Word of Hope Christian Church Podcast
This podcast is recent sermons from Word of Hope Christian Church in New Braunfels TX. More information for our church can be found at www.whccnb.org.
May 9 – The Miraculous Mom
From our hearts to yours—a very happy and blessed Mother’s Day. For today’s sermon we’re going to look at Mary, the mother of Jesus, the Messiah. It’s kind of hard to think of a woman who was more honored than Mary was. And we’re going to talk about the wedding at Cana where she and her son, Jesus had a most interesting exchange. And through that exchange you’ll gain great insight into what made this mom so special. Thanks for watching. Much love! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.
May 5 – Romans, Pt 2 – Paul’s Prayer & Desire to Visit Rome
In today’s study we’ll continue with Paul’s opening remarks to the believers in Rome (Rom 1:8-17). He writes passionately about the people he longs to be with and about the saving faith that is ours through Christ Jesus. By Paul’s example we will learn how we can best encourage each other. Thanks for listening! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
May 2 – Praise & Worship: Why We Do It!
Today we are going to talk about one of our core values here at WHCC but it’s also a topic that’s very close to our heart and that is Praise and Worship. In this message you’ll find out what worship is, the difference between praise and worship and why we do it each week. Thanks for listening. Much love! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Apr 28 – Romans, Pt 1 – Greetings from Paul
Hi. Today we begin a new Bible study in the book of Romans one of the most foundational books of the Bible. And we’re going to learn about the core doctrines of the Christian faith. In this opening study The Apostle Paul introduces himself and his credentials. And then almost immediately, he directs their attention to the Lord Jesus Christ. So buckle up and let’s get going on this amazing journey...you’ll be glad you did. Thanks for watching and listening! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Apr 25 – Love Reigns, Pt 4 – Love Reigns Over Our Future
Hi Folks and welcome to last sermon in our series. Do you worry that you don’t have control of the future? Are you unsure how things are going to turn out? Did you know that Jesus is looking out for you and will provide for all your needs? Folks you can turn your worries into prayers and trust in God’s plan for your life. How do you do that? Stay tuned we’ll tell you. Much love! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Apr 18 – Love Reigns, Pt 3 – Love Reigns Over Our Present
Hi Folks and welcome to part 3 of our series. Today we’ll be talking about how God’s love can reign over our present. God’s great mercy became a transforming reality through the life, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ. This mercy is a result of God’s love for us and this love invites us to live differently in the present. It’s not going to be easy but we must renew the way we think, and in doing so, we will discover God’s will for us in the present. Join us today and let’s find out more...
Apr 11 – Love Reigns, Pt 2 – Love Reigns Over Our Past
Hi Folks and welcome. Jesus Christ demonstrated His love for humanity by sacrificially giving His life on the cross and resurrecting from the dead. Because of this incredible act of love, those who are in Christ have become new creations. All of our past mistakes, sins and miscues have been covered by the blood of Jesus. Our past no longer defines us—it no longer has to weigh us down. We can decide to get past our past by believing in the forgiving love of Jesus. Stay tuned and we’ll tell you more! To find out more about our...
Apr 4 (Easter Sunday) – Love Reigns, Pt 1 – Love Held Him There
Hi Folks and welcome to Easter Sunday. As Jesus was being crucified, the soldiers mocked Him by placing a crown of thorns on His head and placing a sign over His head that read “King of the Jews.” They did not see Him as the true King who rules and reigns. After Jesus’ resurrection, He revealed Himself to His disciples and because He defeated death, He claimed all authority over heaven and earth. It was Jesus’ love for us that held Him on the cross. His love reigns in our lives when we put our faith, hope, and trust in Him...
Mar 31 – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 13 – Serving God With My Life
Hi. Today is a special day because this is the last study of this series. We’ve spent the last 12-weeks talking about how to develop our spiritual lives. Today we put it all together and we’re going to share with you four aspects of serving God with your life that we should all understand. They are: The Call for Service, The Equipping for Service, The Activity of Service and The Reward for Service. So stay tuned and let’s finish strong together. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 28 (Palm Sunday) – Why Did The Cheering Stop?
Hi Folks and welcome to Palm Sunday. History is filled with examples of people who started out humbly, rose to great popularity and came to the end of their life in utter humiliation. In the sermon today, we’ll see a similar example. Jesus, the son of a carpenter, educated in Nazareth, one who gained favor with men, one who was cheered and praised, would soon be mocked, scorned and cast aside by the same ones who did the cheering. So why did the cheering stop? We’ll answer that and more during our time today. Stay tuned and than...
Mar 24 – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 12 – Overcoming Doubt
The Bible is full of stories about great men and women of faith who went through times of doubt and questioning. Doubt is a normal and predictable part of the Christian experience. Today we’re going to examine 3 spiritual arenas where faith does battle with doubt: 1) Doubting God’s Identity; 2) Doubting God’s Plan and 3) Doubting God’s Power. Let’s do this. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 21 – We Are Gathered Here, Pt 4 – We Gather for Unity
Hi Folks. This is the last sermon in our series and we have an immensely important topic to tackle and that is Unity. It’s hard to think of something we need more desperately in our culture right now than unity. We are as divided a nation as we’ve ever been and unfortunately it doesn’t look like the end is in sight. The truth is, when we gather together as one, in the name of Jesus, anything is possible, even unity. Thanks for listening! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 17 – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 11 – Resisting Temptation
Today we’re going to talk about a really challenging topic – resisting temptation. And on that journey we’re going to spend some time talking about three sources of temptation, the sequence of temptation and the strategies to resist temptation. Friends this train is leaving the station for Bible study town so let’s go...all aboard!!! Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 14 – We Are Gathered Here, Pt 3 – We Gather for Strength
Hi Folks. Today’s message is a simple and powerful one. Simply stated that message is: We are stronger together than we are alone. The church gathers for strength. There are several passages of Scripture we’re going to look at as we discuss the strength we experience when we gather together. Stay with us...you’ll be glad you did. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 10 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 10 – Living in the Power of the Spirit
In Galatians 5:16-25 the Apostle Paul asserts that we should put on our walking shoes and keep in step with the Spirit. You know there’s a trend that’s been around for quite some time and still very popular called “power walking.” It is somewhere between a leisurely beach stroll and a hundred-yard dash. In today’s study, we’ll talk about the best kind of “power walking”—walking in the power of the Holy Spirit. Stay tuned to find out more. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 7 – We Are Gathered Here, Pt 2 – We Gather for Rhythm
Hi Folks. Today we’re going to talk about the second reason we gather and that is for Rhythm. You know a healthy rhythm forms healthy habits and habits are powerful in shaping our lives. So we’re going to unpack Acts 2:42-47 and find out what a healthy gathering rhythm looks like. Stay with us some exciting insights and practical applications and a challenge. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Mar 3 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 9 – Applying God’s Word to My Life
Today’s study is about applying God’s Word to our lives. Jesus declared that those who hear and act on the truths God revealed in the Bible will withstand the inevitable storms of life, while those who hear but fail to implement the truth will be forced to constantly rebuild that which has fallen. From Jesus’ summary in the Sermon on the Mount we will learn the grand purposes of God’s Word for our lives and then James will help us see the steps of actually applying God’s Word to our lives. It’s going to be a great s...
Feb 28 – We Are Gathered Here, Pt 1 – We Gather for Encouragement
Welcome to our new, 4-part sermon series called We Gather for Encouragement. Folks, we know that life is difficult, confusing, and frustrating. To know that you have a place to go and be lifted up or challenged to keep moving in faith every week is a gift. And that place is the church. We believe that gathering together is powerful and even more importantly, it's biblical. And we believe that one of the most important reasons we gather together is to encourage one another. We’re going to talk about that and more in today’s message. So stay with...
Feb 24 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 8 – Meditating On and Memorizing God’s Word
In today’s study we’ll address the misconceptions surrounding meditation and the reluctance toward memory work and look at the values of both meditation and memorization. We’ll conclude by offering some specific steps to make both disciplines possible, enjoyable and fruitful. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for watching. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Feb 21 – The Generous Life, Pt 3 – The Impact of Your Generosity
This is the last sermon in our 3-week series called, The Generous Life, where we have been looking at the life-changing power of being generous. In this final message we’re going to talk about the final step on our path towards a generous life which is Impact. You see Impact is How the Gospel and Generosity Spreads. We hope you’ll stay tuned to find out more. Thanks for watching!
Feb 17 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 7 – How to Study God’s Word
In today’s study, we want encourage the lifelong study of God’s Word and equip you to do personal study in Scripture. To that end we’re going to talk about 1) The Value of Personal Bible Study, 2) The Purpose of Personal Bible Study and 3) The Plan for Personal Bible Study which will include discussion about study methods, study principles and study tools. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for listening. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Feb 14 – The Generous Life, Pt 2 – Activating Your Generosity
Today we are going to talk about the second step on our path towards a generous life which is Activating Your Generosity. The desire to be generous is important, but desire alone does not make us generous. If we want to live a generous life, then we have to get active. But how do we do that? What kinds of things do I need to do? You’ll be surprised at how simple the answer is. Stay tuned for more. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Feb 10 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 6 – Spending Daily Time With God
Spending daily time with God is vital to the Christian. And there are many thoughts about how to do that. In today’s study we’re going to share with you what we believe are 4-keys areas we should consider. They are: 1) Seeking God’s Presence, 2) Listening to God Speak, 3) Responding to What God Says and 4) Striking a balance. Want to know more? Stay tuned and let’s find out together. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Feb 7 – The Generous Life, Pt 1 – Awareness Activates Generosity
We were created by God with a desire to be fulfilled, to be happy and to live for something more than just our own stories. Welcome to our new 3-part series called, “The Generous Life.” Over the next 3-weeks we’ll show you from Scripture, how living generously can open the floodgates to the best version of life possible and set you on a path to happiness, purpose and impact. Today we start with the first step on our path towards a generous life which is awareness. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www...
Feb 3 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 5 – Giving to God
In the past few weeks we have talked about Developing Our Spiritual Lives by learning to talk with God (prayer), learning to listen to God and learning to worship God. Today we’re going to continue to talk about worshiping God but in a very specific way. We’re going to explore giving to God. In giving to God, we demonstrate the depth of our affection. But we also express that in 4 other ways. Do you know what they are? Stay tuned and let’s find out. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 31 – Revival: Stronger Than Ever, Pt 6 – The Book That Changes Nations
6-weeks ago we began a journey together—a journey of becoming a righteous, resilient people who remain strong in the midst of adversity, hope-filled in the midst of scarcity and determined in the face of demonic opposition. This series has been a study in the book of Chronicles and our teacher, the ancient and anointed scribe Ezra, has been walking us through lessons on how a nation can emerge from a national crisis. Today we finish strong with a powerful message that can change your life and change our nation as well. Let’s go...thanks for watching! To find...
Jan 27 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 4 – Worshiping God
Today we will talk about worshiping God as He truly is. We’ll talk about the definitions of worship, what is means to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth and to recognize the importance of balance in the practical emphasis of spirit and truth. So let’s get right to it. Thanks for watching. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 24 – Revival: Stronger Than Ever, Pt 5 – The War in Heaven
Bad news is always followed by good news, because the forces of good in this universe are stronger than the forces of evil. This is the story of the war in heaven and of relationships on earth. And the moral of the story is God always wins so stay close to Him and you will too. How do you do that? Stay tuned and find out. Thanks for watching!! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 20 – Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 3 – Connecting to a Spiritual Community
Hi folks. Our childhood neighborhoods are naturally one of the first places that we experienced ‘community.’ Growing up, it was the people in the homes nearby that we ‘did life’ with. It is God’s desire and design for His people to experience and enjoy being part of a close-knit spiritual community with whom we ‘do life.’ In today’s study we will explore the dynamics of such a faith community. So stay tuned and let’s get to it. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 17 – Revival: Stronger Than Ever, Pt 4 – When To Turn In Your Darkest Moments
Hi Folks. Where do you turn in your darkest moments? Do you stand there wondering what to do? Do you run away? Do you call someone? Where does a nation turn in its darkest moments? Today Ezra is going to show us what we need to do both personally and as a nation when those moments come. Stay tuned and thanks for listening!! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 13 – Mid-week Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 2 – Listening to God
Hi folks. Folks God is still speaking today. He is always at work and is always communicating. The real question is whether or not we are tuned in to receive His “broadcast.” We’re going to examine an Old Testament passage about a young boy who had his antenna up and received a broadcast from God. And like many of us, the boy was confused about the message and the messenger. Stay tuned...you won’t want to miss this one. Thanks for watching. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 10 – Revival: Stronger Than Ever, Pt 3 – Increasing God’s Power In Your Life
Hi Folks. What kind of encouragement does a nation need when it emerges from a national crisis? That’s the question Ezra is answering for us in the book of Chronicles. And what kind of encouragement do you need when you’re facing a personal crisis? That’s the question Ezra is answering for us today in this section of Chronicles as we talk about Increasing God’s Power In Your Life. It’s gonna be a good one...thanks for watching!! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Jan 6 – Mid-week Bible Study – Developing My Spiritual Life, Pt 1 – Talking to God
Hi folks. Welcome to our new Bible study called Developing My Spiritual Life. As we slowly begin to emerge from this pandemic what better time to talk about our spiritual life and how we can better develop it. Over the next 13-weeks we’ll talk about how we can take our spiritual lives to another level. We’ll be exploring various topics such as listening to God, connecting to a spiritual community, worshipping God, giving to God, how to study God’s Word, resisting temptation and much more. The first topic we’ll be discussing is Talking to God and we’l...
Jan 3 – Revival: Stronger Than Ever, Pt 2 – The Gift of Wisdom
Hi Folks. Today, we are going to learn a lesson from Solomon about wisdom. When you study the life of Solomon, you quickly realize he did many things wrong. But Ezra is writing to encourage us. So he’s going to talk about what Solomon did right and how it benefited an entire nation and how it can benefit you. Here we go...thanks for watching!! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Dec 27 – Revival: Stronger Than Ever, Pt 1 – The Plague Was Cut Short
Hi Folks. We stand on the doorstep of 2021 and what better time to start an adventure in recovering. For nearly a year our country has been shut down. Lives have been lost, jobs have been lost, loneliness has crept in and it’s been hard to hold onto hope. But we are slowly starting to recover. And what better time for this new sermon series which will focus on the book of Chronicles. You see Chronicles is a book about recovery. If we learn the lessons contained therein, we stand a great chance of recovering better, faster, stronger and wi...
Dec 24 – Rediscovering Christmas, Pt 5 – Finding CHRIST in Our World
Hi Folks. We are here! We made it to Christmas Eve. Did you ever think we’d get here? Most of us have never seen or lived through a year like this one. We can all really use some Christmas this year! We can all stand to Rediscover Christmas! And the good news is that Christ has come with hope, peace, joy and love. Jesus is the discovery of Christmas. So let’s run like the shepherds to encounter Him this season. Let’s worship and find renewal in His presence this year. Let’s rediscover Christmas in the life He...
Dec 20 – Rediscovering Christmas, Pt 4 – Finding LOVE In Our Differences
Hi Folks. The cast of characters God assembled for the arrival of His Son on earth brings together a wide variety or people across many different divides and contrasts. Could there have been a more diverse group of people? Hardly. He pretty much covered them all. And in so doing, God revealed several things about His love that you need to know this Christmas season and beyond. So stay tuned. Thanks for watching! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Dec 13 – Rediscovering Christmas, Pt 3 – Finding JOY In Our Discouragement
Hi Folks. On this 3d Sunday of Advent we’re going to explore the attribute of JOY. And here’s the good news about JOY—we can experience it no matter what discouragement we may be going through because Christ has come to be God With Us. There’s more to talk about so stay tuned. God bless you! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Dec 6 – Rediscovering Christmas, Pt 2 – Finding PEACE in Our Struggles
Hi Folks. Welcome once again to our new sermon series, Rediscovering Christmas. Today we begin with finding the PEACE of Christmas, even in our struggles. We hope you’ll stay tuned for this powerful and encouraging message. God bless you! To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.
Dec 2 – Mid-week Bible Study – The Stress of Spiritual Boredom
Hi folks. Three-weeks ago we discussed the stress of change. Today we will consider stress from the lack of change. So our focus will be on overcoming spiritual boredom. We hope you’ll stay tuned for this powerful and encouraging study. Thanks for watching...much love. To find out more about our church please go to www.whccnb.org.