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900 Acklen Ave

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900 Acklen Ave is the podcast for the Acklen Avenue Church of Christ. We'll mostly post recordings of sermons and possibly classes. We'll see. Thanks for joining us!
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May 9,2021
This is the service at the building! Bless you!
46:27
May 9, 2021
May 9, 2021 Sermon
Godly actions speak louder than well intentioned words. (John 15:9-17)
18:00
May 7, 2021
May 2, 2021 Service
This is the in person service at 900 Acklen ave for May 2, 2021.
44:50
May 2, 2021
May 2, 2021 Sermon
God provides spiritual nourishment which leads to us acting like Jesus. (John 15:1-8) 
19:59
April 30, 2021
April 25, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Spencer Porter: Welcome, Acts 4:5-12, and opening prayer JP Conway: Sermon on John 10:11-18 Nigel Fontenot: Table Talk Lake Porter: 1 John 3:16-24 and closing prayer Brad Knapp: announcements
30:02
April 23, 2021
April 18, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: JP Conway: Welcome, Acts 3:12-19, and opening prayer Jonathan Gibson: Psalm 4 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Luke 24:36-48 Chris Church: Table Talk DJ Church: 1 John 3:1-7 and closing prayer Paul Spivey: announcements
30:10
April 16, 2021
April 11, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Matt Perkins: Welcome, Acts 4:32-35, and opening prayer Paul Spivey: Psalm 133 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on John 20:19-31 Justin Myrick: Table Talk Bryan Thornton: 1 John 1:1-2:2 and closing prayer Spencer Porter: announcements
33:56
April 9, 2021
Easter Sunday w/ William, Abigail, and Brad
In this final Easter Sunday episode, Brad, William, and Abigail read and discuss the resurrection of Jesus in John 20:1-18. A tragic week ends with great joy and celebration.
05:02
April 3, 2021
April 4, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Bryan Thornton: Welcome, Isaiah 25:6-9, and opening prayer Justin Myrick: Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Mark 16:1-8 Ryan Sullenberger: Table Talk Jonah Perkins: 1 Corinthians 15:1-11 and closing prayer Chris Church: announcements
33:16
April 2, 2021
Saturday w/ Matt
In this Saturday episode, Matt Perkins asks us to reflect on a very significant day of rest, the Sabbath between the cross and the empty tomb. He offers, “Some days the only thing you can do is the things that have to be done and so you do them. You are exhausted and the day is nearly done and you need to get to rest.” That rest is coming. As he closes, “God will prevail.”
06:10
April 2, 2021
Good Friday w/ Trisha, Prentice, Griffin, Theo, and Charleston
In this Good Friday episode, Trisha, Prentice, Griffin, Theo, and Charleston read, reflect, and pray through John 18:1-19:42. They invite us into a posture of gratitude for the grace and mercy of Jesus.
16:28
April 1, 2021
Thursday w/ Paul
In this Maundy Thursday episode, Paul Prill invites us to consider Jesus' example of washing feet in John 13. He points out that we can "do service" without "becoming a servant." What would it look like to adopt the identity of a servant, as Jesus does for us?
06:32
March 31, 2021
Wednesday w/ Clark
In this Wednesday episode, Clark Christian explores John 13:18-20 and asks a haunting question, “Where do you go after betrayal?”
07:32
March 30, 2021
Tuesday w/ Jennifer
In this Tuesday episode, Jennifer Sternberg engages Jesus’ words in John 12:20-36 as she reflects on death and life, light and darkness.
08:30
March 29, 2021
Monday w/ Nora, Caroline, Maisie, and J.P.
In this second episode of the Holy Week podcast series, the Conways read and discuss the story of Mary anointing Jesus' feet.  They reflect on the reason for Mary's joy (her brother Lazarus got raised in previous chapter) and the uniqueness of this coronation. 
04:49
March 28, 2021
Palm Sunday w/ Anca, Eric, Fiona, and Luca
In this first episode of the Holy Week podcast series, the Simon family reads the Triumphal Entry prophecy and reality. As the crowds did on that day, they lead us in praise of the great King.
04:04
March 27, 2021
March 28, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Paul Prill: Welcome, Mark 11:1-11, and opening prayer Matt Bauer: Psalm 31:9-16 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Mark 14:32-72 (begins at 5:03) Spencer Porter: Table Talk  (begins at 20:58) Charlie Perkins: Philippians 2:5-11 and closing prayer Brad Knapp: announcements
29:26
March 26, 2021
March 21, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Chris Church: Welcome, Jeremiah 31:31-34, and opening prayer Neal Allison: Psalm 51:1-12 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on John 12:20-33 JP Conway: Table Talk Bob Hoskins: Hebrews 5:5-10 and closing prayer Paul Spivey: announcements
29:13
March 19, 2021
March 14, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Ryan Sullenberger: Welcome, Numbers 21:4-9, and opening prayer Brian Batey: Psalm 107:1-3, 17-22 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on John 3:14-21 (begins at 4:51) Justin Myrick: Table Talk (begins at 23:02) Andrew Sternberg: Ephesians 2:1-10 and closing prayer JP Conway: announcements
33:02
March 12, 2021
March 7, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Justin Myrick: Welcome, Exodus 20:1-17, and opening prayer Bodhi Dark: Psalm 19 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on John 2:13-22 (begins 8:03) Ryan Sullenberger: Table Talk (begins 32:54) Danny Ray Martin: 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 and closing prayer Chris Church: announcements
41:20
March 5, 2021
February 28, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Matt Perkins: Welcome, Genesis 17:1-7, 15-16, and Prayer J.P. Conway: Psalm 22:23-31 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 8:31-38 Chris Church: Table Talk   Jonah Perkins: Romans 4:13-25 and Prayer Brad Knapp: Announcements
33:34
February 26, 2021
February 21, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Bryan Thornton: Welcome, Genesis 9:8-17, and Prayer Jack Sternberg: Psalm 25:1-10 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 1:9-15  (begins at 4:20) Tim Spivey: Table Talk  (begins at 26:13) Eric Simon: 1 Peter 3:18-22 and Prayer Paul Spivey: Announcements
32:32
February 19, 2021
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation - Deacons in 1 Timothy 3 continued
On this episode, Matt Perkins continues the conversation on deacons-male and female. He explores 1 Timothy 3 as well as 1 Peter 2. He also engages church history as a way to discuss how our spiritual ancestors interpreted these passages. If you have a question, shoot JP an email. We'll be discussing this episode on our Wednesday February 24 Zoom.
25:47
February 19, 2021
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation - Deacons in 1 Timothy 3
On this episode, Bryan Thornton explores Paul's words about deacons in 1 Timothy 3. What does this scripture contribute to the conversation regarding female deacons? How have Churches of Christ historically understood deacons? If you have any questions or comments, shoot JP an email. We'll discuss this episode on our Wednesday February 17 Zoom.
34:36
February 14, 2021
February 14, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Clark Christian: Welcome, 2 Kings 2:1-12, and Prayer J.P. Conway: Psalm 50:1-6 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 9:2-9  (begins at 7:30) Paul Prill: Table Talk  (begins at 28:58) DJ Church: 2 Corinthians 4:3-6 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Announcements
35:30
February 12, 2021
February 7, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Davie Wagner: Welcome, Isaiah 40:21-31, and Prayer Isaiah Wagner: Psalm 147:1-11 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 1:39-39 Nigel Fontenot: Table Talk Clay Jones: 1 Corinthians 9:16-23 and Prayer Chris Church: Announcements
26:22
February 5, 2021
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation - Creation References in 1 Timothy 2
On this episode, Paul Spivey explores the creation references in 1 Timothy 2:13-15. How do these references shed light on a situation going on in Ephesus? Do these references ground the commands of verses 11-12 as timeless or particular for that time? If you have any questions or comments, shoot JP an email. We'll discuss this episode on our Wednesday February 10 Zoom.
19:14
February 4, 2021
January 31, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Paul Spivey: Welcome, Deuteronomy 18:15-20, and Prayer J.P. Conway: Psalm 111 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 1:21-28 (begins 4:46) Ryan Sullenberger: Table Talk  (begins 27:32) Jack Sternberg: 1 Corinthians 8:1-13 and Prayer Chris Church: Announcements
32:41
January 29, 2021
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation - Cultural Context of 1 Timothy 2
J.P. looks at reading biblical letters as reading someone else's mail. He explores the difference between context based commands and timeless principles. Also, he touches on cultural realities and expectations for women and men in the first century Greco-Roman world. We'll discuss this together on our February 3 Zoom.
30:30
January 28, 2021
January 24, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: John Delony: Welcome, Jonah 3:1-10, and Prayer Prentice Ashford: Psalm 62:5-12 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 1:14-20 (begins 3:47) Bryan Thornton: Table Talk  (begins 18:40) Tim Spivey: 1 Corinthians 7:29-31 and Prayer Brad Knapp: Announcements
31:42
January 23, 2021
Checking in with the Family - Neal Allison
In this episode of Checking in with the Family, I chatted with Acklen’s favorite historian, Neal Allison. We talked history, the philosopher Aristotle, the 1970s movie Poseidon Adventure, the hymn O Sacred Head, and the nursery rhyme Ring around the Rosie. Here you go.
36:53
January 22, 2021
January 17, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Justin Myrick: Welcome, 1 Samuel 3:1-10, and Prayer Jonah Perkins: Psalm 139 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on John 1:43-51 (begins 6:43) Randy Spivey: Table Talk  (begins 25:08) Nigel Fontenot: 1 Corinthians 6:12-20 and Prayer Paul Spivey: Announcements
33:29
January 15, 2021
January 10, 2021 Worship
Matt Perkins: Welcome, Genesis 1:1-5, and Prayer Neal Allison: Psalm 29 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Mark 1:4-11 Eric Simon: Table Talk Bob Hoskins: Acts 19:1-7 and Prayer Spencer Porter: Announcements
36:16
January 9, 2021
January 3, 2021 Worship
Order of Worship: Justin Myrick: Welcome, Jeremiah 31:7-14, and Prayer Charlie Perkins: Psalm 147:12-20 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on John 1:1-18 (begins at 5:46) Danny Ray Martin: Table Talk (begins at 22:54) Jeremy Martin: Ephesians 1:3-14 and Prayer Chris Church: Announcements
31:24
December 31, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Helping our Unhoused Neighbors
In this episode of Checking in with the Family, I talk with Sabrina Sullenberger and Paul Spivey about ministry to the unhoused during this COVID winter. Sabrina serves on the board of Open Table Nashville, and Paul serves as the finance director for Room in the Inn. Both of these groups have wish lists on Amazon if you'd like to donate. This interview was recorded on Sunday December 13.
26:37
December 28, 2020
December 27, 2020 Worship
Ryan Sullenberger: Welcome, Isaiah 61:10-62:3, and Prayer Jonathan Gibson:  Psalm 148 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Luke 2:22-40 (begins 6:43) Spencer Porter: Table Talk  (begins 28:03) Lake Porter: Galatians 4:4-7 and Prayer Brad Knapp: Announcements
33:08
December 23, 2020
Advent #25 December 24 Luke 2:6-21 w/ Prentice, Trisha, Griffin, Theo, & Charleston Ashford
Our Redeemer is born! You can find the Pentatonix cover of "Little Drummer Boy" at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJ_MGWio-vc
05:14
December 23, 2020
Advent #24 December 23 Luke 1:26-38 w/ Ryan, Sabrina, Cosette, Ireland, & Avila Sullenberger
The angel announces that our redeemer is finally coming.
06:09
December 22, 2020
Advent #23 December 22 Matthew 3:1-5 w/ Ryan, Mary Paul, Ellie Jane, & Henry Thornton
John would prepare the hearts of the people to follow Jesus.
06:22
December 21, 2020
Advent #22 December 21 Luke 1:5-25 w/ Randy & Elsie Spivey
After 400 years of silence, God is ready to speak – even if Zechariah cannot.
08:28
December 20, 2020
December 20, 2020 Worship
Charlie Perkins: Welcome, 2 Samuel 7:1-11, 16, and Prayer Bob Hoskins:  Luke 1:46-55 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Luke 1:26-38 (begins at 6:01) Chris Church: Table Talk  (begins at 25:16) DJ Church: Romans 16:25-27 and Prayer Paul Spivey: Announcements
29:32
December 19, 2020
Advent #21 December 20 Malachi 4:5-6 w/ Rick, Erika, Silas, Colleen, Joel, and Lewis Geiger
John the Baptist is predicted to turn hearts to God. The Redeemer is coming. But first, we must wait . . .
05:02
December 19, 2020
Advent #20 December 19 Micah 5:2-5 w/ Jason, Emily, Judah, Ezra, & Zoe Miller
The insignificant town of Bethlehem became the birthplace of the King of Kings. God loves taking something small and making it great.
06:52
December 18, 2020
Advent #19 December 18 Jonah 1:17-2:10 w/ Charlie Perkins
There is no sin that God can’t forgive. God is the God of second chances.
06:28
December 17, 2020
Advent #18 December 17 Daniel 3:14-18; 24-25 w/ J.P., Beth, Nora, Caroline, & Maisie Conway
Jesus was with the three friends in the fiery furnace. He is with us today, no matter what fires we may go though.
05:20
December 16, 2020
Advent #17 December 16 Job 19:25-27 w/ Lindsey Krinks
Job suffered horribly, but through it all, he knew that he had a Redeemer he would someday meet face to face. We can have the same hope.
06:11
December 15, 2020
Advent #16 December 15 Esther 4:10-17 w/ Bonnie and Redding Wagner
Mordecai knew that deliverance for his people was sure for his people. Esther helped deliver them for a time. Jesus delivers us for eternity.
04:19
December 14, 2020
Advent #15 December 14 1 Kings 18:30-39 & Romans 14:11 w/ Brad Knapp
God is mighty and powerful. Someday all will bow down to the Son of God, just like the worshippers of Baal.
06:00
December 14, 2020
Advent #14 December 13 2 Samuel 5:1-5 & Psalm 89:34-37 w/ Matt, Sarah, Charlie, Jonah, and Zora Perkins
Once a shepherd, but now a King, David is the one God promises will have a descendent on the throne forever. Jesus is that shep- herd-king.
10:17
December 12, 2020
December 13, 2020 Worship
Paul Prill: Welcome, Isaiah 61:1-11, and Prayer Clay Jones:  Luke 1:46-55 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on John 1:6-8, 19-28 (begins at 5:50) Ryan Sullenberger: Table Talk  (begins at 22:19) Jack Sternberg: 1 Thessalonians 5:16-24 and Prayer Spencer Porter: Announcements  (begins at 24:52)
27:50
December 11, 2020
Advent #13 December 12 Joshua 2:8-15 w/ Clark Christian
Through Rahab, God showed that He can use anyone in His re- demption story. No one is beyond the reach of His saving arms.
05:32
December 11, 2020
Advent #12 December 11 Ruth 3:6-9 w/ Justin Myrick
Boaz was the kinsman redeemer of two destitute and lost women. God is still in the business of redeeming the lost.
05:18
December 10, 2020
Advent #11 December 10 Exodus 32:15-16 w/ Brad Knapp
The commandments were given to us directly from God to show us just how much we need a Savior.
07:10
December 9, 2020
Advent #10 December 9 Exodus 12: 21– 27 w/ Bodhi Dark
The blood of the lamb saved the Israelites from the 10th plague. The blood of the Lamb of God saves us still.
07:57
December 8, 2020
Advent #9 December 8 Genesis 50:15-20 w/ Eric, Anca, Fiona, and Luca
Joseph’s brothers sought to harm him – but God used it for good. The cross is the ultimate example of God creating good out of the evil plans of man.
05:34
December 7, 2020
Advent #8 December 7 Genesis 28:10-15 w/ Andrew, Jennifer, Jack, Nathan, and Roxie Sternberg
The ladder Jacob saw in his dream connected earth and heaven. Thousands of years later, a wooden cross did the same.
07:22
December 6, 2020
Advent #5 December 4 Genesis 12:1-3, 7 w/Steena Chamberlain
Through Abraham’s obedience, God’s plan of redemption begins to take shape. Steena mentions the song "Where is the Lamb" by Wendy Francisco. You can find it at this link: https://cutt.ly/the_lamb
09:28
December 5, 2020
Advent #7 December 6 Genesis 22:9-14 w/ Sarah Edwards
Just like God provided a substitute for Isaac, He has provide a substitute for us – the very Lamb of God who takes away the sin of the world.
02:26
December 5, 2020
December 6, 2020 Worship
Clark Christian: Welcome, Isaiah 40:1-11, and Prayer Jonah Perkins:  Psalm 85:1-2, 8-13, Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Mark 1:1-8 (begins at 5:35) Ryan Sullenberger: Table Talk  (begins at 24:30) Matt Perkins: 2 Peter 3:8-15 and Prayer Chris Church: announcements
31:07
December 4, 2020
Advent #6 December 5 Genesis 21:1-7 w/ Paul Prill
God keeps His promises no matter how far-fetched they may seem. The God who gave a son to a 90 year old woman is the same God who gave His Son for us.
05:16
December 4, 2020
Advent #4 December 3 Genesis 6:5-8, 9:11-13 w/ Dave Wagner
The waters that covered the earth cleansed it from its sin, but it was only temporary. Jesus’ blood washed away our sins – once and for all.
05:13
December 2, 2020
Advent #3 December 2 Genesis 3:8-13 w/ Paul and Sophie Spivey
God sought out Adam and Eve after they sinned. Today, He is still seeking the lost.
04:41
December 1, 2020
Advent #2 December 1 Genesis 1:1-2, 26 w/ Robbie Spivey
Jesus was part of the godhead from the beginning. It was always God’s plan to send His Son. "Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel" recorded by Beth, Jackie, J.P., and Tim.
09:15
November 30, 2020
Advent #1 November 30 Isaiah 11:1-2 w/ Matt Perkins
Jesus is the Branch that grows from lifeless stump of a world, sent by God to redeem what has been lost. "Oh Come, Oh Come Immanuel" recorded by Beth, Jackie, J.P., and Tim. 
14:18
November 28, 2020
November 29, 2020 Worship
Paul Spivey: Welcome, Isaiah 64:1-9, and Prayer Neal Allison:  Psalm 80:1-7, 17-19, Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Mark 13:24-37 Eric Simon: Table Talk Matt Perkins: 1 Corinthians 1:3-9 and Prayer Brad Knapp: Announcements
36:58
November 28, 2020
November 22, 2020 Worship
Justin Myrick: Welcome, Ezekiel 34:11-24, and Prayer Brian Batey:  Psalm 100 Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 25:31-46 John Delony: Table Talk (begins at 25:27) Spencer Porter: Ephesians 1:15-23 and Prayer Chris Church: announcements
37:10
November 20, 2020
Checking in with the Family: Paul Prill
In this episode, we check in with Paul Prill, who served Acklen for 30 years as the preacher and many years as well as an elder. He discusses what it’s like to retire during a pandemic, his growing interest in gardening, and how much he misses taking communion in person with all of you. 
23:42
November 19, 2020
November 15, 2020 Worship
Order of Worship: Bryan Thornton: Welcome, Judges 4:1-7, and Prayer Paul Prill:  Psalm 123 Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Matthew 25:14-30 (begins at 6:22) Matt Bauer: Table Talk (begins at 25:27) Nigel Fontenot: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11 and Prayer Spencer Porter: announcements  (begins at 30:58)
32:58
November 13, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Head Coverings and Head Talk in 1 Corinthians 11
In this episode, our minister, J.P. Conway, explores the implications of head coverings and "head" talk in 1 Corinthians 11.  Is there a sex hierarchy at creation and in the church? Is there a hierarchy between God the Father and Christ the Son? We'll be discussing this episode on our Wednesday November 18 Zoom. If you have questions or feedback, let us know.
40:08
November 12, 2020
November 8, 2020 Worship
Danny Ray Martin: Welcome,  Joshua 24:1-3a, 14-25, and Prayer Andrew Sternberg:  Psalm 78:1-7 and Prayer Ryan Sullenberger: Sermon on Matthew 25:1-13 Tim Spivey: Table Talk  Matt Perkins: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 and Prayer Paul Spivey: announcements 
42:15
November 7, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Speaking and Silencing in 1 Corinthians 11 & 14
In this episode, one of our elders, Bryan Thornton explores the Corinthian church in an attempt to picture who is doing what and when. He asks what you may have asked before, "If women are praying and prophesying in chapter 11, why are they being silenced in chapter 14?"  We'll be discussing this episode on our Wednesday November 11 Zoom. If you have questions or feedback, let us know. 
30:56
November 5, 2020
November 1, 2020 Worship
Dave Wagner: Welcome, Joshua 3:7-17, and Prayer Bob Hoskins:  Psalm 107:1-7, 33-37 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 23:1-12 (begins at 6:31) Bodhi Dark: Table Talk (begins at 23:54) Clay Jones: 1 Thessalonians 2:9-13 and Prayer Brad Knapp: announcements
33:38
October 31, 2020
A Brief Word on our November 2 Day of Prayer and Fasting
The elders have asked us to join them in a day of prayer and fasting on Monday November 2, the day before the election.  May we have the spiritual strength required to offer a mature, Christ-like witness in these days.
03:15
October 29, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Women in the New Testament Part 2
In this episode, one of our elders, Matt Perkins, takes us through the second part of “Women in the New Testament.” We’ll look at Euodia, Syntyche, Chloe, Philip’s four daughters, Lydia, and Priscilla. We’ll be discussing this episode on our Wednesday November 4 Zoom. If you have any comments, questions, or feedback, let us know. Thanks for being a part of this.
22:42
October 29, 2020
October 25, 2020 Worship
JP Conway: Welcome, Deuteronomy 34:1-12, and Prayer Spencer Porter:  Psalm 90:1-6, 13-17 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 22:34-46 (begins at 6:25) Ryan Sullenberger: Table Talk (begins at 26:01) Jack Sternberg: 1 Thessalonians 2:1-8 and Prayer Chris Church: announcements
30:39
October 23, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Women in the New Testament Part 1
In this episode, one of our elders, Paul Spivey begins a two-week theme on “Women in the New Testament” by specifically looking at Phoebe and Junia.  This episode will be discussed on our Wednesday October 28 Zoom. If you have any questions or feedback, reach out. Thank you for your prayer and support.
16:30
October 21, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Elsie and friends
In today’s episode, guest host Elsie Spivey poses four quarantine questions to a few Acklen friends. Listen in as they discuss virtual learning, new hobbies, what they miss most about normal life, and share some book recommendations. Here you go.
27:40
October 21, 2020
October 18, 2020 Worship
Matt Perkins: Welcome, Exodus 33:12-23, and Prayer Justin Myrick:  Psalm 99 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 22:15-22 (begins at 9:08) Prentice Ashford: Table Talk (begins at 25:20) Jonah Perkins: 1 Thessalonians 1:1-10 and Prayer Spencer Porter: Announcements
32:16
October 16, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Pentecost
In this episode of Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation, one of our elders, Bryan Thornton, explores the Day of Pentecost. We’ll be discussing this episode during our Wednesday night Zoom on October 21. If you have any comments or questions you’d like to see discussed, please reach out. Thanks for listening and participating in this discernment.
29:58
October 16, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Dot Eubanks
In this episode, we sit down with Dot Eubanks, an Acklen member for 61 years. She shares how she’s been spending Sundays, what it’s like to sail across the Atlantic, why she did the church bulletin for so many years, and some encouraging words (3 words to be exact and I bet you can guess). This was my first time to use two microphones outside with masks on, and the audio quality is subpar. It’s totally my fault, and I’m grateful to Matt Perkins for improving it as much as he did. Enjoy this conversation with Acklen’s honorary mother and grandmother, Miss Dot.
31:11
October 10, 2020
Combined Worship with the Lawrence Avenue Church of Christ
Order of Worship - Recorded on October 4, 2020 William Carothers: Podcast Welcome (begins at 1:40) Glenn McLain: In Person Welcome (begins at 6:00) J.P. Conway: Sermon (begins at 30:20) Corey Spivey: Sermon (begins at 54:28) Tyrone Moore: Communion (begins at 1:36:30) Acklen Specific Announcements: (begins at 1:41:33)
01:45:36
October 10, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Marveling at Mary
In this episode of Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation, one of our elders, Matt Perkins, looks at likely the most important woman in the entire bible, Mary the mother of Jesus. We’ll be discussing this episode during our Wednesday night Zoom on October 14. If you have any comments or questions you’d like to see discussed, please reach out. Thanks for listening and participating in this discernment.
11:30
October 8, 2020
Episode 70 - October 4, 2020 Worship
Clark Christian: Welcome, Exodus 20:1-20, and Prayer Randy Spivey:  Psalm 19 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Matthew 21:33-46 (begins at 6:06) Chris Church: Table Talk  (begins at 25:27) DJ Church: Philippians 3:4-14 and Prayer Brad Knapp: announcements (begins at 29:33)
32:06
October 2, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation: Women in the Old Testament
You’re listening to our third episode on “Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation.” In this episode, our preacher, J.P. Conway, looks at the Old Testament and asks, “What Did Women Do?” While most of the Old Testament leaders and prophets are male, the female examples deserve mention. Let’s explore the meaning of what God did through Miriam, Deborah, Huldah, Ruth, Esther, and others. We’ll discuss this episode on our October 7 midweek Zoom.
19:28
September 30, 2020
Episode 68 - September 27, 2020 Worship
Paul Prill: Welcome, Exodus 17:1-7, and Prayer Justin Myrick:  Psalm 78:1-4, 12-16 and Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 21:23-32 (begins at 7:19) Nigel Fontenot: Table Talk (begins at 24:30) Bryan Thornton: Philippians 2:1-13 and Prayer Spencer Porter: announcements (begins at 31:20)
32:40
September 25, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation - Diving into Genesis 1-3 and Revelation 21-22
You’re listening to our second episode on “Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation.” In this episode, one of our elders, Paul Spivey, explores what it’s like to live between Genesis 1-2 and Revelation 21-22. When it comes to how we understand our sex and role as a man or woman, what is a created good in Genesis 1-2 and what is part of the fall in Genesis 3?  What does it mean to see Jesus as the answer to curse of Genesis 3 and the path back to the Tree of Life? What does it mean to see our future in the new heavens and new earth of Revelation as a place of no curse and no sorrow? What does it mean to say that this kingdom has already come but not yet come? What does it meant to be curse reversal people? We’ll be discussing this episode on our September 30 midweek Zoom. If you have any questions or thoughts, please shoot me an email or text. We appreciate your prayers on this discernment.
16:50
September 24, 2020
Episode 66 - September 20, 2020 Worship
Chris Church: Welcome, Exodus 16:2-15, and Opening Prayer Isaiah Wagner: Psalm 105:1-6, 37-45 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Sermon on Matthew 20:1-16 (begins at 5:18) Dave Wagner: Table Talk (begins at 19:08) Lake Porter: Philippians 1:21-30 and Closing Prayer Paul Spivey: Announcements (begins at 22:44)
24:44
September 18, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Leighann and Daniel Copeland
Guess what church? In the midst of the pandemic, Daniel and Leighann Copeland, along with their girls, moved back to middle Tennessee after 3 years away from us. In this episode, we discuss building the Eiffel Tower, playing cards with grandparents, going back home as an adult, and learning how to be grateful. Enjoy.
26:09
September 18, 2020
Male and Female in Genesis through Revelation - Intro
Last August, our elders announced a year of discernment. A central part of this focused on a reflection of how we use our spiritual gifts, especially the gifts of women.  As you know, we were a few short months from completion when the pandemic hit. This fall on our Wednesday night zooms, we'll continue the conversation. This episode will be discussed on Wednesday September 23.
37:44
September 16, 2020
Episode 63 - September 13, 2020 Worship
Paul Spivey: Welcome, Exodus 14:19-31, and prayer Bodhi Dark: Matthew 18:21-35 and prayer J.P. Conway: Psalm 137 Sermon (begins at 7:35) Ryan Sullenberger: Communion Meditation (begins at 26:11) Jonah Perkins: Romans 14:1-12 and prayer Brad Knapp: Announcements (begins at 30:05)
34:26
September 12, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Sarah Edwards interviews Penny Hoskins
Welcome to this special episode of Checking in with the Family. Guest Host Sarah Edwards interviews one of our beloved second graders, Penny Hoskins. They discuss the joy of chocolate sauce, the solid charity work done by Barbie and friends, pandemic fashion, and backyard mermaids. Here you go.
13:38
September 11, 2020
Episode 61 - September 6, 2020 Worship
Bryan Thornton: Welcome, Exodus 12:1-14, and prayer Eric Simon: Matthew 18:15-20 and Prayer J.P. Conway: Lamentations part two (begins at 5:16) Clark Christian: Communion meditation (begins at 25:25) Andrew Sternberg: Romans 13:8-14 and Closing Prayer Chris Church: announcements (begins at 30:20)
31:40
September 5, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Fran Crouch
Check out the latest episode of “Checking in with the Family.” Today, I chatted with my honorary grandmother and maybe yours as well, Fran Crouch. She’s been an Acklen fixture since 1956. In the episode, she shares how she and Bill have coped with quarantine, her interpretation of taking “the long way home,” the value of blind dates, and the meaning of living up to your vows. Towards the end, she offers some wisdom on how to survive these times. Sit down, relax, and enjoy the conversation.
31:50
August 30, 2020
Episode 60 - August 30, 2020
Bryan Thornton: Welcome/Exodus 3:1-15/prayer John Delony: Matthew 16:21-28/Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Lamentations-part one (begins at 7:30) Justin Myrick: Table Talk/Meditation (begins at 28:05) Eric Simon: Romans 12:9-21/Prayer Chris Church: announcements (begins at 35:32)
36:26
August 29, 2020
Episode 59 - August 23, 2020 Worship Service
Brad Knapp: Welcome/Exodus 1:8-2:10/Prayer Clay Jones: Matthew 16:13-20/Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Psalm 22 (begins at 7:29) Matt Bauer: Communion Meditation (begins at 28:23) DJ Church: Romans 12:1-8/Prayer Spencer Porter: Announcements (begins at 31:02)
33:06
August 22, 2020
Episode 58 - August 16, 2020 Worship
Matt Perkins: Welcome/Genesis 45:1-15/Prayer Charlie Perkins: Psalm 133/Prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 27:45-54 (begins at 7:26) Danny Ray Martin: Communion Meditation (begins at 24:39) JP Conway: Romans 11:1-2, 29-32/Prayer Paul Spivey: Announcements (begins at 30:37)
31:48
August 15, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Bodhi Dark
In this season, staying connected with each other has been complicated. To help in a small way, we're continuing a new feature on the Acklen podcast feed-"Checking in with the family." A few times a month, I'll interview an Acklen family member. We'll keep it light and relatively short. Our goal is to smile and maybe even laugh a bit. Today, I checked in with Bodhi Dark. He shares how many cows he’s milked on his family’s dairy farm, what it was like to sing in an empty LAX airport, and his new enchilada recipe. He reveals the source of some recent inspiration as well as the backstory of where he got his name. And he leaves us with some hope in the God who makes and keeps promises. Enjoy this conversation with Acklen’s favorite New Zealander.
26:58
August 14, 2020
Episode 56 - Lament: the language which truth makes possible - Ryan Sullenberger
Over the last five months, I’ve had countless conversations, read countless articles, and listened to countless podcasts all on this theme, “How Should Christians Respond to the reality of 2020?”  To the loss of life and pain caused by the COVID-19 virus, to the persistent evil of racism, to the fractured relationships and seeming inability to have constructive, reconciling conversations in our society-how should people of Jesus respond? Lament. I think our response begins with the biblical category of lament, seen specifically in the Psalms, Job, Lamentations, and Jesus.  Lament is honest hope. As people of the resurrection, we are not without hope. At the same time, as people of truth, we are honest. How do we do both? Ryan Sullenberger says, “lament is the language which truth makes possible.”  We tell the truth about the devastation of death, disease, abuse, racism, poverty, immorality, and alienation. But we also tell the truth about the Jesus who is making all things new.  The author Marilynne Robinson describes biblical hope as “constantly and intensely vulnerable.”  The author G.K. Chesterton calls biblical hope as “unreasonable as it is indispensable.” Over the next five weeks, our sermons will focus on the theme of lament. You’ll want to have an open Bible as we study, because we’ll closely read the scriptures to see the movements of lament.  I pray that lament can become more of a practice in our common life together, as well as our individual discipleship. To lay some groundwork for this conversation, Ryan Sullenberger offers this  meditation on lament flowing out of some of Jemar Tisby’s thoughts in The Color of Compromise, our Wednesday night book study.  
16:18
August 10, 2020
Episode 55 - August 9, 2020 Worship
Spencer Porter: Genesis 37:1-4,12-28 and prayer Jeremy Martin: Psalm 105:1-6, 16-22, 45 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Mark 13:1-5 (begins at 7:43) Chris Church: Communion (begins at 28:53) Jonah Perkins: Romans 10:5-15 and prayer Brad Knapp: announcements (begins at 35:39)
38:18
August 8, 2020
Checking in with the Family - Judy Jackson
In this season, staying connected with each other has been complicated. To help in a small way, we're continuing a new feature on the Acklen podcast feed-"Checking in with the family." A few times a month, I'll interview an Acklen family member. We'll keep it light and relatively short. Our goal is to smile and maybe even laugh a bit. Today, I checked in with Judy Jackson. She weighs in on Vanderbilt football and whether or not Michael Jordan is the greatest basketball player of all time. She shares an update on her dog Pixie and tells us about the best milkshake she’s ever had. And no, she does not miss cooking.  Enjoy this conversation with an Acklen veteran of 57 years!
22:60
August 2, 2020
Episode 54 - Back to School Blessing
Prayer of Blessing - J.P. Conway Youth Ministry Values - Spencer Porter Water Bottle - Lily Batey Flashlight - D.J. Church Bible - Nancy Martin In this episode, with school beginning this week, we pray over our students and teachers. We also welcome 5 new 5th graders into our Youth Ministry.  Per our tradition, they receive 3 gifts-a water bottle, flashlight, and Bible. 
26:02
August 1, 2020
Episode 53 - August 2, 2020 Worship
Order of Worship Ryan Sullenberger: Gen 32:22-31 and prayer Nigel Fontenot: Psalm 17:1-7, 15 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon Luke 10:25-28 Tim Spivey: Table Talk Jack Sternberg: Rom 9:1-5 and prayer Chris Church: Announcements
30:58
August 1, 2020
Episode 52 - July 26, 2020 Worship
Order of Worship Brad Knapp: Genesis 29:15-28 and prayer Jonathan Gibson: Psalm 119:129-136 and prayer Paul Spivey: Sermon on Mark 2:21-22 Bryan Thornton: Table Talk Clay Jones: Romans 8:26-39 and prayer Spencer Porter: Announcements
28:31
July 25, 2020
Checking in with the Family-Justin Myrick
Welcome to our inaugural episode of “Checking in with the Family.”  Today, I checked in with Justin Myrick. He reveals that 900 Acklen Avenue still stands, shares his discovery of 160-year-old family letters, explains why he only goes once daily to Twice Daily, and gives advice on how to throw out the first pitch at a baseball game.
17:44
July 23, 2020
Episode 51 - July 19, 2020 Worship
Bodhi Dark: Genesis 28:10-19 and prayer Neal Allison: Psalm 139:1-24 and prayer JP Conway: Sermon on Matthew 16:21-28 Spencer Porter: Table Talk Lake Porter: Romans 8:12-25 and prayer Paul Spivey: announcements
34:10
July 16, 2020
Episode 50 - July 12, 2020 Worship Service
Prayer and Genesis 25:19-34: Paul Prill Prayer and Psalm 119:105-112: Tim Spivey Sermon from Philippians 4:4-9: JP Conway Communion: Paul Spivey Prayer and Matthew 13:1-23: Bryan Thornton Announcements: Chris Church
41:50
July 10, 2020
Episode 49 - July 5, 2020 Worship Service
Welcome, Opening Prayer, and Genesis 24:34-67 – Justin Myrick Song of Solomon 2:8-13 and Prayer – Brian Batey Sermon on Matthew 14:22-36 – J.P. Conway Communion Prayer – Randy Spivey Romans 7:15-25 and Prayer – Dave Wagner Announcements – Brad Knapp
48:24
July 3, 2020
Episode 48 - Encouragement on Fasting
Ryan Sullenberger offers encouragement on our July 3rd Day of Prayer and Fasting.
14:59
July 2, 2020
Episode 47 Galatians 6:1-10
Order of Worship: Welcome, Opening Prayer, and Genesis 22:1-14 – Danny Ray Martin Psalm 13 and Prayer – Jeremy Martin Sermon - Galatians 6:1-10 – J.P. Conway Communion Prayer – Chris Church Matthew 10:40-42 and Prayer – Paul Prill Announcements – Spencer Porter
34:08
June 26, 2020
Episode 46 Mark 3:20-35
Order of Worship: Welcome and Opening Prayer, Gen. 21:8-21 - Prentice Ashford Psalm 86:1-17 and Prayer - Matt Sullivan Sermon - JP Conway - Mark 3:20-35 Communion Prayer - Andrew Sternberg Romans 6:1-11 - Charlie Perkins Announcements - Chris Church
29:49
June 20, 2020
Episode 45 Mark 12:28-34
Order of Worship: Welcome, Gen 18:1-15 and Opening Prayer - Ryan Sullenberger Psalm 116:1-2, 12-19 and Prayer - Isaiah Wagner Sermon - JP Conway - Mark 12:28-34 Communion Meditation and Prayer - Eric Simon Romans 5:1-8 and Prayer - DJ Church Announcements - Paul Spivey
31:15
June 13, 2020
Episode 44 Revelation 7:9-10
Order of Worship: Welcome, Gen 1:1-2:4a and Opening Prayer - Spencer Porter Psalm 8 and Prayer - Jonah Perkins Sermon - JP Conway - Revelation 7:9-10 Communion Meditation and Prayer - Tim Spivey 2 Corinthians 13:11-13 and Prayer - Jack Sternberg Announcements - Brad Knapp
39:37
June 6, 2020
Episode 43 Acts 2:1-21
Order of Worship: Welcome, John 20:19-23, and Opening Prayer: Chris Church Psalm 104:24-35 and Prayer: Clay Jones Sermon: JP Conway - Acts 2:1-21 Communion Meditation and Prayer: Justin Myrick 1 Corinthians 12:3-13 and Closing Prayer: Andrew Sternberg Announcements: Spencer Porter
31:35
May 30, 2020
Episode 42 - John 17:1-11
Order of Worship: Welcome, Acts 1:6-14, and Opening Prayer: Eric Simon Psalm 68:1-10, 32-35 and Prayer: Brian Batey Sermon: JP Conway - John 17:1-11 Communion Meditation and Prayer: Ryan Sullenburger 1 Peter 4:12-14; 5:6-11 and Closing Prayer: Danny Ray Martin Announcements: Paul Spivey
37:31
May 22, 2020
Episode 41 - Acts 17:22-31
Welcome scripture (Psalm 66:8-20) and prayer:  Matt @ Stallworth Dr Scripture reading (John 14:15-21) and prayer:  Paul @ Ashley Dr  Sermon on Acts 17:22-31: JP  @ Trousdale Dr Communion:  Ryan @ Birch Bark Dr Closing scripture (1 Peter 3:13-22) and prayer:  Charlie @ Stallworth Dr  Announcement:  Chris @ Lakeview Dr
31:36
May 16, 2020
Episode 40 - Acts 7:55-60
Welcome scripture and prayer:  Matt Sullivan John 14:1-14 Scripture reading and prayer:  Jeremy Martin  Psalm 31:1-5, 15-16 Sermon: JP Conway Acts 7:55-60 Communion:  Clark Christian Closing scripture and prayer:  Randy Spivey  1 Peter 2:2-10 Announcement:  Brad Knapp
38:08
May 9, 2020
Episode 39 - John 10:1-10 and Psalm 23
The sermon was on John 10:1-10 and Psalm 23
33:11
May 2, 2020
Episode 38 - Luke 24:13-35
The sermon was on Luke 24:13-35.
36:50
April 25, 2020
Episode 37 - John 20:19-31
The sermon was on John 20:19-31.
48:15
April 18, 2020
Episode 36 - Matthew 28:1-15
The sermon was on Matthew 28:1-15.   Matthew 28:1-15 After the Sabbath, at dawn on the first day of the week, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to look at the tomb. 2 There was a violent earthquake, for an angel of the Lord came down from heaven and, going to the tomb, rolled back the stone and sat on it. 3 His appearance was like lightning, and his clothes were white as snow. 4 The guards were so afraid of him that they shook and became like dead men. 5 The angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. 6 He is not here; he has risen, just as he said. Come and see the place where he lay. 7 Then go quickly and tell his disciples: ‘He has risen from the dead and is going ahead of you into Galilee. There you will see him.’ Now I have told you.” 8 So the women hurried away from the tomb, afraid yet filled with joy, and ran to tell his disciples. 9 Suddenly Jesus met them. “Greetings,” he said. They came to him, clasped his feet and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid. Go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” 11 While the women were on their way, some of the guards went into the city and reported to the chief priests everything that had happened. 12 When the chief priests had met with the elders and devised a plan, they gave the soldiers a large sum of money, 13 telling them, “You are to say, ‘His disciples came during the night and stole him away while we were asleep.’ 14 If this report gets to the governor, we will satisfy him and keep you out of trouble.” 15 So the soldiers took the money and did as they were instructed. And this story has been widely circulated among the Jews to this very day.
34:58
April 11, 2020
Episode 35 - Matthew 26:36-46
The sermon was on Matthew 26:36-46
34:49
April 4, 2020
Episode 34 - John 11:1-45
The sermon was on John 11:1-45
38:16
March 28, 2020
Episode 33 - John 9:1-41
This episode includes a prayer, scripture John 9:1-41, a message by JP Conway, a communion meditation, closing scripture Psalm 23, and a closing prayer.  
41:30
March 21, 2020
Episode 32 - John 4:5-42
The sermon was on John 4:5-42.  This the complete service.
59:48
March 15, 2020
Episode 31 - John 3:1-17
The sermon was on John 3:1-17
24:48
March 8, 2020
Episode 30 - Matthew 4:1-11
The sermon was on Matthew 4:1-11
27:13
March 8, 2020
Episode 29 - Matthew 17:1-9
The sermon was on Matthew 17:1-9
26:22
February 24, 2020
Episode 28 - Matthew 5:21-37
The sermon was on Matthew 5:21-37
27:30
February 24, 2020
Episode 27 - Matthew 5:13-20
The sermon was on Matthew 5:13-20
31:12
February 12, 2020
Episode 26 - Matthew 5:1-12
The sermon was on Matthew 5:1-12
26:41
February 4, 2020
Episode 25 - Matthew 4:12-23
The sermon was on Matthew 4:12-23.
25:08
January 26, 2020
Episode 24 - John 1:29-42
The sermon was on John 1:29-42.
25:10
January 19, 2020
Episode 23 - Matthew 3:13-17
The sermon was on Matthew Matthew 3:13-17.
24:18
January 19, 2020
Episode 22 - Matthew 11:2-11
The sermon was on Matthew 11:2-11.
16:46
December 17, 2019
Episode 21 - Matthew 3:1-12
The sermon was on Matthew 3:1-12.
25:54
December 9, 2019
Episode 20 - Matthew 24:36-44
The sermon was on Matthew 24:36-44 and centered around the advents of Jesus.
24:59
December 1, 2019
Episode 19 - 1 Corinthians 16
JP Conway concludes our series on 1st Corinthians
21:35
November 17, 2019
Episode 18 - 1 Corinthians 15:35-58
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.
24:44
November 11, 2019
Episode 17 - 1 Corinthians 15:1-34.
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.
26:54
November 3, 2019
Episode 16 - 1 Corinthians 14:26-40.
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.
32:10
October 28, 2019
Episode 15 - 1 Corinthians 14:1-25.
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.
27:03
October 20, 2019
Episode 14 - Jeremiah 29:1-7
JP Conway was out of town so Ryan Sullenberger filled in and preached from Jeremiah 29:1-7.  
12:50
October 15, 2019
Episode 13 - 1 Corinthians 13:1-13
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  
31:52
October 6, 2019
Episode 12 - 1 Corinthians 12
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.
27:21
September 22, 2019
Episode 11 - 1 Corinthians 11
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  
32:40
September 8, 2019
Episode 10 - 1 Corinthians 10
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  
31:06
September 1, 2019
Episode 09 - 1 Corinthians 9
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  
23:32
August 25, 2019
Episode 08 - Hebrews 11:29-12:2
JP Conway was out of town so Spencer Porter filled in preaching from Hebrews 11:29-12:2.
32:21
August 18, 2019
Episode 07 - 1 Corinthians 7:25-8:13
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  (It's the seventh of that series.)
27:34
August 18, 2019
Episode 06 - 1 Corinthians 7:1-24
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  (It's the sixth of that series.)
27:41
August 18, 2019
Episode 05 - 1 Corinthians 5:1-6:8
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  (It's the fifth of that series.)
29:40
August 15, 2019
Episode 04 - 1 Corinthians 4
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  (It's the fourth of that series.)
29:07
August 13, 2019
Episode 03 - 1 Corinthians 3:1-23
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  (It's the third of that series.)
29:29
August 11, 2019
Episode 02 - 1 Corinthians 1:18 - 2:16
JP Conway continues our series on 1st Corinthians.  (It's the second of that series.)
27:43
August 10, 2019
Episode 01 - 1 Corinthians 1:1-18
JP Conway started off our series on 1st Corinthians.  He preached on 1 Corinthians 1:1-18.  Thanks for joining us!
29:17
August 4, 2019