A Call to Love
A Call to Love
Description:Until our living hope of heaven is realised, Christians are called to love God and one another while resisting the sinful temptations to be self-centered and worldly-minded. Using 1 Peter 1:22-25, Pastor Andrew defines and personalises biblical love.
The Pilgrim's Conduct
Description:The certainty of christians' eternal home in heaven provides a living hope as an anchor for our souls. With this reality, Pastor Andrew gives us understanding as to how we are commanded by God to live our lives in thought and action. 1 Peter 1:13-17 is the text in view.
Enlisted in God's Army
Description:In Numbers chapters 1 and 2 Martin brings us a portion of scripture that may be considered boring unless it is understood in it's historical context, relevance to Christ and application for believers.
Our Living Hope: Predicted by God's Prophets
Description:In the hardship of life we can take for granted and even forget the greatness of our salvation - its value is seen in 1 Peter 1:10-12 as Pastor Andew guides us through this prophetic "living hope".
Our Living Hope: Perfected by God's Purpose
Description:1 Peter 1:6-9
Our Living Hope: Protected by God's Power
Description:1 Peter 1:3-5
Description:As Hills Bible Church recommissions one of our sisters-in-the-Lord to full-time mission work overseas, guest preacher Peter Hastie reads Psalm 2 reminding all believers of our responsibility for Christian witness amid conflict and suffering with an eye towards Christ's return.
The Freedom of Forgiveness
Description:Pastor Andrew opens Psalm 32 where we see the value of being upright in heart, learning the freedom that comes from confessing our sins to the Lord and forgiveness - a celebration of lasting peace in contrast to fleeting satisfaction in temporal pleasures.
The Preparation of the Church
Description:Selected Scriptures and Historical Sources
The Resurrection of Christ
Description:Pastor Andrew continues to move through the familiar biblical account of the death, burial and, now, resurrection of Jesus Christ. By following the facts and witnesses of this event we understand its significance for both them and us. John 20:1-11 is the passage in focus.
To Know Jesus is to Have Life
Description:We search scripture to find the true Jesus Christ.
Repent, Believe and Follow Christ
Description:We look at selected scriptures and gain wisdom for life with a focus on marriage.
The Betrayal and Arrest of Jesus
Description:Reading John 18:1-11 Pastor Andrew contrasts corruption with Jesus' sovereignty in this seemingly tragic garden scene.
The Lord's Prayer for His People - Pt 3
The 66 Books
Description:Pastor Andrew tracks the preservation of holy scripture throughout the ages.
The Lord's Prayer for His People - Pt 2
Description:Pastor Andrew defines "inspiration" as it pertains to biblical writings and gives evidence for scriptural truth.
The Lord's Prayer for His People - Pt 1
Description:In John 17:1-5, Pastor Andrew begins our look at Jesus' prayer to the Father for His true believers while on the brink of crucifixion. Understand the ultimate reason for Christ's coming and implications for our prayer lives.
How Did God Reveal Himself to Humanity?
Description:The Bible continues to impact our world as God's special revelation to us. Amazingly, its detailed message is true and without contradiction despite being penned by a multitude of human authors. How can that be? Pastor Andrew explains while looking at various Bible verses but not before first describing some general ways in which God "speaks".
Helped When Hated (Pt. 2)
Description:In John 15:26-16:4 with other select passages, Pastor Andrew explains that Jesus will ultimately bring his disciples to glory, and in the meantime, by the power of the Holy Spirit, we are to grow in love for God, each other and be witnesses to a hostile world.
The Power of the Resurrected Saviour
What's so Different About Christian Marriage?
The Promise of Peace in Troubling Times