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This page is specifically designed to allow you a brief summary of the teaching resources, lessons, and sermons that have been taught at South Bay Bible Church and are available to you for FREE download or listening on our website.

If you have any questions, please contact the church office at (631) 909-8241.  Enjoy your learning experience, and may God richly bless you as you study His Word!


Bad Blood

Pursuing Peace in Difficult Relationships

Have you ever had a great relationship go bad or a bad relationship that became even worse? What if there was a way to make all your relationships get better in just a few simple steps? On Sunday, June 11 at 8:00, 9:30, and 11:00 a.m., South Bay Bible Church will be celebrating Friend Sunday with a brand-new, four-part series entitled, “Bad Blood: Pursuing Peace in Difficult Relationships.”


The quality of our lives is only as good as the quality of our relationships because bad blood in any relationship will rob you of peace in your life. Since all relationships have moments when they need guidance to return to a good place, it's important to discover how to find and maintain peace in our friendships.

In this four-part study, Pastor Hawley suggests a secret to finding peace about difficult relationships even when we can’t find peace in those relationships.

“This series isn’t just for people who have broken relationships. This is for every one of us, even those with great relationships,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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The Bad Boys of Easter

There's a Little Bit of Them in All of Us

Easter. You may think you've heard the whole story. In the days and weeks preceding the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus, three men found their way into the drama. Each refused to abandon his quest for control and surrender to the Savior of the world. In this three-part series, Pastor Hawley uncovers the stories behind the story - how you fit in and how you can avoid the mistakes they made?


Listen to this three-part series as Pastor Hawley reveals the perpetual tug-of-war in the hearts of those facing the Savior of the world.


“When we think of Caiaphas, Judas, and the thief on the cross that mocked Jesus, it’s easy to dismiss them as fools, but the truth is – there’s a little bit of all of them in all of us,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Balanced

Gaining & Maintaining Financial Stability

Are you financially balanced?  How do you know?  What does it even mean to be financially balanced?  This is a six-part series brought to you by Pastor Hawley to help people who may be financially unbalanced.

  • If you don’t know where your money goes, you may be financially unbalanced. 
  • If you argue with your spouse about money, you may be financially unbalanced. 
  • If your month lasts longer than your money, you may be financially unbalanced.

In this study, you will be challenged to examine what you really believe about finances and faith.  We will cover what the Bible says about money.  Can you survive without debt?  Are you content with what you have?  Are you giving God your leftovers?

“This study is filled with insightful perspectives and practical exercises to build a biblical foundation for your finances,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

In Balanced, you will learn all the necessary steps to achieve the freedom and contentment that comes with a balanced bank account.

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Blessed are the Peacemakers

Are you struggling with broken or dysfunctional relationships? In this 18-part series, you will learn how to respond to conflict in a way that makes a remarkable difference in your life.


When you find yourself in turbulent waters of broken relationships, hurtful words, regret, and pain, there is hope for you. God's Word has the answer to healthy, wholesome, and fulfilling relationships.


This series covers everything from dealing with hurtful people, granting and receiving forgiveness, having the right attitude when everything is falling apart, where to get help when you need it, and much more.

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Bod4God

Losing to Live

Bod4God: Losing to Live will help you build a body that glorifies God by promoting weight loss, healthy eating, healthy living, and exercise.

 

Losing weight and getting back in shape is a high priority for many. This sermon series from South Bay Bible Church will help people get mentally and spiritually prepared, and it will help them accomplish their goals by making important changes in lifestyle.

 

Senior Pastor Martin Hawley states, “This series will help you live the life God created for you. You will learn how to change your lifestyle using four keys from Scripture to build the body you have always wanted.”

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Breathing Room

Do you ever feel like you need some breathing room in life?;

 

In our attempt to get the most out of life, it’s easy to lose control of our lives. For most of us, breathing room feels more like a luxury than a necessity. In this series, Pastor Hawley will show us how to create breathing room in our schedules, our finances, and our relationships.

 

“Breathing Room makes life better. A life with Breathing Room reduces stress, broadens focus, and helps relationships thrive,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Christian

Defining the Brand

Christian.  Ask 100 people to define it, and you will get 100 different definitions. “Christian” is a brand that can be good, bad, attractive, or repelling. Where did the word come from? Did it come with instructions? It is a loaded label no matter whom you ask. Christian: Defining the Brand gets to the truth behind this powerful word.

 
“In this series, we will reexamine the word ‘Christian’ and revisit the one thing Jesus wanted his followers to be known for. The answer may surprise you if you have ever been hurt by the church or by a Christian” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Crazy Like Us

Discover Worry-Free Financial Freedom

Everyone gives something somewhere, but there is a big difference between random acts of giving and true generosity. The good news is, it’s possible to learn how to be generous.


We all think we are. Few of us actually are. Everyone can be, and if they were it would change everything. It’s not natural. It’s not common. It’s not intuitive. In fact, it’s a little crazy. The truth is we all worry about money. What if we don’t have enough? What if we lose what we have? This simple shift in perspective can free you from financial worries.


“Crazy Like Us teaches people how to find financial freedom through giving. It’s crazy, but it works” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Doubters Anonymous

South Bay Bible Church recognizes that doubt is a real part of life, and in this four-part series, Pastor Hawley helps people struggling with doubt. 

 
“This is an important Bible study that will rebuild your faith and increase your hope,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.
 
There’s no doubt about it.  We all doubt at some point in our lives.  Whether we doubt our faith, God’s goodness, or just His willingness to work miracles in our lives, we could all subscribe to “Doubter’s Anonymous.”  Think it’s doubtful that God can use you?  We will show you beyond a shadow of a doubt that He can!

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Freedom

Understanding the Human Struggle & God's Solution

What do you do when you just can’t seem to do what you know you ought to do? Listen to this four-part resource entitled “Freedom: Understanding the Human Struggle & God's Solution" for the answer.

 

Here are two Bible verses everybody can relate to: “I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do I do not do, but what I hate, I do … For I have the desire to do what is good, but I cannot carry it out (Romans 7:15,18 NIV).” Can I get an “Amen”? Perhaps a “Been there, done that”?

 

What do you do when you just can’t seem to do what you know you ought to do? Fortunately, the gentleman who described the problem also provided the answer. Join us for this four-part series as Pastor Hawley walks us through some of the most complex, life-changing verses in the New Testament.

 

“It’s difficult to solve a problem when you don’t know what’s wrong. This series will help you not only understand the human struggle but also God’s solution,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Future History

Understanding End Times Prophecy

Exiled as a teenager, Daniel lived the rest of his life in the court of Babylon, becoming prime minister of the most powerful empire in the world and one of the most prescient prophets of all time.  This series is full of adventure and visions of the future.

 

“Future History will give you new life principles, an understanding of the future, a glimpse of history, and a fresh perspective of God,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

 

The book of Daniel reads like an adventure story: the Fiery Furnace, the Handwriting on the Wall, and the Lion’s Den are some of the most famous stories in history.  These stories are interspersed with visions of future events.  In this series, Pastor Hawley unpacks both history and the future that God revealed to Daniel.

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Game Plan

Discover God's Will & Your Purpose in Life

Discovering your purpose in life has been described by many as one of life’s most challenging experiences. In this series, you will find direction in life with confidence in this refreshing and insightful six-part series called ‘Game Plan.’

 

Pastor Martin Hawley says, “God is the preeminent communicator.  In fact, He created communication, and He wants you to know His will for your life.  In this 6-part series, I will explain in the most practical way how to discover and embrace God’s game plan for your life.”

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God & Country

Bring Our Nation Together

You cannot turn on the news most days without becoming aware that things are not going so well in the good ole USA. What's worse, it seems that those who lead us cannot seem to agree on how to change things.

 

While politicians frame the debate as rich vs. poor, big business vs. the middle class, or Republican vs. Democrat, there is another conflict that reflects a much deeper divide in American culture—a conflict that, if resolved, could pave the way for our nation to come together and successfully address the issues that fill the airways.

In this 2-part series, Pastor Hawley explains that conflict and how we can resolve it.

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Going Public

Understanding Baptism

Originally, "baptism" was not a religious concept. Yet over time, baptism has become an exclusively religious idea—one that even rouses deep emotion and controversy.

 

In this message, Pastor Hawley unpacks baptism, from its birth with John the Baptist to its modern equivalent. If you are a follower of Christ and baptism is still on your "to-do" list, this message may be the nudge you need to finally “go public.”

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I Love My Church

2014 Pew Research survey, “How Americans Feel About Religious Groups,” reveals that the public places a high value on people of faith.  Does the Church return the favor?

 

Martin Hawley, senior pastor of South Bay Bible Church, says yes.  The Church values the local community and has a responsibility to demonstrate that care and concern.  

 

“Throughout this series, you will be challenged to love the church and the community through serving, giving, and sharing,” said Pastor Hawley.

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Life Apps

Enhance & Improve Your Life

Coming Soon: Sunday, July 30

The App Store isn’t the only place you can find apps. Did you know that the Bible has also given us many “apps” to enhance and improve our lives? 

There are hundreds of thousands of phone apps available for download. These apps can be used to wake you up, to show you where to shop, to help you count calories, or to log your exercise minutes. But they can’t actually make you get up, control your spending, manage your diet, or force you to exercise. Application is everything!

In this 6-part series, Pastor Hawley identifies six life-applications that are worth living by.

“People might be surprised that some of these are mentioned in the Bible and expected of Christians – not because they haven’t read the Bible, but because they know some Christians who don’t do these things!” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Prepared

Defending Your Faith without Losing Your Mind

We've all been there. Somebody makes a derogatory comment about faith, the Bible, or Christianity. You know you should say something. But what? What do you say when there is little time and even less interest?One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is those moments when people ask you a question about what you believe or question something you believe, and if you had 15 minutes of undivided attention, you could give an answer. Maybe you would

 

One of the most frustrating things about being a Christian is those moments when people ask you a question about what you believe or question something you believe, and if you had 15 minutes of undivided attention, you could give an answer. Maybe you would not to convince them, but you could at least leave them with something to think about. The problem is you never get 15 minutes. You get 15 seconds!

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Right in the Eye

Why be Ordinary When You can be Extraordinary?

Coming Soon: Sunday, November 19

“It’s my life; I can do what I want, when I want, with whom I want … as long as nobody gets hurt.” The problem is eventually someone does get hurt. 

 

When you focus on you, you usually hurt yourself, the people around you, the people who love you, and the people who are coming behind you.

 

“When you live for you, you’ll never become the best version of you. You will never be extraordinary. A relationship with God isn’t about staying out of trouble. It’s about being extraordinary,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

 

In this provocative six-part series, Pastor Hawley plunges viewers into the moral mayhem depicted in the Old Testament book of Judges. “All the people did whatever seems right in their own eyes (21:25).” Telling the story, pastor will present disturbing Biblical narratives as a filter through which to view and evaluate our own twenty-first century culture. The community is invited to South Bay Bible Church to learn how to escape the pain and hurt that comes from ordinary life.

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Simple

Follow. Believe. Obey.

In spite of what you may have heard, in spite of what you may have thought, the message of Jesus is really quite simple. 


In a time when religious leaders and a religious system made it increasingly complicated to connect with God, a teacher appeared whose message was profoundly . . . simple. Jesus arrived on the stage of world events and announced that God’s intent was to connect with, not confuse, humankind. To those who were considered most distant from God, Jesus offered this simple invitation, “Follow me.”


In this 3-part series, Pastor Hawley unpacks the compelling simplicity of Jesus’ message: Follow. Believe. Obey. “The message of Jesus is so simple anyone can understand it,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Stress to Rest

Escape the Fractured, Stress-Filled Existence

Stress has been called America’s number one disease.  Everyone deals with stress.  Here, Pastor Hawley teaches a series designed to help stressed-out people find rest.
 
“The best thing about this teaching series is the refreshing rest that comes into a fractured and stress-filled existence.  People will walk away with practical answers and real help,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

This series helps people tackle the top life stresses with Biblical truths that will bring you much-needed rest.
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Text

wot if God snt U a txt msg?

You may be in a meeting, at dinner, or on the golf course. No matter when or where you hear the familiar "ding" of your cell phone, a text message always gets your attention. You feel compelled to pull the phone out of your pocket and read it. But what if God sent you a text message?

 

In this 3-part series, Pastor Hawley says that “God has, in fact, sent you a message--it's called the Bible.” In this amazing collection of writings, you find poetry, prophecy, biography, war, sex, and betrayal. And most importantly, you find the story of a loving Father who goes to incredible lengths to redeem his children.

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Twisted

Lies that Get Intertwined in Our Everyday Lives

This 5-part series is about the lies that have gotten twisted in our lives. The most dangerous lies are the ones you never notice. They can twist your thinking in ways you would never expect and can leave you with a life you never imagined. Your ability to recognize them can spell the difference between happiness and the loss of all you hold dear. Do you see them?

 

In this series, Pastor Hawley exposes some common ways God's truth gets twisted and how we can recognize and overcome it. Each one has the potential to destroy your relationships, cloud your decisions, and distort your perception of God. You will learn what they are, and what to do about them.

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An Unexpected Christmas

Discover Forgiveness & Acceptance

God has provided a way for people to be forgiven and accepted, and if you have experienced a lot of inconsistency, shame, immorality, embarrassing life baggage that makes you feel alienated from God, then this new series is for you.  Even the ancestors of Jesus had seedy, inconsistent lives.  Their existence was more like a soap-opera than uplifting religious symbols.  Pastor Hawley will show us these colorful stories in the larger picture of God’s hope-filled, redemption plan.

 
“My goal for this series is to help people, who know they will never be good enough to approach God, discover the way God has provided for them to be forgiven and accepted,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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What Makes You Happy?

Are you happy? Everyone wants to be happy. Everyone is on a happiness quest. For many, happiness is measured in moments. Experiences. It’s elusive. Unsustainable. What about you? What makes you happy? In this remarkable six-part series, Pastor Hawley reveals what makes you happy. He will explore three things all happy people have in common. Then, he will describe how these three things can be realities for you as well.

 

“The biggest enemy of happiness is relational regret – past actions you can’t go back and undo, but happy people have learned how to have peace with themselves, others, and God” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor.

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Why Worry

Keys to Overcoming Worry

Worry—it's universal. It's as much a part of life as breathing. Yet Jesus said, “Do not worry!” Easier said than done. . .  Is there a solution?
 
In this 3-part series, Pastor Hawley will explore all that Jesus had to say about worry. You will discover where worry comes from, why it is so difficult to overcome, and what you can do to conquer it.  We will explore an Old Testament story about a man who was challenged with a single question—a question that brought a new perspective to his worries. That question may be the key to overcoming worry in your life as well.
 
Why Worry?  This liberating series will change your life!
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Your Move

4 Questions When You Don't Know What to Do

Making tough decisions under time-sensitive pressure is not always easy. In this four-part series, Pastor Hawley will present: “Your Move: Four Questions to Ask When You Don’t Know What to Do.”

 

Throughout our lives, we are confronted with decisions we never anticipated having to make—relationship decisions, career decisions, financial decisions, parenting decisions—the list goes on and on. To complicate matters further, the timeframe for making a decision is often short and our options limited. Regardless, a decision must be made.

 

So, what do you do when it’s your move, and you aren’t sure what to do?

 

“When the options are limited and the timeframe is short, it’s nice to have a plan to help make that tough decision,” says Martin Hawley, senior pastor. Join us for this helpful series, and make better decisions.

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30-Day Church Challenge

Reach Your Potential

If you have ever felt like you are just “getting by” in life, that maybe you were meant for something greater, then take the 30-Day Church Challenge.  In just five weeks, you will discover simple steps that will make you a better person and help you tap into the God-given potential you were meant to have.

“Church is not dull and boring.  It’s a place where people just like you meet together in a relaxed environment and discover life-changing skills, community, and purpose,” said Martin Hawley, senior pastor.  “Church adds value to life.”

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