Enter the Land
Our mission theme as a church for 2021 is ‘Enter the Land.’ This theme relates to God’s people stepping into the promised land, under the leadership of Joshua. It was a step of obedience and faith that was 400 years in the making.
As a church we believe ‘Entering the Land’ is a picture and a metaphor of the Kingdom of God advancing and the light of Jesus impacting our lives, and the communities around us. We believe this also signals an intentional shift to move into what God has been preparing Hope Presbyterian for. It implies we are moving forward and stepping out in obedience, with trust, confidence and in the leading and power of the Holy Spirit.
Already this year, we have begun the ‘Enter the Land’ series with our first mini-series called ‘Back to Basics’. During these 4 weeks we have been reminded that before God’s people took that step into the Promised land, there were basic foundations that needed to be in place for them to flourish as a people. They were ‘Love God, Love people, Big God and Personal God.’ We hope and pray that you have been inspired and encouraged through this first mini- series.
This week we begin our second mini-series called “Take a Step”. This series picks up the story of Joshua and the Israelites as they prepare to cross the Jordan river. That movement would signify a ‘stepping out’ of one season and ‘stepping into’ another. They stepped out of season of wilderness wanderings and stepped into a season of inheritance and living in the Promise.
Through this second mini-series we will be considering what that meant for the people of Israel, and what that might mean for Hope Presbyterian as we step out of one season and into another. We take a step with ‘Courage, Fully Committed, in Grace, in Faith and Remembering.’
We pray God’s richest blessing on you as you join us in this second series. May we all be challenged and inspired again to take that step into all that God has promised us as individuals and as a church.