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2017

Title

Presenter

Sept 10, 2017 Theosis: The purpose of human existence Jerry Truex
     Audio (MP3): The purpose of human existence  Jerry Truex

May 20, 2017

The Church as the Basis for Our Identity, Ethics & Purpose

Jerry Truex

Apr 30, 2017

Meeting Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

Jerry Truex

   Audio (MP3): Meeting Jesus on the Road to Emmaus

Jerry Truex

Feb. 26, 2017

Jesus, the Place of God's Presence and Glory

Jerry Truex

Jan. 1, 2017

Giving Thanks to God and Having Hope

Jerry Truex

     

2016

Title

Presenter

Dec. 18, 2016

The Hidden Meaning of the Virgin Birth (Matt. 1:18-25)

Jerry Truex

Dec. 11, 2016

Isaiah's Vision: God's Restoration of the World (Isa. 35)

Jerry Truex

Dec. 2, 2016

Isaiah's Vision: The Coming Messiah (Isa. 11:1-10)

Jerry Truex

Nov. 6, 2016

Awaken to the Divine Word (John 1:1-14)

Jerry Truex

    Instructional Video - Awaken (YouTube)

    Power Point - Awaken (pdf)

Oct. 16, 2016

The Servant Government (Rom 13:1-8)

Jerry Truex

    Power Point: The Servant Government (pdf)

Oct. 9, 2016

Political Discourse: The Power of Words

Jerry Truex

Oct. 2, 2016

The Church as a Global Community

Jerry Truex

Sept. 11, 2016

Lord's Prayer: Temptation and Rescue from Evil

Jerry Truex

Sept. 4, 2016

Lord's Prayer: "O God, forgive us"

Jerry Truex

Aug. 14, 2016

Lord's Prayer: A Revolutionary Manifesto

Jerry Truex

Aug. 7, 2016

The 10th Commandment: Do Not Covet

Jerry Truex

July 24, 2016

The 8th Commandment: Do Not Steal

Jerry Truex

July 17, 2016

The 7th Commandment: Do Not Commit Adultery

Jerry Truex

July 3, 2016

The 5th Commandment: Honor Your Father and Mother

Jerry Truex

June 19, 2016

The 3rd Commandment: Do Not Misuse the Name

Jerry Truex

June 12, 2016

The 2nd Commandment: Make No Images

Jerry Truex

May 15, 2016

The Politics of Pentecost

Jerry Truex

April 10, 2016

Embracing the Enemy (Acts 9:1-19)

Jerry Truex

April 3, 2016

We must obey God rather than human authorities

Jerry Truex

March 6, 2016

New Creation In Christ: Ambassador's of Reconciliation

Jerry Truex

Feb. 28, 2016

The Lord's Supper: What, Who, and Why?

Jerry Truex

Feb. 7, 2016

The Transfiguration (Luke 9:18-36)

Jerry Truex

     

2015

Title

Presenter

Dec 27, 2015

The Way of Worship: Jesus, Temple, & Torah (Lk 2:40-52)

Jerry Truex

Dec 13, 2015

The Way of Trust and Obedience (Luke 3:7-18)

Jerry Truex

Dec 6, 2015

The Way of Repentance and Mercy (Luke 3:1-6)

Jerry Truex

Nov 22, 2015

The Power of Giving Thanks to God

Jerry Truex

   Handout: The Gratitude Questionaire

Oct 25, 2015

The Triune God

Jerry Truex

Oct 11, 2015

God and the Problem of Human Suffering

Jerry Truex

Sept 27, 2015

The Moral Argument for God's Existence

Jerry Truex

Sept 6, 2015

God and the Origin of the Universe

Jerry Truex

Aug 30, 2015

Resurrection Body (1 Cor 15:35-56)

Jerry Truex

Aug 16, 2015

Flee Idolatrous Craving (1 Cor. 10:1-14)

Jerry Truex

Aug 2, 2015

Marriage, Separation, and Sexuality (1 Cor. 7:1-24)

Jerry Truex

July 12, 2015

Paul's First Letter to the Corinthians

Jerry Truex

July 5, 2015

Psalm 107: Thank God for His Steadfast Love

Jerry Truex

June 28, 2015

Psalm 74

Lois Barrett

June 21, 2015

Psalm 102: A Complaint to God

Jerry Truex

June 7, 2015

Psalm 65: Praise God! A Counter-Cultural Vision

Jerry Truex

May 24, 2015

Pentecost: God's Spirit Restores and Unites Us

Jerry Truex

   Handout: God's Spirit Restores and Unites Us

May 10, 2015

Spiritual Awakening: The Three-Fold Path of Christ

Jerry Truex

   Handout: Spiritual Awakening

April 26, 2015

Life Cycle Spirituality: Growing in the Light

Jerry Truex

March 29, 2015

Palm Sunday: Jesus' Triumphal Entry (Mark 11:1-11)

Jerry Truex

March 22, 2015

Cry and Covenant

Lois Barrett

March 8, 2015

Creation, Commandment, & Compassion (Psalm 19)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 22, 2015

Suffering: Christ's and Ours (1 Pet. 3:12-22)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 8, 2015

Taking the Bible Seriously in the 21st Century

Jerry Truex

   Power Point: Taking the Bible Seriously

Feb. 1, 2015

Paul's Way of Church Unity (Rom. 14:1-15:13)

Lois Barrett

     

2014

Title

Speaker

Dec. 14, 2014

Repairing and Healing the World (Isa. 61:1-11)

Jerry Truex

Nov. 30, 2014

God, come and rescue us! (Isa. 64:1-12)

Jerry Truex

Nov. 23, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins & Saving Virtues: Sloth & Diligence

Jerry Truex

Oct. 6, 2014

Seven Deadly Sins & Saving Virtues: An Introduction

Jerry Truex

Sept 21, 2014

Anabaptist Hermeneutics of Community

Jerry Truex

Sept 7, 2014

Love and Accepting the Stranger (1 Pet. 4:7-11)

Jerry Truex

   Power Point: Love and Accepting the Stranger

Aug 24, 2014

What Does God Require? (Micah 6:8)

Jerry Truex

   Power Point: What does God require?

Jerry Truex

Aug 3, 2014

Love One Another: New Commandment (Jn. 13:34-35)

Jerry Truex

July 13, 2014

We Are Ambassadors of God's Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:16f)

Jerry Truex

July 6, 2014

Putting on the New Self (Col. 3:12-17)

Jerry Truex

June 22, 2014

The Two Greatest Commandments (Mark 12:29-31)

Jerry Truex

May 4, 2014

Images of the Church: The Kingdom of God

Jerry Truex

Apr. 27, 2014

Images of the Church: The Way

Jerry Truex

Apr. 6, 2014

Our Three Identity Statements

Jerry Truex

Mar. 2, 2014

The Transfiguration (Matt. 17:1-8)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 16, 2014

Jesus: Resist Evil Nonviolently (Matt. 5:39-42)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 9, 2014

Oaths: Matthew 5:33-37

Lois Barrett

Feb. 2, 2014

Jesus on Lust, Adultery, and Divorce (Matt. 5:27-32)

Jerry Truex

     

2013

Title

Speaker

Nov. 24, 2013

In Christ All Things Hold Together (Col. 1:15-20)

Jerry Truex

Nov. 10, 2013

Do not be deceived. Stand firm. (1 Thess. 2:1-15)

Jerry Truex

Oct 27, 2013

Sacred Places & Sacred People (Gen. 28:11-19 & Jn. 1:51)

Jerry Truex

Oct 20, 2013

Dueling Narratives

Pat Cameron

Oct 13, 2013

The Apperception of the Kingdom/Reign of God (Lk. 17)

Jerry Truex

Sept 1, 2013

Lectio Divina on Banquet Etiquette (Lk. 14:1, 7-11)

Jerry Truex

Aug 25, 2013

The Bent-Over-Woman Set Free (Lk. 13:10-17)

Jerry Truex

Aug 18, 2013

Jesus the Fire Thrower (Luke 12:49-56)

Jerry Truex

July 21, 2013

ONE is Necessary: Mary and Martha (Luke 10:38-42)

Jerry Truex

July 7, 2013

Jesus' Vision & Program: The Seventy (Luke 10:1-20)

Jerry Truex

June 23, 2013

The Healing of the Gerasene Demonic (Luke 8:26-39)

Jerry Truex

May 26, 2013

Where Shall Wisdom Be Found? (Prov. 8:22-36)

Jerry Truex

May 5, 2013

Participating in Christ's Reconciliation (2 Cor. 5:14-21)

Jerry Truex

April 21, 2013

We Are God's Temple (1 Cor. 3:5-17)

Jerry Truex

March 17, 2013

Union with Christ (Phil. 3:1-11)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 3 2013

Love as an Ethical Category (1 Cor. 13)

Jerry Truex

 

2012

Title

Speaker

Dec 9, 2012

Advent 2: Repentance Prepares the Way of the Lord

Jerry Truex

Dec 2, 2012

Advent 1: The Coming of Jesus and the Shaking of the Powers

Nov 25, 2012

Deut Series: Keep the Covenant, Choose Life (Deut. 30:15-20)

Jerry Truex

Oct 28, 2012

Deut Series: Summary of the Covenant (Deut. 10:12-22)

Jerry Truex

Oct 14, 2012

Deut Series: The Shema: Singular Loyalty to the Lord our God (Deut. 6:4-9)

Jerry Truex

Sept 30, 2012

Deut Series: Moses Our Mother, Pregnant Again, the Second Birth of Israel (Deut. 1-33)

Jerry Truex

Sept 23, 2012

Deut Series: Introduction: "So that each of us knows who we are and what God expects us to do" - Tevye in Fiddler on the Roof

Jerry Truex

Aug 26, 2012

Covenant of Peace: Christ's victory over the powers

Jerry Truex

Aug 12, 2012

Covenant of Peace: Mark's Gospel

Jerry Truex

July 8, 2012

Seeking Peace: Peacemaking as a Lifestyle

Pat Cameron

June 10, 2012

Change: Adjusting to Change

Jerry Truex

June 3, 2012

Change: Embrace the Change

Jerry Truex

May 20, 2012

Evangelism: Sharing the Gospel

Jerry Truex

Apr 22, 2012

Evangelism: Christian Encounters with Other Religions

Jerry Truex

Apr 15, 2012

Evangelism: What is the Gospel?

Jerry Truex

Apr 8, 2012

Easter: Threatened by Resurrection (Mark 16:1-8)

Jerry Truex

Mar 17, 2012

Covenants: The Davidic Covenant and Messianic Hope

Jerry Truex

Mar 12, 2012

Covenants: The Mosaic Covenant

Jerry Truex

Feb 26, 2012

Covenants: The Noahic Covenant

Pat Cameron

Feb 19, 2012

Lectio Divina: Praying the Scriptures

Jerry Truex

Feb 12, 2012

Jesus's Three Imperatives for Prayer (Matt. 7:7-8)

Jerry Truex

Jan 22, 2012

Is Jesus Ant-War?

Pat Cameron

Jan 15, 2012

Leaders From Our Past Set the Stage For Our Future

Jerry Acosta

     

2011

Title

Speaker

Dec 24, 2011

Advent 5: God's Light Invades the Darkness

Jerry Truex

Dec 18, 2011

Advent 4: Messianic Inception and Virginal Conception

Jerry Truex

Dec 11, 2011

Advent 3: Isaiah 61:1-4, 8-11

Pat Cameron

Nov 13, 2011

Vices & Virtues: The Spiritual Vision of Evagrius

Jerry Truex

Handout: Map of Evagrius' Spiritual Vision

Oct 30, 2011

Vices & Virtues: 2 Peter 1:1-18

Pat Cameron

Oct 16, 2011

Vices & Virtues: Interior Combat & Virtuous-Spiritual Life

Jerry Truex

Oct 9, 2011

Vices & Virtues: The Virtues of the Kingdom of God

Jerry Truex

Sept 18, 2011

Spiritual Gifts: Unity & Diversity in the Body of Christ

Jerry Truex

Sept 4, 2011

New Monasticism: Part 3, A Monastic Anabaptist Model

Jerry Truex

Aug 21, 2011

New Monasticism: Part 1

Jerry Truex

Aug 14, 2011

1 Thes. 5:12-28

Pat Cameron

July 31, 2011

I Thes. 4:13-18

Pat Cameron

July 24, 2011

I Thess 4:9-12: Love One Another

Jerry Truex

July 17, 2011

I Thess 4:1-8: Walk rightly & Please God

Jerry Truex

July 3, 2011

I Thess 3:13-15:  Energizing Power of God's Word

Jerry Truex

June 19, 2011

I Thess: 1 Thes. 1:1-10

Pat Cameron

June 12, 2011

Pentecost: Are You Pentecostal Enough? (Acts 2:1-47)

Jerry Truex

June 5, 2011

Participating in Christ's Suffering (1 Pet. 4:7-17)

Jerry Truex

May 8, 2011

Camp Retreat: Creation and Torah - Psalm 19

Jerry Truex

May 1, 2011

Easter 2: Christ Comes as Lord and God, yet not fully known

Jerry Truex

Apr 24, 2011

Easter 1: Jesus Has Risen: The Presence of Christ Even in the Midst of Tragic Loss

Jerry Truex

Apr 17, 2011

Palm Sunday: Jesus' Peaceable "Triumphal" Entry

Pat Cameron

Apr 3, 2011

Lent 4: Shekinah Enlightenment: Faithfulness Reveals the Divine Light

Jerry Truex

Mar 27, 1011

Lent 3: Thirst (Water) - Exod. 19:1-7 & John 4:5-15

Pat Cameron

Mar 20, 2011

Lent 2: Faithful Obedience: The Sign of Belonging to God's Covenant Community

Jerry Truex

Mar 13, 2011

Lent 1: Becoming the New Human Being through Testing and Temptation

Jerry Truex

Feb 27, 2011

Anabaptist Themes: Church as the Community of the Spirit

Jerry Truex

Feb 20, 2011

Anabaptist Themes: Discipleship as Martrydom & Suffering

Jerry Truex

Jan 30, 2011

Our Destiny: Death, Intermediate State, & Resurrection

Jerry Truex

Jan 23, 2011

Our Origin and Uniqueness

Jerry Truex

Jan 16, 2011

Our Purpose: Theōsis

Jerry Truex

Jan 9, 2011

Our Struggle: The Power of Sin

Jerry Truex

Jan 2, 2011

Our Nature: A Tri-Aspect Holism of Body, Soul, & Spirit

Jerry Truex

     

2010

Title

Speaker

Dec 19, 2010

Advent 4: Emmanuel, God With Us (Matt. 1:18-25)

Jerry Truex

Dec 12, 2010

Advent 3: Waiting for Jesus (Matt. 11:2-11)

Pat Cameron

Nov 21, 2010

Accepting the Yoke of Jesus

Jerry Truex

Nov 14, 2010

James 5:13-20: The Prayer and Praise of Faith

Jerry Truex

Oct 31, 2010

James 5:1-6: Condemnation for Hoarding Wealth

Jerry Truex

Oct 24, 2010

James 4:13-17: Aligning with God's Will

Jerry Truex

Oct 10, 2010

James 3:13-18: Wisdom from Above

Jerry Truex

Sept 19, 2010

James 2:1-13: Love is Incompatible with Discrimination

Jerry Truex

Sept 12, 2010

James 1:19-27: Wisdom in Speech & Action

Pat Cameron

Sept 5, 2010

James 1:1-11: Trials & Wisdom, Rich & Poor

Jerry Truex

Aug 22, 2010

OT Stories: Daniel Chapter 1

Pat Cameron

Aug 8, 2010

OT Stories: Jeremiah 1:1-10

Pat Cameron

July 28, 2010

OT Stories: Jonah, more than just a children's story

Kendell Crown

July 18, 2010

OT Stories: Lessons from Esther

Cindy Snider

July 11, 2010

OT Stories: Ruth & Immigration

Pat Cameron

June 27, 2010

OT Stories: Balaam, the Donkey, & the Angel

Pat Cameron

June 20, 2010

Church & Culture: Attitudes Toward Life (Mt 6:29-34)

Jerry Truex

June 13, 2010

Church & Culture: Attitudes Toword Self

Jerry Truex

June 6, 2010

Church & Culture: Independence & Individuality

Pat Cameron

May 30, 2010

Church & Culture: Attitudes Toward God

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Handout: Voices of Popular American Culture

Jerry Truex

May 16, 2010

Dueling Allegiances: The Lord's Prayer

Jerry Truex

May 7, 2010

Dueling Allegiances: Living Stones (1 Peter 2:2-10)

Pat Cameron

Apr. 18, 2010

Dueling Allegiances: The Pledge of Allegiance

Jerry Truex

Mar. 28, 2010

Lent 6: Divine Humility in Christ (Phil 2:5-11)

Jerry Truex

Mar. 21, 2010

Lent 4: John 12:1-8

Pat Cameron

Mar. 7, 2010

Lent 3: Warning Against Idolatry (1 Cor. 10:1-14)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 28, 2011

Lent 2: Abraham's Call (Gen. 15:1-18)

Pat Cameron

Feb. 21, 2010

Lent 1: Christ Fulfills the Word (Rom. 10:1-21)

Jerry Truex

Feb. 7, 2010

Welcoming the Stranger: You are God's Spiritual House (1 Pet. 2:1-11)

Jerry Truex

Jan. 17, 2010

Welcoming the Stranger: A Torah Perspective on the Resident Alien

Jerry Truex

     

2009

Title

Speaker

Dec 27, 2009

Christmas 1: The Wisdom of God in the Face of Christ

Jerry Truex

Dec 6, 2009

Advent 2: Repentance Prepares the Way of the Lord

Jerry Truex

Nov 29, 2009

Advent 1: The Kingdom of God in Near

Jerry Truex

Nov 15, 2009

Unification: From Meditation to Contemplation

Jerry Truex

Nov 1, 2009

Illumination: Self-transcendence and Sacramental Existence

Jerry Truex

Oct 18, 2009

Illumination: Growing in Christlikeness

Jerry Truex

Oct 4, 2009

Illumination: Relinquish & Realize, Transcend & Transform

Jerry Truex

Sept 27, 2009

Purgation: Luke 10:1-8

Pat Cameron

Sept 20, 2009

Purgation: SIN as Power and Attachment

Jerry Truex

Sept 13, 2009

Purgation: Sin as Alienation and Distortion of the Divine Image

Jerry Truex

Sept 6, 2009

The Three Ways: An Introduction to the Spiritual Journey

Lois Barrett

Aug 23, 2009

Luke: Your Faith has Saved You: The Enlightenment of a Blind Man (Luke 18:35-42)

Jerry Truex

Aug 9, 2009

Luke: Discipleship as Humility and Faith (Luke 18:9-17)

Jerry Truex

July 26, 2009

Luke: The Cost of Discipleship (Luke 14:25-35)

Jerry Truex

July 12, 2009

Luke: Wake up! Bear Fruit! The Gardner Comes (Luke 13:1-5)

Jerry Truex

June 28, 2009

Luke: Jesus, the Victory of God (Luke 11:14-20)

Jerry Truex

June 21, 2009

Luke: Mary and Martha: One Thing is Necessary (Luke 10:38-42)

Jerry Truex

June 7, 2009

Luke: Turning Toward Jerusalem (Luke 9:51-62)

Jerry Truex

Feb 15, 2009

Minor Prophets: God's Univsersal Mercy (Jonah 3-4)

Jerry Truex

     

2008

Title

Speaker

Sept 7, 2008

Spiritual Disciplines: Service as Spiritual Formation

Pat Cameron

Aug 24, 2008

Spiritual Disciplines: Radically Egalitarian Hospitality

John Stoesz

Aug 31, 2008

Spiritual Disciplines: The Realization of Christ Consciousness

Jerry Truex

Aug 3, 2008

Biblical Genres: The Nature of the Gospels: "Fishing for people" (Matt 4:17-25)

Jerry Truex

July 12, 2008

Biblical Genres: Is it safe (for women) to read the Epistles? A troubling text--1 Tim 2:8-15

Jerry Truex

July 6, 2008

Biblical Genres: Parables: Risk and Responsibility (Matt 25:14-30)

Jerry Truex

June 15, 2008

Biblical Genres: How shall we read the Book of Revelation?

- Handout: A History of Failed Prophecies

- Handout: The Structure of Revelation

Jerry Truex

June 8, 2008

Biblical Genres: Where shall wisdom be found?

Jerry Truex

May 25, 2008

Biblical Genres: A Hymn of Praise to the Creator (Gen 1)

- Handout: Days of Creation Worksheet

- Handout: The Structure of Genesis 1

Jerry Truex

May 17, 2008

Biblical Genres: The "Myth" of Jesus' Temptations: The True Self and the False Self (Lk 4:1-14)

Jerry Truex

Apr 20, 2008

Suffering with Christ: Embrace Cruciform Existence (1 Pet 2:20-25)

Jerry Truex

Apr 13, 2008

You Are God's Spiritual House (1 Pet 2:4-10)

Jerry Truex

Mar 23, 2008

Experiencing the Risen Christ (Jn 20:1-18)

Jerry Truex

Mar 2, 2008

The Divine Light is Within You (Jn 9:1-41)

Jerry Truex

Feb 24, 2008

The Living Water is Within You (Jn 4)

Jerry Truex

Jan 19, 2008

The Spiritual Power of Generosity

Jerry Truex

Jan 6, 2008

Epiphany: The Light is for All and within All

Jerry Truex

     

2007

Title

Speaker

Nov 11, 2007

SOM: Three Warnings: Enter the Narrow Gate, Bear Good Fruit, Be Wise Builders (Matt 7:13-27)

Jerry Truex

Nov 4, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with Others: Seek God, Keep the Golden Rule (Matt 7:7-12)

Jerry Truex

Oct 28, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with Others: Avoid Judgmentalism, Discern with Clear Vision (Matt 7:1-6)

Jerry Truex

Oct 21, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with God: Fast and Live Simply (Matt 6:16-34)

Jerry Truex

Oct 14, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with God: Give, Pray, and Forgive (Matt 6:1-15)

Jerry Truex

Oct 7, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with the Torah and Our Selves: Love without Limit (Matt 5:43-48)

Jerry Truex

Sept 30, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with the Torah and Our Selves: Speak Truth, Resist Evil Nonviolently (Matt 5:33-42)

Jerry Truex

Sept 23, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with the Torah and Our Selves: Honor Boundaries, Keep Commitments (Matt 5:27-32)

Jerry Truex

Sept 16, 2007

SOM: Our Relationship with the Torah and Our Selves: Dispel Anger, Make Peace (Matt 5:17-26)

Jerry Truex

Sept 9, 2007

SOM: Practicing the Beatitudes: Eight Practices to Shape the Character of the Church (Part II; Matt 5:7-16)

Lois Barrett

Sept 2, 2007

SOM: Practicing the Beatitudes: Eight Practices to Shape the Character of the Church (Part I; Matt 5:1-6)

Lois Barrett

Aug 26, 2007

Acts: Integrity: Paul on Trial (Acts 24:1-17)

Jerry Truex

Aug 19, 2007

Acts 16:16-34: Released: Paul and Silas in Prison

Jerry Truex

July 22, 2007

Acts 9:1-19: Receiving the Enemy as a Brother

Jerry Truex

June 6, 2007

Acts 4:1-22: Recognized as Companions of Jesus

Jerry Truex