Message Archive (Page 3)

Message Archive (Page 3)

Keeping Us from the Father

While many recognize and honor their father on Father’s Day, many others struggle with the baggage left for them by absent fathers. Today Pastor Jon turns to Romans 8 in the message, “Keeping Us from the Father.” As we conclude the Family Baggage series, be encouraged and challenged from God’s Word.

What Is Your Family Packing

Just as it can be hard to know what to pack for a trip, many families find themselves burdened with unnecessary baggage. Fortunately, the Bible provides practical help for life’s journey! Today Pastor Mark shares from Deuteronomy 6 in the message, “Packing Light: God’s Essentials for Families”. This is part 5 of our Family Baggage sermon series.

From Strangers to Family

When we were all strangers, God extended His grace to welcome us as members of his family. In today’s message “From Strangers to Family,” Pastor Ben brings us encouragement to extend that same grace to others as we struggle against the pressure of living up to our culture’s idealized standard of the perfect family in Part 4 of our Family Baggage series.

Boundaries: Freedom from Family Baggage

Boundaries Are Good. Learn how living inside God’s boundaries can bring freedom as Pastor Mark shares part 3 in our Family Baggage series today in his message Boundaries: Freedom from Family Baggage. We’ll start in Proverbs 25:28.

Conflicts and Quarrels

Conflicts, as we know, happen in life. For good or ill, many of us have learned from our families ways of handling life’s conflicts. As we continue with Part 2 of “Family Baggage,” Pastor Steve brings the message “Conflicts and Quarrels” from James 4:1-10 to teach us what God’s word has to say on this important topic.

How to Let Go of the Past

Every family has it: Baggage. Ways of coping, past sins of parents, and bad attitudes passed down can become a curse. However, as we begin our new 6-week “Family Baggage” sermon series, we’ll discover how to let go of our baggage so our past doesn’t determine our future! Join Pastor Mark in Hebrews 12 for part one of the series “How to Let Go of the Past.”

One Body, Many Parts: Serving in Unity

Our physical bodies are wonderfully complex. When each individual part is functioning properly, we are healthy. When one part isn’t healthy, our body becomes sick and suffers. In part 2 of the series “The High Call of Serving”, Pastor Mark explains how this is also true in the church. When individual parts of the Body of Christ serve as they were designed, the whole Church grows to be strong and healthy. Turn in your Bibles to Ephesians 4:1-16 for the…

Gifted and Called

What’s Your Purpose at Hillcrest? Every part of our physical body has a purpose, and every person at Hillcrest has a purpose. Do you know where you fit in? In today’s message, Pastor Jon challenges us to think about that question in the first of two messages in our short series The High Call of Serving. Turn in your Bible to Romans 12:3-16 and get ready to uncover how you are“Gifted and Called.”

Get Ready to Move

God is always on the move, doing big things near and far! As Pastor Mark shares the final message, part 13, in the “Jesus Stories with Luke” series today, we will hear Jesus’ call to join Him in His work. Have your Bibles open to Luke 24:36-53 and “Get Ready to Move.”

Caring for Your Pastor

Sharing God’s Word at Hillcrest for the first time today is Pastor Daniel Currie. Shepherding churches for over 40 years in Michigan, Pastor Currie has a heart for the ministry of the local church and is a seasoned veteran of pastoral ministry. In his message “Caring for Your Pastor” based on 1 Thessalonians 5:12-13 and Hebrews 13:7, 17 he challenges us with our biblical responsibilities to our pastor.

When You See Jesus

He is risen! Today we celebrate the miracle that changes everything! Because Jesus rose from the dead, we who have trusted in Him have hope for this life and for eternity. Our worship this morning includes joyous music, prayer, scripture, and Pastor Mark’s message “When You See Jesus,” Part 12 in our series, Jesus Stories with Luke.

Fan or Follower?

A week that began with Jesus’ celebrated entry into Jerusalem ended with our Lord crucified, dead, and buried. What was that week all about, and what does it mean for us? In Pastor Steve’s message “Fan or Follower,” part 11 in our Jesus Stories with Luke series, we remember a week that is central to our Christian faith. And we come to the table in remembrance of Him whose body was broken and whose blood was shed for us. Please…