One of Those Times…

Pastor’s Word “This is the first church I’ve ever been to that never talks about money!”  This is a direct quote from a Hope regular who is now with the Lord.  Although their statement is largely true, there are times when we need to talk about money, and now is...

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Marriage is Trouble…

Pastor’s Word 1 Corinthians 7:28 – “But if you do get married, it is not a sin. And if a young woman gets married, it is not a sin. However, those who get married at this time will have troubles, and I am trying to spare you those problems.” (NLT) I love how...

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Winning All the More

Pastor’s Word “I have become all things to all people, so that I may by every possible means save some” (1 Corinthians 9:22).  Ever since the Apostle Paul penned these words, Christ-followers who take seriously the Great Commission have prayerfully worked hard to follow his example and sought to break down...

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Would You Pray?

Pastor’s Word Would you pray for me and the rest of your church staff as we enter a Season of Advance at Hope Chapel: –          Pray for me as I teach twice this weekend at our Men’s Conference.  The theme is LEGENDS: Learning to Be a Man of God from those...

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Meeting the Challenge

Pastor’s Word The challenge to obey Christ’s explicit instruction to “love one another as He has loved us” (John 13:34) is intimidating in so many ways, not the least of which is figuring out what in the world it means to do just that.  I mean, if your heart is right...

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Cool Spiritual Technology

Technology can be amazing.  Today they can put technology in cars that will parallel park it for you. That would have been great back when I was taking my driver’s test for my license.  You can get cars now with lane departure warnings, adaptive automatic cruise control, and auto high-beams. ...

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Why I’m Pumped

Pastor’s Word I was so pleased this week when Pastor Steve told me we had 31 new adults commit to being a part of a Life Group.  Obviously, some of the excitement came from the sheer number of new folks.  But the core of my excitement lay in my sense...

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Amazing Volunteers

You are amazing!  Hope’s volunteers are amazing. This reality was impressed on me again Thursday as a group of folks serviced the collation for the Wilson family.  The number of folks, the amount of time they put in, and the spirit in which they served…just amazing stuff.  You couldn’t pay people to...

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