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  1. Christian Leadership: Instruct with Sound Doctrine, Rebuke False Teachers

    Titus 1:10-16

    10 For there are many unruly men, vain talkers and deceivers, especially they of the circumcision, 11 whose mouths must be stopped; men who overthrow whole houses, teaching things which they ought not, for filthy lucre’s sake. 12 One of themselves, a prophet of their own, said,

    Cretans are always liars, evil beasts, idle [i]gluttons.

    13 This testimony is true. For which cause reprove them sharply, that they may be [j]sound in the faith, 14 not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men who turn away from the truth. 15 To the pure all things are pure: but to them that are defiled and unbelieving nothing is pure; but both their mind and their conscience are defiled. 16 They profess that they know God; but by their works they deny him, being abominable, and disobedient, and unto every good work reprobate.

  2. Register Today for Mops@Hope

    Registration is now open for the Fall 2020 semester of MOPS@Hope. We will meet at 8pm on Zoom on the 2nd and 4th Mondays of each month. A reduced fee of $20 is being charged for this semester, so sign up today!

    MOPS is a ministry to Mothers of Preschoolers in Austin. At MOPS, we create a space for moms to participate in a small group of women that truly cares for each other. Teaching, by both experienced moms and professionals, covers topics such as but not limited to womanhood, marriage and family. You’ll be encouraged, challenged and inspired by your time with us.

    Invite your friends and neighbors to join us this semester on Zoom!

    Contact Hala with questions.

  3. Lyrics for Worship on the Lawn 8/2

    NOTE: Following our worship time outdoors, children are invited to join Hala Tompkins on the playground for an age-appropriate Bible lesson.  Kids–please obtain the permission of your parents before participating!

    The Steadfast Love of the Lord

    The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases,

    His mercies never come to an end;
    they are new every morning, new every morning:

    great is your faithfulness, O Lord

    great is your faithfulness!

    Praise Before My Breakthrough

    I know the tension of the now, I don’t always understand
    I don’t always get to see, Everything

    When I’m holding up my hands, When I’m counting every breath
    Lord, all I need to know is, You choose me, You choose me

    I’ll praise before my breakthrough, ‘Til my song becomes my triumph
    I will sing because I trust You, I will bring my heart, I will lift my song

    When I’m listening for Your voice, And I’m shutting out the noise
    I know that You will speak, Clearly

    When I’m living out my faith, When I’m stepping on the sea
    I know You take my hand, And walk with me, Walk with me

    He who came in power, He will come again,

    He who heals the sick, won’t He move again
    He who raised the dead, won’t He raise again, And I will sing, I will sing

    And I will sing because I trust You, And I’ll worship because I trust
    I sing because I love You, And I’ll bring my heart, I will lift my song

    I Will Exalt You, Lord

    Your Presence is all I need, It’s all I want, all I seek
    Without it, without it there’s no meaning

    Your Presence is the air I breathe, The song I sing, the love I need
    Without it, without it I’m not living

    I will exalt You, Lord, I will exalt You, Lord, There is no one like You God
    I will exalt You, Lord, I will exalt You, Lord, No other name be lifted high

    There will be no one like You, And no one beside You,                                        You alone are worthy of all praise

    Break Every Chain

    There is power in the name of Jesus (3X)
    To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain (2X)

    There’s an army rising up (3X)
    To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain (2X)

    There is power in the name of Jesus (3X)
    To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain (2X)

    There’s an army rising up (3X)
    To break every chain, break every chain, break every chain (2X)

    I hear the chains falling, I hear the chains falling

    Had It Not Been The Lord

    Had it not been the Lord who is on our side, Had it not been the Lord who is on our side
    The anger of the enemy would have swallowed us alive

    Had it not been the Lord who is on our side

    Blessed be The lord who would not give us up

    Blessed be The Lord for His unfailing Love
    The snare is broken and we have escaped,

    Our help is in The name of The Lord, Blessed be The Lord

    Had it not been the Lord who is on our side, Had it not been the Lord who is on our side
    The water would have engulfed us, We would have surely died
    Had it not been the Lord who is on our side

  4. Prayer Nights

    Come to the Hope Chapel playground for corporate prayer and worship. We will enjoy each other at a safe distance while seeking the Lord and His will. Three Wednesday evenings in August, so bring your water bottle and personal mister.

    Wednesday nights, August 12th, 19th, and 26th from 7-8:30.

  5. Great Christian Leadership: Begin with The Who and Not The What

    Great business leaders begin with The Who. Paul in Titus 1:5-9 tells Titus to set things in order and carefully choose the right people to lead the church.

    Titus 1:5-9

    Qualifications for Elders

    This is why I left you in Crete, so that you might put what remained into order, and appoint elders in every town as I directed you— if anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife,[a] and his children are believers[b] and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination. For an overseer,[c] as God’s steward, must be above reproach. He must not be arrogant or quick-tempered or a drunkard or violent or greedy for gain, but hospitable, a lover of good, self-controlled, upright, holy, and disciplined. He must hold firm to the trustworthy word as taught, so that he may be able to give instruction in sound[d] doctrine and also to rebuke those who contradict it.

  6. Lyrics for Worship on the Lawn 7/26

    Each Day

    Each day…I grow a little nearer, Each day…He seems a little dearer

    Each day…I grow a little nearer to the Lord

    Each day…my path gets brighter, Each day…my load gets lighter

    Each day…I grow a little nearer to the Lord

    While on this pilgrim’s journey a servant I will be

    Oh each day (each day) I grow a little nearer to Thee

    My friends talk about me but that don’t bother me
    Because each day (Each day) I grow a little nearer to the Lord

    You know when trouble overtakes me, Right by my side He’ll be
    Yes, each day (each day) I grow a little nearer to Thee

    Yes, I know he’s water when I’m thirsty
    A shelter, Lord, for me, And each day (each day) I grow a little nearer to the Lord

     

    Waiting Here For You

    If faith can move the mountains, let the mountains move

    We come with expectation, waiting here for You, Waiting here for You

    You’re the Lord of all Creation, and still you know my heart

    The Author of salvation, You’ve loved me from the start

    Waiting here for You, with our hands lifted high in praise

    And it’s You, we adore, singing Alleluia

    You are everything You’ve promised, Your faithfulness is true

    We’re desperate for Your presence, All we need is You

     

    Tis So Sweet to Trust in Jesus

    ‘Tis so sweet to trust in Jesus, just to take Him at His word.

    Just to rest upon His promise, just to know “Thus saith  the  Lord.”

    Jesus, Jesus,  how I trust Him!  How I’ve proved Him o’er and o’er!

    Jesus, Jesus, precious Jesus!  O for grace to trust  Him more!

    how sweet to trust in Jesus, just to trust His cleansing blood.

    Just in simple faith to plunge me, ‘neath the healing, cleansing flood!

    Yes, ’tis sweet to trust in Jesus, just from sin and self to cease,

    Just from Jesus simply taking, life and rest and joy and peace.

    I’m so glad I learned to trust Him, precious Jesus, Savior, Friend.

    And I know that He is with me, will be with me to the end.

     

    God is So Good

    God is so good, God is so good, God is so good, He’s so good to me

    He answers prayer, (Hallelujah)…He’s so good to me!

    I praise His name, (Hallelujah)…He’s so good to me!

    The answer’s not to force a moral story, The answer’s not to bring back days of old

    The answer is the King in all His glory, Come and take your throne

    When times times are strange and righteousness seems complicated

    When lies and truth are said to be more integrated

    The Holy Ghost time after time has demonstrated, Jesus is alive

     

    You Reign Above It All

    The reign of darkness now has ended, In the kingdom of light, In the kingdom of light
    Forever under Your dominion, You’re the King of my life, You’re the King of my life

    You reign above it all, You reign above it all, Over the universe
    And over every heart, There is no higher name, Jesus You reign above it all

    On the cross the work was finished, God You poured out Your life, Just to give us new life
    Now from the lips of the forgiven, Hear an anthem arise, ‘Cause Jesus You’re alive

    Let all of heaven and the earth erupt in song, Sing hallelujah to the Everlasting One
    There is no higher name, Jesus You reign above it all, You reign above it all

    You sent the darkness running, Out of an empty grave
    Now seated alone in glory, Enthroned on the highest praise (4X)

     

    Goodness of God

    I love You Lord, Oh Your mercy never fails me, All my days, I’ve been held in Your hands
    From the moment that I wake up, Until I lay my head, I will sing of the goodness of God

    All my life You have been faithful, All my life You have been so, so good
    With every breath that I am able, I will sing of the goodness of God

    I love Your voice, You have led me through the fire, In darkest nights

    You are close like no other, I’ve known You as a father

    I’ve known You as a friend, I have lived in the goodness of God

    Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me (2X)

    With my life laid down, I’m surrendered now, I give You everything

    Your goodness is running after, it’s running after me