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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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Pure Love Affair
Read Song of Songs 1:1 through 8:14
A bride and groom wanted to honor God by praying together before the wedding ceremony but also wanted to keep the tradition of the groom not seeing the bride until she walked down the aisle. Their solution was to stand “back to back” on opposite sides of the wall of an archway between rooms, hold hands, and pray. That pictured the purity of their love, focusing on God first then honoring each other.
A similar portrait of pure love is the essence of the Song of Songs. Both the lover and the beloved are focused on each other, describing in detail the one they love.
I belong to my beloved, and his desire is for me (Song of Songs 7:10).
It is with similar sweet anticipation that those who follow Christ look forward to the day when they will be with Him and live in fulfilling fellowship with Him for eternity. And as they wait, they tell others about their beloved.
Prayer Suggestion: Lord, may the way I live and what I say show others my love for You.
Quicklook: Song of Songs 7:10–13
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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.