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As Christians, we may have questions that arise when it comes to our possessions or material things. How much is too much? Is this extravagant? Is a Christian even allowed to own this or that? Our flesh often desires a hard line to be drawn with these thoughts. However, there is more to be considered. Jesus takes into account more than what we see …
 
At particular seasons in our lives, we may feel that we are ready to move on or move up. We think we are ready for that promotion or that varsity team only be told by another that it is our time to wait. This isn't a new feeling. Even Jesus' disciples were "sitting on ready" to do His work when He told them to wait for the Holy Spirit. So why are w…
 
It is no secret that we live in a social media world. And within that world, people are bold to share many thoughts and opinions. In addition, many believers are bold to share the truth of the gospel which is wonderful! However, sometimes as believers we are bold to share online but not when we are going through life with those around us. What happ…
 
We all have our weaknesses. But we all also have our strengths. Our strengths help us and direct us each day at work and with our families. But what about within the church? What about the Spiritual gifts that have been given to us through the Holy Spirit? Why are they given to us and how are they to be used among the body of Christ?…
 
When it comes to driving or traveling, we often use mile markers or GPS to know where we are headed and more importantly, if we are headed in the right direction. It is crucial to know that we are going the right way. This is no different in our Christian walk. But this isn't always as simple as reading a mile marker or following the GPS. So how do…
 
As believers, we love Jesus and want to serve Him. We do our best to live lives that are pleasing to Him. But what about the seasons when we aren't walking as we should in our relationship with Christ? What about when our actions don't align with following Jesus? We follow Jesus but we still sin. As we continue in our "I Follow Jesus" series, we co…
 
In this life, there can be somewhat of a letdown after a holiday or a significant event in our life. Once that time is over, we often wonder, "now what?" We can imagine that this question would have gone through the disciples' minds after the death and resurrection of Jesus. After Jesus had died a cruel death, after the veil was torn in the temple …
 
Toddlers are not the only ones who want to stake claim or ownership on the things around them. We too, as adults, want to hold onto things or relationships. But what happens when what we hold onto comes into conflict with what God has for us? What if holding on too tightly prevents us from our purpose? There is a tension between what we have and wh…
 
Our past has a way of defining who we are and how we interact with the world around us. Our relationship with God is so often affected by our past failures and brokenness. Oftentimes, we write off God’s promises and goodness to us because we do not feel worthy of God’s goodness. As imperfect people, how do we accept God’s perfect promises?…
 
It is good to ask questions. In many circumstances, we are taught how to ask good questions in order to learn. Inquiring through questions helps us gain knowledge, teaches us new skills and aids us in getting to know another person. Yet, we aren't always comfortable asking our tough questions about life and our circumstances. There was a time in Ab…
 
As believers, we know that God has a plan for our lives and for our days. God's Word makes this truth very clear to us. However, even as believers, we do not always understand His plans. We don't see the whole picture like God does so we assume that, because of our circumstances, we can't be used by Him. But God's Word shows us differently. As we c…
 
Often times in this life, we have to go through periods of waiting. Whether it be waiting in the doctor's office for a check-up or waiting on a life changing situation like moving or a promotion, waiting is a part of the world we live in. But what about when God asks us to wait? How do we respond? When I am in the "waiting room", does my faith weak…
 
We know that God's Word is full of His promises. These promises comfort us and bring us hope to our lives as believers. But what about when we hear a promise from God but our circumstances don't seem to be lining up with that promise? How do we deal with the dissonance between what is and what should be? As we continue to follow Abraham on his jour…
 
We know that God's Word is full of His promises. These promises comfort us and bring us hope to our lives as believers. But what about when we hear a promise from God but our circumstances don't seem to be lining up with that promise? How do we deal with the dissonance between what is and what should be? As we continue to follow Abraham on his jour…
 
As we approach Easter this year, we would like to take a closer look at the season of Lent. While we typically don't observe Lent, it is practice of the Historical Church. A practice where the individual and the church observes to focus on the death and resurrection of our Lord Jesus. Join us as we explore Lent and how God uses it in the church tod…
 
Many of us know what it's like to have too much "stuff." Often, we look around and wonder how we accumulated so much stuff in the first place! Should we even have bought that particular item? Was it really worth bringing it home? Should we just have said "no" to buying it in the first place?In our series on Abraham, we have been learning about the …
 
Faith certainly isn't easy but as believers, we know that it is fundamental to our walk with Christ. As we continue in our series and look at the life of Abraham, this week we watch him step out in obedience. And with that obedience comes a few challenges. As followers of Christ, we can relate. When we step out in faith, there are times when we wil…
 
Have you ever considered your origin? In many ways we are intrigued with where we come from and what our origin story is. How about the origins of your faith? Scripture traces our faith back to Abraham. God's call to Abraham required him to step out in faith in some extraordinary ways. How do you continue this legacy and live out our faith as Abrah…
 
Prayer is foundational to our relationship with Christ and to our Christian walk with one another. This week, join us as we dive into God's Word to learn how we are to pray. God is extremely clear on in His instructions to pray and outlines what it should look like in our lives. And not only is it important to pray on our own but it is important in…
 
As we begin the year of 2022, we also begin a new sermon series here at Mount Hope. Our Foundations Sermon Series is going to help us take a closer look at how we can draw closer to Christ in this new year. Join us this week to listen in what the Word has to say about reading the scriptures together and some practical ways as to how we can make tha…
 
We all know what's it like to wait. Especially during this time of year, there is a lot of waiting. Waiting for gifts to arrive, waiting in line, waiting for Christmas morning. Lots of waiting. And waiting can be hard. During this time of Advent, we learn what it was like for the people of the Bible to wait for Jesus, their Savior. By taking time t…
 
We all know what's it like to wait. Especially during this time of year, there is a lot of waiting. Waiting for gifts to arrive, waiting in line, waiting for Christmas morning. Lots of waiting. And waiting can be hard. During this time of Advent, we learn what it was like for the people of the Bible to wait for Jesus, their Savior. By taking time t…
 
Nobody particularly likes to be told what to do. This begins at even a young age. People like to make their own choices and not have others make choices for them. However, we live in a world with authority. We have bosses at our job, leaders in our business world and government in our country. So when we take a look at Peter's charge to "honor the …
 
Nobody particularly likes to be told what to do. This begins at even a young age. People like to make their own choices and not have others make choices for them. However, we live in a world with authority. We have bosses at our job, leaders in our business world and government in our country. So when we take a look at Peter's charge to "honor the …
 
As we grapple with the question of who God wants us to be in a secular and divided world, it is important for us to understand and live out God's call for us within the Church. The last year presented many challenges for the Church. It was a messy time in which we disagreed, argued, and even broke fellowship with each other. But it was also a time …
 
Peter calls the Church to honor everyone. However, we live in a time where people treat each other poorly in politics, on the news, online and in real life. Families are often in turmoil because of a lack of respect between parents and children. Employees are often put down by their employers, and employers are often undermined by their employees. …
 
Join us for our latest sermon series in the letter of 1 Peter through which we will have a series of family conversations within Mount Hope. Our goal is to seriously consider what sort of person God wants the Christ-follower to be in a culture that is secular and divided. Our conversations will move past the popular opinions on this matter to explo…
 
At Mount Hope, what excites us most is to see people responding to Jesus, both locally and globally. In this mission to see the Gospel shared and lives transformed, a question we often grapple with is this: "What is our place in this mission?" As Christ followers, we are called to take the good news of the Gospel to every person around the world. H…
 
At Mount Hope, what excites us most is to see people responding to Jesus, both locally and globally. In this mission to see the Gospel shared and lives transformed, a question we often grapple with is this: "What is our place in this mission?" As Christ followers, we are called to take the good news of the Gospel to every person around the world. H…
 
Ed & Kim Nye have served as global outreach workers in the Muslim World for nearly 20 years working towards Church Planting Movements among all the people groups in their area. Their passion has always been mobilizing and equipping more people into the far corners of the harvest field. To that end, they currently serve as the Director of Mobilizati…
 
Gene and Lynn have served as Chi Alpha Campus Ministry Directors at Boston University since 2004. Prior to that, they had served 23 years as Chi Alpha national evangelists, traveling the country to share the gospel and to train students to carry out the outreach of their campus. They are a part of the Mount Hope community in Belmont.…
 
Gregg has served multiple roles since he and his wife, Rita, arrived to Boston in 1984. Among these include: urban church planting and pastoring; Missions & Diaspora Ministry Pastor at Mount Hope; and the founding director of the Intercultural Ministries program at Boston’s Emmanuel Gospel Center which has nurtured ministry to and with diaspora peo…
 
We have often heard it said that when one doesn't feel close to God, ask yourself the question, "Who moved?". Even those who have been transformed by the Lord and have walked with Him for some time continue to have questions and still find themselves in the valley at times. As we continue to dive deep into the book of Luke, we understand that as be…
 
Though the technology of GPS has certainly made our lives easier, there are still times when we are following that highlighted blue line that we need to be sure we are paying close attention. Maybe it's dark. Maybe there is a detour or the area is completely new territory to us. Whatever the reason, we need to not just follow, but to follow well. T…
 
In our society, it is not uncommon to hear how important it is to be a leader. There are many books, articles and podcasts on this topic. It's rare that you hear the focus on being a follower. As believers, being a follower actually plays an important role in our everyday lives. So what does it mean to actually be a follower of Jesus? In the book o…
 
Life can be hard. Life can be challenging. Sometimes we are confused or lonely. Other times we feel lost or we are in need of healing. It can be difficult to navigate these times in light of our faith. During our sermon series, Good Dirt, we have met many people along the way who have taught us, through their encounter with Jesus, how to walk out o…
 
We often encounter circumstances that seem absolutely impossible to handle. They seem so weird and out of the ordinary, but have a deep impact on how we live. In situations like this, how do people of faith handle it. As we continue in the Book of Luke, we come across a man who had and extraordinary problem that required an extraordinary solution. …
 
You've heard it said that we are either just coming out of a storm, in the middle of a storm or about to head into one. It is true that storms are a part of this life. However, there are times in our storm that we might wonder where God is. We don't always hear Him clearly and we fear that He doesn't see what we are going through. The disciples kne…
 
You've heard it said that we are either just coming out of a storm, in the middle of a storm or about to head into one. It is true that storms are a part of this life. However, there are times in our storm that we might wonder where God is. We don't always hear Him clearly and we fear that He doesn't see what we are going through. The disciples kne…
 
As we move ahead in our Luke Series, Good Dirt, we are introduced to a few women who were with Jesus and are true examples of what it means to be present with him and to carry out His work in our daily lives. These women show us what it means to be intentional an intimate when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. As believers, we are often remi…
 
As we move ahead in our Luke Series, Good Dirt, we are introduced to a few women who were with Jesus and are true examples of what it means to be present with him and to carry out His work in our daily lives. These women show us what it means to be intentional an intimate when it comes to our relationship with Jesus. As believers, we are often remi…
 
It takes work to truly get to know someone. We know that it takes time, conversation and asking questions to truly understand who someone is. In the same way, it can take time and relationship to understand and see who Jesus truly is. And as we do get to see and know Him, how does that impact us? This week as we continue in our sermon series, Good …
 
With the Olympics happening right now, we often hear how this athlete is the best or that athlete is the greatest. But what exactly does it mean to be the greatest? What is the criteria in order to be determined as the greatest? Truth is, these questions are going to be answered differently in the world of the Olympics than they are in the Bible. A…
 
How do you handle life when it seems it isn't going your way? When we encounter moments and circumstances that do not line up with our expectations of my Christian life, we are often left with doubts about our journey, calling, choices, etc. It may be when a tragedy hits or when we pray for someone that we hope will be healed and they are not. We a…
 
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