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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.

Jun 3, 2018

TEXT

Genesis‬ ‭1:1-2‬

‭‭Genesis‬ ‭2:7‬

John‬ ‭20:19-23

Acts‬ ‭1:4-5‬

 

BENEDICTION

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

May 27, 2018

TEXT

Psalm 39:1-13 NIV

Luke 5:1-16 NIV

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Being alone is not necessarily solitude and solitude is not necessarily being alone

2

It is important to know who and when we are

3

It is important that our attempt at solitude be concrete

4

Evaluate time alone: What did I bring out of my time alone and into the world?

5

Bring Christ into the struggle

 

May 20, 2018

TEXT

James 1:19 NIV

Matthew 27:11-14 NIV

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Read James 3:2-10

2

Practice holding an idea inside for a little longer

3

Practice letting awkward silence be

4

When tempted to sin with our tongue, pray silently instead

5

Practice silence in new places.

6

Silence is not just a discipline. Silence is a gift.

7

Silence isn't just silence on the outside.

 

BENEDICTION: 

3-3-3-3 Prayer

May 13, 2018

TEXT

Matthew 13:10-13 MSG

Matthew 13:3-9 NIV

Matthew 13:14-15 MSG

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

This week, read the parables in Matthew 13. Take them slow and spend time with them.

2

Be honest with yourself about your cynicism, your isolation, your distraction.

3

Think about what you have received. 

4

Pass on what you have received.

5

Tell a good story.

 

BENEDICTION: 

May the peace of the Lord Christ go with you: 

wherever he may send you;

May he guide you through the wilderness:

protect you through the storm;

May he bring you home rejoicing:

at the wonders he has shown you;

May he bring you home rejoicing:

once again into our doors.

 

Amen.

May 6, 2018

TEXT

Genesis 1:26-28

Psalm 8:3-6

Colossians 1:15-20

John 1:1

John 1:14

Philippians 2:6-8

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Who do you look like? How do you resemble them?

2

Who do you want to look like? Why do you desire to be more like them?

3

Be Humble.

4

Show someone else they matter. 

 

BENEDICTION: 

O God, you made us in your own image and redeemed us through Jesus your Son.

Look with compassion on the whole human family; take away the arrogance and hatred which infect our hearts; break down the walls that separate us; Unite us in bonds of love; and work through our struggle and confusion to accomplish your purposes on earth; that, in your good time, all nations and races may serve you in harmony around your heavenly throne; through Jesus Christ our Lord. 

Amen.

Apr 29, 2018

PRAYER

God of peace,

God of justice

God of freedom,

We give you thanks for your cadences of peace, justice, and freedom

Cadences that have surged 

through the lives

of Bob

and Kim

and Morgan

and Darren

and Matt

and Rachel

and all that nameless mass of 

risk-takers who have been

obedient to your promises

and susceptible to your dreams.

Deliver us from amnesia

concerning their courage in the face of violence,

their peace-making against hate,

and their hunger for you in a devouring economy.

Deliver us from amnesia:

turn our memory into hope,

turn our gratitude into energy,

turn our well-being into impatience.

That these same cadences of your will may pulse even among us.

 

Amen.

Apr 22, 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:

‭‭Revelation‬ ‭1:1-20‬ ‭NIV‬‬

Revelation‬ ‭4:1-11

Revelation‬ ‭22:14

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

What does the Church not know? What does this church not know? What do I not know?

2

What do I know but I don’t know how to say it? What have I seen that is a burden?

3

There’s a lot that is massively wrong everywhere and always. What is wrong in my own house that I need to start setting right?

 

BENEDICTION: 

What would it mean for Christians to give up that little piece of the American dream that says, "You are limitless"? 

Everything is not possible.

The mighty Kingdom of God is not yet here. 

What if rich did not have to mean wealthy, and whole did not have to mean healed?

What if being people of the "the gospel" meant that we are simply good people with good news?

God is here.

We are loved.

It is enough.

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.

Apr 8, 2018

PRAYERS

  • May I see those you have given to me to love and allow myself to be seen by those to whom I have been given to love.
  • May I daily surrender before you God, opening my mind to the sacred wind of the Kingdom, letting go of my shame and releasing others from theirs.
  • May I practice passing on knowledge and wisdom and food and joy and friends and love so that my life is a vibrant river of life with the grace of God flowing in and out.
  • Father, when I am stuck in my own head, in my own fears, in my own shame, grant me the courage to make one move, and when I am depleted with my pursuing, may I be still and receive power from on high.
  • We have received mercy. May we be merciful. We have received power. May we be wise and true and humble. Amen.

TAKEAWAYS

  • This week, each day, pick one story from the life of Jesus. Read it through. Choose an word of action in that story. Write that word down. Meditate on it. Pray about it. Then watch for opportunities during the day to practice that word.
  • With the mission of Jesus in mind, write a mission statement for yourself, your family, your vocation.
Apr 1, 2018

Life & Resurrection, Darren shares a funny he's been holding on to for 15 years, Chris reads a poem

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.

Jan 28, 2018

TEXT:

1 Corinthian 11:23-26 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Learn one new joke per week for four weeks.  Tell 3 people.

2

Start a journal in the spirit of receiving and passing it on. Make two daily entries based on two questions:
1. What did I receive today for which I’m grateful?

2. Whose day was better because of me?

BENEDICTION:

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. 

Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen ; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.

Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

Amen.

Jan 21, 2018

TEXT:

1 Peter 4:8-11

Hebrews 13:1-3

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Good neighbors don't add sticks to the fire of hate.

 

2

Good neighbors are yolkfellows.

 

3

Good neighbors are watchmen.

 

4

Good neighbors are innkeepers.

 

BENEDICTION:

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. 

Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen ; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.

Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

Amen.

Jan 14, 2018

Each week, we take a moment to pause and enter a practice we call Recognition Of Souls. It is a time to remember and realize that we are not in the room alone. Furthermore, we've all ended up in the room in the middle of very different lives and stories. The miracle of congregation is that we're all in the room. The call of congregation is to worship. The act of congregation is to "rejoice with those who rejoice; Mourn with those who mourn."

Sometimes we post the recording of Recognition Of Souls here. Enjoy.

Jan 14, 2018

TEXT:

Luke 18:1-14

 

TAKEAWAYS:

1

Now we see through a glass darkly; then, face to face. Now we know in part; then, fully, even as we are fully known.

 

2

Grit without humility can be annoying.

Humility without grit can be despairing.

 

3

The prayer in there:

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

 

BENEDICTION:

We ask you, Master, be our helper and defender. 

Rescue those of our number in distress; raise up the fallen ; assist the needy; heal the sick; turn back those of your people who stray; feed the hungry; release our captives; revive the weak; encourage those who lose heart.

Let all the nations realize that you are the only God, that Jesus Christ is your Child, and that we are your people and the sheep of your pasture.

Amen.

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