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 …

Jesus is… the Light of the World

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

Jesus refers to Himself as, “the Light of the world” in John 8:12, this is one of only three times the phrase is used in the new testament by Jesus. In Matthew 4:12-17 the author quotes Isaiah who prophesied about the coming Light: “The people who were sitting in darkness saw a great light.” Jesus is the promised and prophesied …

“Gospelize”

hillside Pastor's Letter

If you’ve read the Hillside values, you know that we believe in evangelism and discipleship as core values. Sharing the Gospel and investing in those that respond to it. It’s the calling of every believer – even the young one. At NextGen (our student ministry) we hold the same values, we just combine them into one word – “Gospelize”. It’s our heart that each NextGen student “gospelizes” …

THE GREAT COMMISSION

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HOWDY, HILLSIDE! Earlier in February, we completed the annual Church Series in our Sunday gatherings. It greatly encourages me to be reminded of who Jesus has called Hillside to be and what Jesus has called us to do. If you are new to Hillside or desire to get more connected to the community of Hillside, then prayerfully consider one or …

BREAD OF LIFE

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

In the Old Testament, bread played an important role in Israel’s worship of God. The Bread of the Presence in the temple symbolized the covenant between God and His people, and the twelve loaves (one for each tribe) was a constant reminder that God sustained Israel, just as He had sustained them in the wilderness with heavenly manna. Jesus, born …

MESSIAH

hillside Devotionals, Hillside Women

In the Old Testament, Messiah means “anointed one” and “anointed” means one set apart for a special mission. The New Testament name used for Messiah is Christ. Jesus is the promised Messiah, God’s Anointed One, who came to deliver His people from sin and death. The religious leaders of Jesus’ day weren’t expecting a humble, suffering, servant Messiah. They wanted a …