Rob Norman: What Is The Gospel | Enlistment To The Kingdom
The Gospel is far more than an insurance policy in the event of death or even sickness. The Gospel Jesus and Paul preached was a Gospel that called people to enlist in Kingdom service.
Andy Steere: What Is The Gospel | God & His Mission
In all forms of Christian mission…we are confronting the powers of evil and kingdom of Satan—with all their dismal effects on human life and the wider creation. If we are to proclaim and demonstrate the reality of the reign of God in Christ—that is, if we are to proclaim that Jesus is king, in a world that still likes to chant ‘we have no king but Caesar’ and his many successors, including mammon—then we will be in direct conflict with the reign of the evil one, in all its legion manifestations. The deadly reality of this battle against the powers of evil is the unanimous testimony of those who struggle for justice, for the needs of the poor and oppressed, the sick and ignorant and who struggle evangelistically to bring people to faith in Christ and plant churches. In all such work we confront the reality of sin and Satan. In all such work we are challenging the darkness of the world with the light and good news of Jesus Christ and the reign of God through him.
-Christopher Wright, The Mission of God
Corey Akeley: Introduction To The Old Testament
Corey introduces Quarter 3 of Vineyard Institute, 2018. The Old Testament is often overlooked or largely ignored because people don’t understand it or see it’s relevance. Corey will whet your appetite for embarking on a course to study the theology of the OLD Testament through a kingdom lens.
Rob Norman: Intro To Modern & Contemporary Gnosticism
Modern day Gnostics tend to over spiritualize everything. Often they ignore the historical teachings of Scripture and wise counsel from mature Christians, instead claiming that God has “told” them to leave their church, divorce their spouse, break a family relationship, etc.
Rob Norman: The Resurrection
There are at least 12 different appearances of Christ in the resurrection accounts, beginning with Mary and ending with Paul. They were physical, tangible experiences with Christ eating, speaking and allowing himself to be touched by them. On one occasion he appeared to over 500 people.
Rob Norman: Fragrant Offerings
When we embark on a faith walk with Jesus there is every chance we will face seasons of living in want! The contemporary “faith message” doesn’t always deal with this fact well, many “faith preachers” leave us with the impression that to be ‘in want’ is to be without faith. Yet, the Apostle Paul, here, is strongly suggesting that followers of Jesus should expect to have seasons in our lives where we live in plenty and seasons where we live in want! Neither of these conditions are indicators of faith they are simply symptoms of life.
Rob Norman: We’re In This Thing Together
Like mindedness doesn’t mean we have the same opinion on every matter of life. Our like mindedness is based on being ‘united in Christ’. The brilliance of the church is that God has brought together people with different gifts and ideas for a common cause and purpose.
Rob Norman: New Years Eve – Forget what is behind (Philippians 3)
We don’t forget what God has achieved, or attained, in us; these are the foundations upon which He will build. We do forget the pain and hardship because they are temporal; they belong to this world and are not worthy of the next world. In the end Jesus will ultimately wipe these hardships away.