Prepared Through the Pain

hillside Testimony

“And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”” 1 Samuel 17:37   Since giving my life to the Lord, I have felt a pull …

Cherishing the Clingy

hillside Devotionals

“7For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. 8My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:7-8 NASB   My son is in this phase where he has become really clingy. Clingy in a cute way, but also sometimes a slightly inconvenient way. If you are a parent you …

Hillside Elder Letter : Ralph Huber

hillside Elder Letter

Greetings to all in the name of Jesus. One of the things I look forward to is the third Sunday of each month.  Don’t misunderstand.  Each Sunday has its own special appeal. Its just that on the third Sunday I am privileged to facilitate a conversation with newcomers to Hillside.  The standard fare each session includes such things as introductions …

Raul Costea

hillside Missions

Meet Raul Costea. My name is Raul Costea and I am a pastor coordinator at Hope Church from Draganesti-Olt in Romania. I am married to Ana Costea, and together we have 3 children: Veronica, who has been a part of our family since she was 12 years old, Samuel, and Jonathan. What does you ministry do? Our vision is to …

God’s Otherness

hillside Devotionals

“To whom would you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?… For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me…” ISAIAH 46:5&9   Holiness is defined as “the state of being distinct, separate, in a class by oneself”. R.C. Sproul explains the definition …

Hallelujah, He Is Risen!

hillside Pastor's Letter

“ 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” REVELATION 21:4 ESV “ 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the …

God Is Love

hillside Devotionals

“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation of our sins.” 1 JOHN 4:10   When you woke up this morning, did you feel perfectly loved? Did you remember God’s great love for you at the beginning of your day? We may know the truth, but …

59 ‘One Another’ Statements in the New Testament

hillside Community

Having sat here, typing out each of these verses one by one, I was blessed with time to reflect on how I see (or see the lack of) these actions in my own life. Do we treat each other with these lessons in mind? How often do we forget that we are called to something different because of the One …

God Works All Things for Good

hillside Testimony

I suffer from night terrors. I had a rough period in my life where I questioned God and doubted Him a lot because of them. I would complain saying, “Why did you give me this? All I have been to You is a faithful servant and I’m stuck with this thing that really is not pleasant at all…” I really …

How We Live Matters

hillside Spiritual Maturity

“But you have not so learned Christ, if indeed you have heard Him and have been taught by Him, as the truth is in Jesus” EPHESIANS 4:20-21   In 1 Peter 2:21, 1 Corinthians 11:1 and Ephesians 5:1-2 there is call for all disciples of Jesus to be imitators of Him. How we live matters. If we are not imitating Christ in …