Disciple Now- Students

Teens 7-12th grade are invited to join us for this special event. The theme for this year’s Disciple Now is “More” and is centered around John 3:30. 
 
“He must increase, but I must decrease.”
— John 3:30 (CSB)
 
We will be meeting at New Hope at 7:45 am to ride over to our event location. 6434 John Hager Rd, Mt Juliet
We will be returning to New Hope around 10pm.
 
Reid & Josie will share a testimony and Dr. Alec Cort will preach in the Sunday morning service February 28 at 10:30am. 
 
If you have any questions, call the church office at (615) 883-6709.
 

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2-21-21 Weekly Bulletin

 New Hope Kids

Join us for LIfe Groups on Sunday mornings at 9am and Childrens’ Church at 10:30am
Join us for Team Kid, Wednesdays at 6:30pm

Altitude Student Ministry

Join our in person Life Groups on Sunday mornings at 9am.
Altitude meeting in person Wednesday nights at 6:30pm
 
Disciple Now weekend is Saturday February 27th here at New Hope from 8am til 10:30p. Our theme is “MORE” taken from John 3:30

 Pastor Search Team

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

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Winter Weather Closure

Due to the roads and our parking lot conditions, all in-person activities are cancelled through Saturday, February 20. We look forward to seeing everyone Sunday the 21st. You may contact the church office at info@newhopeforyou.com, or leave a message with the office at (615)883-6709 and we will return your call as soon as possible. Stay warm and safe!

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2-14-21 Weekly Bulletin

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.

 New Hope Kids

Join us for Life Groups on Sunday mornings at 9am and Kids’ Church at 10:30am
 
Join us for Team Kid on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
 
Kids’ Escape Room in the Fellowship Hall, POSTPONED DUE TO WINTER WEATHER!

 Altitude Student Ministry

Join our in person Life Groups on Sunday mornings at 9am
 
Meeting in person Wednesday nights at 6:30pm
 
Disciple Now weekend is Saturday February 27th here at New Hope. More details coming soon.

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2-7-21 Weekly Bulletin

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.

 New Hope Kids

Join us for Life Groups on Sunday mornings at 9am and Kids’ Church at 10:30am
 
Join us for Team Kid on Wednesdays at 6:30pm
 
Kids’ Movie Night, Sunday February 7th at 5:00pm
 
Kids’ Escape Room in the Fellowship Hall, Monday February 15, from 8am-5pm

 Altitude Student Ministry

Join our in person Life Groups on Sunday mornings at 9am
 
Meeting in person Wednesday nights at 6:30pm
 
Disciple Now weekend is Saturday February 27th here at New Hope. More details coming soon.

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How to Fill Your Jar- Sermon Notes

 

“How to Fill Your Jar”

Mark 1:35-38

 

 
  1. Our praying should be planned.

 

“Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he got up” (v. 35).

 

 

“In the morning, Lord, you hear my voice; in the morning I plead my case to you and watch expectantly” (Psalm 5:3, CSB).

 

“I rise before dawn and cry out for help; I put my hope in your word” (Ps. 119:147, CSB).

 

“He awakens me each morning to listen like those being instructed” (Isa. 50:4, CSB).

 

 

  1. Our praying should be private.

 

“He…went out and made his way to a deserted place” (v. 35).

 

 

Jesus “often withdrew to deserted places and prayed” (Luke 5:16, CSB).

 

“When you pray, go into your private room, shut the door, and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you” (Matt. 6:6, CSB).

 

 

3. Our praying should be prolonged.

 

“…and there he was praying” (v. 35) means, Jesus “continued in prayer.”

 

 

“Truly, I tell you, the Son is not able to do anything on His own…” (John 5:19, CSB).

 


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The Secret to Becoming a Productive Christian Sermon Notes

 

“The Secret to Becoming a Productive Christian”

      John 15:1-8

 

 

“I will sing about the one I love, a song about my loved one’s vineyard: The one I love had a vineyard on a very fertile hill. He broke up the soil, cleared it of stones, and planted it with the finest vines. He built a tower in the middle of it and even dug out a winepress there. He expected it to yield good grapes, but it yielded worthless grapes…What more could I have done for my vineyard than I did? Why, when I expected a yield of good grapes, did it yield worthless grapes?” (Isa. 5:2, 4, CSB).

 

 

“I planted you a choice vine from the very best seed. How then could you turn into a degenerate, foreign vine?” (Jer. 2:21, CSB).

 

The main subject is “remaining” (or abiding) in the Vine.

 

This is not about becoming a Christian but becoming a productive Christian.

 

A branch is good for one thing: bearing fruit.

 

 

Three prominent symbols in this passage:

 

  • True Vine = Jesus, the only source of spiritual fruit.

 

  • Gardener = God the Father, a busy, active, faithful gardener, working in His vineyard.

 

  • Branches = Genuine Believers

 

Jesus distinguishes between our position in the Vine (Christ) and our production.

 

 

  1. A productive Christian submits to God’s pruning (vv. 1-3)

 

“Every branch in Me that does not produce fruit He removes, and He prunes every branch that produces fruit so that it will produce more fruit” (John 15:2, CSB).

 

 

 

Two actions of the Gardener (God the Father):

 

  • He does something with the branch that isn’t bearing any fruit at all!

 

  • He does something with the branch that isn’t bearing enough fruit!

 

 

The branch that is “good for something” gets the special privilege of the pruning knife.

 

 

“You are already clean” (v. 3) = justified & grafted in (Rom.11).

 

 

  1. A productive Christian stays in close communion with Christ (John 15:4-8).

 

 

  • We live in His Word & pray (v. 7).

 

“If you remain in Me and My words remain in you, ask whatever you want and it will be done for you” (Jn. 15:7, CSB).

 

 

  • We obey His commandments (v. 10)

 

“If you keep My commands you will remain in My love just as I have kept My Father’s commands and remain in His love” (Jn. 15:10, CSB).

 

  • We keep our lives clean through His Word (v. 3).

 

“You are already clean because of the word I have spoken to you” (Jn. 15:3, CSB).

 

 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 

“fruit” (v. 2)

“more fruit” (v. 2)

“much fruit (v. 5)

 

 

John the Baptist: “Produce fruit consistent with repentance” (Matt. 3:8, CSB).

 

 

The apostle Paul: “But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control” (Gl. 5:22-23, CSB).

 

  • Love: When I become transparent, and Jesus shows through very Apparent!
  • Joy: An attitude cultivated when the heart smiles!
  • Peace: Enjoyment of godliness and contentment!

 

  • Patience: The discipline to stop & pray before any decision. Not feeling the world’s pressure to hurry through life.
  • Kindness: What is shown even to those who bend us the wrong way!
  • Goodness: So general a term it spans every area of our life, in which we strive for the highest good in all things.

 

  • Faithfulness: Trustworthy in words spoken and deeds promised.
  • Gentleness: Not weak but meek; like a strong father picking up his new-born baby for the first time.
  • Self-Control: Learning to say no to me!

 

 

“I am the Vine; you are the branches. When you’re joined with me and I with you, the relation intimate and organic, the harvest is sure to be abundant. Separated, you can’t produce a thing” (Jn. 15:5, The Message).

 

 

Results of remaining (abiding) in the Vine:

 

  • Our prayers will be answered (v. 7).

 

  • The Father will be glorified (v. 8).

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1-31-21 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.

New Hope Kids

Weekly Gatherings

LifeGroups- Sundays at 9am
Children’s Church- Sundays at 10:30am
Team Kid- Wednesdays at 6:30pm
 
Special Events
Kids Movie Night- Sunday, February 7 from 5pm-7pm
 
Kids Escape Room in the Fellowship Hall- Monday February 15th

Altitude Student Ministry

(7-12th grade)
Weekly Gatherings
LifeGroups- Sundays at 9am
Altitude- Wednesdays at 6:30pm
 
Special Events
 
“Disciple Now” weekend is Saturday February 27th here at New Hope. More details coming soon.
 
 

 Pastor Search Team

Please be in prayer for our new pastor search team members: Terry Dawson, Jim Ezell, Kasey Greene, Patricia Murphy, Beth Pulley, Pat Scales, and Jason Thomas.

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A Marriage Made in Heaven Sermon Notes

 

“A Marriage Made in Heaven”

Revelation 19:1-10

A Marriage Made in Heaven ( full worship service)

 

You and I were created for fellowship with God.

 

 

The only way God will give more of Himself to us is if we give more of ourselves to Him.

 

 

“Let us be glad, rejoice, and give Him glory, because the marriage of the Lamb has come, and His bride has prepared herself” (Rev. 19:7, CSB).

 

 

  1. The music will be glorious (Rev. 19:1-6).

 

 

There are four stanzas in this Hallelujah Chorus.

 

  • 1st stanza: The rejoicing of the saints (v. 1).

 

“A vast multitude” of people in heaven will be singing “Hallelujah” because that which was begun at Calvary is now come to full consummation.

 

 

  • 2nd stanza: The retribution of the sinner (vv. 2, 3).

 

The redeemed in heaven praise the Lord God for He has made things right.

 

 

  • 3rd stanza: The relationship of the saved (vv. 4, 5).

 

“Praise our God.”

 

 

  • 4th stanza: The reign of the Savior (v. 6).

 

Jesus is reigning, and the shouts of His praise will be magnified throughout Heaven.

 

 

  1. The bride will be gorgeous (Rev. 19:7-8).

 

 

 

“The bride,” the true church, “has prepared herself” (v. 7).

 

 

How do we make ourselves ready?

 

  1. Redemption prepares us (v. 8a).

 

“She was given fine linen to wear, bright and pure.”

 

  • We get saved.
  • Being saved is known as redemption.
  • At redemption, we receive the inner nature of the Lord Jesus Christ.

 

Rapture prepares us (1 Thess. 4:16-17; 1 Cor. 15:51-57; 1 John 3:2-3).

 

All of the sinful proclivities of the old flesh will be left behind.

 

Reward will make us ready (v. 8b).

 

“For the fine linen represents the righteous acts of the saints.”

 

We will receive rewards according to the deeds that we have done (2 Cor. 5:10).

 

We want to hear the Lord say, “Well done” (Lk. 19:17).

 

The guests will be glad (Rev. 19:9).

 

“Blessed are those invited to the marriage feast of the Lamb!”

 

The Groom will be glorified (Rev. 19:10).

 

  • The angel warns John not to worship him, but to “Worship God.”
  • While on earth, Jesus allowed others to worship Him and approved of it.

 

  • Jesus Christ is God.

 

 

 

“The spirit of prophecy” is Jesus Christ.

 

“In the middle of the night there was a shout: ‘Here’s the groom! Come out and meet him’” (Matt. 25:6, CSB).


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Divine Power Needed for Desperate Times

“Divine Power Needed for Desperate Times”

Matthew 17:14-21

 

We need divine power to be difference makers in desperate times.

 

 

Matthew 17:14-21, CSB

 

 

“Lord, have mercy on my son, because he has seizures and suffers terribly. He often falls into the fire (and burns himself) and often into the water (and almost drowns). I brought him to your disciples, but they couldn’t heal him” (vv. 15-16, CSB).

 

“You unbelieving and perverse generation” (v. 17).

 

  1. Jesus is frustrated with our lack of spiritual power (Matt. 17:14-17)

 

“They couldn’t” (vv. 16, 19).

 

“How long must I put up with you?” (v. 17)

 

“He (Jesus) summoned the Twelve and began to send them out in pairs and gave them authority over unclean spirits” (Mark 6:7, CSB).

 

“So, they went out and preached that people should repent. They drove out many demons, anointed many sick people with oil and healed them” (Mark 6:12-13, CSB).

 

“Lord, even the demons submit to us in your name” (Lk. 10:17, CSB).

 

“Don’t rejoice that the spirits submit to you but rejoice that your names are written in heaven” (Luke 10:20, CSB).

 

The church was birthed with power (Acts 1:8).

 
  1. Jesus is the Lord of spiritual power (Matt. 17:17-18).

 

 

Mark 9:20-24, CSB

 

“IF YOU CAN? Everything is possible for the one who believes!” (Mark 9:23, CSB).

 

“Lord, I do believe in You and in Your ability, but my faith is weak! Help me to grow in my faith!” (Mark 9:24, CSB)

 

Mark 9:24-27, CSB

 
  1. We need to learn the lessons of spiritual power (Matt. 17:19-21).
 

They lacked spiritual discipline in their lives.

 

This kind can come out by nothing but prayer (and fasting)” (Mark 9:29, CSB).

 

  • Prayer is a state of close communion with the Lord.

 

  • Fasting speaks of a lifestyle of total submission and surrender to the Lord.
 

Fasting and prayer are inferred throughout Scripture.

 

  • Moses (Exod. 34:28; Deut. 9)
  • Jews fast on the Day of Atonement (Lev. 16:23; Lev. 23:26-32)
  • Joel 2:12-14 a congregational fast for the purpose of confession and repentance
  • Esther called her people to fast for three days (Esther 4:14).
  • Jesus began His public ministry with a 40-day fast (Matt. 4:2).
  • Jesus speaks about three spiritual disciplines—giving, praying, fasting (Mt. 6:1-8, 16-18)

 

He says, “When you fast…”, not, if you fast (Matt. 6:16-17).

 

  • Christians fasted (Acts 9:9; 13:2; 14:23)

 

We do not fast to manipulate God; we fast to get more of God.

 

Our problem is we want more of God without wanting to give more of ourselves to God.


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