31 Kings

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Demonic Scheme Awareness [AUDIO]

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The bible says that we are not unaware of the Satan’s schemes and that he should not outwit us (2 Cor 2:11 NIV). It also says that “your enemy the devil prowls around like a roaring lion looking for someone to devour” (1 Pet 5:8 NIV).

As with most topics, there is overemphasis and underemphasis. It seems that in Western culture there tends to be more of an underemphasis and an explaining away of what the bible would refer to as the work of the devil and his demons.

The goal of this message was to instill a practical awareness of the devil’s schemes so as not to be outwitted, but instead to destroy the works of the devil (1 John 3:8).

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Knowing The Power Of God [AUDIO]

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Jesus told the Sadducees that they were wrong and he said that they were wrong for two reasons: because they knew “neither the Scriptures nor the power of God”. (Matt 22:29)

BOTH are necessary.

But do we know both?  We commonly talk about knowing the scriptures. This week’s message focuses primarily on the importance of knowing the power of God.

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The King’s Ecclesia [AUDIO]

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I’m not sure if I’ve ever been so excited to bring a message as I was to speak on this topic of the church being the means of God’s Kingdom.

Instilling in people a proper value for the King’s (the Christ’s) Church (Ecclesia) is very near and dear to my heart. Zeal for God’s house consumes me (Ps 69:9) because “Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her.” (Eph 5:25)

This is the ninth and final message in our series on “The Kingdom“.

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Divine Order Of Priorities [AUDIO]

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This is the eighth message in our series on “The Kingdom“.

God commands us in Eph 5:10, 17 to find out what pleases the Lord and to understand what his will is. One thing we see when we look in the scriptures for what pleases the Lord is that God uses words like first, second, greatest, greater, and especially, indicating that he has an order of priority that he places on things.

“What you say “YES” to determines what you say “NO” to. and what you say “NO” to often indicates what you are saying “YES” to.”

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Submission To The King [AUDIO]

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This is the seventh message in our series on “The Kingdom“.

“You never know for sure whether you’re submitted until you’re asked to do something you don’t want to do.”

“A submitted heart doesn’t need to hear what is required from God before it submits.”

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Prayer And The Kingdom [AUDIO]

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This is the sixth message in our series on “The Kingdom“.

One of the main means by which we bridge the gap between heaven and earth is prayer. Perhaps a bigger gap remains though: the gap between prayer and prayerlessness.

Why don’t we pray? I explore this and more in this week’s message.

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Treasuring The Kingdom [AUDIO]

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This is the fifth message in our series on “The Kingdom“. I explore the biblical plausibility of Jesus returning soon and the impact that thought has on whether we truly treasure the kingdom.

“You won’t seek what you don’t treasure.”

“You won’t seek first what you don’t treasure the most.”

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Repentance And The Kingdom [AUDIO]

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This is the fourth message in our series on “The Kingdom“. I talk about repentance and the difference between godly sorrow and worldly sorrow.

“Repentance is a change of government; from “King me” to King Jesus.”

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Saved By Shiny New Gadgets

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We live in a broken, fallen world. It’s all around us and within us. Deep down, everyone desires to be saved from the effects of it and our own contribution to those effects.

We don’t like the pain, sadness, shame, heartache, boredom, disappointment, loneliness, and loss we feel, so we look for a way out, something to save us.

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The Priority Of The Kingdom [AUDIO]

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This is the third message in our series on “The Kingdom“.

I talk about how the Kingdom needs to be sought first, precisely because the king says it does.

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