IMPActs - Week 1

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Dr. Allen Hilton
IMPActs - September 19/20
Week 1 - Acts Unending – Paul’s Ministry in Rome (Acts 28)

Grappling with Grace in Galatians - Week 6

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Dr. Allen Hilton
Grappling with Grace in Galatians - May 16/17
Week 6 - A GRACE GROUP: The Unconditional Church

Grappling with Grace in Galatians - Week 5

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Dr. Allen Hilton
Grappling with Grace in Galatians - May 9/10
Week 5: Faith & Fruit - How Grace Makes Us Good

Grappling with Grace in Galatians - Week 4

Thursday, May 3, 2018

Dr. Allen Hilton
Grappling with Grace in Galatians - May 2
Week 4: Paul's Passionate Parental Plea

Grappling with Grace in Galatians - Week 3

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Dr. Allen Hilton
Grappling with Grace in Galatians - April 25/26
Week 3: Torah Troubles - Why Behave If No One's Keeping Score?

Grappling with Grace in Galatians - Week 2

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dr. Wes Avram
Grappling with Grace in Galatians - April 11/12
Week 2: Justified by Faith - Grappling with God's Grace

Grappling with Grace in Galatians - Week 1

Thursday, April 5, 2018

Dr. Allen Hilton
Grappling with Grace in Galatians - April 4/5
Week 1: I Am Astonished - Paul's Gripe in Galatians

The World Changing Week, Friday

Thursday, March 22, 2018

Project Bible - Week 5: Mar. 21/22
Dr. Allen Hilton
The World Changing Week - Friday

The World Changing Week - Sunday

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Project Bible - Week 1:Feb. 21/22
Dr. Allen Hilton
The World Changing Week - Sunday

Jesus began the dramatic eight days we call “Holy Week” as a conquering hero, moved through its middle as a controversial prophet, neared its end in the violent hands of the Roman justice system, and finished it with the most powerful start in history: resurrection. In this study, we devote one week of study to every day in Jesus’ last week. Join Drs. Avram and Hilton as we infuse our Lenten lives with the power of Jesus' last few days on earth.

Sermon on the Mount - Week 3

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Project: Bible - Week 3: Feb. 7/8
Dr. Allen Hilton
Sermon on the Mount

"Blessed are the meek." "Turn the other cheek." “Our Father Who Art in Heaven…”, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God." "Judge not, lest ye be judged.” and "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” These five classic teachings of Jesus cover very different parts of life, but have one significant thing in common: they all appear in Jesus’ "Sermon on the Mount.” These three chapters of the Gospel according to Matthew mapped Gandhi’s reform efforts in India, guided Martin Luther King, Jr.’s path toward the American Civil Rights movement, and has brought countless others a challenging, divinely-directed way forward in their lives. 

Sermon on the Mount - Week 2

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Project: Bible - Week 2: Jan. 31/Feb. 1
Dr. Wesley Avram
Sermon on the Mount

"Blessed are the meek." "Turn the other cheek." “Our Father Who Art in Heaven…”, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God." "Judge not, lest ye be judged.” and "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” These five classic teachings of Jesus cover very different parts of life, but have one significant thing in common: they all appear in Jesus’ "Sermon on the Mount.” These three chapters of the Gospel according to Matthew mapped Gandhi’s reform efforts in India, guided Martin Luther King, Jr.’s path toward the American Civil Rights movement, and has brought countless others a challenging, divinely-directed way forward in their lives. 

Sermon on the Mount - Week 1

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Project: Bible - Week 1: Jan. 24/25
Dr. Allen Hilton
Sermon on the Mount

"Blessed are the meek." "Turn the other cheek." “Our Father Who Art in Heaven…”, "Seek ye first the Kingdom of God." "Judge not, lest ye be judged.” and "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.” These five classic teachings of Jesus cover very different parts of life, but have one significant thing in common: they all appear in Jesus’ "Sermon on the Mount.” These three chapters of the Gospel according to Matthew mapped Gandhi’s reform efforts in India, guided Martin Luther King, Jr.’s path toward the American Civil Rights movement, and has brought countless others a challenging, divinely-directed way forward in their lives. 

The Geography of Jesus - Week 3

Thursday, December 14, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 1: Nov. 29/30
Dr. Wesley Avram
Session Three – The Bethlehem of His Birth

As we walk our Advent journey to Bethlehem, we will end with Jesus’ beginning. The birth story raises all sorts of questions in us: What did Mary and Joseph’s road in, shepherds’ fields, and innkeepers’ barnyards look like? What made Caesar Augustus send all his people to their ancestral homes to be counted? And how would “wise men from the East” have gotten here from Jerusalem?  In this session, we’ll unpack the Christmas story by asking, What does the place of Jesus’ birth tell us about its significance?

The Geography of Jesus - Week 2

Thursday, December 7, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 2: Dec. 6/7
Dr. Wesley Avram
Session Two – Jesus in Jerusalem

In the three synoptic Gospels (Mark, Matthew, Luke), Jesus’ whole ministry career happens in the Galilee. In villages called Capernaum and Nazareth and the countryside and seaside and hills and valleys of this region, he loved people well and taught them powerfully. In this session, we will follow Jesus steps over land and sea, and so learn how those places and the people who inhabited them impacted his words and deeds.

The Geography of Jesus - Week 1

Thursday, November 30, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 1: Nov. 29/30
Dr. Wesley Avram
Session One – Oh Jerusalem, Jerusalem

We’re not sure how many times Jesus went to Jerusalem. The Gospel of Mark paints his last week as his only time there, while Luke takes him there as an infant and again at age twelve, and John makes Jerusalem his familiar feast-day destination. What we know is that the time Jesus spent in Jerusalem was significant. In this session, we will trace out the specific places where Jesus walked in the Holy City, and show how knowing those places helps us to know him.

Saints Alive - Week 4

Thursday, November 16, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 3: Nov. 15/16
Dr. Allen Hilton
Saints’ Gift #3: Imperfection                                                     

The halo comes off in this session. Saints have been imitated, prayed to, and worshipped, but they have flaws and their feet are made of clay. We set ourselves up for disappointment if we expect anyone to be perfect. Many people have come to doubt the existence of God or grown angry at the church because of the failure of saints. And yet it is precisely their humanness that allows you and me access to these men and women. This session will open the question, how can I live into God’s calling to be inspiring and exemplary, too?

Saints Alive - Week 3

Thursday, November 9, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 3: Nov. 8/9
Dr. Wesley Avram
Saints’ Gift #2: Imitation     

We learn to live by watching others. Your handwriting probably still looks like the person whose penmanship you first copied, and it’s usually pretty easy to match kids with one of their parents, just by watching mannerisms. When the apostle Paul wrote to his new Christians, “Imitate me as I imitate Christ” (1 Corinthians 11.1) he presented to us the first gift of the saints. In this session, we’ll explore how these holy men and women become nearer proxies for Jesus, available for us to imitate.

  

Saints Alive - Week 2

Thursday, November 2, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 2: Nov. 1/2
Dr. Wesley Avram
Saints’ Gift #1: Inspiration                                                       

Who inspires you? You and I both know the brilliant feeling of being caught up in the glory of someone else’s excellence. The saints offer us that frisson of inspiration through the excellence of their lived Christian lives. The contagious holiness in them makes their way into our souls. This is true, both of formally-designated saints and of everyday people near us. Saints inspire us, and this session will help us see how.

Saints Alive - Week 1

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Due to technical difficulties we do not have a recording from this class.

Change That Lasts: Beyond New Year’s Failures

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Project: Bible - Week 6: Oct. 11/12
Dr. Wesley Avram
Change That Lasts: Beyond New Year’s Failures (Psalm 71.5-8; Philippians 1.3-6)

We’ve all done it. Enthusiastic about a new change, we game up for a New Year’s resolution and start well, but by mid-Feb we’re back to old ways. How can we build habits that last? People who help people change habits for a living try to simplify the change to three steps: Cue, Routine, Reward. People who change habits in faith listen to those experts and then pray always. Enduring change is a constant partnership with God. This week we’ll close the series with the secrets to transformation that lasts.