Friendly Baptist Church - Tyler, Texas
Sunday, May 19, 2013
Our purpose is...
To tell the world of a cross and an empty grave. We believe Jesus Christ died on a cross to save us from the penalty of our sins, which is death; He was buried but three days later rose from the grave. He is alive and can change the lives of anyone who will ADMIT their sin of breaking God's law, BELIEVE that Jesus died to pay the penalty of their sin, and give Him their life as they TRUST him as Savior and Lord. We will encourage people to make Jesus their Savior and Lord and then connect with His family, help them to grow to Christlike maturity, train them to serve in ministry in the church, provide them with mission opportunities locally, nationally and around the world to share the life changing story of Jesus Christ and teach them that they worship God not only through music but also through a life of selfless sacrifice and devotion. These purposes are clearly taught by Jesus in these two scriptures:
The Great Commission: (Matthew 28:19-20)
These two scriptures give us four purposes on which to build the church as well as our individual lives: Worship, Connect, Develop, and Serve. We will seek to develop and practice them in the life of the church and our individual lives.