Oct 23, 2016
Disciples Embrace Grace
Posted by David Jones
Luke 18: 9 – 17
  • Oct 23, 2016Disciples Embrace Grace
    Oct 23, 2016
    Disciples Embrace Grace
    Posted by David Jones
    Luke 18: 9 – 17
  • Oct 16, 2016Disciples Wrestle With God
    Oct 16, 2016
    Disciples Wrestle With God
    Posted by David Jones
    Genesis 32: 23 -31 NSRV
    22  The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. 23  He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. 24  Jacob was left alone; and a man wrestled with him until daybreak. 25  When the man saw that he did not prevail against Jacob, he struck him on the hip socket; and Jacob's hip was put out of joint as he wrestled with him. 26  Then he said, "Let me go, for the day is breaking." But Jacob said, "I will not let you go, unless you bless me." 27  So he said to him, "What is your name?" And he said, "Jacob." 28  Then the man said, "You shall no longer be called Jacob, but Israel, for you have striven with God and with humans, and have prevailed." 29  Then Jacob asked him, "Please tell me your name." But he said, "Why is it that you ask my name?" And there he blessed him. 30  So Jacob called the place Peniel, saying, "For I have seen God face to face, and yet my life is preserved." 31  The sun rose upon him as he passed Penuel, limping because of his hip.
  • Oct 9, 2016Disciples Work to Redeem and Restore
    Oct 9, 2016
    Disciples Work to Redeem and Restore
    Posted by Laura Grice
    Jeremiah 29: 1, 4 - 7 (NRSV)
    1  These are the words of the letter that the prophet Jeremiah sent from Jerusalem to the remaining elders among the exiles, and to the priests, the prophets, and all the people, whom Nebuchadnezzar had taken into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon. 2  This was after King Jeconiah, and the queen mother, the court officials, the leaders of Judah and Jerusalem, the artisans, and the smiths had departed from Jerusalem. 3  The letter was sent by the hand of Elasah son of Shaphan and Gemariah son of Hilkiah, whom King Zedekiah of Judah sent to Babylon to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon. It said: 4  Thus says the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, to all the exiles whom I have sent into exile from Jerusalem to Babylon: 5  Build houses and live in them; plant gardens and eat what they produce. 6  Take wives and have sons and daughters; take wives for your sons, and give your daughters in marriage, that they may bear sons and daughters; multiply there, and do not decrease. 7 But seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the LORD on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare.
  • Sep 25, 2016Disciples Practice Generosity
    Sep 25, 2016
    Disciples Practice Generosity
    Posted by David Jones
    I Timothy 6: 6 - 19 (NRSV)
    6  Of course, there is great gain in godliness combined with contentment; 7  for we brought nothing into the world, so that we can take nothing out of it; 8  but if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. 9  But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and are trapped by many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. 10  For the love of money is a root of all kinds of evil, and in their eagerness to be rich some have wandered away from the faith and pierced themselves with many pains. 11  But as for you, man of God, shun all this; pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, gentleness. 12  Fight the good fight of the faith; take hold of the eternal life, to which you were called and for which you made the good confession in the presence of many witnesses. 13  In the presence of God, who gives life to all things, and of Christ Jesus, who in his testimony before Pontius Pilate made the good confession, I charge you 14  to keep the commandment without spot or blame until the manifestation of our Lord Jesus Christ, 15  which he will bring about at the right time-- he who is the blessed and only Sovereign, the King of kings and Lord of lords. 16  It is he alone who has immortality and dwells in unapproachable light, whom no one has ever seen or can see; to him be honor and eternal dominion. Amen. 17  As for those who in the present age are rich, command them not to be haughty, or to set their hopes on the uncertainty of riches, but rather on God who richly provides us with everything for our enjoyment. 18  They are to do good, to be rich in good works, generous, and ready to share, 19 thus storing up for themselves the treasure of a good foundation for the future, so that they may take hold of the life that really is life.
  • Sep 24, 2016Disciples Pray
    Sep 24, 2016
    Disciples Pray
    Posted by David Jones
    I Timothy 2: 1 – 7 NRSV
    1  First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for everyone, 2  for kings and all who are in high positions, so that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and dignity. 3  This is right and is acceptable in the sight of God our Savior, 4  who desires everyone to be saved and to come to the knowledge of the truth. 5  For there is one God; there is also one mediator between God and humankind, Christ Jesus, himself human, 6  who gave himself a ransom for all-- this was attested at the right time. 7 For this I was appointed a herald and an apostle (I am telling the truth, I am not lying), a teacher of the Gentiles in faith and truth.
  • Sep 11, 2016Disciples Share Good News!
    Sep 11, 2016
    Disciples Share Good News!
    Posted by David Jones
    First Sermon in the Series: What Disciples Believe Do!
    Luke 15: 1 - 10 (NRSV)
    1  Now all the tax collectors and sinners were coming near to listen to him. 2  And the Pharisees and the scribes were grumbling and saying, "This fellow welcomes sinners and eats with them." 3  So he told them this parable: 4  Which one of you, having a hundred sheep and losing one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness and go after the one that is lost until he finds it? 5  When he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders and rejoices. 6  And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and neighbors, saying to them, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.'7  Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance. 8  Or what woman having ten silver coins, if she loses one of them, does not light a lamp, sweep the house, and search carefully until she finds it? 9  When she has found it, she calls together her friends and neighbors, saying, 'Rejoice with me, for I have found the coin that I had lost.'10 Just so, I tell you, there is joy in the presence of the angels of God over one sinner who repents."
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