Words of Hope

Words of Hope: David Smith

By Hope Church / July 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: David Smith

When we read the word ‘nations’ we often think of countries, currently, there are 195 of them. When the Bible uses the word nations (from the Greek ‘ethne’), it is referring to people groups. A people group shares a common language, history and identity. When Jesus gave us his Great Commission, He commanded us to…

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Words of Hope from Carl Coloney

By Hope Church / July 28, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope from Carl Coloney

Have you ever contemplated the question – Why do I believe in God?  A person once told me that they believed in God because they were afraid not to. It was the “believe or burn” type of faith. Another said that it was something they were supposed to do. Others will mention parents or grandparents…

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Racial Reconciliation Resources to Grow Your Understanding

By Hope Church / July 24, 2020 / Comments Off on Racial Reconciliation Resources to Grow Your Understanding

We’ve updated our resource list to include, The Third Option by Miles McPherson, which this weekend’s message is based on. BOOKS:           PODCASTS:  Pastor Derwin Gray – founding pastor of Transformation Church helps church leaders to understand the motivation for racial reconciliation. https://unseminary.com/derwin-gray-on-racial-reconciliation-as-a-gospel-imperative/ Dr. George Yancey, analyzes secular approaches to racial…

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Words of Hope: Tom Confer

By Hope Church / July 1, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: Tom Confer

Words of Hope from Elder Tom Confer “Therefore take up the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all to stand firm.” Ephesians 6:13 The apostle Paul, in his letters constantly encourages the Christians of his time to “stand.” He exhorted various congregations to…

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Words of Hope: Carl Coloney

By Hope Church / June 29, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: Carl Coloney

Words of Hope from Elder Carl Coloney: Winning our battles. Life can present strange turns of events which can be battles or at least mini skirmishes. God created us to support and be supported by one another. In the book of Exodus, chapter 17, Moses was on top of a hill watching the Israelite army…

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Words of Hope: Mark Erbelding

By Hope Church / June 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: Mark Erbelding

Words of Hope from Elder Mark Erbelding In Acts 16: 6-10, we read about how the Holy Spirit influenced one of Paul’s mission journeys in a very unique way. These very intriguing words say “they attempted to go into Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus did not allow them.” I often wonder what this looked…

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Words of Hope: Carl Coloney

By Hope Church / June 11, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: Carl Coloney

“That was an eye-opener”. I heard that statement said a while ago about a news item on tv. I began to reflect on those “eye-opener” things in life that could be very big or very insignificant. A statement made by someone could open up a whole new area of understanding. A sports star killed in…

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Hope Statement about the Sin of Racism

By Hope Church / June 5, 2020 / Comments Off on Hope Statement about the Sin of Racism

Statement about the Sin of Racism from Pastor Kirk: When we see racism on such public display as in the death of George Floyd it gives us an opportunity for repentance – not merely calling for someone else to repent, not merely calling our nation to repent, but for our own personal repentance.   Racial…

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Words of Hope: Carl Coloney

By Hope Church / May 30, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: Carl Coloney

Words of Hope from Elder Carl Coloney: “We are in charge of our destiny.”  These are the words of our Governor in a recent press conference. His focus is that if we follow the guidelines of social isolation, wearing masks, and staying home then the disease will decline in the impact it has on our…

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Words of Hope: Scott Mitchell

By Hope Church / May 26, 2020 / Comments Off on Words of Hope: Scott Mitchell

Words of Hope from Elder Scott Mitchell “It was by faith that Noah built a large boat to save his family from the flood. He obeyed God, who warned him about things that had never happened before.” Heb 11:7 What’s a flood? Whether he said it out loud or not I have to believe that…

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