S1 E14 What has Changed?

13 11 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-zrs7x-f236b8

In the fall of 2017 four men from the NWMC Knowing Jesus organization spent a weekend together endeavoring to grasp the future of our ministry. With a new perspective of our union with Jesus what would happen in our lives and how would our  ministry change? In this episode these men reunite via a Zoom call three years later to share just what has happened since then. Hear them talk about their freedom in Jesus, understanding God’s love, what outreach to others really should focus on, and how the ministry has grown. 





Our mission hymn

6 11 2020

This is the song that fueled our passion to know Jesus.

Knowing You, Jesus, Graham Kendrick and Marantha Singers.

First heard at a Promise Keepers rally nearly 20 years ago.





True Evangelism

4 11 2020

True evangelism is not getting saved from our sins in order to go to heaven, its saving people from the false life, the independent self.

Its asking people to repent – not of sins but of the SIN-thinking that they are separate from God, that they have a life of their own.





SI E13 Jesus Coming Again?

10 10 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-jhg9y-eeeaf8

In this episode Dennis is talking once again to his friend David Fulton through Zoom. The recording starts with them talking about the interesting corollary of Jesus coming as Messiah to the Jews and His coming “again” to the church. The question is, however, is Jesus really coming again, or has He already come? What do we learn from Paul’s conversion encounter with Jesus as to the presence of Jesus in the church now? How was Paul’s understanding changed and how has our understanding been changed through asking the right questions and seeing the scriptures through a different lens? What role does the heart play in seeing the revelation of Jesus in us?





S1 E12 “Praying to Change the Weather?”

24 09 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-mg2h8-ed0b4e

Dennis joined Scott Wakefield for this episode over a Zoom call to talk about the unprecedented fires in the area near them. Many people have had to evacuate their homes while others have already lost theirs to the firestorm. Scott suggested the reprieve in the hot weather is an answer to prayer. But what about those who prayed that their homes be saved and were not? Did they not know how to pray?

What is the real purpose for prayer?





S1E11 What Does God Want?

10 09 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-4tvzy-eb19f4

In this episode Dennis joins his friend David to talk about the deep theological paradigms that continue to block our belief of Jesus living in us. One of the most dominant is the belief in the reward of heaven. Why be interested in Jesus living in us now if we get to see Him in heaven? The question is, what does God want, to take us to heaven or live in us now?  





S1 E10 Seeing Jesus In You

20 08 2020

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-u2zcd-e80a25

In this episode the Sunday morning Jesus As Us Zoom fellowship discussed the challenge of knowing the truth of Jesus living as us. What can we do to better know this truth practically and experientially? We realize that much of the hindrance is due to the very teachings of Western Christianity. We need to speak and ask that God will open the eyes of our understanding to this reality.

By the way, we apologize for the pesky crow that wanted to be a part of our conversation.





Was Jesus Imperfect??

12 07 2020

“The Jesus Conversations” S1E9

https://www.podbean.com/media/share/pb-bfavr-e2fa2e

Dennis is joined again in this episode with Scott Wakefield to take on a very controversial topic – if we live as Jesus does that mean when we make mistakes Jesus is also imperfect? We invite you to listen with a curious and open mind. What really is perfection? Does God expect us to be perfect?

We invite your comments or questions:

scot-wak@hotmail.com 

dennis.deardorff@gmail.com





Being Truly Free

3 07 2020

Have you ever seen a day when people are so emotionally engaged and divided over the issues in our country? People are arguing over the validity of COVID-19, whether you have to wear masks or not, what we can and not do according to our government directives, and what is racism? Who do you believe and what are the facts? Never have we been so divided by our feelings and prejudices. Social and public media seem to be the driving forces in our culture and not the objective truth. 

Jesus made this remarkable statement, “You shall know the truth and the truth will set you free” (Jn.8:32). It seems that more than ever this statement would apply to today. Only the truth will set us free from the hate and prejudice, the lies and misunderstandings that are being thrown around. We need to find a place of solid fact, the surety of absolute truth and a knowing that will raise us above the sea of swirling emotions. Where is that place? 

It is only in a person named Jesus where surety, a solid footing for life can be found. Jesus also said, “I am the Way, the Truth, and the Life” (Jn.14:6). He is everything having to do with our existence. He is the Way in our journey through the turbulent times. He is the Truth that we can rely on when all else seems biased, and He is the Life that everyone is intended to live. But how does that work? Do we try to practice WWJD (What Would Jesus Do?) to imitate Him in everything or do we follow the principles in the Bible, thinking they are His guidelines for being like Him? All these practices are still left to interpretation and bias. There must be a more intrinsic, more intimate way to find that place in Jesus. 

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Jesus Conversations

23 06 2020

S1E8 “The Lying Conscience”

In this episode Dennis is joined once again with his friend Scott through a Zoom conference. Scott’s recent posting on his blog about the issue of sin lead to a very deep discussion on what really is sin and how it effects the human conscience. Be ready for a rather different view from Romans 6 than what you may have heard before. 

Scott’s Blog is at https://myscottpage.blogspot.com/

Drop us a line at dennis.deardorff@gmail.com








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