December 29, 2019
As we enter 2020, let’s move forward in the confidence that God will provide our physical, spiritual, and emotional needs. While we don’t know what the new year will hold, we do know that God is both always with and for us, and we can prepare our hearts to accept all that the new year has in store for us.
December 22, 2019
As we conclude our “Rewrapping Christmas” series, we look at how God gave us the most indescribable gift — the gift of his son, Jesus. This year, will you not only receive God’s greatest gift to you, but will you also share your best gift of giving to others that are in need.
December 1, 2019
As we continue our series called Rewrapping Christmas, we take a look at one of the toughest gifts to enjoy around the holiday season: Peace. What are your stressors that you are caught up in this Christmas? How can we celebrate the Prince of Peace when we don’t feel at peace?
November 24, 2019
In our new series, Rewrapping Christmas, we are talking about the gifts God has given us. Especially the gift He gave when He breathed life into us, all the way to when Jesus breathed his last for us. This Christmas, are you focused on the wrapped gifts under the tree, or the life bringing gifts God has for us?
September 1, 2019
It often feels like when we do the right thing we are met with opposition. Pastor Mark Canada continues our Red Letters series in Matthew 10 to show that while following after Christ does come with a cost the reward of living is a life on mission is immense.
August 25, 2019
It is difficult to live a life of righteousness in the face of the world’s culture. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Red Letters series to show that a life of righteousness is about putting our time, heart, and motives toward doing the things that matter, with our reward coming from Christ.
August 18, 2019
Do you ever feel like that even though you work hard to follow all the rules, you still end of doing something wrong?Pastor Tim Hawks begins our Red Letters series in the Sermon on the Mount so that righteousness that God desires for us comes not from following rules but from a transformation of our heart.
August 4, 2019
As we continue our Isaiah series, we explore God’s invitation to each of us—one to a life that will satisfy our soul far greater than any earthly fulfillment. If you’re living in captivity rather than freedom, there’s a better way through a standing, open invitation from God.
July 28, 2019
Has a problem in your life ever been resolved in an unexpected way? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our series in Isaiah 32-53 to show how Jesus was used as the suffering servant of God that solved the problems of our sins and hurts with His death and resurrection.
July 7, 2019
Have you ever wondered that if there is a God, why doesn’t He fix this clearly messed up world? Pastor Tim Hawkscontinues our series on Isaiah in chapters 34-35 to show that it is through God’s judgment of the world that will in the end bring the restoration to those who follow Christ.
June 16, 2019
We all have something in our past that we regret, something that we wish never happened. Pastor Mark Canada continues our series on Isaiah to show in chapters 7 – 9 that like us Israel had a dark past filled with failure, but that there is hope for the future for everyone in God’s plan.
June 9, 2019
Today, Pastor Tim explores Isaiah 6. Have you ever truly encountered God, with blinders off and full focus on Him? If you have, you’ll know it because you can’t help but go on mission with and for HIm. When God is the central figure of our lives, we recognize that we are more unworthy than we can ever imagine, but more loved than we could ever hope, and that changes everything.
June 2, 2019
Pastor Tim begins the Isaiah Series by looking at Isaiah 1-5. As we go through life, are we disrespecting God, leaving him on the side lines? We cannot both honor God and ignore him; respecting God means having a relationship with Him and knowing our identity in and through Him.
April 7, 2019
If you only had 24 hours to live, what would you do? This week Pastor Tim Hawks takes us to Thursday of Jesus’s last week to show that Christ’s focus was to pray for his role, his disciples, and all of us so that the mission of reaching the lost would be carried on after his death.
March 10, 2019
When is the last time that you experienced something that you would call a "God Moment"? Pastor Tim Hawks continues our "In Focus" series by taking us through Jesus' Triumphal Entry to show that our own agendas for Christ may be blinding us from seeing the God moments happening around us.
December 23, 2018
Christmas is a wonderful time of year, but also comes with the stress of meeting high expectations. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through the nativity story in Luke to show that Christ came to bring peace, and that God's acceptance is not earned or deserved but given to us freely.
December 9, 2018
God placed Joseph in a position where he had to make a choice between his own insecurities, his reputation, and the opinions of others. How do you respond when the call of God differs from people's expectations of you? Pastor Tim walks us through how Joseph responded and what we can learn from his example.
December 2, 2018
What do you do when your life is interrupted? Are you paralyzed by the fear of the what if’s? During the first Christmas, we see a young girl named Mary, who faced a major interruption. Looking at Mary’s example, Pastor Mark Canada walks us through how we can trust God in the midst of unknowns.
October 28, 2018
Sometimes God puts us in situations where we can bless others by meeting a need and sharing how we have been motivated by the love of Jesus. Pastor Mark Canada completes our Bless series by taking us through the practices of serving with love and sharing your story and God's story.
October 21, 2018
Today, we often have trouble stopping and fully listening to others as they speak. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our Bless series by taking us through the practices of listening to others and eating together, both of which break down walls to truly connect with those around us.
September 23, 2018
At Hill Country, we believe that our faith is something to be celebrated and lived out in every area of our lives. God has called us to be deliberate in the way we respond to His perfect love and grace. This week, Pastor Tim walks us through the core values that guide our direction.
August 19, 2018
In today’s culture, it often feels like one can’t make a difference unless they are doing great and big things. Pastor Tim Hawks continues the Ordinary series in Acts 9 through the story of Peter and Dorcas to show that when small things count, great things can happen.
August 12, 2018
We all want to make an impact, to find our way, to change the world for the better. Pastor Tim Hawks starts the Ordinary series in 2 Kings 5 through the story of Naaman’s maid to show that an ordinary and humble life can change world in unexpected ways.
July 29, 2018
We are surrounded by things that are too good to be true when we start looking into the fine print. Pastor Tim Hawks continues our journey through Romans 8 to show that we can have full confidence that nothing can separate us from God, who is working all things out for good.
June 24, 2018
Are you living for happiness? Has the pursuit of happiness left you anxious? This week, Pastor Tim discusses a more reliable life goal. Looking at Romans 5, we will see how we can find peace when we pursue this goal rather than chasing after happiness.
June 10, 2018
We live in a world where our worth and identity is securing tied the work that we do. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Romans 4 and the story of Abraham to show that we are saved by our faith not our works, and we can find hope in God’s promises instead of our fleeting circumstances.
June 3, 2018
Living in a world filled with anger and suffering, it’s always encouraging to hear some good news. Guest speaker Mark Canada continues our study of Romans by taking us through Chapter 3 while diving into God’s good news of Christ, and how we can change lives with the gospel.
May 27, 2018
Although we are constantly reminded of the wrong in the world, we often keep silent. Pastor Tim Hawks continues through Romans 2 and 3 to show that we often deem ourselves “good” by comparison or heritage, but true repentance is needed to rejoice in the Lord.
May 20, 2018
Often the drastic situations of life leave us wondering what is going on and if it will get better. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Romans 1 to show that people have exchanged the love of the creator for the creation, and that Christ can bring us back into a relationship with God.
April 15, 2018
Addiction is rampant in our society, and we are all capable of becoming unhealthily dependent on something or someone. Pastor Tim Hawks shows the biological and environmental factors of addiction and gives biblical encouragement that we can break free and experience recovery.
March 18, 2018
When is the last time that you felt like you didn’t get the justice that your deserved? Pastor Jurie Kriel takes us through the last days of Christ to show how Jesus felt the injustice of his trial, but how his death and resurrection gave us life when in sin we have earned death.
February 4, 2018
How can the church find unity in a world full of differences? Guest speaker Rev. Daryl Horton takes us through Ephesians 4 to show that the people of God’s Church are unified through the transformation of our purpose to display the fullness of Christ.
September 17, 2017
What are we supposed to do when we feel anger toward God? Teaching through the last chapter of Jonah, Pastor Tim Hawks shows that our anger at God comes from mankind’s reluctance to let God be God, and reluctance to trust in his dealings with others and ourselves.
September 3, 2017
Have you ever felt like you are stuck, that your reluctance has trapped you? As we continue our study of Jonah, Pastor Jurie Kriel shows how inactivity and passivity are the results of reluctance, and how we can pull ourselves “out of the fish” and live an effective life.
August 27, 2017
At some point in life, each of us find ourselves reluctant to act. Beginning our study of the story of Jonah, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how easily we can bring ourselves to times of reluctance, but that through God, we have the power to overcome our hesitations and be used by Him.
August 13, 2017
Through the story of David, in 1 Samuel 12-20, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how God brings about the consequences of sin as a way for us to change our heart and turn to Him. While we must accept the consequences, through Christ, we can also rise above them and find hope.
July 9, 2017
We are taught that in order to live a full life, we must be independent, answering to no one but ourselves. Contrasting David and Saul in 1 and 2 Samuel, Pastor Tim Hawks shows that a life of independence from God will destroy a life and legacy, while living in dependence on God lets one experience a life rooted in reality.
July 2, 2017
As a culture, we are pretty effective at rationalizing even our worst decisions. Picking the story of David and Saul back up in 1 Samuel 27, Pastor Josh Horton shows how even the most simple and subtle decision we make can send down a path of compromise away from God, or keep us on the path of righteousness with Christ.
June 18, 2017
How much of what you do and think about is driven by anger? Through the story of David, Nabal and Abigail in 1 Samuel 25, Pastor Tim Hawks shows how Abigail seeks reconciliation, offers forgiveness, steps in to difficult situations, and strives to bring about good.
May 21, 2017
How can we be joyful in a stress inducing and anxiety filled world? Pastor Ben Schenck brings us to conclusion of Philippians to show that our anxiety comes from our hearts pride and control over our lives, and how we can give our troubles and worries to Christ.
April 30, 2017
How can we find joy in our lives in face of adversity? Guest Speaker Denny Henderson takes us through Philippians 1 to see Paul’s example and commands in seeing Christ in our circumstances, allowing us to live in joy and abounding in love.
February 12, 2017
We live in a crazy world full of people with packed schedules. Pastor Tim Hawks takes us through Mark 2 and Exodus 20 to show how following God’s command for the Sabbath can cultivate a life in which we have more love for God, people, and our own lives.
January 29, 2017
We live in a world saturated with brands and constant media competing for our attention. Pastor Tim Hawks shows through 1 John and Romans that the things that we conform to in the world can keep us from experiencing the transformation that God offers.
January 22, 2017
Often we live our lives exchanging what is real in the eyes of God for temporary counterfeits. Pastor Kip Nanninga takes us through Romans 1 to show how the Idols of the world that our desires want to follow keep us from experiencing the love from the true genuine God.