In this message Robin speaks to the church about recent events they have experienced and how we can learn from these about the nature of what it means to belong to a local church and the worldwide church.
This talk is a combination of Hill family news and developments combined with an unpacking of some principles that are the foundation and responsibility of a healthy church.Text: 1 Corinthians 1:2; 3:11; 12:26; 15:1; 15:58
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As we begin a new year it is good to ask ourselves, who is the God we are looking for and how do we increase the chances of spotting Him at work?
Texts: Luke 5:1-3; Proverbs 16:9; Romans 8:28; Philippians 1:6; Matthew 25:44; 2 Timothy 2:1-7; Romans 12:1-2
What sort of person would you entrust to hand deliver a very precious document? What would be the characteristics that you would look for? Phoebe was a person entrusted with the safe delivery of the letter to the Romans. Her faithfulness, reliability, willingness and availability were used by God in a hidden way, but also in a significant way. She had a reputation amongst the believers as someone who would help and serve whenever, whatever and for whoever it was necessary. Phoebe is an excellent example of someone regarded as a deacon in the local church. We can aspire to be like her. Text: Romans 16:1-2
The church is God’s initiative not a human invention. Similarly, the public appointment of Elders in the church to lead is also God’s instruction and not just a good idea. The Bible makes clear that such appointments are essential to establishing a healthy vibrant Spirit-led local church. In this talk we address the process and provision for this in The Hill Church.
The Biblical texts to referred to in this talk are as follows: Acts 13:1-2; Colossians 1:18; Ephesians 3:10-11; Titus 2:14; John 10:4; Acts 14:21-23; Acts 20:17; Acts 20:28-31; Ephesians 3:10-21
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
This is a word in season for the church. It is about how we handle season of change, particularly involving loss and saying goodbye. Where do we find our security? Where do we find our stability? What is the scaffolding around which we must build our Christian faith? Text: John 15:1-17
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.
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 Bible and the message contained within could be described as a lion roaring. Who could defend it and who could deny its power. Its primary purpose is to reveal Christ so that to those who accept him he becomes more valuable and more personal. Jesus described our hearts as a treasury and the Word of God is the best kind of deposit we can make in the same. As we come to the end of 2017 it is a good question to ask – what is the bank balance of your heart? And how can we increase the value of the deposits in 2018?