Life runs on two rails at the same time - a good rail and a difficult rail. Both rails are opportunities for us to trust God. In this message from The Antioch Project graduate, Jeremy Good, see how can we manage expectations in the New Year while riding those rails.
To wrap up our Christmas in Narnia series and to celebrate the birth of Jesus, we tell the story of Christmas through songs and Scripture readings.
In this quick-bite episode Associate Pastor, Brian Cropp goes on a deeper look at the Christmas in Narnia message "The Wardrobe."
There are encouragements to press into seeking God out purposefully as well as evaluation questions to help you hear God as you move from 2019 to 2020.
Give it a listen and let us know what has been a help to you.
Okay, okay... lions are fascinating, and, in a way, so are witches, but wardrobes? They are just fancy storage boxes. At least that's what they are until they aren't.
In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, this ordinary piece of furniture is actually a portal to the supernatural world of Narnia and serves as a reminder that the supernatural is a lot closer and more accessible than we tend to realize. So the question remains, how do we experience the supernatural in our ordinary lives? Well, step through this humble episode and see.
The White Witch in The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe represents the very real supernatural evil adversary that is actively at work trying to separate you from an eternal separation with God. But God has given us access to a greater power and by it we can overcome supernatural evil in our lives and world.
In The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe the lion Aslan is the God-like character in Narina. Why did C. S. Lewis make that character a lion and what does that characterization mean for you in your spiritual growth?
All of us want to have a connection with the supernatural, but sometimes it seems so far away. As it turns out, it is actually very close to us at all times. The story of TheLion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe, provides a metaphor for understanding our connection to the supernatural and the connection God wants to make with you.
For nearly 10 years we have pooled funds together to spread the Good News of Jesus Christ to places locally, nationally, and globally. By doing this $1.27M has been deployed to our mission partners. Why do we do this? And What do we hope to see happen this year? Listen and find out.
In 2007, Josh de la Rosa, his family, and 5 other adults launched Orangecrest Community Church (OCC) in Riverside, California. A lot has happened between then and now. Listen to get an update on what has been going on there, what is coming up for them, and how the impact Hope Church has had on OCC and its future.
When it comes down to it, the Bible offers us a very practical look at how to honor God in every situation. It comes down to how we process and respond to our situations, then what next steps we actually take.
We tend to think God is interacting with us generally, but it turns out He is actually dealing with us situationally. Often the situations we have in the common spaces of our lives (like your living room) provide plenty of growth opportunities. And as we follow Him well, He expands our perspective to give our lives more living room.
We have looked at the framework we will use to stay on track with the God Dream we have been given... but what is that God Dream specifically? In this message, you will not only hear about that vision for the future but also how you can play a part in it.
Our relationships will shape our future. How we handle them will determine a lot of the pain or joy we will experience throughout our life. How can we treat them in a way that will bring us good things?
When it comes to the complex, non-moral choices we face, it is helpful to have an intentional, God-referenced approach to making decisions.
Our perspective on our stuff says a lot about our trust in God. As we look at this domino, Antioch Project student and school district administrator, Josh Hofford, talks about how God got his attention and grew his faith through his money and possessions.
Trouble happens to everyone. Do you have the resources from the previous 9 dominoes to whether the calamity successfully? Listen for guidelines to staying sane in the midst of trouble.
We are told that love is what separates Christians from the rest of the world. However, biblical love is not an emotion. Instead, it is a way of treating others. What does the Bible say about how we are to love one another as a measure of our spiritual growth?
God is concerned with how we mature and grow in Him in all areas of our life - including how we work with each other. In Hope Church, we want to work together in certain ways and for certain reasons. Listen to this message from Sr. Pastor Harold Bullock to find out how you can include these in your life.
The goal of discovering and experiencing God's ways is that we would see transformation come into our lives. What will that take? As it turns out there are four practices we can prayerfully put into our lives that will go a long way to both experience God in our lives and bring transformation.
How will we know if we are successful in accomplishing our assignment from God? Over the next few messages, we will look in detail at that important question. Specifically, this week we will look at how we relate to others.
We've looked at our mission and our values, but how are we accomplishing these things? Check out this message to learn the pathway at Hope Church to keep growing spiritually.
Last time we looked at two of our three core values, namely how we love God and how we love people. This week we look at the third value we hold - how we approach the goals God has laid out for us and how we involve people in those goals.
We operate our lives out of what we value most. The same goes for organizations, business, and churches. What are the most important values at Hope Church... they involve three things. Check out part 1 now.
Hope Church has been on mission since 1978. Recently, that mission has been boiled down to eight words. Why were those words picked? What part can you play in it?
Over the past 41 years, Hope Church has been on a mission to see people experience the life transformation that happens when lives are aligned with God's ways. In this introduction message, Sr. Pastor Harold Bullock highlights the kind of ministry we have been as a church and hints at where we are pointed into the future.