BONES “Be like Phoebe”(28 October 2018)

By | Bones, Teaching

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

BONES “Put what remains into order and appoint Elders” (7 October 2018)

By | Bones, Teaching

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

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

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.

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.

Bones “Make a good deposit” (10 December 2017)

By | Bones, Teaching

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?