Messages on The Gospel

Messages on The Gospel

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…

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…

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…

How to Have a Conquering Confidence

Our lives have many wonderful blessings, but are also full challenges, struggles and pain. God wants us to have a confidence so rooted in Him that we thrive, even when life is hard. We will find practical help and encouragement as we return with Pastor Mark to Romans 8 for today’s message “How to Have a Conquering Confidence,” the final part our fall series, The Glory of the Gospel.

Spirit vs. Flesh

Wretched man that I am! Who will set me free from the body of this death?” (Romans 7:24). Last Sunday we looked at the internal conflict experienced by the apostle Paul and by every one of us. The good news of the gospel is that God sets us free through Jesus Christ! Today as we turn to Romans 8 we consider how we enter into and live in that freedom every day through Pastor Steve’s message “Spirit vs. Flesh,” Part…

When Death Becomes Life

Today we continue with Part 6 in our series “The Glory of the Gospel” as Pastor Ben teaches from Romans 6. In this passage the Apostle Paul interrupts his explanation of the Gospel to address two practical questions of faith. Today’s message “When Death Becomes Life” will help us understand what it means to truly live in new life and freedom in Christ.

The Love You Need

Today we continue to with our series, “The Glory of the Gospel” as Pastor Mark teaches from Romans 5. He explains, “The wounds caused by love withheld by parents, spouses or others close to us can be deep. This leaves many people starving for love.” This morning’s message “The Love You Need” will help us to find the love that our soul craves as we draw near to the Jesus, the one who loved us enough to die for us.

You Didn’t Earn It

We’re all used to a paycheck reflecting the work we provide for our employer or clients, but God’s economy runs completely contrary to the familiar work-reward system. Today Pastor Jon brings us good news about God’s economy from Romans 4 in his message “You Didn’t Earn It,” Part 4 in our series from Paul’s letter to the Romans.

You’ve Been Summoned to God’s Courtroom

Every day people appear in courtrooms across the country to face charges ranging from traffic violations to serious crimes. In part 3 of our fall study of the Book of Romans, Pastor Mark explains that “many people try to ignore the fact that we will all appear one day before the final Judge.” He asks, “Are we ready?” Today’s message is titled, “You’ve Been Summoned to God’s Courtroom”. Communion will be observed during today’s service.

The News We Don’t Want to Hear

The Gospel of Jesus Christ is really good news, but only for those who realize the depth of the bad news. In part 2 of our new fall series from the book of Romans, Pastor Mark shares “The News We Don’t Want to Hear” from Romans 1:18-32.

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.