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Wayne

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Easter @ the Y

Are you looking for a place to go on Easter? Hope Baptist Church is starting pre-launch Bible studies this Sunday, March 23 at 9:00am. How are pre-launch Bible studies different than regular Bible studies? Pre-launch, because not only are we going to study the Bible, but also our plans are to start a new church here in Middletown. Our vision is to see people come to know Christ, help them find their spiritual gift so that they can be effective in the body of Christ, and do our best to evangelize Middletown, Orange county, New York state and then the world. So if you want to be part of an exciting and mobilizing church, come this Sunday morning to the Y.M.C.A of Middletown and get in on the ground level of something life changing.

Wayne      www.hope.fm

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One more week!

Next Sunday Hope Baptist Church will have it’s first Bible study at the Y.M.C.A of Middletown. We will be in the book of Galatians and discussing the topic, ” Religion only enslaves.” If you feel like you have been lied to, or that you are enslaved to an addiction or religion. Come find Hope this Sunday March 23!

Wayne

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Religion enslaves!

Many people today are under the impression that ” Religion ” is the answer to their spiritual problem. They think that it will free them from the bondage that they are in. Whether it is drugs, anger, pornography, adultery, or a false religion ( cult ), religion cannot help, it will only deepen the enslavement. By it’s own definition ( the practice of religious beliefs; ritual observance of faith ), religion is something that someone has to practice, maintain or work hard at doing. This goes against Scripture itself . Eph. 2:8-9 says, ” For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast. ” Anyone can plainly see that salvation, or freedom from the bondage of sin, is strictly by grace through faith. If it were by works, then the Bible would be lying when it says, ” not of works.”  

Paul faces this problem when writing to the believers at Galatia. Certain false teachers had convinced a lot of the new believers that  to truly be saved they had to follow the law and old Jewish traditions. But this only confused and enslaved the Christians  so Paul had to warn them to “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” ( Gal. 5:1 )

Are you tired of feeling enslaved to a dead religion? Come to Hope Baptist Church and hear a message that will free you from whatever enslaves you.

Wayne

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Family Blog

Just wanted to let everyone out there know, who might not already know, about our  family helps blog. I would encourage all of you take a look at it here. I believe that the truths on this page will be a help to the families in Middletown and around the world.

Wayne

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Hope Baptist Church

March 23 2008

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Wayne

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Good News!

Just got word from the  Y,  and it looks like we will be using their multipurpose room for our meetings. If all goes as planned we will have our first Bible study March 23, 2008 @ 9:00am. The Y.M.C.A.is located @ 81 Highland Ave. Middletown, NY 10940. We would like to invite anyone who is looking to be part of a new and exciting church. At Hope Baptist , our goal is to preach the truth straight from the Bible. No man made traditions or religious fables. If you are tired of going to church and leaving feeling the same , come home to Hope and hear a message that will forever change your life.

Wayne

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