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)

The Greatest Gift

The Sonshine

December 1, 2016

Walter Olsen

The Greatest Gift


The giving of gifts at Christmas time is a tradition practiced by many people around the world. Perhaps most of us are involved in this act of giving and receiving. Gifts are given for many different reasons and with various degrees of value.

However, there is one Gift given which is above all others. It is a gift that is beyond comparison with any other. It is the Gift of Jesus Christ to bear the burden of our sins. It is a gift that satisfies our greatest need and brings eternal satisfaction.

Do Christians Have Enemies?

Dr. Walter Olsen

Do Christians have enemies? By Christian I mean one who is truly born again by faith in the Lord Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of sins. The answer is yes, Christians have enemies. The enemies of Christian are those who do evil, those who practice unrighteousness. King David made this clear when he said, “Those who render evil for good, they are my adversaries, because I follow what is good” (Psa.38:20). In today’s world especially, those who seek to do good and live righteously are often mocked and persecuted by those who live unrighteous lives.