Church Blog

It’s here where you will find news about HMC and devotionals written by the leadership team.

EXCUSES, EXCUSES

Does it trouble you when people make excuses to avoid responsibility?  Have you heard or even used these excuses:  I’m too busy, I’m not good at that, I’m not qualified, I don’t know how?                 In the Bible, in Exodus 3 and 4, we find Moses making excuses to avoid going to Egypt to speak to the Israelites.  Exodus 4: 10-13 says: 10. Moses pleaded with God, “I am not very good with words.  I never have been, and I…

Train Yourself

  Have nothing to do with irreverent, silly myths. Rather train yourself for godliness; for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come. [1 Timothy 4:7-8 (ESV)] Training is typically the first active part of something we participate in – athletes train for marathons, fights, gymnastics, football games, etc. Training to do other activities is also important.  We should train,…

If a tree falls in the forest…

Many of you have argued over this old question, “If a tree falls in a remote forest and there’s no one around to hear it, does it make a sound?” And of course the young, intelligent university student will insist that it certainly does not, “Sound is created by vibrations. These vibrations cause the human eardrum to also vibrate which the brain then interprets as sound. If no ear picks up the sound then you have no sound — only…

Marriage Night 2020

“Join us at Hicksville Mennonite for a night to intentionally focus on your marriage. On October 3, 2020, we’re joining in on @RightNowMedia’s #MarriageNight2020 for a one-night event packed with laughter and lessons you can apply to your marriage. Register now! https://events.rightnowmedia.org/attendee/site/3128”

The Return

THE RETURN SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 26, 2020 AT 9AM AND THE RETURN EVE FRIDAY NIGHT AT 6PM IN BETWEEN THE WASHINGTON MONUMENT & CAPITOL HILL SCHEDULE and SPEAKERS 9 AM – 9:45 AM  · Welcome  · Worship  · Prayers of Repentance  9:45-10:15 AM – Repentance of Pastors and Ministry Leaders  · Scripture Reading  · Prayer  · Worship  10:15-11:30 AM – Repentance for the Church  · Scripture Reading  · Prayer  · Worship 11:30-12 PM – BREAK  12 PM – 3:30 – Repentance for America  · Scripture Reading  · Prayer  · Worship  3:30-5:25 – Repentance…

To Be Like Jesus

1 Peter 2:21 (NLT2) For God called you to do good, even if it means suffering, just as Christ suffered for you. He is your example, and you must follow in his steps. There’s a song that says: To be like Jesus, to be like Jesus,all I ask is to be like Him. Through this hard trial from earth to glory,oh how I long to be like Him. What does it take to be like Jesus? The last verse of…

Wise Living

So be careful how you live. Don’t live like fools, but like those who are wise. Make the most of every opportunity in these evil days. Don’t act thoughtlessly but understand what the Lord wants you to do. (Ephesians 5:15-17). We need God’s wisdom every day as we go out into the world. Each of us face challenges and different situations every day, at work, at school, and even in our family life. Colossians 2:8 says: Don’t let anyone capture…

Weariness!

I’m sure we all would agree that, at times, we experience physical weariness. Maybe its because we are working too hard or because we aren’t resting as God designed our bodies to.  Exodus 34:21 says: “Six days shalt thou labor but on the seventh day thou shalt rest.”  Here, God even commands us to rest from our labors and He gave us a day each week to do so.  There are also instances in our lives when we may become…

Waiting For God Alone?

 For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.  [Psalm 62:1-2 (ESV)] In this Psalm, David wrote about a time of great trouble, danger or distress.  He wrote about being physically and verbally attacked.  Nevertheless, David’s response shown in today’s passage displays great faith and trust in God. David believed several key truths that we should pay close attention to…

The Foolishness of Idolatry! 

16 He burns part of the tree to roast his meat     and to keep himself warm.     He says, “Ah, that fire feels good.” 17 Then he takes what’s left     and makes his god: a carved idol! He falls down in front of it,     worshiping and praying to it. “Rescue me!” he says.     “You are my god!” 18 Such stupidity and ignorance!     Their eyes are closed, and they cannot see.     Their minds are shut, and they cannot think. 19 The person…