Acts: The Movement

We spent the majority of 2016 laying the foundation of what LHC’s vision is and where we feel God leading us. We are now ready to start equipping the church into the position to see the vision become a reality. One of the ways we see this being done is have an extensive study of the early church in the books of Acts. This series will be spread out throughout the 2017 calendar year.

May 7, 2016 | The Movement for All People - Acts 10 | Pastor Eric Cox

The power of the gospel is unleashed through encounter, obedience, and boldness

April 30, 2017 | The Conversion - Acts 9 | Pastor Eric Cox

Jesus converts us into a Christ-like community and power-filled life.

April 16, 2017 | Resurrection - Easter Sunday Romans 6:4-11 | Pastor Eric Cox

April 9, 2017 | Birth: Christmas Morning - John 3:16-17; Hosea 2 & 3 | Pastor Eric Cox

"God's Love is the first step of praying the price for us!"

April 2, 2017 | "Living a Second Mile Life" | Pastor Ray Bieber

Matthew 5:38-39,41, Matthew 27:32, John 15:13, Ephesians 2:8-9

March 26, 2017 | The Scattered Empowered Movement - Acts 8 | Pastor Eric Cox

Holy Spirit presence and power positions the church to thrive!

March 19, 2017 | Martyr in the Movement - Acts 7:54-60 | Pastor Eric Cox

God's movement occurs by being grounded in scripture, Spirit-filled, and eyes fixed on Jesus!  

March 12, 2017 | Stephen vs the Stiff-necked - Acts 6:8-7:53 | Bryan Beatty

You’re either moving toward God or drifting away from Him.   You’re never neutral.  

March 5, 2017 | "The Movement Together" Acts 6:1-7 | Pastor Eric Cox

God's Kingdom expands when we find our part and do our part!

February 26, 2017 | Obeying the Lord Only - Acts 5 | Pastor Eric Cox

Honor towards the Lord leads to obedience which unleashes God's provision. 

February 19, 2017 | Sharing Life, Meeting Needs - Acts 4:32-37 | Pastor Eric Cox

A Biblical Church shares life and generously meets each other’s needs

February 12, 2017 | Being Bold in the Movement - Acts 4:1-31 | Pastor Eric Cox

In challenging times trust in the Lord to remain daring for Him!

February 5, 2017 | The Healing Movement - Acts 3 | Pastor Eric

Miracles are workings of God that bring Glory to His name and expansion to His Kingdom.  

January 29, 2017 | The Early Gathering - Acts 2:37-47 | Pastor Eric Cox

Being the Kingdom movement we need to grow, care, and declare for God.

January 22, 2017 |   The First Day of the Movement - Acts 2:1-36 | Pastor Eric Cox

Kingdom movements happen when we are prepared and propelled by His power.

January 15, 2017 | Waiting...& Christian Living - Acts 1:12-26; 1 Peter 4:7-11,19 | Erik H
While we wait for Christ's return we are to pursue our purpose and do the work He has called us to.

January 08, 2017 | The Big Idea - Acts 1:1-11 | Pastor Eric Cox

Disciples are to constantly connect to Him and constantly go for Him. 

Previous Sermon series


  • christmas in john

    The Christmas story is found in the gospel of Matthew and Luke. Mark starts his gospel with John the Baptist and the baptism of Jesus. Whereas John starts his gospel before creation. All that said, this year we are going to look at the Christmas story through the gospel of John.

  • “Power of Community”

    Community is both essential and vital to the ministry of Living Hope Church. We were created to dwell in community and therefore we should not do life alone! During this brief two week series we will look at some Biblical examples on just how powerful community actually is, and why we need it.  

  • Stand alone sermons

    November 13, 2016 | "Can You Hear Me Now?" - Ray Bieber

    November 20, 2016 | The Heart - Bryan Beatty

  • The Essentials

    During this series we will break down what we believe are essentials for the church in order to achieve the vision God gave us. These essentials consist of Love, Mission, Community, and Equipping.  In order to live out these essentials we must live out our core values of the gospel, Spirit & Word, and prayer.

  • The one chapter's relationship guide

    In this series we will explore the 4 letters in the New Testament that have one chapter. These letters are…Philemon, 2 John, 3 John, and Jude. The overall theme of all these letters is relationships. Mainly, how as Christians should we be acting toward one another. We will look at one letter per Sunday and see where the Lord leads!


    In the month of July our messages series will not be a “message series”. While Pastor Eric takes of the month of July off from preaching we will be hearing sermons from our elders and staff of LHC. Each person who is preaching will be sharing what God is putting on their hearts for the church. 

  • Not Ashamed

    God is looking for a people who are unashamed of Him. A people who are bold to stand in the gap for Him. A people to be used by Him to see Living Hope’s vision complete. Are we willing to do whatever God ask of us with boldness? Are we part of the “unashamed”? During this series we will be looking at three of the seven churches mentioned in Revelation 2 & 3 as examples on how to live an unashamed life!

  • Spirit empowered

    Why do we need the God’s help, why do we need power, who is the Holy Spirit, why do we need Him, how does He empower us? These are just some of the questions we will answer in our series “Spirit-Empowered”. We need the power of the Spirit to elevate us into a position to see our vision complete. “If you have the Word without the Spirit, you’ll dry up. If you have the Spirit without the Word, you’ll blow up. If you have both the Word and the Spirit, you’ll grow up.”


  • saturated

    The end goal of our vision statement is to see Shelton and the 9 surrounding towns saturated with disciples of Jesus Christ. We believe that the process of discipleship will occur as we “gather, grow, and go”, and the power to achieve it is being gospel-centered and Spirit-empowered.  

    During “Saturated” we will be tackling the specific strategy to see our vision come to fruition.  

    Discipleship through community, in everyday life, that results in disciple saturation!

  • Story of the Gospel

    In order to create gospel-centered disciples (part of our vision statement) we need to truly understand the gospel and what it means to us. This intensive series will walk us through how the story began in Creation and ends with Jesus second coming

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    February 14, 2016 | The Love of God - Romans 5:5,8; 1 Peter 4:8; 1 Corinthians 13:13

    God’s love empowers us to love so that we get to experience more of Him


    A new year and a new season for Living Hope Church. During 2016 we will be spending our time diving into the new Mission and Vision that God has given the leadership of LHC. In our first series of this new year and season we are going to focus on the foundational statement that spear-headed our new mission and vision.  

    That statement is, Gather. Grow. Go.