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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.

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 15

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on July 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

The Cost of Discipleship

Luke 14:33
In the same way, if you want to be My disciple, it will cost you everything. Don’t underestimate that cost!

Before Jesus left He gave a clear mandate to His disciples, go and make disciples of all people. To be a disciple of Jesus takes more than just a born again experience. To not become a disciple of Jesus Christ is to come short of what He desired for you to be. One thing you don’t hear much teaching on today is the cost of becoming a disciple, and sad to say the reason this is true is because many don’t want to pay the price it takes to become one. Why would we not want to become a true disciple, one who lives like Jesus after all He has done for us.

As Jesus stated in the above verse it will cost you everything to become what He desires for you to be. The early disciples of Jesus knew this. Think about all they gave up in exchange for following Him. They walked away from their jobs, their families, the comfort of their own homes, walking into an uncertain future with a certain Savior. They did not know what all lay ahead of them, but they knew who they were headed down that road with. How does the example of the early disciples compare with us today?

You should not make your job your god and focus only on “your career” and not on serving the Lord. Many do, putting money or their position in life before the Lord. Jesus even said in Luke 14:26 if anyone loves their family or even their own life more than Him, they cannot be His disciple. Many today allow family to determine if they go to church or serve God or not. The other thing many do not want to do today is leave their comfort zone in life. They are unwilling to give up things they want to do for what God wants them to do, such as being involved with outreaches or soul winning.

The goal is to become a disciple of Jesus, not just to be born again. To be a disciple of Jesus takes complete abandon of self to the person and the presence of Jesus Christ. Anything less is not fulfilling what He has planned for our life.
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Posted by on July 3, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Sacrifice of Praise

Hebrews 13:15
Therefore by Him let us continually offer the sacrifice of praise to God, that is, the fruit of our lips, giving thanks to His name.

There were different types of sacrifices offered in the Old Testament, some of which were simply to be a thank offering unto God. In the New Testament we are told in this verse from Hebrews we are to now offer a sacrifice of praise, and we do so through thanksgiving. Giving thanks to His name is giving thanks for all that the Lord has done for us, having fulfilled all that is needed. There is nothing else the Lord needs to do in providing for us all things that pertain to our life. He has already done His part.

Too often believers are still asking God to do for them what He has already accomplished in Christ Jesus. We simply need to have sincere gratitude in our hearts for all Christ has done, and we need to express that gratitude in giving Him thanks, instead of bawling and squalling about our circumstances. Doing so does not change things for the better. God responds when genuine thanksgiving is offered up to Him. If you recognize that the Lord has done His part, then you can get in faith and begin to thank Him for what He has done.

Acts 16:25 But at midnight Paul and Silas were praying and singing hymns to God, and the prisoners were listening to them.
Paul and Silas chained in stocks and in prison knew the power of the sacrifice of praise. I don’t think they felt like praising God at that moment, but they did with all their hearts. As you read the rest of the story the earth shook and the jail cell flew open. God inhabits the praise of His people. So remember to always offer thanksgiving unto the Lord for what He has already done, and you, like Paul and Silas, can see God move in your life.
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Posted by on July 2, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Imitate Their Faith – Part 3

Hebrews 6:12
…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

PART THREE: In the first two parts of how to obtain the promises of God we talked about walking in Bible faith, and persevering in faith. You cannot just start to walk by faith, you must stay in faith. The third area to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises is walking in the love, and the source of that love is love Himself, which is God. Galatians 5:6 tells us that faith works through love. So if you want your faith to work you must walk in the love of God.

1 John 4:16 And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love, and he who abides in love abides in God, and God in him.
Notice this verse clearly tells us that God is love. When you have known of and believed in the love God has for you, you will not question His Word, but have complete confidence in what God has promised. You will also in turn walk in love toward others, which we are commanded to do so, and don’t forget faith and obedience go hand in hand.

So how do we walk in the love of God? Look at the last part of this verse. To abide in love we must abide in Him and He in is. When you become born again He comes to abide in you, but you must also abide in Him. Simply put, you need to daily spend time with God, in His Word, and through prayer. Whoever you spend time with they begin to rub off on you. God is love and when you spend time with God, He rubs off on you, and you will walk in His love. You to can obtain the promises of God by imitating those who through faith, perseverance, and love have obtained God’s promises.
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Posted by on July 1, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 14

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Imitate Their Faith – Part 2

Hebrews 6:12
…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

PART TWO: In part one of how to obtain the promises of God we learned that you must be walking in Bible faith. The second thing you must do is persevere. As our foundation scripture teaches you are to imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises. The word patience means to persevere. You don’t change your course, you keep acting in faith, walking in obedience to what God’s Word says you are to do to obtain His promises. A great example of perseverance is the apostle Paul.

2 Timothy 4:7 I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.
Notice Paul tells Timothy here that he “kept the faith”. Simply put, he never swayed from what the Lord had told him. It is one thing to get in faith, it is another thing to stay in faith. Often believers who begin in faith change their confession and actions, acting contrary to the Word of God. You will not obtain your inheritance unless you stay in faith.

Acts 20:24
But none of these things move me…
Paul learned that to obtain the promises of God he could not allow other things to change what he was doing, walking in obedience to what God said. You cannot allow your reasoning, emotions, how your body feels, what others may say, etc, to move you to stop walking in line with God’s Word. Remember faith as Hebrews 11 reveals is acting upon what God has said, but you must never stop doing so to obtain your inheritance. Remember, Abraham did not consider his own body nor Sarah’s body, he only considered what God said and acted upon it. You must stay in faith if you are to receive God’s promises.
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Posted by on June 30, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 13

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on June 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Imitate Their Faith – Part 1

Hebrews 6:12
…imitate those who through faith and patience inherit the promises.

PART ONE: If you want to inherit the promises of God in your life we are told to imitate those who through faith and patience have inherited those promises. I want to share with you three key things you must do to inherit the promises of God. The first as revealed in the above verse is to walk in Bible faith. Many believers will tell you they are walking by faith, but when you look at Bible faith they are not.

Romans 4:19 And not being weak in faith, he did not consider his own body, already dead (since he was about a hundred years old), and the deadness of Sarah’s womb

Abraham, known as the father of faith, is one of our greatest examples of what it means to walk by faith and not by sight. Notice he did not consider what was true in the natural realm, but instead only considered the Word he had from God. You see to walk by faith means your words and actions fully line up with what God said and not what you see. To do this we must have complete understanding of what God has said in His Word, and then walk in obedience to that Word or promise we have been given.

This is the first step to your inheritance. If Abraham had not obeyed God to go into the desert and follow after God, he would have never obtained God’s promise. You must listen to and then walk in line with what God’s Word says. Obedience and faith go hand in hand.
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Posted by on June 29, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

Write The Vision

Habakkuk 2:2
Then the Lord answered me and said:
“Write the vision And make it plain on tablets, That he may run who reads it.

The Word “Vision” here means revelation, or what has been revealed. God has always emphasized writing things down. The reason we are to do so is revealed in the later part of this verse of scripture, so that you may run with it, or simply put, become a doer of what God has revealed to you. How can you be a doer of what you have not retained knowledge of? This verse if followed can make a huge impact on changing your life.

Statistics say that the average person only retains around 5% of what they hear. What is one of the primary purposes of hearing God’s Word proclaimed? It is so that you will become a doer and not a forgetful hearer of the Word as James 1:22 tells us. The doer of the Word James said will be blessed. Why are many believers not doers of the Word? One reason is because they don’t take notes on what they hear. When you take notes on key points of what you hear, your retention rate goes up to around 50%. If you review those notes within 24 hours you retention rate goes up to 70%.

Think of how many hours are wasted by people who hear God’s Word preached or even read the Bible, but because they do not take notes they only retain about 5%. Isn’t the purpose of hearing and reading God’s Word to become a doer? Tough to accomplish if you don’t retain it. To live a transformed life you must have your mind renewed to God’s Word so that you can become a doer. Many assume what they hear they are doing. But to retain what you have heard as God has said, you need to write down what He is revealing to you when you hear or read God’s Word. Doing so will truly transform you life.
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Posted by on June 28, 2020 in Uncategorized

 

THE LAST DAYS CHURCH – PART 12

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Scripture reveals some key things of the church that would live in the last days. As a believer there are things you need to know, and things you should be doing so that you are prepared and useful for the Master in these last days. Find out more in this series on “The Last Days Church”.

 
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Posted by on June 27, 2020 in Uncategorized