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Faith. It’s both private and public.

On the one hand, your intimate relationship with Jesus, what you share with Him in the privacy of your heart, is very personal. It is a private experience where there is only enough room for you and your God.

On the other hand, faith demands to be pro-claimed in public. No matter how intimate your relationship with the Lord, your faith walk fuels a passion that cannot be contained within your heart or your life. It’s something that needs to be shouted out and shared with others. If not, your faith becomes stagnant.

Jesus explained it well in the parable about a light under a bushel and the one about the city on a hill. Bottom line, says Jesus, keeping your faith to yourself will only snuff it out. Similarly, when you have your lights on, what’s happening on the inside better be good because everyone can see you!

Hope Channel strives to be like that city on a hill with its lights brightly shining for all to see. With every new channel, with every new region we reach, with every new program, we proclaim even louder God’s good news for a better life today and for eternity. We are here to help our viewers build a life where Christ is center, where faith grows.

More importantly, we want our viewers to share their faith with others. If you’ve been blessed by Hope Channel, if our programs have strengthened your faith walk, take that next step—share that experience with someone. Let your testimony bring to someone else the abundant joy of a life in Jesus. May they also have the tenacious, resilient faith that gets us through life’s toughest moments.

You’re here to be light, bringing out the God-colors in the world. God is not a secret to be kept. We’re going public with this, as public as a city on a hill. If I make you light-bearers, you don’t think I’m going to hide you under a bucket, do you? I’m putting you on a light stand. Now that I’ve put you there on a hilltop, on a light stand—shine! Keep open house; be generous with your lives. By opening up to others, you’ll prompt people to open up with God, this generous Father in heaven. — Matthew 5 :14-16,  The Message