HOPE CATHEDRAL UPDATES
Hello Hope Cathedral,
Though we’re in a season where everything is tentative, I want to encourage you. When God told me that this is the year of Victory, He knew the pandemic was coming and He also knew the challenges that you would personally face; and yet, He spoke. Which means, this is not the time to discard the promise but this is where we demonstrate what it looks like to be a Christian.
We don’t faint, we don’t cave to feelings and/or entertain doubt and defeat. Rather, we assess, and then We Choose to Believe God: We believe His eyes are on those who fear Him, and that He delivers our soul from death and keeps us alive in famine (Psalm 34:18-19); we believe that the righteous will never be forsaken (Psalm 37:25); we believe that He makes crooked places straight, rough places smooth and that His glory will be revealed (Isaiah 40:4-5); we believe that our God will not allow the righteous soul to famish (Proverbs 10:3); we believe, therefore we rejoice in hope and are patient in tribulation (Romans 12:12); we believe that He does perfect, establish, strengthen and settle us (1 Peter 5:10)—therefore, we maintain our confession of hope—because, we believe!
Moreover, because we believe, we bear the weak (Romans 15:1), esteem others better than self (Philippians 2:3), we let our light shine (Matthew 5:16) and honor God with thanksgiving and praise. As Christians, this is the testing of our faith, and with wholehearted devotion, we have everything needed therein, to pass the test!
To that end, follow Hope Cathedral on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter (@Hopecathedral) as I intend to pray and offer short words of encouragement on Wednesday’s and Friday’s at 7:00pm. Call in on Saturday mornings for prayer (605-313-5443, PIN – 735007) at 7:00am. Stay involved in your Small Group, and of course, Stream into any one of our three Sunday morning services (8:30am, 10 and 11:30am). Just go to www.hopecathedral.com. You don’t have to falter or faint during this time because we’re in this together. So, let’s stay connected.
Now for a ministry update: We will have our first Wednesday service, April 1st at 7:00pm, and we will receive Communion as normal. You may come to the campus on Saturday, the 28th, from 9am-10am, or 5pm-6pm, or on Monday, the 30th, between 5pm-6pm to obtain your pre-filled communion cups. You will save them until Wednesday, April 1st, when we will remember the body and blood of Jesus Christ, together.
Now for a technical update: I understand there was difficulty streaming into the 10am service yesterday. To remedy in the future, try using another web browser (Safari, Firefox, Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge) and note that for this season only, we’re adding two more online services—2pm and 4pm (EST)! In other words, you’ll be able to worship with us in the morning and/or afternoon! Thereafter, you may download our free app for the message only.
Our desire and goal is to honor God by being present for you, so we’re doing whatever we can to be available. If for any reason you have questions, please do not hesitate to contact the church office at 732-928-9072. We are here for you.
And remember, this is the time to share your faith—the Gospel of Jesus Christ (and even your testimony). Let’s bring people to the Living Hope, Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:19; Luke 14:23)! This past Sunday, 27 people gave their lives to Christ, GLORY TO GOD!!! Heaven rejoices and I declare God will be glorified during this time!! In Jesus’ name!
Now in closing, remember, life is choice driven so my prayer is that you will choose victory—for whatever is born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith (1 John 5:4).