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December 18, 2003                   Barry Corey                 mp3

“Glorified With Christ”                 The Second Coming of Christ

Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 4: 13-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Thessalonians%204:13-18;&version=31;

 

December 11, 2003                   David Thorp                 mp3

“Too” Timing God           Matthew 1: 1-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201:%201-17;&version=31;

 

December 4, 2003                     Ron Crews                   mp3

Santa, St. Nick, and Jesus

 

November 28, 2003                   Thanksgiving

 

November 20, 2003                   Scott Gibson                mp3

On Sermons: We are to have Ears to Hear         

Deuteronomy 29: 1-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deut%2029:%201-6&version=31

 

Ezekiel 12: 1-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekial%2012:%201-6;&version=31;

 

Biography Link: http://www.gcts.edu/faculty/gibson.php

 

November 13, 2003                   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 8: 4-18              The Parable of the Sower

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%208:%204-18;&version=31;

 

November 6, 2003                    Scott Gibson                mp3

Dealing With Death        Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 4: 13-18, 5: 1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Thessalonians%204:%2013-18,%205:%201-11;&version=31;

 

Biography Link: http://www.gcts.edu/faculty/gibson.php

 

October 30, 2003          Barry Corey                 mp3

Paul’s Letter to Philemon            A Love Letter

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?book_id=64&chapter=1&version=31

 

October 23, 2003          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 7: 1-10              Amazing Faith - Amazing Savior

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%207:%201-10&version=31

 

October 16, 2003          Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah Final Overview           Cupbearer to Wall Builder

 

 

October 9, 2003            David Thorp                 mp3

Bible Personalities         Thomas the Twin - Courageous Questioner

John 7  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%207;&version=31;

 

John 8: 24

24I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe

that I am the one I claim to be,[a] you will indeed die in your sins."

 

John 11, 14, 20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011,%2014,%2020;&version=31;

 

September 25, 2003                  Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 7: 36-50            Joe & Sheryl’s Wedding - Love Relationships

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%207:%2036-50&version=31

 

Luke 8: 1-3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%208:%201-3;&version=31;

 

Luke 7: 16-17

16They were all filled with awe and praised God. "A great prophet has appeared

among us," they said. "God has come to help his people."

17This news about Jesus spread throughout Judea[a] and the surrounding country.

 

September 18, 2003                  Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 13: 1-30         “There it was written” - (people of the Word)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%2013:%201-30;&version=31;

 

September 4, 2003                    Jurgen Liias                 mp3

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, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

Jude 1: 8-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude%201:%208-16;&version=31;

 

Deuteronomy 34

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

 

Genesis 5: 22-24

22 And after he became the father of Methuselah, Enoch walked with God 300 years

and had other sons and daughters. 23 Altogether, Enoch lived 365 years.

24 Enoch walked with God; then he was no more, because God took him away.

 

August 28, 2003           David Thorp                 mp3

Bible Personalities         Nicodemus - Pharisee, Sanhedrin, Convert

John 3: 1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%203:%201-13;&version=31;

 

John 7: 45-52

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%207:%2045-52;&version=31;

 

John 19: 38-39

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2019:%2038-39;&version=31;

 

August 21, 2003           Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 5: 17-19         Nehemiah’s Table - Am I the Kind Kind?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%205:%2017-19&version=31

 

August 14, 2003           Jurgen Liias                 mp3

                                                Sexuality and The Church

a Prayer for the Church

Gracious Father, we pray for thy holy catholic church.

Fill it with all truth in all peace.

Where it is corrupt, purify it;

Where it is in error, direct it;

Where in anything it is amiss, reform it;

Where it is right, strengthen it;

Where it is in want, provide for it;

Where it is divided, reunite it;

For the sake of Jesus Christ thy Son our savior. Amen.

 

August 7, 2003 Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 6: 36-42

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%206:%2036-42&version=31

 

July 31, 2003                Scott Gibson                mp3

Barnabas - On Being Sons of Encouragement

Acts 4: 36-37

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%204:%2036-37;&version=31;

 

Acts 15: 35-41

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015:%2035-41;&version=31;

 

Biography Link: http://www.gcts.edu/faculty/gibson.php

 

July 24, 2003                David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 7: 13-27           Choosing Life

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%207:%2013-27&version=31

 

July 17, 2003                Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 12: 27-47       Worship and The Joy of God

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%2012:%2027-47;&version=31;

 

July 10, 2003                Ron Crews                   mp3

Living By Faith - Not By Sight

1 Samuel 16: 1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2016:%201-13&version=31

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 5: 1-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205:%201-10;&version=31;

 

Mark 4: 26-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%204:%2026-32;&version=31;

 

July 3, 2003                  Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Jude 1: 4-7        Engaging Immorality in the Church

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jude%201:%204-7;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 10: 1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2010:%201-13;&version=31;

 

June 26, 2003               Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 5: 17-26            Lessons in Healing

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%205:%2017-26;&version=31;

 

June 19, 2003               Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 11                 Taking Action on Faith

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

 

Proverbs 16: 33

 33 The lot is cast into the lap,
       but its every decision is from the LORD.

 

June 12, 2003               David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 7: 7-11 Intercessory Prayer

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

 

June 5, 2003                 Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Pentecost - The Power of the Holy Spirit

Collect for the Feast of Pentecost

Almighty God, who on this Feast of Pentecost didst open the

way of eternal life to every race and nation by the coming of

the promised gift of the Holy Spirit: Shed abroad your Holy Spirit

throughout the world by the preaching of the Gospel, that it may

reach to the ends of the earth; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Luke 24: 44-49

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2024:%2044-49;&version=31;

 

Acts 1: 4-8

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

 

May 29, 2003                Harold Heie                  mp3

The Lay Movement - Catholics & Evangelical Protestants

 

Harold Heie is a Senior Fellow at the Center for Christian Studies at Gordon College

 

May 22, 2003                David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 7: 6

6"Do not give dogs what is sacred; do not throw your pearls to pigs.

If you do, they may trample them under their feet, and then turn and tear you to pieces.

 

Matthew 28: 19

19Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in[a] the name

of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

 

1 Corinthians 11: 27-29

 27Therefore, whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an

unworthy manner will be guilty of sinning against the body and blood of the Lord.

28A man ought to examine himself before he eats of the bread and drinks of the cup.

29For anyone who eats and drinks without recognizing the body of the Lord

eats and drinks judgment on himself.

 

May 15, 2003                Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 9: 38; Nehemiah 10                Sealing Resolve in God’s Ways

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%209:%2038;%20Nehemiah%2010;&version=31;

 

lyrics to “In The Garden”

http://tinychapel.blogspot.com/2005/10/joy-we-share-none-other-has-ever-known.html

 

May 8, 2003                  Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 4: 1-13  The Temptation of Jesus: Selfish Presumption

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

 

Psalm 91

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2091;&version=31;

 

May 1, 2003                  Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Jude 1: 3           A Polemic - Vibrant Living Tradition

 3Dear friends, although I was very eager to write to you about

the salvation we share, I felt I had to write and urge you to contend

for the faith that was once for all entrusted to the saints.

 

April 24, 2003   David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 7: 12               “Do to others” - an Action command

12So in everything, do to others what you would have them

do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

 

April 17, 2003   Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 9                   Prayer Revealing Sin and God’s Mercy

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%209&version=31

 

April 10, 2003   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 4: 1-13

The 2nd Temptation of Jesus: do the ends justify the means?

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

 

April 3, 2003                 Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Oh Lord, Arise, Help us  Jude 1              Who was Jude?

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

 

Matthew 13: 55

55"Isn't this the carpenter's son? Isn't his mother's name Mary,

and aren't his brothers James, Joseph, Simon and Judas?

 

March 27, 2003 Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Acts 10 War and Warriors

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2010&version=31

 

March 20, 2003 Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 8                   Restoring the Community of God

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

 

March 13, 2003 David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 7: 1-5  “Judging Others”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%207:%201-5;&version=31;

 

March 6, 2003   Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Joel 2: 12-17                 Lent: Returning to God

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joel%202:%2012-17;&version=31;

 

February 27, 2003         David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 6: 25-34           “Do Not Worry”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%2025-34;&version=31;

 

February 20, 2003         David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 6: 19-24           Treasurers in Heaven - Ends & Means

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%2019-24&version=31

 

February 13, 2003         Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 7                   After The Wall - Building Community

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

 

February 6, 2003           Jurgen Liias                 mp3

Paradoxes of the Christian Faith Christianity - Exclusively Inclusive

Collect for the Mission of the Church

Lord Jesus Christ, who didst stretch out thine arms of love on

the hard wood of the cross that everyone might come within the

reach of thy saving embrace: So clothe us in thy Spirit that we,

reaching forth our hands in love, may bring those who do not

know thee to the knowledge and love of thee; for the honor of

thy Name. Amen.

 

Matthew 20: 1-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2020:%201-16&version=31

 

Jonah 4: 1-2

1 But Jonah was greatly displeased and became angry.

2 He prayed to the LORD, "O LORD, is this not what I said when

I was still at home? That is why I was so quick to flee to Tarshish.

I knew that you are a gracious and compassionate God, slow to anger

and abounding in love, a God who relents from sending calamity.

 

January 30, 2003          David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 6: 1-4  Giving to the Needy

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%201-4;&version=31;

 

January 23, 2003          Ron Crews                   mp3

Moral Decline, Invasion - Righteous live by Faith

Habakkuk 1: 1-4, 12-17; Habakkuk 2: 1-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Habakkuk%201:%201-4,%2012-17;%20Habakkuk%202:%201-4;&version=31;

 

January 16, 2003          Barry Corey                 mp3

Nehemiah 6                   Discerning Treachery

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

 

January 9, 2003            David Thorp                 mp3

The Sermon on the Mount          Matthew 6: 9-13 Prayer, Part 2

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%209-13;&version=31;

 

January 2, 2003            Jurgen Liias                 mp3

The Christmas Sermon - 3 Births of Christ: Eternal, Temporal, Mystical

Collect for Christmas Day

Almighty God, who hast given us thy only-begotten Son

to take our nature upon him, and as at this time to be

born of a pure Virgin; Grant that we being born again,

and made thy children by adoption and grace, may daily

be renewed by thy Holy Spirit; through the same our

Lord Jesus Christ, who liveth and reigneth with thee and

the same Spirit, ever one God, world without end. Amen.

 

John 1: 1-18

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

 

Dante in Paradiso

God is ‘the love that moves the sun and the other stars’

 

Susan Howatch quote

My personal life was shown to be a devastating failure when my daughter chose to return to America to live with her father.  I found I had been quite stripped of any illusion that I was doing very-nicely-thank-you.  In the eyes of the world I was still the successful “Susan Howatch,” but this persona no longer seemed to be related to me.  Behind this glittering image was someone else, someone who no longer knew who she was.  I began to feel as if God had seized me by the scruff of the neck, slammed me against the nearest wall and was now shaking me until my teeth rattled.  Why people think a religious conversion is all sweetness and light I have no idea.  It must be one of the big spiritual misconceptions of our time.

 

Dag Hammarskjold Markings quote [letter titled Whitsunday, 1961 in the Chapter 1961]

I don’t know Who-or what-put the question, I don’t know when it was put. I don’t even remember answering. But at some moment I did answer Yes to Someone-or Something-and from that hour I was certain that existence is meaningful and that, therefore, my life, in self-surrender, had a goal.