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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.
High Priest of Christmas
Read Hebrews 1:1 through 6:20
Singing Christmas carols about the Infant born in Bethlehem’s manger brings many warm memories and joy during stressful, hectic days of holiday preparation. Today’s passage takes the reader beyond those thoughts to the very purpose for Christmas.
For we do not have a high priest who is unable to empathize with our weaknesses, but we have one who has been tempted in every way, just as we are—yet he did not sin (Hebrews 4:15).
God’s plan for redemption required Jesus to enter the world and experience those things common to all people. He set aside His heavenly state to become a helpless infant, grow as a child, and experience all of the struggles that come with life. As a result of these experiences, He can empathize with the cares and weaknesses of life. These experiences make Him the perfect high priest who can intercede before God for His people. Remembering Christ as the high priest of Christmas helps bring focus to the many details and activities that can crowd out the purpose and joy of Christmas.
Thought for Today: Christ, the great high priest, stands as the reason for the Christmas season.
Quicklook: Hebrews 4:6–16
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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.