First Christian’s Blog
The blog is intended to be the equivalent of an online news source as well as an archive of our past activities. It contains announcements about upcoming events, reports on missions and ministries, new photos, obituaries of our members, church history articles and more. If you have a submission to the blog, please email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This winter our minister, Steve Salmon, will be presenting a series of sermons on Matthew. Steve created this five day a week reading schedule for us to follow. It will take us to the week before Easter and complete the book of Matthew. Remember, you can follow...
When we fail at living a godly, righteous life, is there hope of forgiveness? Absolutely! It is the VERY REASON God sent Jesus, the VERY REASON Jesus obeyed, that we might have forgiveness of our sins and be able to walk in a sweet relationship with God and Jesus!
We wish this particular subject were not necessary but human beings….being human beings….will fail in our attempt to do the right thing all the time.
We guess it is time we concluded our “little letter” to you (these writings first appeared twenty-four years ago in booklet form for our grandchildren under the title “A Little Letter”) and we don’t think we can say it any better than Paul did “Guard what has been entrusted to your care….grace be with you.”
It’s true, Grandkids, you simply can’t understand the pain of tragedy unless you’ve been there. And there are so many different kinds of tragedies, each one having its own characteristics and sorrow.
Because parenting is the most important responsibility God gives to those blessed with children I wanted to say a little about it in this little letter.
Perhaps I can speak so eloquently about this subject because I came very close to doing the thing I am saying “Don’t do!”
Many young people have thought they could live with a mate very nicely who didn’t love the Lord.
And happiness? Well, happiness comes from doing right. It is not something we search for, but a natural product of our obedience to God.
We’re also sure many young people marry with “stars in their eyes” and are blinded to the pitfalls before them that would be obvious if they took the stars out so they could see clearly.
We have titled this chapter AGAPE LOVE because we want to chat a bit about marriage.
When First Christian Church made a social media post, you could expect to see Joyce Absher’s name pop up in the likes. That’s because she loved First Christian Church. For many years there was not a Bible School or a Sunday School time held that she was not teaching a...
Jesus was, and is, our perfect example of compassion. Do you remember how He always had soft words of encouragement to those who were steeped in sin, but willing to listen to His instruction or genuinely seeking help?
Honesty! What a beautiful characteristic! We pray you will each cultivate honest words, honest actions, honest motivations.
“Even a child is known by his actions, by whether his conduct is pure and right” ….Proverbs 20:11
“You children are so blessed to have parents that make you work,” was our cheery commentary. Yes, you looked at your grandparents with a bit of doubt in your eyes and perhaps a tad of exasperation.
His flawless example of responsible behavior at a remarkably high price should motivate us to follow in His steps….not to Calvary….but to do our very best on His behalf no matter how difficult or undesirable the chore, no matter what the personal price.
I don’t remember if anyone ever really tried to tell me about contentment, but I certainly had to “feel” before I knew its worth.
Controlling your own desires and whims for the good of others is a wonderful quality.
We were doing white elephant for valentines.
I want to write to you first about LOVE because a goodly portion of it is required to make life sweet, and young people about to stretch into adulthood are usually quite interested in the subject, too.
It was the telling of that story and the obvious impact it had upon our church family that put the gears of my mind into motion, and because of that I begin these “ramblings.”
Join us at 6:00 P.M. on Christmas Eve for a candlelight service.
Please come join us for Trunk or Treats at First Christian Church Byrdstown on Thursday, October 31 at 5 p.m.
Magdelene (Reagan) Robbins, age 89, of Highland Avenue in Byrdstown, Tennessee, passed Thursday, June 27, 2019, at Pickett Care and Rehab. She was born Oct. 6, 1929, in Monroe, Tennessee, to Edd Reagan and Minta (Winningham) Reagan. She was a member of Byrdstown First...
In August 2014 student Alisha Beaty raised money via a bake sale to buy school supplies for the local PK-8 classrooms.
In August 2014 we joined forces with CrossRoads Missions to do a local /domestic mission trip. We had the pleasure of working with local residents on home improvement projects to help better their living situations. About CrossRoads Missions Above all else...
In April of 2016 we traveled to Tijuana Mexico to share God’s word and work for those in need at Tijuana Christian Mission. We had the pleasure to work with Children ages 2 and up at both orphanages to and work on projects that were needed at each location. About TCM...
Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. – Matthew 5-7 NIV The Beatitudes He said: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of...