Hope Family Fellowship
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  • Hope Family Fellowship - Sulphur Springs
    434 Jefferson St E, Sulphur Springs, TX 75482, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM
Thank you for worshiping with us today at Hope Family Fellowship! We are a place of hope with people who love God and others! May God richly bless you in our time together today!

Rusty and Sasha Posey, Lead Pastor

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Read The Bible Through in 2023!

We want our church family to join us in reading the Bible this year! To sign up for our group and plan, click the link below.

Hope Family Fellowship Announcements

Water Baptism
Sunday, June 4th at 10:00 am
If you would like to be baptized in water, please sign up on connection card today.

Summer Schedule for Wednesday Nights
First Wednesday of the Month – Night of Worship and Prayer
Third Wednesday of the Month – Night of Community

Night of Worship and Prayer
Wednesday, June 7th at 7 pm
Childcare Provided

Father’s Day
Sunday, June 18th
We will have a free gift for every Dad!

Kids Camp (July 19-22)
Cost: $265

Youth Camp (June 20-23)
Cost: $260 (includes late fee)

$100 Deposit and Registration Form Due NOW
Registration Link at www.connectathope.com

See Pastor Ben for Information on Camp Raffle Fundraiser and additional Camp Information

Hope Box Needs: Canned Vegetables, Mac N Cheese, Cereal

Bible Reading Plan

Day 1 – Romans 12; Proverbs 10:15-32; 1 Samuel 16-17
Day 2 – Romans 13; Psalm 69:13-28; 1 Samuel 18-20
Day 3 – Romans 14:1-15:13; Psalm 69:29-70:5; 1 Samuel 21-23
Day 4 – Romans 15:14-33; Psalm 71:1-13; 1 Samuel 24-25
Day 5 – Romans 16; Psalm 71:14-24; 1 Samuel 26-29

Hope Partner of the Week
Gerald and Jane Dollar - Ukraine

Prayer – Every Sunday Morning at 9:00 am

Hope Kids
Sundays at 10:00 am
At The Scene: The Main Event
Pastor Rusty Posey
May 21, 2023

Genesis 32:22-32 (NLT) “During the night Jacob got up and took his two wives, his two servant wives, and his eleven sons and crossed the Jabbok River with them. 23After taking them to the other side, he sent over all his possessions. 24This left Jacob all alone in the camp, and a man came and wrestled with him until the dawn began to break. 25When the man saw that he would not win the match, he touched Jacob’s hip and wrenched it out of its socket. 26Then the man said, “Let me go, for the dawn is breaking!” But Jacob said, “I will not let you go unless you bless me.” 27“What is your name?” the man asked. He replied, “Jacob.” 28“Your name will no longer be Jacob,” the man told him. “From now on you will be called Israel, because you have fought with God and with men and have won.” 29“Please tell me your name,” Jacob said. “Why do you want to know my name?” the man replied. Then he blessed Jacob there. 30Jacob named the place Peniel (which means “face of God”), for he said, “I have seen God face to face, yet my life has been spared.” 31The sun was rising as Jacob left Peniel, and he was limping because of the injury to his hip. 32(Even today the people of Israel don’t eat the tendon near the hip socket because of what happened that night when the man strained the tendon of Jacob’s hip.)”

Jacob wasn’t concerned with having more things. (vs. 22-23)

Genesis 32:3-5 (NLT) “Then Jacob sent messengers ahead to his brother, Esau, who was living in the region of Seir in the land of Edom. 4He told them, “Give this message to my master Esau: ‘Humble greetings from your servant Jacob. Until now I have been living with Uncle Laban, 5and now I own cattle, donkeys, flocks of sheep and goats, and many servants, both men and women. I have sent these messengers to inform my lord of my coming, hoping that you will be friendly to me.’”

Jacob’s concern was gaining the blessing of God. (vs. 24-25)

Genesis 31:38-41 (NLT) “For twenty years I have been with you, caring for your flocks. In all that time your sheep and goats never miscarried. In all those years I never used a single ram of yours for food. 3 If any were attacked and killed by wild animals, I never showed you the carcass and asked you to reduce the count of your flock. No, I took the loss myself! You made me pay for every stolen animal, whether it was taken in broad daylight or in the dark of night. 40“I worked for you through the scorching heat of the day and through cold and sleepless nights. 41Yes, for twenty years I slaved in your house! I worked for fourteen years earning your two daughters, and then six more years for your flock. And you changed my wages ten times!”

True Blessing comes from brokenness. (vs. 25)

Psalm 51:16-17 (NLT) “You do not desire a sacrifice, or I would offer one. You do not want a burnt offering. 17The sacrifice you desire is a broken spirit. You will not reject a broken and repentant heart, O God.”

Pursuing God’s blessing means shifting from living in our strength to His strength. (vs. 26)

Hosea 12:3-4 (NLT) “Even in the womb, Jacob struggled with his brother; when he became a man, he even fought with God. 4Yes, he wrestled with the angel and won. He wept and pleaded for a blessing from him. There at Bethel he met God face to face, and God spoke to him”

Our identity must be in God. (vs. 27-28)

Matthew 7:7-8 (NLT) “Keep on asking, and you will receive what you ask for. Keep on seeking, and you will find. Keep on knocking, and the door will be opened to you. 8For everyone who asks, receives. Everyone who seeks, finds. And to everyone who knocks, the door will be opened.”

James 4:4–10 (NLT) “You adulterers! Don’t you realize that friendship with the world makes you an enemy of God? I say it again: If you want to be a friend of the world, you make yourself an enemy of God. 5 Do you think the Scriptures have no meaning? They say that God is passionate that the spirit he has placed within us should be faithful to him. 6 And he gives grace generously. As the Scriptures say, “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” 7 So humble yourselves before God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. 8 Come close to God, and God will come close to you. Wash your hands, you sinners; purify your hearts, for your loyalty is divided between God and the world. 9 Let there be tears for what you have done. Let there be sorrow and deep grief. Let there be sadness instead of laughter, and gloom instead of joy. 10 Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up in honor.”

Online Giving

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