Resources by Peyton Hill

S. Peyton Hill, a Regular Contributor to For The Church, is the Lead Pastor of Highland Baptist Church in Grove City, Ohio, just outside of downtown Columbus. He is married to Jordan Lee, and they have two daughters, Harper and Elliot, and one son, Zane. Peyton is a Ph.D. Student in Applied Theology at SEBTS.

Jul 14, 2015

The Wrath of God Warms My Heart by Peyton Hill

Hellfire and brimstone preaching will not suffice, but neither will a mushy Christianity.

Nov 2, 2015

The Lie of the 'Nobody's Perfect' Mentality by Peyton Hill

Though some denominations historically have wrongly understood the call to moral holiness and perfection to mean that sinners can attain perfection on this earth, the pursuit of holiness is no less important.

Feb 11, 2016

Thanking God for Denominational Arguments by Peyton Hill

Boy was I shocked when a classmate ran into a man from his church and told me, “Hey, I want to introduce you to an elder at my church.” Dumbfounded and ignorant I said, “Wait, I thought you were Baptist?!”

Aug 16, 2017

Sunday is End-Times Warfare by Peyton Hill

We don’t need a Left Behind novel to tell us where we stand in the context of redemptive history. 

May 25, 2015

Preach Like a Church Planter by Peyton Hill

No Sunday church gathering consists of believers alone. Yet, for most pastors of established churches, our tendency is to preach to the same people each week.

Dec 12, 2015

Preaching the Gospel from the Bread of Ruth 1 by Peyton Hill

The bread of Ruth 1 provides more than a theme in the Bible. It provides one of the keys to unlocking the meaning of the text by showing how Christ fulfills the passage.

Jun 15, 2015

Peyton Hill On Christ-Centered Leadership

What does Christ-centered leadership look like?

Series: Conversations

What does Christ-centered leadership look like?

Jun 15, 2015

Peyton Hill on Christ-centered Leadership by Peyton Hill

FTC.CO asks Peyton Hill, "How does one become a Christ-centered leader?"

Apr 22, 2015

People, Not Projects by Peyton Hill

Just as we need grace, patience, and help, the other people in our churches do too. Because in the end, we are all just projects in process, aren’t we?

Jun 15, 2015

One Thing: Peyton Hill

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

Series: One Thing

What is the one thing the next generation of pastors needs to remember?

May 24, 2016

Jesus, the True and Better Joshua by Peyton Hill

Throughout history, God has been at work in and through those He chooses to use greatly. In the book of Joshua, the mighty works God performs are but a shadow of a greater Reality yet to come.

Jul 6, 2015

In Praise of Children by Peyton Hill

God delights in children, and since he delights in children, we do too.

Jun 25, 2015

How Often Should We Celebrate The Lord's Supper? by Peyton Hill

If the gospel is truly of “first importance” (1 Cor 15:3), then what are some ways the church can continue to move the gospel to its proper place of preeminence? Certainly there are more ways than one, but according to the Spirit’s words in 1 Corinthians 11, a great way to reclaim the gospel as the focal point of the church is to recover a regular observance of the Supper.

Sep 3, 2015

Gospel Balm in 2 Timothy by Peyton Hill

Like many of us, young Timothy seemed to suffer with bouts of discouragement. Yet Paul does not write Timothy to encourage him with warm fuzzy thoughts about how awesome he is as a person.

May 1, 2015

Christless Christian Character Studies

King David, King Jesus, and Correct Leadership Application

In order to understand the narratives of the Old Testament and the leadership principles contained within its passages, Jesus must drive the meaning of the texts.

May 9, 2016

Celebrating Gospel Change by Peyton Hill

What if CNN or Fox News broke a story with the headline, “ISIS Leaders Becomes a Follower of Jesus and Ends Terrorist Activity”? Would we be shocked? Would we doubt the headline?

Mar 3, 2017

Beauty for Ashes: The Groom and His Bride by Peyton Hill

His perfection becomes hers when he takes her filth with him in death.

Nov 28, 2015

A Theology of the Heart from James by Peyton Hill

Unfortunately, on this side of heaven we will continue to have churches filled with quarreling members. In James 4:1, Pastor James asks rhetorically, “And what causes this behavior?” He answers himself, “You quarrel and fight because of what’s in your hearts.”