The Kingdom and Its Stories

A Podcast hosted by

Bob Moffitt

If you love me, you have to demonstrate it in a way I can see it

Simon Nziramakenga, Bishop in Rwanda, shares his story. After the genocide, 25 of his relatives died, 87 of his wife’s relatives died, and God impressed on him, “Go back and minister to those who have killed your relatives and your friends.”  He shares stories of forgiveness and reconciliation — how 2 tribes who were once enemies, killing husbands, wives and relatives — have repented and demonstrated love and care for one another, and are now walking together in Christ.

If you love me, you have to demonstrate it in a way I can see it
Published August 10, 2020 6:30 PM


We started out with 7 kids and one Dad, which created a ripple effect

22 year old Julian Wahl describes starting out as one of 7 boys at the age of 14 who wanted to serve a very small number of people in his community. He talks about the ripple effect, serving with no stipulations, and how one of the most valuable things a person gains in serving those with needs is perspective; the Burrito Boys has now grown to serve over 300,000 homeless in downtown San Diego. Julian says, “Even if you’re making a difference in one person’s life, you can’t underestimate how big of an impact that’s going to have.”

We started out with 7 kids and one Dad, which created a ripple effect
Published August 3, 2020 6:30 PM


People are interested in seeing your life as a model

Madan Shaw, former Hindu, now a follower of Jesus, says, “People are interested in seeing your life, seeing the model.”  “God has blessed you so much to be a blessing for someone else. Jesus has set a good example by sacrificing himself on the cross for our sins”, showing us how to sacrificially love someone.  Madan gives several examples to illustrate what can be done to build a relationship between the local church and the local community.”

People are interested in seeing your life as a model
Published July 27, 2020 6:30 PM


I try to put a rock in their shoe

Beth Weise explains how she trusts the Holy Spirit, and then instead of closing the spiritual deal, just being a friend. Beth continues, “I’m learning to ask questions and listen to people, and then I try to put a rock in their shoe.”  One lady in her Airbnb responded with, “Maybe you can help me.”

I try to put a rock in their shoe
Published July 20, 2020 6:30 PM


Can I share with you the love of Christ?

Asfaw Bekele, Pastor of El-Bethel Evangelical Missionary Church, shares how he prepares his people to practically express the love of God in the community, sacrificially and with personal connection.  “As I give a ride to people, I express my love and they see Christ in me.”  Some Sunday’s we close the church to express God’s love and help the homeless.

Can I share with you the love of Christ? 
Published July 6, 2020 6:30 PM


Think of people as more than souls

Michel Duarte, Pastor of a new church plant that reflects diversity from all tribes, nations and tongues, shares about being present relationally, meeting people where they’re at – as Jesus did with the woman at the well – and loving neighbors whether or not they decide to follow Jesus.

Think of people as more than souls
Published June 29, 2020 6:30 PM


How can we help ourselves and others grow & develop in ways that Jesus grew?

Linda Morris trains Pastors and church leaders on how to personally develop and help others to develop in the ways that Jesus grew by asking questions about their community, “Lord, show me an area where I need to work in, or serve in”, as well as, “What scripture tells me to do this?”

How can we help ourselves and others grow & develop in ways that Jesus grew?
Published June 22, 2020 6:30 PM


A vision that the world is longing to see: unity in the midst of diversity

Pastor Josh Prather from Redemption Church explains the great equalizer – benefiting from relationship around the table as Jesus did – how black and white, poor and rich, healthy and disabled, national and international can learn from one another and be formed in those moments.

A vision that the world is longing to see: unity in the midst of diversity
Published June 15, 2020 6:30 PM


Are followers of Jesus called to give up their rights for the benefits of others?

Chuck Foreman, Senior Pastor of First Christian Church in Phoenix, AZ, shares stories of how we model the attitude of Christ, giving people an opportunity to serve the most vulnerable in our community, and how the community responds when we put up with inconveniences for the benefit of others.

Are followers of Jesus called to give up their rights for the benefits of others?
Published June 8, 2020 6:30 PM


Have you linked to your community?

Misael Cruz tells stories of how he and his church have linked to their community through showing the gospel – growing and distributing food, providing necessary services, teaching English to teenagers, and fitness to senior women. And people are seeing Jesus Christ.  Misael distinguishes between manipulation to get people to come to church, vs. serving the community.

Have you linked to your community? 
Published June 1, 2020 6:30 PM


In later life, what can I engage in doing to be a companion to others?

Are senior years more than endless leisure and entertainment? In later life, what can I engage in doing with my time to be a companion and create camaraderie? Do I need to know exactly how to do something to be the hands and feet of Jesus? Phil Burgess celebrates the lives of people who are doing interesting, important and life-giving things in their later life.

In later life, what can I engage in doing to be a companion to others?
Published May 26, 2020 6:30 PM


Police, politicians and Hindu’s interested in Jesus?

Caleb Premanandam shares a story with Bob Moffitt of how 3 local churches started meeting the needs in the community by feeding 50 migrant workers on the road, and how this increased to feeding 280, with the appreciation of the mostly Hindu police and politicians who were once opposed to the church.

Police, politicians and Hindu’s interested in Jesus?
Published May 18, 2020 6:30 PM


The Kingdom & It’s Stories with John on May 11, 2020

John coaches many leaders in China; John discusses how followers of Jesus are responding during this time of lockdown, serving neighbors through the delivery of food, masks, as well as providing comfort in person-to-person conversations to help neighbors with feelings of shame, fear, and anxiety related to the virus.

The Kingdom & It’s Stories with John on May 11, 2020
Published May 11, 2020 6:30 PM