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    This Week

    Best Sermon Ever: PART 5 : DR. LARRY OSBORNE - Finishing Well

    Best Sermon Ever: PART 5 : DR. LARRY OSBORNE - Finishing Well

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Summer 2014 marks our second annual Best Sermon Ever series where we welcome guest preachers for a special sermon series. Every single one of these guys has been a huge influence and gift to Mars Hill over the years. They each come with the title “Dr.” in front of their names,...More so rather than giving them a topic, we’ve simply invited them to preach their best material.

    DR. LARRY OSBORNE

    Dr. Osborne has been married to Nancy for 35 years. They have three grown children and three grandchildren. Dr. Osborne is the Senior and Teaching Pastor at North Coast Church, which he founded in 1980. Their church launched with 120 people in a rented school and North Cost is now a multi-site congregation of more than 10,000 members.
    Pastor Larry is a prolific author and conference speaker, and he mentors many pastors. He earned his MDiv and doctorate from Talbot Theological Seminary. Mars Hill Church is grateful for Dr. Osborne’s work as a member of our Board of Advisors and Accountability.

    Beyond This Month

    CG Leader Sync

    CG Leader Sync

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    You can sign up for the Membership Class online here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/membership-class/

    Welcome to Mars Hill's Membership Class!

    We are excited that you have decided to join us in an upcoming Membership Class. God has been doing amazing things at Mars Hill and given us a mission to reach people with the Gospel.

    The membership class...More is a great opportunity for you to hear all about that mission God has given us, and how you can join. Part of our membership class is having each participant watch the documentary "God's Work, Our Witness," to get up to speed with the great work that God has been doing at Mars Hill.

    You can view the documentary at the following link. http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness

    Please try and watch this prior to the first week of the Membership Class. And since we can't cover everything we would like in the Membership Class we wanted
    to point you toward some important resources that more fully unpack the content you will hear about during the Membership Class.

    1. Our "Doctrine" sermon series.

    2. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Jesus, and the accompanying sermon series.

    3. Pastor Bill Clem's book, Disciple, and the sermon series that covers some of the content.

    4. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Church.

    Thanks for you interest in pursuing Membership at Mars Hill Church. If you have any questions please visit marshill.com/downtownbellevue to find out more about our church and how you can get connected.
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Leadership Training Day

    Leadership Training Day

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Going into 1 John, the Lead Pastors of each location will provide a leader / server training day this Fall on Sept 13 from 10:00am to 3:00pm. The goal of this training is to build excitement, unity, relationships and cast vision going into the new Fall season. We also want to...More show that our serving members, staff, and Elders are very much loved. Participants for this training will include Elders, Staff, Deacons, CG Leaders, RG Leaders, Service Team Leads, Worship Leaders, Interns, and anyone in a serving role.
    Get Baptized!

    Get Baptized!

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/baptism/

    WHAT DOES BAPTISM MEAN?

    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.

    WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?

    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)

    DO YOU HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED TO BE SAVED?

    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.
    Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    You can sign up for the Membership Class online here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/membership-class/

    Welcome to Mars Hill's Membership Class!

    We are excited that you have decided to join us in an upcoming Membership Class. God has been doing amazing things at Mars Hill and given us a mission to reach people with the Gospel.

    The membership class...More is a great opportunity for you to hear all about that mission God has given us, and how you can join. Part of our membership class is having each participant watch the documentary "God's Work, Our Witness," to get up to speed with the great work that God has been doing at Mars Hill.

    You can view the documentary at the following link. http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness

    Please try and watch this prior to the first week of the Membership Class. And since we can't cover everything we would like in the Membership Class we wanted
    to point you toward some important resources that more fully unpack the content you will hear about during the Membership Class.

    1. Our "Doctrine" sermon series.

    2. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Jesus, and the accompanying sermon series.

    3. Pastor Bill Clem's book, Disciple, and the sermon series that covers some of the content.

    4. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Church.

    Thanks for you interest in pursuing Membership at Mars Hill Church. If you have any questions please visit marshill.com/downtownbellevue to find out more about our church and how you can get connected.
    Redemption Groups

    Redemption Groups

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/redemption-group-application/

    We have started the registration process for Redemption Groups. Those who struggle or have struggled with habitual sin issues, abuse, sexual assault or other traumatic experiences are encouraged to pray about and consider participating in Redemption Groups. The fundamental truths taught in Redemption Groups, however, are valuable for anyone as we...More are all in need of ongoing redemption.

    This post provides you with information explaining the Redemption Group ministry of MHC|ABQ, including a link to the application form, which will be your next step if God leads you to register. Please review everything completely, commit your steps to prayer, and respond with any additional questions you may have.

    What Are Redemption Groups?

    Trials and suffering are common to the human condition; Christians are not exempt. There are times in our lives when trials and suffering seem to dominate our existence. Through these trials, God wants to transform our lives to see Him and to worship Him to a greater extent. The purpose of Redemption Groups is to refocus our worship of God as we invite the truth of the gospel into our past, present and future and learn to walk faithfully with our identity founded in Jesus alone.

    Redemption Groups are small groups that dig into difficult trials and suffering circumstances in light of God’s story (defines our lives), our identity as worshippers (misplaced worship is at the core of our problems) and God’s redemptive purpose in Jesus. Participants will meet with a small group each week, but these are unlike Community Groups in that they are only for a short period of time – a “rest stop” on the community group “highway”. Once a group concludes, participants will go back to their ongoing community, taking a foundation of gospel-centered heart change into their existing relationships.

    When do Redemption Groups happen?


    It All Begins with The Weekend Intensive! To kick-off each quarter, Redemption Groups begin with a weekend ‘Intensive’ that includes teaching, workshops and your first group meetings. The Intensive is schedule from 7pm to 9pm on Friday September 6th, and 9am to 3pm on Saturday, September 7th. If your application is accepted, registration for the Intensive will begin on September 3rd and run through September 6th at 6:30pm. It is imperative that you attend the intensive, as well as the following Friday night sessions if you are committed to a group for this upcoming quarter. Please note, childcare will not be available. We encourage you to talk with your Community Group to find childcare during these weeks.

    It is imperative that you attend the intensive, as well as the following Friday night sessions if you desire to participate in a Redemption Group. Please note, childcare will not be available. We encourage you to talk with your Community Group to find childcare during these weeks.

    What do I need for Redemption Groups?

    There will be weekly reading and journaling in the Redemption book for the Intensive and ongoing group nights. You will receive this book before the start of the Intensive Weekend.

    We ask for a materials fee of $25 to cover refreshments at the Intensive, the Redemption book and other materials needed to make Redemption Group sessions run smoothly.

    Please do not allow cost to be a prohibiting factor in your decision to participate. Complete the information request form below and a scholarship can be discussed if you are placed in a group for the upcoming session.

    Some suggested reading for Redemption Group participation to be completed prior to the weekend Intensive: “How People Change” – by Timothy Lane and Paul David Tripp and/or “Death by Love” – by Mark Driscoll and Gary Breshears. These books are available at the MHC|ABQ Bookstore. You will be assigned further reading requirements once the groups are underway.

    Are Redemption Groups for me?

    Please spend time in prayer to discern if this is the right time for you to join Redemption Groups. We highly encourage married couples to participate in the Redemption Group process together.

    We ask that you also pray through and consider the group requirements and commitment to determine if you are able to fulfill those at this time.

    How do I sign up for Redemption Groups?

    Confirm your willingness and ability to participate in Redemption Groups by filling out this online form: https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/redemption-group-application/

    This is a confidential information request form for biblical counseling and participation in a Redemption Group at MHC|ABQ. We will do our best to ensure that all of the information contained in this form is viewed only as necessary by those who oversee this ministry and the leaders of your group.

    By completing the spiritual counseling consent form at the end of the application, you are confirming that you agree with all of the stated policies concerning pastoral counseling in the Redemption Group setting.

    Thanks in advance for helping us by completing this as soon as you can. If you are not a member but call Mars Hill home, we ask that you log onto the City and start the member process. Send a message to Deacon Kyle Shour if you need help with the member process.


    Please Note: Completing the application form does not automatically place you into a Redemption Group. We have a limited number of openings. The elders of Mars Hill are committed to serving our covenanted members first and will prioritize our members if space becomes an issue. In addition, Redemption Groups are not suitable for everyone, and if the overseeing pastors determine that you would be better served in another capacity, we ask that you submit to their wisdom and recommendations. This ministry is not intended to be a substitute for mental health, pastoral, legal or other professional services. If expert assistance is required, the services of a competent professional should be sought.

    Where do I go if I have questions?

    If you would like to have someone give you more information and/or pray with you about this decision, please email abqredemption@marshill.com.
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    You can sign up for the Membership Class online here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/membership-class/

    Welcome to Mars Hill's Membership Class!

    We are excited that you have decided to join us in an upcoming Membership Class. God has been doing amazing things at Mars Hill and given us a mission to reach people with the Gospel.

    The membership class...More is a great opportunity for you to hear all about that mission God has given us, and how you can join. Part of our membership class is having each participant watch the documentary "God's Work, Our Witness," to get up to speed with the great work that God has been doing at Mars Hill.

    You can view the documentary at the following link. http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness

    Please try and watch this prior to the first week of the Membership Class. And since we can't cover everything we would like in the Membership Class we wanted
    to point you toward some important resources that more fully unpack the content you will hear about during the Membership Class.

    1. Our "Doctrine" sermon series.

    2. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Jesus, and the accompanying sermon series.

    3. Pastor Bill Clem's book, Disciple, and the sermon series that covers some of the content.

    4. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Church.

    Thanks for you interest in pursuing Membership at Mars Hill Church. If you have any questions please visit marshill.com/downtownbellevue to find out more about our church and how you can get connected.
    Financial Peace University

    Financial Peace University

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/financial-peace-university/

    Join us as we walk through Dave Ramsey's highly practical, biblically-based Financial Peace University curriculum! This 9 week course will cover everything from getting out of debt, to budgeting, to planning for your and your children's future. If you want to be a better steward of the resources God has...More given you, this class is for you.

    The class begins in September 22nd at 6:30 pm with a free preview. This is a perfect opportunity to get a feel for the class if you're on the fence. Then, each monday night for the next 9 weeks, we will work through Ramsey's Baby Steps to Financial Peace.

    Register by completing this form: https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/financial-peace-university/

    While the class is free, eacn family or individual will need to purchase a kit for $100 which includes everything you will need to complete the class, as well as a year long membership to online FPU resources.
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Become a Member

    Become a Member

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    You can sign up for the Membership Class online here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/membership-class/

    Welcome to Mars Hill's Membership Class!

    We are excited that you have decided to join us in an upcoming Membership Class. God has been doing amazing things at Mars Hill and given us a mission to reach people with the Gospel.

    The membership class...More is a great opportunity for you to hear all about that mission God has given us, and how you can join. Part of our membership class is having each participant watch the documentary "God's Work, Our Witness," to get up to speed with the great work that God has been doing at Mars Hill.

    You can view the documentary at the following link. http://marshill.com/media/gods-work-our-witness

    Please try and watch this prior to the first week of the Membership Class. And since we can't cover everything we would like in the Membership Class we wanted
    to point you toward some important resources that more fully unpack the content you will hear about during the Membership Class.

    1. Our "Doctrine" sermon series.

    2. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Jesus, and the accompanying sermon series.

    3. Pastor Bill Clem's book, Disciple, and the sermon series that covers some of the content.

    4. Pastor Mark Driscoll's book, Vintage Church.

    Thanks for you interest in pursuing Membership at Mars Hill Church. If you have any questions please visit marshill.com/downtownbellevue to find out more about our church and how you can get connected.
    CG Leader Sync

    CG Leader Sync

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Preparing for Biblcal Marriage

    Preparing for Biblcal Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    CG Leader Sync

    CG Leader Sync

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Preparing for Biblical Marriage

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Register Here:
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/preparing-for-marriage-application/

    The Preparing for Marriage class is a offered for couples considering marriage. This class is required for anyone wanting to be married by a Mars Hill pastor and is open to all Mars Hill attenders. It will give you a strong and sure Scriptural foundation for your marriage, teaching you...More the theology of Christian marriage and helping you to ensure that Jesus is the center of your marriage and source of your happiness.
    Redemption Group Celebration

    Redemption Group Celebration

    Redemption Group Celebration is the final evening of the 9 week Redemption Group quarter. It is a time for participants and leaders to reflect on, share, and celebrate in the work God has done, is doing, and will continue to do in their lives. Who should come:
    - Past, Present, and...More Prospective Redemption Group Participants and Leaders
    - Family and Friends of Past, Present, and Prospective Redemption Group Participants and Leaders.
    Members Meeting

    Members Meeting

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Member meetings are an opportunity to hear from our local elders in person as they tell our congregation about Jesus’ work throughout all of our church. Join us for a special night of vision, worship, prayer, and preparation for what’s next.
    Get Baptized!

    Get Baptized!

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/baptism/

    WHAT DOES BAPTISM MEAN?

    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.

    WHO SHOULD BE BAPTIZED?

    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)

    DO YOU HAVE TO BE BAPTIZED TO BE SAVED?

    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.
    Baby Dedications

    Baby Dedications

    Mars Hill Church | Albuquerque
    Sign up here: https://mhcabq.wufoo.com/forms/baby-dedication/

    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. We will celebrate Baby Dedications. Each family introduces themselves and reads a scripture that the Lord has given them to be...More 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
    Albuquerque

    Pastor Alfredo Lobaina

    Alfredo Lobaina

    Pastor
    Albuquerque

    Pastor Bob Paulsen

    Bob Paulsen

    Pastor
    Albuquerque

    Pastor Daniel Schuman

    Daniel Schuman

    Pastor
    Albuquerque

    Pastor Carlos Garcia

    Carlos Garcia

    Pastor
    Albuquerque

    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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