Hillside Missionary Church
1/22/22 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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Throughout this sermon series we are looking parts of God’s Word that involve the church. We’re talking about why we need the church, what the church is, what the purpose of church is, and common ways that the church gets off track. Today, we’re looking at a message that Jesus has for the church in Ephesus. He commends them for staying true doctrinally but implores them to return to their first love. By taking a look at this part of God’s Word, we learn how to avoid this same mistake.
We need to realize that we can be theologically sound, and yet far from Christ
Revelation 2:1-6, Matt. 7:21-23, James 1:22
Common Love Affairs:
1. Theology and behavioral management
2 Cor. 11:13-15, Matt. 7:15-20, 1 Tim. 6:20-21, Titus 3:9
2. Worship regimens and rote routines
Col. 2:8, Rom. 12:1-2, Matt. 6:5
3. Politics
Rom. 13:1-7, 1 Tim. 2:1-2, Matt. 22:17-21
4. Buildings and programs
1 Pet. 2:5, Acts 20:28, Eph. 4:11-12
Reflection Questions

1. Have you ever studied or hear this passage preached on before? What stood out to you?
2. Do some reflecting. What was your relationship with God like when you were first saved?
3. The Church in Ephesus was theologically sound, but their hearts weren’t towards God any longer (even though they started out with their hearts towards Him). Has there been a season in your life where you felt the same way, like your heart wasn’t towards God any longer? What was going on during that season of your life?
4. Rate your heart during this season of your life. How is your heart towards God? What can you do to strengthen your relationship with God?
5. How can you help other people to not make this same mistake that this church in Ephesus made? How can you encourage people to keep their hearts towards God?
6. What is your biggest take away from this message? What did God teach you? Do you feel led to put anything into action? If so, what, and what practical step(s) do you need to take to be obedient to what God has led you to do? Who can keep you accountable to accomplishing this?
Current Prayer Requests
CHURCH FAMILY NEEDS:Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer.
MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Janyne Johnston.
FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Harmans.
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 students, teachers, and other school staff members.Pray for the war in Ukraine. Pray for the south and the destruction from the recent storms.
In-person on 1/15/23: 60
Online views (through 1/15/23): 15
Online (1/9/23-1/15/23): $525 for general
In-Person on 1/15/23: $218 for general
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
We encourage everyone to be involved in a small group, as we think they’re a great way to grow in your faith. Please contact Pastor Josh if you are interested.
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Membership Class
Are you interested in becoming a member? We will be starting a new members class soon. Please talk to Pastor Josh for details.
Opportunities to Help
TECH: Our worship team is looking for someone who would like to run sound and/or slides. Please see Pastor Josh.
OFFICE HELP: Pastor Josh is looking for someone who can make and print bulletins and keep our website updated. If you are interested, please see Pastor Josh.
WORSHIP TEAM: Would you like to help out on the worship team? Please see Carolyn Dodd for details.
MAINTANANCE TEAM: Would you like to help out on the maintenance team? Please see Jeff Soule for details.
CLEANING: Do you have extra time in the week to help us keep our building clean? If so, we would love your help! Please see Pastor Josh for details.

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.