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Another Pair of Shoes

Perhaps we have all worn shoes in the past, which later we discovered did not lead us to think about God in ways that reflected the heart of the Gospel. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/AFBC_Martin_20130928.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Peculiar

Before Jesus was born, there were all of these expectations about the coming of the Messiah, which were varied. There were a range of expectations about what the Messiah—or that word in the Greek: the Christ—would look like. Expectations about a kingly figure—of royalty. Expectations about liberation from outside oppression… But, no one expected the…

God Is Calling Through the Whisper

Hymn #478 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “God Is Calling Through the Whisper” God is calling through the voices of our neighbors’ urgent prayers: Through their longing for redemption and for rescue from despair. Place of hurt or face of needing; strident cry or silent pleading: God is calling—can you hear? God is calling—can you hear? “Oh,…

All Creatures of Our God and King

Hymn #307 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “All Creatures of Our God and King” [pullquote_center width=”60%”]All creatures of our God and King, lift up your voice and with us sing Alleluia! Let all things their Creator bless, and worship him in humbleness, Alleluia![/pullquote_center] The text of this ancient hymn is attributed to St. Francis of Assisi, and…

God Has Given Us Creation

Hymn #29 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “God Has Given Us Creation” [pullquote_center width=”90%”]God has given us creation, stars and atoms, soil and air, To explore, to tend and nourish, to sustain us and to share. Through the nothingness of chaos came the word, “Let there be light!” Still the universe expanding sings of its Creator’s might.[/pullquote_center]…

O God, Our Help in Ages Past

Hymn #566 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “O God, Our Help in Ages Past” [pullquote_center width=”75%”]A thousand ages in thy sight are like an evening gone; Short as the watch that ends the night, before the rising sun.[/pullquote_center] Time is such a strange concept. Each day has twenty-four hours in it; some seem to fly by and…

Shouts or Whispers

In a world that is full of shouting, oftentimes we assume that we have to speak-up to be heard. But, grace may choose to whisper in a world that shouts, because it is the only way to be heard. [button link=”http://bit.ly/1fTQ6be”]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

God of Creation, All-Powerful

Hymn #26 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “God of Creation, All-Powerful” [pullquote_center width=”60%”]God of Creation, all-powerful, all wise, Lord of the universe rich with surprise, Maker, Sustainer, and Ruler of all, We are your children—you hear when we call.[/pullquote_center] Back when I was young and could sleep on the ground, I often spent a weekend…

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]

Middler Mashup!

This summer, students promoting to middle school have been attending Middler Mashup. During each meeting, we have discussed and studied a single topic (we’ve also had time for snacks, crafts, and fun!). Our topics this summer were Who Is Jesus?, What Is the Church For?, Where Do I Fit In?, and Family Traditions. During our…

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