Thank you for visiting the website of Freedom Baptist Church. As you browse our site, you’ll find plenty of information about everything that’s happening at Freedom. From an exciting children’s and youth ministry, a flourishing young adults group, as well as a caring group of senior adults, Freedom seeks to take the gospel and apply it to every age. From a blended style of contemporary and traditional music, a strong commitment to biblical preaching, and a desire to be a church that lives out our faith within our city, you’ll find a place here where you can feel welcomed, grow in your faith, and use your gifts to serve in various ways.
Everyone’s story is unique. Maybe you’ve never been to church and you decided to see what this is all about. Maybe you’ve felt it’s time to find a place where you and your family can get connected. Or perhaps you’ve always been involved in church and are searching for a place you can serve and worship. Whatever your background, this is a church where you’ll find loving arms, and a caring community, that will truly welcome you should you decide to be our guest. Take a moment to check out the rest of our site, if you have any further questions, please feel free to contact me any time.
In His service,
Pastor Kris Theobald
Let no one seek his own good, but the good of his neighbor. – 1 Corinthians 10:24
Many of us today have an “I” problem. We can’t see past ourselves to the needs all around us. It’s so easy to excuse ourselves from service, or convince ourselves that someone else will meet the needs of those around us. I’m certainly just as guilty as anyone. Our goal is to become so much like Jesus that self is no longer an issue. As the Apostle Paul could say, “it is no longer I but Christ.” (Galatians 2:20) This focus keeps us from worrying about what we will get out of something, or what blessings will come our way, but only considers Christ. May we be eager to serve God so that our “I” trouble, will become less and less, as we look more and more to him, and serving those around us.
This year’s children’s Christmas musical An Out of the Box Christmas will be December 13th at 11:00 a.m. Mark you calendar and plan to attend, I am sure you will enjoy it.
For I am persuaded, that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor powers, nor things present, nor things to come, Nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature, shall be able to separate us from the love of God, which is in Christ Jesus our Lord. Romans 8:38-39
Ever feel unloved? Uncared for? Abandoned? Friends, there is no greater assurance of the peace we have with God, then that which was secured by the sacrifice of Christ in our place. Should my salvation be a matter of my own efforts to secure it, there is no doubt that in my sinfulness, my weakness, my wanderings I would certainly lose it. But the great author and finisher of my faith, the anchor that always holds, the immovable Rock that is Jesus Christ has paid for my salvation in full, and no charge brought against me will stand, no sin that I commit will stain my blood washed garment, no stumbling of my own will ever lead me to fall, because my hope is built on nothing less than Jesus blood and righteousness, I dare not trust the sweetest frame but wholly lean on Jesus name! What a savior we have, and what a salvation he provided by his marvelous grace. Friends, nothing today can separate you from the one who bought you! Rejoice today in him. Offer him the praise of your lips, and the service of your life. He is worthy!
How can you believe, when you receive glory from one another and do not seek the glory that comes from the only God? – John 5:44
Have you ever walked past a storefront and seen something beautiful in the window? It’s right there in front of you, yet there’s something keeping you from touching it, that thick pane of glass. In the same way the bible describes to Christians many blessed promises that are ours; joy, peace, assurance, yet we feel like there is something hindering us from possessing them, just like that pane of glass. What is it that hinders?
Jesus gives an answer in today’s text. Unbelief and pride. Pride keeps us from seeking God and trusting him, just as humility will cause us to seek him and surrender self to his perfect plan. It is impossible to live a life of faith, when the heart is full of pride. Isn’t faith after all a humble dependence upon God and surrendering to his will. Pride makes faith impossible, it seeks glory from someone or something other than God. It seeks to exalt self, and be served rather then to serve. Pride is the deadliest of sins, yet one of the most difficult to recognize. Are you struggling with faith? Ask God to show you if Pride in your life is the cause.