JESUS IS THE KING

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

What does the phrase, “Jesus is King” mean? Webster’s 1828 Dictionary defines King as “the chief or sovereign of a nation… invested with supreme authority over a nation, tribe or country.”  When I placed my faith in Jesus, He became king, or supreme authority, over me. This isn’t scary because He loves me unconditionally (John 3:16). He gave me new …

GOD’S PRESENCE THROUGH DISCIPLESHIP + MISSIONS

hillside NextGen

Last week, our NexGen students had an incredible opportunity to experience God’s presence with their community of friends through discipleship and missions. Our middle schoolers spent the week at Camp Eagle, while our high school students participated in a local missions trip called #FORSA.   Camp Eagle NextGen Middle School had an amazing six day outdoor adventure together at Camp …

The Mattering Things

hillside Pastor's Letter

This Sunday we begin a twelve week series studying the book of Ecclesiastes. As we work our way through the book, we will be reminded to focus on the mattering things of life. I remember years ago when I checked into the drug and alcohol treatment center, the staff at the center took all of my things and began to …

JESUS IS THE REDEEMER

hillside Devotionals

Redemption is the grand theme of the bible. God’s plan to redeem (buy back) sinners from the slavery of sin and death is THE greatest story ever told. The hero of that story is Jesus, our Redeemer.  In Mark 10 we see Jesus taking his disciples aside to tell them his plan for redemption, which involved dying a tortuous death …

From Church to Family

hillside Community

Greetings Hillside Family! My husband, Mark and I have attended Hillside since the fall of 2017 and have been involved in the First Impressions Team, serving in the coffee bar and the Women’s Ministry as a small group co-leader.  Even with this involvement, we felt we needed more for ourselves and wanted to get to know people of Hillside on …

STAYING CONNECTED

hillside Elder Letter

Greetings Hillside Church Family, I was checking my calendar this week to make sure I hadn’t missed my own birthday.  As I flipped calendar pages it dawned on me that we are more than half way through another church year!  Seems like we just celebrated together in worship, community, food, and fun. Perhaps I shoved that experience way back in …

Jesus is The Good Shepherd

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

Six times in John 10, Jesus references Himself as a Shepherd, including three times as the Good Shepherd. We learn here that the Good Shepherd lays down His life for sheep and knows who His sheep are. He becomes the door to the fold where the sheep sleep each night, keeping the bad guys out. His sheep hear His voice …

VICTORIOUS OVER US

hillside Devotionals, Worship

How amazing is the redemption story God has given us through Jesus. It truly is remarkable that we may know Him and live in Him, and we can be forgiven and know we are forgiven of our sins. What an amazing love Christ has given us through the gospel that shapes us and by Christ’s power changes us. It gives to us …

Jesus is The Lamb of God

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

In the old covenant that God established with His people there was a required sacrifice to atone for sin. A spotless lamb was taken to the temple as an offering and sacrifice, representing a temporary atonement for God’s people. This symbolic substitute was also a reminder of the consequences and cost of sin. The blood of lambs was shed year …

Pastor’s Letter: Easter 2019

hillside Pastor's Letter

Hillside Family, As we look forward to celebrating Easter with you on April 21, we remember the purpose and the centrality of the truth that we celebrate. God’s grand story of redemption, through his Son’s victory over sin and death rests at the center of what we call the gospel. At Hillside, we wholeheartedly believe that Jesus changes everything and everyone. We …