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Scott Mehlhoff Senior Pastor Southside Church of the Nazarene 2220 24th Ave SEMinot ND 58701 USA T: (701) 852-0684 M: (701) 720-6556 E: snazarene@minot.com
CIro Oswaldo Cea Spanish Pastor Iglesia del Nazareno Casa de Adoracion 2220 24th Ave SEMinot ND 58701 USA T: (701) 852-0684 M: (651) 900-3971 E: snazarene@minot.com
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Scott Mehlhoff Senior Pastor Southside Church of the Nazarene 2220 24th Ave SEMinot ND 58701 USA T: (701) 852-0684 M: (701) 720-6556 E: snazarene@minot.com



The Word of God must be the authority of all

people who call themselves “Christian”. The

Bible gives us the truth about God, Jesus, the

Holy Spirit, about sin and the state of human

life. The Bible gives us God’s plan for a lost

and helpless people. Salvation comes by no

one else other than Jesus Christ. The Bible

tells us how we can live a victorious Christian


“I have hidden your word in my heart That I

might not sin against you.” Psalms 119:11 NIV


Prayer is sometimes overlooked in the

Christian life. We all know we need to pray.

We also know how little we really do pray. It

has been said that the average pastors spend

about 5 minutes a day in prayer and laymen

spend on average 3 minutes a day in prayer.

That needs to change. Jesus was our example

in prayer and he prayed all night sometimes.

We know that when we work, we work, but

when we pray, God works. Therefore, we are

committed to making Southside a house of


“Then he (Jesus) entered the temple area and

began driving out those who were selling. ‘It

is written,’ he said to them, ‘My house will be

a house of prayer; but you have made it a

den of robbers.’ ” Luke 19:45-46 NIV


Today worship is talked about a lot. Mostly

the talk centers around music, but we know

that worship is the act of giving ourselves to

God. We value true worship because in this

world we can give ourselves to many

different persons or causes, but the greatest

act of worship is when we present our lives to

God in worship.“Therefore, I urge you,

brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your

bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing

to God-this is your spiritual act of worship.”

Romans 12:1 NIV


Evangelism is part of the Great Commission.

We desire to see all people come to

repentance and to know Jesus Christ as their

personal Savior. We work to share the Good

News here in Minot and through the Church

of the Nazarene around the world.

“Therefore go and make disciples of all

nations, baptizing them in the name of the

Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

and teaching them to obey everything I have

commanded you. And surely I am with you

always, to the very end of the age.” Matthew

28:19-20 NIV


Fellowship is not just a potluck. Fellowship is

a deep connectedness that comes first by

knowing Christ, then by joining the body of

Christ. We cannot just be spiritual hitchhikers

– never buying the car, or paying for gas, or

even offering to change the oil or put air in

the tires. Hitchhikers are just along for the

ride and only on their terms. Hitchhikers are

their just along for the ride and never invest

themselves. As Christians we need to invest

ourselves in each other. True fellowship is

living in accountable relationships with one


“You are all sons of God through faith in

Christ Jesus, for all of you who were baptized

into Christ have clothed yourselves with

Christ. There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave

nor free, male or female, for you are all one

in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:26-28 NIV


Training is a big part of preparing to go out

and live a life as a Christian. We need to know

what the Word of God says and follow it. A

disciple is one who disciplines his life to live

out Christ-likeness on purpose. Without good

discipleship, we are in danger of raising up

Christian pagans – people who just say a

prayer and do whatever they please.

Disciples of Christ discipline themselves to

follow Christ in every way.

“Do you not know that in a race all the

runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run

in such a way as to get the prize. Everyone

who competes in the games goes into strict

training. They do it to get a crown that will

not last; but we do it to get a crown that will

last forever. Therefore I do not run like a man

running aimlessly; I do not fight like a man

beating the air. No, I beat my body and make

it my slave so that after I have preached to

others, I myself will not be disqualified for

the prize.” 1 Corinthians 9:24-27 NIV


Holiness is humbly giving yourself 100% to

Christ. Holiness demands complete

brokenness and humility of heart, knowing

that in myself there is no strength to be

Christ-like. Holiness involves asking God to fill

us with His Holy Spirit to give us the guidance

and strength to live above sin in a victorious

life. Holiness is also living in the world, but

not loving the world. We are to love God and

others with all of our hearts.“Make every

effort to live in peace with all men and to be

holy; without holiness no one will see the

Lord.” Hebrews 12:14 NIV


We believe that each one of us is a unique

creation. We were created by God to

accomplish works that bring glory to Him.

Each one of us has gifts that we have been

given to use to build up the body of believers.

We therefore are not born again just to sit in

a church and sing a hymn, but to serve one

another in love. We are also to use our gifts

and abilities to reach out to others — an

unsaved relative or friend and even those

who we would consider our enemies.

“Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in

all things grow up into him who is the Head,

that is, Christ. From him the whole body,

joined and held together by every supporting

ligament, grows and builds itself up in love,

as each part does its work.” Ephesians 4:15-

16 NIV