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Our hope is that you will come and see how exciting church can be! No matter what you’ve been through or where you come from, you are welcome here. We invite you to come and be a part of all God is doing here at Macedonia Baptist Church. No matter who you are, where you've been, or where you're going, God welcomes you with compassion. He meets you right where you are. Our hope is to do the same!
I see a church worshiping God in Spirit and in Truth. In our Praise and our Lifestyle. (John 4:24)
I see a church that is Passionate about our God's Word and Ministers His Word. (Psalms 1:2 and Matthew 28:19-20)
I see a church that demonstrates God's Great Commandment and cultivates an atmosphere of brotherly love. (Matthew 22:37-40 and John 13:34-35)
I see a church that has learned that Giving brings Gifts: Time, Talents and Tithes. (Luke 6:38)
I see a prosperous church that ministers to the whole man: Spirit, Soul and Body. ( 3 John 1:2)
I see a Church of Godly Order. (Titus 1:5)
I see a church fulfilling the Mission (Mark 16:15)
I see a church that God is pleased with and adds to it daily. (Acts 2:47)
We are the Church that Worships God in Spirit and in Truth and serves him with Passion and Purpose.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
THE SCRIPTURES We believe in THE HOLY SCRIPTURE: Accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the inerrant Word of God. The Holy Scriptures were written by men divinely inspired in all parts and therefore altogether sufficient as our only infallible and authoritative rule of faith applicable to our everyday lives.
ONE TRUE GOD We believe there is one and only one true God. He exists in three Persons: the Father, the Son and the Holy Ghost.
FALL OF MAN We believe that man was created in the image of God. He sinned and thereby incurred not only physical death, but also spiritual death, which is separation from God. In consequence man fell from that holy and happy state. All human beings are born with a sinful nature. Sin has separated each of us from God and His purpose for our lives.
THE WAY OF SALVATION We believe in THE LORD JESUS CHRIST who gave himself in death on the cross, bearing there the sin of the world, and suffering its full penalty of divine wrath in our stead. His death on the cross made a full atonement for our sins; that having been risen from the dead is now enthroned in Heaven. He is a compassionate and all-sufficient Savior.
JUSTIFICATION We believe all that believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood. Not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in Jesus shed blood; by virtue of faith his perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity.
FREENESS OF SALVATION We believe that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel. We believe in SALVATION BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH.
GRACE IN REGENERATION We believe that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated or born again.
REPENTANCE AND FAITH We believe that repentance and faith are sacred duties of every person and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God, whereby being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger, and helplessness, and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God in humility, confession, and supplication for mercy--at the same time receiving heartily Jesus Christ as our Prophet, Priest, and King, and relying on him alone as the only and all-sufficient Savior.
THE PURPOSE OF GRACE Election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He regenerates, justifies, sanctifies, and saves sinners. It is consistent with the free agency of man, and comprehends all the means in connection with the end. It is the glorious display of God's sovereign goodness, and is infinitely wise, holy, and unchangeable. It excludes boasting and promotes humility.
SANCTIFICATION We believe that those who have been truly regenerated are also sanctified; that sanctification is God's will; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration and is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit continually.
THE CHURCH We believe that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel. Observing the ordinances of Christ, governed by His laws, exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word.
THE WORLD TO COME We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ is coming back again as He promised.
Baptism and The Lord's Supper
We believe that Baptism is the immersion in water of a believer in the name of the Father, and the Son, and the Holy Ghost to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior; that it is obligatory upon every believer; and that it is a sign of the believer's fellowship with the death and resurrection of Christ and of His giving Himself up to God for remission of sin and to live and walk in newness of life; that the Lord's Supper is to be administered with the elements of bread and fruit of the vine and is to be observed by His churches until the Lord's return; that it is in no sense a sacrifice, but is designed to commemorate His death; that it calls for, and is to be preceded by, the most solemn self-examination and that it shall not be taken by an unbeliever in Jesus Christ as personal Savior.
Holy Communion given every 1st Sunday
Water baptism held every 4th Sunday
Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church was founded in 1887 by Rev. J. O. Blackman. The church was located on a property known as “Goodman’s Place” (off HWY 73 West) in a two room house. During these early years, Sunday School was conducted every Sunday but worship service was only held on two Sundays of the month. On February 9, 1997, Macedonia installed Rev. John N. Leazer as pastor after he had served as an interim pastor following Rev. Long’s retirement. Rev Leazer has had a vast amount of support from several associate ministers over the years: Rev. Timothy Bridges, Minister Bobby Fox, Rev. Ronald Headen, Rev. David Leaven, Rev. Darrick Leak, Rev. Dan Moorehead, Minister Angela Neal, Rev. Ray Rucker, Rev. Michael Williams, Minister Mark Williamson, & Rev. Myron Williamson, Rev. Nathaniel Gales and Elder Stephen Williamson. The congregation was able to build its third worship facility under the leadership of Rev. Leazer. He led his congregation into the new facility on the first Sunday in November 2005 and our church continues to worship God in spirit and in truth.