Down, but Not Out
Down, but Not Out
Description:Pastor Andrew highlights the truth that God's mercy drives us to repentance - demonstrated in Jonah 1:17-2:10. Here we see the troubled prophet being brought low to a point where he was able to wholeheartedly return to his Saviour.
The Folly of Running from God
Description:Some of us are in disobedience to God's revealed will - such was the case with Jonah. In Jonah 1:1-16 Pastor Andrew follows the course of this rebelling prophet contrasting his actions with God's rule making plain who's really in-charge.
Standing Firm to the End
Description:Reading 5:6-14 in this final study of 1 Peter, Pastor Andrew helps us to know our position in relation to almighty God, the need to trust in His fatherly care and the importance of resisting Satan - all with a view of enduring in faith to the glorious end.
The Dragon, the Beast and the False Prophet
Suffering and the Will of God
Description:We all go through varying types and levels of suffering. 1 Peter 4:12-19 refers to persecution but speaks to many trials that Christians faithhfully endure. In reading this passage together with supporting scripture, Pastor Andrew confirms that we must walk this expected difficult path en route to glory.
The Triumph of Christ's Resurrection
Living Knowing Jesus is Coming Back
Description:Reading 1 Peter 4:7-11 Pastor Andrew gives a biblical approach to life as we anticipate Christ's return. He also dispels some myths and misunderstanding concerning that great event.
The Seven Seals and the Sovereign Saviour
Living out the Rest of Your Time
Description:Adopting Christ's attitude through trials that are sure to come to those who are faithful to scripture and stand with the Lord against sin - Pastor Andrew follows this theme in 1 Peter 4:1-6 while remembering our guaranteed ultimate triumph.
The Seven Churches
Description:Pastor Andrew works through Revelation 2-3 in a look at Jesus' letters to seven real first-century churches that are reflective of churches throughout history.
Honouring God in the Midst of Hardship
Description:A call to pursue goodness with an expectation of blessing and possible persecution coming as a result - all this in light of our eternal, heavenly home. Pastor Andrew breaks down what it means to "pursue goodness" and thus honour God as together we study 1 Peter 3:13-17.
The Vision of the Glorified Christ
Description:Revelation, a book with God's promise to bless those who comprehend and embrace it, Pastor Andrew gives historical background regarding its authorship. In Chapter 1 we are introduced to the significance of the 7 churches to whom this letter was (is) addressed and gain insight into the effects of Christ's inevitable return. Filled with meaningful symbolism, there's a stress on the importance of interpreting with care.
Introduction to the Book of Revelation
Description:Pastor Andrew sketches the various approaches to and views of the Book of Revelation.
Honouring God in Marriage
Description:Pastor Andrew gives a biblical perspective on marriage reading from 1 Peter 3:1-7.
Special Themes from Pilgrim's Progress
Description:Dr. Horner gives various insights into the life and work of John Bunyan.
Living a Life Pleasing to God
Description:Focusing on Hebrews 11:5-6, Pastor Andrew considers Enoch's life in coming to an understanding of what is truly pleasing to God.
Description:Pastor Andrew examines 1 Peter 2:13-17 primarily to help us understand God's will concerning Christians' relationship to the state.
Description:Reading 1 Peter 2:11-12 Pastor Andrew answers the general question regarding how the people of God should approach a corrupt and watching world.
A Privileged People, Pt 2
Description:In 1 Peter 2:6-10 we continue to examine the privileges we have as true believers in Christ - called by God out of darkness into His marvelous light with implications for our testimony and future glory.
Description:Pastor Andrew leads us away from the confusion of compromise and into an understanding of spiritual growth. Listen as we study 1 Peter 2:1-3 learning what to put-off and put-on in the pilgrim's progress.
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.