May 10, 2020
Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “The Purpose of Parents”
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  • May 10, 2020Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “The Purpose of Parents”
    May 10, 2020
    Deuteronomy 6:4-9 “The Purpose of Parents”
  • May 3, 2020Philippians 2:1-11 “In Your Relationships with One Another…”
    May 3, 2020
    Philippians 2:1-11 “In Your Relationships with One Another…”
  • May 3, 2020Philippians 2:1-11 “In Your Relationships with One Another”
    May 3, 2020
    Philippians 2:1-11 “In Your Relationships with One Another”
  • Apr 26, 2020Matthew 4:1-11 “Praying in Times of Crisis”
    Apr 26, 2020
    Matthew 4:1-11 “Praying in Times of Crisis”
    Drive-in Church, April 26, 2020.
  • Apr 12, 2020John 20 “That You May Believe”
    Apr 12, 2020
    John 20 “That You May Believe”
    Easter Drive-in Worship service.  We apologize for the sound of the wind on the microphone.
  • Apr 5, 2020John 12:12-19 “Creating Spirit-filled Space: Testimony”
    Apr 5, 2020
    John 12:12-19 “Creating Spirit-filled Space: Testimony”
    Opening Song:  The Way – https://youtu.be/MOzsJlk8p6I Psalm 118 Worship Songs:                Hosanna (Praise is Rising) – https://youtu.be/oAaQ5EEXidc                Christ Our Hope in Life and Death – https://youtu.be/OibIi1rz7mw                Yes I Will – https://youtu.be/NrTv39-lG4M Scripture: John 12:12-19 Message: “Creating Spirit-Filled Space: Testimony” Closing Songs:                Hosanna – https://youtu.be/NoM0AT8fBvs                Take My Life and Let It Be - https://youtu.be/agROj9nTQP4
  • Mar 29, 2020John 14-16 “Empowered for Ministry”
    Mar 29, 2020
    John 14-16 “Empowered for Ministry”
    Worship Resources: Pastor Jim’s Previous Message on the Holy Spirit: https://youtu.be/p-Opm1vJMuI Prayer of Repentance & Invitation: https://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/prayer-of-repentance-invitation-application/ HCC Giving Page: https://www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/giving/   Suggested Worship Music: Holy Spirit: https://youtu.be/eFByOX8Fb0M Psalm 63:1-8 Same Power: https://youtu.be/InsifiZxVXU Christ our Hope in Life and Death: https://youtu.be/OibIi1rz7mw There is a Redeemer: https://youtu.be/_68nZLDjdYY Scripture: John 14 – 16 Message: “Empowered for Ministry” Suggested Special Music – “And the Gift Goes On” by Sandi Patti: https://youtu.be/xOO6wbua2Uk Change My Heart Oh God: https://youtu.be/IlSmG-_eJTU Build Your Kingdom Here: https://youtu.be/YcSWpVKKMcs
  • Mar 22, 2020Romans 8:19-30 “What Hope is There?”
    Mar 22, 2020
    Romans 8:19-30 “What Hope is There?”
    Music Suggestions for At-Home Worship: Cornerstone - https://youtu.be/QvLxZEU02uI Psalm 71:1-8 Not To Us - https://youtu.be/sYtIbPci2Ew Forever - https://youtu.be/ks86XlVKaB8 In Christ Alone - https://youtu.be/ENtL_li4GbE Scripture - Romans 8:19-30 Message - "What Hope Is There?" Glorious Day - https://youtu.be/VXp6xcY5IqU Christ Our Hope In Life and Death - https://youtu.be/OibIi1rz7mw
  • Mar 15, 2020Philippians 4:6-7 “Calm Assurance”
    Mar 15, 2020
    Philippians 4:6-7 “Calm Assurance”
    Series: Lent
    Worship Suggestions for at-home worship:
     
    10,000 Reasons (Bless the Lord) - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DXDGE_lRI0E
     
    Psalm 91
     
    Blessed Be Your Name - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PnWKehsOXu8
    Because He Lives - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfgf-R7bPsw
    Living Hope - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9f2FXxDVO6w
     
    Scripture – Philippians 4:6-7
    Message – “The Calm Assurance”
     
    Blessed Assurance - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bsdl8DSZfRo
    Cornerstone - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvLxZEU02uI
     
    Scripture Used:
    Galatians 5:16-18
    Philippians 4:6-7
    1 Peter 5:6-7
    Joshua 1:9
    Exodus 14:14
    John 14:27-28
    2 Timothy 1:7-8
    Proverbs 3:5-6
    Isaiah 43:1-3
    2 Chronicles 20:15
    Psalm 27:1, 14
    Psalm 46
  • Mar 8, 2020Luke 6:1-11 “Creating Spirit-Filled Space – Sabbath”
    Mar 8, 2020
    Luke 6:1-11 “Creating Spirit-Filled Space – Sabbath”
    Series: Lent
    Lent is traditionally a season of quieting our lives, giving up something or “fasting” in order to create “Spirit-Filled” space in our lives.  This space opens us up and enables us to be able to listen better to the Holy Spirit. We are looking, during this season, at practical ways we can create this space in our lives through obedience and submission to Scriptural teachings. Today we are looking at the Biblical teachings around Sabbath.  Scripture identifies a special day of rest as the final act of God’s work in creation and codifies in the 10-Commandments, identifying it as a part of honoring God and trusting Him.  Jesus confirms the true nature of the Sabbath in His teaching, reminding us that the Sabbath is both a gift and an exercise of trust. We have, often, discarded this practice as culturally irrelevant, but is that really the best choice for us and are we missing something in doing so? Questions to take home:
    1. What are some of your memories of the sabbath, or Sunday, growing up?  What were you allowed or not allowed to do? How do you feel about it now?  How are these feelings related? What is shaping your practice of sabbath rest in your life today?  
    2. What is your reaction when someone suggests that you “slow down” in your life?  Do you struggle in your day when you aren’t busy working or producing something?  How does this speak to where your identity is located?
    3. Scripture teaches that keeping the sabbath is a sign of your recognition that the Lord is God and that it is a part of our sanctification (spiritual/faith growth).  How do you think that is? What things might you need to do in your life to create this “Spirit-FIlled space”?
  • Mar 1, 2020Matthew 4:1-11; Malachi 3:6-12 “Lent: Creating Spirit-filled Space – Giving”
    Mar 1, 2020
    Matthew 4:1-11; Malachi 3:6-12 “Lent: Creating Spirit-filled Space – Giving”
    Series: Lent
    The Season of Lent comprises the six and a half weeks prior to Easter, 40 days (not including Sundays) and is traditionally a time in which people give something up.  This practice is known as “fasting” and is meant to direct a person’s attention to God. By removing something from our busy lives we “create space” for the Holy Spirit to speak to us or, more appropriately, for us to listen to the Spirit. For Lent this year, we are going to talk about practical ways that we can “create space” for the Holy Spirit in our lives.  We are going to look at this through the lens of obedience and submission to what Scripture teaches us. Today we begin this series by talking about Scripture’s most popular topic apart from God and His Kingdom: money.  Though it is not everyone’s favorite topic to talk about, Scripture is clear that how we think about and treat money in our lives is a reflection of how we think about and relate to God. We can create “space” for the Spirit to speak and teach us when we prioritize God first with our finances. Questions to take home:
    1. Lent is a season of creating space for the Spirit to work.  What are some obstacles that interfere with or distract you from creating or having Spirit-filled Space in your life?  How will you recognize and work through (or around) these obstacles in this Lenten season?
    2. The words “obedience” and “submission” are not popular words in our culture.  How do you feel when you hear them? What is your knee-jerk response to them? How do these reactions line up with the Scriptural teachings about them and what will you do about it?
    3. Read the following passages: Leveticus 23:9-14, 27:30-32; Deuteronomy 12:5-6, 16:17; Proverbs 3:9-10; Malachi 3:8-12; Matthew 6:1-4; Mark 12:41-44; & 1 Corinthians 9:6-8.  How do these passages impact your Scriptural understanding of Tithing?
    4. How are you going to respond to today’s message and Scriptural teaching to make “space” in your life for the Holy Spirit’s teaching and work through giving?
  • Feb 23, 2020Acts 1:1-11 “Wait and Pray”
    Feb 23, 2020
    Acts 1:1-11 “Wait and Pray”
    Guest Preaching: Pastor Jim Harrison
  • Feb 16, 2020Ephesians 1:17-20, 3:16-20 “Holy Spirit Power”
    Feb 16, 2020
    Ephesians 1:17-20, 3:16-20 “Holy Spirit Power”
    Each week, as we leave our corporate worship, we claim and remember that we go in and with the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Love of God the Father, and the presence and power of the Holy Spirit.  Last week we talked about what we mean when we think about the “presence” of the Holy Spirit, God literally living in us as our Advocate, Comforter, Counselor, and Teacher. Today, then, we turn our focus on the Holy Spirit towards His power.  There is a wide array of concepts and thoughts that come to mind when we talk about the Holy Spirit’s power.  We may range from a sort of Star Wars “force” type concept to images of Pentecostal worship services, from speaking in tongues to cessationist views that none of this exists anymore.  Scripture has much to say on this subject, bringing clarity on living each day in the power of the Holy Spirit. Questions to take home:
    1. What are some of your initial thoughts about the “power” of the Holy Spirit?  How were those notions confirmed or challenged by the Scripture passages in today’s message?  In what ways will this lead to a greater awareness of the Holy Spirit’s work in your life?
    2. Read Galatians 5:13-26.  What does this passage have to say about living in the power of the Holy Spirit?  What is your gut reaction to this passage as part of a conversation about the Holy Spirit’s power?  How do you feel this passage is speaking to you today?
    3. Read 1 Corinthians 2. What does this passage have to say about the power of the Holy Spirit in Paul’s life and ministry?  Reading this, how would you expect to see the Holy Spirit’s work in your own life and faith journey?

      The Power to...

      Believe - 1 Thessalonians 1:4 Hope - Ephesians 1:17-20; Romans 15:13 Trust - John 16:7 Peace - Romans 8:6 Live - Romans 8:9-13 Obey - Galatians 5:16-26 Know the Love of God - Ephesians 3:16-20 Understand Scripture - Luke 24:45-49 Witness - Luke 12:12, Romans 15:17-21
  • Feb 9, 2020John 16:1-15 “The Advocate”
    Feb 9, 2020
    John 16:1-15 “The Advocate”
    When someone mentions the “Holy Spirit,” you probably have a preconceived notion of what, or who you understand the Spirit to be. Some people get really excited talking about the Holy Spirit, while others shy away, avoid, or even get suspicious about anything having to do with Him. We know a lot about God the Father, we are familiar with Jesus, God’s Son, but the Holy Spirit remains somewhat of a mystery to us. So what, or more appropriately, who is the Holy Spirit and do the things we ‘know’ about Him line up with what Scripture reveals? What is His role and how does He work in our lives? Do we need anything special to receive Him? We begin our exploration of the Person of the Holy Spirit in John 14 and 16 today as Jesus teaches His followers about the Spirit’s coming when He was gone.

    Questions to take home:

    1. How do you feel when someone talks about the Holy Spirit? Are your feelings positive or negative? Do you think those feelings have been shaped more by Scripture, experience, or tradition? What things might you need to let go of in this sermon series?
    2. Jesus calls the Holy Spirit “the Advocate”. An advocate is someone who supports a person or cause. What do you think that this means for us? How does the Holy Spirit serve as our Advocate?
    3. Living a “Spirit-filled” life means more than just being a nice person. How do we try to live “Spirit-filled” in our own strength? Galatians 5:16-25 is one description of what it means to “walk by the Spirit”. Can you think of others? How might things need to be adjusted in your life to be more aligned with what Scripture says here?

    Scripture Passages References for names of the Holy Spirit:

    • Deposit, THE guarantee of our Inheritance - Ephesians 1:13-14
    • The Seal - 2 Corinthians 1:22
    • Advocate - John 14:26; 
    • Truth Testifier - 1 John 5:6
    • Truth Guide - John 16:13
    • The Helper - John 14:16-17, 15:26
    • Comforter - John 14:26
    • Teacher - 1 John 2:27
    • Knows the mind of God - 1 Corinthians 2:10-13
    • Intercessor - Romans 8:26-27 (more on this in a few weeks)
    • Convictor of sins - John 16:8-11
    • Sanctifier - Romans 15:16; 1 Corinthians 6:11
    • Glorifies Jesus: John 16:14
  • Feb 2, 2020Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-4 “Trinity Mystery”
    Feb 2, 2020
    Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-4 “Trinity Mystery”
    During the month of February, we are going to spend time focusing on the person of the Holy Spirit.  To do that well, however, we need to begin talking about the reality of our Triune God. One of the most important and most mysterious doctrines of the Christian Faith is that of the Trinity, that God exists as one God in three distinct persons, Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. While Scripture never explicitly uses the terms “trinity” or “triune,” there can be no doubt about the clarity of its teaching on the subject.  Yet But apart from gaining greater clarity on the nature of God’s existence, we may find ourselves asking why this is important, how it impacts us, and why, if it so important, is it still such a mystery to us. Questions to take home:
    1. Take a moment and go to “www.hopkinscommunitychurch.net/what-we-believe” and read the Athanasian Creed.  This creed is all about the Trinity. What things in there surprised you? What helped you? How does that help you gain clarity on this subject?
    2. How does it make you feel that the Bible never uses the word “trinity” to talk about God?  How does it make you feel that there is nothing in creation that can adequately describe or depict God’s triune existence?  How do you feel about this mystery?
    3. Ultimately our focus is turning to the Holy Spirit.  How familiar are you in your understanding of the Holy Spirit?  How does it make you feel that God has indwelled us with His Spirit?  Does it make you want to explore Him more? Spend some time praying that God will reveal Himself and His Spirit to you and to HCC in this next month.