Monday, August 29, 2011

Sunday's Sermon Text: Psalm 32:1-11

This Sunday's sermon, "Hope in the Hard Place of Sin's Guilt," is based on Psalm 32: 1-11, ESV

A Maskil of David.

1 Blessed is the one whose transgression is forgiven,
whose sin is covered.
2 Blessed is the man against whom the LORD counts no iniquity,
and in whose spirit there is no deceit.
3 For when I kept silent, my bones wasted away
through my groaning all day long.
4 For day and night your hand was heavy upon me;
my strength was dried up as by the heat of summer.

5 I acknowledged my sin to you,
and I did not cover my iniquity;
I said, "I will confess my transgressions to the LORD,"
and you forgave the iniquity of my sin.

6 Therefore let everyone who is godly
offer prayer to you at a time when you may be found;
surely in the rush of great waters,
they shall not reach him.
7 You are a hiding place for me;
you preserve me from trouble;
you surround me with shouts of deliverance.

8 I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go;
I will counsel you with my eye upon you.
9 Be not like a horse or a mule, without understanding,
which must be curbed with bit and bridle,
or it will not stay near you.
10 Many are the sorrows of the wicked,
but steadfast love surrounds the one who trusts in the LORD.
11 Be glad in the LORD, and rejoice, O righteous,
and shout for joy, all you upright in heart!

Look forward to seeing you this Sunday for Christ-exalting and life-changing worship!
Pastor Joe

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Hope in the Hard Place of Disappointment (Jeremiah 29:10-14)

This Sunday, August 21, 2011 I will continue the series, "Hope in the Hard Places." This week we are going to look at Jeremiah 29:10-14.

Jeremiah 29:10-14, NIV

10 This is what the LORD says: “When seventy years are completed for Babylon, I will come to you and fulfill my good promise to bring you back to this place.

11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

12 Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you.

13 You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart.

14 I will be found by you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back from captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have banished you,” declares the LORD, “and will bring you back to the place from which I carried you into exile.”

See you Sunday as we worship "the living God."
Pastor Joe

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Hope in the Hard Places, New Sermon Series at HBC!

New Series: “Hope in the Hard Places”
Begins Today, August 7, 2011

Hope is “desire accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment” (Webster’s). For the Christian, hope is the belief that regardless of our circumstances, God is going to come through! To lack that kind of assurance is to become hopeless, despondent, despairing, even sick. “Hope delayed makes the heart sick” (Pr. 13:12, CEB).

Where does hope come from? Hope comes from the Lord and from trusting in His word of truth, for truth is what is needed to dispel our false beliefs that cause us to lose hope. Over the course of this series, we will look at some of the “hard places” that we often find ourselves in. God’s Word offers us great encouragement and hope in these hard places of our lives. Invite a hurting friend to join us on Sundays for worship to hear God’s healing Word in Scripture and song.

Messages This Month
August 7 -- Hope in the Hard Place of Sickness -- 2 Kings 20:1-6

August 14 – Hope in the Hard Place of Depression – Psalm 42:1-11

August 21 – Hope in the Hard Place of Disappointment – Jeremiah 29:10-14

August 28 – Hope in the Hard Place of Weariness – Isaiah 40:27-31

For His Glory!
Pastor Joe