A Meditation on Psalm 40

by Todd Cravens
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Psalm 40 first became noteworthy to me when it appeared in 1983 on U2’s third album, War. I was 15 years old at the time. The song, simply entitled, “40,” soon became one of the most popular songs on the album. Someone told me that the lyrics of the song were simply the words of […]

What Is a 24 Hour Prayer Watch?

by Todd Cravens

Quite simply, the church premises are made available for people to have an appointment with God, as part of a chain of continual prayer for a 24 hour period.  We prepare three or more designated spaces for these purposes and try to keep the building quiet for the whole period. Prayer watches are times when […]

Sing to the Rock

by Todd Cravens

A Meditation on Psalm 95 2 June 2015 I just read Psalm 95 and it stunned me. It stunned me for four reasons; the extent of God’s sovereignty, how tender God is, how severe God is, and the fact that it contains the very words of God himself. Before reading any further, you should stop […]

Psalm 15: Translated for Your Workday

by Todd Cravens

A Psalm of David (Translated by David Todd) O LORD, who will be able to work long in your office? What kind of person would live happily in your eternal company? The one who conducts himself in complete honestly in all his transactions and habitually does what is right while only thinking about what it […]

11 Reasons For a Sermon Series from Hosea

by Todd Cravens

The book of Hosea is the word of God and all of God’s word is good for us.  The opening words of the book of Hosea tell us that “this is the word of the Lord to Hosea, son of Beeri.”  Paul teaches us that, “All Scripture is breathed out by God and is profitable for […]

One Holy Catholic and Apostolic Church

by Todd Cravens

This past Sunday accidental oversight and quickly evaporating time conspired to cause me to neglect one phrase in the Nicene Creed.  The creed states.  I believe… in one holy catholic and apostolic church. The original creed, written in A.D. 325, did not include a statement about the church. This paragraph was added at Constantinople in […]

What is the Unpardonable Sin?

by Todd Cravens

28 “Truly, I say to you, all sins will be forgiven the children of man, and whatever blasphemies they utter, 29 but whoever blasphemes against the Holy Spirit never has forgiveness, but is guilty of an eternal sin”—30 for they were saying, “He has an unclean spirit.” (Mark 3:28-30 ESV) These words are the words […]

Small Groups

by admin

Small groups have always been important at Hope Christian Church. We encourage every believer to be in a small group environment as a means of discipleship, community and encouragement. This ministry year we want to put greater emphasis on Small Group participation and to use our small groups to keep us focused on “Reaching Out”. […]