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Nuthin' But Grace

Nuthin' But Grace

By Charles McGathy
This podcast began when church service was suspended during the Covid - 19 pandemic. The church goes on. Even though we are physically apart we are a connected community, strong in faith, hope, and God's unfailing love.
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A Voice in The Dark
A consideration of the call that God makes on our lives
January 17, 2021
New Light for a New Day
Baptism of the Lord Sunday is a time we think about light and a new day.
January 10, 2021
Will God Bless America in 2021?
It is an old question, but one that we need to ask. If God will bless America is there something we need to do?
January 3, 2021
The Blessed Detour
Sometimes we can learn much through the detours of life.
December 27, 2020
Christmas Edition
Featuring Christmas music sung by our choir.
December 17, 2020
The Promise of Light
When we cannot see the light at the end of the tunnel we can have faith in the promise of light.
December 13, 2020
Enduring a Pandemic Holiday
How do we deal with Christmas holidays this crazy year?
December 6, 2020
Get Back to Go On
First Sunday of Advent in a pandemic tells the message of John the Baptist
November 29, 2020
Thanks For Giving
Jonah is an example of someone who only wanted to give in a limited way. But God's grace is for everyone.
November 22, 2020
We are all called and gifted by God for good service to build his Kingdom. What does that mean for me?
November 15, 2020
Go Sheep!
Why does the Bible refer to us a sheep? Listen and learn why.
November 8, 2020
You Gotta Laugh
Humor is evidence of our faith. Hear how in this episode.
November 1, 2020
Hope for the Nation
What is the greatest commandment? Jesus tells us and gives us hope for our nation.
October 25, 2020
The End of Angst
How can we have peace in troubled times? Listen to this story and see.
October 18, 2020
Finding a Way Forward
How do we respond to the great losses in our lives? The Bible says much about that. The story of Naomi and Ruth from the Book of Ruth is an example of how our love for each other is what real family is all about.
October 11, 2020
What is a Christian?
There are many ideas about what a Christian is? Is there an answer? Yes. A Christian is a follower of Jesus. See what that means in this broadcast.
October 4, 2020
An Answer to God
Job finally ends his questions of God and discovers new hope in his answer to God's questions of him.
September 27, 2020
A Question of God
In the Old Testament book of Job we are confronted with the randomness of suffering. We ask why God? But does God ask us something? Perhaps listening to his question will help us with ours.
September 20, 2020
Come to Jesus
When Jesus called us to "take up our cross and follow him," what did he mean? Why would he say we must even "hate" our loved ones and even our lives if we are to be his disciples?
September 13, 2020
Inclusive Faith
Jesus sets a table where the guest list is open to all, even those who are suffering, marginalized, and abandoned by the world. All are included at his table of grace.
September 4, 2020
Stormy Weather
When we go through the storms of life our understanding of who is in the boat with us makes all the difference. The Bible study is taught by the Rev. Marcia McQueen.
August 28, 2020
August 23, 2020
Features Rev. Jan Walsh and Rev. Marsha McQueen - Associate Pastors of First Baptist Church of Madison, NC. Concluding remarks by Dr. Chuck McGathy concerning the life of his recently deceased wife Dawn.
August 22, 2020
God's Vision of Justice
This podcast is done in great personal sorrow. Still the message of God's justice for all is so important.
August 13, 2020
Remember Who You Are
The stories of Mary and Marths as well as Elijah in a lonely cave serve as reminders of who we really are called to be by God.
August 9, 2020
What's in a Name
In the Christian and Hebrew scriptures names had a special significance. Jesus made a name for himself as he changed water into wine and Jacob was transformed into a man with a new name. Listen and learn how God can transform anyone willing to wrestle with him.
August 2, 2020
Kingdom Come
What is the meaning of "Thy kingdom come..."? Is that a dream or us it marching orders for now. In this broadcast these ideas are examined.
July 26, 2020
Mercy Me
(53 second delay) This is the 19th broadcast during the Covid 19 pandemic. Today's message is for the weeds in life. Evil is a reality, but so us God's great mercy. This is for all God's children.
July 19, 2020
Folk Song of the Church
Folk songs have a way of speaking to our souls. Even humorous songs like "There' s a Hole in the Bucket" can teach us about who we are.
July 12, 2020
Rally 'Round the Flag
As we celebrate the birthday of our country it is important that we understand that human equality and justice for all is the bedrock principle. This idea is supported by Jesus and the scriptures and should inspire us toward greater love for one another.
July 5, 2020
The Faithful Fisherman
Jesus taught an important lesson through fishing. Isaiah affirms that we need to drop our hardened thinking and try on new narratives of faith.
June 28, 2020
Our Father
Worship broadcast on Father's Day 2020 explores the richness of the term "Father" as Jesus used it to refer to God. It also explores how that relationship is encountered and shared with others through the Lord's prayer.
June 21, 2020
Grief That Brings Us to Grace
We all experience loss. Today many are heartbroken and wondering where God is in their grief. The answer is provided by Jesus who promises to stick by us no matter what. The worship is concluded with a personal story of grief and grace.
June 14, 2020
Splanchnizomai is the Greek word that means " consumed with compassion." Jesus was deeply compassionate about the hurt of others. He took action to change the situation. His example comforts and inspires the Church.
June 7, 2020
Hold Fast
On Pentecost Sunday the Church needs to consider the heart of the Biblical message to love and care for all God's children.
May 31, 2020
Faith in the Fire
When we go through tough times we need to embrace the ethic of love, one for another. Memorial Day 2020 gives us an opportunity to consider what kind of love we are called to have in and through the Church.
May 24, 2020
Facing the Future with Faith
An encouraging word for 2020 grads and everyone who is wondering if and how their faith in Christ will sustain them in an unknown future.
May 17, 2020
We All Need Mom
A worship broadcast on a Mother's Day when social distancing will change the dynamics. Today we think about the feminine attributes of God and the experience of the disciples on the road to Emmaus.
May 10, 2020
Saul Meets Jesus
The story of Saul of Tarsus meeting Jesus on the road to Damascus is a story of profound importance. But it is also the story of the Church welcoming a new member. What can we learn from Saul (Paul) and his conversion and teaching?
May 3, 2020
The Villains and Heroes: 33 A.D.
The meaning of Resurrection faith viewed through the lens of the characters who took part. Four villains and four heroes are examined for the lessons of their lives.
April 23, 2020
Can an Intelligent Person Believe?
The story of a disciple who doubted the Resurrection of Christ and the first sermon of Peter demonstrate a faith that is grounded in reality. Faith is not exclusive of reason, but is its companion.
April 18, 2020
Why Alexamenos Believed
Easter Sunday 2020 is different but also a good opportunity for each to examine their faith and hope in the Resurrection.
April 12, 2020
The Gates of Jerusalem
The stories of Cain and Abel and the triumphal entry of Jesus into the city of Jerusalem are interrelated. What message of hope, forgiveness, and reconciliation does God have for us all on this Palm Sunday as we meet by radio?
April 5, 2020
Dry Bones Dance
From Ezekiel the Hebrew prophet we hear an unusual story that is the heart if the Biblical message. Along with a new segment: "Commentary from the Community" there is a final Bible lesson from the Creation story in Genesis.
March 29, 2020
Safe In God's Love
How you can know you are safe in God's love. You do not have to live in fear, but trust in the knowledge that God loves you and will provide way for you. To contact Dr. McGathy: Email at Phone message: 336-548-6112. Web Site:
March 24, 2020
Hope in God
The psalmist asks, "Why are you downcast my soul?" Then the answer, "Hope in Go, for I shall again praise him." Can we do that too? The Sunday School lesson is on the lessons we can learn about how we ought to create to our environment. It is a new look at the story of the Flood and Noah entitled "As it Was in the days of Noah." For more:
March 23, 2020
Of Walls and Wells
How are the Biblical stories of the rebuilding of Jerusalem's ruined walls and the encounter Jesus had with a woman of Samria connected? In the Sunday School lesson that follows the first words of Genesis are considered.
March 23, 2020
Introduction to the new podcast from First Baptist Church of Madison, North Carlolina. Dr. Chuck McGathy pastor.
March 23, 2020