Video Devo’s: Ephesians 1:11-12

How amazing is it that we have an inheritance? How awesome it is that God chose to adopt us as his children giving us an eternal inheritance in his Kingdom! And even more amazing that it’s all a completely free gift. Let’s talk about it.

Video Devo’s: Ephesians 1:9-10

This week we’re going to talk about the “mystery” referred to in verse 9. What is it? Why is it a mystery? Why so mysterious? Well, join me now and let’s find out!

Video Devo’s: Ephesians 1:7-8

Forgiveness because of Redemption because of Blood because of Grace. Today we’re diving into verses 7 and 8 of the first chapter of Ephesians. We’ll learn why Paul can say in Romans that there is “no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus”.

Video Devo’s: Ephesians 1:5-6

Have you ever thought about how big of a deal it actually is that we are called “children” of God? Or how major it is that we call the God of all creation “Father”? That’s the subject in this video as we explore just how amazing our adoption into the family of God is.

Video Devo’s: Ephesians 1:3-4

There’s no way to comprehend that the God of the universe would choose to set his love on us at all, let alone that he would do so before the foundation of the world. And this is completely accomplished for those who love Him, through the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Because now,…

On Church Membership

If someone joins a church as a member they are formally submitting to the authority of that church and agreeing to participate in that authority as well. In so doing they are inviting the leadership and the other members of that church to watch them; to guard their hearts. They are saying, “if you see me stray from the faith, tell me and I’ll do the same for you”.

Simeon’s Adoration of the King

Luke 2:25-35 – Simeon’s Adoration of Jesus Christ Simeon was a “righteous and devout” man who was in Jerusalem. We know he was both righteous and devout because  the scripture says plainly so. However, we also know he was righteous and devout because the text speaks of the Holy Spirit being “upon” him. It says…

Baptismal Identity

It’s an exciting time at Hillside Baptist Church right now. This year (2018) we’ve been introducing and planting seeds and cultivating three areas of our culture in which we believe God wants us to focus and grow. Firstly, we’re working toward deepening and fostering a culture of prayer. We want to be a church that…

The Sex Talk

So there I was in our kitchen having just gotten home from work after a day riddled with email and issues to fix, when my loving wife communicated to me that our oldest son, whose 9, was starring at the cover of the latest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit edition. They’d stopped at a gas station to…

Delivered from Distress

Psalm 107 “Oh give thanks to the LORD for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever!” You’re servant says in the 107th Psalm. Father, you are good indeed. Despite your unfathomed holiness and rightness, your love for me is steadfast and continuing day by day. I will never understand it, no one will….