Core Values- “Discipleship” 4

“A hog and a hen sharing the same barnyard heard about a church’s program to feed the hungry. The hog and the hen discussed how they could help. The hen said, “I’ve got it! We’ll provide bacon and eggs for the church to feed the hungry.” The hog thought about the suggestion and said, “There’s […]

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Core Values- “Discipleship” 3

Discipleship on Jesus’ terms is far different than we tend to see in the church. When Jesus speaks of following after Him, He uses expressions like, “deny yourself”, “carry your cross” and “hate your family”, which we’ve either misunderstood or completely ignored for the most part. So let’s get some clarity together and see what […]

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Core Values- “Discipleship”

When we use the word “discipleship” does anything come to mind? How about apprenticeship? Or what about internship? For both of these, some very specific things generally come to mind, but when it comes to discipleship, we tend to draw a blank. Why is that? Let’s take a look at it together and see what […]

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Core Values- “Outreach”

Biblical Outreach has the Gospel at its core and evangelism as it’s vehicle, but does that mean we’re all evangelists? Today we’ll look at the command to every believer to make disciples and understand the difference between being an evangelist and doing evangelism. Stick around and let’s see what we learn together. http://www.newhopefellowshipocp.org/wp-content/uploads/Sep10-2017.mp3 Download Sermon (Right […]

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Core Values- “Fellowship” 2

Biblical fellowship is the powerful witness behind Biblical missions. In John 17, Jesus said that the world would know that He has been sent from God by seeing the “oneness” of His church. And in Acts 2 we see Jesus’ prayer answered as the church is born and the body of believers express this “oneness.” […]

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Core Values- “Fellowship”

Fellowship within the church is usually characterized by food and talking and we label it as fellowship, but is this what the scriptures call fellowship. Today we’ll begin to examine our core value of Biblical Fellowship and see exactly what the Word has to say about talking and food… I mean fellowship. Won’t you join […]

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Core Values- “Prayer” 4

We have come to the end of our study on prayer and have come to see that Prayer is God not leaving us alone, not giving us over to our own designs, not abandoning us, not letting us grope about in the dark. No; prayer is what He’s given to us His children, bought with […]

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Core Values- “Prayer” 3

When we are looking for intimacy with God, we must never look to outward deeds, but turn to inward fellowship. Prayer is the gift that God has given us as a means of relationship with Him. But in order to experience Christ through prayer we must take His word at face value and approach Him […]

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Core Values- “Prayer” 2

Prayer is one of the most misunderstood and undervalued gifts that God has given us. We often conclude that prayer is simply a means of asking for things from God, but in reality, it’s far more than that for the follower of Christ. Prayer is a means for sure, but one of relationship, not transaction. […]

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Core Values- “Prayer”

In our study of our core values as the Body of Christ at New Hope, we have come to the subject and value of prayer. But before we can properly understand prayer, we must first understand the sovereignty and Fatherhood of God. Before we pray, we must know who it is we’re praying to and […]

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