First Baptist Church of Sistersville, WV, is a Bible based, mission minded church. We are located in the beautiful, Ohio valley area of Tyler county in wild, wonderful West Virginia.
First Baptist Church of Sistersville is an exciting place to connect with others on the journey of seeking their purpose in life. It’s a home for the whole family to learn about God in a way that is not only practical but life changing. We are serious about the Bible and the truths that are found in it but we also like to laugh, cry and experience life together as God intended.
Paul wrote to the Romans: “In Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others.” What is this? It’s a family! So what does the FBC family look like? We are a multigenerational group, celebrating the diversity of our lives together. Young, not so young, married, single, widowed, divorced, different economic circumstances; all facets of life are represented in our family. And you don't even need to dress up.
Here at FBC we seek to grow closer to God through study of the Bible, worship and prayer but also apply what we’ve learned to our day to day lives in a practical way. But it’s not just about us; we’re also enthusiastic about reaching the community and world around us with the Good News of life in Jesus Christ. Are we perfect? No, far from it. But we know who is and it is He who we strive to not only imitate but to draw closer too.
Jesus Sends Out the Twelve Apostles
Jesus called his twelve disciples together and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness. Here are the names of the twelve apostles:
first, Simon (also called Peter),
then Andrew (Peter’s brother),
James (son of Zebedee),
John (James’s brother),
Matthew (the tax collector),
James (son of Alphaeus),
Simon (the zealot),
Judas Iscariot (who later betrayed him).
Jesus sent out the twelve apostles with these instructions: “Don’t go to the Gentiles or the Samaritans, but only to the people of Israel—God’s lost sheep. Go and announce to them that the Kingdom of Heaven is near. Heal the sick, raise the dead, cure those with leprosy, and cast out demons. Give as freely as you have received!
“Don’t take any money in your money belts—no gold, silver, or even copper coins. Don’t carry a traveler’s bag with a change of clothes and sandals or even a walking stick. Don’t hesitate to accept hospitality, because those who work deserve to be fed.