050: Hi-Def Living for a New Season with Joshua Faltot (Achieve Series #1 of 4)

January 15, 2019
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A high value with the Creator is clarity. We could say he's Hi-Def ... infinitely Hi-Def. And so how can we live an intentional, proactive life, moving toward a preferred future in harmony with God? We can cultivate gratitude and an abundant mindset as we set goals for a new season.

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049: We Are Raised Now as Vice-Regents in Christ’s Kingdom with Matt Raines

January 9, 2019
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"[The Father] made us alive together with Christ ... and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus" (Ephesians 2:5-6).

In Christ, we die to ourselves as a False King. And we are raised as Vice-Regents in the Kingdom of God! A Grand Narrative is at play -- a marred Creation is moving toward the New Creation. The Father is putting all things right in Christ.

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048: Christ Is an Indestructible King! Ask Herod. (Christmas Series #6)

December 31, 2018
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If you're a child of God through Christ, you cannot be defeated! God is a winner in every situation. Nothing frustrates his purpose. Christ was born as an indestructible king ... the demonized Herod soon discovered this. As we're obedient to the Word, and keep in step with the Holy Spirit, we always experience the triumph of Christ. The DNA of Christ and his kingdom simply cannot lose.

6 of 6 in the Christmas series

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047: Advent Is Advancing and the Dragon’s Doom (Christmas Series #5)

December 24, 2018
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Advent is not just the anticipation of celebrating Christ’s birth each December. Advent is advancing each day. Each year. Each century. The real truth of Advent is that Christ coming into our world pronounces a sentence of doom upon all darkness. The incarnation is an existential threat to the Serpent of Old and his kingdom. Christmas has set in motion a powerful process which is transforming everything ... and this comes right down into our personal lives!

5 of 6 in the Christmas series

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046: Alert: What You Say Shapes Your Future (Christmas Series #4)

December 18, 2018
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Can it be that what you believe and say shapes your future and can release Heaven's Design into the earth? It sure seems so when we consider the experience of Zacharias, the priest and father of John, the forerunner of Christ. It's the nature of things and how they work -- our heart-state and words affect things. The call is to align with Higher Design.

4 of 6 in the Christmas series

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045: Discovering the True You at Christmastime (Christmas Series #3)

December 11, 2018
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Christmas is the revelation of God in Jesus. And the Christmas Dynamic includes the revelation of you! Your best life is found in a relational, heart knowledge of Christ. Everything you need and truly want is wrapped in the person of the Christ Child ... now resurrected, ascended, and enthroned as King. “Now with God’s help I shall become myself” (Soren Kierkegaard).

3 of 6 in the Christmas series

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044: Is That Your Heart Talking at Christmastime? (Christmas Series #2)

December 5, 2018
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Our hearts are limitless. The beautiful and good things we desire in life are signs pointing us to Someone and Something -- the Creator and His Dream. These wonderful things seem to be stirred each Christmastime. It’s an opportunity to more closely harmonize with The Design for our lives. The weeks and months to come can be different. Much different.

2 of 6 in the Christmas series

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043: The Birth of Jesus and Ultimate Disruptive Innovation (Christmas Series #1)

November 30, 2018
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Disruptive Innovation is a concept from the business world—something new and innovative disrupts what has been and introduces something never seen. The Ultimate Disruptive Innovation was birthed in a little town outside Jerusalem roughly 2000 years ago.

Disruptive Innovation has big-scale potential for us. And my Friend, the Christmas Dynamic is Ultimate Disruptive Innovation.

1 of 6 in the Christmas series

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042: Encore Episode — Benefit with a “Beginner’s Mind” (Minisode 6:57)

November 27, 2018
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A beginner’s mind is a beautiful mind. It’s the mind of a child — questing, questioning, welcoming, learning. It is supple and receptive.

This is an Encore Episode. See the show notes page for this episode at JesusSmart.com.

“Beginner’s mind” is a concept that comes from Zen Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist, but this particular concept resonates with me. It’s a mindset, an approach to life that is open, boundless, limitless and infinitely wealthy. Interestingly, Jesus spoke of becoming a child again through the born again experience.

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041: Understand the Kingdom Story, Acts I-V — Find Your Place with Matt Raines

November 13, 2018
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You’re designed for narrative -- your Personal Life Story and the Big Story that’s shaping and moving everything.

The Grand Narrative is the loving rule and reign of God. Jesus has come to put things back in order, restoring us as Vice-Regents under God as King.

You’re going to hear from Matt Raines. Get ready for this. The 5 acts of the Kingdom Story ... nuanced and subtle, and yet writ large across time and space. And in Christ, your life is written into the Big Story on the Big Stage.

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