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At Hillsdale our purpose is to preach and teach the Word of God, to provide a place for worship, fellowship, and support, as we connect our hearts with God, to grow to become more like Christ and be equipped to serve and share His love to our world.

It is our prayer that you find our fellowship warm and friendly and the messages meaningful and practical so that you will discover all that God has made you to be, that you might worship and serve Him. We know you will find our family fellowship caring and supportive and that here you can build lasting relationships.

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A Message From Your Pastor

A new preaching series called, "Exploding the Myths that Make Us Miserable." will be our focus over the next couple of months.

There are many harmful myths that we've been taught by the world and those myths have robbed us of happiness and emotional well-being.  As we go through this series over the next two months, we will be examining some of these cultural myths and false beliefs that are prevalent today and we'll "explode" them with the power of God's truth.

I hope you'll join us in person (or online) this Sunday @ 10:45 am as we begin this new series with an introductory message I'm calling, "Why Truth Matters."

 
I am praying for each of you to begin again assembling together for worship, instruction, and teaching in the Word of God for encouragement and growth in faith for your spiritual walk with God. I can't emphasize enough the importance of our assembly together as a family of God.
 
"So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind." Philippians 2:1

"not neglecting to meet together, as is the habit of some, but encouraging one another, and all the more as you see the Day drawing near." Hebrews 10:25

In His Service,
Pastor Jim
 
 

There are many opportunities for us to gather together.

 

Fellowship Meal Gather together on Wednesday nights starting at 5:30 pm for a family meal and fellowship together.

 



& Family Prayer at 6:30 pm. Come as we continue to pray for spiritual restoration, forgiveness, and unity in the Spirit that binds us together in the bond of peace, that in the effort of love, we are established as one body and one spirit because we are called to one glorious hope and future. Ephesians 4:1-4

 

 

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Children's Bible Study 9:30 am
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Wednesdays 5:30 pm
Family meal with prayer & devotion 6:30 pm
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eNCOURAGE


Jesus, Teach Us To Pray

by Debbie Fredrickson
Ministry of Encouragement and Faith

 

PART 5: Jesus, Teach Us to Pray

Matthew 6:13
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but rescue us from the evil one."


Abide in Christ
(Jesus speaking) "Abide in me, and I in you." John 15:4 ESV  Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit, for apart from me you can do nothing. John 15:5
  Jesus knows the key defense in this spiritual battle is to Abide in Him. We must recognize that in ourselves we can not do anything good. All good fruit comes from Him. It is when we become submissive to Him so He is living in us and through us that we experience victory over temptation and the ability to do all those good things He planned for us to do long ago. 

 

"For we are God’s masterpiece. He has created us anew in Christ Jesus, so we can do the good things he planned for us long ago." Ephesians 2:10 NLT

When we abide in Christ our heart and desires change and we keep ourselves positioned in reverent obedience under His divine protection, so we can withstand the fiery darts of temptation.

O Lord, you have searched me and known me!...
You hem me in, behind and before,
and lay your hand upon me.

Psalm 139:1,5 ESV

Fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
Isaiah 41:10 ESV

God is faithful, He will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear but when you are tempted He will also provide a way out so you can endure it. 1 Corinthians 10:13 ESV


But the Lord is faithful. He will establish you and guard you against the evil one. 2 Thessalonians 3:3 ESV


Live in the Spirit
Not only are we to abide in Christ we must also live in the Spirit by putting on the Full Armor of God. We may think the Christian life is a rosy path. It is not, Jesus knew this very well. He had to live with constant confrontations with religious groups, traditions, and cultural groups whose beliefs were opposite to the truths He was preaching. Ultimately this opposition leads to His arrest and crucifixion on the cross. Jesus knew our path would be encamped in warfare with evil influences too, trying to influence us to waver in faith and obedience to God and the truth of His Word. By abiding in Christ and putting on the Full Armor of God we will become reverently obedient to Christ by living in the Spirit.


"Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. Put on the full armor of God, so that you can take your stand against the devil’s schemes. For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world, and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms. Therefore put on the full armor of God, so that when the day of evil comes, you may be able to stand your ground, and after you have done everything, to stand. Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place, and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace. In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one. Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God. And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests. With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the Lord’s people." Ephesians 6:10-18 NIV


PUT ON THE FULL ARMOR OF GOD
The reason we must put on the Armor of God is that it is the first defense against the spiritual warfare we will encounter that will work against our spiritual walk with God. Our spiritual walk with God is nourished as we stay present with Him throughout the day by keeping our focus on God and His Word. As we get to know Him better and better and submit ourselves to His authority we will stay under His divine guidance & protection.

Put on TRUTH Truth is our number one defense against the evil one; Satan the Father of Lies. Knowing and understanding God's truth and standing firm on His Word by believing it and living it will guard our thoughts and guide our steps. Put on God's truth every day: "Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV

Put on RIGHTEOUSNESS It is Christ's righteousness that we put on. It is His righteousness that brought us peace with God and put us in right standing with Him that we may be called the Children of God. Resist the evil one's lies, nothing can take away this relationship we have with God. Christ bought us with the price of His shed blood on the cross that we may become the righteousness of God in Him. When we submit ourselves to Christ we put on the Righteousness of Christ every day: "God made him who had no sin to be sin for us so that in him we might become the righteousness of God." 2 Corinthians 5:21 NIV

Put on the GOSPEL MESSAGE It is important that we know the Gospel message and be ready to share it along the way. This message is written on our hearts when we experience God's grace, mercy, love, and faithfulness first hand and through the knowledge of the truth of His Word. This gives us a living message of reconciliation and hope to those who hear it. Put on the Gospel message every day:" How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching? And how are they to preach unless they are sent? As it is written, “How beautiful are the feet of those who preach the good news!” Romans 10:14-15 ESV

Put on FAITH Faith is the backbone of our relationship with Christ. Our faith and trust are in the person of Jesus Christ, not of circumstances. It doesn't matter what circumstances fall along our path, it is God we put our trust in because His love is poured into our hearts by the Holy Spirit. We can endure the fiery arrows from the evil one because we have experienced God's grace and we rejoice in hope because we have peace with God. Put on faith every day: "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope." Romans 15:13 ESV

Put on SALVATION We are given eternal life and that life is found in our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ. This eternal life is for anyone who believes in God and Jesus Christ whom He sent. Our eternal life begins the very moment we first believe and continues to eternity. Jesus promises the hope to live an abundant life in Him and through Him which no one can take away. Our life in Him is secure because we are kept in Him and in the Father. No one can snatch us out of His hands. Put on the security of salvation every day: " I came that they may have life and have it abundantly." John 10:10 ESV

Put on the SPIRIT The Holy Spirit is our source of power and truth that we may know the mind of Christ and the will of God. The Holy Spirit will give us an understanding of the Word of God, guide us and lead us in Godly living, and mature us in Christ-like character. As we submit ourselves to Christ and allow the Holy Spirit to work in our lives He will transform us, renew our minds and produce in us every good work to bring glory to God. This is our spiritual worship. Put on the Holy Spirit every day: "
 I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship. Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect." Romans 12:1-2 NLT


Purposeful Prayer
Faithful and powerful loving Father. I worship and praise you for all your loving-kindness and gracious desire to possess me as one of your own - one called as a child of God. Thank you for giving me this new life in Christ and making me a new person in you. Help me to walk in your presence abiding in the truth of your word and presenting to you, in spiritual worship, all that you've made me to be and to do all those good things you planned for me long ago.
Guard and protect me from the evil one who wants me to stray from your Holy presence.

Thank you for making me one with you - for you go before me, behind me, and beside me. Help me to be willing to walk the path I fear to see knowing you are always right beside me leading and guiding me. Fill me with the fruit of the Spirit that you will produce every good work in my life: Love, Joy, Peace, Patience, Kindness, Gentleness, Faithfulness, and Self-Control as I continue to know you better and better and grow more in the image of your Son.

I want to abide in your Holy presence and live in your Word for I know you will give me all that I need for wisdom and understanding when facing life choices for right living. Thank you for your Holy Armor, my protection for all circumstances. I put on your Helmet of Salvation and Body Armor of Righteousness that protects my heart and mind so I can trust you in all things, for you are faithful to strengthen me and uphold me with your right hand. I put on your Belt of Truth and hold in my hand your Shield of Faith. Your word of truth guards my thoughts and guides my steps along with your shield that helps me put into action my faith in you, Lord, the one who loves me and cares about me. For all circumstances will work for my good because I love and trust you. Prepare my Feet to be ready to share my faith the truth of your Gospel Message as I go along my way. Now as I hold your Sward of Your Spirit - the Word of God - I will have all the wisdom, understanding, and strength I need to live in Your Word and be ready to be obedient in all things to bring glory and honor to your name - Amen



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