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Morrison Hill Christian Church's weekly podcast that features every sunday morning since August 2018!

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Morrison Hill Christian Church's weekly podcast that features every sunday morning since August 2018!

    YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE

    YOUR KINGDOM COME, YOUR WILL BE DONE

    We don't make the rules; God does. We get our purpose and power from Him; though He counts us as friends and family, He is still our King, and we must keep actively building His kingdom together.
    Series: Others First: Recalculating
    Speaker: John Pryor
    Notes:
    God makes the rules. As we daily re-sync ourselves with our Heavenly Father and relentlessly make choices that honor His Name, we must remember that He is also our King—and His kingdom is wherever He makes the rules and we obey. Matthew 6:9-13, Numbers 22-24, Psalm 11:3-7,Matthew 6:33, Philippians 2:1-11
    God gives us our purpose and our power. We are called to serve and recruit people who reject God; it must never be the other way around. We must not, however, automatically assume we are right—let alone righteous or just in God's sight. Instead, we must never stop seeking and building His kingdom. Philippians 2:12-13, 2 Timothy 3:1-5, 1 Thessalonians 2:4, Isaiah 29:13, Colossians 2:8, Joshua 1:9 & 10:42,Ephesians 3:6-12
    We are the friends and family of the King. As His representatives whose primary citizenship is in Heaven, we must stand together with one Spirit and one purpose, sharing the Good News. Romans 5:11, Jude 16-23, Philippians 1:27
    We must keep building His kingdom together. Jesus began His ministry proclaiming the Kingdom and commanded His followers recruit people from every language, culture, location, and belief system on earth. We unite under Him. Matthew 3:2, Proverbs 11:9, Psalm 10:16, Philippians 1:27-30, Mark 4
    Lord, I will…

    • 36 min
    MAY YOUR NAME BE PRAISED

    MAY YOUR NAME BE PRAISED

    We must celebrate and unite around God's goodness and glory in our daily lives as well as in our weekly worship. A relentless pursuit of justice and unity means more to Him than songs and prayers.
    Series: Others First: Recalculating...
    Speaker: John Pryor
    Notes:
    We must celebrate God's goodness and glory. Even when we face the hardest seasons of life, God's unchanging character, power, and perfect perspective can help us navigate the pain and confusion. This also allows Him to fight our battles for us. Matthew 6:9-13, Psalm 7:17, Exodus 20:7, 2 Chronicles 20, Acts 16:13-40, Philippians 4:4-9
    We must unite around God's goodness and glory. To make sure God's Name in honored, we must make sure that we, His people, live by His values. Saying we follow Him does more harm than good when we don't live the way we speak and sing and pray. 2 Chronicles 20, Isaiah 1:13
    God prefers justice and unity over songs and prayers. We must refuse to let anyone corrupt us—no individual, crowd, or cause, inside or outside of the church. We see God show up in mighty ways when we hunger and thirst for righteousness and justice, focusing on caring for whoever needs the most help. Exodus 23:2, James 1:27, Isaiah 1:15-18, Matthew 5:6
    We proclaim that You are good and glorious…
    We unite in our desire to honor Your Name…
    We unite in our hunger for justice…
    We ask You to guide us and pledge to obey…
    Lord, I will…

    • 34 min
    MAKING DISCIPLES

    MAKING DISCIPLES

    The purpose of the church is to make disciples who make disciples. As His disciples, we're accountable to fulfill that commission. We need to examine how we are doing and see if what we are doing is mirroring what Christ had in mind.
    Series: OTHERS FIRST: Recalculating
    Speaker: David Pryor
    Notes:
    Are we doing what we're supposed to be doing? Our enemy works to minimize the most important things so we focus on the wrong things and get off track. We are to be disciples who also make disciples. Christ left us to continue the purpose for which he came. Matthew 28:18-20
    Big changes can be made by several little changes over time. Too much focus on a one-time decision reduces the gospel to a plan of forgiveness without discipleship. Jesus said “make disciples.” Luke 6:40
    All who are called to salvation are called to discipleship. Living as a disciple is part of our salvation experience. A disciple commits to follow the will of God in living his/her life. We are not only saved from the consequences of sin, we are saved for new life as well as eternal life. Titus 2:11-14
    For a disciple, Jesus is not only Savior, he is our Lord. Jesus determines the purpose, direction, and character of our lives. We can't fulfill God's purpose for our lives while focusing on our own desires and plans. Romans 14:8, Galatians 2:20
    A disciple is intentionally maintains spiritual disciplines. Our relationship and connection with God grows weak and unhealthy without the spiritual disciplines. James 4:17
    The most neglected discipline is making disciples. Do it like Jesus—“Come follow me.” The main requirement is to love others like Jesus loved us. Form relationships with the heart of Jesus. Live life together. Share the good news of differences Christ has made and is making in your life. John 13:34-35
    Lord, I will . . .

    • 38 min
    JESUS

    JESUS

    From the beginning, Jesus consistently submitted to human authority, but doing so clashed with His true Identity and purpose, He submitted to this higher authority instead. While He deserved ultimate authority to begin with, He also earned it--and now He uses it to change our roles in His Story from victims and enemies to family, friends, and teammates who help Him save the world.
    Series: Ultimate Authority: For Such A Time As This
    Speaker: John Pryor
    Notes:
    Before and after the fall… The Trinity was the embodiment of love: purpose-based unity that creates more life, more teamwork, and more purpose-based unity. John 1:1-5, 1 John 1:1-4, Genesis 1-3
    His early life… From the beginning, Jesus consistently submitted to human authority. He also made it clear that He knew His true Identity and true purpose—and whenever it was necessary, He submitted to this higher authority instead. Matthew 1-3, Mark 1:1-15, Luke 1-4, John 1-3
    His ministry and His claims... Jesus claimed to be the Anointed One, the Messiah, the Bread of Life, the Light of the World, God Himself (I AM), the Gate, the Good Shepherd, the Resurrection and Eternal Life, and The Way, The Truth, The Life. He proved this in practical and symbolic ways, teaching with authority and challenging any authority that used God as a pedestal for their own power. John 2, 4:26, 6:35, 8:12 & 58, 9:1-41, 10:7-11, 11:25, 14:6
    His ultimate triumph… Jesus suffered and died to pay the penalty for all of our sins. He death tore down the wall between us and God and put the responsibility back on us again. His resurrection broke the power of death and sin itself, empowering us with a chance to live fully on earth and eternally with Him in Heaven. Matthew 26-28, Mark 15-16, Luke 23-24, John 19-21
    We must work together to get the job done. Jesus said He is the True Vine and we are the branches. He commanded us to share His story, follow Him, and help others do the same—preparing the way for His return and Ultimate Salvation. John 15:1, Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 1-2
    Lord, I will…

    • 33 min
    ELISHA

    ELISHA

    Elisha was unique as an individual and as a prophet, but we can still learn a lot from the way he interacted with God and others. Like him, we can choose to follow God boldly, making it hard or impossible to go back, investing deeply in our relationships with God and others, and giving God a chance to display His power by using what we have on hand and trusting Him to do the rest.
    Series: Ultimate Authority: For Such A Time As This
    Speaker: John Pryor
    Notes:
    Make it so you can't go back. When we make big commitments, it's a great idea to make them public, memorable, and hard to reverse. This powerful strategy works well, which is why God designed so many “that was then, this is now” moments. 1 Kings 19, Romans 6:1-14
    Discipleship requires relationship. Jesus told us to make disciples who make disciples. Every image God uses implies close, ongoing connection and a common purpose. We must stay connected to God and to each other—and keep growing. Matthew 28:18-20, Acts 2:38-42
    Give God a chance to display His power. God loves to rise to the occasion. We should not test God's grace, mercy, forgiveness, and protection—but we should test His power, character, and ability to bless and empower us beyond what we can imagine. 2 Kings 2, Matthew 4:1-10, Malachi 3
    Be bold and use what you have right now. Most of the time, God gives us what we need as we go, in real time. Not thinking and overthinking are both mistakes; we must start obeying now, and then keep obeying, trusting God to keep providing. 2 Kings 2-6, 2 Chronicles 20
    Lord, I will…

    • 30 min
    RUTH

    RUTH

    As Christ's body, each of us must play our own part well and consistently choose love. It means aiming for what's right more than what looks good to others, whenever there is a difference. This means refusing to label people but honoring good character when we see it. It means working together as a symbol of God and His love.
    Series: Ultimate Authority: For Such A Time As This
    Speaker: John Pryor
    Notes:
    God loves to create symbols of His love. These include a father's love, a mother's love, marriage, church fellowship, and every time someone chooses to love others like Jesus loves us. Some of the all-time best examples of all of these are in the story of Ruth. 2 Peter 1:1-12, Psalm 22:9, Job 1:21, Matthew 12:28
    We must consistently choose love. Jesus said that His followers would be known by their love. Faithfulness, honesty, and selflessness are who we are and what we do as Christians. Ruth 1, John 13:35
    We must love people, not label them. Whatever else they felt about each other, Boaz and Ruth's relationship was built on mutual respect. Their refusal to label each other opened the door for real, healthy love. Ruth 2, Galatians 3:28
    We must aim for what is right—not what looks good. We should be careful about how our actions appear to others, but we should be much more concerned with how they appear to God. Love is far more about integrity (who we are) than reputation (who people think we are). Ruth 3, Colossians 4:5-6, Romans 13-14
    We must each play our part in God's big plan. God's ultimate will must happen, but part of His plan is that we all get real choices. He promises to bring good out of every situation for those who love Him—those who follow Him and go where He sends them. Ruth 4, Matthew 1:5, Jeremiah 1:5, Romans 8:28
    Lord, I will…

    • 37 min

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