The Mattering Things

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This Sunday we begin a twelve week series studying the book of Ecclesiastes. As we work our way through the book, we will be reminded to focus on the mattering things of life. I remember years ago when I checked into the drug and alcohol treatment center, the staff at the center took all of my things and began to …

Pastor’s Letter: Easter 2019

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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 …

“Gospelize”

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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” …

Satisfaction Guaranteed

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I enjoy Butterfinger candy bars, I have for as long as I can remember.  I enjoy reading the wrapper as I eat the delicious treat.  I enjoy the confidence which is instilled in me as I see ‘Satisfaction Guaranteed’ printed on the wrapper of the Butterfinger.  I have always eaten them with a deep confidence that I will be satisfied …

The “Easier Said than Done.”

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“For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many.” MARK 10:45 We have been studying through the Gospel of Mark for nearly 5 months now here on Sunday mornings at Hillside, and many community groups are diving in deeper on a weekly basis in Mark’s account …

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 …

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 …