New Hope Church of Christ

New Hope Church of Christ
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11025 131st St
Largo, FL 33774
(727) 517-7517
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Elder’s Corner – How much is that “Soul” in the Window? By David Himes - April 23, 2017 For sale by owner: One Soul--Like new! Hardly ever used. Very low mileage, not even driven to worship on Sunday. One owner. Nice exterior but interior needs some work. A real steal. Open to all bidders. No reasonable offer refused. How does one sell their soul? Not the way Hollywood movies usually show it. Not to some sinister man in red tights, horns and a pitchfork and not in exchange for three wishes or a multimillion dollar contract. You see the devil is a much better bargain hunter than that. Many have sold their soul for much less. Take Esau, for example. Esau sold his birthright, his share of his father's inheritance, to his younger brother Jacob (Genesis 25:29-34). And what did he get in exchange for such a valuable prize - a bowl full of red porridge! Judas Iscariot betrayed Jesus for just 30 pieces of silver (Matthew 27:3-5). That act cost Judas his spiritual birthright, his soul, for later Judas hung himself without repenting of his sin. And all it cost the devil was 30 silver coins. We give away junk, sell needless items for a few dollars, but the treasures of our hearts have no price. The devil is dealing for the soul of every person on earth. Your turn will come. In fact you may be dealing away you soul right now through your neglect. What will the devil do when he finally negotiates with you? Will he find someone who knows value, or will he walk away from you with a real bargain? Each of us will make the choice to either accept the Bible as our authority in religion or reject it. But we will bear the consequences of our choice. God’s word is the authority or standard by which all people will be judged on Judgment Day. The most important thing to man is the salvation of his soul. Jesus asks, “For what profit is it to a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul? Or what will a man give in exchange for his soul?” (Matthew 16:26). Where are you PRESENTLY? Just as the wicked can repent and become spiritually clean, the spiritually clean can turn away from God and die spiritually: If a righteous man turns from his righteousness and does evil, he will die for it. And if a wicked man turns away from his wickedness and does what is just and right, he will live by doing so. (Ezek 33:18, 19) What is your soul worth? Is it worth a little time and attention? Is it worth some Bible study and research to find out its real value? Is it worth learning how to keep it and protect it from all harm?

It was wonderful to see so many visitors at worship Easter Sunday. We invite you to worship this coming Sunday, as we celebrate the resurrection each and every Lord's Day. We are small in number but mighty in good works and love for one another. Won't you join us as we sing praises, share the Lord's Supper and listen to God's Word preached this Sunday? Bible Study 9:30 - Worship 10:30 - 11025 131st St N, Largo, Florida

Elder’s Corner - Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important? By David Himes - 4/16/2017 The resurrection of Jesus is important for several reasons. First, the resurrection witnesses to the immense power of God Himself. To believe in the resurrection is to believe in God. If God exists, and if He created the universe and has power over it, then He has power to raise the dead. Only He who created life can resurrect it after death, only He can reverse the repulsiveness that is death itself, and only He can remove the sting and gain the victory over the grave (1 Corinthians 15:54–55). The resurrection of Jesus Christ is also important because it validates who Jesus claimed to be, namely, the Son of God and Messiah. According to Jesus, His resurrection was the “sign from heaven” that authenticated His ministry. The resurrection of Jesus Christ, attested to by hundreds of eyewitnesses (1 Corinthians 15:3–8), provides irrefutable proof that He is the Savior of the world. Another reason the resurrection of Jesus Christ is important is that it proves His sinless character and divine nature. The Scriptures said God’s “Holy One” would never see corruption (Psalm 16:10), and Jesus never saw corruption, even after He died. It was on the basis of the resurrection of Christ that Paul preached, “Through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. Through him everyone who believes is set free from every sin” (Acts 13:38–39). If Jesus Christ is not resurrected, then we have no hope that we will be either. In fact, apart from Christ’s resurrection, we have no Savior, no salvation, and no hope of eternal life. As Paul said, our faith would be “useless,” the gospel would be altogether powerless, and our sins would remain unforgiven. Jesus said, “I am the resurrection and the life” (John 11:25), and in that statement claimed to be the source of both. There is no resurrection apart from Christ, no eternal life. Jesus does more than give life; He is life, and that’s why death has no power over Him. We can share His triumph over death (1 John 5:11–12). We who believe in Jesus Christ will personally experience resurrection because, having the life Jesus gives, we have overcome death. It is impossible for death to win. Jesus is “the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep” (1 Corinthians 15:20). In other words, Jesus led the way in life after death. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is important as a testimony to the resurrection of human beings, which is a basic principle of the Christian faith. Unlike other religions, Christianity possesses a Founder who transcends death and promises that His followers will do the same. Every other religion was founded by men or prophets whose end was the grave. As Christians, we know that God became man, died for our sins, and was resurrected the third day. The grave could not hold Him. He lives, and He sits today at the right hand of the Father in heaven (Hebrews 10:12). The resurrection is the triumphant and glorious victory for every believer. Jesus Christ died, was buried, and rose the third day according to the Scriptures (1 Corinthians 15:3–4). And He is coming again! The dead in Christ will be raised up, and those who are alive at His coming will be changed and receive new, glorified bodies (1 Thessalonians 4:13–18). Why is the resurrection of Jesus Christ important? It proves who Jesus is. It demonstrates that God accepted Jesus’ sacrifice on our behalf and it shows that God has the power to raise us from the dead.

Sermon Notes Why You Need a Blood Donation By Wiley Coppinger - April 16, 2017 “For the life of the flesh is in the blood, and I have given it for you on the altar to make atonement for your souls, for it is the blood that makes atonement by the life.” Lev. 17:11 God is holy and just, and that holiness in God causes there to be a wrath against evil. That wrath stands between God and the person who sins. Something or someone has to pay. That payment is called atonement. God gave Israel very detailed instructions about animal sacrifices. Those sacrifices were something the Jews needed because they had sinned against the perfect and holy God. They needed atonement. The need for atonement is not unique to them. You need it, too. Why do you need a blood donation? BECAUSE OF THE STAIN OF SIN – There was a day each year that God had Israel set aside, the Day of Atonement. It was the one day each year that the current high priest would enter into the most holy place in the Tabernacle. First, he’d kill a bull and come in with its blood to atone for his own sins. After that, he’d come in with the blood of a goat for the sins of the nation. The blood was sprinkled on the altar and on the Ark of the Covenant, to make atonement. Or did it? (Heb. 9:7-10) There was a valuable lesson taught in those sacrifices both for Israel and for us: that there needed to be something better, because the stain runs deep, and it’s going to take something more than the blood of an animal to make atonement! BECAUSE BULLS AND GOATS ARE NOT ENOUGH – (Hebrews 9:12-15) V12 – He entered the Most Holy Place once for all by his own blood, having obtained eternal redemption. V14 Christ…offered himself unblemished to God. V15 – he has died as a ransom to set them free. V26 – he has appeared once for all at the end of the ages to do away with sin by the sacrifice of himself. V28 – Christ was sacrificed once to take away the sins of many people. Jesus died on the cross to take a hit for us. (Rom. 3:25, 1 Pet. 2:24, Gal. 3:13, 2 Cor. 5:21) BECAUSE THERE’S NO OTHER WAY TO RECEIVE THE INHERITANCE – “…knowing that from the Lord you will receive the inheritance as your reward…” (Col. 3:24) See also 1 Pet. 1:4. But here’s the rub. There has to be a death. Blood has to be shed. Before a will becomes useful, the one who writes it has to die (Heb. 9:17-18). What was going on in the Old Testament helps us to understand the New. You stand to receive a great inheritance in Jesus Christ, but not unless someone dies. It’s another reason you need a blood donation. BECAUSE OUR NEED IS ONGOING – Jesus died only once for all time (Heb. 9:26-28). The cross looks backwards, into Old Testament days, into New Testament days and beyond. Jesus, by being the one perfect sacrifice, is able to meet our great need by His one perfect death. Once we accept Him, we have an ongoing need to remain close to Him. The atonement means we have a Savior, and we can cease to have a savior if we choose. That “if” depends on us (1 John 1:7). Just like Jesus’ forgiveness is an on-going blessing every day, we need to have an on-going relationship with Him. We need to walk in the light, because our need for forgiveness is ongoing. So is the atonement we have from Jesus.