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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, 2017.
They are presented here for anyone who may have missed a 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 Dr. Jim Robertson.

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Oct. 29, 2017 "It's a Spiritual World" – 1 Samuel 28:1-25
Fearing the Philistine's attack, Saul secretly visited a spirit medium to get advice from the spirit of Samuel, the prophet.   Sermon outline
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Oct. 22, 2017 "God at Work in Difficult Times" – Acts 27:1-44
On a prison ship headed for Rome, Paul was one of 276 people whom God allowed to survive a harrowing, storm-tossed voyage.   Sermon outline
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Oct. 15, 2017 "Demonstrating A Boldness For Christ" – Acts 25-26
There are five bold actions to emulate as Christians.    Sermon outline
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Oct. 8, 2017 "What Part Will You Play for Christ?" – Acts 24:1-27
At Paul's trial before Governor Felix, Paul spoke the truth while his antagonists gave false accusations.   Sermon outline
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Oct. 1, 2017 "Displaying Godly Confidence" – Acts 22:30 to 23:35
While before the Sanhedrin, Paul displayed confidfence in God's grace and sovereignty. Meanwhile, the Roman commander thwarted a Jewish plot to kill Paul.   Sermon outline
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Sept. 24, 2017 "Lessons in Life" – John 13:1-38
By washing the disciples' feet, Jesus taught that we should be willing to perform even menial tasks for each other.   Sermon outline
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
No recording due to technical difficulties.
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Sept. 17, 2017 "The Hour Has Come" – John 12:20-36
After entering Jerusalem prior to the Passover, Jesus told the crowd that His hour to die for them was coming.   Sermon outline
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
No recording due to technical difficulties.
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Sept. 10, 2017 "A Useful Template for Witnessing for Christ" – Acts 22:1-29
From the steps of the Roman barracks in Jerusalem, Paul told the crowd of his Jewish zeal, the Damascus Road encounter with Jesus, and his new zeal to preach Jesus to the Gentiles.   Sermon outline
No recording due to technical difficulties.
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Sept. 3, 2017 "Maintaining a Humble Spirit Through Trials" – Acts 21:17-40
Soon after returning to Jerusalem, Paul was confronted by false accusations and threats to kill him.   Sermon outline
No recording due to technical difficulties.
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Aug. 27, 2017 "Submitting to the Lord's Will" – Acts 21:1-16
At the center of submitting to the Lord's will must be a deep love for Jesus.
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Aug. 20, 2017 "A Good Example of Faithful Service" – Acts 20:17-38
As servants of the Lord, we need to fulfill our duty and follow the leading of the Holy Spirit.
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Aug. 13, 2017 "Engaging in Christian Ministry" – Acts 20:1-17
From Ephesus, Paul went north through Macedonia and Greece, ministering to the churches he had founded, and then sailed south to Miletus.
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Aug. 6, 2017 "Following the Crowd" – Acts 19:21 to 20:1
After many miracles happened in Ephesus, Demetrius and the makers of silver idols fomented a large mob to join a protest of uncertain purpose.
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July 30, 2017 "The Power of the Gospel of Christ" – Acts 19:8-20
Through Paul, God performed miracles of healing which led many Ephesians to confession, repentance, and salvation, and also led to widespread belief in the Lord Jesus.   Sermon outline
Note: No recording due to technical difficulties.
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July 23, 2017 "Humbly Submitting to Christian Truths" – Acts 18:18 - Acts 9:10
As Paul retraced his path through Galatia and Phrygia, he was able to correct misunderstandings and teach the truths about Jesus and His offer of salvation.
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July 16, 2017 "Being Encouraged" – Acts 18:1-17
At this time in Paul's ministry, he really needed help. After some Jews resisted his teachings, a vision from the Lord encouraged him to continue and also promised protection.
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July 9, 2017 "Our Reasonable Faith" – Acts 17:16-34
Paul, now in Athens, preached about Jesus and the Resurrection in the synagogue, the marketplace, and later to philosophers in the Aereopagus.
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July 2, 2017 "The Ups and Downs of Sharing the Gospel" – Acts 17:1-15
When we share the gospel, some will accept it, but others will reject or go out of their way to oppose it.
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June 25, 2017 "The Battle Rages on!" – Acts 16:16-40
Our spiritual enemy tries various ways to defeat us. Such was the case when Paul and Silas were beaten and thrown into a Philippian jail.
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June 18, 2017 "The Loving Father" – Luke 15:11-32
This parable teaches how joyful God is when a lost soul repents and turns back to God.
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June 11, 2017 "Following God's Leading" – Acts 16:1-15
Paul was obedient to the open doors that God provided. In a vision, a Macedonian man called him for help, which led him to Philippi.
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June 4, 2017 "Can't We All Just Get Along?" – Acts 15:36-41
After a dispute between Paul and Barnabas over John Mark, Paul took Silas to revisit the new churches in Asia Minor, while Barnabas took John Mark to Cyprus.
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May 28, 2017 "Advancing Correct Christian Doctrine" – Acts 15:1-35
The apostles had to settle a dispute that Jewish disciples were unfairly treating Gentile disciples in Antioch.
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May 21, 2017 "Persevering in the Service of God" – Acts 14:20-28
On their way back to Antioch in Syria, Paul and Barnabas spent time strengthening and encouraging the churches they had founded.
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May 14, 2017 "Characteristics of a Godly Woman" – John 2:1-10
At the wedding in Cana, Mary convinced her Son to help solve the wedding hosts' need.
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May 7, 2017 "Being Faithful" – Acts 14:8-20
While preaching in Lystra, Paul and Barnabas demonstrated how to be faithful in three noteworthy ways.
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Apr. 30, 2017 "The God of the Impossible" – 1st Cor. 15:1-10
The Bible is full of events that are scientifically impossible, like the resurrection of Jesus Christ.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Apr. 23, 2017 "A Holy Division" – Acts 14:1-7; Matt. 10:32-40
When the gospel is preached, some accept the promise of salvation, while others reject it.
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Apr. 16, 2017 "The Risen Savior" – Luke 23:1-24:53
These final chapters affirm four important aspects of Jesus' resurrection.
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Apr. 9, 2017 "The Coronation of the King (Palm Sunday)" – Luke 19:29-48
Near the end of His ministry, Jesus made a triumphant entry into Jerusalem. But He wept over the impending destruction of the city.
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Apr. 2, 2017 "Are You Continuing in the Grace of God?" – Acts 13:42-52
At Antioch in Pisidia, Paul and Barnabas preached to willing listeners but jealous leaders drove them away.
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Mar. 26, 2017 "Presenting the Gospel Effectively" – Acts 13:13-43
When sharing the message of salvation, we should focus on God's plan for each of us.
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Mar. 19, 2017 "Pleasing God" – Hebrews 11:6
To please God we must have faith. God rewards those who seek Him.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
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Mar. 12, 2017 "Being Led by the Holy Spirit" – Acts 13:1-12
You are blessed and bless others when you are obedient to the leading of the Holy Spirit.
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Mar. 5, 2017 "God Is Sovereignly in Control" – Acts 12
We act with limited sight, but God works with infinite might. King Herod learned this the hard way.
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Feb. 26, 2017 "The Growing Church" – Acts 11:19-30
This passage illustrates four attributes of a healthy, growing church as exemplified in Antioch, Syria.
Note: Due to a computer problem, the last few minutes were not recorded.
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Feb. 19, 2017 "God Is at Work in His Church" – Acts 11:1-18
When Peter reported at Jerusalem that the Holy Spirit had baptized Gentiles, they soon calmed down and accepted it.
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Feb. 12, 2017 "The Gateway Moment of the Gospel" – Acts 10:1-48
God led Peter to preach the gospel to Cornelius, a Roman centurion. This opened the gateway to all Gentiles.
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Feb. 5, 2017 "Practical Church 101" – Acts 9:32-43
The narrative now shifted to Peter, the miracles he performed, and the new believers added to the early church.
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Jan. 29, 2017 "The Most Famous Christian Conversion" – Acts 9:1-31
A man named Saul had an encounter with the Risen Lord on the road to Damascus, Syria. The result is history.
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Jan. 22, 2017 "Salvation" – Acts 8:26-40
The passage on Philip and the Ethiopian illustrates that salvation is offered to everyone.
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Jan. 15, 2017 "Are You Pretending to Be a Christian?" – Acts 8:5-25
Our Lord told us that there would always be pretenders in the church, such as Simon Magus of Samaria.
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Jan. 8, 2017 "The Persecuted Church" – Acts 8:1-4
This passage illustrates five factors involved in the persecution of Christians.
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Jan. 1, 2017 "Defending the Gospel Can Get you Killed" – Acts 6:8-7:60
Stephen, one of the first deacons, preached eloquently until evildoers condemned him falsely.
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