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Expectations

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Posted by Chris Dunn on

Luke 8:49-56While he was still speaking, someone from the ruler’s house came and said, “Your daughter is dead; do not trouble the Teacher any more.” But Jesus on hearing this answered him, “Do not fear; only believe, and she will be well.” And when he came to the...

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4 Reminders in Light of the Recent SCOTUS Decision Concerning Marriage

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Posted by Justin Deeter on

The following was said by Pastor Justin to Forest Hills Baptist Church concerning the SCOTUS decision on the legalization of same sex marriage during the worship service on June 28, 2015. Before we begin our time together studying God's word, I want to say a brief word on the Supreme...

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Pray for our Ukraine Missions Team

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Posted by Justin Deeter on

Will you commit to pray for our missions team leaving for Ukraine this Monday? Our mission as Forest Hills Baptist Church is to treasure christ, equip believers, and send disciples for the glory of God. That sending part is hugely important. Jesus calls us to have the nations...

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Tags: missions

Faithfully Unaware

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Posted by Chris Dunn on

Matthew 25:31-46 The scene for final judgment is set. The nations are gathered and the glory of the king is on full display. The trembling onlookers will all wait with the expectation that they will be rewarded for having faithfully served the king; however, the great separation will be at...

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Tags: compassion, faithfulness, judgment, love, ministry, unaware

Hills to Discern On

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Posted by Chris Dunn on

     There is no shortage of blogs, articles, sermons, status updates, or tweets on any given spiritual topic. In fact, everyone seems to be an authority when it comes to “rightly dividing the word of truth.” The greek and hebrew scholars seem to disagree with the Old...

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Tags: discernment, history, orthodoxy, orthopraxy, politics, tradition

Jesus on Every Page

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Posted by Justin Deeter on

I am a dad of two little ones. My oldest is currently two years old. Each morning we have fallen into a fairly traditional routine. My son Jude gets up at 7 am. I open up his door to greet his smiling face. He gets up and he goes straight to the potty. Then as he is done with the Bible the first...

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Tags: bible, jesus, scripture

Friend of God

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Posted by Grant Stanley on

     I’ve just started reading the first few chapters in the book Knowing God by J.L. Packer and have come across a theme that he keeps referring to in chapter 3 in regards to God as our friend. Packard states, “There is a great incentive to worship and love God in the...

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Tags: friend

Grace Upon Grace

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Posted by Tim Franks on

John 1:16- "And from his fullness we have all received grace upon grace." I would like to reflect on something I taught with our students this past Sunday. We tend to be very busy with life, the daily grind and we forget sometimes to reflect on the grace God gives us. How many times do we stop...

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Tags: grace, hope

5 Tips to Improve Your Prayer LIfe

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Posted by Justin Deeter on

Let’s be honest, many of us struggle with prayer. A great majority of Christians have a general lack of prayerlessness in their lives. How do I know this? Well just by the fact that so many Christians feel so awkward with praying publicly or in a small group. For many talking with God is...

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For Sinners

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Posted by Chris Dunn on

Christ came for sinners. This truth must not be replaced by the veneer of some posh and polished version of redemption. I fear we’ve so sanitized Christianity that we no longer need grace. In so doing, the appearance of redemption has been substituted for the reality of...

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