Your DYNAMIC Role in the Kingdom of God
By Phillip Gonzales
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Imagine a world with no sadness, no sickness, no pain; a world with no war, no poverty, no hunger. Now imagine that it's actually possible. When the Bible paints its portrait of "The Kingdom of God", these are the colors it uses. The even more exciting news is this: God IS building His Kingdom both here and in eternity, and He wants to use YOU to help make it happen. Join us as we discover how...
||CleanPart 10: Confirmed||"And the disciples went everywhere and preached, and the Lord worked through them, confirming what they said by many miraculous signs." -Mark 16:20 When it comes to pursuing the purposes of God, there is often something inside us that wonders, "does this stuff really work?" Join us in our final session as we explore what it looks like when God CONFIRMS his word, and how he is ALWAYS faithful to do it. NOTE: Please take a moment to fill out a brief, 7-question survey about this class/journey. http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/7D8ZLXX [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||26 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 09: A Temple||Have you ever heard the phrase "Your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit" used to try and make people stop doing things they shouldn't? Have you ever wondered if that's all it really means? Join us in looking at the places God chooses to dwell, and what it means for us. NOTE: This talk makes heavy use of PowerPoint. Download the slide show at http://phillipgonzales.com/teaching/your-dynamic-role. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||12 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 08: Grace||Have you ever felt like even though you were trying so hard to be "a good Christian", you just weren't good enough? Have you ever felt like even though you worked and worked on some area of your life, you still didn't measure up? Join us for a review of the journey we've taken so far, and an exploration of what the grace of God really means for us. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||5 2 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 07: Soybeans and Strawberries||Which is better, soybeans or strawberries? ... Your answer depends on what you value most. Over and over again, the Bible demonstrates the truth that God is a God of MULTIPLICATION whose desire is to see His people "be fruitful and multiply", but what does this general principle mean in the specifics of our lives? Even more personal, what does it mean when we're not experiencing the "fruitfulness" we hoped to see? [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||29 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 06: The Glorious Overflow||In the last session we looked at the idea that the purpose of our life and salvation is to glorify God, or put another way, to "reflect God's glory back to Him". This week we look at Ephesians chapter 3 to see more dimensions of the idea that God's chosen method to reveal His glory to all the universe... is us. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||22 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 05: The Point||"A point in every direction is the same as no point at all." -From the album/animated film, "The Point" So, we're invited into the Kingdom of God. We've seen what it is, what it looks like and how to enter, but underneath it all, what's the point? Put another way, it's the age-old question, "Why am I here?" Join us as we examine Scripture to find out. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||15 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 04: Stripper or Furnace||In our final look at the "entrance requirements" of the Kingdom of God, we review all we've covered thus far. We then take a look at what "the poor" and "children" have to do with each other, and why Jesus says that they are the ones to whom the Kingdom belongs. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||8 1 2011||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanYour DYNAMIC Role: "Rich and Poor"||One of the most curious things Jesus says about entrance into the Kingdom of God is that it's impossible for the rich. He says bluntly, "It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich person to enter the kingdom of God...With man it is impossible..." -Mark 10:25, 27 Like most of the truths in the Bible, this one has multiple layers, many facets, different ways to understand it. Here's ONE to consider... [NOTE: THIS AUDIO IS FROM A COMPANION VIDEO TO THE TEACHING SERIES "Your DYNAMIC Role in the Kingdom of God" http://phillipgonzales.com/teaching]||30 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 03: Entry Visas (pt.2)||In part 2 of "Entry Visas", we examine the tricky balance of faith vs. works and how it relates to entrance and participation in the Kingdom, as well as look at the Biblical idea of "Righteousness" and how we get it. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||18 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 02: Entry Visas (pt.1)||Imagine a world with no hunger, no pain, no sickness or sadness or disappointment. Would you want to live there? Who wouldn't? The truth is, though, that when it comes to The Kingdom of God, not everyone gets in. Join us as we examine what the Bible says about the entrance requirements of the Kingdom; who's in, and who's out. [Presented at Gateway Baptist Church, Fort Myers, FL]||11 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|
||CleanPart 01: What Kingdom Come?||If you've spent much time in church circles, you've probably heard people talk about "The Kingdom of God". Sometimes it seems they're talking about Heaven. Other times it sounds like they're talking about Earth. Join us as we look at some of what the Bible says about "The Kingdom", and hopefully start to discover what it actually IS.||4 12 2010||Free||View in iTunes|