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Last update: 2013-03-28

The Resurrection

2013-03-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Scott discusses the historical evidence for believing in the resurrection of Jesus Christ and the significance of this event for us.…

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Sexual Immorality

2013-03-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 42s

Tim talks about Paul's warnings about sexual immorality and the importance of abiding his countercultural advice.…

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What Christianity Promises

2013-03-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Being a Christian comes with many blessings but also brings hardships. Tom uses chapter 3 to discuss the hardships associated with life.…

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Community Amplifies Experience

2013-02-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

Tom discusses Paul's affection for the Thessalonians in Chapter 3 and how community with other believers is so important.…

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The Word of God

2013-02-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Joel continues the 1 Thessalonians, discussing the importance and the power of God's Word in our lives.…

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Authentic Ministers

2013-02-07 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim breaks down Chapter 2 by looking at the attributes of an authentic minister of the gospel.…

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Authentic Believers

2013-01-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Tim kicks off the 1 Thessalonians series by looking at Chapter 1 and discussing what traits are signs of an authentic believer.…

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The Gift of Christmas

2012-12-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

Tom wraps up the 2012 fall semester with a talk on the anticipation of Christmas and how we may be missing how great His gift is.…

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What the Bible Says About Love

2012-12-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim concludes the series by discussing how alcohol, even within the guidelines of the Bible, could be detrimental to our peers.…

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What the Bible Says About Obedience

2012-11-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Ed discusses our struggle with obeying the law and how through obedience to God, we are also called to obey authority.…

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What the Bible Says About Drunkenness

2012-11-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Tom looks at the Bible's use of parallelism as it pertains to being filled with wine and the Spirit.…

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What the Bible Says About Alcohol

2012-11-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Tim opens the new series "Raising the Bar" by giving a breakdown of all alcohol-related passages and looking at what the Bible really says about it.…

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The Rock

2012-11-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Joel concludes the One Story series by looking at the foreshadowing of Christ in Nebuchadnezzar's dream.…

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Isaiah's Vision

2012-10-25 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Ed uses a passage in Isaiah to demonstrate how the need for a savior was evident in the Old Testament.…

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Jacob and Esau

2012-10-18 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 42s

Tom continues the One Story series by finding the hero in a story of the broken men, Jacob and Esau.…

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Fall Retreat 2012 :: Purpose

2012-10-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 48s

The final talk by Greg Boros at fall retreat looks at how we share in both God's suffering and glory.…

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Fall Retreat 2012 :: Freedom

2012-10-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 54s

Fall retreat continues with Greg's talk on how only through the grace of God can we find true freedom.…

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Fall Retreat 2012 :: Identity

2012-10-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 53s

The second night of fall retreat is spent looking at where we find our identity as children of God still struggling with sin.…

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Fall Retreat 2012 :: Rescue

2012-10-12 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 45s

Greg opens the fall retreat weekend by looking at our inability to save ourselves.…

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The Valley of Bones

2012-10-11 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 42s

Tim opens the new "One Story" series and starts to look at how the Old Testament stories still play a role in pointing to Christ.…

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History of World Missions

2012-10-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 41s

Hudson discusses the integral role of college students in world missions throughout history.…

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The Expulsive Power of a New Affection

2012-09-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 28s

Tim closes the series "The Greater and the Lesser" by revisiting a 200-year old sermon by Thomas Chalmers that is still relevant today.…

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From Where Do I Get Life

2012-09-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 43s

Roger continues the series "The Greater and the Lesser" by looking at what fulfills our desires of security and significance and what gives us life.…

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Why We Love the Greater

2012-09-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 41s

Tim starts the series "The Greater and the Lesser" by looking at Jesus' words in Mark 12 as an indication of what are the greater things in live to be loved.…

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Community 2:8

2012-09-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 39s

Tom explains how the deepest relationships come from sharing both the story Christ and our own lives with others.…

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Life is about Relationships

2012-08-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Tim discusses the keys to belonging and growing within the Penn State Community. He gives 5 tips to get started this year in building relationships.…

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Thrive or Survive the Summer

2012-04-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Mark discusses the spiritual challenges the summer presents, and helps by proposing three key things to keep in mind when trying to prepare for this summer.…

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Our Deep Brokenness and Jesus' Atonement

2012-04-12 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Dan talks about overcoming hard times not by working harder, but by recognizing and finding more joy in the fact that Jesus sacrificed himself to take away our sin.…

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Our Longing For Approval

2012-03-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Looking at the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, Ed discusses our desire for approval and how we need to recognize God's approval if we are to get better from the inside-out.…

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Glory of God is Creation

2012-03-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim shows that with the use of a telescope, microscope, and even the naked eye, we are able to see the power and beauty of our God.…

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Radical Obedience

2012-03-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 28s

Leonard, a graduate from Penn State, previous member of Penn State Cru and Lieutenant in the United States Army, discusses the difficulties of living in full obedience to Christ.…

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Uncovering Shame

2012-03-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Joel looks at the origin of shame, looks at our response to shame, and shows how even in our failures, we can feel freedom through Christ.…

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Wingspan :: Four Surprising Responses

2012-02-23 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 40s

The Wingspan series is concluded with Tim's look at Paul's radical and "backwards" love demonstrated in Acts 16.…

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Wingspan :: The Man with the Whip

2012-02-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

The Wingspan series is continued as Tom looks at the connection in John 2 between the anger Jesus demonstrates in the temple and how it emphasizes his passionate love for us.…

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Wingspan :: Love in Consummation

2012-02-09 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Tim, with the help of Andy Garrison, demonstrates that truly loving others in their current pains and struggles leads to sharing the story of Jesus' love for them.…

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Wingspan :: A life Fully Surrendered

2012-02-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 41s

Jen talks to us about a life fully surrendered to Christ, and shows us that this the only way for us to truly love others.…

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Wingspan :: Zacchaeus the Tax Collector

2012-01-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

Tom continues Wingspan with the story of Zacchaeus the tax collector. Tom digs deeper into the life of Zacchaeus and shows how Jesus meets his needs in this life and the next.…

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Joe Paterno & Legacy

2012-01-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Mark Willard)
Length: 5s

Mark reflects on the legacy of Joe Paterno.…

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Wingspan :: Jesus Heals a Man Born Blind

2012-01-19 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 41s

Henderson continues the wingspan story in John 9. By showing us how Jesus cares for the blind man by meeting his immediate earthly need as well as his eternal need. Jesus in turn shows us how much he loves us.…

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Wingspan :: The Hooker and the House

2012-01-12 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 39s

Henderson starts off a new Series called wingspan. In which he shows us how Jesus responds to our immediate need as well as our eternal need in the next life.…

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The Magi's First Christmas

2011-12-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Henderson shares with us a glimpse of what the Magi may have seen on the nights leading up to the birth of Jesus.…

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Practically Loving Others

2011-12-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Sperlich continues the love series by showing us how to practically love others through our patience.…

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An Abundance of Love

2011-11-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Continuing the discussion from last week, Tim considers how justice could transform Penn State if our lives overflowed with an abundance of love.…

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A Deficiency of Love

2011-11-10 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 40s

Tim takes a break from the One Story series to focus on the tragedy at Penn State. By applying the Gospel truths found in one of Jesus' parables, Tim reframes the week's events and the tragic alleged abuse that preceded them.…

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One Story :: The Passover

2011-11-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Hough continues the series with the story of the Passover. Hough takes us through a thorough examination of Gods wrath by showing us how the Passover points to Christ.…

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Prayer

2011-10-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 24s

James takes us through the heart of prayer. Showing us our common misconceptions about prayer and ultimately pointing us to the truth about prayer.…

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Fall Retreat 2011 :: Love

2011-10-23 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

James shares with us the truth about love and breaks it down into three categories for us. Love sacrifices, prioritizes, and perseveres.…

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Fall Retreat 2011 :: Will

2011-10-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Rick James continues his series by showing us how to discern Gods will in our life through intimacy and alertness.…

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Fall Retreat 2011 :: Plot

2011-10-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Rick shows us how we view our life as a narrative that consists of plot, development, and a setting, and demonstrates to us how each is important to living a Christian life.…

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One Story :: Justice and Mercy

2011-10-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 43s

Showing how justice and mercy collide and point to Jesus, Henderson continues the series of one story.…

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One Story :: Abraham and Isaac

2011-10-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Ed continues the series with the story of Abraham and Isaac. Ed shows us how God asked Abraham for the ultimate sacrifice yet delivered him from his dilemma, compared to the ultimate sacrifice that God gave in his son Christ Jesus.…

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One Story :: The Tower of Babel

2011-10-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 43s

Henderson continues the series with the Tower of Babel. Comparing the Tower of Babel to the towers we build in our own lives while trying to finding significance and security outside Christ. These towers ultimately fail and point us to the one true tower.…

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One Story :: The Bronze Snake

2011-09-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 43s

Tim continues the series with the story of the Bronze Snake. In Numbers 21, Tim shows us one of the main issues we have with God, and reveals to us how the Bronze Snake points to our judge Jesus Christ.…

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One Story :: Darius and the Lion's Den

2011-09-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tom continues the series with the story of Daniel and the lion's Den. Starting in Daniel 6, Tom focuses on King Darius dilemma, and shares how the impasse between justice and mercy points to and is solved by Jesus Christ.…

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One Story :: Ten Commandments

2011-09-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Mark shows us how the Ten Commandments, like other elements of the Old Testament, ultimately point us to the good news of Jesus.…

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One Story :: David and Goliath

2011-09-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 40s

Tim kicks off a series called One Story by looking at David and Goliath. In this series we will be exploring how every story in the Old Testament, including David's, points us ultimately to the good news of Jesus Christ.…

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The Revealing Word of God

2011-04-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1s

Jen shares her passion for the Word by showing us that through it God reveals His heart for us and His heart to reveal His name. We are encouraged to abide in the Word in order to experiencing all God has for us.…

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Humility

2011-04-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Tom dissects the concept of humility by looking at how it plays out in community, in Christ, and practically in our lives.…

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Performance Issues

2011-04-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 45s

Returning from his Sabbatical, Tim shares from his personal experience with the gospel. In it he encourages us to be dependent on God's grace rather than our performance for spiritual growth.…

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Spiritual Warfare

2011-03-31 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Ed Hanna)
Length: 36s

Ed teaches us that Satan exists, schemes, and lives. He encourages us that we need to know our enemy and his ways to be better prepared to fight in this spiritual battle and see God's victory in our lives.…

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Entitlement

2011-03-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Mark uses King Solomon to explain that our sense of entitlement can get in the way of our growth with God and others around us.…

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Root of Fear

2011-03-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Justin explains that the real root of our fear is that we are insecure about revealing who we truly are.…

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Sex Ed :: Question and Answer

2011-03-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1s

In the final week of the Sex Ed series, Tim Henderson and Jen Durlin answer lingering questions that arose throughout the series.…

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Sex Ed :: Homosexuality

2011-02-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 45s

Tim continues the Sex Ed series by teaching on the nature of homosexual desire and behavior.…

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Sex Ed :: Sexual Union

2011-02-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 45s

Jeff continues our Sex Ed series by speaking about the potency of the sexual union inside and outside of marriage. This union allows us to see the nature of our relationship with Christ.…

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Sex Ed :: Marriage

2011-02-10 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 47s

Tim unveils for us the idea that God designed marriage to be a play in which the husband plays the role of Christ and the wife the role of the church.…

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Sex Ed :: Sex and Glory

2011-02-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 40s

Tim continues the Sex Ed series with a talk about how sex reveals the glory of God in our lives.…

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Sex Ed :: The Essence of Femininity

2011-01-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 49s

Jen parallels Tim's talk on masculinity with the essence of femininity and shows from the word of God what it truly means to be a Godly woman.…

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Sex Ed :: The Essence of Masculinity

2011-01-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 51s

Tim continues the Sex Ed series by reviewing Genesis 1-5 and showing us what the Bible teaches is the essence of masculinity.…

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Sex Ed :: Why did God create gender?

2011-01-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 24s

Tim starts a new series called Sex Ed. In the first installment he looks at why God created gender and how masculinity and femininity honors a creative God.…

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The Gospel of Adoption

2010-12-09 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim teaches the good news of adoption from four dreams that Joseph experiences.…

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Real Meaning of Joy

2010-12-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Jen shares her personal search for joy and the overwhelming surprise in discovering that the root of joy isn't found in ourselves, but in God's glory which is the highest source of pleasure.…

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Temptation :: The Definition

2010-11-11 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tom reviews the temptations Christ faced in the desert in order to define the dangerous lie Satan wants us to believe.…

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Temptation :: Drowning the Music of the Gospel

2010-11-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Tom takes a look at Christ's temptation to show us, not how mimic Christ, but how to hear the gospel.…

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Temptation :: The Root of Temptation

2010-10-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Tom teaches out of Genesis to show us the origins of temptation.…

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Five Principles of Life

2010-10-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Rick uses a passage in Luke to teach us some practical wisdom.…

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Fall Retreat 2010 :: A Lesson on a Bigger Stage

2010-10-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1s

Andy breaks from the movie theme to share his heart on evangelism.…

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Fall Retreat 2010 :: The Bromance

2010-10-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1s

Andy uses the "Bromance" to show us how we see love in a different light and how Jesus completes it.…

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Fall Retreat 2010 :: The Epic Movie

2010-10-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1s

Andy uses what he calls "The Epic Movie" to further show our obsession with love.…

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Fall Retreat 2010 :: The Rom Com

2010-10-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1s

Andy uses the romantic comedy to show us how everyone longs for the type of love that God promises through his son. …

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To the Ends of the Earth

2010-10-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 55s

The Traveling Team visits Penn State to share their vision to share the Gospel all across the world.…

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The Servant Songs :: The Glorious Gift of Regret

2010-10-07 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 39s

Tim speaks to our hearts through the powerful language of regret.…

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The Servant Songs :: Submission

2010-09-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim continues his servant song series with a talk about sumbission of Isaiah to his father the sovereign Lord.…

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The Servant Songs :: A Rich Portrait

2010-09-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Tim starts a series on the Servant Songs found in Isaiah and explores with us all that can be learned from this Servant.…

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Faith and Doubt

2010-09-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 46s

Hersh shares his own personal conflicts in his life and how we today wrestle with our own faith and doubt.…

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Community and Relationships

2010-08-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim begins the semester speaking about how God has created man with the wanting of relationships, and how we can grow closer to God through communities.…

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Survival

2010-04-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

Tim enlightens us with the way to thrive in this world in God's word instead of just surviving here in this world.…

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Engage into Mission

2010-04-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Mark enlightens us with the importance and the strategic plan on capturing the heart for Christ on our campus.…

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Holiness

2010-04-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

Steve gives us insight on how God's plan for us is being holy and for our internal instinct to be holy.…

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Porn Nation

2010-03-25 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 1m 42s

Recovering sex addict Michael Leahy visits Penn State to share the dangers of Sexual immorality.…

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Galatians :: You Reap What You Sow

2010-03-18 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 41s

Tim finishes up our study in galatians with a lesson on the fruits of our labor.…

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Galatians :: Sharing the Burden

2010-03-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Tom talks about burdens and our natural desire to carry them alone.…

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Galatians :: Facing the Conflict

2010-02-25 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 41s

Tim sheds some light on the conflict inside of those who are known in Christ.…

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Galatians :: The Weight of Circumcision

2010-02-18 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Tom tackles the weighty topic of Circumcision and sheds light on it's significance in Christ's day and age.…

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Jesus Without Religion

2010-01-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 50s

Rick uses a passage in Mark to paint us a picture of Jesus without religion.…

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Galatians :: Sonship and Slavery

2010-01-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Tim uses a passage in Galatians to show us the dangers of the religious and irreligious errors.…

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Preparing For Change

2010-01-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 40s

Tim and Jen work together to further explain how the new structure at cru will unfold.…

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The Star of Bethlehem

2009-12-10 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Tim uses the star of Bethlehem to show us God's amazing forethought.…

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The Transition

2009-12-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 59s

Tim, Jen, and a panel of student leaders walk us through the hopes behind next year's transition and field questions from the movement.…

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The Gospel with Christ-like Humility

2009-12-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

Tim takes us through Philippians 2 to show how service in humility will change the world for Christ.…

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Don't go on a Summer Project

2009-11-12 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 17s

Justin gives the good reasons to NOT go on a summer project, but also lets us know what we miss when we don't take risks.…

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Christ's Authority

2009-11-05 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Mark dissects an encounter between Jesus and a lame man to show how Jesus had ultimate authority to fix our problems.…

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What I Love More than Football

2009-11-05 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 11s

Stefen, a Penn State football player, shares the great passion of his life.…

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Galatians :: The Promise Trumps the Law

2009-10-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Tim looks at the promise given to Abram in Genesis and how Paul uses it to teach a proper perspective on the Law.…

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Galatians :: The Curse of the Law

2009-10-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 27s

Tom shows how the Law can be twisted to become a curse in our lives and how Jesus turns that cursing into a blessing.…

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Galatians :: The Basis of Justification

2009-10-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Tim walks us through Peter's fear and Paul's rebuke to show us that we are justified by faith in Christ and not by the Law.…

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The Storms that Drive us to Christ

2009-10-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

David illustrates how storms in our life are used by God to drive us to a closer relationship with Him.…

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Fall Retreat 09 :: Dynamic Tensions

2009-10-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 48s

Greg shows how the Christian life is a dance of trying to stay in dynamic tension.…

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Fall Retreat 09 :: How to Not Sin

2009-10-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 51s

Greg teaches a process for getting to the heart level of sin so that God can pull it out by the roots.…

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Fall Retreat 09 :: Slavery to Sin

2009-10-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 46s

Greg teaches us what it means to be a slave to sin, and how we can get a change of ownership to be a slave to God instead.…

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Galatians :: Foundations of Faith

2009-10-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Tim talks about the foundations of faith in the early church and how it applies to our basic beliefs.…

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Galatians :: Judaizers and Paul

2009-09-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Tom discusses the effect the Judaizers were having on the Galatians and describes how Paul dealt with the claims the Judaizers were making. He also relates the claims the Judaizers were making to falsifications of the Gospel that we encounter today.…

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Galatians :: Intro to Galatians

2009-09-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Tim Henderson starts a series on Galatians. Tim discusses how humans still struggle with the same problems that the Galatians did.…

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All In For Jesus

2009-09-10 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Jen Durlin discusses the differences between being luke warm for Jesus and giving everything you have got for Jesus. Jen uses Paul and his relationship to the Corinthians to help us understand how we should be all-in for Jesus.…

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Divine Appointment To Encourage

2009-09-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Roger brings a new perspective to the idea of dating relationships. He explains the three different aspects of a dating relationship: physical, personality, & spiritual, as well as the importance of each aspect in a healthy dating relationship.…

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Life Is All About Relationships

2009-08-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Tim talks about the importance of making the most of life in college through experiencing real community, why we're built for community, and how our relational nature ultimately points to God's desire to have a relationship with us.…

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Parting Words of Wisdom

2009-04-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Andy talks about how God had a calling and a love for the city of Ninevah. He also discusses what is going on in Jonah's heart when God is speaking to him and how it relates to our lives.…

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The Lord's Supper

2009-04-23 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Tom discusses the Lord's supper and how we should think about Christ's death and everything He has done. He also discusses the link between the passover and Christ's death.…

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Being a Self Feeder

2009-04-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Tim talks about a variety of books that students can read over the summer months. Willing students to take advantage of their free time and use it to grow closer to God.…

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The Truth of the Gospel

2009-04-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 25s

Leonard speaks abou the Gospel and how it is the most glorious and helpful news every preached. He explains how believers should think of the Gospel as a solid rock that they can rely on during all the trials in their lives.…

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Pornography

2009-03-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Tim discusses the topic of pornography and the negative and devestating effects it can have on our lives.…

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Hell

2009-03-19 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Andy discusses hell, what it is, who ends up there, and why we should think about it. He also confronts some of the misconceptions that society has created about hell and explains what the bible teaches about them.…

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Worship

2009-03-05 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Jen talks about worship and how it is a response to who God is and what He has done for us.…

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The Love of God

2009-02-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Tim wraps up his series on the attributes of God by talking about the fundamental attribute of God, His love.…

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Christian Finances

2009-02-05 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Tom talks about your money and what the bible teaches about it. The talk addresses how we as Christians are to handle our finances.…

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Sex, Marriage and Relationships

2009-01-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

Jeff speaks about sex and marriage as well as relationships with God, tying them all together to show what God really intended them for.…

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The Mercy of God

2009-01-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Tim continues his series on the Attributes of God by exploring the mercy of God and how it is intertwined with His justice.…

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The Justice of God

2009-01-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 36s

Tim continues his series on the Attributes of God by exploring the justice of God and what the implications of that are for our lives.…

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Finding the Gospel in Christmas

2008-12-11 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 31s

Andy talks about digging below the surface of Christmas to find the real significance of what Jesus came to earth for.…

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The Sovereignty of God

2008-12-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Tim continues his series on the Attributes of God by exploring what it means that God is sovereign and what the implications of that are for our lives.…

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The Urgent, Unstoppable Gospel of God

2008-11-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Leonard talks about why we need to be intensely concerned with the worldwide spread of the gospel.…

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Holiness in the "Grey Areas"

2008-11-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 34s

Hersh talks to us about navigating what seem like the "grey areas" of life in a way that honors Jesus.…

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The Immutability of God

2008-11-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Tim continues his series on the Attributes of God by talking about how we can know that God never changes and why that's good news for us.…

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Temples of God

2008-10-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 27s

Tom talks about the relationship between God and the Temple, in the Old Testament, in the New Testament, and in our lives.…

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Gospel-Saturated Community

2008-10-23 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 39s

Tim talks about the importance of transitioning from building up the Cru community, to expanding the Cru community by sharing the gospel with others in the context of relationships.…

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A Tale of Two Communities

2008-10-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Jen Durlin)
Length: 33s

Jen compares the community of the Tower of Babel to the community of the early Church and reminds us that focusing on Christ is necessary for our community to thrive as it spreads the gospel.…

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A Purpose For Life

2008-10-09 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Joe Bollinger)
Length: 23s

Joe Bollinger shares his testimony and talks about what drove him to become a missionary. He encourages us to live our lives to have an impact on the world for Christ.…

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Fall Retreat 08 :: The Incomparable Message

2008-10-05 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Randy Newman)
Length: 43s

Randy finishes Fall Retreat 08 by talking about the importance of praying about the spread of the gospel, thinking about the spread of the gospel, and spreading the gospel so that people may be set free to the incomparable life that Christ offers.…

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Fall Retreat 08 :: The Incomparable Life

2008-10-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Randy Newman)
Length: 39s

Randy talks about the way we should live our lives, in light of what Christ has already accomplished for us and freely given to us.…

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Fall Retreat 08 :: The Incomparable Salvation

2008-10-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Randy Newman)
Length: 40s

Randy talks about the superiority of the salvation Christ offers to trying to live righteously on our own power, and how only by relying on what Christ has done for us can we find a life that is truly satisfying.…

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Fall Retreat 08 :: The Incomparable Christ

2008-10-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Randy Newman)
Length: 41s

Randy Newman kicks off Fall Retreat 08 by looking at how incomparably great Jesus is, and the importance of building our lives on Him.…

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The Self-Sufficiency of God

2008-10-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

Tim continues his series on the Attributes of God by exploring the implications of what it means that God doesn't need anything or anyone.…

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The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

2008-09-25 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Young)
Length: 35s

Andy looks at the Parable of the Pharisee and the Tax Collector, and the ways in which all of us search for acceptance in the eyes of others.…

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Seeing the Reality of Jesus Through Prayer

2008-09-18 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Rick James)
Length: 27s

Rick discusses how often, when it seems as if God is asleep, we're the ones who need to wake up. Rick talks about waking up to the reality of who Jesus is and what He's capable of through prayer with Him.…

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The Self-Existence of God

2008-09-11 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 32s

Tim begins his series on the Attributes of God by considering the effect that a right understanding of God can have on us, and then looks at the marvel of God's self-existence.…

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Identifying With The People of God

2008-09-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 36s

Hersh talks about the example of Moses and how important it is to reject the identity that the world can give us in favor of choosing the people of God as our closest friends and the community that will influence us most.…

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Life Is All About Relationships

2008-08-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 24s

Tim talks about the importance of making the most of life in college through experiencing real community, why we're built for community, and how our relational nature ultimately points to God's desire to have a relationship with us.…

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Faith in Community

2008-05-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 20s

Tim talks about why it's important to surround ourselves with people who are living out their faith, especially during the summer.…

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Spiritual Warfare

2008-04-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 31s

Hersh discusses the importance of spending time in God's Word every day, so that we can "stand firm against the schemes of the devil."…

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Wisdom & Foolishness

2008-04-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tom Flack)
Length: 28s

Tom looks at some surprising contrasts from Ecclesiastes chapter 7, and how Jesus can take us from a life of foolishness to wholeness and healing.…

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Learning to Trust God

2008-04-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Ben Thompson)
Length: 20s

Ben talks about why it's hard for us to trust God, all the reasons why we should trust Him, and how we can learn to trust Him if we don't.…

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Finding True Happiness

2008-03-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Young)
Length: 33s

Andy looks at Ecclesiastes chapters 1 & 2 and talks about all the ways we try to make ourselves happy that eventually let us down. Andy points us to the one source of happiness that will make us eternally happy.…

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You Shall Not Covet

2008-03-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 26s

Tim completes the Ten Commandments series by looking at the tenth commandment, how it's different from all the others, and how again it ultimately points us to how Christ has fulfilled it in our place.…

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Clarifying "You Shall Not Give False Testimony"

2008-03-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 9s

Tim clarifies some ideas he may have implied during his last talk, "You Shall Not Give False Testimony" and talks about whether or not it's ever OK to lie.…

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Spring Break 08 :: The Prodigal Son

2008-03-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Mark Hough)
Length: 31s

Mark looks at the Parable of the Prodigal Son from the perspective of the prodigal's older brother, and talks about how we may often have more in common with him than the prodigal.…

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Spring Break 08 :: The Parable of the Talents

2008-03-11 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Young)
Length: 28s

Andy talks about the true meaning behind the Parable of the Talents and how important our thoughts about God are.…

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Spring Break 08 :: The Good Samaritan

2008-03-10 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tom Sperlich)
Length: 31s

Tom explains the nature of parables and talks about how the meaning behind the Parable of the Good Samaritan may not be what you've always thought...…

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You Shall Not Give False Testimony

2008-03-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

Tim talks about what the ninth commandment means, and what our real motivation is when we violate it. Ultimately, once again, this commandment points to what Christ has done for us.…

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You Shall Not Steal

2008-02-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

Tim talks about what the commandment not to steal really means, and how its meaning is probably broader than you think. Ultimately, once again, what this commandment really points us to is what Christ has done for us.…

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God Is a Big Freakin' Deal

2008-02-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Greg Boros)
Length: 43s

Greg talks about the intricacies of God's providence, and how overwhelmingly "God" God is.…

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Our Personal Relationship with God

2008-02-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Christy Hanna)
Length: 30s

What does your faith look like in your daily life? Would you describe your faith as a vibrant relationship or a list of chores/intellectual pursuit? Christy reminds us of God's personal nature, and invites us into a deep relationship with Him.…

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Trusting God With Your Future

2008-02-07 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Ron Bystrom)
Length: 36s

Are you willing to go wherever God wants you to go and do what He wants you to do? Ron talks from experience about how God can use us in surprising ways in His overarching goal of making Himself known throughout the world.…

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You Shall Not Commit Adultery

2008-01-31 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 22s

Tim talks about what the seventh commandment means, what marriage represents, and the threat to marriage that adultery represents.…

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You Shall Not Murder

2008-01-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 33s

Andy talks about what the sixth commandment really means, and how even if you've never killed anyone, you may still be guilty of violating it. Once again, what the commandment really points to is found in Christ.…

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Delighting in the Law of the Lord

2008-01-17 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Tim takes us to Psalm 1 to reiterate why we're studying the ten commandments, as well as the importance of delighting in God's Word, and how we as Christians can help those who don't.…

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Honor Your Parents

2007-12-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 25s

Tim continues our series on the ten commandments by speaking about what it means to honor our parents at different points in our lives and how this commandment ultimately points to Jesus.…

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God's Glory, Our Joy

2007-12-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Mark Willard)
Length: 29s

What is God's number one priority? Mark's answer, and what that means for our lives, may surprise you.…

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Fulfilling the Sabbath

2007-11-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 37s

Tim continues our series on the ten commandments by speaking about what it means to fulfill the sabbath and what the sabbath ultimately points to.…

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Glorifying the Lord's Name

2007-11-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 29s

Andy continues our series on the ten commandments by speaking about the meaning and purpose of the third commandment.…

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The Witness of the Christian Life

2007-11-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Jeff Martin)
Length: 33s

Jeff Martin talks about living all of life as an opportunity to share the gospel with others.…

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All The Nations

2007-10-25 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Dennis Cochran)
Length: 29s

Dennis Cochran speaks of his experience with Wycliffe Bible Translators in New Guinea, and invites us to get involved with the task of bringing the gospel to all the nations.…

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No Idols

2007-10-11 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 28s

Tim gives the second of two talks on the first two commandments and discusses the futility of trusting in any savior other than Jesus.…

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Nail the Colors to the Mast

2007-10-04 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Greg Boros)
Length: 41s

Greg teaches from Philippians 1:27-29 about living lives worthy of the gospel and not giving up.…

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Fall Retreat 07 :: Express

2007-09-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 55s

In the final session of Fall Retreat 07, Hersh talks about depending on God to express His glory to others.…

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Fall Retreat 07 :: Experience

2007-09-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 54s

In the third session of Fall Retreat 07, Hersh talks about the importance of experiencing God's glory in His love for us and how this experience can motivate us to live lives worthy of the gospel.…

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Fall Retreat 07 :: Know

2007-09-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 51s

In the second session of Fall Retreat 07, Hersh talks about knowing the glory of God through the grace He freely gives to us.…

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Fall Retreat 07 :: See

2007-09-28 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 46s

In the first session of Fall Retreat 07, Hersh talks about seeing the glory of God in His holiness and the practical effects of seeing Him this way.…

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No Other Gods

2007-09-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Tim gives the first of two talks on the first two commandments and reveals that the first step to resisting idolatry is realizing some faulty assumptions in our culture.…

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How Much We Are Bound to Christ

2007-09-20 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 28s

What's the purpose of the ten commandments? Tim explains that it's probably not what you think it is...…

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Finding True Glory

2007-09-13 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 31s

Hersh talks about all the ways we try, and ultimately fail, to obtain security, significance, intimacy, and adventure. Only by living for God's glory can we truly and eternally satisfy those desires.…

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Gospel-Centered Community

2007-09-06 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 29s

Andy unpacks Cru's mission statement to show how living out the gospel through the power of the Holy Spirit is the ultimate adventure in life.…

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Remain In Jesus

2007-05-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 31s

In the last Cru meeting of the semester, Andy talks about how easily we're taken in by the lie of sin, and the necessity of remaining in Jesus from John 15:5-8.…

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Answers to Virginia Tech

2007-04-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

Tim goes to the Bible to find compassion, truth, and meaning in the midst of tragedy.…

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The Inheritance & Reward of the King

2007-04-19 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 38s

Hersh concludes his three-part series on Revelation by discussing the awesomeness of Heaven as revealed in Revelation 21-22.…

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The Triumph of the King

2007-04-12 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 39s

Hersh gives an overview of Revelation 6-19 and talks about the triumphant return of King Jesus in judgement and wrath towards sin and injustice.…

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The Return of the King

2007-04-05 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 36s

No, not "The Lord of the Rings"... Hersh talks about the bodily return of King Jesus to receive worship from the world as foretold in Revelation chapters 1 & 5.…

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Jesus Questioned About Fasting

2007-03-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 27s

Tim takes us to Matthew 9:14-17, where Jesus' answer to a question about fasting is actually about much more. Tim explains Jesus' mastery of the apparent non sequitur as well as what Jesus is saying about fasting and the very nature of the gospel.…

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Ministry After College

2007-03-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Greg Boros & Brian Gerwig)
Length: 33s

Have you ever given thought to full-time ministry? What about ministering to others and spreading the gospel in the secular workplace? Greg and Brian discuss pursuing both of those opportunities to God's glory.…

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Do Not Love the World

2007-03-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Mike Miller)
Length: 38s

In 1 John 2:15-17, we're told not to "love the world or anything in the world," but how does that work? Mike defines what the world is, and what it means to not love it; then gives some practical, Biblical advice for how to love God rather than the world.…

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The Spirit-Filled Life

2007-03-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Joel Elwood)
Length: 37s

Is your life lacking passion for God? Do you find yourself getting discouraged often? Is your knowledge of God merely intellectual? Joel explains from Ephesians 5:18 how being filled with the Holy Spirit is crucial to the Christian life.…

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Ambassadors of Reconciliation

2007-02-22 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 29s

What is God's plan for reaching the world with the gospel? How should that affect your plans for the future? Tim takes a look at 2 Corinthians 5:17-20 and shows us that if we fulfill our role as Christ's ambassadors, we'll be able to change the world.…

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The Greatest of These Is Love

2007-02-15 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Norm Hesser)
Length: 30s

What is the message of 1 Corinthians 13? How do we grow in our ability to love? What is the result when we do? Norm, without "subverting context," shows the importance and effects of growing in love.…

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Living Ready For Jesus' Return

2007-02-08 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Rick James)
Length: 38s

What if you knew Jesus was coming back in six months? How would that affect the way you live now? Rick describes how the fact that Jesus could come back at any moment should change our attitudes and our actions as believers.…

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The Parable of the Shrewd Manager

2007-02-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

Luke 16:1-9 is possibly one of Jesus' most confusing parables. The person we're supposed to emulate is most notable for his laziness and dishonesty, and Jesus' words of application are cryptic. Tim explains the message we're supposed to take away from the parable.…

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

2007-01-25 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 27s

Luke 10:25-37, the Parable of the Good Samaritan is one of Jesus' best known parables. What does it really mean though? Is there a deeper meaning than "love people you'd rather not?" Andy explains.…

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The Kingdom of Heaven

2006-12-07 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 35s

What will Jesus' coming kingdom be like? How do you get into it? Andy shows us the answers from Matthew 25.…

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Jesus in the Old Testament

2006-11-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 38s

It's been said that the entire Bible is about Jesus, but how does that work -- especially in the Old Testament? Tim shows us some key examples and drives home the point that everything is ultimately about Jesus.…

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What Is God Calling You To Do?

2006-11-16 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Curtis Runyan)
Length: 21s

How do you determine what God wants for your life and how should you respond? How do you not waste your life? Curtis takes us to the book of Jonah for the answers.…

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The Reality of Humility

2006-11-09 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 40s

Andy dispenses advice on buying plane tickets and describes what humility is and why it's the only realistic way to think about yourself.…

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Life Through the Spirit

2006-11-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 33s

Dealing with sin in your life that won't go away? If you're a Christian, Christ's death on the cross has already given you everything you need to conquer sin through the Holy Spirit. Tim explains from Romans 8:1-14.…

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Stepping from Undeveloped to Mature

2006-10-26 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Joel Elwood)
Length: 31s

How do you become a mature Christian? What should you do to encourage growth if you're spiritually stagnant? Joel takes us to Acts 2:42-47 for the answers.…

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God Is In Control

2006-10-19 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 35s

Tim gives the facts about Greg Boros' situation and explains why we can be and are hopeful. Our greatest assurance however, comes from the fact that God is totally, completely, absolutely in control.…

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God's Heart For The World

2006-10-12 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (The Travel Team)
Length: 37s

What has God been doing throughout history? How can you get involved? The Travel Team shares God's heart for the world and for international missions.…

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Fall Retreat 06 :: Experiencing God's Peace

2006-09-24 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Jeff Martin)
Length: 41s

In his final talk at Fall Retreat 06, Jeff Martin shows us, from Philippians 4:4-9, how to experience the peace of God.…

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Fall Retreat 06 :: Complete Confidence in Christ's Righteousness

2006-09-23 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Jeff Martin)
Length: 31s

In his third talk at Fall Retreat 06, Jeff Martin explains from Philippians 3:2-9 that confidence in Jesus' righteousness and death on our behalf is essential to all aspects of the Christian life.…

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Fall Retreat 06 :: Biblical Community

2006-09-23 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Jeff Martin)
Length: 36s

In his second talk at Fall Retreat 06, Jeff Martin shows us the Biblical portrait of community in Philippians 2:1-11.…

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Divine Appointments To Encourage

2006-09-21 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Roger Hershey)
Length: 32s

What is a date? Why should people date? What should they look for? Hersh shares some countercultural answers.…

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An Epic Life

2006-09-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Andy Allan)
Length: 36s

Andy was made to love things and to have fun. In this talk, he shares how Jesus calls us to have fun by experiencing an epic life.…

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Life Is All About Relationships

2006-09-07 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 26s

Why is it that the deepest universal longing of humanity is to be in relationships? Tim suggests that the answer is found in the fact that God is Trinity and we are made in His image.…

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A Life Well Built

2006-04-27 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tom Hudzina)
Length: 41s

In his final Cru meeting at Penn State, Hud takes a look at Luke 6:46-49 and what defines a life well built.…

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A Case of Beer: Being Misunderstood for the Gospel

2006-03-30 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 30s

"Beer is proof that God loves us and wants us to be happy," or at least that's what Ben Franklin thought. Tim previews a provocative ad campaign that will debut in Fall '06 and shares that it's OK to be misunderstood for the sake of the gospel.…

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Precious Promises

2005-09-29 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 27s

Tim dives into 2 Peter 1:3-4 and explains how through God's power and trust in His precious promises, we can grow in life and Godliness.…

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The Endurance of Hope

2004-10-14 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Tim Henderson)
Length: 27s

Tim takes a look at 1 Thessalonians 1:2-3 and the endurance in faith that comes from genuine hope in Jesus.…

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Fall Retreat 04 :: Peter

2004-10-03 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Patrick Dennis)
Length: 34s

Patrick Dennis concludes his series on people of the Bible with a look at Peter and how his life reflects the fact that God can use anyone.…

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Fall Retreat 04 :: Job

2004-10-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Patrick Dennis)
Length: 36s

Patrick Dennis continues looking at people of the Bible by studying Job, the awesomeness of God, and the necessity of grace.…

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Fall Retreat 04 :: Q&A

2004-10-02 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Patrick Dennis)
Length: 53s

Patrick Dennis braves an early morning question and answer session at Fall Retreat 04.…

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Fall Retreat 04 :: Barabbas

2004-10-01 :: webmaster@pennstatecru.org (Patrick Dennis)
Length: 38s

Patrick Dennis kicks off Fall Retreat 04 by looking at the story of Barabbas and the gratitude that should result from receiving an undeserved pardon.…

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Penn State Cru is a community where the gospel captures hearts, transforms lives, and launches men and women into a lifelong adventure with Jesus Christ. Cru meets every Thursday night at 7:05pm in the HUB movie theater at Penn State University. The talks podcast is updated every week during fall and spring semester with the latest talks from the weekly meeting. For more info, check out pennstatecru.org. Intro music is taken from "Orthodox Pleasure" by Bit Rationale. Outro music is taken from "Mohave Metro" by cjacks.

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