Our Statement of Faith and Belief

                          
THE SRIPTURES:
                          The Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired by God's Holy Spirit and is God's revelation of
                          Himself to man. It is a perfect treasure of divine instruction. It has God for its author, salvation for its
                          end, and truth, without any mixture of error, for its matter. Therefore, all Scripture is totally true and
                          trustworthy. It reveals the principles by which God judges us, and therefore is, and will remain to the end
                          of the world the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct,
                          creeds, and opinions should be tried. All Scripture is a testimony to Christ, who is Himself the focus of
                          divine revelation.

                         GOD:
                         There is one and only one living and true God. …The eternal triune God reveals Himself to us as Father,
Son and Holy Spirit, with distinct personal attributes, but without division of nature, essence, or being.

GOD THE FATHER:
God as Father reigns with providential care over His universe, His creatures, and the flow of the stream of human history
according to the purposes of His grace. …God is Father in truth to those who become children of God through faith in
Jesus Christ.

GOD THE SON:
Christ is the eternal Son of God. In His incarnation as Jesus Christ, He was conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the
virgin Mary. …He honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and in His substitutionary death on the cross, He
made provision for the redemption of men from sin.

GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT:
The Holy Spirit is the Spirit of God, fully divine. …He exalts Christ. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness and of
judgment. …He enlightens and empowers the believer and the church in worship, evangelism, and service.

MAN:
Man is the special creation of God, in His own image. He created them male and female as the crowning work of His
creation. …By his free choice man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. … The sacredness of human
personality is evident in that God created man in His own image, and in that Christ died for man; therefore every person of
every race possesses dignity and is worthy of respect and Christian love.

SALVATION:
Salvation involves the redemption of the whole man, and is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and
Saviour, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense salvation includes
regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification.

GOD'S PURPOSE OF GRACE:
Election is the gracious purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and glorifies redeemed
sinners. …All true believers endure to the end. Those whom God has accepted in Christ, and sanctified by His Spirit will
never fall away from the state of grace, but shall persevere to the end.

THE CHURCH:
A New Testament church of the Lord Jesus Christ is an autonomous local congregation of baptized believers, associated by
covenant in the faith and fellowship of the gospel, observing the two ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising
the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word, and seeking to extend the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Each congregation operates under the Lordship of Christ through democratic processes. In such a congregation each
member is responsible and accountable to Christ as Lord. The Scriptural overseerer and shepherd of the Church is the
pastor working under the authority of the one, true Great Shepherd, Jesus Christ, who gave of Himself for the church.
While both men and women are gifted for service in the church, the office of pastor is limited to men as qualified by
Scripture.

                                         
FIRST SOUTHERN BAPTIST CHURCH of Woodlake
                                                    
             257 N. ACACIA STREET
                                                    
             WOODLAKE, CA 93286
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FSBC of Woodlake is a member of the
Sequoia Baptist Association of
Visalia, California, the California
Southern Baptist Convention (
CSBC)
located in Fresno
www.csbc.com, the
Southern Baptist Convention (
SBC)
Sundays
Praise Singing................................. 9:30 - 9:45 AM
Bible Study (
all ages) ................... 9:45 - 10:45 AM
Worship Service ....................11:00 AM - 12:15 PM
Evening Service ......................... 6:00PM - 7:00PM

Wednesdays
Bible Study.......................................6:00 - 6:40 PM
Prayer Meeting.................................6:40 - 7:00 PM

Come, Worship with Us!
The Sanctuary
in the Church Building
Near the Foothills
Preaching & Teaching Straight from the Bible
257 North Acacia Street . Woodlake, California 93286 . 559 564.2591
www.sbc.net. We support
the Cooperative Program
(CP) of the SBC, the
North American Mission
Board (
NAMB)
YOU ARE INVITED to WORSHIP with us next Sunday & Wednesday
www.namb.net and the International Mission Board (IMB)
of the SBC.
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