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Articles and Devotionals

These are gospel-oriented articles and devotionals where we delve deeper into the gospel relating to everyday life and living out our Union with Christ. We also include helpful articles regarding areas of particular struggle such as depression, anxiety, addiction, marriage, singleness, parenting, etc.

 

Valley of Vision Remix Prayer Series

This is a selection of prayers, from ”The Valley of Vision”, that are presented in modern English and written in various forms of liturgy, poetry, rhythmic spoken word.

 

 

King Jesus Video Discipleship Series:

This is an online video discipleship resource that is built around the foundation of Union with Christ.

 

 

Gospel Info-graphics

This is a series of resources that help to visually communicate different aspects of theology and Christian living.

 

 

Sermons and Teaching

These are gospel-oriented sermons preached by Tim Melton along with other notable speakers and teachers. 

Gospel Graphic: Ephesians 2:1-7

The graphic below illustrates that the Good News of King Jesus is that: We were enslaved to the pattern of this dark kingdom, enslaved to our selfish passions, and enslaved to satanic authority. But God sent his Son to redeem us by buying our freedom with his blood so that we could be made alive to a Union with King Jesus, raised with him in victory over this dark domain, and seated with him as his bride and eternal co-heir.


 

The Idolatry of Christian Impact

One of our primary intentions here at Hope Discipleship is to attempt to clear away thoughts and ideas that often cloud or adulterate the Gospel of King Jesus. I don’t suppose for a moment that I have a corner on this market so I look to friends, authors, thinkers, and theologians to help me along the road. John Piper, Tim Keller, Eugene Peterson, NT Wright, Nancy Guthrie, Dan Allender, and Michael Reeves are some of my biggest allies in this regard. I also read a few dead guys like Edwards, Calvin, and CS Lewis. However, as I observe our modern evangelical cultural trends, it seems that some of those who currently defend the Gospel most heartily – folks like John Piper, Frances Chan, David Platt, and John McArthur – often get a little too zealous in their collective emphasis on missiology.

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Are we the Hollow Men?

Are all human beings born with a spiritually hollow heart and mind? Noted mathematician Blaise Pascal believed that we are. He said, There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of each man which cannot be satisfied by any created thing but only by God the Creator, made know through Jesus Christ.” In his poem “The Hollow Men”, TS Eliot echoed Pascal’s thought. In this poem, Eliot creates the imagery of a group of scarecrows huddled together in a barren land. 

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King Jesus keeps his people Sacrosanct

Do you dream when you’re sleeping? I do. Very often. My dreams are rarely positive because of painful events in my past. I often re-live moments in my life that were destructive and harmful to my soul. I would love to be able to block these traumatic memories, but my dreams will not co-operate. A few years ago, I had a particularly startling dream. Continue reading “King Jesus keeps his people Sacrosanct”

The Deceptive Nature of Sweet Legalism

False teachers of the gospel of Jesus come in many shapes and sizes. For the most part, false teachers are fairly easy to spot.

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Performance v Relationship

The gospel is NOT an invitation to performance. The gospel is an invitation to a relationship.

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Modern Penance: Obsessed with the Person in the Mirror

This video is the second in our series on Repentance. In this presentation, we learn that the modern Church views Christianity as a Religious Performance “for” Christ, rather than a Loving Relationship “with” Christ. As a result, we Christians generally relate to God through perfectionistic penance, and we become obsessed with the person we see in the mirror.

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Information Video, 2020

Please take 5 minutes to hear about Hope Soul Care and Discipleship to find out what we do at Hope Soul Care and Discipleship, and how you can help us in our ministry.

Giving Link: https://actintl.givingfuel.com/hopediscipleship

Penance: The Wrong Way to Relate to God

This video is the first in our series on Repentance. In this presentation, we learn why the Sacrament of Penance was opposed by Martin Luther in 1517 as the wrong way to relate to God. Listed below are some commonly raised questions about the Sacrament of Penance. If you have any questions are comments, please let us know and we’ll be glad to respond.

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