Hope Community Church
HOPE AT HOME - March 29th, 2020
**The actions taken at the Federal and State levels to control the spread of Covid-19 means we are unable at the present time to gather together for public worship services at HopeCC.**
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  • Hope Community Church
    1240 Jay St, Waterford Twp, MI 48327, USA
    Domingo 12:00 AM

Hope At Home

Pastor Woody has written a letter regarding our intentions in the mean time that can be found here.

https://www.hopecommunitywaterford.net/media_blog.php?post=HOPE-AT-HOME
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Week 2:
"Tune Up Time"

God has given us three great lights that point to His existence:
1. Creation
2. Christ
3. Conscience

Conscience Defined: Mankind's internal, moral consciousness meant to inform/guide decision making.
Our conscience was pre-loaded to our manufacturer specs.
Our conscience was pre-loaded to our manufacturer specs.
Our conscience can remain good (helpful) or become defiled (hurtful).
A good, clean conscience is absolutely essential to being IN TUNE with God and His will!

Our conscience, like a chirping smoke alarm, is a gift for our good. The interruptions are important... and shouldn't be annoying!

To be IN TUNE with God, we need to change what needs changing so our conscience works for us and not against us.
Three helpful tools (alarms) God has given us to gauge/govern our spiritual lives are Pain, Fear, and Anger.

Alarm Tool #1: PAIN
» It is not a matter of IF we'll experience pain, but rather where and why.
Paul faced hardship BECAUSE OF, not IN SPITE of His faith.

Where and why are you experiencing Pain?
Three helpful tools (alarms) God has given us to gauge/govern our spiritual lives are Pain, Fear, and Anger.

Alarm Tool #1: PAIN
Alarm Tool #2: FEAR
Fear is either a powerful or a terrible motivator. It all depends on the source.
Instead of seeing the glass half full or empty, see it opportunistically. Fill it back up!

What is what you're fearing telling you?
The Fear of the Lord...
» Is the beginning of wisdom
The Fear of the Lord...
» Is the beginning of wisdom
» Means we'll hate what God does
The Fear of the Lord...
» Is the beginning of wisdom
» Means we'll hate what God does
» Brings us peace and assurance
The Fear of the Lord...
» Is the beginning of wisdom
» Means we'll hate what God does
» Brings us peace and assurance
» Helps us live in His presence
Three helpful tools (alarms) God has given us to gauge/govern our spiritual lives are Pain, Fear, and Anger.

Alarm Tool #1: PAIN
Alarm Tool #2: FEAR
Alarm Tool #3: ANGER
Anger occurs because of imperfect people who live in an imperfect world.

Who pushes your buttons most?
If it isn't you, you are focused on the wrong person.

Spiritual Growth occurs when we are both proactive and reactive.
In Closing:

» Is your conscience good and helpful or defiled and hurtful?
» What is your pain, fear and anger showing you?
» How IN TUNE are you with God and His will for you?