This sermon is a challenge to shepherds of the church – first of all to me as pastor, then to our new elders, our current elders, and then to everyone of you because we should all be shepherds. We are all called to be ministers whether we are vocational ministers or not, God expects us to minister and care for each other!
Joel 2:18-27 As a church we are to return together to God’s house because he has summoned us and is present with us as we seek his mercy together. Returning together to God will cause us to rejoice simply because we see in our church that God has done great things. For the Jews everything that had been lost due to an apathetic relationship with God was, by his grace alone, returned in abundance. First Christian Church Athens, it’s time to make our move away from apathy into a
Joel 2:15-17 It seems that as a church, we often find it easier to gather together for times of praise than for times of penitence, for celebration rather than confession, to express gratitude for all the marvelous things God has done rather than grief for all the miserable things we have done. We as a congregation need to return to God together as a unified group. The people of First Christian Church, Athens Texas are to assemble together at the church building with our hear
Return - Joel 2:1-14 The New Year is upon us. This is the very first Sunday of this New Year. Our page is blank and ready to be filled with a renewed sense of God’s presence and direction for us. As we begin let us return to our message of being “The Church of Second Chances.” This statement is the promise from Scripture that God in His mercy is the God of the second chance if we will respond to his alarm and return.