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)

When Difficulties Overwhelm

The Sonshine
April 1, 2016

Walter Olsen


There are times in all of our lives when difficulties seem to overwhelm us. We hardly know where to turn and we may feel confused and anxious about the future. While this is the plight of all people sometimes, believers have a strength and hope even in the midst of severe trials. It is our position in Christ and our personal relationship to Him that makes all the difference. Our position is that of a saint, that is, one who has been forgiven of his sins and thus has the assurance of eternal life. He is the one who is justified by faith and is a member of the body of Christ. Our relationship can and should be one of abiding in Him. When that is true, we can face our challenges with confidence.


Do Christians Have Enemies?

A Word to the Wise

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.