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BROKEN

We are liars. We are rebels and thieves. We are betrayers, conspirators and manipulators. Jesus came to save us from our ourselves by offering His brokenness as a ransom for ours: “This is my body, broken for you." 

It Takes a Village

Community is a fundamental life search. As terms like neighbor, family and congregation are being redefined in the 21st century, people still crave face-to-face relationships. So how do we experience belonging as well as believing?

Apply As Directed

Apply As Directed

By exploring the book of James, we’ll discover some of the richest, most practical—and at times, controversial—actions, attitudes and skills to overcome life's obstacles and circumstances. 

Presence

Presence

Halos, fresh hay, shepherds carrying new lambs and young motherhood in blue homespun--all touching images of Christmas. But the Christmas story is so much more than sentimental. It's historical, joyful, and essential. 

ThisIsWorship

#ThisIsWorship

And you may be surprised by what it is. In this 4-week series we're discovering why worship is so important to God, why it's utterly essential to our relationship with Him, what we get from it when we do it, and when and where we should "worship Him in Spirit and in truth." 

Love Different

Love Different

What the world needs is people living and loving to the fullest with unconditional affection lived out beyond the limits of personal feelings. So how in the world do we do that? And why in the world do we need to?

A Clear Vision

A Clear Vision

Time for a vision check-up. Pastor Mike is back from Uganda and sharing a "state of the church" address this weekend. We'll see more clearly the vision, mission, and future plans of Hope Community Church.

Big Questions, Honest Answers

Big Questions; Honest Answers

When you’ve got questions, you want answers. This summer we’re tackling some big ones by digging into the book of Psalms for life-changing answers to some of our biggest questions. 

Close Encounters

Ordinary people in ordinary moments experiencing extraordinary encounters with Jesus. How do these unexpected New Testament occurrences relate to our own lives? And what happens when we come face-to-face with our Creator?  

Habits That Can Change Your Life

Often our bad habits seem to outnumber our good. What if we could experience transformed lives by living out some new choices? And what if those choices changed not only our lives but also our world? 

He Said, She Said, God Said

He Said, She Said, God Said

It’s no surprise that men and women are radically different in their ways of thinking, feeling and perceiving. But God never intended the differences He created to cause the incredible friction they do. Good thing He’s already woven into His Word the perfect solutions to our differences. 

The Real MARCH MADNESS

The week began with palm branches and celebration, but it didn’t end that way. And as we prepare for the triumph of Easter, we must first each take our own solitary journey to the cross. 

Come Together

Come Together

We weren't designed to go it alone but for working, living and growing together. Created not to be independent, but interdependent. Let's do life together.

Best Year Ever

Best Year Ever

Whether joyful memories abound or the lows were too many to count in 2012, it's in the past. Move forward with us this weekend and learn how to make 2013 your best year ever.

The Unopened Gift

The Unopened Gift

We’ve recited the Christmas story with such familiarity for so long that it’s easy to overlook one very important promise within it. Come this weekend and unwrap the gift you might be missing.

Risk

Risk

God asked Moses, "What are you holding in your hand?" He often asks us the very same thing. Do we have faith that the cards God holds in His hand are better than the cards we're holding in ours?  

The Great Paradox

The Great Paradox

Jesus' first recorded sermon is a blueprint for happiness and yet it isn't at all what we expect. The Sermon on the Mount and the eight beatitudes challenge our happiness expectations and force us to consider anew our reality in Christ.

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