Global Leadership Summit - August 14 & 15, 2014

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New Sermon Series - Starts May 25th

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Starts June 4, 2014

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"Kids Eat Free" Summer Feeding Program

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Transformed . . . Nurtured . . . Sent

These three words do a great job of describing the people of Southland Baptist Church. We're in the process of being TRANSFORMED by God's grace, NURTURED in Christ's love, and SENT in the Spirit's power to join God in his redeeming work around the world. Whether that means we are sent to the other side of the globe or across the street, we believe that we are a people on a mission. This mission originates in the very heart of God. For God sent his own Son, Jesus Christ, into the world that we might truly live. He has sent his Spirit into the world to empower others to share the good news of Jesus with all they meet.

We're glad that you've stopped by our website. We hope you'll take a look around and get a better feel for who we are and what God is doing in and through us. But most of all, we pray that you'll feel sent our way . . . For we invite you to join us on the journey.

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Thought For Thursday - June 19

Summer is in full swing here at Southland. This week we have had right at 200 children and 50 adult volunteers on campus for Vacation Bible School. Our summer adult Bible study on heaven had 93 in attendance this past week. Next week our teenagers will head to Washington DC for a choir trip. They’ll be singing among other places at the National Cathedral. Add to these activities children’s camp, youth camp, and the Global Leadership Summer in August, and you realize that summer is a bustling time at Southland.

Thought for Thursday - May 29

What a difference a weekend of rain can make! All over town what was brown now looks green. Grass that hasn’t needed mowing in months will get trimmed this coming weekend. Life abounds where it looked like none could be found.

At the Sandlin house, we even had a good size toad hopping around our porch after the rain. I can’t remember the last time I saw a toad here in west Texas! The rain stirred up life here in our city. Everyone I’ve met has rejoiced.

Thought For Thursday - May 22

It’s one thing to preach about the Christian life. It’s another to see someone live it out right in front of you. This very moment my brother- and sister-in-law (Alyson’s sister) and their 8 month old are boarding an airplane for a country in Southeast Asia.

This is no short term trip. For at least the next three years, they will be busy learning a new language, building new friendships, and attempting to establish a new business all for the larger purpose of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ with people who have never been given the opportunity to respond to the gospel.

Thought for Thursday - May 15

Thinking about God is important to the life of faith.

Praying to God is essential.

There is a difference between the two.

All of us, whether we realize it or not, think thoughts about God. Some of us think a lot of thoughts about God. We read books about him. We listen to sermons about him. We may even go to see movies in which God is the subject. Our Facebook newsfeeds may be filled with quotes about him. Our jewelry boxes might contain symbols of his presence in our lives.

Thought For Thursday - May 8

Kevin Durant, a basketball player for the Oklahoma City Thunder just won the NBA’s MVP award. This award put him in elite company. A high school basketball player has about a 1 in 11,300 chance of making an NBA squad. The chances of a high school basketball player growing up to be the NBA’s MVP is even more of a longshot: 1 in 8 million.

In an emotional speech, Durant thanked his mother for all she did to help him succeed in life. That included going without food on occasion so that he and his siblings would have enough to eat. That story is far too common. The odds of a child being food insecure right here in the United States: 1 in 5. Globally the number is closer to 1 in 4.