12-20-20 Weekly Bulletin

New Hope Baptist Church exists to make disciples who:
Know God– through weekly worship and teaching
Find Community– in weekly LifeGroup gatherings
Make Disciples– in yearly Discipleship Groups (D-Groups)
Change the World– through missions, evangelism, and volunteering.

 Christmas Eve Service

You are invited to a special celebration of the King of Kings, Please join us  for our Candlelight Christmas Eve Service at 4:30pm as we celebrate the birth of Jesus.

 Sunday Prayer

The Pastor Search Team would like to invite you to join them each Sunday right after the morning worship service to pray for our church and the call of our new pastor. We know this is the most important part of the process and we can’t do it without you. Let’s join together to pray as the body of Christ.

 New Hope Kids

Team Kid- Wednesday nights at 6:30pm

 Women’s Bible Study

Wednesday night Bible study, “28 Day Prayer Journey, Enjoying Deeper Conversation with God” written by Chrystal Evans Hurst, If you have any questions please contact the church office at (615) 883-6709.


Sunday morning Life Groups at 9am
Altitude meets on Wednesday nights at 6:30pm

 Pastor Search Team

Please be in prayer for our Pastor Search Team members: Terry Dawson, Jim Ezell, Kasey Greene, Patricia Murphy, Beth Pulley, Pat Scales, and Jason Thomas.


The Gospel in a Grumble

December 20, 2020

“The Gospel in a Grumble”

Luke 15:1-10


The Christmas story is about the seeking love of God and we see that love incarnate in Jesus Christ, the Son of God, who “came to seek and to save the lost” (Lk. 19:10).



“All the tax collectors and sinners were approaching to listen to him. And the Pharisees and scribes were complaining, ‘This man welcomes sinners and eats with them’ (Lk. 15:1-2, CSB).


 “So, he told them this parable: ‘What man among you, who has a hundred sheep and loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open field and go after the lost one until he finds it? When he has found it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders, and coming home, he calls his friends and neighbors together, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found my lost sheep!’ I tell you, in the same way, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous people who don’t need repentance’” (Lk. 15:3-7, CSB).


“Or what woman who has ten silver coins, if she loses one coin, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? When she finds it, she calls her friends and neighbors together, saying, ‘Rejoice with me, because I have found the silver coin I lost!’ I tell you, in the same way, there is joy in the presence of God’s angels over one sinner who repents” (Lk. 15:8-10, CSB). 



“Today, if you hear His voice, do not harden your hearts” (Heb. 3:15; 4:7, CSB). 


“See! I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears My voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with Me” (Rev. 3:20, CSB).


“As the Father has sent Me, I also send you” (John 20:21, CSB).


Merry Christmas!