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!

  • 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.

  • baptism sunday!

    There is nothing better than celebrated some freshly redeemed souls. Join us as we consider the 'how', 'what', and 'where' of baptism

  • invisible enemies

    Have you ever fought an invisible enemy? That would be tough. As we finish up John 10 we consider three spiritual enemies that threaten to sink our faith.

  • you called me what

    Ever been compared to something you didn't want to be compared to; Called Mr. Rogers when you were hoping for The Rock or Vin Diesel. In John 10 Jesus compares us to sheep, and this rich analogy teaches us huge amounts about who we are.

  • What's your story

    Stories have power. When a blind man is asked whether Jesus is a 'sinner' or not by the religious leaders, the best answer he can give is to tell his story of life change. What's your story of life change? God calls you to know it!

  • why?

    Have you ever asked God why? Why does he allow evil and suffering? Why doesn't he rescue the vulnerable and hurting. Join us as Jesus answers the question why does God allow evil and suffering

  • unpopular

    Many present Jesus as a peace keeping, non controversial, baby lamb holding, Mr. Rogersesq leader. But nothing could be further from the truth. Join us as we watch Jesus make a crowd of people so angry they try to stone him to death.

  • truth and freedom

    Jesus says, 'The truth shall set you free.' What does that mean? Have you ever been bound, trapped by an unhealthy relationship, addiction, obsessive behavior, fear, anxiety? Join us as we learn about the freedom available to us in Jesus.

  • legalism vs. grace

    In John 8:1-11 Jesus addresses one of the biggest divides between his teachings and the religious establishment of His day, legalism vs. grace!

  • The sovereignty of god, the spirit of God, the courage of God

    As Jesus continues teaching at the festival of Tabernacles he addresses God's magnificent sovereignty, spirit and courage of God.

  • harmless jesus

    What's your image of Jesus? White robe, long flowing hair, holding a baby lamb? As we turn our attention to John 7, things between Jesus and his opponents go south. As a result his words and actions become more pointed and cutting. He may be the opposite of the Jesus you thought you knew.

  • say what?

    It's the word no one wants to say, and less people want to do. As we turn our attention to John 6 we talk about evangelism.

  • lord of the storm

    When it snows do you buy bread and milk? I bet if a hurricane was coming you would bring in the deck furniture. But what about the storms of life? When the doctor says 'you better have a seat,' your spouse decides they want to move on, or a close friend dies. In this message Jesus teaches us how to prepare for the storms of life.

  • three witnesses

    As Jesus makes his case for being the Son of God, he calls three witnesses to support his case. Join us as we listen in.

  • OoOHHHH Submission

    It's all about submission. If you follow Jesus you're submitted to him. If you don't, your'e not. No bones about it!

  • Boundaries

    Would you be surprised if I told you Jesus told people 'no'? Join us as we study Jesus healing the man at the pool of Bethesda where he chooses to heal only one man among many. This teaching has the potential to set you free from patterns of people pleasing and poor boundaries.

  • 5 Marks of faith

    The question isn't do you have faith or not but what kind of faith do you have? As we study the last story in John 4 we learn the kind of faith God honors, blesses, and calls us to have!

  • What's your story

    This morning we hit the pause button on John and take time to hear the stories of how God has moved in the lives of those at Hope Creek.

  • Marching orders

    Jesus has a mission. Are you living on it?

  • the story of your life

    What if I told you the story of your life? You'd probably think I was crazy. Did you know the Bible tells us the story of everyone's life? Four chapters that if you make it through, you'll spend eternity with Jesus.

  • Christianeeze

    'How's your heart'...'that was convicting'...'be blessed'. Ever heard Christians say these phrases and wonder what in the world they were talking about? Join us as we take on one of the most Christianeeze phrases ever, 'born again.' What does it mean to be 'born again' and why does it matter?

  • Jesus gets angry

    What makes you angry? What is it that you see in this world and think, that needs to change? In John 2:13-22 Jesus gets angry. And not just sort of angry, but really angry. Join us as we learn what makes Jesus so furious!

  • Deeper joy

    Do you like weddings? What about great free food and time to spend with family and friends? You can't more joyful than a wedding. As we see Jesus perform his first miracle at a wedding we learn 1 truth and 4 practices that lead to joy!

  • Discipling

    Have you ever heard anybody use the term 'disciple' outside of a church? Probably not. But that is what Jesus calls all us to be. As we look at John 1:35-51 we learn what being a disciple is all about

  • mistaken identity

    Have you ever thought someone was someone they were not? As we study John 1:19-34 we meet John the Baptist. And we very clearly see John the Baptist knows who he is not, who he is, and who Jesus is. These are the three questions that everyone needs to answer before they can know their true identity!

  • game changers

    Have you ever experienced a game changer? Someone or something that changed history and reality? As we study John 1:14-18 we learn Jesus is the greatest changer of all!

  • lighting matters

    In week two of our Come and See series we take a look at a common theme in the book of John. Join us as we study John 1:5-13

  • come and see

    Join us as we begin a new series in the Gospel of John. As we look at the first 5 verses we learn life changing truths about Jesus and who He calls us to be!