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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: email@example.com
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--God wants to give you good; the devil not so much
SUNDAY--Preservice Prayer 9AM
Following song service--Children's Church (ages 3-8)
COMMUNITY PRAYER TIME--Come Sundays 9-9:30am
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Take a Stand
Read 2 Samuel 23:1 through 24:25
A popular children’s story tells of a little red hen who invites others to help her when she finds some wheat seed. In each step of the process she asks for help but is turned down. When it is time to enjoy the fruits of her labor, the others are eager to join her. They are rebuffed, however, and learn their lesson.
Eleazar stood his ground and struck down the Philistines till his hand grew tired and froze to the sword. The Lord brought about a great victory that day. The troops returned to Eleazar, but only to strip the dead (2 Samuel 23:10).
Eleazar, one of David’s mighty men, stood his ground when the rest of the soldiers fled. Through his efforts, the Lord gave Israel a great victory. Though the rest of the soldiers did not participate in the battle, they were eager to claim the spoils of Eleazar’s victory.
Christians fight spiritual battles with the strength the Lord supplies. However, some may want to share the spoils of victory without taking part in the battle. All Christians are challenged to be like Eleazar and take a stand for God.
Challenge for Today: Stand strong for the Lord.
Quicklook: 2 Samuel 23:8–12
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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.