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We have had another blessed week at New Hope. Any day that we can come together and praise the Lord is blessed. Wednesday night we didn’t have service at New Hope, but some of us were able to go and visit Happy Home Church, but services at New Hope will carry on a as usual this week.
Sunday morning we started out our morning with prayer requests. We had many needs that we petitioned the Lord for. The adults Sunday school class finished up chapter 4 in the gospel of John and last week I made a mistake on the children’s lesson, it was over church behavior and this week they started learning about the fruits of the spirit. After Sunday school Bro. Mike made a pocket testament presentation to help fire the church up on our witnessing duties. The morning message was delivered by Pastor Scott from Romans 6:1-4. Now I have to admit that I wasn’t able to be there for Bro. Scott’s message, but after services we discussed the scriptures and I asked him to put a title on the sermon which was “Let’s put the Christ in Christian.” Reading over these scritpures all I could think about was that sweet inheritance we are priviledged to receive one day as God’s children. Do we truly understand or reverance being a Christian the way we should? Saying we are Christian is saying we are “Christ-like” I think about what my Lord endured on earth and what He did for us all by His life and death and ressurection. Being a Christian means having a newness of life. Being a Christian, death has no dominion over us. We were once dead in our rotten sin, but became alive to God through Jesus. Our old life crucified, our sins crucified and the new us the Christian resurrected! Hallelujah! I pray that we all thank the Lord for His abounding beautiful grace.
We had 19 people attend morning service and night services both. Our evening services started out with our song service and moved on to our prayer requests and testimonies. Bro. Mike read Isaiah 51:7-8 for us. Pastor Scott delivered our evening message from I Timothy 2:1-15, “No Excuses For Sin.” We only have one meditation between us and God and that is Jesus Christ. We should have a desire to share the good news with all. We will be unable to make excuses for our actions, it must be covered by the blood, forgiven and forgotten.
Our church wants to express our deepest sympathy our love and our prayers to Bro. Blane Fleetwood and family in their time of loss and also to the Solomon family. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all in this hard times.
Thanksgivng is coming this next week and a synonym for thanksgiving is praise. So this thanksgiving lets thank God for all that he does for us. Let thanks come from a truly grateful heart for His love, His mercy, His salvation, His answering of our prayers, for prayers He hasn’t answered yet, all things be thankful for.