The Core Values of Our Church:
The Bible is the infallible truth without any mixture of error and is foundational to the whole of the Christian life.
All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the man of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work.
2 Timothy 3:16-17
Individuals and Families
First Baptist Church is dedicated to the spiritual education, nurture, and development of individuals and families who make up a healthy local body of believers.
...As for me and my household, we will serve the Lord. Joshua 24:15b
Dedicated to Prayer
As individuals, a life of prayer is prerequisite for a vibrant relationship with Christ. As a local body of believers, a pattern of concerted, transparent, corporate prayer is essential for experiencing God’s power and blessing. First Baptist Church consists of broken and fallen sinners, yet we thrive through the miraculous work of the Holy Spirit ignited through private and public prayer. In prayer we lift up praises, we confess our sins and we call upon the wonder-working power of our Living Lord. Through supplication we appeal to Christ to intervene for the lost, the suffering, the hopeless and the fruitless. In submission, we acknowledge our desire for His will, not ours. In prayer we freely bring God the deepest yearnings of our soul and in prayer our living Lord confronts our unrepentant hearts and turns sinners into saints.
You are my portion, O Lord; I have promised to obey your words. I have sought your face with all my heart. Psalm 119:57-58
What Makes Someone a Christian
Many people believe that they are "Christians" because they were born in a religious home, go to church regularly, try to do their best, or live a good life. However, the Bible teaches that these things cannot save a person. There is a way to have a personal relationship with God, though.
You can become a Christian simply by taking these three steps:
First: Acknowledge that you (along with all people) have sinned and fallen short of God's standard. Romans 3:23 For all have sinned and come short of the glory of God.
Second: Believe in your heart that Jesus Christ died for your sins on the cross and rose again. Romans 5:8 But God comments his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.
Third: Personally invite Jesus Christ into your life to be your Lord and Savior. Romans 10:13 For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved.
Suggested Prayer: I confess to God in my heart that I am a sinner, unworthy of God's concern. I believe that the Lord Jesus Christ died for my sins on the cross and was raised to cleanse me from sin in the eyes of the Father. I now receive and confess Him as my personal Lord and Savior. Amen.