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

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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)

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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.

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

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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

The Message: The Twenty-First – Mark’s Gospel (11 February 2018)

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Mark chapter 4 contains four important stories that Jesus uses to teach us about the work of the Kingdom of God in the world and in our lives. This talk is the third talk focused on Mark chapter 4 and covers the final two stories. It centres on a truth that is at the heart of Christianity. If you see that truth, and know that truth it will set you free. (Mark 4:26-32)

The Message: The Seventeenth – Mark’s Gospel (5 November 2017)

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Mark 3:20-35. God does not line up with us, we are called to line up with Him. History is full of cultures, countries, cults, religions, churches and Christians bringing their plans, agenda & identity with the expectation that God will line up to them. The issue with that is it creates dim vision, low expectancy, small hope, weak faith and quiet worship. In this message we discover the importance of obedience and surrender which this leads to true freedom for anybody.

The Message: The Fifteenth – Mark’s Gospel (15 October 2017)

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Mark 3:13-19. People matter to God. He knows. He cares. He calls. People are called by God. That is how he works and always has. First he called the Prophets, then the Apostles, and now us. Every generation is called to do the same. He calls you out, those he wanted to go with him. We might have different backgrounds and beginnings, but do not judge or write yourself off, others off. God didn’t, doesn’t and won’t. We will all have different stories and endings but we are connected in that call to Christ.