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Friendship Missionary Baptist Church is a gathering of Christians located in Fort Myers, Florida
"From now on, then, we do not know anyone in a purely human way. Even if we have known Christ in a purely human way, yet now we no longer know Him like that. Therefore if anyone is in Christ, there is a new creation; old things have passed away, and look, new things have come/" (2 Corinthians 5:16, 17 Holman Christian Standard Bible).
Have you ever heard this expression used to excuse a bad habit or behavior? "I can't help it--that's just my nature!" By chance, have you said it yourself? Is this actually a good excuse? Many of us would agree that the Christian life should be different. The apostle Paul explains that the nature of our old life is "messed up." Sin cannot be excused as "doing what comes naturally." The life of sin is marked by vanity of the mind, darkened understanding, alienation from God, lasciviousness, greed, and deceitful lusts. Such sin is obnoxious. God cannot and will not tolerate it.
Think about this: Christians are brand-new people on the inside. The Holy Spirit gives them new life, and they are not the same anymore. We are not reformed, rehabilitated, or reeducated--we are recreated; that is, new creations living in vital union with Christ (Colossians 2:6,7). At conversion we do not merely turn over a new leaf; we begin a new life under a new Master.
While this newness is true individually, Paul is saying much more. Not only are believers changed from within, but a whole new order of creative energy began with Christ. There is a new covenant, a new perspective, a new body, a new church. All of creation is being renewed. So take notice. This is not a superficial change that will be quickly superseded by another novelty. This is an entirely new order of creation under the authority of Christ. It requires a new way of looking at all people and all of creation. Does your life reflect this new perspective?
This website is designed to give you information about our church, our members (see our Ministry Organizations, Calendar, History, Photos and Special Events Gallery) and our Staff as well as provide you with information on how to contact us.
We want to meet you where you are and hopefully help you grow in a meaningful relationship with God, through Jesus. We are people who struggle and hurt as we face the daily pressures of life. We are also people who are experiencing the life and joy of Jesus Christ in our daily lives. We would like nothing more than to have you join us as we seek, learn, and grow together in our spiritual walk with God.
Whether you're seeking God, curious about our fellowship, or attend our worship regularly, there's something for you here. Our church exists to minister to the real needs of people with the authentic love of Jesus Christ! We invite you to experience the genuine worship, encouraging messages, friendly people and enjoyable atmosphere that are a part of our community. We hope you will come to worship study and celebrate with us often. And, if you do not have a church home, we would be honored to have you consider becoming a part of our fellowship (see Our Invitation to You, and, Here's Hope for You).
If you're already a member of our church, we hope you'll take advantage of some of the resources and tools available to you on our website. In addition, information about ministries, worship times and community events can also be found here. Our hope is that our website will be one of many ways you stay connected to our church community.
Thank You for Visiting Us Online
We're so glad that you've taken time to visit our website and hope you'll take the next step and become personally acquainted with our church family. We invite you to visit us at 2030 Palm Avenue, Fort Myers, Florida and consider attending a worship service. If you have any questions or need help in any way, or you find a mistake on the website, please feel free to contact us through E-mail or our contact form. You can also call us at: 239-334-1557. We look forward to seeing you soon.