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Simply Obey

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Simply Obey Throughout the bible and since the beginning of time man has been given the test of obedience. It started with a man named Adam and his wife Eve. God put them to the test to see if they were going to be obedient to what He commanded them. Genesis 3:16-17 And the Lord God commanded the man, saying, "You may surely eat of every tree of the garden, 17 but of the...

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Overflow With Thankfulness

Overflow With Thankfulness Luke 17:11-19 11 On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. 12 And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance 13 and lifted up their voices, saying, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." 14 When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they ...

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Overflow With Hope

Overflow With Hope 1 Peter 3:13-17 13 Now who is there to harm you if you are zealous for what is good?14 But even if you should suffer for righteousness' sake, you will be blessed. Have no fear of them, nor be troubled, 15 but in your hearts honor Christ the Lord as holy, always being prepared to make a defense to anyone who asks you for a reason for the hope that is in ...

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Rebuild by Securing the Gates

Rebuild by Securing the Gates Nehemiah 3:1-5 3 Then Eliashib the high priest rose up with his brothers the priests, and they built the Sheep Gate. They consecrated it and set its doors. They consecrated it as far as the Tower of the Hundred, as far as the Tower of Hananel. 2 And next to him the men of Jericho built. And next to them Zaccur the son of Imri built. 3 The so...

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Rebuild with Perseverance

We are excited about the series Rise Up and Build and pray that you are rebuilding your life as we study the book of Nehemiah. Today we learn how to build your life through perseverance. Never giving up. We should never be ruled by our emotion but always by the God who is working on our behalf. So today we say to Persevere....

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Seek the Good of the City

And so we begin. A new series that is called "Rise Up and Build." There may be some rubble in your life. There may be some things that have been destroyed by the enemy. But that doesn't mean they have to stay that way. Nehemiah heard the call to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem and restore what had been broken for many years. What about you? Today we encourage you t...

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I am the Door

We continue in our series of "I am Jesus" with another statement that Jesus made about himself. As you read through the book of John, you will encounter 7 (completion, perfection) different conversations in which Jesus makes very specific, far reaching, outrageous statements about himself. Jesus does not just claim to know these things, or explain these things. He blata...

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Stop Talking Trash

Every had something smell really bad in your house but couldn't figure out where it was coming from? Today we might know the culprit. Our tongues. James 3 says it can build or destroy and it definitely can be a little bit TRASHY. Today we encourage you to take out the trash in your speech and live in purity with things that you speak....

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Don't Act a Fool Use Wisdom

We are excited about "A Christmas Story" and the learning of the wise men as they give girts to our Savior. Many people long to be wise, but not many want to take the steps to get there. The journey is long and few make it. But wisdom is to be desired and as we draw close to Jesus, the bible promises that we will become more and more wise. Today we encourage you, don't...

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Reach Out and Touch Someone

Our GROW series has been exciting as we have learned that we are Gifted and Removed the Foxes. One of the most important ways that a church can grow is OUTREACH Notice that the church in the books of Acts went from 12 to 120 to believers being added every day. Growth comes from outreach, a boldness to tell others about the good news of Jesus Christ. Today would you com...

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You Are Gifted

Welcome to our new series called GROW. We hope that you are as pumped as we are for the upcoming new building. This is going to be a great way to outreach to the entirety of East Houma. So be a part. Help us reach East Houma for Christ and lets watch the church GROW....

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Oh When the Saints Walk in Unity

The Saints are 1-4 and we THINK WE KNOW WHY...UNITY!! Have you seen Sean Payton and Rob Ryan's relationship? The constant degrading on and off the field. And what about the dysfunction and disunity withing Tom Benson's family. The enemy (not the Patriots are Seahawks) the devil, loves disunity. Think about it. It started between him and God and now he tries to carry ...

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Acting With Tenacity

Wow!! What a great series as we learned of how we are set apart and called to do great things for God. We encourage you to walk in the Anointing that God has given, live Pure and Holy lives, be Accountable in your friendships, find that SecRet place, and be Tenacious. What a great example if the life of David. Let's do everything that God has called us to...

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God Chose Me

Hope Community is currently taking part in a new series called "We Are Set Apart." The bible is clear that we are a chosen people but also that we are called to be separate. We are not to look like the world, we are to look like Jesus. In the next five weeks we will be studying what that looks like and also encouraging each of you to take part in the "Set Apart" challen...

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It Will Happen

So many times we have waited so long that both our faith and our hope gradually drain away. We don't want to, but life happens. The good news is that we serve a risen savior who is able to make even the impossible come to pass....

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Where Are You Rooted?

Faith as small as a mustard seed. Have you ever seen a mustard seed? It's TINY!! Really tiny. The good news today is that God doesn't require much. You don't need to increase your faith to do God's will, you just need a pure faith (no mixture of doubt and unbelief). We encourage you today to speak to the root of your problem and then choose to plant yourself in new p...

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Shrewd Not Scrooge

Shrewd Not Scrooge In Luke 16 we find Jesus telling a story of a dishonest manager 16 He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. 2 And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no ...

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