COMFORT FROM THE WORD
We are hearing more often of Christians suffering for their faith. We should be expecting this in the last days. Jesus said we are to be watching and to be ready for His coming. The last days will be filled with stress and worry, but we have hope. We have His Word to comfort us as we wait for His coming.
Our faith is in God's infallible, inerrant Word. The Bible gives us power to fight the devil and his demons. It is the sword of the Spirit, (Ephesians 6:17) and His truth is our shield (Psalms 91:4) We can feed and grow spiritually on God's Word. His Word gives us peace and encouragement for today and assurance for the future.
The Family of Ebenezer
In 1910, Ebenezer Baptist Church was organized. We are thankful for those who prayed and labored through the years for Ebenezer Baptist Church and this community. The new building was completed in 1983. The church added more Sunday School rooms and a fellowship hall in 1999. The church has continued to grow through the years. Ebenezer Baptist Church cooperates with the Southern Baptist Convention. Each Southern Baptist church is autonomous. Southern Baptist Churches choose to unite in supporting missionary work in North America and around the world. The Cooperative Program of SBC is the largest missionary agency in the world. Ebenezer Baptist Church fully supports the work of the SBC.
Ebenezer Baptist Church voted in 1998 to be uniquely aligned with the Southern Baptist Conservatives of Virginia. This church is conservative in its theology and practice. As a Baptist church, we accept the Bible as the inspired and inerrant Word of God. The Bible is the all-sufficient rule of faith and practice. We believe that the preaching and teaching of the Word of God must be the focus of all that we do as a church. We believe we honor God and exalt Him by remaining faithful to His Word. We believe that salvation is the work of God by grace alone through faith.
We strongly adhere to the fundamentals of the faith. We are in agreement with the Baptist Faith and Message of the Southern Baptist Convention. We reject the "politically correct" message and many of the contemporary trends offered today. We believe the focus of the church must be directed to the worship of God by honoring Christ and His Word. We believe our music should keep us focused on the truth of God's Word and not be distracting or mere entertainment. Music that presents the gospel as entertainment has cheapened the priceless and precious truth of the gospel message. Genuine worship should warm the heart, strengthen our faith and lead us to a deeper understanding and devotion to God.
WE HAVE HOPE
The world has no hope without God. The sinner has no hope unless he turns to God. There is nothing for the lost person to look forward to beyond this world. "When a wicked man dieth, his expectation shall perish: and the hope of unjust men perisheth." (Proverbs 11:7)
The Christian has hope. "I wait for the LORD, my soul doth wait, and in his word do I hope." (Psalm 130:5)
"Be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart, all ye that hope in the LORD." (Psalm 31:24)
"The hope of the righteous shall be gladness." (Proverbs 10:28)
We discover the reason we have hope when we read the Bible. "For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope." (Romans 15:4)
We place our faith and hope in Him who died, was buried, and on the third day arose. Peter wrote: "Who by him do believe in God, that raised him up from the dead, and gave him glory; that your faith and hope might be in God." (1 Peter 1:21) We must place our faith and hope in God.