Message Based Study Guides
Too Busy To Listen
We do a lot of talking to God, a lot of asking, bartering, demanding. What if God doesn't want to do something or fix something? What if He just wants to say something. Are you too busy to listen?
Can we trust the Bible completely? Is it sufficient for our complicated lives? Can we really know what it teaches? Discover what the Bible says about itself and why a book written thousands of years ago is still relevant to your life today.
Murder. Adultery. Greed. The great stories of the Bible read like a Hollywood script. But what do these stories have to do with your life today? And where do you fit in God's epic story?
Simple Life: Relationships for Dummies
We make relationships harder than they have to be. Complicated even. It all comes down to simply living life the way Jesus did, in our hearts and with our actions. It starts with understanding, and we can help with that.
It was the day that changed the world. On the first day He was dead. On the third, He was alive again. What do you do with that? What do you do with Him?
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
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.
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.
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."
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.
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
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.