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Below are the most recent messages at Hope Creek. Click on the image beside the message description to access the message. For older messages please click here to access our Vimeo page!

  • joshua 7

    In Joshua 7 God's people lose their mojo. Not because they're tired. Not because they're confused. But because they sinned. If you want to lose the power of God in your life, embrace sin. If you want to struggle in your walk with Christ sin. Join us as we consider 3 truths about sin.

  • JOshua 5-6

    Joshua fought the battle of Jericho, right? Wrong. God fought the battle of Jericho. Joshua fought a deeper more significant battle to go all in for Jesus. And Jesus honored that decision by accomplishing the impossible.

  • Joshua 4

    Ever forget things? Your keys, a pen, wallet? God reminds his people in Joshua 4 they've gotta remember who He is and what He's done. Join us as we discover what it looks like to remember God.

  • Joshua 3

    When's the last time you hung out in a waiting room for fun? Never. Nobody does that. Because nobody likes to wait. In Joshua 3 we see three truths to help us wait well.

  • Joshua 2

    What is faith? Hebrews 11:1 defines it as confidence in what we hope for and assurance of what we do not see. As we study Rahab in Joshua 2 we get a wonderful glimpse into the life of faith.

  • Joshua 1

    What does it mean to be empowered by God? Acts 1:8 says 'But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you..." To be a Christian is to be empowered by God. Join us as we discuss 3 keys to living an empowered Christian life from Joshua 1.

  • holiness

    Join us as we share stories of how God has grown the faith of attenders at Hope Creek in 2017/18.

  • faith

    Hebrews 11:6 says, 'without faith it is impossible to please God." What is faith? How does it function in our life? What kind of faith pleases God? Join us as we answer these questions and many more!

  • service

    In the same way a Christian will be desperate for Jesus, they will also serve others. It's in the DNA of who they are. Mark 10:45 'For even the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.'

  • desperation

    What are the essential qualities of followers of Jesus? If you were to interview 30 genuine christians to determine what motivates them and what they're passionate about, what 4 or 5 essential characteristics would they share in common. Join as we talk about the essential quality of desperation for Jesus in a Christian's life.


  • spiritual apathy

    What is spiritual apathy? And how does it affect our faith? Join us as we study the church at Laodicea and how their spiritual apathy led to God's judgment.

  • two gardens, two graves


    Join us as we reflect on the most significant event in human history, the resurrection of Jesus. And how it changes history and our lives too!

  • The last words of Jesus

    Join us as we consider the last words of Jesus in the Gospel of John. (Unfortunately we're missing the first few minutes of the message).

  • our story: marriage panel

    Join us as Brett and Meg Lybrand share their story of marriage. And walk through the practical application of the many principles we discussed in our 'For Better or Worse' Series.

  • sex

    I can't think of a more pertinent topic today than sex. It's everywhere. Did you know 80% of websites online are pornographic? Join us as we consider God's plan for sex and what that looks like in marriage.

  • God's design for marriage: roles of marriage

    Have you ever failed trying to put something together without following the directions? That's what many people do with marriage. God has assigned roles to husbands and wives in marriage. And when we follow God's design, we experience his blessing. 

  • friendship

    What if marriage wasn't driven by romantic feelings? What if there was a greater basis? Join us as we discuss the importance of friendship in marriage.

  • fight club: conflict and communication.

    Remember the movie Fight Club? A club of men who fight in secret. For many, that's a great description of marriage. From the outside everything looks great! The couple seems happy, kids well adjusted, and everyone hopeful for the future. But when you scratch below the surface, you find there is a secret fight club at home. Join us as we learn how to fight in God honoring ways in this message!

  • White elephant: singleness and the idolatry of marriage.

    Ever gotten a White Elephant gift? They're so terrible they're meant to be funny. Many people assume the gift we talk about in week 2 of our 'For Better or Worse' series is a White Elephant gift from God. Listen in to find out what it is.

  • What do you do with failure

    Isn't God's grace good? No matter how far we fall, or how often, when we turn from our sin to Jesus, he always welcomes us back with open arms. Join us as we discuss the to do when you fail through the story of Peter's denial of Jesus.

  • 4 resolutions

    Join us as we discuss 4 resolutions that will kick 2018 off right.

  • A skeptic's Christmas

    There is no doubt much of the Biblical narrative about Christmas is hard to believe. A virgin conceives God's son, angels appear to shepherds, wise men follow a star to Jesus. Can we really believe the Christmas story. Join us for a Skeptic's Christmas.

  • BOldness

    Courage isn't the lack of fear, it's the ability to trust God in the face of fear. Join us as we dissect the truth about boldness as we study Jesus' arrest in the garden.

  • Jesus' prayer for you

    If you've ever overheard someone's private conversations, you've heard the truth about them. What they value, desire, and hope for. In John 17 we read Jesus' final prayer. And in it, he prays for you. To learn what he says, join us! 

  • Holy spirit take 2

    As Jesus continues to comfort his disciples regarding his departure, he returns once again to the Holy Spirit. This time Jesus zeroes in specifically on the work of the Spirit. In this message we learn 4 jobs of the Holy Spirit.

  • when the world hates you

    It's an inconvenient truth but when you follow Jesus it's not always cupcakes and rainbows. The world will hate you. Jesus makes this clear in John 15:18-27 as he prepares his disciples for his death on the cross.

  • Emergency chaplain

    Our good friend Ralph Thompson shares with us about the work of Emergency Chaplains and its intersection with the gospel!

  • why friends?


    You've heard it said, 'you are what you eat.' You are who you surround yourself with too. In fact, show me your friends and i'll show you your future. Join us as Jesus teaches the true nature and impact of friendship.

  • want to be happy?


    If there is anything that's true about all of us, it's we want to be happy. Ever gotten a sad meal from McDonald's? Exactly. They're called Happy Meals for a reason. Join us as Jesus teaches us where true joy comes from and how to enjoy it!

  • Holy Spirit

    Ever wondered about the Holy Spirit? It's been said He's a bit like your pituitary gland. You know you've got one, you're glad you have it and you don't want to lost it, but you don't know what it does? Join us as Jesus teaches us about who the Holy Spirit is and what he does.

  • My father's house

    If there's anything we're all interested in, it's the after life. What happens after we die? This curiosity has been true of every culture and people group in history and continues to be true today. After Jesus reveals Judas and Peter's soon to be betrayal of him, he comforts his disciples by sharing with them a vision of heaven.

  • What does god do when I sin?

    As Jesus enjoys a final meal with his disciples he reveals a show stopping truth. This truth teaches how God responds to us when we sin.

  • barriers to belief

    What stands in the way of your fully trusting Jesus? Join us as Jesus wraps up his public ministry by mentioning 3 barriers to belief in him common in his day.

  • death to self

    If you love plot twists this is the story for you. Jesus throws his followers and other observers for a loop when he tells them what life is really all about in John 12:20-36.

  • The True parade

    As Jesus comes out of hiding in John 12:12-19 we learn four important truths about who He is!

  • love our city

    God calls us to be on mission. Being a Christian and not being on mission, is like being a doctor without a doctorate. It doesn't make any sense. Join us as we wrap up our Back to the Basics series by considering what it means to Love Our City.

  • love each other

    Now that we've considered loving God, it's time to talk about loving each other. What kind of relationships has God called us to have with other followers of Jesus? Join us as we discuss loving each other through the lens of service.

  • love god!

    Beginning this week we're taking a break from the Gospel of John to dive deep into our mission. What does it mean to Love God, Love Each Other and Love Our City? This morning we consider what it looks like to Love God!

  • Isn't it ironic, don't you think?

    After Jesus heals Lazarus, the religious establishment decides Jesus needs to die. Little did they know they were being used not only as God's mouthpiece but also his instruments to accomplish His sovereign plan.

  • 4 steps when you feel stuck

    Ever felt stuck in life? Like you've wanted a fresh start? What do you do when you get there? In John 11:1-45 we see four steps to take towards resurrection!

  • 3 crucially important things

    Join us as Pastor Brett returns from his preaching break. In his first message of the new ministry year he shares 3 vitally important truths for followers of Jesus based on Jesus' prayer in John 17.