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                            Herald                                                                              January 8, 2012

a weekly newsletter from                    THIS WEEK:

Heritage Baptist Church                     Dear Friends and Members,

                                           Greetings from Heritage Baptist Church!

                                           Church activity was normal this week, but the weather
                                           was different. We saw the low temperature of zero degrees
                                           in the middle of the week, with temperatures nearly
    5923 State Route 17C
     Endicott, NY 13760
                                           reaching 50 degrees as we moved closer to Sunday! Also,
       (607) 786-9496                      work on next semester continues full steam ahead in
                                           preparation for coming seminary classes, which will
                                           begin on Monday, February 13.
Sunday School        10:00 A.M.
Morning Service 11:00 A.M.
Evening Service            6:00 P.M.
Wed Midweek            7:00 P.M.
                                                  American Heritage

                                                                     “Wherever God erects a house of prayer
                                                                     The devil always builds a chapel there.
      Visit our website
                                                                     And ‘twill be found, upon examination,
     or email the pastor                                             The latter has the largest congregation.”
                                                                     Daniel Defoe, 1660 – 1731
                                                                     English Novelist, Author of Robinson Crusoe

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                                  for the discerning
                                                                        What Jesus Taught Us About Hell

                                                               Luke 16:19-31: There was a certain rich man, which was clothed
                                                               in purple and fine linen, and fared sumptuously every day: And
                                                               there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, which was laid at his
                                                               gate, full of sores, And desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell
                                                               from the rich man’s table: moreover the dogs came and licked his
                                                               sores. And it came to pass, that the beggar died, and was carried by
                                                               the angels into Abraham’s bosom: the rich man also died, and was
    buried; And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom. And he
    cried and said, Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus, that he may dip the tip of his finger in water, and
    cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame. But Abraham said, Son, remember that thou in thy lifetime receivedst thy
    good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things: but now he is comforted, and thou art tormented. And beside all this, between
    us and you there is a great gulf fixed: so that they which would pass from hence to you cannot; neither can they pass to us, that
    would come from thence. Then he said, I pray thee therefore, father, that thou wouldest send him to my father’s house: For
    I have five brethren; that he may testify unto them, lest they also come into this place of torment. Abraham saith unto him,
    They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them. And he said, Nay, father Abraham: but if one went unto them from
    the dead, they will repent. And he said unto him, If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded,
    though one rose from the dead.

    In our text Jesus tells us the story of two men: one who was self-sufficient and had all he needed, and the other, a poor
    beggar. Both men died; one went to heaven, the other went to hell. This account reveals more about hell than any
    other passage in the Bible. When the man who went to hell found himself there, he responded by giving us a vivid
    description of hell.

    For those who believe God’s words, this is what we learn about hell. First, hell is a literal place where the unbeliev-
    ing will find themselves (Rev. 21:8). Secondly, hell is a place of eternal torment. Several torments can be noted: (1)
    a torment of fire and flame, (2) a torment of memory - the ability to remember what water could do for thirst, and
    (3) a torment of never finding satisfaction for desires that one has, such as thirst. Thirdly, hell is a place from which
    there is no escape. Once a person is in hell, there is a great gulf that no man can pass; he is there for ever and ever in
    torment. Finally, anyone in hell is concerned for those who are still alive that they might get saved and never come
    to this terrifying eternal place of torments.                                                                      –CAR

                                                         believing faith

                 “Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth
                      on me hath everlasting life.” John 6:47

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                                                                           from the
                               Resurrection Promises
                                                  Acts 1:1-11

    Message by Pastor Caswell Reeves

    Promises found and given in the Bible are for a blessing, to comfort us, and to
    teach us. These are promises found after Christ’s resurrection:

    I.     The Promise of a Physical Resurrection (vss. 3-4)
           A.     Showed Himself alive
           B.     Assembled together with them
    II.    The Promise of the Holy Spirit (vs. 5)
           A.     To help you (John 14:16)
           B.     To guide you (John 16:13)
    III.   The Promise of a Physical Kingdom (vs. 6-7)
    IV.    The Promise of Power (vs. 8, cf. Mt. 28:18-20)
           A.     To witness
           B.     To baptize
           C.     To teach
    V.     The Promise of a Return (vss. 9-11)
           A.     To be seen with the eye
           B.     To be an amazing moment
           C.     To be in like manner - physical

    These are promises that give us hope that there is more to life than living and dying. This hope
    is found in Jesus Christ. Accept Him for this hope!

6                                  “Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage forever: for they are the rejoicing of my heart.” Psalm 119:111   3
                                                                          HERITAGE BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY            NEWS
                                          “The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us
                                               and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.” Deuteronomy 29:29

                                                                                       HERITAGE BAPTIST THEOLOGICAL SEMINARY
                               current schedule:
                                                                                       Certificate of Bible (COB) for women
                               Please note our                                         Certificate of Theology (COT) for men
                               SPRING SCHEDULE:                                        These programs of study require 18 se-
                                                                                       mester hours of successfully completed
                               BIBLICAL ECONOMICS                                      work.
                               Pastor Caswell Reeves                                   Associate Bible Degree (ABD) for women
                               Mondays, 3-5 PM                                         Associate Theology Degree (ATD) for men
                               February 13 - May 14                                    These programs of study require 64 se-
                                                                                       mester hours of successfully completed
                               BIBLE GREEK IV
                               Pastor Caswell Reeves                                   Bachelor of Bible (BB) for women
                               Mondays, 5-7 PM                                         Bachelor of Divinity (BDiv) for men
                                                                                       These programs of study require 128
                               February 13 - May 14                                    semester hours of successfully completed
                               BAPTIST HISTORY II
                               Pastor Caswell Reeves                                   There are two programs of study offering
                               Mondays, 7-9 PM                                         a Masters Degree:
                               February 13 - May 14
                                                                                       Master of Biblical Studies (MBS) which is
                                                                                       a 32 semester hour program above a
                               *Module: GOSPEL OF LUKE                                 Bachelor’s Degree.
                               Dr. Thomas M. Strouse
                               March 19-23 (M-F), 5-10 PM                              Master of Divinity (MDiv) which is a 96 se-
                                                                                       mester hour program above a Bachelor’s
                               *Module: HEBREW LANGUAGE
                               Professor Jeff Skorupski
                               March 20-23 (T-F), 9 AM-12 PM

                               HBTS GRADUATION
                               Sunday, June 3, 5:00 PM

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