The Issue

The biggest crisis facing the human race is not terrorism, or climate change, or the global economy, but rather sin. Sin is the rejection of and rebellion against a holy God.


Unfortunately sin carries a heavy penalty: death. Death in the biblical sense is eternal separation from God – often referred to as hell.


The Bible is very clear on this issue: “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,” (Romans 3:23 ESV).

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July 10, 2016 | Pastor J. Christopher Smith

Acts 15 - The Jerusalem Council Part 4

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What’s Love got to do with it?

The bad news is that sin leads to death. The good news is that God has a plan that leads to life.

In what is possibly the most quoted verse from the Bible, John 3:16, Jesus says: "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” (ESV)

The Good news is that God loves us. Still loves us. God never stopped loving us.


Despite our rejection of Him, and although we think that we know more about life than our Creator, God loves us.

Why Jesus?

God’s Son, Jesus lived a perfect life. A life lived in complete obedience to God and in complete harmony with God’s will.


Therefore Jesus Christ is the only one who is qualified to pay our sin debt – to do our jail time – and obtain a pardon for us from God.


Jesus is God’s Chosen One, His Messiah sent by God to win our release from the bondage of sin and death. God, the Father said: … "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." (Matthew 17:5 ESV)

Jesus says about Himself: … "I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. (John 14:6 ESV)


The Holy Spirit speaking through Peter says of Jesus: “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved." (Acts 4:12 ESV)

So What Now?

Do you have a nagging feeling that all is not well with your soul, and perhaps that something important is missing from your life?

It may be that God is calling you to Himself , calling you back from a life of sin and death to a new life of hope.


If the Gospel message makes any sense to you, find a Bible believing, Bible preaching church and let God’s sin-cleansing, life changing Word wash over you.

The path to salvation and a right relationship with God begins with Admitting that you are a sinner in need of a Savior.


Repentance is important because once you realize that there is sin in your life, you must also have the will to turn away from sin and turn towards God’s commands and promises.


You also must understand that Jesus did for you what you could not do for yourself. The next step is Believing that Jesus Christ died on the Cross in your place as payment for your sin.


The final step on the path to salvation is Confessing that Jesus Christ is “Lord, to the glory of God the Father.” (Philippians 2:11 ESV)


Jesus Did It All!

When you know that you have been forgiven your sin because of Jesus’ death on the Cross, and saved from an eternity in hell and instead receiving everlasting life in the presence of God, your heart will be filled with joy and peace and thanks for the love and mercy He has shown you.





DISCIPLESHIP

Koinonia Youth Ministry

The CBC Youth Ministry exists to glorify God by making disciples who will impact the Pocono Mountains and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ. Koinonia: Greek word for the intimate fellowship that Christians can enjoy with God, and fellow believers. We pray that the youth will grow to experience Koinonia with Christ and fellow believers… so that they can, in turn, reach the lost for Christ! Youth Group for grades 6-12 meet Friday evenings from 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Friday Youth Outreach Nights in the Gym. Youth Sunday School (and breakfast) Sundays | 9:30 AM—10:30 AM

FELLOWSHIP MINISTRIES

Fellowship Luncheons

For fellowship we have Monthly Fellowship Luncheons on the first Sunday of the month after the worship service. Everyone is encourage to bring an entree, dessert, or beverage to share. The church provides small and large food pans, utensils, tea and coffee.

Men's Prayer Breakfast

There is a Men's Prayer Breakfast on the second Saturday of each month at 7:30 AM in Mae Vail Hall. Join the men for food, fellowship and an inspirational message.

WHAT TO EXPECT

Our Worship Life

Calvary Bible Church is blessed to serve the Lord Jesus Christ. Our theme is stated by the Apostle Paul in 2 Corinthians 4:5, ‘For we do not preach ourselves, but Jesus Christ, and ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake” (NIV).

“The mission of Calvary Bible Church is to glorify God by making disciples who will impact the community of the Pocono Mountains and the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ.”


Join Us

Sunday School is at 9:30 AM. We have classes for kids from age 3 through high school. We also have classes for adults. Our Worship and praise service starts at 10:45 AM.

 

CHRISTIAN EDUCATION

Adult Sunday School

There is at least one offering of Adult Sunday School that meets concurrently with the Sunday School offering for children and youth each Sunday.

Sunday School

Sunday School is taught by a loving and mature teachers. There are classes for children ages three years old through 12th Grade.

Mentorship Class

Inductive Bible Sunday at 4:00 PM Meets in Pastor Lee’s Sunday School room.

Growth In Christ

Sundays at 6:00 PM. Meets in Pastor Lee’s Sunday School room.

Awana

Awana Meets on Wednesdays at 6:15 PM
Children participate in memorizing and reciting scripture verses by working through their handbook, they learn important lessons during counsel time sessions, and most important (well, at least to the kids!) is a fun and exciting game time activity. Combine all this with special theme nights, the Awana Store, and activities like the Awana Grand Prix or Awana Games and you begin to get an idea of what Awana Clubs are all about.

Vacation Bible School is led by a great group of volunteers from our congregation who do an outstanding job of leading the children to know the Lord better.