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Hope Wins

Can I let you in on a secret? Hope wins! Every time. This is the last in our Can’t Cancel Hope series. I knew before we started this series the last thing to be spoken was Jesus in the tomb.  In fact, one of the core images in my mind of this series was the [...]
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Hope is in Session

Do you remember high school math? There was always that one teacher that was super passionate about math even 1 week before summer vacation. Every other teacher had the AV kids roll in that old tv strapped down to the cart to watch a movie; but here you are in math with a teacher pouring [...]
Ventura Church pastors talking about Hope during coronavirus

Hope is 6ft Away

Have you ever felt so alone it weighs on you? Where you're longing for an answer that seems forever away or impossible? Not actually talking about coranvirus and the ongoing stay at home orders. I'm actually talking about leprosy. Lepers were required to stand 6ft away and wear cloth face masks. Crazy similarity to today, right? [...]
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Hope Through Temptation

How do you keep hope alive for the best, when it's been so long you're tempted to settle? Have you ever been hungry? Standing in-front of an open fridge again and again? Checking the pantry over and over… Nothing looks good enough. The first few times you leave empty handed. But eventually…The hungrier you get.... [...]
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How to Find Hope When You Feel Lost

Have you ever felt hopeless in a situation? It's fight or flight? Have you ever run away? Why do people run from God? Why do people hide? Is it some sort of fear? Maybe pride. Maybe nervousness about the unknown. We’re continuing our Can’t Cancel Hope series where we look at people in the Bible [...]
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Hope Is Now

What do you do when you feel stuck? Or are in fact stuck… like we’re all stuck at home right now. Stuck with limited options for how we’re used to living our lives these days. Do you panic? Do you fight it? Do you shutdown? We’re in our “Can’t Cancel Hope” series where we look [...]
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How Do We Hope From A Distance?

How do you keep hope alive from a distance? Remember the first day of “social distancing”, we’ve been here awhile now. Reflect on some of the actions you had to take at the beginning - setting yourself away, shutting out friends and family, isolating… Remember when it felt abnormal? When you wondered if there was [...]
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Hope IS On the Way

Have you ever waited too long? When we feel stuck for too long; hope becomes hurt. Proverbs 13:12 says, "Hope deferred makes the heart sick..." Moses is the perfect example. This is the latest message in our “Can’t Cancel Hope” series, about people stuck in places, holes, caves, boats, isolation… They are separated and we have [...]
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Find Hope in a Hopeless Situation

How do you find hope in a hopeless situation? It is so hard to keep hope alive when it feels like there’s no way out, no other side, or no possibility for a good outcome. We are continuing in our Can’t Cancel Hope series. That’s why it’s so important to be tethered and connected to [...]