Providence & Process Week 7: Ruling & Riches

This week we looked at what is quite possibly the most lucrative business transaction in all of scripture. Genesis 47:13-31 shows us the spiritual and economic context of Egypt. In this message, we pull back a little to examine the spiritual and economic context of our city, Statesboro Georgia. In doing so, this helps us …

Joseph: Resolution

This week we look at Genesis 44-45. Much takes place inside this passage and it is quite possibly one of the most moving passages of scripture in the entire Bible. The tension between Joseph and his brothers rises to a climax and high water mark. Joseph reveals himself as their long lost brother and the …

Tune Into City on a Hill

There are two things we are really focusing on at City on a Hill. These two things are our gathered and scattered worship services. In our gathered worship services we come together in a large group and sing songs, read scriptures, and preach from the Bible. You now have the ability to listen in on …

Jesus Loves His Church

Yesterday City on a Hill had its first gathered worship service. It was a grace filled morning complete with songs being sung to Jesus, words being preached about Jesus, and people gathering under Jesus. It was a morning I will always remember as a gracious blur of the Lords providence.

As people began filing into our meeting space, I looked out from a high vantage point overseeing our foyer (a large gym full of equipment) and saw a steady stream of cars pulling into the lot, people being greeted, children excitedly hopping to their class room. It served as a great reminder of a truth that I need to hold onto as a Pastor. This is Jesus’ church, and he loves it. He has a plan for it.

I realized as the families begin filing into the room that there was an exponential difference in the amount of work I had done compared to the amount of people that should be there. Jesus has gone before us, and he continues to do so.

We wanted to enclose a short video excerpt from the first message. As you watch it gives you an idea of our meeting place, our beginnings, our genesis if you will. Remember it please. Because the Lord has City on a Hill in a process. One day we will look back to this day and celebrate the goodness of the Lord and all that he has done and the distance he has brought us, and others who were not yet here.

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First Sermon

It has been an incredibly busy three weeks. All the work that goes into setting up a church to simply get the most basic things in a functioning order reminds me of moving. Amidst the busy work, we have been incredibly encouraged at the providential hand of the Lord being revealed throughout the whole process …