Messages about Hope


Revealed-What Christ Desires in His Church…Be Full of Life

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Hope, life-giving, living

The risen Jesus who holds the needs of His church and the life-giving Spirit desires His church to be awake and full of life.  Text: Revelation 3:1-6


Divine Rescue – From Despair to Hope

Speaker: Dale Zimmerman
Topics: Hope, new life, repentance

God is the one we must turn (or return) to in order to find hope in a world full of despair.  Text: Ruth 1:1-22


Authentic Forgiveness

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: forgiveness, healing, Hope, restoration

What do we do with all of the pain and the horror of wrong doing that has been committed against us? In a short, memorable parable, Jesus shows his disciples (and us) the profound secret and pathway to total forgiveness. For followers of Jesus, unforgiveness is not an option, but how does one find a place of authentic forgiveness?  Text: Matthew 18:15-35; Leviticus 19:18; Ephesians 4:32; Colossians 3:13


The Light of Christmas…HOPE

Speaker: Brian Martin
Topics: darkness, Hope, light

Light piercing the darkness speaks incredible hope. At a very dark time, Jesus came. The darkness and hopelessness in our world can be overwhelming. Especially in year 2020, consider again the Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God of Christmas.    Text: Isaiah 8:11-9:7


The sons of Issachar

Topics: Faithfulness, Hope, Obedience

It is important that the church not only understands the times in which we live, but also how to respond appropriately. WayLife Community pastor, Michael Deckman, shares what God has been revealing to his congregation during these days of unrest.  Text: 2 Chronicles 12:32


How People of Faith Respond to Trials

Speaker: Al Stoltzfus
Topics: Faith, goodness of God, Hope, trials

The letter of James, written by the blood brother of Jesus, calls us to a living, breathing, active, visible faith. It shows us a faith that moves. In these opening verses we are presented with the secret to a faith that moves with steadfast joy through life’s darkest and fiercest trials. Faith moves! James the brother of Jesus shows us how.  Text: James 1:1-18


Hope for the Redeemed

Topics: eternal joy, help is on the way, Hope, redeemed

We will look at these verses from Isaiah 35 and hope to encourage all of us in our walk. The world we Christians live in is a fallen world as we are, but in Christ we are redeemed.  Text:Isaiah 35