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Now displaying: November, 2018

These are the weekend teachings from Timberline Old Town Church in Ft. Collins, CO. Darren Fred is the primary communicator, though there are a smattering of guests spread here and there. Also, check out the Speaking of Art segments. We love art, we love what artists have to say about art. For more info about who we are, visit timberlineoldtown.org.

Nov 25, 2018

Heading into the holidays, we are in a three week series thinking about Hospitality in terms of welcome, comply, and farewell. The holidays can be a space in time when anxious scarcity is the loudest voice and heaviest feeling. By practicing hospitality, we begin to depart that system and realize the wealth of what we have to offer to one another: generous abundance. It just so happens that ‘Celebrating Abundance’ is the title of the guide we’ll be using for Advent in December. See where we’re going with this one?

 

TEXT: John‬ ‭13:1, John‬ ‭14:27

TAKEAWAYS:
  • When we are with people this next month, let’s remember to see them, listen to them, wish them well.
  • Is there someone we didn’t properly say goodbye to? Might we need to circle back?
  • In small ways and larger ways, what are we leaving with each other and what are we receiving from each other. When we remember each other, how do we feel?
  • Some things to leave when we leave: A joke. A compliment. A truth. A note. A small gift. Food. Peace.

RESOURCE:

Watch this and revel in times gone by. When Darren played the song at the beginning of his teaching, we had no idea what was going on. We just knew we didn't know what to do, so some of us laughed.

PRACTICE:

This practice is not directly tied to the sermon this week, but it is relevant to the time of year and our heading into Advent. Brene Brown talks often about joy coming from gratitude. This week, practice an examen of gratitude:
  • Take 10 minutes to think about the past 24 hours, past week, past year. Whatever length of time, think through it from beginning to end.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to be your guide in revealing the gifts you might come across.
  • Practice gratitude for these things. Thank God for them. Thank people for them.
  • Admit something: they did not come from you.

SONGS WE SANG:

  • Relentless - Bethel Music
  • Skeleton Bones - John Mark McMillan
  • Centuries - Aaron Strumpel
  • You Found Me - Loud Harp
 
Nov 18, 2018

Heading into the holidays, we are in a three week series thinking about Hospitality in terms of welcome, comply, and farewell. The holidays can be a space in time when anxious scarcity is the loudest voice and heaviest feeling. By practicing hospitality, we begin to depart that system and realize the wealth of what we have to offer to one another: generous abundance. It just so happens that ‘Celebrating Abundance' is the title of the guide we’ll be using for Advent in December. See where we’re going with this one?

SONGS

Mightier - Aaron Strumpel

Build My Life - House Fires

Nearness Of You - Loud Harp

Reckless Love - Bethel

TEXT

Mark 10:35-52

TAKEAWAYS

  • What do we really need?
  • A quality product (read:love) in a timely manner with kindness
  • When we want to be special, what we need is to be known
  • Most of us feel like the weird one most of the time
  • Kingdom hospitality is to remember that no matter how someone is acting, what we are all looking for is love.

RESOURCE

With That Moon Language by Hafiz (trans. Daniel Ladinsky)

Admit something: Everyone you see, you say to

them, “Love me.”

Of course you do not do this out loud, otherwise

someone would call the cops.

Still, though, think about this, this great pull in us

to connect.

Why not become the one who lives with a full

moon in each eye that is always saying,

With that sweet moon language,

What every other

eye in this world is dying to hear?

PRACTICE

This practice is not directly tied to the sermon this week, but it is relevant to the time of year and our heading into Advent. Brene Brown talks often about joy coming from gratitude. This week, practice an examen of gratitude:

  • Take 10 minutes to think about the past 24 hours, past week, past year. Whatever length of time, think through it from beginning to end.
  • Ask the Holy Spirit to be your guide in revealing the gifts you might come across.
  • Practice gratitude for these things. Thank God for them. Thank people for them. Admit something: they did not come from you.

 

Nov 11, 2018

SONGS 

Holy Spirit

It Is Well

Reckless Love

Lord I Need You

TEXT

Romans 12:9-13

TAKEAWAYS

  • People can tell when you're not happy to see them
  • Practice seeing people
  • Introduce people to people
  • Act happy to see everyone - especially the people you aren't happy to see
Nov 4, 2018

SONGS 

Free - Gungor

Satisfied In You - The Sing Team

I Could Sing Of Your Love Forever

Relentless - Hillsong United

TEXT

Isaiah 11:6-10

CAMPAIGN BREAK

TAKEAWAYS

Over the next month leading to Advent, regularly read the poem in Isaiah 11:1-10, considering this commentary from Walter Brueggemann:

In poetry we can do things not permitted by logic or reason. Poetry will open the world beyond reason. Poetry will give access to contradictions and tensions that logic must deny. Poetry will not only remember, but also propose and conjure and wonder and imagine and foretell.

Consider these questions:

  • What does it ask you to remember?
  • What healing rest does it propose?
  • What truth and good work does it cause you to wonder about and imagine?
  • Where is might edge effect be present in your life that you might engage to help create the place of glorious rest the poem foretells?

BENEDICTION

Risen Christ,

Come near to us who are in places of death,

Come near to us who are strugging to surrender,

Come near to us fools and make us your fools,

And let us practice resurrection in a world that fears death.

Amen

RESOURCE

Podcast: Hidden Brain | The Edge Effect

PRACTICE

Lectio Divina (try this with Isaiah 11:1-10)

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