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January 13, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The baptism of Jesus was the fulcrum between the old and the new, without negating the old but drawing it all together into his spirit-led life and ministry. In this new year we would do well to do the same. 
Isaiah 43:1-7
Luke 3:5-17, 21-22


January 6, 2019
Dr. Scott Starbuck
"Epiphany" carries a range of meanings, including "an intuitive grasp of reality," "an illuminating discovery, realization, disclosure, or insight," or simply "a revealing scene or moment." What “ah-ha” is in store for you this year? 
Psalm 72:1-7, 10-14 
Matthew 2:1-12


December 30, 2018
Steve Blewett
The events set into motion on the first Christmas night changed the world forever, but were those changes what the world expected or wanted?  And, does Christmas experience still have the power to change and surprise us? 
Old Testament 1 Samuel 1:20-22, 24-48
New Testament Luke 2:41-52


December 23, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Building the Crèche
The Christmas stories in Matthew and Luke


December 16, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
“The only thing that really converts people, the ultimate moral imperative, 
is “the face of the other.”  
Old Testament Isaiah 12:2-6
New Testament Philippians 4:4-7


December 9, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
There is no way to peace. Peace is the way. There is no path toward love except by practicing love. 
Old Testament Malachi 3:1-4
New Testament Luke 3:1-6


December 2, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The first Sunday of Advent reminds us that our Christmas hope is not based on our ability to anticipate or control, but rather to expect open-handed the coming of Christ in unexpected and untimely ways! 
Old Testament Jeremiah 33:14-16
New Testament 1 Thessalonians 3:9-13 


November 25, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
Christians have now met a fully available presence that defines, liberates, and sets a goal and direction for all of history. 
Old Testament 2 Samuel 23:1-7
New Testament Revelation 1:4b-8


November 18, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
The most miraculous thing of all is that God uses the very thing that would normally destroy you—the tragic, the sorrowful, the painful, the unjust—to transform and enlighten you. 
Old Testament Daniel 12:1-3 
New Testament Mark 13:1-8 


November 11, 2018
Jesus rejects the common value judgments of worth and identity to urge us to connect with one another and with God in our fullest God-created humanity. 
Old Testament: Ruth 3:1-5; 4:13-17
New Testament: Mark 12:38-44  


November 4, 2018
Dr. Scott Starbuck
When we love our neighbor as we love our self, we love from the same deep center that fuels a true love of God.  Anything else is but a handful of excuses and idolatry.
 Old Testament Ruth 1:1-18  
New Testament Mark 12:28-34