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Where do I place my trust? What am I afraid of? How do I learn the good life as an apprentice of the Master? Join the adventure thru the wardrobe into a Kingdom now available to those who follow the King. Part 3 of a 5 session presentation.

Where do I place my trust? What am I afraid of? How do I learn the good life as an apprentice of the Master? Join the adventure thru the wardrobe into a Kingdom now available to those who follow the King. Part 3 of a 5 session presentation.

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  1. 1. Kingdom Living Session III of V SimplyFollowJesus.com @Simply2Jesus Friday, September 26, 14
  2. 2. Are my aspirations for the highest paid position for my greatest security? Match the job with the annual income… • Air Traffic Control • Anesthesiologist • Attorney • Chief Executive • Pilot • Psychiatrist • $234,950 • $176,550 • $174,170 • $130,490 • $122,530 • $118,070 Friday, September 26, 14
  3. 3. Do I fear the lowest paid positions? Rank in order from low to high… •Barista •Film Projectionist •Lifeguard •Shampooer •Ticket Taker Friday, September 26, 14
  4. 4. Answers: Highest Paid Positions • Anesthesiologist • Chief Executive • Psychiatrist • Attorney • Air Traffic Control • Pilot • $234,950 • $176,550 • $174,170 • $130,490 • $122,530 • $118,070 Friday, September 26, 14
  5. 5. Answers: Lowest paid from the least • Shampooer • Barista • Ticket Taker • Lifeguard • Film Projectionist Friday, September 26, 14
  6. 6. Do not be afraid, little flock, for your Father has been pleased to give you the Kingdom. Luke 12:32 Friday, September 26, 14
  7. 7. Trust me, my Father wants you to enter His Kingdom…now not later. The Kingdom of God is more than my retirement home (Heaven) Jesus bought (the Cross) because I can't afford it. (Sin) Friday, September 26, 14
  8. 8. The Kingdom (def.) The reign of a loving God whose Kingdom governance of the royal law of love is now available for His sons & daughters. SimplyFollowJesus.com Friday, September 26, 14
  9. 9. In review… There is a Kingdom... By Jesus! This is the Kingdom... Of Jesus! So, how do I enter the Kingdom? Friday, September 26, 14
  10. 10. “What is the relationship between the King and His subjects?” Friday, September 26, 14
  11. 11. “Follow Me” means Kingdom Followship We are not leading. We have not arrived. We are not alone. Friday, September 26, 14
  12. 12. The Master and His apprentice Friday, September 26, 14
  13. 13. “Follow me.” “A Disciple, or Apprentice… is simply someone who has decided to be with another person, in order to become capable of doing what that person does or to become what that person is.” Dallas Willard, The Divine Conspiracy, p. 282 Friday, September 26, 14
  14. 14. Jesus college A “Good” School “The Lord is my Shepherd; I lack nothing…” Psalm 23:1 SimplyFollowJesus.com Jesus' College is the only one in which God's truth can be really learned; other schools may teach us what is to be believed, but Christ's alone can show us how to believe it. Let us sit at the feet of Jesus, and by earnest prayer call in his blessed aid that our dull wits may grow brighter, and our feeble understandings may receive heavenly things. CH Spurgeon, Morning & Evening - Luke 24:27 Friday, September 26, 14
  15. 15. “Come to me, take my yoke, and learn from me.” Matt. 11:28-29 “Deny yourself, pick up your cross and follow me.” Luke 9:23 “I am the Vine, you are the branch. Stay in me”John 15:5 Three Kingdom Woods Friday, September 26, 14
  16. 16. Now if we are children, then we are heirs—heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ, if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may also share in his glory. Romans 8:17 Friday, September 26, 14
  17. 17. Our central message - our gospel - must be one that has a natural tendency to produce disciples of Jesus, not just avid consumers of religious goods and services. Disciples are self-starters in Kingdom living on the road with Jesus day in and day out. The gospel of life now in the present Kingdom of the Heavens (Matthew 4:17) will produce disciples. And then we organize our “meetings”...in a way that intelligently develops disciples and fosters their progressive transformation into Christlikeness from the inside. Dallas Willard, Foreword Renovation of the Church by Kent Carlson & Mike Lueken Friday, September 26, 14
  18. 18. “C ome to me, all y o u w h o a r e w e a r y and burdened, and I w i l l g i v e y o u r est. Take m y y o ke upon you and l ear n from me, for I a m g e n t l e a n d humble in heart, and you will find r e s t f o r y o u r so uls. F o r m y y o ke i s easy and my burden is light.” Mat t h ew 11:28-30 SimplyFollowJesus.com Friday, September 26, 14
  19. 19. “It is not like teaching a horse to jump better but like turning a horse into a winged creature. For a while, mere lumps on the shoulders.” CS Lewis, Mere Christianity Friday, September 26, 14
  20. 20. Entering the Kingdom of God SimplyFollowJesus.com Friday, September 26, 14
  21. 21. The Problem - My kingdom come, my will be done SimplyFollowJesus.com Friday, September 26, 14
  22. 22. On & Off Ramps & Roadblocks - Not as Scribes & Pharisees - Legalism Matthew 5:20 + Doing the Father’s will - Obedience Matthew 7:21 + As a child - Trust Matthew 18:3; John 3:3 -/+ Hard for the rich - Greed Matthew 19:23 -/+ Taken if self sanctified - Pride Matthew 21:31 Kingdom Travel on “El Camino Real” {The High Road} Friday, September 26, 14
  23. 23. 5:20, “For I tell you that unless your righteousness** surpasses that of the Pharisees and the teachers of the law…” ~ ~ ~ **Righteousness (def.) Equity of Character; Integrity; Virtue; Purity of life; Rightness; Correct thinking, feeling, & acting . Repent: Think about your thinking Kingdom Travel on “The King’s Highway” The character of legalism** is you always have to be thinking and you can’t think fast enough to stay up with it. Dallas Willard Friday, September 26, 14
  24. 24. Let us venture further up, further in… SimplyFollowJesus.com Friday, September 26, 14
  25. 25. This is how I enter the Kingdom... In Jesus! Friday, September 26, 14
  26. 26. In summary… There is a Kingdom... By Jesus! This is the Kingdom... Of Jesus! This is how I enter the Kingdom... In Jesus! So, how do I live in the Kingdom? Friday, September 26, 14
  27. 27. What is the Gospel of Jesus? Friday, September 26, 14
  28. 28. What is the Gospel of the Kingdom of God? Friday, September 26, 14
  29. 29. SimplyFollowJesus.com@Simply2Jesus Kingdom Living Sessions I, II, IV & V available on slideshare.com Friday, September 26, 14
  30. 30. SimplyFollowJesus.com@Simply2Jesus Simply Follow Jesus exists to engage others to explore with us the mystery of the knowledge of truth hidden in Jesus Christ through communication, gatherings and materials. Friday, September 26, 14

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