Happy 2018 Hope Fellowship

Happy 2018 Hope Fellowship!

So excited for the new year and all that God has in store. I love the start of anything new! New seasons, new days, new months and especially new years. There are new dreams to be had, new goals to make, and all sorts of possibilities.

With all the options and excitement can also come anxiety and cynicism. Am I right?! We can be anxious over the changes that need to be made and cynical wondering if we will stick to the changes. It can be a pendulum of excitement and anxiety. Back and forth, back and forth.

God so graciously reminded me that He actually made living life pretty simple. Not easy, but simple. In Luke 10:27 – He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all  your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.'” He also tells us in Matthew 6:33 to “Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and he will give you everything you need.”

It’s that simple. Love God with all your heart, mind, and soul. Love people like you love yourself. And prove it by putting first things first and seeking the Kingdom of God above all else. Let’s not complicate 2018 with all the things but rather let’s move forward in simplicity.

This Sunday starts a brand new series called A Way Out! We are going to learn how to attack and flee from temptation. This series is super timely as we all seek to put God first in our lives. We know that there is a very real enemy who does NOT want us to find the joy and freedom that Christ offers but God is faithful and will always provide A Way Out. I can’t wait to worship God with you this Sunday friends.

-Monica

P.S. If you are looking for some practical ways to seek God first in 2018, below you will find some links to some incredible tools and reading plans!
— 1 year Bible reading plan: CLICK HERE
— An app with multiple reading plans, Bible versions, and community: CLICK HERE
— 1 year bible reading plan app with creative videos through the Bible Project that coincide with bible reading: CLICK HERE
— A strategy for daily Bible reading: CLICK HERE
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Announcements:

TODAY, January 3rd – Our Hope Students left for Winter Retreat this morning and will return on Saturday, January 6th around 9:00 p.m. Pray for them daily as they seek to know Him more!

Save the Date!  Sunday, January 28th – Tom Mercer at Hope!
We are excited to have Tom Mercer, lead pastor from High Desert Church as our guest.
30 years ago Tom started OIKOS as a youth pastor and now as lead pastor his church has used the OIKOS model to reach their community. What has God done? Thousands of people have come to know Jesus Christ as Savior! High Desert Church today is a 12,000 member church meeting on multiple campuses across their region.

Hope Fellowship Church meets every Sunday at Rock Springs Elementary

1000 Waldron Road – La Vergne, TN
The Worship Service begins at 10:15 a.m.
Loving God | Loving People | Proving It
facebook.com/hopesmyrna
Church office – 615-462-5081
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