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Read Ephesians 2:1-9 1.According to vs. 1-3, how does Paul describe our lives before Jesus? What implications does that have for our need for a savior? 2.According to v.8, how are we saved? How is this different from what the world teaches us? 3.What are some common “ought to’s” people point to in the Christian […]
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“It’s the most hectic chaotic wonderful time of the year! With the actors acting dancers dancing singers singing kids jingle belling and everyone telling you, ‘Reserve tickets early’ ‘Return tickets you won’t use’ ‘Be of good cheer,’ It’s the most wonderful time of the year!” Why We Do What We Do If you’ve been around Hope during any Christmas season, you […]
If you are like me, when you think of learning or education, the thought that comes to your mind is reading something out of a book. That’s sort of what our culture believes when it comes to learning. But think about it like this. Let’s say you were going to the hospital because you needed […]
Christmas is just around the bend. This is my favorite holiday by far (with flag day coming in second, of course). The reason I love this season is that it is all about Jesus. Sure, the big chain stores and media companies try to make it about materialism and buying lots and lots of stuff. […]
Is God like Santa? I didn’t ask “does God like Santa?” (that’s a whole other discussion). I asked “is God like Santa?” Over the last two weeks, I’ve had the chance to meet with about a dozen volunteer leaders in the church. In our discussions, I asked a seemingly simple, yet not so easy question: […]
Every day we make choices. Some are simple and easy to make….What should I wear? What should I eat? Should I go to the gym? While others are complicated and difficult to make….Should I stay at this job? Should I continue to date this person? Should I pursue this treatment for my medical issue? Regardless […]
I was really taken back by the special birth of Jesus this morning. Hope you enjoy! When his mother Mary had been betrothed to Joseph, before they came together she was found to be with child from the Holy Spirit (Matt 1:18) What in the world do I do now God? It wasn’t supposed to […]
It is Thanksgiving. The time of the year when every blog, article and commercial is there to remind us to be grateful for the things and people we have in our lives. We are bombarded with images of happy families sitting around tables loaded with delicious food and blitzed by articles where the author chides […]
At Hope Community Church, we just finished up our series: #Thisisworship. It so great that this series has lead us into the Thanksgiving season. Giving thanks is one of the greatest acts of worship when that thanks is directed toward God with gratitude for the things he has done and provided for us. This past […]
It’s easy to get swept up in the hustle and bustle of the holiday season. So this Christmas, our Family Ministry team and Hope staff have put together a special collection of devotionals and traditions to keep the reason for the season, the birth of Jesus Christ, at the center of Christmas. Each day offers […]
Here are 5 reasons to love the ones you’re with instead of looking elsewhere for perfect relationships that don’t exist. God teaches us to trust Him through interactions with other sinful broken human beings, so stop trying to find the perfect small group, community or church and embrace the relationships you have. Thank you Jean […]
1. Last week, We asked you to think of ways that you can free yourself up to be more generous. Were you able to act on any of those opportunities? How many of us really have a heart of gratitude? Mike said this weekend that the problem is that “we have so much that we […]
I can't complain really, I have the best job in the world, right?
The following article reminds us why we stop dating our spouse and reasons why to start all over again.
I don’t know about you – but I’ve never been the kind of guy that eats Sushi. I know it’s all the rage and it’s this very hip and trendy thing to do. But I’m not a sushi guy. In fact, I’m the kind of guy that makes fun of people that eat Sushi. Real […]
People ask me all the time for resources that will teach them how to study the Bible. So, in this blog, I’ve compiled a list of some of the best books on the topic. These have been extremely helpful to me, and I’ve ranked them in order of approachability. The first few are easy reads […]
As a self-proclaimed type-A personality, one of my biggest struggles as a Christian has been to not treat the things I do as a checklist. When I serve, this is particularly hard for me to practice. Most serving roles give us tasks to do that allow us to feel purpose and accomplishment when we finish […]
I recently went to dinner with my family to the Cheesecake Factory, a very popular restaurant in our area. I sat down and was given what felt like a small encyclopedia filled with numerous options for my dining pleasure. After two pages of appetizer options, the lighter side, salads, pastas, tacos, sandwiches, burgers, steak, chicken […]
Eating healthy is hard. Some of my favorite (unhealthy) snacks are movie theater popcorn, French fries, and hot pretzels. I’m definitely a fan of salty foods rather than sweet foods. Recently, I’ve made a conscious effort to make healthier food choices. It’s not going so well. Have you ever tried to eat popcorn with no […]