Spring Hills Podcast

Spring Hills Church, Granville OH

As our church community grows, we want you to come to know our Pastor's hearts and our leader's hearts intimately. As a result, Spring Hills has created a podcast to go deeper in the hearts and stories of those loving, living, and leading like Jesus Christ. You matter and you need to know how important your heart is to us. We hope and pray that this podcast serves as an opportunity for you to go deeper in your spiritual formation journey and feel loved and cared for by our church. read less
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071. A Christmas Prayer Meditation (Psalm 23 & John 10)
24-12-2023
071. A Christmas Prayer Meditation (Psalm 23 & John 10)
Warm and heartfelt Christmas greetings from all of us at Spring Hills Church! Our prayers are fervently with you, wishing you an abundantly merry Christmas filled with the unwavering gifts of hope, love, joy, and peace during this blessed season. Today, we extend something truly extraordinary, something tailor-made for you. We understand how overwhelming life can get, especially amidst the hustle and bustle of this season. Sometimes, it feels challenging to connect with the serene and exquisite streams of God’s peace. Isn't it ironic, given that the season revolves around just that? My beloved wife, Leah Meyer, and I desire to present to you a prayerful meditation. It's an opportunity for you to carve out a precious few minutes, solely dedicated to you and God—no distractions, just a serene journey into the grace, mercy, love, and peace of Christ, as beautifully depicted in Psalm 23 and John 10. God's blessings upon our cherished family! Know this: our church envelops you with love. Our Pastors hold you close in their hearts. While you immerse yourself in this prayerful meditation, hold onto the truth that you are embraced here, cherished deeply, and your presence matters more than words can express.While you enjoy this prayer meditation please keep in your heart that you are welcomed here, you are loved, and you matter. For His Kingdom, Pastor Joshua Meyer & Leah Meyer This prayer meditation is brought to you by Joshua and Leah Meyer. Psalm 23: 1-4 1 The Lord is my shepherd; I have all that I need. 2 He lets me rest in green meadows; he leads me beside peaceful streams. 3 He renews my strength. He guides me along right paths, bringing honor to his name. 4 Even when I walk through the darkest valley, I will not be afraid, or you are close beside me. Your rod and your staff protect and comfort me. John 10: 2-7 & 14-16 2 But the one who enters through the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. 3 The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep recognize his voice and come to him. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. 4 After he has gathered his own flock, he walks ahead of them, and they follow him because they know his voice. 5 They won’t follow a stranger; they will run from him because they don’t know his voice.” 6 Those who heard Jesus use this illustration didn’t understand what he meant, 7 so he explained it to them: “I tell you the truth, I am the gate for the sheep… 14 “I am the good shepherd; I know my own sheep, and they know me, 15 just as my Father knows me and I know the Father. So, I sacrifice my life for the sheep. 16 I have other sheep too, that are not in this sheepfold. I must bring them also. They will listen to my voice, and there will be one flock with one shepherd.
070. Love Came Down (Sermon)
24-12-2023
070. Love Came Down (Sermon)
"Love Came Down: Celebrating Christ's Birth on Christmas Eve" As we gather on this special Christmas Eve at Springhills Church in Granville, Ohio, we continue our Advent series, "Love Came Down." Tonight, we focus on the fourth part of this series, exploring the profound meaning of love as we celebrate the birth of Christ. The essence of Christmas lies in the remarkable love demonstrated by God through the incarnation of His Son, Jesus Christ. The birth of Jesus in a humble manger in Bethlehem marks the ultimate expression of God's unconditional love for humanity. Scripture reveals the depth of this love in various passages: John 3:16 (ESV): "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life." 1 John 4:9-10 (ESV): "In this the love of God was made manifest among us, that God sent his only Son into the world, so that we might live through him. In this is love, not that we have loved God but that he loved us and sent his Son to be the propitiation for our sins." Luke 2:10-11 (ESV): "And the angel said to them, 'Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.'" The birth of Jesus Christ symbolizes the divine manifestation of love, bringing hope, joy, and salvation to all who believe. Christ's birth signifies the beginning of God's redemptive plan, demonstrating His immense love by bridging the gap between humanity and Himself. In reflecting upon this love that came down at Christmas, we are encouraged to: Embrace the unconditional love of God, recognizing the significance of Christ's birth in our lives. Extend this love to others, following Christ's example of selflessness and compassion. Celebrate the true essence of Christmas by sharing God's love with those around us, especially in a season where love, hope, and joy resonate profoundly. As we commemorate the birth of Jesus Christ on this Christmas Eve, let us be reminded of the immense love God has shown us and be inspired to share this love with the world around us. May the love that came down in the form of a humble child in a manger continue to illuminate our hearts and guide us in spreading the message of hope, joy, and love to all. Amen. Love you deeply, Pastor Tom
066. Seek Peace and Pursue It (Sermon)
10-12-2023
066. Seek Peace and Pursue It (Sermon)
In this season of Christmas, the longing for peace resonates deeply. However, in our current world, peace often feels elusive amid anxiety, frustration, and irritation. Yet, authentic peace starts by establishing harmony with God. Romans 5:1-2 illustrates that through faith, we discover peace with God through Jesus Christ. Take a moment to ponder what this truth means for you personally. Scripture describes a unique kind of peace, "The Peace of God," surpassing human understanding. This divine peace surfaces as we pray during anxious moments, encountering the calming presence of God. Can you recall a time when you experienced this extraordinary peace? Let us remember, God's peace is ever within our reach. In 2 Thessalonians 3:16, Paul prays for God, the source of peace, to grant us ongoing peace. John MacArthur emphasizes that this peace directly flows from Christ Himself. Do you recognize the continuous availability of this divine peace in your life? Psalm 34 urges us to actively seek peace. How earnestly are you pursuing God's peace? Delve into Philippians 4:6-7, where Paul advises praying for peace instead of fretting. Through prayer, sharing concerns, and expressing gratitude, we draw nearer to God. Reflect on your prayer practices: how often do you pray for God's peace using these methods? Verse 7 assures us that God's peace, beyond understanding, will safeguard our hearts and minds. Do you feel a need for more of this extraordinary peace in your life? Consider how changes in your daily routine might invite more of God's peace. Take this moment to reflect on these Scriptures and consider how God's peace can transform your life. Embrace this season by pursuing the profound peace that comes from a close relationship with God.