Cedar Hills Community Church

Cedar Hills Community Church

Sermons and special events of Cedar Hills Community Church in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Join us for worship Sundays at 8:30am and 11am. Classes for all ages at 9:45am. Children's worship for 3yrs-3rd grade available at 11am. Nursery for ages 0-2yrs at 11am. Follow us on twitter @cedarhillscr... Show More

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March 31, 2020 12 min

Part 5 of our Wednesday evening Lenten series.

For the season of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday) we will be posting our midweek services.  Our goal in these services is to go deeper into the words of Jesus and to learn how to how to abide in Him.

We mention the Apostolic Prayers in this message. Click here for a printable .pdf of the Apostolic Prayers

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March 29, 2020 24 min

Life in the Vine: Words of Jesus
Matthew 18

Our calling as disciples is to reckon this "kingdom" into our lives, our community, by living this way through the power of God's Spirit.

1. Social rank radically flipped. (verses 1-6)
2. Radical precautions to avoid causing little ones to stum-ble. (vs. 7-11)
3. Support the little ones instead of exploit. (vs. 6, 10, 14)
4. Restore those who go astray. (vs. 12-14, 15-17)
5. Forgive ...






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    March 25, 2020 8 min

    Part 4 of our Wednesday evening Lenten series.

    For the season of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday) we will be posting our midweek services.  Our goal in these services is to go deeper into the words of Jesus and to learn how to how to abide in Him.

    Spiritual Discipline Resources we'd like to share:

  • RightNow Media Studies
  • Spiritual Discipline Infographic

  • From our presenter:
    "Does all of the craziness of this time feel overwh...

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    March 22, 2020 29 min

    Video links he refers to in the service:
    How to Make a Phone Call
    https://youtu.be/TGWAkLVhuVI

    Pandemics Kill Compassion, Too
    https://nyti.ms/2W9Wesw

    Screw the Virus!
    https://nyti.ms/2J1lhpX

    Life in the Vine: Trusting Jesus
    Matthew 13:24
    What should we do about the weeds in our world?

    1. Wait patiently..
    "Let both grow together until the harvest…." (Matthew 13:30).
    Galatians 5:22

    2. Fight Evil with Good.
    "Do you want us to go and pul...









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    March 18, 2020 14 min

    Part 3 of our Wednesday evening Lenten series.

    For the season of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday) we will be posting our midweek services.  Our goal in these services is to go deeper into the words of Jesus and to learn how to how to abide in Him.

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    March 15, 2020 32 min

    Life in the Vine: Following Jesus
    Matthew 10:5-23
    Are we prepared to follow Jesus?

    1. Follow Jesus in Kingdom Re-orientation.

  • Take up your cross.
  • Matthew 16:24-25
  • 2. Follow Jesus in Kingdom Compassion.

  • Respond to the harvest.
  • Matthew 9:35-37
  • 3. Follow Jesus in Kingdom Confession.

  • Tell about Jesus.
  • Matthew 16:13-16
  • Next Steps:
    1. Dwell every day in the words of Jesus.
    2. Turn to Jesus in prayer every day.
    3. Abide in the Kingdom.

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    March 11, 2020 12 min

    Part 2 of our Wednesday evening Lenten series.

    For the season of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday) we will be posting our midweek services.  Our goal in these services is to go deeper into the words of Jesus and to learn how to how to abide in Him.

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    Life in the Vine: Praying with Jesus
    Matthew 6:1-13

    1. Repent.

  • Turn toward God's grace.
  • Matthew 4:17, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near."

  • 2. Respond.

  • Pray from an overflow of the heart.
  • Matthew 6:5, "And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to been seen by others."

  • 3. Repeat.

  • Abide.
  • John 15:5, "I am the vine; you are the...



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    March 1, 2020 28 min

    Life in the Vine: Hearing Jesus
    Mark 5:13-22

    Listen to the voice of Jesus.
    1. Recognize selective hearing.
    How do we hear without listening?
    Matthew 5:21-48, "You have heard...but I say."

    2. Remain present.
    How do we rush away without hearing?
    Matthew 5:17-20, "I did not come to destroy, but to fulfill."

    3. Repeat.
    How do we abide?
    Matthew 5:13-16, "You are the light of the world."
    John 8:12 and John 15:5

    Next Steps:
    1. D...

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    February 26, 2020 11 min

    Part 1 of our Wednesday night Lenten series "Abiding in Jesus".

    For the season of Lent (Ash Wednesday to Maundy Thursday) we will be posting our midweek services.  Our goal in these services is to go deeper into the words of Jesus and to learn how to how to abide in Him.

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    February 23, 2020 20 min

    Fear of Being Ordinary
    Ruth 1:6-14

    Whose Kingdom are we striving for?
    1. What is "ordinary" anyways?
    Ruth 1:6-14

    2. In what are you placing your faith?
    Ruth 1:15-17

    3. What is the determination of your heart?
    Ruth 1:18

    Next Steps:
    1. Love: If you are what you love, what is it that you truly love? Which of your "loves" gets the most of your attention and affection?
    2. Belong: Are there relationships that you wish you could inve...

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    February 16, 2020 35 min

    Fear of Loss of Control
    Mark 4:35-41
    Do we fear God?

    1. How safe is your boat?

  • Mark 4:26-34

  • 2. Who is steering your boat?

  • Psalm 13
  • Psalm 28

  • 3. Where is Jesus in your boat?

  • Proverbs 1:7
  • Ecclesiastes 12:13
  • Job 1:1,8

  • Next Steps:
    1. Trust Jesus.
    2. Follow Jesus.

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    February 9, 2020 32 min

    Fear of Failure
    Joshua 1:1-19

    How do you respond to the pressure to succeed?

    1. Accept God's call.

  • Exodus 24:13-18, 32::15-20, 33:11
  • Numbers 13:1-33
  • 2. Be brave.

  • Joshua 1:1-9
  • Joshua 3:1-17
  • 3. Trust God.

  • Jeremiah 9:23-24
  • 1 Corinthians 1:18-25
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
  • Next Steps:
    1. Listen to God's call.
    2. Rethink your definition of success.
    3. Trust God to lead you.

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    February 2, 2020 28 min

    Fear of Intimacy
    Genesis 3:1-13

    "Confess your sins to one another." ~ James 5:16a
    1. Face the fear (of exposure).

  • Genesis 3
  • James 5:16
  • 2. Admit the truth (of imperfection).

  • Isaiah 64:6
  • Job 1:21
  • Ecclesiastes 5:15
  • Romans 3:23
  • 3. Embrace the gift (of acceptance).

  • Isaiah 61:10
  • Matthew 5:20
  • 2 Corinthians 5:21
  • 1 John 1:9
  • Next Steps:
    1. Review the verses listed above in a quiet place.
    2. Accept the forgiveness that Jesus offers you.
    3. Extend forgiv...


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    January 26, 2020 34 min

    Fear of Stillness

    Psalm 91:1-7
    Find refuge by abiding in the presence of God.

  • Joshua 1:9
  • 1 Samuel 3:1-20
  • Psalm 46
  • John 15:1-17
  • Proverbs 4:23
  • Romans 12:1-2
  • Philippians 4:6-7
  • 1 Peter 1:5-7
  • Practice Mindfulness
    1. Grace-renewed, self-compassionate mindfulness.
    2. Humility-renewed beginners mindfulness.
    3. Gratitude-renewed contented mindfulness.

    Next Steps:
    1. Review the verses listed above in a quiet place.
    2. Explore more about stillness at Irene Kr...

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    January 19, 2020 26 min

    Fear of Abandonment
    Isaiah 43:1-7
    1. Fear not, I pick you.

  • Isaiah 43:1
  • John 15:16
  • Ephesians 1:3-4
  • 2. Fear not, I am with you.

  • Isaiah 43:5
  • Isaiah 41:10
  • Psalm 46:1-3, 7
  • Matthew 28:20
  • Next Steps:

  • Reflect on this quote: "To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial. To be known and not loved is our greatest fear. But to be fully known and truly loved is, well. A lot like being loved by God. It is what we need more than anything. It ...
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    January 12, 2020 36 min

    Fear of Tomorrow
    Matthew 6:25-33
    Things to consider when you are anxious and fearful about tomorrow.

  • Consider the flowers and the birds
  • Consider kings and tyrants.
  • Consider your life.
  • Next Steps:
    1. What helps you find strength and courage?
    2. What helps you trust Jesus?

    "Have I not commanded you: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9

    Su...

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    January 5, 2020 32 min

    No Fear
    Numbers 14:6-10

    "Have I not commanded you: Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go." ~Joshua 1:9

    " No Fear" is not about the absence of things to fear, it is about hoping in a God who is infinitely greater than ALL fear.

  • 2 Timothy 1:7
  • Romans 8:14-15
  • Romans 8:31, 37-39

  • Next Steps:
    1. Don’t be ashamed. God uses broken people like us.
    2. M...



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    December 29, 2019 23 min

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    December 24, 2019 18 min

    "Glory to God in the highest and peace to men on earth." Enjoy this recording of our 5pm Christmas Eve service from Dec. 24, 2019.

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