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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.

Nov 20, 2017

TEXT:

Luke 17:5-6 ; 11-19

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Read Psalm 1 in the morning.

Write “meditate day & night” on a 3x5 card.

Stick it in your pocket.

When you take the card out of your pocket, think about that phrase.

 

2
Ask God and yourself who you need to apologize to. Write that name on a 3x5 card and put it in your pocket.

Apologize.

Shred the card.

 

3
Write a note on a 3x5 card to someone you haven’t seen for a month.

Put it in an envelope.

Address the envelope.

Mail it.

 

4

Write “Nicely Done” on a 3x5 card.

Sign your name.

Leave it under a paperclip on a report from a kid, or on a keyboard, or under the plate at a restaurant. Or just look at it before you go to bed.

 

BENEDICTION

May the Lord bless you and keep you, May He make His face shine upon you and be gracious to you.

May the eyes of your heart be open to all the blessings which surround you; may this awareness produce a harvest of generosity in your spirit.

May thankfulness rise up within you, not just during this short season, but day after day, from the early morning watch until you retire for the night.

May your prayers reflect gratitude, while also acknowledging the needs of others whose situations are so drastically different.

May the thoughts of Jesus fill your mind, and thanksgiving be your response.
Amen.

Aug 13, 2017

TEXT:

Ephesians 2:8-9

James 2:14,17

Philippians 2:12-13

 

TAKEAWAYS:

I want to get better at adding value.

I want to get better at real vulnerability.

I want to get better at disagreeing.

I want to get better at there you are.

I want to get better at proximity.

I want to get better at helming find the unique gifts in people.

I want to get better at prayer.

 

BENEDICTION:

With the city of Charlottesville in mind:

REPENTANCE AS PROTEST

Father, forgive us

For the hate that we deny

Father, forgive us

For turning a blind eye

Teach us to love,

To lay down our lives, like you

Aug 6, 2017

TEXT:

1 Thessalonians 5:17

 

TAKEAWAYS

  • For one week, practice the Jesus prayer

  • For one week, practice giving full attention to those who arrive in the middle of your things.

    Ask the Lord in that moment if it is in fact you who are arriving in the middle of Kingdom things.

  • Google:

    “Ancient Prayers of the Church”

    Find a prayer of one of the saints and make it your prayer for awhile.

 

BENEDICTION

 

The Jesus Prayer:

Lord Jesus Christ, son of God, have mercy on me, a sinner.

 

Jan 1, 2017

TEXT

Psalm 8

 

TAKEAWAYS

Give people a chance.

 

BENEDICTION

Occupy Our Calendars by Walter Brueggemann

Our times are in your hands:

But we count our times for us;

we count our days and fill them with us;

we count our weeks and fill them with our busyness;

we count our years and fill them with our fears.

And then caught up short with your claim,

Our times are in your hands!

Take our times, times of love and times of weariness,

Take them all, bless them and break them,

give them to us again,

slow paced and eager,

fixed in your readiness for neighbor.

Occupy our calendars,

Flood us with itsy-bitsy, daily kairoi,

in the name of your fleshed kairos.  

 

Amen

 

Sep 11, 2016

Text:

Romans 12:16-21

Takeaways:

  • Don't be a jerk. Least wise, try real hard.
  • Same goes for being a baby.
  • Always remember when we start hating people or groups of people that we all have been told different stories.
  • Living at peace is not the same as agreeing with everyone.

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Sep 4, 2016

Text:

Matthew 25:14-30

Takeaways:

  • Sometimes, the first movement is turning around.
  • Where am I stuck right now?
  • What am I afraid of right now?
  • What is the first thing I need to do?

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Jul 3, 2016

Text:

Matthew 12:46-50

Matthew 13:53-58

Takeaways:

  • Always remember, Jesus hardly made everybody happy.
  • Being awake to the values of the Kingdom may sometimes look unpatriotic.
  • Don't be a jerk.

Benediction:

As you go forth from this place,
may the wind of the Spirit
startle your senses
and blow through your life;

May the fire of the Spirit scorch your complacency
and light your way.

And may the blessing
of the Holy One—
Creator, Redeemer, Sustainer—
rest with you now and forever more.
Amen.

May 8, 2016

Text:

Proverbs 31:1-9

Philippians 2:1-8

 

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

Apr 10, 2016

Text:

1 Corinthians 4:4

Proverbs 8:1-17

 

Takeaways:

  • Is there a truth that I have stopped hearing because the voice has gone silent?
  • Is there a truth that I am withholding from someone I love?
  • This week, ask someone who loves us what we need to start doing and what we need to stop doing.
  • This week, practice radical listening to our best friends.

 

Benediction:

May God, the brightness of the universe, bless us.

May Jesus, the light of the world, disturb us.

May the Holy Spirit, energy of the cosmos, strengthen us.

May we be blessed with the power to speak and live the gospel all of our days.

Amen.

Mar 27, 2016

Easter felt like a party this year, and we were reminded of what matters.

Benediction:

May all that is unforgiven in you be released; may your fears yield their deep tranquilities; may all that is unlived in you blossom into a future graced with love.

 

 

Feb 7, 2016

Text:

John 17:20-23

 

Takeaways:

  • There is no trying for his glory. We have received his glory.
  • Have I received his glory?
  • What do I need to clean up, to let out?

 

Benediction:

May our Lord Jesus Christ himself and God our Father, who loved us and by his grace gave us eternal encouragement and good hope, encourage your hearts and strengthen you in every good deed and word.

Jan 3, 2016

It is the first Sunday of 2016 and we are reminded again of our chance at Newness.

 

TEXT

Ecclesiastes 1:4-9; 3:1-22

Dec 27, 2015

2 days after Christmas there are moments of bells and moments of canons as we head into a new year. What will we hear? What will we do? 

 

TEXT

Isaiah 9, Psalm 127

 

PRAYER

Occupy Our Calendars by Walter Brueggemann

Our times are in your hands:

But we count our times for us;

we count our days and fill them with us;

we count our weeks and fill them with our busyness;

we count our years and fill them with our fears.

And then caught up short with your claim,

Our times are in your hands!

Take our times, times of love and times of weariness,

Take them all, bless them and break them,

give them to us again,

slow paced and eager,

fixed in your readiness for neighbour.

Occupy our calendars,

Flood us with itsy-bitsy, daily kairoi,

in the name of your fleshed kairos.  Amen

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