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Planet Jesus – Busy, Not Busybodies – Ep. 20

The Kingdom of God is structured for interdependence were everyone labors to support the needs of the whole. Christians should work together to support one another and represent a kingdom of abundance, not scarcity.

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Planet Jesus – Worship Leads to Living – Ep. 19

As the Apostle Paul writes to the Roman Christians, he challenges them to think about their role in society. Throughout time these questions have always been relevant to Christians.  Who do we know that deserves our wrath, but instead receives our graciousness? How do we use our God given gifts? How should we react to…

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Planet Jesus – Citizens of Heaven – Ep. 18

Shining the Light for a world enveloped in darkness is not simply a task set for us. On the contrary, this Light should shine as part of our birthright as Children of God. Being a good citizen of heaven affords us with great opportunity and privilege, not to squander, but to share, by modeling God’s…

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Planet Jesus – Good Cretans – Ep. 17

In this episode, the Apostle Paul, an early detractor and then follower of Jesus, speaking to believers in Crete, describes how humble obedience and love can influence those around us. He explains how Christians should behave out in the world? Respond to the issues of the day…? And support rulers and authorities… even if you…

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Planet Jesus – Judgement & Mercy – Ep. 16

There is a delicate balance between judgement and mercy; too much of either creates social problems. In this episode, we will consider an often misunderstood passage regarding the commission of the disciples of Jesus to be fishers of men. What has been interpreted as a statement of evangelical inclusiveness is actually a message of judgement….

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Planet Jesus – The Kingdom of God (Part 2) – Ep. 15

“Go into all the world and report the good news!” These were a few of the last words spoken by Jesus to his disciples. This commission takes courage and vulnerability, but it is through weakness that hope is spread to a world in despair. In this episode, Rob will continue what he began in Episode…

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Planet Jesus – The Kingdom of God (Part 1) – Ep. 14

In this episode, we will consider what it means to be a citizen of the Kingdom of God. What is the culture of that kingdom. How that meaning and our actions are informed by the character of the king(Jesus). And, how that meaning has been ignored or twisted. This episode is the first of a…

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Planet Jesus – Damnable Doctrine of Disfellowship – Ep. 13

The rise of secularism has made many Christians defensive. We know we are required to love, so we wrap our ‘concerns’ for unbelieving children, spouses, friends in awkward, uncomfortable conversations that end up breaking relationships.  In this episode, we will look at the podcast of atheist Matt Dillahunty on his 50th birthday. We will consider research…

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Planet Jesus – Happy HeySeuss: Was Jesus Happy? – Ep. 12

In Episode 12, we will consider happiness and its importance in our lives. We will ask the question, “was Jesus happy?” And we will consider what implications that may have on the way we live and orient our lives.

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Planet Jesus – Lying: The Gateway to Chaos – Ep. 10

For over a month the lie of one man, Jussie Smollett, disrupted the city of Chicago and perplexed a nation. His actions underscore the importance of telling the truth and avoiding the chaos that lying can cause. We will consider the thoughts of Sam Harris from his 2013 book titled Lying. We will sprinkle in…

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