Stephen Hackney | Ten lessons from the last decade

29th December 2019. As we say goodbye to 2019, and the decade that was the 2010s, Stephen has 10 lessons for us to consider, including: Learn to choose your battles well, because not every hill is worth dying on. Be ruthless in your generosity – it will become an antidote to a stingy spirit Learn […]

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Christmas 2019 | #3 | Three words that changed everything

15th December 2019. Stephen continued our Advent series this week with a talk entitled “Three words that changed everything”. According to the OECD the UK’s young people rank near the very bottom of countries in terms of life satisfaction. Stephen talks about three words and slogans that can help with this… Love – comes down. […]

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Christmas 2019 | #2 | A Mystery revealed

8th December 2019. Stephen continued our Advent series this week with a talk entitled “A Mystery Revealed”, looking at the coming of Jesus from three perspectives: Mystery – God reviewed int he vulnerability of the child Proximity – God has not distanced himself but draw him close to us Humility – Christ has come to […]

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Christmas 2019 | #1 | A Mystery Foretold

1st December 2019. This week Stephen started our Advent series for this year with a talk entitled “A Mystery Foretold”, looking at Isaiah 9. “The people walking in darkness have seen a great light; on those living in the land of deep darkness a light has dawned.” – Isaiah 9:2 The World As It Is, […]

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Bearing Fruit | #4 | Stephen – Self Control

10th November 2019. This week we continued our series around the topic of fruitfulness and what it means to live a fruitful life. Stephen focused on self control and looked at times in Jesus’ life where He demonstrated self control in the face of temptation (Mat 4:1-11), injustice (Mat 21:12-13) and suffering (Mat 26:36-42). “You’ve […]

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Bearing Fruit | #3 | Stephen – Kindness and Gentleness

10th November 2019. This week we continued our series around the topic of fruitfulness and what it means to live a fruitful life. Stephen spoke about Patience, Kindness and Gentleness and the fact that these attributes describe God’s nature and disposition towards us. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is […]

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Recruitment: Senior Youth and Children’s Pastor

Salary: £21k to £24k dependent on experience Closing Date: Friday, March 27th 2020 Terms: 37 hours per week | 2-year fixed term contract Senior Youth and Children’s Pastor An exciting opportunity exists for the role of Youth and Children’s Pastor at Hope Church Nottingham. Hope is a growing congregation of around 130 adults and 50 […]

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Bearing Fruit | #2 | Stephen – Remain and Abide in Christ

3rd November 2019. Stephen continued our thinking around the topic of fruitfulness and what it means to live a fruitful life. Stephen asked the question “What does remaining and abiding in Christ look like for you?” The only way we can show this is by the fruit that we bear. “I imagine one of the […]

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Revelation – Unplugged | #5 | An Ultimate Reality

29th September 2019. This morning we concluded our “Revelation | Unplugged” series, with Stephen looking at Chapters 21-22 of the book. Stephen explored the topic via four themes: – The New Jerusalem – The Blessed Hope – The Glorious Wedding – The Bright Morning Star

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Stephen Hackney | Jesus and the Samaritan Woman

13th October 2019. This week Stephen took a break from our series on the book of Revelation to talk about when Jesus met the Samaritan woman at the well, looking at a number of ways to view this encounter. “In ancient Israelite society women did not initiate divorces. Five husbands could have died of sickness, […]

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