Faith Baptist Church
Hamilton,Texas

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The Corona Virus is with us for the moment. Governor Greg Abbot has opened  and considered churches as essential. We believe you should monitor the situation closely but trust in God in this time of need. Maintain proper hygiene habits and minimize your presence in secular places to reduce the risk of contamination. Presently, Faith Baptist Church is having traditional services. Soon we will begin our online services once again. If you would like to contact the pastor by email he is available at faithbaptisthamiltontxpastor@gmail.com. You can also reach the pastor by phone at 817-602-7075. 

Meet the pastor


Louis and Jan Holmes

Pastor

Bro. Louis was raised in a preachers home during the 1960's. He and his wife, Jan, have been married for 46 years. In addition, they have three children and two grandchildren.

Online Message


Understanding God – Omnipotence
          God is truly omnipotent (omni-potent) or All-Powerful. By stating that God is all-powerful we mean that God is not limited in any way to do those things He desires; whether in the realm of eternity or within the bounds of time. All things done by God are for His pleasure and for His glory. See Revelation 4:11 “Thou art worthy, O Lord, to receive glory and honour and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are and were created.” Further, Paul elaborated on this in Romans 11:36 “For of Him, and through Him, and to Him, are all things: to whom be glory for ever. Amen.” Notice the prepositions in that verse: of, through, and to.
          It’s a common theme in Scripture for the power of God to be revealed. Rev 19:6 “And I heard as it were the voice of a great multitude, and as the voice of many waters, and as the voice of mighty thunderings, saying, Alleluia: for the Lord God omnipotent reigneth.” And again in Matthew 6:13b “…For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.”
          In my years in church I have seen many that doubt the omnipotence of God.
          Doubts arise with the narrative of the creation. The first chapter of the Bible is the story of how God created the heaven and the earth, and all that is in them. It’s a lack of faith that causes the believer to duck and run for cover when the world mocks the creative week. However, for those who believe in creation, the Bible commends your faith. In Hebrews 11:3 “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed by the word of God, so that things which are seen were not made of things which do appear.”
          It is God who created the first pair of humans to populate the earth. This is important. God, who is omnipotent, could have instantly populated the earth, but that was not His plan. God was after a godly people to have fellowship with Him. Malachi 2:15a-b “And did not he make one (pair)? Yet had he the residue of the spirit. And wherefore one? That he might seek a godly seed.”
          Because of this important fact, all humans descended from the first pair, Adam and Eve. We are all truly one blood. Acts 17:26 “And hath made of one blood all nations of men for to dwell on all the face of the earth, and hath determined the times before appointed, and the bounds of their habitation;”
          One of my favorite Bible stories which people will doubt the power of God is the narrative of Jonah’s whale. Some have said that the gullet of the greatest sea animal is not large enough for a man; much less that a man would live three days and nights in said animal. The book of Jonah has a key verse which explains much…Jonah 1:17a “Now the LORD had PREPARED a great fish to swallow up Jonah…” God had no problems preparing that great fish (whale in Matthew 12:40 “For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”).
          How did Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego survive Nebuchadnezzar’s fiery furnace? Daniel 3:17 “If it be so, our God whom we serve is able to deliver us from the burning fiery furnace, and he will deliver us out of thine hand, O king.”
          How did Balaam’s mule speak? Numbers 22:28 “And the LORD opened the mouth of the ass, and she said unto Balaam, What have I done unto thee, that thou hast smitten me these three times?”
          How did God feed the Children of Israel in the desert? Exodus 16:4 “Then said the LORD unto Moses, Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you; and the people shall go out and gather a certain rate every day, that I may prove them, whether they will walk in my law, or no.”
          How did Sarah, at 90 years old, conceive and give birth to Isaac? In all these things and more, they happened because nothing is too hard for God. In Genesis 18:14 “Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return unto thee, according to the time of life, and Sarah shall have a son.”
          Finally, the angel which announced the impending birth of Jesus to Mary also informed her of her cousin Elizabeth which was pregnant with John the Baptist. Luke 1:37 “For with God nothing shall be impossible.”
          Our LORD God specializes in the impossible.
See you in church. ---Bro. Louis

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We are a bible teaching, Jesus loving Baptist church in the middle of God's country. You are never to broken for God's Grace. Faith Baptist is committed to loving and ministering to the people of Hamilton County through active community outreach. Our desire is to share the love and life of Jesus Christ with everyone and to see Him touch and transform hearts and lives.
What We Believe
GOD: There is only one living and true God. The Scriptures reveal to us that He is eternally existent in three persons - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. He is the Creator, Redeemer, Preserver, and Ruler of the Universe.
GOD THE FATHER: God the Father created, sustains, and rules over the universe. He created man in His own image and provided redemption for man through Jesus Christ after the fall. He is truly Father to those who have been born again through faith in Jesus Christ. He loves all men. (Genesis 1:1)
GOD THE SON: Jesus Christ is eternally God and through Him all things were made. To atone for man's sin, He left Heaven and became incarnate, being conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary. He made provision for the redemption of man through His death, which He died in our place, on the cross. His death totally satisfied the demands of the law. Jesus rose from the dead with a glorified body and appeared to many who were eye witnesses of His resurrection. He is the Way, the Truth, and the Life. He is the One Mediator between God and man. (John 14:6, Romans 5:8)
 
Faith Baptist is committed to loving and ministering to the people of Hamilton County through active community outreach. Our desire is to share the love and life of Jesus Christ with everyone and to see Him touch and transform hearts and lives.
GOD THE HOLY SPIRIT: The Holy Spirit is God. He convicts men of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment to come. He brings glory to Jesus Christ and calls men to Jesus as Savior. He seals the saints by His presence as a guarantee that God will bring the believer into the fullness of the stature of Christ. He empowers believers for witness and service. (John 14:26, John 16:7-11,)
SCRIPTURE: The sixty-six books of the Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, is alone the only infallible, inspired Word of God, and its authority is ultimate, final, and eternal. It cannot be added to, subtracted from, or superseded in any regard. The Bible is the source of all doctrine, instruction,correction, and reproof. It contains all that is needed for guidance in godliness and practical Christian conduct. (Second Timothy 3:16-17)
MAN: Man was created by the special act of God, in His own image, and is the crowning work of His creation. In the beginning, man was innocent of sin and was endowed by his Creator with freedom of choice. By his free choice, man sinned against God and brought sin into the human race. Through the temptation of Satan, man disobeyed the command of God and fell from his original innocence, and thereby incurred not only physical death for all mankind to follow, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. All human beings are born with a sinful nature and are in need of redemption, which can only be obtained through the grace of God by faith in the shed blood of Jesus Christ. (Romans 3:10-12, Romans 3:23)
SALVATION: There is no salvation apart from personal faith in Jesus Christ as Lord. Salvation in Christ is a free gift of God, based on the merits of His Son, and is appropriated by faith. This salvation is offered freely to all who accept Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior, who by His own blood obtained eternal redemption for the believer. In its broadest sense, salvation includes regeneration, justification, sanctification, and glorification. The new life in Christ includes the privileges of adoption and inheritance in the Kingdom of God's beloved Son. (John 3:16, Acts 4:12, Romans 5:8, Romans 10:9-10)
ETERNAL SECURITY
God gives the believer eternal life through Jesus Christ. When an individual has made a genuine commitment of faith in Jesus he/she cannot lose his/her salvation. Salvation is maintained by the grace and power of God, not by the self-effort of the Christian. God's grace and power enable us to persevere in faith until the end. The God who saves us is the God who keeps us.(John 6:37, John 10:27-30, Romans 8:35,38-39, Hebrews 7:25)
THE CHURCH: The Church was purchased with Christ's own blood and is God's instrument in the present age. All Christians should belong to and be active in a local New Testament Church. A New Testament Church is defined as a body of scriptural baptized believers in whom Jesus Christ lives and over whom He lords. The Church body is to live under the direction and discipline of the Word of God, united in the Holy Spirit for the purpose of evangelizing the lost, edifying the saints, and glorifying the Lord. Every believer is a priest before God. Christ is the head of the Church with the pastor serving as the spiritual leader (under-shepherd) of the body.
BAPTISM & THE LORD'S SUPPER: Christian baptism is the immersion of a believer in water in the name of the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit. It is an act of obedience symbolizing the believer's faith in a crucified, buried, and risen Savior, the believer's death to sin, the burial of the old life, and the resurrection to walk in newness of life in Christ Jesus. The Lord's Supper is a symbolic act of obedience whereby members of the church, through partaking of the bread and the fruit of the vine, memorialize the death of the Redeemer and anticipate His second coming. Both ordinances are restricted to those who are believers. Jesus never told us how often to celebrate the Lord’s Supper, He merely said, "For as often as you eat this bread and drink the cup, you proclaim the Lord’s death until He comes" (I Corinthians 11:26). He certainly never said it contained saving grace, but He did say that when we partook of the elements of the Lord’s Supper we were to remember His death, in which we do find saving grace. In my effort to keep this short let me just say that when we celebrate the Lord’s Supper we try to do so in such a way that our hearts are stirred with remembrance of the sacrifice that Jesus made for us. He is the focus and He is to be glorified, not simply ritualized. With that in mind we make every effort to celebrate the Lord’s Supper in a way in which it is planned, explained, and executed with purpose and meaning. It is a time of self-examination, confession, thanksgiving, and praise.
PERSONAL EVANGELISM & MISSIONS: Every person is important to God and God desires a personal relationship with every individual. He has entrusted believers with the message of salvation. Therefore, it is the duty of the believer to endeavor to share the message of salvation with all people, regardless of race, ethnicity, or economic status both at home and throughout the world. ( Matthew 28:19-20)
THE CHRISTIAN LIFE: Scriptures portray the life of the saint in this world to be one of balance between what is imputed to us as Christians and what is imparted to us according to our faith and maturity. Hence, God's provision for His children is total, and the promises are final and forever. The shortcomings of the individual and of the church are because of the still progressing sanctification of the saints. The Christian life is filled with trials, tests and warfare against a spiritual enemy. For those who are in Christ, the promises of eternal blessing in the presence of God are assured. To remain faithful through all circumstances of life requires dependence upon the Holy Spirit and a willingness to die to personal desires and passions.
For additional information on what we believe please refer to the Southern Baptist Convention: The Baptist Faith & Message 2000.
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  • 110 County Road 404, Hamilton, TX, United States