The Pioneer of our Faith: JESUS!

“Jesus said to His disciples, Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. For whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it. Matthew 16:24,25 NIV

These challenging words from Jesus confront us all with the fact that when we come to believe in Jesus as Savior, we must follow Him as Lord. Being a Christian is an all out commitment to live a different life than the one we had before. We are to turn from our old life of sin, and turn to a new life of obedience to Jesus Christ and His word.

“Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right of the throne of God. Consider him who endured such opposition from sinners, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart. Hebrews 12:1-3.

At First Baptist we want to do all we can to help you follow Jesus Christ. He has gone before us, He promises to lead us. But as these verses say, we must throw off everything that keeps us from following Him- including the sin in our lives. We would love for you to walk with us through your life adventure as we walk with Jesus in ours.