July: A Word from the Pastor

The ministry of the church is for all – including the little children. When Jesus Christ was actively involved in ministry, His disciples sought to prevent the children from coming to Him. Perhaps they thought that the ministry to adults was far more important than to the little ones. But, Jesus responded by saying, “Permit […]

April: A Word from the Pastor

One of the blessings of salvation is being placed in union with Christ. Believers are spiritually baptized into the body of Christ and the Holy Spirit indwells their hearts. They are in God and God is in them. This is a great blessing. And, the responsibility of this blessing is for every Christian to abide […]

March: A Word from the Pastor

The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control (Galatians 5:22-23). This divine fruit is proof positive of the indwelling presence of the Spirit of God. He, with all these godly attributes, makes His presence known in Christians. He communicates them to us, in us, and through us. It […]

February: A Word from the Pastor

The Lord’s Prayer is a reminder that Christians should be praying about God. The first half of that prayer is petitioning the Lord for answers related to Him. We are to pray regarding God’s name, God’s kingdom, and God’s will. First, we pray about God’s name because it is our desire for it to be […]

December: A Word from the Pastor

The Christmas season is upon us once again. It is a time when we remember and rejoice in the coming of the Messiah. Some 4,000 years earlier, His coming was promised in the Garden of Eden. The coming “seed of the woman” would crush the Serpent’s head – defeating the grand rebellion and saving the […]

November: A Word from the Pastor

Prayer is the privilege of the Christian. The sovereign God of this universe invites us to come into His presence and speak directly to Him. We listen to God in His Word – the Bible. We speak to God in prayer. Our prayers are to focus on God first – and then upon our present […]

October: A Word from the Pastor

Sorrow and sadness are unavoidable. Those who reject God respond to the trials of life with brave defiance. They say, “Fate has dealt me a terrible blow, but I will not be deterred by the chance occurrences of life. And though I am confused and distressed, I must soldier on!’ When Christians face sorrow and sadness, […]

September: A Word from the Pastor

When God created the heavens and the earth, He placed markers in His creation that point to Him. These “markers” are not as simple as a posted sign that reads, “Made by God”, but they are divine reminders that point to the Creator. All of this universe has time and age that points to a […]

July: “A Word from the Pastor”

The Scriptures exhort us to “pray for one another” (James 5:16). This is an important aspect of the ministry of the local church. As you consider your ministry at the Chapel, you should think first of prayer. The Lord has gathered us as a church to pray for the spiritual and physical needs of one […]

June: A Word from the Pastor

The history of Hillcrest Chapel has been long and a rich history focused on declaring the gospel of Jesus Christ. In honor of our new move and renaming our new location as Hillcrest Bible Church I would like to share the dates and events of Hillcrest Chapel. History of the Church 1923, summer–  Charlotte Mary […]