Humility found in Christ

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There is a widely circulated quote by C.S. Lewis about humility that I hear in sermons or in conversations regularly. I’ve heard it so much it feels like it has lost its meaning. If you don’t know it, the quote goes: “Humility is not thinking less of yourself, it’s thinking of yourself less.” Though I would never dare argue with …

Spiritual Parenting – A Journey of Discipleship

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I recently heard discipleship described as “nurturing Jesus learners”. Reflect with me for a minute…do you have someone in your life that you are spiritually nurturing? How about being spiritually nurtured? No matter how young or old we are, we can be both a discipler and a disciple in different relationships.   “Have you experienced the kind of spiritual parenting Timothy …

Creative Connections | People Loving People

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Over the last month of social distancing and quarantine, we have heard stories of our church family generously giving resources, encouragement, and care to one another. So many of you have been taking what you have and sharing with neighbors, our Hillside family, friends, or even strangers. If you’ve been to the grocery store at all during the last month, …

Neighbors + Ambassadors

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“Therefore, we are ambassadors for Christ, God making his appeal through us” [i] THE BIG PICTURE  As Pastor Dave likes to start, here is “the big picture” laid out in Scripture; Each of us is becoming somebody… With every passing year, comes a new season of life. Your responsibilities change, you get a new job, you move to a new state, maybe …

Called Out of the Huddle – Empower Mission Trip to Romania

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“Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit,” Matthew 28:19  Facts tell, stories sell. Most anyone in the field of sales can rattle off that saying. And the amazing thing is, it’s true not only for the business world, but also for evangelism and …

The Church – Called In

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In a culture of extreme independence, it’s easy to feel as though we should make Christianity a solo sport. But, solo Christianity completely distorts the picture for the Church in which Jesus had intended! Our heart at Hillside is that you find yourself in a community group, connected in such a way that you grow together as disciples and care …

Community + Discipleship

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As we gathered under twinkly lights and fire pits with plates full of pie, I prayed not for women to make new friends or to spend quality time with current ones. I prayed that you would experience a kind of community that reflected Jesus. That your experience of community at Hillside would only cause you to know Jesus more and …

Jesus is I am

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We read Jesus’ great testimony of His eternality, His self-sufficiency, His sheer power and all-encompassing nature and like Moses hearing this same Name from the burning bush we may be sure we are standing on holy ground. What does He mean, really?  Let’s look at some other Scriptures that illuminate this text: “He is before all things, and by him …

2019 Women’s Retreat Recap

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The 2019 Women’s Retreat did not disappoint! We want to extend a thank you to everyone who kept the weekend in prayer. This year, a little over 70 ladies enjoyed fellowship, equipping workshops and fun activities through which we witnessed true connection, love, tears and laughter. We know the Lord was present as we discussed His Beautiful Names and we …

Jesus is Lord

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“Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name… Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” Philippians 2:9, 11 B The English word Lord is the Greek word transliterated “kyrios” which means “he to whom a person or thing belongs; master, sovereign, prince, chief”, a title of great honor.  God bestowed this name …