Finding Hope Today - Part 1

Anxiety & the Loss of Hope

March 13, 2022 • Randy Hageman • Ephesians 1:18–23, Romans 13:11–14, 1 Peter 1:3, Philippians 3:10–11, 1 Corinthians 15:20–23

Human beings have always experienced some degree of anxiety, but since the turn of the century, and especially in the last three years, our levels of anxiety have skyrocketed. And rising anxiety often leads to loss of hope. Are we just stuck with this, or does Jesus Christ, particularly through his death and resurrection, offer us significant and real grounds for hope that can transform how we live today? Join us as we explore anxiety and hope!

Easter Sunday - Finding Hope Today - Part 6

April 17, 2022 • Randy Hageman • 1 Corinthians 1:20–25, Philippians 2:6–11, Mark 10:42–45, Luke 21:1–4, John 12:32–33

Finding Hope Today - Part 5

April 10, 2022 • Randy Hageman • Romans 1:21–25, 2 Corinthians 4:16–18, Luke 14:7–11, Hebrews 11:32–35, 1 Corinthians 1:26–31

Palm Sunday stands out as a day in which the people praising Jesus didn’t really understand who he was or what he was about. But perhaps this actually shows us a bigger pattern that runs throughout the Bible of a subversive hope that never comes about the way people ordinarily expect. As we’ll explore today, perhaps God’s ways really aren’t our ways, and yet, His ways are always the right ways!

Finding Hope Today - Part 4

April 3, 2022 • Randy Hageman • 1 Corinthians 6:19–20, Ezekiel 37:24–28, John 2:19–22, John 1:14, Haggai 2:9

The sin that separated us from God and His glory in Genesis 3 continues to haunt us and hurt us. We need hope to face all this world lays before us, and the resurrection of Christ begins to allow us to experience some of God’s glory, here and now, to give us a hint of what heaven will be like. Through the tabernacle and temple, God was always pointing His people to this glorious hope – a hope that we now can experience in Jesus himself.