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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…
 
There are times when we see someone's faith and it truly amazes us. Maybe that person stepped out of their comfort zone to follow the Lord's leading, moved to a far away place for a call to missions or started a ministry. Often, we stand in awe at these moments of faith and obedience in someone's life. But what kind of faith is God Himself amazed a…
 
In churches all around the country and around the world, you will hear the Word of God preached. It comes to people through the words of people on the streets, through friends and family, through all sorts of media. However, with the Word all around us, why is it that only a few people respond to it? How do you and I ensure that we are responding t…
 
As we look around at what is happening around us today, it is easy to ask ourselves, "What is wrong with this world?" But maybe it isn't the world, but rather, the heart of mankind that lives in the world. The truth is, all that we see happening around us has to do what is coming from the heart. Jesus, in the book of Luke, teaches us the importance…
 
We often encounter people who treat us unfairly. Whether it's an unkind word, a slight in a relationship, a coworker who badmouths you in order to get ahead, or a family member who treated you in horrible way, these things have a way of shaking us. In moments like this, it is easy to treat them in kind. It is easy to be unfair and unkind to those w…
 
A desire many of us have in common is the desire for joy. We work hard to live lives that bring us joy. However, to achieve this, we often pursue the things that make us happy. The reality is, this happiness is often short-lived and leave us wanting and working for more. We also realize that happiness is fickle. It is so often driven by our circums…
 
We've all experienced circumstances in life that cause us concern, make us a worry, or maybe even truly shake us. So, how do we live a life that is unshakeable when circumstances are difficult? How do we build a solid foundation so that we are able to stand firmly? This week, as we dive back into the book of Luke, we take a look at scripture where …
 
This last year has drawn people into taking sides on virtually every issue about race, health, politics, and much more. In this chaos what role does the Church play? Do we choose sides? If so, how do we decide what side to be on or are we called to something different? In such a world, how do you and I live? Join us as we consider what God call us …
 
We often miss things that happen around us because they happen in ways that we weren't expecting. Often when God moves, He moves in ways we do not expect. He does things in the lives of His people in ways they do not see coming. But the danger is that we as Christ followers miss God moving. How do we prevent this from happening? Join us as we conti…
 
Out of necessity, we are now able to close deals, see the doctor, checkin with our families, attend concerts from home. This last year has helped us hone our remote work and remote relationship abilities. However, there are somethings that require us to show up in person. There are somethings that require a personal touch. The mission that Jesus ca…
 
When we are ill, so often the symptoms are not the real issue. There is something within us that is causing us to become sick. While we often seek healing for the symptoms, the doctor seeks to fix the underlying problem. When we come to Jesus, He always seeks to fix the root problem. What does that look like in our lives? Join us as we continue in …
 
Don't the movies of the underdog captivate us? We find ourselves engrossed in their story and pulling for each and every one that is on the team. In each story of the underdog, there is a common thread. We watch as the team of individuals becomes one team with one common goal. As we continue along in the book of Luke, this week we observe a group o…
 
God has done some incredible things in our lives. We all have stories of the change and the transformation we have experienced after meeting Jesus. You and I aren't meant to keep that to ourselves. But how and where do we take our story? Jesus had a story to tell. He went from city to city telling it. Join us as we look at how Jesus took His story …
 
We often take what's ours and what's familiar for granted. It may be the latest devices that when we got it, we were so excited to have, but now it's familiar and tired. Or the relationship that we're in. When it first started, it was exciting and full of life, but now it seems like we've settled into a rut. Familiar things are often taken for gran…
 
Life is full of interruptions. There isn't usually a day that goes by that an interruption doesn't show itself in one way or another. Wherever we face them, at work or at home, we have particular reactions and responses to them. But what about disruptions? Do we have the same response to disruptions that we do to interruptions? Is there even a diff…
 
Throughout life we find ourselves in many different situations. Within those circumstances, we think we know our reaction or at least how we should respond. However, it isn't always that simple. Sometimes who we think we are doesn't match up to who we actually are. For the past couple weeks we have taken a look into the book of Luke and have learne…
 
Throughout life we find ourselves in many different situations. Within those circumstances, we think we know our reaction or at least how we should respond. However, it isn't always that simple. Sometimes who we think we are doesn't match up to who we actually are. For the past couple weeks we have taken a look into the book of Luke and have learne…
 
Have you ever looked back at life and wondered how you missed it? The "It" could be a relationship, or a financial decision, a career choice, or something that where you wish you had made a different choice. We all miss things that are in front of us at times. Some are inconsequential but others are life altering. In our new series, we take a look …
 
We all know men and women who are well respected in their communities and have accomplished much. Some of them within the church world and some outside. But what happens when we hear of the failures they've had in their behavior or in their character? We are broken when we hear that they were living a double life, presenting themselves as respectab…
 
We all know men and women who are well respected in their communities and have accomplished much. Some of them within the church world and some outside. But what happens when we hear of the failures they've had in their behavior or in their character? We are broken when we hear that they were living a double life, presenting themselves as respectab…
 
We all enjoy some good shortcuts. Whether it's on the road, or at work, or at home, we enjoy the shortcuts that help us save time. However while shortcuts claim immediate gain in the short term, sometimes, these can be harmful and may create more work than we originally thought. In our lives as Christ followers, we are not immune from the effect of…
 
We jump back into the Book of Luke as we explore the Gospel and how it speaks into our culture and the challenges we face today. In this series we explore the temptations that Jesus faced. Scripture reminds us that as He faced them, He never gave in. How do you and I follow His example and stand in the face of temptations as well? Join us for our n…
 
One way to solve a dilemma or when you are between a rock and a hard place is to look for the third way. There are times in our life when we have two options in front of us and neither of them looks appealing, in times like that we think there has got to be another option. When we see the contemporary issues around our day, we may sometimes feel li…
 
In this "new normal" where social distancing is the norm, we've had to redefine many of the ways we interact with each other. One of the casualties of this redefinition is our effort to have community with each other. However, the need for community has never been greater. A foundational part of our Christian walk is to be in community with each ot…
 
The Christmas story tells us of the steps of faith that Mary had to take. It was a great unknown what her life would look like if all that God told her would come true. When God calls His people, it is into such steps of faith that He calls them. What are the steps of faith that you are called to? Join us as we consider what God is calling us to do…
 
What is your greatest need? As we come to the Christmas season, we often think about the things we want and need. But if we're honest with ourselves, none of these address our greatest need. God sent His Son to this earth to address a need that we all have. Join us as we explore what this need is and how God resolves it.…
 
We’ve all been in situations where we did something that we thought deserved more thanks from someone else. In the end, the person who didn’t show gratitude lost an opportunity for a deeper relationship. How does this look like as we examine our relationship with Jesus? Should we be motivated by the healing process or the healer? Is our cry for hel…
 
Have you ever gone online to a website or an app to do something useful - Reserve a table, research information, or check something for work? But one link comes another and 30 minutes or an hour passes and you could not remember why you picked up your phone in the first place? Whenever this happens to us, it is a reminder that technology can either…
 
While technology does a wonderful job of connecting us to those around us, it unfortunately allows us to stay disconnected from each other as well. In other words, technology helps us connect with those who have similar interests and worldviews as our own. This ability enables us to filter out ideas and views that differ from our own and as an exte…
 
All of us are designed to be in relationship with each other. This is what makes us human. However, as digital technology and communication advances there is less and less need and opportunity to interact with people in person. We have the ability to hide those parts we don’t want seen by other people like never before. Therefore more people know l…
 
All of us are designed to be in relationship with each other. This is what makes us human. However, as digital technology and communication advances there is less and less need and opportunity to interact with people in person. We have the ability to hide those parts we don’t want seen by other people like never before. Therefore more people know l…
 
It's no secret that our world runs on technology. In some way, shape or form we are all involved in the digital world. Whether it be for work, school or to keep in touch with loved ones far away, we all depend on technology in our lives. This year in particular, we may feel this more than ever before!Technology certainly has its place. But what abo…
 
Sometimes when we look around our community and our world, we may find it difficult to believe that we can be a part of God's work to draw others to Him. But despite how difficult it may seem, God, through His Word, calls each and every one of us to be a part of His work. This week Sarah Malcolm, one of our GO Partners, challenges us to be engage i…
 
At Mount Hope, what excites us most is to see people responding to Jesus, locally and globally. This last year was an eventful year for all of us, especially our Global Outreach Partners. While everything seems to have sutdown with the spread of COVID-19, the work of our Partners kept growing stronger. Join us as we celebrate with them and hear the…
 
The longer you and I are Christ followers, we realize that more of our relationships are more Christian than not. We often surround ourselves with people who are also Christ-followers. While this is a good thing, the challenge then is that we do not have non-Christ-followers around us. If we are called to introduce other to Jesus, then we ought to …
 
We love stories where people go out of their way to help someone else. Whether it is pulling over on the side of the road to help someone stranded, or an athlete who slows down in the middle of an event to help out a injured competitor, or someone who gives away all their wealth to benefit those around them. We love these stories because it is not …
 
We are called to give an answer to anyone who asks us about our faith. How do people know to ask those questions? We certainly don't walk around with a billboard claiming that we are Christians. So how do people who do not follow or even know Jesus know to ask those questions of us? Join us as in our Sermon Series "Love Your Neighbor" as we tackle …
 
In a culture where we enjoy our circles and cliques, we end up being divided. And when we're divided, we become distrusting and fearful of those outside of our circles. While this is a inescapable reality in our world, it shouldn't be so within the church. How do you and I deal with our differences and the "others" within our churches? Join us for …
 
There is much hurt when we are wronged by a brother or sister who is also a Christ-follower. When we experience such pain, we are often tempted to walk away from the relationship, be vengeful, or even hurt the person back. After all, the cancel-culture within society and the church is at it peak. Within the wake of all the responses back and forth,…
 
Every person who has ever been in a relationship of any sort: personal, emotional, professional, friendship and such, have experienced the inevitable sorrow of being let down in some way. As humans, it is in our nature to not always live up to the standards we have for one another. And when we experience this sort of failure or let-down, we are oft…
 
Our words matter. How we speak to and of each other has an incredible impact within the church and in society. It can be hard to choose the right words especially when presented with tough situations. So how do we speak in a way that does not cut down but rather builds up one another? Join us as we continue in our "One Another" Series.…
 
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