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Date: December 2011

Celebrating the Scandal of Christmas

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Luke 1:45-55

Rightly celebrating Christmas is to celebrate the holy scandal of God’s plan of redemption.

The Light of the World

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

There is something very appropriate, even Biblical, about stringing up lights to celebrate the birth of Jesus Christ. He is the light of the world and leads us out of both spiritual and moral darkness.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 3

Church and State

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 22:21

This class covers events including monastic reform at Cluny, the Investiture Controversy and the standoff between Hildebrand and Henry IV at Canossa. We also discuss the deepening division of Eastern and Western branches of the church that led to the Schism of 1054.

2 Peter, Part 9

Living While Waiting for the Lord’s Return

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: 2 Peter 3:10-18

Waiting with anticipation of the Lord's return leads to right living until he comes.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 2

The Development of Christendom

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 16:18

This class covers the rise of the papacy and its relationship with the Frankish kings, especially Charlemagne. We also briefly discuss Islam.

The Spirit-Filled Church

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Speaker: Terry Virgo

Text: John 13:33

To be a Christian is to be with Jesus, and Jesus promised not to leave us as orphans even though he was going to the right hand of the Father in heaven. The coming of the Holy Spirit is the fulfillment of that promise, so that we can have Jesus with us even now.

Empowered by the Holy Spirit

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Speaker: Terry Virgo

Text: Acts 1:4-9

When the Holy Spirit fills a person, he gains power for kingdom work. Ask with a heart to receive, and the Spirit will come upon you.

Formidable Power in Prayer

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Speaker: Terry Virgo

Text: 1 Kings 18:41-44

Elijah was a man just like us, but he had formidable power in prayer. Through persistence and faith, he influenced the plans of God.

Medieval Church History: 500 to 1000 AD, Part 1

Events That Shaped the Medieval Church

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Acts 17:24-27

Three factors played a part in shaping the contours of the medieval church: the decline and fall of the Roman Empire; the migration of barbarian (Germanic) tribes on Rome's northern border; and the civilization-preserving role of monasticism.

2 Peter, Part 8

The End of the World (As We Know It)

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: 2 Peter 3:1-13

Right belief about the end of the world informs right living today.