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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, 2011       Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

Resolutions and Inspiration – How much more using The Truth?

 

2 Peter 1:1-11

1 Simon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ,

   To those who through the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ have received a faith as precious as ours:

 2 Grace and peace be yours in abundance through the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord.

Confirming One’s Calling and Election

 3 His divine power has given us everything we need for a godly life through our knowledge of him who called us by his own glory and goodness. 4 Through these he has given us his very great and precious promises, so that through them you may participate in the divine nature, having escaped the corruption in the world caused by evil desires.

 5 For this very reason, make every effort to add to your faith goodness; and to goodness, knowledge; 6 and to knowledge, self-control; and to self-control, perseverance; and to perseverance, godliness; 7 and to godliness, mutual affection; and to mutual affection, love. 8 For if you possess these qualities in increasing measure, they will keep you from being ineffective and unproductive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ. 9 But whoever does not have them is nearsighted and blind, forgetting that they have been cleansed from their past sins.

 10 Therefore, my brothers and sisters,[a] make every effort to confirm your calling and election. For if you do these things, you will never stumble, 11 and you will receive a rich welcome into the eternal kingdom of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

 

December 22, 2011       Jürgen Liias                             mp3

Reflections on The Three Christmases

 

John 1:1-18

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%201:1-18&version=NIV

 

Link to C.S. Lewis – Miracles quote

 

December 15, 2011       Paul Atwater                            mp3

A New Series: Surprised By Grace                     Zechariah - Unbelievable

 

Luke 1:5-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%201:%5-25&version=NIV

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

December 8, 2011         David Franks                            mp3

God is Love – God is the Father

 

John’s First Letter 4:16b-18

 God is love. Whoever lives in love lives in God, and God in them. 17This is how love is made complete among us so that we will have confidence on the day of judgment: In this world we are like Jesus. 18There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.

 

John’s First Letter 4:13-16a

13 This is how we know that we live in him and he in us: He has given us of his Spirit. 14 And we have seen and testify that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world. 15 If anyone acknowledges that Jesus is the Son of God, God lives in them and they in God. 16 And so we know and rely on the love God has for us.

 

John’s First Letter 4:19-21

19 We love because he first loved us. 20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen. 21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

 

from Ezra Pound’s Canto LXXXI

What thou lovest well remains,

                              the rest is dross

What thou lov'st well shall not be reft from thee

What thou lov'st well is thy true heritage

 

David is a Theologian and Ethicist at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass.

 

December 1, 2011         Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

 

The radical message of Paul’s Letter to the Romans

Dorsey’s translation of Romans 5:1 – 6:4 link to text pdf

 

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

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

 

November 17, 2011       Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

 

Jesus, the Gate of Heaven, the Doorway to God

John 10:7-9

7 Therefore Jesus said again, “Very truly I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. 8 All who have come before me are thieves and robbers, but the sheep have not listened to them. 9 I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved.[a] They will come in and go out, and find pasture.

 

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

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

 

November 10, 2011       David Franks                            mp3

“What is The Spirit?”

 

John’s First Letter 4:1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%204:1-12&version=NIV

 

The C.S. Lewis quote from “The Four Loves”

 

David is a Theologian and Ethicist at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass.

 

November 3, 2011        Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #89                Paul’s Vision of the Man of Macedonia & Lydia’s Conversion in Philippi

 

Acts 16:8-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2016:8-15&version=NIV

 

Wikipedia article on Roman Roads:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Roman_roads

 

Abraham Pleads for Sodom

Genesis 18:16-33

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2018:16-33&version=NIV

 

October 27, 2011          Paul Atwater                            mp3

A New Series: Saul – Undeserved Grace

 

Acts 9:1-9

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%209:%1-9&version=NIV

 

We are The Order of Undeserved Grace!

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

October 20, 2011          Rev. Dorsey McConnell           (no recording – I apologize)

 

Jesus, the Ultimate Physician for our Souls and Bodies

Luke 4:16-21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%204:16-21&version=NIV

 

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

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

 

October 13, 2011          30th Anniversary Dinner

Five recordings – thanks for a wonderful evening!

 

Greetings from Former Speakers

Recollections of Thursdays Past

Presentation of Corning Pevear Award    mp3

Introduction of Peter Kreeft                                 mp3

Peter Kreeft talk                                                mp3

Thank Yous & Benediction                                 mp3

Hymn – Doxology                                              mp3

 

October 13, 2011          David Franks                            mp3

“Love One Another”

 

John’s First Letter 3:14

14 We know that we have passed from death to life, because we love each other. Anyone who does not love remains in death.

 

John’s First Letter 3:11-24

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%203:11-24&version=NIV

 

David is a Theologian and Ethicist at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass.

 

October 6, 2011            Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 10:13

13 No temptation[a] has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted[b] beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted,[c] he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

 

September 29, 2011      Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #88                strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers

 

Acts 16:4-5

4 As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:11-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:11-16&version=NIV

 

Acts 16:6-9

6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Galatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. 8 So they passed by Mysia and went down to Troas. 9 During the night Paul had a vision of a man of Macedonia standing and begging him, “Come over to Macedonia and help us.”

 

September 22, 2011      Paul Atwater                            mp3

A New Series: Surprised By Grace                     Unpardonable

 

Matthew 12:22-32

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2012:%22-32&version=NIV

 

1 – continually cultivate an open heart

2 – accept the authority of Jesus

3 – respond when the Spirit prompts you

4 – repent quickly

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

September 15, 2011      Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Reflections on Ten Years Ago    The Truth – Beauty Out Of Ugliness

John 12:31-32

31 Now is the time for judgment on this world; now the prince of this world will be driven out. 32 And I, when I am lifted up[a] from the earth, will draw all people to myself.”

 

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

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

 

September 8, 2011        Dr. Rodney Hart                       mp3

Teen Challenge – A Walk in the Love and Redemption of Jesus

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 3:20-21

20 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, 21 to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.

 

Biography HyperLink

 

September 1, 2011        Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #87                Timothy; and Paul’s commitment to do all for the Gospel

 

Acts 16:1-2

1 Paul came to Derbe and then to Lystra, where a disciple named Timothy lived, whose mother was Jewish and a believer but whose father was a Greek.2 The believers at Lystra and Iconium spoke well of him.

 

2 Timothy 1:5-6

5 I am reminded of your sincere faith, which first lived in your grandmother Lois and in your mother Eunice and, I am persuaded, now lives in you also. 6 For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands.

 

1 Timothy 4:11-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Timothy%204:11-14&version=NIV

 

Acts 16:3

3 Paul wanted to take him along on the journey, so he circumcised him because of the Jews who lived in that area, for they all knew that his father was a Greek.

 

1 Corinthians 9:15-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%209:15-22&version=NIV

 

Acts 16:4-5

4 As they traveled from town to town, they delivered the decisions reached by the apostles and elders in Jerusalem for the people to obey. 5 So the churches were strengthened in the faith and grew daily in numbers.

 

August 25, 2011           Paul Atwater                            mp3

A New Series: Surprised By Grace                     Untouchable

 

Luke 17:11-19

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2017:%11-19&version=NIV

 

Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

August 18, 2011           Dr. D. Michael Lindsay mp3

Thoughts on John’s story of Jesus

 

John 7:1-13

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%207:%1-13&version=NIV

 

Biography Link   http://www.gordon.edu/president

 

August 11, 2011           sorry, no recording – technical difficulties

 

August 4, 2011 Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #86                Beginning Paul’s Second Journey

 

Acts 15:36-16:1

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015:36-16:1&version=NIV

 

July 28, 2011                Paul Atwater                mp3

A New Series: Surprised By Grace                     Unthinkable

 

Jonah 1:7-17

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Jonah%201:%7-17&version=NIV

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

July 21, 2011                Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Being a Christian in Today’s World

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 9:20-23

20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all people so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.

 

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

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

 

July 14, 2011                Rev. Christopher Sherwood     mp3

Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross

 

Matthew 16:24-25

 24 Then Jesus said to his disciples, “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me. 25 For whoever wants to save their life[a] will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will find it.

 

Rev. Christopher Sherwood is currently assistant minister at Park Street Church

 

July 7, 2011                  Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #85                The Council’s Letter to Gentile Believers

 

Acts 15:22-29

28 It seemed good to the Holy Spirit and to us not to burden you with anything beyond the following requirements: 29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.

   Farewell.

 

June 30, 2011               Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 10:14-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2010:%2014-22&version=NIV

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 11:17-34

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2011:%2017-34&version=NIV

 

The Lord’s Supper

    As a Eucharist

    As a Mass

    As The Lord’s Supper

    As Communion

 

June 23, 2011               Paul Atwater                mp3

A New Series: Surprised By Grace                     Unredeemable

 

Ruth 4:13-17

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

 

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 3:13-14

13 Christ redeemed us from the curse of the law by becoming a curse for us, for it is written: “Cursed is everyone who is hung on a pole.”[h] 14 He redeemed us in order that the blessing given to Abraham might come to the Gentiles through Christ Jesus, so that by faith we might receive the promise of the Spirit.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

June 16, 2011               Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Pentecost: The Coming of the Holy Spirit

John 20:21-23

21 Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” 22 And with that he breathed on them and said, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, their sins are forgiven; if you do not forgive them, they are not forgiven.”

 

Acts 2

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202&version=NIV

 

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

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

 

June 9, 2011                 David Franks                (no recording – I apologize)

 

David is a Theologian and Ethicist at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass.

 

June 2, 2011                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #84                The Council’s Letter to Gentile Believers

 

Acts 15:22-29

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015:22-29&version=NIV

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 1:10

10 I appeal to you, brothers and sisters,[a] in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, that all of you agree with one another in what you say and that there be no divisions among you, but that you be perfectly united in mind and thought.

 

May 26, 2011                Paul Atwater                            mp3

In John, the Seven Miracles of Jesus    7. Master of Life and Death

Jesus Raises Lazarus From the Dead                John 11:17-53

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2011:%2017-53&version=NIV

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

May 19, 2011                Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

The Love Behind the Truth

John 20:19-31

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

 

John 14:6

6 Jesus answered, “I am the way and the truth and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

 

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

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

 

May 12, 2011                David Franks                            mp3

Reflecting on Men and Fatherhood

 

John’s First Letter 2:12-13

12 I am writing to you, dear children, 
   because your sins have been forgiven on account of his name. 
13 I am writing to you, fathers, 
   because you know him who is from the beginning. 
I am writing to you, young men, 
   because you have overcome the evil one.

 

Revelation 1:9-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Revelation%201:9-20&version=NIV

 

John’s First Letter 2:1-2

1 My dear children, I write this to you so that you will not sin. But if anybody does sin, we have an advocate with the Father—Jesus Christ, the Righteous One. 2 He is the atoning sacrifice for our sins, and not only for ours but also for the sins of the whole world.

 

Charles Peguy writes on Fatherhood (in “Portal of the Mystery of Hope”)

 

It’s never the child who goes to the field,

who tills and who sows, and who reaps

and who harvests the grapes and who

trims the vine and who fells the trees

and who cuts the wood.

For winter.

To warm the house in winter.

But would the father have the heart

to work if he didn’t have his children.

If it weren’t for the sake of his

children.

His children will do better than he,

of course. And the world will go

better. Later. He’s not jealous of it.

On the contrary.

Nor for having come to the world, as he

did, in an ungrateful time.

And to have no doubt prepared for his

sons a time that is perhaps less

ungrateful.

What madman would be jealous of his

sons and of the sons of his sons.

Doesn’t he work solely for his children.1

 

1 Charles Péguy,  The Portal of the Mystery of Hope, trans. David Louis Schindler, Jr. (Grand Rapids, Mich.: Eerdmans, 1996), pp. 12, 18.

 

David is a Theologian and Ethicist at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass.

 

May 5, 2011                  Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #83                James, the brother of Jesus

 

Acts 15:12-29

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015:12-29&version=NIV

 

Matthew 13:55-56

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? 56 Aren’t all his

sisters with us? Where then did this man get all these things?”

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 15:3-8

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2015:3-8&version=NIV

 

Wikipedia entry: The Gospel of the Hebrews

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gospel_of_the_Hebrews

In the Gospel of the Hebrews it is written as follows:

Now the Lord, when he had given the linen cloth to the servant of the priest, went to James and appeared to him, for James had sworn that he would not eat bread from that hour in which he had drunk the Lord's cup until he should see him risen from among them that sleep. And Lord says, "Bring a table and bread." And it is added, "He took bread and blessed and broke and gave it to James the Just and said to him, "My brother, eat your bread, for the Son of man is risen from among them that sleep."

 

 

April 28, 2011   Jack Davis                               mp3

The Holy Spirit for All of Us: Renewal, Empowerment, Unity

Acts 1

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

 

Acts 2:42-47

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%202:42-47&version=NIV

 

handouts:

Thursday Breakfast Handout from Jack Davis on 4.28.2011

How to Get More Out of Committee Meetings in Your Church

 

bio: Jack Davis is currently Professor of Systematic Theology and Christian Ethics at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary

http://www.gordonconwell.edu/prospective_students/john_jefferson_davis

 

April 21, 2011   Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

The Passion

Matthew 26:26-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2026:26-27:66&version=NIV

 

Movie: Of Gods and Men

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/of_gods_and_men/

 

Google link Abbot Trappist Algeria

http://www.georgiabulletin.org/local/1996/05/30/a/

 

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 14, 2011   David Franks                            mp3

And our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son, Jesus Christ.

Where is the Holy Spirit?

 

John’s First Letter 1

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%201&version=NIV

 

John’s First Letter 2

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%202&version=NIV

 

John’s First Letter 3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20John%203&version=NIV

 

David is a Theologian and Ethicist at Saint John’s Seminary, Brighton, Mass.

 

April 7, 2011                 Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #82                Faith and Works

 

Collect for this week

O Almighty God, who alone canst order the unruly wills and

affections of sinful men: Grant unto thy people that they may

love the thing which thou commandest, and desire that which

thou dost promise; that so, among the sundry and manifold

changes of the world, our hearts may surely there be fixed

where true joys are to be found; through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.

 

Acts 15:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2015:1-11&version=NIV

 

James 2:14-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=James%202:14-26&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:6

6 For in Christ Jesus neither circumcision nor uncircumcision has any

value. The only thing that counts is faith expressing itself through love.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Galatians 5:16-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Galatians%205:16-25&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 2:4-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%202:4-10&version=NIV

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 3:10-15

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%203:10-15&version=NIV

 

March 31, 2011 Paul Atwater                mp3

In John, the Seven Miracles of Jesus    6. Master of Misfortune

Jesus Heals the Man Born Blind John 9:1-41

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%209:%201-41&version=NIV

 

Isaiah 32:3

3Then the eyes of those who see will no longer be closed, 
   and the ears of those who hear will listen.

 

Isaiah 35:5

5Then will the eyes of the blind be opened  
   and the ears of the deaf unstopped.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

March 24, 2011 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #81                Theology Does Matter

 

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.

 

Acts 14:26-15:11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2014:26%20-%2015:11&version=NIV

 

C.S. Lewis “Beyond Personality” link

 

March 17, 2011 Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Jesus’ Encounter with the Three Temptations

Matthew 4:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%204:1-11&version=NIV

 

Hebrews 12:1-2

1 Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us, 2 fixing our eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of faith. For the joy set before him he endured the cross, scorning its shame, and sat down at the right hand of the throne of God.

 

Titian (1477-1576) Christ Carrying the Cross, The Prado, Madrid

 

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 10, 2011 Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #80                The First Debate: Saved By Grace Alone?

 

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.

 

Acts 14:26-15:11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2014:26%20-%2015:11&version=NIV

 

Genesis 17:1-14

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Genesis%2017:1-14&version=NIV

 

March 3, 2011   Rev. Dorsey McConnell           sorry, no recording today

 

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 24, 2011         Paul Atwater                mp3

In John, the Seven Miracles of Jesus    5. Master of Nature

Jesus Walks on the Water          John 6:16-35

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%206:%2016-35&version=NIV

 

Job 9:8

8He alone stretches out the heavens and treads on the waves of the sea.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

February 17, 2011         Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

The Soul of a Man

Matthew 4:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%204:1-11&version=NIV

 

Paul’s Second Letter to the Corinthians 5:16-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Corinthians%205:16-20&version=NIV

 

If you worship God, you will find your soul.

 

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 10, 2011         Rev. Dorsey McConnell           mp3

Dealing With False Teachers

Paul’s Second Letter to Timothy 2:14-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=2%20Timothy%202:14-26&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

 

February 3, 2011           Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #79                Leadership in the Church, Part 2

 

Acts 14:21-23

21They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. 23Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.

 

January 27, 2011          snow day – no speaker/recording

 

January 20, 2011          Rev. Dorsey McConnell           (no recording – I apologize)

 

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 13, 2011          Jürgen Liias                             mp3

A Series on Acts  #78                Leadership in the Church, Part 1

 

Acts 14:21-23

21They preached the good news in that city and won a large number of disciples. Then they returned to Lystra, Iconium and Antioch, 22strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said. 23Paul and Barnabas appointed elders for them in each church and, with prayer and fasting, committed them to the Lord, in whom they had put their trust.

 

Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians 4:11-13

NIV:

11 So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, 12to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up 13 until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.

King James:

11And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;

 12For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:

 13Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:

 

January 6, 2011            Kris Mineau     (no recording – I apologize)

 

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

 

 

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