Care #3 | Jo Hackney – Family Care

10th February 2019. As part of our ongoing series entitled “Care: Mind, Body, Soul”, Jo spoke this morning about family care. “God pushes us when we need to be pushed, and when we feel like we are drowning under all the pressure he gives us that buoyancy when we need it” – Jo Hackney “We […]

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John Pettifor | Shalom

3rd February 2019. This morning John Pettifor came to share a message of peace, asking what is the peace of God, when can we have it and what about our current worries. Well worth a listen. “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests […]

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Care | #2 Self Care – Because you’re worth it

27th January 2019. This Sunday we continued our “Care” series, looking again at the topic of self care. Stephen shared lots of practical wisdom about how to care for ourselves physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually and socially, and how to determine the pace of our lives in order not to be crushed. “Do not be anxious […]

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Care | #1 Self Care – Because you’re worth it

20th January 2019. This Sunday we started our new sermon series at Hope. Entitled “Care” we will, over the next few weeks, be exploring the topics of Personal Care, Spiritual Care, Money Care, Climate Care, Family Care and Church Care. Stephen started the ball rolling with a sermon on Self Care; examining shame, self-doubt and […]

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Stephen Hackney | Reset 2019

13th January 2019. The story is told of Rabbi Akiva who lived in the first century AD. Having travelled to the village to buy food, he was walking back home and absentmindedly took the wrong path. Suddenly, a voice came through the darkness: “Who are you, and why are you here?” Shocked by the voice, […]

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Stephen Hackney | The Google Sermon

6th January 2019. Every year, the search engine giant, Google, publishes a video demonstrating trends and things people searched for throughout the year. Every year at Hope, we take time in January to review the video and talk about what it means for our church, community and the wider world. In 2018 more people searched […]

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Rules for a fruitful 2019

30th December 2018. As we close out what has been an eventful year, Stephen shared three rules to help us all work towards a fruitful 2019. “If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― […]

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The Advent Sermons | #4 Mary and the Magnificat

16th December 2018. For the fourth of our Advent Sermons, Stephen spoke about Mary and the Mangnificat (the song at the start of Luke’s Gospel). Stephen spoke about the gratitude and gravitas of Mary, and her part in the revolutionary story of Jesus’ birth. “We can not understand the depth of Mary’s obedience (to God), […]

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The Advent Sermons | #3 What’s it all about?

16th December 2018. Stephen continued our advent series this week by offering some space to pause and reflect on what the story of Christmas is about, and whether it is far fetched and far off or far reaching. “This story has resonated with millions and millions of people down through the centuries, giving their life […]

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The Advent Sermons | #2 The Candle, the Sculpture and the Fish Tank

9th December 2018. “The seed of divinity was planted in the womb of humanity” – Stephen Hackney Stephen continued our series of advent sermons this morning, examining the coming of Christ through the Bethlehem Candle, a sculpture in Trafalgar square (which you can see an image of below) and Phillip Yancey’s story of his aquarium.

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