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.
God has been working through the people at Hope Church for 41 years. In this message, you will find out some of the church's history, but more importantly where it is headed and how you can play a part!
In this final message in the series, we learn about the tendency of our hearts toward God, but also what He wants to accomplish in and through us.
What if you were given everything you hoped and worked for. Now pretend God asked you to give it away. How willing would you be to do that? That's the kind of message Malachi wrote about in his book, and we will see that there is freedom and joy in the unlikeliest of places.
The Book of Hosea can be a bit of a head-scratcher (is God just picking on Hosea?), but as you can hear, there is much more going on about a God who will go to extreme measures to woo back those who are far from Him.
What do you do when the whole world seems to be falling apart around you? What do you do when it seems like God has abandoned you and you don't have a clear next step? Listen what Habakkuk does and see if doesn't help you along the way.
Consider your ways... Why don't you have the life you hoped for? Why are things going well, but you have little to show for it? It is possible that God is trying to tell you something? He certainly was trying to tell the Israelites through the prophet Haggai. What do Haggai's prophecies have to tell us today?
Turns out that God wants to extend His message of grace and mercy to all of humanity. The Book of Jonah presents a very dramatic look at God's heart for people, and how we get to play a part to help in His mission in the world.
Don't worry, we won't tell anyone you've been avoiding those 12 books at the end of the Old Testament. We're not judging. However, we will be diving into 8 of them this summer and what they have to tell us about following God today. If you need a refresher course on what the Minor Prophets are all about... check this out.
In a surprise ending to the series, we find out how, through Jesus' resurrection, even the hardest of events in life gain a very different flavor.
We are built to look forward to celebrations, season change, birthdays, etc. And that's a good thing! However, when those events play out differently than we expect... what do we do? Turns our Christ's resurrection provides a way through even unmet expectations.
Life tends to be fraught with disappointments. There are several ways to handle unmet expectations, but because of what Jesus did on the cross - as hard as it might seem at the start - even disappointment takes on a better flavor.
Listen in as we tell several stories of how God has worked over recent months through the hands and feet of our members as we invite people to discover and experience God's ways.
As an emotion, happiness seems a bit fickle. When it's there, things are great. But just give it a few minutes and we are in the tank. What if, because of Jesus' resurrection, happiness could have a different quality? A quality that goes beyond circumstantial feelings?
Around 2,000 years ago Jesus came back from the dead under His own power. We celebrate that event and that day at Easter. But Jesus' resurrection is more than just an event to celebrate... it opened the door to change everything about a dead-end life into one that opens up to the one God intends for you.