Sunday, October 26, 2014

An E-News Message From Pastor John

Hey everybody!

This weekend is part two in the series "The House We Build". If you weren't able to be with us last weekend, I humbly ask you to watch the first message in this series. It is so foundational! CLICK HERE to watch.

Also, if you haven't been able to give to our special pastoral staff appreciation offering, you have until midnight tomorrow (Friday, October 24). This offering is not for me - it's for our entire pastoral staff. I'm so grateful for the team God has given us here at Hope and I hope you'll join me in blessing them! You can give online by CLICKING HERE.

Team Summit is coming up for each of our campuses!! If you consider Hope your church home, then please, please try and make it a priority to go. CLICK HERE to find the times and dates.

One of my dear friends Scott Gornto, who is also one of the counselors Hope refers many people to, has just written a book entitled "The Stories We Tell Ourselves". It's a book that could really change your life! Here's an overview:

Stop Jumping To Conclusions * Free Yourself From Anxiety * Transform Your Relationships

From imagined catastrophes to play-by-play interpretations of others’ behavior, we are expert storytellers, quick to fill in the blanks. Unfortunately, all too often our behavior is determined by baseless suspicions, which trigger needless pain. Real life passes us by as we fall for powerful fantasies of our own creation. It doesn’t have to be this way! Don’t waste your life making up stories. The Stories We Tell Ourselves is a wake-up call and a compassionate, accessible guide to transforming your relationships—and your life.

Released: October 21, 2014
You can purchase at or

That's it for today. I'll see you this weekend!


Deuteronomy 6:4-9 (NLT)
Listen, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone. And you must love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength. And you must commit yourselves wholeheartedly to these commands that I am giving you today. Repeat them again and again to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are on the road, when you are going to bed and when you are getting up. Tie them to your hands and wear them on your forehead as reminders. Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.