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2011 Sermons

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"And as you go, preach, saying, 'The kingdom of heaven is at hand.'" Matt. 10:7

The following sermons were recorded at Hillside Baptist Church during 2011. They are presented here for anyone who may have missed the live sermon and for anyone seeking to better understand God's Word on a specific topic.

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Except where noted all sermons were presented by Pastor Jim Robertson.

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Dec. 25, 2011 "The Work of God in the Plan of Salvation" – Matt. 2:11-23
In this passage, God provided for Jesus, Mary, and Joseph at their critical times of need.
Dec. 18, 2011 "Decision to Worship the Lord" – Matt. 2:1-12
Several key people in this story reacted quite differently to Jesus' birth.
Dec. 11, 2011 "Pleasing God" – Luke 2:8-14
We can please God when we love Him with all our soul, strength, and might. Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
Dec. 4, 2011 "Interrupted Plans" – Matt. 1:18-25
Matthew shows us how Joseph's plans for his life were interrupted by God's plansS.
Nov. 27, 2011 "The Family Tree" – Mathew 1:1-17
Matthew describes three important facets of Jesus' family tree and gives us a valuable lesson.
Nov. 20, 2011 "Giving Thanks to God" – Psalm 136
This psalm reminds us to give thanks for the Lord's everlasting lovingkindness.
Nov. 13, 2011 "The Gideons" – various scriptures
John Caron, a member of the local Gideons, explained how the Gideons are more than Bibles in hotel rooms.
Nov. 6, 2011 "We Live in Difficult Times" – 2 Timothy 3:1-17
Paul tells Timothy how to distinguish Christ-like from un-Christian behavior.
Nov. 27, 2011 NOTE: The IE link has been discontinued since IE can now open an MP3 audio file in Windows Media Player 11 or later version.  
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Oct. 30, 2011 "Fully Following God" – Joshua 14:6-15
After conquering the Promised Land, Joshua and was still following God's leading.
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Oct. 23, 2011 "Closing Remarks from a Pastor's Heart" – James 5:1-20
James closes his letter with several words of advice.
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Oct. 16, 2011 "Fighting Worldliness Part 2" – James 4:11-17
James continues to advise us on how to fight worldiness.
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Oct. 9, 2011 "Fighting Worldliness Part 1" – James 4:1-10
James gives us three points to ponder on worldliness.
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Oct. 2, 2011 "Which Will Win? Heavenly Wisdom or Sinful Nature?" – James 3:13-18
James decribes the battle of heavenly wisdom vs. the sinful nature.
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Sept. 25, 2011 "It Starts in the Heart" – James 3:1-12
James warns against rushing to be a teacher of the Word.
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Sept. 18, 2011 "A Demonstrated Faith" – James 2:14-26
James gives us five ways in which we can demonstrate our faith.
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Sept. 11, 2011 "The Royal Law" – James 2:1-13
James identifies five ways in which we can show fulfllment of the law.
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Aug. 28, 2011 No Sunday Services due to Hurricane Irene. speaker speaker
Aug. 21, 2011 "Heavenly Reminders in Creation" – James 1:5-18
James offers five reminders of who God is.
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Aug. 14, 2011 "Trials" – James 1:1-4
This passage looks at five aspects of the trials we experience.
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Aug. 7, 2011 "Slaves of the Master" – James 1:1
James gives us four lessons about the Christian walk.
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July 17, 2011 "God's Promise Fulfilled" – Acts 27:1-28:16
Paul was arrested in Jerusalem, but was able to take his case, and the gospel, to Rome.
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July 4, 2011 "God at Work" – Acts 16:6-40
Paul planned to go to Asia but God had other plans for him in Macedonia.
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June 26, 2011 "Prayer Works" – Acts 12:1-17
Whenever the early Christians were persecuted, what did they resort to?
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June 19, 2011 "Our Heavenly Father" – Hebrews 12:4-11
Consider these two aspects of God's discipline.
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June 12, 2011 "Putting Our God to the Test" – Acts 4:32-5:11
Learn how sin crept into the early church.
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June 5, 2011 "Messiah in the Passover" – Exodus 12:6-10
A reenactment of the Passover gave notable insights into parallels with the Lord's Supper.
Sermon by Mitch Foreman of Chosen People Ministries.
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May 29, 2011 "Our Feeble Excuses" – Exodus 3:1 - 4:18
When God chose Moses to lead the Israelites from Egypt, Moses kept making excuses.
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May 22, 2011 "Serving Our Savior in This Church" – Romans 12:1-13
When tasks need to get done at church, the whole body needs to jopin in the effort.
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May 15, 2011 "What Is Tempting You?" – Matthew 4:1-11
Resist the temptation to ignore God's calling in your life.
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May 8, 2011 "Born Again to a Living Hope" – 1 Peter 1:3-8
Our problem is that -- unless we are born again -- we are without the living hope of Jesus Christ.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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May 1, 2011 "A Touch from the Master's Hand" – Mark 1:40-44
Jesus' healing of the leper involved four specific actions.
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Apr. 24, 2011 "What Is the Truth? The Salvation Story Played Out" – John 18:28-20:18
Neither the Jewish leaders nor the Romans realized who Jesus really was and is.
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Apr. 17, 2011 "The Important Departing Work of Jesus, Part 3: Praying from the Heart" – John 17
At the Last Supper, Jesus focused on three points in His High Priestly Prayer.
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Apr. 10, 2011 "The Important Departing Work of Jesus, Part 2: An Open Dialogue with His Disciples" – John 13:36-14:31
At the Last Supper, Jesus taught the disciples four important lessons.
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Apr. 3, 2011 "The Important Departing Work of Jesus, Part 1: What the Disciples Must Know" – John 13: 1-35
At the Last Supper, Jesus taught the disciples four important lessons.
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Mar. 27, 2011 "The Inescapable Call to Be Witnesses" – Acts 1:1-8
Jesus prepared His disciples for ministry in five ways.
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Mar. 20, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 10: Encouraging Remarks to the Faithful" – 1 Peter 5
Peter closes his letter with six encouraging statements.
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Mar. 13, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 9: Expectations in Suffering" – 1 Peter 4:12-19
When we suffer for Christ, we should have these five expectations.
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Mar. 6, 2011 "The Second Hardest Job" – 2 Samuel 23:13-17
Pastor Mark Ballard identified the toughest job as being a pastor's wife. Listen to learn what was the second toughest job. He also spoke about Project Launch 13, a plan to build a Bible college in New England.
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Feb. 27, 2011 No services due to snowstorm    
Feb. 20, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 8: Time Is Running Out" – 1 Peter 4:7-11
Peter tells us several ways to prepare for the inevitable end.
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Feb. 13, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 7: Your Role Played Out in the Gospel" – 1 Peter 4:1-6
This message examines three roles: the Christian, the non-believer, and God.
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Feb. 6, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 6: Glorifying God Is Our Purpose" – 1 Peter 3:13-22
As part of glorifying Christ, we must persevere, prepare, and present ourselves.
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Jan. 30, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 5: God Desires Submission" – 1 Peter 2:13-3:12
We are to submit to God in three areas of life.
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Jan. 23, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 4: Illustrations of Righteous for Christian Living" – 1 Peter 2:1-12
Peter provides four illustrations of our Christian walk.
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Jan. 16, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 3: The Imperishable Seed" – 1 Peter 1:17-25
Christ, the imperishable seed, enables us to do several things.
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Jan. 9, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 2: Holiness Is the Goal" – 1 Peter 1:10-16
Peter's three-step progression shows how our salvation leads to our holiness.
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Jan. 2, 2011 "Faith Refined Part 1: Our Foundation of Faith" – 1 Peter 1:1-9
Our foundation of faith is first grounded in the sanctifying blood of Jesus.
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