Moving Forward!

New Beginnings

August 22, 2010 we started our church, Firestone Baptist Church.  We have had several good years as the Lord has grown the church.  In the beginning of 2014, our church decided that we wanted to move forward with looking for a new location.  We have been renting a school on Sundays since virtually the beginning of the church.  Though we have been very thankful for a place to meet and for reasonable rent, the location is one that people commonly have a hard time finding.  It is also a place where we cannot put out permanent signs on the building or surrounding area letting people know about the church.  Several other variables also make it a less than ideal location. Ultimately, it is not a place we could call home, so we as a church decided it was time to move.

 

After several months of searching and after several locations NOT being willing to work as a church location and others just being way too expensive, we finally found the location that we are now meeting in.  We are extremely excited about this new location!  Our church is now located right in the HEART of the Carbon Valley area.  It is also right in the middle of downtown Frederick, CO. In order to have a space big enough for the “auditorium” and to meet the codes required for an assembly by the town of Frederick, the inside of the building has required much remodeling. God has been more than gracious to us with this new building and has already given innumerable blessings. We would love to share some of those here:

 

  • Professional volunteers hanging the 2 hour firewall
  • Professional volunteers hanging drywall and texturing
  • Professionals installing all wiring
  • 110 padded chairs donated
  • Pulpit donated
  • Sound Equipment donated
  • Floor donated
  • Drop ceiling donated.
  • Countless hours of labor by many from both inside and outside the church

 

We have been amazed to see God’s people from near and far come to help our little church!  We thank the Lord for the many blessings that have been given to us!  Below are a few pictures that relate much of the process of the rebuild. The pictures are followed by an explanation of some changes and future plans for our church, so please keep reading!

 

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Again we are so thankful for the Lord’s graciousness to us during this transition.

 

Changes

Since the move we have had to make several changes.  However, there are a few things that have not changed: our philosophy, teaching, preaching, and service structure.  We are still a Bible preaching/teaching church focusing on discipleship.  We have the philosophy of “Churches Planting Churches.”  Our goal is to continue to evangelize and build relationships within the Carbon Valley community and then beyond.  We strive to continually base every single thing we do upon the Word of God!

 

We want to let you all be aware of a specific change we have made as a church and explain why we have made that change. We have a new church name!

 

Let me explain some background. The area where we meet is often called tri-town or the Carbon Valley area. There are several towns in the immediate vicinity and two of them–Firestone and Frederick–blend together in most areas of the city. In other words, the boundaries overlap often, and few people know where one town ends and where the next one begins. The location where we previously met is located in a portion of town that is really confusing as to whether or not it is in the town of Firestone or whether it is in the town of Frederick.  Needless to say because of the confusion, we had no worries about what we called our church before now. For four years, although we met in Frederick, our church was called Firestone Baptist Church.  Since we had originally planned to meet in Firestone and had already named our church before moving to that building, we just kept the name.  However, now we have moved to downtown Frederick.  In all reality a building could not get more into downtown Frederick than where we are located!   Everyone knows that our location is for sure in Frederick.  As this is my first church plant, one of the lessons I’ve learned is to never name a church after a street, person, or city!  Now we have to change the name.  It would be quite odd to have a Firestone Baptist Church in downtown Frederick!

 

We have had to come up with a new name.  Having to come up with a new name brought up several considerations:  What lessons have we learned about names?  What name do we want to name the church?  What do we want to communicate to the community?

A Good Name

Scripture teaches us in Proverbs 22:1,

 

A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches,

and favor is better than silver or gold.

 

Our ultimate goal is to choose a name that honors the Lord, one we can stand behind, that we can present without questions, and one that will allow people from our own community to consider without having preconceived notions.

I would like to present a few words on preconceived notions: I find that few people really know why they believe what they believe.  Many people have a stigma about certain things, although they do not really understand why they have that stigma.  Typically the stigma is there because of the interpretation of an experience or because of what other people such as parents, former teachers, or peers have said. In reality individuals often do not have solid reasons why they hold onto a stigma!  They do not know why THEY believe what THEY believe, but they place a stigma based on an experience or another’s opinion.

 

In 2009 as we were praying about what the Lord would have us call the name of the church when we first planted/started it, the choice was not really simple.  It was actually stressful!  Many thoughts presented themselves for consideration, including but not limited to, our true beliefs and agreement with Baptist doctrine, the area of the country we are ministering to, existing Baptist churches and their reputation in our area, and the perspective of our supporting churches.  After much discussion and prayer, we decided to call the church Firestone Baptist Church. Even though we were concerned about the Baptist reputation in the area, we wanted to try to change the stigma because we believe Baptist doctrine is truly Biblical. We hold to the Bible first and foremost, and we believe the Baptist DOCTRINE agrees with that.   (As a side note, please understand if you are reading this, that I said Baptist DOCTRINE!!! That does not mean we agree with every Baptist church’s stance on personal standards or every Baptist school’s “rules.” There is a HUGE difference, and many equate the standards and rules to the doctrine…That is another discussion for another time.)

 

To fast forward the story, let me tell you what we have done over the course of the last 4 years.  Often we have surveyed people of the Carbon Valley community about several church related things. One frequently asked question which typically generates the same response is “What do you think of when you hear the name ‘Baptist’?”  At first, the answer shocked me, but I eventually got used to it!  Why? Because almost every time a person answered, “You mean like Westboro Baptist?”  Now if you know anything about Westboro Baptist of Topeka, Kansas, you know this is NOT an association that any True Believer would want to be associated with!  This thought struck me:  “So the stigma that has been going around here in the Carbon Valley area, and probably beyond in this part of the West is that all Baptists are like those of Westboro Baptist.”  Immediately I thought, “I do not want to be a part of that, which means we have a LARGE uphill battle to ‘convince’ people that even though we are Baptist, we are not the same as the stigma behind Westboro Baptist, or that of some other Baptist churches.”

 

What we have learned is that people will not allow even a chance for educating, convincing, or changing their preconceived stigmas. They already have biased opinions and will simply STAY AWAY!  Numerous times throughout the last 4 years, we had people tell us that they would not visit our church JUST because we had “Baptist” in our name.  As a church we felt like these facts were very important to consider in renaming the church!

 

We have also learned, that even many people who call themselves Baptist do not really know why they call themselves Baptist.  They do not really know the differences between Baptists: Southern, Northern, Freewill, Landmark, Conservative, American, Independent, etc. For more on the list of the 100’s of Baptist Denominations, please go to this link.  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_Baptist_denominations. To them the general denomination of Baptists is what that they have grown up with or around.  They do not understand that there is a significant difference between each of those sub titles! Anyway, we wanted to make sure people knew where we stood, without having a misunderstanding of who we are!  I know that sounds confusing, but that was a consideration.

 

We made several requirements for our new name.

  • The name needed to Glorify God.
  • The name needed to point people to a doctrinal standpoint.
  • The name could not be one that already indicates a specific denominational agenda or fad moving through “church culture.”

 

Ultimately, after much prayer, consideration, and discussion, we chose the name Carbon Valley Bible Church. We do not apologize for this.  May I go on further to say that we still have a strong Baptist distinctive.  We love our Baptist Doctrine.  We love the Historical Baptist Heritage.  We love the roots of the Baptist History that span the last 2000 years.  The history of the Baptists is rich.  We do not however, really care for the direction of the modern Baptists.  If we were to label ourselves, we would put ourselves more in the category of the Historical Baptists.  Charles Spurgeon said the following:

 

“We believe that the Baptists are the original Christians. We did not commence our existence at the reformation, we were reformers before Luther or Calvin were born; we never came from the Church of Rome… and our principles, sometimes veiled and forgotten, like a river which may travel underground for a little season, have always had honest and holy adherents. Persecuted alike by Romanists and Protestants of almost every sect…” (From The New Park Street Pulpit, Vol.VII, Page 225)              You can read that quote from our website at http://www.cvbiblechurch.com/wearebaptist.html.

 

We abide by the Baptist distinctives. If you are not sure what the Baptist distinctives are you can also purchase the book listed on that webpage as well. Yes, we are Baptist…we just do not have the name Baptist in our church name.

 

In addition, we feel that the changing of the name allows us to have better conversation with the people in our community as we try to consistently outreach in this area where God has placed us.  Unfortunately, some churches and organizations may think that this needs to be a point of separation from us.  They may believe that we are becoming liberal.  They may believe that we are becoming progressive.  May I assure you . . . we are not!  We are not changing our preaching.  We are not changing our use and saturation of Scriptures throughout our preaching and teaching.  We are not changing the course of our music.  We are ONLY changing the name…and well, our building location.

 

We again make no apologies for changing the name.  This is one of the beautiful things about being an independent church.  We are able to act upon what we believe God wants us to do.  We do not feel that changing the name is a point of separation. However, if other organizations, other churches, or other believers choose to do so, we will be saddened.  I would ask them at what point does Scripture say the word “Baptist” has to be a part of our name?  Often, people or organizations who separate over these types of issues make problems within the church and within Christianity anyway.  They focus on minor standard and preference issues instead of the solid doctrines that God wants them to focus on.  Those types of attitudes can ultimately allow Satan to get a foothold in Christianity and make a widespread problem where there should be no problem.  I challenge you not to get hung up on minor issues!  Don’t worry more about man and what man thinks; rather, put your thoughts on what is truly right and acceptable unto the Lord.  Division over minor issues does not bring true Glory to God!  We feel, if anything, we would rather be more grounded with a name of Bible than the name of Baptist. You can’t argue with the Bible! Yet, we are still Baptist…Independent Baptist, and have no apologies for that fact either.

Future

From this point forward we will be Carbon Valley Bible Church.  This name gives us the commitment to reaching the entire Carbon Valley Community.  This area consists of Firestone, Frederick, Dacono, and Erie.  We also have the ability to reach Fort Lupton and Longmont.  This name also allows the community to see that our foundation is based solely on the Word of God, and not on the tradition of men.

 

You can see that there really has not been many changes to our church!  Feel free to check out  our new website CVBibleChurch.com.  If you are in the Carbon Valley Area, we would love for you to drop in!  We preach Christ Jesus Crucified and Resurrected.  Our foundation is the Word of God.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call 303-736-9959 or you can email at cvbiblechurch@gmail.com.

 

Serving Him,

 

Pastor Jason Kokenzie

 

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When Will Christ Come Back?

“Believers are not to try to set the times or epochs which the Father has fixed by His own Authority. Instead they are at all times to heed their Lord’s Warning to be on the alert for you do not know which day your Lord is coming.  The knowledge that the events depicted in the book of Revelation are soon to take place has and should motivate Christians to live holy, obedient lives.”

YOU need to Evangelize!

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Who is evangelism for? What is the Purpose of the Church?  Who is the Church for?  What does evangelism look like? These questions are paramount to be understood and act out.

Let me ask you a question.  How are you evangelizing? Not your church, not your pastor, but how are you evangelizing?  In order to have a true healthy church, the idea and action of evangelizing must begin with individuals.  Christians need to see people as souls rather than just people!  Christians need look at the person behind the McDonald’s cash register as a soul how has eternal value, rather than just someone who wants to know if “you want fries with that!”  A Christian must look at their waiter or waitress as not just a person who is filling up their bottomless coke, but someone who by your testimony and conversation may lead that person to an eternal life with Christ.  They have souls! They have eternal lives!  They have a need!

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The church often forgets evangelism. They forget how to evangelize.  They forget who to evangelize.  The church has a three fold purpose.  The first is to Worship God.  The second is for the Wellness of Believers. The final purpose of the church is to Witness to others!

Churches often have the concept of evangelizing all wrong. They have three concepts.

  • Evangelize the world by becoming like the world.
  • Evangelize the world by bringing the world to the church.
  • Evangelize the Believers in their local church.

These do not make any sense at all.  In the first concept, the world does not want more of the same.  They want different. If they wanted the same they would not have to go anywhere. They have it anywhere and everywhere they go.

The second concept does not make sense in that, why should we or would we expect the world to come to the church.  Do we expect them to feel comfortable?  Do we expect them to understand?  Do we expect them to want to come to a place that they have no desire to come to?  The church is for Believers.  The book of Acts shows us that the church is for the glorification of God and the edification of the Believers.  The preaching and teaching is for iron sharpening iron.  This does not mean that a unbeliever cannot come. This does not mean that an unbeliever could not see his need for Christ there.  It does not mean that an unbeliever cannot be lead to Christ there!

What it does mean is that the church is for Believers, and once the Believers understand their true commandment given by God (Acts 1:8, Matthew 28:18-20), they we will evangelize the Lost. Scripture teaches us to be IN the world but not OF the world.  We should not expect the world to come to us on our terms.  We should be expected to meet them where they are at.

The church’s philosophy of evangelizing has much to be desired.  I find it interesting how we make these huge events and invite the unsaved world and expect them to feel comfortable and expect them to come back.  Not that I am against revival meetings or teen “wars”, but what are we accomplishing with these? I know that beyond a shadow of a doubt that people have come to a saving knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ by these, but is the overall method a biblical method?  Is the success of having a large amount of people come to these a true measuring stick?  Is there true discipleship? Is there true conversion?

What success rate do we have of retention due to these activities?  We invite them to our games, concerts, dinners, and unlimited pizza.  We then cram them into our church and force them the Gospel gun!  After that we have a mass invitation of which a mass exodus begins towards the front of the auditorium.  At that point they are dispersed among many regular attendees or church members, who may or may not have the ability or spiritual maturity to counsel or lead someone to the Lord.

Many years ago, I was a part of one of these and happened to come in at the right time to a regular attendee who was counseling someone who came forward.  The problem was that this man was currently and drug rehab and was on parole.  Fortunately, I was able to intervene and help these 4 young people that he was talking with.

What does this mass counseling do for the church?  What does it do for evangelizing the community?  What does it do to accomplish a healthy church?  Are we really accomplishing the True Gospel by these means?

The cross is the great leveler.  Although we should not expect the world to come to us on our terms, the world MUST come to Christ on His terms (John 14:6).  Promoting Christ through the world’s venues, entertainment, and ideology is futile.  God has very specific standards of proper worship.  We should not try to improvise or alter those standards in anyway (Romans 10:14).

The Third concept is somewhat puzzling.  Churches that constantly preach the saving Gospel in their churches every Sunday.  They are constantly evangelizing the saved, not the lost.  Do not get me wrong, the Gospel needs to be preached in the local church. It should be preached often in the local church.  However, the church again is for Believers.  The preaching should be focused on sanctification.  There should be true shepherding of the flock of God, giving people direction to be Holy as God is Holy.  Helping them to repent of sin, to seek God’s Will, and to glorify God properly, and to develop a proper opinion of Christ through correct Theology and expository preaching.

Evangelization begins with you.  Then it spreads to the church.  Once the church gets a hold of this vision you will see a great spiritual growth in the church.  A healthy church must have true evangelizing product.  A healthy church must see people who have souls with eternal value.

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Are You Part of a Healthy Church?

If I were to ask you the question, what does the ideal church look like? What would be your answer?

“The Ideal church is a place with…..

Beautiful music?

Great Preaching?

People that are at the same place I am in my life?

Opportunities to get involved?

People that are alive in the Spirit?

A certain feeling?

Many of these things can be good, or at least neutral.  Really I just want you to start thinking about what you value most in a church.

What are you looking for?  A place that’s welcoming? Passionate? Authentic? Big? Intimate? Trendy? Exciting?

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This is not just for pastors this is for every Christian. Paul wrote in Galatians 1:6, I am astonished that you are so quickly deserting him who called you in the grace of Christ and are turning to a different gospel—”  Who was the “you” that Paul called to account for the false teaching in the church?  He was calling the whole church into account for the issues not just the pastors.  Paul was telling the church to take care of the problem.

A healthy church is important.  The pastor is no more responsible for a healthy church than the congregation that is at that local church.  It is just as important that the congregation emphasize a healthy church.

To establish a healthy church there must be healthy church members.  They must have healthy goals and healthy vision.

Expositional listening is key to a healthy member. There is an important conclusion for every member of a local church. Just as the pastor’s preaching agenda is to be determined by the meaning of Scripture, so too must the listening agenda of the Christian be driven by the meaning of Scripture. What we are listening for when the Word is preached is not primarily “practical how-to advice,” though Scripture teaches us much about everyday matters. Nor should we listen for messages and ideas that bolster our self-esteem or that rouse us for political and social causes. Rather, as members of Christian churches we are listening for the voice and message of God as revealed in His word. We are listening to hear God speak to us the things He has in His omniscient love written for His glory and our blessing. Listening for the meaning of a passage of Scripture, and accepting that meaning as the main idea to be grasped for our personal and corporate lives as Christians, is what we mean by “expositional listening.”

If they members of the church cannot hear the voice of God, other than on Sunday, the church will not be healthy.  The people need to be able to extend their study of the Scriptures throughout the week.  To RIGHTLY divide the Word of God.  Expository preaching will help motivate the people to develop a natural hunger for the Lord.  Those people who read the Word of God in larger portions have a deeper understanding and a deeper hunger for God’s Word.

This preaching also demands responsibility for those listening to follow God’s will and his commands. “My sheep listen to my voice; I know them, and they follow me” (John 10:27)  As you desire to hear God’s Word for what it is, you will truly hear God’s will.  This will ultimately keep us from ungodliness.  It will protect us from temptation.  It will allow for us to have nothing between our soul and our Savior.

The second aspect of having a healthy church is very important.  “Ignorance of God—ignorance both of His ways and of the practice of communion with Him—lies at the root of the church’s weakness today.” That’s how J.I. Packer began the 1973 preface to his classic volume, Knowing God. Packer reasoned that one trend producing such ignorance of God and weakness in the church was “that Christian minds have been conformed to the modern spirit: the spirit, that is, that spawns great thoughts of man and leaves room for only small thoughts of God.”

I often say and will say again. It is absolutely crucial for a person to “know why they believe what the believe.”  So often we get wrapped up in tradition and history rather than truly looking at Scripture, than really making our life choices based upon what God’s Word says.  We do the things we do, based upon what we have taught, not upon what the Scriptures truly say.

This is important as many people base their life upon what a pastor, teacher, or church teaches.  They have no mind for themselves.  Their convictions become standards of God’s Word, yet have no biblical grounds for what they preach.  They go around beating their chest saying “I believe” this or that, or Pastor so and so says, “you should do this…”  We cannot say I am of Apollos or Paul.

The church must get back to Scripture.  They must like it, love it, live it, and live through it.  Our doctrine would teach us since we were children, that the Bible is our only rule of faith and practice!  This does not just happen, it takes action.

Next, we must love the Gospel.  We must know the Gospel. We must live the Gospel.  But we must not over complicate the Gospel.  God meant for the Gospel to be simple.  He did not want it to be a divisive issue.  Very clearly in John 3, Christ says, “You must be born again.”  This was not meant to be confused.  We should not add to it or take it away.  The cross is the great leveler.  There is a level playing field that all must come to and that is the cross of Christ.  It does not matter who you are or what you have done, you must still come to the cross.

This Gospel is something that we must understand and properly portray it. We want the gospel, the God of the gospel, to take priority in every area of life. Gospel-saturated church members should consider any number of strategies for organizing their lives around the good news of Jesus Christ:

  • Intentionally frequenting the same stores (cleaners, restaurants, etc.) with the aim of building relationships and familiarity with store personnel, and hopefully having gospel conversations.
  • Using vacations for short-term mission trips.
  • Volunteering in community-based organizations to influence for the gospel.
  • Hosting home discussions regarding religion and philosophy.
  • A staple: inviting neighbors over for dinner or for holiday parties and talking with them about Christ.
  • Hosting Bible studies in the work place.
  • Joining neighborhood clubs (garden clubs, cycling clubs, etc.) to build relationships and further gospel opportunities.
  • Inviting friends to church and special religious events where the gospel was sure to be center stage.

We want to recognize that there is no risk in sharing the gospel, only the reward of faithfulness. We want to be “at the ready” with the words of life.

This Gospel helps us understand our need of God more and helps us to have a healthy view of who we are.  John 3:30 tells us that we must increase but that God must increase.  This is a healthy view of the Gospel.  This is a healthy presentation of the Gospel to those who are without.

In the gospel of Jesus Christ, God offers himself for sinners and to sinners. It is the gospel that makes us aware of the love of God, of our depravity and need for redemption, and of the possibility of eternal joy through worshiping God. It is this same gospel, and a healthy understanding of it, that creates health and strength in members of the Christian church. Let us be saturated in it!

Understanding the true Gospel, helps us understand what a true conversion looks like.  Conversion is something that is misunderstood and misrepresented.  Many people would say that merely believing God is God will be true conversion.  However, Scripture says that there is a change.  That person is a new creature, he bares new fruit, he has a new vision, a new goal, and a new song.  He begins his journey of sanctification.

This is not a one night or one week growth.  This is a life time of becoming holy as He is holy.  This is a life of understanding proper Theology.  Knowing God for who He really is.  Scripture teaches us in Philippians 3:10, that our Goal in life is to Glorify God, by knowing Him.  The more you have a right opinion of God, the more you will understand what a true conversion means.

One who has a true conversion truly wants to know God more, and they truly want to change their life to the image of Christ.  As a healthy church we should take these new converts and lead them to a better relationship with Christ.  However, we must understand that we must neglect our own growth.  Whether we have been saved for 1 year or 50 years, our relationship with Christ still takes much work.

Discipleship has to be one of the most important aspects of a healthy church. Growth is seen to be an optional extra for particularly zealous disciples. But growth is a sign of life. Growing trees are living trees, and growing animals are living animals.Growth involves increase and advance. In many areas of our experience, when something stops growing it dies.

God is glorified by churches that are growing. That growth can appear in many different ways: through growing numbers being called to missions; by older members beginning to get a fresh sense of their responsibility in evangelism; by funerals many of the younger members of the congregation attend simply out of their love for the older members; by increased praying, and desire for increased preaching; by church meetings characterized by genuinely spiritual conversation; by increased giving, and by givers giving more sacrificially; by more members sharing the gospel with others; by parents rediscovering their responsibility to educate their children in the faith. These are just a few examples of the kind of church growth Christians pray and work for.
While students at Oxford, John Wesley and a few friends (including his brother, Charles, and George Whitefield) formed a group called “The Holy Club.” The purpose was to deepen their faith, and help them to live it day by day.They created the following list of personal reflection questions to be used during their daily private devotions (I suggest you read them in light of Romans 8:1):

1. Am I creating the impression that I am better than I am?
2. Am I honest in all my acts and words?
3. Do I break confidence — tell others’ secrets?
4. Am I a slave to dress, friends, work, habits?
5. Can I be trusted?
6. Am I self-conscious, self-pitying, or self-justifying?
7. Did God’s Word live in me today?
8. Am I enjoying my prayer time?
9. When was the last time I shared my faith?
10. Do I pray about the money I spend?
11. Do I go to bed on time and get up on time?
12. Do I disobey God in anything?
13. Do I have an uneasy conscience?
14. Am I defeated in any part of my life?
15. Am I jealous, impure, critical, touchy, irritible, or distrustful?
16. Am I proud?
17. How do I spend my spare time?
18. Do I thank God that I am not like others?
19. Is there anyone I fear, dislike, disown, criticize, disregard or resent?
20. Do I grumble and complain?
21. Is Christ real to me?

The hope of a pastor facing the daunting challenges of shepherding is not
the latest research or business model,however helpful they might be in their place—it’s the Bible. It’s the Bible that gives life and creates God’s people (Ezek.37:1-14). It’s Scripture that transforms his people (Rom. 12:2) and shows us God’s vision for the church (Eph.  3:10). It’s God’s Word that gets us to the finish line (Jude 24). Is there hope for your church? You’ll find it as you let an unswerving confidence in the truth and sufficiency of Scripture shape your preaching, leading, and evangelizing.
For more information go to http://FirestoneBaptist.com.

*some portions of this article were taken from “The 9 Marks of a Healthy Church Member.”

The Resurrection: The Solid Evidence That Surrounds It!

“The resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead is one of the best attested facts on record. There were so many witnesses to behold it, that if we do in the least degree receive the credibility of men’s testimonies, we cannot and we dare not doubt that Jesus rose from the dead. It is all very easy for infidels to say that these persons were deceived, but it is equally foolish, for these persons could not every one of them have been so positively deceived as to say that they had seen this man, whom they knew to have been dead, afterwards alive; they could not all, surely, have agreed together to help on this imposture: if they did, it is the most marvellous thing we have on record, that not one of them ever broke faith with the others, but that the whole mass of them remained firm. We believe it to be quite impossible that so many rogues should have agreed for ever. They were men who had nothing to gain by it; they subjected themselves to persecution by affirming the very fact; they were ready to die for it, and did die for it. Five hundred or a thousand persons who had seen him at different times, declared that they did see him, and that he rose from the dead; the fact of his death having been attested beforehand. How, then, dare any man say that the Christian religion is not true, when we know for a certainty that Christ died and rose again from the dead? And knowing that, who shall deny the divinity of the Savior? Who shall say that he is not mighty to save? Our faith hath a solid basis, for it hath all these witnesses on which to rest, and the more sure witness of the Holy Spirit witnessing in our hearts.”

Charles H. Spurgeon

Firestone Baptist Church will be doing a series on the Book of the Revelation

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Come for a great Bible Study on the book of the Revelation.  We will see through our study on what the 2 themes are as well as what will happen next in our historical timeline.  This will be a great time to understand what the BIble teaches about the things that will be yet to come!  We look forward to seeing you starting on Sunday April 7, 2013 at 10AM.

Looking for an Easter service in Firestone, Frederick, or Dacono Colorado?

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Come join us then at 9AM for breakfast!

10AM for a wonderful time as we celebrate the resurrection of our Wonderful Savior!

For more information on Carbon Valley Bible Church please go to cvbiblechurch.com or call 303-736-9959

or call 303-736-9959.