Weekly Bible Studies

Each week, I write a Bible study that is used at St. Andrew in a variety of settings. For example, it is used to accompany the sermon Scott preaches at the 9:30 Teaching Service in the Sanctuary and in other services from time to time.  The studies are also printed and distributed in all our services every weekend. These studies provide some background and explanation of the Scripture passages, suggested daily Bible readings for the week, room for notes, and a set of questions to guide reflection and discussion.  These studies are also used by several of St. Andrew’s adult classes and many of the small groups as weekly curricula.

You can SEARCH this page for studies on particular books or passages by using the “find” feature of your browser. Just click on “Edit” on the tool bar at the top of this page and then on “find.” Enter the book name (such as “Matthew”), click find, and it will lead you from study to study based upon a passage from Matthew’s Gospel. Because all the series titles and study titles are listed here as well, you can use those as search words also, e.g., “fear,” “joy,” “David,” and “blessings” will all lead you to background studies.

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December 31, 2017, “A New Thing,” Isaiah 43:18-19a; Isaiah 48:6-7; Lamentations 3:22-24; 2 Corinthians 5:17; Revelation 21:1-5

December 24 — no study written

Fall on Your Knees — a three-part series

December 17, 2017, “Hands and Feet,” Isaiah 61:1-2a; Luke 4:16-21

December 10, 2017, “Down Low,” Isaiah 64:1-3; Daniel 7:13-14; John 1:48-51

December 3, 2017, “Most High,” Psalm 47; John 1:29-34; John 14:6-7

November 26, 2017, “Christ the King,” Jeremiah 23:1-6; John 10:14-18; John 12:12-15

November 19, 2017, “Setting the Table,” Deuteronomy 8:10-11, 17-18; Luke 10:38-42; Romans 1:8-13

Unbalanced — a four-part series

November 12, 2017, “The Transformed,” John 10:7-10; John 12:1-3; Romans 12:1-2

November 5, 2017, “Trustee,” 1 Kings 17:8-16; John 19:38-42; 2 Corinthians 8:1-6

October 29, 2017, “Heirs,” Matthew 19:27-30; Galatians 3:23-4:6

October 22, 2017, “Takers,” Genesis 3:1-9; 1 Samuel 15:1-3, 7-9; Acts 5:1-4

Born to Run — a six-part series

October 15, 2017, “The Mission is God’s,” Isaiah 43:18-19; Mark 1:14-15; Luke 17:20-21; 2 Corinthians 5:17

October 8, 2017, “The Mission is for Amateurs,” Exodus 4:1-17; 2 Corinthians 4:5-9

October 1, 2017, “The Mission Is for Neighbors,” Jeremiah 29:1, 4-14; John 17:12-21

September 24, 2017, “The Mission is for the Ordinary,” Isaiah 6:1-8; John 20:19-23

September 17, “The Mission Has a Church,” Luke 9:1-6; Luke 10:1-12; Acts 2:42-47

September 10, 2017, “The Mission is Ours,” Exodus 34:6-7; Matthew 28:16-20; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

Mind Over Grind — a three-part series

September 3, 2017, “From Self-Interest to Love,” 1 Corinthians 13:11-13; Romans 12:2; Philippians 2:2-4; 1 John 4:7-10, 19-21

August 27, 2017, “From Despair to Hope,” 1 Corinthians 13:11-13; Isaiah 40:28-31; Romans 8:22-25; 15:13

August 20, 2017, “From Anxiety to Faith,” 1 Corinthians 13:11-13; Psalm 107:28-30; Matthew 8:23-27

Supporting Actors — an eight-week series

August 13, 2017, “Timothy . . . and Paul,” Acts 16:1-5; 1 Corinthians 4:17; 1 Timothy 1:1-4; 2 Timothy 1:1-7

August 6, 2017, “Phoebe . . . and Paul,” Romans 16:1-16

July 30, 2017, “Stephen . . . and the Apostles,” Acts 6:1-15, 7:51-8:1a

July 23, 2017, “Elizabeth . . . and Zechariah,” Luke 1:13-17, 39-45

July 16, 2017, “Naomi . . . and Ruth,” Ruth 1:1-4, 15-18; 3:1-5

July 9, 2017, “Esau . . . and Jacob,” Genesis 25:27-34; 27:1-19, 41; 33:1-7

July 2, 2017, “Jonathan . . . and David,” 1 Samuel 18:1-5; 19:1-7

June 25, 2017, “Sarah . . . and Abraham,” Genesis 17:15-19; 18:1-15

Restoration — a four week series on Micah 6:6-8

June 18, 2017, “Walk Humbly With Your God,” Micah 6:8; 1 Samuel 15:22-23; Matthew 7:13-14, 24-28

June 11, 2017, “Love Mercy,” Micah 6:8; Psalm 136:1-2, 23-26; Matthew 9:9-13

June 4, 2017, “Do Justice,” Micah 6:8; Jeremiah 7:1-7, 11; Mark 11:15-17

May 28, 2017, “What Does the Lord Require of Us?,” Micah 6:1-4, 6-8; Matthew 22:34-40

Who Is Andrew? — a four-week series

May 21, 2017, “Connecting Others to Jesus,” Acts 1:6-8; Acts 3:1-10

May 14, 2017, “Changing Hearts and Minds,” John 12:20-26; Acts 16:11-15

May 7, 2017, “Passionate Servants,” John 6:1-13

April 30, 2017, “The Family of Faith,” John 1:35-44

April 23, 2017, “Believing Without Seeing,” Mark 9:14-24; John 20:24-29

April 16, 2017, “He Is Risen,” Matthew 298:1-10; 1 Corinthians 15:17-20 — Easter Sunday

The Main Thing — a six-part series

April 9, 2017, “A Generous Thing,” Luke 19:29-40; Luke 20:45-21:4

April 2, 2017, “A Faithful Thing,” 1 Samuel 24:1-7; Philippians 2:5-8

March 26, 2017, “A Lonely Thing,” Genesis 12:1-4; Acts 9:26-30

March 19, 2017, “A Brave Thing,” Exodus 33:12-17; 1 Kings 22:13-17; Acts 5:27-32

March 12, 2017, “A Now Thing,” 1 Kings 19:19-21; Luke 9:51-62

March 5, 2017, “A Crazy Thing,” Genesis 6:13-22; Acts 2:1-4

See Clearly Now –an eight part series on vision

February 26, 2017, “Until There Is No More Need,” Malachi 3:10; Mark 1:14-15; Revelation 21:1-5

February 19, 2017, “Vision To Help Others,” Leviticus 19:18; Joshua 1:7-9; Luke 10:25-28

February 12, 2017, “Vision Which Can Be Rejected,” Numbers 14:20-24; 2 Chronicles 7:17-22

February 5, 2017, “Vision Through Barriers,” Numbers 13:25-14:4

January 29, 2017, “Vision That Cannot Be Stopped,” Genesis 50:15-21; Romans 8:28

January 22, 2017, “Vision Bigger Than Us,” Genesis 23:17-20; 1 Chronicles 22:5-10; Jeremiah 32:6-15

January 15, 2017, “Vision For All People,” Genesis 12:1-3; Galatians 3:26-29; Ephesians 2:14-16

January 8, 2017, “Vision for a New Day,” Ephesians 2:4-10, 19-22

January 1, 2017, “Renewing Our Covenant,” Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:15-20

No study written for December 25

God Abides — a four-week Advent series

December 18, 2016, “God’s Final Home,” Luke 1:26-38; Revelation 21:1-7

December 11, 2016, “God’s Reconciled Home,” Malachi 4:5-6; Matthew 3:1-12

December 4, 2016, “God’s Makeshift Home,” Leviticus 16:1-2; 2 Chronicles 6:1-2, 12-21; Isaiah 7:10-16

November 27, 2016, “God Makes a Home,” Genesis 3:8-10; Isaiah 11:10; John 1:1-14; John 15:1-5

November 20, 2016, “Thankful For Our Family of Grace,” Psalm 100; Romans 1:8-12; Colossians 3:12-16

The Net Effect — a four-week series

November 13, 2016, “The Effect of Giving,” Luke 5:1-11; Deuteronomy 14:28-29; Malachi 3:8-12; 2 Corinthians 8:1-9

November 6, 2016, “Jeremiah 16:14-16; Luke 5:1-11; Matthew28:19-10; Matthew 25:34-40

October 30, 2016, “The Effect of Cooperation,” Luke 5:1-11; Nehemiah 2:9-20

October 23, 2016, “The Effect of Submission,” Luke 5:1-11; Matthew 7:13-14, 24-27

Therefore . . . — a six-part series

October 16, 2016, “Therefore . . . Be Thankful,” Hebrews 12:25-29; 1 Thessalonians 1:1-7

October 9, 2016, “Therefore . . . Be Devoted,” Isaiah 6:1-8; Luke 4:1-12

October 2, 2016, “Therefore . . . Be God’s,” Exodus 4:10-13; Galatians 3:26-4:7; 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

September 25, 2016, “Therefore . . . be bold,” Joshua 1:9; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Ephesians 2:19-22

September 18, 2016, “Therefore . . . bear fruit,” Matthew 5:14-16; Matthew 28:16-20; Romans 7:1-6

September 11, 2016, “Therefore . . . ,” Isaiah 28:14-16; Matthew 21:33-46; 1 Peter 2:4-10

Keep Watch — a five-point series

September 4, 2016, “What Are You Willing To Give?”, Luke 14:25-33

August 28, 2016, “World Upside Down,” Luke 1:39-55; Luke 14:1, 7-14

August 21, 2016, “In All Things,” Luke 13:10-21

August 14, 2016, “The Demands of Loyalty,” Isaiah 5:1-7; Psalm 80:14-19; Luke 12:49-56

August 7, 2016, “Be Prepared,” Matthew 25:1-13; Luke 12:35-40

Like Jesus — a four-part series

July 31, 2016, “Your New Self,” from Hosea 11:1-9; Colossians 3:1-14

July 24, 2016, “Is It Enough?,” Psalm 85:8-13; Luke 11:5-13; Colossians 2:6-15

July 17, 2016, “The Purpose-driven Church,” Romans 10:14-15; 2 Corinthians 8:16-23; Colossians 1:15-28

July 10, 2016, “Growing To Be Like Jesus,” Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:13b-16a; Colossians 1:1-14

July 3, 2016, “Free To Be,” 2 Kings 5:8-14; Galatians 6:1-6

Starting Point — a three-part series

June 26, 2016, “Called to Serve,” Micah 6:6-8; Mark 10:42-45; James 2:14-17; 1 Peter 4:7-11

June 19, 2016, “A People Who Worship,” Psalm 100; Joel 2:16; John 4:19-26

June 12, 2016, “Start With Jesus,” John 1:29-45, 15:1-8

Spark Tank — a three-part series drawn from the book of Acts

June 5, 2016, “All Hands on Deck,” Acts 6:1-7; Romans 16:1-16

May 29, 2016, “‘With Great Boldness’,” Acts 4:13-31; 2 Thessalonians 2:13-17

May 22, 2016, “‘What Should We Do?,'” Acts 2:36-3:10; 1 Corinthians 13:4-7

May 15, 2016, “The Spirit Arrives,” Acts 2:1-21

Strange World — a six-part series on the book of Daniel

May 8, 2016, “One Like a Son of Man,” Daniel 7:9-14; John 1:43-51; Mark 14:60-62

May 1, 2016, “A Final Call to Faith,” Daniel 6:3-9, 16-23

April 24, 2016, “A Word for the Winners,” Daniel 5:13-30

April 17, 2016, “A Nightmare Fit For a King,” Daniel 4:19-33

April 10, 2016, “Just Say No,” Daniel 3:8-27

April 3, 2016, “Strange World,” Daniel 1:1-21; Philippians 4:11-13

Let’s Feast: a seven-part series

March 27, 2016, “A Tale of Two Meals,” Genesis 3:4-7; Luke 24:13-35 — Easter Sunday

March 20, 2016, “At Last,” Zechariah 9:9; Matthew 21:1-13

March 13, 2016, “Dressing for the Banquet,” Matthew 22:1-14; Revelation 19:6-10

March 6, 2016, “One Table,” Luke 5:27-39; 1 Corinthians 11:17-26

February 28, 2016, “Living on Bread and Water,” John 4:7-15; 6:26-40

February 21, 2016, “Abundance,” Exodus 16:11-21; Numbers 11:30-34; Matthew 6:9-13

February 14, 2016, “God’s Feasts,” Exodus 12:11-17; Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:15-20

Saved: A five-part series

February 7, 2016, “Saved?,” Acts 26:1-31

January 31, 2016, “Saved: One and All?,” Genesis 12:1-3; Acts 10:34-48

January 24, 2016, “Released from the Darkness,” Luke 8:26-39

January 17, 2016, “Saved From and For,” John 4:4-26, 39-42

January 10, 2016, “Born To New Life,” John 3:1-21

January 3, 2016, “Living Toward the Future,” Proverbs 29:18; Acts 2:14-21; Revelation 21:1-7

December 27, 2015, “Seeing Our Salvation,” Luke 2:21-40

Our Ever-Present Need: An Advent Series

December 20, 2015, “Christmas Is the Home We Need,” 2 Kings 4:8-17; Luke 2:1-7

December 13, 2015, “Christmas Is What We Need In Our Relationships,” Luke 1:13-17, 26-33, 39-45; Matthew 3:1-12

December 6, 2015, “An Early Christmas,” Job 9:25-33; Isaiah 9:2-7; Micah 5:2-5a

November 29, 2015, “We All Need Christmas,” Genesis 3:1-10; Isaiah 2:1-5; Jeremiah 33:14-16

November 22, 2015, “Remembering Whom to Thank,” Deuteronomy 8:6-18; Luke 17:11-19

Legacy: A four-part series

November 15, 2015, “Our Legacy — No Matter What,” Mark 11:12-21; Revelation 3:14-22; John 15:1-8

November 8, 2015, “Total Commitment,” Joshua 14:7-9; Acts 20:25-35; 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

November 1, 2015, “Our Financial Legacy,” Matthew 19:16-22; Luke 19:1-10; 1 Timothy 6:6-12

October 25, 2015, “A Legacy of Faith,” 2 Timothy 1:1-14; 1 Peter 1:3-5

Ask: Six Big Questions of Faith

October 18, 2015, “Why do Christians disagree about so many things?,” John 17:18-23; Colossians 3:15-17

October 11, 2015, “Was Jesus’ Resurrection Real?,” Luke 24:36-43; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8, 17-20

October 4, 2015, “Can We Trust the Old Testament?,” Luke 4:16-21; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

September 27, 2015, “Is It Possible to Believe in Logic, Science, and Faith?,” Genesis 1:1-8

September 20, 2015, “Why Is There Suffering and Evil,” Genesis 1:31-2:2; 1 John 4:7-10

September 13, 2015, “Can Only One Religion Be True?,” John 14:1-7; Colossians 1:15-20

Heroes of the Bible: Great Women of Faith

September 6, 2015, “Priscilla . . . and Junia,” Acts 18:1-4, 18, 24-28; Romans 16:1-7

August 30, 2015, “Mary Magdalene,” Luke 8:1`-3; Mark 15:40-41; John 20:1-18

August 23, 2015, “Esther: Rescuer of the Jews,” Esther 4:5-17

August 16, 2015, “Rahab: Faith First,” Joshua 2:1-14

August 9, 2015, “Deborah: Prophet and Judge,” Judges 4:1-14

August 2, 2015, “Huldah: God’s Prophet,” 2 Kings 22:1-20

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

July 26, 2015, “True Life and the Pursuit of Holiness,” John 10:7-10; Acts 4:1-12; Romans 3:21-26, 5:1-11

July 19, 2015, “Freedom, Slavery, and God’s Way,” Genesis 12:1-3; Micah 4:1-4; John 1:29-30; Galatians 3:26-29

July 12, 2015, “Free to Believe: All Means All,” Genesis 12:1-3; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

July 5, 2015, “Do Not Waste the Gift,” Jeremiah 7:1-8; Daniel 3:14-18; Philippians 4:8-9

June 28, 2015, “A Tale of Two Dreams,” Daniel 4:44-45; Luke 20:20-26; Romans 13:1-7

Our Life in Jesus: a five-part series drawn from the book of James

June 21, 2015, “In all things, at all times — Pray,” Luke 11:1-13; James 5:13-20

June 14, 2015, “The Future is God’s,” Ecclesiastes 2:1-11; Jeremiah 32:6-15; James 4:13-17; Ecclesiastes 12:13-14

June 7, 2015, “Taming the Tongue,” Proverbs 15:2,4; Jeremiah 9:5,8; Matthew 15:11, 17-20; James 3:1-12

May 31, 2015, “Faith or Works? Both!,” Mark 10:42-45; Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-26

May 24, 2015, “The Freedom to Do,” John 8:31-33; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, 17-18; James 1:19-27

The Ten Commandments: a six-part series

May 17, 2015, “Tell the truth. Don’t covet what others have.,” Exodus 20:16-17; Acts 5:1-11

May 10, 2015, “Honor your parents. Do not kill.,” Exodus 20:12-13; Ruth 1:1-5; Matthew 5:21-26

May 3, 2015, “Be faithful. Don’t take what isn’t yours.,” Exodus 20:14-15; Matthew 5:27-30; Hosea 2:13-20

April 26, 2015, “The Lord is Holy,” Exodus 3:13-14, 20:7-11; Mark 6:30-34

April 19, 2015, “No other gods. Period!,” Exodus 20:2-6; 1 Kings 11:1-8

April 12, 2015, “Meeting God,” Exodus 19:1-6, 16-22; Matthew 5:17-20; 22:34-40

April 5, 2015, Easter Weekend, “Christ is Risen,” Mark 16:1-8; Colossians 3:1-4; 1 Corinthians 15:57-58

Build Your Kingdom Here: A four-part series

March 29, 2015, “Build Your Kingdom Here!,” Mark 11:1-11; Colossians 1:9-14

March 22, 2015, “Being a Good Witness to Christ,” 1 Corinthians 14:20-33; Luke 18:35-43; Isaiah 58:6-7

March 15, 2015, “It’s Easy to Tear Down,” 1 Corinthians 11:17-34

March 8, 2015, “Building Up the Body,” 1 Corinthians 3:1-3, 10-13; 12:12-26; John 17:20-26

The Jesus Way: a seven-part series

March 1, 2015, “Christ No Matter What,” Job 38:1-12; Romans 8:31-39; Acts 17:21-25

February 22, 2015, “Invite, Invite, Invite! Everyone Needs Jesus,” Mark 1:14-20; Acts 8:26-40

February 15, 2015, “Make an Impact,” Acts 2:42-3:10, 6:1-7; 1 Thessalonians 1:6-10

February 8, 2015, “We Are Not Alone,” John 14:24-27; Acts 1:4-8; 2:1-4, 42-47

February 1, 2015, “Sin is real but So is Grace,” John 13:36-38; 18:25-27; 21:14-17; Acts 9:1-2, 17-22

January 25, 2015, “Love Wins,” Luke 4:16-21; Mark 12:28-34; 1 John 4:7-12

January 18, 2015, “Sin is Real and Jesus is the Answer,” Luke 18:10-14; Romans 3:9b-11, 15-18, 21-26; 1 Timothy 1:12-17

January 11, 2015, “Passionate Servants,” John 1:35-45; Luke 15:1-10

January 4, 2015, “For All the World To See,” Matthew 2:1-18

Not a Silent Night: a four-part Advent series

December 21, 2014, “Mary, Full of Grace,” Luke 1:26-56

December 14, 2014, “Amazed and Angry,” Matthew 12:46-50; Luke 2:41-52

December 7, 2014, ” ‘A Sword Will Pierce Your Soul’,” Luke 2:21-35; John 19:25-30; Romans 1:16-17; 3:21-24

November 30, 2014, “Beginning with the End,” Acts 1:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23b, 50-58

November 23, 2014 — no study written

An Enduring Inheritance: a four-part series drawn from 1 Peter

November 16, 2014, “Commit to Doing Good,” 1 Peter 3:8-18

November 9, 2014, “Commitment to the Cornerstone,” Joshua 24:14-15; 1 Peter 2:1-10

November 2, 2014, “The Discipline of Holy Faithfulness,” Leviticus 11:44-45; 1 Peter 1:13-25

October 26, 2014, “An Enduring Inheritance,” Revelation 6:1-8; 1 Peter 1:1-9

Glittering Vices: The Seven Deadly Sins

October 19, 2014, “Avarice,” 1 Kings 21:1-16; Mark 10:17-23; Luke 12:32-34

October 12, 2014, “Lust,” Genesis 1:26-28; Matthew 5:27-28; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20; Philippians 4:8-9

October 5, 2014, “Gluttony,” Matthew 4:1-4; John 6:35-40; Mark 14:17-26

September 28, 2014, “Anger,” Proverbs 14:16-17, 22:24-25, 29:22; Matthew 5:38-48; Mark 3:1-6

September 21, 2014, “Sloth,” Matthew 25:31-46; Revelation 3:14-22

September 14, 2014, “Vainglory,” Matthew 6:1-8; 23:1-12, 27-28

September 7, 2014, “Envy,” Genesis 4:1-8; Matthew 20:1-16

After God’s Own Heart

August 31, 2014, “Consequences,” 2 Samuel 13:7-22, 30-34; 14:28-33

August 24, 2014, “Where is David’s Heart?,” 2 Samuel 11:2-25

August 17, 2014, “After God’s Own Heart,” 1 Samuel 24

August 10, 2014, “Soul Mates,” 1 Samuel 18:1-5, 19:1-7, 20:16-17

August 3, 2014, “Taking on Giants,” 1 Samuel 16:6-13; 17:38-51

Called to Lead

July 27, 2014, “Hearing the Call,” Judges 21:25; 1 Samuel 3:1-4:1

July 20, 2014, “It’s Always Time to Choose,” Joshua 1:1-9, 24:14-24

July 13, 2014, “The Mountain of God,” Exodus 3:1-6, 19:1-6

July 6, 2014, “The Rescue is Launched,” Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-6, 17:9-14; Romans 4:1-5

Parables of Jesus

June 29, 2014, “This is No Time for Shy Christians,” Matthew 5:14-16, 28:16-20; John 8:12-20

June 22, 2014, “Father and Sons,” Luke 15:11-31

June 15, 2014, “A Rich and Worried Fool,” Luke 12:13-31

June 8, 2014, “Neighbors,” Deuteronomy 6:4-5; Leviticus 19:18; Luke 10:25-37

June 1, 2014, “Building on Rock,” Matthew 7:13-14, 24-29; 1 John 2:1-11

Help My Unbelief!

May 25, 2014, “Trusting the One Who Knows,” Job 42:1-6; Joshua 2:1-14

May 18, 2014, “The Witnesses,” Luke 1:1-4; John 20:30-31; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

May 11, 2014, “The Evidence,” Luke 23:50 – 24:8, 36-43

May 4, 2014, “Are We To Be Pitied?,” 1 Corinthians 15:1-20

April 27, 2014, “I Believe; Help My Unbelief,” Mark 9:14-29; John 20:19-31

April 20, 2014, Easter Sunday, “The Easter Sunday,” Luke 24:1-12, 36-49

The Seven Last Words of Christ

April 13, 2014, “Into Your Hands . . . It is finished,” John 12:12-19; Luke 23:44-46; John 19:28-30

April 6, 2014, “I Thirst,” Psalm 69:14-21; John 19:25-29

March 30, 2014, “Why Have You Forsaken Me?,” Psalm 22:1-5; Mark 15:25-36

March 23, 2014, “Your Mother . . . Your Son,” Exodus 20:12; Luke 1:26-31; John 19:17-27

March 16, 2014, “Today, You Will Be With Me,” Luke 15:1-7, 23:35-43

March 9, 2014, “Forgive Them,” Luke 23:26-34; Matthew 18:21-22

Prayer

March 2, 2014, “I Shall Not Want,” Psalm 23; John 10:7-15

February 23, 2014, “Our Daily Bread,” Matthew 6:9-13; Luke 18:1-8

February 16, 2014, “The Heart’s True Home,” Psalm 34:4-8; Matthew 6:5-15

Side by Side

February 9, 2014, “The Marriage of Heaven and Earth,” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Colossians 3:12-14

February 2, 2014, “Following Christ in a Sex-drenched Culture,” Genesis 2:24-25; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20, 7:1-6

January 26, 2014, “Disciples — single and married,” Genesis 2: excerpts from v. 18-25; Hosea 2:19-20; Ephesians 5:21-33

January 19, 2014, “Torn Apart,” Genesis 3:1-13; 4:1-8

January 12, 2014, “Side by Side,” Genesis 1:26-27; Matthew 22:34-40

No Study for Jan 5

Vantage Point

December 29, 2013, “For the World To See,” Matthew 2:1-12; Hebrews 1:1-4

December 22, 2013, “The Wait Is Over,” Luke 2:21-40

December 15, 2013, “A Son to Raise as His Own,” Matthew 1:18-25, 2:13-23

December 8, 2013, “Scared of Christmas,” Matthew 2:1-8, 13-18

December 1, 2013, “The Embodiment of Hope,” Luke 1:39-45, 57-80

No study was written for November 24

Jonah

November 17, 2013, “The Thankful But Angry Prophet,” Jonah 2:1-3, 7-10; 4:1-5

November 10, 2013, “Running from the One We Can’t Escape,” Jonah 1:1-17

FIRST — Putting God First in Our Living and Our Giving

November 3, 2013, “From the Heart,” Mark 10:42-45; Romans 12:1-2; 2 Corinthians 9:10-15

October 27, 2013, “Earn, Save, Give,” 1 Chronicles 29:1-9; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

October 20, 2013, “The Lifeless Heart,” 2 Kings 4:1-7; Mark 12:28-34, 38-44

October 13, 2013, “The Divided Heart,” Deuteronomy 5:6-10; Pslam 86:11; 2 Kings 17:35-41; Ezekiel 11:17-20

Bad Religion

October 6, 2013, “Gift and Task,” Ephesians 2:1-10; James 2:14-18

September 29, 2013, “God IS Love,” John 1:1-3; Matthew 28:18-20; Ephesians 4:1-6; 1 John 4:16-21

September 22, 2013, “Lord Jesus Christ,” Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14-18; Colossians 1:15-20

September 15, 2013, “The Most Human Human,” Genesis 1:26-27; Luke 2:1-7; Mark 15:33-37; 1 Corinthians 15:20-23

September 8, 2013, “The God of the Testaments,” Joshua 8:1-2, 18, 21-26; Matthew 5:38-45

The Kings of Israel

September 1, 2013, “Lost and Found,” 2 Kings 22:3-13, 23:1-3

August 25, 2013, “The Rescuer,” 2 Kings 19:14-19 & 32-37; Psalm 103:1-5

August 18, 2013, “Why?,” 2 Kings 17:7-20

August 11, 2013, “The One and Only,” 1 Kings 17:1-6, 18:16-46

August 4, 2013, “The Way of the Fool,” 1 Kings 12:1-19

July 28, 2013, “The Way of Wisdom?,” 1 Kings 8:14-21, 11:1-6

No studies were written for the weeks of June 30 through July 21.

Paul’s Letter to the Philippians

June 23, 2013, “Casting Aside our Anxieties,” Matthew 6:25-33; 1 Peter 5:6-11; Philippians 4:4-13

June 16, 2013, “Pressing On,” Philippians 3:1-16; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

June 9, 2013, “Our Imitation of Christ,” Philippians 1:27-2:13

June 2, 2013, “An Undying Hope,” Acts 16:11-15; Philippians 1:12-26

May 26, 2013, “This Is Our Prayer,” 2 Chronicles 1:7-12; Acts 9:36-43; Philippians 1:1-11

Jesus and the Religions of the World

May 19, 2013, “Christianity,” Genesis 4:1-7; Colossians 1:15-20

May 12, 2013, ” ‘Pop’ Christianity,” Ephesians 2:1-10; Galatians 1:6-9

May 5, 2013, “Mormonism,” Genesis 1:1-2, 27, 2:5-7; John 1:1-5; 14, 16-18

United Methodist paper on Mormonism: Sacramental Faithfulness

April 28, 2013, “Judaism,” Deuteronomy 6:1-9, 20-25; Hebrews 9:11-15

April 21, 2013, “Islam,” from Genesis 21:9-20; Luke 1:26-33; 1 Corinthians 15:1-8

April 14, 2013, “The Eastern Religions,” Genesis 1:1-2; Colossians 1:15-20; John 3:16-18; Ephesians 2:1-10

April 7, 2013, “Jesus and the Religions of the World,” John 1:1-5; Romans 1:18-23; 1 Peter 3:13-18

The Gospel of Mark

Part 4, Headlines

No study was written for Easter

March 24, 2013, “The Death of Jesus,” Mark 15:33-47; Romans 5:1-11

March 17, 2013, “The Faithfulness of Jesus Christ,” Jeremiah 33:16-16; Mark 15:21-32; Galatians 3:10-14; Romans 1:16-17, 3:21-34

March 10, 2013, ” ‘Hail, King of the Jews’,” Mark 15:1-20

Part 3, Comics

March 3, 2013 — “Three Times,” Mark 14:53-72

February 24, 2013 — “Sleeping Through it All,” Mark 14:27-52

February 17, 2013 — “From Betrayal to Remorse,” Mark 14:1-21; Mark 14:43-47; Matthew 27:1-5

Part 2, Tabloids

February 10, 2013 — “From Dimly to Clearly,” Isaiah 35:5-6; Mark 7:31-37, 8:22-26

February 3, 2013 — “Working a Miracle,” Mark 6:30-44

January 27, 2013 — “Can It Be True?,” Mark 5:1-20

Part 1, Social Media

January 20, 2013 — “Going Viral,” Mark 2:1-12

January 13, 2013 — ” ‘I Know Who You Are’,” Mark 1:21-34

January 6, 2013 — “Tweet It,” Mark 1:15

December 30, 2012 — “The Light and the Magi,” Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

December 23, 2012 — “Friends in Low Places,” Luke 2:1-20

December 16, 2012 — “Hearing Joy,” Luke 1:39-56; Luke 3:7-18

December 9, 2012 — “Two Can Be Better Than One,” Luke 1:5-25, 34-38

December 2, 2012 — “From Darkness to Light,” Isaiah 9:2,6-7; Jeremiah 33:14-16

November 25, 2012 — no study written

November 18, 2012 — “Remembering to be Thankful,” Deuteronomy 8:7-18; Luke 17:11-19

Storage Wars — a four-week series

November 11, 2012, “Letting go . . . giving away,” Luke 18:18-30

November 4, 2012, “The love of  . . . money?,” Job 1:20-21; Ecclesiastes 5:18-20; Philippians 4:10-14; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19

October 28, 2012 — “Rich Fools . . . Wise Givers,” Luke 12:13-21; 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 7, 12, 24

October 21, 2012 — “Storage Wars,” 1 Chronicles 29:1-9; Matthew 6:19-34

Undignified — a six-week series

October 14, 2012 — “Undignified Service,” Matthew 20:25-28; John 13:1-17

October 7, 2012 — “Undignified Table,” Galatians 3:23-4:7; 1 Corinthians 10:16-17, 11:17-26

September 30, 2012 — “Undignified Worship,” Micah 6:6-8; Luke 18:9-15

September 23, 2012 — “The Undignified Church,” Acts 10:9-18, 27-29, 34-43

September 16, 2012 — “Foolishness,” Isaiah 29:13-15; 1 Corinthians 1:17-31

September 9, 2012 — “Undignified,” John 4:6-30

Radical Hospitality — a four-week series

September 2, 2012 — “The Unexpected Extra,” 2 Kings 4:8-37

August 26, 2012 — “The Multiplication Effect,” 1 Kings 17:10-24; Luke 9:10-17

August 19, 2012 — “The Gift of Abundant Grace,” Genesis 43:31-34; 2 Samuel 9:7-13

August 12, 2012 — “Welcoming God,” Genesis 18:1-8; Hebrews 13:2; Luke 19:1-10

The Book of Revelation — a nine-week series

August 5, 2012 — “The Arrival of Heaven,” Revelation 21:1-5; 22:1-5, 17-21

July 29, 2012 — “Headline: God Wins!!,” Revelation 19:6-16; 20:11-15

July 22, 2012 — “The Mark or the Seal?,” Revelation 13:11-18; 1 Peter 2:9-12

July 15, 2012 — “A Child Born to Rule,” Revelation 12

July 8, 2012 — “God’s Multitude,” Revelation 7:1-4, 9-17

July 1, 2012 — “Everlasting Security,” Revelation 6:1-8; John 4:43-53

June 24, 2012 — “The Lion and the Lamb?,” Revelation 5

June 17, 2012 — “Lukewarm?,” Revelation 3:14-22 and chapter 4

June 10, 2012 — “Being Jesus’ Church,” Revelation 1:9-18; 3:7-13

Superheroes — a three part series

June 3, 2012 — “The Avengers,” Genesis 4:23-24; Exodus 21:22-25; Leviticus 19:18; Psalm 94:1-3; Matthew 18:21-22

May 27, 2012 — “The Dark Knight,” 2 Samuel 12:1-10; Psalm 64:1-4,10; John 3:16-17

May 20, 2012 — “Superhero,” Philippians 2:4-13; Galatians 6:14

May 13, 2012 — No study written

Count on it! — a five-part series

May 6, 2012 — “True Truth,” John 21:15-25; portions of 1 Corinthians 15:35-58

April 29, 2012 — Breakfast with Jesus,” John 21:1-14; 1 Corinthians 15:12-23

April 22, 2012 — “My Lord and My God!,” 1 Corinthians 15:1-11; John 20:19-31

April 15, 2012 — “I Have Seen the Lord!,” Daniel 12:1-4; John 20:11-18

April 8, 2012 — “Seeing and Believing,” Isaiah 26:12-13, 18b-19; John 20:1-10  Easter Sunday

Dead Man Walking — a three part series

April 1, 2012 — “The Way of the Palms,” John 12:12-19, 14:1-7

March 25, 2012 — “When Words Are Not Enough,” John 11:47-53, 12:1-11

March 18, 2012 — “Dead Man Walking,” John 11:1-7, 17-27, 33-44

Clueless — a six part series

March 11, 2012 — “One,” John 10:7-10, 14-18, 22-42

March 4, 2012 — “Now I see,” John 9:13-41

February 26, 2012 — “Like Father, Like Son,” John 5:1-18

February 19, 2012, “Clued-in?,” John 4:1-26

February 12, 2012 — “Seeing Plainly,” John 3:1-21

February 5, 2012 — “Clueless,” John 2:1-25

Just Like Me? — a four-part series

January 29, 2012 — “Come and See,” John 1:35-51

January 22, 2012 — “The Lamb of God,” John 1:19-34

January 15, 2012 — “The Word Became Flesh,” John 1:14-18; Luke 1:26-38

January 8, 2012 — “Just Like Me?,” John 1:1-13

No studies written for Dec 25 or Jan 1

Regifting Jesus — a four part series

December 18, 2011 — “Regifting Jesus,” Luke 2:8-20, 25-38

December 11, 2011 — “Living with the Gift,” Psalm 126; 1 Thessalonians 5:16-28

December 4, 2011 — “Accepting the Gift,” Isaiah 40:1-9; Mark 1:1-13

November 27, 2011 — “Needing a Gift,” Isaiah 64:1-9; Philippians 2:5-8

November 20, 2011 — no study written

All-In — a four part series on the values of St. Andrew

November 13, 2011 — All-In,” John 3:16-21; Mark 12:38-44

November 6, 2011 — Can-Do Confidence, “Philippians 4:4-13; 1 Samuel 17:41-50; Daniel 6:7-10, 16-22Guest author: Rev. Arthur Jones

October 30, 2011 — “Radical Hospitality,” Matthew 18:1-10; 25:31-46   Guest author: Rev. Arthur Jones

October 23, 2011 — “Abundant Grace and Unexpected Extra,” Ephesians 2:4-10; John 3:16-17; Matthew 5:38-6:1   Guest author: Rev. Arthur Jones

October 16, 2011 — no study written

Christianish? — a five-part series

October 9, 2011 — “Highly Combustible,” Ephesians 2:8-10; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

October 2, 2011 — “Christ-filled Christianity,” Genesis 4:1-7; Colossians 1:15-20

September 25, 2011 — “Christless Christianity?,” Ephesians 2:1-10; Galatians 1:6-9

September 18, 2011 — “Christianish,” Mark 10:17-22; Revelation 3:14-22

September 11, 2011 — “A Passionate Servant of Christ,” John 3:1-3; 7:45-52; 19:38-42

Jeremiah — a nine-part series

September 4, 2011 — “Remembering to Ask,” Jeremiah 33:1-9; Romans 1:216-17; 3:21-24

August 28, 2011 — “The Hope That Is a Promise,” Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:15-20

August 21, 2011 — “Living with Loss and Forging God’s Future,” Jeremiah 29:1-33, Guest author: Rev. Arthur Jones

August 14, 2011 — “Putty in the Potter’s Hand.” Jeremiah 18:1-11, Guest author: Rev. Arthur Jones

August 7, 2011 — “Time to Choose,” Jeremiah 15:15-21; 1 Kings 19:9b-18

July 31, 2011 — “Over the Cliff,” Jeremiah 7:1-10, 16-19; Mark 11:15-19

July 24, 2011 — “Rips in the Fabric,” Jeremiah 5:20-25

July 17, 2011 — “Changing Gods,” Jeremiah 2:4-9a, 13

July 10, 2011 — “Formed for a Purpose,” Jeremiah 1:1-11, 17-19

July 3, 2011 — “The Nanny,” Galatians 5:1, 13-18

June 26, 2011 — “Practicing Sabbath,” Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

June 19, 2011 — “The Second Tablet Project,” Exodus 34:1-5; Matthew 22:34-40

Creation Untamed — a five-part series

June 12, 2011 — “God, Faith, and the Practice of Prayer,” nine passages on prayer

June 5, 2011 — “Suffering and the God of the Old Testament,” Psalm 22:1-2, 6-8, 14-15; Jeremiah 3:19-20

May 29, 2011 — “Job and the God of Creation,” Job 4:1-2, 7-8; 38:1-4; 40:1-2

May 22, 2011 — “The Flood and the God of Creation,” Genesis 6:5-8; 9:8-17

May 15, 2011 — “Good, Not Perfect,” Genesis — selected readings from the first and second chapters

Out Live Your Life — a six-part series

May 8, 2011 — “To Samaria & the Ends of the Earth,” Acts 8:26-40

May 1, 2011 — no study written this week

April 24, 2011 — “Heaven-on-Earth,” Luke 24:1-12

April 17, 2011 — “Party Time,” Zechariah 9:9; Luke 19:28-40

April 10, 2011 — “Good News to the Poor,” Luke 4:16-19; Luke 6:6-11; Acts 2:41-47

April 3, 2011 — “Out Live Your Life,” Luke 5:1-11; Acts 2:1-8

The Jesus They Thought They Knew — a five week series

March 27, 2011 — “THE Inconvenient Truth,” John 20:1-18

March 20, 2011 — “Humiliated Jesus,” John 19:17-30

March 13, 2011 — “Blasphemous Jesus,” John 10:22-42

March 6, 2011 — “Defiant Jesus,” John 5:1-18

February 27, 2011 — “Bewildering Jesus,” John 3:1-21

February 20, 2011 — no study written

The Game of LIFE — a new six-part series

February 13, 2011 — “Your Body and the Game of LIFE,” Genesis 1:26-31; 1 Corinthians 6:12-20

February 6, 2011 — “Money and the Game of LIFE,” Proverbs 3:1-12; Luke 14:25-35

January 30, 2011 — “Work and the Game of LIFE,” Genesis 2:1-15; Deuteronomy 5:12,15

January 23, 2011 — “Relationships and the Game of LIFE,” Genesis 1:27; 1 John 1:9, 4:7-12

January 16, 2011 — “God and the Game of LIFE,” Genesis 1:27; Exodus 3:1-6, 13-15; John 1:18

January 9, 2011 — “The Game of LIFE,” Jeremiah 29;11; Psalm 16:11; Luke 15:11-32

January 2, 2010 — no study written

December 26, 2010 — “Seeing with Clear Eyes,” Luke 2:21-40

Christmas Can [Still] Change the World — a four part Advent series

December 19, 2010 — “Christmas Can [Still] Change the World,” Isaiah 7:10-16; Matthew 1:18-25

December 12, 2010 — “Christmas Has Changed the World,” Isaiah 61:1-4; Luke 1:47-55

December 5, 2010 — “Christmas Is Changing the World,” Isaiah 11:1-5, 10; Matthew 3:1-12

November 28, 2010 — “Christmas Will Change the World,” Isaiah 2:1-5; Romans 13:11-14

No studies were written for October 24 through Nov 21

St. Andrew at the Movies — a six-part series

October 17, 2010 — “Shawshank Redemption,” Romans 15:1-4,13; 1 Corinthians 15:51-58

October 10, 2010 — “Toy Story 3,” Luke 19:1-10; Galatians 4:4-7

October 3, 2010 — “Batman: The Dark Knight,” John 10:9-10; Romans 7:14-8:2

September 26, 2010 — “About a Boy,” Amos 6:3-5; Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Philippians 2:4-8

September 19, 2010 — “Les Misérables,” Luke 7:36-50; Ephesians 2:1-10, 4:31-32

September 12, 2010 — “UP,” Psalm 118:1, 21-24; Jeremiah 29:10-14; Isaiah 46:3-4

Speaking Truth — a seven-part series on Elijah

September 5, 2010 — “Odd Man In,” 2 Kings 2:1-18

August 29, 2010 — “The Sins of the Son,” 2 Kings 1:1-18

August 15 & 22 — no studies written

August 8, 2010,” The Jezreel Affair,” 1 Kings 21:17-29

August 1, 2010, “The Sound of Sheer Silence,” 1 Kings 19:1-18

July 25, 2010, “The Super Bowl No-Show,” 1 Kings 18

July 18, 2010, “The Bringer of Life,” 1 Kings 18:8-24

July 11, 2010, “Speaking Truth, ” 1 Kings 16:29-17:7

July 4, 2010, “Liberty and the Big Story,” Exodus 2:23-25; Isaiah 61:1-2; John 8:31-33; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, 17-18; James 1:22-25

Connecting the Dots, from Genesis to Revelation — a new seven-part series

June 27, 2010, “The End of Tears,” Revelation 19:6-8; 21:1-6

June 20, 2010, “Our Place in the Big Story,” Acts 2:1-4; 1 Peter 2:4-5,9-10; Romans 12:9-18

June 13, 2010, “The Promise Keeper,” John 1:1-13; Romans 1:1-4, 16-17, 3:21-26

June 6, 2010: “God’s Relentless Pursuit,” 1 Kings 11:1-8; Hosea 2:13-20

May 30, 2010: “The God Who Saves,” Exodus 3:1-6, 19:1-6; 1 Samuel 8:4-9

May 23, 2010: “A Fresh Start,” Genesis 12:1-3, 15:1-6, 17:9-14; Romans 4:1-5

May 16, 2010: “Beginnings,” Genesis 1:1-5, 36; 3:1-3

Resurrection Road — a new five-part series

May 9, 2010: “Will We Trust God?,” Habakkuk 3:17-19; Jeremiah 32:9-15

May 2, 2010: “A New Prescription,” Mark 5:21-43

April 25, 2010: “A Little or a Lot?,” Matthew 14:22-33

April 18, 2010: “What the Heck, Why Not!,” 2 Kings 7:3-15

April 11, 2010: “Pour Out Your Heart,” 1 Samuel 1, portions of verses 1-28

“I Believe . . . “: Proclaiming the Apostles’ Creed — a seven-part series

April 4, 2010: “The Everlasting Resurrection,” 1 Corinthians 15:12-24; Revelation 21:1-6

March 28, 2010: “Communion and forgiveness,” Psalm 103:1-5; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

March 21, 2010: “The Holy Spirit, the holy catholic church,” Isaiah 63:9-14; John 16:7-14

March 14, 2010: “The third day he rose . . . ,” Acts 2:32-36; 2 Corinthians 5:6-10

March 7, 2010: “Suffered under Pontius Pilate . . . ,” from Mark 15

February 28, 2010: “And in Jesus Christ . . . “, Hebrews 1:1-5; Matthew 1:18-25

February 21, 2010: “I Believe . . .”, Genesis 1:1-5; Psalm 91:1-3,14-16; Matthew 7:7-11

Christianity: Confronting the Objections — a six-part series

February 14, 2010: “Hell?,” Psalm 49:13-15; Matthew 8:10-12; 1 Peter 3:18-20; Revelation 20:11-15

February 7, 2010: “Is God a Bully?,” Joshua 8:1-2, 18, 21-26; Matthew 5:38-45; John 1:29; 1 John 4:9

January 31, 2010: “Real Christians?,” John 3:1-10,16; Colossians 3:1-14

January 24, 2010: “Is Jesus Really the Only Way?,” John 14:1-7; Colossians 1:15-20

January 17, 2010: The Question of Evil,” Genesis 1:27-28, 31; Job 4:1-2,7-8; 38:1-4; 40:1-2; Romans 8:18-25

January 10, 2010: “God, Where Are You?!,” Exodus 33:12-16; Psalm 139

No study was written for January 3, 2010

December 27, 2009: “What’s Your Identity,” Psalm 148; Luke 2:41-52

Saving the Grinch: A four-part Advent series

December 20, 2009: “Who Brings a Christmas Heart?,” Luke 1:39-56

December 13, 2009: “What Does a New Heart Look Like?,” Luke 3:7-18; Philippians 4:4-7

December 6, 2009: “Paving the Way,” Luke 1:8-17; 3:1-6

November 29, 2009: “Two Sizes Too Small,” Romans 1:28-2:1; Jeremiah 31:31-34

November 22, 2009: No study written

November 15, 2009: “Can You See Heaven?,” Deuteronomy 34:1-8; Philippians 1:18b-26

November 8, 2009: The Vision of St. Andrew,” Ephesians 4:11-16; Matthew 28:16-20; Mark 10:42-45

American Idols: A six-week series

October 25, 2009, “The Indescribable Gift,” Malachi 3:6-12; 2 Corinthians 9:6-15

October 18, 2009: “The Idol of Wealth,” Job 1:20-21; Ecclesiastes 5:18-20; Philippians 4:10-14; 1 Timothy 6:6-10, 17-19

October 11, 2009: “The Idol of Busyness,” Luke 10:38-42; John 6:35-40

October 4, 2009: “The Idol of Family,” Genesis 22:9-14; Deuteronomy 5:16; Matthew 12:46-50

No study was written for September 27

September 20, 2009: “The Idol of Success,” Matthew 5:17-19; 22:34-40; Luke 19:1-10

September 13, 2009: “The Idol of Work,” Deuteronomy 5:12-15; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

After God’s Own Heart: Stories of David — a nine-week series

September 6, 2009: “Like Father, Like Son?,” 1 Kings 1:28-40, 49-53

August 30, 2009: “No Longer My Son?,” 2 Samuel 13:13-26, 14:28-33

August 23, 2009: “The Truth, the Whole Truth,” 2 Samuel 11:1-5, 14-27, 12:1

August 16, 2009: “Extravagant Kindness,” 2 Samuel 4:4, 9:1-13

August 9, 2009: “Repaying Evil with Good,” 1 Samuel 26:6-25

August 2, 2009: “For Better or Worse,” 1 Samuel 18:20-21 27-29; 19:11-17; 2 Samuel 3:14-16; 6:16-17, 20-23

July 26, 2009: “Ever Had a BFF? Want One?,” 1 Samuel 18:1-12

July 19, 2009: “You’ll Shoot Your Eye Out!,” 1 Samuel 17:38-51

July 12, 2009: “The Least will be First,” 1 Samuel 16:6-13; 2 Samuel 7:8-17

July 5, 2009: “Love’s Liberty,” Exodus 2:23-25; Isaiah 61:1-2; John 8:31-33; 2 Corinthians 3:1-3, 17-18; James 1:22-25

Just Breathe: Stories of the Spirit — a five week series from the book of Acts

June 28, 2009: “The Spirit’s Shepherds,” Acts 20:17-38

June 21, 2009: “Go West, Young Man,” Acts 9:1-9, 16:1-10

June 14, 2009: “One for All and All for The One,” Genesis 12:1-3; Acts 10:34-48

June 7, 2009: “Moved by the Spirit,” Acts 8:26-40

May 31, 2009, Pentecost: “The Breath of God,” John 20:19-22; Acts 2:1-4

Restoring Hope in Tough Times — a six week series drawn from 1 Peter

May 24, 2009: “A Fearless Faith,” 1 Peter 5:6-11; Philippians 4:8-13

May 17, 2009: “A Good Steward,” 1 Peter 4:1-11

May 10, 2009: “A Helping Hand,” 1 Peter 2:11-17; 3:7-11

May 3, 2009: “A Mercy Received,” 1 Peter 2:1-10

April 26, 2009: “A Loving Holiness,” Leviticus 11:44-45; 1 Peter 1:13-25

April 19, 2009: “A Living Hope,” Revelation 6:1-8; 1 Peter 1:1-12

Jesus: The Great I AM — a seven week Lenten series on Jesus’ “I am” statements in the Gospel of John

April 12, 2009 (Easter): “I Am the Resurrection and the Life,” John 11:17-27; John 20:11-18

April 5, 2009 (Palm Sunday): “I Am the Way, the Truth, and the Life,” John 12:12-19; John 14:1-7

March 29, 2009: “I Am the True Vine,” Isaiah 5:1-4; John 15:1-12

March 22, 2009: “I Am the Good Shepherd,” Psalm 23; John 10:11-18

March 15, 2009: “I Am the Gate for the Sheep,” Ezekiel 34:2-4,9-16; John 10:1-10

March 8, 2009: “I Am the Light of the World,” Deuteronomy 16:13-15; John 8:12-20

March 1, 2009: “I Am the Bread of Life,” Exodus 16:1-5; John 6:35-40

Why We Are United Methodists — a seven-week series (based on William Willimon’s book, Why I am a United Methodist)

February 22, 2009: “Because Christianity Is Not a Private Affair,” Genesis 1:1; 12:3; Leviticus 19:18; John 3:16; 1 Corinthians 12:12

February 15, 2009: “Because Christians Are to Grow,” Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 4:11-16

February 8, 2009: “Because Christians Are to Witness,” Isaiah 58:6-7; Luke 18:35-43; 1 Peter 2:9-12

February 1, 2009: “Because Christians Are To Worship,” Psalm 96:1-9; Isaiah 6:1-8

January 25, 2009: “Because Jesus Is Practical,” Ephesians 2:8-10; James 2:14-18

January 18, 2009: “Because We Are a People of the Book,” Nehemiah 7:73b-8:8; 2 Timothy 3:10-17

January 11, 2009: “Because God Is Love,” 1 John 4:16b-21; Ephesians 2:1-10

January 4, 2009: “A Journey to the Light,” Isaiah 60:1-6; Matthew 2:1-12

December 28, 2008: “Seeing What’s to Come,” Luke 2:22-40

Rediscovering Christmas — an Advent series

December 21, 2008: “Forever and Ever,” Zephaniah 3:14-20; Revelation 7:9-12

December 14, 2008: “The Unexpected God,” Matthew 1:18-25; Philippians 2:5-11

December 7, 2008: “The Great Promise Keeper,” Jeremiah 32:9-15, 33:14-16; Romans 3:21-24

November 30, 2008: “When We Are Scared,” Isaiah 9:2-7; Luke 1:26-38

November 23, 2008: “Remembering Whom to Thank,” Deuteronomy 8:7-18; Luke 17:11-19

November 16, 2008: “Worship Matters,” Psalm 100; John 4:19-26

November 9, 2008: “Church Matters,” Ezekiel 34:11-16; Acts 2:41-47

November 2, 2008: “Love Matters,” Mark 12:28-34, 38-44

Can You Hear Me Now? — a series on Jesus’ parables

October 26, 2008: “Doing All You Can While You Can,” Luke 16:19-31

October 19, 2008: “Knowing What You Have While You’ve Got It,” Matthew 21:33-46

October 12, 2008: “The Father of Grace,” Luke 15:11-32

October 5, 2008: “Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner,” Luke 14:15-24

September 28, 2008: “The Challenge of Forgiveness,” Matthew 18:21-35

September 21, 2008: “Telling the Wheat from the Weeds,” Matthew 13:24-30, 36-43

September 14, 2008: “Are You Good Soil?,” Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23

September 7, 2008: “Can You Hear Me Now?,” Luke 10:25-27

August 31, 2008: “Thirsting for God?,” Psalm 34:1-8, 17-19; Psalm 63:1-8

August 24, 2008: “How Are They To Hear?,” Romans 10:5-17; Isaiah 52:7-10

August 17, 2008: “Guess Who?,” Genesis 45:1-15, 50:15-21

August 10, 2008: “Can You Say Sibling Rivalry,” Genesis 37:1-4, 12-28

August 3, 2008: “Magnificent Defeat or Crippling Victory?,” Genesis 32:22-31

July 27, 2008: “Jacob Loves Rachel,” Genesis 29:15-28

July 20, 2008: “Jacob’s Ladder,” Genesis 28:10-19

July 13, 2008: “What Would You Do for a Klondike Bar?,” Genesis 19-34

July 6, 2008: “What Does the Lord Require of a Nation?,” Deuteronomy 10:12-13, 17-21

Great Comebacks . . . a seven-week series

June 29, 2008: “The Greatest Comeback,” Matthew 27:45-54; 28:1-10

June 22, 2008: “A Pyrrhic Comeback?,” 2 Samuel 18:24-33

June 15, 2008: “The Agony of Victory,” 1 Kings 19:1-19

June 8, 2008: “A Whale of a Comeback,” Jonah 1:1-3; 11-17, 2:10-3:5

June 1, 2008: “From Zero to Hero(?),” Judges 16:4-6, 15-22, 28-31

May 25, 2008: “From Famine to Feast,” Ruth 1:1-5; 4:13-17

May 18, 2008: “Where Did That Come From?,” Luke 22:54-62; Acts 2:22-24, 29-20; 32-33, 36-42

May 11, 2008, Pentecost Sunday, “The Spirit of Pentecost,” Acts 2:1-21

United. Unlimited . . .  a six-week series on church unity and mission

May 4, 2008: “Just Do It?,” Philippians 4:10-14; Colossians 3:15-17

April 27, 2008: “What’s Next?,” Nehemiah 2:11-20

April 20, 2008: “My Part,” 1 Corinthians 12:4-26

April 13, 2008: “Do What?,” John 15:12-17; Ephesians 4:1-6, 11-16

April 6, 2008: “Who Says?,” John 17:13-24

March 30, 2008: “So What?,” 1 Corinthians 15:12-21, 50-58

Easter: March 23, 2008, “Raised with Christ,” Mark 16:1-8; Colossians 3:1-14

Palm Sunday, March 16, 2008: “At Long Last,” Psalm 118:1-2,19-21; Mark 11:1-11

Crosstraining: a ten-week series on seven holy habits

March 9, 2008: “David: Stricken to the Heart,” Hebrews 11:32-34; 1 Samuel 24:1-7

March 2, 2008: “Abraham: Trusting Him Who Saves Us,” Hebrews 11:8-12, 17-19; Romans 4: 1-5

February 24, 2008: “Hearing, Trusting, and Acting,” Hebrews 11:29-31; Joshua 2:1-14

February 17, 2008: “I Will Show You My Faith,” Mark 10:42-45; James 2:14-26

February 10, 2008: “More Will Be Given,” Matthew 25:14-30

February 3, 2008: “Good News to the Poor,” Luke 4:16-21; Acts 6:1-7

January 27, 2008: “Need To Pray Always,” Psalm 34:1-8; Luke 18:1-14

January 20, 2008: “A Lamp To My Feet,” Psalm 119:97-105

January 13, 2008: “Make a Joyful Noise,” Psalm 95:1-7; Romans 12:1-2

January 6, 2008: “‘Come and see’,” John 1:43-51; Matthew 5:13-16

December 30, 2007: “Fulfilled?,” Matthew 2:13-23

Let Earth Receive Her King: an Advent series on favorite Christmas carols

December 24, 2007: “Silent Night, Holy Night,” Luke 2:1-20

December 23, 2007: “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” Micah 5:2-5a; Matthew 2:1-6

December 16, 2007: “Hark, the Herald Angels Sing,” Luke 2:8-14; Romans 1:1-6, 14-17

December 9, 2007: “Joy to the World,” Psalm 98:4-9; Romans 15:7-13

December 2, 2007: “O Come, O Come Emmanuel,” Isaiah 7:10-16; 40:1-2;  61:1-4

November 25, 2007: “Shepherd & King,” Jeremiah 23:1-6; Colossians 1:11-20

November 18, 2007: “Thankful to God for People of Grace,” Romans 1:8-15; Colossians 3:12-16

November 11, 2007: “People of the Book,” 2 Chronicles 34:29-33; 2 Timothy 3:10-17

A Matter of the Heart: a four-week series

November 4, 2007: “Joy is a Matter of the Heart,” 1 Chronicles 29:10-20

October 28, 2007: “Tithing is a Matter of the Heart,” Deut. 14:28-29; Malachi 3:6-12; 2 Corinthians 8:1-7

October 21, 2007: “Mission is a Matter of the Heart,” Matthew 28:19-20; Acts 1:6-8; Matthew 25:34-40

October 14, 2007: “Giving is a Matter of the Heart,” 1 Chronicles 29:1-9; Matthew 6:19-20; 2 Corinthians 9:6-8

God’s Vision: a five-week series on the book of Revelation

October 7, 2007: “God’s Vision — and our own,” Revelation 21:1-6; 22:1-7

September 30, 2007: “The Lamb and the Bride,” Revelation 19:4-10

September 23, 2007: “In God We Trust?,” Revelation 6:1-11

September 16, 2007: “The Lion and the Lamb,” Revelation 5

September 9, 2007: “The Sword of Truth,” Revelation 1:9-16; 2:1-7

Lead Like Jesus: a four-part series

September 2, 2007: “Lead with a Servant’s Habits,” Matthew 26:36-41; Psalm 46:1-5, 10-11

August 26, 2007: “Lead with a Servant’s Head,” John 13:12-15; Habakkuk 2:1-4

August 19, 2007: “Lead with a Servant’s Hands,” Matthew 4:19-22; 9:35-38; John 17:1-4

August 12, 2007: “Lead with a Servant’s Heart,” Matthew 20:25-28; Hebrews 12:1-3; 1 Corinthians 10:13

Deal or No Deal: a five-part series

August 5, 2007: “A Surprise,” Genesis 17:1-7, 15-17

July 29, 2007: “A Winning Deal?,” Philippians 2:1-11

July 22, 2007: “No Deal,” Psalm 137:1-4; Luke 18:18-30

July 15, 2007: “God’s Deal,” 2 Kings 7:3-9

July 8, 2007: “I’ll Take You There,” Mark 2:1-12

July 1, 2007: “Freedom From & Freedom For,” 2 Chronicles 7:12-14; Galatians 5:13-18

June 24, 2007: no study written

Identity Theft: a four-part series

June 17, 2007: “Are We What We Do?,” James 4:13-17; Matthew 11:28-30; 1 Peter 2:9-10

June 10, 2007: “Lies We Tell Ourselves,” Exodus 4:10-17; Galatians 3:25 – 4:7

June 3, 2007: “The World’s Lies,” Acts 17:22-28a; Exodus 19:1-6

May 27, 2007 — “Identity Theft,” John 20:19-23; Acts 2:1-4; 2 Corinthians 5:14-17

Finding Hope on Purpose: a six-part series

May 20, 2007 — “Working With All Our Heart,” Genesis 2:1-3,15; 1 Corinthians 15:54-58; Colossians 3:23-24

May 13, 2007 — “His Body, His Temple,” 1 Corinthians 6:19-20; 15:20-23, 51-53

May 6, 2007 — “Loving From Our Center,” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Romans 12:9-18

April 29, 2007 — “How to Make a Difference,” Numbers 13:17-20, 25-33; 14:1-11, 24

April 22, 2007 — “Lukewarm about God?,” Jeremiah 29:10-14; Revelation 3:14-22

April 15, 2007 — “Living the Vision,” Proverbs 29:18; Nehemiah 2:11-18

WORSHIP: a seven part Lenten series on the Gospel of John

April 8, 2007, Easter Weekend — “Post-Easter Plans,” John 20:11-18, 26-31

April 1, 2007 — “Incidents of Praise,” John 12:12-26

March 25, 2007 — “Honoring the Father,” John 10:7-18, 27-30

March 18, 2007 — “Sanctifying,” John 8:1-11

March 11, 2007 — “Repenting and Restoring,” John 5:1-18, 39-40

March 4, 2007 — “Only the Lonely,” John 4:7-24

February 25, 2007 — “Word became Flesh,” John 1:1-14

February 18, 2007 — “What Should I Pray For?,” Matthew 7:7-11; Romans 8:26-28

February 11, 2007 — “Do My Prayers Really Make a Difference,” Genesis 18:22-26, 32-33; James 5:13-15

February 4, 2007 — “A Life Worthy of the Gospel,” Colossians 3:1-2; Matthew 6:33; Philippians 1:27

The Life You’ve Always Wanted: a four week series

January 28, 2007 — “Take it, and Eat,” Matthew 6:25,33; 2 Timothy 3:16-17; Revelation 10:8-9

January 21, 2007 — “Dance to the Music,” Nehemiah 8:9-12; John 15:9-11; Philippians 4:4-5

January 14, 2007 — “Training v. Trying,” Philippians 3:12-16; 1 Corinthians 9:24-27

January 7, 2007 — “Becoming Myself,” Luke 19:1-10

December 31, 2006 — “Walking in the Light,” 1 John 1:5-2:6

December 24, 2006 — “The Divine Reversal,” Luke 2:1-20

December 17, 2006 — “Waiting Well,” Malachi 3:1-4; John 1:6-8, 19-28

December 10, 2006 — “What Are We Waiting For?,” 2 Peter 3:8-15a (The Message)

December 3, 2006 — “Bigger Than Christmas,” Isaiah 40:1-11

November 26, 2006 — “There’s the Rub,” Psalm 23; John 10:7-15

November 19, 2006 — “Thanks Today for God’s Tomorrow,” 1 Thessalonians 1:1-7

November 12, 2006 — “Born Again?,” John 3:1-10, 16

Your Part, Your Peace: a four week series

November 5, 2006 — “A Harvest of Joy,” Psalm 126

October 29, 2006 — “Seek Peace and Pursuit it,” 1 Peter 3:8-12; 4:7-11

October 22, 2006 — “Our Part? Loving in Truth and Action,” 1 John 3:11,18-24

October 15, 2006 — “First to the Lord,” 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, 7, 12, 24

October 8, 2006 — “Betting on the Future,” Jeremiah 32:6-15

Taking a Second Look: a four week series

October 1, 2006 — “A Vision of Children,” Jeremiah 1:4-12

September 24, 2006 — “A Vision of Marriage,” Isaiah 6:1-8; John 13:34-35

September 17, 2006 — “Abiding Discipleship,” Psalm 121; John 15:1-5

September 10, 2006 — “Living Bold,” Esther 4:9-16

September 3, 2006 — “When the Church Was Young,” Psalm 119:41-48; 1 Timothy 3:14-16

August 27, 2006 — “Messengers of the Church,” Romans 10:14-15; 2 Corinthians 8:16-23

August 20, 2006 — “This Is Your Life,” Psalm 113:5-9; Mark 10:46-52

August 13, 2006 — “Surely the Presence of the Lord is in this Place,” 2 Chronicles 6:1-11

August 6, 2006 — “God’s Time,” 1 Corinthians 11:17-28

July 30, 2006 — “Against All Odds,” 1 Corinthians 1:1-9

July 23, 2006 — “Love Story,” Hosea 1:1-9

July 16, 2006 — “Word Matters,” Psalm 150

July 9, 2006 — “More Than Meets the Eye,” Luke 13:10-21

July 2, 2006 — “Why Nations Fall,” 2 Kings 24:1-7; 2 Chronicles 7:12-14

June 25, 2006 — “Odd Enough?,” 2 Kings 2:1-10

June 18, 2006 — “Life and Power,” 1 Kings 17:8-16; 18:36-40

June 11, 2006 — “Christ, Cosmos, and Clothing,” Colossians 1:15-20, 3:1-4, 12-14

June 4, 2006 — “Promise, Evidence, and Guarantee,” Acts 2:1-17

May 28, 2006, — “A Friend in Deed,” 2 Samuel 1:1-16

May 21, 2006 — “A Memorable Commencement,” Proverbs 24:23-34

Extreme Makeover, Life Edition — A four-week series that continues our Thru the Bible project

May 14, 2006 — “Always There, Always Loving,” Proverbs 21:30-31; Ruth 4:13-17

May 7, 2006 — “Extreme Transformation,” Romans 1:8-17

April 30, 2006 — “In Spite of Ourselves,” Judges 2:6-19

April 23, 2006 — “The Teacher Who Transforms,” Matthew 7:13-27

Easter, April 16, 2006 — “God’s Future Now,” Psalm 57:8-11; Luke 24:1-12

Palm Sunday, April 9, 2006 — “YHWH Returns to Zion,” Psalm 50:1-6; John 12:12-15

April 2, 2006 — “Give Me Your Tired, Your Poor,” Deuteronomy 15:1-11

March 26, 2006 — “The Heart of the Law,” Deuteronomy 6:1-9

March 19, 2006 — “Do Our Beliefs Really Matter?,” Galatians 1:1-10

March 12, 2006 — “Decisions, Decisions,” Numbers 14:1-10a

March 5, 2006 — “Drawing Nearer to God,” Hebrews 8

February 26, 2006 — “Shadows,” Leviticus 1:1-9

February 19, 2006 — “A Promise Kept,” Acts 11:4-18

Winning At All Costs — a six-week series — This also begins the year-long Thru the Bible series

February 12, 2006 — “Winning at Money,” Acts 2:42-47 & 4:32-27

February 5, 2006 — “Winning at School,” Proverbs 1:1-7

January 29, 2006 — “Winning at Work,” Exodus 3:1-14

January 22, 2006 — “Winning at Family,” Genesis 50:15-26

January 15, 2006 — “Winning at Marriage and Relationships,” Genesis 24:57-67

January 8, 2006 — “Winning at Life,” Psalm 1:1-3; Genesis 15:1-6

January 1, 2006 — “My Eyes Have Seen Your Salvation,” Luke 2:21-40

December 25, 2005 — “An Exact Imprint,” Isaiah 52:7-10; Hebrews 1:1-4

December 24, 2005 — “The Gift of Presence,” Luke 2:1-20

Where Does Jesus Begin With You? — a four week Advent series

December 18, 2005 — “In the Darkness,” John 1:1-14

December 11, 2005 — “In the Office,” Luke 1:5-25

December 4, 2005 — “In the Church,” Matthew 1:1-2, 16-24

November 27, 2005 — “In the Wilderness,” Mark 1:1-13

November 20, 2005 — “The Gift of Sight,” Psalm 100; Ephesians 1:15-23

A Passion for Giving — a four week series

November 13, 2005 — “How Big Is Your God?,” Proverbs 9:10-12; Matthew 14:28-33

November 6, 2005 — “A Passion for Giving,” 2 Corinthians 8:1-15

October 30, 2005 — “Building FOR the Kingdom,” Genesis 28:16-22; Isaiah 58:6-9a

October 23, 2005 — “The Lord of the Gift,” Matthew 25:14-30

Getting Out of the Boat — a four-week series

October 16, 2005 — “Facing the Storm,” Genesis 37:15-24, 28; 50:19-21

October 9, 2005 — “You’ve Got a Call,” Jeremiah 1:4-8

October 2, 2005 — “Expand Your Zone,” 2 Kings 5:8-14

September 25, 2005 — “Get Out of the Boat!,” Matthew 14:22-33

A Passionate Life — a six-week series

September 18, 2005 — “A Passionate Church,” 1 Peter 2:4-5, 9-10; Romans 12:9-18

September 11, 2005 — “Choosing to Learn,” Matthew 28:19-20; Matthew 6:25-27, 33; 7:18, 24

September 4, 2005 — “A Kairos Moment,” Mark 1:14-18; Acts 16:13-15

August 28, 2005 — “How’s Your OUT?,” Matthew 9:35-38; Luke 10:1-6

August 21, 2005 — “Up, In, and Out,” Micah 6:6,8; Luke 6:12-20

August 14, 2005 — “A Passionate Life,” Luke 24:30-35; Acts 18:24-28

One Question for God — a four-week series

August 7, 2005 — “Forgiven and Forgiving,” Psalm 103:1-5; 2 Corinthians 2:5-11

July 31, 2005 — “God’s Will and (or?) Our Own,” Acts 17:24-28; Luke 10:21-22; Mark 12:28-30

July 24, 2005 — “Finding Heaven,” Luke 23:39-42; Revelation 21:1-4; 22:1-5

July 17, 2005 — “Bad Things and a Good God,” Job 4:1-2, 7-8; 38:1-4; 40:1-2; Isaiah 53:3-4

Back to the Old Testament Stories– a five-week series

July 10, 2005 — “Thus Says the Lord,” Amos 1:1-2, 4:13, 8:1-3

July 3, 2005 — “Out of Hiding,” 2 Samuel 9:1-13

June 26, 2005 — “Moses’ Mid-life Crisis,” Exodus 2:11-22

June 19, 2005 — “When Winning is a Tragedy,” Judges 11:1-6, 30-35

June 12, 2005 — “The Great Tragedy,” Genesis 3:1-13

June 5, 2004 — “There is Always Time for Mercy,” Matthew 9:9-13, 18-26

May 29, 2005 — “Pass the Salt,” Matthew 5:1-2, 13-16

May 22, 2005 — “The Cost of Loyalty,” Matthew 10:34-39

May 15, 2005 — “You Are ready? Really?,” Luke 9:51-62

The Good Life — a six-week series

May 8, 2005 — “Abundance and the Marks of Discipleship,” Romans 12:1-2; Ephesians 3:14-21

May 1, 2005 — “Shortcuts That Aren’t!,” Genesis 15:1-6; 16:1-4; 21:1-3

April 24, 2005 — “Detours and Exit Ramps,” 1 Timothy 6:2b-11

April 17, 2005 — “Packing for the Trip,” Exodus 16:9-15; Luke 10:1-9

April 10, 2005 — “The Right Map,” John 14:1-7; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

April 3, 2005 — “The Good Life,” Matthew 6:25-33; John 10:7-10

Fear Factor: What do you fear? — a six-part Lenten series on overcoming our fears

Easter, March 27, 2005 — “Fear Overcome!,” Matthew 28:1-10

March 20, 2005 — “Overcoming the Fear of Death,” John 12:12-15; Mark 14:32-36

March 13, 2005 — “Overcoming Creating the Fear of Success,” 1 Kings 19:1-3a; Jeremiah 29:11; 2 Corinthians 4:7-8

March 6, 2005 — “Overcoming the Fear of Failure,” Mark 14:66-72; Acts 2:14-17

February 27, 2005 — “Overcoming the Fear of Letting Go,” Isaiah 41:8-10; Matthew 17:1-9

February 20, 2005 — “Overcoming the Fear of Change,” John 3:1-5, 19:38-39; Luke 18:18-23

February 13, 2005 — “Overcoming the Fear of the Unknown,” Numbers 13:30 – 14:4; Luke 8:22-25

Loving for Life — a five-part series on love, marriage, and sex

February 6, 2005 — “Where Do We Turn in the Tough Times,” Ecclesiastes 4:9-12; Colossians 3:12-14

January 30, 2005 – “God’s Plan for Sexual Intimacy,” Genesis 2:24-25; 1 Corinthians 7:1-4

January 23, 2005 — “Habits of a Healthy Marriage,” Ephesians 5:21-33

January 16, 2005 — “The Marriage of Disciples,” Genesis 2:18, 24-25; Hosea 2:16-20; Hebrews 13:1-5

January 9, 2005 — “More Than a Many-Splendored Thing,” 1 Cor 13:4-7, 11-13; 1 John 3:16-17; 4:7-11

January 2, 2005 — “Should I Stay or Should I Go?,” Matthew 2:1-12

December 26, 2004 — “The Purpose Driven Life,” Matthew 27:45-56

Christmas Eve, December 24, 2004 — “THE Christmas Carol,” Luke 2:1-20

What Will You Bring to the Stable? — a four-part series for Advent

December 19, 2004 — “Bringing Our Selves to the Stable,” Psalm 96:1-6, 11-13; Romans 1:1-7

December 12, 2004 — “Bringing Our Hurts to the Stable,” Isaiah 35:1-2,5-6; Matthew 11:2-11

December 5, 2004 — “Bringing Our Sins to the Stable,” Matthew 3:1-12

November 28, 2004 — “Keeping the Main Thing the Main Thing,” Isaiah 2:2-5

November 21, 2004 — “Christ the King,” Jeremiah 23:5-6, Colossians 1:11-20

November 14, 2004 — “Creation and New Creation,” Genesis 1:1-5; Isaiah 65:17-19,23-25b

November 7, 2004 — “Take Courage, Work, and Stand Firm,” Haggai 2:1-5; 2 Thessalonians 2:1-2,13-17

Growing for Christ — a four-part series

October 31, 2004 — “Growing for the Joy of Fellowship,” Acts 2:42-47; 1 John 1:1-4

October 24, 2004 — “Growing for Christ,” Ephesians 4;1-6,11-16

October 17, 2004 — “Growing for Others,” Luke 20:45 – 21:4

October 10, 2004 — “Growing for Ministry,” 1 Samuel 3:1-11,19

Our Return from Exile — a four-part series

October 3, 2004 — “Staying Home,” Romans 8:31,38-39;12:9-18

September 26, 2004 — “Coming Home,” Luke 15:11-32

September 19, 2004 — “The Promise that is Our Hope,” Psalm 137:1-6; Psalm 149:1-4

September 12, 2004 — “The Truth of Exile,” Lamentations 1:1-2; Psalm 22:1-2

September 5, 2004 — “The Cost of Discipleship,” Luke 14:25-33

An Inviting Congregation — a four-part series

August 29, 2004 — “Summons,” Matthew 5:14-16, 28:16-20

August 22, 2004 — “Challenge,” Jeremiah 31:33; Ezekiel 36:26-27; Matthew 5:6,7,21-22,43-45;7:12

August 15, 2004 — “Welcome,” Luke 15:1-7; Matthew 18:1-5

August 8, 2004 — “Invitation,” Mark 1:9-15; Matthew 11:28-30

August 1, 2004 — “A New Wardrobe,” Colossians 3:1-14

July 25, 2004 — “Persistent Prayer,” Luke 11:1-13

July 18, 2004 — “The Main Course,” Luke 10:38-42

Kids’ Stories All Grown Up — a six-part series

July 11, 2004 — “The Blessed Mother, ” Luke 1:26-31; John 19:25b-27; Acts 1:12-14

July 4, 2004 — “True Strength,” Judges 16:23-31

June 27, 2004 — “Running from the One We Can’t Escape,” Jonah 1:1-3, 3:1-5, 4:1-4

June 20, 2004 — “The Miracle of Sharing,” Matthew 14:13-21

June 13, 2004 — “Second Chances,” Genesis 6:5-8; 9:8-17

June 6, 2004 — “Choices and Consequences,” Genesis 3:1-13

May 30, 2004 — Pentecost Sunday — “Life in the Spirit,” Acts 2:1-17

Friendship and Faithfulness — a six-part series

May 23, 2004 — “Friends in Conflict: Paul and Barnabas,” Acts 9:26-20; Acts 15:36-41

May 16, 2004 — “Mentoring Friends: Elijah and Elisha,” 1 Kings 19:19-21; 2 Kings 2:9-14

May 9, 2004 — “Friends in Marriage and Ministry: Priscilla and Aquila,” Ecclesiastes 4:9-10; Acts 18:1-4; Romans 16:1-5b

May 2, 2004 — “Soul Mates: David and Jonathan,” 1 Samuel 18:1-5, 19:1-7

April 25, 2004 — “Friends in Faith: Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego,” Daniel 3:19-28

April 18, 2004 — “Unlikely Friends: Ruth and Naomi,” Proverbs 17:17; Ruth 1:1-5, 15-18

April 11, 2004 — Easter Sunday — “He is not here, but has risen.” Luke 24:1-12

Building the Kingdom — a six-part series on God’s kingdom and our responsibilities in it

April 4, 2004 — “Opening the Kingdom,” 1 Corinthians 3:10-11; Matthew 21:1-11

March 28, 2004, — “Building with Prayer,” Colossians 3:12-17; 1 Thess. 5:14-18; 1 Cor. 3:5-9

March 21, 2004 — “Building for Possibilities,” Jeremiah 29:11-14; 1 Timothy 6:17-19

March 14, 2004 — “Building with Purpose,” Exodus 19:1-6; 1 Peter 2:9-10

March 7, 2004 — “Building a People,” Genesis 12:1-3; Mark 4:26-32

February 29, 2004 — “Building the Kingdom,” Matthew 9:35-38; 13:44-46; 25:34-36,40

A Life of Prayer — a six-part series on prayer

February 22, 2004 — “Building a Life of Prayer,” Luke 18:1-8; James 5:13-16

February 15, 2004 — “The Basic Ingredients of Prayer,” Matthew 6:5-18

February 8, 2004 — “Stories of Prayer,” 2 Chronicles 1:7-12; Acts 9:36-43

February 1, 2004 — “Does God Answer Our Prayers?,” Matthew 7:7-11; 17:14-20

January 25, 2004 — “What is prayer,” Jonah 2:1-3, 7-10; Isaiah 58:6-9

January 18, 2004 — “An Invitation to Prayer,” Psalm 34:4-8; Psalm 63:1-8

January 11, 2004 — “The Problem with the Bible,” Psalm 139:1-7; Hebrew 4:12-13

January 4, 2004 — “Living Large,” Psalm 119:105-106; Romans 8:35-39

December 28, 2003 — “Growing Up Fast,” Luke 2:41-52

December 24, 2003 — “One Last Sign,” Luke 2:1-20

The Signs of Christmas — a four-part Advent series

December 21, 2003 — “Touching and Being Touched,” Luke 2:1-7, John 1:1-9, 14

December 14, 2003 — “Hearing Joy,” Luke 1:39-56

December 7, 2003 — “Following the Scent,” Leviticus 2:1-2; Luke 1:5-17

November 30, 2003 — “Looking Ahead,” Isaiah 7:14, 9:2-7

November 23, 2003 — “A Spirit of Thanksgiving,” Psalm 105:1-6; Mark 8:6-7; Matthew 11:25, 26:26-28; John 11:41-41

November 16, 2003 — “Prayers of and for Gratitude,” Psalm 100; Colossians 1:9-12

Sharing Our Blessings — a four-part series for our fall campaign

November 9, 2003 — “The Blessings that are St. Andrew,” 1 Thessalonians 1:2-10

November 2, 2003 — “Using Our Blessings Well,” Luke 18:18-27 & 19:1-10

October 26, 2003 — “Remembering God in the Midst of Our Blessings,” Deuteronomy 8:11-18

October 19, 2003 — “The Joyful Responsibility of Our Blessings,” Deuteronomy 6:10-12; Luke 16: 1-2

Finding Joy — a five-part series

October 12, 2003 — “What is God like?,” Philippians 2:5-11

October 5, 2003 — “Humble Ambition,” Psalm 51:10-17; Philippians 2:1-5

September 28, 2003 — “The Joy of Contentment,” Psalm 23; Philippians 4:10-14

September 21, 2003 — “Raising Our Eyes and Our Voices,” Psalm 150; Philippians 4:8-9

September 14, 2003 — “Finding Joy,” Psalm 85:8-13; Philippians 4:4-7

September 7, 2003 — “We are United Methodists,”  Ephesians 2:19-22 (on the consecration of our new sanctuary)

The Sermon on the Mount — a five-part series

August 31, 2003 — “Trust and Obey,”  Matthew 7:13-14, 24-29

August 24, 2003 — “The Prayer of Jesus,” Matthew 6:5-13

August 17, 2003 — “Loving when it is ‘Impossible” to Love,” Leviticus 19:18; Deut 23:3-6; Matt 5:43-48

August 10, 2003 — “The Beatitudes,” Matthew 5:3-16

August 3, 2003 — “Training for the ‘Impossible’,” Matthew 4:23-5:5; 17:14-21

July 27, 2003 — “Grounded in Love,” Ephesians 3:14-21

July 20, 2003 — “Practicing Sabbath,” Deuteronomy 5:12,15; Mark 6:30-34, 53-56

The Symbols in the St. Andrew Rose Window — a nine-part series

July 13, 2003 [The Lamb of God] — “The Lamb of God,” Exodus 12:5-8; Isaiah 53:7; John 1:29

July 6, 2003 [Crown] — “The One True King,” Luke 2:8-11; John 20:26-31

June 29, 2003 [butterfly] — “New Creation,” Isaiah 43:18-19; 2 Corinthians 5:17-21

June 22, 2003 [crown of thorns] — “A Crown of Thorns,” Isaiah 53:4-6; Matthew 27:27-31

June 15, 2003 [fleur-de-lis] — “Our Relational God,” Mark 1:9-11; Mark 12:28-31

June 8, 2003 [dove] — “God’s Empowering Presence,” Ezekiel 36:26-28; Acts 2:1-4

June 1, 2003 [Chi Rho] — “The Beginning and the End,” Genesis 1:1-2; John 1:1-4,14; Revelation 21:1-6

May 25, 2003 [loaves and fish] — “Multiplication!,” John 6:4-14

May 18, 2003 [the Bible] — “A Light to Our Path,”  Psalm 119:105; 2 Timothy 3:14-17

May 11, 2003 — “A New Sanctuary . . . A Sure Foundation,” Matthew 16:13-18

May 4, 2003 — “Arriving at a Crossroads,” Joshua 1:9; Ephesians 2:19-22

April 27, 2003 — “More than a Welcome,” Matthew 10:40-42

April 20, 2003 — Easter Sunday — “Why Are You Weeping?,” John 20:1-18

April 13, 2003 — “The Return of the King,” Zechariah 9:9; Mark 11:1-11

April 6, 2003 — “The New Covenant,” Jeremiah 31:31-34; Luke 22:15-20

March 30, 2003 — “Love Casts Out Fear,” 1 John 4:13-21

March 23, 2003 — “Living in God’s House,” Exodus 20:1-17

March 16, 2003 — “Secure in the Storm,” Psalm 107:28-32; Luke 8:22-25

March 9, 2003 — “Show Me the Way,” Psalm 25:1-10

A three-part series on parables

March 2, 2003 — “Just Do It!,” Matthew 25:14-30

February 23, 2003 — “The Homecoming,” Luke 15:11-32

February 16, 2003 — “It’s Harvest Time!,” Matthew 13:1-9

February 9, 2003 — “Praising the God Who Saves,” Psalm 103:1-5

A four-part series, Making Better Choices

February 2, 2003 — “Making Better Choices in Tough Times,” Mark 5:24b-34

January 26, 2003 — “Living in the Real World,” Genesis 1:26-27; Luke 6:32-36

January 19, 2003 — “The Second Tablet Project,” Exodus 34:1-5; Matthew 22:34-40

January 12, 2003 — “Choices . . . Choices . . . Choices,” Joshua 24:14-15; 2 Samuel 11:2-5

January 5, 2003 — “A Clear and Present Danger,”  Matthew 2:1-12

December 29, 2002 — “The Joy of Adoption,” Galatians 4:1-7

December 24, 2002 — “Seeing the Familiar,” Luke 2:1-20

December 22, 2002 — “Ordinary People and an Ordinary Name,” Luke 1:26-38

December 15, 2002 — “A New Day Dawning,” Isaiah 61:1-4

December 8, 2002 — “Plunging into Christmas,” Mark 1:1-8

December 1, 2002 — “From Faith to Peace,”  Romans 5:1-5

Trustees of God’s House

November 10, 2002 — “Little House . . . Big House,” Matthew 7:24-29

November 3, 2002 — “Not Common Sense, but God Sense,” James 1:5, 3:13-18

October 27, 2002 — “God Loves a Cheerful Receiver,” Luke 18:15-17

October 20, 2002 — “Trustees of God’s House,” Hebrews 3:1-6

The Vision of St. Andrew

September 29, 2002 — “Inviting,” Matthew 28:16-20; Acts 1:8

September 22, 2002 — “Growing . . . through Serving,” Mark 10:42-45

September 15, 2002 — “Growing . . . through Loving,” 1 John 4:16b-21

September 8, 2002 — “Growing . . . through Learning,” Matthew 28:19-20

September 1, 2002 — “Growing . . . through Worshiping,” John 4:19-26

August 25, 2002 — “Our Relationship with Others,” 1 Peter 2:9-10

August 18, 2002 — “Our Relationship with Jesus Christ,” Jeremiah 31:31-34

August 11, 2002 — “The Invitation,” Mark 1:14-20