Hope City Church

Hope City Church

www.hopecitypdx.com
Welcome to the weekly audio podcast for Hope City Church in Portland, OR where it’s our mission to help people know, love, and follow Jesus. Visit us at hopecitypdx.com


Timeless: Part 1 - Acceptance
Aug 19 • 38 min
Verse After Verse: Part 3 - Psalm 46:2-3
Aug 12 • 38 min
Verse After Verse: Part 2 - Proverbs 3:7
Aug 5 • 48 min
Verse After Verse: Part 1 - John 3:16
Jul 29 • 49 min
Close Encounters: Part 6 - Gideon
Jul 22 • 36 min
Close Encounters: Part 5 - Jacob
Jul 15 • 46 min
Close Encounters: Part 4 - Isaiah
Jul 8 • 50 min
Close Encounters: Part 3 - Hannah
Jul 1 • 42 min
Close Encounters: Part 2 - Moses
Jun 24 • 42 min
Close Encounters: Part 1 - Elijah
Jun 17 • 41 min
This Invitational Life: Part 4 - Risk
Jun 10 • 39 min
This Invitational Life: Part 3 - Relate
Jun 5 • 49 min
This Invitational Life: Part 2 - Show Up
May 28 • 45 min
This Invitational Life: Part 1 - Live
May 20 • 39 min
Come As You Are: Part 3 - Come Cynical
May 13 • 47 min
Come As You Are: Part 2 - Come Hurt
May 6 • 39 min
Come As You Are: Part 1 - Come Messy
Apr 30 • 41 min
Easter at Hope City - Defeat of Darkness, Death and the Devil
Apr 22 • 46 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 7 - Surrender Your Day to God, and Let it Go
Apr 15 • 41 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 6 - Aim Your Questions at God Not Man
Apr 8 • 34 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 5 - Be Human Enough to Acknowledge Your Need
Apr 1 • 43 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 4 - Help Others Who Are Experiencing Your Same Struggle
Mar 25 • 44 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 3 - Take Care of Those Near You
Mar 18 • 39 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 2 - Forgive Everyone Who’s Trying to Ruin Your Life
Mar 11 • 46 min
How To Live Through A Bad Day: Part 1 - Be Assured There is a Purpose and an End
Mar 4 • 45 min
If Only: Part 4 - If Only I Did More
Feb 25 • 51 min
If Only: Part 3 - If Only I Knew More
Feb 18 • 38 min
If Only: Part 2 - If Only I Had More
Feb 4 • 47 min
If Only: Part 1 - If Only I Experienced More
Jan 28 • 38 min
This is Us: Part 3 - For Everyone
Jan 21 • 46 min
This is Us: Part 2 - Circles & Rows
Jan 14 • 46 min
This is Us: Part 1 - Collectively Unbelievable
Jan 7 • 42 min
Special Message with Brian & Tom
Jan 1 • 41 min
Great Expectations: Part 4 - Joseph
Dec 27, 2018 • 35 min
Great Expectations: Part 3 - Magi
Dec 17, 2018 • 37 min
Great Expectations: Part 2 - Shepherds
Dec 10, 2018 • 41 min
Great Expectations: Part 1 - Simeon & Anna
Dec 3, 2018 • 41 min
Follow the Cloud: Part 3 - The Mission
Nov 26, 2018 • 42 min
Follow the Cloud: Part 2 - The Journey
Nov 19, 2018 • 35 min
Follow the Cloud: Part 1 - The Step
Nov 12, 2018 • 38 min
Africa New Life Dream Sunday
Nov 5, 2018 • 30 min
Collection of Curiosities: Part 7 - Why Aren’t Christians More Like Jesus?
Oct 28, 2018 • 31 min
Collection of Curiosities: Part 6 “Why Do Cheaters Prosper?”
Oct 21, 2018 • 37 min
Collection of Curiosities: Part 5 - Why Can’t I Just Be Me?
Oct 14, 2018 • 42 min
Collection of Curiosities: Part 4 - What’s So Different About Christianity?
Oct 7, 2018 • 43 min
Collection of Curiosities: Why doesn’t God do something?
Sep 30, 2018 • 45 min
Collection of Curiosities: Hasn’t Science Made Faith Irrelevant?
Sep 23, 2018 • 36 min
The Collection of Curiosities: Are We Alone?
Sep 16, 2018 • 44 min
One Small Step: Vision Sunday
Sep 16, 2018 • 45 min
One Small Step: The mission of Jesus is the mission of Us.
Sep 2, 2018 • 45 min
One Small Step: Who’s Your Houston?
Aug 26, 2018 • 44 min
One Small Step: Life Off The Ladder
Aug 19, 2018 • 42 min
Decades ago Neil Armstrong took “one small step for man, and one giant leap for mankind.” But to do so, he had to choose to get off the ladder and when he did - it changed everything. Learn what it means for us to take “a small step” into the life God …
Pure Wisdom_Part Nine_Integrity
Aug 12, 2018 • 41 min
Pure Wisdom_Part Eight_Attitude
Aug 5, 2018 • 37 min
What is God’s attitude towards us and what should be our attitude towards those around us?
Pure Wisdom_Part Seven_Decisions
Jul 29, 2018 • 39 min
Pure Wisdom_Part Six_ Money
Jul 22, 2018 • 49 min
Pure Wisdom_Part Five_Work
Jul 15, 2018 • 42 min
Pure Wisdom_Part Four_Deconstructing The Utopian Myth_Friendships
Jul 8, 2018 • 45 min
Pure Wisdom_Part Three_Weighted_Words
Jul 1, 2018 • 42 min
Pure Wisdom_Part Two_The Wonder of The Unknown_Teachability
Jun 24, 2018 • 37 min
Pure Wisdom_Part One_Not Just Vanilla
Jun 17, 2018 • 37 min
Handcrafted_Part 5_Storyteller
Jun 11, 2018 • 39 min
Handcrafted_Part 4_Overcomer
Jun 3, 2018 • 39 min
Handcrafted_Part 3_Follower
May 27, 2018 • 44 min
Handcrafted_Part 2_Adopted
May 20, 2018 • 38 min
Handcrafted_Part One_Peacemaker
May 13, 2018 • 39 min
Each of us has been handcrafted by God to live the unique life he designed specifically for us. But how do we live this unique life when oftentimes we feel so ill-equipped to do so?
No Perfect People Allowed
May 6, 2018 • 43 min
The Vow_Part Four_The Vow of Partnership
Apr 29, 2018 • 40 min
Whether you hope to get married someday or you’ve already tied the knot, discover what The Vow can mean for the future.
The Vow: Part 2_Pursuit
Apr 15, 2018 • 42 min
The Vow: Part 1_Priority
Apr 8, 2018 • 52 min
Only Jesus: Part Five_Forgives Our Sins
Mar 26, 2018 • 45 min
Only Jesus: Part Four_Walks On Water
Mar 18, 2018 • 37 min
Jesus walked on water. But why? What purpose did it serve and how does it affect our lives today?
Only Jesus: Part Three_Jesus Heals The Blind Man
Mar 11, 2018 • 37 min
Almost all of us can see…but can we actually see the way God wants us to see? Only Jesus can make the blind eyes see.
Only Jesus: Part Two_Jesus Turns Water Into Wine
Mar 5, 2018 • 40 min
Shame drives us to keep people from knowing…and to try to keep ourselves from remembering about that thing. We do all sorts of things to cover our shame, but only Jesus removes it entirely. The story of Jesus’ first miracle sheds light on who he is a…
Only Jesus: Part One_Jesus Heals The Deaf and Mute
Feb 25, 2018 • 37 min
Jesus. Only Jesus could. Only Jesus did. Only Jesus can. The same Jesus that revealed himself with miracles and fulfilled prophecies is the same Jesus that can reveal himself in our lives today.
Tom Vice: Hope From The Hospital
Feb 18, 2018 • 29 min
It’s easy to celebrate when everything is going well…but what about finding hope in the midst of pain and tragedy? Tom speaks from real life experiences from his journey of becoming a chaplain in some of the toughest situations we’d ever face.
Everything New Part 5: New Community
Feb 11, 2018 • 41 min
How is it that the early church was persecuted and rejected by the government yet multitudes of people willingly chose to become followers of Christ?
Everything New Part 4: New Covenant
Jan 28, 2018 • 41 min
We had the privilege of having Joel Dombrow the lead pastor at Willamette Christian Church speak and share the meaning behind the “New Covenant” and why it’s so meaningful and important to those who follow Jesus.
Everything New Part 3: New Command
Jan 21, 2018 • 38 min
Most of us know that God has called us to love each other. But how do we invite feedback into our lives so that we can avoid the pain blindspots can bring? Listen in as guest speaker Jon Furman shares this important message with us.
Everything New Part 2: New Customs
Jan 15, 2018 • 44 min
Jesus offers everyone “new life” and with new life is a new “way” of life. Find out why the way of Jesus is different than the way of the world around us…and why it’s so much better.
Everything New: New Creation
Jan 8, 2018 • 41 min
The Bible claims that people who follow Jesus are “made new.” But what does that exactly mean, and what can we expect to change as we follow Jesus? Listen in as Brian explains the ways of Jesus and how he truly does make “all things new.”
christmas eve third serivce.mp3
Dec 26, 2017 • 41 min
Who Needs Christmas Part 3: We Do
Dec 17, 2017 • 35 min
Who needs Christmas? Well, as it turns out, we all do. But it might not be for the reasons you think.
Who Needs Christmas? Part 2: A Demonstration of Love
Dec 10, 2017 • 34 min
As you know, love must be shown to be known. Right? If you don’t show it, nobody knows it. And that is the message of Christmas.
Who Needs Christmas: The Unbelievable Backstory
Dec 3, 2017 • 49 min
Who needs Christmas? Seriously, who needs it? Well, as it turns out, we all do. You may find the events surrounding the birth of Jesus a bit unbelievable. If so, you’re not alone. But when you hear the entire story ­– the backstory – well … the who…
The Search For Happiness Part 5: The “Why” Of Our Generosity
Nov 26, 2017 • 46 min
There are a lot of reasons for people to be generous. But for followers of Jesus - our reason isn’t like all the others. It matters more, and it means more - because God has been so generous with us.
The Search For Happiness Part Four: Thanksgiving 2017
Nov 20, 2017 • 46 min
Psalm 100 tells us that the password into God’s presence is: THANK YOU. Find out why the attitude of gratitude is so much more than a holiday platitude.
The Search For Happiness Part One: Beware of the Bowl
Nov 12, 2017 • 35 min
Our search for happiness can often time lead us to exchange the important for the immediate.
The Search For Happiness Part Two: Pruning Process
Nov 5, 2017 • 41 min
While we pursue the comfortable God is wanting us to pursue a life that’s fruitful. Listen in as we learn to trust the pruning process God has for us.
The Search For Happiness Part One: Less Is More
Oct 30, 2017 • 43 min
It’s easy to get caught up in the rat race of life all while we think we are pursuing happiness. This series slows us down to focus on what matters most as we discover that less can actually be more.
Heroes Part 8: Action Heroes - The Outward Focused Church
Oct 24, 2017 • 45 min
Heroic people understand the needs of the people - and they act on those needs. This week we invited leaders from our school system to share the needs they have and offered ways for us to help. It’s our hope and passion to be an outward focused church!
Heroes Part 7: Superpowers For The Rest Of Us
Oct 15, 2017 • 44 min
Superheroes have superpowers…but what about the rest of us? And if the Bible says we can experience power from God - why don’t we more often? Listen and learn how we can pursue the Holy Spirit and experience a power-filled life.
Heroes Part 5: Where is God-the-Hero While We Suffer?
Oct 8, 2017 • 46 min
The Las Vegas shootings only magnify the brokenness all around us and even in us. If we suffer so much, how do we find the hope that God claims to so freely give?
Heroes Part 3: Hugging The Cactus
Sep 24, 2017 • 48 min
We may be able to be heroic, but Jesus shows us why he is the undeniable hero of the story.
Heroes Part 2: Habitually Heroic - Here To Help
Sep 17, 2017 • 53 min
If we’re honest, we’re not really heroes…but we absolutely can be heroic. We can even be habitually heroic. Listen in as we learn what it means to go out of our way for others.
Vision Sunday
Sep 3, 2017 • 47 min
A love letter written in Stone #9
Aug 27, 2017 • 33 min
A love letter written in Stone #8
Aug 20, 2017 • 50 min
A love letter written in Stone #7
Aug 6, 2017 • 44 min
Brian Becker
A love letter written in Stone #6
Jul 30, 2017 • 48 min
Brian Becker
A love letter written in Stone #5
Jul 23, 2017 • 48 min
Brian Becker
A love letter written in Stone #4
Jul 16, 2017 • 42 min
Tom Vice
A love letter written in Stone #3
Jul 9, 2017 • 42 min
Tom Vice
A love letter written in Stone #2
Jul 2, 2017 • 39 min
A love letter written in Stone: The Journey (1)
Jun 25, 2017 • 47 min
Brian Becker
Family octagon #6
Jun 18, 2017 • 41 min
Tony Nunez
Family octagon #5
Jun 11, 2017 • 41 min
Family octagon #4
Jun 4, 2017 • 46 min
Brian Becker
Family octagon #3
May 28, 2017 • 49 min
Tom Vice
Family octagon #2
May 21, 2017 • 49 min
Tom Vice
Family octagon #1
May 14, 2017 • 42 min
Brian Becker
Brand New #3
May 7, 2017 • 39 min
Brian Becker
Brand new #2
May 1, 2017 • 48 min
Brand New #1
Apr 25, 2017 • 48 min
Easter!
Apr 20, 2017 • 48 min
Brian Becker
Inside out easter #3
Apr 12, 2017 • 43 min
Brian Becker
Inside out easter #3
Apr 12, 2017 • 26 min
Brian Becker
Inside out easter #2
Mar 28, 2017 • 26 min
Brian Becker
Inside out Easter #1
Mar 23, 2017 • 40 min
Brian Becker
Soul Detox: What anchors you?
Mar 12, 2017 • 35 min
Tony Nunez
Soul Detox: Private Disciplines
Feb 27, 2017 • 41 min
Brian Becker
Soul Detox: Practical teaching
Feb 21, 2017 • 48 min
Brian Becker
A Tribute to Our Amazing Volunteer Teams
Feb 15, 2017 • 6 min
We have an amazing group of people who have allowed God to use them even when life has been crazy. They have said yes - knowing that God ca…
Soul Detox: Providential relationships
Jan 30, 2017 • 41 min
Brian Becker
Soul Detox
Jan 23, 2017 • 43 min
Brian Becker
Change of Plans ( Christmas Eve!)
Dec 28, 2016 • 31 min
Brian Becker
Christmas for the overwhelmed
Dec 20, 2016 • 49 min
Brian becker
Christmas for the disconnected
Dec 12, 2016 • 43 min
Brian Becker
Christmas for the hurting
Dec 5, 2016 • 42 min
Tom Vice
Tomorrow Matters
Nov 28, 2016 • 45 min
Giving is good
Nov 20, 2016 • 48 min
Stress is bad
Nov 16, 2016 • 27 min
Less is more
Nov 9, 2016 • 42 min
God for the rest of us
Nov 2, 2016 • 34 min
Reconciling Science and Faith
Oct 17, 2016 • 58 min
The Problem with Elementary Faith
Oct 11, 2016 • 50 min
How To Neighbor // Part 5 // Better Than Politics
Jul 24, 2016 • 46 min
Jesus didn’t downplay politics, but he did focus on what mattered more than politics. Find out how we can build bridges rather than walls t…
How To Neighbor // Part 1 // Everybody and Somebody
Jun 27, 2016 • 45 min
Most of know we SHOULD love everyone, and some of us love some people, some of the time. But what would it look like if we saw people the w…
Crash The Chatterbox // Part 4 // Strikeout King
Apr 24, 2016 • 36 min
The voices we listen to will determine the future we experience. Listen in as we learn about winning the war that takes pla…
Crashing The Chatterbox // Part 3 // Roosters In The City
Apr 17, 2016 • 44 min
The voices we listen to will determine the future we experience. Listen in as we learn about winning the war that takes pla…
Crash The Chatterbox // Part 2 // The Fear Factor
Apr 10, 2016 • 43 min
The voices we listen to will determine the future we experience. Listen in as we learn about winning the war that takes pla…
Crash The Chatterbox / Part 1 / Think Again
Apr 3, 2016 • 40 min
The voices we listen to will determine the future we experience. Listen in as we learn about winning the war that takes pl…
Easter 2016
Mar 27, 2016 • 42 min
Santa Claus, the Tooth Fairy, the Easter Bunny…just because we celebrate something doesn’t mean we actually believe in it. But what about…
Through The Valley // Part 5 // Enthusiastic Regardless
Mar 20, 2016 • 36 min
Paul and Silas were beaten and put in a dungeon…YET…they had an incredible impact on the other prisoners so much so that God did a mirac…
Through The Valley // Part 4 // Generous Regardless
Mar 13, 2016 • 60 min
It’s easy to have faith, be positive, and have great expectations when everything is going good…but how can we still live that way all tim…
Through The Valley // Part 3 // Encouraging…Regardless
Mar 11, 2016 • 43 min
It’s easy to have faith, be positive, and have great expectations when everything is going good…but how can we still live that way all tim…
Through The Valley // Part 2 // Grateful - Regardless
Feb 28, 2016 • 40 min
It’s easy to have faith, be positive, and have great expectations when everything is going good…but how can we still live that way all tim…
Through The Valley / Part One / I’m Optimistic - Regardless
Feb 22, 2016 • 37 min
It’s easy to have faith, be positive, and have great expectations when everything is going good…but how can we still live that way all tim…
I Love My Church // Part 3 // 5-Year Anniversary
Feb 14, 2016 • 26 min
Listen in as we celebrate five years and discover why Jesus talked so much about parties when referring to his kingdom.
Better Together // Part 3 // All Together
Jan 24, 2016 • 43 min
Something special happens when we’re united. But what does it mean to be united when we have our own lives, struggles, and hopes? There is…
Better Together // Part 2 // The Isolation Trap
Jan 17, 2016 • 47 min
We all want autonomy. We all want to be in charge of our own destinies. It’s good to be king. That desire is natural, but it’s also problema…
Better Together // Week One // (Everything) Takes A Village
Jan 10, 2016 • 42 min
While self-improvement focuses on “self” the reality is we were created by God to need more than ourselves. We are better together. Listen…
I Don’t Even Know What I Believe // Part 3 // Why Does God Care About My Money?
Nov 8, 2015 • 50 min
Giving, tithing and generosity…these are things we hear about at church - but what does the Bible actually say about these things? And wh…
Need More Cowbell // Share The Experience
Sep 13, 2015 • 47 min
At hopecity we want to have a reputation for celebration…not because we’re so great - but because God is. Listen in as Brian explains the passion we have at hopecity to be a church that lives to serve together.
Beyond the Blindside
Nov 9, 2014 • 43 min
Jesus told his followers that unavoidable trials aren’t aberrations; they are expectations. They can actually serve a beneficial purpose. Wh…
Holding Patterns Part 2
Oct 28, 2014 • 46 min
What do you do when there’s nothing you can do? Relationally, financially, professionally, physically, or academically, It just is what it i…
Holding Pattern Part 1
Oct 20, 2014 • 41 min
What do we do when our circumstances are so challenging there’s no way forward and no way out? We have problems for which there seem to be n…