Messages by Mark Hinman

Messages by Mark Hinman

Beyond Today: Moving by Faith in Greater Things

These are exciting days because the Lord is calling us to move by faith into greater things at Hillcrest. Today Pastor Mark will clarify this vision as we look closely at Jesus’ promise of “greater things” in John 14 and we will have the opportunity to personally get involved. Take a few moments to prepare your heart and ask the Holy Spirit to speak to you through today’s message “Beyond Today: Moving by Faith in Greater Things.”

Unlocking Peace

Many people pretend “all is well” when their lives are in turmoil. In today’s final message of the Jesus Is series, Pastor Mark will show us how Jesus brings real peace. Jesus reaches inside our lives, reconnects us to our Father and heals broken relationships so we can experience lasting peace. Today’s message is titled, “Unlocking Peace: Beyond the Closed Doors of Our Hearts”. Take a few moments to ask the Holy Spirit to speak to your heart as you…

Finding Jesus Where You Least Expect Him

Welcome to Resurrection Sunday at Hillcrest! Life is full of surprises, and Jesus’ resurrection was a complete surprise to all his followers. Today Pastor Mark Hinman will guide us through John 20 in a message titled “Finding Jesus Where You Least Expect Him,” part 13 and the concluding message in our Jesus Is… series. We will be invited on a journey to discover the risen Christ in places and moments we might not anticipate, reminding us that the echoes of…

Jesus’ Prayer for Me (and You)

Today we explore the heart of Jesus’ profound prayer for His followers as we dive into Week 11 of our “Jesus Is…” series with the message “Jesus’ Prayer for Me (and You)”. Pastor Mark will guide us into the depths of John 17 where we find the most intimate moments of Jesus’ prayer to His Father, moments before His ultimate sacrifice. In this passage Jesus doesn’t just pray for His disciples but for all believers for all time. We will…

From Pruning to Producing

Welcome to week 9 of the “Jesus Is” series! This morning, Pastor Mark delves into John 15 with the message, “From Pruning to Producing, Remaining in Jesus the True Vine”. We will discover the essential process of spiritual pruning, where every cut is a call to greater fruitfulness and deeper connection with Jesus, our true source of life and growth. We will learn the importance of “abiding in Christ” to bear abundant fruit. If you want to go further in…

Sad Funeral Turned Joyous Party

Discover how Jesus’ miraculous act of raising Lazarus from the dead turns mourning into dancing and showcases His mastery over life and death. Today’s message “Sad Funeral Turned Joyous Party” from Pastor Mark will encourage your faith affirming that with Jesus what begins in sorrow can end in joyous celebration! This is week 8 of the “Jesus Is” series and highlights the promise of eternal life, proving once again who Jesus is to all who believe. Have your Bibles open…

The Flock You Want to Join

While many leaders seem to be focused on themselves, Jesus is the Good Shepherd who gives everything for his sheep. As Pastor Mark continues our study of John’s Gospel today, we will be reminded that Jesus knows our weaknesses, insecurities and sin yet he invites us to know him and experience his personal, shepherding care. Today’s message “The Flock You Want to Join” is part 6 in the “Jesus Is…” series.

Real Food for Real Christians

In a world inundated with spiritual ‘junk food’ – fleeting pleasures, shallow teaching, and empty promises – it’s crucial to distinguish what truly sustains us from what merely gives the illusion of satisfaction. Just as our bodies thrive on real, wholesome food, our souls require genuine nourishment. Today, Pastor Mark explores the first of Jesus’ bold declarations, “I am the bread of life” in his message “Real Food for Real Christians.” This message is part 3 in our “Jesus Is…”…

Can You Follow the Signs?

Get ready for Pastor Mark’s thought-provoking message titled “Can You Follow the Signs?” as we explore the miraculous signs Jesus performed in John 2-6, part 2 in our Jesus Is… series.  Each miracle serves as a powerful signpost directing us towards a deeper understanding of who Jesus is and His mission in our world. Let’s look beyond the surface of these well-known miracles and discover the profound truths they reveal about Jesus. Take a few moments to ask the Holy…

Responding to the Call

Today we launch an exciting new series, “Jesus Is…”, with Pastor Mark’s first message, “Responding to the Call”. Over the coming three months, we will embark on a journey to know Jesus. Each Sunday morning, we’ll delve into the Gospel of John, uncovering the layers of His identity and teachings. This series isn’t just about learning; it’s about understanding how the life and message of Jesus can transform our everyday lives in the here and now. Join us as we…

How to See God

We were born with a desire to love, know and see God. As Pastor Mark concludes our “Illuminate” Christmas series with Part 5 this morning, we return to John 1 to behold the wonderful news that God has come near in this message “How to See God.” Today we celebrate the miracle birth of the God-Man, Jesus, who came so we could experience God in his fulness.

Reactions to the True Light

Jesus’ birth was met with many reactions. A few people welcomed Him, but most ignored his arrival or saw it as a personal threat. In week 3 of our “Illuminate” Christmas series, Pastor Mark will help us explore our own reactions to Jesus in his message “Reactions to the True Light,” and we will be challenged to fully embrace him as our Savior. As you prepare for worship, take a few moments to read John 1:1-13 and ask the Holy…