Thank you for taking the time to visit our web site. Onley Baptist Church is a vibrant and friendly Southern Baptist Church, located at 25501 West Main Street in the town of Onley, on the Eastern Shore of Virginia. I have had the privilege to Pastor this wonderful group of people since January 2000 and have seen God do many exciting things during this time.
I want to personally invite you to join us for worship at Onley Baptist Church. Don't worry about what to wear. Whether it is blue jeans or a coat and tie, you will fit in and feel welcome. We seek to worship the Lord in spirit and in truth as we study His word and apply it to our everyday lives.
We have Sunday School for all ages each Sunday morning from 9:45-10:45 a.m. Our Worship Service starts at 11:00 a.m. On Wednesday evenings at 6:15 p.m., we have our children's ministry, "Treasure Cove." We also have Youth Group and adult bible studies at 6:30 p.m.
If you have any questions after surfing this site, please feel free to contact us. I look forward to seeing you this Sunday!
John A. Burr, Pastor
Psalms 100:3 (NIV)
Know that the LORD is God. It is he who made us, and we are his ; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.
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The Living Stone and a Chosen People
As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ. For in Scripture it says:
“See, I lay a stone in Zion,
a chosen and precious cornerstone,
and the one who trusts in him
will never be put to shame.”
Now to you who believe, this stone is precious. But to those who do not believe,
“The stone the builders rejected
has become the cornerstone,”
“A stone that causes people to stumble
and a rock that makes them fall.”
They stumble because they disobey the message—which is also what they were destined for.
But you are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light. Once you were not a people, but now you are the people of God; once you had not received mercy, but now you have received mercy.