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Family Easter ideas to remember Jesus: Easter Story Hunt

Tue, 2014-04-08 08:17
This is an awesome idea from iMOM.com. They have such great printables on this site and resources for the whole year. Enjoy! Children love to hunt for Easter eggs.  In this egg-citing game your kids can hunt for eggs over and over again without ever being at risk for a cavity from too much candy.  […]

Message Recap – Rebel

Mon, 2014-04-07 16:56
A recap of the “Rebel” message from Lead/Teaching Pastor Mike Lee at Hope Community Church on April 6, 2014. It was a good day for Barabbas, the rebel; he missed his cross and the death meant for him. Though rebels through and through, because of Jesus, we miss our cross too.

Family Easter ideas to remember Jesus: 12 Days of Easter

Fri, 2014-04-04 18:11
There are so many spring and Easter ideas, but few remind us of Jesus or cause us to reflect on His sacrifice and the hope of His resurrection. 12 Days of Easter This is a fun way to keep the focus on Jesus this Easter while making it exciting for your kids. This is a […]

Broken week 3 small group study

Thu, 2014-04-03 16:56
1. How’s the All-Play going? What stuck out to you the most so far in this “Broken” series? Read John 18:1-11 2. What events stand out to you in the events leading to Jesus’ death sentence? 3. Fully knowing what was in store for Him, why did Jesus go out to meet those who came […]

Message Recap- Manipulator

Mon, 2014-03-31 21:06
We’re going to look at Judas. And, as much as we despise Judas, I’m going to tell you that there’s a little bit of Judas in all of us. I say that because there seems to be something in all of us from time to time when we want to strike some kind of deal, […]

Family Easter ideas to remember Jesus: Resurrection Rolls

Mon, 2014-03-31 09:53
Another tradition that characterizes Easter is food. Ham, potatoes, green beans, rolls, etc. Yum! But what is Easter without sweets? Want to have some fun in the kitchen while teaching your kids the precious story of Easter? Try this easy recipe for resurrection rolls along with some suggestions to tell the story. Ingredients: 1 large […]

The Story Behind Hope’s Military/Family Support Group

Mon, 2014-03-31 06:00
Pam Horton, Hope’s Military/Family Support Group Facilitator, shares about her journey from an Army Brat, to a Military Mom, to a Support Group Facilitator. I am an Army brat.  My dad made a career out of the military.  I moved 12 times by the time I was 17. Long term relationships were non-existent because everyone […]

Broken Week 2 Small Group Study

Fri, 2014-03-28 16:50
Last week’s recap: Last week, we asked you to talk to someone close to you about the idols that you struggle with. How did it feel to have this conversation? Was it helpful? Share your experience. Read John 12:1-8 1. Judas wanted to be a part of Christ’s new kingdom on earth. He was using […]

Family Easter ideas to remember Jesus: The Easter Garden

Wed, 2014-03-26 10:42
I love celebrating holidays with my family. The biggies are Christmas, Thanksgiving and Easter in our house and as my kids were growing up I made sure they were celebrated. Now, I get to include my grandchildren in my obsessive need to shower everyone with gifts, baskets, clothes and food. Easter is an awesome celebration […]

Can’t beat the bunny? Use it!

Sun, 2014-03-23 08:45
I love this idea from Focus on the Family! We can teach our kids that Jesus is the reason we celebrate Easter, but that bunny is gonna grab their attention. Can’t beat the bunny? Use it! Teach them about Jesus by talking about what a real Easter Bunny is. Use a rabbit picture, a stuffed bunny or […]

Broken Message Based Study – Week 1

Fri, 2014-03-21 12:05
1. If there are new folks in your group this week, take a few minutes to introduce yourself and share: a. something about yourself that you think would be cool for people to know about you and/or… b. what you hope to get out of this group. 2. If you are interested in learning more […]

How to fight a sinful habit

Wed, 2014-03-19 15:27
This is a really great video by David Platt explaining how to apply the gospel to our lives. He is on the topic of pornography addiction, but the premise will hold for any enslaving sin. Another helpful article can be found here. (It’s a book review for a book on the topic)       […]

Small Group Diary (Part 3)

Tue, 2014-03-18 08:33
“Multiplied” Multiplying a small group is hard!  This is the final part of my small group’s struggle and (hopefully) triumph with multiplication.  For Part 1, go here:  http://blog.gethope.net/smallgroups/small-group-diary-part-1 . For part 2, go here:  http://blog.gethope.net/smallgroups/diary-part2 The recap:  In the last episode, there was a definite feeling of frustration starting to creep in.  I felt like I […]

It Takes a Village Small Group Study

Fri, 2014-03-14 13:01
This week would be a great opportunity to spend some time hanging out and getting to know each other in a relaxed atmosphere. It’s important for every group to do this from time to time. So if you have a bunch of new folks in your group, we are giving you permission to forgo the […]

John Stott on the Future

Wed, 2014-03-12 15:51
John Stott, writing over 30 years ago (in 1982): It is difficult to imagine the world in the year A.D. 2000, by which time versatile micro-processors are likely to be as common as simple calculators are today. We should certainly welcome the fact that the silicon chip will transcend human brain-power, as the machine has […]

When There is Nothing Left But God…

Mon, 2014-03-10 06:00
When there is nothing left but God, then is when you find out that God is all you need.  The other day, I received a phone call in my office from a very sweet, elderly lady. She asked for some financial assistance. As much as I wanted to help her, I couldn’t because we had […]

Apply as Directed – Week 10 Study

Fri, 2014-03-07 15:45
1. What have you enjoyed about the “Apply As Directed” sermon series? Have you actually been able to apply something you learned? Share your experience. Christianity 101 Read James 4:1-4 2. According to James, what is our root problem? What is causing the sinful symptoms that manifest in our lives? Read James 1:13-14 3. Does […]

Bob Dumas On Brain Cancer and Faith

Fri, 2014-03-07 12:51
Who’s Bob Dumas? He’s the popular morning radio host of G105’s “Bob and the Showgram.” He also co-hosts, with Pastor Mike Lee, the weekly “Bob & Mike” podcast. Want to know when Bob’s faith was at its strongest? According to him, it was when he was at his weakest and most vulnerable. In 2007, Bob […]

Small Group Diary (Part 2)

Tue, 2014-03-04 09:22
“Sending Out” Multiplying a small group is hard!  This is part 2 of my small group’s struggle and (hopefully) triumph with multiplication.  For Part 1, go here:  http://blog.gethope.net/smallgroups/small-group-diary-part-1 The Recap: I left off last week with a lot of energy and anticipation for multiplying my small group.  We want to grow and continue to reach folks […]

Apply As Directed, Week 9 Study

Fri, 2014-02-28 12:31
Read Proverbs 3 1. What verse or phrase stands out to you most? Share with the group. 2. What’s the difference between wisdom and knowledge? Can you have knowledge and not be wise? Explain. 3. Describe the difference between worldly wisdom and godly wisdom. Give an example of both. 4. Who in your life would you describe as wise? […]