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December 26, 2013       Paul Atwater                mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 8 – Being An Outrageous Lover

 

Matthew 5:43-48

Love for Enemies

43 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Love your neighbor[a] and hate your enemy.’ 44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45 that you may be children of your Father in heaven. He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous. 46 If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that? 47 And if you greet only your own people, what are you doing more than others? Do not even pagans do that? 48 Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

December 19, 2013       Mark Booker                mp3

Jesus Came To Rescue Us From The Greatest Exile - Death

 

Matthew 1:18-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%201:18-25&version=NIV

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

December 12, 2013       David Franks                mp3

Who Goes There – Friend or Foe?

Ezekiel 12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%2012&version=NIV

 

“New Heaven and Earth” by D. H. Lawrence

click here for link

 

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

 

December 5, 2013         Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #111   Paul/Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

 

Acts 18:22-19:2

22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a] and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

27 When Apollos wanted to go to Achaia, the brothers and sisters encouraged him and wrote to the disciples there to welcome him. When he arrived, he was a great help to those who by grace had believed. 28 For he vigorously refuted his Jewish opponents in public debate, proving from the Scriptures that Jesus was the Messiah.

 

19 While Apollos was at Corinth, Paul took the road through the interior and arrived at Ephesus.There he found some disciples and asked them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when[b] you believed?”

They answered, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.”

 

 Jurgen previously taught on Acts: 14-17 back on April 5, 2007, and this is the link to that audio file

 mp3

A Series on the Acts of the Apostles.  Teaching #37

 

Acts 8:14-17 

14 When the apostles in Jerusalem heard that Samaria had accepted the word of God, they sent Peter and John to Samaria. 15 When they arrived, they prayed for the new believers there that they might receive the Holy Spirit, 16 because the Holy Spirit had not yet come on any of them; they had simply been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. 17 Then Peter and John placed their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

November 21, 2013       Mark Booker                mp3

The Deeper Questions

 

John 4:1-26

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%204:1-26&version=NIV

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

November 14, 2013       David Franks                mp3

Being Under The Glory of God

Ezekiel 8-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%208-11&version=NIV

 

“East Coker” by T.S. Eliot

http://oedipa.tripod.com/eliot-2.html

 

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

 

November 7, 2013        Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #110   Paul/Priscilla, Aquila and Apollos

 

Acts 18:17-26

17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.

18 Paul stayed on in Corinth for some time. Then he left the brothers and sisters and sailed for Syria,accompanied by Priscilla and Aquila. Before he sailed, he had his hair cut off at Cenchreae because of a vow he had taken. 19 They arrived at Ephesus, where Paul left Priscilla and Aquila. He himself went into the synagogue and reasoned with the Jews. 20 When they asked him to spend more time with them, he declined. 21 But as he left, he promised, “I will come back if it is God’s will.” Then he set sail from Ephesus. 22 When he landed at Caesarea, he went up to Jerusalem and greeted the church and then went down to Antioch.

23 After spending some time in Antioch, Paul set out from there and traveled from place to place throughout the region of Galatia and Phrygia, strengthening all the disciples.

24 Meanwhile a Jew named Apollos, a native of Alexandria, came to Ephesus. He was a learned man, with a thorough knowledge of the Scriptures. 25 He had been instructed in the way of the Lord, and he spoke with great fervor[a] and taught about Jesus accurately, though he knew only the baptism of John. 26 He began to speak boldly in the synagogue. When Priscilla and Aquila heard him, they invited him to their home and explained to him the way of God more adequately.

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

October 31, 2013          Gordon Hugenberger               mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

The Gift of Tongues

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 14:1-28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2014:1-28&version=NIV

 

Gordon is Senior Minister of Park Street Church in Boston.

 

October 24, 2013          Paul Atwater                mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 7 – Outrageous Responses

 

Matthew 5:38-42

Eye for Eye

38 “You have heard that it was said, ‘Eye for eye, and tooth for tooth.’[a] 39 But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If anyone slaps you on the right cheek, turn to them the other cheek also. 40 And if anyone wants to sue you and take your shirt, hand over your coat as well. 41 If anyone forces you to go one mile, go with them two miles. 42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

October 17, 2013          Mark Booker                mp3

Fear of the Lord

 

Proverbs 9:10

11 For through wisdom[a] your days will be many,
    and years will be added to your life.

 

Proverbs 1:7

The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge,
    but fools[a] despise wisdom and instruction.

 

Psalm 111:10

10 The fear of the Lord is the beginning of wisdom;
    all who follow his precepts have good understanding.
    To him belongs eternal praise.

 

Job 28:28

28 And he said to the human race,
    “The fear of the Lord—that is wisdom,
    and to shun evil is understanding.”

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

October 10, 2013          David Franks                mp3

Severe Mercy

Ezekiel 6, 7

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%206,7&version=NIV

 

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

 

October 3, 2013            Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #109   Paul in Corinth/early Church history

 

Acts 18:11-17

11 So Paul stayed in Corinth for a year and a half, teaching them the word of God.

12 While Gallio was proconsul of Achaia, the Jews of Corinth made a united attack on Paul and brought him to the place of judgment. 13 “This man,” they charged, “is persuading the people to worship God in ways contrary to the law.”

14 Just as Paul was about to speak, Gallio said to them, “If you Jews were making a complaint about some misdemeanor or serious crime, it would be reasonable for me to listen to you. 15 But since it involves questions about words and names and your own law—settle the matter yourselves. I will not be a judge of such things.” 16 So he drove them off. 17 Then the crowd there turned on Sosthenes the synagogue leader and beat him in front of the proconsul; and Gallio showed no concern whatever.

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

September 26, 2013      Paul Atwater                mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 6 – Outrageous Fidelity

 

Matthew 5:31-37

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

Divorce

31 “It has been said, ‘Anyone who divorces his wife must give her a certificate of divorce.’[a] 32 But I tell you that anyone who divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, makes her the victim of adultery, and anyone who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.

Oaths

33 “Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King. 36 And do not swear by your head, for you cannot make even one hair white or black. 37 All you need to say is simply ‘Yes’ or ‘No’; anything beyond this comes from the evil one.[b]

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

September 19, 2013      Mark Booker                mp3

Love: The Way Beyond Comparison

 

1 Corinthians 12:31b-13:3

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2012:31b-13:3&version=NIV

 

Love Is Indispensable

31 bAnd yet I will show you the most excellent way.

13 If I speak in the tongues[a] of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast,[b] but do not have love, I gain nothing.

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

September 12, 2013                  David Franks                (no recording, I apologize)

Glory on the Frontier

Ezekiel 1:1-3:21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%201:1-3-21&version=NIV

 

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

 

September 5, 2013        Tim Clayton                 mp3

The Transfiguration – Peter’s Point of View – Where do I find the Rock to Rely on?

 

Preface – Luke 9:21-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:21-27&version=NIV

 

The Transfiguration – Luke 9:28-36

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:28-36&version=NIV

 

Biography Link at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

 

August 29, 2013           Gordon Hugenberger   mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Spiritual Gifts/one Body. Many Parts (Part 1)

 

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:1-20

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2012:1-20&version=NIV

 

Gordon is Senior Minister of Park Street Church in Boston.

 

August 22, 2013           Paul Atwater                mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 5

 

Matthew 5:27-30

27 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’[a] 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart. 29 If your right eye causes you to stumble, gouge it out and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to be thrown into hell. 30 And if your right hand causes you to stumble, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to lose one part of your body than for your whole body to go into hell.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

August 15, 2013           Mark Booker                mp3

Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.

Why – What - How

 

Psalm 31

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%2031&version=NIV

 

Psalm 31:24

24 Be strong and take heart,
    all you who hope in the Lord.

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

August 8, 2013             Tim Clayton                 mp3

The Transfiguration

 

Preface – Luke 9:21-27

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:21-27&version=NIV

 

The Transfiguration – Luke 9:28-36

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%209:28-36&version=NIV

 

Thomas Cranmer, Archbishop of Canterbury

Collect for The Transfiguration

O God, who on the holy mount didst reveal to chosen

witnesses thy well-beloved Son, wonderfully transfigured, in

raiment white and glistening: Mercifully grant that we, being

delivered from the disquietude of this world, may by faith

behold the King in his beauty; who with thee, O Father, and

thee, O Holy Ghost, liveth and reigneth, one God, world

without end. Amen.

 

Biography Link at Christ the Redeemer Anglican Church

 

August 1, 2013             Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #108   Paul shakes the dust from his feet

 

Acts 18:6-11

But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.

Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God.Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.

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

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

July 25, 2013                Paul Atwater                mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 4

 

Matthew 5:21-26

21 “You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder,[a] and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’ 22 But I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister[b][c] will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’[d] is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.

23 “Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, 24 leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift.

25 “Settle matters quickly with your adversary who is taking you to court. Do it while you are still together on the way, or your adversary may hand you over to the judge, and the judge may hand you over to the officer, and you may be thrown into prison. 26 Truly I tell you, you will not get out until you have paid the last penny.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

July 18, 2013    Christopher Sherwood             mp3

How Original Sin Keeps Us From Man-Made Utopias

 

Chris is the Assistant Minister at Park Street Church, Boston

 

July 11, 2013                Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #107   Paul in Corinth

 

Acts 18:5-6

When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.

 

1 Corinthians 1:18-25

18 For the message of the cross is foolishness to those who are perishing, but to us who are being saved it is the power of God. 19 For it is written:

“I will destroy the wisdom of the wise;
    the intelligence of the intelligent I will frustrate.”[a]

20 Where is the wise person? Where is the teacher of the law? Where is the philosopher of this age?Has not God made foolish the wisdom of the world? 21 For since in the wisdom of God the worldthrough its wisdom did not know him, God was pleased through the foolishness of what was preached to save those who believe. 22 Jews demand signs and Greeks look for wisdom, 23 but we preach Christ crucified: a stumbling block to Jews and foolishness to Gentiles, 24 but to those whom God has called,both Jews and Greeks, Christ the power of God and the wisdom of God. 25 For the foolishness of God is wiser than human wisdom, and the weakness of God is stronger than human strength.

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

July 4, 2013      no breakfast

 

June 27, 2013               Paul Atwater

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 3 (I apologize – no recording today)

Outrageous Expectations

 

Matthew 5:17-20

17 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven. 20 For I tell you that unless your righteousness surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law, you will certainly not enter the kingdom of heaven.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

June 20, 2013               David Franks                mp3

Glory on the Frontier

Ezekiel 1:1-3:21

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ezekiel%201:1-3-21&version=NIV

 

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

 

June 13, 2013               Mark Booker                mp3

The Centrality, the Dynamics, the Stakes of Forgiveness

 

Matthew 18:21-35

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%2018:21-35&version=NIV

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

June 6, 2013                 Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #106   Paul in Corinth

 

Acts 18:1-11

After this, Paul left Athens and went to Corinth. There he met a Jew named Aquila, a native of Pontus, who had recently come from Italy with his wife Priscilla, because Claudiushad ordered all Jews to leave Rome. Paul went to see them, and because he was a tentmaker as they were, he stayed and worked with them. Every Sabbath he reasoned in the synagogue, trying to persuade Jews and Greeks.

When Silas and Timothy came from Macedonia, Paul devoted himself exclusively to preaching, testifying to the Jews that Jesus was the Messiah. But when they opposed Paul and became abusive, he shook out his clothes in protest and said to them, “Your blood be on your own heads! I am innocent of it. From now on I will go to the Gentiles.”

Then Paul left the synagogue and went next door to the house of Titius Justus, a worshiper of God. Crispus, the synagogue leader, and his entire household believed in the Lord; and many of the Corinthians who heard Paul believed and were baptized.

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

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

May 30, 2013                Gordon Hugenberger               mp3

A Series on Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians

Spiritual Gifts

Paul’s First Letter to the Corinthians 12:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Corinthians%2012:1-11&version=NIV

 

Genesis 1:2

Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

 

Gordon is Senior Minister of Park Street Church in Boston.

 

May 23, 2013                Paul Atwater                mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 2

 

Matthew 5:13-16

13 “You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled underfoot.

14 “You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. 15 Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. 16 In the same way, let your light shine before others, that they may see your good deeds and glorify your Father in heaven.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

May 16, 2013                Mark Booker                mp3

The Feast of The Ascension

 

Luke 24:50-53

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Luke%2024:50-53&version=NIV

 

Ephesians 1:20-23

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%201:20-23&version=NIV

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

May 9, 2013                  David Franks                mp3

Headship and Gift-giving

Matthew 28:16-20

The Great Commission

16 Then the eleven disciples went to Galilee, to the mountain where Jesus had told them to go. 17 When they saw him, they worshiped him; but some doubted. 18 Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. 19 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

 

Ephesians 4:1-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Ephesians%204:1-16&version=NIV

 

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

 

May 2, 2013                  Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #105   Paul in Athens – Proof Through The Resurrection

 

Acts 17:29-34

29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

 

John Updike “Seven Stanzas at Easter” poem:

 

Make no mistake: if He rose at all
it was as His body;
if the cells’ dissolution did not reverse, the molecules
reknit, the amino acids rekindle,
the Church will fall.

 

It was not as the flowers,
each soft Spring recurrent;
it was not as His Spirit in the mouths and fuddled
eyes of the eleven apostles;
it was as His Flesh: ours.

 

The same hinged thumbs and toes,
the same valved heart
that — pierced — died, withered, paused, and then
regathered out of enduring Might
new strength to enclose.

 

Let us not mock God with metaphor,
analogy, sidestepping transcendence;
making of the event a parable, a sign painted in the
faded credulity of earlier ages:
let us walk through the door.

 

The stone is rolled back, not papier-mâché,
not a stone in a story,
but the vast rock of materiality that in the slow
grinding of time will eclipse for each of us
the wide light of day.

 

And if we will have an angel at the tomb,
make it a real angel,
weighty with Max Planck’s quanta, vivid with hair,
opaque in the dawn light, robed in real linen
spun on a definite loom.

 

Let us not seek to make it less monstrous,
for our own convenience, our own sense of beauty,
lest, awakened in one unthinkable hour, we are
embarrassed by the miracle,
and crushed by remonstrance.

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

April 25, 2013               Paul Atwater

            prayer                                       mp3

Outrageous Christianity, Talk 1               mp3

 

Matthew 5:1-12

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Matthew%205:1-12&version=NIV

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

April 18, 2013               Jürgen Liias     mp3

A Series on Acts  #104   Paul in Athens – Specific Revelation

 

Acts 17:29-34

29 “Therefore since we are God’s offspring, we should not think that the divine being is like gold or silver or stone—an image made by human design and skill. 30 In the past God overlooked such ignorance, but now he commands all people everywhere to repent. 31 For he has set a day when he will judge the world with justice by the man he has appointed. He has given proof of this to everyone by raising him from the dead.”

32 When they heard about the resurrection of the dead, some of them sneered, but others said, “We want to hear you again on this subject.” 33 At that, Paul left the Council. 34 Some of the people became followers of Paul and believed. Among them was Dionysius, a member of the Areopagus, also a woman named Damaris, and a number of others.

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

April 11, 2013               David Franks                mp3

The Lord is Risen – A Teaching on Emptiness and Victory

John 20:1-16

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=John%2020:1-16&version=NIV

 

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

 

April 4, 2013                 Mark Booker                mp3

Three Elements of Response to God’s Grace

 

Luke 15

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

 

1 – Repentance

2 – Rest

3 – Rejoicing

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

March 28, 2013             Paul Atwater                mp3

The Triumphal Entry – Who is Jesus?

 

Matthew 21:1-11

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search= Matthew%2021:1-11&version=NIV

 

Daniel 7:13-14

13 “In my vision at night I looked, and there before me was one like a son of man,[a] comingwith the clouds of heaven. He approached the Ancient of Days and was led into his presence. 14 He was given authority, glory and sovereign power; all nations and peoples of every language worshiped him. His dominion is an everlasting dominion that will not pass away, and his kingdom is one that will never be destroyed.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

March 21, 2013             Mark Booker    mp3

Grace is On Display in Luke 15

 

Luke 15

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

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

March 14, 2013             Jürgen Liias     mp3

A Series on Acts  #103    Paul in Athens – General Revelation

 

Acts 17:25-31

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2017:25-31&version=NIV

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

March 7, 2013               David Franks    mp3  (I apologize – battery died after 15 ½ minutes)

A teaching on the First Book of Samuel

1 Samuel 28

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2028&version=NIV

 

Psalm 127

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Psalm%20127&version=NIV

 

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

 

February 28, 2013         Paul Atwater                mp3

A Series on: The Lord’s Prayer   “For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

Matthew 6:13 (King James Version)

13 And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil: For thine is the kingdom, and the power, and the glory, for ever. Amen.

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

February 21, 2013         Mark Booker                mp3

Do Not Be Anxious

 

Matthew 6:25-34

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search= Matthew%206:25-34&version=NIV

 

1 – the nature of anxiety

2 – Jesus’ critique of anxiety

3 – Jesus’ solution for anxiety

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

February 14, 2013         David Franks                mp3

A teaching on the First Book of Samuel – “Prudence and Providence”

1 Samuel 23-25

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2023-25&version=NIV

 

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

 

February 7, 2013           Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #102    Paul in Athens – The Church is now Within Us

 

Acts 17:16-31

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2017:16-31&version=NIV

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

January 31, 2013          Christopher Sherwood     mp3

The Sin of Exclusiveness

 

Chris is the Assistant Minister at Park Street Church, Boston

 

January 24, 2013          Paul Atwater                mp3

A Series on: The Lord’s Prayer   but deliver us from the evil one.

 

Matthew 6:5-15

“And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites, for they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by others. Truly I tell you, they have received their reward in full. But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you. And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.

“This, then, is how you should pray:

“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
    on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
    as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
    but deliver us from the evil one.[b]

14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.

 

link to M. Scott Peck People Of The Lie

http://www.amazon.com/People-Arrow-New-Age-Scott-Morgan/dp/0099728605/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1359042781&sr=1-1&keywords=People+of+the+lie

 

Biography Link   www.northriverchurch.org

 

January 17, 2013          Mark Booker                mp3

“The Thorn in the Flesh” – Incredible Opportunities from our Unwanted Realities

 

2 Corinthians 12:1-10

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search= 2%20Corinthians%2012:1-10&version=NIV

 

1 – A common effect – we all suffer some “thorn in the flesh”

2 – Cry out to God – it is highly appropriate to pray to God to remove the “thorn”

3 – “My grace is sufficient for you”

 

Mark is the Rector of Church of the Cross, Boston           http://www.cotcboston.org/home.html

 

January 10, 2013          Jürgen Liias                 mp3

A Series on Acts  #101    Paul in Athens – His first sermon to unbelievers

 

Acts 17:16-31

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=Acts%2017:16-31&version=NIV

 

Acts 17:22-23

22 Paul then stood up in the meeting of the Areopagus and said: “People of Athens! I see that in every way you are very religious. 23 For as I walked around and looked carefully at your objects of worship, I even found an altar with this inscription: to an unknown god. So you are ignorant of the very thing you worship—and this is what I am going to proclaim to you.

 

Romans 1:18-25

18 The wrath of God is being revealed from heaven against all the godlessness and wickedness of people, who suppress the truth by their wickedness, 19 since what may be known about God is plain to them, because God has made it plain to them. 20 For since the creation of the world God’s invisible qualities—his eternal power and divine nature—have been clearly seen, being understood from what has been made, so that people are without excuse.

21 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 22 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 25 They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshiped and served created things rather than the Creator—who is forever praised. Amen.

 

link to Don Richardson “Eternity in their Hearts”

http://www.amazon.com/Eternity-Their-Hearts-Startling-Throughout/dp/0830738371/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1357848310&sr=1-1&keywords=don+richardson+eternity+in+their+hearts

There is a Christological key in all cultures

 

link to Jürgen’s blog  jurgenliias.blogspot.com

 

January 3, 2013            David Franks                mp3

A teaching on the First Book of Samuel – “Living our lives in the wilderness”

1 Samuel 21-22

http://www.biblegateway.com/passage/?search=1%20Samuel%2021-22&version=NIV

 

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

 

 

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