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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!

  • acts 16

    How does God convert a heart? In Acts 16 God reaches three people in three different ways. Which one are you? 

  • Acts 15

    What are the warning signs a church has lost its mission? In Acts 15 the early church gets dangerously close to doing just that. To show you 3 warning signs of a church drifting from its mission, join us!

  • acts 13-14

    Ever wondered how to discern God's will? What job does He want you to choose? Who does he want you to marry? Where does he want you to live? Sometimes God gives us this guidance. Other times He doesn't. To make sure we hear when he does direct we learn 6 truths to hear God's voice from Acts 13-14.

  • acts 12

    Have you ever underestimated the power of something before? In Acts 12 we see, up close and personal, the power of prayer. It unlocks the power of God!

  • Acts 10

    All throughout Acts the gospel breaks through barriers. It breaks through persecution, division, and false belief. In Acts 10 it breaks through the barrier of racism. Join us as we learn how the gospel uniquely breaks down that same barrier today.

  • Acts 9:19-31

    What does it look like to finish strong as a follower of Jesus? Join us as we learn 4 truths from the early years of Paul's walk with Christ that teach how to have lasting faith

  • Acts 9:1-19

    Join as we study 3 signs of conversion from the life of one of the most notorious, controversial, and radical converts to Christianity in the history of our faith.

  • acts 8:25-40

    What word strikes fear in the heart of Christians and makes them scatter like butchers at a vegan festival? Evangelism. Join us as we see one of two examples of personal evangelism in the Bible and walk away with 7 truths about evangelism

  • acts 8:1-24

    What do sorcery, the Holy Spirit, and Samaria have in common? Acts chapter 8 :). As the gospel spreads to a new region false faith begins to rear its head. Join us as we consider two warnings for our own faith.

  • acts 6-7

    Ever feel like you've never done anything significant for God because you've never performed a miracles, or lead thousands to Christ? Join us as we see the power of the ordinary, mundane Christian life through the eyes of a man named Stephen!

  • acts 5:1-11

    What do a Trojan Horse, high cholesterol, and Benedict Arnold have in common? They're an enemy on the inside. After attacks from the outside haven't stopped the gospel's spread the enemy attacks the church from the inside.

  • Acts 4

    We learned what the message God has given his people is in Acts 2:14-41. In Acts 4 we learn the power, consequences, fuel and implications of that message.

  • acts 3

    Why does God perform miracles? Join us as we learn the four directions biblical miracles point us: upward, forward, inward and downward!

  • Acts 2:14-41

    Join us as we encounter Peter preach the first Christian sermon. In this sermon we learn who the gospel message is for, the essence of that message, proof of it, and the only reasonable response to it.

  • Acts 2:1-13, 42-47

    Unfortunately due to user error the message from this Sunday was not recorded. However, have no fear, by clicking the graphic to your left you can access the transcript! Read along with us.

  • Acts 1:12-26

    When is the last time you waited on something? For you coffee this morning? At a stoplight? At the doctor's office? In Acts 1:12-26 as the disciples wait on the Holy Spirit we learn three resources we have as followers of Jesus to wait well. 

  • Acts 1:1-11

    Join us as we begin a new study in the Book of Act. The first passage reveals to us three themes that come up over and over again in Acts: Jesus' resurrection, Jesus' power and Jesus' mission!

  • jonah 4

    Following Jesus isn't just a one time event, it's a lifetime journey. As such it comes with many twists and turns. We see several of these twists in turns in Jonah 4 as Jonah continues to wrestle with his initial sin even after surrendering to God's goodness and grace. The same is true for us.

  • jonah 3

    After surrendering to God's pursuit, Jonah is sent on mission. This is the trajectory of every Christian. After realizing God's goodness in redeeming us in Jesus we can't help but turn around and serve him. Join us as we consider what that looks like in Jonah's life and our lives as well.

  • jonah 2

    The good news about God is He pursues. After Jonah runs from God in chapter 1 God goes after Jonah in chapter 2. Jonah experiences 3 things that cause him to cry out to God for help. These are three conditions that cause us to cry for God's help as well. Join us as we learn about what they are and why they're so important.

  • jonah 1

    Karate Kid, the 1984 US hockey team, Hosiers. We all love a good comeback story. Join us for week one of Jonah: The Comeback Prophet as Jonah sets the stage for a come back by regrettably running from God.

  • 3 reasons Easter is the greatest holiday in the history of the world!

    According to a recent Harris Poll Easter ranks 5th as Americans favorite holiday. It likewise comes in 5th in greeting card sales each year. I bet you're not tired of hearing Easter music at the mall every year? When it comes to holidays Easter ranks low on the list of importance for many. But it celebrate the most consequential, important, and life changing event in human history; the resurrection of Jesus from the dead. Join us as we consider three reasons Easter is the greatest holiday in human history!

  • sex gone right

    Even though sex can lead to great heartache and destruction when practiced outside of the context for which God created it, marriage, when practiced as God intends, in a marriage between a man and a woman,  it's one of the greatest blessings of life. Join us as we study sex gone right from Song of Songs chapter 4!

  • sex gone wrong (same-sex sex)

    God has clear instructions in His word for the context of sex and form of that context. Join us as we consider what that context is and one particular way our current culture steps outside of that context in its use of sex.

  • biblical womanhood

    How has God uniquely crafted women to serve and bless Him? What non negotiable roles and marks define biblical womanhood? Join us as we answer these questions, plus more.

  • gender and biblical manhood

    We live in a time of deconstruction. Not just of truth, history and other important subjects but gender as well. How are we to think Christianly about our culture's attempts to separate biological sex from gender? Join us as we answer this question as well as look at 3 marks of biblical manhood

  • battle ready

    As Paul wraps up the book of Ephesians in 6:10-20 he reveals a reality to us that might surprise some. To learn what this reality is and 3 B's of navigating it with confidence and victory, join us!

  • work

    In Ephesians 6:5-9 Paul turns his attention to work. How does our unmerited relationship with Jesus change our interactions at work as boss and/or employee?

  • marriage

    Now that Paul has unpacked the benefits of the Gospel in chapters 1-3 he turns his attention to its application in various areas of life. In Ephesians 5:21-33 Paul shows us what a marriage shaped by the Gospel looks like.

  • walk

    "Walk this way". Name that tune. In Ephesians 5:1-20 Paul compares following Jesus to walking with him. In the process he shows us where the power comes from the walk with Jesus, 3 ways to walk with Jesus and 1 pothole to avoid as you do.

  • gospel change

    If there's anything we love but don't do well is change. Change for a Christian is distinctly different from any other kind of change. Join us as we consider how the gospel transforms us from the inside out.

  • Healthy church

    "You are what you eat". "What goes in comes out". In Ephesians 4:1-16 Paul compares the church to a body and in the process shows us three marks of a healthy church body.

  • prayer

    What are your prayers like? If you're like me you're tempted to only pray for your circumstances. God fix that, change this, make life easier. But in Ephesians 3:13-21 Paul prays for the inner being of the Ephesian Christians to be strengthened. How might your prayer life change if you prayed the same way?

  • the church

    After Paul unpacks the personal benefits of the gospel he turns his attention to the corporate benefits of the gospel through the church. Join us as we learn what the church is, what the church will be marked by and what the church houses in Ephesians 2:15-3:10

  • saaav'duh

    If the word 'saved' conjures up images of preachers in suits that are too small for them, are out style, with eyes popping out of their heads and veins bulging while they yell the word saved like it has 4 syllables instead of 1, SAAAAV'DUH, you're not a lone. But after we study Ephesians 2:1-10 we discover there is no better word to describe what happens to those who believe in Jesus than that they're saved.

  • paul prays

    If you could pray for three spiritual truths for the people you love to most know, what would they be? Paul prays for the Ephesian Christians to know the hope they have in Jesus, his amazing love for them, and the incomparable power available to them.

  • know who you are

    In Ephesians 1:1-14 Paul reminds the Ephesian Christians who they are in Jesus. Not only has their sin been forgiven but they are also adopted into God's family, redeemed by his son and sealed with his Holy Spirit

  • why god became a man

    If there is any belief that sets Christianity apart from any other faith it's the fact that God became a man in Jesus. That's a bold and unique claim. But why would God become a man? Couldn't the divine communicate truth without entering our world? Join us as we consider 4 reasons God became a man at Christmas time.

  • 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.