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Christian teachings:  Please feel free to download these files.  The files are offered in wma (2017, 2016) and mp3 (all years) formats.

 

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December 29, 2005                   Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #21       Acts 2: 43-47, Acts 3: 1-10         Four Fundamental Principles of the Healing Ministry

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:%2043-47,%20Acts%203:%201-10;&version=31;

 

December 15, 2005                   Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #17       Genesis 22: 1-13           “God Tests Abraham - Trusts In God”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2022:%201-13;&version=31;

 

December 8, 2005                     David Thorp                 mp3

Advent - Who is it we are preparing for?

The Antiphons of Advent            http://www.rc.net/wcc/antiphon.htm

 

November 24, 2005                   Thanksgiving

 

November 17, 2005                   David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Matthew 25: 31-46         Jesus on Judgment - Serve Without Thought of Reward

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

 

November 10, 2005                   Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #16       Genesis 21: 8-21           “Family - Joy, Pain, Union and Separation”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2021:%208-21;&version=31;

 

November 3, 2005                    Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #19       Acts 2: 42         Prayer - Adore, Confess, Thanks, Supplication

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship,

to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

John 15: 1-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2015:%201-8;&version=31;

Luke 3: 21

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened

Luke 4: 42

At daybreak Jesus went out to a solitary place. The people were looking for him

and when they came to where he was, they tried to keep him from leaving them.

Luke 5: 16  But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.

Luke 6: 12

One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God.

Luke 9: 18

Once when Jesus was praying in private and his disciples were with him, he asked them, "Who do the crowds say I am?"

Luke 9: 28

About eight days after Jesus said this, he took Peter, John and James with him and went up onto a mountain to pray.

Luke 11: 1

One day Jesus was praying in a certain place. When he finished, one of his disciples

said to him, "Lord, teach us to pray, just as John taught his disciples."

Luke 22: 39-40

39Jesus went out as usual to the Mount of Olives, and his disciples followed him.

40On reaching the place, he said to them, "Pray that you will not fall into temptation."

Luke 22: 41  He withdrew about a stone's throw beyond them, knelt down and prayed,

Matthew 6: 5-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206:%205-13;&version=31;

The Pittsburgh Experiment         www.pghexp.org

Tennyson prayer            www.livinglifefully.com/prayer.html

 

October 27, 2005          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 17: 1-10    

3 Principles - Do not cause anyone to Sin, Correct when it’s needed, and Forgive when it’s wanted

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:%201-10%20;&version=31;

 

October 20, 2005          Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #15       Genesis 21: 1-7 God Says and Does - We Need “Wait Control”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2021:%201-7;&version=31;

 

October 13, 2005          David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Matthew 22: 1-14           The Wedding Banquet

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2022:%201-14;&version=31;

C.T. Studd (1860-1931):

“Some wish to live within the sound of church or chapel bell; I want to run a rescue shop within a yard of hell.”

 

October 6, 2005            Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #18       Acts 2: 42         Breaking Bread - The Eucharist

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship,

to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

John 6

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

Queen Elizabeth I:

Twas God the Word who Spake it

He took the Bread and break it

And what his words doth make it

That I believe and take it

 

September 29, 2005      Colin Nicholl               mp3

The Beatitudes              Matthew 5: 1-10

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

Biography: Dr. Colin Nicholl is an assistant professor of New Testament at Gordon-Conwell

Theological Seminary in South Hamilton, Mass. He is an expert in eschatology and author

of the forthcoming From Hope to Despair in Thessalonica (Cambridge University Press),

which addresses eschatological issues.

 

September 22, 2005      Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 16: 19-31    The Rich Man & Lazarus/A Sermon on Hell

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

 

September 15, 2005      Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #14       Genesis 20: 1-18           Abimelech Takes Abraham to the Woodshed

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2020:%201-18;&version=31;

 

September 8, 2005        David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Luke 14: 26-33   The Cost of Discipleship

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2014:%2026-33;&version=31;

 

September 1, 2005        Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #17       Acts 2: 42         Fellowship and the Gift of Community

“They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship,

to the breaking of bread and to prayer.”

1 John 1: 1-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%201:%201-4;&version=31;

Matthew 14: 18-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2014:%2018-19;&version=31;

 

August 25, 2005           Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 15    Parables of the Lost, and God’s Love

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

 

August 18, 2005           David Thorp                 mp3

Transforming from Glory to Glory

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 3: 18

18And we, who with unveiled faces all reflect[a] the Lord's glory, are being transformed

into his likeness with ever-increasing glory, which comes from the Lord, who is the Spirit.

 

Peter’s Second Letter 1: 3-4

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Peter%201:%203-4;&version=31;

 

Malachi 3: 16

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

 

 

August 4, 2005             Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #16       Acts 2: 42         The Apostles’ Teachings - Church Direction

 42They devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

 

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

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

 

Marcion of Sinope (Wikipedia entry)         http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marcion_of_Sinope

 

Collect of Cranmer “Read, mark, learn and inwardly digest”

http://law.wlu.edu/faculty/history/brockenbrough/read-mark.htm

 

July 28, 2005                Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #15       Acts 2: 36-41

The response to the 1st Christian Sermon - The Holy Spirit, The Word, and Baptism

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:%2036-41;&version=31;

 

The Letter to the Hebrews 4: 12-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Hebrews%204:%2012-13;&version=31;

 

Psalm 19: 14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2019:%2014;&version=31;

 

“Cheap Grace”: Excerpts from The Cost of Discipleship by Dietrich Bonhoeffer

www.crossroad.to/Persecution/Bonhoffer.html

 

July 21, 2005                Tom Harrison   mp3

The Book of Daniel        Standing up in Faith, Always

Matthew 24: 15  http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:%2015;&version=31;

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

Daniel 2: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%202;&version=31;

Daniel 3: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%203;&version=31;

Daniel 4: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%204;&version=31;

Daniel 5: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%205;&version=31;

Daniel 6: http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Daniel%206;&version=31;

 

July 14, 2005                David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Luke 13: 1-9      Repent or Perish

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2013:%201-9;&version=31;

 

July 7, 2005                  Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #14       Acts 2: 14-41

The 1st Christian Sermon - Jesus Crucified & Risen

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:%2014-41;&version=31;

 

Collect for Independence Day:   

Lord God Almighty, in whose Name the founders of this country won

liberty for themselves and for us, and lit the torch of freedom for nations

then unborn: Grant that we and all the people of this land may have

grace to maintain our liberties in righteousness and peace; through

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

one God, for ever and ever. Amen.

 

June 30, 2005               Paul Atwater                mp3

When tested - Being more like Christ

Matthew 4: 1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%204:%201-11;&version=31;

Biography Link               www.northriverchurch.org

 

June 23, 2005               David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Matthew 25: 1-13           The Parable of the Ten Virgins

Believe only the “Hour Not Known”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2025:%201-13;&version=31;

 

Matthew 24: 36

 36"No one knows about that day or hour, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son,[a] but only the Father.

 

Charles Reade quotation:

“Sow a thought, and you reap an act;

Sow an act, and you reap a habit;

Sow a habit, and you reap a character;

Sow a character, and you reap a destiny.”

 

June 16, 2005               Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #12       Genesis 19: 1-17, 23-26 Jerked Back From Sin Drift

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2019:%201-17,%2023-26;&version=31;

Ezekiel 16: 49-50

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2016:%2049-50;&version=31;

1 Kings 18: 21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Kings%2018:%2021;&version=31;

 

June 9, 2005                 David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Mark 4: 1-20      The Parable of the Sower - “Be Reckless, Sowers”

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

 

June 2, 2005                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #13

Collect for the Feast of Pentecost

O God, Who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending to them

the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment

in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort.  Through the merits of

Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reignth with Thee in the unity of the same

Spirit, one God, world without end.

Amen.

 

Acts 2: 12-21     Being drunk on the Holy Spirit

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:%2012-21&version=31

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 5: 18

18Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit.

 

Malcolm Mugridge sermon:

http://www.worldinvisible.com/library/mugridge/jred/jredch11.htm

 

“joy is the flag flown high”           http://kidzup.com/ly57.htm

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 3: 12-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%203:%2012-18;&version=31;

 

Joel 2: 28-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Joel%202:28-32%20;&version=31;

 

May 26, 2005    Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 15: 1-24            God’s Joy at the Return of the Lost

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

 

May 19, 2005    Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #11       Genesis 18: 16-33          Abraham Pleads for Sodom

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2018:%2016-33;&version=31;

 

May 12, 2005    Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

Sinning and Hiding                     Psalm 32: 1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2032:%201-5;&version=31;

 

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

 

May 5, 2005      Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #12       Acts 2: 1-8        The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost/Speaking in Tongues

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=acts%202:%201-8;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14

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

 

“Sing to God in jubilation” by St. Augustine

http://sognodargento.blogspot.com/2006_11_01_archive.html

This is a very large website, so here is the text-of-interest:

Do not search for words, as if you could find a lyric which would give God pleasure. Sing to him “with songs of joy”. This is singing well to God, just singing with songs of joy.

But how is this done? You must first understand that words cannot express the things that are sung by the heart. Take the case of people singing while harvesting in the fields or in the vineyards or when any other strenuous work is in progress. Although they begin by giving expression to their happiness in sung words, yet shortly there is a change. As if so happy that words can no longer express what they feel, they discard the restricting syllables. They burst out into a simple sound of joy, of jubilation. Such a cry of joy is a sound signifying that the heart is bringing to birth what it cannot utter in words.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 8: 26-27

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

 

April 28, 2005               Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 14: 1-6    The Day of the Sabbath and Rules

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2014:%201-6;&version=31;

 

April 21, 2005               Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #10       Genesis 18: 1-15           The Three Visitors

Is Anything Too Hard For The LORD?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2018:%201-15;&version=31;

Psalm 37: 3-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2037:%203-7;&version=31;

 

April 14, 2005               David Thorp                 mp3

Parables           Matthew 13: 44-46         The Parables of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

To the Pearl of Great Price - Say Yes!

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2013:%2044-46;&version=31;

 

April 7, 2005                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #11

Collect for the Feast of Pentecost

O God, Who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending to them

the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment

in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort.  Through the merits of

Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reignth with Thee in the unity of the same

Spirit, one God, world without end.

Amen.

 

Acts 2: 1-8        The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost/Speaking in Tongues

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:%201-8;&version=31;

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14

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

 

March 31, 2005             Ron Crews                   mp3

Paul’s First Letter to the Thessalonians 4: 13-18  Life Eternal In Heaven

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

 

March 24, 2005             Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 13: 22-30           The Narrow Door: Are Only a Few to be Saved?

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2013:%2022-30;&version=31;

 

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 2: 21

21 I do not set aside the grace of God, for if righteousness could be gained through the law, Christ died for nothing!"

 

March 17, 2005             Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #10

Collect for the Feast of Pentecost

O God, Who didst teach the hearts of Thy faithful people by sending to them

the light of Thy Holy Spirit, grant us by the same Spirit to have a right judgment

in all things, and evermore to rejoice in His holy comfort.  Through the merits of

Christ Jesus our Savior, who liveth and reignth with Thee in the unity of the same

Spirit, one God, world without end.

Amen.

 

Acts 2: 1-12      The Holy Spirit Comes at Pentecost

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

Feast of Weeks:

Deuteronomy 16: 9-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Deuteronomy%2016:%209-12;&version=31;

Leviticus 23: 15-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Leviticus%2023:%2015-17;&version=31;

 

March 10, 2005             David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Matthew 20: 1-16           The Parable of the Workers in the Vineyard

“Grace Seems Unfair”

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

 

March 3, 2005               Barry Corey                 mp3

Mark 9: 2-29                  Called By Love from Bliss to Reality

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%209:%202-29;&version=31;

 

February 24, 2005         Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Luke.  Luke 13: 1-5  We, not They, need to repent

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2013:%201-5;&version=31;

 

C.S. Lewis - ‘Answers to Questions on Christianity’ from “The Grand Miracle”

The Christian view is that men were created to be in a certain relationship to God.

Christ said it was difficult for "the rich" to enter the Kingdom of Heaven, referring,

no doubt, to "riches" in the ordinary sense. But I think it really covers riches in every

 sense-good fortune, health, popularity, and all the things one wants to have. All these

 things tend-just as money tends-to make you feel independent of God, because if you

 have them you are happy already and contented in this life. You don't want to turn

away to anything more, and so you try to rest in a shadowy happiness as if it could

last forever. But God wants to give you a real and eternal happiness.

 

February 17, 2005         Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #8        Genesis 17        The Covenant of Circumcision

Abram to Abraham, and God’s Covenant

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

 

February 10, 2005         Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts           #09       Acts 1: 15-26

Apostles in the Upper Room; and Judas Iscariot

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%201:%2015-26;&version=31;

 

Matthew 16: 13-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2016:%2013-20;&version=31;

 

Proverbs 16: 33

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

 

February 3, 2005           David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 15: 11-31   The Parable of the Lost Son

“The Parable of The Undignified”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2015:%2011-31;&version=31;

 

January 27, 2005          Jeff Arthurs                  mp3     

The Fragile Nature of Life                       James 4: 13-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%204:%2013-17&version=31

 

Proverbs 27: 1

1 Do not boast about tomorrow,
       for you do not know what a day may bring forth.

 

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

 

January 20, 2005          Barry Corey                 mp3

A Series on Genesis      #7        Genesis 17: 1-8 Delayed Gratification

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2017:%201-8;&version=31;

 

January 13, 2005          Jürgen Liias                 mp3

The Collect for the Seventh Sunday of Easter

O God, the King of glory, you have exalted your only Son Jesus Christ with great

triumph to your kingdom in heaven: Do not leave us comfortless, but send us your

Holy Spirit to strengthen us, and exalt us to that place where our Savior Christ has

gone before; who lives and reigns with you and the Holy Spirit, one God, in glory

everlasting.  Amen.

 

A Series on Acts           #08       Acts 1: 12-14

Waiting for the Holy Spirit - about the Apostles

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%201:%2012-14;&version=31;

 

Luke 6: 12-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%206:%2012-16&version=31

 

January 6, 2005            David Thorp                 mp3

Parables of Jesus          Luke 18: 1-8      Persistence and Promise

“The Parable of The Persistent Widow”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2018:%201-8&version=31

 

In context: Luke 17: 20-37 - Luke 18: 1-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:20-37,%20Luke%2018:1-8;&version=31;