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During Wednesday night Bible study we continued our study over Genesis. We had 11 attend Bible study.
We started out Sunday morning with prayer requests before dismissing to Sunday school. Our attendance for the adults Sunday school was 14 and our lesson was John, chapter 3. Six were in attendance of children’s Sunday school and they learned about Jesus Ressurection. After Sunday school we sang songs. Bro. Mike read to us Psalms 139. Bro. Scott delivered the morning message from Jeremiah 32:32-41, “Promis of Return.” This scripture talks about what the people have done to provoke God, and how they turned their backs to Him instead of their faces. But he loves us so much more than we could understand, and much more than we deserve. Fear of Him keeps us humble, it helps us to edify ourselves. If there was no fear how many would be right? He doesn’t want us to have to face His wrath or condemnation. We cannot obtain salvation and then go back to our old ways He could have went away from us and never came back but He loves us and chose to make a covenant with us. He gave us the promise of return.
After services several of our members went to Heart of the Ozarks and sang songs for about an hour and then we all gathered back at New Hope for our evening servicves. We had 26 attend evening services. We had many prayer requests and many revivals and other churches this upcoming week we want to remember in our prayers. We had specials done by Virginia, Scott, Dee Dee, Aloma, Larry, Lyndon and DiAnne. Bro. Mike read to us from Ephesians 2:1-9.
Bro. Scott gave the evening sermon from very familiar but important sciptures Acts 2:1-8, “Day of Pentecost.” These men tarried and waited in the upper room expecting God to move. They didn’t hem haw around. They expected it. Just like we should come into His house expecting, knowing things will happen. They were all in one accord, harmonized in their hearts in what they wanted, expecting God to move. We let so many things get in the way of our unity in churches. Oh people if we could just have the patience and obedience and let God be our priority what wonderful things could happen, what a movement of God could we see? We have so many reservations when it come to serving God, we don’t sing loud enough, don’t testify, worry what others will think, but we have no reservations or expectations on what we want God to do for us.
I want to also say Happy Birthday to Sis. Danita. I know we didn’t sing to you at service but you weren’t forgotten.
We want to also express our sympathy and keep in our prayers the Max Roberts family and loves ones.
This last week, New Hope also lost a very beloved friend and brother, Elwood Williams in a house fire. He will be greatly missed and we want to extend our love, prayers and most heartfelt sympathy to all of His friends and family.