Thank you to Pastor Jim Swank

Jim Swank

Sending out a special thanks to Jim Swank for visiting!  His message was uplifting and caring.

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1 Samuel 11:14 Then said Samuel to the people, Come, and let us go to Gilgal, and renew the kingdom there.

Do you remember what it felt like to be born again?  Do you remember the vigor you had for the word of God?  Do you remember how you prayed daily and searched the scriptures daily to confirm your faith?

Too often, we go through life, land on hard times and drift from the church.  We go through the motions of going to church but are not totally committed.  Or we lose the vigor we had for the word of God.

This year at New Hope Life Center, we want to build up our faith again.  We want to renew our faith to God.  We want to come together and praise Jesus for saving us.

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Romans 12:1-2 I beseech you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, that you present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable to God, which is your reasonable service. And be not conformed to this world: but be you transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

Paul tells us that we, as believers in Jesus Christ, should be a Living Sacrifice.  That we need to separate ourselves from the world and live a life for God.

It’s one thing to view the world and to be in the world.  But we need to embrace God and live for Jesus.  We need to pray, read the word of God, and sanctify ourselves.

By becoming a Living Sacrifice, we will transform and strengthen ourselves to the will of God.

Living Sacrifice

John 20:29 Jesus saith unto him, Thomas, because thou hast seen me, thou hast believed: blessed are they that have not seen, and yet have believed.

This is a powerful verse!  Jesus has said to Thomas that those who believe in Him are blessed.

So often we think that those who are blessed are those who have a nice house.  Who drive a nice car.  Who seem to have everything right in their life.  Jesus simplifies it for us who are blessed.  YOU ARE BLESSED IF YOU BELIEVE IN JESUS CHRIST.

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