Love God, Love People, Make Disciples

Welcome to First Baptist Church of De Leon! Our mission is to transform the world with God’s Word…one life at a time. We are a church with a legacy that is built on the Bible, and we continue that legacy today. With multiple service times and options, as well as age group Sunday School classes, we have something for everyone. We hope you will join us!.

When Jesus was asked “Which is the greatest commandment?” he said: Matthew 22:37-40

37 And He said to him, “‘You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the great and foremost commandment. 39 The second is like it, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments depend the whole Law and the Prophets.” But, it is not enough to do this ourselves. We must also make disciples, teaching them to obey Jesus’ commands. Look at Jesus’ final words:

Matthew 28:18-20

18 And Jesus came up and spoke to them, saying, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. 19 Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, 20 teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” The basic command is to “make disciples.” The other verbs tell us how. We are to make disciples by going, baptizing and teaching them to obey. Together, the Great Commandment and the Great Commission form a circle. The Great Commandment teaches us that we must love God and people. The Great Commission teaches that we must make disciples – disciples who obey all that Jesus commanded. Obedient disciples must multiply; because they – in turn – love God, love people, and make more disciples.