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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.
AD The Series--Watch It, Hear About It, Talk About It
Beginning April 5th Sundays at 10am AD Sermon Series
Wednesdays at 7pm AD Small Group Study
SUNDAY--Preservice Prayer 9AM
Following song service--Children's Church (ages 3-8)
COMMUNITY PRAYER TIME--Come Sundays 9-9:30am
Be anointed with oil for healing as the Bible says in James 5:14
or email your requests at email@example.com.
Think about Beautiful Things
Read Isaiah 58:1 through 60:22; Philippians 4:1–23
Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things (Philippians 4:8).
It is important for Christians to control their thoughts and focus on positive, helpful things, rather than negative, hurtful ones. People fall into sin and suffering because they think about the wrong things.
For example, pornography can destroy personal lives and relationships. Another problem with thinking about the wrong things happens when people hold onto grudges. Relationships can be ruined for a lifetime if one person refuses to forgive another and always focuses on past offenses.
Every sin begins as a bad thought. But there is a simple way to beat that. The apostle Paul admonished the Philippians to think about good things. Thinking about good things leads to peace, happiness, and holiness. So focus your thoughts on good things.
Prayer Suggestion: God, please help me focus on good things.
Quicklook: Philippians 4:2–9
Devotional brought to you by God's Word For Today.
God's Word For Today is available from Gospel Publishing House.
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.