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Hope City Church Celebrates 60 Years

On Sunday 17th February we will be having a special service to celebrate 60 years of Hope City Church making a difference in people’s lives. We invite you to join with us at our 9:30am service at Grovely State School Performing Arts Complex to hear from people as they share their personal experience of the difference being part of the church family has made. Afterwards, we invite you to stay around and chat over a special celebration morning tea.

Join with us for our Sunday Service

We meet at Grovely State School @ 9.30am

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In Exodus 23:14&16, God gave the following commandment to His people; “Celebrate the Festival of Harvest with the firstfruits of the crops you sow in your field” (Exodus 23:16). At this festival, the Israelites were to offer the firstfruits (the first and ripe/best) of the late spring harvest to God (Numbers 28:26 and Exodus 34:22).

As Jesus comes (not to abolish the law but to fulfil it – Mark 5:17) in the New Testament, we see the commandment of the Firstfruits Festival begin to transition to a principle we can still apply today.

In Luke 10:12 and John 4:35-36, Jesus draws attention to a spiritual harvest (a world of people waiting and ready to receive God). Paul calls Jesus the “firstfruit” offering (the first and the best) of this harvest (1 Corinthians 15: 20-22).

Because of Jesus’ ‘firstfruit’ offering we as the whole harvest, are made holy and blessed (Romans 11:16) Like so much of the Old Testament, though we are no longer bound by law, observing the principles of God brings great blessing.

Just like the principle of the Sabbath – a day of Rest, Reflection and Relationship – the principle of Firstfruits – giving God our first and best – will bring great blessing to all our lives when we observe it with a cheerful heart.

 

Contact Us

Alex Attard
Senior Pastor
Mb: 0414 812 007
aattard@hopecc.org.au