Hope Weekly

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourth Sunday in Lent and focused on the distinctive difference we Christians are equipped to make in the world. It starts with God who is rich in mercy and flows from His grace that saves us. Without that, we...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Third Sunday in Lent and turned our attention to Jesus’ cleansing of the Temple in Jerusalem. Passion for His Father’s house moved Him to action to restore the holiness of God’s sanctuary. Jesus wanted nothing to hinder people from...

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Yesterday in worship we observed the Second Sunday in Lent and, praise the Lord, there were no disruptions, outages, cancellations, etc. In fact, we had the added celebration of a baby shower for the Songolos! Our spiritual attention was directed to the contrast between human...

Well, is this the new normal—consistent inconsistency, predictable unpredictability, continual discontinuity?Should we expect to encounter some crisis/tragedy/upheaval every week?I hope not!But thank God we have the Firm Foundation, Jesus Christ who is the same yesterday, today, and forever. Yesterday in worship we observed the First Sunday...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fifth Sunday after the Epiphany and heard how “everyone is looking for Jesus.” At that time it was because the Lord was healing diseases and throwing out demons. People wanted His power to make their lives better. In our...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Fourth Sunday after the Epiphany as we focused on how “love builds people up.” According to 1 Corinthians 8, knowledge is a good thing, but it can entice us into arrogance. Better is to rely on God’s knowledge, which...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Third Sunday after the Epiphany as we considered the oppositional posture of Christians in the middle of an upside-down world. St. Paul sounds the warning, “The time has drawn short...

Yesterday in worship we observed the Second Sunday after the Epiphany as we focused especially on Psalm 40. Writing 3000 years ago, David had a perceptive view of our present-day circumstances. Stuck in mud and filth, trapped in the pit of death—it certainly feels that...

Yesterday in worship we wrestled with the question “Do you see what I see?” John, who along with the other disciples got to see Jesus glory firsthand. A front row seat to the best teachings and miracles ever heard and seen. It is easy to believe...