"The Congregation of First Baptist Church, led by the Holy Spirit, covenants to worship Almighty God and to be disciples of Jesus Christ. Consistent with the Great Commission, we will share our spiritual gifts beyond our doors with enthusiasm, generosity, and grace." - Mission Statement
Join us for A Service of Worship
Sunday, June 16, 2019 at 11:00 a.m.
Old Testament Lesson: Proverbs 8:1-4, 22-31
New Testament Lesson: John 16:12-15
Rev. Libby Mae Grammer
will preach a sermon entitled
Trying to figure out the mystery of the Triune nature of God requires a good deal of willingness to live in mystery and limited understanding. We think about God as three-in-one: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (or Creator, Redeemer, and Sustainer). But God is beyond anything our theological constructions can help us to grasp. In our poem in Proverbs for today, God’s Wisdom is personified as Lady Wisdom. Wisdom, present at the very foundation of the universe, brings us one more expression of who God is and how God works in this world. Perhaps Wisdom is some form of the Holy Spirit, perhaps She’s simply a facet of God’s inner being, perhaps She’s a created force. But whatever the case may be, She is calling us to listen, to see her fingerprints all around us, and She is asking us to listen to Her fresh perspectives. Are we listening for Her Call?
First Baptist Church Martinsville
23 Starling Avenue
Martinsville, VA 24112-2129
Phone: (276) 632-6336