Pastor's Message

May, 2021

“The thief comes to steal, kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full”—Jesus Christ

Everyday we’re bombarded by messages promoting success, security and significance. Build that resume, grab that promotion. Buy the right home, car or week-end ‘toy’. Sculpt your body and sharpen your mind through the latest diet and exercise routines. Push, shove and get ahead. And in the end…what do you have? A lot of stress and a garage filled with stuff that needs to be washed, fixed or taken to the dump.

Jesus Christ brought a different kind of message. The greatest will be the servant of all. Save your life by losing it. Leave a legacy of love—towards family, friends and even enemies. Jesus, the Son of God, lived his own message by laying down his life for the rebellion of the world and then rising from the grave, triumphant over sin and death. He offers the gift of forgiveness and new, eternal life to all who repent and follow Him.

At First Baptist Church Wakefield (FBC) we’re all about connecting with Jesus. He’s the source of true life, both now and beyond the grave. We believe that turning from a self-centered life to a Christ-centered life opens the door to His loving presence and power in our lives. His love means He is always for us. His presence means we’re never alone. His power enables us to live for the good of others. Compelled by Christ’s love, we serve as agents of good and blessing amidst a world full of darkness and hate.

FBC is literally rebuilding from the ashes (our historic building was destroyed by fire in October 2019). Now is a great time to get involved in a new work of God. Jesus Christ is the same, but He is leading us into new expressions of mission and life. Come be a part of the full life of Jesus with FBC. We can’t wait to meet you!

Peace,
Pastor Doug