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December 30, 2004                   Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #6        Genesis 16: 1-16           “Ishmael - Cursed or Blessed?”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2016:%201-16&version=31

 

December 23, 2004                   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 1: 26-38            Mary and her Blessedness

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

 

December 16, 2004                   Jim O’Donnell  mp3

Christmas time/Letters for Lizzie: A Story of Love, Friendship and a Battle for Life

 

bio: teaching at Huntington College, IN

http://www.huntington.edu/business/odonnell_bio.htm

 

December 2, 2004                     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 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, world without end.  Amen.

 

A Series on Acts           #07       Acts 1: 10-11                 “He Will Come Again”

 10They were looking intently up into the sky as he was going, when suddenly two men

dressed in white stood beside them. 11"Men of Galilee," they said, "why do you stand

here looking into the sky? This same Jesus, who has been taken from you into heaven,

will come back in the same way you have seen him go into heaven."

 

Luke 24: 4-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2024:%204-7;&version=31;

 

November 25, 2004                   Thanksgiving

 

November 18, 2004                   Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

The Power of Language: Expressing Positive Emotion

Proverbs 18: 21

 21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
       and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Biography Link: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/faculty/arthurs.php

 

November 11, 2004                   David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 16: 19-31   “The Parable of the Six Brothers”

[The Rich Man and Lazarus]

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

 

November 4, 2004                    Jurgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect for the Feast of the Ascension

Almighty God, whose blessed Son our Savior Jesus Christ ascended

far above all heavens that he might fill all things: Mercifully give

us faith to perceive that, according to his promise, he abides with

his Church on earth, even to the end of the ages; through Jesus

Christ our Lord, who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit,

one God, for ever and ever.  Amen.

 

A Series on Acts           #06       Acts 1: 6-11      The Meaning of the Ascension

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%201:%206-11;&version=31;

 

John 14: 1-3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2014:%201-3;&version=31;

 

John 14: 15-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2014:%2015-20;&version=31;

 

John 14: 25-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2014:%2025-28;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2: 1-11

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

 

C.S. Lewis, Miracles:

In the Christian story, God descends to reascend.  He comes down,

down from the heights of Absolute Being into Time and Space,

down into humanity, down further still, if embryologists are right, to

recapitulate in the womb ancient and pre-human phases of life,

down to the very roots and down to the very sea-bed of the Nature He

has created.  But He goes down to come up again, and to bring the

whole ruined world up with Him.  One has the picture of a strong

man stooping lower and lower to get himself underneath some great

complicated burden.  He must stoop in order to lift.  He must almost

disappear under the load before he incredibly straightens his back

and marches off with the whole mass swaying on his shoulders.

 

October 28, 2004          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke           Luke 12: 22-34               about anxiety - “Do Not Worry”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012:%2022-34;&version=31;

 

Proverbs 26: 13

The sluggard says, "There is a lion in the road,
       a fierce lion roaming the streets!"

 

October 21, 2004          Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #4        Genesis 16: 1-8 “God’s Way or Our Way”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2016:%201-8;&version=31;

 

October 14, 2004          David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 12: 13-21   Money, Possessions, and Eternity

“The Parable of the Rich Fool”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012:%2013-21;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 14: 8

If we live, we live to the Lord; and if we die, we die to the Lord.

So, whether we live or die, we belong to the Lord.

 

October 7, 2004            Jurgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #05       Acts 1: 4-8        Waiting For The Holy Spirit

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

 

Alcoholics Anonymous web site: http://www.alcoholics-anonymous.org/?Media=PlayFlash

 

Dwight (D. L.) Moody autobiography

http://www.amazon.com/Moody-Evangelizing-World-Heroes-Faith/dp/1597891169/ref=sr_1_3/103-5120165-9191830?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1190802858&sr=8-3

 

September 30, 2004                  John Ensor                  mp3

Working in Generosity - Generous Kingdom Giving

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians, Chapters 8 and 9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%208,%209&version=31

 

bio: http://johnensor.com/

 

September 23, 2004                  Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke

Luke 11: 37-54, Luke 12: 1-3                   Six Woes - Hypocrisy & The Double Life

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2011:%2037-54,%20Luke%2012:%201-3;&version=31;

 

September 9, 2004                    David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 19: 11-27   Use It or Lose It

“The Parable of the Ten Minas”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2019:%2011-27;&version=31;

 

September 2, 2004                    Jurgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #04       Acts 1: 1-5

Jesus Instructs His Disciples - Go Out, Baptize, Teach

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

 

Matthew 28: 18-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2028:%2018-20;&version=31;

 

Mark 16: 15-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2016:%2015-18;&version=31;

 

Thomas Merton Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas_Merton

“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 Man into the Sanctuary of Eternity.  Being a Religion of Mysteries,

Christianity is a Religion of Fact: Divine Fact, Divine Action. In celebrating the

Mysteries of Christ as they recur in Time, the Church, first of all, announces these

events:  Christ is born, Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.”

 

Luke 24: 46-48

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2024:%2046-48;&version=31;

 

John 20: 21

 21Again Jesus said, "Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you."

 

August 26, 2004           Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke

Luke 11: 37-46               Scribes - God’s True Teachers Unburden Us

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2011:%2037-46;&version=31;

 

Ezra 7: 6-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezra%207:%206-10;&version=31;

 

Nehemiah 8: 1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Nehemiah%208:%201-12;&version=31;

 

Matthew 13: 52

He said to them, "Therefore every teacher of the law who has been instructed

about the kingdom of heaven is like the owner of a house who brings out of his

storeroom new treasures as well as old."

 

August 19, 2004           Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #3        Genesis 15        Life is in Tents - Are We There Yet?

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

 

August 12, 2004           David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Mark 4: 26-32, Matthew 13: 33    Three Parables of Growing

“The Parable of the Growing Seed” / “The Parable of the Mustard Seed”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%204:%2026-32,%20Matthew%2013:%2033;&version=31;

 

August 5, 2004 Jurgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #03       Acts 1: 3

Scriptures are revealed through Jesus and the Cross

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

 

Luke 24: 45

Then he opened their minds so they could understand the Scriptures.

 

1 Corinthians 1: 18-25

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

 

July 29, 2004                Scott Gibson                mp3

On Sermons: Attitude of Humility            James 4: 10

“Humble yourselves before the Lord, and he will lift you up.”

 

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

 

July 22, 2004                Jurgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #02       Acts 1: 1-5        40 Days - The Risen Christ

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

 

Luke 24

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

 

John Updike poem “Seven Stanzas at Easter”

 (click blue text to see the poem)

 

July 15, 2004                Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #2        Genesis 14: 17-24, 15: 1            Life is in Tents - Sell Out or Stand Out

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2014:%2017-24,%2015:%201;&version=31;

 

July 8, 2004                  David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 18: 9-14

“The Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2018:%209-14;&version=31;

 

Proverbs 3: 5-7

 5 Trust in the LORD with all your heart
       and lean not on your own understanding;

 6 in all your ways acknowledge him,
       and he will make your paths straight. [a]

 7 Do not be wise in your own eyes;
       fear the LORD and shun evil.

July 1, 2004                  Scott Gibson                mp3

On Sermons: God’s Word - To Hear and Obey It  Luke 11: 1-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2011:%201-28;&version=31;

 

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

 

June 24, 2004               Jurgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #01       Acts 1: 1-5        Introduction to Luke’s Book of Acts

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

 

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 4: 10-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians%204:%2010-15;&version=31;

 

June 17, 2004               Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #1        Genesis 14: 13-24          Who are the “Lots” we can rescue?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2014:%2013-24&version=31

 

June 10, 2004               Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 10: 38-42                       Women’s Rights and a Countercultural Jesus

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2010:%2038-42;&version=31;

 

June 3, 2004                 Scott Gibson                mp3

On Sermons: Hear by Leaning into what God is saying    

Psalm 78

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2078;&version=31;

 

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

 

May 27, 2004                Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

On Old Age

Proverbs 20       http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Proverbs%2020;&version=31;

 

Genesis 27: 1

When Isaac was old and his eyes were so weak that he could no longer see, he called for Esau his older son and said to him, "My son."
      "Here I am," he answered.

 

Genesis 48: 10

Now Israel's eyes were failing because of old age, and he could hardly see. So Joseph brought his sons close to him, and his father kissed them and embraced them.

 

1 Kings 1: 1

When King David was old and well advanced in years, he could not keep warm even when they put covers over him.

 

2 Corinthians 5: 1-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205:%201-4;&version=31;

 

Proverbs 20: 29

The glory of young men is their strength,
       gray hair the splendor of the old.

 

Proverbs 16: 31

Gray hair is a crown of splendor;
       it is attained by a righteous life.

 

Proverbs 10: 27

The fear of the LORD adds length to life,
       but the years of the wicked are cut short.

 

Titus 2: 1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Titus%202:%201-5;&version=31;

 

Biography Link: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/faculty/arthurs.php

 

May 20, 2004                Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #1        Genesis 14        Living by Sight or Spirit

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

 

May 13, 2004                David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 10: 25-37

“The Parable of the Good Samaritan”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2010:%2025-37&version=31

 

April 29, 2004   Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

Speaking the Truth in Love

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4: 15-16

15Instead, speaking the truth in love, we will in all things grow up

into him who is the Head, that is, Christ. 16From him the whole

body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament,

grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.

 

Biography Link: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/faculty/arthurs.php

 

April 8, 2004                 David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Mark 15: 39

Jesus Dies Purposefully

And when the centurion, who stood there in front of Jesus, heard his cry and[a]

saw how he died, he said, "Surely this man was the Son[b] of God!"

 

April 1, 2004                 Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

Effects of a Lying Tongue

Proverbs 26: 28

A lying tongue hates those it hurts,
       and a flattering mouth works ruin.

 

Proverbs 21: 6

A fortune made by a lying tongue
       is a fleeting vapor and a deadly snare.

 

Proverbs 19: 5

A false witness will not go unpunished,
       and he who pours out lies will not go free.

 

Proverbs 12: 22

The LORD detests lying lips,
       but he delights in men who are truthful.

 

Proverbs 19: 22

What a man desires is unfailing love [a] ;
       better to be poor than a liar.

 

Biography Link: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/faculty/arthurs.php

 

March 25, 2004 David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 15: 1-10

“The Parables of the Lost Sheep/the Lost Coin”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2015:%201-10;&version=31;

 

March 18, 2004 Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis                  Genesis 12: 9-20           Lying, or Relying

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2012:%209-20;&version=31;

 

1 Peter 2: 11-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Peter%202:%2011-12;&version=31;

 

March 11, 2004 Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 9: 10-17            Jesus Feeds the Five Thousand

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:%2010-17;&version=31;

 

March 4, 2004   Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

The Power of the Tongue           Proverbs 18: 20- 21

 20 From the fruit of his mouth a man's stomach is filled;
       with the harvest from his lips he is satisfied.

 21 The tongue has the power of life and death,
       and those who love it will eat its fruit.

Biography Link: http://www.gordonconwell.edu/faculty/arthurs.php

 

February 26, 2004         Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

2 Samuel 11,12 David and Bathsheba:  Ash Wednesday: Witness - Repentance

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Samuel%2011,12&version=31

 

February 19, 2004         Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis                  Genesis 12: 1-8 By Faith, Abram Went Out

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2012:%201-8;&version=31;

 

February 12, 2004         David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Matthew 18: 21-35         “The Parable of The Unmerciful Servant”

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

 

February 5, 2004           David Thorp                 mp3

Introduction to the Parables of Jesus       Mark 4

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

 

January 8, 2004            Tom Shields                mp3

Defense of Marriage