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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Stephen | Back from holiday with four reflections

2nd September 2018. This week, Stephen returned from holiday and spoke about four reflections before we shared in communion together, starting with a message of love from an old testament prophet. “God rejoices over you with singing. This understanding is where all striving ceases – where all pain is taken away.” – Stephen Hackney

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Caz | Acts 10

26th August 2018. This week, Caz spoke from Acts 10 on the exchange between Cornelius and Peter, looking at how Peter’s trance and revelations from God challenged his thinking. If we maintain the open-mindedness of children, we challenge fixed ideas and established structures, including our own. We listen to people in other denominations and religions. […]

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Jo Hackney | Decisions

12th August 2018. This week, Jo spoke about trusting God in the decisions we make. “Virtue is what happens when someone has made a thousand small choices requiring effort and concentration to do something which is good and right, but which doesn’t come naturally. And then, on the thousand and first time, when it really […]

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John Pettifor | Words

5th August 2018. This week, with Stephen at Soul Survivor, we were very blessed to have John Pettifor come to talk to us about the power of words.

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Jesus, Nathanael and the Fig Tree

29th July 2018. This week, Stephen took a break from the “a Life that is Worthy” series to look at the book of John. Jesus Calls Philip and Nathanael 43 The next day Jesus decided to leave for Galilee. Finding Philip, he said to him, “Follow me.” 44 Philip, like Andrew and Peter, was from […]

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A life that is worthy | Perspectives, Positions and Poems

15th July 2018. This week, we continued our series on living “a life that is worthy”, looking at the book of Ephesians. Stephen spoke about Perspectives, Positions and Poems – how being raised up in Christ gives us a position from which we can establish a perspective. It wasn’t so long ago that you were […]

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