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Hillview Family and Friends!  

Pastor will be starting a Zoom evening class on Thursdays. He will be using the Sunday School book curriculum. If anyone is interested, please send a email to either the church email address or Paste Dexter email address which will be located in the Church Directory. He will need at least 5-6 participants. The Church Directory will be in the church mailbox on Sunday. If needing a church directory, please feel free to email and we will mail it to you. 

Sis. Debbie will have the new Children’s Ministry Home Study was available for pick-up Sunday March 21st  at 10:30am. If you are not able to pick-up at the end of service, you can contact Sis Debbie at HVchristianed@gmail.com or call the church (913)299-4406 at 10:30 to 11:00am Sunday morning.

We will be having Sunday School for the children and Youth on Sunday at 9:30 am. Sis. Debbie will be outside on the Concrete patio on the North side of the building where the Daycare is located. 

Needing families to help volunteer cleaning the sanctuary, vacuuming and Cleaning The Spot. If Interested, Please contact  LaTanya Dunn.

June 6th    We will be having church service outside. Service will start at 10:45am. There will be no Sunday School. Meal will be provided after church service.

June 13  Sunday School will resume at 9:30am. Adult, youth and Children.

June 19  Board Management meeting at 9am.

June 20  Father’s Day

June 22 Monthly prayer movement for the Metro Area. 

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May the Lord add a Blessing to the Reading and Hearing of His Word: 

From my study of the Word of God I’ve been made aware of several mountain top experiences of key Bible characters. For today’s sermon I am going to focus on the transfiguration of Jesus. When Jesus was transfigured He was joined by two Prophets of God who also had some key mountain top experiences Moses and Elijah.

Moses is one of my favorite Bible characters. After he led the children of Israel out of Egypt God called him up on Mt Sinai. On the mountain he received the Ten Commandments. What a significant day for Israel. But Moses had another experience on the mountain that speaks to the person he became in the service of God.

Ex 33:17- 23;

17 And the LORD said to Moses, “I will do the very thing you have asked, because I am pleased with you and I know you by name.”

18 Then Moses said, “Now show me your glory.”

19 And the LORD said, “I will cause all my goodness to pass in front of you, and I will proclaim my name, the LORD, in your presence. I will have mercy on whom I will have mercy, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion.

20 But,” he said, “you cannot see my face, for no one may see me and live.”

21 Then the LORD said, “There is a place near me where you may stand on a rock.

22 When my glory passes by, I will put you in a cleft in the rock and cover you with my hand until I have passed by.

23 Then I will remove my hand and you will see my back; but my face must not be seen.”

What an experience to have, encountering God in that way, a way that no one else had ever experienced. Furthermore, God was pleased with him and knew his name. This is the essence of a mountaintop experience.

Elijah also had a mountain top experience that caused the children of Israel to return to God and serve Him.

1 Kings 18: 18-24;

18 “I have not made trouble for Israel,” Elijah replied. “But you and your father’s family have. You have abandoned the LORD’s commands and have followed the Baals.

19 Now summon the people from all over Israel to meet me on Mount Carmel. And bring the four hundred and fifty prophets of Baal and the four hundred prophets of Asherah, who eat at Jezebel’s table.”

20 So Ahab sent word throughout all Israel and assembled the prophets on Mount Carmel.

21 Elijah went before the people and said, “How long will you waver between two opinions? If the LORD is God, follow him; but if Baal is God, follow him.” But the people said nothing.

22 Then Elijah said to them, “I am the only one of the LORD’s prophets left, but Baal has four hundred and fifty prophets.

23 Get two bulls for us. Let them choose one for themselves, and let them cut it into pieces and put it on the wood but not set fire to it. I will prepare the other bull and put it on the wood but not set fire to it.

24 Then you call on the name of your god, and I will call on the name of the LORD. The god who answers by fire– he is God.” Then all the people said, “What you say is good.”

The end of this story had God answering by fire, the people killed the prophets of Baal, and the people returned to serving God.

The other thing about these two prophets is the way they died. God buried Moses and his body could not be found and Elijah was taken up into Heaven in a chariot of fire. These two men walked with God and God rewarded them for their service.

Imagine with me a time of prayer and meditation. You visualize me preaching and I was transfigured before your eyes. I am engulfed in a bright light and suddenly two additional people appear talking to me. The two people were people you didn’t know personally but you knew who they were. Then you hear the voice of God say, “This is my pastor assigned to Hillview to serve as your pastor, listen to him. Would your behavior change as far as your service to God and the church?

In today’s text Jesus took his inner circle, Peter, James, and John up on a mountain where He was transfigured. He was joined by two easily recognizable figures to his disciples, Moses and Elijah. Both of these men were prominent in the OT.

What is the significance of the transfiguration? Moses represented the law and Elijah represented the prophets. In the Gospel of Luke we are told what the three of them talked about.

Luke 9:30, 31;

30 Two men, Moses and Elijah,

31 appeared in glorious splendor, talking with Jesus. They spoke about his departure, which he was about to bring to fulfillment at Jerusalem.

The law and the prophets bore witness to the death of the Lord.

Peter was impulsive. He would speak when he should have remained quiet. While on the mountain he had one of those times of speaking primarily because he didn’t know what else to do. Now was not the time for building shelters, it was time to listen to the Son of God.

Verse 5 of the text:

5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

As great as Moses and Elijah were, they were not on the same plane as Jesus. Both Moses and Elijah made mistakes, Moses was a murderer and Elijah ran for his life because of the threats of Jezebel. Accept for Jesus every biblical character had a sin problem like Moses and Elijah just like you and I do. God is able to use us to accomplish his will when we stop doing all the talking and listen to Jesus.

Hebrews 1:1, 2;

1 In the past God spoke to our forefathers through the prophets at many times and in various ways,

2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.

Why did Jesus tell his disciples not to tell anyone about what they had witnessed until He was raised from the dead? Because they did not fully understand what had happened and they could not explain what they did not know or understand. After his resurrection they would understand what they should say.

The closest event in my spiritual life that took place on a mountain was in Kampala, Africa. I joined several others in building a house for eight orphans and a house mother on the side of a mountain.

In reality when we talk about mountaintop experiences we are talking about experiencing God in a life changing way. Your experience could have happened in your local church, or be the result of an accident or illness that God brought you through.

For me, being called by God into ministry in 1983 was a mountaintop experience. Joining the staff here at Hillview in 1986 built on that experience. Being ordained in 1987 added another layer to the experience. Being called to pastor Hillview in 1999 up to the present is a continuation of my experience. Serving the Lord and his people is my greatest act of service.

I asked Karen what came to mind when I asked her about a mountaintop experience in her life. She told me the day she fell down the steps leading to our basement and a concrete parking stop that was not bolted to the floor fell on top of her. Though she was bruised no bones were broken. When she was later asked did she ask God what was the meaning of the fall she said no but did ask God and He told her just like I protected you when you fell down the steps I will protect you when Dexter goes into fulltime ministry.

Rev 3:20;

20 Here I am! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with him, and he with me.

If ever there was an invitation to have an encounter with God on the level of a mountaintop experience this is it. God is willing and able or you willing to encounter God in a special way?

Mountaintop Experiences

Text: Mt 17:1-9;

1 After six days Jesus took with him Peter, James and John the brother of James, and led them up a high mountain by themselves.

2 There he was transfigured before them. His face shone like the sun, and his clothes became as white as the light.

3 Just then there appeared before them Moses and Elijah, talking with Jesus.

4 Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good for us to be here. If you wish, I will put up three shelters– one for you, one for Moses and one for Elijah.”

5 While he was still speaking, a bright cloud enveloped them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased. Listen to him!”

6 When the disciples heard this, they fell facedown to the ground, terrified.

7 But Jesus came and touched them. “Get up,” he said. “Don’t be afraid.”

8 When they looked up, they saw no one except Jesus.

9 As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus instructed them, “Don’t tell anyone what you have seen, until the Son of Man has been raised from the dead.”

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Weekly Events: Resume in Spring

  • Sunday 9:00am: Prayer
  • 9:30am: Sunday School
  • 10:45: Worship Service
  • Monday 6:30 pm: Small Group
  • Cedric & Bonnies’ home.
  • 7842 Walker Ave. KCK 66112
  • Lead by Brother Richard Natividad
  • Wednesday 7:00pm: Wednesday Evening
  • Service at Hillview
  • Thursday 11:00am: Small Group at Louis & Peggy White’s home,
  • 4405 Sorter Dr. KCK 66104
  • Lead by Calvin Marshall Jr.
  • 7:00pm: Small Group at Pastor Dexter & Sister Karen’s home,
  • 4525 Sorter Dr. , KCK 66104
  • Lead by Pastor Dexter
  • Saturday 10:30am Praise Team and Choir Rehearsal

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