Send these notes to yourself before Thursday, or they will be lost.
Looking Back, Looking Forward – Jason Gore
Every year at Hope, we take a moment to look back through the past year and highlight what we’ve experienced and accomplished. We also paint a vision for what the next year will be like for us as a church.
What has the last year looked like for us at Hope, and what are we looking forward to in this next year?
Near the end of the year, we do three things:
1. Celebrate what God has done through this church family
2. Evaluate where we are as a church family
3. Look ahead to what God has for us in the coming year
Matthew 9:35 (NLT)
Jesus was with the people.
Matthew 9:36 (NLT)
Jesus had compassion on the people.
Our God is a God of compassion.
Matthew 9:37-38 (NLT)
Jesus told them to pray. Pray for more workers.
Matthew 10:1, 5a, 7-8 (NLT)
Jesus made His disciples the answer to the prayer He told them to pray.
Jesus sends those who understand His compassion to go to the ones who need compassion.
Two things we need to learn from this passage:
1. Jesus has compassion for us in our brokenness.
2. We are led to show that compassion to the world around us.
Compassion fuels the mission.
Compassion should move us to prayer, and that prayer should lead to action.
Who We Are – Our mission as a church is to love people where they are and encourage them to grow in their relationship with Jesus Christ.
Here’s what we’ve seen in 2023…
Meeting the needs of our community:
Equip and Empower our Church:
Maximizing our reach through online platforms:
Looking ahead to 2024…
Remember Matthew 10:8b (NLT)
“Give as freely as you have received!”