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.
Parable of the Wheat and Weeds
Here is another story Jesus told: “The Kingdom of Heaven is like a farmer who planted good seed in his field. But that night as the workers slept, his enemy came and planted weeds among the wheat, then slipped away. When the crop began to grow and produce grain, the weeds also grew.
“The farmer’s workers went to him and said, ‘Sir, the field where you planted that good seed is full of weeds! Where did they come from?’
“‘An enemy has done this!’ the farmer exclaimed.
“‘Should we pull out the weeds?’ they asked.
“‘No,’ he replied, ‘you’ll uproot the wheat if you do. Let both grow together until the harvest. Then I will tell the harvesters to sort out the weeds, tie them into bundles, and burn them, and to put the wheat in the barn.’”