Sermons from August 2019

Sermons from August 2019

What steps is Hope taking in response to the Gospel and Race? (Downtown Minneapolis)

Amos 5:21-27 “I hate, I despise your religious festivals;    your assemblies are a stench to me.22 Even though you bring me burnt offerings and grain offerings,    I will not accept them.Though you bring choice fellowship offerings,    I will have no regard for them.23 Away with the noise of your songs!    I will not listen to the music of your harps.24 But let justice roll on like a river,    righteousness like a never-failing stream! 25 “Did you bring me sacrifices and offerings    forty years in the wilderness, people of Israel?You have…

What is Hope doing in light of recent conversations about Gospel and Race. (Lowertown St. Paul)

Ephesians 3:12-4:6 12 In him and through faith in him we may approach God with freedom and confidence. 13 I ask you, therefore, not to be discouraged because of my sufferings for you, which are your glory. 14 For this reason I kneel before the Father, 15 from whom every family in heaven and on earth derives its name. 16 I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, 17 so that Christ may…

How Should Christians Engage the Topic of Abortion? (Downtown Minneapolis)

Psalm 138:13-16 13 For you created my inmost being;    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;    your works are wonderful,    I know that full well.15 My frame was not hidden from you    when I was made in the secret place,    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;    all the days ordained for me were written in your book    before one of them came to be. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

What’s the purpose of the church? (Lowertown St. Paul)

Ephesians 3:10-11 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes

What’s the point of Church, anyhow? (Downtown Minneapolis)

Ephesians 3:10-11 10 His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, 11 according to his eternal purpose that he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. Download Message Slides Download Message Notes