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May the Hope of Jesus Be With You

May the 4th is the day of every year where Star Wars fanatics indulge in cheesy puns, quotes, and gifs to celebrate one of the greatest movie series of all time! I grew up loving Star Wars, and the miniature millennium falcon is still alive at my parents’ house!

One of the reasons Star Wars was successful and the reason it resonates with so many is the idea of hope evident throughout each movie. Hope for things to change. Hope for a better life. Hope for good to prevail and evil to be demolished. Hope is what makes Star Wars!

We as Christians have a hope too, and it’s not based on sci-fi, but a Savior. Jesus brings the actual hope into our lives that we all need and long for. It’s a hope that doesn’t fade or fail! It’s an eternal hope that because Jesus conquered sin and death, the world will be better! My life will be better!

It’s this hope that we hold on to. It’s this hope that gets us through seasons like we’re in right now. It’s this hope that carries us from this life to the next. I like the song that says, “my hope is built on nothing less, than Jesus’ blood and righteousness”.

Princess Leia’s famous R2-D2 video says, “help me Obi-Wan Kenobi, you’re our only hope”. Well, Leia was right about the hope, but wrong about the person. Our only true hope is found in no one else but our Lord Jesus Christ.

May the 4th be with you! May May the hope of Jesus Christ bring you peace and joy today!

Hebrews 6:19...This hope is a strong and trustworthy anchor for our souls. It leads us through the curtain into God’s inner sanctuary.

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The Lord is Close

Hello, Church Family!

Zack started our new sermon series on Psalms this past Sunday, and we’re focused on feelings. Feelings aren’t wrong and they're not shameful, but feelings do sometimes lie:

You may not feel like God cares about your life, but He does.

You may not feel like you have value, but you do.

You may feel like you’re all alone, but you’re not; we're here for you!

I know that many of you have felt all kinds of feelings lately. That’s why it’s more important than ever that we be aware of the role that our emotions play in our lives. You can either rule your feelings or be ruled by your feelings. So if you’re feeling down - Get down! On your knees and spend some time talking to God. Or, dig down! Into your Bible and see what God has waiting there for you! I want to leave you with this, from Psalm 34, verses 17 through 19:

The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
The righteous person may have many troubles, but the Lord delivers him from them all. 

I love you guys and I’m looking forward to gathering online to worship with you again this coming Sunday, as Chad bring us a message about worrying!

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