"Fixing our eyes on Jesus" Sermon Series

In these days of uncertainty, the clear call of the Bible is to not look back, or to the left, or to the right but to focus our attention on Jesus. During the 5 Sundays of January, we are going to unwrap Hebrews 12:1-2.


From these powerful verses comes a clear call on how to fix our eyes on Jesus rather than the world around us.  Learn what it takes to not be swayed but trust in the only source that is true, reliable, and unwavering: Jesus Christ!


Join us on line via Facebook Live at 9am or in person outside at 11am. January 3, 2021 through January 31, 2021.

Welcome to First Baptist Church

The world is longing for hope. We believe that hope is found in a relationship with Jesus Christ, and loving and being loved by His community of followers. Our goal is to infuse the hope of Christ in unexpected ways and help move people into action to live a life transformed.

  • Run Your Race with Endurance - January 17, 2021

    God has a race for us to run in this life. He wants to get us into the race. Your race is different than mine and mine is different than yours. Each of our races is unique because God has made us unique. Each of our races is attainable because God has given it to us.


    The key to finishing our race well is to fix our eyes on Jesus. Hebrews 12:1 says, Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and let us run with endurance the race set before us . . . 


    When the writer of Hebrews wrote the words of Hebrews 12:1-2, he pictured the Olympic games of that day. In a stadium with 1000s of people watching as witnesses, and all the runners taking off their weights and warm-ups, they would run their race with endurance. Whether it was a short race with an all out speed required or a longer race where one would need to pace themselves, each runner had to run with endurance.


    That requires preparation and training. It requires keeping on keeping on when those around you are falling off. It requires that the athlete work through much pain and discomfort. Looking at the words of the Apostle Paul in 1 Cor 9:24-27, let’s discover how to run your race with endurance.


    To watch the Facebook Live service, click on the image to the left.  To download or view the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

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    "Each one must give as he has decided in his heart, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver". 2 Cor 9:7

  • Throw Off the Weight of Sin - January 10, 2021

    We live in a broken, sinful world! Hebrews 12:1 says, Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles . . . “ Sin trips you up and gets you entangled in its web so easily. It takes you further than you want to go, keeps you longer than you want to stay, and makes you pay more than you want to pay.


    When the writer of Hebrews wrote the words of Hebrews 12:1-2, he pictured the Olympic games of that day. In a stadium with 1000s of people watching as witnesses, the first thing a runner would need to do was throw off the warm-up clothes and ankle weights and get ready for the race to begin. No one would think of running a race with that kind of encumbrance. In the same way, we need to effectively run the race of the Christian life and that means throwing off the sin that trips us up. There are sins of commission and there are sins of omission.


    The first one is things we say, think, or do that are against God’s laws. The second are things we fail to do that we should have done. God wants us to walk each day in His power and take sin seriously. Looking at the words of King David in Psalm 32, let’s discover how to throw off the weight of sin.


    To watch the Facebook Live service, Click on the image to the left.  To view and/or download the Worship Notes, CLICK HERE.

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First Baptist is a dynamic and growing community of people looking to put Jesus Christ at the center of their lives. We were founded in 1946 and are located in the breathtaking hills of Nevada County.ore about us


Our Mission:


Reach the community & World

Incorporate believers into the church body

Develop members to devoted followers of Christ

Guide members into meaningful ministry

Express joyful worship to God