The Congregation of First Baptist Church, led by the Holy Spirit,
covenants to worship Almighty God and to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Consistent with the Great Commission, we will share our spiritual gifts beyond our doors with enthusiasm, generosity, and grace.
Alongside the community of faith in Martinsville and Henry County, we seek to serve and to love our neighbors of all ages – from the smallest children to the most seasoned adults – with care and attention to physical, emotional, and spiritual needs, just as Jesus did in his ministry.
Opportunities on Sundays & Wednesdays
Worship & Serve With Us
Sunday School, 9:45 am
Sunday Worship, 11:00 am
Dessert & Coffee Fellowship, 6:00 pm
11:00AM | Sunday
August 18, 2019
Join us for a Service of Worship
Tenth Sunday After Pentecost
Rev. Libby Grammer will preach a sermon entitled “By Faith, A Continued Trust”
Scriptures include: Psalm 82 and Hebrews 11:29-12:2
Like any good story, our faith stories begin somewhere, move through a journey, and find resolution. For the three Sundays in August, we will journey together through the concept of faith – where it begins, how it can stay constant, and how it leads us to mystery we can embrace with our obedience to a call from God.
In a continuation of our passage in Hebrews this week, we see how by faith, so many of our Hebrew ancestors clung tightly to a trust in God even when it required deep perseverance in the face of danger and fear. In a litany of stories form the Hebrew Bible, the author of Hebrews reminds the early Christians what it means to trust God for the long haul – centuries, even. Our faith provides us a foundation on which we build a community because it is by faith that we can persevere through all that this world will put upon us. And of all of these examples, it is Jesus who reminds us in the most perfect way that despite the brokenness of this world, we can, by faith, triumph over the weight of sin, running with strength the race of life together as a cloud of witnesses to Christ overcoming death and teaching us how to be faithful.
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Join us for a mission report from Emily Reichart during Sunday School on August 25, 2019read more
Join us for an ice cream party at Harmony Hall August 26, 2019 at 3:00 p.m.read more
First Baptist Church
23 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112