Shorter Catechism, Question & Answer 1
Our purpose is to glorify God and enjoy Him through sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ as found in Holy Scripture. Our worship is a mix of traditional and contemporary expressions of God's love for us and our love for Him.
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Hillside Presbyterian Church
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We invite you to come
worship with us this Sunday.
Discovery Groups: 9:30 am
Worship Service: 10:30 am
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Nursery and Children's Church are available during worship for children. Nursery for children through age 2. Children's Church for those over 2 years of age.
The most agonizing problem about assurance of salvation is not the problem of whether the objective facts of Christianity are true (God exists, Christ is God, Christ died for sinners, Christ rose from the dead, Christ saves forever all who believe, etc.). Those facts are utterly crucial bedrock of our faith. But the really agonizing problem of assurance is whether I personally am saved by those facts.
This boils down to whether I have saving faith. What makes this agonizing -- for many in the history of the church and today -- is that there are people who think they have a saving faith, but don't. For example, in Matthew 7:21-23, Jesus says, "Not everyone who says to me, 'Lord, Lord,' will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven."
So the agonizing question for many is: Do I really have saving faith? Is my faith real? Am I deceiving myself? Some well-intentioned people try to lessen the problem by making faith a mere decision to affirm certain truths.
-- John Piper --