The Kingdom Story-Seek First the Kingdom
Episode Invitation: A prayer based on two verses in Matthew 6. 21 For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. 33 Seek first the kingdom of God and His righteousness: “Jesus help me seek and treasure your Kingdom and your righteousness first. I want to live in and under the rule and reign of your Kingdom. Open my eyes to see and my heart to…
Episode Invitation: Listen to the full teaching by Jay Pathak
Empowered-Come, Holy Spirit
Episode Invitation: Pray the words “Come, Holy Spirit” and notice God’s lavish generosity, His eagerness and ability to help, and His deep desire to be with us.
Episode Invitation: Earnestly desire Spiritual Gifts and ask for them. Love others and put yourself into circumstances that require the Holy Spirit to do what you can’t.
Episode Invitation: Be as brave as Bartimaeus was and sit in God’s presence and tell Him what you want Him to do for you. Isaiah 53: 5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, and by His stripes we are healed.
Episode Invitation: Practice listening to God for others and sharing what He gives you, so they can be strengthened, encouraged, and comforted. 1 Corinthians 14:3 But the one who prophesies speaks to people for their strengthening, encouraging, and comfort. 1 Corinthians 14:1-3 Follow the way of love and eagerly desire gifts of the Spirit, especially prophecy.
Episode Invitation: Listen to the Holy Spirit and respond to whatever He is revealing to you right now.
Empowered-Why We Need the Spirit to Empower Us
Week one of Empowered: Why We Need the Spirit to Empower Us
Easter 2023-The Joy of the Resurrection
Episode Invitation: Reflect on the death and resurrection of Jesus Christ and note the joy you feel in knowing He is Risen! Express that joy to Jesus.
What does it mean to be the People of the King?
Episode Invitation: Humble yourself, listen, and respond to whatever God is communicating to you about your relationship with one another.
The People of the King Help One Another
Episode Invitation: Ask Holy Spirit to show you a person with a need in our church or a part of the ministries that our church supports. Then ask how you (or you and others) can come along side them and help. Bible Study Tip: Memorize so you can Meditate!
The People of the King Know the Secret of Contentment
Episode Invitation: Establish your foundation in God – what do you know about God? From scripture, your own experiences, experiences of others? Choose to worship God for who He is, despite your circumstances.
The People of the King are United in Eternity
Episode Invitation: Ask the Holy Spirit to show you what it means that we are eternally united to God and one another. Bible Study Tip: listen to John Mark Comer teaching “Can We Trust the Bible” — https://bridgetown.church/teachings/scripture/can-we-trust-the-bible
The People of the King are Works in Progress
Episode Invitation: Complete steps 4 and 5 of Lectio Divina with the passage in Philippians 3:10-17 Reminder of steps: Ready Read Reflect Respond Rest
The People of the King are Losers
Episode Invitation: Find a place where you can sit alone with God. Ask God to show you how he’s working in your life and what losses will ensue. Or remember a time in the past when you lost a part of your false self. Ponder those losses. Pay attention to them. Feel them. See how important they are—and then choose to lose your plans, your dreams, your security, your…
The People of the King are Equals
Episode Invitation: Ask Jesus to show you if there are members of the body that you value higher and/or lower than others. Talk with Jesus about this and invite a trusted person into that conversation.
The People of the King are Transformed, Transforming & Transformers
Episode Invitation: Share with someone what God has done in your life, what He is doing now, and what you desire for Him to do you in you. Bible Study Tip: As you read the Bible notice those good things that stand out that you desire to have in your life, and pray for God’s transformation.
The People of the King Understand the Power of Humility
Episode Invitation: Ask the Holy Spirit to help you see pride and selfish ambition in contrast to humility and how they affect your relationships. Then, ask God to show you a specific way(s) that you can do what Philippians 2:3-4 say: “…in In humility count others more significant than…
The People of the King Share in Suffering
Episode Invitation: Allow God and others into your pain and let them share in your suffering. Ask God to point out others who are suffering and how you can share in their suffering.
The People of the King-God’s Sovereignty Brings Peace & Freedom
Episode Invitation: Ask God to help you see your past, present and future circumstances in the light of God’s Sovereignty. Pray for and come along side those who are in the middle of hard circumstances.
The People of the King-Philippians Through an “Us” Lens
Episode Invitation: Resolve to practice reading scripture with an “us” lens. Begin with Philippians 1:6 by asking Jesus to show you the good works in us that He has started.
The People of the King
Episode Invitation: Share your experience of the Bible with those around you If you don’t read it, consider sharing with someone about why you don’t. If you do read the bible, tell others about recent ways you have encountered God through scripture.
Unexpected King-Unexpected Victory
Episode invitation: Jesus’ invitation is “Come to me.” Give yourself the greatest gift you can give, surrender yourself to Jesus. Merry Christmas friends!
Unexpected King-Unexpected Timing
Episode Invitation: Jesus said “I am the resurrection and the life. The one who believes in me will live, even though they die; and whoever lives by believing in me will never die.” Do you believe this? Invite Jesus into the “not yets” of your life.