Happy New Year - Pastor Brad Hill

January 2019
Happy New Year, right? We have a whole new year ahead of us, maybe we’ll get it right this time. Probably not. The problem for us humans is that our resolve is not enough. “New Years resolutions” are fine but ultimately self-defeating for at least three reasons. First, our focus becomes our failing. For example, if I resolve to not watch TV, I am thinking about “not watching TV” all the time until suddenly, somehow, it just comes on. Second, to break an old habit we need to acquire a new habit. My old habit of eating ice cream before [ Read More ]

Your Redemption is Drawing Near - Pastor Brad Hill

December 2018
Advent has come…again! As you no doubt have heard every year at this time, the word “Advent” comes from the Latin word adventus, meaning “coming,” which is a translation of the Greek word parousia (which usually refers to the Second Coming). So, there you go, the “Coming” has “come” again. Odd, isn’t it? What is often missed during these four weeks of Advent is that Advent is both expectation and remembrance. Christ will “come again.” “…Then they will see the Son of Man coming in a cloud with power and great glory. Now when these things begin to take place, [ Read More ]