Bible Baptist Church

Be Thankful | Colossians 3:15

Guest Information

Sunday School

Sunday – 9:45 AM

Morning Worship

Sunday – 11:00 AM


Sunday – 5:00 PM

Evening Worship

Sunday – 6:00 PM

Bible Study

Wednesday – 7:00 PM



About us

Whether you have been around church your entire life or this is your first time checking out a church in Everett, Bible Baptist Church has something for you. Bible Baptist Church has been a part of the Everett community for over 45 years. Countless people and families have been impacted by the ministry. We are a loving church family excited about what God is doing. Our hope is that you will take the next step and visit us at one of our services.

What can I expect on my first visit? 
When you come to Bible Baptist Church you will quickly find a warm, friendly group of people committed to making church exciting, life-changing, and enjoyable. There are services for the whole family that include wonderful singing, a time of biblical teaching, and an opportunity to make a decision to follow Jesus Christ.

Loving nursery care and interpretation for the Deaf H/H is available at each service. Translation earphones are also available for Spanish and Russian.

Church Leadership Team

Erik Sanders


Sam Green

Youth Pastor

Jeff Sebers

Assistant to the Pastor

Bobby Gall

Children's Director

Keith Birdsong

Music Director

John Baron

Head Deacon

Don Carroll


Milton Vicente


Les Krestel


Mark Faylor


Rayme Reed


Bob Hilt


Contact Us

Looking for further information?
Contact us!

Bible Baptist Church is located in Everett, Washington. You can’t miss our church at 805 West Casino Road. As you approach the main building, one of our greeters will meet you and direct you to the right classes and services. They can also answer other questions you may have.

Address: 805 W. Casino Rd

Everett, Washington 98204


Phone: (425) 353-6200


Two Men Bring an Offering

Two men bring an offering to the Lord; one brings the fruit of the ground, and the other the first-born of his flock. God accepts one and rejects the other. Why? Genesis 4:3-5 says, “And in process of time it came to pass, that Cain brought of the fruit of the ground an offering unto the Lord. And Abel, he also brought of the firstlings of his flock and of the fat thereof. And the Lord had respect unto Abel and to his offering: But unto Cain and to his offering he had not respect. And Cain was very wroth, and his countenance fell.”

Abel’s action required a great deal of faith. He brought to the Lord his first-born, but Cain made sure that he had enough for himself before giving his offering. Notice how verse three starts: “In the process of time.” Abel exercised faith and Cain practiced what many Christians practice today – we serve God but we do it on our terms. The requirement was to make a sacrifice of firsts. There was no faith involved in what Cain offered so God rejected it. We do this today when we see if we have enough to give before we decide how much we will give. This applies to our giving of service, giving of time, or giving of offerings.

This is something I am guilty of in my walk with God at times. I concern myself with so many other things that I forget the main thing: obedience. God has made His way plain to see. He doesn’t hide it from us; He doesn’t make a way that we can’t obey or follow Him. It comes down to this: am I willing? Am I willing to set aside my agenda and turn it all over to Him? Abel heard the plan of God and accepted it; Cain heard it and altered it. What about you? Are you the servant you should be? We just had a huge event at the church, and it’s so interesting to watch what people are willing to do. Some will serve gladly in the area of service they enjoy, but if you ask them to clear a table or wash dishes that is out of the question. When this is our mindset we have the heart of Cain – “I will make an offering but it will be given on my terms.”

There are many theories to the origin of the term “Carte Blanche.” This one is my favorite: When King Charles the Second was fleeing the Roundheads he is reputed to have offered his helpers a “Carte Blanche.” This was a “White Card” – a blank sheet of paper with his signature at the bottom. The recipient could write anything they wanted above the royal signature and it would be legal. Abel gave God Carte Blanche; Cain didn’t. In your life now have you given God a blank piece of paper, or are you serving like Cain – on your own terms?

- Pastor Green

A Life of Thanks

How do you describe the Christian life?

The New Testament describes it in many ways, and under a rich variety of figures. It is, for example, a race: a long and arduous contest, like an Olympic marathon, that demands all of our energies requiring great powers of endurance if we are to reach the goal and win the victor’s crown.

It is a spiritual warfare: a fierce, unrelenting battle with the forces of evil that seek to destroy us. It is a crucifixion and resurrection, a death to sin and self, and a supernatural rebirth to eternal life in God. It is a discipleship: a rigorous process of training and growth in Christlikeness of character. It is a stewardship: a responsible management of all our powers and abilities, our time, our money, and our opportunities for the glory of God.

But it is something else. The Christian life is a song of thanksgiving; a glad and joyous hymn of praise to God. “Be thankful,” Paul admonished the believers at Colossae (Colossians 3:15). “In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you,” he counseled the Thessalonians (1 Thessalonians 5:18).

In his letter to the Ephesians he told his readers to “be filled with the (Holy) Spirit” (Ephesians 5:18). He then proceeded at once to indicate that a prominent mark of the Spirit-filled life is thanksgiving. “Giving thanks always for all things unto God and the Father in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ” (Ephesians 5:20). A Christian should be thankful.

The Call to Thankfulness

We all like to be thanked. When we give a gift to someone, when we help another person, or when we perform an act of kindness for a fellow human being we expect some expression of appreciation. Our generosity or service may not be consciously motivated by any desire for recognition. Our action may be prompted primarily by our love, our compassion, or our genuine concern for the other person’s happiness. But if there is little or no evidence of gratitude we are hurt and offended, and at times grow indignant.

Our human desire for thanks is an echo from the heart of God. He, too, wants to be thanked. He expects us to show our gratitude for all His wonderful goodness to us. The Old Testament, as well as the New, rings with the summons to be thankful.

Listen to the psalmist as he cries, “O come, let us sing unto the LORD: let us make a joyful noise to the rock of our salvation. Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms” (Psalms 95:1-2).