First Baptist Church Lewistown, PA
111 E. 3rd Street
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God's people are always under construction.

Welcome!  (and pardon our dust.)

Pastor Paul Carter's Welcome...
Pastor Paul Carter

       First Baptist Church of Lewistown, PA gathers believers for worship, Bible study, fellowship and outreach.  Jesus Christ will never stop being the theme of our story and song. 


     The message of hope, love and forgiveness that Jesus brought to our world is just what our world needs.  More directly, it is what we need as well.  Perhaps you are ready for that life-changing decision.  When a person surrenders his or her life to Christ, changes will begin to take place. Little by little His own beautiful character qualities will begin to be seen in our lives.  

     "Under Construction" reminds us that all who follow Jesus Christ are involved in the process of being made new.   Through a commitment to Christ as our Savior from sin, we receive new life from above to live under His direction.   This new life takes time to work its way fully into our lives.  But it makes us more real, more honest, as well as more ready and able to share the Good News of Jesus Christ with others.  

 What is helping you grow? 

Our Sunday School meets at 9:45 AM

Worship is at 10:45 in our second floor sanctuary                                              (elevator available). 

 We heartily invite you to come. 

  P.S.  For a taste of our message, check out our radio ministry archives.

"Christ with Mary and Martha"
Stained Glass Glory
You are Welcome!
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“For God so loved the world that He gave His one and only son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  John 3:16


You memorized it when you were a child. This one verse sums up the gospel in such a wonderful way.


“For God so loved...”  Many folks understand God to be angry and condemning.  But God’s love was so great that it didn’t stop with warm feelings and well wishing.  It led to action and to incredible sacrifice.


“that He gave His…Son…” Jesus Christ was given to take our sins away.  Palm Sunday (April 13) begins Holy Week when we remember the suffering of Christ for us.  Maundy Thursday (April 17) at 7:00 PM we will have communion and delve deeper into the meaning of Christ’s death.


“shall not perish, but have eternal life.”  While this verse doesn’t explain the problem of sin, it alludes to the eternal consequences of our sin.  Many people naively believe that everything will be okay in the end.  This verse rather presents two possible outcomes.  The choice is ours.


“whoever believes in Him…” is the hinge on which the door to Heaven swings.  Jesus believed in Hell.  If He didn’t, why did He go to such pains to keep us from going there?  An alternate destiny of eternal life instead of eternal separation from God and love is offered.   Believing on Jesus Christ and receiving the gift of eternal life by faith, is a life-changing commitment that determines our future destiny.   Jesus’ resurrection was proof that all of this is true.