Winter 2019 Series
"Ecclesiastes: A Christ - Shaped Vacuum"
Almost 3000 years ago, King Solomon spoke of the human dilemma: we seek and long for some experience that will impart a sense of genuine meaning to life only to be disappointed shortly after achieving it. Solomon takes us on a mental journey through his life showing us how he tried, tested, or tasted of life's many privileges and pleasures only to come up empty after each one. How could this have been true of the man God blessed with superior wisdom and material wealth to any human being who ever lived? All of his observations are recorded as a means of reminding us that only in Jesus Christ can true meaning, purpose and lasting fulfillment be found. Only in the bright light of eternity can knowledge, relationships, work, and pleasure deliver soul satisfaction.
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