Light from the Hill

Adopting a Proper Attitude

Light from the Hill Monday, June 29, 2020 Adopting a Proper Attitude WHAT:     READING THE TEXT:  Proverbs 27:1-3; 12:25   SO WHAT:     REFLECTING ON THE TEXT:   1. Combatting Pride   A. Avoid Presumption (27:1)      This prideful attitude assumes that we are in control. But despite what we might think, none of us are guaranteed a tomorrow.    Whereas the proud say, “Nothing can stop me,” the humble in spirit recognize Christ as sovereign over their lives. Not…

Building Our Homes in Love

Light from the Hill Building Our Homes in Love WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 24:3-4 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT: How do we build our homes in love? 1. Lay a proper foundation Proverbs 3:19-20 reveals wisdom, understanding, and knowledge were with God when He laid the foundation of the world. Those three virtues should thus be with us as we lay a proper foundation for our marriages and our homes. Wisdom emphasizes the ability to see beneath the…

Father Knows Best

Light from the Hill Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Father Knows Best WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 23:12-24   SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT:   1. Respect       Godly earthly fathers deserve our respect due to the authority they hold simply because they are our dads (cf. Ephesians 6:1-3) and due to the affection they show in appropriately disciplining us (cf. Ephesians 6:4). According to Proverbs 19:18, good fathers correct us because an undisciplined child will slip into unwise…

Speaking Words that Help, not Hurt

Light from the Hill Sunday, June 7, 2020 Speaking Words that Help, not Hurt WHAT:     READING THE TEXT:  Proverbs 15:1-4 SO WHAT:     REFLECTING ON THE TEXT: 1. Gentle rather than gruff demeanor      What we say and how we say it matters (cf. Proverbs 18:19). So when conflict emerges in a relationship, we should be mindful of how we respond. Striking out with attacking tones designed to wound another person is not going to help restore a relationship. Rather…

The Lily of the Valley

Light from the Hill Monday, May 25, 2020 “The Lily of the Valley” WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 12:26; 27:17; 17:17; 18:24 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT: 1. Friends sway us (12:26)      As the old adage states, “You are what you eat,” you are also prone to behave like those you hang out with most frequently. We need to recognize the powerful influence that close associates have on our attitudes and actions. While Jesus was a “friend to sinners” (cf.…

Love Like This

Love Like This Lauren Daigle When I am a wasteland You are the water When I am the winter You are the fire that burns When I am a long night You are the sunrise When I am a desert You are the river that turns To find me What have I done to deserve love like this? What have I done to deserve love like this? Your voice like a whisper Breaking the silence You say there’s a treasure…

Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us

Monday, May 18, 2020 “Savior, Like a Shepherd Lead Us” WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 3:1-7 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT How do I know the way that the Lord is directing me?1. Consider the scriptures The Bible gives us clear guidelines on correct living as opposed to improper living (3:1; cf. Proverbs 6:20-23, Deuteronomy 6:4-9, 2 Timothy 3:14-15). Only the Bible does not tell us exactly where to go to school, who to marry, what job to take, where…

Nothing Without You

From: “Ode To Women” “Nothing Without You” Performed by Laura Osborn Writers: Bebo Norman and Mitch Dane Goskie Copyright: 2004 Appstreet Music Used by permission CCLI License #832789 Recorded May 9, 2020, at Winstanley Baptist Church in Fairview Heights, Illinois. Take these hands And lift them up For I have not the strength to praise You near enough See, I have nothing I have nothing without You And take my voice and pour it out Let it sing the songs…

An Ode to Women

Light from the Hill Monday, May 11, 2020 An Ode to Women WHAT:     READ THE TEXT:  Proverbs 31:10-31 SO WHAT:     REFLECT ON THE TEXT: 1. An Excellent Woman The calling upon every woman’s life is to one of excellence in the Lord. To the married woman, be a faithful spouse. To the businesswoman, be a reliable partner or boss at work. To the friend, be a trustworthy confidante in conversation. To those in need, be a grace-filled servant who extends…

COVID-19 Info

Dear Church Family (& others with interest in our fellowship): Since our last in-house worship service on March 15, life as we once knew it has been drastically altered. Fortunately, we have found ways to continue to worship together online via video, while some of our Sunday School classes have met remotely. A big thank you to all those who have worked so hard to make these opportunities possible. After many weeks of closure, state and local governments are beginning…
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