In this Sunday Extra, you can get a more in-depth look at the five layers of justice as well as a description of the different resources from the Understanding the Times message series.
You can find the full resource page here: https://hopechurch.com/understanding-the-times-resources
Justice and equality are MUCH larger issues than we generally think about, but unless we have a better understanding of these concepts from God's perspective, then contemporary definitions may lead us off course.
There is a lot of confusion about America's form of government that has led and is leading to all sorts of bad decisions: Are we a democracy or not? Is the church to stay out of the public square or not? What were the Framers thinking when they drafted the Constitution?
In this second part of Pastor Matt Sturdevant's discussion with Historians and Educators Carla Holiday and Josh Hofford, the record gets straightened out on these questions and more.
God established the need for government, but as one sphere of stewardship among many. What are those spheres, what are there limits, how do they interact, and what happens when the limits are broken?
Listen as Pastor Matt Sturdevant interviews Hope Church members and historians, Carla Holiday and Josh Hofford about the truth behind the founding of the United States.
As we draw nearer to the 2020 election, several issues, movements, and worldviews are pitted against each other to see who will forge the future of our nation. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to follow a different leader, God alone. But when we can't seem to get a clear view of what is happening and why from our media and politicians, how can we still move forward with faith in God's sovereignty?
Join the conversation with Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant and Associate Pastor Brian Cropp as they talk about the benefits, blessings, and opportunities that Christ-followers have as they go ALL IN for Jesus.
In this conclusion to the ALL IN... Holding Nothing Back message series you will get a feel for the opportunities, blessings, and benefits of going ALL IN with your life for Jesus.
In this episode, Pastor Matt shares his baptism journey as well as gives a preview of the ALL IN Commitment for August 23, 2020.
Discover the two foundational practices you need BEFORE you can go all-in for Jesus with your life.
Join Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant and Associate Pastor Brian Cropp as they talk more about commitment to Christ and what it looks like to take our next steps in our God-given and tailor-made training program.
Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant recounts five principles he's learned ever since he decided to go ALL IN for Jesus.
Associate Pastor Brian Cropp sat down with Lead Pastor Matt Sturevant for a deeper look at inviting people during COVID and a preview of the second week of the ALL IN Series.
As we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Hope Church's ministry, we want to re-commit to going all-in with God. We take a look at where God has lead us, what our current condition is, and where we see God leading us in the future.
Three servants were given different amounts of money and depending on their investments determined if they heard, "Well done," or "Get out," from their boss. What does this parable mean for our relationships ith Jesus?
While there is a real, if not painful, weight that we feel when we carry financial debt, there is an even great weight we have with God that could be called our "sin-debt." God, through Jesus, provides forgiveness of our sin-debt, that that forgiveness should change us somehow... but how?
Planted seeds tend to grow. We don't know how exactly, but God makes it happen. The same is true for us as we grow in maturity in Christ. The same is true as we invite people to discover and experience God's ways.
Being a Christ-follower brings light and purpose to life, but to overlook the cost is a problem. Jesus confronted that very issue in two parables of the benefits of counting the cost before major decisions.
Everyone is given a certain number of responsibilities by God. How we manage them over the course of our lives matters a great deal to God, who entrusted us with our responsibilities. So, how can we manage them in a way that allows us to hear, "Well done!" when we meet God?
This short parable of Jesus highlights somethings that seem very evident today: that where you lay the foundation of your life leads to very certain but different outcomes.
In the parable of The Rich Fool, Jesus gives 6 lessons to help us handle our wealth and possessions the right way so that our stuff has its rightful place and God is honored in our life.
The Lord's Prayer is a terrific model of how we should approach God in prayer, but with what kind of effort should we make those prayers to Him?
In this message Lead Pastor, Matt Sturdevant reminds us of the value in investing into the lives of others in order to help strengthen our growth with Jesus Christ.
This past Sunday, Pastor Matt issued a 5 Day Quiet Time Challenge. You can find out more about it at https://nucleus-production.s3.amazonaws.com/uploads/7e82074cc8eb87b09c8183812167bd56cff9bd66.pdf