Hope Responds

Pastor Chris Seay shares stories and a message of hope from Mexico City, where thousands of migrant travelers rested on their journey to escape violence and oppression in Central America. As Ecclesia answers an invitation to show hospitality and love to these brothers and sisters, we are invited to consider what it means to respond in hope, knowing what we are for and not simply what we are against.

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1 John 4:7-19

Romans 8:18-30

“Easy come, easy go
That's just how you live
Oh take, take, take it all but you never give
I'd catch a grenade for ya (yeah yeah)
Throw my hand on a blade for ya (yeah yeah)
I'd jump in front of a train for ya (yeah yeah)
You know I'd do anything for ya (yeah yeah) ”

- Bruno Mars

Spiritual Practices

Pastor Chris invites us to respond through our Christian hope, in our community. Dedicate time this week to pause. With open hands, ask God to specifically reveal what it looks like for you live out this Christian hope in the communities that you are called to and planted in.

To take and consume is not love. Love DOES, love RESPONDS. What are some ways God may be calling you to respond in your world? Who may God be calling you to respond to in this season?

As we aim to let the world know what we are FOR as a church, identify this week strongholds that are standing in the way of us loving all people, in all places. Join us in prayer this week as we ask God to make us a loving people. A people that respond through and from love.

Worship Set

Leaning On The Everlasting Arms

Rising Sun

God’s Highway

Gravity Of Love

Come to Me

Oh! Dreamer

Benediction