Jacob schemes, dreams and gets into conflict...again. We see that there's only one who can lay claim to the road ahead of Jacob. Or the road ahead of us.
An arms race of fertility delivers a message for people in relationships and for anyone who is unloved, unseen.
Who is writing the story? Got interrupts, then doesn't...and we find The Trickster gets got on a journey to discover who he is in the story of God.
Jacob enters the story clutching, and his clutching and search for identity exposes our own. We find a person caught up in a story bigger than himself. We find ourselves wrestling with the same story.
Faith is putting your money, life, words, and actions where your belief is. We see an incredible down payment on the promise given to Abraham, and our own hopes are kindled in the war zones we are facing.
God asks an impossible thing, which leads to a belief in the impossible. We dive into what may be the most challenging story of faith in the Scriptures to find a God who does the impossible.
Hagar and Ishmael, once again, take center stage in the drama of God's family. We see that sometimes the help we desperately need is right here in front of us.
We are challenged by a story about destruction, a story that surprises us with its portrayal of the mercy of God. Theological questions abound, as does the love of God.
God can take bitter laughter and turn it into joy. He can make the sad things come untrue. He can make old things new.
Abrams gets a new name, a circumcision, and we get a new perspective on the God who sees Hagar and Sarah. A challenging look at the cost of faith and what it looks like to live inside a belief in the God who does the impossible.
God makes a one-sided, epic covenant with Abram. He has a story and a place for all of us. Also we get to talk about stars!
In a strange text, we find a priest who predates the priesthood, pointing to the last priest and our need for a priest fulfilled. Everything we are looking for, we somehow find ultimately in Jesus. Even in Genesis 14.
We meet Abram, and find a dead-end interrupted by the dreams of God. Blessed to be blessing, we find a call of God for us to come out of barren, lifeless places and into the adventures of God.
God interrupts Babel, and our own hollow ambitions, building in and through us a better story than we could have written ourselves. (also, is technology bad? what about unity and human progress?...there's a lot in this one)
We hear a message of hope born out of suffering. Removing the bandaid of easy answers, we discover the healing hope of the love of God poured out on us.
God sees chaos and makes a way through evil and death and a world gone wrong. He remembers Noah. You. Everything.
God's heart breaks, and He finds a way forward, saving the planet through a guy willing to do something crazy. We dive into a flood of conflict in the heart of God
In a journey through the Scriptures and the heart of God we see God loves cities, and we are meant to love ours, making it more like the one He dreamed it would be. We discover more of who we are and what Hopesprings is meant to be.
A lawyer tries Jesus with a question. Jesus answers a question with a story that turns our attitudes upside down about how we love the people around us.
We find in the Scriptures our biggest heroes in the throes of conflict with God. A conflict central to what it means to love God and live in a relationship with Him. We wrestle with what it really means to love God.