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December 31, 1998       Kent Hill          mp3

John 17: 20-26   Christian Unity

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2017:%2020-26&version=31

 

Mention of Pope John Paul II Crossing The Threshold Of Hope (1994)

 

The Gift of Salvation link:

www.leaderu.com/ftissues/ft9801/articles/gift.html

 

December 24, 1998       Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Matthew 2: 1-6  Jesus, Son of David

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%202:%201-6;&version=31;

 

December 17, 1998       Bob Cooley      mp3

Sacred Space – A Field and A Manger

Luke 2: 8-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:%208-20;&version=31;

 

Matthew 2: 1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%202:%201-12;&version=31;

 

Matthew 5: 23-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:%2023-24;&version=31;

 

Ezekiel 33: 31-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2033:%2031-32;&version=31;

 

December 10, 1998       Jürgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect for the First Sunday in Advent

Almighty God, give us grace that we may cast away the works of

darkness, and put upon us the armour of light, now in the time of

this mortal life, in which thy Son Jesus Christ came to visit us in

great humility; that in the last day, when he shall come again in

his glorious Majesty, to judge both the quick and the dead, we may

rise to the life immortal; through him who liveth and reigneth with

thee and the Holy Ghost, One God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

Time, and The Advent

 

William Willimon quote               http://www.religion-online.org/showarticle.asp?title=1052

The gospel is a story about something that has happened to us -- something that has

come to us extra nos, from the outside. This story is, in the words of the Reformers,

an externum verbum, an external word. It claims that by rooting around in our own

egos or by reflecting upon our life experiences as men or women, whites or blacks,

we really won’t discover much that is worth knowing, unless we know this Jew from

Nazareth who is the way, the truth and the life, and are part of a people who follow

him. It is only by listening to this story and allowing it to have its way with us that we

learn anything worth knowing. As Saint Augustine said, when we look at our lives

without Christ, they look like a chicken yard full of tracks in the mud going this way

and that. But in the light of Christ’s life, our lives take on meaning, pattern, and direction.

 

John 1: 1-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=john%201:%201-14;&version=31;

 

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin “Hymn of the Universe” quote

 

Bertrand Russell “Mysticism and Logic, and other essays” quote

 

Bill Wilson testimony/link

 

The Collect for the Fourth Sunday in Advent

We beseech thee, Almighty God, to purify our consciences by thy daily visitation,

that when thy Son our Lord cometh he may find in us a mansion prepared for

himself, through the same Jesus Christ our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with

thee, in the unity of the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever. Amen.

 

December 3, 1998         Peter Kreeft                  mp3

The Five Secrets of Joy Submission, Sharing, Creating, Offering, Repentance

Luke 1: 26-38                The Annunciation

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:%2026-38;&version=31;

 

Luke 1: 39-41                The Visitation

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:%2039-41;&version=31;

 

Luke 2: 7-14                  The Nativity

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:%207-14;&version=31;

 

Luke 2: 21-24                The Presentation

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:%2021-24;&version=31;

 

Luke 2: 41-50                The Boy Jesus at the Temple

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:%2041-50;&version=31;

 

November 26, 1998       Thanksgiving

 

November 19, 1998       Bob Cooley                  mp3

Sacred Space – The Synagogue

Luke 4: 14-44

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:%2014-44&version=31

 

November 12, 1998       Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Charlie, Dr. Death, and my Mother-in-Law

 

Idols of our Age: Money Sex, and Power

 

Psalm 42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2042;&version=31;

 

November 5, 1998        Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 5: 15-18  Lecture 36

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205:%2015-18;&version=31;

 

Acts 2

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202;&version=31;

 

John 7: 37-39

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%207:%2037-39;&version=31;

 

John 4: 1-42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%204:%201-42;&version=31;

 

October 29, 1998          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Exodus 3: 1-14  “I AM” (A Consuming Fire)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%203:%201-14;&version=31;

 

October 22, 1998          Christopher Leighton   mp3

Be Humble, Cast Cares on God & Resist Satan

1 Peter 5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter%205;&version=31;

 

October 15, 1998          Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Psalm 8            Who is Man?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%208;&version=31;

 

4 Possible Philosophies of Man (How great are we? How noble are we?)

1.       Man is ontology good and morally good

2.       Man is ontology evil and morally evil

3.       Man is ontology good and morally evil

4.       Man is ontology evil and morally good

 

October 8, 1998            Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 5: 4-7  Lecture 35                  Children of the Light

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205:4-7;&version=31;

 

Jeremiah 23: 16-17

16 This is what the LORD Almighty says:
       "Do not listen to what the prophets are prophesying to you;
       they fill you with false hopes.
       They speak visions from their own minds,
       not from the mouth of the LORD.

17 They keep saying to those who despise me,
       'The LORD says: You will have peace.'
       And to all who follow the stubbornness of their hearts
       they say, 'No harm will come to you.'

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 5: 9-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Corinthians%205:9-13;&version31;

 

Ephesians 5: 8-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205:8-14;&version=31;

 

Ephesians 5: 15-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205:15-20;&version=31;

 

October 1, 1998            Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Psalm 42          Other Gods & Demons

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2042;&version=31;

 

City of Joy amazon link

http://www.amazon.com/City-Joy_Dominique-Lapierre/dp/0446355569

 

September 24, 1998      Christopher Leighton   mp3

The Body Suffering For Christ

1 Peter 4: 12-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter%204:%2012-19;&version=31;

 

September 17, 1998      Bob Cooley                  mp3

Sacred Space – Purity

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6: 12-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%206:%2012-20;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6: 14-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20corinthians%206:%2014-18;&version=31;

 

Acts 21: 17-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%2021:%2017-26;&version=31;

 

1 Kings 7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20kings%207;&version=31;

 

Leviticus 11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=leviticus%2011;&version=31;

 

Leviticus 12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=leviticus%2012;&version=31;

 

Leviticus 13: 40-46

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=leviticus%2013:%2040-46;&version=31;

 

Leviticus 14: 33-57

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=leviticus%2014:%2033-57;&version=31;

 

Leviticus 15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=leviticus%2015;&version=31;

 

Leviticus 11: 32-33

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=leviticus%2011:%2032-33;&version=31;

 

Matthew 23: 1-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%2023:%201-4;&version=31;

 

Matthew 15: 1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=matthew%2015:%201-20;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%205;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 11: 2

2 I am jealous for you with s godly jealousy. I promised you to one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

 

September 10, 1998      Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 5: 1-7  Lecture 34                  The Results of Sexual Immorality

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%205:%201-7;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 2: 14-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20corinthians%202:%2014-17;&version=31;

 

Song of Solomon 7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=song%20of%20solomon%207;&version=31;

 

Song of Solomon 8: 4

4 Daughters of Jerusalem, I charge you:
       Do not arouse or awaken love
       until it so desires.

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20corinthians%206;&version=31;

 

September 3, 1998        Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Free Will & Predestination

Deuteronomy 30: 19

19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live

 

Joshua 24: 15

15 But if serving the LORD seems undesirable to you, then choose for yourselves this day whom you will serve, whether the gods your forefathers served beyond the River, or the gods of the Amorites, in whose land you are living. But as for me and my household, we will serve the LORD.”

 

Luke 10: 42

42 but only one thing is needed. Mary has chosen what is better, and it will not be taken away from her.”

 

Paul’s Letter to Philemon 1: 14

14 But I do not want to do anything without your consent, so that any favor you do will be spontaneous and not forced.

 

Romans 8: 28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

 

Always stick to your data.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2: 12-13

12 Therefore, my dear friends, as you have always obeyed – not only in my presence, but now much more in my absence – continue to work out your salvation with fear and trembling, 13 for it is God who works in you to will and to act according to his good purpose.

 

August 27, 1998           Christopher Leighton   mp3

Living For God: The Body Suffering For Christ

1 Peter 3: 18-22, 4: 1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter%203:%2018-22,%204:%201-11;&version=31;

 

August 20, 1998           Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 25-32  Lecture 33               Christian Do’s and Don’ts

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:%2025-32;&version=31;

 

Matthew 5: 33-37

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:%2033-37;&version=31;

 

James 3: 1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%203:%201-12;&version=31;

 

August 13, 1998           Bob Cooley                  mp3

Sacred Space – The Temple

1 Kings 8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%208:%2015-21;&version=31;

 

Psalm 24: 3-4

3 Who may ascend the hill of the LORD?
       Who may stand in his holy place?

4 He who has clean hands and a pure heart,
       who does not lift up his soul to an idol
       or swear by what is false.

 

2 Kings 25: 8-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Kings%2025:%208-15;&version=31;

 

Ezra 1

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezra%201;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 9: 13-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%209:%2013-14;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6: 13-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%206:%2013-20;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2: 21-22

21 In him the whole building is joined together and rises to become a holy temple in the Lord. 22 And in him you too are being built together to become a dwelling in which God lives by his Spirit.

 

Revelation 21-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2021-22;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 1: 19

19 For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,

 

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 2: 9

9 For in Christ all the fullness of the Deity lives in bodily form,

 

August 6, 1998 Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Feelings – Faith – and Facts

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%203:%204-9;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 12: 2

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2012:%202-10;&version=31;

 

July 30, 1998                Bob Cooley                  mp3

Sacred Space – The Alter

Genesis 12: 6-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2012:%206-8;&version=31;

 

The Nature of Sacrifice: A Gift, Communion, and Expreciation

 

1 Kings 18: 18-39

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2018:%2018-39;&version=31;

 

Hebrews 10: 8-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%2010:%208-14;&version=31;

 

July 23, 1998                Bob Cooley                  mp3

Sacred Space

Exodus 19: 10-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2019:%2010-13;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2: 14-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%202:%2014-22;&version=31;

 

Judges 6 (the story of Gideon)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Judges%206;&version=31;

 

The Altars of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob (Shechem, Bethel, Hebron and Beersheba)

Genesis 12: 6-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2012:%206-9;&version=31;

 

Genesis 13: 18

18 So Abram moved his tents and went to live near the great trees of Mamre at Hebron, where he built an altar to the LORD.

 

Genesis 26: 23-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2026:%2023-25;&version=31;

 

July 16, 1998                Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Seven Passages on the Thrill of Jesus Revealed

 

Luke 4: 16-21

 

John 5: 39-40

 

John 11: 17-27

 

John 4: 1-42

 

John 14: 1-14

 

Luke 20: 27-38

 

Matthew 28: 20

20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

C.S. Lewis “Miracles” quote/link

 

July 9, 1998                  Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Our Giving, and God’s Multiplication

John 6: 1-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%206:%201-14;&version=31;

 

July 2, 1998                  Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 17-32  Lecture 32               New Men in Christ

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:%2017-32;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 1: 18-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%201:%2018-21;&version=31;

 

Genesis 4: 2-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%204:%202-7;&version=31;

 

June 25, 1998               Christopher Leighton   mp3

Living For God: Good for Evil

1 Peter 3: 8-18a

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%203:%208-18a;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 5: 1-2a

1 Therefore, since we have been justified through faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ, 2 through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand.

 

June 18, 1998               Bob Cooley                  mp3

Worshiping God in Spirit and Truth  (Jesus Talks With a Samaritan Woman)

John 4: 1-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%204:%201-26;&version=31;

 

June 11, 1998               Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 12-16  Lecture 31               Equipping the Saints for Service

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:%2012-16;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2: 10

10 For we are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

 

Millard Fuller “The Theology of the Hammer” quote/link

 

Lewis Thomas “The Lives of a Cell” quote/link

 

Hebrews 6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%206;&version=31;

 

Robert N. Bellah “Habits of the Heart” quote/link

 

June 4, 1998                 Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Loving God

Deuteronomy 6: 4-5

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.

 

Matthew 5: 48

48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

Deuteronomy 6: 6-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%206:%206-9;&version=31;

 

May 28, 1998                Christopher Leighton   mp3

Submission and Blessing

1 Peter 3: 1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%203:%201-7;&version=31;

 

John R. W. Stott “Jesus Christ and the Authority of the Word of God”

Authority is a dirt word today, dirty, disliked, even detested. I doubt if any other word arouses more instant aversion among the young and the radical of all kinds. Authority smacks of establishment, of privilege, of oppression, of tyranny. And whether we like it or not, we are witnessing in our day a global revolt against all authority, whether of the family, the college, the bosses, the church, the state or God.

http://www.urbana.org/_articles.cfm?RecordId=453

also published as a booklet “The Authority of the Bible”

 

May 21, 1998                Bob Cooley                  mp3

Israel Update

 

Genesis 32: 22-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2032:%2022-32;&version=31;

 

Exodus 1: 1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%201:%201-7;&version=31;

 

Exodus 19: 3-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2019:%203-6;&version=31;

 

Deuteronomy 4: 1-2

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%204:%201-2;&version=31;

 

Deuteronomy 7: 7-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%207:%207-9;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 9: 1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%209:%201-5;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 6: 16

16Peace and mercy to all who follow this rule, even to the Israel of God.

 

May 14, 1998                Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 11  Lecture 30                   Local Pastor Leadership

11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.

 

The First Letter of Peter 5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%205;&version=31;

 

May 7, 1998                  Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Philosophy and Faith

 

Aristotle’s Theory of the Four Causes (Material, Formal, Efficient, Final)

http://www.philosophyprofessor.com/philosophies/aristotles-four-causes.php

 

8 verses from the Gospels:

 

Matthew 13: 45-46

45 Again, the kingdom of heaven is like unto a merchant man, seeking goodly pearls: 46Who, when he had found one pearl of great price, went and sold all that he had, and bought it.

 

Mark 8: 36

36 For what shall it profit a man, if he shall gain the whole world, and lose his own soul?

 

Matthew 5: 29-30

29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

30 And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

 

Luke 9: 59-62

59 And he said unto another, Follow me. But he said, Lord, suffer me first to go and bury my father.

60 Jesus said unto him, Let the dead bury their dead: but go thou and preach the kingdom of God.

61 And another also said, Lord, I will follow thee; but let me first go bid them farewell, which are at home at my house.

62 And Jesus said unto him, No man, having put his hand to the plough, and looking back, is fit for the kingdom of God.

 

Matthew 6: 24

24 No man can serve two masters: for either he will hate the one, and love the other; or else he will hold to the one, and despise the other. Ye Cannot serve God and mammon.

 

Luke 14: 26

26 If any man come to me, and hate not his father, and mother, and wife, and children, and brethren, and sisters, yea, and his own life also, he cannot be my disciple.

 

Matthew 22: 36-38

36 Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

38 This is the first and great commandment.

 

Matthew 5: 13

13 Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

 

April 30, 1998   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Exodus 17: 1-7  God always planned to die for sinners

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2017:%201-7;&version=31;

 

John 7: 37-39a

37On the last and greatest day of the Feast, Jesus stood and said in a loud voice, “If anyone if thirsty, let him come to me and drink. 38Whoever believes in me, as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.” 39aBy this he meant the Spirit, whom those who believed in him were later to receive.

 

April 23, 1998   Christopher Leighton   mp3

Strangers and Pilgrims

1 Peter 2: 11-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%202:%2011-25;&version=31;

 

Genesis 23: 4

4”I am an alien and a stranger among you. Sell me some property for a burial site here so I can bury my dead.”

 

April 16, 1998   Peter Kreeft                  mp3

After Easter, then what? More Good Fridays!

Matthew 27: 39-42

39Those who passed by hurled insults at him, shaking their heads 40and saying, “You who are going to destroy the temple and build it in three days, save yourself! Come down from the cross, if you are the Son of God!”

41In the same way the chief priests, the teachers of the law and the elders mocked him. 42”He saved others,” they said, “but he can’t save himself! He’s the King of Israel! Let him come down now from the cross, and we will believe in him.

 

John 12: 23-26

23Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. 24I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. 25The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. 26Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 1: 24

24Now I rejoice in what was suffered for you, and I fill up in my flesh what is lacking in regard to Christ’s afflictions, for the sake of his body, which is the church.

 

April 9, 1998                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 11  Lecture 29                   The Ministry of Evangelism

11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.

 

Thomas Merton “Seasons of celebration” Chapter 6 The Nativity Kerygma (page 101, 1986 edition) quote:

        Christianity is not so much a body of doctrine as the revelation of a mystery. A mystery is a divine action, something which God does in time in order to introduce men into the sanctuary of eternity. Being a religion of mysteries, Christianity is a religion of facts – divine facts, divine actions.

        In celebrating the mysteries of Christ as they recur in time, the Church first of all announces these events: “Christ is born!” “Christ is risen!” She proclaims them, as a herald proclaims the triumphal entrance of a victorious King into a city. Her announcement, her proclamation of the divine event, is a work which she entrusts to her “heralds,” her apostles, her preachers. Christianity is thus essentially kerygmatic: the priest is a herald, kerux, an angel of the Lord of Hosts, a voice crying out in the desert: “Make straight the ways of the Lord.”

 

Episcopal Church definition of Evangelism:

To Evangelize is to present Jesus Christ in the power of the Holy Spirit in such a way that people come to believe in Him as Savior and follow Him as Lord in the fellowship of the church.

 

Sam Shoemaker “I Stand by the Door” link:

http://www.faithatwork.com/history/Shoemaker/Shoemaker_StandByTheDoor.html

 

April 2, 1998                 Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8: 28-39

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208:%2028-39;&version=9;

 

28And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

 

Archbishop Fulton J. Sheen in his 1970 Supreme Convention talk to the Knights of Columbus:

“Who picks up Christ without the cross? Our Western Christian civilization – the Christ who never says any harsh things of hell or of God. He never would drive anyone out of the temple – not this gentle, effeminate Christ. Who picks up the cross? China and Russia. They have discipline, order, law, submission to the common good, the absolute in authority.

 

A Christ without a cross is weak and never will be able to redeem. The cross without Christ is totalitarianism – Dachau, Auschwitz and the destruction of human liberties.”

 

March 26, 1998 Christopher Leighton   mp3

The Church

1 Peter 2: 1-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%202:%201-10;&version=31;

 

Dietrich Bonhoeffer “Life Together” quote:

“Our community with one another consists solely in what Christ has done to both of us.”

 

John White “The Fight” quote (pages 149-150):

“But there is nothing on earth which convinces men about heaven or that awakens their craving for it like the discovery of Christian brothers who love one another.”

 

March 19, 1998 Dick Camp                   mp3

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8     Law of the Spirit of Life In Christ

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208;&version=31;

 

Rev. Dr. Richard C. Camp, Jr. retired (2008) from Executive Director, A Christian Ministry in the National Parks (ACMNP)

 

March 12, 1998 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 11  Lecture 28                   Prophetic Ministry (3)

11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers.

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Corinthians%2014;&version=31;

 

John Wimber Power Evangelism quote/link

 

March 5, 1998   Peter Kreeft                  mp3

A Questionnaire (write down your answers)

 

1.  Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4: 13

13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

 

2.  Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3: 3

3For you died, and your life is now hidden with Christ in God.

 

3. & 4.  John 14: 6

6Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

5.  Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 1: 21

21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.

 

6.  Luke 24: 5b

5b”Why do you look for the living among the dead?

 

7.  Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4: 19

19And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Jesus Christ.

 

8.  John 11: 25

25Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life. He who believes in me will live, even though he dies;

 

9.  Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1: 23-24

23but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24but to those whom God has called, both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God.

 

10.  Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1: 30

30It is because of him that you are in Christ Jesus, who has become for us wisdom from God – that is, our righteousness, holiness and redemption.

 

11.  Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 1: 16

16For by him all things were created: things in heaven and on earth, visible and invisible, whether thrones or powers or rulers or authorities; all things were created by him and for him.

 

12.  John 14: 9

9Jesus answered: “Don’t you know me, Philip, even after I have been among you such a long time? Anyone who has seen me has seen the Father.

 

John 1: 18

18No one has ever seen God, but God the One and Only, who is at the Father’s side, has made him known.

 

13.  Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 1: 19

19For God was pleased to have all his fullness dwell in him,

 

14.  Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1: 23

23but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles,

 

15.  1 John 5: 21

21Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

 

February 26, 1998         Christopher Leighton   mp3

Girding the Loins of our Mind

1 Peter 1: 13-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%201:%2013-21;&version=31;

 

Elijah’s “Shootout at Mount Carmel”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2018:%201-46;&version=31;

 

February 19, 1998         Peter Kreeft                  mp3

Prescription to Win the Culture War

Luke 1: 26-38

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:%2026-38;&version=9;

 

38”I am the Lord’s servant,” Mary answered. “May it be to me as you have said.” Then the angel left her.

 

1 - Honesty

2 - Humility

3 - Piety

4 - Authority

5 - Responsibility

6 - Obedience

7 - Wisdom

8 - Charity

 

February 12, 1998         Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 11-13  Lecture 27               Prophetic Ministry (2)

11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

 

John 4: 16-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%204:%2016-19;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 2: 1-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:%201-18;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 5: 1-5a

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%205:%201-5a;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 11: 27-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2011:%2027-30;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 13: 1-3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2013:%201-3;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 16: 6-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2016:%206-10;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 20: 22-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2020:%2022-24;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 21: 8-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2021:%208-14;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Corinthians%2014;&version=31;

 

David du Plessis “The Warning” quote/link

 

February 5, 1998           Peter Kreeft                  mp3

How to Win the Culture War

 

January 29, 1998          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Genesis 15                    God’s Kingdom & Covenants

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2015;&version=31;

 

January 22, 1998          Christopher Leighton   mp3

Suffering & Trials

1 Peter 1: 1-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%Peter%201:%201-9;&version=31;

 

January 15, 1998          Bob Cooley                  mp3

Archaeological Background of the New Testament

The Culture of Jesus (last talk)

The Book of Revelation, Chapters 1-3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%201-3;&version=31;

 

January 8, 1998            Jürgen Liias                 mp3

Ephesians 4: 7-13            Lecture 26                   Prophetic Ministry (1)

7But to each one of us grace has been given as Christ apportioned it. 8This is why it says:

    “When he ascended on high,

      he led captives in his train

      and he gave gifts to men.” 9(What does “he ascended” mean except that he also descended to the lower, earthly regions? 10He who descended is the very one who ascended higher than all the heavens, in order to fill the whole universe.) 11It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, 12to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

 

Exodus 4: 10-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%204:%2010-17;&version=31;

 

Exodus 7: 1-2

1 Then the LORD said to Moses, “See, I have made you like God to Pharaoh, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet. 2 You are to say everything I command you, and your brother Aaron will be your prophet.

 

Numbers 11: 14-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Numbers%2011:%2014-25;&version=31;

 

Jeremiah 7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jeremiah%207;&version=31;