SPRING 2019 SERMON SERIES
Spiritual Warfare! ARE YOU PREPARED?
The Bible makes it unequivocally clear that life in this world involves a spiritual conflict of cosmic proportions and eternal significance for every child of God. To be carelessly caught in the crossfire between evil forces under Satan’s command resisting the will of our Sovereign God is unacceptable for any Christian. You and I must be prepared with the right armor and weaponry. Since this is a spiritual war,
“the weapons of our warfare are not carnal but mighty in God for pulling down strongholds, casting down arguments and every high thing that exalts itself against the knowledge of God, bringing every thought into captivity to the obedience of Christ, and being ready to punish all disobedience when your obedience is fulfilled.” 2 Cor. 10:4-6
As we revisit historic battles in the lives of God’s people which speak of the reality of this conflict between good and evil, let’s ask ourselves this “Am I more of an asset or a liability in the spiritual war now raging?”
Reverend Mark E. Heiner, Pastor
Greetings and thanks for stopping by the official First Baptist Church of Coraopolis website!
We know your time is valuable and we appreciate your interest, so let me (the Pastor) be brief. We believe that the church is not an entertainment center but a boot camp for training soldiers in the Lord’s Army. We are not into theatrics, but truth. We are not into political correctness, nor do we aim to please the masses by presenting a milquetoast message that offends no one but also has no content, substance, integrity, or power.
Instead, our purpose is simply this: to preach Jesus Christ; crucified, dead, risen and coming again. Whether he comes again in judgment or salvation for you is a matter of your own choice. For our part, we try to the keep the message plain, uncomplicated and unconfused as it originally is in the Holy Bible:
“Here is a trustworthy saying that deserves full acceptance:
Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners--of whom I am the worst.”
Those are the words of the Apostle Paul found in 1 Timothy 1:15 and that should be enough to convince me, you and anyone else that there is an official offer from Almighty God himself of a “second chance.”
If you have already begun, or would like to know more about how to make your life count for time and eternity, we invite you to come and join us. We’d love to see you and more than that to welcome you into the family of God. We are “sinners yet saints” and “saints yet sinners”—but we’ve tasted and seen that the Lord is good and our prayer is that you make that same discovery.
May God richly bless you!
Pastor Mark Heiner