Flannelgraph

The Old Testament story, in felt
August 24 – September 21, 2014

Ever feel a bit fuzzy about how the people, places, and purpose of the Bible stories fit together? You’re not alone. Join us for this grand overview of the Old Testament, with flannel swatches of biblical proportions. It promises to be meaningful and memorable!

Message line-up:

8/24
Creation and Calling
Pastor Scott Austin
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The Bible’s creation stories, the Tower of Babel, Noah and the flood, and the call of Abraham: what could these fantastic stories possibly have to say to us? We will seek an answer—told in felt, of course!

8/31
Guest sermon (Baber AME visiting)
Rev. James C. Simmons
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We take a break from our Flannelgraph series to welcome our friends from Baber AME Church for a joint worship service. Rev. James C. Simmons will deliver a powerful message about how Jesus always sees the best in us, even when everyone else sees the worst.

(Mark 5:1–20)
9/7
Captives and Wanderers
Pastor Scott Austin
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Abraham’s descendants find themselves in Egypt, where they are eventually enslaved, setting the stage for God’s dramatic rescue and the subsequent wandering in the wilderness.

9/14
Rulers and Kings
Pastor Scott Austin
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After arriving in the Promised Land, the Israelites set up a system of government. However, these human systems are doomed from the beginning to fail, because they place dependence on individual men and women instead of God.

9/21
Prophets and Promises
Pastor Scott Austin
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As Israel’s failed monarchy stumbled further and further from God, the prophets of Israel passionately demanded a return to justice and God’s rule.

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