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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]

The Jawbone

If we were to sit down and compile a list that describes the ways of Jesus, as we flesh them out for our lives, we could not do much better than Paul’s list in Romans chapter 12, beginning in verse 9. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/AFBC_Martin_20140831.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]

Mindful at Emmaus

Cleopus and the other disciple are walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus, taking one small step at a time, and beside them is Jesus—although they do not recognize him until they beg him to come in and stay. [button link=”http://auburnfbc.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/AFBC_Martin_20140504.mp3″]Download MP3 Audio File[/button]


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…

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…

Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus

Hymn #83 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Come, Thou Long-Expected Jesus” [pullquote_center width=”85%”]Come, thou long-expected Jesus, born to set thy people free; From our fears and sins release us; let us find our rest in thee. Born thy people to deliver, born a child and yet a king, Born to reign in us forever, now thy gracious…

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]

In Christ Alone

Hymn #569 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “In Christ Alone” [pullquote_center width=”90%”]In Christ alone my hope is found; He is my light, my strength, my song. This cornerstone, this solid ground, firm through the fiercest drought and storm. What heights of love, what depths of peace when fears are stilled, when strivings cease. My Comforter,…

Fairest Lord Jesus

Hymn #159 in Celebrating Grace Hymnal — “Fairest Lord Jesus” [pullquote_center width=”62%”]Fair are the meadows, fairer still the woodlands, Robed in the blooming garb of spring: Jesus is fairer, Jesus is purer, Who makes the woeful heart to sing.[/pullquote_center] Beautiful. What comes to mind for you when you hear that word? For me, nature is…

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