Letter from Dave Schaffer : Conversations in Proverbs

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I am genuinely excited about gathering Wednesday evening with a group of people who are seeking to submit themselves under the authority of God’s word to be transformed more and more into the image of Jesus.  I am convinced that spiritual growth, or discipleship, is a community effort.  No one can do that alone.  We need each other to point …

God’s Wisdom in Christ

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(God) Himself is righteous and He justifies and accepts as righteous him who has faith in Jesus.   Romans 3:26 Amplified   Man chooses to bend to human nature that is hostile to love and favorable to self, harming others and meriting God’s wrath. How does God forgive man without diminishing His righteousness? And how does God judge man without diminishing …

Prepared Through the Pain

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“And David said, “The Lord who delivered me from the paw of the lion and from the paw of the bear, He will deliver me from the hand of this Philistine.” And Saul said to David, “Go, and may the Lord be with you.”” 1 Samuel 17:37   Since giving my life to the Lord, I have felt a pull …

God’s Wisdom in Creation

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Imagine being present at God’s creation of the world. “The earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep” (Gen 1:1). Even with eyes closed tight, I can’t begin to know the darkness that existed at that time. And then God spoke: ‘“Let there be light,’ and there was light” (Gen 1:2). How gorgeous that first light must …

Cherishing the Clingy

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“7For You have been my help, And in the shadow of Your wings I sing for joy. 8My soul clings to You; Your right hand upholds me.” Psalm 63:7-8 NASB   My son is in this phase where he has become really clingy. Clingy in a cute way, but also sometimes a slightly inconvenient way. If you are a parent you …

Hillside Elder Letter : Ralph Huber

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Greetings to all in the name of Jesus. One of the things I look forward to is the third Sunday of each month.  Don’t misunderstand.  Each Sunday has its own special appeal. Its just that on the third Sunday I am privileged to facilitate a conversation with newcomers to Hillside.  The standard fare each session includes such things as introductions …

Raul Costea

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Meet Raul Costea. My name is Raul Costea and I am a pastor coordinator at Hope Church from Draganesti-Olt in Romania. I am married to Ana Costea, and together we have 3 children: Veronica, who has been a part of our family since she was 12 years old, Samuel, and Jonathan. What does you ministry do? Our vision is to …

God’s Otherness

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“To whom would you liken Me, and make Me equal and compare Me, that we should be alike?… For I am God, and there is no other. I am God, and there is no one like Me…” ISAIAH 46:5&9   Holiness is defined as “the state of being distinct, separate, in a class by oneself”. R.C. Sproul explains the definition …

Hallelujah, He Is Risen!

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“ 4He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” REVELATION 21:4 ESV “ 3Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! According to his great mercy, he has caused us to be born again to a living hope through the …

God Is Love

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“In this is love, not that we loved God, but that He loved us and sent His Son to be the propitiation of our sins.” 1 JOHN 4:10   When you woke up this morning, did you feel perfectly loved? Did you remember God’s great love for you at the beginning of your day? We may know the truth, but …