Creating Sacred Space in Our Lives (Page 3)

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.

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:…

Fall

How do we say that sacred word Fall: the story of the fall of humanity, where Adam and Eve are duped by the serpent — there at the tree of knowledge of Good and evil, where they fell from innocence. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season…

God

Any time we use the sacred word God, we should remember that God is God and we are not. It should feel as if our words are being stretched to their very limits—where there is always more for us to discover and to learn. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover”…

Salvation

If we reduce the conversation about Salvation only in terms of death, we inadvertently leave out so much of the life of Jesus; because Jesus lived for the same things he died. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred Space in…

Mystery

God does not need our defense. God does not call us to protect God. We are called, rather, to embody the Love of God. 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…

Prayer

Prayer is engaging with God in such a way that we look through these lenses and see the world — or God, or ourselves, or our situation, or our neighbor — differently. On Wednesday, we gather for “Sacred Words: Reclaim, Redefine, and Rediscover” — the second season in the devotional series Creating Sacred Space in…

Faithful

We must be careful how we describe the meaning of “Faithful” — unpacking it, and choosing words that we might use in everyday language. And “Faithful” is such an important word, because it describes the very character of God, and — as we have been created in God’s image — a word that describes us,…

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