Messages on Spiritual Growth

Messages on Spiritual Growth

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…

Hosanna: The One Who Saves

Today in week 12 of our Jesus is… series, we’ll delve into the concluding events leading to Jesus’ death. Our message “Hosanna: The One Who Saves” will be guided by Pastor Ben as we examine John 18-19. Join us in reflecting on how Jesus illuminates God’s character through the culmination of His earthly ministry.

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…

Why The Spirit

Most of us have at least a basic understanding of who God the Father is and who Jesus is, but what about the Holy Spirit? In part 9 of our Jesus Is… series, Pastor Jon takes us to John 16 where Jesus introduces his disciples, and us, to the Holy Spirit. Take a moment to prepare to discover something new about the Spirit’s place and importance in our lives.

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…

I Am the Way, the Truth and the Life

What would your parting words be? What would you want to tell your closest family and friends as you approach the end of your life? Today as we turn to John 14 we hear what Jesus said to his closest friends and wants to tell us in today’s message “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” from Pastor Dan, part 7 in the “Jesus Is…” series.

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.

The Way to Abundant Life

With seven “I am” statements found in John’s Gospel, Jesus describes His identity. Today from John 10:1-10 we hear Him say that He is “the gate for the sheep” and the one who came that we may have life and have it to the full. Let’s lean in this morning Pastor Steve guides us in looking into God’s living and life-giving Word in his message “The Way to Abundant Life,” Part 5 of our Jesus Is…. series. Communion will be…

The Light of the World

There’s no denying that the current state of our world is often dark. Yet, we know that “the light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has not overcome it (John 1:5).” In the midst of a dark world, we need light. Today we continue with Part 4 of our “Jesus Is…” series with Pastor Ben exploring the meaning of Jesus’ second “I Am” statement: “I am the light of the world” from John 8:12-20.