Avondale Baptist Church

((First Southern Baptist Church of Avondale)
1001 N. Central Avenue  /  Avondale, AZ  85323  /  623-932-2723
Love God.  Love People.  Follow Jesus.

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It's All About Jesus!

 

We talk about Jesus repeatedly in our church.  We want everyone to know that Jesus is the center of all that we do.  We are excited to be Baptists, but we are far more excited to be believers in and followers of Jesus Christ.   Here are our beliefs about Jesus: 

  • God has always existed, and Jesus has always existed with God.

  • God created a perfect heaven and earth. 

  • We sinned against God, allowing pain, suffering, and death to enter the earth.

  • Because God loves us, He sent His son, Jesus, to take the penalty for our sins.

  • Jesus was born of the virgin Mary in Bethlehem on the first Christmas.

  • Though He was tempted in every way, He lived a sinless life.

  • Like us, He experienced the joy and hardships of life.

  • He taught, loved, healed, and called men and women to believe in and follow Him.

  • He was crucified on a cross, offering Himself as a substitute for our sins.

  • On the third day, He rose from the grave, proving that He is God and that He has power over life and death.

  • He ascended into heaven, promising to return.

  • He equipped and empowered His church to make disciples of anyone who will turn from their sins and believe in Him.

Everyone who believes in Him is given a life worth living here on Earth and eternal life in heaven.  We don't earn this life; we are given it by the grace of God.  Because God has given us this gift of eternal life, we follow Jesus.  We obey His commands.  We gather together to worship.  We love others.  We communicate our belief to others.  We wait in anticipation of His return.

 

Though people often put their faith in Jesus during a church worship service, it can be done anywhere at anytime.  Many people have expressed this faith in God in a prayer like this one: 

 

"Jesus, I believe in you.  I know that you are God's Son, that you came to die for me, and that are calling me to faith in you.  I willingly turn away from my sins and I ask your forgiveness.  Please come into my life.  I want to follow you."

 

If you have made this decision, or if you would like to talk more, please contact us and let us know.  We would like to give you a Bible, encourage you in your decision, and invite you to be baptized and to join our church!

We take seriously the Biblical command to love people, and we don't just love with words.  We put our love into action in dozens of ways.  We house the homeless, feed the hungry, help young mothers, give gifts to children, take care of the sick, cry with the grieving, and build homes overseas.  We care for children, teens, and adults.  We sing, play basketball, work on our buildings, go to the hospitals, greet guests, and we teach a variety of classes.  We offer events, ministries, and a variety of helps to all kinds of people.

 

And all of our ministries are staffed extensively by volunteer workers in our church who use their gifts, their time, their talents, and their love for God and for people.

 

We encourage you to find a ministry or two--you can't do all of them--and get involved.  Each ministry in the next column has a contact person who would be glad to give you more information about how to get involved in that ministry.

Have an idea for a new ministry?  Contact Pastor Jack.  (We'll give you a warning, though.  His typical response is "That sounds like a great ministry!  Will you lead that for us?")