Good Friday is one of the most solemn days on the Christian calendar. It is the day that Jesus of Nazareth was crucified for the sins of the world. Just how the term “good” came to be associated with Good Friday is not clear. Some think it is a corruption of “God Friday” while still others believe it means pious, devout, or holy.
However, I have often heard Good Friday referred to as “Good” in relationship to what Jesus did. By giving His life he transformed a day that was meant to be evil into something altogether good.
I pray all is well with you and your family. Here at New Hope we are getting ready to take a 90 Tithe Challenge. We are all in. From April 3, 2016 to July 3, 2016 we will be responding to the Word of God in Malachi 3:8-12 where God challenges us to test Him with the tithe.
The word tithe means a “tenth”. At the core we believe tithing is primarily an issue of faith and trust, so we are challenging all the members of New Hope to step up and begin to take God at His word.
Interested? You can sign up in person, online, or by email at: new4hope@verizon just drop us a note letting us know you want to be a part of the challenge.
Click here for answers to FAQs (frequently asked questions) about the Tithe Challenge .
Rev. Alonzo Perry, Sr.
I want to give a shout out to everyone who joined me over the past 12 weeks as we took an in depth look at “The Treasure Principle” based on a popular book by Randy Alcorn. This teaching series has been very unique as the material was taught on Sunday morning during the Sunday School hour at 9:30 AM. The course was then taught on Thursday evening during Bible study with a deeper and more intense focus on the 6 key principles.
Finally, the “Treasure Principle” was engaged from the pulpit in a series of sermons centered on giving and stewardship. The class has helped the church get ready for the 90 Day Tithe Challenge which will start on April 3, 2016.
If you would like to purchase the book we still have copies available in the church office.
Do you sing, dance, write poetry, or have some other talent that you want to share with others to glorify God? Then you won’t want to miss the ELEVATE Open Mic Night on Saturday, March 14 @ 7:00pm! All are welcome and there will be food!