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Long ago, in a little town called Bethlehem, a baby boy was born in a stable to a woman named Mary. His name was Jesus, he was God in the flesh, and he came to save the world.

What makes the Christmas story so significant that we take time to remember and celebrate it year after year?

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Our Omnipresent God

Our Omnipresent God

Have you ever been out in the middle of nowhere? Like true wilderness? Some place where you can’t hear the hum from the highway and you’re just enveloped in such a complete silence that the silence itself is almost deafening? Sometimes those moments, for a city girl...

Why Hope Loves College Students

Why Hope Loves College Students

In 1996, I had the privilege of being the founding pastor of Hope Community Church, which we purposely started right by the University of Minnesota. I was told not to do this as college students are very transient and do not have any financial resources to help fund...

Rhythm

Rhythm

Rhythm. As a musician, I hear rhythm everywhere I go. Rhythm is found as I practice songs for Sunday services on my guitar, the oscillating sound of the blinker in my car when I turn left or right, the song of the birds returning to sing in spring time, and even in...

Our Omnipresent God

Our Omnipresent God

Have you ever been out in the middle of nowhere? Like true wilderness? Some place where you can’t hear the hum from the highway and you’re just enveloped in such a complete silence that the silence itself is almost deafening? Sometimes those moments, for a city girl...

Why Hope Loves College Students

Why Hope Loves College Students

In 1996, I had the privilege of being the founding pastor of Hope Community Church, which we purposely started right by the University of Minnesota. I was told not to do this as college students are very transient and do not have any financial resources to help fund...

Rhythm

Rhythm

Rhythm. As a musician, I hear rhythm everywhere I go. Rhythm is found as I practice songs for Sunday services on my guitar, the oscillating sound of the blinker in my car when I turn left or right, the song of the birds returning to sing in spring time, and even in...

Better Wine

Better Wine

You may know the first miracle Jesus performs publicly is at a wedding when he turns water into wine. What’s less talked about is why it matters today. The passage is John 2:1-12, and to really understand what it has to say, it’s helpful to first take an inventory on...

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Nathaniel Durtschi – Baptism Story

Nathaniel Durtschi – Baptism Story

Nathaniel was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. My upbringing was centered around the importance of God and Jesus. My parents encouraged...

Ryan Schnabel – Baptism Story

Ryan Schnabel – Baptism Story

Ryan was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. Always had a distant relationship with God up until recently. Acknowledged He was there, but...

Drew Chmieleski – Baptism Story

Drew Chmieleski – Baptism Story

Drew was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. I have grown up in this church all my life, but I never understood faith until middle school....

Nathaniel Durtschi – Baptism Story

Nathaniel Durtschi – Baptism Story

Nathaniel was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. My upbringing was centered around the importance of God and Jesus. My parents encouraged...

Ryan Schnabel – Baptism Story

Ryan Schnabel – Baptism Story

Ryan was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. Always had a distant relationship with God up until recently. Acknowledged He was there, but...

Drew Chmieleski – Baptism Story

Drew Chmieleski – Baptism Story

Drew was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. I have grown up in this church all my life, but I never understood faith until middle school....

Leif Johnson – Baptism Story

Leif Johnson – Baptism Story

Leif was baptized in fall 2022 at our annual kick-off. If you have interested in getting baptized at Hope Community Church, you can learn more by visiting hopecc.com/baptism. I was fortunate to be raised in a God-fearing family and Jesus was always present at home in...

Small Group Studies

Over the years Hope has created many studies for your Small Group to work through together! You’ll find a variety of topics, and books of the bible covered, as well as a wide range of the lengths of the studies. Our prayer is these studies will help facilitate great conversations and encouragement in your Small Group!

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What is the “Gospel”?

We hear the word “gospel” all the time: “gospel music,” the “gospel truth,” “repent and believe the gospel,” etc. But do we really know what we mean when we say “gospel?”

Quite simply, “gospel” is just an old word for “good news.” The “Gospel of Jesus Christ” means the “Good News of Jesus Christ.” Yes – “church people” can sometimes seem grim and lifeless, but the Gospel never is. It’s “Good News!”—Actually, more than that: it’s the best news anyone could ever get.

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Romans Untangled

Romans Untangled is a weekly podcast that takes a seemingly complicated book of the Bible and untangles it so we can see its beauty.

Devotions

Consistently reading the Bible can be challenging for most of us, not only for those who may be new to doing regular devotions. We’ve created several reading plans and devotions to help you along the way.

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