Message: “No Condemnation” from Michael Bischof

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” Inspired by Chapter 7 pages 215-231 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Jesus describes ways we try to manage or control people by blaming and condemning them or pushing the things of God on them.

Message: “How Much Am I Worth?” from Paul Kaak

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” 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.

Message: “Investing in Eternity” from John Selbak

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” Inspired by Chapter 6 pages 203-208 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Jesus continues his warning about seeking security outside of the kingdom by teaching us about our treasures. If we invest our lives in what God is doing – this cannot be lost.

Message: “Fasting Like an Apprentice” from Paul Kaak

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” 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.

Message: “Praying Like an Apprentice” from Michael Bischof

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” 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.

Message: “Giving Like an Apprentice” from John Selbak

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” Inspired by Chapter 6 pages 187-193 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. As apprentices of Jesus move away from a life of not doing anything wrong to an inward union of mind and heart with the kingdom, we will run into two desires that will hinder an interactive life with God: a desire for the approval of others and a desire for material goods. Jesus invites us to enter a life where his riches truly satisfy the longing of our soul.

Message: “The Hard Sayings of Jesus – Enemies” from Dennis Bachman

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” Inspired by Chapter 5 pages 181-182 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Instead of disliking those who dislike us, we must value others by putting away anger and contempt, loving our enemies and praying for them.

Message: “The Hard Sayings of Jesus – Manipulation” from Michael Bischof

NewSong

A message from the series “The Divine Conspiracy.” Inspired by Chapter 5 pages 173-175 of Dallas Willard’s book Divine Conspiracy. Jesus speaks both to the most intimate of interactions to the most ordinary ones, such as keeping our word. Here we examine how oaths and swearing are used to manipulate people.