Posts by Fisher Humphreys

The Life of the Church

I think the Bible teaches that God’s purpose in creation was to gather together a family of people to be the People of God. God has always intended to make a covenant with human beings, and the covenant is “I will be your God, and you will be My People”. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/AFBC_Humphreys_20130811.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

We Are Disciples of Jesus

We have the example of Jesus. And, in the New Testament there are repeated calls to us to follow in Jesus’ footsteps. Paul wrote to the Phillipians: “Let this mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus.” And, the idea is that Jesus showed us what humility is like, and we are to…

Our Baptist Legacy: Four-Part Series

Why are we Baptists? What do we believe? Do all Baptists believe the same? These and many more questions are discussed in this four-part series, presented at Auburn First Baptist Church on 21 July 2013. Download the MP3 audio files of these four sessions, along with handout PDFs, linked below: Our Baptist Theological Legacy: The…

Our Baptist Legacy

The early Christians seemed to have had mixed feelings about tradition. On the one hand, they rejected traditions that they thought were oppressive or pointless. But, on the other hand, there were traditions that were good traditions, and the early church recognized this. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/02_AFBC_BaptistLegacy_Humphreys_20130721.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Prayer and Spirituality

There was a moment in the very early history of the church before before Christians were called “Christians”, when they were called “People of the Way,” because they were following this way of Jesus. We meditate on this way, and we do it the way the Psalmist did: we identify scripture texts, which describe Jesus’…

Our Wonderful God

Once upon a time, God said to Jesus and to the Holy Spirit, ‘This life and this Love that we share are too good to keep to ourselves. Let’s create a world to share it with.’ So they did, and that is how the world began: one God in three persons. It’s very mysterious, isn’t…

Is God Like Our Mothers?

How important it is in our Christian heritage that we honor our fathers and our mothers. But, there is an irony in this. Many of the societies in which we have learned to honor our mothers have also been societies in which women have not been encouraged to grow and develop as fully as possible.…

Christian Values

I think what Paul wrote to the church at Colossae certainly can be said to the Church today, and to you who are here this morning in this worship service. And, I want to begin this morning saying to you exactly what Paul said to them: My Christian friends, you are the people of God.…

Christ the Lord is Risen Today

Today, we come to the living center of the Christian faith: Jesus has died, and Jesus has been raised from the dead to save us all. This is the fulcrum on which the entire Christian religion turns. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/AFBC_Humphreys_20130331.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button] You may also listen to the musical selections from this service, here.

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