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Welcome Visitors!



We are honored with your visit! You and your family are important to us and we gladly welcome your presence. If you would, please fill out a gold Connection Card found in the back of the pew and place it in the offering plate or hand to an usher at your convenience. We would like to contact you, but we promise to not be overwhelming. Thank you for your visit and please feel free to return!



Our Vision and Mission:


We seek to glorify Christ by:


  • Gathering to Worship
  • Growing in Faith
  • Serving in our Community
  • Reaching the Nations


We seek to connect you with Jesus and with purpose.







Today’s Sermon:



Identity: Life from Death

by:  Dr. Bill Henard

Ephesians 2:1-7




First Thoughts: God intervenes (But God) in our lives to take us out of death and bring us into life. Our identity is no longer that of sinfulness but that of righteousness. Here’s how.



  1. He Rescues Us from the Ruin of Sin.


Sin does 3 things to us. Because of sin . . .


    • We Prove that We are Spiritually Dead.
      • 2:1 And you were dead in your trespasses and sins


    • We Find Ourselves Enslaved to Sin.
      • 2:2 in which you previously lived
      • By the World 2:2
      • By the Devil 2:2
      • By the Flesh 2:3


    • We Come Under the Wrath of God.
      • 2:3 we were by nature children under wrath as the others were also



  1. He Restores Us to a Right Relationship with Him Through Christ.


Because you are in Christ, God has done 4 things for us.


    • He Has Loved Us.
      • 2:4 But God, who is rich in mercy, because of his great love that he had for us


    • He Has Made Us Spiritually Alive.
      • 2:5 made us alive with Christ


    • He Has Exalted Us.
      • 2:6 seated us with him in the heavens in Christ Jesus


    • He Has Shown His Kindness to Us.
      • 2:7 the immeasurable riches of his grace through his kindness to us in Christ







  • Senior Adult Luncheon will be Tuesday, February 18th at 12 pm. The East Athens Quartet will be singing.


  • State VBS training will be Monday, March 2nd at 5 pm.


  • Please be in prayer for our Youth as they travel to the Snowbird Wilderness Outfit-ters in Andrews, NC from February 14th – 17th. There will be 30 participants spending the day in Bible study and one day on the ski slopes.


  • Sign up to receive our monthly newsletter email—we promise not to spam you! If you would like to sign up for the newsletter and other FBCA communications, please drop by the church office or send a message to kara@fbcathens.com.


  • The “On Purpose” radio program with Dr. Bill Henard now airs weekdays at 6:55 am and 11:55 am on WJSQ 101.7 FM.


  • Don’t forget! If you signed up for the 5 Love Languages class, it is happening TODAY at 5 pm in the Fellowship Hall.


    • Guest speakers Dr. Bill Henard and Sarah Kite
    • 5-7 pm in the FBC Fellowship Hall
    • Dinner and dessert for $10/couple (pay @ church office)
    • Childcare will be provided
    • Sign up in the Atrium by February 9th




Happening this Week:



  • Senior Adult Luncheon is Tuesday, February 18th at 12 pm in the Fellowship Hall.


  • Deacons of the Week: Glen Allen, Mike Farmer, Russ Duggan



Weekly Service Times:




  • Sundays:
    • Sunday School 9:30 am
    • Morning Worship 10:45 am



  • Wednesdays:
    • KidSing 4:30 pm
    • Family Dinner 5:00 pm
    • CrossTraining 6:00 pm
    • Prayer Meeting 6:00 pm
    • Adult Choir 6:00 pm
    • Youth 6:00 pm


Last Week:


Budget Giving

  • Last Week – $18,063.64


Budget Totals (Through Jan. 2020)

  • Giving – $58,720.44
  • Expenses – $73,762.10


Forward Giving (Through Jan. 2020)

  • Pledged – $1,050,536.00
  • Given to Date – $1,008,530.38
  • Last Week’s Giving – $2,080.77
  • Project Expenses – $3,496,501.17


Total Project Giving – $2,695,035.65

  • Loan Balance – $1,110,899.78


Attendance – 2/9/20

  • Worship – 405
  • Sunday School – 250




Pastors and Staff:


  • Bill Henard – Pastor
  • Joe Delph – Associate Pastor of Discipleship & Evangelism
  • Drew Byers – Associate Pastor of Children & Families
  • Tim Ellis – Minister of Music
  • Karen Ellis – Children’s Ministry Director






First Baptist Athens Info:


  • 305 Ingleside Ave.
  • (423) 745-5441
  • fbcathens.com
  • facebook.com/fbcathenschurch

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