Messages with tag - Obedience

Sunday, November 04 2018
Duration: 38 mins 23 secs


Hello and welcome to the Podcast of Destiny Church of Jacksonville. If you've been following us for a while, you know that Pastor Chris can get fired-up from time to time. Today, with much enthusiasm, he kicks off a new mini-series called "Kings and Kingdoms" and as you might have guessed, we will be referencing scripture from 1 Kings in the Old Testament. Even though the stories of King Rehoboam and King Jeroboam happened thousands of years ago, there are still timely lessons to be gleaned on how we deal with issues of sin and obedience, and ultimately the consequences of our experiences with both. There's a lot in here, so make sure you have a journal and your Bible handy and follow along as we dive into "Kings and Kingdoms".
Sunday, August 19 2018
Series: Red Letters
Duration: 39 mins 22 secs


Weathering the storms of life will depend on our clinging to Jesus. In Him there is no changing or tossing about like the winds and the waves, only peace. It is vitally important that we look to Him everyday, not just when we struggle, so that we are anchored when the storms do come. What will you choose today? Instability in the things of this world or security in those of an eternal God?
Sunday, August 12 2018
Series: Red Letters
Duration: 40 mins 2 secs


"Why didn't you show up, God? I needed you!" It's a very common question; mostly asked by people who are in the midst of life's storms. As our guest teacher, Dr. Mitch Arbelaez demonstrates, the question is not exclusive to the post-modern era, believers-only club. Even Jesus' best friends were asking the same question. Dr. Mitch walks us through Jesus' response to 2 different types of storms and shares 4 lessons that will definitely help make a difference in how we respond to those sometimes powerful storms of life. If you or someone you know is going through some tough times, please share this message and above all, share the hope that you have in Christ.
Sunday, June 10 2018
Series: Go
Duration: 33 mins 13 secs


You never know who you might wind up talking with on any given day. Every day, we have the opportunity to speak God's truth and hope to both the believer and non-believer alike. Using the amazing story of Philip and the Ethopian official, Pastor Chris shows us what can happen when we simply obey and speak when the opportunity arises. There are divine appointments awaiting you today; are you ready?
Sunday, June 03 2018
Series: Go
Duration: 41 mins 45 secs


It seems we're always going somewhere, right? To the mall, or to school or work, or maybe even to the big game. You've probably heard this more than once: "go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature". A good question might be are you going with the gospel to every other place you go, and if not, why? There are tons of excuses why we don't share our faith, and some of them even sound pretty good, but you can bet that even if you're scared to death to talk to people about Jesus, you can count on Him to be right there with you. Don't wait for someone to ask how you "got it all together", because they probably won't. Share the good news today!
Sunday, May 13 2018
Passage: Luke 10:38-42
Duration: 2 mins 47 secs
When you hear the story of Mary and Martha, which camp do you find yourself in; the driven, busy person consumed with the details of service or the student who finds their place at the feet of The Master? Today's teaching by Pastor Jodi Tomlinson just might change your mind about where you fall. Today's message is all about finding freedom and although we are looking at 5 action points, there are a ton of scripture references, so you'll definitely want to have a journal handy. Are you ready to see some real change in your life?
Sunday, April 29 2018
Duration: 43 mins 40 secs
The story of Samson could be described as bittersweet at best. Although Samson was chosen to judge Israel, his life seemed far from that of an obedient man of God. As Pastor Chris points out, Samson's life was so full of small compromises that it made easy for him to choose the path that ultimately led to his destruction. Today's message may not be easy to hear, as many of us deal with some of the same issues as Samson, and like Samson, we may be headed toward some of the same destructive behaviors and beliefs. If you are one to take notes, please get out journal and join us in this next installment of our series "Man in the Mirror".
Sunday, April 22 2018
Duration: 45 mins 5 secs
Hello from Jacksonville, Florida and welcome to the podcast of Destiny Church of Jacksonville! If you've followed us for any length of time, you are well aware of how passionate Pastors Chris and Jodi Tomlinson are in their pursuit of everything that God has ordained for Destiny Church, it's body of believers, and ultimately for the city of Jacksonville and beyond. Today's message and our new series, "Man in the Mirror", is no exception to the expression of that passion. Knowing what we need to be about doing and choosing to disobey or even run from what God has called us to often finds us in a situation where God has our full and complete attention. Follow along today as we look at the life of Jonah and the consequences of comfort.
Sunday, February 04 2018
Series: Upgrade
Duration: 39 mins 28 secs
Proverbs 9:10 says that "The fear of The Lord is the beginning of wisdom, and knowledge of The Holy One is understanding", but what does it mean to fear The Lord, and is it something that you can get better at? Pastor Chris goes into great depth to explain why it's important to have the right definition and the right context when we talk about fearing The Lord because when we get that right, it's going to bring us closer not only to God, but to a greater revelation of the plans and purposes that He has for us.
Sunday, June 04 2017
Duration: 44 mins 11 secs
It would be nearly impossible not to notice just how much there is out there vying for our attention. Whether it be a 24-hour news cycle, the endless number of devices and apps at our literal fingertips, or simply the myriad yard signs, sign spinners, pole signs, vehicle wraps, and countless other mass media that constantly bombards our senses. In short, it's very easy to become distracted. And not just from driving, but from the most important things in life. Our guest teacher, Laree Ashley, delves into not only the causes and effects of distraction, but the very scriptures that we are to use to keep us on track and keep Christ in full view.
Sunday, March 26 2017
Series: Identity
Duration: 37 mins 9 secs
If someone asked you to honestly describe yourself, what kind of words would you use? Would they be mostly positive or negative, or a little of both? Do you believe your description of yourself? In our third installment of the series "Identity", Pastor Chris takes us through one of the greatest encounters in The Bible; Moses and the burning bush. Moses discovered his truest identity and purpose in this radical encounter with God, but you have to know that the same holds true for you. Allow The Lord to speak to you through this message, you will be empowered and encouraged!
Sunday, January 15 2017
Series: 20/20
Duration: 35 mins 33 secs
There are many ways you could describe Destiny Church of Jacksonville and the body of believers that make up this beautiful fellowship, but if you were to ask most anyone who's been here for a while, they would tell you that our mission really hangs on three core objectives; Christ, Community, and Cause. In this series 20/20, the Tomlinsons will tag-team teach and bring us to a greater understanding of our purpose and destiny as they relate to our relationship with Christ, our community, and the causes in which we are called to minister.
Sunday, December 18 2016
Duration: 38 mins 28 secs
What are you praying about today? Your job? Your child (or parent)? That relationship that you want to see move forward? Whatever it is that you've been asking for or about, has God already answered with a no or a "wait"? In today's message, Pastor Chris gives us a reality check, concerning the way we approach God. How are we positioned? Can we be quiet enough to hear God speak and do we have the faith to be obedient to what He says, even if it's not what we want or expect? It's not necessarily an easy message to hear, but it is necessary that we hear it.
Sunday, December 11 2016
Duration: 35 mins 38 secs
I'm sure you've seen (or maybe even have!) the bumper sticker that says "God is my Co-Pilot". How often do we go through situations, even life, with the intention of living the role of the pilot; the one believing we can control everything from the set-up to the outcome? The abundant life, lived in Christ and Christ in us, is all about handing over the control we think we have to The God who knows the beginning from the end! Join Pastor Chris and Destiny Church of Jacksonville as we look at life through the eyes of Hannah and Elkanah.
Sunday, September 25 2016
Greetings and welcome to our fourth installment of the series, "Reach". In today's message, Pastor Chris uses two illustrations from the book of 2 Kings that deal with the subject of miracles. And although many in our post-modern civilization have discounted the miraculous, we very much believe that our Lord is still doing and wishes to do much more of the miraculous in our midst. But have we made space for Him to move in our situations? Do you trust Him enough to allow for the possibility of a miracle? This message will encourage both the believer and the skeptic to press in and discover the miraculous power of God.
Sunday, June 19 2016
Do you know what your defaults are? When things are going great, when you're under pressure, when you are tempted, when you worship? What are those go-to attitudes or responses? What about when you're waiting on God? If you take some time to consider it, you may surprised at what you find. Do you feel like you've missed God's best or like you've been waiting on your purpose forever? Our guest teacher Christian Brown shares a timely and relevant message that you do not want to miss.
Sunday, June 05 2016
David was, to say the least, a multi-faceted character: Leader, warrior, worshiper, friend, musician, king, adulterer, murderer and father (to name a few). But ultimately, he is known as a man after God's own heart. What you may not realize is that he got his start as an underdog; overlooked by his own father when destiny came calling, and underestimated by his enemy in one of the most retold stories of all time. Follow along as Pastor Chris unpacks David's amazing story. You may find that your story just might look like his more than you think! We are so glad you've chosen to join us for this series "God of The Underdogs". If you have been impacted by this ministry, we would love to hear from you!
Sunday, May 29 2016
When you think of Moses, what comes to mind? Something akin to a Biblical superstar as the deliverer of the Israelites? How about murderer or fugitive or shepherd or wanderer? However you view Moses' life, Pastor Chris shows us that he was a lot like us, with questions, doubts, and fears. He truly lived the life of an underdog until God got his attention and Moses' obedience opened the door for one of the greatest events in human history. This message is for anyone who needs encouragement to take the steps away from the current holding pattern into God's adventure. Who knows what's on the other side of your simple act of obedience!
Sunday, May 08 2016
There are many stories in The Bible that begin with an underdog and end with God revealing Himself on behalf of His People. Last week we studied the life of Gideon and learned that God honors the humble and will move mightily on our behalf if we will trust Him. This week, appropriately, as it is Mother's Day, we look at the story of Esther and learn that regardless of circumstances, we must always choose God's Truth and obey The Spirit as He leads us to love in an ever-polarizing world, even if it is unpopular or controversial. If you're sitting on the fence of a decision or can't seem to muster the courage to do what's right, Pastor Chris will encourage you with this message of hope and redemption. Thank you for taking some time out of your day to share with us.
Saturday, February 06 2016
Series: Lift
Duration: 34 mins 54 secs
As we approach Valentines Day, you can bet that there will be many extravagant gifts lavished upon those that we love. Whether they be words of commitment, acts of service, or gifts of flowers and the like, there is an anticipation of a greater pouring-out of our affection. This week in our series "Lift", Pastor Chris opens the Gospels to the story of the woman with the Alabaster jar to show us that God loves our extravagant, affectionate worship. We were created to worship!
Saturday, October 24 2015
Duration: 38 mins 40 secs
We are full swing into election season politics, and although this week's message title has some familiar overtones, the hope and change we are learning about comes from The Creator of both! Guest Teacher Christian Brown challenges us to examine the way we respond to the changes that often and unexpectedly show up in our daily lives. There is a hope in the midst of those changes that we can rest in! If you're struggling with some uncomfortable and unexpected detours in your life, this very well may be a turning point for you, so get out your Bible and journal and follow along!
Saturday, September 12 2015
Passage: Mark 4:35-41
Duration: 59 mins 31 secs
Hello and Welcome to Destiny Church of Jacksonville! If you've listened to any our messages or perused our website, you know just how much of an emphasis we place on reaching the nations for Christ. Part of how we do that is through International Cooperative Ministries. Through them, we have been able to fund the building of churches in 5 countries. Their representative and our good friend David Cowger paid a visit to deliver an awesome message of hope that you do not want to miss. If life is tossing you around like waves on an angry ocean, you'll want to take the time to listen to this message. Share it with a friend!
Sunday, August 02 2015
Series: Core
Duration: 34 mins 17 secs
So where is prayer in your list of priorities? Is it something that you "check off" of a list at some point in your day? Perhaps it's a few words whispered at night before you go to sleep. Pastor Chris challenges us, in this latest installment of the series "Core", to look at prayer as a lifeline; or a way of life rather than just something we do. If you feel like your prayers are just hitting the ceiling, then you need to listen to this message!
Sunday, July 19 2015
Series: Core
Duration: 31 mins 31 secs
Have you ever been described as being devoted? Is it something that you even consider? In this 12th message of our series "Core", Pastor Chris introduces us to Cornelius and highlights four characteristics of his life that should be a part of every believer's lifestyle. This is an excellent message for new believers and seasoned saints alike.
Sunday, March 29 2015
Duration: 49 mins 20 secs
What's the first thing you think of when you hear the name Samson? Long hair? Delilah, perhaps? Or maybe his great feats of strength. You'd be right on all 3 accounts, but there is so much more to the story of Samson, and much of it serves as a warning to today's believer. Join the Destiny family as Pastor Chris contrasts the greatness that Samson was called to with the life that he ultimately lived.
Saturday, October 04 2014
Series: Kingdom Come
Duration: 38 mins 33 secs
Jesus' disciples were eager to join Him, to follow Him at what would seem to the modern world a very simple invitation. Join us as Pastor Chris sheds some light on just how significant of an event it was to these first-century fishermen, and how it is still the most important call that we will ever receive.
Sunday, August 17 2014
Guest Teacher Miles Phelps shares his gift with Destiny Church of Jacksonville and brings us a timely and powerful message from The Lord. You will be challenged and blessed!
Saturday, August 02 2014
Duration: 41 mins 30 secs
Do you believe in miracles? A better question may be, do you believe that miracles are for the modern church? Pastor Chris pulls out all the stops and draws from an unlikely parable with some hard-hitting answers to these questions. We encourage you to have your Bible and notebook handy so you can follow along with our congregation. You just might learn something new today!
Sunday, July 13 2014
Duration: 49 mins 8 secs
The "Forgotten God" series continues with part-2 of "The Gifts of The Holy Spirit". In this message, Pastor Chris shows us, through many scriptures, the importance of the gift of Faith in the spiritual life of the believer. Thank you for joining us in this series! If you live in the Jacksonville area or are just visiting, we invite you to worship with us!
Saturday, June 14 2014
Duration: 31 mins 46 secs
In this 3rd installment of the series "Forgotten God", Pastor Chris demonstrates how obedience to God's Word provides us with the power to be sensitive to the leading of The Holy Spirit in our lives. This is the first of a powerful 2-part message.
Saturday, March 08 2014
Series: Dust
Duration: 37 mins 48 secs
In this fourth and final installment of the series "Dust", we get a rare glimpse of what it might have been like to live in "The Dust of The Rabbi", so take this opportunity to grab your Bible and journal and join us on the journey!
Saturday, December 14 2013
Duration: 41 mins 2 secs
In this final installment of the series When God Speaks, Pastor Chris uses scripture to demonstrate that when we are obedient to the Voice of God, blessings follow not only us, but those around us.
Saturday, December 07 2013
Duration: 32 mins 47 secs
In part 3 of the series, When God Speaks, Pastor Chris Tomlinson show us the importance of posturing ourselves in such a way that we can be open and receptive to God as He speaks to us.
Saturday, November 30 2013
Duration: 39 mins 37 secs
In this second installment, Pastor Chris explores in detail some of the ways that God speaks to us. Grab your Bible and your journal and follow along for this very timely message.
Saturday, November 23 2013
Duration: 31 mins 54 secs
This week, Pastor Chris starts an exciting new series on how to hear and discern the voice of God. You don't want to miss this series!
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