FPC Athens in the News

Our church was in the Sunday News and Courier this week for a bit of legal strategy someone painted on a Rodgers Center HVAC unit sometime in the past! (The graffiti is gone now.)

January 15, 2017- “Philippians: Grace and Peace”

An audio recording of the sermon from January 15 is available now at this link. The Scripture readings are Exodus 19:1-9 and Philippians 1:1-2. The worship bulletin is at this link. “The church may outwardly and in part be an organization that makes life better for people, or improves the community in one way or … [Read more…]

What’s So Amazing About Grace?

On January 11, Wednesdays@First started up again in the Rodgers Center, with a video and book study of Philip Yancey’s What’s So Amazing About Grace? “Grace is the church’s great distinctive. It’s the one thing the world cannot duplicate, and the one thing it craves above all else for only grace can bring hope and … [Read more…]

New Year’s Day: January 1, 2017: “Passwords”

Audio of the sermon from New Year’s Day, January 1, 2017, is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 63:7-9 and Ephesians 1:3-14. “In Jesus, God came not to take, but to give. Not to demand that you achieve mysterious riches of knowledge or superiority, but to give himself to you as your … [Read more…]

Christmas Day: December 25, 2016: “The Sign”

An audio recording of the sermon for Christmas Day, December 25, is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 7:3-17 and Matthew 1:18-25. “God isn’t waiting for everything to be right in this world or in your life before he will come. Before Jesus came preaching and teaching and inviting us into God’s … [Read more…]

December 11: “The Light”

An audio file of the sermon from December 11 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Isaiah 49:1-13  and Matthew 5:12-17. “Isaiah has a message from God: Those who have faith in the God of Israel should leave the place of their exile and return to the Land of Promise, the land God … [Read more…]

November 27, 2016: “Consecration: Generosity”

An audio file of the sermon from November 27 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 16:9-17 and Matthew 25:14-30. “Jesus was never sentimental about anything, as far as I can see, least of all about money. He knew nothing had more potential to influence your life with God one way or … [Read more…]

November 20, 2016: “Consecration: Talents”

An audio file of the sermon from November 20 is available at this link. The Scripture readings are Deuteronomy 16:9-17 and Matthew 25:14-30. “The way Jesus tells it, everyone who takes risks for the Master are the heroes of the story of God with the world. He doesn’t make any distinction between the faithful risk-takers. … [Read more…]