Sermon Series: Hope is Here

september 11 - October 3

Hope for the Weary

Hope for the Broken

Hope for the Underdog

Hope for the Doubter

  • Hope for the Weary (September 11/12)

    Scripture:       Galatians 6:1-10; Matthew 11:25-30

    Opening Thought: Jesus said that he came to give us rest. The rest that Jesus offers is an unmerited favor for anyone who comes to Him. This grace is best experienced in community. We can learn from Jesus as we learn from one another. When we do Church with one another, we lift one another up, we protect one another’s boundaries, and we carry one another’s burdens.

    8:00 AM

    10:00 AM

  • Hope for the Broken (September 18/19)

    Scripture:       2 Corinthians 5:14-21; John 8:1-11

    Opening Thought: There is no worse feeling than when our sin finds us out. Being exposed can leave us feeling broken and ashamed. Today, we meet the woman caught in adultery. The woman was going to pay the price for her sin—until she meets Jesus. If you feel broken today, hope is here. Jesus is offering forgiveness and a fresh start. The Church should be the place where grace is found easily and forgiveness is extended quickly. 

    8:00 AM

    10:30 AM

  • Hope for the Underdog (September 25/26)

    Scripture: 1 Samuel 17:36-50; Ephesians 6:10-18

    Opening Thought: David was only a young boy when he decided to go toe-to-toe with a Philistine giant. The only way this battle would be won was by trusting God to intervene. On his own, David was an underdog, but with God, he was an overcomer. There is no enemy you can face in this life that God cannot give you the victory over. But you must trust in Him. When the Church comes together in great faith, there is nothing it cannot do.

    8:00 AM

    10:30 AM

  • HOPE FOR THE Doubter (October 2/3)

    Scripture:       John 20:24-29; 1 John 5:1-5

    Opening Thought: When life gets tough, it is easy to doubt that things can get better. Even though others had claimed to see Jesus resurrected from the dead, Thomas doubted their story. It was not until Thomas saw the scars on Jesus’ hands and side that he was filled with hope again. Some of us have experienced such tragedy and pain that we too struggle with doubt. The Church must become a place that is safe for those who have doubts. The evidence for God is best revealed when it is lived out authentically in community.

    8:00 M

    10:30 AM