When He Came …

Jesus Christ came into the world with one thing in mind: To love us and wash us from our sins by His blood. He appeared for that reason a baby in Bethlehem, a carpenter in Nazareth, a preacher in Judea, a lamb on Calvary. In 1846, He reached out with that truth and touched a Scottish man named James Geddie. …

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What is Success?

Since finishing his prison term for the part he played in the Watergate scandal, Charles Colson has been doing the opposite of what most people expected of him: rather than avoid prisons, he has been the primary force behind Prison Fellowship, a ministry to prisoners. One Easter Sunday, during a visit to a Delaware prison, Colson attended a breakfast organized …

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How and Why

One day, a young minister called upon one of his parishioners-a humble shoemaker who was a devout Christian. He enjoyed talking with the man as he worked and tried to bring the conversation around to the things of God. He said rather ineptly, “How good it is to meet a Christ-like person in such a lowly occupation.” The shoemaker answered, …

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20/20

One of the great joys of serving as a pastor is that every other month I get to meet with other pastors in SSF that make up our ministerium, or Pastor’s Fellowship. This are great men of God who love the Lord and love serving their congregations. During our December meeting, Pastor Joel Roman from Casa de Oracion mentioned his …

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What’s Your Idols?

The following devotion was written by Woodrow “Woody” Crabtree, Dolores’ husband. Woody submitted a devotion previously, and he wanted to share this one with the Hillside Family. The title was added by me. What’s Your Idols? The computer is one of the greatest inventions ever created by mankind. We have programmed it to solve the most complex problems, store important …

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