All In

Our Whys and Why They Matter


There are three questions that, if answered well, will positively shape a life: “Who am I?”, “Why am I here?” and “What am I going to do?” This is true for each of us individually, and for us as a community - God’s church. We need to regularly ask ourselves these questions and seriously consider the implications, as we honestly evaluate the condition and direction of our choices. This series will help us answer these three questions and provide clear and practical ways to apply what we learn together as we continue to be all in.

What Are God’s Whys?

October 3, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Remembering what God asks of us allows us to challenge where we are and what we’re doing – it gives us our “whys”. The world might change around us, but our foundational answers to some very basic questions shouldn’t.

What Are New Hope’s Whys?

October 10, 2021 • Rusty Coram

What is New Hope’s purpose as a church? If our lives are built around Jesus, then His church is the bedrock that all things flow through. The mission of New Hope is a grounding statement - a declaration of the work we have before us. It’s never going to be accomplished because it’s so big and grand. But it will always be here driving us forward, guiding us and giving us tools to evaluate how we’re doing.

Who Am I?

October 17, 2021 • Rusty Coram

Tackling any big challenge, like our Mission Statement, requires training. We have to prepare ourselves spiritually, mentally and even physically. Followers of Jesus are given a set of principles that teach us how to help foster the kind of community our world is longing for – one of peace, harmony and respect. These principles are called Heart Attitudes, and they’re critical for us as individuals and as a church.

Why Am I Here?

October 24, 2021 • Rusty Coram

When our heart is aligned with God, our behavior automatically follows suit. As we are changed from the inside out, we’re able to positively impact the world around us. God is glorified when our example helps lead others to him. Belief without proper behavior only leads to pious self-righteousness.

What Am I Going to Do?

October 31, 2021 • Rusty Coram

As our heart and behavior look more and more like Jesus, we develop important core values. These values drive everything we say and do, giving guidance to our future decisions and goals by providing a path that translates our belief into action.

How Do Others See Me?

November 7, 2021 • Rusty Coram

There’s an old hymn that says, “They will know we are Christians by our love.” How we’re seen externally matters. We need to have a real-world mentality that shows visible love and genuine compassion to those around us. Then they will understand and experience the hope that is only found in Jesus.

Am I All In?

November 14, 2021 • Rusty Coram

In this series, we’ve followed the progression that shows how each of us individually help form our church community, which helps accomplish our mission, which shows our love and obedience to God. The question each of us must answer is, “Am I all in?” The question we must answer as a church is, “Are we all in?”