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 […]
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, […]
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 […]
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.” ― […]
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), […]
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 […]
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.
2nd December 2018. David opened up our advent series this year by talking about the different types of Christmas and the tradition of advent.
5th November 2018. This morning Stephen spoke about how we can approach the bible experientially, looking to it for inspiration rather than information. Looking at the life of Abraham, Stephen shared about the importance of obedience and the courage that can come from clarity as we experience God. To be continued next week!