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December 28, 2000                   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Christmas and Astrology                        Matthew 2: 1-12

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

 

December 21, 2000                   Kent Hill          mp3

Christmas, Freedom, and Suffering

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8: 28

28And we know that in all things God works for the good of

those who love him,[a] who[b] have been called according to his purpose.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8: 35-39

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208:%2035-39;&version=31;

 

Cardinal John Henry Newman 1833 “Lead, Kindly Light” link:

http://www.geocities.com/cott1388/newman.html

 

December 14, 2000                   David Thorp                 mp3

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gift of Counsel – God’s Word

 

Isaiah 11: 2

2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
       the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
       the Spirit of counsel and of power,
       the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD –

 

Proverbs 14: 15

15 A simple man believes anything,
       but a prudent man gives thought to his steps.

 

Proverbs 15: 5

5 A fool spurns his father's discipline,
       but whoever heeds correction shows prudence.

 

Proverbs 13: 20

20 He who walks with the wise grows wise,
       but a companion of fools suffers harm.

 

 

December 7, 2000                     Jurgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect for 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 Spirit,

one God, now and forever.  Amen.

 

Lecture 54             Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 18-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%206:%2018-24;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2014;&version=31;

 

November 30, 2000                   Kent Hill                      mp3

Discipleship and Accountability

 

Matthew 7: 13-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%207:%2013-14&version=31

 

Mark 14: 32-42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2014:%2032-42;&version=31;

 

November 23, 2000                   Thanksgiving

 

November 16, 2000                   David Thorp                 mp3

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gift of Understanding – Study and Reflection

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 11: 33

33Oh, the depth of the riches of the wisdom and[a] knowledge of God!
      How unsearchable his judgments,
      and his paths beyond tracing out!

 

“books to study” recommendations:

Saint Augustine, Confessions

Thomas a Kempis, The Imitation of Christ

William Law, The Serious Call to a Devout and Holy Life

anonymous, The Way of the Pilgrim

Dietrich Bonhoeffer, The Cost of Discipleship

C.S. Lewis, Mere Christianity

 

November 9, 2000                    Bob Cooley                  mp3

The last of his talks on Revelations                     Jerusalem – The City of God

The Book of Revelations 20-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelations%2020-22;&version=31;

 

November 2, 2000                    Jurgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect for All Saints

Almighty God, who hast knit together thine elect in one

communion and fellowship in the mystical body of Thy Son

Christ our Lord: Grant us grace so to follow Thy blessed

saints in all virtuous and godly living, that we may come to

those ineffable joys which thou hast prepared for those who

unfeignedly love thee; through the same Jesus Christ our

Lord, who with thee and the Holy Spirit liveth and reigneth,

one God, in glory everlasting. Amen.

 

All Saint’s Day – The Communion of Saints

 

Friar Johann Tetzel, working for Archbishop Albert of Mainz

“As soon as the coin in the coffer rings,

The soul from Purgatory springs.” 1517 AD

 

Hebrews 11

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

 

C. S. Lewis A Grief Observed, Chapter 3 (page 67-68) link-to-quote

 

October 26, 2000          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Paul: Apostle and Church Member

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 1: 1-6

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

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 1: 17-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%201:%2017-21;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 3: 16-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%203:%2016-19;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 4: 23-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%204:%2023-30;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4: 14-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%204:%2014-19;&version=31;

 

October 19, 2000          Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 53          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 18

18And pray in the Spirit on all occasions with all kinds of prayers and requests.

With this in mind, be alert and always keep on praying for all the saints.

 

The Acts of the Apostles 16: 19-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%2016:%2019-28;&version=31;

 

The Acts of the Apostles 7: 54-60

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%207:%2054-60;&version=31;

 

Alfred Lord Tennyson selection from Morte d’Arthur link-to-quote

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8: 26-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%208:%2026-27;&version=31;

 

October 12, 2000          David Thorp                 mp3

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gift of Courage

Joshua 1: 9

9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous.

Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD

your God will be with you wherever you go."

 

Matthew 28: 20b

… And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."

 

Alice Mackenzie Swain “Courage” quote:

“Courage is not the towering oak that sees storms come and go;

it is fragile blossom that opens in the snow.”

 

Dr. Fred B. Craddock entire quote (in an address to ministers):

 

          To give my life for Christ appears glorious.

          To pour myself out for others... to pay the ultimate price

             of martyrdom -- I'll do it.

          I'm ready, Lord, to go out in a blaze of glory.

          We think giving our all to the Lord is like taking a $1,000

             bill and laying it on the table.

          "Here's my life, Lord.  I'm giving it all."

 

          But the reality for most of us is that he sends us to the

             bank and has us cash in the $1,000 for quarters.

          We go through life putting out 25 cents here and 50 cents

             there.

          Listen to the neighbor kid's troubles instead of saying,

             "Get lost".

          Go to a committee meeting.

             Give a cup of water to a shaky old man in a nursing home.

 

          Usually giving our life to Christ isn't glorious.

          It's done in all those little acts of love, 25 cents at a time.

          It would be easy to go out in a flash of glory; it's harder

             to live the Christian life little by little over the long haul.

 

Link to the Fred Craddock Collection, part of the Media Collection

of the Candler School of Theology, part of Emory University

http://candler.emory.edu/RESOURCES/MEDIA/collection.cfm

 

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel quote:

 

The teaching of Judaism is the theology of the common deed. The Bible insists that God

is concerned with everydayness, with the trivialities of life. The great challenge does

not lie in organizing solemn demonstrations, but in how we manage the commonplace.

The prophet’s field of concern is not the mysteries of heaven, the glories of eternity,

but the blights of society, the affairs of the market place. He addresses himself to those

who trample upon the needy, who increase the price of grain, use dishonest scales, and sell

the refuse of corn (Amos 8:4-6). The predominant feature of the biblical pattern of life is

unassuming, unheroic, inconspicuous piety, the sanctification of trifles, attentiveness to details.

 [Abraham Joshua Heschel, The Insecurity of Freedom, 102-103, emph. in orig.]

 

October 5, 2000            Jurgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our

learning: Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly

digest them, that we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope

of everlasting life, which you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ

who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God,

forever and ever.  Amen.

 

Lecture 52          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 17

17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,

which is the word of God.

 

Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 3: 16

16All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching,

rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness.

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 3: 13-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%203:%2013-18&version=31

 

Mark Twain quote:

“It ain’t those parts of the Bible that

I can’t understand that bother me,

it is the parts that I do understand.”

The Wit and Wisdom of Mark Twain, edited by Alex Ayres, 1989, pg. 24

 

September 28, 2000                  Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Epistle Construction & Team Ministry

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 1: 1

1 Paul and Timothy, servants of Christ Jesus,
       To all the saints in Christ Jesus at Philippi, together with the overseers and deacons:

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 6: 9-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%206:%209-11;&version=31;

 

September 21, 2000                  Dick Camp                   mp3

Water to Wine, and Men to Ring

John 2: 1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%202:%201-11&version=31

 

September 14, 2000                  David Thorp                 mp3

Gifts of the Holy Spirit: The Gift of Knowledge

John 18: 37-38

37 “You are a king, then!” said Pilate.

Jesus answered, “You are right in saying I am a king. In fact,

for this reason I was born, and for this I came into the world,

to testify to the truth. Everyone on the side of truth listens to me.”

38 “What is truth?” Pilate asked. With this he went out again to

the Jews and said, “I find no basis for a charge against him.

 

Allan Bloom, The Closing of the American Mind quote

 

Acts 4: 12

12 Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name

under heaven given to men by which we are saved.”

 

C. S. Lewis Mere Christianity, Book 2, Chapter 1 (page 35) link-to-quote

 

September 7, 2000        Jurgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect for the Second Sunday in Advent

Blessed Lord, who caused all holy Scriptures to be written for our learning:

Grant us so to hear them, read, mark, learn, and inwardly digest them, that

we may embrace and ever hold fast the blessed hope of everlasting life, which

you have given us in our Savior Jesus Christ.  Amen.

 

Lecture 51          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 17

17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,

which is the word of God.

 

August 31, 2000           Kent Hill                      mp3

Risk Taking, Guidance & Armor

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 10-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%206:%2010-18;&version=31;

 

August 24, 2000           Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

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

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 1: 12-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%201:%2012-30&version=31

 

August 17, 2000           Bob Cooley                  mp3

Teachings on The Book of Revelations    The Climax Begins – Armageddon & Victory

The Book of Revelations 19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelations%2019;&version=31;

 

August 10, 2000           David Thorp                 mp3

Fundamental Attitudes for our Spiritual Life                      “Keep Asking”

Isaiah 11: 2-3

2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
       the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
       the Spirit of counsel and of power,
       the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD –

3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
       He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
       or decide by what he hears with his ears;

 

James 4: 2-3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%204:%202-3;&version=31;

 

Matthew 7: 7-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%207:%207-11;&version=31;

 

August 3, 2000 Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 50          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 17

17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,

which is the word of God.

 

William James/Charles Reade quote:

Sow a thought, reap an action;

Sow an action, reap a habit;

Sow a habit, reap a character;

Sow a character, reap a destiny.

[link to Wikipedia note on the quote]

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4: 8

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is

right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable –

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

 

Brother Lawrence Practicing the Presence of God amazon.com link:

http://www.amazon.com/Practicing-Presence-Christian-Classics-Today/dp/1557254656/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1218590204&sr=1-1

 

Frank Charles Laubach Letters by a Modern Mystic quote link

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 5: 8

8But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on

faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.

 

Kenneth L. Woodward quote from Ushering in the age of the laity (Sept 9, 1994, Commonweal cover story):

 

Back in the first Nixon presidency I did a cover story on Billy Graham. I asked him,

“Billy Graham, what’s it feel like knowing you are saved?”

“Ken,” he said, “it’s a wonderful feeling.” But suppose, I went on, you were to crawl into the

hay with the organist. What then? “Well,” Graham replied, “I just wouldn’t get as high a place

in heaven.”

I told this story to Senator Mark Hatfield (R-Oreg.), who is a devout Baptist. “Ken,” he said,

“if I didn’t know I was saved I couldn’t get up in the morning.”

“Mark,” I replied, “if I knew I was saved, I wouldn’t get up in the morning.”

 

July 27, 2000                Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 49          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 17    Estonia, Russia, and the Helmet of Salvation

17Take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit,

which is the word of God.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 4: 8

8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is

right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable –

if anything is excellent or praiseworthy – think about such things.

 

July 20, 2000                Bob Cooley                  mp3

Teachings on The Book of Revelations    Babylon – dealing with the world Economic System

The Book of Revelations 17 & 18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelations%2017,%2018;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 6: 14-18, 7: 1

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%206:%2014-18,%207:%201;&version=31;

 

The First Letter of John 2: 15-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%202:%2015-17;&version=31;

 

July 13, 2000                David Thorp                 mp3

Fundamental Attitudes for our Spiritual Life                      Fear of God – Wisdom

Isaiah 11: 2-3

2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
       the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
       the Spirit of counsel and of power,
       the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD –

3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
       He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
       or decide by what he hears with his ears;

 

Proverbs 4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%204;&version=31;

 

Proverbs 9: 10

10 “The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom, 
       and knowledge of the Holy One is understanding.”

 

July 6, 2000                  David Thorp                 mp3

Fundamental Attitudes for our Spiritual Life                      The Fear of God

Isaiah 11: 2-3

2 The Spirit of the LORD will rest on him—
       the Spirit of wisdom and of understanding,
       the Spirit of counsel and of power,
       the Spirit of knowledge and of the fear of the LORD –

3 and he will delight in the fear of the LORD.
       He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes,
       or decide by what he hears with his ears;

 

Rudolf Otto, The Idea of The Holy, Chapter IV ‘Mysterium Tremendum’ page 16-17

And any one who is capable of more precise introspection [of a scene like this Isaiah scene] must recognize that the distinction between such a ‘dread’ and natural fear is not simply one of degree and intensity. The awe or ‘dread’ may indeed be so overwhelmingly great that it seems to penetrate to the very marrow, making the man’s hair bristle and his limbs quake. [A sense of the overpoweringness of God] … The ‘shudder’ reappears in a form ennobled beyond measure where the soul, held speechless, trembles inwardly to the farthest fibre of its being. It invades the mind mightily in Christian worship with the words: ‘Holy, holy, holy’; …

 

Isaiah 6: 1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%206:%201-5;&version=31;

 

Isaiah 40: 12-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2040:%2012-23;&version=31;

 

Job 38

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=job%2038;&version=31;

 

Isaiah 55: 8-9

 8 "For my thoughts are not your thoughts,
       neither are your ways my ways,"
       declares the LORD.

 9 "As the heavens are higher than the earth,
       so are my ways higher than your ways
       and my thoughts than your thoughts.

 

Romans 11: 33-36

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2011:%2033-36;&version=31;

 

Proverbs 3: 7

7  Do not be wise in your own eyes;

      fear the LORD and shun evil.

 

June 29, 2000               Kent Hill                      mp3

The Shadow of Grace                Psalm 103: 8-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20103:%208-18&version=31

 

Psalm 130: 1-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20130:%201-4;&version=31;

 

June 22, 2000               Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

21For to me, to live is Christ and to die is gain.     Finding Joy in Suffering

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 1

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

 

Congruence, Conditioning, Confidence

 

The First Letter of Peter 5: 8-9

8Be self-controlled and alert. Your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion

looking for someone to devour. 9Resist him, standing firm in the faith, because you

know that your brothers throughout the world are undergoing the same kind of sufferings.

 

June 15, 2000               Bob Cooley                  mp3

Teachings on The Book of Revelations    Babylon – Religious and Political Apostasy

The Book of Revelations 17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelations%2017;&version=31;

 

The First Letter of Peter 5: 13

13  She who is in Babylon, chosen together with you,

      sends you her greetings, and so does my son Mark.

 

June 8, 2000                 Andrew Natsios           mp3

Paul’s Letter to Philemon                        Onesimus – Slave, Thief, Priest, and Bishop

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philemon;&version=31;

 

Jean-Pierre de Caussade  Abandonment to Divine Providence Chapter II

[Embrace the Present Moment as an Ever-Flowing Source of Holiness], page 36

There is never a moment when God does not come forward in the guise of some

suffering or some duty, and all that takes place within us, around us and through us

both includes and hides his activity. Yet, because it is invisible, we are always taken

by surprise and do not recognize his operation until it has passed by us. If we could

lift the veil and if we watched with vigilant attention, God would endlessly reveal

himself to us and we should see and rejoice in his active presence in all that befalls us.

 

John Lukacs  Five Days in London, May 1940 Chapter Seven [Survival], page 218

His [Hitler’s] greatest reactionary opponent, Churchill, was like King Canute,

attempting to withstand and sweep back that wave. And – yes, mirabile dictum

this King Canute succeeded: because of his resolution and – allow me to say this –

because of God’s will, of which, like every human being, he was but an instrument.

He was surely no saint, he was not a religious man, and he had many faults. Yet so it happened.

 

June 1, 2000                 Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 48          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 16    The Shield of Faith – 3 types of Faith

16In addition to all this, take up the shield of faith, with

which you can extinguish all the flaming arrows of the evil one.

 

Habakkuk 1: 2a

2a  How long, O LORD, must I call for help,

       but you do not listen?

 

Habakkuk 2: 2-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Habakkuk%202:%202-4;&version=31;

 

Anonymous author, carved in a cell wall (concentration camp) or a cellar wall (Cologne, Germany):

I believe in the sun even when it’s not shining.

I believe in love even when there is no one there.

I believe in God even when he is silent.

 

May 25, 2000                Bob Cooley                  mp3

Teachings on The Book of Revelations    Judgement – 7 Plagues and 7 Bowls

The Book of Revelations 15 & 16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelations%2015,%2016;&version=31;

 

The Book of Revelation 16: 16

16 Then they gathered the kings together to the place that in Hebrew is called Armageddon.

 

Matthew 24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024;&version=31;

 

Exodus 15

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

 

May 18, 2000                Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Psalm 18          David’s Exodus – Delivered from his enemies (verses 7 – 36)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm%2018&version=31

 

An Outline of Psalm 18

A.      Introductory words of praise (1-2)

B.      Reasons for praise in David’s answered prayer (3-45)

1.       David’s deliverance from his enemies (3-19)

a.       David prays in need and his prayer reaches God (3-6)

b.       Our furious God comes to the rescue (7-15)

c.       God’s help for a helpless David (16-19)

2.       The basis of God’s saving deliverance: His justice in responding to the substantial righteousness of his servant (20-27)

3.       The outworking of God’s saving deliverance (28-45)

a.       God praised for enabling David’s abilities (28-36)

b.       David’s victory over his enemies (37-45)

C.     Concluding words of praise (46-50)

 

May 11, 2000                David Thorp                 mp3

Acts 1: 1-8        Pentecost – Ashes to Fire

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%201:%201-8;&version=31;

 

Philip Yancey Reaching for the Invisible God quote [Chapter Fifteen - Passion and the Desert, Pg. 188]

Asked whether he was filled with the Spirit, Dwight L. Moody replied, "Yes. But I leak."

 

May 4, 2000                  Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 47          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 15    Feet Fitted – The Gospel of Peace

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 10-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%206:%2010-15&version=31

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 5: 16-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205:%2016-20;&version=31;

 

Matthew 18: 15-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:%2015-17;&version=31;

 

April 27, 2000   David Thorp                 mp3

John 21 An Add-on Chapter – 4 snapshots of Peter

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

 

April 20, 2000   Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Collect for Palm Sunday

Assist us mercifully with your help, O Lord God of our salvation, that

we may enter with joy upon the contemplation of those mighty acts, whereby

you have given us life and immortality, through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

John 18: 33-38, 19: 8-11 Jesus suffering under Pontius Pilate

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2018:%2033-38,%2019:%208-11;&version=31;

 

George William Rutler Saint John Vianney: the Cure d’Ars today quote (page 13):

Particularity is the ground of devotion, at least from the Christian point of view,

because Christianity is the account of how God became particular. There was a

period - one period of thirty-three years, to be precise, and a moment - three hours

of a Friday, to be quite precise, when God was as specific with us as he ever was.

That is called salvation history, and not simply salvation, because it happened.

 

April 13, 2000   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Psalm 18          How to read & David’s Heart

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=psalm%2018&version=31

 

An Outline of Psalm 18

D.     Introductory words of praise (1-2)

E.      Reasons for praise in David’s answered prayer (3-45)

4.       David’s deliverance from his enemies (3-19)

d.       David prays in need and his prayer reaches God (3-6)

e.       Our furious God comes to the rescue (7-15)

f.        God’s help for a helpless David (16-19)

5.       The basis of God’s saving deliverance: His justice in responding to the substantial righteousness of his servant (20-27)

6.       The outworking of God’s saving deliverance (28-45)

c.       God praised for enabling David’s abilities (28-36)

d.       David’s victory over his enemies (37-45)

F.      Concluding words of praise (46-50)

 

April 6, 2000                 Bob Cooley                  mp3

Teachings on The Book of Revelations    Christ’s Church in Heaven and Fallen Babylon

The Book of Revelations 14

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

 

Psalm 40: 1-3

1 I waited patiently for the LORD;
       he turned to me and heard my cry.

2 He lifted me out of the slimy pit,
       out of the mud and mire;
       he set my feet on a rock
       and gave me a firm place to stand.

3 He put a new song in my mouth,
       a hymn of praise to our God.
       Many will see and fear
       and put their trust in the LORD.

 

Psalm 96

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2096;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 11: 1-2

1I hope you will put up with a little of my foolishness; but you are already

doing that. 2I am jealous for you with a godly jealousy. I promised you to

one husband, to Christ, so that I might present you as a pure virgin to him.

 

Fear God, Glorify God, Worship God

 

March 30, 2000 Kent Hill                      mp3

The Apologetics of Compassion  John 3: 16-17

16”For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever

believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. 17For God did not send his

Son into the world to condem the world, but to save the world through him.

 

The First Letter of Peter 3: 15-16

15But in your hearts set apart Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer

to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this

with gentleness and respect, 16keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak

maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander.

 

Selections from Frederick Buechner, Now and Then (1983) link

 

March 23, 2000 I apologize – no tape for today’s teaching.

 

March 16, 2000 David Thorp                 mp3

Becoming Holy – Sanctification

Matthew 5: 48

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

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 5: 21

21God made him who had no sin to be sin for us, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

 

March 9, 2000   Bob Cooley                  mp3

Teachings on The Book of Revelations    The Evil Trinity Completed

The Book of Revelations 13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelations%2013;&version=31;

 

The Book of Revelation 16: 13

13Then I saw three evil spirits that looked like frogs; they

came out of the mouth of the dragon, out of the mouth

of the beast and out of the mouth of the false prophet.

 

Daniel 7

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

 

March 2, 2000   Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 46          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 15    Feet Fitted With Readiness of the Gospel

15 and with your feet fitted with the readiness that comes from the gospel of peace.

 

February 24, 2000         Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

David – Misconception and Reality

 

The First Book of Samuel 17                  David and Goliath

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20samuel%2017&version=31

 

February 17, 2000         David Thorp                 mp3

Living Jubilee – Release from Bondage

Leviticus 25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2025&version=31

 

Matthew 18: 21-35

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:%2021-35;&version=31;

 

Corrie ten Boom Story on Forgiving link

 

February 10, 2000         David Thorp                 mp3

Living Jubilee – The Sabbath Rest

Leviticus 25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2025&version=31

 

Exodus 20: 8-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2020:%208-11;&version=31;

 

Deuteronomy 5: 12-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%205:%2012-15;&version=31;

 

Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel quotes from I Asked for Wonder and from The Sabbath

 

February 3, 2000           Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Luke 2: 21-39                Jesus Presented – Simeon Fulfilled

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%202:%2021-39&version=31

 

The Collect for The Presentation

Almighty and everliving God, we humbly beseech thee that, as

thy only-begotten Son was this day presented in the temple, so

we may be presented unto thee with pure and clean hearts by

the same thy Son Jesus Christ our Lord; who liveth and reigneth

with thee and the Holy Spirit, one God, now and for ever.  Amen.

 

January 27, 2000          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Ecclesiastes 4: 7-12      God’s “Buddy System”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ecclesiastes%204:%207-12;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 2: 12-13

12Now when I went to Troas to preach the gospel of Christ and

found that the Lord had opened a door for me, 13I still had no

peace of mind, because I did not find my brother Titus there.

So I said good-by to them and went on to Macedonia.

 

January 20, 2000          Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Lecture 45          Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 14    The Breastplate of Righteousness

14 Stand firm then, with the belt of truth buckled around your waist, with the breastplate of righteousness in place,

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6: 10-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%206:%2010-18;&version=31;

 

Deuteronomy 30: 19-20

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 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

 

January 13, 2000          David Thorp                 mp3

Year 2000 – Pilgrims in the Year of Jubilee

Psalm 122

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20122;&version=31;

 

Exodus 23: 14-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Exodus%2023:%2014-19;&version=31;

 

St. Gregory of Nyssa warns the pilgrim that “the true journey

to be experienced is the one that leads the faithful from the

physical reality to the spiritual one, from corporeal life to life

in the Lord, and not the trip from Cappadocia to Palestine.”

 

January 6, 2000            David Thorp                 mp3

Living in the Kairos of Jubilee

Luke 4: 16-19

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

 

Leviticus 25: 8-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2025:%208-12;&version=31;