Heartland Church of Christ http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/ Messages produced by the Heartland Church of Christ 6120 NW Prairie View Rd. in Kansas City, MO 64151 Podcast Generator 2.5 - http://podcastgen.sourceforge.net Mon, 24 Jul 2017 20:32:16 -0400 en Copyright Heartland Church of Christ http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/images/itunes_image.jpg Heartland Church of Christ http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/ Messages produced by the Heartland Church of Christ 6120 NW Prairie View Rd. in Kansas City, MO 64151 Sermons, Classes & Events Heartland Church of Christ Heartland Church of Christ podcast@heartlandchurch.us clean Identity Crisis: Who am I? by John Turner John brings us his lesson about learning who we are in Christ Ephesians 1:22-23, "God placed all things under his (Christ) feet and appointed him to be head over everything for the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills everything in every way." In understanding this scripture it may be helpful to see Jesus standing over his enemies with his foot on their neck in a position of dominance. Jesus' enemies are not only inferior to Christ, they are also subject to him. God's love can be found here because Christ's headship over everything is not simply for personal boasting or for a power grab, but it is for the church, the benefit of the people. God has the church in mind when placing Christ above all other powers. Even though Christ rules all things as Lord, it is only the church that has a relationship with him, described here as Christ's body. Only the church is his body and he fills it with his Spirit, grace, and spiritual gifts -- it is his fullness. However, there is no room for boasting or self-righteousness on the part of the church because it is completely dependent on Christ. It is nothing if not for Christ. --John Turner John brings us his lesson about learning who we are in Christ http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-11-03_11_1_2015identitycrisisjohnturner.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-11-03_11_1_2015identitycrisisjohnturner.mp3 26:02 john@heartlandchurch.us (John Turner) John Turner Ephesians no Sun, 01 Nov 2015 18:37:00 -0500 Breaking Barriers by Jeff Adair Cornelius and Peter broke barriers down in Acts 10, Jeff tells us that we can do the same today. When this Roman Centurion had his vision in Acts, he knew that he needed to act on it. That takes faith, this Gentile believed in one true God, but he needed to hear the Good News from a human messenger. This is so true even today, without attending bible class and listening to sermons, we would surely be lost. I am not saying that personal Bible study shouldn’t happen, I am trying to stress the importance of regularly meeting and listening to God’s word. Then of course there is my personal favorite reason of coming to church, I know that there are a lot of people here that have walked a very similar path that I have walked and I know that they love me with all of their hearts. It is so encouraging and awesome to know that when I walk through the doors I am going to be hugged and loved on by almost everyone. This is so important that the writer of Hebrews tells the believers there, “And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds. Let us not give up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but let us encourage one another—and all the more as you see the Day approaching.”  There are so many opportunities during the week for us to meet, from small groups to Spanish class. Let’s take advantage of this time to build each other up so we can break the barriers that the world keeps building from the Good News from reaching the lost! --Jeff  Cornelius and Peter broke barriers down in Acts 10, Jeff tells us that we can do the same today. http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-26_10_25_2015breakingbarriersjeffadair.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-26_10_25_2015breakingbarriersjeffadair.mp3 16:41 jeff@heartlandchurch.us (Jeff Adair) Jeff Adair Barriers no Sun, 25 Oct 2015 13:33:00 -0400 The Right Side of the Issue by Tony Dishman Tony brings us a message built around our ministry at Synergy Services Here at Heartland we have a number of important ministries. We are involved at a number of levels in the community, country and world. We have missionaries serving in places like China, El Salvador and Zambia. I am sure that if all truth was known, there are folks here at Heartland supporting other works around the world. Being said, there are ministries we support that are vital to our community right here in Kansas City. Synergy Services is one of these important ministries. Today we launch a coat drive for the women and families served by Synergy Services. Our hope is to bring some warmth to those in need this coming winter. I ask you to consider how this work ties into the teaching of Jesus recorded by the gospel writer Matthew. In Matthew 25 Jesus teaches His disciples some important lessons to prepare them for the long wait for His return. Those lessons have now been passed on to us as we now wait for Jesus to come. He really asked them to consider three things. He asked them to be prepared, to be involved in their community of people and to be compassionate. Of course, the third desire of Jesus is the one we will focus on today. We have the opportunity to show compassion by giving to those in need. Let’s end up on “The Right Side of The Issue” this next week! --Tony Tony brings us a message built around our ministry at Synergy Services http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-20_10_18_2015therightsideoftheissuetonydishman.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-20_10_18_2015therightsideoftheissuetonydishman.mp3 28:00 tony@heartlandchurch.us (Tony Dishman) Tony Dishman Synergy no Sun, 18 Oct 2015 17:47:00 -0400 Walking In His Will Part 4 by Tony Dishman Tony brings us part 4 in his sermon series from Psalm 119 In this final week of investigating truths found in Psalm 119, David offers a proclamation. The song "Thy Word" has been shared around many campfires and before many Bible classes at summer camp. Why? Because what David says in his song is true. The word of God is a lamp which brings light to our life and helps lead us to God. God's words in the Old Testament help lead us to the living word Jesus in the New Testament. Through Jesus we are led to God the Father through Jesus the Son. David shares that his journey consisted of two important personal contributions. They are commitment and perseverance. While the New Testament introduces us to Jesus and the forgiveness and grace that God grants through Him, the two contributions of commitment and perseverance we can bring to the table are still very important.   --Tony Tony brings us part 4 in his sermon series from Psalm 119 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-12_10_11_2015walkinginhiswillpt4tonydishman.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-12_10_11_2015walkinginhiswillpt4tonydishman.mp3 27:04 tony@heartlandchurch.us (Tony Dishman ) Tony Dishman no Sun, 11 Oct 2015 17:14:00 -0400 Walking inHis Will part 3 by Tony Dishman Tony brings us part 3 in his sermon series from Psalm 119 If you ever experienced suffering at the hands of others, then you can relate to feelings King David shares in Psalm 119:49-56. David writes this stanza to illustrate how only God could bring him comfort from the persecution he was experiencing from his adversaries. This feeling was often experienced by David, whether by his doing or the behavior of others toward him.  --Tony Tony brings us part 3 in his sermon series from Psalm 119 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-08_10_4_2015walkinginhiswillpt3tonydishman.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-10-08_10_4_2015walkinginhiswillpt3tonydishman.mp3 24:19 tony@heartlandchurch.us (Tony Dishman) Tony Dishman Psalm no Sun, 04 Oct 2015 17:25:00 -0400 Walking in His Will Part 2 by Tony Dishman Tony teaches us about God's Will from Psalm 119 Each of us wrestles in our own way with the problem of inward purity. We might be able to put on a good show outwardly, but inwardly we are sinners by nature and we wage war against wrong thoughts, desires and attitudes. God's Word is essential for becoming people with pure hearts. The Hebrew word found in Psalm 119:9 for "pure" means free of moral taint. The question presented is, "How can a man stay untainted morally?" David respectfully teaches us that a first step in living a pure life is to live in God's Word.   --Tony Tony teaches us about God's Will from Psalm 119 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-28_9_27_2015walkinginhiswillpt2tonydishman.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-28_9_27_2015walkinginhiswillpt2tonydishman.mp3 28:21 tony@heartlandchurch.us (Tony Dishman) Tony Dishman Purity no Sun, 27 Sep 2015 17:00:00 -0400 Walking In His Will Part 1 by Tony Dishman Tony teaches us about God's Will from Psalm 119 Psalm 119 delivers an important message from King David to all of us. Scripture is important! David uses inspiration of the Holy Spirit to pen the longest Psalm in the Bible. In doing this, David demonstrates how his life had changed. He has spiritually moved from living life pleasing himself to understanding the depth of the relationship God desires with him. The next few weeks we will be looking at some of the messages found in this wonderful Psalm.  Tony teaches us about God's Will from Psalm 119 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-22_9_20_2015walkinginhiswwilltonydishman.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-22_9_20_2015walkinginhiswwilltonydishman.mp3 24:09 tony@heartlandchurch.us (Tony Dishman) Tony Dishman Psalm no Sun, 20 Sep 2015 10:36:00 -0400 Life in the Driver's Seat by John Turner John brings us a lesson on letting Jesus take over our driver's seat in life. Every once in a while we sing the song, "Lord, Take Control". The lyrics are a powerful commitment to let Jesus take over the driver's seat in your life.  It likely draws its inspiration from Romans 12:1; "Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God's mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God-this is your spiritual act of worship."   John brings us a lesson on letting Jesus take over our driver's seat in life. http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-15_9_13_2015lifeinthedriversseatjohnturner.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-15_9_13_2015lifeinthedriversseatjohnturner.mp3 24:41 john@heartlandchurch.us (John Turner) John Turner no Sun, 13 Sep 2015 11:06:00 -0400 Your Nursery by John Turner New father John Turner brings us a message on our "nursery" in Heaven. 1 Peter 2:2 says; "Like newborn babies, crave pure spiritual milk. so that by it you may grow up in your salvation, now that you have tasted the Lord is good."  Here Peter is not so much saying that his audience is immature, like newborn babies.  Rather, Peter is describing what our relationship with God is supposed to be like.  We are supposed to crave a relationship with God in the same way newborn babies crave their mother's milk.  We should rely on God and depend on Him for nourishment because it is good. New father John Turner brings us a message on our "nursery" in Heaven. http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-08_9_6_2015yournurseryjohnturner.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-08_9_6_2015yournurseryjohnturner.mp3 21:32 john@heartlandchurch.us (John Turner) John Turner Nursery no Sun, 06 Sep 2015 10:24:00 -0400 Angels by Dalton Dishman Dalton teaches us about the Angels of the Bible in our Teen Led Worship Angels- Often times we hear the word and think of a white choir robe with a little yellow halo swinging above the head of an angel as it strums the harp.  However, this is not always the case, and often times it's quite the opposite.  Angels are a symbol of power and strength through the Bible.  Throughout the Word we see them as warriors and messengers.   Dalton teaches us about the Angels of the Bible in our Teen Led Worship http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-03_8_30_2015angelsdaltondishman.mp3 http://podcast.heartlandchurch.us/?name=2015-09-03_8_30_2015angelsdaltondishman.mp3 17:25 tony@heartlandchurch.us (Dalton Dishman) Dalton Dishman no Sun, 30 Aug 2015 10:18:00 -0400