12-6-20 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.

 Sunday Afternoon Prayer

The Pastor Search Team would like to invite you to join them each Wednesday evening 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. You can join us each Sunday immediately following worship for a designated time of prayer.

 New Hope Kids

“The Gospel Project” Wednesday nights at 6:30
Mark your calendars for our Children’s Ministry Christmas party on Sunday, December 13th at 3:00pm.

 Women’s Bible Study

“28 Day Prayer Journey” Study- Wednesday nights at 6:30.

 Altitude Student Ministry

Life Groups- Sunday mornings at 9am
Altitude- Wednesday nights at 6:30

 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. 

 Men’s Prayer Breakfast

Tuesday mornings at 7:30 at New Hope in the Fellowship Hall

 Christmas Eve Service

December 24 at 4:30

 Photo Booth

Each Sunday= December 13-27th
Come and have your family Christmas photos taken Sunday mornings before worship service. 

 The Sharefaith App

Download the Sharefaith App today to get connected with the ministry of New Hope. You can view the weekly bulletin, listen to past sermons and devotions, and you can even give quickly and easily through our online giving platform. Once you have downloaded the Sharefaith App, type in “NHBC Hermitage” and select it as your ministry.


Hope for the Hopeless


“Hope for the Hopeless”

John 5:1-9



“After this, a Jewish festival took place, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 2 By the Sheep Gate in Jerusalem there is a pool, called Bethesda in Aramaic, which has five colonnades. 3 Within these lay a large number of the disabled—blind, lame, and paralyzed.

5 One man was there who had been disabled for thirty-eight years. 6 When Jesus saw him lying there and realized he had already been there a long time, he said to him, ‘Do you want to get well?’

7 ‘Sir,’ the disabled man answered, ‘I have no one to put me into the pool when the water is stirred up, but while I’m coming, someone goes down ahead of me.’

8 ‘Get up,’ Jesus told him, ‘pick up your mat and walk.’ 9 Instantly the man got well, picked up his mat, and started to walk” (John 5:1-9, CSB).


Jesus singled this man out of the needy crowd at Bethesda.


What do you see when you look into the crowds of people in our world?



1. People are desperate in need.


·We should see the helpless condition of people.


This man “had been disabled for thirty-eight years” (v. 5).


He cried, “Sir, …I have no one…” (v. 7).


· We should see the hopeless condition of people.

“While I’m coming, someone goes down ahead of me” (v. 7).

Jesus is our only help and hope.



2. People are destroyed by sin.


“Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, ‘Do not sin anymore, so that something worse doesn’t happen to you” (John 5:14, CSB).



3. People can be delivered by the Savior.

Jesus “said to him, ‘Do you want to get well?’” (v. 6)

· Christ calls us to change our focus.

In our despair we look inward. Christ calls us to look upward.

Christ incites faith in us.

“Get up… and walk” (v. 8).
Hope was born out of hearing the words of Jesus.
Christ transforms our lives.


“Instantly the man got well, picked up his mat, and started to walk” (v. 9).