Welcome to Hope Talk
Our joy on Sunday morning is seeking to know the Holy Spirit and submit to His leading as we love Him and obey His Word. So the question for me in my study is what is the key to having a healthy and hopeful relationship with the Indwelling Spirit of God. I believe there is an answer. The key to our relationship with God is humility. A man told me a truth that initially unsettled and even bothered me, causing all kinds of mental gymnastics and soulish ponderings. He said, “God is drawn to the humble. He cannot help Himself (which is the phrase that hit me). He comes to the humble soul and hovers over it with delight, wanting to bring blessing, help, grace, and goodness into it.” It has taken me years to comprehend this truth in even a marginal way. Humility handcuffs us to God. The prophet Micah recorded a profound passage that tells us what God wants three responses from us and the final offering is stated for us to live out following doing justly, love loyalty… we must walk humbly with God (Micah 6:8) In the prophet Isaiah it is revealed that God states I dwell in the high and holy place with him who has a contrite and humble spirit to revive the spirit of the humble, and to revive the heart of the contrite ones. (57:15) God admits that He the high and Lofty One Who inhabits eternity whose name is Holy… dwells with the humble. He is drawn to the humble in a compulsive and undeniable manner. Wow. God has His favorites, the humble. James reminds us to Humble yourself in the sight of God (4:10) as it is our duty and delight to come to God with a bowing heart. Three times in the Bible the phrase states, God gives grace to the humble (Pro.3:34; Jms.4:6; 1Pe.5:5) to remind us that this is the way to the heart of God. If you want God’s attention, humble yourself. If you want to know the Spirit of God, humble yourself. In so doing, grace, Presence, and strength come flooding your way.
April to Date:
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Monthly Budget: $28,259.00
YTD Totals (March 2021)
Men's and Women's Prayer Meeting
The next Saturday morning prayer meeting is Saturday, May 1st at 8:30 am. Come meet at Hope Chapel for a time of prayer.
May 9th- Mother's Day
May 14th- Work as Worship Retreat- https://www.workasworshipretreat.org/
May 16th- Party with the Pastor from after church until 2:00 at Pastor Will and Maria's Home. Come for a time to hear more about Hope Chapel and meet other members of Hope Chapel.
High School or Middle School Youth this April 25th from 5:00-7:00 pm.
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We are grateful for your continued giving. Remember when you give, a portion of your gift goes to missions. We have tried to make giving as easy as possible. There are at least four ways that you can give.
- There are offering boxes on each side of the sanctuary. Just drop your offering as you come in or when you are leaving.
- There is "text to give". Just text the word GIVE and the amount to (864) 300-0368 and follow the steps.
- There is online giving. Just go to our web page and follow the steps.
- You can use bill pay through your bank .
Of course you can always just drop it in the mail. Again thank you for your continued generosity. We are very grateful!
We have an exciting event coming up on May 14th from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm at Hope Chapel the RightNow Media Work as Worship Retreat. We will be a host site for the Work as Worship simulcast, and we would love for you to join us,
The Work as Worship Retreat is a one-day gathering to help people break down the wall between Sunday and the rest of the week. We will hear from industry-leading speakers like John Maxwell, Louie Giglio, Jon Acuff, and others, so mark your calendar. This retreat is for everyone—not just those who work nine to five in an office. If you want to grow in your faith and learn how your work can be an act of worship, we invite you to attend.
Tickets are available for $50.00, and we will have snacks and lunch provided by MUTTS BBQ next door!
Here is the LINK to REGISTER: https://www.workasworshipretreat.org/