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Find Your Place in the Kingdom Story — Matt Raines (Ep 188)

Find Your Place in the Kingdom Story — Matt Raines (Ep 188)

June 9, 2021

You’re designed for narrative ... your Personal Life Story and the Big Story that’s moving everything.

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

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Earth Governs Heaven?– Page One Series, Part 3 (Ep 185)

Earth Governs Heaven?– Page One Series, Part 3 (Ep 185)

May 27, 2021

The great 20th century Chinese Bible teacher, Watchman Nee, said that 'earth governs heaven.' Could he be right? Jesus said he gave us the 'keys of the Kingdom of heaven' to bind and to loose. What if there is a clear connection between our move and heaven's move? Part 3 of the Page One series.

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Ruling with Christ — Page One Series, Part 1 (Ep 178)

Ruling with Christ — Page One Series, Part 1 (Ep 178)

March 31, 2021

The Imago Dei -- what does it really mean to be created in the image of God? Many things flow from this core understanding of the relationship between God and humanity. The first thing God says after creating the man and woman in his likeness is "rule." So how can we bear the image of God well on earth? Part 1 of the Page One series.

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Stand Before Kings! — Stephen Lauterbach (Ep 171)

Stand Before Kings! — Stephen Lauterbach (Ep 171)

February 17, 2021

We are designed to be ambassadors for Christ, re-presenting Him well. Metalhead turned husband and father, Stephen Lauterbach lives with a strong theme ... he says we are called to excel and "stand before kings" (Proverbs 22:29). There's a condition to follow Jesus in this way: living with excellence in the various life domains. Are you up for this commissioning? There's good news. If you are, the Holy Spirit will guide and empower you.

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Is Progressivism a Hellish Counterfeit to the Real Future? (Jesus Smart Ep 167)

Is Progressivism a Hellish Counterfeit to the Real Future? (Jesus Smart Ep 167)

January 28, 2021

There's nothing more priceless than the truth ... and freedom is downstream from truth. Look around -- progressivism is all the rage today. And it's not just political. It's leaking into parts of the Church too. What starts gradually as soft totalitarianism can evolve into terrifying tyranny. True justice is beautiful. But is Progressivism a delusion? Even more, is it a hellish counterfeit to the real future that Jesus is bringing?

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Hey, Dragon! Ho! Ho! Ho! — 2020 Christmas Mini-Series, Part 1 (Ep 161)

Hey, Dragon! Ho! Ho! Ho! — 2020 Christmas Mini-Series, Part 1 (Ep 161)

December 10, 2020

Did you know that the First Christmas was an invasion? The King is back! Advent is not just something we look back to. It's in THE NOW. And it's in THE FUTURE. Advent is advancing! This changes prayer, what we imagine is possible, and our decision-making.

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Heaven’s Secret Sauce: The Image of God In the Earth, Part 2 — Bruce Colbert (Ep 160)

Heaven’s Secret Sauce: The Image of God In the Earth, Part 2 — Bruce Colbert (Ep 160)

December 3, 2020

We can cultivate all things (think Eden!), releasing hidden potential all around us. Capture Part 2 of my coffee-shop dialogue with Bruce Colbert. Are we willing to discover our real life in Christ's Kingdom Enterprise? And let's reconceive something -- Ekklesia (the Church) is for societal good. Not a "Churchianity." It's all wrapped up in the image of God in us! (Listen to Ep 158 for Part 1 of our dialogue.)

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Chaos Theory, God, and You — Insert These 5 Dynamic Variables (Godspeed Episode! Ep 159)

Chaos Theory, God, and You — Insert These 5 Dynamic Variables (Godspeed Episode! Ep 159)

November 24, 2020

Is there chaos around you? This will be surprising, but you're positioned to experience something new. A different expression of Higher Design. Chaos Theory is the study of how tiny variables can transform chaos into new patterns of design and purpose. You have "Chaordic" Capacity in Christ! Insert these 5 Dynamic Kingdom Variables into the chaos to release a new order in your life and your world of influence.

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Heaven’s Secret Sauce: The Image of God in the Earth — Bruce Colbert (Ep 158)

Heaven’s Secret Sauce: The Image of God in the Earth — Bruce Colbert (Ep 158)

November 17, 2020

As Creator-King, God places his image in the earth in man and woman. Everyone has it as a baseline expression. And yet, in Christ, God's image goes to a higher level. This is heaven's secret sauce for influencing all things via us! Right here. Right now. The image of God is renewed in us through the Holy Spirit. The opportunity cost for negligence is way too high.

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114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson

114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson

February 26, 2020

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Does it seem that more people are starting to think that Jesus was a socialist? Seems that way. But was he? We continue with our special guest, Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may be startled if you take a thoughtful look at the Gospels in the New Testament. The teaching of Jesus in the Parable of the Talents will confront you, infuse hope, and wake you. You can catch Part 1 of this conversation in episode #112.

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