by Tim Isbell

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Are you looking for...

  • A small-group to help apply scripture to modern life?
  • A place to take a deeper dive into Christian thought?
  • A safe place to explore the Christian faith?
Then check out our Sunday MeetUp. You don't need any previous Christian background, nor do we expect any outside work - though there are opportunities for that. We design every session to stand alone, though many are part of a series. 

We meet at New Life Nazarene Church, 20900 McClellan Rd, Cupertino, CA. on Sunday mornings at 9:15-10: 15 am in the northwest corner of the Worship Center (the building with the cross on top). You can expect a small group of 6-10 intergenerational people, ranging in age from their mid-20s to mid-80s. Just drop-in, or Contact Tim for more information. (If you have kids, we have a class for middle and high school students going at this same time, but not a regular program for children. However, if we know by Saturday morning that you are coming with younger children, we'll arrange childcare.)   

To get a feel for the content of a typical session, check out the links below. Each link includes the teaching notes followed the session handout. Check the Archives box for session notes going back farther. 

What the Bible says about... 

In this series, we'll address a different topic each Sunday.

6/23    One True God (Acts 17.16-31) - Ryan solo

6/30    Forgiveness (Matthew 18.21-35)

7/07    Stewardship (Genesis 1.26-31; 2:15, Psalms 8.3-9; 1 Peter 4.7-11)

7/14    Knowing and Following God's Will (Psalm 119.25-40; 1 John 2.15-17)

7/21    Holy Living (Colossians 3.1-17)

7/28    Holy Conflict Resolution (Matthew 5.21-26; 18.15-20) 

8/04    Life in God's Household (Deuteronomy 11.1-21; Colossians 3.18-25)  - Tim solo

8/11    The Most Excellent Fruit (1 Corinthians 12.31b - 13.13) - Ryan solo; Tim preaching  

8/18 & 25    * Aron & Nicole Wall - special Sunday #1 (Aron teaches theoretical physics at Cambridge University, Cambridge, England.)

9/01     Honoring Seniors (Psalm 71; 1 Tim 5.1-8)

9/08     Respect for Life (Psalm 139.1-18)

9/15    Ministry at the Edges (Leviticus 19.10, 33-34; Matthew 9.9-13; Luke 14.12-14)

9/22    Ministering to the Poor (Matthew 25.31-46) 

Learning from the Early Church

09/29    Promise of the Spirit  (Acts 1.1-11)

10/06    First Christian Sermon  (Acts 2.14-28, 36-39)

10/13    Ministering to the Sick  (Acts 3.1-16)

10/20   Bold Witness  (Acts 4.13-31)

10/27   Need for Authenticity  (Acts 4.32 - 5:11)

11/03    The Ultimate Christian Witness  (Acts 6.8-15; 7.54-60)

11/10    Simon the Sorcerer   (Acts 8.9-25)

11/17    Leading Others to Christ  (Acts 8.26-40)

11/24    Thanksgiving and/or Christ the King?

12/01    Might start Advent/Christmas series?

Remaining Acts sessions, dates to be determined:    

  • A Radical Transformation (Acts 9.1-19a)
  • The Gospel is for All  (Acts 10.9-21, 30-35)
  • God Answers Prayer  (Acts 12.1-19a)
  • The Word Spreads  (Acts 13.1-3, 42-52)
  • A Simple Gospel  (Acts 15.5-21)


Blessings, Tim & Ryan