Table Talks by Rev. Dr. Jeff Moore

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“Setting Things Straight” (12-9-18)

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Dec. 9: Luke 3:1-6 “Setting Things Straight”  (Jeff Moore, preaching)   Check it out: When Tiberius was the biggest deal of all, when Pilate was in charge down south and Herod had it covered up north; when Phil and Lysy were takin’ care of business, and Annas and Caiaphas were the names to know at […]

“When the Hunter Tells the Story”  11-25-18

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2 Samuel 23:1-7   “When the Hunter Tells the Story”  (Jeff Moore, preaching)   Here, near the end of 2 Samuel, David gives, as an oracle, a eulogy, of sorts, for himself.  He sure sounds great!  God’s favorite.  Super faithful.  Fantastic!  I wonder – I just wonder – if the story would be a little […]

“Two Princes” 11-4-18

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This coming Sunday, 10:30AM. “Two Princes” (Jeff Moore, preaching) Psalm 146 How do we decide whom to follow and whom to serve in life? Where do our allegiances lie? The Psalmist reminds us of the importance of acknowledging God’s, and of the futility of following “princes,” “mortals.” What does this mean for our community life […]

“Responsibility and Authority”

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Mark 10:35-45   “Responsibility and Authority”   James and John ask Jesus for authority, but seem not to consider the implications of their request.  What does it mean to “drink the cup” Jesus drinks?  How are we called to participate in Jesus’ ministry?  (How) Can we experience the “glory” of being servants of all?

“Why Are You Afraid (No, really, why?)? (6-24-18)

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June 24, 2018 Mark 4:35-41 “Why Are You Afraid (No, really, why?)? Imagine a wind so strong that it makes waves big enough to scare commercial fishermen.  Mark says that they thought they were dying.  To make matters worse, Jesus seems unaware or unconcerned. How about our lives?  Have you ever been in a situation […]

“See, Everything Has Become New!” (6-17-18)

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June 17, 2018 2 Corinthians 5:6-17 “See, Everything Has Become New!” Somehow things are all upside down.  I don’t know exactly when, how, or even why it happened, but we’ve commodified God’s grace, and we’ve spiritualized our materialism.  Paul and Timothy’s statement here in second Corinthians illustrates this.  To hear them tell it, you’d think […]

“The Dangers of Rejecting God as Sovereign” 6-10-18

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June 10, 2018 1 Samuel 8:4-17 “The Dangers of Rejecting God as Sovereign” This text is part of an overarching argument in the Samuel literature that seems to say, “Be careful what you wish for.”  The Elders of Israel ask Samuel for a king so they can be like other nations.  Samuel took this as […]

“We Believe and So We Speak”  6-3-18

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“We Believe and So We Speak”   (Jeff Moore, preaching)   2 Corinthians 4:5-15   The writer of 2 Corinthians suggests that Paul and Timothy seemed to be mightily aware of their “clay jars.”  As Paul mentions in other places, his apostolic ministry was no cakewalk.  According to this text, Paul and Timothy were “afflicted,” “perplexed,” […]

“How Can Our Lips Proclaim What Our Eyes Have Seen?” 5-27-18

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Isaiah 6:1-8 “How Can Our Lips Proclaim What Our Eyes Have Seen?” The prophet Isaiah records his call as a visual encounter in God’s throne room.  What he sees is so holy, so pure, so true, that it can only be described using fantastical language: The hem of God’s robe fills the entire temple.  Seraphs […]