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Messages with tag - Kingdom of God

Sun, Jul 17, 2016
Passage: Matthew 21:33-43
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 57 mins 15 secs
Do we have to do something that impresses God to get His blessings? Listen to this lesson to see that trying to do impressive deeds for God is legalism, while grace is understanding that God does all the work and man only has to accept Christ as Savior. Hear a parable told by Jesus about a landowner and his vineyard and find out the significance of each concerning Israel and the Kingdom of God. See that Jesus is directing this parable to the religious leaders rather than all Israel and has nothing to do with Replacement Theology.
Thu, Jul 16, 2015
Passage: John 10:22-42 & Luke 13:22-17:10
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 52 mins 20 secs
Final Preparation of the Disciples. Pages 121L - 126F of the Student Manual
Sat, Sep 20, 2014
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 1 hr 31 mins 42 secs
The Sermon on the Mount; Contrasting Jesus' Teaching with the Pharisees. Pages 67X-74E of the Student Manual.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 1 hr 28 mins 44 secs
The Sermon on the Mount; Contrasting Jesus' Teaching with the Pharisees. Pages 67X-74E of the Student Manual.
Fri, Sep 19, 2014
Series: 2014 Disciple Makers Multiplied (DM2)
Duration: 1 hr 12 mins 33 secs
John the Baptist's Humility. Pages 49D-53C of the Student Manual.
Thu, Aug 14, 2014
Passage: Romans 14:13-15:6
Series: Romans (2010)
Duration: 1 hr 3 mins 24 secs
You love dancing and believe it's not forbidden in the Bible but a friend who is a new believer has been taught it's wrong. What is your responsibility toward him? Listen to this lesson to learn basic principles to apply that help us decide when to limit our behavior in order not to cause another believer to be offended or to stumble. Understand Paul's list of "dos" and "don'ts" that we can apply to our relationships with others. Keep in mind the importance of being patient and loving one another in all our actions. Gain an understanding of the meaning of the kingdom of God in this passage.
Sun, Jun 08, 2014
Passage: Matthew 6:9-13
Series: Matthew (2013)
Duration: 43 mins 8 secs
Are we living in the kingdom of God now or are we still looking forward to it? Listen to this lesson to learn how the Bible describes the 1,000 year literal reign of Christ on this earth at His triumphal second coming. According to Scripture see that when the kingdom is here we will see God's will being done on earth as it is in heaven. Understand that God's name will be hallowed by all people in the future kingdom. Conclude that believers today are to ask God to meet their daily needs and understand the very real danger of Satan enticing us to sin.
Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 51 secs

Theonomy and Progressive Dispensationalism

Currently, it seems only those who see any religious activity in the public square as evidence of an impending theocracy would link any form of dispensationalism with reconstructionism. Douthat observes,

When the evidence for Rusdoonian infiltration of the Religious Right grows thin for even the most diligent decoder, the subject is usually changed to the Rapture, another supposed pillar of the emerging theocratic edifice. Premillennarian dispensationalism’s emphasis on the imminent collapse of all institutions, foreign and domestic, would seem an odd fit with Reconstructionism’s idea of hastening Christ’s coming by building his (political) kingdom on Earth. But every 1950s conspiracist knew that when Communists seemed to differ—Tito and Stalin, Stalin and Mao—it only concealed a deeper concord. Similarly, everyone on the Christian Right is understood to be on the same side, no matter their superficial disagreements.

While it is certainly true that “everyone…is on the same side” and that some disagreements between dispensationalists and reconstructionists are “superficial,” it must also be stressed that there are vast differences between the two, admittedly Christian and fundamental, camps. Yet recent movements in dispensationalism have made the association of these two groups less alarmist than it first appears. The fundamental shift in underlying assumptions that took place in the formation of progressive dispensationalism has now made such a linkage, not only possible, but logically necessary. Indeed, an examination of the changing relationship between theonomy and progressive dispensationalism is prudent for several reasons.

Wed, Mar 12, 2014
Passage: Matthew 6:9-13
Series: 2014 Chafer Theological Seminary Bible Conference
Duration: 1 hr 21 mins 44 secs

The contemporary evangelical world is engulfed in the idea that the church is presently experiencing the messianic kingdom. The idea of the "kingdom" can be bewildering, especially considering how this term is loosely bandied about by today's evangelicals. Many ministries convey the notion that the kingdom is strictly a spiritual and present reality by indicating that they are "expanding the kingdom" through their evangelistic and missionary endeavors. Even Christian political activists sometimes argue that they are "bringing in the kingdom."

Such "kingdom now" theology factors prominently in the writings of various Emergent Church writers. Doug Pagitt proclaims, “And let me tell you ‘Kingdom of God’ language is really big in the emerging church.”

Tue, Mar 04, 2014
Passage: Acts
Series: Acts (2010)
Duration: 57 mins 45 secs
How did a small rag-tag crew of Jewish men, cowering in obscurity, become transformed into bold, dynamic pacesetters of Christianity? What enabled them to move beyond their fears and spread the good news to the ends of the earth? Listen to this compact sketch of the book of Acts and learn that God, the Holy Spirit, was the agent of change, empowering the apostles to perform their difficult mission. Accept the challenge to carry on the work begun in the early Church of witnessing and teaching Scripture as you realize that the same power of the Holy Spirit is available to us today.