In this week’s message we look at how the disciples were SO SURE that they would stick with Jesus, even when the going got rough… yet they didn’t! They didn’t know their own weaknesses or the deceitfulness of their own hearts. However, Jesus did, and loved them still. See how God loves you and me in the midst of all our broken promises, imperfections, and failings, and how that love can change us forever.
This is a full worship service broadcast from the sanctuary of Hillside Church. To keep people safe, there is no in-person service on Sunday morning during the Pandemic, but we can still worship in Spirit and in Truth together. We continue our series, “Yes Jesus, but…” as we look at the disciples’ reaction to Jesus saying He would be leaving them. See how Jesus has completely taken care of all their concerns and needs, and how He takes care of us as well.
This week we look at another memorable moment in Jesus’ last week of ministry on earth: Jesus washing the disciple’s feet at the Last Supper. The disciples had such a hard time with this – we hear many “Yes Jesus, buts!” We have a special treat as our Governing Board members will be bringing the message to us.
What do we look forward to more: our next vacation or Jesus’ coming back? Jesus is coming back and this fact is one of the greatest hopes of our Christian life. Come and be reminded how our lives here are just an instant, a fading glory compared to the wonder of what is to come!
Before the sermon on Obedience, we held an interview via FaceTime with Tim Westergren, leader of the Spain C&MA mission field. He spoke with us about what kind of missions work is done in Spain and why it is so important for churches like ours to partner with a mission field like Spain. Pastor Beth followed this with a short introduction to our last Discipline of Freedom – Obedience! Learn how this discipline can bring freedom to your life!
Pastor Beth invites us to consider the Christian response to people who are irritating, hurtful, unkind, selfish, and difficult – forgiveness! This is a difficult discipline, but one which brings such freedom. Let’s discuss how to live a life marked by forgiveness and also how to forgive the hardest person of all to forgive – ourselves.