Applying the New Covenant to Gentiles

Hope Community Church Application

In the purest sense, the New Covenant mentioned in Jeremiah 31:31-34 is solely with Israel, but with a provision to include the rest of mankind (Gentiles). This is Paul’s argument in Romans 10-11. Paul in Romans 15:8-13 quotes several OT scriptures to validate God’s plan to include the Gentiles in the salvation plan instituted by the New Covenant. This also …

What is Worship?

Hope Community Church Application, Doctrine

For many, the first words that come to mind when hearing “worship” are music and singing.  These elements of worship are seen in both Old Testament and New Testament worship.  Yet, the Old Testament concept of worship is quite different from the New Testament concept. In the OT, worship was about a place (the Temple) and particular things done at that …

Why Community Is Important

Hope Community Church Application, Doctrine

Imagine a person walking around on all four limbs and licking scraps off of the floor that fall from the table.  We would have to conclude that something is definitely wrong.  By definition, a human is a two-legged creature who walks upright, using their hands to feed themselves. Much the same is true of believers who say things like, “I …