Have you ever considered yourself as different from most other people? Well, in a very real sense, you are. Though we all have our similarities as people, each of us has been “called out” from the crowd in some way. As the early church was considered “the called-out ones (ekklesia), so each of us is … Continue reading Ekklesia, Christmas 2023
Welcome to our Sunday Evening Service podcast. This week we enjoyed the Presence of Jesus in worship, ministry to the church and communion. We followed up with a continued teaching from Dr. Ed Silvoso on "Changing Spiritual Climates" over our homes, cities and regions by empowering the "Ekklesia" or the "church" in its smallest form (where two or more are gathered). As Ed says, "the light that shines the furthest shines the brightest at home. We want to see the manifest Presence of Jesus in our homes, our marriages and families to change our neighborhoods! Enjoy
En nuestra enseñanza de este jueves el Obispo Dag enseñará de su innovador libro 'Lealtad y Deslealtad' en la conferencia Ekklesia 2023 en Panamá. Usted esta a punto de aprender siete etapas de deslealtad por las que una persona pasará al volverse desleal e infiel. ¡Un espiritu de lealtad vendrá sobre ti al recibir la enseñanza práctica de hoy que te ayudará a ser hallado un siervo fiel de Dios!
Welcome to the LCC Podcast! This week we shared part of the download we received at the Bethel Leaders Conference with Ed Silvoso. We unpacked part of the foundation for discipling people, cities and eventually nations. This week we discussed what is the Ekklesia, the Conventus and the Apostle from the Greek/Roman definition and origin and how Jesus co-opted these terms for us! Enjoy!
Explore the importance of the Church through key passages in Matthew 16, shedding light on its role in building a community of believers.Identifying Jesus' Identity:An analysis of Matthew 16:13-17, emphasizing how Jesus affirmed Peter's declaration of Him as the Christ, the Son of the living God.Foundation of the Church:Delve into Matthew 16:18, examining the metaphor of Peter as the "rock" and its connection to the foundation upon which Jesus promised to build His Church.Ekklesia: Unpacking the Term:Examine the term "Ekklesia" and its profound meaning, highlighting its representation of a gathering or assembly of believers called out by God.The Church as a Spiritual House:Connect Ephesians 2:19-22 and 1 Peter 2:4-6 to illustrate how believers collectively form a holy temple and living stones, showcasing the organic growth of the Church.Jesus as the Builder:Emphasize the role of Jesus as the builder of His Church, drawing on Acts 2:47 to illustrate the continuous growth of the Church under His ownership.Keys to the Kingdom:Unpack the symbolism behind "the keys of the kingdom of heaven" in Matthew 16:19, exploring the concepts of binding and loosing in the context of Church authority.Loving Jesus and His Church:Highlight the inseparable connection between love for Jesus and love for His Church, quoting Franklin Clark Fry to emphasize the importance of regular church attendance.Practical Application:Encourage regular church attendance, emphasizing the priority of being part of the family of God as reflected in Hebrews 10:25.Outreach and Inclusivity:Stress the importance of inviting others to join the church family, adopting a quote that underscores the Church's role in both gathering and scattering for impactful service.Generous Support:Motivate believers to support the church with their time, talent, and treasure, reinforcing the idea that the church is not merely a place but a family to which they belong.Conclusion:Summarize the key points, emphasizing the significance of the Church as a community of believers called by God, built by Jesus, and actively engaged in the world.
Judea at the time of Christ; Misinterpretation of Old Testament; Making the word of God to none effect; What was wrong with their sacrifice?; Abraham's welfare; Networking; Victimless charges; Peter's role; God's purpose for mankind; John the Baptist's way; "Religion"; Charity vs force; Christ the king; Righteous solutions; Praying for sight; Benevolence of the creator; Traditions/ordinances; Matt 15:1; New Sanhedrin; People's relationship with government and God; Holy Spirit revelation; Accepting the whole truth; Walking with the Lord; Transgressing tradition; Forced offerings; Bondage by agreement; Becoming sureties; Assigning your labor to government; Herod's baptism; "Leaven"; Finding fault with Jesus; Honoring father and mother; "Corban" and "doron"; Scattered flocks; Commanders in chief; Spirit of justice; Taking care of one another; Corporations (golem); Finding good guys; Knowing Moses' way; Pharisees' transgressions; Public religion; This system continues today; Blinding your heart; Commandments of men; Fervent charity; Matt 15:10; Tempting God; Seek His kingdom and righteousness; Tares; Blind leading blind; Do you understand?; Unclean; Fear not; What the kingdom of God looks like; Canaanite woman; From what "table" do you eat?; Returning power to the people; "Free" bread; Loving your neighbor; The decay of modern welfare; Being tested; Seeing "Canaan" in you; Belonging to God; Seeking help; Believing without signs; Biblical commands; Magdala; They did all eat!; "Religion"; Where is your treasure?; Sacrifice; Christ's requirements for ordination; Degenerating society; American bondage; Repent and thing Christ's way.
Understanding the gospel of the kingdom; Distorted biblical text; "Dark ages"; Global cooling; Thriving Christians; Killing children; Listening to God; Matt 16:1; Exposing Pharisees; Tempting signs; Welfare snare; Taking care of ourselves; Adulterating the sacrifice; Seeking His kingdom and righteousness; Faith!; Leaven = cruelty; Oppression; Prophets; Simon-Peter's activity; Sons of God; God within you?; v17 The Rock; "Church"; Ekklesia = "called out"; Levites and apostles; Little flock; Free assembly; Personal relationships with God; Tithing; Sacrificial offerings; "Blessed"; Revelation from God; Where is your faith?; Examining the Greek; Who received the keys of the kingdom?; Binding and loosing; Seat of King in Jerusalem; Following the ways of Christ; Simon's authority; Wives and husbands; Access to Holy Spirit; Rebuking Christ?; Caring for parents; Feeding the herdsman; Care makes us men of God; Laying down your life; Freewill; Allowing choice of other; Unburdening neighbor; Discussing v17-19; Levites belonged to God; True faith; Apostles' learning journey; Mt 21:42; Ps 188:22; Is 28:16; Training your children; Gregory childhood story; Community around you; Helping others with their burdens; Cornerstone; 1 Pe 2:8; Importance of conversation; Blessed = happy - for receiving revelation from God; Respecters of persons; Mt 18:18 repeats binding and loosing; With no mention of Peter; His "name"; Burden of temptation; Doing unto others; "Pope" Gregory; Councils of bishops; Constantine's "church"; Q: Steven - communication; Letting Holy Spirit talk; Addiction to ideology; Profundity of silence; Q: Christian virtue; Righteousness first; Systems without solutions; Individual right to choose; Avoiding corruption; Patience in listening; Be ruled by Holy Spirit.
Next Level Nonprofit: How to Build A Dream Team and Increase Lasting Impact Dr. Chris Lambert is the author of Next Level Nonprofit and Founder/CEO of Life Remodeled. Chris originally pursued a degree in marketing at Indiana University with the hope of attending law school and launching a career as a real estate developer. A spiritual awakening during his junior year led to a passion to follow Jesus, and Chris eventually followed a call to Fuller and Gordon-Conwell seminaries, where he earned his MDiv and doctorate in preaching. Moving to Liberia in 2007, he and his wife helped a village raise the necessary resources for a well, farm animals, and a new school building. Upon returning to the U.S., Chris founded a church called Ekklesia. In 2010 he started Life Remodeled, which repurposes vacant school buildings into one-stop hubs of opportunities and helps create neighborhood revitalization that lasts. Additionally, he and his dream team built and launched the Next Level Nonprofit organizational operating system. From the TEDx stage to lists like Crain's 40 Under 40, Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40, and SMART BUSINESS Dealmaker of the Year, Chris' reputation precedes him. But it's the journey ahead—and the people he's asked to help lead the way—that excites him most. Nearly every nonprofit organization I know believes the people they serve deserve the highest level of excellence. However, the challenge is they are so focused on serving those outwardly, they don't spend enough time, talent, and energy on their inward, internal systems that will ensure greater impact and greater reach. As a result, they cannot serve their communities at the level they want to. I lead a Detroit-based nonprofit that revitalizes neighborhoods. Our first four years were pretty messy, but then we hit our stride. Over the next eight years, our organization invested more than $43 million into Detroit neighborhoods, renovated four school buildings, mobilized more than 77,000 volunteers, and beautified over 2,000 city blocks. We've been recognized as one of the best-managed nonprofits and Candid and Charity Navigator have awarded us their highest possible ratings. How did we do it? By creating a system we call Next Level Nonprofit, and I'm going to show listeners how to implement this practical and proven organizational operating system so they will soon be able to build the dream team they've been longing for… and increase lasting impact. More at - https://www.nlncoaching.org BHPT - https://d1aettbyeyfilo.cloudfront.net/synervision/31062054_1699997490695BHPT_Formatting_Revision_2022.pdf MSBL - https://d1aettbyeyfilo.cloudfront.net/synervision/31062053_1699997486633MSLB_2022_Update.pdf Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices
Join me again as we enter another interlude or look behind the scenes here, between the trumpets and the bowls. The heads, horns and crowns will be explained and looked at more closely. The Father promised nations to Jesus. We as an Ekklesia are to work covertly and overtly in government and world issues to disciple a nation of Christ followers. We are not a religion, we are a nation, and should be making decisions as such. Listen to part 1 of this teaching today!
"Leaven"; Bottom-up management; Danger of repose; Community of Early Church; vs Free bread of Rome; Mammon - righteous and unrighteous; "Corban" and "doron"; Matt 14:1 Death of John the Baptist; Herodias; Knowing history -> language; Needing the Holy Spirit; Self-deception; Gathering in tens, hundreds and thousands; Developing trust; Facing truth; Giving to have life more abundant; Sacrifice; Seeing the darkness within you; Killing children; Pythagoras?; Judicial system of Israel; Jews who aren't Jews; Welfare states vs righteousness; Feeding the multitude; Manna?; Twelve baskets left?; Feeding Levites; Comparing Mark with Matthew; Barabbas; Pontius Pilate and the crucifixion of Christ; "Commanded"; Focusing on the message; Hospital closures; Practice of giving; Matt 14:22; Walking on water; Jesus: Son of God; Ministers of service; Cities of Refuge; Making the sick, whole; Healing by faith; Help with unbelief; Seeking the kingdom; Herod Antipas; "Tetrarch"; No king in Jerusalem; History of the time; Exile of Herod Antipas; Parthia?; Societal degeneration; Revolutionary war: Christ's revolution; Invest in the kingdom.
Exodus foundation; Given dominion; Deciding good and evil; Source of life; Blaming others vs taking responsibility; The Church as social welfare; Understanding biblical history; Graven images; "Idolatry"; Ideology; Where is your faith?; Col 3:5; Covetousness; Golden calf; Bonds of love; Daily ministration of Pure Religion; Concupiscence; Sabbath metaphor; Living for Christ; Parables; Spirit first; Advocating truth; Knowing the spirit; Realizing you're at fault; Matt 13:1; Brethren; Sower parable; Composition of your heart; Force vs Charity; Explaining John the Baptist's system; Kingdom operation; vs Temple operation; Matt 13:10; Eph 5:5; Covetousness nullifies rights; Why parables?; Revelation; Inspirational intelligence; Levels of understanding Christ's message; Matt 13:15; Converted hearts; Seeing your nakedness; "Blessed" - consecrated or happy?; Public religion; Accepting the Straight Way; Offended? Scandalized; Parable of the tares; Rapturing tares?; Mustard seed parable; Leaven parable; Righteous mammon?; Knowing which "world"; Matt 13:36; 1 Cor 5:10; Harlots; Fornication; Field of tares and barley is the "world"; Wicked thinking they are children of God; Self-deceived; Hidden treasure parable; Selling all you have?; Snares and traps of Legal Charity; Natural Law; Sleight of hand; Being the "elect"?; Guru theories; Net-works; Messages to His apostles; Doctrine of Christ; Corban; Salvation; Christ's family/homeland?; Learning knowledge; Providing for neighbors; Bringing the light; Sacrifice in love; Loving God and Neighbor; Giving choice - free assembly; Gathering to save all; Righteousness; Be a doer of the Word.
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Welcome to our Sunday Evening Service Podcast! At Legacy City Church our first ministry is unto the Lord. We have an intimate yet powerful time of worship (not included in the podcast) followed by a ministry time of prayer, prophesying, healing, encouragement, whatever Holy Spirit wants to do! Spontaneous message was ministered this evening after returning from the Bethel Leaders Conference. Theme is on the Ekklesia outside the walls of a church building. Enjoy!
Gospel = "good news"; Matt 10 - decrees to disciples; Revelation; Who is Jesus?; Simon a rock?; Fathers on the earth; Equality; Family; Levites; Degeneration of society; Welfare snare; Herod's legal charity; Honoring parents; Stone temples; Respecters of persons; Pure religion; Parallel service; Matt 11:1, Command = "diatasso" (appoint, ordain); 2 Pe 2 2:15; Rev 2:14; Idolatry (covetousness); Fornication?; Stumbling blocks; Registration of men; Blind man story; In but not of the world; Herod's other temple; Taxation; Jude 1:11; Spots?; Media influence; Shifting standards; Repentance; John the Baptist; Bondage of Egypt; Hearing truth; Nazarite?; Death?; Single gospel message; Born of Holy Spirit; Nearing Tree of Life; Kingdom of Heaven/God; New world order; Matt 11:12; Lk 16:16; Violence?; Burdens?; Superstition; Religion; Making your "yes", "yes"; Cities of blood; Coming together in love/charity; Matt 11:15; Seeing your faults; Killing care; Prodigal son; Saul's folly; Children of wisdom; Missing History; Freely disseminating truth; Guidance by Holy Spirit; Matt 11:24 Sodom?; Knowing Jesus; Christ's light burden; 1 Cor 1:20; The "wise"; The right of choice; Foolish wisdom; Gaul's history; Learning to come together; Kingdom truth; Admitting your wrongs; Making the foolish wise; 1 Cor 3:19; The sin of Sodom and Gomorrah; Ez 16:49; The solution; Strengthening the poor; Brethren; Supporting your chosen minister; Fear not!; Sabbath?; Seeking righteousness; Conforming to Christ daily; Leaven?; Living Network; Freeing the whole world; Only one creator; Don't waste any time.
Encyclopedia; The whole gospel; Being doers of the word; Concordances; Following Holy Spirit; Knowledge vs guidance; Personal paradise; Respecters of persons; "Sacred"; 1 Sam 8; Returning to freedom; Matt 12:1; Porters of the Temple; Two witnesses; High Priest and King; Prodigal son; Sabbath violation?; Worshipping symbols; Leaven; FDR; Your bondage; Unrighteous mammon; The Sabbath way; Taking the kingdom from the Pharisees; Two "Israels"; "Synagogue" Free assemblies; Perverting Moses' religion; Anti-Christian benefits; Serving our Father; "Brethren"; Strengthening the poor; Devaluing money; Sheep rescue story; Calf rescue story; Plotting against Christ; Loving their delusion?; Left of righteousness; Sanhedrin?; Romans 13 pamphlet; exousia = liberty of choice; King (and High Priest) Jesus; Moses' court system; Cities of refuge; Casting out criminals; Stoning; "Rulers"; Burnt offerings; John the Baptist threat; One purse; Why didn't you know?; Pharisees' self-incrimination; Being friends with the unrighteous mammon; Things Pilate knew; Returning to righteousness; "Gentiles"; Overpopulation?; Freeing slaves?; "Faith"; Distraction; Speaking up; Boards and board members; Ready for conflict; Focusing on the kingdom; Promoting HHC material; Fasting; Waiting upon the Lord; Trauma; "Soul"; Submitting to God; Word trickery; Depopulation; Communism; Joining the network; Blasphemy of Holy Spirit; Forgiving; Emulating John the Baptist; Helping your minister; Brothers of Jesus; Speak up!
Many words from Christ; Our journey as individuals; Matt 10:1; Disciples/students; Parables?; Sickness and disease; Bible sources; Uninspired translators - Inspired readers; Hearing the Word of God; Trauma; "Sickness" = nosos - disease; "Disease" = infirmity/weakness (soft/effeminate); Transference of traits/identity via trauma; Overcoming trauma; Consequential disease; Giving "power" to disciples; Listing apostles; Immigration?; Population collapse?; The design of God; Preaching the gospel; Leprosy?; Rotting of the soul; Why gather?; Preparedness; Conduits of Holy Spirit; Judging; Wise serpents; Protecting sheep in the midst of wolves; Living for your children - strengthening; Sin of Sodom; Resurrecting righteousness; Sanhedrin (Council); Subjection; "Swear not"; Taking God's name in vain; Other churches; Governments of power; Confrontation; Speaking from the heart/spirit; Dealing with demons; Letting God work in your life; Fear Not!; Repentance; "Israel"; Power of choice; Confess? (homologeo) - agree/say the same; Doers of the Word; Artificial Holy Spirit; Sacrifice; Knowing yourself; The Way of Christ; Matt 25:34-46 lookahead; "Brethren"; Name of Christ; Where is your faith?; Who is your comforter?; Helping with unbelief; Parthia v Rome; Building social bonds; Christian soldiers; It's time to repent.
Writing to Jews and Parthians; Social safety nets; Courts; Circumstantial evidence; Media falsification; Missing information; Translated bible; Preconceived notions; "Patris"; Twisting presented information; Ideology; Believing in Holy Spirit; Patterns of evil; Connecting with God who gives life; Jesus quotes; "Christ" = king of government at hand; Kingdom not of this "world"?; Rightful king of Judea; Protection draws subjection; Pursuit of happiness; "Blessed"/happy; Righteous relations with neighbors; "Conversation"; Administrating civil affairs; Saul's foolishness; Christ's healing power; Matt 9:1; His own city (polis); Meditation; Spiritual awakening; Discipleship; "Publicans"; Government corruption; Devotion to sin; What sin?; "Q gospels"; Voluntarism; Matt 9:12; Tending the sick; Evil's control; Delusion; "Mercy" and sacrifice; Fasting?; Separate from the world; Matt 9:18; Faith; "Worship"; Making whole; "Nazarite" vow; What is death?; Raising from the dead; Understanding Holy Spirit; Acting upon faith; John the Baptist's ministry; Devils; Synagogues; Spiritual and physical realms; Matt 9:36 "Multitude"; Scattered flocks; Too many shepherds; Few laborers; Chapter breaks added; Matthew story over years; Sanhedrin; Sacrifice of the world; Heaven's operation; Deceitful meats; Welfare (unrighteousness) snares; "Bridegroom"; Who is the bride?; Gospel solution; Red-letter decrees of the king; "Church"; Levitical criteria; Body (incorporation) of Christ; 40,000 denominations?; Who is the harlot?; First-century doers; Christ's table; Caring for all neighbors; Repent (think a different way); Don't miss the gospel (of the kingdom)!
Chalee and Chelsea pick up with a discussion about what it means to be a Church as we continue our discussion about The Essential Church by Steve Swartz. Then we discuss a reading curriculum that we have been trying out and give a big double thumbs up. And after that thoroughly intellectual discussion, we descend into all things candy corn meringue and Disney's personification of animals and forks. Join us today at the Thursday House.
Judging; Which rules?; Right to choose; Spiritual choices; Perspective; Cultural revolution; Barbarians; Knowing yourself to know others; Your idols; Two trees; Socialist degeneration; Daily travesties; Perfect law of liberty; Matt 8:1; Healing the leper; John the Baptist; Parthia; Jesus the king; Immediate cleansing; Lev 14:2 Law of the leper; Pharisee party; Possession; Jesus' plan; Healing; Vaccines; Reproduction; Intuition and revelation; Jesus and the Old Testament; Charity + Faith + Hope; 8:9 - man under authority (exousia); Stories by Christ; How will you choose?; Ideologies; True sons; Starting your journey; Accepting the love of God; Peter's mother-in-law; 8:17 Isaiah reference; Taking care of needy of your society; Making The Lord your Lord; 1+ hour of additional summary to follow…
Contextualizing Matthew; Christ's history-changing message; Parthia and India; Digging deeper; Son of God controversy; Rome's free bread and circuses; Earlier congregations; Baptizing Christians; Welfare snare, Bondage of Egypt; Income tax; Never to go there; Choosing rulers; Julius Caesar's temples; Covetousness; Christ vs Caesar; Robbing your neighbor; Covetousness is not OK; Attacking delusion? Or saving lives?; "Christians" working iniquity; Freewill; Dopamine?; Fasting; Analyzing the Gospel; Pursuit of happiness; John 5:34; Rom 10:1; "Might be saved"; Our freewill choice; Living in light; Matt 6:22; Focus on truth; George Floyd example; Bringing light into the room; Matt 7:1; Turning neighbor into resource; Saving yourself?; "Judgement" = crema; Decree; Responsibility; Protecting neighbor; Peoples' courts; Juries; Deciding fact and law; Corban of the Pharisees; Seeing your error; Keeping commandments; Sacrifice; Matt 7:5; Your beam; Idolatry; Col 3:5; Hypocrites; Pearls of truth; Heading families; Taking care of society's needy; Approving corruption; The way of the Kingdom; Faith; Strait gate; Loving truth; Racism?; Wolves in sheep's clothing; Knowing by fruits; Fruit of modern church; Your chosen gods; Dainties; Wanting to see; Unrighteous mammon; Changing the way you think; Matt 7:21; Laws of force; Why Rome was in Judea; "Born again"; The fruit of your faith; "Belief"; Seeing your darkness; The rock of Christ; Decrees of Jesus Christ; Doers; "Authority" (power); Who is the higher power in your life?; Liberty; Siding with righteousness; "Evil"; Being wise men; Gathering in Christ's way; Scattered flock; Revelation-based judgement; Matt 8:1; Multitudes; Touching lepers; Christian minorities; Repent an do Christ's doctrines.
Introduction When nonprofits--or any organization for that matter--are poorly run, it inhibits their ability to deliver value for their customers and communities. Because nonprofits often deliver vital services to our most vulnerable citizens, we need systems in place that make them more efficient, more focused, and more productive. On today's episode, we talk with the leader of Life Remodeled, a community-based organization in Detroit, MI that is transforming communities and providing opportunities for many people experiencing life-controlling challenges. But this episode is not just for those involved in the nonprofit world. It's about organizational leadership at its finest, and what it takes to be a great leader and build a great team. About our Guest Dr. Chris Lambert is the author of Next Level Nonprofit and Founder/CEO of Life Remodeled. Chris originally pursued a degree in marketing at Indiana University with the hope of attending law school and launching a career as a real estate developer. A spiritual awakening during his junior year led to a passion to follow Jesus, and Chris eventually followed a call to Fuller and Gordon-Conwell seminaries, where he earned his MDiv and doctorate in preaching. Moving to Liberia in 2007, he and his wife helped a village raise the necessary resources for a well, farm animals, and a new school building. Upon returning to the U.S., Chris founded a church called Ekklesia. In 2010 he started Life Remodeled, which repurposes vacant school buildings into one-stop hubs of opportunities and helps create neighborhood revitalization that lasts. Additionally, he and his dream team built and launched the Next Level Nonprofit organizational operating system. From the TEDx stage to lists like Crain's 40 Under 40, Building Design + Construction 40 Under 40, and SMART BUSINESS Dealmaker of the Year, Chris' reputation precedes him. But it's the journey ahead—and the people he's asked to help lead the way—that excites him most. Social Links LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/lambertliferemodeled/ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LambertRemodeled Life Remodeled Website: https://www.nlncoaching.org/ Next Level Nonprofit Website: https://www.nlncoaching.org/ What You'll Learn The mission of Life Remodeled and its role in urban neighborhood revitalization. Chris' failures, learnings, and inspiring stories. Key insights from his recently published book, Next Level Nonprofit, which provides an easy-to-implement, practical, and proven system to do more good by operating at the highest levels of organizational excellence. Connect with Dr. Mike: Website: https://www.drmikepatterson.com Book: https://www.missionfirstpeoplealwaysbook.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/drmichaellpatterson Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/therealdrmikepatterson/ Twitter: https://twitter.com/drmikepatterson Buy The Book!: Mission First People Always Episode Minute By Minute: 00:00 Introduction to today's episode with special guest, Dr. Chris Lambert 01:20 Who is Dr. Lambert, his book, and how he's impacting the world 03:43 Chris's journey leading up to where he is today 05:03 Chris talks about pursuing a life in business, but radically shifting to non-profit 05:48 The story of Chris's non-profit, Life Remodeled 07:10 Chris shares the “why” behind Life Remodeled 09:03 How Life Remodeled has seen so much success in 8 years of existence 11:25 Chris talks about why an operating system is critical to an organization's success 13:24 Why it's important to focus not only on the people, but the management side as well 15:28 Chris talks about how the best “who's” lead to the best “how's” 19:24 Who are “reindeer” people, how to find them and how to hold onto to them 23:55 Chris shares his vision behind weekly 90 minute staff meetings 26:16 The importance of having a unified vision 31:46 Chris gives his say on if it's tougher to work for non-profit than corporate 34:53 Chris gives a transformational story that keeps him going in his business 37:15 Chris shares one thing that could be implemented to becoming a good leader 39:28 How to follow Chris and where to find his book
“Let the Church be the Ekklesia” – This series looks at what matters the most. As you listen to the podcast, you can follow along at https://bible.com/events/49151924 Full Service Available on Facebook and YouTube Meridian Church of God Facebook PageMeridian Church of God YouTube Channel
News behind the news; Bible is about government; The war for your soul; Vatican II councils; Whole truth; Matthew writing to Jews; The solution; Christians without a clue; Christ's doctrine; Needing something to believe in; Reviewing Matthew; Genealogy; Wise men; Supporting Christ's ministry; "Magi"; Rightful kings?; Corban; Matt 3:4; Camel hair?; Parthians?; Knowing history; John the Baptist's lineage; Rome/Parthia history; Social safety net systems; Jesus' government; Religious duty; Public religion; Temples in Jerusalem and Rome; "Nazareth"; "polis"; Foundational knowledge; Richness of Jesus; Julius Caesar; No coveting!; "Hemyan"; 16th Amendment; Changing the way you think; Sharing wealth; Idolatry; Anti-Christ governments; Caring for each other; "Happy" sermons; Spiritual fulfilment; Christ's Republic; Destroying Rome; Matthew 6 decrees; Beatitudes; Alms - for needy of society; Compassionate choice; "love"; arrows?; No force!; Fair share?; People's choice; World's forced benefits; Lord's prayer; Which "father"; Praying to God for your daily bread; Forgiving debt; Or NOT forgiving; The choice before you; Fasting instructions; Invisible god; Rich ministers; Your treasures; Learning to love; Matt 6:24; Serving 2 masters; Choosing Christ's system; Mammon; Sharing your treasure; Anxiety and appreciation; Christ, Abraham and Moses created networks of charity; Seeking kingdom FIRST; Hypocrites; Taxes = tithes; Injustice story; Christ's intention; Parthian shot?; True Christianity; Seeking righteous mammon; God's protection; Network together in faith and truth.
Christ High Priest and King; Firing moneychangers; Taxation and Tithing; Benefitting at neighbors' expense; Your bondage; Hoping for repentance; Taking away power of authority; "Almsgiving"; Riding the beast; Merchandising humanity; Anxiety vs Gratitude; Walking in faith; Enemies; Unnatural affection; Phil 4:11; Moses' influence; Believing in God's provision; Greek "thankfulness"; Beatitudes; God's fuel; Poor in spirit; Awakening Holy Spirit in you; Psalms 107:1; Give thanks unto the Lord…; "yada" and "tada"; Force use by modern Christians; The "love" utility; Your greatest fears; Conduiting Holy Spirit; Lam 3:22; Forgiveness and health; Seeing your own error; Phil 4:6; Being careful?; "Peace", 1+ hours of summary yet to come.
Matthew writing to a Jewish base; Lev 14:2 leper offerings; Extra work for Priest; Turtledove altars; "Religion"; Doctrine of Jesus; Badmouthing Paul; Implementing Christ; Rightly dividing bread; The other FEMA; Jehovah-Nissi; Essene interpretation; Doing what Jesus taught; Connecting the testaments; Taking the kingdom from the Pharisees; Appointing to His little flocks; "Meat"?; Temple: den of thieves; Understanding Jesus; Salt of the modern church; Solving the world's problems; John the Baptist's preparation of The Way; Network of charity; Binding ourselves by faith, hope and charity; Gathering of friends; John's respect for Jesus; Matt 4:1; Jesus led by Spirit; Temptation; "Son of God"; Gospel of James; Welfare snare; Stones to bread?; Living stones; Corruption of priests; Wave offering; Handling money; Firing moneychangers; Word of God; Temptations of Christ and us; Fate?; Fasting?; Temptation -> Corruption; Sanhedrin; Opulence of priests; 2 Cor 8:9; Repentance; Religions of force; Oregon article 2 section 22; Media control; Perverting altars; 1 Sam 8; Fixing corruption; Matt 4:5; Jumping out of the system?; Seeking His kingdom and righteousness; Turning neighbors into bread; Matt 4:8; "world"; Your power; Worship = service; "Angels"?; The love from Christ; Mt 4:17; Kingdom of Heaven/God; Separate from the "world"; Receiving Holy Spirit; Christ's commands for His Church; Kingdom within your reach; Simon and Andrew; James and John; Synagogues; New kind of "net"; Unrighteous leaping; Adversary to God - other "son"?; Public religion = legal charity; Exercising Authority; Process of repentance; Selling yourself into bondage; Distractions from neighbor's needs; Tempting God to take care of you?; Burnt offerings; Evolution of "giving"; Systems of social welfare; Following the money; Caesar's hut?; Democracy; Return to Pure Religion.
Raiment of John the Baptist; Matt 3:4; Camel hair and leather belt?; Parthia; Magi?; Essene message; Hemyan; Linking to Iran?; Priests to all nations; Ephesus; Parthian battle techniques; Mustering Militia; Religion's essential social bonds; Altars of Jehovah-Nissi; Lev 14 leprosy; Hocus-pocus; Cat allergies?; Milkmaids and smallpox; Matt 4 review; Free bread and circuses; Tempting God; Sons of God; Faithful maidens; Contracting with other gods; Systems of social welfare; Freewill offerings; The road to pure religion; Long term care facilities; Fishers of men; The "way" of Christ; Living Network; 1 Pe 2:5; Rev 2:17; 1 Cor 3:16; Temple of the Holy Ghost; Seeking His kingdom and righteousness; Matthew out of chronological order; Sermon on the mount; Beatitudes; Keeping commandments; Rationalizing; Denying Christ; Expanding challenges; Rom 1:25; Non-inheritors of the kingdom; Insufficient Christianity; Another hour of summary to come…