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.
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It's been said a human being is like an iceberg, about a tenth of us is visible. And it’s in that invisible area that we want to do the work that will enable us to be transformed. Think of all the time you spend on your body – exercising, putting on makeup, eating, fixing your hair, picking out clothes, brushing your teeth. Imagine if you spent the same about of time on your soul.
Today, we have the opportunity to find new life for our souls. And we don’t want to miss it. Often, we think we are waiting for Jesus to work – to answer a prayer, to fix something, to change our circumstances. The truth is we are not waiting on Jesus, Jesus is waiting on us. He’s waiting for us to step into the newness of life He wants us to have.
It’s been said that a human being is like an iceberg, about a tenth of us is visible. And it’s in that invisible area that we want to do the work that will enable us to be transformed.
Think of all the time you spend on your body – exercising, putting on makeup, eating, fixing your hair, picking out clothes, brushing your teeth. Imagine if you spent the same about of time on your soul.
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Galatians 2:20 - I have been crucified with Christ; and it is no longer I who live, but Christ lives in me; and the life which I now live in the flesh I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.
Hope in Christ Church is located in Albuquerque, NM. For more information visit us at HopeinChristNM.com
[09/12/20] In an effort to make sure we have adequate space for everyone, starting tomorrow (Sept. 13) we are expanding to two services: 9:00 and 10:30. Childcare will only be available at the 10:30 service. Sunday School is being held in our classrooms at 9:00. The sermon will be the same at both services. Hope to see you tomorrow at either service!
German theologian Dietrich Bonhoeffer wrote about the art of dying well. As the Nazi’s came to power, Bonhoeffer saw the church totally collapse. It disappeared. It failed to maintain any influence on society. Why? Bonhoeffer concluded that it was because the church didn’t know how to die. What was missing from the lives of Christians in Germany was the day to day reality of dying to self. He said “When Christ calls a man, He bids him come and die.”
Have you learned the art of dying? Do you daily take up your cross and die to self? If we want to reclaim our identity as the church triumphant, this is the only way. If we want to turn the tide and overcome the wave of evil in our country and in our world it starts with me.
God wants to do something in your life that is so great it has to be hidden from you now. If you could see it, you wouldn’t be able to stand it; you’d be tripped up by pride.
God has very high objectives for you; so high you can’t even understand what they are. But Jesus wants you to imitate Him and set the glory that is to come before your eyes. Because only when your faith rises to this will you step into this eternal life.
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Sermon from Sunday, August 30
Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already arrived at my goal, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.
All of us, then, who are mature should take such a view of things. And if on some point you think differently, that too God will make clear to you. Only let us live up to what we have already attained.
It’s a new beginning for both Hope in Christ Church and Christ Community Fellowship. Today was our first steps in merging our two fellowships. And while we had a fuller house than normal, there is still room for you!
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Jesus has chosen you. Jesus has picked you out from among the crowds to love and bless. This is the message of the kingdom: God chooses you.
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Happy Birthday to our amazing pastor Robbie Price who is sporting his #birthdaysuspenders this morning
The biggest issue for each of us is: how badly do we want to be a part of what Jesus is doing in our world today? What excuses am I making for not leaving everything behind to be part of His work?
The townspeople similarly dropped what they were doing. They didn’t say, “But I have this other work to do. But I’m about to close a deal. But I’m about to finish this job.” No, they dropped their work and left. And they didn’t miss it.
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The word Jesus uses for “worship” in #johnchapter4 means literally, “to touch with kisses.” All her life the Samaritan woman had been looking, searching, longing for someone she could kiss who would love her for who she really is! But something inside her said, “That can’t be God! God knows how sinful and broken and messed up I am!” So she approached worship as a time to pretend. But Jesus said, “God is looking for people who will worship Him without pretending.” #worship #becomingwhoyouare #inhimislife #sermonseries #hopeinchrist #church #albuquerque #newmexico
The Sea of Galilee and the Dead Sea are both fed by the same source. But the Dead Sea is dead while the Sea of Galilee is the healthiest sea in the world. Why the drastic difference? Well, the Sea of Galilee gives out water in abundance, while the Dead Sea gives nothing away.
If I keep the love of Jesus and the things He is doing in my life to myself, I will become just like that Dead Sea. But if share His love with others, if I open myself up to other people (like we talked about last week), I will experience depths of satisfaction I never knew before.
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In the midst of a society decimated by the Black Death, suffering the economic effects of disastrous harvests and undergoing major political upheaval resulting in crippling taxation, Julian of Norwich wrote that Jesus said to her: “All shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of things shall be well.”
This is the blessed assurance we have in Jesus. What would it take for you to live with absolute peace and deep joy today? What would it take for you to live with the unmovable attitude and spirit … that all shall be well, and all shall be well and all manner of things shall be well?
We will be open again this Sunday for our worship service at 10:30! It will remain a very simple service – no Sunday School or childcare. We will follow state guidelines and practice social distancing and wear masks. The church will be thoroughly cleaned. Hand sanitizer, masks, and gloves will be available. However, we understand if you would like to continue to stay home. Our service will be live-streamed at this link and later posted on our website.
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All of us have gone through a pretty difficult trial lately, haven’t we? We may not have lost any limbs, but we have at least been cut off from one another. Thankfully, as far as I know, we are all still physically healthy, but I’m sure this quarantine has at least challenged our mental and emotional health.
And what if in the midst of this challenging time, instead of giving into our pride, instead of becoming more self-reliant, we turned William Ernest Henley’s poem around and cried out to God, “It matters how straight the gate how charged with punishments the scroll, You are the captain of my fate, You are the master of my soul.” In other words, “It doesn’t matter how hard things get, it doesn’t matter how painful or difficult life becomes, Jesus, You are in charge … and I surrender to Your will.”
When it comes to things you can’t control, are you able to say, “God, not my will, but Yours be done?”
We have slowly resumed services on Sunday mornings, but we are still streaming our service online at hopeinchristnm.online.church
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[05/24/20] WE ARE NOW LIVE: Visit hopeinchristnm.online.church to view the live stream!
Jesus wasn’t in a hurry to get a bunch of stuff done; He just wanted to get to know His friends. I think He wanted to teach them what matters most. He wanted them to understand that following Him is not about wonderful, exciting events … it’s about knowing Him.
Nothing else in all the world is more important than this. Interaction with God … is eternal life. And if we are with Jesus, spending time with Him, everything in our lives is taken care of.
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.
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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.....
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