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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 30, 2010       Gordon Hugenberger   sorry, no recording

Faith, Hope and Love – What About Hope?

 

December 23, 2010       Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

The Danger of the Birth of Jesus Christ

Matthew 1:18-2:12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201:18-2:12&version=NIV

 

Isaiah 9:1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%209:1-7&version=NIV

 

December 16, 2010       Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Matthew 24:36-44                      The Day and Hour Unknown – The New Normal

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2024:36-44&version=NIV

 

also, thankfully and heartily, the group sings the first verse of 3 familiar Christmas Carols

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

December 9, 2010         David Thorp                             mp3

Isaiah: Dream Big! Get Ready!

Isaiah 40:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2040:%201-11&version=NIV

 

December 2, 2010         Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #77                Paul Speaks To “Natural Revelation”

 

Acts 14:14-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2014:14-18&version=NIV

 

amazon link to Roland Allen The Spontaneous Expansion of the Church: And the Causes That Hinder It

http://www.amazon.com/Spontaneous-Expansion-Church-Causes-Hinder/dp/1579101984/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1291554030&sr=1-1

 

November 25, 2010       Happy Thanksgiving!!

 

November 18, 2010       Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Luke 21:10-19                “I will give you a mouth and wisdom.”

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2021:1-19&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2:5-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%202:5-11&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

November 11, 2010       David Thorp                             mp3

A Series on Satan                      Satan: Sin comes from one’s lips

Paul’s Letter to the Colossians 3:5-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Colossians%203:%205-10&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:29

29 Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen.

 

November 4, 2010        Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #76                Idolizing the Vehicles of God’s Grace

 

Acts 14:11-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2014:11-20&version=NIV

 

October 28, 2010          Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%208&version=NIV

 

October 21, 2010          Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Revelation 7:9-14                       The Tribulation, The Robes, and the Nature of The Saints

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%207:9-14&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

October 14, 2010          Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #75                The Gift of Faith

 

Acts 14:8-10

8In Lystra there sat a man crippled in his feet, who was lame from birth and had never walked. 9He listened to Paul as he was speaking. Paul looked directly at him, saw that he had faith to be healed 10and called out, “Stand up on your feet!” At that, the man jumped up and began to walk.

 

October 7, 2010            David Thorp                 mp3

A Series on Satan                      Satan: Accuser of the Brethren

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4: 1-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:%201-6&version=NIV

 

September 30, 2010      Paul Atwater                mp3

In John, the Seven Miracles of Jesus    4. Master of Quantity

The Feeding of the 5,000            John 6: 1-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%206:%201-15&version=NIV

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

September 23, 2010      Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 8: 1-3

1Now about food sacrificed to idols: We know that we all possess knowledge.[a] Knowledge puffs up, but love builds up. 2The man who thinks he knows something does not yet know as he ought to know. 3But the man who loves God is known by God.

 

September 16, 2010      Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

September 11 (9/11) and September 14 (Holy Cross Day)

The Monumental and the Personal

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

September 9, 2010        David Thorp                 mp3

A Series on Satan                      Graced Forgetfulness, Graced Remembrance

 

Revelation 12:7-11

7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

 10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: 
   "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, 
      and the authority of his Christ. 
   For the accuser of our brothers, 
      who accuses them before our God day and night, 
      has been hurled down. 
 
11They overcame him 
      by the blood of the Lamb 
      and by the word of their testimony; 
   they did not love their lives so much 
      as to shrink from death

 

C.S. Lewis, Letter #19, The Screwtape Letters link to text

 

C.S. Lewis, The Weight of Glory quote:

  The infinite value of each human soul is not a Christian doctrine. God did not die for man because of some value He perceived in him. The value of each human soul considered simply in itself, out of relation to God, is zero. As St. Paul writes, to have died for valuable men would have been not divine but merely heroic; but God died for sinners. He loved us not because we were lovable, but because He is Love.

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:26

26If one part suffers, every part suffers with it; if one part is honored, every part rejoices with it.

 

September 2, 2010        Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #74                In Iconium

 

Acts 14:1-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2014:1-10&version=NIV

 

August 26, 2010           Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #73                Three Thoughts

 

Acts 13: 48-52

 48When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

 49The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. 50But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. 51So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. 52And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

 

August 19, 2010           Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Luke 12:13-21                The Parable of the Rich Fool

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2012:13-21&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

August 12, 2010           David Thorp                 mp3

 

Karl Barth Church Dogmatics, 14 Volumes

http://www.christianbook.com/church-dogmatics-14-volumes/karl-barth/9781598564426/pd/564426?item_code=WW&netp_id=795708&event=ESRCN&view=details

 

A Series on Satan

Revelation 12:7-11

7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

 10Then I heard a loud voice in heaven say: 
   "Now have come the salvation and the power and the kingdom of our God, 
      and the authority of his Christ. 
   For the accuser of our brothers, 
      who accuses them before our God day and night, 
      has been hurled down. 
 
11They overcame him 
      by the blood of the Lamb 
      and by the word of their testimony; 
   they did not love their lives so much 
      as to shrink from death

 

Job 1:6-12

 6 One day the angels [a] came to present themselves before the LORD, and Satan [b] also came with them. 7The LORD said to Satan, "Where have you come from?" 
      Satan answered the LORD, "From roaming through the earth and going back and forth in it."

 8 Then the LORD said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? There is no one on earth like him; he is blameless and upright, a man who fears God and shuns evil."

 9 "Does Job fear God for nothing?" Satan replied. 10 "Have you not put a hedge around him and his household and everything he has? You have blessed the work of his hands, so that his flocks and herds are spread throughout the land. 11 But stretch out your hand and strike everything he has, and he will surely curse you to your face."

 12 The LORD said to Satan, "Very well, then, everything he has is in your hands, but on the man himself do not lay a finger." 
      Then Satan went out from the presence of the LORD.

 

Job 2:1-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Job%202:1-6&version=NIV

 

Zechariah 3:1-5

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Zechariah%203:1-5&version=NIV

 

 

August 5, 2010 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #72                Why would people reject the Gospel?

 

Acts 13: 42-52

42As Paul and Barnabas were leaving the synagogue, the people invited them to speak further about these things on the next Sabbath. 43When the congregation was dismissed, many of the Jews and devout converts to Judaism followed Paul and Barnabas, who talked with them and urged them to continue in the grace of God.

 44On the next Sabbath almost the whole city gathered to hear the word of the Lord. 45When the Jews saw the crowds, they were filled with jealousy and talked abusively against what Paul was saying.

 46Then Paul and Barnabas answered them boldly: "We had to speak the word of God to you first. Since you reject it and do not consider yourselves worthy of eternal life, we now turn to the Gentiles. 47For this is what the Lord has commanded us: 
   " 'I have made you
[g] a light for the Gentiles, 
      that you
[h] may bring salvation to the ends of the earth.'[i]"

 48When the Gentiles heard this, they were glad and honored the word of the Lord; and all who were appointed for eternal life believed.

 49The word of the Lord spread through the whole region. 50But the Jews incited the God-fearing women of high standing and the leading men of the city. They stirred up persecution against Paul and Barnabas, and expelled them from their region. 51So they shook the dust from their feet in protest against them and went to Iconium. 52And the disciples were filled with joy and with the Holy Spirit.

 

Hebrews 4: 12-13

 12For the word of God is living and active. Sharper than any double-edged sword, it penetrates even to dividing soul and spirit, joints and marrow; it judges the thoughts and attitudes of the heart. 13Nothing in all creation is hidden from God's sight. Everything is uncovered and laid bare before the eyes of him to whom we must give account.

 

Psalm 69:6

6 Let not those who hope in You be put to shame through me, O Lord GOD of hosts;
         Let not those who seek You be disgraced because of me, O God of Israel.

 

C.S. Lewis “The Weight of Glory” quote:

Hyperlink to text

 

Acts 18: 9-11

 9One night the Lord spoke to Paul in a vision: "Do not be afraid; keep on speaking, do not be silent. 10For I am with you, and no one is going to attack and harm you, because I have many people in this city." 11So Paul stayed for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.

 

 

July 29, 2010                Barry Corey                 mp3

Working with Faith in a Crowd

Mark 5:25-43

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%205:25-43&version=NIV

 

Matthew 10:40

40He that receiveth you receiveth, and he that receiveth me receiveth him that sent me.

 

Barry Corey is President of Biola University. Biola University link  http://www.biola.edu/

 

July 22, 2010                David Thorp                 mp3

A Series on Satan

Isaiah 14:12-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2014:12-15&version=NIV

 

Ezekiel 28:11-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2028:11-19&version=NIV

 

Revelation 12:7-9

7And there was war in heaven. Michael and his angels fought against the dragon, and the dragon and his angels fought back. 8But he was not strong enough, and they lost their place in heaven. 9The great dragon was hurled down—that ancient serpent called the devil, or Satan, who leads the whole world astray. He was hurled to the earth, and his angels with him.

 

July 15, 2010                David Thorp                 mp3   I apologize for the shortened audio – battery died

A Series on Satan

Isaiah 14:12-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Isaiah%2014:12-15&version=NIV

 

Ezekiel 28:11-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2028:11-19&version=NIV

 

Revelation 12:7-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%2012:7-9&version=NIV

 

next week: Fall of the Devil by Anselm of Canterbury

 

July 8, 2010                  David Thorp                 mp3

A Series on Satan

Genesis 2:8-9

8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 

Genesis 2:15-17

15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

 

Genesis 3:1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%203:1-7&version=NIV

 

July 1, 2010                  Ross Kimball               mp3

A Talk on Faith

Mark 10:46-52   Blind Bartimaeus Receives His Sight

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2010:46-52&version=NIV

 

Faith is the capacity to receive what God wants to give us

 

(no link yet) – Ryle’s Expository thoughts on the Gospels, Vol. 1. Matthew-Mark, pages 224-225

 

A Priest within the Anglican Church (the Anglican Diocese in New England), Ross is also a lawyer with Sloan and Walsh in Boston

 

June 24, 2010               David Thorp                 mp3

A Series on Satan

Genesis 2:8-9

8 Now the LORD God had planted a garden in the east, in Eden; and there he put the man he had formed. 9And the LORD God made all kinds of trees grow out of the ground—trees that were pleasing to the eye and good for food. In the middle of the garden were the tree of life and the tree of the knowledge of good and evil.

 

Genesis 2:15-17

15 The LORD God took the man and put him in the Garden of Eden to work it and take care of it. 16 And the LORD God commanded the man, "You are free to eat from any tree in the garden; 17 but you must not eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil, for when you eat of it you will surely die."

 

Genesis 3:1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%203:1-7&version=NIV

 

 

June 17, 2010               David Thorp                 mp3

A Series on Satan

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 6:10-12

10Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power. 11Put on the full armor of God so that you can take your stand against the devil's schemes. 12For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.

 

June 10, 2010               Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Pentecost

Luke 7:11-17                 Compassion, not Problem-Solving

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%207:11-17&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

June 3, 2010                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #71                The Atonement – Justification

 

Acts 13: 38-41

38“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. 40Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:

41“ ‘Look, you scoffers,

       wonder and perish,

    For I am going to do something in your days

       that you would never believe,

       even if someone told you.’ ”

 

How do you get into a “right relationship” with God?

 

John R.W. Stott, in his book Confess Your Sins, quotes the head of a large British mental home as saying: “I

could dismiss half my patients tomorrow if they could be assured of forgiveness.”

 

Paul’s Letter to the Romans 7: 14-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%207:14-25&version=NIV

 

In 1515 AD Martin Luther, who was an Augustinian monk, began to teach the epistle to the Romans to his classes at the University of Wittenburg where he was a professor. He became more and more impressed as he studied the Book of Romans about Paul's doctrine of justification by faith. He says 'I greatly long to understand Paul's epistle to the Romans. And nothing stood in the way but that one expression, the righteousness of God. Because I took it to mean that righteousness whereby God is righteous and deals righteously in punishing the unrighteous. Night and day I pondered until I grasped the truth that the righteousness of God is that righteousness whereby through grace and sheer mercy He justifies us by faith. Thereupon I felt myself to be born again and to have gone through open doors into paradise. The whole of Scripture took on a new meaning. And whereas before the righteousness of God had filled me with hate, now it became to me inexpressibly sweet in greater love. This passage of Paul became to me a gateway to heaven.'

 

John Wesley’s Journal May 24, 1738 “I Felt My Heart Strangely Warmed”

 

“Love never fails … Faith works with Love … Godly Wisdom never swings at what Satan throws … Grace wins the Game.” “If your Love, Faith and Wisdom had won the Game, you would thin that you had done it yourself. Love, Faith and Wisdom will get you on base, but only Grace will bring you Home.”

 

May 27, 2010    Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

The Gift of Marriage

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 7: 1-14, 29-35

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%207:1-14,29-35&version=NIV

 

May 20, 2010    Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Pentecost

John 20:19-31                Jesus Appears to His Disciples

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2020:19-31&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

May 13, 2010                David Thorp                 mp3

Ascension Day

Acts 1:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%201:1-11&version=NIV

 

May 6, 2010                  Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #70                The Atonement – The Forgiveness of Sins

 

Acts 13: 38-41

38“Therefore, my brothers, I want you to know that through Jesus the forgiveness of sins is proclaimed to you. 39Through him everyone who believes is justified from everything you could not be justified from by the law of Moses. 40Take care that what the prophets have said does not happen to you:

41“ ‘Look, you scoffers,

       wonder and perish,

    For I am going to do something in your days

       that you would never believe,

       even if someone told you.’ ”

 

7 Words for Sin:

1.       Parabasis – To intentionally cross a line

2.       Paraptoma – Unintended/slipping over the line

3.       Sins of omission

4.       Hamartia – To “fall short” of the mark

5.       Anokeea – Being unclean/sin makes you dirty

6.       Anomia – Lawlessness, or willfully breaking God’s rules

7.       Panorass – Evil, or something fundamentally broken within us

 

April 29, 2010   Paul Atwater                            mp3

In John, the Seven Miracles of Jesus    3. Master of Time

The Healing at the Pool  John 5: 1-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%205:%201-15&version=NIV

 

Isaiah 53: 6

6We all, like sheep, have gone astray,

    each of us has turned to his own way;

    and the LORD has laid on him

    the iniquity of us all.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

April 22, 2010   Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

The Gift of Singleness, Part 2

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 7: 1-9, 17-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%207:1-9,17-28&version=NIV

 

April 15, 2010   Rev. Dorsey McConnell          

I apologize, but I was not able to be at the breakfast this morning. No recording.

 

Women at the Tomb, San Marco, Florence, by Benozzo Gozzoli

image001

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

April 8, 2010                 David Thorp                 mp3

On this Easter Day

Mercy

Revelation 1: 9-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%201:%209-18&version=NIV

 

April 1, 2010                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #69                The Resurrection is Intellectually Credible and Existentially Satisfying

 

Collect for Holy Week

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.

 

Acts 13: 30

30But God raised him from the dead,

 

John Polkinghorne “The Faith of a Physicist” pages 163, 164

 (click blue text to see the text)

 

‘Pass It On’ The story of Bill Wilson

 (click blue text to see the text)

 

April 1, 2010                 John Daniel                 mp3

Corning Pevear Service Award – Rod Hoffman

 

March 25, 2010 Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

The Gift of Singleness, Part 1

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 7: 1-9, 25-40

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%207:1-9,25-40&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2: 17-18

17Their teaching will spread like gangrene. Among them are Hymenaeus and Philetus, 18who have wandered away from the truth. They say that the resurrection has already taken place, and they destroy the faith of some.

 

Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 4: 1-5

1The Spirit clearly says that in later times some will abandon the faith and follow deceiving spirits and things taught by demons. 2Such teachings come through hypocritical liars, whose consciences have been seared as with a hot iron. 3They forbid people to marry and order them to abstain from certain foods, which God created to be received with thanksgiving by those who believe and who know the truth. 4For everything God created is good, and nothing is to be rejected if it is received with thanksgiving, 5because it is consecrated by the word of God and prayer.

 

March 18, 2010 Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

The Father’s Love for all of us

Luke 15: 11-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2015:%2011-32&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

March 11, 2010 David Thorp                             mp3

Jesus raises Lazarus, so that we may believe                 (only first 13 minutes recorded)

Christ Showing Compassion/Healing in the Gospels                     Death

John 11: 1-44

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011:%201-44&version=NIV

 

the`an´dric (thė`ăn´drĭk)

a.

1.

Relating to, or existing by, the union of divine and human operation in Christ, or the joint agency of the divine and human nature.

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by C. & G. Merriam Co.

 

March 4, 2010               Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #68        Acts 13: 23-37

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2013:%2023-37&version=NIV

 

Collect for Lent

Almighty and Everlasting God, who hatest nothing that thou

hast made and dost forgive the sins of all who are penitent:

create and make in us new and contrite hearts, that we worthily

lamenting our sins and acknowledging our wretchedness may

obtain of Thee, the God of all mercy, perfect remission and

forgiveness: through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 15:1-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2015:%201-19&version=NIV

 

John Updike poem “Seven Stanzas at Easter”

 (click blue text to see the poem)

 

February 25, 2010         Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

1 – What does Faith look like in a counter-cultural situation?

2 – How is God still active and in control?

Daniel 1

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

 

February 18, 2010         Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

3 Points of Grace for this Holy Time of Lent

Psalm 51

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2051&version=NIV

 

Matthew 6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%206&version=NIV

 

1 – God is now concerned with our Inner orientation

2 – Any work by us is offered as Praise and Thanksgiving

3 – Knowledge that the Judgments of God are more important than the Opinions of Men

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

February 11, 2010                     Ed Ericson                   mp3

A Lifetime Walk With Faith, and With The Gideons

 

Ed Ericson (Lynnfield) has been attending the Breakfast faithfully for many years.

 

February 4, 2010                       Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #67        Acts 13: 23-37

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2013:%2023-37&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 3:7-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%203:%207-18&version=NIV

 

January 28, 2010          Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

A Call to Repentance

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians 2:5-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Philippians%202:%205-11&version=NIV

 

bio: Rev. Dorsey McConnell is currently Rector of The Church of the Redeemer, Chestnut Hill, MA

http://www.redeemerchestnuthill.org/about/Rector_Dorsey.htm

 

January 21, 2010          Kris Mineau                 mp3

Submission to the Authorities

Romans 13: 1-7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Romans%2013:%201-7&version=NIV

 

Genesis 6: 11-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%206:%2011-14&version=NIV

 

Genesis 9: 1-6

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%209:%201-6&version=NIV

 

Isaiah 33: 22

22For the LORD is our judge,

      the LORD is our lawgiver,

      the LORD is our king,

      it is he who will save us,

 

Paul’s First Letter to Timothy 2: 1-2

1I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone – 2for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness.

 

Benjamin Franklin requests prayer in the Constitutional Convention

http://www.govtrack.us/congress/record.xpd?id=110-h20080617-76

 

Kris is President, Massachusetts Family Institute www.mafamily.org

 

January 14, 2010                      Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #66        Acts 13: 20-22

20All this took about 450 years.

“After this, God gave them judges until the time of Samuel the prophet. 21Then the people asked for a king, and he gave them Saul son of Kish, of the tribe of Benjamin, who ruled forty years. 22After removing Saul, he made David their king. He testified concerning him: ‘I have found David son of Jesse a man after my own heart; he will do everything I want him to do.’

 

The Acts of the Apostles 13: 16-41 (Paul’s Sermon)

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2013:%2016-41&version=NIV

 

1 Samuel 16: 1-13

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

 

Jürgen’s Series on Paradoxes of the Christian Faith began Jan. 11, 2001 and went through Feb. 6, 2003. Each individual year can be accessed by clicking the years at the top of this page.

 

January 7, 2010            David Thorp                             mp3

“and they went home by another way.”

Christ Showing Compassion/Healing in the Gospels                     Blindness

Mark 10: 46-52

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%2010:%2046-52&version=NIV

 

Mark 8: 22-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Mark%208:%2022-25&version=NIV

 

 

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