[vc_row][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/2″][trx_title type=”6″ style=”divider” align=”center” top=”0″]What is H.O.P.E.?[/trx_title][vc_column_text]HOPE a Christian Based Bible Study helping individuals overcome addictive and destructive behavior. HOPE’s goal is to teach each attendee how to replace these destructive behaviors with positive actions that will help develop a close relationship with God, empower them to gain victory over sin and facilitate a fruitful relationship with their Church. We do not focus on the behavior, rather we focus on the biblical ways to overcome the behavior and the deep underlying cause of the behavior, our sinful nature.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/4″][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1535161655054{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][trx_accordion][trx_accordion_item title=”When does H.O.P.E meet? How long are the meetings?” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]We meet on Thursdays at 7:00 pm. The meetings typically last until 8:30 pm.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Where does H.O.P.E. meet?” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none” id=”sc_accordion_item_1535161389760_7″][vc_column_text]We Meet in the Windsor Baptist Church Fellowship Hall.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Who can attend the meetings?” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none” id=”sc_accordion_item_1535161389760_7″][vc_column_text]Anyone trying to overcome addictive or destructive behavior is welcome to attend the meetings.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”What is an addiction?” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none” id=”sc_accordion_item_1535161389760_7″][vc_column_text]An addiction in broad terms is any behavior that you have an unusually great interest in so that it controls your actions. Typically, this is thought to be to alcohol, drugs, pornography, eating or gambling as examples.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”What is destructive behavior?” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none” id=”sc_accordion_item_1535161389760_7″][vc_column_text]Destructive behavior could be described as a behavior that a person engages in that might not be addictive but is truly harmful to themselves and others. Examples of destructive behavior are gossiping, bitterness, complaining to excess.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][/trx_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][trx_title type=”4″ style=”underline” align=”center”]15 Biblical Truths[/trx_title][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column css=”.vc_custom_1535162234421{padding-top: 50px !important;padding-bottom: 50px !important;}”][trx_accordion style=”2″ counter=”on” initial=”1″][trx_accordion_item title=”Only God knows how to make life work.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Jeremiah 10:23–O Lord, I know that the way of man is not in himself: it is not in man that walketh to direct his steps.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”God’s Word is absolute truth.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]John 17:17–Sanctify them through thy truth: thy word is truth.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=” Addictions come from committing sin.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Proverbs 5:23–He shall die without instruction; and in the greatness of his folly he shall go astray.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=” Sin comes from your heart.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Jeremiah 17:9–The heart is deceitful above all things, and desperately wicked: who can know it?[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Sin destroys everything it touches.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]James 1:15–Then when lust hath conceived, it bringeth forth sin: and sin, when it is finished, bringeth forth death.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=” You can choose the sin, but you can’t choose the consequences.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Galatians 6:7–Be not deceived; God is not mocked: for whatsoever a man soweth, that shall he also reap.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Your sin affects other people.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Romans 14:7–For none of us liveth to himself, and no man dieth to himself.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Confession and Repentance removes guilt and sin.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]I John 1:9–If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”A believer does not have to be bound by sin.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Romans 8:2–For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”After removing addictions, you must replace them with godly actions.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Colossians 3:9-10–Lie not one to another, seeing that ye have put off the old man with his deeds; And have put on the new man, which is renewed in knowledge after the image of him that created him:[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Holding on to anger and bitterness will hinder your life.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Ephesians 4:13–Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fulness of Christ:[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”The company you keep will influence you.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]I Corinthians 5:11–But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Controlling speech helps control the body.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]I Corinthians 15:33–Be not deceived: evil communications corrupt good manners.

James 3:2–For in many things we offend all. If any man offend not in word, the same is a perfect man, and able also to bridle the whole body.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=”Pride produces spiritual failure.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Proverbs 16:18–Pride goeth before destruction, and an haughty spirit before a fall.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][trx_accordion_item title=” Freedom must be maintained.” icon_closed=”none” icon_opened=”none”][vc_column_text]Proverbs 4:2–For I give you good doctrine, forsake ye not my law.[/vc_column_text][/trx_accordion_item][/trx_accordion][/vc_column][/vc_row]