OUR MESSAGE

For the wages of sin is death;
but the gift of God is eternal life
through Jesus Christ our Lord.
Romans 6:23

One Verse
Three Life-Changing Truths
About God

THE WAGES OF SIN IS DEATH

You were born in Adam's likeness, spiritually dead and inherently a sinner. Romans 5:12, "Wherefore, as by one man (Adam) sin entered into the world, and death by sin; and so death passed upon all men, for that all have sinned." Romans 6:23 states, "the wages of sin is death." The word "wages" means payment meaning that the payment of sin is eternal death and condemnation. However, Jesus died as the payment for sin to set you free to give you life everlasting. John 3:16-18, "For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life. For God sent not his Son into the world to condemn the world; but that the world through him might be saved. He that believeth on him is not condemned: but he that believeth not is condemned already, because he hath not believed in the name of the only begotten Son of God."

The Gift of God is Eternal Life

Ephesians 2:8-9 says that salvation by faith through grace is the gift of God, "For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast." The Bible makes it clear that salvation cannot be merited by good works or moral conduct. Man will not be justified by his own goodness but by the grace of God through faith in Jesus Christ. Titus 3:5-6, "Not by works of righteousness which we have done, but according to his mercy he saved us, by the washing of regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost; Which he shed on us abundantly through Jesus Christ our Saviour." If man could earn favor with God through "good works" it would nullify the gift of God's grace and Christ would have died in vain according to Galatians 2:21, "I do not frustrate (nullify or make void) the grace of God: for if righteousness come by the law, then Christ is dead in vain."

Through Jesus Christ our Lord

1John 5:11-13, "And this is the record, that God hath given to us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. He that hath the Son hath life; and he that hath not the Son of God hath not life. These things have I written unto you that believe on the name of the Son of God; that ye may know that ye have eternal life, and that ye may believe on the name of the Son of God." Jesus Christ, the virgin born Son of God, died as the payment or as a ransom for sin to save you from eternal death and condemnation. Open your heart, believe on Jesus Christ, and receive the gift of eternal life. Romans 10:9-10, 13, "That if thou shalt confess with thy mouth the Lord Jesus, and shalt believe in thine heart that God hath raised him from the dead, thou shalt be saved. For with the heart man believeth unto righteousness; and with the mouth confession is made unto salvation. For whosoever shall call upon the name of the Lord shall be saved."

Our Beliefs

Our faith is anchored in the Bible, God’s Holy Word. At First Baptist we believe the Bible is the verbally inspired and infallible, authoritative Word of God; that it is our final authority in all matters of faith and practice. We further believe that God has wonderfully preserved His Word in its smallest detail so that we might have His standard by which to live for His glory. (2 Timothy 3:16-17; 2 Peter 1:20-21; Matthew 24:35)


And all that believed were together. (Acts 2:44)

Our Leaders

Pastor Falk

TOM A. FAULK

Senior Pastor
Email: pastorfaulk@outlook.com
Pastor Faulk and his wife Laura were saved on Sunday, March 19, 1978. Reassured of a call to preach in October of that same year Pastor enrolled at Hyles-Anderson College to prepare for full-time ministry. He began in the Fall semester of 1979 and graduated in 1984. Pastor and Laura have faithfully served the Lord for 40 years which includes Christian Education, Bible Institute, and pastoral ministries. Twenty of those years have been in New England. He loves people and desires to help them grow in their faith. He is passionate about church planting in New England as well and has been influential in helping to start churches in the Northeast.


Pastor McCarthy

AARON M. MCCARTHY

Assistant Pastor, Youth Director
Email: aaron.fbcg@gmail.com
Pastor Aaron McCarthy upon being led of God moved to Massachusetts in June of 2010 to assist Pastor Faulk at FBC Groton. Brother McCarthy serves as the assistant pastor and youth director at FBC. Saved at age 20, Aaron gave his heart to the Lord. Not long after salvation, he knew God was calling him to preach. For the next several years, he completed a Bible Institute program. In 2016, he was ordained to pastoral ministry. Aaron and his wife, Shannon and their two children Lauryn and Greyson lovingly and faithfully serve the Lord and their church family. Burdened for New England, they are excited about what God is doing at FBC Groton.


 

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