The Thrill of Hope
12/06/2020 - 11/22/2020
“A thrill of hope, the weary world rejoices
For yonder breaks, a new and glorious morn.” (O Holy Night)
Are you experiencing “the thrill of hope”? 2020 has been a long and difficult year. In times of trial we hope and long for a better future. Proverbs 13:12 says, “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.” But what do we do while we are waiting with hope for God’s better future?
Our Christmas sermon series this year is about binding our hope not just to changes in circumstances but to God’s presence, His promises, and the hope that comes through His people. My prayer for all of us this Christmas as we place our hope firmly in Christ is from Hebrews 6:18-19 “we who have fled to take hold of the hope set before us may be greatly encouraged. We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure.”
This Christmas join us in person or online for messages of hope for your life from the “Good News” that brings great joy. Let’s join the prophet Isaiah and experience this truth: “Those who hope (wait) in the Lord will renew their strength. They will mount up with wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not grow faint.” (Is. 40:31)
Colossians: Christ in you
10/25/2020 - 11/29/2020
“Christ” is not Jesus’ last name. Why does the New Testament refer to Jesus of Nazareth as Jesus Christ? The Apostle Paul uses the phrase “in Christ” and “Christ in you” over 100 times in his New Testament letters to describe the Christian life. His letter to the Colossians reveals the mystery and power of this truth, and why they were missing it.
It will also reveal how we are missing it today and how different our lives will be when we live truly live “IN Christ”.
Join us the month of November for our “Christ In You” sermon series.
10/18/2020 - 10/18/2020
Guest Speaker Gary Underwood share with us about Compassion International's mission to "Release children from poverty in Jesus' name" and how we can be apart of that from right here in Canton, Ohio.
09/27/2020 - 10/11/2020
Joseph could have easily been negative, given up, or used his authority and power for his purposes. He was betrayed by his brothers, lost his freedom for more than 13 years, wrongfully punished for a crime he didn't commit, and tragically forgotten. But because Joseph knew God was with him, he was able to trust in God's providence. What if God is working in our lives as He did in the life of Joseph? We would begin to see God bringing about His purposes in the end, no matter what people's intentions, be it good or bad. Imagine what our lives would look like if we had that perspective. Join us as we study Joseph's life and discover how God can redeem the world's evil and use it for the greater good.
"You meant it for evil, but God intended it for good." Genesis 50:20