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,…

Video Devo’s: Ephesians 1:1-2

Brief introduction to the letter Paul wrote to the Ephesian church. Through this book, Paul reminds the reader of who they were before Jesus, he reminds them of who God has made them through Christ, and then he spend the last three chapters teaching them the implications of who they are 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”.

Thanks be to God

3 Blessed be the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us in Christ with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places, The Holy Bible: Elglish Standard Version. (2016). (Eph 1:3). Wheaton, IL: Crossway Bibles. Donna and I have a Dodge Grand Caravan that she uses as her daily driver to…

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…