South Gate Baptist Church
Pruned for More | Pastor Jayson Workman | 01-17-2021

Pruned for More | Pastor Jayson Workman | 01-17-2021

January 19, 2021

Pruned for More

John 15:1-6

Pastor Jayson Workman

South Gate - January 17, 2021




The ABIDING life leads to an ABUNDANT life.


When God prunes your life, He is preparing you for a



John 15:16 You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide,


  1. The PROCLAMATION of Position (v. 1)


Quote: “There is not a square inch in the whole domain of our human existence over which Christ, who is Sovereign over all, does not cry, Mine!” —Andrew Kuyper


      Source of SALVATION


      Seek with SINGULARITY 



  1. The PRECAUTION to the Pretender (v. 2)


  1. The POWER of Pruning


      PRODUCTION of eternal fruit


      PRESENCE of your Father


      PURIFY our faith


  1. Pruning reveals what needs to GO.


  1. Pruning reveals character that needs to GROW.


Abide in Communion | Pastor Jayson Workman | 01-10-2021

Abide in Communion | Pastor Jayson Workman | 01-10-2021

January 11, 2021

Abide in Communion

Pastor Jayson Workman

John 15:4-6


An ABIDING life is an ABUNDANT life




If Jesus chose us for abundance, expects abundance, and created us to deeply desire it, how can we ever find fulfillment in a half empty basket?”


  1. A Life that Deepens in Communion (v. 4)

Quote: “It is the great concern of all of Christ’s disciples constantly to keep up a dependence upon Christ and communion with Him.” Matthew Henry


Quote: “Reading a book about a person is not the same thing as knowing the person who wrote the book.”


        Challenge #1—Deepen the quality of devoted time


        Challenge #2—Broaden devoted time


Quote: “More abiding means more of God in your life, more of Him in your activities, thoughts, and desires.” Bruce Wilkinson, Secrets of the Vine 


  1. A Life that Depends on Christ (vv. 4–5)


So many who claim to follow Jesus function like they don’t need Him.


  1. A Life that Develops a Crop

Quote:Once you begin to cultivate a deeper communion with Jesus, you have no desire to return to the shallow life of a careless Christian.”

A New Thing | Pastor Jayson Workman | 1-3-2021

A New Thing | Pastor Jayson Workman | 1-3-2021

January 4, 2021

A New Thing

Pastor Jayson Workman 

Isaiah 43:


  1. The Definition of a New Thing (v. 19–20)


              New in its character.


  1. maturity (Ephesians 4:11–13)

Ephesians 4:11–13 And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,  to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,


Quote: “The men and women who have moved the world have been men and women who the world could not move.”


  1. Holiness (Ephesians 5:26–27)

Ephesians 5:26-27 that he might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the word, so that he might present the church to himself in splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing, that she might be holy and without blemish.


Quote: “The problem with the church in America is not liberalism—it is worldliness.” OS Guinness


  1. New in its deliverance.


  1. The Demonstration of a New Thing


Quote: “Often the path to something “greater” goes through the valley of surrender, sacrifice, and service.”


God cannot do a NEW thing until you let go of an OLD thing.


Proverbs 24:10 If you faint in the day of adversity, your strength is small.


Quote: “Quitting cuts against the grain of what God’s trying to accomplish.”



Quote: “We think the answer is a new environment, when the real answer is a new me.”


  1. Know There is a Person (vv. 1–7)


  • Potter (v. 1)
  • Personal (v. 1)
  • Present (vv. 2,5)

Quote: “Your elbow touches the next person in your seat, but that person is not so near to you as God is.” Charles Spurgeon


  • Protector (v. 2)
  • Paternal (v. 4)


God With Us—Hope for an Unexpected Task | Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-27-20

God With Us—Hope for an Unexpected Task | Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-27-20

December 29, 2020

God With Us—Hope for the Unexpected Task

Luke 1:26–38

Pastor Jayson Workman



Interruptions are God’s invitation to a greater purpose.

  1. Mary Was Interrupted with Unexpected News. (vv. 26–29, 34)

            Unexpected news will often catch you off guard. (vv. 28–29)

            Unexpected news will often change your direction. (vv. 29–30)

  1. Mary Was Interrupted for a Greater Purpose. (vv. 31–35)

            reveal our doubt and turn it into faith (vv. 31–33)   

  1. A rescuer (v. 31)
  2. A ruler (v. 32)

            redemption of those far from God (vv. 34–35)

  1. Mary Was Interrupted to Submit to God’s Will. (v. 38)
God With Us –The Proclamation of Hope | Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-20-2020

God With Us –The Proclamation of Hope | Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-20-2020

December 21, 2020

The Proclamation of Hope

Luke 2:8–18

Pastor Jayson Workman

South Gate - December 20, 2020




A simple proclamation can change everything for someone on the outside.


Quote: “Christmas and the incarnation mean that God went to infinite lengths to make Himself one whom we can personally know.” —Tim Keller


  1. The Proclamation of a Savior (vv. 8–11)


  1. A Proclamation of Peace (vv. 10–14)


Hopelessness sets in when your focus is on your circumstances and not Christ.


            message of rejoicing


Quote: “My heart is restless until it finds its rest in Thee.” —Augustine


            message of reconciliation


  1. with God

Romans 5:1 Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.


  1. with others


Romans 12:18 If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.


Ephesians 4:32 Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.


  1. A Proclamation that is Shared (vv. 15–18)


Quote: “The angels have never experienced the grace of God, so they can’t bear witness as we can. Telling others about the Savior is a solemn obligation as well as a great privilege, and we who are believers must be faithful.” 


7 out of 10 people have never been invited to church their whole lives.


82% of unchurched are at least somewhat likely to attend church if invited.


A Call to Surrender | Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-13-2020

A Call to Surrender | Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-13-2020

December 14, 2020

A Call to Surrender 

Matthew 2:1–12

Pastor Jayson Workman

South Gate - December 13, 2020




A Savior King calls us to surrender every area of our lives.


Quote:If the Son of God was really born in a manger, then we have lost the right to be in charge of our lives.” Tim Keller, Hidden Christmas


  1. It was a miracle to behold. (Matthew 1:18–21)


      precisely promised (Matthew 1:18–20)


Isaiah 7:14 Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.


      powerfully provided (Matthew 1:19–20)


  1. It was a message to believe.


      a redeemer to rescue (vv. 5–6) 


Quote: “The gospel isn’t good advice, it’s good news.” JD Greear


      a response to reckon with


  1. indifference


  1. irate


Surrendering control is far different from losing control. Surrendering control leads to CONFIDENCE, and losing control leads to FEAR.


  1. It was a moment to bow. (v. 11)


Philippians 2:10 . . . so that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. [ONE DAY, every knee will bow.]


Psalm 95:6–7 Oh come, let us worship and bow down; let us kneel before the Lord, our Maker! For he is our God, and we are the people of his pasture, and the sheep of his hand.


God With Us - Incarnation |Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-06-2020

God With Us - Incarnation |Pastor Jayson Workman | 12-06-2020

December 7, 2020

God with Us—Incarnation

Matthew 1:18–25

South Gate—December 6, 2020

Pastor Jayson Workman



John 1:14 And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.


Jesus comes with hope that transforms every area of our lives.


  1. Christ stepped into the messiness of our lives — v. 18


  1. Christ stepped into the mission that he would call us into — v. 21


Luke 19:10 For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.


The moment you were saved, you were simultaneously called into the mission of God


John 20:21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.


Your past and pain is the platform God uses to point others to Jesus.


Quote:What if the things that have caused the most hurt in your life became the birthplace of your deepest passions?” — Jennie Allen, Restless


  1. Christ stepped into the moments we would experience — vv. 19-25


Quote:We have to deal with fear because it is possible that it will make us miss out on the best parts of life.” — Jennie Allen, Restless



Modern Day Idolatry | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-29-2020

Modern Day Idolatry | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-29-2020

November 30, 2020

Modern Day Idolatry

Exodus 32:1-4

South Gate November 29, 2020




Quote - “The human heart is a perpetual idol factory.” — John Calvin


Quote — “Hanging out in Ibiza with a bunch of friends and partying with a bunch of famous people, able to do whatever I want and I’ve never felt more isolated.” — Markus Persson, twitter


a fickle heart will lead you to idolatry and a heart fixed on God to favor


Romans 7:18-19 For I know that nothing good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh. For I have the desire to do what is right, but not the ability to carry it out. For I do not do the good I want, but the evil I do not want is what I keep on doing.


  1. the definition of idolatry


James 4:2 You desire and do not have, so you murder. You covet and cannot obtain, so you fight and quarrel. You do not have, because you do not ask.


Are you willing to sin in order to get it? (murder/sin)

Do you sin in response when you don’t get what you want? (fight/quarrel)


  1. the drift towards idolatry - v1


        ignored - v. 1


Quote - “When our hearts are not filled with wonder for God, we wander from him…” — Eric Geiger, How to Ruin Your Life


        impatience - v. 1


  1. the danger of idolatry


Quote - “Idols are spiritual addictions that lead to terrible evil.” — Tim Keller, Counterfeit Gods  (forget punishment they don’t deliver satisfaction)


Quote - “When our hearts turn from the Lord, they always turn to foolishness, to things that won’t satisfy and to seasons that will be filled with regret.”


Psalm 115:4-8 Their idols are silver and gold, the work of human hands. They have mouths, but do not speak; eyes, but do not see. They have ears, but do not hear; noses, but do not smell. They have hands, but do not feel; feet, but do not walk; and they do not make a sound in their throat. Those who make them become like them; so do all who trust in them.


  1. the deliverance from idolatry


idols cannot just be REMOVED, they must be REPLACED


Matthew 5:8 Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.


Communion Service | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-21-2020
Medical Missions Outreach | Bradley Edmondson | 11-22-2020
A Commitment to Community | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-15-2020

A Commitment to Community | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-15-2020

November 16, 2020

A Commitment to Community

Exodus 18:13-24

Pastor Jayson Workman

South Gate - November 15, 2020


A commitment to community will grow your faith & expand God’s kingdom


a lack of community is a contradiction for the disciple of Jesus Christ


  1. Community Shared: Responsibility


Philippians 2:3-4  Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility

count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only

to his own interests, but also to the interests of others.


If a lost world is going to be reached it will happen with LOVE and UNITY


design of community


Everyone says that we want community and deep friendship. However, because it takes accountability and commitment we run the other way.” - Tim Keller


Hebrews 3:13 But exhort one another every day, as long as it is called “today,” that none of you may be hardened by the deceitfulness of sin.


delight and duty of community – share burdens – vv.17-18;22-23 


UNITY is the by-product of a shared vision and mission


Romans 12:10 Love one another with brotherly affection. Outdo one another in showing honor.


  1. Community Spread: Growth
How God Grows Our Faith | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-08-2020

How God Grows Our Faith | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-08-2020

November 9, 2020

How God Grows our Faith
Exodus 17:1-7
South Gate - November 8, 2020


Don’t grumble about the desert because it’s where God grows your faith

1.  Faith Grows out of DIFFICULTY — v. 1

     every place has a purpose –v.7
     every problem has potential

2.  Faith Grows out of DEPENDENCE — v. 4
    dependence on the LORD
Quote — “We encounter God all over again every time we’re desperate
enough to realize that we’re not in control.” — Bob Goff
     dependence in prayer
Moses cried out to God – this wasn’t some. Hey God, I need some water –
oh, by the way I may get stoned today. He was begging God to work in this
situation and deliver Him from the crisis. He was desperate for God to work

     instead of complaining cry out to God
3.  Faith Grows in the DIVINE Presence of God — v. 6
Quote — “When all signs tell us there is no way out, we find God in the
uncertainty and he makes a way.” — Bob Goff
Quote – “Suffering can refine us rather than destroy us because God
himself walks with us in the fire.” – Tim Keller

     faith isn’t about resources is about relationship

Quote –“There is no way to get through life unless you know how to get
through suffering, and there is no way to get through suffering unless you
have a living hope.” – Tim Keller

A Focused Faith | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-01-2020

A Focused Faith | Pastor Jayson Workman | 11-01-2020

November 2, 2020

A Focused Faith

Exodus 16:1-10

November 1, 2020



A DEEPER faith is a DEPENDENT faith which leads to a DURABLE faith

a focused faith is the key to a life of blessing


  1. Focus on the Problem Will DEVOUR Our Faith –vv. 1-8


caused by forgetfulness – v.1


caused by short-sightedness-vv. 8-11


  1. Focus On The Process Will DEVELOP Our Faith –v.4


Job 23:10 But he knows the way that I take; when he has tried me, I shall come out as gold.


  1. Focus On God Will DEEPEN Our Faith –vv6-10


Faith isn’t about RESOURCES it was about RELATIONSHIP

WHO God is will take you farther than WHAT he can do 

Difficulty as Development | Pastor Jayson Workman | 10-25-2020
Preparation for Promise | Pastor Jayson Workman | 10-18-2020

Preparation for Promise | Pastor Jayson Workman | 10-18-2020

October 19, 2020

Preparation for Promise 

Pastor Jayson Workman
Numbers 13-14 
 October 18, 2020 

Moving forward in faith requires an unwavering commitment to obey God

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.

The Bible teaches us that fear will highjack our faith and ruin our future.

Don’t FORFEIT your FUTURE by not putting your FAITH in God

1. unified calling — 13:1-20 

John 20:21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, even so I am sending you.” 

Matthew 28:19-20 Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” 

Quote – “Without the mission, a church is not a church, it’s just a group of disobedient Christians hanging out.” — J.D. Greear, Gaining by Losing

Quote -“The church is one of the few organizations in the world that doesn't exist for the benefit of its members” - Ed Stetzer 

2. unbelieving congregation — 13:25-14:1-4 

3. unwavering conviction — 14:6-9 

Numbers 14:9 Only do not rebel against the Lord. And do not fear the people of the land, for they are bread for us. Their protection is removed from them, and the Lord is with us; do not fear them.”

Quote —“It is not the strength of your faith but the object of your faith that actually saves you.” — Tim Keller

Quote — “Nothing is more dangerous, more compelling, more freeing, more radical, more satisfying, more powerful than a person holding a smidgen of faith. A sincere faith in Jesus and all he wants to do around us wakes us up, rattles our lives and shifts every perspective, issues hope in pain, and ignites purpose.” — Jennie Allen, Nothing to Prove 

Confidence in God is a conviction that God will keep His promises 

4. unfortunate consequences — 14:22-24 

REBELLION against God will always lead to REGRET 

5. unlimited capabilities 

Quote — “Don’t let what you are afraid of keep you from what you are made for.” — Bob Goff

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