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Church Wide Fast - 04/6/2020 - 6:00 am

Join us for our Annual Church Wide 21 Day Fast from 6am to 6pm. 

Church Wide Fast - 04/7/2020 - 6:00 am

Join us for our Annual Church Wide 21 Day Fast from 6am to 6pm. 

Church Wide Fast - 04/8/2020 - 6:00 am

Join us for our Annual Church Wide 21 Day Fast from 6am to 6pm. 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 04/8/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Good Friday Worship Service - 04/10/2020 - 6:00 pm

Cancelled Due to COVID-19. Join us as we co-host with Flat Rock Baptist Church for our Annual Good Friday Worship Service as 7 Ministers preach on the 7 Last Words of the Lord Jesus Christ. Worship at 7pm with Fish Fry at 6pm. 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 04/15/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 04/22/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Autism Sunday - 04/26/2020 - 8:55 am

Join us in wearing Blue as we celebrate Autism Awareness Month and increase our knowledge! 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 04/29/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 05/6/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 05/13/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 05/20/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 05/27/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 06/3/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 06/10/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 06/17/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 06/24/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

Hour of Power (Prayer & Bible Study) - 07/1/2020 - 7:00 pm

Join us every Wednesday at 7pm as we get our Mid-Week Revival through Our Hour of Power Call 

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Scripture doesn’t promise wealth or health or even life. What, then, does it promise?

My grandfather was a preacher at Beaverdam, a black Baptist church in Alabama. Periodically, when his ministry would take him from the pulpit, the associate pastor would step in. The joke around my family was that every time the associate preached, he chose the same text: Ezekiel and the valley of dry bones (Ezek. 37:1–14). In the passage, the Spirit takes the prophet to a place where the remains of the dead are strewn about. God commands Ezekiel to preach to them, and when he does, the bones are re-enfleshed and resurrected.

According to my mother, the associate pastor preached on this passage for seven consecutive years. Every time he started in on “them bones,” she and I would give each other a knowing smile and chuckle. Looking back on it now, however, his decision to revisit this story over and over doesn’t seem unreflective or humorous. It seems wise. Maybe Ezekiel’s vision is the answer to the most important question we can ask, especially in this present moment. What will God do in the face of seemingly insurmountable obstacles? What will he do in a world surrounded by death?

By now, the entire globe is convulsing with death, illness, and economic collapse. COVID-19 has taken the lives of too many, and a certain dread lingers as we wait for the virus to make its way to our communities. There’s not much for us to do but take the advice of professionals, pray for and give to those in need, refresh our news and social media feeds, and wait for test results along with our friends, family members, and neighbors.

The somber season of Lent seems perfectly suited to the moment. This is a time of national lament. But as we turn the corner toward Easter, dare we say more? Dare we speak of ...

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Because of Christ's darkest week, he can be with us in ours.

For today’s musical pairing, listen to “Agnus Dei,” Samuel Barber’s own choral arrangement of his “Adagio for Strings.” Note that all the songs for this series have been gathered into a Spotify playlist here.

“From that time on Jesus began to explain to his disciples that he must go to Jerusalem and suffer many things at the hands of the elders, the chief priests and the teachers of the law, and that he must be killed and on the third day be raised to life.’”
Matthew 16:21

Meditation 13. 1,324,907 confirmed cases, 73,703 deaths globally.

The chapters of the Gospels describing the suffering, crucifixion, and resurrection of Jesus Christ are often called “passion” narratives. Medieval dramatizations are called “passion plays,” and the most famous rendering of those stories in film is called The Passion of the Christ.

As we enter into Passion Week, it’s worth pausing and asking why this is so. Why do we call these gospel accounts the “passion” of Jesus?

Words have histories, and the history of the word passion is long and illuminating. Passio is the Latin version of the Greek word pathos. For Aristotle and his followers, pathos referred to an affliction or disease. It was something endured passively, and morally it was neither praiseworthy nor blameworthy. Later, for the Stoics, the passiones were more associated with longing. We are not afflicted with disease but with desire. Whereas the Aristotelian school opposed passio to actio (passivity to action), the Stoics opposed passio to ratio (desire to reason). The intent of the Stoic was not to endure afflictions patiently but to rise above our desires and yearnings into the higher tranquility ...

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Teenagers are at home, activities are shut down, and many of those “lasts” are lost.

It’s the final stretch for the 2020 school year, and in a normal year it would be filled with several “lasts” that help bring closure for teenagers as they move from one grade to another and enter their summer break. Of course, this year is far from normal.

Teenagers are at home, activities are shut down, and many of those “lasts” are lost.

Schools and churches are launching digital programming to deliver content to the generation of our country that is the most digitally native among us. Other generations are learning and exploring this great new digital land where our teenagers have already built settlements and cities. In many ways, it’s their land, and we are invading it.

And, it’s about time.

The teenagers in your church and community need you in this moment to embrace the awkwardness of discovering a new land in order to reach them. They probably won’t say that to you, and you probably won’t get a welcome party, but they need you there with them, and they are worth it.

This generation of teenagers is the most connected generation we’ve seen, and yet the most disconnected at the same time. They have thousands of surface level relationships and conversations while few people in their lives truly know them. Anxiety, loneliness, and depression are serious challenges they were already facing before COVID-19 and sheltering in place gained the potential to morph into isolation.

The message of hope found in Jesus is the conversation your teenagers need right now. They need to hear it from you, and they need to be equipped to have that conversation with their friends. In many ways, student ministry has an opportunity in this moment to equip teenagers to talk about their ...

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    Glen Burnie, MD 21061

    PH: 410-236-3831

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