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Your Life as a Preview of Coming Attractions, Part 1 — Steve Witt (Ep 143)
Aug 12 • 43 min
Jesus is the Ultimate Coming Attraction. Both now and future. And he is zealous to design our lives as a preview of what’s coming! Steve Witt (Senior Leader, Bethel Cleveland) says that if we center on Jesus and talk him up, a “spirit of prophecy” will be…
Your Future Self to You: “Make Strong Decisions and Go Bold!” (Ep 142)
Aug 5 • 23 min
Imagine what could be on the other side of your strong decision. Could there be a clear connection between your decisiveness and Providence moving to help you? Scottish mountaineer William Hutchison Murray is convinced there is. Inertia = misery. Movement…
Praying for the Exposure of Evil — Pray with Me (Ep 141)
Jul 30 • 10 min
Pray with me. Here’s another interesting Kingdom Prayer Dynamic! … We can pray for the full-on exposure of evil. We can start with our personal world and expand to the macro world of nations and even geopolitics (and everything in between). We are the…
God and Hamilton, Part 2 — Kevin Cloud (Ep 140)
Jul 29 • 28 min
In part 2 of this insightful discussion with Kevin Cloud, author of God & Hamilton, we focus on slavery and today’s race relations, the empowerment of women, and how we are co-creators with the Ultimate Creator. Alexander Hamilton was an influential…
God and Hamilton — Kevin Cloud (Ep 139)
Jul 21 • 35 min
The acclaimed Broadway musical Hamilton is now a part of the American cultural conversation. Inspired by the 2004 biography Alexander Hamilton by Ron Chernow, the extraordinary musical resonates with many on themes of faith, race, and immigration. Kevin…
What the Snake Doesn’t Want You to Know: You Have Authority to “Name” Things (Ep 138)
Jul 15 • 22 min
So you’re born again in Christ. Fine. But here’s something the Snake doesn’t want you to know — you have authority in Christ to redefine and “name” things in harmony with Higher Design. It’s a Sovereign King / Vice-Regent partnership. The Creator-human…
Free Thinking About Racism, the Protests, and Rioting (Part 2) — Willie & Rachel Scott, J.C.L. Faltot (Ep 137)
Jul 8 • 39 min
Catch the 2nd part of this important conversation with Willie and Rachel Scott, along with J.C.L. Faltot … they bring a fresh Kingdom point of view to racism, the protests, and rioting. Jesus is the Ultimate Free Thinker. And we’re pretty sure he intends…
Heaven’s Dream for America (Ep 136)
Jul 2 • 30 min
The “American Experiment” is singular in world history. It’s not a nation founded on ethnicity or the legacy of a monarchy. American DNA is made up of high ideas — the “Laws of Nature and of Nature’s God.” Unalienable Rights are given by the Creator. Not…
Invoke the Leadership and Lordship of King Jesus Into Everything — Pray with Me (Ep 135)
Jun 25 • 9 min
Pray with me. Here’s an exciting Kingdom Prayer Dynamic! … We can invoke the Leadership and Lordship of King Jesus into everything! This covers the Minutiae of our lives and Macro geopolitical and national issues (and everything in-between). We are…
Free Thinking About Racism, the Protests, and Rioting — Willie & Rachel Scott, J.C.L. Faltot (Ep. 134)
Jun 24 • 42 min
Jesus is the Ultimate Free Thinker. And we’re pretty sure he intends for those who follow him to be free thinkers too. Higher thinking. Kingdom perspective. In this open discussion, Willie and Rachel Scott, along with J.C.L. Faltot, bring a fresh point of…
133: Run, Devil, Run! Live Podcast
Jun 18 • 26 min
Jesus was the brightest person to walk the planet. In this episode, we examine a “Jesus tactic” — we don’t have to yield ground to the Devil. Why should we continue to experience self-sabotaging setbacks that work against our best interests and our Life…
132: Effective, Powerful Prayer Is Your Top Life Skill
Jun 10 • 22 min
Prayer is the most creative thing we can do. It’s high-leverage. The Prayer of Intervention invites the Life, Leadership, and Lordship of King Jesus into anything we target in faith. This is not the Zap view of prayer. It’s accurate, aligned, anointed…
131: Our Christian Family in North Korea: Here’s What We Can Do — Arielle Del Turco
Jun 3 • 44 min
What’s “top of heart” with King Jesus? Justice, the poor, prisoners for His name. “Remember the prisoners AS IF chained with them — those who are mistreated — since you yourselves are in the body also” (Hebrews 13:3). Will we identify “AS IF” with our…
130: The Prayer You Wish You Knew Earlier
May 28 • 34 min
Yeah, it’s cliche: prayer changes things. But it’s true. We could even say it’s real. The best kind of real. And there are certain prayers which change things more than others. Like Paul’s prayer in Ephesians 1. You’ll be challenged in this episode to…
129: Gleanings … 4 Kingdom Concepts for a New Era
May 20 • 28 min
If you have to be in a cave for a time (like soon-to-be-king, David), you may as well optimize your experience! The optimization may determine things for you moving forward. Are we poised for a New Era? The Jesus movement is based on the currency of…
128: Just for You … Build 3-D Immunity to Face Any Threat - Frank Viola
May 12 • 52 min
Get ready for quality information, humor, and a challenge. You can survive the current virus crisis. Even more, you can thrive! Frank Viola is the author of more than 20 books, a speaker, and a consultant to writers. He says we can build 3-D immunity —…
127: Before You Quit: Your Story of Blood, Sweat, and Coffee Stains, Part 2 — Doug Gehman
May 6 • 34 min
The Christ-follower’s Advantage is that we can access a Meta-Reality, a Transcendent Reality — the Kingdom of God. We can lean into this way of living every day. Every week. And it gives us more than enough endurance on the natural plane. Don’t quit and…
126: Before You Quit: Your Story of Blood, Sweat, and Coffee Stains — Doug Gehman
Apr 29 • 32 min
Is God gritty? Yeah, he’s gritty. He tracks his purpose with fire and zeal. You could say he’s the Ultimate Winner. And he’s motivated to make us more like him in Christ — aspiring to greatness for the Greater Story. Doug Gehman is the President and…
125: The Voice of the Lord Is a Force on the Planet! Prayer Focus: The Fire of Pentecost
Apr 16 • 11 min
The Voice of the Lord is a force on the planet! And that voice is to be released via born-again Christ-followers. Let’s agree mutually in prayer as we prepare ourselves for Pentecost. We require fresh infillings of the presence and dynamism of the Holy…
124: Godly Grit: Those Who Are in Christ Are Built for Crisis — Michael Hoff
Apr 14 • 47 min
Michael Hoff is saying that eternal life begins right now, right here in Christ. We can be renewed in the middle of stress and overcome the moment with a Kingdom Point of View. Jesus said, “In the world, you have tribulation and distress and suffering,…
123: He Experienced a Prophetic Dream: Could May 1, 2020, Be a Pivotal Moment for the Coronavirus (And the American Economy)? — Matt Peterson
Apr 8 • 49 min
On March 16, 2020, Matt Peterson experienced a prophetic dream — he encountered fearsome Chinese Foo Dogs (Chinese Guardian Lions) and bled profusely from his right wrist. A former telecommunications officer with the federal government and now a pastor in…
122: All Killer, No Filler: Saints in Beast Mode (Psalm 149)
Apr 7 • 8 min
The Prayer Architecture in Psalm 149 is not suitable for Sunday School. It’s for men and women, developing and seasoned … fully conscious “Kingdom Agents.” Not the semi-conscious. And it’s sure not for unconscious church attenders. It’s this kind of…
121: Tap the Kingdom Dynamic of a ‘Solemn Assembly’ (3rd Beta Prayer Episode)
Apr 2 • 13 min
Let’s release the Kingdom Prayer Dynamic of the ‘Solemn (Sacred) Assembly’ in our lives … and in our relationships, families, organizations, businesses, schools, communities of faith, and the nations. We can ‘meet the moment’ in faith with repentance and…
120: How Should God’s People Live When Crisis Shows Up? — Michael Hoff
Mar 31 • 28 min
How will we meet the moment when a massive crisis shows up? Michael Hoff says with perspective — looking back to the history of Christ’s Movement and looking ahead to the New Heavens and New Earth. Plus we position ourselves for personal and corporate…
119: Great Joy Necessary for Strong Prayer for the Nations (2nd Beta Prayer Episode)
Mar 27 • 13 min
This is a 2nd beta episode of something new we may be doing — we want to hear from you about it. In this episode, discover the Prayer Dynamic of how joy strengthens our prayers to get strong results. And then we pray for the nations about the Coronavirus.…
118: Beta Prayer Episode — Pray Against the Coronavirus. Plus, Add Rocket Fuel to Your Prayers.
Mar 23 • 20 min
Jesus’ DNA in you includes praying for the nations. This is a beta episode of something new we may be doing — we want to hear from you about it. In this episode, discover the Prayer Dynamic of personal transformation in Christ adding rocket fuel to your…
117: Coronavirus Prophecies — Could They Be True? Plus, Spirit Is Greater Than Matter
Mar 18 • 40 min
Some have prophesied that the worst of the Coronavirus pandemic will be over by Passover (April 8-16). Could they be true? In this episode, you’ll catch audio snippets from Lance Wallnau, Steve Witt, and Dr. Michael Brown. We take a look at these…
116: Your Best Life = Living on Point, on Time, and on Assignment
Mar 12 • 33 min
Some say that real success in life is more money, many things, adventure, fun, wanton amusement, travel, salacious sex, fabulous fame. Others say that achieving the goals that matter to you the most solves the puzzle. But there’s a higher way still —…
115: Be Fearless About the Coronavirus Like Jesus!
Mar 3 • 39 min
In this special episode, we take a clear-eyed look at the Coronavirus. Let’s get accurate about it. What is it, and what’s the latest? We look at a prophecy by Shawn Bolz about the virus that you may find reassuring. J.C.L. Faltot dialogues for a few…
114: Was Jesus a Socialist? What Everybody Ought to Know — Dustin Johnson
Feb 26 • 36 min
Does it seem that more people are starting to think that Jesus was a socialist? Seems that way. But was he? We continue with our special guest, Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may be startled if you take a thoughtful look at the Gospels in the…
113: Level Up! You’re Wired for Royalty — 1 Peter 2:1-10
Feb 25 • 16 min
You may or may not be in touch with it, but deep, deep down, you’re wired for royalty. The Gospel of Jesus Christ is more than a regimen in sin management so that you can make it to heaven. Jesus announced and modeled for us the Gospel of the Kingdom. And…
112: Bernie Vs. Christ, the Capitalist - Dustin Johnson
Feb 19 • 29 min
Hate it or love it, you’ll want to spread the word on this one — Bernie (Sanders) Vs. Christ, the Capitalist. Our special guest is Dustin Johnson of ChristandCapital.com. You may find this a little provocative. Does the Garden of Eden inform our…
111: American Churches to Iranian Christ-Followers: “Please Don’t Speak About the Holy Spirit”
Feb 13 • 19 min
“Please don’t speak about the Holy Spirit.” That’s what some American churches and a publisher told Iranian women who spent time in prison for their faith. And yet, their story is that the Holy Spirit was vital to their experience. Why do so many North…
110: Who Else Wants the Devil Impeached and Convicted?
Feb 6 • 16 min
Well, good news. He is. Fear not, we’re not going political in this episode. The whole impeachment trial sparked something about the Devil being impeached and convicted! Are you ready for this (?) … as a developing Christ-Follower, you can legally enforce…
109: Personal Worship, Communion With the Holy Spirit, the Lord’s Table - Kingdom Feed, Pt. 2
Jan 30 • 36 min
Connectivity is key. There is a Kingdom RSS Feed — Royal Spirit Syndication. Straight from Jesus. Via the Holy Spirit. Discover 3 more practical action steps to stay connected with that feed and elevate your Kingdom Experience in Christ. (Listen to Part 1…
108: Story Meld. God’s Story. Your Story. Guest Host — JCL Faltot
Jan 27 • 11 min
As a developing Christ-follower, one of the most potent dynamics we can experience is a Story Meld with our Creator — our Life Story fusing with the God Story. And all of this is woven in our Relational Venture with Christ! Special guest JCL Faltot hosts…
107: Downloading Scripts — What I Shared With a Kingdom ‘Mind Meld’ (Godspeed Episode)
Jan 23 • 9 min
I engage with a Kingdom ‘Mind Meld’ (it’s sort of how I think about it!) pretty much every Friday morning over java. You know, the four of us save the planet right from the coffee shop. Hear what I shared with them about downloading Kingdom Scripts into…
106: Downloading Scripts to Your New Nature Operating System (Godspeed Episode)
Jan 20 • 12 min
See what you think. I gained some insight during a Word and prayer time this morning. We are given a new operating system in Christ — it’s our new nature. Our old nature is dynamic, not static. It can develop. This is amazing to me … we can receive…
105: Subscribe to the Kingdom RSS Feed! Cutting Edge Christ-Following
Jan 15 • 44 min
We can “press toward the goal for the prize of the upward call of God in Christ.” There is a Kingdom RSS Feed — Royal Spirit Syndication. Straight from Jesus. Listen to discover 4 practical action steps to stay connected with that feed and elevate your…
104: Salvation Is for 2020, Not Just Heaven
Jan 9 • 29 min
In Christ, we’re born again for something special in the now … not just to go to heaven someday. This is Higher Living. The Father has special plans which he has prepared for us in advance. As we’re recreated in Christ, we’re connected to those unique…
103: Quick Thoughts for New Year’s 2020
Dec 30, 2019 • 6 min
Our lives can be replenished like an eagle, empowering us to elevate to brand-new heights, engaging daily communion, and a quick look at Psalm 25. Happy New Year’s! Tune in to a fast Godspeed episode this New Year’s week. » See all the fast Godspeed…
102: Alignment and Consecration for Your Next Level - Christmas Week
Dec 23, 2019 • 11 min
A Merry Christmas! I have a fast Godspeed episode for you this Christmas week. To experience more of our potential as a Christ-follower, we’ll want to align more accurately with Christ and his reign. And, we’ll want to develop our consecration level with…
101: “Hey, Herod, Unwrap This!” — Christmas Special 2019
Dec 18, 2019 • 28 min
The Son of God arriving in our world in human form was an incursion of the Kingdom of God. The demonized King Herod was crazed and paranoid about the Christ Child. It’s all a graphic portrayal of Satan’s demise. And of our triumph in Christ. Now, this is…
100: It’s the 100th Episode! — Guest Highlights and Listener Comments. Plus, Expand Your Kingdom Footprint.
Dec 11, 2019 • 39 min
It’s the 100th episode of Jesus Smart: The Podcast! We’re serving up some guest highlights. And we hear from listeners and friends of the show. Plus, a pulse of motivation: Expand Your Kingdom Footprint. ——more—— » Go to the show notes page for this…
099.9: You Can Be Super Creative in Christ!
Dec 4, 2019 • 37 min
I’m guessing you need to be super creative about something important. Jesus Christ is infinitely creative! And the New Testament worldview claims that Christ-followers have the mind of Christ. As we advance in the mind of Christ, we have boundless…
099.8: Ruling With Christ. Now. — Matt Raines
Nov 26, 2019 • 28 min
Friend of the show Matt Raines confabs with me in a bistro about ruling with Christ … right now. You’ve been found by Christ. For what? We can upgrade our thinking about what an authentic Christ-Follower is intended to be. Get the Jesus Smart eLetter and…
099.7: People of the Future Live With Gratitude
Nov 21, 2019 • 26 min
Gratitude is special — it conditions us to live our highest life. Christ-Followers are people of the future. The Holy Spirit empowers us to live in the powers of the Age to Come. And gratitude is key. » Go to the show notes page for this episode at…
099.6: Seeing Things In Extra-Natural Light = Positive Change! Live Podcast
Nov 14, 2019 • 32 min
If you can simply get the light of God on that matter … you’ll see it in an EXTRAORDINARY LIGHT. Then you can call out the Higher Design and spark transformation! (Live podcast recording) If listening on another app, download the Podbean app so you don’t…
099.5: Don’t Be a Sheep! Be a Killer Sheep (Godspeed! Episode)
Nov 12, 2019 • 7 min
We have too much of a “follow culture” in too much of the Contemporary Church World. A hyped emphasis on sheep-identity shrouds much of our identity as Kingdom Agents. Advance to an ambassador mentality. A warrior status. Mark yourself as a Killer Sheep —…
099: Bonus Thoughts (Pt 2): A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark
Nov 6, 2019 • 39 min
Bonus thoughts — this is the 2nd part of our important dialogue with Trinity Harris-Clark. Listen to the 1st part in episode 095. Trinity Harrison-Clark says that Jesus Christ has transformed her worldview and given her enthusiasm to create real change…
098: Shut the Door, Keep Out the Devil! Live Podcast
Oct 31, 2019 • 26 min
We can look to Jesus for best practices to experience our best lives as daughters and sons of God. In this episode, we explore a “Jesus tactic” — give no ground to the Devil. As we grow, we can diminish friction and terminate self-sabotaging setbacks that…
097: Should Beth Moore Go Home?
Oct 25, 2019 • 16 min
Have you heard about the colossal kerfuffle? The big brouhaha? The hallelujah hullabaloo? At a recent conference, John MacArthur said that prominent Bible teacher Beth Moore should “Go home.” Should she? What might Jesus think about women leading and…
096: Execute Your Legal Rights in Prayer to Move the Needle
Oct 23, 2019 • 24 min
Understanding your legal rights in Christ makes you dangerous. And it offers a promise that you can live and minister with beyond-belief horizons. Prayer is about justice and hope. It’s legal. You can appear before the Throne Over All Things with brave,…
095: A Gospel That Captures the Imagination of Young Adults — Trinity Harrison-Clark
Oct 17, 2019 • 38 min
Trinity Harrison-Clark says that Jesus Christ has transformed her worldview and given her enthusiasm to create real change with today’s college students. Are young adults experiencing the dimensions of what Jesus offers? You may be surprised by this…
094: Experience Your Potential with Kingdom Kinetics
Oct 9, 2019 • 15 min
Science and the Kingdom are saying something … you can transform massive Potential Energy in Christ into Kingdom Kinetic Energy! Five basic dynamics can make it happen: 1) Word-based transformation 2) Progressive consecration 3) Sharper prayer life 4)…
093: Jesus Is the Ultimate Educator: Keep Graduating — Denver Daniel
Oct 2, 2019 • 55 min
Jesus is the Master of Molecules, the most brilliant person to walk the planet. He is the Ultimate Educator — the true Mastermind. Authentically coming to Jesus is to unlearn … so that we can truly learn from him. And learning from Jesus is ultimate human…
092: Godspeed! // Develop Into a High-Functioning Apprentice of Jesus
Oct 1, 2019 • 8 min
You have all kinds of potential on paper in Christ! Everything about life and godliness is given to you through the agency of the Word. But it’s always been about a partnership between heaven (God) and earth (you). You have to apply the potential with…
091: Live It Well! — Susan Jordan
Sep 25, 2019 • 47 min
You have a Life Storyline to live that is both beautiful and powerful. What if we could live strong — body, soul, and spirit — with optimal wellness and energy? It’s time for you to decrease pain and increase energy. Play long and strong. Run your race to…
090: Step Out! God May Show Up Big
Sep 19, 2019 • 14 min
What aspiration is in your heart? Instead of being timid, what if God was just waiting for you to show initiative. He just may jump all over it with his energy and blessing! An incident in the Old Testament is a sign for us … a precedent made even bigger…
089: No One Elevates Women Like King Jesus — Mary DeMuth
Sep 12, 2019 • 53 min
Women, it’s time to experience your full place in God’s story! The reality is that the community of the Godhead has designed humanity in the image of God … fashioned in both female and male. If we’re going to bear the image of God well in the earth, it…
088: Designer Sex - Dr. Juli Slattery
Sep 3, 2019 • 51 min
What if we could reclaim God’s design for sex … and really experience what sex is meant to be? Grace and truth from Jesus empower us to live in harmony with Higher Design. But is the Church losing the Creator’s design for sexuality? Is the world…
087: Look for These Signs Pointing to Your Best Possible Future
Aug 29, 2019 • 19 min
What if more of our work and beyond-work activities aligned us with our best possible future? We don’t have to complicate it — look for these 7 simple signs. » See the show notes page for this episode at JesusSmart.com Get the Jesus Smart eLetter and keep…
086: Gotta Be Cool If You Want to Rule
Aug 21, 2019 • 21 min
Do you wonder if following Jesus is more than being born again, attending Church, and going to heaven someday? “And they heard the sound of the Lord God walking in the garden in the cool of the day …” (Genesis 3:8 NKJV). Jesus restores us to the Eden…
085: Godspeed! // Advance with Shocking, Monstrous Faith Initiatives!
Aug 13, 2019 • 12 min
Do you feel stuck, entangled in the status quo? What if you discovered that you’re not meant for that — God may be waiting and looking for you to advance with audacious faith initiatives? Jonathan and his armor bearer model a clear precedent. Take quantum…
084: Like Abraham, Believe for the Higher Reality in Your Life - Brian Del Turco (Questing with God Series #4)
Aug 6, 2019 • 29 min
There’s a severe battle over defining what is real in our lives. Circumstances, challenges, and people issues make this claim: “This is reality for you. Get used to it!” But there is “real” and there is “really real.” Jesus says, “I have a HIGHER REALITY…
083: You’re More than a Wretch Saved by Grace to Go to Heaven Someday - Brian Sooy: Creative, Designer, Entrepreneur
Jul 31, 2019 • 68 min
Work and life as worship, setting your Personal Narrative in the Big Kingdom Narrative, cultivating latent potential in your sphere of influence, discerning Satan who tries to corrupt your Life Story, redeemed to live a life of dominion (not just “go to…
082: Godspeed! // The Devil Is Not at Your Level
Jul 26, 2019 • 11 min
No fear. The Devil is not at your level … if you’re a born again, Christ-Follower … and if you’re developing in Christ! We need a revelation of this. Walking in this understanding unleashes exceptional potential in every domain of life. » Go to…
081: Godspeed! // You Can Optimize Your Legal Standing Before the Ultimate Judge
Jul 18, 2019 • 12 min
It’s safe to say that most are living beneath their legal rights in Christ. But it’s something we can progress in — we can optimize our legal standing before the Judge of All! It’s about justice. Recognize your identity and standing in Christ. Understand…
080: Quest for a 10,000% Kingdom Lifestyle! - Dr. Louis F. Kayatin
Jul 2, 2019 • 48 min
Jesus says that those who have a good and faithful heart will manifest KINGDOM REALITY — 30, 60, and 100-fold (Parable of the Sower). Why not believe for a 100-fold return? Why not quest for it in faith? That’s a 10,000% yield on the Word of the Kingdom…
079: Level Up by Cultivating Kingdom Craftsmanship! - Dr. Louis F. Kayatin
Jun 25, 2019 • 43 min
King Jesus thinks you’re way more than what you’re currently experiencing! Dr. Louis F. Kayatin says there is always more to experience as an “apprentice” of Christ and his Kingdom. First, develop a deep love for Jesus as King. Then authentically live a…
078: Encore Episode — Can You Believe That All Things Belong to You?
Jun 14, 2019 • 10 min
This is an Encore Episode (#006)! Can you believe this? Here’s a Kingdom secret that few experience — all things belong to you, as you belong to Christ. This is what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Corinth. “All things belong to you, and you…
077: Forgiving Others Unleashes Massive Prayer Power! - Deborah Porter
Jun 4, 2019 • 60 min
Are there times when it feels impossible to forgive someone? Know this about Jesus — his hardest teachings are the most rewarded! Deborah Porter never saw her father growing up. But as a young adult, she forgave him and a relationship was restored. A…
076: Kingdom Smart: Your Tongue Steers It All — Brent & Pastor Bruce McLaughlin
May 30, 2019 • 54 min
Not too long ago, the Holy Spirit prompted me to get and stay in the “Rudder Zone.” See James 3:4 in the New Testament — James writes that the tongue steers our life like the rudder on a ship. Even in the face of opposing, circumstantial winds. Don’t…
075: Godspeed! // Pure Genius for Your Life … the Breakthrough Jericho Strategy
May 29, 2019 • 9 min
Are you ready to transition into new “land” — your Personal Promised Land? It’s important for each of us to enter new spaces in life so that our Life Story fits into the big Jesus Story in a more fruitful way! Your “shout of faith” is key … the silencing…
074: Godspeed! // How to Align Your Life with the Real Future
May 20, 2019 • 7 min
On a recent morning, I was outside investing time with the Lord in the Word and prayer. I feel like the Holy Spirit gave me a fresh facet of insight about a popular verse - “Do not be conformed to this world (age may be a better translation), but be…
073: Smart Discipleship That Advances Your “Kingdom Career” — Isaac & Silvia Rowe
May 14, 2019 • 24 min
“Discipleship” is the maturation process of becoming more like Jesus — in both his character and competencies (the ventures he modeled). The Holy Spirit is the Ultimate Teacher to help us “learn Christ.” Kingdom Clusters (specialized affinity groupings)…
072: Full-Spectrum Christ-Following … Ready? - Isaac & Silvia Rowe
May 8, 2019 • 33 min
All Kingdom life flows from the heart. Isaac and Silvia Rowe are pastors and business people. They value authentic relationships and deeper discipleship as Christ-Followers. Self awareness, accountability and trust, and advancing in faith are their quest…
071: Prayer Is Limitless Potential! - Brian Del Turco
May 2, 2019 • 21 min
Prayer is such massive potential! And our development in prayer is limitless. As we discover more of our standing before the Throne of All, all bets are off! The lid is lifted … in our personal affairs and in the contribution that we bring to life.…
070: Why Is the Church So Shattered with Fiefdoms? - Craig Greatman
May 1, 2019 • 53 min
Craig Greatman — pastor, Harley Davidson rider, Doctorate of Divinity candidate — wonders why the Church is so shattered with fragmented fiefdoms. Are we adoring the icons of our own “Churchianity” cubbyholes? A miserly “meism” cannot experience the…
069: Godspeed! // Overcome Via the Power of Reckoning. Period.
Apr 25, 2019 • 6 min
True faith counts it as so … no matter what! “Reckoning” is an accounting term. “Kingdom Reckoning” draws a double line under what we are believing for. So we immerse ourselves in the Word. We pray. We speak. And we move in faith. No blinking - no…
068: Ohio Heartbeat Bill … Jesus-Followers Carry Resurrection Life - Janet Porter
Apr 23, 2019 • 18 min
Janet Porter is a seasoned warrior in the movement to protect the lives of babies. The Ohio state motto is, “With God, All Things Are Possible.” Through an indefatigable faith, Janet has been a “Possibility” Point Person in launching the nation’s first…
067: You Can Experience Resurrection Life Now! - Brian Del Turco
Apr 16, 2019 • 29 min
Jesus reframes our belief about resurrection life IN THE NOW — just like he did with Martha when her brother died. We’re designed in Christ to “taste the powers of the age to come” in our day (Hebrews 6:5). And that includes the resurrection life of…
066: Godspeed! // Winning Thoughts
Apr 12, 2019 • 5 min
This is Godspeed! … punchy, bite-sized “tinysodes” from Jesus Smart. This is episode #66. We have between 12,000 and 60,000 thoughts run through our mind each day. When our thoughts start to blend with strong emotions, our brain is deeply impacted — for…
065: Holy Noticing - Blending an Ancient Spiritual Practice and Neuroscience to Live Our Best Lives - Dr. Charles Stone
Apr 9, 2019 • 59 min
With our fast-paced lifestyles and hyper-connectivity to our smart phones in the Digital Age, are we missing out on real life? We’re pushing, pushing, pushing to get to a next better moment and fail to notice and appreciate the present one. But the…
064: Godspeed! // Understanding Pneumagraphics, Psychographics, and Demographics Can Transform Towns and Cities
Apr 4, 2019 • 5 min
Welcome to Godspeed! … punchy, bite-sized tinysodes from Jesus Smart. This is episode #64. Everybody knows about demographics. Housing, economics, politics, business, crime, education, family life, and so on. We get “news” of demographics every day.…
063: Only the Best! Benefit from the Power of Faith - Brian Del Turco (Questing with God series #3)
Apr 2, 2019 • 19 min
We live our best lives by the power of authentic faith! And there’s an unlimited supply … sourced in the Living Voice of the Creator to us. As we advance our relationship with Christ, he continues to reveal himself AND his destiny for us. He expresses his…
062: Godspeed! // Creating God Spots 2 - Two or Three Gathered in My Name
Mar 28, 2019 • 5 min
Welcome to Godspeed! … punchy, bite-sized tinysodes from Jesus Smart. This is a 2nd part on creating God Spots — see episode #60 for the first part. God is everywhere, right? Well, yes, he’s what theologians call “omnipresent.” But that doesn’t mean he’s…
061: Move! Improvisation in the Holy Spirit - Matt Raines and Jason Howard
Mar 27, 2019 • 45 min
It’s high time to get rid of a Scarcity Script and start improvising with the Holy Spirit! Everything about God is abundant. Many have an under-resourced mindset … but “This Is Our Father’s World.” And he is a more-than-enough Father! The Son has come to…
060: Godspeed! Creating God Spots
Mar 21, 2019 • 5 min
Welcome to the debut of Godspeed! … punchy, bite-sized tinysodes from Jesus Smart. God is everywhere, right? Well, yes, he’s what theologians call “omnipresent.” But that doesn’t mean he’s manifesting in power. He typically looks to Christ-Followers to…
059: Be a World-Changer by Faith - Brian Del Turco (Questing with God series #2)
Mar 19, 2019 • 17 min
If you have “Jesus DNA” on the inside, you’re called to change your interior world. To change your personal world. And to transform the world-at-large — that personal sphere of influence you’re designed to impact. Abraham quested after God … and the Story…
058: It’s Way Beyond “The Secret” — How to Have “Magnetic Faith” with David Ramos
Mar 13, 2019 • 71 min
Everyone has heard about “The Secret.” It’s an inferior, counterfeit belief system to authentic “Magnetic Faith” from Christ. Jesus has more for you, and he’s looking for more exciting things from you as he restores all things. He’s remaking Creation and…
057: Pursue Adventure — Be Like Abraham - Brian Del Turco (Questing with God series #1)
Mar 6, 2019 • 16 min
Are we ever more happy and energized than when an adventure begins? Clearly, we’re created for something new and significant. Abraham quested after God … and the Story of God. Now we can reach back to him for precedent. Abraham is a prototype of the…
056: Healthy Soul Care — To Receive God’s Best for Your Life - Bill & Harriet Mouer
Feb 26, 2019 • 39 min
What new season — something you’re designed for — can open up for you as you take care of your soul? The Kingdom Dynamic of rest is built into creation. Get ready for God’s best for your life. The Lord spoke through Isaiah the prophet … “In returning and…
055: Healthy Soul Care — A Refreshing, New Normal - Bill & Harriet Mouer
Feb 19, 2019 • 51 min
The Old Normal is unsustainable. Here’s what Jesus said about a refreshing, New Normal … “I’ll show you how to take a real rest. Walk with me and work with me — watch how I do it. Learn the unforced rhythms of grace. I won’t lay anything heavy or…
054: There’s a “Lid” Over Your Life Without the Right Kingdom Relationships - Jason Howard
Feb 12, 2019 • 48 min
We think that Kingdom-real, life-giving relationships are so vital, there’s a “lid” over areas of our life without them. It’s above and beyond attending church services — what is Jesus building? And what gives Satan a killer panic attack? We think we’re…
053: Locate Your North Star for Your Next Season - Ken L. Roberts (Achieve Series #4 of 4)
Feb 5, 2019 • 49 min
This 4-part series has been all about getting into a PEAK STATE of gratitude and abundance thinking for fruitful planning, goal setting, and action for any new season. The science ways we’ll be more successful. The Christ-Follower should excel at this!…
052: Smart People Know This: Your Tongue Steers Your Life - Brian Del Turco (Achieve Series #3 of 4)
Jan 29, 2019 • 37 min
Here’s a case to keep a firm hand at the helm of your “ship” … your life and personal world. And your sphere of influence. And what steers it all? Your tongue. Indeed, internals shape externals. This is #3 of 4 in the Achieve series — cultivating…
051: Gratitude Powers Higher Achievement - Tom Schwab (Achieve Series #2 of 4)
Jan 22, 2019 • 47 min
A friend and podcasting influencer, Tom Schwab, thinks with me on this one. This is the #2 of 4 in a series on cultivating gratitude and abundance thinking and mixing it with goal setting for a new season. The research is clear: you’ll be more successful…
050: Hi-Def Living for a New Season - Joshua Faltot (Achieve Series #1 of 4)
Jan 15, 2019 • 63 min
A high value with the Creator is clarity. We could say he’s Hi-Def … infinitely Hi-Def. And so how can we live an intentional, proactive life, moving toward a preferred future in harmony with God? We can cultivate gratitude and an abundant mindset as we…
049: We Are Raised Now as Vice-Regents in Christ’s Kingdom - Matt Raines
Jan 9, 2019 • 37 min
“[The Father] made us alive together with Christ … and raised us up with Him, and seated us with Him in the heavenly places in Christ Jesus” (Ephesians 2:5-6). In Christ, we die to ourselves as a False King. And we are raised as Vice-Regents in the…
048: Christ Is an Indestructible King! Ask Herod. (Christmas Series #6)
Dec 31, 2018 • 19 min
If you’re a child of God through Christ, you cannot be defeated! God is a winner in every situation. Nothing frustrates his purpose. Christ was born as an indestructible king … the demonized Herod soon discovered this. As we’re obedient to the Word, and…
047: Advent Is Advancing and the Dragon’s Doom (Christmas Series #5)
Dec 24, 2018 • 15 min
Advent is not just the anticipation of celebrating Christ’s birth each December. Advent is advancing each day. Each year. Each century. The real truth of Advent is that Christ coming into our world pronounces a sentence of doom upon all darkness. The…
046: Alert: What You Say Shapes Your Future (Christmas Series #4)
Dec 18, 2018 • 18 min
Can it be that what you believe and say shapes your future and can release Heaven’s Design into the earth? It sure seems so when we consider the experience of Zacharias, the priest and father of John, the forerunner of Christ. It’s the nature of things…
044: Is That Your Heart Talking at Christmastime? (Christmas Series #2)
Dec 5, 2018 • 17 min
Our hearts are limitless. The beautiful and good things we desire in life are signs pointing us to Someone and Something — the Creator and His Dream. These wonderful things seem to be stirred each Christmastime. It’s an opportunity to more closely…
043: The Birth of Jesus and Ultimate Disruptive Innovation (Christmas Series #1)
Nov 30, 2018 • 12 min
Disruptive Innovation is a concept from the business world—something new and innovative disrupts what has been and introduces something never seen. The Ultimate Disruptive Innovation was birthed in a little town outside Jerusalem roughly 2000 years ago.…
042: Encore Episode — Benefit with a “Beginner’s Mind” (Minisode 6:57)
Nov 27, 2018 • 6 min
A beginner’s mind is a beautiful mind. It’s the mind of a child — questing, questioning, welcoming, learning. It is supple and receptive. This is an Encore Episode. See the show notes page for this episode at JesusSmart.com. “Beginner’s mind” is a concept…
041: Understand the Kingdom Story, Acts I-V — Find Your Place with Matt Raines
Nov 13, 2018 • 31 min
You’re designed for narrative — your Personal Life Story and the Big Story that’s shaping and moving everything. The Grand Narrative is the loving rule and reign of God. Jesus has come to put things back in order, restoring us as Vice-Regents under God as…
040: Elevating My Internal State to Live My Best Life (Minisode 13:09)
Nov 9, 2018 • 13 min
I can live a better life on the outside if I invest in my life on the inside. We live from the inside-out … our internals shape and sustain our externals. When I’m in a higher internal state, I sense renewed hope. Fresh energy seems to ignite. At times,…
039: War of the Worldviews with Joshua C. Faltot
Nov 6, 2018 • 55 min
You’re called to do more than just consume content … you’re called to create it. And by so doing, you engage the Narrative Wars. False narratives live in television programming, film, video, audio, music, curricula and education, writing, public policy…
038: Apostolic DNA: Engage Spiritual Warfare — Minisode 14:53 (Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 9)
Oct 31, 2018 • 14 min
Question for us: Has Christianity degraded as a movement from the powerful, uncomplicated, and original to the overly-complex and institutional … what Paul referred to as a form with no power? The core DNA element of Apostolic Christianity is the Gospel…
037: Pastor Andrew Brunson Freed from Turkey! — Travis S. Weber, Family Research Council V.P. for Policy
Oct 25, 2018 • 37 min
Many of you have heard about American Pastor Andrew Brunson who was imprisoned in Turkey for 2 years. Pastor Andrew and his wife Norine served in Turkey for more than 2 decades where they established Izmir Resurrection Church. They openly shared Christ…
036: Pray-Vote-Stand with Brent Keilen, Director of FRCAction
Oct 21, 2018 • 12 min
I was at a massive pumpkin festival of all places when I sat down on a tour bus for a few minutes with Brent Keilen. He’s the Director of FRCAction, the legislative affiliate of Family Research Council in Washington, DC. We discussed the vital…
035: Shut the Door, Keep Out the Devil! — Jesus Tactic (Minisode 9:00)
Oct 18, 2018 • 9 min
Give no ground to the devil. The Adversary gains advantage against us when we give him ground. “I will no longer talk much with you, for the ruler of this world is coming, and he has nothing in Me” (John 14:30 NKJV). There was no anger in Jesus … no lust,…
034: Take the Red Pill — Wake Up to the Narrative Wars with Joshua C. Faltot!
Oct 16, 2018 • 36 min
It’s like being in the Matrix and taking the red pill. You want the truth, no matter what. You begin to realize what’s going on and now you want the brutal truth about reality and the freedom it unleashes. You’re ready to make a mark with your Life Voice…
033: Brushstrokes of Heaven with Tammy Heidenreich
Oct 9, 2018 • 51 min
She struggled with trauma as a child, adolescent, and young adult. It came to a point where she felt … and these are her words … “Like some people are born to be stepped on.” But she discovered healing and restoration. And now with empathy, gifts of…
032: Apostolic DNA: The Word (Minisode 11:25) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 8
Oct 4, 2018 • 11 min
The DNA of the Church is Apostolic Christianity. DNA contains genetic information. When it’s turned on, that information is expressed. One of the key aspects of Apostolic DNA is an emphasis upon the Word or Kingdom teaching. “They were continually…
031: Homelessness. Trafficked. Abused. Jesus Offers a New Name with Dr. Gary Brewster
Oct 2, 2018 • 31 min
A six year-old boy can’t take watching his stepdad mercilessly beat his mom. He drives a knife into his chest. A young girl, trafficked for the lust of men. Rescued. Only to be sexually abused as a foster child. A young boy. Drugged. Penetrated by his…
030: Jesus Offers You a New Name — An Unlimited Destiny with Dr. Gary Brewster
Sep 25, 2018 • 34 min
Jesus offers you a white stone with a new name on it. No one knows this name but Jesus and you. It’s a unique destiny — a singular purpose which no one has but you. In Christ, you’re clean and qualified to live out your design. Your destiny. Your…
029: Apostolic DNA (Minisode 8:59) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 7
Sep 20, 2018 • 8 min
DNA contains genetic information or instructions. In a healthy organism, the DNA gets “turned on” and expressed. The design of the DNA will manifest unless there is a mutation or disease which suppresses the accurate expression of the DNA. In the history…
028: Jesus Wants to Develop Everything About Your Life with Ken Roberts
Sep 18, 2018 • 48 min
Following Jesus means that every area of our life is developed to a high level — to bring God glory, to fully participate in Heaven’s Story. But we have to be intentional about it. It’s a process of faith and obedience. Following Jesus is holistic.…
027: Discovering Your Kingdom North Star to Live Your Best Life with Ken Roberts
Sep 11, 2018 • 32 min
We all want to make a difference, a contribution, right? But too many of us struggle with this. How can we get an accurate read on where we’re at? And beyond this, how can we get unstuck and advance into our purpose and destiny? Ken Roberts is a speaker,…
026: The Antioch Dynamic: Prioritize Ministry to the King (Minisode 15:16) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 6
Sep 6, 2018 • 15 min
Apostolic Christ-Followers prioritize ministering TO the King. Then they minister FOR the King. Our representation of the King is sourced and sustained in our ministering to the King in worship, prayer, and fasting. The experience of early Christians at…
025: Encore Episode — Frank Viola, Author of Insurgence: Reclaiming the Gospel of the Kingdom
Sep 4, 2018 • 62 min
This is an Encore Episode, a replay of the very first episode of the Jesus Smart: The Podcast. Is there a “Kingdom insurrection” underway among Jesus-followers? Frank Viola has a strong conviction we may be in the beginning stages of an insurgence — a…
024: Stop Cheating — How Not to Have an Affair with Ivan and Desaray Shores
Aug 28, 2018 • 58 min
I had the opportunity to sit down with Ivan and Desaray Shores to talk about how to stop cheating and not have an affair. Desaray wrote “Letters to My Lover: Journey of an Adulterous Woman.” It’s vulnerable. Gritty. It’s a true-life story of desperation,…
023: Why You Should Use Kingdom Force Multipliers (Minisode 13:44) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 5
Aug 24, 2018 • 13 min
Force multipliers exponentially increase impact. This is Part 5 in the series Apostolic Christ Followers. Seeking the Lord via the Word and prayer is the most creative thing we can do — it is a prime Kingdom Force Multiplier. And there are others too!…
022: It’s Way Beyond Attending Church — It’s the Kingdom Contribution You Make Out There with Troy Thompson
Aug 21, 2018 • 47 min
Troy Thompson wants you to win — he wants you to find your lane out there and do your Kingdom thing. It’s beyond attending church. Even serving in church. It’s finding your place in Jesus’ Kingdom realm. And making your Kingdom contribution in our…
021: Good-Bye Linear … Hello, Exponential (Minisode 8:40) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 4
Aug 16, 2018 • 8 min
Kingdom power and fruitfulness = exponential power. Kingdom reality lives on an exponential plane. Linear growth is a +1 progression … 1 becomes 2 becomes 3 becomes 4 and so on. Exponential growth is a compound doubling … 1 becomes 2 becomes 4 becomes 8…
020: Optimize Kingdom Dynamics — Better Than Blended with Willie and Rachel Scott
Aug 14, 2018 • 36 min
Marriage and family life are not for the faint of heart … but the beauty and benefits are next level. What you’re about to hear is a conversation with Willie and Rachel Scott, founders of Better Than Blended, an organization which resources and equips…
019: Love Powers Kingdom Living (Minisode 8:48) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 3
Aug 9, 2018 • 8 min
God is love. Everything that comes from him is love-based. All of creation is “coded” with love. So things work in their best state when authentic love is present. When we live a love lifestyle, we harmonize with God’s design in all things. ——more—— See…
018: Marriage and Family By Design — Better Than Blended with Willie and Rachel Scott
Aug 7, 2018 • 30 min
Family is vital — it’s a ginormous value with the Creator. Willie and Rachel Scott are the founders of Better Than Blended. The reality is that the family is under assault. But the good news is that the family spirit of God overcomes the challenges…
017: Pushing the Mission of God Forward (Minisode 11:03) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 2
Aug 3, 2018 • 11 min
Apostolic Christ-following is missional — it pushes the mission and story of God forward. And here’s the beauty … you get clear on your life story and set it within the larger story of Jesus. ——more—— See the show notes page for this episode at…
016: Jesus Is Our Model of the Normal Christian Life with Jake Veach
Jul 31, 2018 • 29 min
Jesus is the standard. The template. He models for us what the Normal Christian Life looks like. There’s a difference between the Average Christian life and the Normal Christian Life. Jesus shows us what the norm is. ——more—— See the show notes page for…
015: Take Up Your Cross (Minisode 9:22) — Apostolic Christ-Followers Series, No. 1
Jul 26, 2018 • 9 min
I believe the Holy Spirit is inviting and prodding Christ-followers today to develop into “apostolic people.” It has everything to do with a CHRISTO-CENTRIC faith experience and lifestyle. It’s not man-centered. Or me-centered. Christ is the foundation of…
014: What’s All the Ballyhoo About? Jesus Is Perfect Theology with Jake Veach
Jul 24, 2018 • 34 min
There’s so much wrangling and ballyhoo about theology! What is God like, really? How does he relate to us, and interact with us? What is the Kingdom of God anyway? In this episode: Jesus is perfect theology. What you’re about to hear is a conversation…
013: Benefit In Life with a “Beginner’s Mind” (Minisode 6:57)
Jul 19, 2018 • 6 min
A beginner’s mind will open us to new possibilities. “Beginner’s mind” is a concept that comes from Zen Buddhism. I’m not a Buddhist, but this particular concept resonates with me. It’s a mindset, an approach to life that is open, boundless, limitless and…
012: Kingdom Currency Flows on Kingdom Connections with Ronald Smith
Jul 17, 2018 • 34 min
When you seek the Larger Story of Jesus Christ and His Kingdom, your personal life story works at its highest level. You position yourself for the Higher Design you crave deep down. A key part of this quest is meaningful connections in the Body of Christ.…
011: The Surprising Power of the Underdog (Minisode 9:53)
Jul 12, 2018 • 9 min
Are you facing a stiff challenge? Or maybe a promising opportunity, but it seems like such a long shot. There are advantages to being an underdog—we’re forced to be creative and innovative. We break out of that limiting “box” to potentially rise to a new…
010: Kingdom Childhood: Lectio Divina for Kids! Part 2 with Harriet Mouer and Rebecca Tobar
Jul 10, 2018 • 26 min
So how’s the signal-to-noise ratio in your life? We surely know what the noise sounds like. But what about the signal of God’s voice signature? It makes all the difference. ——more—— Imagine a child learning to tune themselves to the voice signature of the…
009: Ancient-Futurists: Lectio Divina for Kids! Part 1 with Harriet Mouer and Rebecca Tobar
Jul 3, 2018 • 25 min
Kids are being taught to slow unplug, slow down, and hear God through his Word! Coaching our kids to tune their inner person to the voice signature of God is vital for their lives. Lectio Divina is a spiritual practice which began in the 3rd century. It’s…
008: The Master of Molecules Has the Best Information for Your Life (Minisode 8:06)
Jun 28, 2018 • 8 min
Jesus has every answer and solution we need or want. And in every sphere—personal, family, finances, business, community, society. Is there something in your life that is screaming for the extreme mastery of Jesus? ——more—— What information do you need…
007: Ekklesia — Jesus Said He Would Build What? Part 2 with Hope Taylor
Jun 26, 2018 • 26 min
Is the Holy Spirit restoring the church today? Something closer to what Jesus really meant when he said, “I will build my Ekklesia” … a Kingdom community of Christ-followers who bring heaven’s culture into all spaces and places? If the Church is vital to…
006: All Things Belong to You — As You Belong to Christ (Minisode 10:12)
Jun 21, 2018 • 10 min
Here’s a Kingdom secret that few experience — all things belong to you, as you belong to Christ. This is what the Apostle Paul wrote to the Church in Corinth. “All things belong to you, and you belong to Christ, and Christ belongs to God” (1 Cor. 3). It’s…
005: Ekklesia — Jesus Said He Would Build What? Part 1 with Hope Taylor
Jun 19, 2018 • 22 min
It’s stunning what Jesus said: “I will build my EKKLESIA.” It was a secular Greek concept and word. The Romans adopted it as well. The meaning is a called-out assembly of citizens who gather. Their objective was to bring the rule and culture of the…
004: Taking Radical, Overcoming Peace to the Streets with Kim Snyder
Jun 14, 2018 • 53 min
Jesus-followers are uniquely positioned to bring reconciliation into settings. The Apostle Paul wrote that we have been given the ministry of reconciliation from Father God. Reconciliation simply means to connect or put back together again. Kim Snyder is…
003: Jesus Is a Chain Breaker! Get a New Lease on Freedom with Kim Snyder
Jun 13, 2018 • 48 min
Dallas Willard said that God is the only perfectly free being in all of reality. Here’s what’s amazing: The Godhead invites us into Ultimate Freedom. That is, until she was born anew — born from above — and radically converted to Jesus Christ and his…
002: A Power Protocol — Shift the Environment. Pray. Speak! (Minisode 10:57)
Jun 12, 2018 • 10 min
Is something sick or dying in your world? It’s comeback time … Peter modeled 3 Kingdom dynamics to see someone or something experience new life. He learned it from Jesus — and there’s no reason why we can’t do the same. ——more—— It’s a “Kingdom template”…
001: Are We Poised to Reclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom? With Frank Viola, Author of Insurgence.
Jun 8, 2018 • 62 min
Is there a “Kingdom insurrection” underway among Jesus-followers? Frank Viola has a strong conviction we may be in the beginning stages of an insurgence — a resurrection insurrection within the Church to reclaim the Gospel of the Kingdom. ——more—— See the…