Sermons | Church on the Hill

We believe the church isn’t a building—it’s people. And when each of those people knows who they are, what they believe, and why they believe it they can achieve incredible things together. Scripture describes the Church as a body. A human body is made up of many parts and each one of us has a unique part to play. The Church is made up of all kinds of people with unique gifts and skills that God wants to use for His kingdom. Start the New Year with our new teaching series, We Are the Church.

February 11, 2024

Worship is a Lifestyle

Jesus takes his three closest disciples on to a mountain, where they experience the full identity of Jesus: man and Messiah. The story informs us how we are to respond to Jesus, with one key idea: worship is a lifestyle.

February 4, 2024

Transformation is Greater Than Information

A profound change can happen in our lives when we’re open to the ways God’s Spirit uses the Scripture, and we willingly consent to God’s transformative work. Practical, biblical teaching through the Word of God can bring about a genuine encounter with Jesus, leading to personal, internal, and spiritual transformation. When this occurs we experience the truth that transformation is greater than information.

January 28, 2024

Serving Together

We all have a mixed relationship with authority figures in our lives. Some we trust, others we can’t stand. Jesus’ actions in Mark’s Gospel show who he is and what he does with the authority given to him. And it begs the question: What will you do with the authority given to you?

January 21, 2024

We're Better Together

Jesus is giving us a new understanding of what family means so that when others turn against us, misunderstand us, and otherwise try to dismiss us there are others around who can support us, walk alongside us, and be there to enable us to continue pursuing the will of God. This new family is called the church.

January 14, 2024

Love Makes Room

Through the transformative power of compassion and unconditional acceptance, the church can become a place where genuine hospitality breaks barrier, embraces diversity, and creates a welcoming space where everyone can experience the love of God found in Jesus Christ.

January 7, 2024

Following Jesus

There is a gap between what it means to follow Jesus and how we practically do it. Jesus is still calling people who experience the gaps, inconsistencies, and feel like dropouts to follow Him. Following Jesus isn’t about religious rules, but rather about living a transformed life.

December 31, 2023

This Is The Good News

Regardless of the year you have had, God has been and will always be with you. The life of faith at the New Year (or at any time of year) must be grounded on the central idea that our lives – at all times, and all places – are to reflect the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.

December 24, 2023

Christmas Eve

God came to earth to end the estrangement between humanity and Himself. The choice we all face is whether we will accept the means – Jesus Christ – that God has chosen to bring us back into a loving, shame-free, hopeful relationship with Himself.

December 17, 2023

Simple Christmas: Love All

The one constant in all of life is God’s love. Even as the world is constantly changing, the Church is called to demonstrate and live out the message of God’s love by loving all people who cross our path.

December 10, 2023

Simple Christmas: Joy

In week 3 of Simple Christmas, we tell the story of the time when Gabriel visited Mary to tell her she would be the mother of the coming Savior. Her powerful response, “I am the Lord’s servant, let it be to me according to your word” is a remarkable response and model for us as Christians today. To make Christmas simpler this year, we want to experience God’s presence with us and give ourselves away.

December 3, 2023

Simple Christmas: Spend Less

While the world is rushing about during the Christmas holidays and the hustle and bustle is draining our spiritual strength. The call of God during the Advent season is one of contentment and peace, which cannot be found in buying more gifts, and spending more money, but in cultivating a deep sense of peace and satisfaction in Jesus Christ.

November 26, 2023

Simple Christmas: Worship Fully

During the Advent season it’s not a matter of will we worship, but rather who or what will we worship. To worship fully we must ensure that the underlying issues of idolatry and injustice are dealt with so that our hearts are aligned with God’s heart. This is step number one toward a simple Christmas.

November 19, 2023

James: The Final Chapter

November 12, 2023

James: To Judge, or not to Judge

Throughout James’ letter to the church, he pleads with Christians to make sure their beliefs and behavior are in alignment. Where there is not alignment, James believes there is an issue of the heart that needs to be addressed. James teaches us about judging others and paired with the teachings of Jesus, we can see a clear message from scripture: being judgmental chooses distance, but being compassionate chooses intimacy.

November 5, 2023

James: Week 6

October 29, 2023

James: Loose Lips...

Our words have the power to bring life or death, to build up or tear down others. James calls us to be mindful of how we use our words, ensuring they reflect our faith and the love of Jesus Christ to others.

October 22, 2023

James: Week 4

This week we dive back into the book of James, where he begins to unpack what real, saving faith ought to look like. Our faith can be living and active, or it can be stale or even dead. No one wants dead faith, yet we can find ourselves in that very disposition. So how do we know if our faith is truly alive? The answer: behavior demonstrates belief.

October 15, 2023

75th Anniversary Celebration

October 8, 2023

James: Mirror, Mirror

Followers of Jesus should both hear and act on the Word of God. We are called to listen to God, but also to respond when God speaks.

October 1, 2023

James: When and Not If

James inspires us to believe that trials and hardships are a natural part of life’s journey, and that God will use them as a catalyst for spiritual growth. Our task is to learn to navigate them with wisdom, faith, and humility believing that adversity calls us to go higher, to be greater, and to trust deeper for God’s glory.

September 24, 2023

Rooted in Trust

Christians are managers, not owners of God’s resources. We are called to trust God in financial matters and as we grow in becoming faithful stewards we deepen our spiritual roots by trusting in the goodness of God who owns all things and makes all things available for us.

September 17, 2023

Rooted in Service

As Christians we have received the love of God as image-bearers of God. Through His love, we should be compelled to extend that love towards all people. Looking at the life of Jesus, you’ll see that love is defined as compassion that results in action. Compassion that is demonstrated in action is called service. We owe it to other people to love them through serving them and our service even roots us to the Lord. Even a small act of service can be a great act of love.

September 10, 2023

Rooted in Community

The Apostle Paul encourages the church in Rome toward authentic love, ethical conduct, and harmonious relationships, which deepen our roots and enable us to endure life’s trials. Being rooted in community, the church is enabled to stand resolute and navigate life’s storms, and support one another.

September 3, 2023

Rooted in Worship

God’s plan is our transformation, which is an inside-out process. This involves a church community collectively surrendering to God’s purpose and becoming a living sacrifice, by worshiping through focused attention and genuine affection. True worship encompasses all of life is not merely a one-day-a-week religious ritual, but must be infused with a genuine love for God and others.

August 27, 2023

Grace Under Fire: Courage to Face Lions

God calls us to be people of righteous courage, even in the face of fear, uncertainty, and persecution. With faith in Jesus Christ, real courage will come from knowing that God loves us regardless of how scared we may be.

August 20, 2023

Grace Under Fire: The King Has Fallen

It’s a terrible thing when someone falls from grace. King Nebuchadnezzar makes the mistake of glorifying himself rather than God, and his kingdom is taken from him. Yet, through God’s grace, he humbles himself and is restored. In Daniel chapter 4, we see God’s grace empowers us to be humble. This is key because humility practiced is beautiful. Humility enforced is painful.

August 13, 2023

Grace Under Fire: Through the Fire

When 3 Jews come face to face with the King of Babylon, their faith is tested in the most intense way. In Daniel chapter 3, Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego show us how the presence of God gives us the strength to withstand cultural and political pressure to worship other gods. Through their story, we learn that culture expects you to conform, while Jesus invites you to transform.

August 6, 2023

Grace Under Fire: God's Got This

The life of Daniel teaches us that despite difficult situations God is in control and that with that truth as our foundation, we can trust God. With faith in Christ, we are made to overcome difficulties and not collapse under their weight.

July 30, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: Unmasked

July 23, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: Week 7

July 16, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: God is Faithful

July 9, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: A Reason to Live

July 2, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: How High a Price is too High a Price?

June 25, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: Week 3

June 18, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: Have You Given Up?

June 11, 2023

Picture Perfect Family: Now I Get It. Thanks

June 4, 2023

Acts: Trinity Sunday

May 28, 2023

Acts: A Lesson In Evangelism

May 21, 2023

Acts: The Seeds Planted

Seeds are planted in us so we may grow and reflect the od who loves us.

May 14, 2023

Acts: Who Is Really Free?

May 7, 2023

Acts: No Perfect People Allowed

April 30, 2023

Acts: Just Another Day

April 23, 2023

Acts: Have I Got A Story For You!

April 16, 2023

Acts: If Necessary

April 9, 2023

Easter Sunday: One More Move

April 2, 2023

Palm Sunday: Lamb Selection Day

March 26, 2023

Pictures of the Kingdom: Parable of the Talents

March 19, 2023

Pictures of the Kingdom: Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids

March 12, 2023

Pictures of the Kingdom: Parable of the Wedding Feast

March 5, 2023

Pictures of the Kingdom: The Vineyard Workers

February 7, 2021

How To Neighbor: Week 6 - Bless

January 31, 2021

How To Neighbor: Week 5 - Share

January 24, 2021

How To Neighbor: Week 4 - Serve

January 17, 2021

How To Neighbor: Week 3 - Good Neighbor

January 10, 2021

How To Neighbor: Listen

January 3, 2021

How To Neighbor: Be