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EPISODE 2: The Image of God

These past few weeks have been dark, heavy, and we’re living under the shadow of recent events, including the death of George Floyd. We have been grieving his recent passing and the current state of our country, while discussing what it might look like to honor our brothers and sisters in Christ in response. We want to examine how a Christian worldview ought to shape our response to violence, hatred, and the effects of sin in this life. As you’re grieving—facing injustice, death or pain of any sort—know that there is one who knows. He truly knows. Jesus knows and He cares. He is compassionate, and true compassion is caring, it’s action. We are all made in the image of God, and that becomes even more incredible when we begin to understand just how majestic and holy and powerful and beautiful God is! For Him to care enough about us to make us in His image is not only remarkable, but should leave us breathless. Only Jesus offers the change that is big enough, strong enough, to save us from hatred, abuse, racism…to save us from sin. Join in on the conversation! 

In this episode we discuss:

  • George Floyd’s death, and the recent following events.
  • IMAGO DEI – how it gives dignity to every single person. 
  • As Christians, living in this sin-plagued world, how do we respond?
  • Jesus came to be oppressed, he came to be maligned, he came to be murdered, why? 
  • Rev 5:9-10 “And they sang a new song, saying, “Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, 10 and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”
  • What the wonderful HOPE we have in Jesus is. 

Important info mentioned: 

  • If you have any questions you’d like us to discuss on future episodes. Feel free to send them in to CONTACT@hopewehold.com.

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EPISODE 1: Why “The Hope We Hold” Podcast?

Jinger and Jeremy invite you to join them in the very first episode of The Hope We Hold podcast!  After searching and praying for a good way to share encouragement, joy, the Hope of Christ, and engage in a meaningful and deep way, we decided to pursue the idea of a podcast. Now, months of prayer and prep later, we can officially invite you to join in this journey with us. Let’s jump into the intro episode! 

In this episode we discuss:

  • Why we started The Hope We Hold Podcast, in depth! 
  • What is hope and how we can keep it in a life that is so uncertain and filled with disappointments, tragedy, and death. 
  • Is hope just wishful thinking? If not, can we redefine that HOPE means? 
  • 2 Cor 4:16-1816 So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day. 17 For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison, 18 as we look not to the things that are seen but to the things that are unseen. For the things that are seen are transient, but the things that are unseen are eternal.

Important info mentioned: 

  • If you have any questions you’d like us to discuss on future episodes. Feel free to send them in to CONTACT@hopewehold.com.

Follow us on Instagram: 

@hopewehold

@jeremy_vuolo

@jingervuolo