Teaching The Kingdom



The teachings of Phil Wilson regarding the Kingdom of God


  • Kingdom Opportunities

    28/08/2006 Duración: 47min

    This is the final class of the Kingdom of God series. We've spent 13 weeks dicussing the issues and ideas related to the Kingdom and for this final one, I asked Otter Creek's Director of Ministries, Doug Sanders, to come in and talk to the class about opportunities available at Otter Creek for service and furthering the Kingdom. He talks about his journey from Vice President of Ice Cream at a dairy to becoming the Director of Ministries and the heart that he's developed for the poverty stricken. I close the class out with some final thoughts on the Kingdom before closing it out. Thanks to those of you who have listened online to the class. If you don't mind, drop me a line in the comments and let me know who you are and any thoughts or critiques you might have had. May we all live everyday for the Kingdom of God.

  • Mission Mindset

    21/08/2006 Duración: 50min

    In Sunday's class, we had a guest speaker. Linda Benthall spent several years in China, teaching English and leading Bible studies and starting a house church. I asked her to come into the class and give a discussion of what a mission mindset looks like in attitude and action. She gave a great talk and I'm very grateful for her insights.

  • Resurrection

    10/08/2006 Duración: 43min

    This class concerns the Resurrection, not just Jesus', but how his acts as the first fruits of ours. The conversation then goes into how we as should live as Resurrection people and as ministers of reconciliation.

  • Simple Faith - Randy Harris

    02/08/2006 Duración: 39min

    Last summer, Randy Harris spoke at our Wednesday night service on Simple Faith. It's not what you expect at all. In fact, it's one of the best things I've heard in a long time and a great talk on Luke 15. Consider this an addendum to the Party Parables class, and thanks to Randy for allowing me to post this here.

  • Crucifixion and Power

    31/07/2006 Duración: 47min

    The class this week discusses power. How the world seeks to achieve power and how the crucifixion was an attempt by the existing authorities to preserve power for themselves. The crucifixion exists as a salvation moment in history, but also as a Kingdom moment and one for us to emulate in our walks as Christians. It is a powerful call to service and humility.

  • Party Parables

    24/07/2006 Duración: 45min

    In this class, we talk about the parable of the Great Banquet in Luke 14, the parable of the Wedding Banquet in Matthew 22, and the parable of the Two Sons in Luke 15. We talk about the Kingdom of God as a party, as a celebration, but we also talk about who Jesus talks about being excluded and how they are excluded.

  • Parables and the Kingdom

    17/07/2006 Duración: 56min

    This week, we leave the Sermon on the Mount and move to the Parables of Jesus in Matthew 13. Honestly, I didn't get through about 1/3 of the material I had, but the discussion was absolutely superb. We talk about Jesus' use of parables, why he did that, and how narrative is so resonant and evocative to us.

  • Sermon on the Mount/Kingdom Living

    28/06/2006 Duración: 50min

    In this class, I get into Matthew and the Sermon on the Mount. I put out the idea that Matthew has an agenda for writing his gospel and that the Sermon on the Mount is just not some pie-in-the-sky ideas about how to get to heaven, but how life should really be lived. There's some good discussion and I thought it was a good jumping into Jesus' message of the Kingdom.

  • Intertestamental Times and the Kingdom

    19/06/2006 Duración: 48min

    Today, I used Nebuchadnezzar's Dream in Daniel 2:31-45 as the jumping off point for talking about the Intertestamental times. I'm convinced that Jesus is a man of his times, as well as being the eternal man. As a result, the history of Palestine and the empires that ruled it would have affected his mindset and most particularly how people would have heard and interpreted what Jesus said about Kingdom. I also used some historical work by Dr. James D. Tabor called The Jewish World of Jesus to talk about the history of the time. Also for next week, I've asked people to read the Sermon on the Mount from the Message as a lead into the discussion of it next week. I chose the Message because I believe that we read Scriptures with certain expectations and mindsets and one of the things the Eugene Peterson does in the Message is put things into a different way that allows me to look at Scripture with some fresh eyes.

  • Old Testament Story and the Kingdom

    12/06/2006 Duración: 45min

    In this class, I talk about the Old Testament starting in Genesis. I talk about Scripture as the story of God's interaction and relationship with man. I refer to many Scriptures throughout the OT to demonstrate this. The recording starts off about 5 minutes into the class and we've been discussing Dr. Levine's lecture from Wednesday. Sorry about starting it late.

  • Amy Jill Levine

    08/06/2006 Duración: 01h09min

    Otter Creek Church of Christ was privileged to play host to Dr. Amy Jill Levine of the Vanderbilt Divinity School last night. She talked on the subject of Jesus and Women and did an outstanding job.

  • June 4, 2006 Class Intro

    05/06/2006 Duración: 46min
  • June 4, 2006 Class Intro

    05/06/2006 Duración: 46min

    This is the first class that I taught on the Kingdom of God. I give a bit about my context and history in faith and talk about some of the writers and thinkers that have influenced me. Here are links to the books I refer to in class. When Bad Christians Happen to Good People by Dave Burchett A New Kind of Christian by Brian McLaren Adventures in Missing the Point by Brian McLaren and Tony Campolo The Challenge of Jesus by N.T. Wright Mere Discipleship by Lee Camp The Secret Message of Jesus by Brian McLaren I'll try to use this space for any notes that I have about the class. If you want to ask questions of me about the class or continue a discussion we didn't have time for in class, feel free to use the comments section here. Thanks.