Welcome to the website for the Hope Mission Network (HopeNet),
a network of Uniting Church congregations across South Australia.

HopeNet is a Uniting Church SA mission network comprised of about 60 congregations and faith communities who share a common evangelical understanding of the place of scripture in the life of the church in discerning the living and active Word of God. HopeNet’s priority and main purpose is to support member congregations as they express the presence of Jesus Christ in worship, witness and mission in their local communities.

While HopeNet came into being in protest over the Assembly’s sexuality debates in recent times, it has been a growing network of UCA congregations who revel in the hope of the Gospel, determine to teach, eat and live in the Holy Scriptures and join with each other in strong loving communion. Yes there are battles to be fought, but we will lock shoulder to shoulder like Nehemiah in his day. And there are daily lives to be lived in thanksgiving to our great and glorious Lord. Christ is the Word in body, in Scripture, in proclamation of His Gospel and in His church of which we are happily a part. As part of our Memorandum states, the ‘One Lord Jesus Christ’ is the final revelation of God who has appeared once for all in a unique event of universal significance.

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Hope Mission Network (HopeNet)

Rev Ian Clarkson
HopeNet Minister
M. 0413 248 622
E. hopenet@optusnet.com.au

If you would like to contact a HopeNet member congregation, please do so directly.
See the full list of member congregations here

2 months ago

HopeNet

‘Kindness’ is the next ‘fruit of the Spirit word’ to stimulate our fasting -prayer Jan 28 to Feb 17 .
The Greek word used in the Bible for kindness is almost the same as the word for ‘Christian’ . It was spelt ‘chrestian’. Why were Christians sometimes referred to as Chrestians? It was the way they lived, treating all people as their own, with care and thoughtfulness which caused them to be thought of as ‘the kind ones’. They would even take babies discarded in the public square, to their homes nursing and protecting them as their own. Kindness does that, it treats others as ‘kin’-our kith and kin. The Holy Spirit of Jesus empowers humans to fast from self-centred emotions and preoccupations and begin a lifestyle focussing outwardly on others, practically feeling for them as kin. He is producing such a garden of Spirit-fruit What an amazing kingdom Jesus is building in every generation and across all peoples!
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‘Kindness’ is the next ‘fruit of the Spirit word’ to stimulate our fasting -prayer Jan 28 to Feb 17 .
The Greek word used in the Bible for kindness is almost the same as the word for ‘Christian’ . It was spelt ‘chrestian’.  Why were Christians sometimes referred to as Chrestians? It was the way they lived, treating all people as their own, with care and thoughtfulness which caused them to be thought of as ‘the kind ones’. They would even take babies discarded in the public square, to their homes nursing and protecting them as their own. Kindness does that, it treats others as ‘kin’-our kith and kin. The Holy Spirit of Jesus empowers humans to fast from self-centred emotions and preoccupations and begin a lifestyle focussing outwardly on others, practically feeling for them as kin. He is producing such a garden of Spirit-fruit  What an amazing kingdom Jesus is building in every generation and across all peoples!

2 months ago

HopeNet

'longsuffering' is the next ‘fruit of the Spirit word’ to stimulate our fasting -prayer Jan 28 to Feb 17 in-service.
Patience is used here in some translations or forbearance. She was 41 when she adopted two little babies from the babies home. The little boy was a bit of a handful and one day probably in exasperation when he was about 5 she quietly wrote the word obstreperous on the misty kitchen window. She rarely showed her frustration or anger- she 'spread it out over time'-that's the meaning of the Greek word here. A beautiful Spirit -led Christian lady and mother. I know, I was her young son.
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longsuffering is the next ‘fruit of the Spirit word’ to stimulate our fasting -prayer Jan 28 to Feb 17 in-service.
Patience is used here in some translations or forbearance. She was 41 when she adopted two little babies from the babies home. The little boy was a bit of a handful and one day probably in exasperation when he was about 5 she quietly wrote the word obstreperous on the misty kitchen window. She rarely showed her frustration or anger- she spread it out over time-thats the meaning of the Greek word here. A beautiful Spirit -led Christian lady and mother. I know, I was her young son.

 

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Thanks, Ian Clarkson I remember meeting your Mum and Dad in 1958. I shall always remember them for their kindness.

Beautiful ❤️

2 months ago

HopeNet

‘Peace’ is the next ‘fruit of the Spirit word’ to stimulate our fasting -prayer Jan 28 to Feb 17 in-service.
Lets meditate on peace in the nooks and crannies of time during today and tonight. It was John Baptists ministry to “guide our feet in the path of peace”. It was the work of Jesus to bring us into the peaceful shade of innocent- fully justified fellowship with our Father. He was passionate to achieve this even before time began.
Jesus warned that the world was no source of peace-and if it tried it would be inadequate for our souls needs. But he promised “in him’ we would enjoy peace. Let us meditate on ‘peace in Him’ till we feel the Holy Spirit affirmations!
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‘Peace’ is the next ‘fruit of the Spirit word’ to stimulate our fasting -prayer  Jan 28 to Feb 17 in-service.
Lets meditate on peace in the nooks and crannies of time during today and tonight. It was John Baptists ministry to “guide our feet in the path of peace”. It was the work of Jesus to bring us into the peaceful shade of innocent- fully justified fellowship with our Father. He was passionate to achieve this even before time began.
Jesus warned that the world was no source of peace-and if it tried it would be inadequate for our souls needs. But he promised “in him’ we would enjoy peace. Let us meditate on ‘peace in Him’ till we feel the Holy Spirit affirmations!
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