Sermons


 

scribes-gif 2017 Title Presenter
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