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November 18, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Life in Christ is lived out in abundant blessing of God's possibilities.
Old Testament Zephaniah 1:12-14
New Testament Matthew 25:14-30

November 12, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Being prepared for the interruptions of the Holy Spirit means being responsible about our emotional, psychological, and spiritual self-care. 
Old Testament Amos 5:18-24
New Testament Matthew 25:1-13

November 5, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
When we live in Christ we are no longer defined by societal positions or classifications. Instead, our authority to act and engage flows from Christ himself and our various skill sets are then merely the tools of the Holy Spirit. 
Old Testament Psalm 107:1-9
New Testament Matthew 23:1-12

October 29, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Jesus will not accept the cultural expectations of a messiah or savior. Instead, he calls us to a transformative partnership that heals, connects, and refocuses all who will follow. 
Old Testament Deuteronomy 34:1-12
New Testament Matthew 22:34-46

October 22, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Serving Christ brings wholeness and integration; deep congruent lives lived in love and adventure.
Old Testament Exodus 33:12-23
New Testament 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10

October 15, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
If we are able to overcome self-focus only and expand to a Christ-with-us focus, we become increasingly ready for salvific interruptions. 
Old Testament Psalm 106:1-6
New Testament Matthew 22:1-14

October 8, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The mission of the church often seems to be met with cultural rejection and disdain - even when its mission is most focused and effective.
Old Testament Psalm 80:7-15
New Testament Matthew 21:33-46

October 1, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Rather than thinking about world-outreach as charity, it is important to choose authenticity over power-struggle and open ourselves to accompaniment. 
Old Testament Psalm 78:1-4
New Testament Matthew 21:23-32

September 17, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
God is often found in the most conflictual situations between human beings.
Old Testament Psalm 114
New Testament Matthew 18:15-22

September 10, 2017
Christi Boyd, Mission Coworker
God's love and concern is for those who are shunned or otherwise marginalized.
Old Testament Genesis 21:8-21, Psalm 86:1-7, 16
New Testament Matthew 10:26-31

September 3, 2017
Dr. Matt Rindge
God invites us to embody courageous compassion.
Old Testament Exodus 3:1-15
New Testament Matthew 16:21-28

August 27, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
As we grow in faith, our ideas of what faith actually provides changes and matures too.
Old Testament Genesis 12:1-4
New Testament Acts 7:2-8

August 20, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
True encounters with Jesus deliver us from a stunted soul.
Old Testament Leviticus 19:17-18
New Testament 1 John 2:4-6

August 13, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
When we are disconnected from who God knows us to be, we are in a state of sin or alienation.  This disconnection leaves us empty; wanting to fill up our emptiness with false and addictive things.
Old Testament Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
New Testament Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

July 30, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Baptism calls us to the kind of mutual caring and sharing that characterized the early Christians, and that made others say about them, "See how they love one another!"
Old Testament Ezekiel 36:22-27
New Testament 1 Corinthians 12:12-27

July 23, 2017
Rev. Craig Hall
Outline: 1. A spirit of adoption  2. This present time  3. Groaning in labor pains
Old Testament Psalm 139:1-12, 23-24
New Testament Romans 8:12-25

July 16, 2017
John Hoffman, Jubilee Intern
Even when we feel that change is impossible, God works in our hearts to create the conditions for life transformation--and that process might go deeper than we bargained for.
Old Testament Psalm 51:6-12
New Testament Luke 18:9-29

July 9, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
We are created out of God's covenantal creation for the spaces in between.
Old Testament Psalm 8
New Testament John 1:1-14

July 2, 2017
Kathy Sandusky
When we welcome and give "a cup of cool water," we show Christ's love to one another.
Old Testament Psalm 24
New Testament Matthew 10:40-42

June 25, 2017
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Periodically, we need to be shaken and remember that our mission is not our own. Our religious faith is not to serve us. Our mission and faith are of God, and entering into God's works of grace brings freedom, joy, and renewed life!
Old Testament Jeremiah 20:7-13
New Testament Matthew 10:24-39

June 18, 2017
John Hoffman, Jubilee intern
In order to have the kind of gut-level compassion for the crowds that Jesus has, we need to move past a self-centered perception of our culture as threatening.
Old Testament Psalm 100
New Testament Matthew 9:35-10:8

June 11, 2017 - Trinity Sunday
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Trinitarian discipleship is always connective, reflecting the nature of God itself. God created the world for "good" relationship, with willingness to wade through "feared' boundaries.
Old Testament Genesis 1:1-2:4a
New Testament Matthew 28:16-20

June 4, 2017 - Pentecost
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Our church is organized by the biblical vision of Pentecost, rather than efficiencies gleaned from other professional or organizational worlds. It is an inefficient structure to promote the powerful life-changing and world-shaking work of God in Christ.
Old Testament Joel 2:28-29
New Testament Acts 2:1-21