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This message delivered by Jim Bush - October 8, 2017

There is a whole raft of sins that are the fruit of a life devoid of self-control.  Perhaps the most deadly of these (both literally and  figuratively) is "anger."  You can be certain of this:  anger is an enemy of everything the Holy Spirit seeks to accomplish within you.

Proverbs 22:24-25     James 1:19-20      Titus 1:7

Direct download: 10-08-17_Anger.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:08pm EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - October 1, 2017

If "pride" were a coin, the flip side  of that coin would be "ungodliness".  But ungodliness may not be what you think.  Wickedness and ungodliness are not necessarily the same thing.  Ungodliness in the  words of Jerry Bridges is, "simply living your life with little or no thought of God’s will, His glory, or your dependence upon Him."

Romans 1:18-19      Matthew 6:31-33      James 4:13-17

Direct download: 10-01-17_Ungodliness.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 2:00pm EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - September 24, 2017

Blind spots:  we all have them.  Pride is the granddaddy of them all.  Pride is the toxic soil in which all virtues either wither or die.   The problem with blind spots is that the things we fail to see in our own lives we easily see in the lives of others.

Matthew 7:3-5      James 4:6      Proverbs 16:18

Direct download: 09-24-17_Pride.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 1:27pm EDT

This message delivered by Adam Steele - September 17, 2017

The Christian life is not an easy one:  it is a life of self-denial and surrender to the lordship of Christ.  The temptation to give up can be huge.  This is not sprint but a marathon. 

"Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial, for when he has persevered he will receive the crown of life that God has promised those who love Him" (Jas. 1:12)

1 Timothy 4:16      Revelation 2:10

Direct download: 9-17-17_I_Will_Persevere.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:33am EDT

This  message delivered by Jim Bush - September 10, 2017

On several different occasions the people of God in the Old Testament were called upon to renew their covenant with God.  The were called to remember and to re-Member.  Jesus did the same with His disciples.  Today is a day for you also to remember and to re-Member; to recommit to the work God has called us to as the Hillsboro Church of Christ.

Joshua 24:15       John 6:35, 53-54, 66-69

Direct download: 9-10-17_I_Will_Re-Member.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:26am EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - September 3, 2017

For too long the Church has trusted in the signboard our front, the open door, and the Yellow Pages ad to bring people TO church.  While these may be helpful, the Scripture is clear that we are to be a going, inviting people. 

Luke 14:16-21     Matthew 28:19-20      Romans 10:14-15

Direct download: 09-03-17_I_Will_Invite.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:13am EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - August 27, 2017

Most of us have had the privilege of being blessed by someone who is generous.  They give freely, abundantly, and without reservation.  They even do it with a smile on their face.  Most people admire a generous-heart person, so why is it that their are not more people like them?  How can we cultivate generosity in our own lives?

-Proverbs 11:24-25       -Matthew 6:19-21       -2 Corinthians 8:6-11

Direct download: 08-27-17_I_Will_Give.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 8:08am EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - August 20, 2017

Every Christian was born again to be transformed into the image Jesus.  He is the only one we should aspire to be like.  God has given us His Spirit for this very purpose.  One of the best ways that likeness can be seen by others is when will say "I will" to living a life that selflessly serves others in Jesus' name.

Matt. 20:27-28      1 Peter 4:8-11      Gal. 6:9-10

Direct download: 08-20-17_I_Will_Serve.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 11:52am EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - August 13, 2017

It is an admirable and Christ-honoring to be childlike.  It is quite another thing to be "childish".  It should be the glory of God and of Jesus that should motivate everything we do in our communal gatherings of worship.   We must learn what it means to "worship in spirit and in truth" (John 4:23-24).  We must rediscover the importance and power of the gathered Body of Christ in worship.

John 4:23-24     Hebrews 10:24-25

 

Direct download: 08-13-17_I_Will_Worship.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:34pm EDT

This message delivered by Jim Bush - August 6, 2017

No one is an island.  No individual is the body of Christ.  Jesus is not a bodiless head.  If you are in Christ the Church is important to you.  If you see the Church as of no significance for your life you are disconnected from the head.  We must determine to stay connected to Jesus and to one another if we are to fulfill the mission given us by Jesus.

Ephesians 1:17-23       Colossians 1:17-20;  2:18-19

Direct download: 08-06-17_I_Will_Connect.mp3
Category:general -- posted at: 4:26pm EDT