God is Sovereign Over All

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The Lord has established His throne in the heavens, and His sovereignty rules over all. PSALM 103:19   There is not one person, place, or element of the universe that is out of God’s control. This is such a comfort in these troubling times. Following are a few reminders of His sovereignty. Lift up your eyes on high and see …

Knowing Him : 2018 Women’s Retreat

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The women of Hillside stepped away this month – from busy schedules, families, and demands to rest, grow and retreat. Over the weekend we looked at the incommunicable and communicable character of God – knowing Him and His limitlessness, His perfection, and unchanging nature. By observing His character we began to see our own limitedness and lack, how unlike God we are, …

God’s Justice Demands a Penalty for Sin

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Romans 1:18 starts with “the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness.” (Romans 1:18 KJV)   What kind of God is this – who demands a penalty for sin, which He proves we all have committed? This God created everything, and His glory is made manifest in His love for creation. Yet what does scripture say? When …

God’s Truth is Our Weapon in Spiritual Warfare

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“Stay alert! Watch out for your great enemy, the devil. He prowls around like a lion, looking for someone to devour.” 1 Peter 5:8 There’s nothing that the enemy of our souls wants more than to destroy us, make us ineffective Christians, isolate, confuse, and leave us exhausted and weary. His fiery darts come in many different shapes and sizes: …

Elder Letter : Ralph Huber

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Greetings Hillside Family from your Elder Team Leader! Millie and I are very fortunate that our three daughters, their husbands, and seven grandchildren all live within seventy miles of each other.  As a result, we are able to all gather together to celebrate holidays, birthdays, and any other reason we can come up with. Our Hillside Family will have such …

God’s Truth Is The Source Of Wisdom

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Psalm 119:98-100, 130 (ESV) True wisdom is never gained by experience or excessive study. In fact, God has used “what is foolish in the world to shame the wise,” (1 Cor.1:27) which is to say God’s truth exposes worldly wisdom as empty and futile. As the source of wisdom God’s Word gives light, and “imparts understanding to the simple” (Psalm …

Community Thoughts

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“Let us hold fast the confession of our hope without wavering, for He who promised is faithful; and let us consider how to stimulate one another to love and good deeds, not forsaking our own assembling together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another; and all the more as you see the day drawing near.” Hebrews 10:23-25   Experiencing …

God’s Power Saves

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“You are My witnesses, says the Lord, and My servant whom I have chosen, that you may know Me, believe Me and remain steadfast to Me, and understand that I am He…I, even I, am the Lord, and besides Me there in no Savior. I have declared and have saved, and I have shown…Yes, from the time of the first …

The Heart of Discipleship

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When the topic of discipleship comes up one of the most common questions I hear is, “How do I disciple someone?” There’s an endless list of excellent books and resources discussing this question. There are programs in churches and para-church organizations that are making a huge impact on raising the value of discipleship. I am a huge advocate for growing …

God is Willing

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“I will betroth you to Me forever; yes, I will betroth you to Me in righteousness and justice, in steadfast love, and in mercy. I will even betroth you to Me in stability and in faithfulness, and you shall know [recognize, be deeply acquainted with appreciate, give heed to, and cherish] the Lord.” HOSEA 2:19-20 (AMPLIFIED BIBLE)   The sincerest …