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About Pastor Darryl Baker

My walk with Christ began in 1985 having received Jesus into my life at a Bible Study one night. I was a professional bull rider at the time and little did I know of all God had for me. Since that time my wife and I birthed the church we now pastor, Christian Faith Fellowship in Roanoke Texas. I have a passion for helping people become all they can be in Christ, and for raising up other ministers. I also travel and speak with a gift to teach the Word of God especially in the area of discipleship. There is nothing like seeing other people set free and growing in God. I am very blessed with some great spiritual fathers. Dr. Mark T. Barclay, Dr. Hilton Sutton, and Rev. Coy Huffman.

Fitted Together

Ephesians 4:16
From Him the whole body, fitted and knit together by every supporting ligament, promotes the growth of the body for building up itself in love by the proper working of each individual part.

It is from Christ Jesus that we are provided with His gifts that knit us together and strengthen us as a body. When we walk in gratitude for what Christ has done for us, we will desire to fulfill our role within the church body we are a part of. Finding our place in the body is of great importance. In using our gifts within the body we are helping to build the church in reaching more people and helping them to become a disciple of Jesus Christ.

This is why every born again believer is to find their shepherd and get connected to a local church family. Not doing so makes us weaker, and it hinders the body of Christ in fulfilling it’s purpose of reaching people with the gospel. If we are not connected to a local church body by finding our shepherd, we are not fulfilling one of our primary purposes as the body of Christ. In fulfilling our part of the body it also helps us become stronger against the attacks of the enemy.

Scripture teaches us that our enemy goes after stragglers, those who are isolated from the body of Christ. But when you become a part of a local church family you have others around you to help strengthen you for iron sharpens iron. Get connected by being involved with the local church body God has called you to by finding your shepherd. Be faithful to Jesus in doing your part, and it will bring growth to the body and bring a great strength to your life.
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Posted by on April 5, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Boast In The Cross

Galatians 6:14
But God forbid that I should boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world.

The believer in Christ has been crucified to the world. The word crucified here means: to destroy it’s power. By faith in the power of the cross of Christ, the world’s power over the believer has been broken. You are in the world, but no longer of the world for you are a new creation in Christ Jesus. To see this inward transformation now change us on the outside, we must do two things as stated in Romans 12:1-2.

First we must present our bodies as a living sacrifice, holy, set apart unto God. Our fleshly body should not rule us. So we must daily choose to honor God by yielding our body in obedience to Him. Secondly we must renew our minds to the Word of God, learning who we now are in Christ Jesus, and what He has done for us through the cross so that we no longer conform to the world, but are transformed into this new man.

Renewing the mind is not complete until one becomes a doer of the Word. This includes confessing who we now are in Christ, boasting in the cross and what Jesus has done for us. This renewing of the mind is the greatest need in the body of Christ. Through a renewed mind we are set free from the worlds ways and we become living proof of the good, acceptable, and perfect will of God.
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Posted by on April 4, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

WE MUST BE ABOUT THE FATHER’S BUSINESS

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What is the one thing that we should have our focus on as believers? Jesus reveals to us what that is, why it is so important, and how it will impact our lives as well as the world around us. Find out in this very important message for the body of Christ.

 
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Posted by on April 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Reconciled

Romans 5:11
And not only that, but we also rejoice in God through our Lord Jesus Christ, through whom we have now received the reconciliation.

Through Jesus Christ we have been reconciled (restored back into a right relationship) with God. He took our sin and gave us His righteousness. When Adam sinned, man’s relationship with God was broken for our God is a holy God. But once someone is born again they have been spiritually restored back (reconciled) to where Adam was before he had sinned. What Adam originally had has now been restored back to us.

Adam was given authority in the earth and he was to take dominion over it and subdue it. God’s plan has not changed. When Jesus was raised from the dead and ascended to heaven He restored that authority back to us for we have been seated together with Him at the right hand of God, far above all principalities, powers, might, and dominion. This represents a place of authority.

To exercise that authority we use the name of Jesus, which is the name above all names. We are to trample on the powers of darkness through His name, and proclaim the good news to the whole world. Through reconciliation we have been placed right back where Adam was before he sinned. We simply have to learn our rightful place of authority and how to use it through the name of Jesus, and we can keep satan and all of his works under our feet.
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Posted by on April 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Grace Brings Gratitude

Romans 5:2
Through Him we have also obtained access by faith into this grace in which we stand, and we rejoice in hope of the glory of God.

We enter into a position of grace, divine favor with God, through our faith in Jesus Christ. This position of grace brings a gratitude for what He has done. The Word grace here is defined as: The divine influence upon the heart, and its reflection in the life; including gratitude. In today’s times you here a lot of teaching about grace that leads you to believe it doesn’t matter how you live your life for you are saved by grace.

We are saved by grace through faith which is a place of undeserved favor. We did nothing nor could we do anything that could make us right with God. We receive what Christ did by faith to make us right with Him. But this position of grace places this divine influence on the heart of man to now live for God because of the gratitude we have for Him bearing our sin and the punishment our sin deserved. Teaching that it does not matter how you live your life because you are saved by grace is not the grace of the Bible.

Once born again the motive for living our life in following after Christ’s example is not to get right with God, but our motive to follow in His footsteps is the gratitude we have in our heart for Him making us right with Him. If you try to follow after Christ to get right with God you will live life feeling like a failure because you could not do so by your own merit. That is why we needed Jesus. But the gratitude produced by grace in our heart leads us every day to want to follow after Him and not after the ways of the world. Once born again you are in the world, but you are no longer of this world.
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Posted by on April 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Enter In

Hebrews 10:19
Therefore, brethren, since we have confidence to enter the holy place by the blood of Jesus,…

Here we see the primary reason that Jesus shed His blood for us so that we could once again approach God unashamed and have fellowship with Him. The enmity that stood between God and man was removed by the blood Jesus shed for us. Once you are born again you now have complete access to the Father. Take time to fellowship with God so that you can develop an intimate relationship with Him for He has everything you need.

First we must learn how to read the Word of God. That may sound funny but if you don’t learn to give your undivided attention to God’s Word when you read it then all you will have is head knowledge. God will speak to you if you will listen. You must also sit under the teaching of God’s Word, but again you must listen with all your heart and not get distracted. Jesus said take heed how you hear. For example, if someone was talking to you but you are focused on something else you are not going to hear what they are saying. So it is with our fellowship with God.

Finally you must develop in prayer where you can learn how to become quite and hear God speak to your spirit man. God is a spirit, and He bears witness with our spirit. Those who do will find answers, and their relationship with the Father will flourish and grow. The door is open and your heavenly Father awaits to fellowship with you. Take time to draw near to Him and He will draw near to you. You will be glad you did.
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Posted by on April 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

IT’S OUR TIME TO SHINE – PART 2

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We are living out the last days of church history. God chose this day for every believer to be here and to be a part of His mighty body on the earth. Find out more in this first part of this two-part series.

 
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Posted by on March 31, 2020 in Uncategorized