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)

Leaves Only

by Walter Olsen,    July 1, 2016


I like fruit, like apples, oranges, peaches, pears and grapes. Perhaps most people do. Many people plant and grow fruit trees with a view to the trees producing fruit. When they do, the planted rejoices in his crop. However, suppose a man planted an apple tree and, when it was supposed to bear fruit, it didn’t! What would be the purpose of the tree? Perhaps it could be shade for some of God’s creatures, ot maybe it could be cut for firewood. The point is, it would not serve the tree’s intended purpose.

Now, the Christian’s life is to bear fruit for the glory of God. Jesus said, “I am the vine, ye are the branches: he that abideth in Me, and I in him, the same bringeth forth much fruit…” (Jn. 15:5). Such fruit bearing is  is not for an exceptionally few, but for all believers.

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.