Confessions of a Recovering Fool Recap 1.31-2.21

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The Fight for Wisdom For the last couple of weeks, Pastor Dave has been walking us through Proverbs and discussing the pursuit of wisdom. Proverbs itself, with its 915 verses addressing a wide variety of topics, reminds us that wisdom cannot be gained in a hurry. It is a path and a process. So we must have patience to identify the …

Wired|Rest

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“I recently started a daily devotional with my children. As a new homeschool mom I felt the need to be intentional with our time with the Lord as a family first thing each morning. Although not a long time, we typically spend 5-10 minutes each morning before school reflecting on a passage and opening our day of school in prayer. …

Faith Lab @ Home – VBS 2020

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We all look forward to the energy and fun connection of Vacation Bible School but let’s review the evolution of VBS. “The vacation church school was started to gather idle children into unused churches where unoccupied teachers might keep them busy in a wholesome way in a wholesome environment.” Eliza Hawes of New York City in 1898 Over the years it …

Summer Sermon Series

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Our vision at Hillside is to make disciples of Jesus who press on to maturity in Him, are equipped and deployed by Him, to serve and reach others for Him. Join us as we take a short break from our study through Acts to hear from guest speakers who will open the Bible and point us to Jesus. This 5-week …

A Lasting Legacy

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“Abba, Father!”. Three times this phrasing is found in Scripture. Abba is the Hebrew word for father. Each time I read it, I feel the weight of the intimacy it carries.  Our Lord is our Abba, Father, and He desires an intimate relationship with us. He knew us before we were formed in our mother’s womb. He knows our thoughts, …

Hillside’s COVID-19 Updates

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To watch all of our COVID-19 updates via video, please visit our YouTube page playlist by clicking the button below. December 31, 2020 This week, we learned that a few of our staff members have tested positive for COVID and to act out of an abundance of caution, we will be closing our office the week of January 4 – …

Humility found in Christ

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There is a widely circulated quote by C.S. Lewis about humility that I hear in sermons or in conversations regularly. I’ve heard it so much it feels like it has lost its meaning. If you don’t know it, the quote goes: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” Though I would never dare argue with …

Spiritual Parenting – A Journey of Discipleship

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I recently heard discipleship described as “nurturing Jesus learners”. Reflect with me for a minute…do you have someone in your life that you are spiritually nurturing? How about being spiritually nurtured? No matter how young or old we are, we can be both a discipler and a disciple in different relationships.   “Have you experienced the kind of spiritual parenting Timothy …

Creative Connections | People Loving People

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Over the last month of social distancing and quarantine, we have heard stories of our church family generously giving resources, encouragement, and care to one another. So many of you have been taking what you have and sharing with neighbors, our Hillside family, friends, or even strangers. If you’ve been to the grocery store at all during the last month, …

Neighbors + Ambassadors

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“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us” [i] THE BIG PICTURE  As Pastor Dave likes to start, here is “the big picture” laid out in Scripture; Each of us is becoming somebody… With every passing year, comes a new season of life. Your responsibilities change, you get a new job, you move to a new state, maybe …