Author Archive of Hilton-parish-church

My story: Duncan
Duncan 2017

Here's the personal story Duncan shared in the service yesterday: Duncan said that he knew of people who had Damascus Road experiences in their lives. They can point to an absolute date and time when faith in Jesus became absolutely real to them, when the whole direction of their lives changed. But, he went on ‘I know far more people, and I include myself in that group, who have had no such experience or life-changing moment.’ Duncan was brought

Keep Reading
Housegroup Questions on Acts 9:1-19
Conversion of St Paul 2

Housegroup questions on Acts 9:1-19 In talking about the conversion of Paul, Duncan encouraged us to share with one another our own stories of coming to faith, living in faith, and having a sense of God in our lives. It would be great if the members of the group could share their own experiences of this – but no-one should feel any pressure to speak.  For some people, a way in to this might be to ask ‘what have I seen of goodness and mercy following

Keep Reading
A personal story: John
John at Cromarty

Duncan was talking this morning about sharing our unique faith stories.  Here's my story, in a version I wrote just this week for another purpose. I was born in 1952, and brought up in a traditional evangelical church in Lanarkshire, Scotland. As a young teenager I became deeply concerned that I seemed to be unable to have the experience of ‘conversion’ which was urged upon us in sermon after sermon, and I was consequently very afraid of being

Keep Reading
Here are the songs we sang this morning
Dores Duncan

My hope is built on nothing else Your grace is enough The Lord’s my shepherd Amazing grace What love could remember no wrongs we have done Facing a task unfinished Praise God from whom all blessings flow  

Keep Reading
Encountering the goodness and mercy of God: summary of Duncan’s sermon this morning on Acts 9:1-19
Conversion-of-St-Paul

Today’s passage was Acts 1:1-19, the story of Saul coming to faith in Jesus. Last week, Duncan said, we were thinking about Thomas, who said, when told that Jesus had come back from the dead ‘Unless I see….I will not believe.’ (John 20:25) Today’s story is about Saul (who became known as Paul) being temporarily blinded, and then coming to see more clearly than he ever had before. Duncan asked us to imagine that we had never heard this story

Keep Reading
Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Conversion of St Paul 2

Acts 9:1-19 Saul’s conversion 9 Meanwhile, Saul was still breathing out murderous threats against the Lord’s disciples. He went to the high priest 2 and asked him for letters to the synagogues in Damascus, so that if he found any there who belonged to the Way, whether men or women, he might take them as prisoners to Jerusalem. 3 As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. 4 He fell to the ground

Keep Reading
Bible passages for Sunday’s service
Faith and doubt

John 20:19-31 Jesus appears to his disciples 19 On the evening of that first day of the week, when the disciples were together, with the doors locked for fear of the Jewish leaders, Jesus came and stood among them and said, ‘Peace be with you!’ 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and side. The disciples were overjoyed when they saw the Lord. 21 Again Jesus said, ‘Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.’

Keep Reading
Songs we sang this morning
EasterMC3

I cast my mind to Calvary Crown him All heaven declares Come behold the wondrous mystery See what a morning Thine be the glory

Keep Reading
Photos from Dores Beach

Keep Reading
Dores Beach Easter Day service
Dores Duncan

Jonathan left three thoughts with us at the Dores Beach service this morning. First of all, he pointed out that in John 20, Mary Magdelene looked twice into the open tomb.  The first time, it was just a cursory glance (Matthew 20:1-2) enough to see that Jesus was no longer there, but no more.  Then, shortly afterwards, she went back, and had a second look, met the angels, and then met the risen Jesus.  (John 20:10-16)  Are there any circumstances

Keep Reading

Sunday Services

10:30am every Sunday.

Blog Posts