Ash Wednesday 2016

Lent & Ash Wednesday

Lent at Hope City Presbyterian Lent is the 40 days (excluding Sundays) leading up to Easter, celebrated by the Church since at least the 4th century, if not earlier. Traditionally, it is a time that the church intentionally engages in a period of repentance and renewal as it prepares to celebrate Easter. Good Friday and […]

Hope Students

Hope Students

Hope Students is a Christian organisation committed to helping students engage with the nature of the Christian faith within the complex context that is South Africa today. We believe it is through honest dialogue, deep relationships and careful study of the Scriptures that a truly significant Christian faith will be forged in our county. Hope […]

The Bible Is Weird - Sermon Series

The Bible Is Weird.

SERMON SERIES | 24 JAN – 13 MAR 2016 In August of 2015 Buzzfeed published on online article humorously exposing the weirdness of many parts of the Christian Bible. If you’ve ever taken the time to read systematically through large parts of the Bible, and particularly the Old Testament, you’ll know that there’s a lot […]

Jesus goes to church

Jesus goes to church

In the second and third chapters of the intriguing Book of Revelation we get a unique insight into the thoughts of Jesus, regarding his church on earth. We see, up close and personal, what he thinks about 7 historical churches in first century Asia Minor (Modern day Turkey). The number 7 is extremely symbolic in […]

Tenebrae - a service of shadows

Tenebrae – A Service of Shadows

Join us on Thursday 17 April at 9pm as we mark the start of our Easter weekend services with a service of Tenebrae. The service of Tenebrae, meaning “darkness” or “shadows,” has been practiced by the church since medieval times. Once a service for the monastic community, Tenebrae later became an important part of the […]

Lamentations - Hope in the Darkness

Lamentations – Hope in the Darkness

Lamentations is a dark book, perhaps the darkest book in the Bible. It’s a book that brings us face to face with evil, suffering, and the ugliness of human sin. It’s also book that forces us to think about the relationship between evil, suffering, and the reality of a loving God. Most of all the […]

The Prodigal God

The Prodigal God

A five-week series exploring the radical prodigal love of God as described by Jesus in the parable of the prodigal son recorded in Luke 15. Luke 15 begins with the religious leaders noticing something — that Jesus seems to attract and befriend “tax collectors and sinners,” moral outcasts of respectable society. We read in verse […]