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Terry Virgo recalls wisdom from Dr Martyn-Lloyd Jones
Terry recalls a time in his youth when being filled with the Spirit was very disliked by certain religious organisations, and how he went to seek advice from the great preacher Dr Martin-Lloyd Jones.
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May
21
2024
Terry Virgo
Author
Terry Virgo
Why new thinkers are taking faith seriously again
In a long-form interview Justin Brierley reveals why he thinks that New Atheism is dying and Christianity is making a come-back in 21st Century Britain.
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March
05
2024
Author
Justin Brierley
It’s time for us all to find God again.
The events and values now threatening to overwhelm modern Britain show why we need to return to our Christian root.
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January
09
2024
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
THINK 2024: Reaching Post-Christians
The West is not as post-Christian as it thinks, argues pastor, author and theologian Andrew Wilson.
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September
25
2023
Author
Andrew Wilson
Books to inspire, encourage and inform this Summer
The Summer break is the perfect time to dive into a good book, so we wanted to provide a few recommendations.
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July
03
2023
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
How God works in and through people today
This video tells the incredible story of how God rescued one man from suicide and brought him to a place of new life and hope.
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June
01
2023
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Did Jesus Christ ever really claim to be God?
On the Alpha Course, a popular introduction to the Christian faith, people will sometimes say that ‘Jesus never claimed to be God’. Or that he was misunderstood or just a good teacher. Reuben Grace delves into some of these claims.
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April
24
2023
Reuben Grace
Author
Reuben Grace
Why do people become Christians in Britain today?
Ian shares his story about growing up without any religious input in his early life, and looks at why he chose to believe in Christ as the Son of God.
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April
04
2023
Ian Lettington
Author
Ian Lettington
A church that cares for all, not just believers
Throughout the ages The Church has been a place of refuge, support and care for everyone in the community and not exclusively an enclave for the spiritually-minded. Hope Church is seeking to continue this tradition with the launch […]
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January
10
2023
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Wow... just wow. Newday 2022 was amazing!
Camping. Portaloos. Over 7000 teenagers. 90-minute queues for milkshakes. Swelteringly hot weather. The stench revealing that some people need a good wash. Why would we even consider this event in Norfolk a good idea? The answer could […]
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September
01
2022
Sanjeev Manaktala
Author
Sanjeev Manaktala
A Christmas Mystery: Luke, Quirinius and Jesus' birth
Reuben Grace dives into an historical argument over the accuracy of Luke's gospel. As so often history and archaeology end up confirming important details in the bible, which help to boost our confidence in their honesty and integrity.
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July
07
2022
Reuben Grace
Author
Reuben Grace
Three times archaeology proved the gospels right
The history of attempts to prove the gospels are inaccurate and therefore untrustworthy often makes for amusing reading.
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June
23
2022
Reuben Grace
Author
Reuben Grace
Delivering Aid to Kraków
Ian Lettington from Hope Church Sevenoaks recently drove to Poland to help deliver aid to Ukrainian refugees. Read his thoughts on what it really means to be part of the wider Newfrontiers family.
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May
24
2022
Ian Lettington
Author
Ian Lettington
Lee Strobel investigates Near Death Experiences
Journalist and author Lee Strobel looks into the world of Near Death Experiences and talks to Justin Brierley about his new book The Case For Heaven.
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April
27
2022
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Modern-Day Slavery and The God of Justice
Alianore Smith is Church and Theology Executive for IJM UK, a guest writer and speaker for the London Institute of Contemporary Christianity (LICC), and author of Musings of a Clergy Child: Growing into a faith of my own. She lives […]
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February
21
2022
Author
Jez Field
A prisoner for Christ in Iran speaks out
Jez Field speaks to Mojtaba Hosseini, an Iranian Christian who spent time in prison in Iran for his faith.
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January
10
2022
Author
Jez Field
Heaven and Hell: Real options, real futures
Many claim to have experienced heaven and hell in near death experiences. We take a look at one such example.
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September
30
2021
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Hope Church is back at Mill Lane for Sunday services
After some months of meeting online or at Oak Hall, Hope church is now back in its own building. See the update video from Ian for more details.
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August
02
2021
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Explorer Bear Grylls talks about his Christian faith
The well-known TV adventurer explains how and why he became a Christian.
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June
01
2021
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Boris tells Britain 'Jesus is the light of the World'
You may have missed it, but the Prime Minister deserves top marks for this one...
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April
20
2021
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
One of UK's most violent prisoners finds Christ
Although not new, Shane Taylor's story is an amazing account of God's grace.
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March
25
2021
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Okay. We'll be doing things differently for a while…
In responding to current events, Hope Church is planning to do church very differently over the next few weeks
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March
18
2020
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Let’s find out how to pray again
Britain is a nation that once knew how to pray. Let's learn from our past and see God at work.
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September
03
2019
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Why don’t religious people like God?
What's the difference between religion and faith, and why does God want one but not the other?
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April
30
2019
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Does pain stop you believing?
The story of Zechariah reveals that God always has purpose and plans for us even in the midst of ongoing pain and difficulty.
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February
21
2019
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
It’s different, but Afternoon Church is great!
Church at 4pm has real appeal for citizens of the 21st Century, with over 100 coming along to Hope Churches' inaugural service.
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October
03
2018
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
What do you do with spiritual hunger?
Many people in the UK claim to be spiritual. However, what do you do with this and how do you satisfy spiritual hunger?
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August
02
2018
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
World Cup Worship?
We all worship, whether you are religious or not. The question is: who or what are you putting first?
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June
26
2018
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
It's high time to reject rejection
God has met our deep need for acceptance, so why do we live under the shadow of rejection?
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April
25
2018
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Strawberries with gravy?
Sometimes different qualities can be hard be marry together. Christians are commanded to be full of grace and truth, but how do you do this?
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February
22
2018
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Why should I forgive?
However justified you may feel in not forgiving someone, you won't be free until you do.
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December
07
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
The list of love will keep you on track
We all know that love is important, but sometimes we end up forgetting what to love first. Here's a reminder.
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October
24
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
God’s amazing grace and power on display
Just before the latest terrorist bomb went off in London, a lady was given a dream and on waking started to pray.
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September
20
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Give yourself a break - take some rest!
Sleep, rest and relaxation can't be ignored even if our culture increasingly demands this. God made us to need down-time.
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July
31
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Longing for more of Jesus
The concept of Christian revival may seem like something from the distant past to Europeans, but to many others in different parts of the world it is a powerful and current reality
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June
27
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Let's give some hope and care to the bereaved
Many can be wary of those that have suffered the death of a loved one, even avoiding them for fear of saying the wrong thing and causing more pain. It's time to get beyond this and offer them our love and care.
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May
23
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Why church community is needed more than ever
Hope Church is discovering the impact community can have on people.
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May
18
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Christians! This country needs your love and care
Christians have made a big difference to the social condition of this country. We need to do the same again today.
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May
11
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
A healthy 'headship': Do we really need it?
'Headship' has taken quite a hit over the years. However, it's time to recognise that when handled responsibly it is a vital and positive force for good.
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May
04
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Ashburnham - we're all going. Are you coming?
Ashburnham (the church weekend away this August) bookings are growing, but there's still time to get in and be part of the bigger picture.
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May
02
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Hope Church's new website - it's all here!
The new Hope Church Website has arrived!
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April
18
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
Three cheers for 'Everyone a Witness'
Why the new group Everyone a Witness is proving to be such an encouragement
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April
13
2017
Adam Northcroft
Author
Adam Northcroft
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