14 episodes

Jesus always has more life for you than you have known. How do we follow him and discover what it is to flourish and thrive in today's complex, challenging world? How do we have the intimate relationship with God our hearts long for? Troy Marshall Kennedy responds to these all-important questions as a veteran pastor, teacher, and author. Join us as we explore rhythms of life and practice to help us love Jesus, become like Jesus, and share Jesus in our everyday lives. Season one episodes will accompany Troy's new book, "Hero Worship: A 12 Week Journey to Become More Like Jesus."

You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.

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Jesus always has more life for you than you have known. How do we follow him and discover what it is to flourish and thrive in today's complex, challenging world? How do we have the intimate relationship with God our hearts long for? Troy Marshall Kennedy responds to these all-important questions as a veteran pastor, teacher, and author. Join us as we explore rhythms of life and practice to help us love Jesus, become like Jesus, and share Jesus in our everyday lives. Season one episodes will accompany Troy's new book, "Hero Worship: A 12 Week Journey to Become More Like Jesus."

You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.

    Chapter 1 A Framework For Hero Worship

    Chapter 1 A Framework For Hero Worship

    Summary
    In this episode, Troy Kennedy introduces his book 'Hero Worship' and explains his background as a worship leader. He shares how his journey led him to discover the need for a deeper relationship with God and a desire to become more like Jesus. Troy outlines the 12-week journey of the book, which focuses on practicing the rhythms of Jesus' life. He encourages readers to approach the book with fresh eyes and an open heart, ready to be transformed by the teachings and practices.
    You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.Amazon LinkChristianbook.com
    Takeaways
    Hero Worship is a 12-week journey to become more like Jesus.The book focuses on practicing the rhythms of Jesus' life.Readers are encouraged to approach the book with fresh eyes and an open heart.Engaging with the practices can lead to a deeper relationship with God and transformation.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Background02:25 Unexpected Change in Ministry04:23 Discovering the Need for a Deeper Relationship with God06:09 Becoming Like Jesus through Hero Worship09:07 Practicing the Rhythms of Jesus' Life12:14 Challenging Basic Practices15:02 Engaging with the Book and Practices

    • 16 min
    Chapter 2 Jesus Prayed

    Chapter 2 Jesus Prayed

    Summary
    Hero Worship is a podcast and book that aims to help listeners become more like Jesus in practical ways. The first episode introduces the concept and framework of the book. The following chapters explore topics such as imitating Jesus in the mundane, the practice of journaling, and Jesus' model of prayer. The host breaks down the Lord's Prayer and encourages listeners to recontextualize its familiar words. Other chapters discuss seeing God as a father, knowing God's name, praying for God's kingdom and will, dependence on God for daily bread, forgiving others, seeking protection from temptation and evil, being part of the family of God, discovering one's function in the body of Christ, and praying for others and the kingdom of God. The final chapter focuses on Jesus' knowledge of Scripture and the importance of immersing oneself in the Word of God.
    You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.Amazon LinkChristianbook.com
    Takeaways
    The podcast and book aim to help listeners become more like Jesus in practical ways.The Lord's Prayer can be recontextualized to bring fresh meaning and connection to its familiar words.Seeing God as a father and understanding his name can deepen one's relationship with him.Prayer should include seeking God's kingdom and will, dependence on him for daily needs, and forgiveness of others.Being part of the family of God means having a forever family and a function in the body of Christ.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction to Hero Worship01:15 Imitating Jesus in the Mundane03:02 The Practice of Journaling04:13 Jesus' Model of Prayer05:05 Recontextualizing the Lord's Prayer06:16 Seeing God as a Father08:08 Knowing God's Name08:51 Praying for God's Kingdom and Will09:31 Dependence on God for Daily Bread10:01 Forgiving Others as God Forgives Us10:51 Seeking Protection from Temptation and Evil11:45 Being Part of the Family of God12:58 Discovering Your Function in the Body of Christ13:51 Praying for Others and the Kingdom of God14:27 Jesus' Knowledge of Scripture

    • 15 min
    Chapter 3 Jesus Knew Scripture

    Chapter 3 Jesus Knew Scripture

    Summary
    In this episode, Troy Kennedy discusses the importance of worshiping Jesus and becoming more like him. He introduces the concept of hero worship and encourages listeners to cultivate intimacy with Jesus. The main focus of the episode is on Jesus and Scripture, highlighting how Jesus had an encyclopedic knowledge of Scripture and how the Old Testament prophets pointed forward to him. Kennedy emphasizes that Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture and that he was present in the authoring of the Bible. He also explores the relationship between Scripture and the Holy Spirit.
    You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.Amazon LinkChristianbook.com
    Takeaways
    Cultivate intimacy with Jesus and strive to become more like him.Jesus had an encyclopedic knowledge of Scripture and used it in various ways.The Old Testament prophets pointed forward to Jesus and the salvation he would bring.Jesus is the fulfillment of Scripture and was present in the authoring of the Bible.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Purpose01:31 Jesus and Scripture03:15 The Spirit of Christ in the Old Testament07:28 Jesus as the Fulfillment of Scripture09:20 The Relationship Between Scripture and the Holy Spirit12:03 Upcoming Topic: Spending Time Alone

    • 12 min
    Chapter 4 Jesus Spent Time Alone

    Chapter 4 Jesus Spent Time Alone

    Summary
    In this episode, Troy Kennedy explores the practice of spending time alone with God, following Jesus' example. He emphasizes the importance of silence and solitude in deepening our relationship with God and becoming more like Jesus. Troy discusses the challenges of carving out space for silence and solitude in our busy lives and encourages listeners to make intentional time for this practice. He also highlights the weight of Jesus' mission and the significance of his role in initiating a new covenant with God. Overall, the episode invites listeners to journey closer to Jesus and embrace the transformative power of silence and solitude.
    You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.Amazon LinkChristianbook.com
    Takeaways
    Spending time alone with God is an essential practice for deepening our relationship with Him and becoming more like Jesus.Silence and solitude can be revealing, allowing us to hear the still small voice of God and become more aware of who we are and who He is.Carving out space for silence and solitude can be challenging in our busy lives, but it is necessary for our spiritual growth.Jesus' mission and role in initiating a new covenant with God carry immense weight and significance, and we are invited to participate in this relationship through Him.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction00:49 Becoming an Apprentice of Jesus02:16 Jesus as the Author of Scripture03:21 Jesus' Practice of Spending Time Alone05:00 Silence and Solitude in Jesus' Time06:07 Being Alone with God07:45 The Challenge of Carving Out Space for Silence and Solitude08:22 Revealing Ourselves in Silence and Solitude09:04 Jesus' Extended Time Alone with God10:27 The Weight of Jesus' Mission12:10 Jesus' Role in Initiating a New Covenant13:00 Jesus' Invitation to Relationship with God14:01 Carving Out Time for Silence and Solitude15:08 Closing Remarks

    • 16 min
    Chapter 5 Jesus Slowed Down

    Chapter 5 Jesus Slowed Down

    Summary
    In this episode, Troy Kennedy discusses the importance of slowing down and following Jesus' example of intentionally slowing down to engage with people and opportunities. He emphasizes the need to get rid of hurry and clutter in our lives in order to be present and aware of God's presence and leading. Troy explores how Jesus slowed down for the outcasts and how we can learn from His example to bring restoration and healing to others. He encourages listeners to embrace the discipline of slowing down and previews the next episode on fasting.
    You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.Amazon LinkChristianbook.com
    Takeaways
    Slowing down allows us to be more present and aware of God's presence and leading in our lives.Getting rid of hurry and clutter is essential for spiritual growth and maturity.Following Jesus' example, we should slow down and engage with people and opportunities that we might normally overlook.Slowing down enables us to bring restoration, healing, and acceptance to those who are marginalized or considered outcasts.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction00:32 The Importance of Slowing Down04:01 Learning from Jesus' Example05:21 Getting Rid of Hurry and Clutter06:07 Being Present and Aware07:03 The Difficulty of Slowing Down08:12 Jesus Slowing Down for the Outcasts12:12 Slowing Down to Bring Restoration and Healing13:31 Embracing the Discipline of Slowing Down14:01 Preview of Next Week: Fasting

    • 14 min
    Chapter 6 Jesus Fasted

    Chapter 6 Jesus Fasted

    Summary
    In this conversation, Troy Kennedy discusses the journey of hero worship and the intentionality of becoming more like Jesus. He emphasizes the significance of Jesus as the historic person who transformed the lives of his followers. The practice of slowing down and paying attention is explored, leading to a discussion on fasting. Kennedy addresses the challenges and misconceptions surrounding fasting and highlights its role in reminding us of our dependence on God. Fasting also disrupts our regular rhythms, allowing space for a deeper connection with our source of life. The conversation concludes with an invitation to share experiences and continue the journey of imitating Jesus.
    You can find the book "Hero Worship" on Amazon or christianbook.com to purchase.Amazon LinkChristianbook.com
    Takeaways
    Jesus is the centerpiece of humanity and the ultimate role model for imitation.Slowing down and paying attention to the beauty around us helps us connect with God and others.Fasting is a focusing practice that reminds us of our dependence on God and disrupts toxic rhythms in our lives.Replacing unhealthy dependencies with a reliance on God brings peace and a sense of purpose.
    Chapters
    00:00 Introduction and Purpose of the Journey01:09 The Historic Person of Jesus02:08 Jesus as the New Adam03:14 Slowing Down and Paying Attention04:03 Understanding Fasting05:56 Challenges and Misconceptions about Fasting08:02 Dependence and Disruption through Fasting11:23 Replacing Toxic Rhythms with Something Better12:15 Closing Remarks and Invitation to Share

    • 13 min

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