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    This Week

    Good Friday at Mars Hill Albuquerque

    Good Friday at Mars Hill Albuquerque

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    'But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.' –Isaiah 53:5

    Join us at Mars Hill Albuquerque for Good Friday on April 18.

    Service times: 5 pm and 7 pm

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    Clean and Decorate for Easter 2014

    Clean and Decorate for Easter 2014

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    We're having a party for Easter. Come help us get the church building ready. We have to clean the building and get the decorations up.
    Easter Baptisms

    Easter Baptisms

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque


    We believe the Bible presents baptism as an outward witness of an inward faith in Jesus Christ alone for salvation.

    Christian baptism is an act of obedience to the command of Jesus, declaring the believers faith in and identification with their crucified, buried, and risen Savior. It is a...More visible declaration of the gospel of Jesus Christ. The believer being baptized is immersed beneath the waters in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which expresses the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit, which expresses the believers’ death to sin and the burial of their old life, and then emersed out of the water, which expresses the believers’ resurrection to a new kingdom life in Christ Jesus. Furthermore, baptism identifies a Christian with Jesus, the universal church, and the local church.

    Jesus commanded that all Christians be baptized. The apostles commanded that all Christians be baptized, which explains why the book of Acts and records of the early church show that baptism was practiced consistently.

    We understand baptism to be the sign and seal of membership in the covenant community. Baptism is for all persons as they join the community of the church.


    The consistent witness of the New Testament is that someone first believes in Jesus and then is baptized. This is called believers’ baptism. Never do we witness the reverse order where someone, such as an infant, is baptized and then later believes in Jesus.

    We see six lines of support for this position in the New Testament.

    • In the precursor to Christian baptism, John the Baptizer required that people repent of sin before being baptized. (Matt. 3:2; Mark 1:4; Luke 3:3)

    • Every baptism in the New Testament is preceded by repentance of sin and faith in Jesus. (Acts 2:38–41; 8:12; 9:18–19; 10:44–48; 16:14–15, 29–36; 18:8; 19:1–7; 22:16)

    • Baptism is reserved solely for those people who have put on Christ. (Gal. 3:27)

    • Baptism shows personal identification with the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus. This can only happen when someone has trusted in Christ for salvation. (Rom. 6:1–10; Col. 2:12)

    • The Bible does record occurrences where entire households were baptized. (Acts 10:33, 44–48; 11:14; 16:15; 1 Cor. 1:16) In these cases, the Bible also records that each member of these households believed in Jesus and was saved. (John 4:53; Acts

    18:8; 1 Cor. 16:15)

    • Both Jesus and his apostles gave the command for disciples to be baptized as an expression of that discipleship. (Matt. 28:19, Acts 2:38)


    Salvation is solely a gift given to people whose faith rests in the grace of God to forgive their sins through the death and resurrection of Jesus. For example, when the Philippian jailer asked what was required of him to be saved, Paul did not mention baptism but simply said, “Believe in the Lord Jesus.” Likewise, the thief who died on the cross next to Jesus was promised by our

    Lord that “today you will be with me in Paradise,” though he had not been baptized. Someone can be unbaptized and yet be a Christian who is destined for heaven.

    Nonetheless, even though one can be a Christian without being baptized, a Christian should be baptized. If nothing else, Jesus commanded baptism to show in outward sign the inward covenant relationship we have with him. Similarly, married people are married regardless of whether they wear their wedding ring, which is the outward symbol of their inward covenant relationship.

    But I, for one, am glad that my wife wears her wedding ring.

    Baptism is the biblical way in which we show that by the power of the Spirit, we died to our old way of life through the death of Jesus, and live a new life through the resurrection of Jesus, cleansed from our sin in the same way that water cleanses us from filth. Therefore, being baptized does not make someone a Christian. Not being baptized does not cause someone to stop being a Christian, but a Christian should be baptized.
    Easter 2014

    Easter 2014

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    On Easter we celebrate the risen savior who conquered Satan, sin, and death. We celebrate new life in him. We celebrate the hope of heaven with gospel preaching, live music, and baptisms—all because Jesus Saves!

    “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved.” Acts 16:31

    Jesus is worth celebrating. Join us...More this Easter at Mars Hill Church as we celebrate together as one family.

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    This Month

    James: Jesus Bold Little Brother | Week 15

    James: Jesus Bold Little Brother | Week 15

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Join us as we continue our series in the book of James where Pastor Mark teaches through the life and scripture written through Jesus' little brother.

    Week 15 Summary

    “Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for...More the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working. Elijah was a man with a nature like ours, and he prayed fervently that it might not rain, and for three years and six months it did not rain on the earth. Then he prayed again, and heaven gave rain, and the earth bore its fruit.

    My brothers, if anyone among you wanders from the truth and someone brings him back, let him know that whoever brings back a sinner from his wandering will save his soul from death and will cover a multitude of sins.” - James 5:13-20

    As a community of humble servants, what are we to do when we suffer or when we are cheerful? We ought turn to our Master. When we are sick, we take our weaknesses together to the only one who can heal us. When we recognize our sins, we take them also to the Lord, together in humble reliance upon Christ our Redeemer. There is no room for pride among us. None in Christ are superior to or more favored than the rest. We are brothers and sisters of Christ our Lord, equals bound through faith to our Father in heaven.

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    Mother's Day Baby Dedications

    Mother's Day Baby Dedications

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
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    At Mars Hill Church we celebrate the birth of children by encouraging parents to bring their little ones up on stage to introduce them to the church. Sunday May 12th, we will celebrate Baby Dedications. Each family introduces themselves and reads a scripture that the Lord has given...More them to be a prayer of blessing, or vision for God's future work in the life of their child. We pray with them as they dedicate their children to the Lord and dedicate themselves to raising their children according to God's word.
    Pastor Donovan Medina

    Donovan Medina

    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Alfredo Lobaina

    Alfredo Lobaina


    It's All About Jesus

    Jesus was a man who claimed to be God. Think on that for a minute. If that were true, how would it change the way you thought, felt, and lived this life?

    At Mars Hill, we believe that Jesus is God. We take him at his word. Because of this, everything we do is all about Jesus. We invite you to learn more about this man who is God and how you can find forgiveness and new life in him.

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    Making Disciples

    God reveals himself through us to others. Our priority is to make disciples who love God and love others well.

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    Planting Churches

    God works through his church to make disciples. Our commitment is to plant churches that love God and love others.

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    What to Expect

    Visiting a church for the first time can be nerve-racking. But having an idea of what to expect can help. There are three main parts to every Sunday service: preaching, worship, and kids. To learn more about each of these, click the links below.

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    We value community

    Church is more than a service. It’s people living life together and helping one another throughout our cities to serve our cities. Each week, thousands of people at Mars Hill meet in hundreds of small communities to learn about God, pray, eat, laugh, and live. We call these Community Groups—and they’re the heart of our church.

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    Teaching & Training

    We provide a number of resources to help you grow as a disciple of Jesus. You’ll find videos on a number of topics and from various conferences. The Mars Hill Blog connects you to life around the church and personal growth. And Resurgence is a blog dedicated to helping you grow as a leader at home, work, and church.

    Mars Hill Music

    Mars Hill musicians write fresh music and rearrange timeless hymns for our worship services and recording. Explore Mars Hill Music.

    Cheerful givers wanted

    Jesus is the most generous person who ever lived. He gave his life so that we might live. As Christians, we give our time, talent, and money joyfully in response to Jesus’ generosity and to help more people meet Jesus.

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