Our congregation exists to worship, to glorify God, and to enjoy Him forever. We believe that Jesus Christ is alone...
Located in the heart of the city of Villa Rica, Georgia, only minutes from Interstate 20, First Presbyterian Church, VR...
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First Presbyterian Church, Villa Rica is a connectional church and part of the Presbyterian Church in America (PCA). We trace our roots back to the earliest reformers of the faith, Martin Luther, who was the first reformer (sharing his views publicly in 1517), followed by people like Andreas Karlstadt and Philip Melanchthon at Wittenberg.
We tend to think, rightly so, of the Reformers as people who recovered the main doctrines of the gospel and the five solas of the Reformation, but they did so by returning to the original sources. That is our continuous effort, to return to the original sources and meanings of God’s Word, the Bible.
In the context of such strong and traditional protestant roots, we also believe that worship should be a combination of hymns, psalms, and spiritual songs. God is the focus of our worship, and because of that you can trust that you and your family will hear The Truth of the Word of God, rather than man’s opinions or ideas from the latest fads of culture. Here, we seek one thing: God. Come find him with us!
We are most satisfied in God and life when God is most glorified in us. 'So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God. 1 Cor. 10:31. It is “the glory of God alone,” drives us in every area of life, and we find this call a privilege bestowed on us by the grace of God through our precious Lord.
Scripture is the perfect and only standard of spiritual truth, revealing infallibly all that we must believe in order to be saved and all that we must do in order to glorify God. That—no more, no less—is what sola Scriptura means. (John MacAurther) Sola scriptura rejects any original infallible authority other than the Bible.
Gather the people to me, that I may let them hear my words, so that they may learn to fear me all the days that they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children so. – Deuteronomy 4:10 This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. John 15:12
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another. John 13:34. Abide in my love. If you keep my commandments, you will abide in my love, ...that my joy may be in you, and that your joy may be full. Jn 15:9b, 10b, 11a