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2018 Sermons

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The following sermons were recorded at Hillside Baptist Church during the Year of Our Lord, 2018. 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.

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

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Date Description Audio Link
Dec. 30, 2018 "Resolutions" – Hebrews 10:19-25
We all make resolutions, vows, and commitments, but do we keep them?   Sermon outline   Sermon by Pastor Al Page
Dec. 23, 2018 "Giving Gifts to Jesus on Christmas" – Luke 2:1-20
Jesus received three gifts at His birth.   Sermon outline
Dec. 16, 2018 "A Changed Life After an Encounter with God" – Matthew 1:18-25
Nothing quite changes your life like a visit from an angel of the Lord.   Sermon outline
Dec. 9, 2018 "Jesus Is God's Gift to Mankind" – Luke 1:26-38
A gift is something that is meant to be accepted.   Sermon outline
Dec. 2, 2018 "Putting on Christ for Christmas" – Romans 13:8-14
This action enables us to have purity in our conduct and character.   Sermon outline
Nov. 25, 2018 "The Value of Human Life" – Psalm 139:13-16
Human life has become devalued with so many people still favoring abortion.   Sermon outline    Sermon by Pastor Al Page
Note: Low volume on recording.
Nov. 18, 2018 "Thankful for victory over death, sin, and the law" – 1 Corinthians 15:50-57
Jesus died and rose again so we can be thankful for His victory over death.   Sermon outline
Nov. 11, 2018 "Pastoral Epistles 5: The Qualifications of Church Elders" – 1 TImothy 3:1-7
Paul set the principles and requirements for a church elder (or overseer). Are you qualified?   Sermon outline
Nov. 4, 2018 "Pastoral Epistles 4: The Role of Men and Women in the Church" – 1 Timothy 2:8-15
We must be careful to not allow today's cultural norms about men and women from subverting scriptural doctrines. Sermon outline
Oct. 28, 2018 "Pastoral Epistles 3: Are You One of the 'All'?" – 1 Timothy 2:1-8
As Christians, we are called to pray for all people.   Sermon outline
Oct. 21, 2018 "Pastoral Epistles 2: Preventing the Spread of False Teaching" –
1 Timothy 1:3-20
To prevent the spread of heresy, we must promote the truth of the gospel message.   Sermon outline
Oct. 14, 2018 "The Necessity of a New Birth" – John 3:1-21
Nicodemus, a leading Pharisee, came in the dark of night to speak with Jesus.   Sermon outline
Oct. 7, 2018 "Pastoral Epistles 1: Paul's Authoritative Words of Encouragement" – 1 Timothy 1:1-2
Paul wrote to Timothy several years after his imprisonment dewscribed in Acts 28.   Sermon outline
Note: Technical problems; volume drops after 7 minutes.
Sept. 30, 2018 "The Meeting in the Air" – 1 Thess. 4:13-20
Based on numerous references in the New Testament, Jesus is coming back again. Sermon by Pastor Al Page.   Sermon outline
Note: Technical problems - low volume and occasional static.
Sept. 23, 2018 "Too Late" – Matthew 25:1-13
The virgins who left to get more lamp oil came back too late to be admitted to the wedding feast. Sermon by Pastor Al Page   Sermon outline
Sept. 16, 2018 "Boasting About Our Weaknesses" – 2 Corinthians 11:30-12:10
Paul boasted about his weaknesses to show how God's grace was sufficient for him.   Sermon outline
Sept. 9, 2018 "Faith Put to the Test" – Genesis 22:1-19
God sent Abraham on a journey to sacrifice his son, Isaac.
Sermon outline
Sept. 2, 2018 "It's the Fall" – Genesis 2:15-3:24
After God created the world, "it was very good" until the serpent deceived Adam and Eve.   Sermon outline
Aug. 26, 2018 "Our God Searches for Us" – Luke 15:1-32
This chapter presents three parables about God's love for that which was lost.   Sermon outline
Aug. 19, 2018 "Much Forgiveness = Much Love" – Luke 7:36-50
While Jesus was dining at a Pharisee's home, a sinful woman anointed Jesus with costly perfume.   Sermon outline
Aug. 12, 2018 "Recognizing False Religious Practices in Ourselves" – Judges 17:1-13
This passage illustrates nine falsehoods that can creep into our lives.    Sermon outline
Aug. 5, 2018 "An Enduring Life's Testimony" – 2 Kings 18:1-6
At the end of life, what kind of testimony will people give about you?   Sermon outline
July 29, 2018 "Who Will You Serve This Day?" – Joshua 24:14-28
After the Israelites conquered Jericho, Joshua commanded the Israelites to worship the Lord.   Sermon outline
July 22, 2018 "Final Words from a Pastor's Heart" – 2 Peter 3:14-18
Peter ends his second letter with four imperative statements.   Sermon outline
July 15, 2018 "Longing for the Second Coming of Christ" – 2 Peter 3:10-13
Believers should look for and pray for Christ's return.   
Sermon outline
July 8, 2018 "An Encounter with God" – Isaiah 6:1-12
In the year that King Uzziah died, Isaiah had a vision of the Lord on His throne in heaven.
Sermon by Pastor Al Page Sermon outline
July 1, 2018 "The Immutable Word of God" – 2 Peter 3:1-9
Peter here counters the mockers by arguing in favor of the authority of the Word of God given by the prophets and by Jesus' apostles.   Sermon outline
June 24, 2018 "More Characteristics of False Teachers" – 2 Peter 2:10-22
Peter continues his exposé of false teachers with a scathing denunciation of their sinful behavior.   Sermon outline
June 17, 2018 "A Father's Heart" – Proverbs 3:1-35
This passage in Proverbs expresses three spiritual concerns of a father for his children.   Sermon outline
June 10, 2018 "God's Protected People" – 2 Peter 2:3a-10a
God protects believers from trials but enacts judgment on the wicked. Sermon outline
June 3, 2018 "Characteristics of False Preachers" – 2 Peter 2:1-3a
Peter warns about the rise of false prophets and teachers who will try to spread destructive heresies.    Sermon outline
May 27, 2018 "Have You Been Fooled into Believing a Myth?" – 2 Peter 1:16-21
Peter forcefully explains why the apostles and others were convinced of the truth of the gospel.   Sermon outline
May 20, 2018 "Needful Reminders for Godliness" – 2 Peter 1:12-15
While our daily lives are full of reminders, they should include reminders to practice Godly virtues.   Sermon outline
May 13, 2018 "The Faith of a Godly Woman" – Matthew 15:21-28
In Phonecia, a Gentile woman pleaded with Jesus to save her demon-possessed daughter. (Mother's Day)   Sermon outline
May 6, 2018 "Assurance of Salvation" – 1 Peter 1:8-11
Peter tells us that if we regularly practice these virtues, we can be certain of four things.   Sermon outline
Apr. 29, 2018 "Displaying Christian Virtue" – 2 Peter 1:5-7
Peter describes several virtues that will help others see us as children of God.   Sermon outline
Apr. 22, 2018 "The Joy of Heaven" – 1 John 3:1-3
What is heaven like and how will we get there?
Sermon outline
Sermon by Pastor Al Page.
Apr. 15, 2018 "Jesus Christ, Our Unifier" – 2 Peter 1:1-4
Three elements of the Christian life spiritally connect us.   Sermon outline
Note: Several minutes into the recording, the volume dropped off.
Apr. 8, 2018 "Trusting God Through Adversity" – Numbers 12:1-16
Aaron and Miriam spoke out against Moses' leadership, only to suffer God's discipline.   Sermon outline
Apr. 1, 2018
Resurrection Sunday
"Jesus, the Lord our God" – John 19:1 - 20:31
During Jesus' trial, punishment,and crucifixion, eyewitnesses expressed either scorn, indifference, hatred, or love.   Sermon outline
Note: Sporadic drop in volume, especially from 11:00 to 27:00 minutes.
Mar. 25, 2018 "Jesus, the Overlooked Messiah" – Matt. 21:1-17
There are dangers for those who ignore the Messiah.   Sermon outline
Mar. 18, 2018 "Jesus, The Good Shepherd" – John 10:1-18
The greatest shepherd of all is Jesus and we are His flock.   Sermon outline
Mar. 11, 2018 "Following Christ" – Mark 8, 9, 10
What must we set aside to follow Christ?   Sermon outline
Mar. 4, 2018 "The Model Prayer 6: Praising God" – Matthew 6:13b
Although some scholars dispute the "for Yours is the kingdom" ending, Jewish prayers of that time typically ended with words praising God.   Sermon outline
Feb. 25, 2018 Sunday Services were cancelled due to the snowstorm.
speaker muted
Feb. 18, 2018 "The Model Prayer 5: Trials and Temptations" – Matthew 6:13
Temptation is not sin but giving in to temptation is where we commit sin.   Sermon outline
Feb. 11, 2018 "Model Prayer 4: Forgiving and Being Forgiven" – Matthew 6:12, 14, 15
Jesus said we must forgive others or else the Father will not forgive us.   Sermon outline
Feb. 4, 2018 "Model Prayer 3: Trusting in God Daily" – Matthew 6:11
In verse 11, the prayer transitions from worship first to asking God for our needs, like food for tomorrow.   Sermon outline
Jan. 28, 2018 "Model Prayer 2: Heaven on Earth" – Matthew 6:10
The model prayer hopes that God establishes heaven on earth.
Sermon outline
Jan. 21, 2018 "Model Prayer 1: Focusing First on God's Name" – Matthew 6:9
This series focuses on Jesus' model prayer (AKA The Lord's Prayer) and starts with three aspects of God's name.   Sermon outline
Jan. 14, 2018 "Worshipping the One and Only God" – Deut. 6:4-9
In his final days, Moses gave many commands to the Israelites, especially to love God wholeheartedly.   Sermon outline
Jan. 7, 2018 "Observing the Lord's Supper Rightly" - 1 Cor. 11:17-34
Paul addressed the divisions and wordly practices in the Corinthian church which affected their practice of the Lord's Supper.    Sermon outline

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