Hillside Missionary Church
5/28/22 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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Message Outline

In this passage of God’s Word, we see an epic story. Elijah challenges the people of Israel to stop limping between worshiping God and Baal. He challenges the prophets of Baal. They both are to make a sacrifice, and both will ask their God to light it. Despite their sincere effort and Elijah giving them every possible advantage, the prophets of Baal come up empty handed. The one true God, however, comes through for Elijah. By taking a look at this epic story, we see what it looks like to be all in for God. This story shows us…
1. You can be sincere and be wrong
1 Kings 18:26-29, Matt. 6:5, 1 Pet. 5:8, Acts 8:2-3, Matt. 7:21-23
2. There is only one true God
1 Kings 18:30-39, John 14:6, Acts 4:12, 1 Tim. 2:5, John 3:36
3. We should expel anything that draws us away from God
1 Kings 18:40, Matt. 5:29-30, Gal. 5:16, 1 John 2:1-2, 1 Cor. 10:13, 1 John 1:9
4. Being all in involves fervent prayer
1 Kings 18:41-43, Jam. 5:16, Eph. 6:18, 1 Thess. 5:17, Rom. 8:26, 12:12, Col. 4:2
Reflection Questions

1. Have you ever heard this passage of Scripture or topic taught on before? What stood out to you?
2. Read 1 Kings 18:26-29. It is clear that the prophets of Baal genuinely think that Baal is God. Even after Elijah mocks them, they cut themselves in devotion to Baal. Have you ever been genuine about something, thinking at the time that you are correct, but then later found out that you were wrong? How are people led away from God by people who are sincere and genuine, but are wrong? How can you help the people around you from being led astray?
3. Read 1 Kings 18:30-39. Even though Elijah’s offering is surrounded by water, God shows His power by sending fire from the sky, consuming the offering. This shows us that there are not multiple gods. Baal is a false god and the God of Israel is the one, true God. Does your life reflect that truth? What false gods are in your life? How long have they been in your life?
4. Read 1 Kings 18:40. Elijah executes the prophets of Baal. This may seem harsh, but he is ridding Israel of the prophets that are trying to pull them away from God. What in your life draws you away from God? Spend some time in prayer about it. How can you get it out of your life?
5. Read 1 Kings 41-43. After defeating the prophets of Baal, Elijah spends time in prayer. How’s your prayer life? How can your prayer life be better?
6. 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 Katy as she recovers from surgery. Pray for Randy Harmon’s recovery from his clogged carotid artery. Pray for Jerry Jamrozy, who has bone cancer.

MISSIONARIES: This month pray for the Bellas in Turkey.

FAMILY OF THE WEEK: Each week we’ll pray for a different family in our church. This week pray for the Katy.

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 recent earthquakes in Turkey. for the war in Ukraine.
In-person on 5/21/23: 47
Online views (through 5/23/23): 20
Online (5/15/23-5/21/23): $155
In-Person on 5/21/23: $420 for general, $60 for missions
Total general needed weekly to meet budget: $1480
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Prairie Camp
More information is available at the welcome counter about our denomination’s closest camp, Prairie Camp. Kids camps are going on throughout the summer. Family camp is happening July 16th-22nd.
Email List
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Lunch at the Fishers'
Join us for a time of fun, fellowship and lunch after church Pastor Josh and Tammi’s house! Head over to the Fishers’ house after service On June 4th if your last name starts with A-H or on June 11th if your last name starts with I-Z. Please bring a dessert or side dish to share! Please pull all the way through and park along the "U" driveway in the grass so people can come and go as needed. Please let Josh or Tammi know if you have any questions!
Ventures for Dudes
June 21st from 9am-5pm will be our first ever Ventures for Dudes event! We will meet at the church and spend the day at Grand Mere State Park in Michigan. Lunch will be provided. Please reach out to Pastor Josh with any questions.
Opportunities to Help
TECH: Our worship team is looking for someone who would like to run sound and/or slides. Please see Pastor Josh.

WORSHIP TEAM: Would you like to help out on the worship team? Please see Carolyn Dodd for details.

PRAYER GUIDE: Will you be in prayer for Hillside? Prayer guides are available at the welcome counter. Also, if you would like to be a prayer advocate, please see Pastor Josh.

MAINTENANCE TEAM: Would you like to help out on the maintenance team? We need help inside and outside the building Please see Jeff Soule 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.