First Baptist Church is an independent Baptist congregation.

We strive to be loving and obedient disciples of Jesus Christ and to make new disciples of Christ in the Woodville area and around the world.

Oh, give thanks to the LORD!
Call upon His name;
Make known His deeds among the peoples!
9Sing to Him, sing psalms to Him;
Talk of all His wondrous works!
10Glory in His holy name;
Let the hearts of those rejoice who seek the LORD!
11Seek the LORD and His strength;
Seek His face evermore! 1 Chronicles 16:8–11 (NKJV)

What constitutes the great need of the world today?

A Word to the Wise

Dr. Walter Olsen

What constitutes the great need of the world today? Of course many things might be mentioned depending upon one’s given situation. Yet, there are some things that are essential to one’s well being in this life if he is to know a safe and stable life.  This is also true of the world at large. What we need the most are things that we cannot produce for ourselves. They are things that can only come from God.

Do men determine the outcome of their own lives?

A Word to the Wise

Dr. Walter Olsen

In some ways they do. King Solomon said, “As righteousness tendeth to life: so he that pursueth evil pursueth it to his own death” (Prov. 11:19). The outcome of our lives on earth are determined by the various choices we make. If we know the Lord and live by the truth of His word and His leading in our lives, our lives will be characterized by the reality and blessings of His life.

A Word to the Wise by Dr. Walter Olsen.      

Of course, there are many differences but an essential one is given in the Psalms where we read, “For all the gods of the peoples are idols , but the Lord has made the heavens” (Psa. 96:5). Only the true, living God can create anything out of nothing. As we read elsewhere in Scripture, the gods of the world cannot hear or speak or do anything that is indicative of life.