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 …

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 …

ALPHA + OMEGA

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It is difficult to wrap our minds around the enormity of what God reveals to us in the New Testament book of John: Before anything else existed, there was Christ, with God. He has always been alive and is himself God. He created everything there is—nothing exists that he didn’t make. John 1:1-3 NIV Jesus is the Alpha and Omega, …

JESUS IS THE KING

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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 …

Jesus is The Good Shepherd

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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 …

Jesus is The Lamb of God

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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 …

Jesus is… the Light of the World

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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 …