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December 26, 2002†††††††††††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

Peace - Christ Living in us††††††††† Luke 2: 8-20

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

 

Isaiah 9: 6-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%209:%206-7;&version=31;

 

Isaiah 2: 4

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

 

December 19, 2002†††††††††††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

The Pain of Christmas†††††††††††††† Matthew 2: 13-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%202:%2013-18;&version=31;

 

December 12, 2002†††††††††††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

When you pray††††††††††††† Matthew 6: 5-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%205-8;&version=31;

 

December 5, 2002†††††††††††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

The Collect for the First Sunday of Advent

Almighty God, give us grace to cast away the works of darkness,

and put on the armour of light, now in the time of this mortal life,

in which your 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 living and the dead, we may rise to the life immortal;

through him who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, now and forever.Amen.

 

Advent - Jesus in the womb

 

November 28, 2002†††††††††††††††††† Thanksgiving

 

November 21, 2002†††††††††††††††††† Ron Crews†††††††††††††††††† mp3

Paulís Letter to the Galatians 4: 1-8†††††††† The Spirit of Adoption

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians%204:%201-8&version=31

 

November 14, 2002†††††††††††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

When you fast†††††††††††††† Matthew 6: 16-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%2016-18;&version=31;

 

November 7, 2002††††††††††††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

The Temptation of Jesus††††††††††† Luke 4: 1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:%201-13;&version=31;

 

October 31, 2002††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Christian Paradox: Rewards in Heaven†††††††††††††† Paulís Second Letter to Timothy 4: 1-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Timothy%204:%201-8;&version=31;

 

C.S. Lewis sermon The Weight of Glory

http://64.233.169.104/search?q=cache:7znPeod_XbQJ:www.doxaweb.com/assets/doxa.pdf+C.S.+Lewis+%22The+Weight+of+Glory%22&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=1&gl=us

 

C.S. Lewis book For Love

"There is no safe investment. To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and

your heart will certainly be wrung, and possibly be broken. If you want to make sure

of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it

carefully round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe

in the casket of coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket--safe, dark, motionless,

airless--it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable,

irredeemable. The alternative to tragedy, or at least the risk of tragedy, is damnation.

The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers

and perturbations of love is Hell."

 

October 24, 2002††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

John and his Baptisms†††††††††††††† Luke 3: 1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%203:%201-20;&version=31;

 

October 17, 2002††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Putting People Before Money††††††††††††††††† Nehemiah 5: 1-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%205:%201-19;&version=31;

 

Survival Kit Tools

12. Adopt a strategy for Just Giving

13. Know that Sin in our lives stops Godís work

14. Publically Address Problems

 

October 10, 2002††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

Rewards - Temporal or Eternal?††††††††††††† Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%201-6,%2016-18;&version=31;

 

October 3, 2002††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Christian Paradox: Lose Life to Gain Life

 

Matthew 5: 11-12

11"Blessed are you when people insult you, persecute you and falsely say all kinds

of evil against you because of me. 12Rejoice and be glad, because great is your

reward in heaven, for in the same way they persecuted the prophets who were before you.

 

Matthew 16: 24-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2016:%2024-27;&version=31;

 

Matthew 19: 27-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2019:%2027-30;&version=31;

 

Matthew 25: 14-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2025:%2014-30;&version=31;

 

Matthew 25: 31-46

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2025:%2031-46;&version=31;

 

Collect

Grant us, O Lord, not to mind earthly things, but to love

things heavenly; and even now, while we are placed among

things that are passing away, to cleave to those that shall abide;

through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Paulís First Letter to the Corinthians 15: 12-19, 32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2015:%2012-19,%2032;&version=31;

 

September 26, 2002††††††††††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

The Gospel of Luke - an Overview††††††††† Luke 1: 1-25, 57-80

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:%201-25,%2057-80;&version=31;

 

September 19, 2002††††††††††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Overcoming Fear With Actions††††††††††††††† Nehemiah 4: 10-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%204:%2010-23&version=31

 

Survival Kit Tools

11. In times of challenge, we need a balance of Prayer, Decision-Making, and Action

 

September 12, 2002††††††††††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

Love Your Enemies††††††††††††††††††† Matthew 5: 43-48†††††††††† (I apologize for the bad sound quality)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:%2043-48&version=31

 

September 5, 2002††††††††††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Moral Paradoxes of the New Testament

 

Matthew 10: 39

39Whoever finds his life will lose it, and whoever loses his life for my sake will find it.

 

Matthew 16: 24-25

 24Then Jesus said to his disciples, "If anyone would come after me, he must deny

himself and take up his cross and follow me. 25For whoever wants to save his life[a]

will lose it, but whoever loses his life for me will find it.

 

Matthew 19: 29-30

29And everyone who has left houses or brothers or sisters or father or mother[a] or

children or fields for my sake will receive a hundred times as much and will inherit

eternal life. 30But many who are first will be last, and many who are last will be first.

 

Matthew 20: 16

16"So the last will be first, and the first will be last."

 

Matthew 20: 20-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2020:%2020-28;&version=31;

 

Matthew 23: 11-12

11The greatest among you will be your servant. 12For whoever exalts himself

will be humbled, and whoever humbles himself will be exalted.

 

Luke 6: 20-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%206:%2020-23;&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.

Phillips Brooks quote

 

August 29, 2002†††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

ďFixĒ Your Eyes on Jesus†††††††††† Hebrews 12: 2

2Let us fix our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of our faith,

who for the joy set before him endured the cross, scorning its shame,

and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

August 22, 2002†††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Overcoming OppositionNehemiah 4: 1-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%204:%201-9;&version=31;

 

Imprecatory prayer - www.moseshand.com/buildup/prayer.htm

 

Survival Kit Tools

9. It is impossible to leave anyone without facing opposition

10. It is essential to face opposition in prayer

11. Prayer is not all that is necessary when opposition grows

 

August 15, 2002†††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

The Ministry of John the BaptistWe are not the Christ - Servant Leadership

John 1: 19-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%201:%2019-23&version=31

 

John 3: 26-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:%2026-30;&version=31;

 

August 8, 2002 David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

An Eye for an Eye†††††††††††††††††††† Matthew 5: 38-42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:%2038-42;&version=31;

 

August 1, 2002 Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Moral Paradoxes of the New TestamentChrist - The Human and Divine Union

 

Collect of the Incarnation:

O God, who didst wonderfully create, and yet more wonderfully

restore, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share the

divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity, thy

Son Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the unity of

the Holy Spirit, one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

The Chalcedon Formula

http://anglicansonline.org/basics/chalcedon.html

 

July 25, 2002††† no breakfast

July 18, 2002††† no breakfast

July 11, 2002††† no breakfast

July 4, 2002††††† no breakfast

 

June 27, 2002†††††††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

The Ministry of John the BaptistWe are not the Christ - Servant Leadership

John 1: 19-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%201:%2019-23&version=31

 

John 3: 22-30

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:%2022-30;&version=31;

 

June 20, 2002†††††††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

Matthew 5: 48†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† ††††††††††† (I apologize for the poor sound quality)

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

 

Oaths†††††††††††††† Matthew 5: 33-37

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

 

Leviticus 19: 12

 12 " 'Do not swear falsely by my name and so profane the name of your God. I am the LORD.

 

June 13, 2002†††††††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Reflections on Fatherhood††††††††††††††††††††† Whoever receives you, receives Me

Matthew 10: 37-42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2010:%2037-42;&version=31;

 

June 6, 2002†††††††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Moral Paradoxes of the New TestamentChrist - The Human and Divine Union

In His humanity, He was without Sin†††††††††††††††††† Abba, Abandonment, Agape

 

Hebrews 4: 14-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%204:%2014-16&version=31

 

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 wonít 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 Christís life, our lives take on meaning, pattern, and direction.

 

John 5: 19

 19Jesus gave them this answer: "I tell you the truth, the Son can do

nothing by himself; he can do only what he sees his Father doing,

because whatever the Father does the Son also does.

 

Collect for Peace

Oh God, who art the author of peace and lover of concord, in knowledge of

whom standeth our eternal life, whose service is perfect freedom; Defend us

thy humble servants in all assaults of our enemies; that we, surely trusting in

thy defence, may not fear the power of thy adversaries, through the might of

Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

1 Corinthians 13

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

 

Matthew 5: 43-48

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:%2043-48;&version=31;

 

May 30, 2002††††††††††††††† Ron Crews†††††††††††††††††† mp3

Psalm 27††††††††† Believe God Makes a Way

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2027;&version=31;

 

2 Corinthians 6: 3-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%206:%203-10;&version=31;

 

2 Corinthians 11: 23-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%2011:%2023-28;&version=31;

 

May 23, 2002††††††††††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

Psalm 34††††††††††††††††††††† Acrostic - Thanking God Always

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2034;&version=31;

 

May 16, 2002††††††††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Selfless Work for God††††††††††††††† Nehemiah 3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%203;&version=31;

 

Survival Kit Tools

1. Begin with believing, courageous prayer

2. Confront fear head-on with a godly faith

3. Recognize that we have immediate access into Godís presence

4. Develop a prayerful plan of action

5. Think through our challenges with a few good men

6. Know when to bring others on board

7. Face the opposition with righteous confidence

8. When it comes to Godís work, selflessly roll up your sleeves

††††††††††† and be a part of his team of the committed

 

May 9, 2002††††††††††††††††† Sean McDonough††††††† mp3

Called to Contentment†††††††††††††† 1 Corinthians 7: 17-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%207:%2017-24&version=31

 

Bio link:http://www.gcts.edu/faculty/mcdonough.php

 

May 2, 2002††††††††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Moral Paradoxes of the New TestamentChrist - The Human and Divine Union

 

Albert Schweitzer quote

http://www.schweitzerfellowship.org/features/about/phil/phil.aspx?id=25

 

(possible) Modern Theological quote:

"You are the eschatological manifestation of the ground of being and of

the faith community. You are the kerygma manifested in conflict. You

are the self-realization of human personhood. You are the archetype of the 

fully-individuated self. You are the motivational encounter for the process

of humanizing and socializing mankind."  To which Jesus replied, "I'm what?"

And straightway He told them not to tell anyone who he was, but

because he couldn't recall the formula or repeat it himself.

 

1 John 4: 1-3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%204:%201-3;&version=31;

 

Jesus: http://www.memyviews.com/me/Jesus.html

 

Hebrews 2: 14-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%202:%2014-18;&version=31;

 

Hebrews 4: 14-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%204:%2014-16;&version=31;

 

selections from the Prologue; The Last Temptation of Christ by Nikos Kazantzakis

 

April 25, 2002†† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

Exiled from Zion††††††††††† Psalm 137

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20137&version=31

 

April 18, 2002†† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Selfless Work for God††††††††††††††† Nehemiah 2: 11-20†††††††† Assess, Plan, Rally, and Defend

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%202:%2011-20;&version=31;

 

Survival Kit Tools

1. Begin with believing, courageous prayer

2. Confront fear head-on with a godly faith

3. Recognize that we have immediate access into Godís presence

4. Develop a prayerful plan of action

5. Think through our challenges with a few good men

6. Know when to bring others on board

7. Face the opposition with righteous confidence

 

April 4, 2002†††††††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

Moral Paradoxes of the New TestamentChrist - The Human and Divine Union

The Atoning Death Gives Life

 

The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe quote

 

2 Corinthians 5: 18-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205:%2018-21;&version=31;

 

Isaiah 53: 4-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2053:%204-6;&version=31;

 

March 28, 2002 Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

The Crucifixion of Jesus Luke 23: 26-46

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2023:%2026-46;&version=31;

 

March 21, 2002 Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Prayer, Planning, and Public Action†††††††† Nehemiah 2: 1-10

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

 

March 14, 2002 David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

Matthew 5: 31-32†††††††††††††††††††††† The Sermon on the Mount††††††††† God Hates Divorce

 

 31"It has been said, 'Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a

certificate of divorce.'[a]32But I tell you that anyone who divorces his

wife, except for marital unfaithfulness, causes her to become an adulteress,

and anyone who marries the divorced woman commits adultery.

 

Matthew 19: 3-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2019:%203-12;&version=31;

 

Deuteronomy 24: 1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%2024:%201-5;&version=31;

 

Malachi 2: 16

 16 "I hate divorce," says the LORD God of Israel, "

and I hate a man's covering himself [a] with violence

as well as with his garment," says the LORD Almighty.
      So guard yourself in your spirit, and do not break faith.

 

March 7, 2002†† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

The Cross - Scandal and Salvation†††††††††††††††††††† The Divinity of Christ

 

John 12: 20-33

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2012:%2020-33;&version=31;

 

1 Corinthians 1: 18-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%201:%2018-25;&version=31;

 

George William Rutler Saint John Vianney: the Cure díArs 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.

 

February 28, 2002†††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

The Tool of Prevailing Prayer††††††††††††††††† Nehemiah 1

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

 

February 21, 2002†††††††† Gordon Hugenberger†† mp3

Curing Anxiety†††††††††††††† Psalm 3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%203&version=31

 

February 14, 2002†††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

The 5 Cís of Love, Sex and Marriage†††††††††††††††††† John 2: 1-11

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

 

1. Covenant

2. Communications

3. Community

4. Crucifixion

5. Christ himself

 

Sheldon Vanauken (A Severe Mercy) quote

 

February 7, 2002†††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

Lust for Power

 

2 Corinthians 4: 7

 7But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that

this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us.

 

Isaiah 64: 8

 8 Yet, O LORD, you are our Father.
       We are the clay, you are the potter;
       we are all the work of your hand.

 

John 15: 5

 5"I am the vine; you are the branches. If a man

remains in me and I in him, he will bear much fruit;

apart from me you can do nothing.

 

January 31, 2002††††††††† Barry Corey†††††††††††††††† mp3

Nehemiah - More than a Wall-Builder†††††††††††††††††† Nehemiah 1

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

 

Psalm 137

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20137;&version=31;

 

Tools for a Manís Survival Kit

1. The Doctrine of God

2. The Passion for Scripture

3. An Experience of Prayer

4. An Example of Leadership

 

January 24, 2002††††††††† David Thorp†††††††††††††††† mp3

Matthew 5: 27-30†††††††††††††††††††††† The Sermon on the Mount††††††††† Lust

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:%2027-30&version=31

 

January 17, 2002††††††††† John Ensor††††††††††††††††† mp3

Defending Innocent Life2 Corinthians 2: 14-17

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

 

January 3, 2002††††††††††† Jurgen Liias†††††††††††††††† mp3

The Collect for the Second Sunday after Christmas Day

O God, who didst wonderfully create, and yet more wonderfully

restore, the dignity of human nature: Grant that we may share

the divine life of him who humbled himself to share our humanity,

thy Son Jesus Christ; who liveth and reigneth with thee, in the

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

 

Christian Paradox††††††††† The Meaning of Christís Divinity

Incarnation - Access to an inaccessible (Abba) God

 

John 1: 1-18

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

 

Hebrews 1: 1-2

1In the past God spoke to our forefathers through

the prophets at many times and in various ways,

2but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son,

whom he appointed heir of all things, and through whom he made the universe.