New to First Baptist? This is the best place to start.
You might be wondering, what's it really like at First Baptist? Simply stated, we're all about Jesus. You won't be met with shame, guilt, or condemnation. And we don't care how you're dressed or what candidate you voted for. Our church is made up of imperfect people with every kind of story imaginable.
Want to know the best part? No matter what you've been through or what questions you might have about God and faith, our church is a place where you'll find the love, grace, and forgiveness Jesus gives to everyone.
At its core, the gospel, is a story. It is a story about love, betrayal, and redemption. It is the story of all of history. It is the greatest story ever told. God has been writing this story since the beginning of time and it is a story that we encourage you to explore.
In the beginning, God created this world good and offered us the opportunity to be in right relationship with Him. Genesis 3 tells us that, because of one man’s actions, we can no longer experience this right relationship with God because we are sinners. Instead of being objects of God’s love, we are now objects of His wrath (Ephesians 2:1-3).
There was no way possible for us to earn our way back into God’s favor but God sent his only Son, Jesus, to this earth for our rescue. He lived a perfect, sinless life and offered Himself as a sacrifice for our sin on the cross. Three days later He rose from the grave, victorious over sin and death.
Through Christ, we are offered a new life. Through Him we are given the privilege to have a right relationship with God. This new life is a gift offered to us by God. He invites us to repent of our sin and trust in Christ and what He accomplished on the cross for our salvation. Once we do this, God gives us His Spirit as a helper so that we can live our lives to glorify Him. This is good news! This is the gospel message.
If you are interested in finding out more about Jesus, start with the Bible. We encourage you to begin reading in the book of John. We would also love for you to come join us at First Baptist Blairsville on Sunday mornings for one of our worship services. Everything we do is about Jesus and we desire to know Him more deeply every day.