What To Expect
Expect to be welcomed. When you visit you will find a warm and loving people who will welcome you and make you feel at home. God has changed our lives and we want you to experience that, too. We are normal folks who don’t have it all together, but we know the God who does. So come as you are, whether you want to wear a suit or dress or if you choose jeans and a t-shirt, just come as you feel comfortable and you will find others dressed the same.
Expect a sermon firmly rooted in the Bible. We don’t just sprinkle a few verses around here and there. Pastor Gary knows that you don’t need to hear what he thinks about life, you need to hear what God thinks and that can only be found in what He has revealed in the Bible. We typically work through a book of the Bible, verse-by-verse, over a period of time. We strive to
be biblically balanced and preach the whole counsel of God.
Expect to worship God through song and music. We love to sing and praise the Lord, we want our music and singing to stir our affections for Christ and express our thanksgiving to God. You will find that we still sing from hymnals at Sand Flat Baptist, and typically sing a mixture of the traditional hymns and few more modern hymns. If you love to sing we have a choir that you can
become a part of and serve in worshipping God.
Typically, on the first Sunday of the month, we all enjoy food and fellowship immediately after the morning worship. This is a potluck lunch where you will not go away hungry but will be filled with wonderful dishes cooked by our members. All are welcome to attend, more than that…we would love to have you join us where we can visit with you and learn more about you as you
learn more about us!
We offer several Sunday School classes on Sunday mornings at 9:15am. There are also opportunities to worship and study the Bible together on Sunday nights and Tuesday evenings.
What We Believe
Sand Flat Baptist Church is a member of the Southern Baptist Convention. We adhere to the 2000 Baptist Faith and Message.
We are also committed members of the Southern Baptists of Texas Convention.
Statement of Faith and Beliefs
We believe the Bible to be the inspired and the only infallible, authoritative, inerrant Word of God and the sole basis for faith and practice.
We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons – Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
We believe in the deity of Christ, the humanity of Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His vicarious and atoning death, His resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
We believe (1) in the absolute necessity of regeneration by the Holy Spirit for salvation because of the exceeding sinfulness of human nature, (2) that people are justified on the single ground of
faith in the shed blood of Christ, and (3) that only by God’s grace and through faith in Jesus Christ alone are we saved.
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.
We believe God offers redemption and restoration to all who confess and repent of their sin and seek His mercy and forgiveness through Jesus Christ.
* This brief summary of our faith and beliefs does not exhaust the extent of our beliefs. The Bible itself, being the inspired and infallible Word of God that speaks with final authority concerning truth, morality, and the proper conduct of mankind, is the sole and final source of all that we believe.