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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.

    Mental Illness / Part 3 / Living On Empty / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Mental Illness / Part 3 / Living On Empty / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Welcome to Hope City Church!

    NEW
    If you are new to Hope City text “HCNEW” to 33777

    SERMON GUIDE
    Living on Empty Part 3 - Mental Illness

    1 Kings 19:1-10
    1When Ahab got home, he told Jezebel everything Elijah had done…. 2So Jezebel sent this message to Elijah: “May the gods strike me and even kill me if by this time tomorrow I have not killed you just as you killed them.” 3Elijah was afraid and fled for his life….. 4Then he went on alone into the wilderness, traveling all day. He sat down under a solitary broom tree and prayed that he might die. “I have had enough, Lord,” he said. “Take my life, for I am no better than my ancestors who have already died.”5Then he lay down and slept under the broom tree. But as he was sleeping, an angel touched him and told him, “Get up and eat!” 6He looked around and there beside his head was some bread baked on hot stones and a jar of water! So he ate and drank and lay down again. 7Then the angel of the Lord came again and touched him and said, “Get up and eat some more, or the journey ahead will be too much for you.” 8So he got up and ate and drank, and the food gave him enough strength to travel forty days and forty nights to Mount Sinai, the mountain of God. 9There he came to a cave, where he spent the night. But the Lord said to him, “What are you doing here, Elijah?” 10Elijah replied, “I have zealously served the Lord God Almighty. But the people of Israel have broken their covenant with you, torn down your altars, and killed every one of your prophets. I am the only one left, and now they are trying to kill me, too.”

    4 Questions to Ask Yourself If You’re Feeling Depressed
    1. Am I physically healthy? (1 Kings 19:5-8)
    2. Am I being honest with God about how I feel? (1 Kings 19:10)
    3. Am I experiencing God’s presence? (James 4:7-8)
    4. Am I allowing God to use my life? (1 Kings 19:15)

    Discussion Questions
    1. Has there been a season when you held on to bitterness, despair, or fear and allowed it to shape your perspective?

    2. What healthy ways did you use to resolve this? What unhealthy ways?

    3. What areas in your life could be made better by getting physically or spiritually healthier or by drawing closer to others?

    4. Have you discovered your purpose and the direction that God has for your life? How can knowing your purpose give perspective to your life regardless of the season?

    CONNECT
    We created a Facebook group to help stay connected while we aren’t meeting in person for service. Click the link below to join the Hope City Church Online Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/206609247109415/

    CARE
    If you or a loved on is in need of prayer or care, we would love to help! Drop a comment down below, send us a direct message, or send your care request to care@realhopenow.com.

    GIVE
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    • 41 min
    Peace / Part 2 / Living On Empty / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Peace / Part 2 / Living On Empty / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Welcome to Hope City Church!

    NEW
    If you are new to Hope City text “HCNEW” to 33777

    SERMON GUIDE
    Living on Empty Part 2 - Peace

    Big Idea: Stillness is a choice. Prayer is a gift. Peace is a promise

    Philippians 4:6
    Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done.

    Philippians 4:7
    Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.

    Mark 4:35-41
    As evening came, Jesus said to his disciples, “Let’s cross to the other side of the lake.” So they took Jesus in the boat and started out, leaving the crowds behind. But soon a fierce storm came up. High waves were breaking into the boat, and it began to fill with water. Jesus was sleeping at the back of the boat with his head on a cushion. The disciples woke him up, shouting, “Teacher, don’t you care that we’re going to drown?” When Jesus woke up, he rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Peace! Be still!” Suddenly the wind stopped, and there was a great calm. Then he asked them, “Why are you afraid? Do you still have no faith?” The disciples were absolutely terrified. “Who is this man?” they asked each other. “Even the wind and waves obey him!”

    Psalm 46:10
    “Be still, and know that I am God!

    Discussion Questions
    1. What immediately comes to mind when you think of the word “peace”?

    2. Who do you know that seems to have “peace beyond understanding”, regardless of their circumstances? What do you think they do to have this peace?

    3. Talk about a time you experienced unexplainable peace.
    4. What are some obstacles that keep you from being still? What would stillness look like for you?
    5. What are some things you can be thankful for that will help you overcome a lack of peace? How can your group be praying for you?


    CONNECT
    We created a Facebook group to help stay connected while we aren’t meeting in person for service. Click the link below to join the Hope City Church Online Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/206609247109415/

    CARE
    If you or a loved on is in need of prayer or care, we would love to help! Drop a comment down below, send us a direct message, or send your care request to care@realhopenow.com.

    GIVE
    Our heart is to share as much hope with as many people as possible, and you make that happen because of your generosity. Click the link below to give.

    http://www.realhopenow.com/give/

    Thank you for tuning in to today's service. We'll see you soon!

    • 38 min
    Underestimating Prayer / Part 1 / Living On Empty / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Underestimating Prayer / Part 1 / Living On Empty / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Welcome to Hope City Church!

    NEW
    If you are new to Hope City text “HCNEW” to 33777

    SERMON
    Pastor Jason begins a new sermon series this week from the book of Matthew called , "Living On Empty: How To Refill Your Soul When Life Is Overwhelming." In part 1, "Underestimating Prayer," Pastor teaches us this big idea: "How I react is much more honest than how I act" and gives us six lessons that only failure can teach us. Come join us as we lean in and learn how prayer can help us when life becomes overwhelming.

    CONNECT
    We created a Facebook group to help stay connected while we aren’t meeting in person for service. Click the link below to join the Hope City Church Online Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/206609247109415/

    CARE
    If you or a loved on is in need of prayer or care, we would love to help! Drop a comment down below, send us a direct message, or send your care request to care@realhopenow.com.

    GIVE
    Our heart is to share as much hope with as many people as possible, and you make that happen because of your generosity. Click the link below to give.

    http://www.realhopenow.com/give/

    Thank you for tuning in to today's service. We'll see you soon!

    • 37 min
    The Other Hand / Guest Speaker Ethan Boggs

    The Other Hand / Guest Speaker Ethan Boggs

    Welcome to Hope City Church!

    NEW
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    SERMON GUIDE
    "On The Other Hand" by Pastor Ethan Boggs of Storyside Church

    Mark 3:1-5 NKJV
    "And He entered the synagogue again, and a man was there who had a withered hand. 2 So they watched Him closely, whether He would heal him on the Sabbath, so that they might accuse Him. 3 And He said to the man who had the withered hand, “Step forward.” 4 Then He said to them, “Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to kill?” But they kept silent. 5 And when He had looked around at them with anger, being grieved by the hardness of their hearts, He said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And he stretched it out, and his hand was restored as whole as the other."

    Have you ever lived between two hands?

    What has withered in your life over time?

    Withered people are welcome.

    God will not heal what we continue to hide.

    CONNECT
    We created a Facebook group to help stay connected while we aren’t meeting in person for service. Click the link below to join the Hope City Church Online Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/206609247109415/

    CARE
    If you or a loved on is in need of prayer or care, we would love to help! Drop a comment down below, send us a direct message, or send your care request to care@realhopenow.com.

    GIVE
    Our heart is to share as much hope with as many people as possible, and you make that happen because of your generosity. Click the link below to give.

    http://www.realhopenow.com/give/

    Thank you for tuning in to today's service. We'll see you soon!

    • 36 min
    Love Isn't What You Thought / Associate Pastor Megan Gardner

    Love Isn't What You Thought / Associate Pastor Megan Gardner

    Welcome to Hope City Church!

    NEW
    If you are new to Hope City text “HCNEW” to 33777

    SERMON GUIDE
    "Love Isn’t What You Thought"

    Big Idea: A heart changed by Jesus shows love like Jesus.

    John 13:33-36
    Dear children, I will be with you only a little longer. And as I told the Jewish leaders, you will search for me, but you can’t come where I am going. So now I am giving you a new commandment: Love each other. Just as I have loved you, you should love each other. Your love for one another will prove to the world that you are my disciples.” Simon Peter asked, “Lord, where are you going?” And Jesus replied, “You can’t go with me now, but you will follow me later.”

    Loving Like Jesus Looks Like...

    1. Compassion (Luke 7:11-14)

    2. Forgiveness (Luke 6:27-29, Luke 23:34, Ephesians 4:32)

    3. Sacrifice (John 3:16, Ephesians 5:25, 1 John 3:16)

    Discussion Questions
    1. When you think about this love of compassion, forgiveness and sacrifice, what person in your life do you think of (besides Jesus)?

    2. Talk about a time you experienced the Holy Spirit helping you love someone like Jesus.

    3. Which of the 3 qualities of love do you struggle with the most?

    4. What is God asking you to do for another person that you make excuses for? How can your group be praying for you in this?


    CONNECT
    We created a Facebook group to help stay connected while we aren’t meeting in person for service. Click the link below to join the Hope City Church Online Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/206609247109415/

    CARE
    If you or a loved on is in need of prayer or care, we would love to help! Drop a comment down below, send us a direct message, or send your care request to care@realhopenow.com.

    GIVE
    Our heart is to share as much hope with as many people as possible, and you make that happen because of your generosity. Click the link below to give.

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    • 32 min
    Good Is Better Than True (Moralism) / Truish - Part 4 / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Good Is Better Than True (Moralism) / Truish - Part 4 / Pastor Jason Isaacs

    Welcome to Hope City Church!

    NEW
    If you are new to Hope City text “HCNEW” to 33777

    SERMON GUIDE
    Truish Part 4 - Good Is Better Than True (Moralism)

    Big Idea: The biggest threat to your faith is not bad behavior but bad beliefs.

    Moralism = a strong belief that moral, usually traditional behavior, should be shared by all.

    Romans 3:9
    “No one is righteous—not even one.”

    Philippians 3:9
    I no longer count on my own righteousness through obeying the law; rather, I become righteous through faith in Christ. For God’s way of making us right with himself depends on faith.

    Luke 23:32-43
    Two others, both criminals, were led out to be executed with him. 33When they came to a place called Calvary, they nailed him to the cross. And the criminals were also crucified—one on his right and one on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they don’t know what they are doing.” And the soldiers gambled for his clothes by throwing dice. The crowd watched and the leaders scoffed. “He saved others,” they said, “let him save himself if he is really God’s Messiah, the Chosen One.” The soldiers mocked him, too, by offering him a drink of sour wine. They called out to him, “If you are the King of the Jews, save yourself!” A sign was fastened above him with these words: “This is the King of the Jews.” One of the criminals hanging beside him scoffed, “So you’re the Messiah, are you? Prove it by saving yourself—and us, too, while you’re at it!” But the other criminal protested, “Don’t you fear God even when you have been sentenced to die? We deserve to die for our crimes, but this man hasn’t done anything wrong.” Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your Kingdom.” And Jesus replied, “I assure you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

    It doesn’t get more fair than Christianity….
    Everybody is welcome, everybody gets in the same way, everybody can meet the requirement.

    Discussion Questions
    1. What are your biggest motivations for going to church?
    2. Do you feel like Christianity is fair? Why or why not?
    3. Do you know anyone that found Jesus after a life of “bad behavior”, like the thief on the cross? What’s your reaction to that?
    4. How does it make you feel that getting into heaven doesn’t depend on your behavior, but on what Jesus did for you?


    CONNECT
    We created a Facebook group to help stay connected while we aren’t meeting in person for service. Click the link below to join the Hope City Church Online Facebook group.

    https://www.facebook.com/groups/206609247109415

    CARE
    If you or a loved on is in need of prayer or care, we would love to help! Drop a comment down below, send us a direct message, or send your care request to care@realhopenow.com.


    GIVE
    Our heart is to share as much hope with as many people as possible, and you make that happen because of your generosity. Click the link below to give.

    http://www.realhopenow.com/give/

    Thank you for tuning in to today's service. We'll see you soon!

    • 39 min

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