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 Thursday 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 by the session handout. Check the Archives box for session notes going back farther. 

Learning from the Early Church

Here's a helpful Book of Acts Timeline.

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 4.1-31)

10/27    Authenticity & the Early Church  (Acts 4.32 - 5:11)

11/03    Stephen the Ultimate Christian Witness  (Acts 6.1-15; 7.54-8.1)

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

11/17   Philip & the Ethiopian Official  (Acts 8.26-40)

11/24   Saul Becomes Saint Paul  (Acts 9.1-19a)

(We'll interrupting the remaining Acts sessions until January.) 

The Prophets Point to Jesus (Advent Christmas series)

12/01    Advent: Slack for Malachi  (Malachi 2.17-3.5, 16-4.5)

12/08    Advent: Zephaniah  (Zephaniah 3.9-20)

12/15    Advent: Micah  (Micah 5.2-5a, 7.14-20)

12/22    Advent: Isaiah (Isaiah 9.1-7)

12/29    No session on this day

Return to finish Learning from the Early Church

01/05/2020    The Gospel is for All  (Acts 10.1-33)

01/12/2020    God Answers Prayer (& the Theology of Suffering)  (Acts 12.1-19a)

01/19/2020    The Word Spreads  (Acts 13.1-3, 42-52)

01/26/2020    A Simple Gospel  (Acts 15.5-21)

The Theology of C.S. Lewis' The Chronicles of Narnia

We will soon start a distributed series on this set of books. All dates are tentative, but the general idea is to leave about three months between books to give participants enough time to read the book. Then we'll interrupt our normal lessons with one or two lessons on the next Narnia book. As we clarify the exact dates, we'll update this webpage.  

So, it's time to start reading The Magician's Nephew. Here is a resource that will help you get the most out of the book and the subsequent discussions: The Chronicles of Narnia - MeetUp resources.

-- Tim

02/02/2020    The Magician's Nephew

05/??/2020      The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe

08/??/2020      The Horse and His Boy

11/??/2020      Prince Caspian

02/??/2021      Voyage of the Dawn Treader

05/??/2021      The Silver Chair

08/??/2021      The Last Battle


Blessings, Tim & Ryan