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Prayer Week 2013 – Sunday Night

Praying Bold Prayers based on the promise of heaven as our eternal home: Praying for the ministries of Springs of Grace Praying for the families of Springs of Grace (we would encourage everyone who will to take 3-5 families or individuals and commit to pray daily for them this week) If you would like names…

How do you handle trials – Charles Spurgeon

Spurgeon’s Take On Trials Severe pain and depression Charles Spurgeon was a pastor in England in the 1800′s. He preached to thousands each Sunday, his sermons were mailed around the world — and he experienced severe pain and recurring depression. Here’s how he saw these trials – From God’s hand “It would be a very…

One Hope Ministry Overview

Ministry Overview getAHEAD is ministry of One Hope that provides educational support for at-risk children and their families through after school and summer programs. getAHEAD is a researched based literacy program that focus on reaching kids through Gospel relationships. getAHEAD currently has a Monday through Thursday after school program and is developing a mentoring program…

One Hope Opportunities to Help

3 Opportunities to Help Today #1- Take an ornament off the Christmas Tree in the foyer. By taking an ornament, you commit to bring the item listed on the ornament and place it under the tree during the month of December. #2- Get a One Hope Hat in the foyer following the service or pre-order…

One Hope Sunday – What a blessing!

What a blessing to hear more about One Hope today and to be challenged from 1 Corinthians 15 to live life and do ministry in a way that matches up with that great passage from the Bible. Thanks to all who shared and for the One Hope Staff (especially – Jillian, Carrie, Miriam and Jared)for…

Isabel Allison – young woman Scottish Covenanter

Here is the account of young Isabel Alison – another Scottish Covenanter martyred for her faith. Being come to the scaffold, after singing the 84th Psalm, and reading the 16th [chapter] of Mark, she cried over the scaffold, and said, “rejoice in the Lord ye righteous: And again, I say rejoice.” Then she desired to…

James Renwick – Scottish Covenanter

James Renwick was one of the last Scottish Covenanters to be martyred. Here are his last words as he faced death for standing firm on the truth that “Jesus must reign” “Round the scaffold in the Grassmarket an immense crowd was grouped; the rattle of the frumse went on through the death-scene. He sang the…

Donald Kargill – Scottish Covenanter

Donald Kargill became one of the leaders of the Scottish Covenanters who rose up against a godless king who wanted to put man in God’s place. They stood on the truth that “Jesus must reign”. Kargill eventually gave his life for this truth and as he was being martyred – his biographer writes the following…

Sex is Cheap – Really?

I urge you to read this and then pray. Pray for our city – where we know 10 year old girls are offered for $20 (http://hope918.com/2011/12/09/ten-years-old/) – and 15 year olds are lured and trapped in the sex trade. Pray for Birmingham – pray for our nation – pray for our world – pray for…