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CENTER OF HOPE CHURCH
102 E Prospect St., Durand, WI 54736 715-672-5081
Mailing address-412 1st Avenue, Durand, WI 54736
412 1st Ave., Durand, WI 54736
Email Pastor: firstname.lastname@example.org
WELCOME TO CENTER OF HOPE
We are a family of believers that are being transformed by the love of God.
We have found that God truly loves us and has a plan of life and hope for each one of us. Each one has a testimony of how God has healed, delivered, provided, protected or helped them.
Jesus Christ died on the cross for us so that we can receive new life, hope and help.
You can find new life.
You can find hope.
You can find a place to belong.
Current series--1 week on hell, 3 weeks on heaven
What the Bible says on Hell and Heaven
with special events Friday Oct. 31st and Friday Nov. 7th
SUNDAY--Preservice Prayer 9AM
Following song service--Children's Church (ages 3-8)
COMMUNITY PRAYER TIME--Come Sundays 9-9:30am
or email your requests at email@example.com.
He Stood beside Me
Read Acts 22:1 through 24:27
When Steve came to church after an absence of several Sundays, Sue welcomed him and told him she’d missed him. “I was in drug rehab—for the thirteenth time,” he explained. Touched by his openness, she assured him she would pray him.
Like Steve, Saul, later known as Paul, found himself in a difficult position. He had been traveling to Damascus to arrest Christians when an encounter with Jesus left him blind. Christians in Damascus were afraid of Saul. Fortunately, God sent one to pray for Saul. That Christian was Ananias.
“He stood beside me and said, ‘Brother Saul, receive your sight!’ And at that very moment I was able to see him” (Acts 22:13).
Many Christians know someone like Saul or Steve—someone struggling with problems that cause other people to avoid them. Christians should stand beside these people and pray for them. Otherwise, the Church may lose a treasure.
Thought for Today: The difference between success and failure in a friend’s life may be an arm around his shoulder.
Quicklook: Acts 22:6–13
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Two years after the founding of the Assemblies of God, members adopted 16 beliefs for the Fellowship. This list, known as the Statement of Fundamental Truths, remains virtually unchanged. Four of these beliefs are considered the major tenets of the Fellowship. They are:
1. Salvation Through Jesus Christ (John 3:3, 16, 17; Romans 10:13; Ephesians 2:8, 9)
Salvation is received through repentance toward God and faith toward the Lord Jesus Christ. By the washing of regeneration and renewing of the Holy Spirit, being justified by grace through faith, man becomes an heir of God, according to the hope of eternal life.
2. Baptism in the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8; 2:4; 17, 18, 38, 39)
All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit and fire, according to the command of our Lord Jesus Christ. This was the normal experience of all in the early Christian Church. With it comes the enduement of power for life and service, the bestowment of the gifts and their uses in the work of the ministry.
3. Divine Healing for the Sick (James 5:14-16)
Divine healing is an integral part of the gospel. Deliverance from sickness is provided for in the atonement, and is the privilege of all believers.
4. The Second Coming of Christ (1 Thessalonians 4:14-16; 1 Corinthians 15:51, 52)
The second coming of Christ includes the rapture of the saints, which is our blessed hope, followed by the visible return of Christ with His saints to reign on earth for one thousand years.
For a complete list of the 16 Fundamental Truths of the Assemblies of God, click here.