Straight from the Heart

Dear Friends,
 
Money can all to easily become our master instead of our servant. Once we put Christ first in our life, however, we  can ask Him to help us trust Him for our needs. Our heavenly Father knows we need clothes, food, and a place to live, so we don’t need to worry. That may seem impossible, but God will give us His peace as we learn to trust Him.
 
We also need to deal with our finances responsibly — following a realistic budget; developing a plan to pay off debt; even cutting up our credit cards if necessary.
 
Don’t become a slave to money, but learn to trust God in everything.
 
Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink…Your heavenly father knows that you need them. Matthew 6:25, 32


Straight from the Heart

Dear Friends,
 
When someone complains to you about the church always asking for money, gently remind them of two things.
 
First, invite them to consider what most churches actually do with the money they collect. Almost without exception they use it to reach out to others, seeking — with God’s help — to make this world a better place. Second, encourage them to look beyond their superficial impressions and ideas about Jesus, and discover what He is really like — by turning to the New Testament Gospels and letting Jesus speak for Himself.
 
Now about the collection for God’s people….On the first day of every week, each one of you should set aside a sum of money in keeping with his income.  1 Corinthians 16:1-2
 
Rejoicing,
 
Pastor Duane


Straight from the Heart

Dear Friends,
 
Generosity doesn’t come naturally to most of us — not the kind of generosity the Bible urges us to have. Most of us will gladly give if we think the cause is worthy and we feel we can afford it. But the Bible urges us to go beyond that: to give sacrificially to God’s work.
 
God’s work demands prayer, and dedication, and vision, and reliance on the Holy Spirit. But it also requires our financial resources.
 
Never forget: Everything you have has been given to you by God.
 
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into you lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.  Luke 6:38
 
Rejoicing,
 
Pastor Duane


Straight from the Heart

Dear Friends,
 
If you have truly asked Christ to come into your life, you can be confident that the Holy Spirit resides in you — whether or not you feel His presence. The Bible says, “For you…received the Spirit of sonship” (Romans 8:15).
 
Even though the Spirit lives within us, however, we must yield our lives to Him every day because our old nature is still present. Furthermore, Satan will try to tempt us and convince us we must fight our spiritual battles alone.
 
Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God?  1Corinthians 6:19
 
Rejoicing,
 
Pastor Duane


Straight from the Heart

Dear Friends,
 
Paul could have gloried in other aspects of Jesus’ life. He could have gloried in His birth: Jesus was virgin born. Or in the teachings of Jesus: no one had ever taught like Jesus. Paul could have gloried in the resurrection of Jesus or in His future glory when He will return as the victorious and conquering King.
 
But Paul gloried in the cross. Why? The cross shows the seriousness of our sin — but it  also shows us the immeasurable love of God. Furthermore, the cross is the only way to salvation. And the cross gives a new purpose to life. Once you have been to the cross, you will never be the same.
 
God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ.  Galatians 6:14 KJV
 
Rejoicing,
 
Pastor Duane


Welcome To Our Official Church Website

Our prayer is that you will be blessed and strengthened by the power of Jesus, and that you will live a life of abundance in fellowship, joy and liberty. First Baptist church of Basehor is here for you. It is not just a church; it is a fellowship of believers coming together to declare the glory of the Lord, and to celebrate Jesus as King. We study the Word, practice what we learn, and in the process grow together. May God richly bless you! May the Lord bless you and keep you! We hope to see you soon!