Jesus said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.” (Mark 2:17).
New Hope is a collection of people who have heard and are responding to Jesus’ call. That means we are sick, and we are sinners, but also that we are having our hearts mended by Jesus – learning to live at peace with God, each other, our neighbors, and ourselves.
What Does It Mean To Be Sick?
We are sick because we have all been wounded throughout our lives. Some of us have been wounded by parents, siblings, and spouses; others by disease and the death of loved ones; still others by disappointments and the frustrations of a fallen world.
What Does It Mean To Be a Sinner?
As badly as we have been wounded, our greater problem is that we are sinners. We have run away from God and failed to live up to His standard for our lives. Some of us have sinned by indulging appetites that have left us broken and debilitated. Others of us have sinned by serving our pride in ways that have made us successful but empty and self-righteous. Regardless of what our sins look like, they share a common root – the desire to be our own God and Savior (Genesis 3:5).
What Does Jesus Do For Sick Sinners?
We have found that Jesus offers healing, forgiveness and transformation. His love is able to heal us from the wounds that have been inflicted on us. His grace is able to forgive the wounds we have inflicted on others. His power is able to transform us into people who follow in his footsteps and love one another as He has loved us. While we have not experienced these blessings completely, we have tasted them and found that they are real and free to all who seek them. We invite you to come and join us as we look to Jesus to mend our hearts.