About the Series

March/April 2017

Are you ever discouraged? Could you use a little more hope?

Most of us desire more hope. Hope impacts our health, work, education, and personal meaning. Modern science proves that it even affects our ability to heal. Hopeful patients often have higher levels of dopamine, endorphins and other neurochemicals which promote well-being and energy for living.

If you’re a car enthusiast, hope is your emotional engine. It’s the gasoline that fuels the rest of life. If you’re an Emily Dickinson follower, you remember, “Hope is the thing with feathers that perches in the soul and sings the tune without the words and never stops at all.” Star Wars fans, you’ll never forget the first time you saw Luke Skywalker find “A New Hope” in Episode IV. The Apostle Paul connects faith, hope and love in his first letter to the young Corinthian church (13:13).

Hope is directly related to our sense of possibility. The greater our perception of possibility, the greater our hope. Hope answers the question, “Why bother?”

Join us for this 9-week series as we study key New Testament texts that inspire us with gospel hope.

Sermons in this Series

Why can we boldly step into spring and summer with hope? Because...

God is The Good News
(2 Corinthians 4:1-6)
March 5

How Can We Show Hope To Our Neighbors?
(Acts 14:1-23)
March 12

God Always Tells the Truth
(1 Timothy 1:1-20)
March 19

God is With Us
(Romans 1:1-17)
March 26

Endurance for the Future
(Hebrews 4:14-16)
April 2

The King Came for Me
(Matthew 21:1-11)
April 9 – Palm Sunday

God Didn’t Just Cross His Fingers
(John 19:1-30)
April 14 – Good Friday Service; Communion

How Easter Gives Me Hope
(2 Timothy 2:1-13)
April 16 – Easter Sunday

Jesus Hears My Prayers
(Acts 1:1-14)
April 23

Why The Gospel Can Change Charleston
(Acts 26:1-32)
April 30

Series Resources

Gospel Resources

This Week's Recommended Resources April 30, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: Why the Gospel Can Change Charleston Resources: Books &...

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Bulletin (April 30, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! It’s our joy to have you here. Whether you’re a guest or regular attender, we’ve prayed for today’s services to strengthen your faith. Between the services, please help yourself to coffee and donut holes near the...

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Abide in Christ

This Week's Recommended Book April 23, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: Jesus Hears My Prayers Book: Abide in Christ by Andrew...

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Bulletin (April 23, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! We’re glad you’re here and hope you’ll make yourself at home. Our pastors and staff are still ecstatic about last week’s Easter services. Several people informed us that they prayed to receive Christ, and we had...

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Surprised by Hope

This Week's Recommended Book April 16, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: Why Easter Gives Me Hope Book: Surprised by Hope: Rethinking Heaven, the Resurrection, and the Mission of the Church by N. T....

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Bulletin (April 16, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! We’re glad you’re here! Whether you are a local guest, traveling visitor, or regular attender, we’ve prayed all week for these Easter services to inspire your faith. Please help yourself to coffee and donuts in...

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Bulletin (April 9, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! Thanks so much for joining us for a day of celebration. What are we celebrating? Today’s celebration has nothing to do with Kanye West’s 2005 hit, U2’s 1982 single, or the unincorporated Orlando community bearing...

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Bulletin (April 2, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! On behalf of our pastors and staff, we’re glad to have you here. If this is your first time with us, you may be curious about the large Beans & Rice display at the front doors. Last Sunday, we launched a...

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The Mission of God’s People

This Week's Recommended Book March 26, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: God is With Us Book: The Mission of God’s People: A Biblical Theology of the Church’s Mission by Christopher J. H....

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Bulletin (March 26, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! It’s a joy having you with us. As our 75th Anniversary draws closer (March 2018), it has been fun to dig through Bible Center history. Hanging on my office wall are the contents of hidden cornerstone memorabilia...

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When God Sings

This Week's Recommended Book March 19, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: God Always Tells The Truth Book: When God Sings: The Breathtaking Truth of God Singing Over His Own  by Dr. Bill...

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Bulletin (March 19, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! Thanks for being with us today. What are your daily routines? Of course... making coffee is first. After that, maybe you also check Instagram, catch up on your NCAA basketball scores, take your medicine, make your...

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God is the Gospel

This Week's Recommended Book March 5, 2017 - Sermon Series: HopeFull Sermon: God is the Good News Book: God is the Gospel by John...

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Bulletin (March 5, 2017)

Pastor's Letter Dear Friends, Welcome to Bible Center! On behalf of our pastors and staff, we’re happy to have you here. By 6 o’clock this evening, the Worship Center will be transformed into a giant living room. All chairs will be replaced with La-Z-Boy recliners,...

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Sermon Series | HopeFull

March/April Sermon Series Are you ever discouraged? Could you use a little more hope? Most of us desire more hope. Hope impacts our health, work, education, and personal meaning. Modern science proves that it even affects our ability to heal. Hopeful...

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