“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
How do we live a life of selfless love in a reality of evil? How do we get life from God when we are told by Him to constantly pour it out? Steve Rieske unpacks this and more in this week's sermon.Read More
You had questions, Steve's got answers! This week Steve continues in the second of his three-week Forgiveness series:Read More
We're often told to "forgive and forget." And yet, this unfortunately falls far short of the scope and beauty of true forgiveness that Jesus talks about. Steve opens up the Gospels on forgiveness in this week's sermon:Read More
Sometimes we open the Bible...and all we see is a blank page staring back at us. Amy Seiffert talks about how the Word of God has transformed her life in this week's sermon. Catch it here!Read More
So often we hear about the love of God, but we don't often hear about how much that love costs. Nick Gillispie delves deeper into what it looks like to obey God's word.Read More
Is it possible to live up to the charge of "I shall not want" from Psalm 23 in real life? Ricky May explores the possibilities of living in freedom from Want in this week's sermon.Read More
Steve gives us an introduction to the Christian idea of “walking with God” and how the spiritual practices help us in our spiritual journey.Read More
“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