If you have had faith, then you have had times where you struggled to keep it. Faith in Christ is a relationship and there are times we feel closer to God than at others. This week, Pastor Doug will help us see that when we struggle to keep faith, it unlikely that God moved away from us and more likely we have move away from him.
You’d be hard pressed to find someone standing at the altar, on their wedding day, saying that they plan to commit adultery, but statistics show that nearly 60% will before age 40! Wow! This week, Pastor Doug will kick off a new series and give you 4 easy steps to committing adultery! Then he will look at the Bible to see if there might be a step or two we can learn to keep adultery at bay!
Pastor Tarina will continue her 5th Sunday Sermons about the Armor of God. A Roman soldier would never go into battle without his breastplate. The breastplate protects his heart, the most important organ we have. So, Paul uses the breastplate to compare the protection piece we need to be righteous.
What are demons? Are they red? Were they created by the Devil? Can they hurt us or cause us to do bad things? Where are they and what is their purpose? Does God have any control over them? Not knowing these things about demons can cause us to be fearful of them. This week Pastor Doug will finish up this series and teach us what the Bible says about demons and he will show us that we have nothing to fear!
What are angels? Are they fat babies with wings? Do they play harps on clouds? Are they visible? Are they here on earth? Are they aliens? There has been more written about angels than any other spiritual being or topic. This week, Pastor Doug will help us see the truth behind the biblical picture of angels and help us see what God has to say about this unique race.
What is Hell? Is it a lake of fire, do you burn forever? Is there a party? Is it just a way to describe annihilation? There are a lot of ideas out there as to what Hell is and some of those images are terrifying and others are defiantly glorified by those that are against God. This week, Pastor Doug will help us understand what Hell is, where it is and what it’s really like.
What is heaven? Is it a place with streets of gold? Does it contain mansions for all of us? Is it a physical place? Will we know people there? There have been many books written by people who claim to have been there, but their accounts don’t match up. This week, Pastor Doug will help us understand what God says heaven is like.
A road trip may not have a destination, but a journey does. Hillcrest has been on a journey that Jesus started 2000 years ago and we are heading to the destination of His return. In the final week of this series, Pastor Doug is going to pull out the master plan (road map) and talk about the next stops on the Journey. What’s in store for us and what does God have planned?
Any good road trip includes great stops along the way. During Hillcrest’s journey we have our own versions of giant balls of string and Jolly Green Giants. This week, Adam’s Thermal Foundation will join us as one of our awesome ministry partners and Pastor Doug will present them with a check to build the High School in Ottoro, Ethiopia! We are going to celebrate with a church picnic and beanbag tournament after the morning services.
We are all on a journey and sometimes it takes someone to help organize and direct that journey, so we don’t miss the awesome things on the way or get lost in the process. Hillcrest has had a great history of pastors to help guide her toward the destination God has set. This week, Pastor Brian will interview Pastor Doug as he celebrates his 20th year at Hillcrest. You might learn something new about Doug and we know he will use this opportunity to continue to point us towards the journey God has us on!