Hope in Christ is a Christian church in the NE Heights of Albuquerque
We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. -Hebrews 6:19
Mission: To help people know the love of God and put their hope in Christ.
We all want to be noticed, don’t we? We want to be seen and cared about! Though we are one of billions of people in our world, we want someone to see us as special, precious, loved.
Well, this is in fact what the God of the universe has done for each one of us! He has noticed us, He has reached out to us, and He wants to pick us up and love us beyond the end of time.
Join us for our church services online at hopeinchristnm.online.church
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One of the biggest misunderstandings Jesus had to counteract in his teachings was the idea that the kingdom of God was some gigantic event in some special place. This was human thinking about human kingdoms. And Jesus patiently let us know that God’s kingdom is not that kind of thing. It is simply the joyful presence of God over all.
And to know that presence … to find that presence in the ordinary workings of life … is to experience the eternal life Jesus offers each one of us.
During a time of great affliction, when under fierce attack from enemies, David wrote, “All the paths of the Lord are loving and faithful” (Psalm 25:10). All the paths. Your path right now, with its uncertainty and loneliness. Your path with its frustration and anxiety. They are His paths, on which God will show Himself to be loving and faithful. Would you rest in this word today? Would you allow it to bear you up on eagle’s wings? Would you follow wherever He leads?
[04/19/20] Join us Sunday morning at hopeinchristnm.online.church at 10:30 for the streaming of this week's message!
I don’t know if you’re aware, but the word “Corona” is Latin for “crown”. It was given this name because when viewed under a microscope it looks like a crown! This weekend we celebrate Jesus coming to earth to wear a thorny crown for us. He took the plague of every evil upon Himself … so that we might be raised from the dead.
And He stands alive in the very air around us right now, ready to raise us up and empower us to overcome every evil thrown our way – from the coronavirus, to the disease of death and sin, to the virus of our own selfishness. He has conquered every evil we face! And He has come to infect us with His powerful new life
During the last week of His life on earth, in preparation for Passover, Jesus would have sung the Psalms of Ascent (Psalms 120-134). God recently brought to my attention Psalm 121:7-8, “The Lord will keep you from all harm – He will watch over your life; the Lord will watch over your coming and going both now and forevermore.” What a wonderful thought that all day long you are being cared for by God!
In fact, you are always on God’s mind! Even while you sleep He is thinking of you, caring for you, watching over you. There was a 15th century theologian named Angelo Celsius who expressed this truth by writing, “If God stopped thinking of me He would cease to exist.” May the realization that God is thinking of you right now touch your heart deeply and bring you peace.
[04/09/20] This Easter we will be doing a live-stream of our service. We will be going live starting at 10:30 am this Sunday at hopeinchristnm.online.church
Let us continue to redeem the times, for the days are evil (Ephesians 5:16). Each day we have is so special, and God has work for us to do! Much of that work begins right in our own souls and in our homes. Not knowing what the future brings can be unsettling. But it is another opportunity for us to die to ourselves and find that God is here, now. Perhaps He is saying to us that the comfort we have found in going out, watching sports, and being around people (human-based comfort) has been taken away because God wants to supply all our comfort Himself. He wants to be our everything. He wants us to know that He is enough.
I encourage you to be faithful in prayer, for prayer is a powerful thing! Theologian, Walter Wink, wrote: “History belongs to the intercessors who believe and pray the future into being. Even a small number of people, firmly committed … can decisively affect the shape the future takes. These shapers of the future are the intercessors, who call out of the future the longed-for new present…. By means of our intercessions we veritably cast fire upon the earth and trumpet the future into being.”
With President Trump encouraging Americans to avoid crowds of ten or more people, we have decided to cancel our Sunday morning worship service for the time being. In its place is a shorter service with songs of worship, prayer, and a devotional message that you can view at the link below. I encourage you to listen, pray for one another, and continue to reach out to support and encourage one another.
hopeinchristnm.com With President Trump encouraging Americans to avoid crowds of ten or more people, we have decided to cancel our Sunday morning worship service for the time being. In its place is a shorter service with songs of worship, prayer, and a devotional message. I encourage you to listen, pray for one anothe...
Click here to listen to the sermon "It's a Wonderful Life" from Sunday, March 15
A recent survey of 2,000 Americans found that the average adult will wake up in a bad mood 300 times a year. That means that on average we will only have 65 good mornings all year! Six days every week we will wake up on the wrong side of the bed. And friends, that is not how life in the kingdom of G...
In light of what is happening with the Corona Virus, we want to share a few thoughts. We are planning to continue to meet as a church. If you decide to stay home we will miss you and we will certainly understand. Please know that we have a great team of volunteers who do an incredible job cleaning the church! We will also have gloves available to anyone interested this Sunday. Let us pray for one another during this time and encourage one another all the more as we see the Day approaching (Hebrews 10:25).
Historically, when sickness, disease, or plague has created a panic in the world, the church has always risen to the occasion to demonstrate the hope we have in Jesus and love we have found in Him! For example, in the third century Egypt, a terrible plague swept through Alexandria. Non-Christians were thrown into a desperate panic. Those infected were shunned and mistreated. Yet Christians showed unbounded love and loyalty. They cared for the sick, served the needy, and encouraged one another in Christ. And in doing so, they demonstrated a love that is not of this world.
We need one another during this time. This is an opportunity for us to demonstrate that we have nothing to fear as children of God, and we have every reason to go forward in the joy of the Lord! Let us be wise and follow the words of James: "Wash your hands you sinners" (4:8)! But let us be fearless and put our hope in the Lord both now and forevermore (Psalm 131:1).
Click here to listen to the sermon "Blessed?" from Sunday, February 16 2020.
Are you preoccupied with your foundation or are you focused on it?
Click here to listen to the sermon "Seeing Heaven Today" from Sunday, February 9
faithlife.com Do you know that the kingdom of heaven is here, now? Every serious Bible scholar will tell you that the primary theme of Jesus’ teaching was the kingdom of heaven. One professor and Christian author I read made the statement that, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand,” … was Jesus.....
Click here to listen to the sermon "The Pursuit of Happiness" from Sunday, January 26
faithlife.com We are bombarded by messages and images telling us we have the right to be happy, we deserve to be happy, no one should stand in the way of my happiness. As a result, most people walk down that road pursuing happiness. And if I stay on that road I will never be good, and I’ll never be happy. You w...
Click here to listen to the sermon "I Have a Gift for You Today" from January 19, 2020
faithlife.com Once we come to the realization of who we are, the beloved sons and daughter of God, we need to find a way for that to take root in our hearts and minds. If this would happen, we would stop worrying about our day and start it in giddy anticipation of the wonderful gifts our Father is going to brin...
Click here to listen to the sermon "Not God" from Sunday, January 12.
faithlife.com The famous saying in Alcoholics Anonymous is: “I’m not God.” With that, a huge burden lifts off. But we know from experience how hard this is to actually do. Not to agree with; to do. God is still waiting for us to decide to hand the world over to Him. This one act would completely revolutioni...
In Greek Mythology, as a punishment from Zeus, Atlas was forced to carry the world on his shoulders. Today, we willingly take this upon ourselves. We live with the attitude that everything in our lives is up to us. From our well-being to our financial security to our job, then we add our loved ones, our future here on earth, our happiness and pile it all on and try to carry it ourselves.
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Click here to listen to the sermon "Is Witnessing Optional?" from January 5, 2020
faithlife.com In Matthew 28:18-20, Jesus gave us both a command: “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. ...
Jesus made it clear in this and many other passages, that while He wants to give us the gift of salvation, He expects those of us who have accepted His gift to share the Gospel, His “Good News” with others who have yet to take advantage of His eternally generous offer.
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Click here to listen to the sermon from December 29, 2019 "The End of Anxiety"
faithlife.com Anxiety is like a giant knife in our minds that will keep us from ever experiencing the deep love, joy, and peace Jesus wants us to have. Anxiety makes us powerless. And to many, it might seem like an insurmountable foe. But I want to say to you this morning that Jesus comes to us today to offer us....
Moses cried out to God, “Show me Your glory!” (Exodus 33:18). How did God respond? “All my goodness will pass before you.” In other words, “If you really want to see me, you will.” Are you able to see the goodness of God?
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Click here to listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 22 "God's Beloved Child"
faithlife.com We live in a world that is constantly trying to shape our identity. It tells us lies. It says things like: “You are what you have.” “You are what you do.” “You are what people think of you.” It shouts things such as: “You are no good; you are not enough; you haven’t done enough; you ...
Hebrews 2:11 says, “Jesus is not ashamed to call [us] brothers.” The word refers to blood relatives. We are both children of the Father! Before the beginning of time, God knew me. Therefore, do you know who Jesus is? He’s our brother!
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You are #invited to join us at Hope in Christ Church at 5:30 on Christmas Eve for a special #candlelight service celebrating the birth of our Lord and Savior.
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Click here to listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 15 "The Word Needs a Witness"
faithlife.com Christians in America have been saying, “No” to Jesus. He is continually asked each one of us to be a witness for Him and we have refused. We’ve said “no”. And because we have said “no”, the world continues on in darkness. And what we have this Christmas is an opportunity to say, “Ye...
Christians in America have been saying, “No” to Jesus. He is continually asked each one of us to be a witness for Him and we have refused. We’ve said “no”. And because we have said “no”, the world continues on in darkness.
And what we have this #Christmas is an opportunity to say, “Yes.” “Yes, I’ll shine the light. Yes, I’ll spread the Word. Yes, I’ll be who You have called me to be.”
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There were four people, #Everybody, #Somebody, #Anybody, and #Nobody. There was an important job to be done and Everybody was sure that Somebody would do it. Anybody could’ve done it, but Nobody did it. Somebody got angry about this, because it was Everybody’s job. Everybody thought Anybody could do it, but Nobody realized that Everybody wouldn’t do it. It ended up that Everybody blamed Somebody when Nobody did what Anybody could have done.
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Click here to listen to the sermon from Sunday, December 8 "The Art of Elimination"
faithlife.com If you want to find Jesus, the light of the world this Christmas, all you have to do is know what to remove and remove it. You just have to know what to get out of the way and get it out of the way. A thousand things will clamor for your attention, a thousand things will call for your time, and unle...
The early church fathers placed such a premium on time spent alone seeking God. This was so important to them because they considered society to be a #shipwreck from which any sane person must swim for his life! We’ve lost that perspective today! We don’t understand that unless we withdraw from the world we will never find, never hear, never see the life-giving #Word that is so close and that is speaking to us right now.
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“The light shines in the darkness.” The tense implies: it was shining then and it continues to shine; it goes on shining. The Word is shining in your life all the time. Did you see Him shining this morning? Did you see Him yesterday? Or have you been blind.
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If you want to find Jesus, the light of the world this Christmas, all you have to do is know what to remove and remove it. A thousand things will clamor for your attention, a thousand things will call for your time, and unless you are willing to remove the clutter, eliminate all the extra stuff you will not find the Light of the World that is shining in the dark.
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