Welcome From Pastor Jackson
I am very pleased that you decided to stop here at our BUBC website. During this age of cyber-virtuosity, when we have the ability to span the globe and move from domain to domain with the click of the mouse, it blesses me to know that from the millions of sites that you could have visited, you stopped here at Baptist Union Baptist Church. I do not believe it is a coincidence in your choosing this website, and I am extremely happy that you're here and I must say that you could not have picked a better time! We understand that people have issues and we are a body that believes God is bigger than our issues. Psalms 34:3 says "Oh magnify the lord with me and let us exalt his name together". That word magnify means to enlarge or to make bigger, therefore if God is enlarged in your life then he can be bigger then any situation or circumstance that you are up against, but that can only be accomplished through Gods power.
Power, which is the theme I want to focus on because nothing works without it. No plan or idea can ever live beyond the confines of your heart and mind without power. Both in the natural and the spiritual realms, power is the one thing needed in order to be successful and victorious. In fact the very computer that you are using requires power to gain and maintain your entry into this website so it is safe to say that power is essential, necessary and fundamental.
Jesus said, in Matthew 28:18, "All power is given unto me in heaven and in earth." He affirms and establishes himself as the source of our power and there is no deposit of spiritual power found elsewhere. It's in Him. He told his followers in Luke 24:49 "... tarry ye in the city of Jerusalem, until ye be endued with power from on high." because He never intended them, nor us to be impotent or ineffective. His word and His promise is that "we shall receive power after that the Holy Ghost is come upon us ..." (Acts 1:8a). We have His word and we have His Spirit and with that comes the power to be victorious.
Do you want power? Let me encourage you to invest your time and energy in the Word of God so that you can obtain His guidance, His instructions, and His Love. While you examine the depths of His scriptures and pursue the delights of His Spirit, allow this website to be a catalyst of the winning combination.
It is my privilege to serve you as Pastor of Baptist Union Baptist Church and I am certain that you will find support and assistance here at our website. If you are in the Dillwyn area, please visit us on Baptist Union road, state route 692 just off of route 15. We welcome you with open arms, smiling faces, and a hearty welcome!
Timothy I. Jackson Sr.