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Our Vision

That every household within the influence of our congregation is introduced to Jesus Christ, where lives are transformed by Him into fully devoted followers - based on Romans 12:1-2

Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship. Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will. (NIV)

Our Mission

First Church of Christ exists to produce fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ - based on Matthew 28:18-20

Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me.  Therefore go and 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 to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (NIV)

From the Minister's Desk

The Story Logo The Story

Chapter 16 / Adopt a Revolutionary Motto for Your Life

 

In the early formation of our nation George Washington had the opportunity to become king of the burgeoning nation.  But given the young nation’s experience with England and because he had a robust prayer life he knew there was only one King, so he declined the offer. 

 

The people of the land apparently knew the same.  “In a 1774 report to King George, the Governor of Boston noted: ”If you ask an American, who is his master? He will tell you he has none, nor any governor but Jesus Christ.” The pre-war Colonial Committees of Correspondence soon made this the American motto: "No King but King Jesus."[1]

 

The story of God’s chosen people might have gone very differently had they chanted the same motto.  Instead, they wanted a king.  Over the period of the kingdoms of Israel and Judah there were thirty-eight kings.  Only five of them were good. Of the others a refrain heard throughout the Old Testament goes like this: “They did evil in the eyes of the Lord.” 

 

Prophets appeared exhorting the people to turn back to God. God spoke through one prophet—Isaiah—to tell the people of Judah that they would be captured and deported to Babylon but afterward he would bring them back home.  The purpose? “Then you will know that I am the Lord; those who hope in me will not be disappointed.  Then the whole human race will know that I, the Lord, am your Savior, your Redeemer, the Mighty One of Jacob” (Isaiah 49:23).

 

In Isaiah 53 the prophet depicts the coming Messiah. “He had no beauty or majesty to attract us to him, nothing in his appearance that we should desire him.  He was despised and rejected by others, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain” (Isaiah 53: 2, 3).  God did not want the people to miss him.  But they did.  And still do.

 

Our nation would have gone a much different route had Washington agreed to be king.  But he seemed to know what many others didn’t.  When we displace God on the throne of our lives, the outcome will go horribly wrong.  But when we put God on the throne in our lives, we put ourselves in the best possible position for godly success. 

 

Maybe our American ancestors knew the best way to start a revolution.  Adopt the motto “No King but King Jesus” in your life.  See what changes that ignites in your life.

 

[1] Idea from Randy Frazee’s sermon on The Story, Chapter 16. Reference from “Is America a Christian Nation?” CARL PEARLSTON http://www.catholiceducation.org/articles/politics/pg0040.html

 

 

 

 

Keep looking up because He cares for YOU!

It is never too late to join us on the journey through The Story. Please, take our hand and walk along with us.

Community Resources

These are additional resources available to help with financial, spritiual, or other needs beyond what the church can provide.

 

  • Community Action Partnership Greene County - Community Action Partnership of the Greater Dayton Area is a nonprofit Community Action Agency committed to eliminating poverty and promoting self-sufficiency by providing various programs and services for individuals and families in Butler, Darke, Greene, Montgomery, Preble and Warren Counties.
  • Family Violence Prevention Center - the agency has evolved to continue to provide comprehensive, holistic services to victims of domestic violence.
    • 24-Hour Crisis Hotline: 937-372-4552 or 937-426-2334
    • P.O. Box 271; Xenia, OH 45285 (Greene)
    • (937) 376-8526
    • www.fvpcgc.org
  • Family & Children First - the county department assists service providers, community groups, and residents to effectively address the health, human, and social service needs of Greene County residents.
  • Fairborn FISH -Food Pantry
    • (937) 222-5444 - Beavercreek
    • (937) 879-1313 - Fairborn - First Baptist Church, 1167 Highview Drive
  • Other Greene County Services
  • Agape Counseling Center - Agape Counseling Center has provided outpatient counseling, psychological, and mental health services since 1976. Our professional staff are trained to assist all age groups in individual, marital, and family therapy. Evening appointments are available and most insurances are accepted. Our offices are located at 175 S. Main St. in Centerville, Ohio and 1717 S. Breiel Blvd. in Middletown, Ohio. Phone:(937) 434-0540

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Hours

  • Office - Monday, Tue, Thur, Fri. are 9-2 and Wed it is 9-1.
  • Wed
    • Prayer Group 7pm
  • Sun
    • Sunday School 9:15
      • Nusery provided
      • Children's Bible School (age 4 - 12th grade)
      • Adult Bible School classes
    • Worship 10:30
      • Junior Worship (grades 1-6)
      • Nusery provided

Location

  • 1166 Kauffman Ave; Fairborn, OH 45324
  • Close to Wright-Patterson AFB and Wright State University
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We invite all to come join us each Sunday morning for worship as well as for any of our small groups who meet in and around the Fairborn area including our prayer group which meets at First Church, 7 PM each Wednesday night (currently on Summer break). We have A Place for YOU.