2019 Theme

12 Books in 12 Months

Our annual theme for 2019 is 12 Books in 12 Months: God’s Word for Everyday Life! The Holy Bible is the greatest book ever written. Even the most brilliant written works from the greatest human authors pale in comparison to the written and inspired Word of God.

As Christians, we turn to the Bible as our highest source and norm for all matters of faith and daily life. The Bible says what we believe, and we believe what it says. Scripture is timeless. It’s relevant. It’s life-changing. And most of the time it’s the most direct way God communicates directly to most of us.

That’s the difference between the Bible and any other book. Even books written about God are just that – words written by human authors about God. But the Bible is God’s Word written through human authors for us. There’s no other book like it.

Given all of that, it seems natural that everyone in the whole wide world would want to be fully familiar and fluent in the Bible … but too often we aren’t.

As a church, we want to change that for you. We want you, and the entire body of Christ called Lutheran Church of Hope, to be biblically fluent (not just biblically literate, but fluent). By the end of 2019, if you read the Bible daily (we’ll provide a guided daily tour), worship weekly (we’ll preach highly relevant and applicable sermons on the daily readings), and study the Word in groups (women’s, men’s, student, Life Groups, Bible studies, Page 2, etc.) … you’ll know God’s Word, and you’ll discover a quiet confidence along with a keen awareness of God’s presence and will for you in every life circumstance.


Campus Worship Times

West Des Moines
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 8:00, 8:30 (Chapel), 9:15 & 11:00 am and 5:00 pm
Tuesdays, 6:30 pm
Thursdays (REVIVE for young adults), 7:00 pm

Ankeny
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 8:00, 9:15 & 11:00 am

Des Moines
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 9:15 & 11:00 am

Grimes
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 9:15 & 11:00 am

Waukee
Saturdays, 5:00 pm
Sundays, 9:15 & 11:00 am

Ames
Sundays, 9:00 & 10:30 am
Wednesdays (KAIROS for college students), 8:00 pm


Daily Bible Reading


October Bible Readings

Tuesday, Oct. 1 Joel 3
Wednesday, Oct. 2 Malachi 1
Thursday, Oct. 3 Malachi 2
Friday, Oct. 4 Malachi 3
Saturday, Oct. 5 Malachi 4
Sunday, Oct. 6 Luke 1:1-38
   Sermon text Oct. 5 & 6: Luke 10:25-37
Monday, Oct. 7 Luke 1:39-80
Tuesday, Oct. 8 Luke 2
Wednesday, Oct. 9 Luke 3
Thursday, Oct. 10 Luke 4
Friday, Oct. 11 Luke 5
Saturday, Oct. 12 Luke 6
Sunday, Oct. 13 Luke 7
   Sermon text Oct. 12 & 13: Luke 12:13-21
Monday, Oct. 14 Luke 8
Tuesday, Oct. 15 Luke 9:1-27
Wednesday, Oct. 16 Luke 9:28-62
Thursday, Oct. 17 Luke 10
Friday, Oct. 18 Luke 11
Saturday, Oct. 19 Luke 12:1-34
Sunday, Oct. 20 Luke 12:35-59
   Sermon text Oct. 19 & 20: Luke 15:1-7
Monday, Oct. 21 Luke 13
Tuesday, Oct. 22 Luke 14
Wednesday, Oct. 23 Luke 15
Thursday, Oct. 24 Luke 16
Friday, Oct. 25 Luke 17
Saturday, Oct. 26 Luke 18
Sunday, Oct. 27 Luke 19
   Sermon text Oct. 26 & 27: Luke 18:9-14
Monday, Oct. 28 Luke 20:1-21:4
Tuesday, Oct. 29 Luke 21:5-38
Wednesday, Oct. 30 Luke 22:1-38
Thursday, Oct. 31 Luke 22:39-71



Study Guides

Daily Bible Reading

Daily Devotions