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.Read More
New Year, New You? Steve Rieske challenges us to make a new resolution to train spiritually in this week's sermon.Read More
"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.Read More
"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.Read More
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.Read More
Some amazing stories of redemption were told this week at Brookside! Check out our baptism service and Orphan Sunday here!Read More
“Life is chock-full of hard paths and dark valleys. And what do we hold onto as we go? Is there any comfort in the valley? Amy Seiffert explores 5 comforting truths found in Psalm 23 for the valleys in life.”Read More
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.Read More
“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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
As Christians, we are invited and encouraged not to give up in running the Epic Race, wherein God calls us to come and die, and watch ourselves be resurrected by him.Read More
“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”.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
Happy New Year!!! Wait, what? Celebrate the start of a new semester at BGSU with Brookside! Steve Rieske speaks on resolutions and Amy Seiffert interviews our student ministries!Read More
The Parable of the Talents is not about how talented you are. Steve Rieske talks about Soylent Green, the teachings of Jesus, and investing in eternity in this week's sermon. Catch it here:Read More