The Resurrection: Shock and Awe

Date: April 21, 2019

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The United States military unleashed "shock and awe" on Iraq in 2003 in our quest to overthrow a brutal dictator.  The evidence on the ground was so overwhelming, so shocking, and so real-- the enemy could not deny what was happening.  Three days after Jesus was laid in the tomb,
2019-04-24T09:39:35-04:00April 21st, 2019|

The Cross: Power and Wisdom

Date: April 19, 2019

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When John Stott showed up to preach to students in Sydney, Australia-- his voice was nearly gone.  Yet in that moment of human weakness, God's power was unleashed and many students came to faith in Christ.  When we examine the cross of Jesus and what happened there-- many people see
2019-04-24T09:33:27-04:00April 19th, 2019|

The King Approaches

Date: April 14, 2019

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Air Force One is an iconic symbol of the United States that sends a powerful message of strength, dignity, and leadership. When Jesus rode into Jerusalem on a donkey, He was sending a powerful message about His true identity. When Jesus enters the city like a king-- and takes bold
2019-04-15T09:52:59-04:00April 14th, 2019|

Facing Tragedy Without Falling Apart

Date: April 7, 2019

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Thomas Edison was one of the world's greatest inventors. But when a devastating fire destroyed his workshop, he was forced to start anew at age 67. In 1 Kings 17, the prophet Elijah is staying with a poor widow woman when tragedy strikes-- her son dies unexpectedly. How does Elijah
2019-04-07T18:03:49-04:00April 7th, 2019|

A Full Salvation

Date: March 31, 2019

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The Apostles' Creed is a not a stuffy set of religious beliefs or dusty dogmas. It is a celebration of the great gospel story-- the full salvation that God is accomplishing in human history by redeeming sinners through Christ. As The Apostles' Creed concludes, it celebrates three remarkable realities that
2019-04-01T10:56:11-04:00March 31st, 2019|

The Church: God’s New Community

Date: March 24, 2019

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21st century people-- including many Christians-- are definitely into "causes". They like causes that make a tangible difference in the world: mentoring, adoption, foster care. But the Bible teaches that the Church is THE cause-- God's ultimate program for the world today. What is the church? Is it just a
2019-03-25T09:48:29-04:00March 24th, 2019|

A Faithful Church, Their Faithful Pastor, and Our Faithful God

Date: March 17, 2019

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*Guest Speaker* On March 17th, we celebrated the 20th anniversary of Pastor Ryan Day's ministry at Grace Baptist Church, Hazleton. In honor of this day, our guest speaker was Rev. Ben Rust, who preached from 1 Thessalonians chapter one. This is a great chapter of God's Word that holds out
2019-03-18T10:31:29-04:00March 17th, 2019|

I Believe in The Holy Spirit

Date: March 10, 2019

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Liberty University recently dedicated a 275-foot, 25 million dollar "Freedom Tower" for their divinity school. Like many buildings, this structure features incredible illumination, yet it is impossible to detect the light sources or fixtures. In a similar way, Scripture teaches that the Holy Spirit does not seek attention for Himself,
2019-03-11T09:41:17-04:00March 10th, 2019|

Ascended and Seated

Date: March 3, 2019

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You know about astronauts Neil Armstrong, John Glenn, and Ed White. But Jesus Christ went further and faster then all of them-- through His ascension. While the Protestant church has not given much attention to the ascension of Jesus Christ, it is critical to our salvation and the heavenly ministry
2019-03-04T16:47:22-04:00March 3rd, 2019|

Descended and Raised

Date: February 24, 2019

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We all love stories of lost treasures reemerging from years of darkness. Surely the greatest reemergence in history is Jesus Christ returning from the dead. But where was Jesus between Friday and Sunday? Did He visit hell-- as some versions of The Apostles' Creed say? What are we to make
2019-02-25T12:43:07-04:00February 24th, 2019|