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Easter Gathering

The death and resurrection of Jesus changes everything! Join us for our Easter gathering this year as we close out our series “The Way of the Cross” in the Gospel of Mark. Together we will sing and read and contemplate the Event that is the hinge for all of human history. Time: 4:30pm (ends at 6:00pm) Location: […]

The Way of the Cross

What does it mean to follow Jesus? In the season leading up to Easter (Lent), we will examine this theme as we look at the turning point of Mark’s gospel – Jesus’ path to Jerusalem where He would lay down His life for His people. His cross is our gain. Our cross is our joy. […]

Covenanted

“There is one body and one Spirit – just as you were called to one hope at your calling – one Lord, one faith, one baptism. one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.” (Ephesians 4:4-6) On February 7th of 2016, a new church was birthed in […]

Commissioned

“Then after they fasted, prayed, and laid hands on them, they sent them off.” (Acts 13:3) On Sunday evening, January 31st, Mount Hope Church was commissioned by Grace Harbor Church in Providence to go forward in the authority of Christ and be planted in Bristol. This was a sweet night as we rejoiced in all […]

It’s not about us. It’s about God.

Psalm 115 1 Not to us, Lord, not to us     but to your name be the glory,     because of your love and faithfulness. 2 Why do the nations say,     “Where is their God?” 3 Our God is in heaven;     he does whatever pleases him. 4 But their idols are silver and gold,     made by human hands. 5 They have mouths, […]

Advent Reflection – Week 4

Advent Reflection – Week 4 “I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May your word to me be fulfilled.” (Luke 1:38)  In this last week of Advent, as we prepare to celebrate Christmas, there is much that we can learn from Mary concerning faith. The angel Gabriel visited Mary and gave her the unexpected news […]

Advent Reflection – Week 3

Advent Reflection – Week 3 Because of our God’s merciful compassion, the Dawn from on high will visit us  to shine on those who live in darkness and the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace. (Luke 1:78-79) Advent is not merely a season of waiting, but one of joyful waiting.  In the first chapter […]

Advent Reflection – Week 2

Advent Reflection – Week 2 She will give birth to a son, and you are to name Him Jesus, because he will save His people from their sins. (Matt. 1:21) In the recent months it seems like it’s become normal to see the flags at half-mast. Events in Paris, Beirut, San Bernardino (to name a few) […]

Advent Reflection – Week 1

Advent Reflection – Week 1  The historical record of Jesus Christ, the Son of David, the Son of Abraham… (Matt. 1:1)  This is the way that the Gospel of Matthew begins. It starts with a long genealogy from Abraham to Jesus “who is called the Messiah” (Matt.1:2-16). This genealogy spans thousands of years and hinges […]

Why Expositional Preaching?

…and they devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching. (Acts 2:42) So, important was the apostles’ teaching that the early church devoted themselves to it. And what we see in the book of Acts and the rest of the New Testament is that the teaching and preaching of Scripture is at the center of the church’s life […]