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Our mission is to encourage people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, who let God love them, love him in return, and who love others in Jesus' name.
Our vision is to touch with the hope and love of Jesus Christ 10% of the unchurched people in the greater Grand Forks Area.

Discovering HOPE Paul Knight

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Our mission is to encourage people to become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ, who let God love them, love him in return, and who love others in Jesus' name.
Our vision is to touch with the hope and love of Jesus Christ 10% of the unchurched people in the greater Grand Forks Area.

    A New Work – What Does it All Mean?

    A New Work – What Does it All Mean?

    A New Work – What Does it All Mean?


    January 14, 2024


    Pastor: Mason Peters






    This week Pastor Mason invites to consider what a new work inside you means.


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    1) A NEW WORK – DEFINITION

    Scriptures referenced: Phil 1:6,


    Philippians 1:6 (NIV)



    being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus.




    Implication #1 – Your salvation is an act of God, not of yourself

    Implication #2 – Your salvation happened at a moment in time, but it isn’t just a moment in time

    Implication #3 – Your salvation is a work but it isn’t just a work






    2) A New Work – Description


    Description #1 – Love will increase

    A decision to love each other is a decision to love yourself and what you want, less – so that somebody else gets the reward of your effort*

    Description #2 – Knowledge will increase

    Description #3 – Depth of insight will increase






    3) A New Work – Results


    Result #1 – You will know what is best

    Result #2 – You will arrive blameless

    Result #3 – God will be glorified













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    A NEW WORK – PHILIPPIANS

    A NEW WORK – PHILIPPIANS

    A NEW WORK – PHILIPPIANS


    April 07, 2024


    Pastor: Mason Peters






    This week Pastor Mason takes us on a tour of the city of Philippi, to see how God still changes lives, can use anyone, and finishes what he started.


    Main Scripture Reference(s): Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:2, Exodus 3:3

    BOOK 1:1 (VER)



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    1) GOD STILL CHANGES LIVES

    Scriptures referenced: Acts 16:6-40,





    2) GOD STILL USES ANYONE

    Scriptures referenced: Philippians 1:1-2, Acts 16:6-40,





    3) GOD STILL FINISHES WHAT HE STARTS

    Scriptures referenced: Philippians 1:6; Isaiah 55:11,












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    He is alive! What Difference Does that Make for You?

    He is alive! What Difference Does that Make for You?

    He is alive! What Difference Does that Make for You?


    March 30, 2024


    Pastor: Paul Knight






    This week we celebrate Jesus being risen. Pastor Paul knight asks us what difference does that make in our lives? Does it address fear, a desire to know Jesus, or making a difference in the lives of others?


    Main Scripture Reference(s): Genesis 1:1, Genesis 2:2, Exodus 3:3

    Matthew 28:1-15 (NIV)



    After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” 11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened.12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.







    1) You do not need to be afraid.

    Scriptures referenced: Matthew 28:1-6, Matthew 28:10,





    Matthew 28:1-6 (NIV)



    After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said.






    Matthew 28:10 (NIV)



    Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.”






    Luke 2:9-11 (NIV)



    An angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were terrified. 10 But the angel said to them, “Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. 11 Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord.






    Matthew 10:28-29 (NIV)



    Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell. 29 Are not two sparrows sold for a penny? Yet not one of them will fall to the ground outside your Father’s care.






    2) You can come and know Jesus.

    Scriptures referenced: Matthew 28:5, 6, Matthew 28:8, 9, 1 Corinthians 15:3-8,





    Matthew 28:5, 6 (NIV)



    The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay.






    Matthew 28:8, 9 (NIV)



    So the women hurried away from the

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    The Parable of Your Heart

    The Parable of Your Heart

    The words of Jesus are loud and clear, "no one comes to the father but through me" how we respond is up to us. As we walk through holy week, what soil will you be?


    1) THE CONCRETE PATH. . . . AMBIVALENT. but nothing more


    See also Matthew 26:14-16,47-51; Matthew 27:11-26


    2) THE ROCKY GROUND. . . CONFLICTED, but nothing more


    See also Matthew 1:11, Matthew 21:23-27


    3) THE THORN-FILLED SOIL . . . RECEPTIVE, but nothing more


    See also Matthew 26:47-56; 2 Corinthians 4:7-18
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    Genuine Faith

    Genuine Faith

    Genuine Faith


    March 03, 2024


    Pastor: Patrick Severson






    If someone claims to be a follower of Christ but there is no change in their life are they really saved? Pastor Patrick Severson walks us through the concept of genuine faith.


    Main Scripture Reference(s): Matthew 25:31-46

    Matthew 25:31-46



    “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, he will sit on his throne in heavenly glory. 32 All the nations will be gathered before him, and he will separate the people one from another as a shepherd separates the sheep from the goats. He will put the sheep on his right and the goats on his left.


    “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. 35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’


    “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’


    “The King will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.’


    “Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels. 42 For I was hungry and you gave me nothing to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me nothing to drink, 43 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’


    “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’


    “He will reply, ‘I tell you the truth, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’


    “Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”







    1) THE MEASURE OF GENUINE FAITH

    Scriptures referenced: Matthew 25:40, James 2:18, Ephesians 2:8-10, James 1:27, John 4:8





    2) THE METHOD FOR GENUINE FAITH

    Scriptures referenced: Psalm 34:8,



    Know Jesus (Psalm 34:8)

    Position yourself to be transformed by Jesus
















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    • 31 min
    Episode 1: Welcome to Hot Seat Podcast

    Episode 1: Welcome to Hot Seat Podcast

    Coming from HOPE Studios, this is Hot Seat, where our pastors answer your burning questions, unfiltered.


    Listen along as Pastor Paul Knight, Pastor Patrick Severson, and Pastor Mason Peters, randomly draw your questions and answer them unfiltered.
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