But when the fullness of time had come,
God sent forth his Son.
A New & Glorious Morn has Broken!
Many of my friends have expressed that 2020 has been a grueling year. They correspond to the recent Gallup survey which said that every segment of the American population have experienced a significant dip in mental wellness.
All segments except one, that is. Those who attend worship on a weekly basis were the only ones reported to maintain or increase in their overall mental health.
No doubt this demonstrates the power of the gospel and the hope that a sovereign God gives. You and I enjoy the "thrill of hope" because Jesus Christ has come down. He has not only lifted our souls to heaven, but he constantly lifts our spirits and gives us reason to rejoice.
The gospel cheers the soul. Knowing that Jesus Christ has come and that He will come again, puts every hardship and evil in its place. Yes, we smile knowing all things are working together for the good of His kingdom!
In this Christmas season we may remember that no weapon formed against Him shall prosper and no kingdom shall stand to oppose Him. Truly, all things will be subservient to the salvation of His people and unfolding of His plan.
Lessons & Carols for Christmas Eve
Tonight at 6:30 Hopewell welcomes you to join us as we reflect on the first advent of our Lord and Savior. We will enjoy Scripture readings on the Christmas story and corresponding carols.
On Sunday we will be back in the book of Joshua. We'll meditate on chapter 22 and how the Lord desires us to respond to His faithfulness with faithfulness of our own.
Mission to Brazil - Brenner Christmas Update
In their latest newsletter the Brenner family reports that they are enjoying their last Christmas in Ohio. With hopes to fly out in January, they are preparing to transition to their work of "Scripture Engagement" with Wycliff Bible Translators.
Matt's job will be integrating the new translation of the Bible into the lives of the Brazilian people. That will mean meeting with pastors, sharing with families, teaching youth studies, etc.
Hopewell is excited to begin financially supporting the Brenner family in 2021. We encourage our families to subscribe to the Brenner's newsletter, individually support them, and regularly lift them up in your prayers.
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