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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 life.

“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 prayer.

“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



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 another.

“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

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