The Word from South Highland

Weekly sermons preached in the historic sanctuary of South Highland Presbyterian Church in Birmingham, Alabama.

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March 19, 2023 - The Beatitudes can be considered the preamble to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount and are truly radical, both then and now. God wants his people to be different, to be set apart, to be holy, to glorify Him. Guest preacher Dr. Beck Taylor, president of Samford University, preaches on Matthew 5:3-12, “…blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.”

Living With the Enemy

Monday Mar 13, 2023

Monday Mar 13, 2023

March 12, 2023 - Our world is replete with enemies far and near, from threatening dictators to that boss who just makes your work life miserable. But who is the real enemy? Rev. Dr. Larry Michael preaches on Jesus' call in the Sermon on the Mount to love our enemies.

First Be Reconciled

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

March 5, 2023 - Jesus didn't come preaching a message of comfort and convenience, but rather one of costly, sacrificial love. Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches from Matthew 5 on Jesus' call to - before bringing out gifts to the altar - be reconciled to those with whom we are in conflict.

The Hope in Christianity

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

Tuesday Mar 07, 2023

February 26, 2023 - There are signs of hope throughout scripture, in both the Old and New Testaments. Guest preacher Rev. Boutros Zaour from Syria brings a powerful message of hope centered around faith in Jesus Christ.

Thursday Feb 23, 2023

February 22, 2023 - "Remember you're dust, and to dust you shall return." Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley has a special homily for Ash Wednesday.

Monday Feb 13, 2023

February 12, 2023 - Guest preacher Rev. Dr. Roger Dermody brings a fascinating perspective to the "why missions" question with stories from Pakistan's most prestigious university, Forman Christian College, led by scripture from Isaiah and Romans. 

Living the Good Life

Monday Feb 06, 2023

Monday Feb 06, 2023

February 5, 2023 - All the joy and fulfillment of life are not found in focusing on ourselves and on the gifts we have received, but rather on giving back: looking outward in service to others. Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley preaches on Jesus's words about salt and light from Matthew 5.

How to Be Happy

Monday Feb 06, 2023

Monday Feb 06, 2023

January 29, 2023 - A well-known TV minister used to call them "the be-happy attitudes." Do Jesus' words in Matthew 5 really amount to a prescription of how we can be happy? Here's a fresh look at this part of the Sermon on the Mount from Rev. Cort Gatliff.

Come, Follow, Lead!

Monday Jan 23, 2023

Monday Jan 23, 2023

January 22, 2023 - In Matthew 4, Jesus tells Peter, Andrew, James and John to come. In 1 Corinthians 10, Paul helps that church remember who to follow. What comes next? Leading, says Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley in this powerful message.

Tuesday Jan 17, 2023

January 15, 2023 - Have you really been living up to the high calling of Matthew 3? Have any of us? In this message for Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend, Rev. Dr. Ed Hurley has a few confessions of his own.



God's word is preached faithfully each and every Sunday in the historic sanctuary of South Highland Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in Birmingham, Alabama.

Established in 1888, South Highland serves "in the heart of the city, for the whole of the city, with the passion of Christ." People from all areas of the city and its suburbs attend SHPC for a Christ-centered community of worship, study, belonging, renewal, growth, and outreach. We're a congregation eagerly seeking to bring glory to God the Father, Son, and Holy Spirit through an emphasis on worship, the study of Scripture, and prayer, and a mission-minded church focused on living out the call to be the hands and feet of Christ in Birmingham and in communities worldwide.

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