“Motivations for Enduring Sorrows, and Injustices” (2 Timothy 2:7-15)

We are nearing the end of another school year! A year ago, we were grappling with a pandemic identified as COVID-19, and were challenged with the obligation to discern fact from fiction. I am unsure if we will ever know the origin of the Coronavirus, but its presence is very real, and I fear it has changed our lives, and society forever. Nevertheless, we press on with life, and ministry, while trusting and rejoicing in God’s favor, and mercies. As we studied last Sunday, we are to “be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus!” (2 Timothy 2:1)

I look forward to continuing my study in the Epistle of Second Timothy, as we focus this morning on 2 Timothy 2:7-15. Today’s sermon is titled, “Motivations for Enduring Sorrows and Injustices,” and is a biblical perspective on suffering. www.HillsdaleBaptist.org

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Looking Ahead….

We are returning to some “normalcy” this spring and summer, and reintroducing some of Hillsdale’s beloved traditions. Mother’s Day, Sunday, May 9, is a special day for our church, and a Mother’s Day Breakfast has been a tradition for decades. Mrs. Jan Bailie is this year’s speaker, and breakfast will be served in the Sunday School hour (9:00am-10:10am). There will be a combined father and sons’ class in Cox Hall that same morning.

On Sunday morning, May 30, Hillsdale will pause to remember, “Freedom Is Not Free!” Our patriotic morning service will be followed by the return of our annual Memorial Day weekend picnic. The picnic will be held on the grounds of our Bellamy Road parsonage, and you are invited to bring a change of clothes for outdoor activities, along lawn chairs, and blankets. Hillsdale will furnish hot dogs, hamburgers, and other amenities for lunch.

Hillsdale Christian Academy Is Growing, And Needs You!

Our Preschool, Elementary, and Middle Schools are growing, and so is our need for degreed teachers, and an administrative assistant. For information, or to apply, please see Mrs. Tanya Henry, call the office at 813-884-8250, or email thenry@hcaTamp.org.

With the heart of a shepherd,

Travis D. Smith
Senior Pastor