the bible is not a weapon

The Bible is the sacred text of the Christian faith, a fundamental avenue for learning about God.  The Bible is filled with the stories of God and God’s people and teaches us of God’s great desire to connect with us, even to the point of sending a Son as the “Word Made Flesh.” The Bible is a large testimony to the liberating and liberated life God wants for ALL of God’s Children.


Unfortunately, throughout history, the Bible has also been used to justify dehumanizing actions towards other children of God. There have been horrific times when the Bible was used to justify slavery, war, and genocide. Even today, the Bible is often quoted, or misquoted, to justify treating people as lesser human beings based on their gender, sexual identity, religion, or nationality.


In our sermon series, The Bible is Not a Weapon, we will seek to diffuse the artillery of those who are using the Bible to take shots at people and reclaim the Bible as a sacred messenger of God’s ever-expanding unconditional love.

January 7 | Other Religions (Matthew 2:1-12)

January 14 | LGBTQ (Acts 8:26-40)

January 21 | Foreigners (Ruth 2:1-10, Leviticus 19:33-34)

January 28 | Women (Esther 7:1-8, John 20:11-18)

February 4 | Enemies (2 Kings 5:1-19, Jonah 3:1-10)


An historic church in the heart of downtown Birmingham, First Church Birmingham is an open place for ALL to worship, grow, and serve. We are a diverse congregation made up of people from all over the Birmingham metro area and beyond.


                  You are welcome here!


First Church Birmingham

518 19th St North
Birmingham, AL 35203
(205) 254-3186


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