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 Missing Ingredient

The Sonshine
Walter Olsen

January 1, 2017

The Missing Ingredient


Most of us are familiar with making things of which all the prescribed ingredients are essential to the desired outcome. A cake baked without the sugar may look nice but its taste will be unpleasant. A glass of lemonade may look ever so inviting but, if the sugar is left  out, it will be sour! The Bible speaks of walls built with untempered mortar with the result that the walls crumble when under stress.

In all of our Christian living and ministry, there is often one ingredient left out which causes a distortion of our best efforts no matter how good they may look to others. The missing ingredient is usually not such things as talent or hard work. These things we often give ample attention to.