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

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The following sermons were recorded at Hillside Baptist Church during the Year of Our Lord, 2013. 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.

For sermons for other years, click on the Sermons button to the left and select a year from that page.

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

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Dec. 29, 2013 "The Visit of the Magi" – Matt. 2:1-12
The Magi visited Herod, the king in Jerusalem, to find out where the King of the Jews had been born.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page
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Dec. 22, 2013 "The God of the Impossible" – Luke 1:26-40
The birth of Jesus was the most significant event in human history.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Dec. 15, 2013 Sunday Service canceled due to snow storm.  
Dec. 8, 2013 "The Pre-Incarnate Christ" – John 1:1-18
The gospel of John gives five points of reference to Christ's pre-incarnation.
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Dec. 1, 2013 "Rising to the Occasion" – Matt. 1:18-25
When the situation looks bad, will you shrink back or rise to the occasion?
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Nov. 24, 2013 "Living the Christian Life in Thankfulness" – Phil. 4:4-7
We are to continually praise God, practice gentleness toward others, anfd not be anxious but be thankful for any blessings.
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Nov. 17, 2013 "A Call to Give to the Work of God in Thankfulness" – 2 Cor. 9
Our giving should be done liberally, produce an abundance, and inspire the grateful prayers of others.
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Nov. 10, 2013 "Something to Be Thankful About 2: For God Being God" – Psalm 100
We are called to praise and worship the Lord with gladness and thanksgiving.
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Nov. 3, 2013 "Something to Be Thankful About 1: Knowing the Name of God Moves Us" – Psalm 75
The believer is to be motivated by the name of God and His wondrous works.
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Oct. 27, 2013 "My Hope: Defining Moments" – In a departure from the traditional sermon, Pastor Jim and Pastor Al presented a new Billy Graham video featuring three successful people whose lives reached that defining moment when their only hope was in Jesus. The Trailer   The Video speaker
Oct. 20, 2013 Technical problem – no recording made
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Oct. 13, 2013 "Thinking of Others in Our Prayers" – 1 Thess. 1:1-4
When praying to Jesus, we are to include several key elements.
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Oct. 6, 2013 "The Good Discipline of God" – Hebrews 12:1-11
From this passage, we can learn about discipline: its characteristics, aspects, and results.
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Sept. 29, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: Being Set Apart" – Jeremiah 1:1-10
As God called Jeremiah to preach to the nations, Gods sets us apart to do His work. (Final sermon in this series.)
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Sept. 22, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: Being Used of God for His Glory" – Isaiah 6
Isaiah experienced a vision from God that was tantamount to Paul's Damascus Road encounter.
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Sept. 15, 2013 "The Name of Jesus" – Acts 2, 3, 4
These passages illustrate how Peter and John boldly performed miracles in the name of Jesus. Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Sept. 8, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: The Difficulties of Living Out Our Faith" – 1 Kings 19:1-18
When God's people face trials and difficulties, God is there with us.
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Sept. 1, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God's Provision" – 1 Kings 17
God always provides for the needs of His followers.
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Aug. 25, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: Blown Opportunity" – 1 KIngs 12:25-33, 14:1-20, 15:25-30
A righteous God cannot tolerate unrighteous behavior,especially not from a king.
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Aug. 18, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God Is in Control" –
1 Kings 12:1-24
When it feels like the wrong person is in leadership, remember that God is still in control.
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Aug. 11, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: What Do You Desire?" –
1 Kings 3
We need to desire what will be pleasing to God.
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Aug. 4, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: A Covenant for David That Blesses All the People" – 2 Samuel 7
David wanted to honor God with a temple but God had a better plan. (Technical problem: Volume drops after one minute.)
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Jul. 28, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: Do You Accept God's Plan for Your Life?" – 1 Samuel 8
Samuel spoke the words of the Lord, but the people still demanded a king like other nations had. (Technical problem: Volume drops after 14 minutes.)
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Jul. 21, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God's Word Impacting Our Lives" – 1 Samuel 2:22-3:21
Seven verses in this passage can have a significant impact on our lives.
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Jul. 14, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God Displays Patience and Love for His People" – Judges 6 & 7
When the Midianites oppressed the Israelites (who had turned to false gods) God chose reluctant Gideon as their deliverer.
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Jul. 7, 2013 "The Truth Will Make You Free" – John 8:28-37
If you are a slave to sin, then you are not free.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Jun. 30, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God's Divine Love and Man's Sinful Nature" – Judges 2
The Israelites failed to conquer all the Promised Land and were soon swayed by their false gods. (Technical problem: Volume drops after 1 1/2 minutes.)
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Jun. 23, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God Fulfills His Promise" – Joshua 1
God brought His people to the Promised Land, but under new leadership.
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Jun. 16, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: Moses at the Burning Bush " – Exo. 3:1-4:24
God gave Moses a huge task: "Bring My people ... out of Egypt."
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Jun. 9, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: That Which We Wrestle with" – Gen. 32:1-33:4
On his way to face his brother, Esau, Jacob wrestled with an angel and received a blessing.
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Jun. 2, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God's Promises to Isaac" – Gen. 26
God's promises are for you if you will accept them.
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May 26, 2013 "The Work of the Gideons" – 2 Tim. 4:1
Countless lives have been changed because someone received a Gideon Bible.
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May 19, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: An Encounter with the Living God" – Gen. 17:1-27
God appeared to Abram and made a covenant with him and his descendants.
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May 12, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God's Love Displayed in the Midst of Divine Judgment" – Genesis 6:1-9:17
People had become so wicked that God decided to wipe out the wickedness except for the family of one righteous man, Noah.
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May 5, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: God's Patience Despite Humanity's Failures" – Genesis 4
The fall of Adam and Eve was a precursor to this story of brother against brother.
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Apr. 28, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: The Results of Sinful Behavior" – Genesis 3
Ponder the seven truths in this chapter.
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Apr. 21, 2013 "Old Testament Encounters with God: The Origin of All Things" – Gen. 1:1-2:3
Consider these seven important aspects of the creation account.
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Apr. 14, 2013 "God Has the Last Word" – Job 40:6-14
God admonished Job to leave justice against the wicked up to God.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Apr. 7, 2013 "God's Eternal Plan Unfolds, Part 4: The Great Commission"
– Matt. 28:16-20
In this final passage in Matthew, Jesus gave final commands and encouragement to the disciples.
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Mar. 31, 2013 "God's Eternal Plan Unfolds, Part 3: Jesus Is Victorious Over Death and Sin" – Matt. 27:55-28:15
The Easter narrative featured the devoted, the fearless, the ruthless, the clueless, and Jesus, the victorious.
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Mar. 24, 2013 "God's Eternal Plan Unfolds, Part 2: The Devil Attempts to Keep Jesus from the Cross" – Matt. 27:11-54
The devil made 10 attempts to thwart God's eternal plan of salvation.
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Mar. 17, 2013 "Repentance or Remorse: What Is the Difference?" – Matt. 26:69-27:10
This is a tale of two failures: Peter denied Jesus; Judas betrayed Jesus. Peter wept; Judas died.
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Mar. 10, 2013 "God's Eternal Plan Unfolds, Part 1: the Role Players" – Matt. 26:47-68
This message touches on all the players in the drama of the cross.
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Mar. 3, 2013 "The Ominscient Character of Christ" – Matt. 26:17-46
In this passage, Jesus demonstrated His divine knowledge.
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Feb. 24, 2013 All services canceled due to snowstorm.
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Feb. 17, 2013 "An Examination of Four Groups" – Matt. 26:1-16
This passage contrasts the behavior of the chief priests and elders, the disciples, Judas, and the woman who anointed Jesus.
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Feb. 10, 2013 "The Great Day of Separation" – Matt. 25:31-46
In this parable, Jesus speaks of eternal truths about Judgment Day.
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Feb. 3, 2013 "Is Your Service a Service of Faithfulness?" – Matt. 25:14-30
In the parable of the five talents (money), Jesus describes a test of faithfulness.
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Jan. 27, 2013 "Is This Your View of the Kingdom of Heaven?" – Matt. 25:1-13
The parable of the 10 virgins teaches us about the coming kingdom.
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Jan. 20, 2012 "Being Ready for Christ's Return" – Matt. 24:32-51
You need to know five things regarding Jesus' coming return.
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Jan. 13, 2013 "Are You Prepared for the End?" – Matt. 24:1-31
The disciples asked Jesus: What will be the sign of Your coming, and of the end of the age?
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Jan. 6, 2013 "Words of Woe to All Generations" – Matt. 23:1-39
Jesus spoke words of woe to those who practiced religious hypocricy.
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