The Dark Days

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug again brings us to Exodus and the plight of the Israelites in Egypt. They were experiencing dark days under a new king, but God had a plan for them. In the same way, when we are in dark days God has a plan for us. He knows us and He loves us--we have to seek Him, never give up and trust in His plan.

The Backstory

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug brings us to the beginning--everything in Genesis leading up to the Book of Exodus and God's Plan for His people.

Preparing for the New Year

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about beginning a new year and taking a spiritual inventory. There are things in our spiritual lives which are good, however, there are things in our lives that are not good, not healthy for our spiritual lives that we need to throw away. We are to focus our thoughts on Heavenly things rather than worldly things.

She Is Chosen

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about Mary and asks us to imagine how she felt when the angel told her she would give birth to the Savior of the world. She said "yes" and her entire life and world would never be the same.

He Is Light

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Psstor Doug speaks to us about how light takes away darkness and brings hope. In the Gospel of John we read that Jesus is the Light and that He is our hope. As Jesus is a light to us, we are also to shine His light to those around us that they might see the love of God through us--that they might have hope.

He Is Lord

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about preparing our hearts for Jesus.

He Is Coming

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about having a right relationship with God. Sometimes, we stop at the acceptance of God's grace rather than living for the Kingdom of God and being prepared for His coming.

His Prayer

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about the prayer of Jesus in John 17. This prayer was for the early believers, as well as every person who would ever believe in Jesus through the ages. HE PRAYED FOR US! How great and loving is our God!

You Will Be Blessed

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Please excuse the title slide, which was from last week (11/12/17) and the Scripture reference, which is also from last week--technical difficulties. The Sermon is correct and we pray that it will bless you and bring you into a more intimate relationship with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Jesus Wept

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about the story of Mary and Martha and the death of their brother, Lazarus. At the tomb, Jesus wept. Jesus is fully God and fully human and He understands our mourning. However, it does not end there. There will be a time when he will look on our broken, defeated lives and tell us "My child, I am the resurrection and the life. Stand up and come to life."

Blind Will See Part 1

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about the story of the man born blind and tells us that we are all born with spiritual blindness. We need the gift of spiritual sight, which can come only by an intimate and miraculous interaction with Jesus Christ. Through prayer, reading God's Word, fellowship and other spiritual disciplines we continue to develop an even clearer picture of God and His will in our lives.

From Identity Comes Boldness

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug tells us that the circumstances in our lives are simply events that have taken place. They are trials and cause heartache, but they are not your identity. They do not define you. We can be bold in our identity in Christ because there is no shame in our name.

Comprehending The Smoke

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about the recent tragedies and the fact that, even in the midst of the storms of life, heartache, devastation, hurt, etc., God is still in control. We are not called to understand, but to simply trust and continue in our walk with Him in faith. We are never alone--God is on our side.

Dwelling Among Us

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about the introduction in the Gospel of John: "In the beginning was the Word and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." John 1:1. He continues in John 1 to help us understand the meaning of this introduction.

The Persecuted

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about the final Beatitude: "Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." He gives us a definition of persecution, a history of persecution, and how we should respond to persecution.

Make Peace

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about the Beatitude "Blessed are the peacemakers for they will be called children of God" in Matthew 5:9. He talks about the meaning of being a peacemaker and a child of God. A peacemaker is someone who is actively seeking to reconcile people to God and to one another and who resembles God in the way we live.

Seeing God

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about the Beatitude in Matthew 5:8, which says "Blessed are the pure in heart for they will see God". He tells us that the only way for us to have a pure heart is for God to give you one. There is nothing we can do to be pure hearted except let God change us by surrendering completely to Him and allowing Him to be Lord of your life.

To Hunger and Thirst

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about the Beatitude in Matthew 5:6, which says "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled". He tells us that we are to hunger and thirst for the will of God in all that we do, think and say. This hunger will be filled by God continually if we seek His will.

To Be Meek

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about the Beatitude in Matthew 5:5, in which Jesus says "Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth." He tells us that meek means to be gentle or humble in nature. God is calling us to be meek to remind us that we belong to Him. We are not living for our own will, but for the will of Christ as we await our inheritance.

Our Mourning

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about the Beatitude "Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted". He tells us that this is about mourning for our own sinfulness.

Less of Me and More of You

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug introduces us to the Beatitudes with a definition and a purpose for studying them. Each Beatitude begins with Jesus saying "Blessed are", the first being "Blessed are the poor in spirit".

God Is Gracious

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about Grace and how it is defined. Grace from God, as defined in Ephesians, means that we are free from the bondage of sin and we are free from the punishment of our sin as well.

Our God Is Merciful

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug tells us that God's mercy is rooted in His love for us. He is merciful because He is love. God showed His mercy for us in sending Jesus Christ to take our place on the cross.

Our God Is Love

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about the definition of love as the world sees it. The Scripture definition of love is found in 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 and 1 John 4:8. God is love.

Our God Is Righteous

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug tells us that God is always right and just. He is always right in everything he says, does and thinks. Because of God's righteousness he must respond to sin. God's response to evil in the world is to judge and banish all that is evil/wrong in the world. Because of the gift of Jesus Christ we have been made righteous--right with God--our response should be a life dedicated to Him.

Unchanging God

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug reminds us that the God we experience today is the same God, in every way, who created the Heavens and the Earth. God does not change and His character does not change. God is not done with us and only God can change us. Trust in this unchanging God who loves you unconditionally.


Pastor Bob Merwin


Description:Pastor Bob speaks about confession and the benefits that come with it.

One Spirit

Pastor Katie Donaldson


Description:Pastor Katie speaks to us about Pentecost Sunday and the "One Spirit" of God.

Up, Up, and Away?

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave speaks to us about Jesus going up into heaven as we celebrate Ascension Day.

Love In Action

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave speaks about the three times that Jesus asks Peter "Do you love me more than these?". Jesus was asking Peter "Do you love me most?". More than your family; more than your friends; more than your career; more than your plans for the future; etc. Do you love Jesus most?

Out of the Boat

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave compares the Scripture in John 21:1-14 (where Jesus appears to the disciples, who have been fishing all night unsuccessfully, and tells them to throw their nets on the right side of the boat and they will catch fish) to Luke 5:1-11 (where at the beginning of His Ministry He tells Simon to put out into deep water, and let down the nets for a catch.) He speaks about Peter's reaction and the difference from the first event to the second. It's all about Jesus.

Dealing With Doubt

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks about "Doubting Thomas" and doubts. We all, as Thomas, come to the place that we need to experience our own personal relationship with Jesus. In light of the Resurrection, all doubts are washed away.

The Breaking of Bread

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave speaks about the conversation on the road to Emmaus. The disciples met a stranger who walked them through the whole of Jewish Scripture right up to the suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection of the Messiah. They did not recognize Jesus until "The Breaking of the Bread".

Do Not Hold Onto Me

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave speaks about Mary's reaction when she finds the tomb of Jesus empty. She is distraught not even thinking that Jesus is alive. Then she saw him and believed. The disciples believed only after they experienced a meeting with the Risen Lord. They had seen Jesus and their lives would never be the same!

There They Will See Me

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:He is Risen! Pastor Dave talks about the Resurrection Story and how the tomb of Jesus was in a garden much like the Garden of Eden. In this second garden, with the resurrection of Jesus, God begins the re-creation of all things.

Transformed Purpose for Living

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave brings us to Palm Sunday and the triumphant entry of Jesus into Jerusalem. The people cried out "Hosanna! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord." Their concept of Jesus was as an earthly king, but their idea of Jesus was much too small--He is so much more than that!!!!!

Transformed Relationships

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave speaks about relationships in light of being a disciple of Jesus. He tells us that it is impossible to walk in a restored relationship with God while also walking in relationships of hostitlity, bitterness or unforgiveness with others. We can best live out the call to love like Jesus loves by laying down our right to prove ourselves right.

Transformed Will

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug speaks to us about knowing God's will. When we surrender our lives to God, we don't find his will, we begin to live His will. When our wills are transformed we no longer try to build up and further our own kingdoms--we live Kingdom focused lives.

Transformed Affections: Lust vs. Love

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave tells us that in Galatians 5:15 Paul uses language that describes our sinful nature as "animal instinct": "If you keep on biting and devouring each other, watch out or you will be destroyed by each other." We have freedom in Christ and are not bound by law or any form of religious legalism. But how you use that freedom is important.

Transformed Mind

Katie Donaldson


Description:Katie speaks to us about the fact that God is always with us, we are protected and we have nothing to fear. Fear can be crippling--fear is real, however, trusting God in our times of fear can be freeing. He is our strength, our helper and our support--always!

To Be a Light

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:On Transfiguration Sunday Pastor Dave talks about Jesus, as light, revealing his deity--light is the glory of God. As the deity of Jesus and the glory of God in HIM was revealed through the transfiguration of Jesus, so the glory of God is revealed to the world through our unveiled faces in a dark and lost world.

Lives of Holiness

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:In Matthew 5:48 Jesus tells us "Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect." This passage describes a radically different and separate way of living that sets followers of Jesus apart from the world. We are holy and set apart to God because we live as though we are already in the Kingdom of God right now.

Good Works

Pastor Doug Manson


Description:Pastor Doug tells us that we are called to live a life worthy of the calling we received from Jesus Christ when we surrendered our lives to Him. If we continue to pursue our relationship with God, our good works will have an influence on those around us.

Making and Equipping Disciples

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:In God's Kingdom--in Christ--there is no option to remain a convert without becoming a disciple. If you are a disciple of Jesus, you are also called to make disciples. Facing outward into our community, knowing that Christ is with us always, we are called to give our lives to make and equip disciples.


Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave continues his series based on the Hillside's new vision statement. This week, he focuses on Community and who truly is our neighbor. The example he uses to show us who our neighbor is the parable of the good Samaritan.

Shining Light of Truth and Love

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Many times Scripture describes our sin-broken world as "dark" and Jesus Christ and His followers as "light". As followers of Christ, we are the shining light of truth and love. Our lives provide illumination so that the world around us might see the truth of God's Kingdom and the way we were created to live in love.

God-Given Vision

Pastor Dave Myers


Description:Pastor Dave speaks to us about the visions God has given to His people throughout time. Without a God-given vision, we in the Church become stagnant and are distracted by unimportant things. Vision is a mental picture of our place in a hoped-for future. God gives His people vision.