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Sermons on Faith

Seeds and Soil

Acts 8:1-8 Persecution in the early church lead Christians to scatter and spread the gospel beyond the familiarity of Jerusalem (if persecution forced you from your church/neighborhood, would you start one in your new home/neighborhood?). The persecution/scattering lead the early Christians to follow Jesus example of a God-trusting, life-risking, obedience to and advancement of the […]

The Holy Spirit

An Early Christian teacher wrote, “The subject of the Holy Spirit presents a special difficulty because by the time we get (involved in) the long sequence of teaching topics, we are already worn out by the multitude of questions. So we become like those who have lost their appetite…we have an aversion from all discussion”. […]

Reality of the Resurrection

Scriptures used: John 20:24-29, John 21:15-19, Luke 7:11-17, Mark 5:21-43, John 11 The resurrection was never far from the lips of the disciples. The resurrection was more than a doctrinal statement to the early disciples who followed Jesus. It was power for not only eternal living but also everyday life. When Thomas encountered the resurrected […]

Hope (Psalm 34:18, Proverbs 3:5)

In the aftermath of the crucification of Jesus, the Jewish high priest, Caiaphas, was filled anger by the threat Jesus teaching about  a new “Kingdom” posed to delicate Jewish power in a Roman occupied land. Pilate, the Roman Governor, was filled with even more anger for having to stoop and deal with a local, Jewish […]

Spiritual ADHD

Sometimes the average Christian simply walks a path that moves from lesson to lesson, sermon to sermon, Sunday to Sunday without the fruit of a God changed life (See Galatians 5: 22,23). We can fall victim to a kind of spiritual ADHD, we cover material without settling down to focus, reflect and apply the truth […]

Being a Christian

Being a Christian means you have heard and believed the truth about Christ (John 3:16-17, Mark 8:27-30) , acknowledged and turned away from your sin (Acts 2:38,1 John 1:9) and pledged your life to Christ thru Baptism (1Peter 3:21). All this is from God, whose generous grace, displayed in the self-sacrificing work of Christ on the Cross […]

God-sized dreams

2015 is upon us. Many incredible things have happened this last year at Hill N Dale and many incredible things are to come. This last Sunday we were challenged to Dream God-sized Dreams and to make God-sized Resolutions for someone else in our lives. May this be the year that someone graciously experiences God’s love […]