The New Creation

In the prologue to John’s gospel we have a summary of the Christmas story.  This is one of the most theologically rich passages of Scripture in the entire Bible.  It depicts Jesus as the Creator, the light that offers salvation, his rejection, and more.  With the appearance of Jesus we

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Repent – A Breath of Fresh Air

Sometimes our walk with the Lord gets stale and stuffy because of the sin in our lives.  We get a breath of fresh spiritual air by dealing with our sins.  The way we do that is by repentance.  This teaching will discuss the dynamics of repenting of our sins so

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A Spiritual Diagnostic

From time-to-time we need to do a spiritual house-cleaning by taking a look at ourselves in the mirror and clean up our act.  Are there indicators in my behavior which demonstrate that my walk with the Lord isn’t what it should be?  Does my behavior reveal that there are things

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We Never Pray Alone

On one occasion Jesus told his disciples to go into their prayer closet and connect with God one-on-one.  After all, prayer is a conversation with our heavenly Father.  However, we never pray alone because we have a third party that always shows up during our prayers.  This teaching will reveal

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How to Pray – The Lord’s Prayer

It’s amazing that the main time that we pray as believers are when we are in a time of struggle. We are going through a painful time in life or we are concerned for those around us who are going through tough times. Yet we have many opportunities to pray

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How Does God Speak to Us?

In this message Dr. Bruce will point out some of the different ways that God speaks to us.  This will give us greater sensitivity and awareness to the presence of God in our lives and help us to better understand how God responds to our prayers.

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“Why Should We Pray”

Hillcrest Church is entering a season of intense praying for 30 days.  The focus of the challenge is praying for the revival of Hillcrest Church so that we can impact our community for the Lord.  We have many challenges to overcome in revitalizing the church, but God is good!  Prayer

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The Day of the Lord

There have been many significant days throughout world history.  However, they all pale in comparison to the “Day of the Lord.”  This day will witness the most amazing event ever:  The coming of Christ to destroy wickedness on the earth and establish his kingdom.  The Day of the Lord will

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The Rapture

This is one of the most scrutinized passages in the Bible about the second coming of Christ.  It has spawned endless debates about the Lord’s coming especially regarding the rapture.  What is the rapture?  Does it occur before, during, or after the tribulation period?  The Thessalonians had some confusion about

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