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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.

Oct 23, 2016

Text:

Exodus 3:1-4:5

Takeaways:

  • Take inventory: What am I holding onto that keeps me from the true self?
  • This week, when I don't know what to say in a certain situation, practice waiting for the spirit.
  • Take some time this week to look at some cattle or horses and just be still.

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Oct 19, 2016

On October 13, 2016 we hosted Q Commons: Engaging Our Divided Nation. During two-hour event , we heard 3 national talks via broadcast and 3 local talks on the Everyday Joe's stage.

Amy Lowe - senior editor & co-founder of Ruminate Magazine - kicked off our local Q Commons talks last week. She reminds us of what happens when we bear witness to each other's stories.

Oct 16, 2016

Text:

 

Genesis 2:25-3:10

Takeaways:

  • Where am I now?

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Oct 2, 2016

Text:

Genesis 1:26-31

Ephesians 2:1-9

Takeaways:

  • Knowing "Whose I Am" changes my "Who Am I?" from a QUESTION into a STATEMENT of Who I Am - A Child Of God.
  • Identifying the "wrong voices" telling me who I am will allow me to focus on the one true voice who ultimately tells me who I am, which is all I should care about.
  • It is by grace I have been saved through faith. 
  • Whose I am tells me who I am.

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Sep 25, 2016

Text:

Isaiah 11:1-9

Takeaways:

  • Jesus didn't die just so we could go to heaven when we die.
  • Where am I and who am I when I am there?
  • Are we judging only by what we see and hear?

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Sep 18, 2016

Text:

Nehemiah 2:11-15

Takeaways:

  • Service is responding with mercy and love, not having all the answers.
  • The opportunity to respond is around us all the time.
  • Look at how Jesus did what he did, and do it well like that.
  • Take regular time this week to pray Psalm 139:1, followed by a time of silence. Pay attention and write down anything you hear about who you are.

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

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.

Aug 28, 2016

Text:

Psalm 29

Takeaways:

  • Go to coffee with someone you know has suffered a lot and listen to what they have to share.
  • Read something by Brennan Manning

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Aug 21, 2016

Text:

Psalm 126

 

Takeaways:

  • Go to coffee with someone you know has suffered a lot and listen to what they have to share.
  • Read something by Brennan Manning

 

Benediction: 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Aug 14, 2016

Text:

Psalm 144

 

Takeaways:

  • Each day this week, take significant time to contemplate a part of your body.
  • Each day this week, take significant time to contemplate something in nature.
  • One day this week, find a place to sit and just watch your fellow humans for a half hour.
  • Each day, thank God specifically for an otherwise overlooked task you were able to perform

 

Benediction:

 

Be still and know that I am God.

Be still and know that I am.

Be still and know.

Be still.

Be.

Aug 7, 2016

Text:

Psalm 51

 

Benediction:

May God protect you through your time of trial.

May the love of Christ,

seen in what he did,

and heard in what he said

fill you with joy and hope.

May the Holy Spirit advocate for you,

leading into all truth,

lighting the way of faith,

and strengthening you to follow Jesus,

So that you will become

like a strong, young tree,

growing deep and bearing

much fruit.

Amen.

 

Jul 31, 2016

Text:

Psalm 23

Takeaways:

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.

Jul 24, 2016

Text:

 Luke 24:13-32

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.

Jul 17, 2016

Text:

 Luke 14:1-11

Takeaways:

  • When you receive a compliment, say thank you.
  • Make two lists: what I like about me & what I don't like about me. Ask someone you trust to look at it and give feedback.
  • Open our hearts to the spirit of Jesus everyday to tell us the truth about us. 

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.

Jul 10, 2016

Text:

 

Luke 11:37-54

Takeaways:

  • Contemplate this question: What is the flaw that I most quickly identify in other people?
  • And another: Where am I trying too hard?
  • And another: What are my litmus questions?
  • This week, give someone a kitty. Just kidding, but do surprise someone with generosity.

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.

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.

Jun 26, 2016

Text:

Luke 10:38-42

Takeaways:

  • Three times this week, get in a good space and sit for 20 minutes.
  • Take a fast from social media for 48 hours.
  • Ask a busy person how they stay still inside.
  • Read or watch a Bill Murray interview.
  • Listen to The Liturgists Podcast interview with Richard Rohr. 

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.

Jun 19, 2016

Text:

Luke 9:1-17

 

Takeaways:

  • In the next month, attend a live music performance.
  • Sometime this week, eat fish with a friend and talk about dynamic compression or sports or music. Definitely Jesus
  • Be grateful for dynamic compression. But always remember there is more.

 

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.

Jun 12, 2016

Text:

Luke 7:36-50

 

Takeaways:

  • Have a stare down with someone this week and count.
  • Practice making eye contact with people.
  • Have a conversation with someone you've been avoiding.
  • For one whole day, drive the speed limit or under.

 

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.

Jun 12, 2016

As circumstances allow, we like to have the visual artist(s) for the current month take a few minutes to give us a word about their art and what goes into it.

Jun 5, 2016

Text:

Luke 5:27-32

Takeaways:

  • Who am I in this story? The one laying something down or the one picking something up? Both?
  • Can I remember a time or times in life when I was awakened, when everything changed?
  • Start a journal. Record the leaving behinds and the picking ups.
  • Break a bad habit. Start a good one.

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 29, 2016

Text:

John 17:20-26

 

Takeaways:

  • Who am I becoming?
  • Who is becoming me?
  • Is that a good thing?

 

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 22, 2016

Text:

Matthew 12:34-37

 

Takeaways:

  • Pay attention & count this week how many sentences start with "I will..."
  • Choose set times this week, every day, to pay attention and just listen.

 

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.

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