OUR HOPE

Our hope is in the Person of Jesus Christ, who died as a sacrifice for sin that the world through Him might be saved (set free; delivered) from the penalty of sin; eternal death and condemnation and have eternal life. Below, Romans 6:23 is divided into 3 parts to help you understand why you need to be saved.

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

# 1


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." Man is undeniably a natural born sinner and according to Romans 6:23, "the wages of sin is death." Death is the payment of sin and includes eternal condemnation according to Luke 16:19-31. However, Christ died as the payment for sin to purchase your eternal salvation. Romans 5:8, "But God commendeth his love toward us, in that, while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us."

# 2


The Gift of God is Eternal Life

Ephesians 2:8-9, "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 teaches us 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. Your eternal salvation was purchased on the cross by Jesus Christ therefore we must receive it as a gift by believing on Him. John 1:12, "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."

# 3


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." Salvation is not based on my good works, but on the work Christ did on the cross and it begins the moment you receive Him. Romans 10:9, "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."

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)


Our Purpose

Exalting
the Lord

Psalm 34:3

Edifying
the Church

Ephesians 4:11-12

Exhorting
One Another

Hebrews 10:25

Evangelizing
the World

Matthew 28:19-20

Our Pastors

Pastor Falk

TOM A. FAULK
Senior Pastor

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 nearly 40 years which includes Christian Education, Bible Institute, and the pastoral ministry. 22 of those years have been in New England. Pastor Faulk loves his church family and desires to help them grow in their faith. He is passionate about church planting in New England and has been influential in helping to start churches in the Northeast.

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Pastor McCarthy

AARON M. MCCARTHY
Assistant Pastor

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, Bro. McCarthy gave his heart to the Lord. Not long after his salvation decision, 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 the pastoral ministry. Aaron and his wife, Shannon including their two children Lauryn and Greyson lovingly serve the Lord and their church family.


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