dream" 05/14/17
 
 
Laurie and Greg Montague share their unique perspectives about Mother's Day.

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  "Overcomers: Keys To Earning Respect" 05/07/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys To Overcoming Doubt" 04/30/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys To Overcoming Unbelief" 04/23/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys To Overcoming The Grave" 04/16/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: We're Overcoming - Anniversary Sunday" 04/09/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming Failure" 04/02/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming Timidity" 03/26/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming The Past" 03/19/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming Obscurity" 03/12/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming Life's Prisons" 03/05/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming Temptation"  02/26/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Overcomers: Keys to Overcoming Limitations"  02/19/17
 
 
None of us likes to be a victim. We were made by God to be overcomers!

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  "Becoming One Soul" 02/12/17
 
 
God's desire for marriage is that husbands and wives become soul mates. But according to the Bible, becoming soul mates is not the result of luck or finding the "perfect" person. It's the result of choices that all of us make, sometimes consciously and unconsciously.

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  "You Belong" 02/05/17
 
 
Please listen this week as Laurie Montague highlights how each of us belong to God, His church and to each other.

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  "This Is For Everyone" 01/29/17
 
 
God's dream for His church has always been that it would be an EVERYONE kind of place.

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  "Courage . . . Wins" 01/22/17
 
 
Fear is a lot more common than courage for most of us. But that was not true among the early believers in Jesus. Why? What did they know that we don't?

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  "Broken Beauty" 01/15/17
 
 
All of us are broken, but we've each been given something of great value and beauty to share with others. This message will encourage us to walk alongside each other in humility and cheer each other along in this race of life.

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  "True Love Wins" 01/08/17
 
 
According to the Bible, giving to the poor, teaching the uneducated and illiterate, or believing in a person's potential to change a life or change the world may or may not be "loving."

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  "One Thing" 01/01/17
 
 
There are countless ways that you and I can spend our time and energies in the New Year: work, entertainment, planning for the future, physical training, etc.

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  "Do You Hear What I Hear?" 12/18/16
 
 
Please listen as Greg Montague delivers his Christmas message entitled, "Do You Hear What I Hear?".

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  "Do You See What I See?" 12/11/16
 
 
Please listen as Greg Montague delivers his Christmas message entitled, "Do You See What I See?".

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  "Extraordinary: Extraordinary Good News" 12/04/16
 
 
When "bad news" seems to be everywhere, the Bible reminds us that God has "Good News" for each of us.

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  "Extraordinary: An Extraordinary Gift"  11/27/16
 
 
God has given a rare and extraordinary gift to each of us who will choose to follow Him.

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  "Extraordinary: Extraordinary Blessings"  11/20/16
 
 
This week's message comes from Luke 17:11-19, where Jesus extends 3 extraordinary blessings to 10 Lepers: 1. The Blessing of Hope 2. The Blessing of Faith 3. The Blessing of Gratitude

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  "Extraordinary: Extraordinary Leadership" 11/13/16
 
 
What is it about Jesus that explains the enduring influence of His life on our world? It's certainly not His money, TV image, or Ivy league training! Jesus was and is an extraordinary leader.

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  "The II" - 11/06/16
 
 
According to Jesus, the "X" can be summed up in "II"... Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself.

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  "The X - Honor God's Word"  10/30/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries. This series will remind all of us why.

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  "The X - Honor Integrity" 10/23/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries. This series will remind all of us why.

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  "The X - Honor Fidelity" 10/16/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries. This series will remind all of us why.

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  "The X - Honor Life" 10/09/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries. This series will remind all of us why.

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  "The X - Honor Parents" 10/02/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries.

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  "The X - Honor The Sabbath" 09/25/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries.

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  "The X - Honor God's Name" 09/18/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries.

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  "The X - Worship Only God" 09/11/16
 
 
The Ten Commandments have become controversial in our day. Schools want to ignore them. Judges want to ban them. And yet, they have played a significant role in the lives of God's people for centuries.

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  "Stress Relief" 09/04/16
 
 
The pressures of everyday living are sometimes overwhelming. But thankfully, God gives us counsel in Scripture to help ease the stress that squeezes all of us.

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  "Who Can We Trust? Can We Trust Our Prayers?" 08/28/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, "Who Can We Trust?"

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  "Who Can We Trust? A Different Kind of Hope and Change" 08/21/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, "Who Can We Trust?"

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  "Who Can We Trust? Can We Trust Our Wealth?" 08/14/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, "Who Can We Trust?"

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  "Who Can We Trust? Can We Trust Our Wants?" 08/07/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, "Who Can We Trust?"

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  "Who Can We Trust? Can We Trust Our Words?" 07/31/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, "Who Can We Trust?"

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  "Who Can We Trust? Can We Trust Our Preferences?" 07/24/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, "Who Can We Trust?"

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  "You're Making A Difference - Guatemala Mission Trip" 7/17/16
 
 
SouthWoods students and adults are making a difference for Christ here at home and in many parts of the world! This week's message will give everyone a glimpse of what God is doing in our people and through them.

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  "Who Can We Trust? Can We Trust Our Feelings?" 07/10/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, Who Can We Trust?

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  "Who Can We Trust? The Faith of Our Fathers" 07/03/16
 
 
America is a blessed nation, largely because of the faith of our founding fathers and the trustworthiness of God.

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  "Who Can We Trust? In Leaders We Trust" 06/26/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, Who Can We Trust?

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  "Who Can We Trust? In Dad We Trust" 06/19/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, Who Can We Trust?

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  "Who Can We Trust? In God We Trust" 06/12/16
 
 
Scandal and deceit seem to be everywhere anymore. It's enough to leave a person wondering, Who Can We Trust?

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Humble" 06/05/16
 
 
We're all tempted to believe that people who are the first, the best, the smartest, the fastest, the wealthiest, and the most attractive have been blessed by God. But the Bible tells us something very different.

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Gentle" 05/29/16
 
 
Gentleness is not highly valued in our culture. Our world's love affair with ambition and quick results tends to undermine it in our lives and relationships.

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  "Though The Servants Knew" 05/22/16
 
 
We look at the changing of water to wine from the perspective of servants who already have their day jobs, but now have responsibility to run (and later clean up after) a huge wedding. Jesus performed a quiet, secretive, sly miracle and did it in such a way that only the servants saw it happen.

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Faithful" 05/15/16
 
 
This week Greg Montague encourages all of us toward faithfulness. Using passages from scripture, we learn how God can help us become more faithful in many areas of our lives.

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Kind" 05/08/16
 
 
Our world is infatuated with random acts of kindness. We would never settle for randomness in any other part of our lives! The Bible teaches us this: each of us is capable of moving from random acts of kindness to consistent acts of kindness.

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Patient" 05/01/16
 
 
We have a love-hate relationship with Patience. We want it because God wants us to have it. But we're not entirely sure how to get it, and we're not at all sure that we WANT to get it!

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Hopeful" 04/24/16
 
 
Depression and hopelessness are on the rise in our society. But you and I, as Christians, have the potential to be the most Hopeful, optimistic people on earth -- especially when difficulties are on the rise!

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Self-controlled" 04/17/16
 
 
We need God's help to increasingly become self-controlled. Two of the key spiritual practices that He instructs us to develop in the Bible that will help us grow in self control are fasting and silence.

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  "SouthWoods 26: Anniversary Sunday" 4/10/16
 
 
April 10th, 2016, marks the 26th Anniversary of SouthWoods Christian Church.

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Peace-filled" 04/03/16
 
 
There is a peace that passes understanding that is available for those who walk with Christ. This message will help people enter into that peace.

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Joy-filled" 03/27/16
 
 
You and I are conditioned to think that death is permanent, never to be undone. But the Bible has some good news for us on this matter!

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  "Believe: Who Am I Becoming? Loving" 03/20/16
 
 
Most people want to be good, but few hold out much hope that they could actually Love like Jesus does.

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  "The Voices In My Head" 03/13/16
 
 
Our attitudes, outlook on life, behaviors, and more are deeply influenced by who we choose to routinely listen to. So we need to filter the voices in our lives wisely. We need to continually be attuned to the voice and words of Jesus.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Sharing My Faith" 03/06/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Giving My Resources" 02/28/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Offering My Time" 02/21/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Spiritual Gifts" 02/14/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Biblical Community" 02/07/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Total Surrender" 01/31/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Single-Mindedness" 01/24/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Bible Study" 01/17/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Prayer" 01/10/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Believe: How Will I Live? Worship" 01/03/16
 
 
Certain spiritual habits have the power to transform a person's life for the better.

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  "Treasured" 12/27/15
 
 
Through good times and bad times, God is not only wanting to draw close...he's wanting to move inside!

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  "The Wonders of Christmas: The Baby Shower" 12/24/15
 
 
The familiarity of Christmas numbs many of us to the wonder of God entering our world in flesh. This message will rekindle some of that wonder and restore meaning to your holiday season.

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  "The Wonders of Christmas: The Gift Exchange" 12/20/15
 
 
The familiarity of Christmas numbs many of us to the wonder of God entering our world in flesh. This message will rekindle some of that wonder and restore meaning to your holiday season.

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  "The Wonders of Christmas: The Holy Family" 12/13/15
 
 
The familiarity of Christmas numbs many of us to the wonder of God entering our world in flesh. This message will rekindle some of that wonder and restore meaning to your holiday season.

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  "When Heaven Takes Notice: Obedience" 12/06/15
 
 
What makes someone important or noteworthy to God? Is it some heroic act or rare accomplishment? Jesus doesn't leave us in the dark on this matter.

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  "When Heaven Takes Notice, Part 1" 11/29/15
 
 
What makes someone important or noteworthy to God? Is it some heroic act or rare accomplishment? Jesus doesn't leave us in the dark on this matter.

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  "What Will I Believe About Stewardship?" 11/08/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About Compassion?" 11/01/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About Humanity?" 10/25/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About The Church?" 10/18/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About My Identity In Christ?" 10/11/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About The Bible?" 10/4/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About Salvation?" 9/27/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About God's Nature?" 9/20/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Believe: What Will I Believe About God?" 9/13/15
 
 
In a world of increasing spiritual confusion, it's never been more important that each of us knows what we believe and why.

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  "Surprised By Grace: Sufficient Grace" 8/30/15
 
 
Mixing an all-powerful and perfect God with imperfect humans would seem like a recipe for disaster. But thankfully, our God surprises us with grace.

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  "Releasing Your Inner Rebel" 8/23/15
 
 
Most of us have a rebellious person or two in our lives. How can we love that person and encourage him or her to turn from rebellion and submit themselves to God?

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  "Surprised By Grace: Messy Grace" 8/16/15
 
 
Mixing an all-powerful and perfect God with imperfect humans would seem like a recipe for disaster. But thankfully, our God surprises us with grace.

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  "God Is Near" 8/2/15
 
 
Explore the life of Daniel with us from Scripture.

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  "Plaguing Thoughts" 7/26/15
 
 
This week's message was brought by a special speaker, Clark Smith. His thoughts from Scripture are sure to bless your life and strengthen your faith.

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  "Restoration: Restoring A Life" 7/19/15
 
 
We are blessed people, but not all is as God would have it to be in our lives.

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  "Restoration: The Price of Restoration" 7/12/15
 
 
America is a blessed nation, but not all is as God would have it to be.

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  "Restoration: Restoring A Nation" 7/5/15
 
 
America is a blessed nation, but not all is as God would have it to be.

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  "Driven" 6/28/15
 
 
Life encourages us to take the safe route and to consider our resources. God calls us to trust in Him and His purposes.

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  "Our Father: Our Father's Blessing" 6/21/15
 
 
Our loving, Heavenly Father has some words of advice, encouragement and blessing that He wants to communicate to every child born to imperfect parents.

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  "Our Father: Our Father's Advice_Part 2" 6/14/15
 
 
Our loving, Heavenly Father has some words of advice, encouragement and blessing that He wants to communicate to every child born to imperfect parents.

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  "Our Father: Our Father's Advice, Part 1" 6/07/15
 
 
Our loving, Heavenly Father has some words of advice, encouragement and blessing that He wants to communicate to every child born to imperfect parents.

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  "Simply Jesus" 5/31/15
 
 
Life is filled with pleasurable distractions, but Scripture encourages us to focus our attention on Simply Jesus.

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  "Life - What's The Point?" 5/24/15
 
 
Sometimes life seems like a long, hard slog punctuated with fleeting moments of joy.

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  "An Age of Rage: Responding to the Anger of Others" 5/10/15
 
 
From road rage to family arguments and bitterness, anger has a way of showing up in life.

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  "An Age of Rage: Uprooting Anger" 5/03/15
 
 
From road rage to family arguments and bitterness, anger has a way of showing up in life.

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  "Stories of Full Devotion: Ajai Lall" 4/26/15
 
 
Please listen as we welcome our special guest, Ajai Lall from the Central India Christian Mission.

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  "God of Wonders: A Transformed Life" 4/19/15
 
 
God can do immeasurably more than most of us would ever dare to imagine.

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  "SouthWoods 25: Journey Of Faith & Gratitude" 4/12/15
 
 
SouthWoods Christian Church celebrated its 25th year on April 8th, 2015.

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  "God of Wonders: The Empty Tomb" 4/05/15
 
 
God can do immeasurably more than most of us would ever dare to imagine.

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  "God of Wonders: Final Hours" 3/29/15
 
 
God can do immeasurably more than most of us would ever dare to imagine.

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  "God of Wonders: Natural Wonders" 3/22/15
 
 
God can do immeasurably more than most of us would ever dare to imagine.

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  "God of Wonders: A Friend's Faith" 3/15/15
 
 
God can do immeasurably more than most of us would ever dare to imagine.

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  "God of Wonders: Experiencing God's Power" 3/08/15
 
 
God can do immeasurably more than most of us would ever dare to imagine.

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  "The Journey Towards Surrender: Dismay" 3/01/15
 
 
Surrender can be a bad thing in some of life's circumstances. But when it comes to the spiritual life, faith-filled surrender to God is essential, even though it doesn't come easily for most of us.

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  "The Journey Towards Surrender: God's Way" 2/22/15
 
 
Surrender can be a bad thing in some of life's circumstances. But when it comes to the spiritual life, faith-filled surrender to God is essential, even though it doesn't come easily for most of us.

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  "The Journey Towards Surrender: OK" 2/15/15
 
 
Surrender can be a bad thing in some of life's circumstances. But when it comes to the spiritual life, faith-filled surrender to God is essential, even though it doesn't come easily for most of us.

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  "The Journey Towards Surrender: No Way" 2/08/15
 
 
Surrender can be a bad thing in some of life's circumstances. But when it comes to the spiritual life, faith-filled surrender to God is essential, even though it doesn't come easily for most of us.

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  "First: First Down" 2/01/15
 
 
Let's begin the New Year right by putting first things "First!"

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  "First: First Fruits" 1/25/15
 
 
Let's begin the New Year right by putting first things "First!"

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  "First: First Aid" 1/18/15
 
 
Let's begin the New Year right by putting first things "First!"

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  "First: First Steps" 1/11/15
 
 
Let's begin the New Year right by putting first things "First!"

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  "First: First Place" 1/4/15
 
 
Let's begin the New Year right by putting first things "First!"

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  "The One Behind The Curtain" 12/28/14
 
 
Whether you are anticipating a New Year that's full of opportunities, dread, or somewhere in between, this message will offer you some practical, Biblical counsel on moving forward with assurance and courage.

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  "Baby Names: Savior, Messiah, & Lord" 12/24/14
 
 
Babies ... and the names we give them are special. This was especially true for Jesus.

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  "Baby Names: Jesus" 12/21/14
 
 
Babies ... and the names we give them are special. This was especially true for Jesus.

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  "Baby Names: Immanuel" 12/14/14
 
 
Babies ... and the names we give them are special. This was especially true for Jesus.

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  "Baby Names: The Word" 12/07/14
 
 
Babies ... and the names we give them are special. This was especially true for Jesus.

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  "By Invitation Only" 11/30/14
 
 
God's love for us has been revealed by a privileged invitation that He has extended to each of us.

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  "What Are YOU Thankful For?" 11/23/14
 
 
The secret to increased thankfulness is revealed by Jesus.

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  "Left Behind-Fact or Fiction: The Wedding" 11/16/14
 
 
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the world suddenly disappear without a trace. Cars and trucks are left unmanned; school-children vanish from classrooms; people from every walk of life are instantly missing. The common denominator of those who vanished is that they are committed followers of Jesus.

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  "Left Behind-Fact or Fiction: Heaven" 11/09/14
 
 
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the world suddenly disappear without a trace. Cars and trucks are left unmanned; school-children vanish from classrooms; people from every walk of life are instantly missing. The common denominator of those who vanished is that they are committed followers of Jesus.

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  "Left Behind-Fact or Fiction: The Antichrist" 11/02/14
 
 
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the world suddenly disappear without a trace. Cars and trucks are left unmanned; school-children vanish from classrooms; people from every walk of life are instantly missing. The common denominator of those who vanished is that they are committed followers of Jesus.

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  "Left Behind-Fact or Fiction: The Signposts" 10/26/14
 
 
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the world suddenly disappear without a trace. Cars and trucks are left unmanned; school-children vanish from classrooms; people from every walk of life are instantly missing. The common denominator of those who vanished is that they are committed followers of Jesus.

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  "Left Behind-Fact or Fiction: The Rapture" 10/19/14
 
 
In one cataclysmic moment, millions around the world suddenly disappear without a trace. Cars and trucks are left unmanned; school-children vanish from classrooms; people from every walk of life are instantly missing. The common denominator of those who vanished is that they are committed followers of Jesus.

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  "Life On Mission: Pray" 10/12/14
 
 
Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about Him, to share our faith. We want to live a life on mission, obeying Jesus final command to us: Go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

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  "Life On Mission: Grow" 10/05/14
 
 
Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about Him, to share our faith. We want to live a life on mission, obeying Jesus' final command to us: Go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

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  "Life On Mission: Share" 9/28/14
 
 
Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about Him, to share our faith. We want to live a life on mission, obeying Jesus' final command to us: Go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

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  "Life On Mission: Serve" 9/21/14
 
 
Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about Him, to share our faith. We want to live a life on mission, obeying Jesus' final command to us: Go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

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  "Life On Mission: Connect" 9/14/14
 
 
Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about Him, to share our faith. We want to live a life on mission, obeying Jesus' final command to us: Go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

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  "Life On Mission: Go" 9/07/14
 
 
Most of us who know and follow Jesus want to tell others about Him, to share our faith. We want to live a life on mission, obeying Jesus' final command to us: Go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19).

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  "Sacred: Church" 8/31/14
 
 
For those who feel like few things are Sacred anymore, God reminds us through His Word of a few things that always will be.

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  "Sacred: Body" 8/24/14
 
 
For those who feel like few things are Sacred anymore, God reminds us through His Word of a few things that always will be.

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  "Sacred: Government" 8/17/14
 
 
For those who feel like few things are Sacred anymore, God reminds us through His Word of a few things that always will be.

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  "Sacred: Work" 8/10/14
 
 
For those who feel like few things are Sacred anymore, God reminds us through His Word of a few things that always will be.

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  "Sacred: Parenting" 8/03/14
 
 
For those who feel like few things are Sacred anymore, God reminds us through His Word of a few things that always will be.

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  "Sacred: Marriage" 7/27/14
 
 
For those who feel like few things are Sacred anymore, God reminds us through His Word of a few things that always will be.

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  "Taming the Tyrant Within: God's Plan For Us, Part 3" 7/20/14
 
 
Effective parenting, leadership and relationships are all about helping others grow and succeed.

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  "When Contentment Eludes You" 7/13/14
 
 
Are life's prescriptions for satisfaction producing something far less than you've expected?

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  "Taming the Tyrant Within: God's Plan For Us, Part 2" 7/06/14
 
 
Effective parenting, leadership and relationships are all about helping others grow and succeed.

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  "Taming the Tyrant Within: God's Plan For Us, Part 1" 6/29/14
 
 
Effective parenting, leadership and relationships are all about helping others grow and succeed.

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  "Taming the Tyrant Within: Our Example" 6/22/14
 
 
Effective parenting, leadership and relationships are all about helping others grow and succeed.

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  "Taming the Tyrant Within: Our Challenge" 6/15/14
 
 
Effective parenting, leadership and relationships are all about helping others grow and succeed.

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  "He Must Become ..." 6/08/14
 
 
Humility is a virtue that many under-value, but it is highly prized by God.

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  "Perfect Love Expels All" 6/01/14
 
 
Life is sometimes hard, difficult, draining. This message will help us remember the kind of life that overcomes!

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  "And the Greatest of These Is" 5/25/14
 
 
Life is sometimes hard, difficult, draining. This message will help us remember the kind of life that overcomes!

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  "Accelerating Your Spiritual Growth" 5/18/14
 
 
Spiritual growth often seems to occur slowly. This message will help us to focus on what we can each do to accelerate the pace of our spiritual growth, without taking unwise short-cuts.

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  "Shepherding Your Child's Soul, Part 2"  5/11/14
 
 
Today's message outlines how we need to guard and guide our children as we help lead them toward a strong spiritual life.

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  "Shepherding Your Child's Soul, Part 1" 5/04/14
 
 
In today's message, Greg Montague outlines how we need to guard and guide our children as we help lead them toward a strong spiritual life.

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! Follow Me" 4/27/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! Who Are You Looking For?" 4/20/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! It Is Finished" 4/13/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Anniversary Sunday: 24 Years" 4/06/14
 
 
SouthWoods celebrates its 24th anniversary.

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! Don't Let Anyone Mislead You" 3/30/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! Where Are Your Accusers?"  3/23/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! Tell What the Lord Has Done for You" 3/16/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Words from Jesus...Spoken To You! Because You Believed" 3/09/14
 
 
When you have listened to Jesus speak to people in Scripture, have you ever wished that you could hear Him speak certain transformational words or phrases over your life?

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: The Pour Life" 3/02/14
 
 
God's path to prosperity involves some unconventional thinking and practices, but we are promised blessings beyond what we can imagine.

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: God's Guidelines for Managing Money" 2/23/14
 
 
God's path to prosperity involves some unconventional thinking and practices, but we are promised blessings beyond what we can imagine.

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: Escaping the IOUs" 2/16/14
 
 
God's path to prosperity involves some unconventional thinking and practices, but we are promised blessings beyond what we can imagine.

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: What's Tithing Got To Do With It?" 2/09/14
 
 
God's path to prosperity involves some unconventional thinking and practices, but we are promised blessings beyond what we can imagine.

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: First Things First" 2/02/14
 
 
God's path to prosperity involves some unconventional thinking and practices, but we are promised blessings beyond what we can imagine.

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: Rich God, Poor God"  1/26/14
 
 
God's path to prosperity involves some unconventional thinking and practices, but we are promised blessings beyond what we can imagine.

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  "Prosperity: God's Way: True Prosperity" - 1/19/14
 
 
Some of the richest people in the world are poor by human standards. This message will remind us what true prosperity is and its source.

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  "The Year You've Always Wanted" - 1/5/14
 
 
Listen to Greg Montague's message for Biblical insight on "The Year You've Always Wanted".

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  "Magnetic" - 12/29/13
 
 
What would it look like if we chose to be a magnet this year in bringing those far from Christ to Him?

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  "The Christmas You've Always Wanted: Hope" - 12/22/13
 
 
Celebrate the Christmas season as we explore "The Christmas You've Always Wanted." Speaker: Greg Montague

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  "The Christmas You've Always Wanted: Peace" - 12/15/13
 
 
Celebrate the Christmas season as we explore "The Christmas You've Always Wanted." Speaker: Greg Montague

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  "The Christmas You've Always Wanted: Joy" - 12/8/13
 
 
Celebrate the Christmas season as we explore "The Christmas You've Always Wanted." Speaker: Greg Montague

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  "Son of Anarchy" - 11/17/13
 
 
Please view the video or listen to the audio as Clark Smith presents today's message, "Son of Anarchy."

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  "My Hope: Why Should I Trust The Bible" - 11/10/13
 
 
Please listen to Week 5 of the series, "My Hope: Why Should I Trust The Bible?"

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  "Detoxing the Mind: Transformation" - 9/8/13
 
 
Listen as Greg Montague presents his message: "Detoxing the Mind: Transformation."

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  "You've Gotta Believe: You're Free" - 8/18/13
 
 
Listen as Greg Montague presents his message: "You've Gotta Believe: You're Free."

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  "You've Gotta Believe: You're Strong" - 8/11/13
 
 
Listen as Greg Montague presents his message: "You've Gotta Believe: You're Strong."

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  "You've Gotta Believe: You're God's Masterpiece" - 8/4/13
 
 
Though we often struggle with believing we are worthy of God's love, we truly are his masterpiece.

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  "When You Need A Miracle" - 7/2813
 
 
Please listen as Bob Priest explains how God is the deliverer of all miracles in our lives.

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  "My Refuge" - 7/21/13
 
 
Please listen as Greg Montague explores how God is our refuge and our source of protection in this world.

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  "My Personal Best" - 7/14/13
 
 
Halfway between the last New Years Day resolutions and next years New Years Day resolution, lets take stock of the things were striving for.

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  "The Rest of The Story: The Blessed Nation " - 7/7/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of The Story.

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  "The Rest of The Story: If Animals Could Talk - Balaam" - 6/30/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of The Story."

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  "The Rest of The Story: A Rebel With No Cause - Korah" - 6/23/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of The Story."

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  "The Rest of The Story: A Legacy of Faith - Abraham and Lot" - 6/16/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of The Story."

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  "The Rest of The Story: God's Irrational Love- Hosea" - 6/9/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of The Story."

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  "The Rest of The Story: God's Design for Marriage - Adam and Eve" - 6/2/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of the Story."

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  "The Rest of The Story: A Courageous Choice - Rahab" - 5/26/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of the Story."

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  "The Rest of The Story: An Overlooked Outcast - Mephibosheth" - 5/19/13
 
 
We invite you to listen to our latest message series, "The Rest of the Story."

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  "Praying Circles Around Your Family" - 5/12/13
 
 
All of us want the best for our children, our parents, our family members.

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  "Finding Your Divine Destiny" - 5/5/13
 
 
Each of us has a God-intended destiny, but not everyone finds it. Join us for this message to discover how to find yours.

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  "The Story: The End of Time - Week 31" - 4/28/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this week's theme is "The End of Time."

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  "The Story: Paul's Final Days - Week 30" - 4/21/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this week's theme is "Paul's Final Days."

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  "The Story: Paul's Mission - Week 29" - 4/14/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this week's theme is "Paul's Mission."

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  "The Story: New Beginnings - Anniversary Sunday - Week 28"
 
 
SouthWoods Christian Church launched in 1990 to assure the people in our community and beyond opportunities to know God, to become fully devoted followers of Christ and to discover Gods purpose for their lives.

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  "The Story: The Resurrection - Week 27"
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this week's theme is "The Resurrection."

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  "The Story: The Hour of Darkness - Week 26" - 3/24/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this week's theme is "The Hour of Darkness."

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  "The Story: Jesus, Son of God - Week 25" - 3/17/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is "Jesus, Son of God."

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  "The Story: No Ordinary Man - Week 24" - 3/10/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is "No Ordinary Man."

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  "The Story: Jesus' Ministry Begins - Week 23" - 3/3/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Jesus' Ministry Begins.

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  "The Story: The Birth of the King - Week 22" - 2/24/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Birth of the King.

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  "The Story: Rebuilding the Walls - Week 21" - 2/17/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Rebuilding the Walls.

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  "The Story: The Queen of Beauty and Courage - Week 20" - 2/10/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Queen of Beauty and Courage.

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  "The Story: The Return Home - Week 19" - 2/3/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Return Home.

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  "The Story:Daniel In Exile - Week 18" - 1/27/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Daniel In Exlie.

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  "The Story: The Kingdoms Fall - Week 17" - 1/20/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Kingdoms Fall.

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  "The Story: The Beginning of the End (of Israel)" - 1/13/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Beginning of the End (of Israel).

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  "The Story: God's Messengers" - 1/6/13
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is God's Messengers.

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  "Staying Positive In A Negative World" - 12/30/12
 
 
Theres bad news everywhere. But God wants to help us learn how to stay positive anyway.

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  "'Tis the Season: To Receive" - 12/23/12
 
 
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Come celebrate the season with us as we focus on the true meaning of Christmas and the transformations that God hopes to bring about in us.

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  "'Tis The Season: To Give" - 12/16/12
 
 
Christmas is a wonderful time of year. Come celebrate the season with us as we focus on the true meaning of Christmas and the transformations that God hopes to bring about in us.

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  "The Story: A Kingdom Torn In Two - Week 14" - 12/09/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is A Kingdom Torn In Two.

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  "The Story: The King Who Had It All - Week 13" - 12/2/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The King Who Had It All.

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  "The Story: The Trials of a King - Week 12"
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Trials of a King.

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  "The Story: From Shepherd to King - Week 11" - 11/18/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is From Shepherd to King.

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  "The Story: Standing Tall, Falling Hard - Week 10" - 11/11/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Standing Tall, Falling Hard.

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  "The Story: Faith of a Foreign Woman: Week 9" - 11/4/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Faith of a Foreign Woman.

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  "The Story: A Few Good Men & Women - Week 8" - 10/28/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is A Few Good Men & Women.

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  "The Story: The Battle Begins - Week 7" - 10/21/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is The Battle Begins.

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  "The Story: Wandering - Week 6" - 10/14/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Wandering.

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  "The Story: New Commands & Commandments - Week 5" - 10/7/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is New Commands & Commandments.

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  "The Story: Deliverence - Week 4" - 9/30/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Deliverence.

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  "The Story: Joseph - Week 3" - 9/23/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is Joseph.

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  "The Story: God Builds A Nation - Week 2" - 9/16/12
 
 
We are in a special series called The Story, and this weeks theme is God Builds A Nation.

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  "The Story: Creation - Week 1" - 9/9/12
 
 
The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people in Overland Park and the surrounding area are actually reading it?

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  "Teach Our Children Well" - 090212
 
 
Effectively transferring our values to our children is one of the greatest challenges of parenting. SouthWoods wants to partner with you in that challenge.

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  "Hungry" - 8/26/12
 
 
All of us get hungry, but some of us satisfy our hunger with junk food or sweets. A Similar tendency exists when it comes to spiritual hunger.

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  "The Journey Ahead" - 8/19/12
 
 
SouthWoods leadership has been seeking God for fresh vision for many months. God has been revealing it to us in bite-sized pieces.
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  "Becoming More Discerning" - 08/12/12
 
 
Not everyone who has something to sell or say to us is trustworthy.

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  "Understanding Jesus: Glimpses of Jesus From The Old Testament" - 080512
 
 
Listen to this special time of teaching with our guest speaker, Rami Danieli.

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  "The Forging of A Superhero" - 7/15/12
 
 
Though thoroughly human, the prophet Elisha seemed at times to be super human. Come learn the secret of his strength & and apply it in your life.

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  "What Would You Ask God?:Is America In Trouble?" - 7/1/12
 
 
How much do you know about the Christian roots of our nation?

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  "What Would You Ask God?: What Will Heaven Be Like?" - 6/24/12
 
 
If you could ask Him just one question, What Question Would You Ask God?

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  "What Kids Need Most In A Dad" - 6/17/12
 
 
What do kids need most in a dad?

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  "What Would You Ask God?: How Much Of The Old Testament Applies To Us Now?" - 6/10/12
 
 
If you could ask Him just one question, What Question Would You Ask God?

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  "What Would You Ask God?: What Is Your Plan For My Life?" - 6/3/12
 
 
If you could ask Him just one question, What Question Would You Ask God?

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  "What Would You Ask God?: Why Do Good Things Happen To Bad People?" - 5/27/12
 
 
If you could ask Him just one question, What Question Would You Ask God?

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  "What Would You Ask God?: Why Do Children Suffer?" - 5/20/12
 
 
If you could ask Him just one question, What Question Would You Ask God?

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  "What Kids Need Most In A Mom" - 5/13/12
 
 
Join as as Laurie Montague outlines what kids really need in a mom.

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  "Senior Sunday" - 5/6/12
 
 
Celebrate the SouthWoods Graduating Seniors!

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  "The Great Escape: Escaping The Inevitable" - 4/29/12
 
 
Is it possible to escape the inevitable?

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  "The Great Escape: Escaping Inadequacy" - 4/22/12
 
 
When feelings of inadequacy invade your life, what do you do?

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  "The Great Escape: Escaping The Debt Trap" - 4/15/12
 
 
Many of us long to be unshackled by debt. Join us this weekend as we consider an unconventional approach to escaping it that is revealed in Scripture.

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  "New" - 4/8/12
 
 
Listen as we celebrate Easter Sunday at SouthWoods!

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  "Happy Anniversary" - 4/1/12
 
 
Listen us as we celebrate SouthWoods' 22nd Anniversary!

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Self Control" - 3/18/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue! This series will equip you to become the kind of person that you dream of and God envisions.

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Gentleness" - 3/11/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue! This series will equip you to become the kind of person that you dream of and God envisions.

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Faithfulness" - 3/4/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue! This series will equip you to become the kind of person that you dream of and God envisions.

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Kindness & Goodness" - 2/26/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue!

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Patience" - 2/19/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue!

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Peace" - 2/12/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue!

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Joy"- 2/5/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue!

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  "You Were Made For This: Growing In Love" - 1/29/12
 
 
Each of us was made by God to grow in virtue!

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  "Listen" - 1/22/12
 
 
God is constantly speaking, but are we listening?

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  "Shine" - 1/15/12
 
 
God wants His people to bring light to a dark world.

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  "Duty Calls: Finding Purpose In Service" - 1/8/12
 
 
Life is short. Serving God can be so much more than a mundane job.

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  "Happy Holydays: New Beginnings" - 1/1/12
 
 
Listen to our New Year's Day message.

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  "Happy Holydays: O Come, All Ye...." - 12/25/11
 
 
Listen to our Christmas Day message.

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  "FearSome Living: It's All About Faith and Attitude" - 12/11/11
 
 
Clay Dyer, born without arms and legs, went on to become a professional angler competing in tournaments all over the United States. His life and story are a testimony to what God and determination can do for a person.

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  "FearFull Living" - 12/4/11
 
 
Our God is a loving and kind God who cares for us deeply. But, he is also a God to be respected and honored.

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  "FearLess Living" - 11/27/11
 
 
Listen to Greg Montague as he explores the idea of living your life without fear.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Remember God's Love" - 11/20/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Examine Your Advisors" - 11/13/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Focus On Actions, Not Words" - 11/6/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Do The Right Thing, Regardless" - 10/30/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Remain Faithful" - 10/23/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Lighten Your Load" - 10/16/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Recommit To An Old Commandment" - 10/9/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to u

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  "An Anchor For Your Soul: Cleanse Your Conscience" - 10/02/11
 
 
An anchor protects a boat from damage due to unpredictable wind and waves. In an uncertain world, our souls need an anchor.

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  "The Epic Event" - 9/25/11
 
 
Jesus' first coming was an Epic event. Likewise, Scripture tells us a second Epic Event is coming soon.

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  "Uncommon: Uncommon Religion" - 9/18/11
 
 
Don't settle for an ordinary life! God wants to grant you an uncommon quality of life that will empower you, strengthen others, and reveal His goodness.

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  "Uncommon: Uncommon Sacrifice" - 9/11/11
 
 
Don't settle for an ordinary life! God wants to grant you an uncommon quality of life that will empower you, strengthen others, and reveal His goodness.

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  "Uncommon: Uncommon Gifts" - 9/4/11
 
 
Don't settle for an ordinary life! God wants to grant you an uncommon quality of life that will empower you, strengthen others, and reveal His goodness.

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  "Uncommon: Uncommon Faith" - 8/28/11
 
 
Dont settle for an ordinary life! God wants to grant you an uncommon quality of life that will empower you, strengthen others, and reveal His goodness.

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  "Fuse - Love - Engage" - 8/21/11
 
 
Listen to the exciting direction we are heading this fall. The possibilities are endless if we work together.

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  "Family: United We Stand - It's All About Parents
 
 
Family matters to God and all of us. Thankfully, God gives us Biblical insight into how to strengthen and unite each of our families.

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  "Family: United We Stand - It's All About Partnership" - 7/31/11
 
 
Family matters to God and all of us. Thankfully, God gives us Biblical insight into how to strengthen and unite each of our families.

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  "The Greatness of Our God: Revealed Through You" - 7/24/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "The Greatness of Our God: Revealed Through Jonathan" - 7/17/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "The Greatness Of Our God: Revealed Through Our Students" - 7/10/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "The Greatnes of Our God: Revealed Through Eve" - 7/3/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "The Greatnes of Our God: Revealed Through Noah" - 6/26/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "The Greatness of Our God: Revealed Through Israel" - 6/19/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "The Greatness of Our God: Revealed Through Gideon" - 6/12/11
 
 
There are a few things in our world that are truly great: "The Great Wall of China," "The Grand Canyon," "The Great Barrier Reef," etc. But there is One who transcends and overshadows all of these and more: God Himself.

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  "Better Together: Carry Each Other" - 6/5/11
 
 
You and I were designed by God to be better... "together." We need each other.

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  "Better Together: Submit To One Another" - 5/29/11
 
 
You and I were designed by God to be better... "together." We need each other.

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  "Better Together: Forgive One Another" - 5/22/11
 
 
You and I were designed by God to be better... "together." We need each other.

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  "Better Together: Bear With One Another" - 5/15/11
 
 
You and I were designed by God to be better... "together." We need each other.

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  "Better Together: Encourage One Another" - 5/8/11
 
 
You and I were designed by God to be better... "together." We need each other.

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  "Better Together: Serve One Another" - 5/1/11
 
 
You and I were designed by God to be better... "together." We need each other.

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  "It Made All The Difference: The Resurrection" - 4/24/11
 
 
Everyone's life has certain defining moments that set a course or determine an outcome. Those moments are the difference between success and failure, joy and sorrow, hope and regret.

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  "It Made All The Difference: The Cross" - 4/17/11
 
 
Everyone's life has certain defining moments that set a course or determine an outcome. Those moments are the difference between success and failure, joy and sorrow, hope and regret.

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  "It Made All The Difference: Anniversary Sunday" - 4/10/11
 
 
Everyone's life has certain defining moments that set a course or determine an outcome. Those moments are the difference between success and failure, joy and sorrow, hope and regret.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Embrace Suffering" - 4/3/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Work For Peace"-3/27/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Show Mercy" - 3/20/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Maintain Purity" - 3/13/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Seek Righteous Justice" - 3/6/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Pursue Humility" - 2/27/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Mourn" - 2/20/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "...The Pursuit of Happiness: Declare Spiritual Bankruptcy" - 2/13/11
 
 
When it comes to happiness, all of us have searched for it, but few have found it.

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  "Life Without Regret" - 2/6/11
 
 
To minimize lifes regrets and maximize our potential to make a difference in our world, we need to listen carefully to the teachings of Scripture and put them into practice.

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  "When God Shows Up Again" - 1/30/11
 
 
The invisible God is planning to reveal Himself again.

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  "When God Showed Up: He Came As A Blinding Light" - 1/23/11
 
 
The invisible God has often revealed Himself.

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  "When God Showed Up: He Came As A Flickering Flame" - 1/16/11
 
 
The invisible God has often revealed Himself.

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  "When God Showed Up: He Came As A Cloud" - 1/9/11
 
 
The invisible God has often revealed Himself.

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  "When God Showed Up: He Came As A Dove" - 1/2/11
 
 
The invisible God has often revealed Himself.

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  "When God Showed Up: He Came As A Whisper" - 12/26/10
 
 
The invisible God has often revealed Himself.

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  "Hope Has Come!"- 12/24/10
 
 
Come celebrate Christmas with us!

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  "When God Showed Up: He Came As A Baby"- 12/19/10
 
 
The invisible God has often revealed Himself. Join us this Sunday as we focus our attention on one of those important moments.

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  "Let's Be Friends: Befriending The Nations" - 12/12/10
 
 
Relationships can sometimes be sticky, difficult things. But it is important to God that His followers learn to care about and reach out to those to whom He is reaching out.

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  "Let's Be Friends: Befriending The Religious" - 12/05/10
 
 
Relationships can sometimes be sticky, difficult things. But it is important to God that His followers learn to care about and reach out to those to whom He is reaching out.

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  "Let's Be Friends: Befriending The Irreligious" - 11/28/10
 
 
Relationships can sometimes be sticky, difficult things. But it is important to God that His followers learn to care about and reach out to those to whom He is reaching out.

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  "I Am Third" - 11/21/10
 
 
Opinions vary about what it means to be a follower of God. This week well listen to what Jesus reveals to be the secondary pursuit of someone who is a Christian.

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  "Fully Devoted" - 11/14/10
 
 
Learn what it means to be fully devoted to God.

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  "I Am Second" - 11/7/10
 
 
Opinions vary about what it means to be a follower of God. This week well listen to what Jesus reveals to be the primary pursuit of someone who is a Christian.

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  "Understanding The Times: Changing Surroundings" - 10/31/10
 
 
Followers of Jesus have been trying to figure out their place in the timeline of history for centuries. Join us as we explore what the Bible has to say about our times.

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  "Understanding The Times: Changing Spirituality" - 10/24/10
 
 
Followers of Jesus have been trying to figure out their place in the timeline of history for centuries. Join us as we explore what the Bible has to say about our times.

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  "Understanding The Times: Changing Seasons" - 10/17/10
 
 
Followers of Jesus have been trying to figure out their place in the timeline of history for centuries. Join us as we explore what the Bible has to say about our times.

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  "The Perfect 10" - 10/10/10
 
 
On 10/10/2010, well were reminded of the significance of the number 10  at least 10 times! You wont want to miss this special week.

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  "The Greatest Promise: Live" - 10/3/10
 
 
God has made many promises to us, but none is greater than the one that's described in John 3:16 of the Bible.

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  "The Greatest Promise: Believe" - 9/26/10
 
 
God has made many promises to us, but none is greater than the one that's described in John 3:16 of the Bible.

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  "The Greatest Promise: God Sacrificed" - 9/19/10
 
 
God has made many promises to us, but none is greater than the one that's described in John 3:16 of the Bible.

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  "The Greatest Promise: God Loves" - 9/12/10
 
 
God has made many promises to us, but none is greater than the one that's described in John 3:16 of the Bible.

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  "Running On Empty" - 9/5/10
 
 
A rest-filled kind of life eludes most people. They're "Running On Empty".

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  "All For A Bowl of Stew" - 8/29/10
 
 
In today's fast-paced world, we often have idols in the place where God is supposed to be. Careers, hobbies, money and a multitude of other things can rise to a level of importance that obscures the importance of God in our lives.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise of a Better Place" - 8/22/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise Of A New Body" - 8/15/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise Of Strength" - 8/8/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise To Deliver" - 8/1/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise To Guide" - 7/25/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Living Promises: What We're Learning About God's People & Promises" - 7/18/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else. But the truth is they are Living Promises from our Living God that are applicable to us.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise To Love" - 7/11/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Living Promises: The Promise To Restore" - 7/4/10
 
 
Since God's promises have been preserved for us through the ancient pages of Scripture, our natural tendency is to conclude that they apply to someone else.

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  "Learning: The Faith-Filled Way" - 6/27/10
 
 
We can learn from the mistakes of others, or we can make them ourselves. The choice is ours.

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  "Learning: The Easy Way" - 6/20/10
 
 
We can learn from the mistakes of others, or we can make them ourselves. The choice is ours.

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  "Learning: The Hard Way" - 6/13/10
 
 
We can learn from the mistakes of others, or we can make them ourselves. The choice is ours.

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  "I've Got The Power: When You're Afraid" - 6/6/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities. With God's power, we can rise above those circumstances and our weaknesses.

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  "I've Got The Power: When You're Defeated" - 5/30/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities. With God's power, we can rise above those circumstances and our weaknesses.

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  "I've Got The Power: When You're Forgotten" - 5/23/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities. With God's power, we can rise above those circumstances and our weaknesses.

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  "I've Got The Power: When You're Suffering" - 5/16/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities. With God's power, we can rise above those circumstances and our weaknesses.

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  "I've Got The Power: When You're Hungry" - 5/9/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities.

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  "I've Got The Power: When You're Threatened" - 5/2/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities.

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  "I've Got The Power - When You're Guilty" - 4/25/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities. With Gods power, we can rise above those circumstances and our weaknesses.

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  "I've Got The Power - When You're Tested" - 4/18/10
 
 
Life is filled with challenges, obstacles, and vulnerabilities. With Gods power, we can rise above those circumstances and our weaknesses.

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  Anniversary Sunday: 20 Years - 4/11/10
 
 
Listen to testimonies as Southwoods celebrates twenty years as a church.

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  "Jesus - More Than A Great Man - The Resurrection and the Life." - 4/4/10
 
 
Many believe Jesus to be a great man, a prophet, or a model of compassion. He is all of those things. Jesus is also much, much more.

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  "Jesus - More Than A Great Man - A Man of Sorrows." - 3/28/10
 
 
Many believe Jesus to be a great man, a prophet, or a model of compassion. He is all of those things. Jesus is also much, much more.

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  "Jesus - More Than A Great Man - The I AM." - 3/21/10
 
 
Many believe Jesus to be a great man, a prophet, or a model of compassion. He is all of those things. Jesus is also much, much more.

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  "Jesus - More Than A Great Man - The Lamb of God." - 3/14/10
 
 
Many believe Jesus to be a great man, a prophet, or a model of compassion. He is all of those things. Jesus is also much, much more.

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  "In His Steps" - 3/7/10
 
 
After walking where Jesus walked Greg will share his reflections and insights from Israel and Scripture.

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  "I Give You My Word: Overcoming Belief" - 2/28/10
 
 
Belief is one thing. Faith is another. Let Scripture challenge you to move beyond belief to faith this weekend!

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Make A Difference In Our World" - 2/21/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Become Someone Important In Heaven" - 2/14/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Know God" - 2/7/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How to Avoid Life's Serious Errors"- 1/31/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Sustain Productivity" - 1/24/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Defeat Temptation" - 1/17/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Experience God's Blessing - Now!" - 1/10/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "I Give You My Word: How To Love God's Word" - 1/3/10
 
 
Words can be cheap or words can be precious. The difference lies in who is speaking.

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  "A Child Like No Other: Gifts Like No Other" - 12/27/09
 
 
Gift-giving is an art. Giving a meaningful gift requires knowing the other person's likes and dislikes, preferences and tastes well.

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  "A Child Like No Other: His Unique Birth" - 12/20/09
 
 
The Christmas Season is about more than gifts and family get-togethers.

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  "A Child Like No Other: His Unique Identity" - 12/13/09
 
 
The Christmas Season is about more than gifts and family get-togethers.

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Become More Discerning" - 12/6/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Persist In Prayer & Goodness" - 11/29/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: Living By The Gold Standard" - 11/22/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Become More Faith-Filled" - 11/15/09
 
 
If your prayer life feels weak, dry, or dusty, come have it refreshed by someone who prays like no one else: Jesus.

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  "Pray Like Jesus: Deliver Us..." - 11/08/09
 
 
If your prayer life feels weak, dry, or dusty, come have it refreshed by someone who prays like no one else: Jesus.

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  "Pray Like Jesus: Give Us Today..." - 11/1/09
 
 
If your prayer life feels weak, dry, or dusty, come have it refreshed by someone who prays like no one else: Jesus.

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  "Pray Like Jesus: Our Father..." - 10/25/09
 
 
If your prayer life feels weak, dry, or dusty, come have it refreshed by someone who prays like no one else: Jesus.

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Be Humble...And Like It!" - 10/18/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Become More Loving" - 10/11/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Be A Person of Your Word" - 10/4/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: How to Grow In Faithfulness" - 9/27/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Live Like Jesus: How To Be Free From Anger" - 9/20/09
 
 
Most people want to be "good," but few hold out much hope that they could actually "Live Like Jesus."

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Sheep and Goats" - 9/13/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids" - 9/6/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Our Dream for Your Life" - 8/30/09
 
 
You have dreams for your life. And believe it or not, so does SouthWoods!

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Talents" - 8/23/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Ten Servants" - 8/16/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Two Men Praying" - 8/9/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Persistent Widow" - 8/2/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Perspective Like No Other: The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus" - 7/26/09
 
 
John the Baptist once said about Jesus, "He has come from heaven and & testifies about what he has seen and heard, but how few believe what he tells them!" (John 3:31-32)

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  "Generosity Like No Other: The Parable of the Shrewd Manager" - 7/19/09
 
 
Developing a lifestyle of open-handed kindness like God is a challenge for most people.

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  "Generosity Like No Other: Growing In Faith & Generosity" - 7/12/09
 
 
Developing a lifestyle of open-handed kindness like God is a challenge for most people.

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  "The Roots of Freedom" - 7/5/09
 
 
National and spiritual freedom are an amazing blessing.

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  "Love Like No Other: The Parable of the Older Brother" - 6/28/09
 
 
Many view love as warm feelings, being nice, a random act of kindness. But Jesus reveals that love, from God's perspective, is more intentional and costly than those expressions.

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  "Love Like No Other: The Parable of the Prodigal Son" - 6/21/09
 
 
Many view love as warm feelings, being nice, a random act of kindness. But Jesus reveals that love, from God's perspective, is more intentional and costly than those expressions.

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  "Love Like No Other: The Parable of the Lost Sheep & Coin" - 6/14/09
 
 
Many view love as warm feelings, being nice, a random act of kindness. But Jesus reveals that love, from God's perspective, is more intentional and costly than those expressions.

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  "Love Like No Other: The Parable of the Great Banquet" - 6/7/09
 
 
Many view love as warm feelings, being nice, a random act of kindness. But Jesus reveals that love, from God's perspective, is more intentional and costly than those expressions.

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  "Justice Like No Other: The Parable of the Pompous Guest" - 5/31/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Justice Like No Other: The Parable of the Vineyard" - 5/24/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Justice Like No Other: The Parable of the Barren Fig Tree" - 5/17/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Justice Like No Other: The Parable of the Watchful Servants" - 5/10/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Justice Like No Other: The Parable of the Rich Fool" - 5/3/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Justice Like No Other: Parable of the Good Samaritan" - 4/26/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Justice Like No Other: Parable of the Unmerciful Servant" - 4/19/09
 
 
The best of people intend to be honorable, moral and fair. But only Jesus consistently succeeded at living that kind of lifestyle.

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  "Power Like No Other" - 4/12/09
 
 
Join us as we celebrate Easter!

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  "Anniversary Sunday 2009: 19 Years" - 4/5/09
 
 
Join us as we celebrate our 19th year at SouthWoods.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: The Parable of True Cleanliness" - 3/22/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: The Parable of the Signs & The Yeast" - 3/15/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: The Parable of the Fishing Net" - 3/8/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: The Parable of the Hidden Treasure & Fine Pearl" - 3/1/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: Parable of the Mustard Seed & Yeast" - 2/22/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: The Parable of The Weeds" - 2/15/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Wisdom Like No Other: The Parable of the Sower"- 2/8/09
 
 
Wisdom has resided in the hearts and minds of many people, past and present.

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  "Real Prosperity: The Secret of Prosperity" - 2/1/09
 
 
For decades, Americans have defined prosperity in material terms: a well-paying job, nice home, new car, the latest technological gadgets, etc. While those things may accurately reflect affluence, do they authentically indicate wealth and prosperity from God's perspective?

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  "Real Prosperity: The Trouble With Worry" - 1/25/09
 
 
For decades, Americans have defined prosperity in material terms: a well-paying job, nice home, new car, the latest technological gadgets, etc. While those things may accurately reflect affluence, do they authentically indicate wealth and prosperity from God's perspective?

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  "Real Prosperity: True Stories of Real Prosperity" - 1/18/09
 
 
For decades, Americans have defined prosperity in material terms: a well-paying job, nice home, new car, the latest technological gadgets, etc. While those things may accurately reflect affluence, do they authentically indicate wealth and prosperity from God's perspective?

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  "Real Prosperity: It's A Matter of the Heart" - 1/11/09
 
 
For decades, Americans have defined prosperity in material terms: a well-paying job, nice home, new car, the latest technological gadgets, etc. While those things may accurately reflect affluence, do they authentically indicate wealth and prosperity from God's perspective?

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  "Real Prosperity: Here's To Prosperous New Year" - 1/4/09
 
 
For decades, Americans have defined prosperity in material terms: a well-paying job, nice home, new car, the latest technological gadgets, etc. While those things may accurately reflect affluence, do they authentically indicate wealth and prosperity from God's perspective?

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  "What Would Jesus Say About Human Nature?" - 12/28/08
 
 
Message from 12/28/08.

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  "What Would Jesus Say About Christmas?" - 12/21/08
 
 
Message from 12/21/08.

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  "What Would Jesus Say About Miracles?" - 12/14/08
 
 
Message from 12/14/08.

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  "What Would Jesus Say About Sickness?" - 12/7/08
 
 
Message from 12/7/08.

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  "Six Word Memoirs" - 11/30/08
 
 
If you were asked to write your personal memoir, what would you write? What if you were asked to write your memoir using only six words?

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  "The Great Omission" - 11/23/08
 
 
Gratitude is often missing in our culture of high expectations.

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  "Right Living: Biblical Time Management" - 11/16/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "Right Living: Biblical Debt Counseling" - 11/9/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "Election 2008: God's Global Initiatives" - 11/2/08
 
 
A vote this week will determine our government's leadership direction for the next four years.

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  "Right Living: Submit to Authority" - 10/26/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "Right Living: Cherish Harmony" - 10/19/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "Right Living: Stay Positive" - 10/12/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "Right Living: Serve God" - 10/5/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "Right Living: Love Others" - 9/28/08
 
 
The life you were meant to live involves more than just eating, sleeping, working, and running from activity to activity.

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  "What Happens In Vegas..." - 9/21/08
 
 
Many of us want to leave behind some of the choices we've made. We want to forget them. But tragically, we can't seem to escape them.

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  "Surprise Endings: Death Isn't The End" - 9/14/08
 
 
Everyone likes a happy ending, including God. That's why He specializes in turning our disappointments into surprising recoveries.

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  "Surprise Endings: Limitations Aren't The End" - 9/7/08
 
 
Everyone likes a happy ending, including God. That's why He specializes in turning our disappointments into surprising recoveries.

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  "Surprise Endings: Life's Storms Aren't The End" - 8/31/08
 
  Everyone likes a happy ending, including God. That's why He specializes in turning our disappointments into surprising recoveries.

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  "Surprise Endings: Failure Isn't the End" - 8/24/08
 
  Everyone likes a happy ending, including God. That's why He specializes in turning our disappointments into surprising recoveries.

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  "When God Calls You To Lead: Servant Leadership" - 8/17/08
 
  From God's perspective, leadership is not the exclusive prerogative or responsibility of a few in our world.

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  "When God Calls You To Lead: Visionary Leadership" - 8/10/08
 
  From God's perspective, leadership is not the exclusive prerogative or responsibility of a few in our world.

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  "When God Calls You To Lead: Family Leadership" - 8/3/08
 
  From God's perspective, leadership is not the exclusive prerogative or responsibility of a few in our world.

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  "When God Calls You to Lead: Self-Leadership" - 7/27/08
 
 
From God's perspective, leadership is not the exclusive prerogative or responsibility of a few in our world.

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  "When God Calls You To Lead: Invisible Leadership - Erwin McManus" - 7/20/08
 
  From God's perspective, leadership is not the exclusive prerogative or responsibility of a few in our world.

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  Student Mission Trip Report 2008: 7/13/08
 
  SouthWoods students share their experiences from the Summer 2008 mission trips.

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  "Are You Fully Enjoying Your Freedom?" - 7/6/08
 
  Our Constitution and Declaration of Independence provides us with one kind of freedom.

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  "One Prayer: Make Us Unreal" - 6/22/08
 
  What would you pray if God would answer One Prayer for the Church at large?

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  "One Prayer: Make Us One" - 6/15/08
 
  What would you pray if God would answer One Prayer for the Church at large?

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  "One Prayer: Make Us Good Listeners" - 6/8/08
 
  What would you pray if God would answer One Prayer for the Church at large?

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  "I Wish Someone Had Told Me...The Pathway To Heaven Is Narrow" - 6/1/08
 
  To eventually graduate from the "School of Hard Knocks," we need to learn from some wise counselors.

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  "I Wish Someone Had Told Me...How to Recognize a Cult" - 5/25/08
 
  To eventually graduate from the "School of Hard Knocks," we need to learn from some wise counselors.

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  "I Wish Someone Had Told Me...God Loves Homosexuals" - 5/18/08
 
  To eventually graduate from the "School of Hard Knocks," we need to learn from some wise counselors.

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  "I Wish Someone Had Told Me...Marriage Would Be Tough" - 5/11/08
 
  To eventually graduate from the "School of Hard Knocks," we need to learn from some wise counselors.

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  "I Wish Someone Had Told Me...Money Isn't Everything" - 5/04/08
 
  To eventually graduate from the "School of Hard Knocks," we need to learn from some wise counselors.

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  "Spiritual Wilderness Tours: Search & Rescue" - 4/27/08
 
  Do you feel like you're wandering? Does your spirit feel parched and dry sometimes? Are you tired, weary, disillusioned?

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  "Spiritual Wilderness Tours: Survival Instructions" - 4/20/08
 
  Do you feel like you're wandering? Does your spirit feel parched and dry sometimes? Are you tired, weary, disillusioned? Everyone spends some time in the desert.

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  "Spiritual Wilderness Tours: The Tour Operator" - 4/13/08
 
  Do you feel like you're wandering? Does your spirit feel parched and dry sometimes? Are you tired, weary, disillusioned? Everyone spends some time in the desert.

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  Anniversary Sunday 2008
 
  Join us for Anniversary Sunday.

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  "The Final Question of Jesus" - 3/30/08
 
  After Jesus resurrection and before his return the Father, he asked Peter, one of his followers, a very important question: Do you love me?

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  "iGod Touch: iGod Am Life" 3/23/08
 
  In Jesus, God became visual, approachable and interactive. Why? So we could better understand Him, trust Him, and perhaps even learn to love Him.

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  "iGod Touch: iGod Am Unpredictable" - 3/16/08
 
  In Jesus, God became visual, approachable and interactive. Why? So we could better understand Him, trust Him, and perhaps even learn to love Him.

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  "iGod Touch: I God Am Sovereign" - 3/9/08
 
  In Jesus, God became visual, approachable and interactive. Why? So we could better understand Him, trust Him, and perhaps even learn to love Him.

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  "iGod Touch: I God Am Aware" - 3/2/08
 
  In Jesus, God became visual, approachable and interactive.

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  "Lining Up With God's Story" - 2/24/08
 
  As we move toward Easter we will follow Jesus path into Jerusalem and the cross and discover Gods widening story that continues to bless all people when we line up with it.

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  "The Power of Secrecy for Perpetuating Evil" - 2/17/08
 
  Secrecy has the power to both bless and curse someone.

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  "The Power of Secrecy for Becoming Good" - 2/10/08
 
  Secrecy has the power to both bless and curse someone.

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  "The Most Remarkable Thing About Christians" - 2/3/08
 
  Christians. Many have a love/hate relationship with them, even though they really like Jesus.

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  "The Most Irritating Thing About Christians" - 1/27/08
 
  Christians. Many have a love/hate relationship with them, even though they really like Jesus.

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  "Staying Connected: Call Waiting" - 1/20/08
 
  Staying connected with people we see and with our invisible God involves a number of similar practices.

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  "Staying Connected: Dialogue" - 1/13/08
 
  Staying connected with people we see and with our invisible God involves a number of similar practices.

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  "Staying Connected: Text Messaging" - 1/6/08
 
  Staying connected with people we see and with our invisible God involves a number of similar practices.

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  "The Stable Life: Harmony Is Necessary" - 12/23/07
 
  Life at the stable during the first Christmas was far from enviable. Yet, the Life that began there points the way toward stability for all of us.

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  "The Stable Life: Hope Is Essential" -12/16/07
 
  Life at the stable during the first Christmas was far from enviable. Yet, the Life that began there points the way toward stability for all of us.

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  "The Stable Life: Humility Is Required" - 12/9/07
 
  Life at the stable during the first Christmas was far from enviable. Yet, the Life that began there points the way toward stability for all of us.

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  "My Space: My Body" - 12/02/07
 
  MySpace is a virtual community where individuals are each given their own personal, public space for representing themselves, their interests, their values. MyBody is another one of those personal spaces.

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  "My Space: My Church" -11/25/07
 
  MySpace is a virtual community where individuals are each given their own personal, public space for representing themselves, their interests, their values.

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  "My Space: My Home" - 11/18/07
 
  MySpace is a virtual community where individuals are each given their own personal, public space for representing themselves, their interests, their values.

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  "My Space: My School" - 11/11/07
 
  MySpace is a virtual community where individuals are each given their own personal, public space for representing themselves, their interests, their values.

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  "MySpace: My Computer" - 11/4/07
 
  MySpace is a virtual community where individuals are each given their own personal, public space for representing themselves, their interests, their values.

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  "Christmas In October" - 10/28/07
 
  Christmas is often a MESS because of choices we make in October.

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  "Faith In Action: Reflections" - 10/21/07
 
  Faith that is lived out has many rewards and blessings. This weekend we're going to be highlighting many of them.

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  "Faith In Action: Seeds"
 
  Putting your faith into action by helping someone else is like planting a seed. It gives birth to hope, optimism, and opportunity - in your heart and someone else's.

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  "Faith In Action: Lenses"
 
  It's been said that "perspective is everything." Well if we're going to put our faith in action, adopting God's perspective on the worth of people means everything.

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  "Faith In Action: Detours" - 9/23/07
 
  From God's perspective, Faith is always an action-oriented thing.

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  "Finding God In Unexpected Places: When You Can't Find God" - 9/16/07
 
  People throughout history have come face-to-face with God under some of the most unexpected circumstances imaginable. And yet, many of us have experienced times when were diligently searching for God and cant seem to find Him. What should we do!?

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  "Finding God In Unexpected Places: In A Lion's Den" - 9/9/07
 
  People throughout history have come face-to-face with God under some of the most unexpected circumstances imaginable.

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  "Finding God In Unexpected Places - In A Burning Bush" - 9/2/07
 
  People throughout history have come face-to-face with God under some of the most unexpected circumstances imaginable.

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  "Finding God In Unexpected Places - In The Belly of a Whale" - 8/26/07
 
  People throughout history have come face-to-face with God under some of the most unexpected circumstances imaginable.

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  "Too Important To Ignore: GPS" - 8/19/07
 
  Finding your way at SouthWoods is important to God.

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  "Too Important to Ignore: All The Children of the World" - 8/12/07
 
  Our children, and all the children of the world are simply too important to ignore.

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  "To Important to Ignore: The Power of Example" - 8/5/07
 
  Greg Montagues examines the importance of children and our responsibility to provide a strong, positive example for them.

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  "The Next Big Thing" - 7/29/07
 
  The next big thing. Just as your life settles down and you're ready to relax, have you noticed how there's always another "big thing" headed your way?

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  "Life, Where's It Taking You? - Who Are You Traveling With?- 7/22/07
 
  Who are you traveling with? Join us this Sunday as Dan Taylor delivers the message.

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  "Life, Where's It Taking You? - Is My Life Significant? - 7/15/07
 
  Guest speaker Bob Priest dicusses how each life does make a difference.

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  "The Man Upstairs - He's Merciful - Phoenix 2007 Trip" - 7/8/07
 
  Our students have returned from the mission trip to rural Louisiana to help with the ongoing effort to repair the homes of Phoenix, which were devastated by Hurricane Katrina.

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  "The Man Upstairs: He's Faithful" - 7/1/07
 
  We've all heard people reference the "man upstairs" before. But who are they talking about?

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  "The Man Upstairs: He's Hopeful" - 6/24/07
 
  We've all heard people reference the "man upstairs" before. But who are they talking about?

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  "The Man Upstairs: He's Good" - 6/17/07
 
  Every Father's Day we remember our own dad and how he impacted our lives.

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  "The Man Upstairs - He's Powerful" - 6/10/07
 
  If you think Donald Trump is powerful, look again.

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  "The Man Upstairs - He's Brilliant" - 6/3/07
 
  We've all heard people reference the "man upstairs" before. but who are they talking about? What's that person like?

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  "Courage Unlimited" - 5/27/07
 
  Many of us long to make a faith-filled difference in our culture and community, but we're held back by fear, uncertainty and our aversion to sacrifice.

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  "The Path to Relational Healing: Requesting Forgiveness" - 5/20/07
 
  It has been said that "love means never having to say you're sorry." But in real life...

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  "The Path to Relational Healing: Restitution and Genuinely Repenting " - 5/13/07
 
  Mending a wounded relationship often requires more than simply saying "I'm sorry." So this week ...

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  "The Path to Relational Healing: Accepting Responsibility" - 5/6/07
 
  Making mistakes comes naturally to most of us, but ...

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  "The Path to Relational Healing: Expressing Regret" - 4/29/07
 
  Understanding The Path to Relational Healing has never been more important and less obvious at the same time.

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  "One Life to Live" - 4/22/07
 
  Each of us wants to make a difference with our life.

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  "Lord of the Rings" - 4/15/07
 
  Marriage involves more than just the fulfillment and happiness of two people.

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  "It's A New Day" - Easter 2007
 
  "It's A New Day" was the theme of the 2007 Easter services at SouthWoods.

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  "The Angel's Were Silent" - Good Friday 2007
 
  "The Angels Were Silent" was the theme for the Good Friday service presented at SouthWoods on April 6th.

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  The Faces of Faith
 
  Ann Morrill and Dan Taylor lead us through the many dimensions of faith.

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