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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 Week 3

Mike Haines

1 John 4:12 ESV - No one has ever seen God; if we love one another, God abides in us and his love is perfected in us.

John 1:18 ESV - No one has ever seen God; the only God, who is at the Father's side, he has made him known.

When I read these words I have two things come to mind. First, "What about Adam?" in the garden and second, "What about Moses?"  Maybe you are like me remembering the story of the first couple hiding from God who was walking in the garden, hearing God say those words, "Adam, where are you son?" (as imagined by Greg Ferguson, in a short film starring Sharon Irving). Maybe you imagine God covering the cleft of the rock so that Moses could only see the back of His robe.

Hebrews starts by declaring that God has revealed Himself through His Son. There is no question that we have seen God, as Christ is God, but this is talking about the Father, whom we have never seen. We have not seen Him but He has been revealed, in the Son.

He is the "radiance of the glory of God" the "exact imprint of his nature." This is an important pair of descriptions. The radiance gives the idea of the shining light from the source. The light that invades reveals the source; illumination sent directly from the source; of the same nature as the source. The imprint is the stamped image where the die strikes leaving an exact representation of the master. Neither of these are images intended to be approximations or representations but rather direct impacts of the source, the master, the Father that reveal the Father Himself. These are not metaphors, allegories or narratives. These are not snap shots, pictures, sketches or shadows. These reveal the Father because they are the expression of God by the Son, glorifying the Father.

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And in one Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of God, begotten of the Father [the only-begotten; that is, of the essence of the Father, God of God, Light of Light, very God of very God,] begotten, not made, being of one substance with the Father;

[Nicene Creed]

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