Hello Kitchen Table Theology Family! This is a special interview episode with Pastor Jeff Cranston and our guest, Dr. Dave Park
Dr. Dave Park is the founder and president of Infusion and His Passion Ministries. Dave has ministered to pastors, youth leaders, parents, and students for over 25 years all over the world including Panama, Argentina, Germany, Ireland, and Israel. Dave and his team provide training, seminars, conferences, workshops, and one on one counseling to people mainly in the areas of their identity in Christ. He has co-authored more than 17 best-selling books with Dr. Neil T. Anderson and has been nominated for three Gold Medallion Awards.
Dave is married to his lovely wife, Grace, has three children, thirteen grand-babies, and one Siamese cat.
[0:27] Introducing Dr. Dave Park
Dave and Pastor Jeff chat about meeting each other, cats going to heaven, and introduce today’s discussion[03:11] Our Identity In Christ Changes Our Nature
Dr. Dave explains how dogmatic we can mistakenly become by reversing our Theology. An example, in Ephesians' first three chapters it's about identity; who we are in Christ. Yet, we can forget about that and immediately dive into the practicality of what we must do in ChristWe have been made holy by God, not by anything we do, that He may dwell in us. We have intimacy in Christ that we can rest in because He's provided the way of salvation. Thus, Jesus said on the cross, "it's finished."[09:18] Infusion and His Passion Ministries
Dr. Dave talks about how God led him to start his ministry. As a young man, despite promise and success, Dr. Dave had many insecurities and an orphan spirit. He was always striving to be loved by God[14:21] Going From Knowing Theology to Applying It
Staring with knowing Theology deeper; Dr. Dave recommends starting with EphesiansDr. Dave on his thoughts about the American Church and the concepts of identity in ChristDr. Dave's recommendations on where to start with theology[26:02] Closing Up
Final words from Dr. Dave and Pastor JeffVisit https://www.infusionnow.org for more resources and to learn more about theology
“Keeping God's commandments is a serious thing to God in his heart, but it's not done to sustain or to provide salvation. It's done to express our love for God. " - Dr. Dave Park
"Most of the bondages, or most of the sins in my life, were made trying to meet my own needs, or trying to find satisfaction, or pleasure, or peace or comfort in another area besides my Jesus." - Dr. Dave Park
1 Cor 3:16Rom 7:15
The Common Made Holy by Neil T. AndersonThe Bondage Breaker by Neil T. AndersonStomping Out the Darkness Paperback by Neil T. Anderson and Dave Park
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