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Eating and Drinking with Jesus: Has Everyone Been Served?

You think food and spirituality don’t mix? Jesus’ critics didn’t, either. Jesus himself reported: ‘The Son of Man came eating and drinking with sinners.’ And, they said, ‘Look at Him, a glutton and a drinker, a friend of tax collectors and sinners.’ In honor of Claude H. Moore’s commitment to Auburn First Baptist Church, his…

We Are God’s People

Hymn #255 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “We Are God’s People” [pullquote_center width=”98%”]We are God’s people, the chosen of the Lord, Born of His Spirit, established by His Word; Our cornerstone is Christ alone, and strong in Him we stand: O let us live transparently, and walk heart to heart and hand in hand.[/pullquote_center] Bryan Jeffrey Leech…

Telling Our Story

What is it that we say, when we tell our story? For each of us has a story to tell, and so does the Church. The Church’s story is borne out of why we have the Church in the first place.   [button link=”http://bit.ly/NpvBJX”]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak

Hymn #503 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Lord, Speak to Me, That I May Speak” [pullquote_center width=”55%”]O fill me with your fullness, Lord, Until my very heart o’erflow In kindling thought and glowing word, Your love to tell, your praise to show.[/pullquote_center] “Service burn-out” is a common complaint among those who serve in positions of leadership in…

Hands of the Church

In just a moment, we will lay hands on those who have been asked to serve in the role as deacon, setting them apart for a specific calling. For they will use their hands—as the Book of Acts says—to serve, as if waiting on tables.   [button link=”http://bit.ly/1cafDaQ”]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]   Congratulations to our…

Sing in Harmony

Now we can certainly talk about finding the image of God in every individual—that God’s fingerprints are on each and every person as a child of God—but we can also talk about the image of God that is revealed in the community of faith. [button link=”http://bit.ly/1gWE2rA”]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]   You may also wish to…

Reflections

We begin again with gratitude, which is one way to describe the rhythms and the routines of the church. We do not start over, but we do begin again, always moving into the grace of God together. As our family looks at the empty boxes we have unloaded in our house and as we continue…

God of Thunder · Mark Wilson

I must admit: I do like a good storm. Not the tornado kind of storm, but the kind that sneaks up on you on a hot summer afternoon. You look out of the window expecting daylight, and you are surprised by darkness. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/09/AFBC_Wilson_20130915.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Auburn First Baptist and the American Civil War

A lot of new families are pouring into Auburn, coming with great glimmer in their eye of the world that was aborning in the Blackbelt. And, some of those families were going to become really significance in the early history of the church. Listen to Part 5 of our Thursday evening series on A History…

The Boat

On this Lord’s Day, in rooms much like this one with its beautiful breathtaking stained glass and the prayer-soaked walls of this sanctuary, along with rooms much different from this one—in cities and towns and tribes around the world—sit the people of God worshiping together. This is where we plunge the depths of the gifts…

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