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To Undivide The Heart

Bible Text: 1 Samuel 15:1-31 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels Saul is Israel’s first king and he is God’s appointed guardian to keep the people in right relationship with God. The trouble is that Saul’s heart is divided about this. Following God might be unpopular! So Saul disobeys God to please the people, but loses the Kingdom. Is your heart undivided in obedience to God? Or do you prefer excuses, circumstances, and peer pressure? The “Lent” season has started, and it’s time for heart-examination and for God to undivide our divided hearts.

Clothed With Christ

Bible Text: Isaiah 61 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels This week we have a chance to hear the gospel again, coming to us in the metaphoric clothes of… clothes. There are many passages that speak to taking off our old life of sin and putting on our new life in Christ, but Isaiah 61 makes clear that being spiritually well-dressed is more than a matter of how to live. It’s a matter of being worthy to show up at the feast.

Points for Perseverance

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 3 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels The Thessalonian Christians were under pressure – false teaching, persecution, and anxiety about the end-times challenged their young faith. But Paul writes to them to remind them from where they can receive the perseverance and the peace to do the next right thing. As long as they keep relying on God in faith and love, they’ll make it through. So will you.

End Times? Keep the Faith in Jesus

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 2 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels Thinking of the “end times” and trying to clearly interpret Biblical prophecy and vision about them often raises our anxiety. In 2 Thessalonians 2, there is talk of rebellion and lawlessness and a restrainer, but it is very difficult to be sure who is who and what is when. How can we rest if we don’t have the answers?! The same way Christians have always been told to rest: keep the faith in Jesus.

A Prayer for New Hope Church

Bible Text: 2 Thessalonians 1 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels This week the message will be “in-house.” New Hope Church needs to be reminded of its strengths and why it continues on the difficult road of mission and vision – obedience to God! We can take courage that while we may not always “succeed” in terms of getting the results we want, that if we stay firm in faith, God will vindicate and glorify His own.

A Star-studded Invitation

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1-12 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels The magi from the east got the invitation. It glittered and they accepted. But accepting the invitation to meet the King of the Jews meant a long journey, nearly falling into a political trap, and visiting a poor family on the fringes of Bethlehem society who was soon to flee for their lives. Accepting God’s invitation to know Jesus will not lead you to a simple and neat party. It will confuse your life, rattle what was normal, and lead you into obedience you couldn’t have imagined. But the invitation stands. How will you respond?

(New Year’s Eve )Guest Preacher: Evangelist Raphael Beecham, Jr. – Focused

Bible Text: Colossians 3:1-2 | Preacher: Evangelist Raphael Beecham, Jr. Evangelist Raphael Beechams who is the guest pastor will be coming from Colossian 3:1-2 and sermon titled: Staying Focused on Jesus in the Midst of Worldly Distractions.

Christmas Eve Sunday: Salvation in the Mess

Bible Text: Matthew 1:18-25 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels What if God came to us in a perfect story? Born into a nice family who has it all together, Jesus’ birth is only cause for rejoicing and an darling gender reveal post. He becomes the prom king, then takes on the family business from his father and earns success by hard work and skill. Then, after a transcendent experience in baptism, just like how it’s usually painted, He does God’s Will… That would be a nice story, but it’s not the true one. We need the true one because if God’s rescue comes through a mess, it gives us realistic hope for what God can do with our own real messes.

Beautiful Things Out of Shame

Bible Text: Joshua 2 | Preacher: Pastor Daniel Roels It’s one thing to learn from our mistakes or come to accept and peace that God can use our mistakes. But what about those mistakes that follow us, cling to us, and come to define us? What about those sins that root shame deep in us? Today, we’ll hear two stories of shamed women who have become part of God’s plan. The third story is up to you – will you let God’s grace redeem your shame?