Sermon

Power Up

July 9th, 2019
Clay Edens
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As we head into VBS week at Hope, we look at the fruits of the spirit and the “Power up” they can provide in our lives.


Patience in Suffering

June 30th, 2019
Mark Sandquist
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This week, Mark Sandquist walks through James 5:7-12. The demonstration of the worth of God in the faith, reverence and patience displayed by His people in times of suffering is one of the most important life apps we will ever encounter. Questions for group discussion or personal reflection: Which of the examples of impatience of the



A Wise Ambition

June 9th, 2019
Clay Edens
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How do I pursue goals in life in a way that honors God? James 4 Questions for group discussion or personal reflection: 1. How would you define what it means to be ambitious in a positive sense? 2. How ambitious are you? (rate yourself 1 to 10) 3. What are some ambitions that you have


The Character of True Wisdom

June 2nd, 2019
Clay Edens
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How can we distinguish true wisdom from foolishness? From James 3:12-18 Questions for group discussion or personal reflection: 1. If you are in a team trivia competition, which categories are your specialties? 2. What characteristics do you normally look for in a wise person? 3. How would you explain what a healthy humility looks like?


The Power of the Tongue

May 26th, 2019
Dave Downey
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From James 3:1-12 Don’t let it’s size fool you. The tongue has tremendous potential for good, and for evil. Questions for group discussion or personal reflection: Icebreaker: If you could tame one animal and have it as a pet, what would it be? Share a time when someone said something to you that changed the


Faith That Works

May 19th, 2019
Clay Edens
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From James 2:14-26: How can we distinguish real faith from fake faith? A living faith not only wants good things for people it does good things for people. Faith is most powerfully demonstrated to others when it leads to a transformed life. Faith is not just understanding theological truths. It comes to life when those


No Favorites

May 12th, 2019
Clay Edens
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From James 2:1-13 How do I treat the poor / those who don’t meat society’s standards of success? Questions for group discussion or personal reflection: 1. Who was the favorite kid in your family? On what basis do you make your argument? Would everyone agree? 2. When in life have you been treated as less


Action Over Outrage

May 5th, 2019
Clay Edens
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How do I respond when I encounter injustice? From James 1 Questions for group discussion and personal reflection: 1. At your current age, what does it look like when you throw a fit? 2. What’s good and bad about living in the current age of outrage? 3. Why do you think instant outrage often gets


Battles Outside & Inside

April 28th, 2019
Clay Edens
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Questions for group discussion or personal reflection: 1. What are the 3 most used apps on your phone? 2. What might it have been like for James to grow up with Jesus as an older brother? 3. What kinds of trials do you find yourself in right now? 4. Do you find it to be