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Welcome to the Good Life!

Speaker: Paul Kaak

Series: Living the Good Life

Summary: The GodLife, it turns out, is the GOODLife.  What we have and what we are promised is almost unbelievable it is so great!  Our calling – grounded in the goodness and greatness of God – brings us into the flow of the very life of God himself and provides us with a very real freedom from the corrupt system of this world.  The key is for us to co-operate with these promises by activating the GodLife qualities that make this life real.  These qualities are not the goal, but the means to living a productive faith that makes manifest the mystery of salvation.  They anchor us to eternal life which begins in the here-and-now and continues into the future God is preparing for us.

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DIVINE CONSPIRACY: God's Plan To Overcome Evil With Good (Week 21) - Knowing & Doing

Speaker:     Paul Kaak
Scripture:    Matthew 7:24-29
Summary:     Inspired by Chapter 7 pages 311-End of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. We need a clear vision of God and love for God that goes beyond information and has become the fabric of what we truly believe. This accurate view of God and how God relates to us helps us see that obeying God is not a gruesome chore, but the wisest and best way to pursue life and find fulfillment.

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DIVINE CONSPIRACY: God's Plan To Overcome Evil With Good (Week 20) - Being a Student of Jesus

Speaker:     John Selbak
Scripture:    Matthew 7:13-23
Summary:     Inspired by Chapter 7 pages 271-310 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Becoming a continual student of Jesus – being guided, instructed, and helped by him in every aspect of life – leads to an inward transformation. Not only will love characterize the core of my personality, but I will live my life as Jesus would live it if he were me. 

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DIVINE CONSPIRACY: God's Plan To Overcome Evil With Good (Week 17) - How Much Am I Worth?

Speaker:     Paul Kaak
Scripture:    Matthew 6:25-34
Summary:     Inspired by Chapter 6 pages 208-214 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Disciples of Jesus place top priority on identifying and involving themselves in what God is doing. Those who place their confidence in Jesus by “seeking first his kingdom” are those who find that all their needs are provided. They have everything they need. Now this is what is called being “well off.” Here we learn this world is a perfectly safe place for us to be. 

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DIVINE CONSPIRACY: God's Plan To Overcome Evil With Good (Week 15) - Fasting Like an Apprentice

Speaker:     Paul Kaak & Keith Matthews
Scripture:    Matthew 6:16-18
Summary:     Inspired by Chapter 6 pages 195-202 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Fasting had frequently been turned into an exercise in exhibitionism and respectability. But Jesus knew that when we learn the discipline of secrecy, our bodies and souls will be directly sustained by the invisible kingdom. Physical nourishment is available directly from spiritual sources.

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DIVINE CONSPIRACY: God's Plan To Overcome Evil With Good (Week 14) - Praying Like an Apprentice

Speaker:     Michael Bischof
Scripture:    Matthew 6:5-15
Summary:     Inspired by Chapter 6 pages 193-195 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy.  Prayer is the part of an interactive relationship with God in which we can bring our concerns to God and ponder issues God is concerned about. Here we stay focused on the importance and power of making requests of God. When we pray we enter the real world, the substance of the kingdom, and our bodies and souls begin to function for the first time as they were created to function.

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