Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives

A weekly devotional series presented by Tripp Martin, pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church. Auburn First Baptist Church is a free and faithful congregation of Christians, and a unique place of faith, learning, and ministry. For more information, visit AuburnFBC.org.

Church

If all of these sacred words are the vernacular of the Church, they help us better understand what it means to be a part of the Church. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives presented by Tripp…

Confession

Confession requires boundaries. It requires trust. It requires sensitivity. It requires accountability. We do not confess just to anybody, but we confess in a way that can lead to healing. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives…

Saint

It would be near impossible to put together a great PowerPoint presentation that teaches us about things like mercy, forgiveness, justice, kindness, and generosity. But, perhaps we can all think of at least one person whose life embodied one of those things. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the…

Suffering

Even though suffering is not good, how we respond to it — in caring for others — can be sacred. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives presented by Tripp Martin, pastor of Auburn First Baptist Church.…

Spirit

We find God’s Spirit throughout Scripture, but we do not always speak of the Spirit of God. And, one reason might be: there are many aspects of God’s Spirit that we do not understand. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred…

Lost

We shouldn’t say the word lost with a tinge of judgment as if it means those who have sinned, or who are wayward. It can lead to the false dichotomy where there is the lost and the found, and we end up standing with the older brother on the outside of the celebration—even though we…

Neighbor

It’s the stranger that we pass downtown. It is the refugee halfway around the world. It’s the person who looks different from us. It is the rich and the poor. It is every race and ethnicity. It is every difference we can imagine. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” —…

Blessed

There is such a difference between saying the word “blessing” as a gift, and saying it as a reward. As a reward, it has a self-focus to it — it has a sense of self-serving victory. But, out of humility, it sounds very different. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover”…

Brokenness

When we look out on the world, and we see the pain and heartache of poverty or oppression, prejudice or indifference, unethical or harmful behavior, we see evidence of the world’s brokenness. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred Space in…

Grace

God’s Grace: all of the goodness that we find throughout creation. It is the food we have to eat or the clothes we have to wear, the community that we can share, the friendship we have to embrace, or even the assistance we receive or give to others. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words:…

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