Hope Weekly

Yesterday in worship we observed the Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost and focused on this age-old observation from James: The tongue is untamable. I know the truth of that in my own life. Even as I commit to godly language, I still erupt with angry filth...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost and heard strong words from Jesus on how to attain true holiness before God. We strive for the appearance of holiness through religious rituals and outward observances, but those don’t clean us up on the...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost and looked at the familiar but often misunderstood passage on marriage in Ephesians 5. The best approach is helped by realizing that St. Paul is writing foremost about Christ and His bride, the Church. And...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost and came to a better understanding of Pure Holiness. These four gold nuggets from a diverse group provided deeper insight into the gift of Jesus:Holiness is not the way to Christ; Christ is the way...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Tenth Sunday after Pentecost and rallied around this truth, “Everything that God requires, He provides.” This is the nature of our gracious and loving God who always delights in giving. It is seen most clearly in the gift of...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Ninth Sunday after Pentecost and saw Jesus walking on the water for a direct encounter with us. He gets up close and personal to calm our storms and take away our fear, AND He is willing to grant healing...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Eighth Sunday after Pentecost and looked at how Christ builds us into a place where God lives through the Spirit. Yes, that’s right, we people are a place and a building. Even more, a household and fellow citizens and...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Seventh Sunday after Pentecost and rejoiced in the fullness of God’s spiritual blessings. They all come to us, regularly and abundantly, through the Lord Jesus Christ. Check out this description Paul gives in his Epistle to the Ephesians:you were...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost and directed our attention to the Supremacy of Christ. Since Jesus was willing to die for the salvation of the world, and since He is the firstborn from the dead, He is worthy of first...

Happy United States Flag Day!Yesterday in worship we observed the Third Sunday after Pentecost and reflected on “Longing and Fulfillment.” Our present longings are deep and persistent. St. Paul describes it as groaning and being weighed down. The burden of earthly life is leading to...