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When someone says the word “church” everyone sees a different image in their mind. We believe Hope City Church is unlike anything you have experienced before. It’s a different church experience, but not because of different beliefs, gimmicks, or tricks. We are different because of the people. Hope City is filled with different kinds of people that don’t always agree theologically or politically, but are unified around one truth: Jesus Christ didn’t have to, but chose to die on the cross, and He dramatically changed our lives forever. On any given weekend you’ll find people who have been attending church for 40 years and some who walked through the doors for the first time 4 minutes ago. You will find former Catholics, current Catholics, Baptists, Pentecostals, wealthy businessmen and families on food stamps. We are not brought together by our differences; we are brought together by Jesus and the cross. We are a Pentecostal church, which for us just means an experience that is exciting, powerful, and life giving. Our weekend services are designed for people at all different places on their spiritual journey, and that includes someone who doesn’t know Jesus personally. A relationship with Jesus is alive. Religion is stale and lifeless, so we are always striving for more of Jesus and less religion. We would love to get a chance to meet you at one of our weekend services sometime soon.

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When someone says the word “church” everyone sees a different image in their mind. We believe Hope City Church is unlike anything you have experienced before. It’s a different church experience, but not because of different beliefs, gimmicks, or tricks. We are different because of the people. Hope City is filled with different kinds of people that don’t always agree theologically or politically, but are unified around one truth: Jesus Christ didn’t have to, but chose to die on the cross, and He dramatically changed our lives forever. On any given weekend you’ll find people who have been attending church for 40 years and some who walked through the doors for the first time 4 minutes ago. You will find former Catholics, current Catholics, Baptists, Pentecostals, wealthy businessmen and families on food stamps. We are not brought together by our differences; we are brought together by Jesus and the cross. We are a Pentecostal church, which for us just means an experience that is exciting, powerful, and life giving. Our weekend services are designed for people at all different places on their spiritual journey, and that includes someone who doesn’t know Jesus personally. A relationship with Jesus is alive. Religion is stale and lifeless, so we are always striving for more of Jesus and less religion. We would love to get a chance to meet you at one of our weekend services sometime soon.

    Testify | Part 3 - What Will Happen To Me?

    Testify | Part 3 - What Will Happen To Me?

    Testify | Part 3 - What Will Happen To Me?

    Big Idea: Heaven isn’t for good people, it’s for people who believe the good news of Jesus.

    1 Thessalonians 4:13-18
    And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died. We tell you this directly from the Lord: We who are still living when the Lord returns will not meet him ahead of those who have died. For the Lord himself will come down from heaven with a commanding shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet call of God. First, the believers who have died will rise from their graves. Then, together with them, we who are still alive and remain on the earth will be caught up in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air. Then we will be with the Lord forever. So encourage each other with these words.

    2 Peter 3:9-13
    The Lord isn’t really being slow about his promise, as some people think. No, he is being patient for your sake. He does not want anyone to be destroyed, but wants everyone to repent. But the day of the Lord will come as unexpectedly as a thief. Then the heavens will pass away with a terrible noise, and the very elements themselves will disappear in fire, and the earth and everything on it will be found to deserve judgment. Since everything around us is going to be destroyed like this, what holy and godly lives you should live… but we are looking forward to the new heavens and new earth he has promised, a world filled with God’s righteousness.

    Two Reasons To Be Encouraged About Heaven
    1. You don't have to guess what happens after death.
    2. You don't have to grieve about death.

    Discussion Questions
    1. Growing up, what were your beliefs about heaven and hell?
    2. If someone asked you, “What is the rapture?” How would you answer?
    3. How can your group be praying for you to share your testimony?

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    • 46 min
    Testify | Part 2 - What Is Happening To Me?

    Testify | Part 2 - What Is Happening To Me?

    Testify | Part 2 - What Is Happening To Me?
    Big Idea: You don’t change to prove you’re a Christian, but change is proof that you’re a Christian.

    Galatians 2:16
    “Yet we know that a person is made right with God by faith in Jesus Christ, not by obeying the law. And we have believed in Christ Jesus, so that we might be made right with God because of our faith in Christ, not because we have obeyed the law. For no one will ever be made right with God by obeying the law.”

    Galatians 2:20
    "My old self has been crucified with Christ. It is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me. So I live in this earthly body by trusting in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me."

    Galatians 5:6
    "But we who live by the Spirit eagerly wait to receive by faith the righteousness God has promised to us. For when we place our faith in Christ Jesus, there is no benefit in being circumcised or being uncircumcised. What is important is faith expressing itself in love."

    Since I started following Jesus, my life is different. I used to ____________________ but now I ___________________, and I know it’s because Jesus is changing my life.

    Discussion Questions
    1. Have you ever known anyone before they were saved and after were saved whose life was dramatically different?
    2. How would you describe the difference between justification and sanctification?
    3. What was your answer to the template above, "I used to _____ but now I _____?"
    4. Re-read Galatians 2:20. If someone complimented an area of your life and asked how you did it, how would you answer them?

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    Hope City Church

    • 38 min
    Testify | Part 1 - What Happened To Me?

    Testify | Part 1 - What Happened To Me?

    Testify | Part 1 : What Happened To Me?
    Big Idea: Jesus Changes Everything

    1 John 1: 1-4
    We proclaim to you the one who existed from the beginning whom we have heard and seen. We saw him with our own eyes and touched him with our own hands. He is the Word of life. This one who is life itself was revealed to us, and we have seen him. And now we testify and proclaim to you that he is the one who is eternal life. He was with the Father, and then he was revealed to us. We proclaim to you what we ourselves have actually seen and heard so that you may have fellowship with us. And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ. We are writing these things so that you may fully share our joy.

    1 Corinthians 15: 1-4
    Let me now remind you, dear brothers and sisters of the Good News I preached to you before. You welcomed it then, and you still stand firm in it. It is this Good News that saves you if you continue to believe the message I told you—unless, of course, you believed something that was never true in the first place. I passed on to you what was most important and what had also been passed on to me. Christ died for our sins, just as the Scriptures said. He was buried, and he was raised from the dead on the third day, just as the Scriptures said.

    1 John 1: 12-13
    But to all who believed him and accepted him, he gave the right to become children of God. They are reborn—not with a physical birth resulting from human passion or plan, but a birth that comes from God.

    Before Jesus I _____, but then someone explained what Jesus did for me, and I believed it, and everything changed. I felt like a brand new person. Before, I ______, but now _______. Jesus changed everything.

    Discussion Questions
    1. What scares you the most about sharing your testimony with someone?
    2. Read Romans 3:21-25. How would you answer the question, "Why do you get to go to Heaven?"
    3. Is there someone you could share your testimony with this week?
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    Bullitt Central High School
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    Hope City Church

    • 40 min
    Secret Success | Part 3 - Fasting by Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Secret Success | Part 3 - Fasting by Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Secret Success | Part 3 - Fasting
    Matthew 6:16-18 (NLT)

    Big Idea: Fasting is the choice to be hungry so you can feel more hungry for God.

    Matthew 6:16-18
    “And when you fast, don’t make it obvious, as the hypocrites do, for they try to look miserable and disheveled so people will admire them for their fasting. I tell you the truth, that is the only reward they will ever get. But when you fast, comb your hair and wash your face. Then no one will notice that you are fasting, except your Father, who knows what you do in private. And your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

    Luke 14:15-18
    Hearing this, a man sitting at the table with Jesus exclaimed, “What a blessing it will be to attend a banquet in the Kingdom of God!” Jesus replied with this story: “A man prepared a great feast and sent out many invitations. When the banquet was ready, he sent his servant to tell the guests, ‘Come, the banquet is ready.’ But they all began making excuses. One said, ‘I have just bought a field and must inspect it. Please excuse me.’ 19Another said, ‘I have just bought five pairs of oxen, and I want to try them out. Please excuse me.’ Another said, ‘I just got married, so I can’t come.’

    3 Reasons We Shouldn’t Fast
    1. To punish yourself
    2. To manipulate God
    3. To feel superior

    3 Reasons We Should Fast
    1. To test our hunger for God
    2. To learn how to depend on God
    3. To experience more of God

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    • 43 min
    Secret Success | Part 2 - Time With God by Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Secret Success | Part 2 - Time With God by Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Secret Success | Part 2 - Time With God

    Big Idea: If you create a place to meet God, God will meet you there.

    Matthew 6:5-6 MSG
    “And when you come before God, don’t turn that into a theatrical production either. All these people making a regular show out of their prayers, hoping for stardom! Do you think God sits in a box seat? Here’s what I want you to do: Find a quiet, secluded place so you won’t be tempted to role-play before God. Just be there as simply and honestly as you can manage. The focus will shift from you to God, and you will begin to sense his grace."

    Hebrews 4:12
    For the word of God is alive and powerful. It is sharper than the sharpest two-edged sword, cutting between soul and spirit, between joint and marrow. It exposes our innermost thoughts and desires.

    4 Instructions For Prayer
    1. Be Quiet
    2. Be Alone
    3. Be Simple
    4. Be Honest

    How To Hear From God
    1. Read God’s Word
    2. Learn God’s Truth
    3. Listen for God’s Voice

    George Mueller's Questions To Help You Begin Praying
    1. Is there any example for me to follow?
    2. Is there a command for me to obey?
    3. Is there any error for me to avoid?
    4. Is there any sin for me to forsake?
    5. Is there any promise for me to claim?
    6. Is there any new thought about God?

    What is your routine to meet with God this year?

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    • 42 min
    Secret Success | Part 1 - Right Things. Wrong Reasons. by Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Secret Success | Part 1 - Right Things. Wrong Reasons. by Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Secret Success | Part 1 - Right Things. Wrong Reasons

    Big Idea: The most rewarding things that we will ever do will be things that very few people see.

    Matthew 6:1-4 (NLT)
    “Watch out! Don’t do your good deeds publicly, to be admired by others, for you will lose the reward from your Father in heaven. When you give to someone in need, don’t do as the hypocrites do—blowing trumpets in the synagogues and streets to call attention to their acts of charity! I tell you the truth, they have received all the reward they will ever get. But when you give to someone in need, don’t let your left hand know what your right hand is doing. Give your gifts in private, and your Father, who sees everything, will reward you.

    Romans 3:21-22
    But now God has shown us a way to be made right with him without keeping the requirements of the law, as was promised in the writings of Moses and the prophets long ago. We are made right with God by placing our faith in Jesus Christ. And this is true for everyone who believes, no matter who we are.

    Jeremiah 17:9
    “The human heart is the most deceitful of all things, and desperately wicked. Who really knows how bad it is?

    3 Warnings Jesus Gives:
    1. Watch Out!
    2. Don't be a hypocrite.
    3. People's approval will never be as rewarding as you think.

    How rewarding does your relationship with God feel?

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    Hope City Church

    • 41 min

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