“One Family in Christ who exalts Him, edifies each other and evangelizes the world.”
Littleton Baptist Church is a family that crosses age, gender, socio-economic, and racial differences because the love of Christ unites us. As a family we want to:
That simply means to make Him the focus of not only what we do on Sunday, but the other six days of the week as well. We want His words to be our words. We want His example to be a model for our behavior. We do not strive to be a church where our members say one thing on Sunday and act, say, and live a completely different way than they “act” at church the other six days of the week.
Edify each other
That simply means we want to build each other up and encourage each member of our family to allow Christ’s Spirit to conform them more and more to Christ’s example. This can involve the teaching and preaching of God’s Word as well as serving in any of number of ways through music, teaching children/infant care, working in the kitchen, volunteering in our food pantry, contributing on church work days, working with young people and/or children, cooking for shut-ins and visiting them, praying with the sick, etc. We edify one another in myriad ways of service.
Evangelize the world
That “world” begins next door and with every person we engage through the week. The word “gospel” means good news. The Gospel writer, Mark, begins his book with the phrase the “gospel of Jesus Christ.” In other words, Mark, who was writing primarily to the Roman world was saying the book he was writing was about the “good news of Jesus Christ.” However, this “good news” will first have some very uncomfortable news for all mankind. We are all sinners by nature and by choice. We have broken God’s law (James 2:10; 1 John 3:4) We need to be reconciled to the One we have offended. Our sins have separated us from God, placing us under the penalty of sin, which is eternal death and damnation. These facts then lead us to more uncomfortable news. No human effort or work could ever atone for our sin. Good works, baptism, church membership, Communion, or anything else like these things cannot effect a new birth. We are saved only by God’s grace, through faith in His Son, Jesus Christ, who alone is “the way, the truth, and the life.” (John 14:6) However, what Mark is proclaiming to a world that knew nothing of servanthood, is that God Himself, came in the form of a servant and lived a perfect life so that He could substitute Himself for us on a cross. In doing this, He died the death, we should have all died.
Christ died for our sins-was buried-and rose again! Faith in the finished work of Jesus is the only basis for our soul’s salvation. The Scripture teaches us that “without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness of sins.” (Hebrews 9:22.) Salvation is Jesus Christ- and to be saved is to receive Him by faith (John 1:12.) What are you depending upon at this very moment to secure your eternity with God? The Bible says, “now is the favorable time; behold, now is the day of salvation.” (2 Corinthians 6:2.) You can know Jesus now by acknowledging your sin, believing in His death, burial and resurrection, and confessing Him as your Lord and Savior.