Hillside Missionary Church
8/7/22 Worship Gathering
Whether you’re a guest or a long-time attendee we’re glad you’re here with us. We’re a friendly and caring group of Christians who are here to help people be CONNECTED with Jesus, CHANGED by Jesus, and COMMITTED to the mission of Jesus. If you're new with us today, thank for joining us! We truly believe that you’re not here by accident and that God has some amazing plans for your life.
Locations & Times
  • 21567 Ireland Rd, South Bend, IN 46614, USA
    Sunday 10:45 AM

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In this portion of God’s Word, Joshua has a big task ahead of him. He has to lead the Israelites to overtake Jericho. God gives him some counterintuitive instructions on how to lead the Israelites to accomplish this. By taking a look at this story, we can learn how we can tackle the strongholds in our lives.
1. Decide to submit to Christ
Joshua 5:13-15, James 4:7, Luke 22:42, 1 Peter 5:6
2. Align yourself with God’s Word
Joshua 6:1-11, 2 Tim. 3:16, Heb. 4:12, Matt. 4:4, Ps. 119:105
3. Remain steadfast over time
Joshua 6:12-16, Rom. 12:12, Gal. 6:9, 1 Cor. 15:58, James 1:12, Titus 2:2
4. Remember God’s plan for salvation
Joshua 6:17, 22-25, John 3:16-18, Rom. 10:9, Acts 4:12
5. Rely on God’s power over your own
Joshua 6:20-21, Phil. 4:13, 2 Cor. 12:9, Is. 41:10, Prov. 3:5, Ps. 28:7
6. Realize God can redeem any situation
Joshua 6:18-19, 24, Eph. 1:7, Col. 1:14, Tit. 2:14, Col. 1:19-20
7. Refuse to turn back
Joshua 6:26-27, Prov. 26:11, 2 Pet. 2:20-22, Rom. 8:13
Reflection Questions

1. Jericho was a stronghold. It would have been extremely well guarded and difficult to overtake. Take some time and jot down some examples of strongholds and sins that people struggle with today.
2. Go back to your answers from question 1 and circle the strongholds and sins that you struggle with.
3. Read Joshua 6:2. It was clear that God had a plan for the Israelites to overtake the city completely. All they had to do was follow God’s plan, and they did! This led them to overtaking the city completely. Now read 1 John 5:1-5. In the same way He gave a plan to the Israelites to overcome Jericho, God has given us a plan to overcome the strongholds that sin has in our lives. Of the 7 points from this story in Joshua, which ones do you most need to work on and why?
4. What is your biggest take away about how this passage affects your life? What do you need to work on? Who can you share this with and ask you to keep you accountable to accomplishing this?
Current Prayer Requests
CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer. Pray for Sam, who is recovering. Pray for Patty and Calvin Ewing who recently lost their 8 year-old nephew.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Erdels.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Hadleys.
HILLSIDE HAPPENINGS: Pray that the church would continue to stay unified under Christ. Pray for our livestream and for the people joining us there. Pray that God would use us to bring His Kingdom here. Pray for our children’s ministry as it is getting built back up.
Pray for Casa Del Alfarero, the Spanish-speaking Missionary Church 5 minutes from our building.
CURRENT HAPPENINGS: Pray for the war in Ukraine.
In-person on 7/31/22: 34
Online views (through 8/4/22): 1
Giving Give Online
Online (7/25/22-7/31/22): $115 for general
In-Person on 7/24/22: $6,687 general, $80 missions, $1,100 outreach
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
The Foster Closet
The foster closet is looking for a few volunteers that can spare two hours one Saturday a month for their open shop hours. This will be going on for the next 3 to 4 months. For more information, see April Rollf.
Small groups will start again for the fall in early September. We encourage everyone to be involved in a small group, as we think they’re a great way to grow in your faith. A sign-up sheet is at the welcome counter. Please indicate which type of group you’re interested in: in-person, online, or Sunday School.
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Pray for the Ukraine

Our denomination, the Missionary Church, has set a prayer guide to pray for the Ukraine.


Ukraine Relief Project

Our denomination, the Missionary Church, has set a relief project fund for the Ukraine. The funds for this project will be used to provide crisis relief for those caught up in the turmoil in and near Ukraine.