First Cumberland Presbyterian Church

“Loving God, Loving People”

We are an exciting church family with people of all ages and interests united by our common love for Jesus Christ and our desire to grow as God's children. Throughout the week we provide worship, educational, fellowship and ministry opportunities for children, youth and adults.

On these pages you'll find all kinds of information about our church and how you can get plugged in. Take your time to get to know us, and then let us know how we can partner with you in your journey of faith.

Together we'll get to know God better and discover the great things he has done for us in Jesus Christ. We'd love to have you join us!

6900 Nubbin Ridge Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919

To contact us:

Mike Wilkinson

Pastor

Phone: 865-588-8581

E-mail the Church

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Text Box: For the glory of God, Knoxville First Cumberland Presbyterian Church exists to worship Christ, evangelize the lost, love one another and our neighbor, and learn more about our God.

 

It was suggested to me last Sunday that I share the key points of the sermon in The Cumberland, on Facebook, and on our website.  The message was about God’s healing grace and the Scripture text was Psalm 147:3, where speaking of God, the psalmist writes: “He heals the brokenhearted, and binds up their wounds.” [RVS]  My message focused on being healed from the emotional scars and baggage that all of seem to have.  How does God heal our broken hearts and bind up our emotional wounds?  He does so by changing the way we think—by changing our minds—by changing how we see Him, how we see the pain in our lives, and how we see ourselves.  Romans 12:2 says: “. . . let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. . . .” [NLT]  Here is a basic life-truth: If you want to change your life—if you want to get well and get over the hurt, you have to change the way you think.  Proverbs 23:7 says: “. . . as he thinks in his heart, so is he . . .” [NKJV]  The best way for you to change the way you think about yourself is to look at what God thinks about you as a follower of Jesus Christ.  First of all, because of God’s grace, you are acceptable.  We all want to be accepted, but unfortunately from time to time we are rejected by someone and this rejection causes us pain.  Hear the Good News: Your acceptance was settled when you received God’s grace the instant you trusted Christ as your Savior.  Romans 15:7 says: “. . . Christ has accepted you.” [CEV]  Second, because of God’s grace, you are valuable.  Two things generally determine value; ownership and what someone is willing to pay.  As a believer, First John 4:4 says: “. . . you belong to God, . . .” [NLT]  How much was paid for you?  First Corinthians 7:23 says: “You were bought at a price; . . .” [NIV] and that price was the physical and spiritual death of Jesus Christ.  Third, because of God’s grace, you are lovable.  When you have been rejected, you do not feel lovable; instead, you feel worthless, but you are wrong because in Isaiah 54:10, God says: “. . . my unfailing love for you will not be shaken . . .” [NIV] and Romans 5:8 says: “. . . God demonstrates his own love for us in this: While we were still sinners, Christ died for us.” [NIV]  Fourth, because of God’s grace, you are forgivable.  Since, even as followers of Christ, we are all sinners, I would suggest that you memorize Isaiah 43:25, where God says: “. . . I, am the one who takes care of your sins—that’s what I do.  I don’t keep a list of your sins.” [MSG]  Notice here that your forgiveness is not based on your merit, but on God’s forgiving nature.  And finally, because of God’s grace, you are capable.  Philippians 4:13 says: “. . . I can do everything God asks me to do with the help of Christ who gives me the strength and power.” [TLB]  You find healing from emotional hurts and scars by do longer listening to the old voices from your past and by filling your mind with what God’s says about you.  God says, as His child, you are acceptable, valuable, lovable, forgivable, and capable.  The bottom line is who are you going to believe—someone else or God?

                                                                                                   Receive grace, live grace, show grace,                                                                        Pastor Mike

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Our ??th Annual Garage Sale

Our annual Garage Sale date is set for July 25 and 26. If you have items that you would like to donate to the church to sell, we are now taking items on Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 am to 1 pm at the downstairs entrance.      If this time is not convenient for you call Maxine Curtis at 235-5839 to make arrangements for someone to meet you at the church. If you need someone to pick up your items, call Maxine at the number above to make arrangements.  Volunteers will also be sorting, displaying the items, and pricing.

Ask your friends and neighbors if they have items they would like to donate to the church. We do provide tax receipts for those who need them.

If you have any questions about this event or would like to volunteer to help please call Maxine (357-0441 or 235-5839) or the church office (588-8581).

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Sunday School for all ages is at 9:30 A.M.

Worship Service is at 10:45 A.M.

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6900 Nubbin Ridge Drive

Knoxville, TN 37919

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Activities for July 13-19, 2014

           Sun.,      9:30 a.m.    Sunday School             

                       10:45 a.m.    Worship Service

                      12:15 p.m.   Stewardship & Finance

          Wed.,    11:00 a.m.   Friendship Club—Sullivan’s

                       6:30 p.m.    Choir Practice

 

Activities for July 20-26, 2014

           Sun.,      9:30 a.m.    Sunday School             

                       10:45 a.m.    Worship Service

          Wed.,     6:30 p.m.    Choir Practice

          Fri.,        8:00 a.m.     Garage Sale in Basement

          Sat.,        8:00 a.m.    Garage Sale in Basement

 

 

(If your event is not on the calendar call church office)

 

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