Our families face a real enemy and, no, it's not your spouse, kids, or in-laws. The enemy is real and, if not paid attention to, will seek to drive division, defeat, and destruction for your family. In this message, you will get several practical tools to combat the enemy's plays for your family.
Everyone is different and everyone sees the world from a different perspective. Put two of those people in a marriage, add a few more in the form of children, and you have a recipe for conflict in communication. But God wants us to win with our relationships, and His playbook (the Bible) gives useful tools for navigating these areas.
There is a fair amount of confusion about the purpose of the family. But, since God thought up the family, you can bet He if for successful families and has a lot to say about how to achieve success in His proven playbook, the Bible. Turns out, if you and employ some simple and effective practices into your home life, you can raise up next season's players well.
God created the family and He created marriage as the foundation for a well-functioning family. But we often feel a tension between what God intended and what we sometimes experience. So how do we fight the tension and move things in a better direction? When we turn to the Proven Playbook (the Bible), we start to get a clearer picture of our next steps.
On Sunday, January 26, 2020, it was announced who the new Lead Pastor of Hope Church would be... Pastor Matt Sturdevant. Listen to this supplemental episode, which is a repost from his podcast The Ministry Mentor Podcast, as he talks more about his ministry journey and some themes God has been developing in his life.
In the 42 years of Hope's history, there has only been one pastor, Sr. Pastor Harold Bullock. However, the Lord is guiding us into a new phase of church life, and in this message, you'll get to hear the timeline and process for deciding on our new Lead Pastor. You'll also get to hear from him, his wife, and those outside Hope who helped in the decision.
When we, as followers of Christ interface with those who do not, it is sometimes difficult for our two operating systems to talk to one another. However, the Bible instructs us on how to effectively communicate in such a way that God is honored and people are helped.
Sometimes a system reboot comes with some essential downloads. The same is true in our lives. If we have Jesus' operating system, there is one essential download that will have a dramatic effect on the success of our closest relationships.
As 2020 gets underway it is a common time for us to "re" many things (refresh, restart, refocus, and reboot). There is another common factor that will predict how successful we will be in our efforts that also starts with "re" - relationships.
In this message, we will look at rebooting the most important relations to us - our relationship with God.
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.