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Farewell, Pastor Martin
Today is Pastor Martin Pakula’s final Sunday service as Interim Pastor of Hills Bible Church. Martin has been with us since June 2011, and has served the congregation at Hills faithfully week in and week out. It is a sad day, as we have grown in fellowship and friendship with Martin and Jennie. Martin’s clear and accurate expositional preaching has been provoking,…
The Need for Effective Leadership
People will naturally follow someone that inspires them to be more successful in life, to strive to achieve all we can as a team and as individuals… to enjoy the successes together, and to support each other through struggles. Like so often in life, leaders can be seduced by short-term gain instead of long-term growth.
We don’t have to be an intellectual whiz to serve God effectively
“For Christ did not send me to baptize but to preach the gospel, and not with words of eloquent wisdom, lest the cross of Christ be emptied of its power. For the word of the cross is folly to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. For it is written, “I…
Satan has many snares which need to be detected; the world has many spells and lures which must be disenchanted; religion has many guises which must be unmasked, many devious paths of inconsistency which must be pointed out
A Key to Effective Leadership
Effective leadership is about empowering and equipping other leaders to influence those around them in their walk with God.
God has every right to abandon us all to our own demise and eternal destruction, for none of us deserved more. But He hasn’t. Despite our sinful ways, God chose to do what none of us deserved… to reach out in love and save us.
Why do I need Jesus?
Recently I was given the opportunity to tell people at church about how I came to be a Christian. It’s always a bit nerve-racking to stand up the front of a group of people and be vulnerable about your past. However I am a strong believer in being real about our struggles and trials in life so that we can see God’s power at work. No one is perfect. Everyone…
Mercy – What it is and What it Isn’t
God invests into all those who turn to faith in Him, and continues to do so because of His love and mercy for us.
Pride is the Spiritual Cancer of Humanity
Pride is the main obstacle in our hearts that stops us coming to God. It is the spiritual disease that puts the focus on oneself and not on God. It is a condition that is inherit in all of us.
Showing Others Unconditional Love
Just like Christ first did for us, we should be prepared to love others out of service to them, not expecting anything in return.