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355960 E. 960 Rd
Stroud, OK 74079
USA

(918)968-3050

Deer Creek is a Southern baptist community church in rural Oklahoma just North of Prague and just South of Stroud.

We live in a lost and dying world which continues to pursue its failing strategies for meaning and fulfillment in life. While people often look good on the outside, their lives are often more accurately characterized by self indulgence, guilt, lust, confusion and despair. Seeking this own remedies, man continues his downward spiral toward eternal separation from God.

 

Man's only hope is the person of Jesus Christ. For men to turn to Christ, they must be told about Him and see His reality displayed in the lives of His followers. As the body of Christ, the Church is the visible earthly representation of who He is. Deer Creek Baptist Church has the two fold purpose of leading people to Christ and maturing them in the faith.

 

Our expression of this purpose is:

 

To become a church that manifests the love of the living Christ, by equipping our members to live lifestyles of Spiritual Integrity which are biblically accurate, personally pure, family centered, evangelistically bold, socially responsible. Further, by equipping our members to serve. Unleashing them with confidence into our community and world, putting others first in service to Christ.

 

Sermon Blog

Hebrews 1:1-4

Mike Haines

Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets,but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs.

George Guthrie points out the Chiastic structure of verses 2b - 4. A chiasm is a literary device to emphasize the statement in the center of the structure (read the linked article on Chiastic for a full explanation)

This Chiasm emphasizes the deity of Christ. Christ is the Radiance of God's glory and He bears the God's stamp. 

A. God has appointed Christ as heir

       B. Through him the Father created the world

             C. He is the radiance of God's glory

             C. He bears God's stamp

      B. He governs the universe (through the incarnation he made purification for sins.) 

A. He sat down at the right hand of God. 

* (Guthrie, George, The NIV Application Commentary)

Verse 1-2a tell us that the Father spoke through prophets and revelation. this is obviously the scriptures we read today. But in these last days, God has spoken in Christ; not through Christ, but IN Christ. Christ reveals God because He is the radiance of God's glory, the exact imprint of His nature. Christ is by nature God.