Life Together

June 7, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones, Pastor Emeritus

The Kingdom of God Already, Not Yet and Here
Luke 7:18-23

"Then he told John's disciples, "Go back to John and tell him what you have seen and heard—the blind see, the lame walk, the lepers are cured, the deaf hear, the dead are raised to life, and the Good News is being preached to the poor."
Luke 7:22


June 14, 2015

Dr. David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at McAfee School of Theology

Jesus Christ is Lord
Philippians 2:1-11

"Therefore, God elevated him to the place of highest honor and gave him the name above all other names, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue declare that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father."
Philippians 2:9-11


June 21, 2015

Dr. David Gushee, Professor of Christian Ethics and Director of the Center for Theology and Public Life at McAfee School of Theology

How We Live if Jesus Christ is Lord
Philippians 2:1-11

"Therefore if you have any encouragement from being united with Christ, if any comfort from his love, if any common sharing in the Spirit, if any tenderness and compassion, then make my joy complete by being like-minded, having the same love, being one in spirit and of one mind. Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others."
Philippians 2:1-4


June 28, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones, Pastor Emeritus

Called Sons and Daughters
Matthew 5:9, 43-48 and Isaiah 11:6-9

"Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called the children of God."
Matthew 5:9


July 5, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones, Pastor Emeritus

Instituted of God
Romans 13:1-7; Revelation 13:1-8; Mark 12:13-17

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Give back to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.’
And they were amazed at him."
Mark 12:17


July 12, 2015

Dr. David Gushee

Navigating Disputable Matters under God's Leadership
Romans 14:1-8

“Who are you to pass judgment on servants of another? It is before their own lord that they stand or fall. And they will be upheld, for the Lord is able to make them stand."
Romans 14:4


July 19, 2015

Dr. David Gushee

Mutual Edification in Diverse Congregations
Romans 14:1-8

“Some judge one day to be better than another, while others judge all days to be alike. Let all be fully convinced in their own minds. Those who observe the day, observe it in honor of the Lord. Also those who eat, eat in honor of the Lord, since they give thanks to God; while those who abstain, abstain in honor of the Lord and give thanks to God."
Romans 14:5-6


July 26, 2015

Dr. David Gushee

Indisputable Matters
Romans 14:1-8

“We do not live to ourselves, and we do not die to ourselves. If we live, we live to the Lord, and if we die, we die to the Lord; so then, whether we live or whether we die, we are the Lord’s."
Romans 14:7-8


August 2, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones

A Future Called Golden
Leviticus 19:17-18, Luke 6:27-31, Matthew 7:12

"So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the law and the Prophets."
Matthew 7:12


August 9, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones

Journeying from Anger toward Reconciliation
Matthew 5:21-26

“Therefore, if you are offering your gift at the altar and there remember that your brother or sister has something against you, leave your gift there in front of the altar. First go and be reconciled to them; then come and offer your gift."
Matthew 5:23, 24


August 16, 2015

Dr. David Gushee

Being Transformed 1: From Individual Pride to Mutual Belonging
Romans 12:1-13

“For just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we, though many, form one body, and each member belongs to all the others."
Romans 12:5

During the worship hour, Caroline Owen shared her God Story.


August 23, 2015

Dr. David Gushee

Being Transformed 2: From Vengeance to Enemy Love
Romans 12:14-21

“Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good."
Romans 12:21


August 30, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones

Cocky as All Get Out OR Dining on Humble Pie
Luke 18:9-14

“But the tax collector stood at a distance. He would not even look up to heaven, but beat his breast and said, ‘God, have mercy on me, a sinner.’ ‘I tell you that this man, rather than the other, went home justified before God. For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.’"
Luke 18:13-14


September 6, 2015

Dr. Peter Rhea Jones, Pastor Emeritus

Finding the Will of God
Luke 14:1-12

"For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted."
Luke 14:11