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The Message: The Twenty-Seventh– Mark’s Gospel (10 June 2018)

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Before the promise of Jesus, God said a type of Elijah character would come. This was John the Baptist. John was bold, courageous and knew what he was about – when people thought of John they thought of Jesus! As a consequence he was both of interest to those who listened and a thorn in the side. In this message we hear about a character call Herod who felt this way about John and all he had to say, but also had other contenders in his life that he wanted to listen to. Text: John 6:12-30.

Bones “Be attractive” Part Two (6 May 2018)

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Every now and then the leadership of The Hill has a message for the church family at The Hill. We call these talks Bones. This is a two part talk. The first part was on 29 April 2018. It is a call to the church to be increasingly attractive to the watching world around us. We want to be like a tasty fruit that people want more. Text: Titus 2:1-14.

Bones “Be attractive” Part One (29 April 2018)

By | Bones, Teaching

Every now and then the leadership of The Hill has a message for the church family at The Hill. We call these talks Bones. This is a two part talk. The next part is on 6 May 2018. It is a call to the church to be increasingly attractive to the watching world around us. We want to be like a tasty fruit that people want more. Text: Titus 2:9-14.

The Message: The Twenty-Fourth – Mark’s Gospel (1 April 2018)

By | Teaching, The Message

This is our Easter Sunday message in 2018. We live in a culture that says the Bible is an ancient text not really drawn up for today – It was useful once, but is no longer useful. However, Christianity and the message of the Bible stands on the resurrection of Jesus Christ. That changes everything. One of the first witnesses to the resurrection recounts his memories of Jesus, and in Mark Chapter 5 tells a story of a “dead-man” walking who finds life, hope and peace in Christ. There is hope for everyone. The Hill Church will never ever give up, looking for the living amongst the dead.

The Message: The Twenty-Third – Mark’s Gospel (25 March 2018)

By | Teaching, The Message

Jesus has been calling people to go with him to the other side. To the uncomfortable, costly, messy and risky place where the people who need him are. We need this willingness and experience to grow, to see Jesus for who he is and to sacrifice our ‘pigs’ for the sake of people made in the image of God – no matter how broken, beaten, battered or bruised. Text: Mark 4:35-5:20.

Unashamed – Talk Three (11 March 2018)

By | Teaching, Unashamed

How did we get here? Are we simply the result of random particles that collided to create the universe, our sun, our earth, our very existence? If there is a design, doesn’t that point to a Designer? In this session Grant, Matt and Dan talk about creation, and how we as Christians can be confident in the overwhelming evidence that a Creator – eternal, all powerful and infinite – must have created everything we see today. Incredibly, the Bible describes how Jesus Christ, the son of God, sustains and holds all of creation together! While theories exist even within Christian circles as to the ‘how’ and the ‘when’ God created, this talk is geared more towards the shared underlying point that all Christians agree on – that for there to be a creation, there must be a Creator! As Christians believing in a loving Creator, we can be more than confident that the evidence is overwhelmingly on our side! We can be unashamed to talk about our faith in a God who is real, and who has revealed Himself not only through creation, but through his son, Jesus Christ.

The Message: The Twenty-Second – Mark’s Gospel (4 March 2018)

By | Teaching, The Message

When we experience tough seasons we can often look for answers from God as to why He would allow it or even cause it. Sometimes it can feel the only reason for the season even happening is because we followed him. In those moments it is critical that we ask the right question, which is not why is this happening?, but who is this who is with us?

Text: Mark 4:35-41