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We at New Hope started out with our women’s prayer group on Tuesday morning. We had a good meeting with three women who attended, but you know that the Bible says where two or three are gathered he is in the midst. Wednesday night Bible discussion was on some of the ways God speaks to His people and discovering God’s will for us.
Sunday morning services we had 18 people attend. We started out by lifting our requests for prayer to the Lord. The adults Sunday school class was in Mark 7 and 8 and the children’s Sunday school class learned about the Miracles of Jesus.
Our morning message was delivered by Bro. Scott from Isaiah 53:2-8. This chapter in Isaiah talks of the offering of Christ’s soul so that the world could be saved. How much faith do we put in verse 5 of the 53rd chapter of Isaiah that says “But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon Him; and with His stripes we are healed.” I think today most people short God of His glory and we short Him of the blessings and gifts He promises us. The word says with His stripes we are healed. I believe that could be spiritual healing, mental healing or physical healing, wherever it applies in our life and however much faith we put in Him.
Sunday evening we had 22 attend services. We appreciate all of our guests we had throughout our services and pray we see you all again soon. We had specials sung by Bro. Larry, Bro. Mike, Sis. Virginia and Sis. Aloma.
Our evening message was out of the gospel according to Matthew 24:36-46. In the days before the flood, the Bible says that the people were eating, drinking, marrying, completely unprepared for the flood that was about to come. If we knew our houses were going to be broke into tonight we’d do everything we could to prepare for that. What are we doing to prepare our souls for the coming of the Lord? Matthew 24:42 says, “Watch therefore: for ye know not what hour your Lord doth come.”
Our service hours are Tuesday morning women’s prayer meeting at 9:30, Wednesday evening Bible study at 7:00, Sunday school at 10 a.m., morning worship at 11 a.m. and Sunday evening service at 7 p.m.