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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!

  • judges 14-16

    Romeo and Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth. What do all these stories have in common? They're tragedies. A hero with great promise and potential succumbs to a weakness or character flaw that ends in tragedy. Join us as we finish Samson's story, a true tragedy. Even through he's born with great promise and potential, his story ends in great tragedy.

  • Intimacy before activity

    What if God wanted you to know him before you served him? What if the only path to true intimacy with God is sitting at his feet on a daily basis? Join us as we study the story of Mary and Martha who have two radically different views of God. One believes God values her for her activity and service for him while the other believes God values her for her trust in him.

  • Judges 13

    Did you now Napoleon Bonaparte wasn't actually short? And Albert Einstein didn't fail his 4th grade math class. Along the same lines Samson wasn't simply a strong man who lost his strength because his hair was cut. There's way more to his story than that. Join us as we study his birth narrative in Judges 13.

  • Judges 10-12

    Did you know hotdogs are one of the most popular food items in America. Americans eat an average of 20 billion hotdogs a year. What's surprising about this is we don't know what's in them. If you inspect the ingredients on a hotdog packet it includes things like: sodium erythorbate, sodium nitrate, and maltodextrin. In the same way Jephthah's hotdog faith in Judges 10-12 is a combination of all kinds of different faiths and as a result, leads to destruction.

  • Judges 8-10

    If you have kids have you ever found that dreaded sippie cup of milk in the car? You're not sure how long it's been in there, you're afraid to open it, but you don't want to throw it away prematurely. In Judges 8-10 God's people begin to sour on their relationship with God. Their enemy idols become more interesting and they begin to worship them.

  • judges 7

    What's your favorite underdog story? Rudy, Karate Kid, Jimmy V? Join us as we study one of the greatest underdog stories in the Bible. But there's a twist. While it seems Gideon and his men are underdogs, given who is on their side, that could never be the case.

  • judges 6

    Ever been afraid? Ever thought God only uses the courageous? You would be wrong. Enter Gideon. The most scared judge in all Israel. But nothing can stop God, even fear. Join us as we consider what courage in Christ looks like through the life of Gideon!

  • judges 4-5

    Judges chapter 4 continues the theme of unexpected leaders in Israel. In it God raises up a woman named Deborah to deliver Israel. Alongside her accomplices: Barak, Jael, a tent peg and a hammer, they get the job done!

  • judges 3

    What if your name was Ehud? Bet you'd at least get some funny stares. On top of that Ehud was left handed in a right handed world. Join us as we consider how God uses the weaknesses of His people to accomplish his work.

  • judges 1-2

    Did you know the word of the year in 2017 was 'Fake News'? As if 'Fake News' is something new. In Judges chapter 1 we read Fake News about why Israel failed to drive out the Canaanites out of the Promised Land. But chapter two clears up these untruths. Join us as we consider three pieces of fake news Israel believed that we often believe too

  • joshua 23-24

    What would your last words be to those you loved before you died? If you could have one last conversation with those closest to you, what would you say? In Joshua chapters 23-24 Joshua offers his last words to the leadership and nation of Israel. What he tells them is a 3 fold path to avoid mission drift.

  • Joshua 22

    Join us as we study one of the most EPIC misunderstandings in history. As we do we'll discuss what it looks like to handle conflict resolution and confrontation in a mature and God honoring way!

  • Joshua 10

    What does it look like to make yourself available to be used by God? What characteristics and values characterized those used powerfully by God? Join us as we consider 3 marks of people used powerfully by God from Joshua 10.

  • Joshua 8-9

    When the enemy attacks, it can be hard to discern. Join us as we consider 3 schemes of the enemy to gain victory over him!

  • 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.