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God's Varied Approaches to Loving Us

God doesn't take a cookie cutter approach to our growth. Isaiah uses the picture of the relationship between a man and some dirt to help us see this beautiful aspect of God's grace towards us....Read More

Tools In the Hand of the Master Craftsman

God has many enemies described throughout Scripture. We see nations like Assyria that despised God and appear to be working against His purposes, but occasionally the Scriptures let us peak behind the curtain and see God's workings and when they do what we see is amazing. ...Read More

The Sovereignty of God and Forgiveness

The life of Joseph shows us a picture of a man who is sinned against in some catastrophic ways that absolutely turn his life upside down. One of the most shocking elements of Joseph's life is how he is able to forgive the men who tried to kill him and sold him into slavery. We find ourselves struggling to forgive over far smaller issues in our lives. How was Joseph able to forgive these men? What was his secret?...Read More

More Than Stories

Adam and Eve, Noah and the Ark, Joseph and the coat of many colors, and David and Goliath. For many of us these are stories that we grew up with. We heard these stories from our parents and we learned them in Sunday school. Even if you didn’t grow up in a Christian home you can probably describe with some accuracy the Garden of Eden or identify Noah as the man in the picture who is loading animals onto a giant boat. These stories, and many others, have been passed down for thousands of years, they have stood the test of time. Generation after generation of parents have told their children the stories of Moses parting the Red Sea and of Daniel spending a night with a Den of Lions. But why? ...Read More

This Changes Everything: A Study of 1 Corinthians 15

Major events in human history send ripple effects for generations, the resurrection of Jesus on the other hand creates tidal waves that will forever shape the future. How you respond to the resurrection will determine whether you are swept away by these tidal waves or you are able to ride them into eternal joy and glory. Over the next 8 weeks we will be considering the eternity altering implications of Jesus' resurrection with Paul as we walk through 1 Corinthians 15. The resurrection of Jesus was not simply a happy ending to a tragic story, it has literally changed everything and changes life for us in the here and now of life as well. We hope you will join us for this exciting study that will kick off on April 27, 2014....Read More

Easter 2014

Easter is generally celebrated with eggs, candy and bunnies. All of this is great, but is there more? We believe that the truth of Easter holds the power to offer true hope. We believe that the truth of Easter changes everything! Because Jesus died and rose again from the grave EVERYTHING is different! ...Read More

Jesus is Enough

Jesus is Enough. This little phrase is one we have repeated multiple times in sermons, life group studies, Facebook posts and so on and it is a phrase we want to carry with us everywhere we go, which is why we made some wristbands to help you do just that (available on Sundays). Our hope is that you can take this truth with you and be reminded of the joy and hope that can only be found in Jesus. Here is some additional insight as to what we mean when we joyfully say, “Jesus is Enough.”...Read More

2013 in Review

It’s hard to believe that 2013 is over and that we are already a month into 2014. While we have much to look forward to in this New Year, we wanted to take just a moment to reflect on what God has done in the life of Southern Hills during 2013. It has been exciting to see how God is using a very young church that is experiencing many things for the first time to impact the lives of people. There is no way that we can share all that happened this year, but here are some of the highlights:...Read More

Acts: The Gospel Goes Global

As Christmas has passed us we are now looking forward to the New Year and with a New Year brings a new series that we will begin on December 29, 2013. Let us introduce our series with a quote from Winston Churchill......Read More

Merry Christmas!

We hope you are enjoying this very special season as we rejoice over the greatest gift humanity ever recieved... Jesus! We want to invite you to join us as we reflect on and celebrate all that we were given by God in Jesus over 2,000 years ago. We will spend the weeks leading up to Christmas preparing our hearts for the true reason for the season we are in. Here are some notable events coming up we would love to have you join us for......Read More