Hope Community Church
Sunday Morning Gathering - January 5th, 2020
• Hope's Coffee Café - coffee/tea bar in the foyer from 9:30-9:55 AM • Child Care (ages 6wks-5yrs) & Kids Church (K-5th Grade) provided!
Locations & Times
  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Sunday 10:00 AM

Values are the underlying beliefs that govern our behaviors.

Our Core Values serve three primary purposes:
1. They provide clarity.
2. They promote unity.
3. They produce durability.

Core Value #1
WORSHIP: Everyone is wired for worship

Worship =
1) to render religious reverence and homage to God or any object regarded as sacred.
2) to feel an adoring reverence or regard for (any person or thing).
Do you associate the word "worship" more with a practice, a place, or a person?

PRACTICE: It is what people do.
PLACE: It is where people go.
PERSON: It is why people live.
1. The god of prosperity
2. The god of pleasure
1. The god of prosperity
2. The god of pleasure
3. The god of position
1. The god of prosperity
2. The god of pleasure
3. The god of position
4. The God of restoration

Defined = the act of restoring; renewal, revival, or reestablishment.
Biblical worship involves acknowledging, honoring, and obeying God.
“One very difficult aspect about sin is that my sin never feels like sin to me. My sin feels like life, plain and simple. My heart is an idol factory and my mind an excuse-making factory, especially when it comes to dealing with the kind of sin that clobbers me the most—indwelling sin—the unrelenting, ever-present kind that never takes a Sabbath”

—Rosaria Champagne Butterfield (Openness Unhindered: Further Thoughts of an Unlikely Convert on Sexual Identity and Union with Christ)
To what or whom do you give the attention, affection, and adoration which rightfully belong to God?
What would it look like if you worshipped God with your whole heart?