What is House of Good Hope?
We are a transdenominational, cross-cultural house of prayer representing many churches in the greater Hartford area; from large to small and everything in between. We are comprised of many races and nations which populate the city of Hartford. The Lord has called us to build a house of prayer strategically in Connecticut’s state capital, in the heart of the state. One thing we all have in common; we are hungry for more of God in our own lives; in our cities, in our state, in our region, in our nation, in the world. It is our desire to set ourselves ablaze with the Fire of God that will ignite our state in revival and transformation. We hear the call: “Go out to the highways and byways and COMPEL people to come in so that My house will be full!” Luke 14:23 We firmly believe the government of God is established only through persistent worship, prayer and intercession.
CONNECTICUT CAPITOL PRAYERWALKING TEAM:
ROBIN HANSEN & LUCY SNOW: Co-leaders
This dynamic duo oversees and sends prayer warriors into our CT State Capitol daily to pray and walk “under the radar” for our state government. Every day there is someone walking the grounds, praying for our state leaders and for upcoming bills that are being voted into law. To join our team, they can be contacted by email: Jon_1720@yahoo.com
STATEMENT OF FAITH
We believe God created the world and also now upholds, sustains, governs and providentially allows or directs all that exists. Genesis 1:1; Psalm 104; Matthew 10:29-31; Matthew 28:19; Acts 17:24-28; John 1:1; 2 Corinthians 13:14; Ephesians 1:9-12; Ephesians 4:4-6; Colossians 1:16-17; Hebrews 1:1-3; Revelation 1:4-6.
We believe the Bible is the only true inerrant, fully inspired, authoritative Word of God. Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 30:5-7; Matthew 5:18; John 10:35; John 17:17; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21
We believe the only way to salvation is by grace alone, through the Blood of Jesus. Nothing needs to be added or done to earn eternal life except through believing faith in Jesus Christ. John 1:12-13; 6:37-44; 10:25-30; Acts 16:30-31; Romans 3-4; 8:1-17; 31-39; 10:8-10; Philippians 2:12-13; Titus 3:3-7; 1 John 1:7-9
We believe in two main ordinances: water baptism and the Lord’s Supper, to be observed until the time of Christ’s return. They are not a means of salvation but are channels of God’s sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus. Matthew 26:26-29; 28:19; Romans 6:3-11; 1 Corinthians 11:23-34; 1 Peter 3:21.
We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ baptizes believers in the Holy Spirit, in Whom we are sealed for the day of redemption. Matthew 3:11; John 1:12-13; 3:1-15; Acts 4:29-30; Romans 8:9; 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-13; 2 Corinthians 1:21-22; Galatians 3:1-5; Ephesians 1:13-14; 5:18.
We believe that God has called us, the Church to preach the Gospel of Christ and make disciples of all nations.
We, the church are called to remember the poor, to minister to their needs through sacrificial giving and practical service.
We believe we are called to be the embodiment of Christ; His hands & feet here on earth. Isaiah 58:6-12; Isaiah 61:1-3; Matthew 5-7; 28:18-20; Luke 4:18; 21:1-4; Galatians 2:10; 1 Timothy 6:8
We believe in the literal Second Coming of Christ at the end of this age when He will return to Earth personally and visibly consummate His Kingdom.
We believe in and are praying for a great end-time harvest of souls and the emergence of a Victorious Church that will experience an unprecedented unity, purity and power in the Holy Spirit. Psalm 2:7-9; 22:27-28; Romans 11:25-32; Ephesians 4:11-16; I Thessalonians 5:11; 2 Thessalonians 1:3-12.
We believe in a literal heaven and a literal hell.
We believe those who made covenant with Jesus will pass immediately into the blessed Presence of Christ, and those who have not made covenant with Jesus will be consigned to await the Day of Judgment where they will be eternally separated from God. Isaiah 14:10-17; Ezekiel 28:11-19; Matthew 12:25-29; 25:41; John 12:31; 16:11; Ephesians 6:10-20; Colossians 2:15; 2 Peter 2:4; Jude 6; Revelation 12:7-9; 20:10.