Sacraments can feel like weird and ancient initiation rites that are out of touch with the current culture. What are sacraments and how can they play a part in modern spirituality?
Who Is This Man?
The beginning of the gospel of Luke resonates with one question: “Who is this man?” Join us as we explore who Jesus is and how others react to him.
What do Jesus-followers and Navy Seals have in common? ...maybe not much. Maybe a lot. Find out in this week's sermon with Ricky May!
Did you know that Jesus invented the 5 paragraph essay? Well...not really. But Steve Rieske illustrates how Jesus formulates his thoughts according to the well-known model from our middle school years in his Sermon on the Plain in this week's sermon.
In the beginning of the gospel of Luke, a question is repeatedly heard on the lips of every person who encounters Jesus: “Who is this man?!” Amy Seiffert kicks off our exploration of the book of Luke in this week’s sermon.
A Challenge To Train
Steve Rieskes invites us to create a new kind of New Year’s Resolution for 2019.
Sometimes we sing Christmas carols without thought, but what does it really mean to “let every heart prepare him room”? What’s the meaning behind “Let earth receive her king”? This holiday season, Brookside seeks to unpack the meaning of Christmas.
All goodness is gift-giving. So often as Christians, we shy away from gifts because they feel too material or "worldly", but Steve Rieske unpacks how everything good is a gift in Brookside's last advent sermon.
"The manger and the cross are bookends of the same thing." These and other deep truths were examined in this week's sermon with Steve Rieske.
"He sees and knows. He opens the way for the oppressed. He pushes aside the rich to provide for the poor."
Does this sound like the God you know? Join Mary in finding out more about the God of the Bible in this week's message.
We know that there’s something wrong with the world. And we know that we feel an individual and collective responsibility to fix it. But how? Steve Rieske unpacks how the coming of Jesus was the beginning of a kingship meant to reign and right the wrongs of our reality.
Comfort In The Valley
Amy Seiffert unpacks how Psalm 23 is relevant for every high and low point of our lives.
Paul’s letter to the Ephesian church plumbs the heights and depths of God’s love and shows how He has destined us for far more than we could ever ask or imagine.
Sometimes life feels like a battle. What armor are you putting on? Steve Rieske wraps up our Ephesians series by explaining the battle we're in and how to put on the armor of God.
“WIVES, SUBMIT TO YOUR HUSBANDS.” This simple verse has caused more frustration, abuse, and heartache than we’d care to admit. But in this week’s message, Steve Rieske unpacks the context of the apostle Paul’s words to show that what is implied here is that this is a method and a mandate for ALL Christians to get life: by giving it. By submitting in love to one another. By bearing each other’s burdens. By giving up our lives for His sake, to find them again.
In week 4 of our Ephesians series, the Apostle Paul and Steve Rieske urge us to—in light of what we have learned about Jesus and what he has done for us—walk as Children of the Light. If you’ve ever wondered how to actually live a life of light and love, this message is for you.
When it comes to trying to be better people, we typically fall into one of two camps: the religious rule-followers who try really hard to get it right and judge everyone else for not doing so…or the “do-whatever-you-want-if-it’s-not-hurting-anyone” laissez-faire-ers. But there is a Third Way—the way of Jesus. Steve Rieske discusses the third way in this week’s sermon.
We are bodies, spirits, and souls. And yet, sometimes it can feel like we are dying in every one of those aspects of ourselves. Steve Rieske talks about how to get life from God in this week's sermon.
What do you and a priceless, stolen, broken, and redeemed 16th century cello have in common? Find out with Steve Rieske in this week's sermon introducing Ephesians.
An Invitation to Die
Legend has it that the first marathon runner died the moment he crossed the finish line. See what Christians have in common with that poor guy as Ricky May walks through Hebrews 12.
God As My Friend
Do you consider God your friend? Do you know He desires a friendship with you? Dr. Michael Brown discusses friendship with the Father.
“The only legitimate reason for becoming a Christian is to know God. And Christianity is 100% about being in a friendship with Him.” - Dr. Michael Brown
Michael Brown makes some big statements and backs them up with the Scripture to prove it in his message, “God As My Friend”.
God's Love, Our Choice
We need God and we need each other. This series is all about how God's people accomplish his will and bring about Kingdom life here on Earth.
What is the body of Christ?
Is it a bunch of bodies warming a set of pews?
Is it a holy huddle of fanatics fearful of the outside world?
Or is it a Jesus-centered family of servants and disciples with a God-sized goal of spreading the Gospel?
Dan Ketterman preaches on living in a missional community in this week’s sermon.
The world says, "Make a name for yourself."
Jesus says, "Do NOTHING out of selfish ambition."
The world says, "Look out for Number One."
Jesus says, "Count others more significant than yourself."
The world walks around saying, "Do you know who I AM?!"
Jesus walks around saying, "Do you know who you are?"
Steve Rieske talks about how God will deliver the greatness our hearts long for...in His time.
Have you ever wondered how to live the Holy Spirit-filled life? Have you ever wondered what "The Good Life" is in general? Do you want to live your best life now? Steve Rieske tackles these topics and more in this week's sermon.
Fall Kick Off
As college students infuse Bowling Green with new life, Brookside takes a moment to welcome them home!
Parable of the Talents
Steve takes a look at an often misunderstood parable from Matthew 25:14–30
THE KING'S WAY
Reconciliation is not just about God reconciling himself to us. He expects of all that follow Him to learn to forgive and to learn to be the sort of people who rescue and redeem broken relationships.
Four different talks from four different speakers exploring on a practical and personal level what walking with God is like.
Happy Father's Day! We love hearing 5 truths about being a father who shapes the culture of his family from Dr. Michael Brown.
“The most spiritual day could be the messiest day in your house.” - Dr. Michael Brown
What a treat to have him sharing thoughts on fatherhood this morning. Fathers get the chance to frame the culture of their family. “Fathers, don’t exasperate your children by coming down hard on them. Take them by the hand and lead them in the way of the Master.” -Eph 6:4