Central Streaming: Our Need for Grace

Paul’s Letter to the RomansMartin Luther King 1929-1968

[S]o many … dedicated people, having no one but themselves to save themselves, end up disillusioned … They are disillusioned because they started out with a great illusion. For them there is no sinner or no sin …      

– Martin Luther King, Jr (1929-1968)

Rom 1.18-3.20.pdf

Rom 1.18-3.20.mp3

Central Streaming: Counsel for Every Christian

The Letters of Paulapostle-paul

The Church in Philippi was a strong and active church and had a good relationship with Paul. He still takes time to remind them of some basics of living life as the people of God.

                     Phil 4.1-9.pdf          Phil 4.1-9.mp3

Central Streaming: Jesus in Prayer

gospel-of-john

  • It is the night before Jesus is crucified.  Christ is fulfilling the role of a high priest by interceding for his followers – both in prayer and by then going to the cross.  He prays for both the disciples that were with him and future disciples like us.

John 17.pdf

John 17.mp3

 

 

 

Palmer St. Podcast: The Right Kind of Wisdom

Heavenly wisdom is that uncommon quality that makes smart people good and good people easier to get along with.  See also below:  The Inner Ring, by C.S. Lewis, an essay that connects well with this passage.

James 3.13-18.mp3

James 3.13-18.pdf

James 3.13-18.pptx

The Inner Ring by C. S. Lewis.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: A Formula for Spiritual Renewal

Strictly speaking spiritual renewal doesn’t follow any strict formula. It’s a work of God’s grace and, as such, is entirely dependent upon Him. Still, if we are willing to recognize our need for spiritual renewal, then we can take conscious steps in that direction. God, as it happens, loves to move in the lives of people who are earnestly seeking Him.

Hebrews 12c.mp3

Hebrews 12c.pdf

Hebrews 12c.pptx

Palmer St. Podcast: Philippians 4:1-9

With most musical instruments, every time you play, you have to check them just to see how far they’ve gotten out of whack.  We’re the same way in that we need to “stay in tune with Jesus” by keeping our thought life and attitudes in the right place. To stay in tune with Jesus, our thoughts and our attitudes need to be repeatedly adjusted.

Phil 4.01-09.mp3

Phil 4.01-09.pdf

Palmer St. Podcast: Philippians 2:1-11

Disorder is more probable than order. Think of it as entropy. Attribute it to the Second Law of Thermodynamics. Whatever mental category you use, disorder is more probable than order and that principle applies to churches as well as physical substances.

Unity in the church is achieved by design. If we don’t think about what we are doing as a body, disorder will be more probable than order. If we are intentional about working together and putting others before ourselves, unity will be the result.

Phil 2.01-11.mp3

Phil 2.01-11.pdf