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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.
SUNDAY--Preservice Prayer 9AM
Following song service--Children's Church (ages 3-8)
Free at Last
Read Galatians 4:1 through 6:18
Booker T. Washington was a slave during the Civil War. In his autobiography, Up From Slavery, he wrote about the day the Emancipation Proclamation was read on his plantation, freeing his family and the other slaves.
He wrote, “After the reading we were told that we were all free, and could go when and where we pleased. My mother, who was standing by my side, leaned over and kissed her children, while tears of joy ran down her cheeks. She explained to us what it all meant, that this was the day for which she had been so long praying, but fearing that she would never live to see. For some minutes there was great rejoicing, and thanksgiving, and wild scenes of ecstasy.”
So you are no longer a slave, but God’s child; and since you are his child, God has made you also an heir (Galatians 4:7).
In a very real sense, each human being is a slave of sin. Paul tells us that Christ has set us free from the law of sin and death. Those who know Christ have been set free. We can and should rejoice in that freedom.
Prayer Suggestion: Thank your Redeemer today for liberating you from sin.
Quicklook: Galatians 4:1–7
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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.