Accept this as your invitation to join Hillsdale Baptist Church for our worship services this Sunday. Our live broadcasts of our Adult Bible Study (Sunday School Hour) is at 9:15 AM and is taught by associate Pastor Brian Barber.

This Sunday’s Morning Worship service will be broadcast live at 10:30 AM. Hillsdale Baptist Church is a church with traditional music,  inspirational congregational singing, special music, choir anthems, with piano and organ accompaniment.

The title of the sermon this Sunday is: “Ministering in An Age of Apostasy” (part 2), and is taken from 2 Timothy 4:1-4. The following is from this Sunday’s letter to the church family:

“This know also, that in the last days perilous times shall come.” (2 Timothy 3:1)

Perilous times, indeed! We are living in dangerous and trying times; however, God is sovereign, and He has not abdicated His throne! Writing to 1st century believers, Peter challenged the saints, “Casting all your care [anxiety; worry] upon Him [the LORD]; for He careth for you” (1 Peter 5:7). I often find myself carrying burdens that are just too heavy to bear alone! Uncertainties, fears, anxieties, sickness, rejection, and yes…sin—will rob us of joy, stifle our spirit, and will potentially drain us of health, and life.

What are we to do when fears and worries come nigh to overwhelming us?

  • Remember the LORD cares, and keeps on caring for you. His love and concern for you is unfathomable (1 Peter 5:7).
  • Be on your guard, for the devil never tires of “seeking whom he may devour” (1 Peter 5:8).
  • Fight, and resist in the Spirit, the pressure to yield to the wiles of the devil and his allies. Stand firm in your faith in God (1 Peter 5:9a; Ephesians 6:17).
  • Remember you are not alone. There are many believers who are suffering the same burdens, and temptations (1 Peter 5:9b).

“Five Spiritual Mandates for Believers”

Our study of 2 Timothy continues as we consider five marching orders for believers. In the fourth chapter of his epistle to Timothy, Paul wrote: “Preach the word; be instant in season, out of season; reprove, rebuke, exhort with all longsuffering and doctrine” (2 Timothy 4:2). The morning message will examine the implication and application of those mandates to our lives.

With the heart of a shepherd,

Travis D. Smith
Senior Pastor