UStepIn Hope Ministries

UStepIn Hope Ministries

Weekly message created to bring you closer to God, to learn about God, about the Bible and about Jesus.

Episodes

June 14, 2024 25 mins
In this passage, the apostle expresses hope in the promise of resurrection, longing to be away from the earthly body and at home with the Lord. While he gives the clear impression that he can’t wait to be with the Lord, he also wants to bring us hope that to live a Christian life is a personal transformation. If you would like us to pray for you, please send your prayer request to: pastor@ustepin.com If you would like to see thi...
Mark as Played
We're told that faith encourages. So, never give up. Then there's talk about our new body and that we should take the long view. After all, knowing that we will live forever, with God in a place without sin and suffering, can help us live above the pain that we face in this life. Right? If you would like us to pray for you, please send your prayer request to: pastor@ustepin.com If you would like to see this or previo...
Mark as Played
But Samuel is just a kid! And God called him to be a prophet? I wonder what kind of discipline he had to go through to get that job. Eli was much better suited, right? He had the age, he had the education, he had the position. So why not him? We'll find the answer in 1 Samuel 3. Join me! If you would like us to pray for you, please send your prayer request to: pastor@ustepin.com If you would like to see this or previous m...
Mark as Played
May 24, 2024 25 mins
Our text today talks about the throne where the Lord is seated, high and exalted, represents His eternal sovereign, and universal rule, He is high above all other kings, but at the same time He is concerned about the welfare of His people, The imagery of God’s robe filling the temple conveys a sense of encompassing presence, signifying that God’s glory permeates all spaces, even transcending physical boundaries. This brings home t...
Mark as Played
This Sunday is Pentecost and we're remembering what happened to the Apostles on that day almost 2,000 years ago, when wind like a storm moved through their room. About 2,600 years ago Ezekiel prophesied about dried bones and God breathing life into them with a wind. I wonder if we run into dry bones at one time or another and how we react to them. Dry bones might represent someone who has lost hope, lost vitality, lost directi...
Mark as Played
May 10, 2024 29 mins
In the book of Acts Luke continues the story he began in his Gospel, covering the 30 years after Jesus was taken up into heaven. Before Jesus’ ascension He gave his 11 disciples, who became formally known as His apostles after His resurrection, 3 commands, or better to say 3 authoritative/divine orders: The first command Jesus gave was: "Follow me!" The second command: " love the Lord your God.’ & ‘Love your n...
Mark as Played
Three things: 1. Favoritism is inconsistent with God’s character 2. Favoritism is contrary to God’s values 3. Favoritism is sin In Acts 10 Peter clearly learns that God is for all. Jews and Gentiles alike. He shows it clearly when the Holy Spirit came upon all that listened to Peter's sermon. The Holy Spirit came even though Peter wasn't done preaching yet! The Holy Spirit surprised all the Jews present by coming u...
Mark as Played
April 26, 2024 23 mins
The Bible Story about Philip and the eunuch is an example that transcends time and space, ethnicities, races, gender, skin color, and all the other “differences” we tend to put up as barriers, creating “us” versus “them” scenarios. It breaks down the barriers we put up to shield ourselves from differences. God gave us a rule book. It’s called the Bible. God gave us a command that is the first of all commands. You may find it in Mat...
Mark as Played
Jesus identified Himself as “I AM” just as God the Father did when He first spoke to Moses and gave him his mission. Jesus makes 7 “I AM” statements in the Gospel of John. While these statements are all important, the one that stands out to me is John 14:6 6 Jesus told him, “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me. If you would like us to pray for you, please send your prayer request ...
Mark as Played
Have you ever considered the Bible and Jesus and the Resurrection and humanity as a weave? Woven, interwoven by God the Father, Jesus the Son and the Holy Spirit.
Mark as Played
Let us be bold, let us be united, let us worship the Lord with one heart, one soul, one mind. Historians agree that most people in the first-century Roman Empire lived at or below subsistence level; their lives required a literal sharing of material resources. Are we too rich to do that today? Or should we take this passage as instructions for how Christian communities ought to relate to each other even today? I invite you to com...
Mark as Played
Happy Easter! The Lord is Risen! He is risen indeed! That is the greeting we used to hear in one denomination. And that is the reason for rejoicing! Looking at Isaiah today we might come to realize that the Old Testament prophecies are still relevant and have much to teach us about the holiness of God and the seriousness of sin. If you would like us to pray for you, please send your prayer request to: pastor@ustepin.com If you w...
Mark as Played
March 22, 2024 30 mins
They took palm branches and ran out to meet Jesus. After all, this was the traditional way of greeting a conquering king. Waving palm branches was a visual and spectacular way to give him thanks and praise. But why were they there? Why did so many people come out to see Jesus come into Jerusalem? What were they expecting? Then this day became a historical event that we commemorate year after year. Why? When we follow a leader what’...
Mark as Played
I have to wonder, what is it in human nature that makes us turn away from God? – Sin and rebellion come to mind, then Ignoring God, self-deception, self-deceit, disobeying, and worldly influences. In the realm of human nature, these are some of the common factors that can lead individuals to turn away from God. If you look at the Old Testament, you will find covenant after covenant broken. Joshua, Judges, 1st and 2nd Samuel, and 1s...
Mark as Played
Many times, people try to protect themselves from their fears by putting their faith in something or other. But in John 3 we learn that only God can save us from the one thing that we really need to fear and that is eternal condemnation. We need to believe in God by recognizing the insufficiency of our own efforts to find salvation, and by asking Him to do his work in us. After all, when Jesus talks about unbelievers. He means th...
Mark as Played
When we talk about the Gospel, we need to realize that the persuasive power is in the story - not in the storyteller. Paul was not against those who carefully prepare what they say, Paul was against those who try to impress others with their knowledge or speaking ability and take the focus away from God, from Jesus! If you would like us to pray for you, please send your prayer request to: pastor@ustepin.com If you would like to...
Mark as Played
It’s a simple statement, if there’s no law, you can’t break it, if there is, you will. And so we are asked to place all our faith in God. It can be a scary feeling, placing all our faith in God – But why is it, that we have that scary feeling? I think that’s mostly because placing faith in God seems so inadequate, because we have absolutely no control over the Lord’s response… If you would like us to pray for you, please send y...
Mark as Played
Dirt is usually something unclean, especially when it’s in contact with a person's clothes, skin, or possessions and almost nobody wants to be seen with dirt on their cloths, or you run the risk of being called dirty. Now consider this: when we are covered with sin, we are dirty. Even if we don’t want to admit it. So what do we do about this? After all it’s Lent, a time of reflection and repentance, right? If you would like u...
Mark as Played
It's Paul who reminds us that while we may feel we're at the end of our rope, we are really never at the end of our hope. After all, our perishable bodies are subject to sin and suffering, but God never abandons us. In this letter Paul condemned those who twist God’s Word, be they preachers, teachers, and anyone else who talks about Jesus Christ. If the Good News we preach is hidden behind a veil, it is hidden only from p...
Mark as Played
Remember, Saul had that conversion experience on the road to Damascus? He actually saw, talked and was in the presence of the resurrected Christ, who declared him to be an apostle. Shortly after Saul traveled back to Jerusalem and changed his name to Paul, but the first thing he did was tell his story, we would say give his testimony. He didn't wait until he was fully educated with a diploma in hand to start his ministry. He s...
Mark as Played

Popular Podcasts

    Current and classic episodes, featuring compelling true-crime mysteries, powerful documentaries and in-depth investigations.

    Stuff You Should Know

    If you've ever wanted to know about champagne, satanism, the Stonewall Uprising, chaos theory, LSD, El Nino, true crime and Rosa Parks, then look no further. Josh and Chuck have you covered.

    The Nikki Glaser Podcast

    Every week comedian and infamous roaster Nikki Glaser provides a fun, fast-paced, and brutally honest look into current pop-culture and her own personal life.

    White Devil

    Shootings are not unusual in Belize. Shootings of cops are. When a wealthy woman – part of one of the most powerful families in Belize – is found on a pier late at night, next to a body, it becomes the country’s biggest news story in a generation. New episodes every Monday!

    Start Here

    A straightforward look at the day's top news in 20 minutes. Powered by ABC News. Hosted by Brad Mielke.

Advertise With Us
Music, radio and podcasts, all free. Listen online or download the iHeart App.

Connect

© 2024 iHeartMedia, Inc.