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The Hill Bones “Squeeze it for ministry” (12 August 2018)

By | Bones, Teaching

There are three ways that we can appeal to people to ‘Come back to God’. The first is evidence. The second is experience. The third is example. Yet how can we can be consistent as an example when our lives experience so much inconsistency? Is it possible to model something in the turmoil and mess that shows people that God is at work in us and that we are true servants of Jesus Christ with a message worth hearing. Text: 2 Corinthians 5:16-6:13

Unashamed – Making the case for Christ (29 July 2018)

By | Teaching, Unashamed

How do you explain your belief to someone that Jesus Christ was the son of God, that he died for the sin of the world and was resurrected three days later? The easy answer is to say “because the Bible says so”. And although that’s true it probably won’t make much headway with a generation increasingly less likely to see the Bible as the authoritative Word of God. Dan explores how we can combine Scripture along with solid historical facts and evidence outside of the Bible to provide a compelling argument for Christ’s existence, his crucifixion and his resurrection.

The Message: The Twenty-Nine – Mark’s Gospel (22 July 2018)

By | Teaching, The Message

The difference between a created being and the Creator is significant. Whilst we are like God, we are not Him. However, the real wonder about the Christian faith is that God became like us. In this account of a creation miracle we are left asking have we understood the significance of these stories in Mark and what is our understanding of Jesus Christ. Text Mark 6:45-52.

The Message: The Twenty-Eight – Mark’s Gospel (1 July 2018)

By | Teaching, The Message

The Bible makes clear that God is our Creator. He is also a God that defies the laws of Science as much as he is one that defines them. In two passages of Mark’s gospel, chapter 6:30-43 and 8:1-21 we read of the feeding of two large crowds using miraculous means. What does this mean for us and for them? What does it tell us about Jesus?

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

By | Teaching, The Message, Uncategorised

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)

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 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.