|January 5||A Ruler from Bethlehem||(Doug McMunn, guest preacher)||mp3||Video|
|January 12||Maker of Heaven and Earth||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|January 19||I Am||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|January 26||God of the Oppressed||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|February 2||God of Law||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|February 9||Is God Violent?||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|February 16||A God Who Speaks||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|February 23||God of Grace||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|March 2||Wrestling with God||The God of Old||mp3||Video|
|March 9||Into the Wilderness||mp3||Video|
|March 16||Born Again||mp3||Video|
|March 23||Is There Enough?||mp3||Video|
|March 30||(Lindsay Conrad, guest preacher)||mp3||Video|
|April 6||What Does God REALLY Want?||(Rick Peters, guest preacher)||mp3|
|April 13 (Palm Sunday)||Jesus Was Left-Handed||mp3||Video|
|April 17 (Maundy Thursday)||Love One Another||mp3||Video|
|April 18 (Good Friday)||It Is Un-Finished||(Tom Hawkins, guest preacher)||mp3||Video|
|April 20 (Easter Sunday)||The Joy and Fear of Easter||mp3||Video|
|April 27||Fishing with Jesus||Bethany Peerbolte preaching||mp3||Video|
|May 4||Not at the Table!||Dispatches to the Church in Exile||mp3||Video|
|May 11||Functional Families||Dispatches to the Church in Exile||mp3||Video|
|May 18||The Omnivore's Dilemma||Dispatches to the Church in Exile||mp3||Video|
|May 25||Who's in Charge Here?||Dispatches to the Church in Exile||mp3||Video|
|June 1||Hopefully||Dispatches to the Church in Exile||mp3||Video|
|June 8 (Pentecost)||The Only Thing That Counts||Dispatches to the Church in Exile||mp3||Video|
|June 15||It's All Greek to Me||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|June 22||The Prodigal Father||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|June 29||Pouting at the Party||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|July 6||All In||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|July 13||What Is the Chief End of Man?||(Dave Mihocko, guest preacher)||mp3||Video|
|July 20||God's Courtroom||Bethany Peerbolte preaching||mp3||Video|
|July 27||Unless You Forgive||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|August 3||Saying and Doing||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|August 17||A Meal as Mad as a Hatter's||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|August 24||Always Be Prepared||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|August 31||Go and Do Likewise||The Parables of Jesus||mp3||Video|
|September 7||Micah: The Illusion of Safety||Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets)||mp3||Video
|September 14||Amos: The Day of the Lord||Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets)||mp3||Video|
|September 21||Hosea: Relentless Love||Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets)||mp3||Video|
|September 28||Habakkuk: Waiting for an Answer||Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets)||mp3||Video|
|October 5||Malachi: Pointing the Way||Thus Says the Lord (The Minor Prophets)||mp3||Video
|October 12||Persecution, Kingdom, Endurance||The World of the End (Revelation)||mp3||Video|
|October 19||Everything Is Connected to Everything||(Clint Cozier, guest preacher)||mp3||Video|
|October 26||Worthy Is the Lamb||The World of the End (Revelation)||mp3|
|November 2||The Four Horsemen||The World of the End (Revelation)||mp3||Video|
|November 9||The Mark of the Beast||The World of the End (Revelation)||mp3|
|November 16||Armageddon||The World of the End (Revelation)||mp3||Video|
|November 23||The World of the End||The World of the End (Revelation)||mp3||Video|
|November 30||Waiting||A Light Is Dawning||mp3||Video|
|December 7||Expecting||A Light Is Dawning||mp3||Video|
|December 14||Hoping||A Light Is Dawning||mp3||Video|
|December 21||Living||A Light Is Dawning||mp3||Video|
|December 24 (Christmas Eve)||Seeing||A Light Is Dawning||mp3||Video|
|December 28||God in a Trough||mp3||Video|
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