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As a part of our True to Real series on the 7 crucial Heart Attitudes of the Bible, Associate Pastor, Ben McSpadden talks about the second Heart Attitude: Life and Open and Honest Life Before others.
Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant and Associate Pastor Brian Cropp talk about the recent Sunday morning sermon on Heart Attitude number 1 (Put the Goals and Interests of Others Above My Own)
What are the Heart Attitudes and what do they accomplish in my life?
In this Sunday Extra, you can get a more in-depth look at the five layers of justice as well as a description of the different resources from the Understanding the Times message series. You can find the full resource page here: https://hopechurch.com/understanding-the-times-resources
Justice and equality are MUCH larger issues than we generally think about, but unless we have a better understanding of these concepts from God's perspective, then contemporary definitions may lead us off course.
There is a lot of confusion about America's form of government that has led and is leading to all sorts of bad decisions: Are we a democracy or not? Is the church to stay out of the public square or not? What were the Framers thinking when they drafted the Constitution? In this second part of Pastor Matt Sturdevant's discussion with Historians and …
God established the need for government, but as one sphere of stewardship among many. What are those spheres, what are there limits, how do they interact, and what happens when the limits are broken?
Listen as Pastor Matt Sturdevant interviews Hope Church members and historians, Carla Holiday and Josh Hofford about the truth behind the founding of the United States.
As we draw nearer to the 2020 election, several issues, movements, and worldviews are pitted against each other to see who will forge the future of our nation. As followers of Jesus Christ, we are called to follow a different leader, God alone. But when we can't seem to get a clear view of what is happening and why from our media and politicians, h…
Join the conversation with Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant and Associate Pastor Brian Cropp as they talk about the benefits, blessings, and opportunities that Christ-followers have as they go ALL IN for Jesus.
In this conclusion to the ALL IN... Holding Nothing Back message series you will get a feel for the opportunities, blessings, and benefits of going ALL IN with your life for Jesus.
In this episode, Pastor Matt shares his baptism journey as well as gives a preview of the ALL IN Commitment for August 23, 2020.
Discover the two foundational practices you need BEFORE you can go all-in for Jesus with your life.
Join Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant and Associate Pastor Brian Cropp as they talk more about commitment to Christ and what it looks like to take our next steps in our God-given and tailor-made training program.
Lead Pastor Matt Sturdevant recounts five principles he's learned ever since he decided to go ALL IN for Jesus.
Associate Pastor Brian Cropp sat down with Lead Pastor Matt Sturevant for a deeper look at inviting people during COVID and a preview of the second week of the ALL IN Series.
As we celebrate the 42nd anniversary of Hope Church's ministry, we want to re-commit to going all-in with God. We take a look at where God has lead us, what our current condition is, and where we see God leading us in the future.
Three servants were given different amounts of money and depending on their investments determined if they heard, "Well done," or "Get out," from their boss. What does this parable mean for our relationships ith Jesus?
While there is a real, if not painful, weight that we feel when we carry financial debt, there is an even great weight we have with God that could be called our "sin-debt." God, through Jesus, provides forgiveness of our sin-debt, that that forgiveness should change us somehow... but how?
Planted seeds tend to grow. We don't know how exactly, but God makes it happen. The same is true for us as we grow in maturity in Christ. The same is true as we invite people to discover and experience God's ways.
Being a Christ-follower brings light and purpose to life, but to overlook the cost is a problem. Jesus confronted that very issue in two parables of the benefits of counting the cost before major decisions.
Everyone is given a certain number of responsibilities by God. How we manage them over the course of our lives matters a great deal to God, who entrusted us with our responsibilities. So, how can we manage them in a way that allows us to hear, "Well done!" when we meet God?
This short parable of Jesus highlights somethings that seem very evident today: that where you lay the foundation of your life leads to very certain but different outcomes.
In the parable of The Rich Fool, Jesus gives 6 lessons to help us handle our wealth and possessions the right way so that our stuff has its rightful place and God is honored in our life.
The Lord's Prayer is a terrific model of how we should approach God in prayer, but with what kind of effort should we make those prayers to Him?
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 i…
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: Tell yourself the truth Confess sin Sometimes need to run away Control your responses (thoughts, attitudes, words, actions) Work hard …
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? Pray - Ask God about it Define - Get God's angle on the …
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.
One of the aspects of walking with Jesus successfully is to do the will of God in the earth... well, what does that look like? Especially while we are all sheltering-in-place? Pastor Matt Sturdevant shares some of the principles that can be applied regardless of our situation.
Whenever we get out of this COVID-19 quarantine, who will you be at that time? There are four practices that you can employ now to get yourself ready for whatever may come in the future.
We think that our best life comes out of ease, but it turns out that it is often in trouble and crisis where God grows our character. But how can we lean into that truth when everything tells us to run and hide?
This was presented on Facebook on April 24, 2020.
This was presented on Facebook, April 22, 2020
Pastor Matt talks about a lesson from his personal time in God's Word as well as answers questions about how to work from home well.
This was presented on Facebook, April 20, 2020.