Audio of the sermon from August 7 is here. “Left to our own devices we assume that God always does his part second. That’s an assumption you’d be wise to pull out into the open where you can have a look at it, and ask a few questions about it, because it causes problems.”
Louise Steele was awarded Athens State University’s highest honor, the President’s Medal, this past Saturday. The resolution President Glenn read rehearsing her many achievements in life was impressive. He didn’t mention, though, that people here at First Presbyterian have known how impressive she is for most of a century!
Audio of the sermon from July 31 is here. “Not many passages of Scripture focus as single-mindedly on the church as these verses of First Corinthians. Paul says that we as Christians have become part of the church through faith and the sign of baptism. As part of the church you have been united to … [Read more…]
Audio of the sermon from July 24, 2016 is here. “Maybe it would be easier if Jesus stayed with us, the way he did with the first twelve? No doubt it would, but there are practical problems with that. There are about two-and-a-half billion Christians alive in the world today. That’s a lot of people … [Read more…]
Here is a link to a folder of audio files with the series “Conversations with Jesus” from the spring and early summer of 2015.
Audio of the sermon from July 17, 2016. “If for some reason we didn’t or wouldn’t say that ‘the blood of Christ,’ which means the death of Christ on the cross, is the key to our life with God, we might be spiritual or devout in some way, we might believe God is there, and … [Read more…]
Suzanne Paysinger sends these images from the Montreat Youth Conference…
Audio of the sermon from July 10, 2016. “During the Summer we are looking each week at an aspect of what I’ve been calling “the Christian consensus,” those basic claims all Christianity makes. Sometimes it can begin to seem as though we as Christians lead with our differences. But there is much we agree about; … [Read more…]
Audio of the sermon from June 26, 2016. “Jesus sent his disciples out into the world to ‘make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them all I have commanded you.’ “Jesus, who was a Jew, said this to … [Read more…]
Here is audio of the sermon from June 19, 2016. “It has long been my practice as a preacher to dedicate several weeks of each summer season to the ancient Christian practice of what in the old days was called “catechetical” preaching. It has its roots in the preparation of adult converts for baptism. The … [Read more…]