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 …

From The Lips of Children – The Garza Family

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 From the lips of children and infants You have ordained praise on account of Your adversaries, to silence the enemy and avenger. PSALM 8:2   At Hillside, we want not only to witness and acknowledge the miraculous changes God orchestrates in His church, but to also celebrate them! Every time He moves, there is cause to bring the Glory back to Him, and we are so blessed to …

Looking Back at VBS

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We’re all coming down off of an amazingly successful week of Vacation Bible School here at Hillside. God answered so many prayers in so many ways during VBS and we wanted to share all of the incredible work that God did through our children, volunteers, and teachers.  One of the coolest things to witness was kids getting genuinely excited about …

God is All-Powerful

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Our God is in the heavens; He does all that He pleases. PSALM 115:3 ESV   You might think the most comforting, important truth about God is that He loves us. He loves me! And I agree with you, except for one thing: it wouldn’t be such a big deal if a weak, limited God loved me. It is His …