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
It's good to have a life built on the strong foundation of a relationship with Jesus Christ. There are three actions you can to deepen that relationship.
Psalm 143:8, 10 gives some encouragement as to the benefits of spending daily time with God as we take our next steps forward on our spiritual journey.
Also, you'll hear updates from our drive-in service on Sunday, May 17, 2020, and about our plans for re-opening the building for worship services in the future.
Join us as our Founding and Senior Pastor Harold Bullock transfers leadership responsibilities to our new Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant. Along the way, you will learn a bit about the investment of vision and character made by Harold and his wife Deborah over Hope Church's 42-year history. You will also get a glimpse of the influence that investment is having in churches in other parts of the world. Thanks for tuning in to this historic event!
As the stay-at-home period seems to be winding down, and we look forward to the start of summer, what can you look back over the past several weeks and give thanks for?
Everyone wants to be strong. If we are strong, we can rely on ourselves for outcomes. However, there is a surprising benefit to being weak that we can see in the Bible as we look for our strength multiplier.
Your character develops as the pressure builds. Pressure allows us to see what character aspects we need to work on. It also allows us to see where we've grown. How has this COVID season been for you?
We know we need strength to get through our days, but how can we tap into the strength from God to make it through?
There are two "tent poles" that the Bible provides to help us have the most success in all of our relationships.
Where does spiritual strength come from? Where do you get it?
Fear can be debilitating, but we don't have to let the fear run wild. It's a simple truth, but very powerful!
As Hope Church looks to re-opening the building for in-person meetings, there is a lot to take into consideration. It also brings up the question of what the church is and the purpose of meeting. Pastor Harold talks about the history of meetings at Hope Church and the filters we are using as we make our next steps forward.
Recently, Pastor Matt Sturdevant talked about ways we can grow even while in the middle of a crisis.
One of those ways was to take the necessary action. Here Pastor Matt goes into more detail on the action steps of:
This was first presented as a Facebook live event. We all experience a lack in our lives. Often it all boils down to our approach to the situation and the character we possess that consistently trips us up. If we want different results, we need a different approach. How to live a better life?
No one wants to go through a crisis, but it is often in those times when God is able to make us aware of the greater goal He has for our life - to gain a character like Jesus.
We want our life to count for something, and we'd all love to do something great. We may find that we are more ordinary than we dream, but there are things we can do in life to multiply the force of blessing God can bring.