The Citizen ATX podcast exists to provide practical conversations about what it means to live as a dual citizen in Austin, Tx. Each episode will focus on a cultural topic, with the aim of helping believers learn how to engage their citizenship on earth while not compromising their true citizenship in heaven (Philippians 3:20). Listen as Jonathan Spencer, Matt Gillum and special guests help you navigate through the tensions of a dual citizen’s life. For more information visit www.austinbaptistchurch.com.
Revelation_Directors Cut: Tribulation Witness
Have you ever been watching a drama show and get the overwhelming feeling of suspense only to be halted by a commercial right at a cliffhanger?!? ...it's a touchy subject I know... That is kinda what this section of Revelation is like, only the people living it will greatly welcome the pause in chaos! Join Matt, Jonathan, and Stephen as they discuss Revelation chapters 10 & 11.
Revelation_Directors Cut: Sound the Trumpets
If you are like me, you may have imagined the blowing of the trumpets in Revelation to sound like the beginning of "Sweet Victory" from SpongeBob...or perhaps you imagine the trumpet fanfare from Princess Bride. Either way, while we don't know what song the trumpets will play, we do get a glimpse at the type of wrath that God will bring at the sounding of each trumpet. Join Matt, Jonathan, and Stephen as they take a closer look at Revelation chapters 8 & 9.
Revelation_Directors Cut: Seals and Seals
"Who knows what the future holds?" This question often pops up as we get into the unknowns of the book of Revelation. There have been many that say "Why does it matter?" or "Do we really have to talk about this?". However, there are also many that have spent hours speculating and even debating their eschatological views. The one thing that we know for sure is that Jesus is coming back, and when He does it will be to win the battle. In todays episode, we move from instruction for the past to projection of the future. Join Matt, Jonathan, and Stephen as they discuss the meaning of the 7 Seals in Revelation 6 & 7.
Revelation_Directors Cut: The Throne Room
Ever find yourself thinking about what Heaven will be like? Many people like to talk about what Heaven will look like, or who will be there...will my dog be there?...etc. While we don't get a ton of insight into all of these questions, one thing that is made clear is that we will all be fully captivated in the awe and wonder of God. Join Matt, Jonathan, and Stephen as they unpack this glimpse of the Throne Room of God, and discuss the importance of worship as shown in chapters 4&5 of Revelation.
Revelation_Directors Cut: 7 Churches
Ever wonder what the possible pitfalls of a church can be? A church is full of people, and people are sinful by nature. It might be easy for a church that isn't seeking after God, to steer off path. In chapters 2 & 3 of Revelation, Jesus gives us 7 letters to 7 churches that describe a variety of different situations a church can go through. Join Matt, Jonathan, and Stephen as they discuss the 7 letters from Jesus, and what they mean for the modern church.
Revelation_Directors Cut: Introduction
The Apocalypse is coming!!! Well...it is coming...but we aren't really too sure about when. The book of Revelation has always been one that is wrapped in mystery and intrigue. Many great debates have been held on this book from: whether you're pre/post/mid trib to whether or not you spell it with an "S" on the end. Join Matt, Jonathan, and Stephen as we unpack (as much as we can) from Revelation 1. Also, feel free to go watch the sermon on this passage at austinbaptistchurch.com/watch .
Super objective opinion
As a creator of the podcast, I’m super objective in my opinion of this podcast that it’s the best thing ever...haha. But I hope that people will enjoy the insight and views of life in two worlds, the earthly and our heavenly one, and that we’re able to start some great conversations for you!