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Sunday morning teachings and guest speakers from Timberline Old Town. At Timberline Old Town we gather to remind each other who we are…that we are all created in the image of God and have chosen to accept that, accept God’s love, take care of each other, and participate in God’s kingdom as followers of Jesus Christ.
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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.

Apr 15, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Romans 12:1-21

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Not everyone in church is as cool as me. Be curious.

2

I have strengths. We have strengths. Be generous and humble.

3

I have limitations. We have limitations. Be vulnerable. 

4

I have blind spots. We have blind spots. Pay attention.

5

We all belong to Father.

BENEDICTION: 

May the peace of Christ be with you.

And also with you.

Mar 25, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Genesis 2:15-17

Genesis 12:2

Exodus 19:3-6

TAKEAWAYS:

1

How am I mad?

2

Rethink

3

Begin each day this Holy Week in the solid place with this prayer:

Do you love me?

4

Be humble

BENEDICTION: 

May it be enough for me

to see God in the world.

Mar 18, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

INVOCATION:

May I never grow tired

of starting over or

helping others do the same.

My hope is always in

renewal and resurrection.

 

BENEDICTION:

Artist of souls, 

you sculpted a people for yourself

out of the rocks and fasting.

Help us that we take up your 

invitation to prayer and simplicity, 

that the discipline of these forty days

may sharpen our hunger for the feast of your holy friendship, and

whet our thirst for the living water you offer through Jesus Christ. 

Amen.

 

Mar 11, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Genesis 2:15-17

Genesis 12:2

Exodus 19:3-6

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Be humble

2

Be a reconciler

3

Practice the sacred

4

Pray for the heart of Christ

 

BENEDICTION:

 

May my pursuit of happiness

never come at the cost

Of someone else's right

to do the same.

Mar 4, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Exodus 6:2-8 ; Matthew 1:9-13

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Follow the ark (solitude)

2

Step in the water (prayer)

3

Build an altar (reflect)

4

Do it together

 

BENEDICTION:

 May I have the vision to see this day

(and the work that comes with it)

as a gift.

 

Feb 25, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Exodus 20:1-3

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

The practice of St. Francis: Speak to me of God.

 

BENEDICTION:

May I be too engaged

risking my own failures

To have time to criticize the failures 

of others.

 

Feb 18, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Exodus 6:2-8 ; Matthew 1:9-13

TAKEAWAYS:

1

In our return home during this Lenten season, what do we need to let go?

2

In our return home during this Lenten season, what do we need to receive?

3

Who are we with?

4

What is home?

 

BENEDICTION:

 

May I have vision and courage

to join God in the places

He's already working

rather than feel

Responsible for bringing Him

with me.

Feb 11, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Genesis 12:1, Hebrews 11:8-9, Genesis 22:1-2, Hebrews 11:17-19

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Am I living a good story?

2

In the story I am living, where is the place my character is being asked to leave?

3

In my story, what is the test my character needs to overcome?

4

How have I changed in the story?

 

BENEDICTION:

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Feb 4, 2018

Long Story Short: Enter The Story is a 12-week series covering the entirety of the Bible.

What an irresponsible use of entirety! Really, it's an overview of the holy scriptures. The hope is to catch the thread of the story being told: the coming and the presence of the Kingdom of Heaven. As a guide, we are using the imperative -enter the story-

Find weekly readings and more here.

 

TEXT:

Genesis 1:1-5, 2:19-20

TAKEAWAYS:

1

What chaos do I encounter that God is calling me to name?

2

What confusion in me am I asking God to name?

3

Enter the story.

 

BENEDICTION:

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

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