WHAT WE BELIEVE
DOCTRINAL VIEWS AND BELIEFS
We are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message
THE SCRIPTURES: We believe that the entire Bible, all 66 books are inspired by God and inerrant in the original writings. Through the providence of God, the Word of God has been protected and preserved, and is the only infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice. -2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Psalm 119:11, 89, 105.
GOD: We believe there is only One true, eternally existent God. He exists in three co-equal persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. The triune God is the Creator and Sustainer of all things, and is worthy of worship and obedience. -Deuteronomy. 6:4-5; Genesis 1:31, Luke 3:21-22; Matthew 28:18-20, Rev. 4:11.
JESUS CHRIST: We believe that Jesus Christ is God. He was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, performed miracles, shed His blood on the cross to pay the debt for our sins, was buried, bodily resurrected, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and will return literally, visibly, and personally in glory and power. -John 1:1-3,14; Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-9; Colossians 1:15; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; Acts 1:11.
HOLY SPIRIT: We believe that the Holy Spirit is God, Co-equal and Co-existent with the Father and the Son. He is the Chief Convictor of sin and the Chief Agent of regeneration and sanctification. The Holy Spirit lives within every believer and empowers every believer to live a godly life. - John 14:16-19; 16:7-15; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; Romans 8:9,11; Titus 3:5.
SALVATION: We believe salvation is a free gift of God's grace apart from human works, based solely upon Christ's atoning death, received only through faith in the person and finished work of Jesus Christ on the cross and His resurrection from death -Ephesians 2:8-10; 2 Corinthians 5:21.
THE CHURCH: We believe the church is the body of Christ and family of God. It is made up of saved and baptized believers, who regularly join together for worship, fellowship, and ministry. -Matthew 16:18; I Corinthians 12:12-14; Hebrews 10:25.
EVANGELISM: We believe that it is the responsibility and privilege of every Christian to proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ and to seek to make growing disciples - Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 1:8.
We are a co-ed Sunday School class at First Baptist Church, Fredericksburg, Texas. We are one of about 14 Sunday School classes directed mainly to adults. We recently started this class so it could be directed to a smaller group setting. We teach through a group participation atmosphere so that we can readily ask questions and learn from each other.Who IS the Teacher
Mark is the primary leader of the class. We also rely on class participation to help teach each other through the sharing of personal experiences. It is not required that everyone participate but we encourage everyone to do so.What we Study
Our lessons almost always are directly from the Bible. Our workbook is the Bible. We welcome anyone to our class who wants to study God’s word. Once we pick a book of the Bible to study we go through each chapter picking out information that we can use to make us better Christians and to learn more about God. We also help each other use the information we glean to help us in today’s world.Who is the Class Designed for?
We welcome anyone who wants to study the Bible along with us. We are a diverse co-ed group. We have found that the more diverse the class is the more interesting it will be so we encourage everyone to join us. God’s gift is for everyone. We can learn from each other.