Welcome!

 

Welcome to the Diamond United Methodist Church website. We hope this site will help you learn more about us and our witness for Christ. We strive to recognize and nurture the Christ in ourselves and each person that we encounter along the way. Our church is a thriving community of believers, and lovers of the word of God. Diamond Church has a long tradition of outreach and service to its members and the community. We hope you will join us for service on Sunday to experience for yourself the fellowship of Christ.

 

Greetings from Pastor Chris Hardy


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Sisters and brothers in Christ,

 

     Jesus wasn’t born to forgive us of our sins. Nor did he come to be tortured and die an insufferable death on the cross.

     While Jesus was crucified and did in fact die on the cross, and while our sins are forgiven through him by those that have faith, he wasn’t born a man just for those purposes. For if that were so, that would imply that we can sin freely without consequence because Jesus, as the scapegoat, has already received our penalty. Thankfully though, Jesus lived and died (as a human), and was resurrected, for so much more than being humanity’s substitute.

     Easter is not just one day. It isn’t just another holiday. Easter isn’t even just a season. In fact, without Easter our faith would be futile. Easter, which celebrates the resurrection of Jesus Christ as the risen Lord and Savior, is our faith – it is our way of life.

The resurrection proves that sin and death do not have the final word. The resurrection proclaims that Jesus is who he says he is – the Son of God; that he is the way, the truth, and the life. If we believe this, then that makes us Easter people! Easter shall run through every aspect of our life – not just for a short season or for one special Sunday when we wear pastel-colored clothes and dye chicken eggs.

     The night before his crucifixion, Jesus taught us the most important commandment: to love one another. We love one another by our service to them, proving that we are disciples of Christ. We love one another in every facet of our lives with every single person – with our family, friends, and co-workers, with the strangers on the street, and especially with those in our church.

As Easter people – those that proclaim Jesus Christ is Lord and Savior – we shall act like Easter people. We shall carry out Jesus’ commandments to love one another and to serve one another, just as He has served us. For by our love we prove not only to the world that we are his disciples, but to Jesus Christ himself. Let us bring about the kingdom of God to the here and now. Then, as His disciples, just as we love one another, He too will love us and we shall receive the promise of the forgiveness of sins.

     Let us be Easter people today, tomorrow and every day. Let us bring about God’s kingdom and make every day Easter. Peace and blessings to you and yours.

 

Your brother in Christ.

 

Pastor Chris

 

Please join us at the church for services

Sunday 11:00 AM

519 North Locust St
Hazleton, PA 18201
Office: 570-454-0992

 

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