Walking Points
The World Around You A few years ago the men in our church’s men’s ministry studied the words of the Apostle Paul to his young son in the faith, Titus. In chapter three of the letter that bears his name, Titus was instructed to encourage the people entrusted to his…
Week 1: Jesus I mentioned at the end of a sermon I preached in December, that in 2021 I would provide a weekly resource focused on a title or description of the person and work of Jesus. My hope is that this "year with Jesus" will encourage you to reflect…
The new year is almost here. How will you make the most of every opportunity God will set before you? Here's a devotion I wrote to help you reflect on this matter.

Born for This

December 21, 2020
Born for This Matthew 1:21
The Devoted Life Acts 2:42-47

God with Us

December 16, 2020
God with Us Luke 1:26-38

Lord of All

October 29, 2020
In light of the upcoming election, I thought this piece was an important reminder...
Know and Use Your Spiritual GiftsThis Week’s Scripture: John 13:1-17
Spending Time with Others This Lesson's Scripture: Acts 9:19b-31 and Mark 2:1-12
This Week’s Scripture: Luke 10:38-42 38 As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him. 39 She had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord’s feet listening to what he said. 40 But…

Focus Points

September 14, 2020
Focus Points An Introduction to Southside’s New Discipleship Emphases (for the week of September 13, 2020)
Romans 1:21 - For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. Militant Atheism Much has been made over the last few years regarding the emergence of militant atheism’s evangelistic crusade to…
Remembering Our Mission On the very first page of our United Methodist Book of Discipline, we are reminded of the mission of the United Methodist Church. Our stated mission is, To make disciples of Jesus Christ for the transformation of the world.
A Hard Question For eleven years I was privileged to serve on the Board of Ordained Ministry for my denomination. The responsibility of the Board is to work with people who are candidates for ordained ministry, helping them navigate their way through the long process. From assisting them in understanding…
This is the first lesson in a new series I'm putting together called, "A Light Unto Our Path."