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We are born again to a living hope through the resurrection of the Lord Jesus Christ... 1 Peter 1:3
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We are excited about the great things that God is doing in our midst here at Living Hope and are happy you could take some time to keep up to date with us.
Put your feet up, make a cup of tea (don't forget biscuits for dunking), have a look around and see what the Lord is doing in Living Hope Church and in the City of Leeds.
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Welcome to LIVING HOPE CHURCH INTERNATIONAL!
The work of God is thriving here at Living Hope Church. Watch this space to find out how God is working in our international branches and through our mission programmes, keep up to date with our upcoming events and, of course, celebrate with our family of Living Hopers as the LORD in His mercy adds youth to their lives.
Living Hope Church, Harare, Zimbabwe was commissioned by our General Overseer on Sunday 29th November, 2015. We are grateful to God for His continuing work in this branch.
Living Hope Church, Kampala, Uganda have extended their evangelism to eastern Uganda, specifically the town of Tororo. For more information and photos, click here.
Living Hope Church, Pakistan have acquired a plot of land for a new branch in Lahore and have completed the building works.
The second branch of Living Hope Church in Ile-Ife, Nigeria has made substantial progress with their building works.
Living Hope Church, UK celebrated their 18th Anniversary in November, 2016! Read more here.
Keep us in your prayers and thank God for us as the Lord continues to do His work.
Upcoming Events: 2018
Key dates for your diary:
1) 20th UK Church Anniversary - Sunday 11th November, 2018
2) Pastors' Appreciation Day - Sunday 2nd December, 2018
3) Christmas Carol Service - Sunday 23rd December, 2018
4) New Year's Eve Service - Sunday 31st December, 2018
The word of God is very important to us here at Living Hope Church. We are a Bible-based Church and everything we do is centred upon His word. But, we don't want to keep it all to ourselves, so we keep this place updated weekly with our sermons so that you can enjoy the powerful teaching of His word, too. Enjoy!
PURSUING THE PLANS OF GOD - JEREMIAH 29:11-13
Celebration Sunday - 04.02.2018
"The Plan of God - Work It Out" - Pastor Kemi (G.O.)
The thoughts and plans of God for the children of Israel was for them to build houses and plant gardens (Jeremiah 29:4-8, 11-13). That word was sent to all of them, but not all followed the word, even though that was the plan of God for them. Somewhere along the line, the plan of God failed for them, either because they did not receive the word as for them, or because they didn't feel they could achieve it.
God has a plan for your life, but that does not mean that you yourself will follow the plan.
God made His thoughts and plans for Israel plain and clear; they needed no interpretation. He even gave them the clue to enjoying those plans; simply to call on Him and seek Him (Jeremiah 29:11-12).
God's plan for our life is the reason and purpose for our existence. He has a plan for everyone that is born. On top of that, we have plans for our own life, our family and friends may also have plans for us.
There is a master-plan of God for everyone who is born no matter who they are or where they were born. Whatever God says we should do, that is His plan for us; a plan which we have all broken at some point in our lives (Exodus 20).
On top of that, His master-plan for us is to love Him and serve Him with all our heart and soul (Deuteronomy 6:5; 10:12-13, 20-21; 11:13-15, 22-25; 1 Samuel 12:24).
The primary love of God should supersede every other layer of love you have for people. If you don't love people, the master-plan of God cannot be working in your life.
The master-plan of God should shape the plans you have for your own life. If not, your plans will be contrary to God's plan for your life.Become the master-plan, meditate on it, carry it all around with you.
Once your life has been shaped by the master-plan of God, His specific plan will follow. You will also be able to discern between your plans and His plans.
Jacob, Joseph, David, Solomon, and Jeremiah all had specific plans of God operating in their lives (Genesis 25:21-23, 37:6-11; 1 Samuel 16:1; 2 Samuel 7:12-15, 12:24-25; Jeremiah 1:4-5).
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Not all things are good, but all things work together for good. There are those things which may be good for a time but eventually turn bad; fair is foul and foul is fair.
All things don't work out for good automatically; it is only to those who love God, who are the called according to His purpose (Romans 8:28). God has set a purpose in our lives which is mostly hidden from us but which unravels as we begin to serve Him.
For as long as you love Him, the good, the bad and the ugly will all work out for good. Loving God is not a matter of feeling or emotions, it's a commandment and a decision to love Him no matter what happens (Deuteronomy 6:5).
If you love God, you will keep His commandments (John 14:15), and His commandments are not burdensome. God gave Adam and Eve the liberty to eat the fruit of every tree in the garden of Eden except for just one (Genesis 2:16-17).
Destiny is a billion possibilities that God has for every person in Christ.
If you genuinely love God, you will work on whom He has called you to be.
Word Wednesday 03.10.2018
THERE IS A GOOD REASON FOR EVERYTHING - ROMANS 8:28
Happy Birthday Living Hopers!
We are very grateful to God for adding another year to the lives of our Living Hopers! Rejoice with us as we celebrate the gift of life and the work of God in the lives of His people this month.
May His name be praised for all that He is doing in our lives and for every one of His tender mercies towards us. Amen!
School of Bible & Ministry
Our School of Bible & Ministry (SBM) is drawing near to the end of its second academic year with students getting ready to graduate in November 2018!
The students are now near to completing their final module of this term, "Module 4: Every Teaching of Jesus in the Bible" in October 2018.
Applications to study with the School of Bible & Ministry are taken on a rolling basis, with the opportunity to start your learning with us at the beginning of each new module.
The School will be on break upon completion of the second academic year in November 2018. Dates for the commencement of the third academic year will be announced shortly.
If you want to serve God in Living Hope Church and want to learn what it means to be a Bible-based minister of God, read more on how you can join the School here.
Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme
Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme are set to take their next group of pilgrims to the Holy Land from Monday 3rd December, 2018 to Monday 10th December, 2018.
Your faith will be boosted as we visit several important Biblical sites in Jerusalem, Bethlehem, Cana, Capernaum, the River Jordan, the Dead Sea and many more!
You can also find more details here. Book your place now by paying your non-refundable deposit of £350 latest by Monday 2nd July, 2018.
If you can't make it in time for this trip, keep calm! You can join Leeds Israel Advocacy Programme (LIAP) on one of their trips to Israel in 2019. Details of trips in 2019 will be announced in due course. Watch this space for the latest updates on all our trips.
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