Start with Hope

Make 2022 a year of hope. Hope is a virtue of the Christian life that enables you to serve God, enjoy life, reduce anxiety and love the people around you. If you want to learn how to have hope that lasts and is not dependent on circumstances or other people, join this series in the new year.

January 2 | Hope in Hardship | Matthew 2:13-18
The story of Jesus’ birth is quickly followed by the death of children on the order of a paranoid king. Many people experience tragedy and suffering as a sign of God’s absence. What is the nature of our hope when Jesus was born amid the sorrow of mothers whose children were slain and whose families became refugees fleeing for their lives?

January 9 | How to Have Hope | Hebrews 6:13-20
We all want hope, but there is little instruction on how this virtue becomes a part of our lives. The author of the letter to the Hebrews tells us that there are insights found in the story of the children of Israel crossing the wilderness. Come hear how to have hope in your life.

January 16 | Hope and Cynicism | Hebrews 10:19-25
Hope is a guide, an inner compass that enables us to continue along the path of servanthood that cynicism would misdirect. Join us as we learn about the good of hope and how to help encourage it in ourselves and others.

January 23 | Hope and Healing | Mark 9:14-29
All healing, whether physical, emotional or spiritual, requires the presence of hope in our lives. We believe that God can bring healing to our lives. But like the man in this account, we wrestle with unbelief. Jesus understands our struggle and enables us to find the hope we need.