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Topic: Kingdom of God

The Gospel of Mark, Part 5

The Servant Who Gave His Life

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Mark 10:17-45

The familiar story of the rich, young ruler and the status-seeking request of disciples James and John give Jesus the opportunity to teach us vital lessons: how to enter the Kingdom of God and what Jesus expects of those who follow him.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 68

The Parable of the Talents

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: Matthew 25:14-30

The Lord gives talent to all people and requires they use it for his kingdom.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 61

Many Called, Few Chosen

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 22:1-14

The kingdom of heaven is a party about Jesus. A gracious God invites the unimpressive to celebrate with him and live righteously for him.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 59

Jesus Comes to Jerusalem

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 21:1-22

Jesus is the king who comes in peace, the priest who cleanses the temple, and the prophet who predicts judgment.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 58

Greatness = Servanthood

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 20:17-34

Servanthood is the measure of greatness in the kingdom of God.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 57

God Pays by Grace Not by Works

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Speaker: Braden Greer

Text: Matthew 19:13-20:16

God doesn’t reward us according to our work. He rewards us according to grace.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 56

A Good Deed or the Good One

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 19:13-26

The Kingdom of God is for those who have nothing to offer and those who lay aside all entanglements to follow Jesus.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 5

The Hidden Treasure and the Pearl

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:44-52

Finding spiritual life is of more value than all the treasure of the world. Drop everything and get it.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 4

The Mustard Seed and Leaven

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 13:31-35

The kingdom of heaven is marked by astonishing growth and unchecked influence according to God’s unfailing plan.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 3

The Weeds and the Net

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Speaker: Keith Welton

Text: Matthew 13:24-30

The kingdom of God and the world will coexist in this age, and Jesus' disciples must embrace all that entails.

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 2

The Sower

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:1-11

The parable of the sower teaches about the character of the kingdom of God and calls us to self-reflection: how have I responded to the message of Jesus?

Parables: Truth Hidden in Plain Sight, Part 1

Why Parables?

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 13:1-17

God chooses to whom the secrets of the kingdom are given, and those who receive Jesus learn more and more of God's truth.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 50

Pecking Order

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 18:1-9

Our entry into the kingdom of God must inform our conduct in the kingdom. We didn't get in because we were better than other people, so we shouldn't be clawing for the top of the pecking order.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 45

The Bigger Circle of God’s Grace

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 15:21-39

God’s grace is always bigger than we expect, and it comes to those who know they don’t deserve it.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 36

Come and Find Rest

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 11:25-30

We recognize and receive the kingdom of heaven through the gracious revelation of the Father, the exclusive agency of the Son, and his sincere invitation to the weary.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 33

A Cost Analysis of Following Jesus

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Speaker: Ben Wikner

Text: Matthew 10:34-39

To be a follower of Jesus means we lay our lives down before him, enduring separation and suffering for the joy and fullness that is in him.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 24

The Call to Discipleship

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 7:13-29

Jesus sets before us two destinies. He makes a call to discipleship, and it requires a choice. Will we follow him?

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 23

The Golden Rule

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 7:12

Jesus distills the entire law into a single sentence, not so that we might attempt to earn our salvation by our good works but to expose the folly of trying to being justified by the law.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 22

Ask and Keep Asking

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Speaker: Mark Mitchell

Text: Matthew 7:7-11

Jesus promises that asking, and even asking again, is not futile because God honors persistence and he delights in giving good gifts.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 20

The Kingdom of God and the Anxiety of Man

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 6:25-34

Jesus commands his disciples not to be anxious because their heavenly Father cares for them and their heavenly Father knows what they need.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 19

Almighty God vs. Almighty Dollar

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 6:19-24

Men and women in the kingdom of heaven relate to their stuff differently than others. They generously give themselves and their possessions to God's causes and God's people because they are focused on the incorruptible treasures of heaven.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 16

The Danger of Show-Off Christianity

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 6:1-6

Don't do good works so other people will be impressed with you.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 9

The Good Life: More on the Beatitudes

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 5:2-10

The Beatitudes only have meaning and power when you know Jesus as the King who has all power and who will one day judge the wicked, upend the powerful, and reward those who called on his name.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 7

The Beatitudes

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Matthew 5:1-12

The Sermon on the Mount is Jesus' authoritative teaching about the way believers should live as members of the kingdom of heaven. The Beatitudes are both a summary of the sermon and a description of the privileges and responsibilities of followers of Jesus.

Matthew: The Life and Words of Jesus, Part 6

The Kingdom of Heaven is at Hand: Jesus Begins His Ministry

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Matthew 4:12-25

Jesus' words announce the kingdom of heaven, and his actions demonstrate it. His kingdom is the setting right of what is wrong, and it requires radical reorientation of one's life.

Behold Your God

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Isaiah 40

Man at his best and brightest will fade away and wither, but the promises of God stand forever.

Genesis: From Creation to Covenant, Part 1

God’s Covenant with Abraham

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Speaker: Robin Boisvert

Text: Genesis 12:1-3

This session contains introductory material concerning the first book of the Bible and then takes a closer look at the gracious covenant God initiated with Abraham.

Nehemiah: When God Revives His People, Part 1

A Broken Heart Over Broken Walls

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Speaker: Joshua Harris

Text: Nehemiah 1

The church today may have nice buildings, but some things in the church are broken. When God begins to revive his people, they see these broken "walls" and they start to care, wanting to see change that will glorify him.