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I grew up in the evangelical church, with messages about purity culture being thrown at me often, the main being don’t have sex before marriage.

 

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This fall we are exploring how, ultimately, each of us is made for God and what difference that then makes regarding identity, gender, and sex. This resource page is meant to help us engage those topics as we walk through this series together.

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A Personal Story

A Personal Story

When I shared my story with Cor, and he invited me to share it with Hope, I went back and forth for months if I wanted to do it. I grew up in the evangelical church, with messages about purity culture being thrown at me often, the main being don’t have sex before...

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

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...

Sovereignty of God

When I was growing up, there was a game released in 2000 called The Sims. The objective was to build a home and support a family. At the beginning, you first create your family. From there, your family is placed on a plot of land and as the player, you are to create...

The Dragon Boat Festival

Growing up Asian-American, I celebrated both American holidays and traditional Chinese holidays.  One of these Chinese holidays was Dragon Boat Festival (Duānwǔjié), which occurs in May or June, depending on the lunar year.  This was an interesting holiday to grow up...

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

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...

Sovereignty of God

When I was growing up, there was a game released in 2000 called The Sims. The objective was to build a home and support a family. At the beginning, you first create your family. From there, your family is placed on a plot of land and as the player, you are to create...

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Gospel of John Sermon Series

The Gospel of John was written by Jesus’ close friend & disciple, John, a rough-around-the-edges, brash fisherman whom Jesus nicknamed the “Son of Thunder”. By the end of John’s gospel account, his life is changed so much that he is sometimes called, in church history, the “apostle of love”. John wrote this account of the life, death, and resurrection of the man who changed his life, Jesus, in order that the reader “may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name.” (Jn. 20:31). This series is takes an in-depth look at the book that tells the story of Jesus who became a man to die on a cross to save a lost people whom he loves deeply. 

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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!