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What’s the link between the Old and New Testaments?
Yesterday was an amazing morning of extended worship. Steve Rieske walked us through repenting, resolving, and rejoicing, and Robert Seiffert and the band led us with some incredible music. Check it out!
How are you and I royalty? What do 3,000 year old kings have to do with us? And how is Jesus a King to replace Adam? Steve Rieske dives into the Old Testament in this week's sermon.
Gods have laws to be followed. Temples to be worshipped in. Images to be honored. See how the God of Christianity both flies in the face of these traditions and also upholds them in this week's sermon with Steve Rieske.
When and why does Christianity NOT work? What keeps so many Christians stuck in a rut of powerlessness? And how does God's story fit into all of this? Find out as Steve Rieske explores the Old and New Testaments in this week's message.
Abiding in the Shadow of the Almighty
“He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.”
Can you dodge anxiety and suffering like Neo in the Matrix? Ever had God come riding in on a white horse like Gandalf in the Lord of the Rings? Join Bo Kessler this week as he dives into the idea of ABIDING IN THE SHADOW OF THE ALMIGHTY (how's that for an epic book/movie title?! You're welcome Tolkien!)
Jesus’ Main Point
“The Kingdom of Heaven is like…”
“BE PERFECT, AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT.”
"BE PERFECT, AS YOUR HEAVENLY FATHER IS PERFECT." Uh...what? Excuse me, Saint Paul, but how is anyone possibly supposed to live up to that? Steve Rieske unpacks some weighty words in this week's sermon.
“Truly I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, 'Move from here to there,' and it will move; and nothing will be impossible to you.”
How to GIVE, GIVE, GIVE, and never run out.
“Who am I?” is probably one of the most significant questions any of us can ask of ourselves. Amy Seiffert explores identity and who God says we are in this standalone sermon
“Cast all your anxiety on him, for he cares for you.” A bold biblical command—but how do we actually do it?
Yesterday we got to hear Bo Kessler preach and it was awesooooome! Check out his sermon and discover the "secret" to anxiety here.
Also, we had some technical difficulties with the camera, but about halfway through we figure out the audio problem. Sorry!
Marriage is hard. And yet, God says it’s supposed to be a picture of how Jesus loves the church. Join us as we dive into the highs and lows of marriage in this week’s message.
What does it mean to be a “royal priesthood”, to live as a people set-apart?
JUST WHO IS THE HEAD PASTOR OF BROOKSIDE?! And what the heck is an elder?! Steve Rieske talks on all this and more in this week's sermon.
Steve Rieske continues 1 Peter this week with a sermon on why and how anyone would want to "suffer in the flesh" like Jesus.
What do you and Noah have in common? And what does that have to do with trusting Jesus in the face of suffering? Find out more in this week's sermon with Steve Rieske.
Lordship. Submission. Domestic Violence. World Change. It's all covered in today's sermon with Steve Rieske. Give it a listen.
What role should politics play in Christianity? Steve Rieske speaks on politics, God's people, and the power to change the world in this week's sermon.
Last week, we discussed how YOU are a priest. Today, Steve Rieske also wants you to know that you are the Temple and the Sacrifice.
YOU ARE A PRIEST. A royal priesthood. A holy nation. Find out more with Steve Rieske.
We will all die someday. Steve Rieske speaks on how to live with the Grave in view.
A Challenge To Train
Steve Rieskes invites us to create a new kind of New Year’s Resolution for 2019.
Steve Rieske talks on Faith, Hope, Love, and how to ACTUALLY enjoy mother's day in this week's sermon. Yeah. You're gonna wanna listen in.
What do the Great Commission and the Brookside Summer 3BBQ Challenge have in common? Tune into this week's sermon with Steve Rieske to find out!
Also, we commission Lizzie Edwards on to her new role with Cru Bridges!
DON'T GIVE UP.
DON'T BURN OUT.
Steve Rieske tells you how to discover your gift and how to use it for the glory of God (and how to avoid dying while doing so) in this week's sermon.
Also, Brookside commissions Erin Kessler and Tyler Griffin Bock as new Brookside Kids Directors!
"Your life cannot be changed just by hearing sermons. Nor can it be changed just by hearing the Word."
Steve Rieske spoke some important truths about the Christian life and encourages us not just to consume information, but to TRAIN.
New Year, New You? Steve Rieske challenges us to make a new resolution to train spiritually in this week's sermon.
The Colt to the Cross
This Easter, we look at Jesus, the King of Contrasts, as he goes from splendor to sacrifice on his journey to the Cross.
THE KING HAS RISEN. HE IS ALIVE!
Journey with Steve Rieske as he walks us through the first Easter
Chris Mitchell from Kingdom M’Powerment preaches on the perpetual praise due to the Paschal Lamb and the significance of Palm Sunday!
Jesus wears a king's crown and a servant's apron. He rides a donkey instead of a warhorse. He is the King of Contrasts. Amy Seiffert unpacks all this and more in this week's sermon.
The Road to Jerusalem
Similar to most epic tales of adventure and sacrifice, there came a point in Jesus’ ministry where he had to set his face toward the most epic trials and battle of his earthly life. We look at this moment in scripture in this series.
JESUS LOVES SHORT PEOPLE. Steve Rieske talks Zacchaeus, the coming Kingdom, and more in this week's sermon.
Was Jesus more a of a left-wing hippie? Or straight-laced conservative? Or both? Or something entirely different? Find out more in this week’s sermon.
Similar to most epic tales of adventure and sacrifice, there came a point in Jesus’ ministry where he had to set his face toward the most epic trials and battle of his earthly life. We take a closer look at this moment in scripture in this series.
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.
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