More of God with R. T. Kendall (Season 5, Ep. 26)

More of God with R. T. Kendall (Season 5, Ep. 26)

To get more of God is to get to know Him. You need to not focus on what God can do for you. Dr. R. T. Kendall shares the structure on building a deeper, meaningful relationship with God. It starts by studying His word and praying. Listen as Dr. Kendall talks about his new book "More of God" and what can happen when the gifts of the Spirit and the Fruit of the Spirit come together.

36 Minutes • 5 months ago

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: R.T. Kendall

Many of us want more from God instead of more of God. Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” This is a promise.

In his new book More of God (Charisma House 2019), Former Westminister Chapel Pastor R.T. Kendall says “Don’t settle for more mere information about God or more theological knowledge. Give yourself no rest until you cross over that crucial line from secondhand knowledge about God to firsthand knowledge of God.” R.T. discusses the new book and other biblical topics with Greenelines host Dr. Steve Greene.

For more of Dr. Greene’s interview with R.T. Kendall, click here.

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: C.S. Lewis, It’s in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to man. Isn’t that a beautiful thought? God communicates His presence to us. We know the Bible tells us that He inhabits the praises of His people. But, I love the deeper notion that he communicates that He is with us. Have you ever spoken about someone who is in the room with you to someone else who is in the room and you get them looking at you saying, “I’m right here? Here I am.” Sometimes I feel like the Lord is saying that to me in my prayer and in my petitions. That He’s right there, seated with me. I’m right here. I just want to know that. As I was worshiping this past Sunday morning, I kept thinking, “He’s right here.” That’s an intellectual jump for me. I know I’ve thought this thought about being in the presence of God. But it was here that I got this point that He is right here. He is with me. There are so many times in worship when I cannot continue to sing because I am overwhelmed with His presence.

Even after more than 46 years with my wife, I’m comforted to just know sometimes that she’s just right here with me. We don’t have to talk or be doing anything. It’s just fine with me to be close and to know that she’s right here. There is another aspect to the presence of God that my guest today captures in his new book, More of God. My dear friend, R.T. Kendall, has written yet another high-quality book about living in the presence of God. And I’m certain if you are seeking, Brother Kendall is about to enlarge your want-to. He was a pastor at Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. He was hand-picked by my idol … I don’t know if he would like that word, but someone I respect a whole lot … He was hand-picked by Dean Martin Lloyd-Jones. He has an earned PhD in theology from Oxford University. He’s authored over 60 and he continues to minister the gospel as he travels and speaks around the world. I’m really honored, and it is not overused when I talk about Dr. R.T. Kendall.

 

R.T. Kendall on Charisma

·         R.T. Kendall: Kavanaugh Attack is From Satanic World

·         R.T. Kendall Poses the Questions All Christians Should Be Asking

·         R.T. Kendall: I Still Struggle with This Temptation, and You Probably Do Too

·         R.T. Kendall: How to be Famous in Hell

·         R.T. Kendall: We Must Return to Loving, Sound Doctrine

 

Dr. Steve Greene: First question off the bat. I want to make sure everyone knows the name of the book is More of God by R.T. Kendall. It’s out now, it’s a wonderful book. I’m just going to ask you the obvious question, how do you keeping cranking out such meaningful and helpful books?

R.T. Kendall: God so far hasn’t put me on the sideline. I’ll be 84 years old in a few months. When you are my age, you just thank God for every day. As God said through Moses, “as your days are, so will your strength be.” He gives me thoughts and insight that I’ve never had before. I live for this. I’m just honored that He still uses me.”

Dr. Steve Greene: You write about seeking more of God rather than from Him. That’s an interesting turn of phrase. Seeking more from God. There’s a big difference in those two prepositions.

 

Some of R.T. Kendall’s Books

·         Total Forgiveness (Charisma House, 2007)

·         Popular in Heaven, Famous in Hell: Find Out What Pleases God and Terrifies Satan (Charisma House, 2018)

·         The Presence of God: Discovering God’s Ways Through Intimacy with Him (Charisma House, 2017)

·         Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit’s Work in Our Lives (Charisma House, 2014)

·         Whatever Happened to the Gospel: Rediscover the Main Thing (Charisma House, 2018)

 

R.T. Kendall:  The big thing is that we should want more of Him. Sadly, we’re living in a day that we just want more from Him. We just use Him. They’re not interested in knowing Him and His way. I wrote the book, not more from God, but More of God, His actual presence and just to get to know what He is like and love Him for who He is in Himself, not for what He can do for me. Mind you, we do want things from Him and He promised to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  But I felt that the time had come that there ought to be a book on wanting more of Him. That’s the idea of the book.

Dr. Steve Greene: It’s a really good book, and it’s meaningful. Not every book is meaningful to me months and weeks later. Time passes and this book stays with you. I believe we all want more of God and sometimes we confuse it with the from.  More of God, we confuse that with from. We seek the vending machine God instead of the “of” Him. You’ve pastored a long time, you’ve been close to God your entire life. How have you gotten to the place where you know how to spend more time with Him? You’ve written a great book on The Presence of God, one of my favorite books. You’ve got a connection, you’ve got a way. Can you describe it?

R.T. Kendall: I don’t know that I can. I know this. I was brought up to appreciate prayer. My first memory of my dad was seeing him on his knees every morning before he went to work. My dad was not a preacher, not a clergyman, a layman. He worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. He had that kind of devotion. I remember saying to him before he died, “Dad, you prayed more than most preachers do. How come?” His reply was that his pastor back in Ashland, Kentucky, urged every member of his church to pray 30 minutes a day. So, my dad did. When I went to Westminster Chapel, I did that. Just a few weeks after I became the minister there, I tried to get every member to pray 30 minutes a day. Some did and some didn’t. I remember some deacon asked, “30 minutes a day? I don’t know what to say after five minutes.” That tells me more about him than I wanted to know. The way to get more of God is to spend time with Him is to know His word. If you really want to get on God’s good side, get to know the book He wrote, holy scripture. It’s the Holy Spirit’s greatest product. And He wrote it. It’s so simple. Spending more time in prayer and more time reading His Word. Get to know His Word so well, that’s how you get more of Him.  Just to get to know Him for what He is, what He’s like. That’s the idea of this book.”

 

Connect with R.T.

·         On rtkendallministries.com

·         On Twitter @DrRTKendall

·         On Facebook at rtkendallministries

 

Quoting R.T. Kendall

·         “Romans 12:3 is sobering and humbling to me. … We must come to terms with the limits of our calling. Nobody can do everything. I read Romans 12:3 daily; it is practicing what I preach about the sovereignty of God.”

·         “If it is not of great consequence whether to pray to the Father, to Jesus or to the Holy Spirit, why make a case for praying to the Father? I answer: I want to be as biblical as I can be. I want to be God-centered and Christ-centered in my theology and my preaching.”

·         “How far are we willing to go in our commitment to see the Holy Spirit come in power today? Or, is the fear of man a greater influence on us? How interested are we in being governed by an audience of One? Are you willing to be the spark that could set a forest on fire?”

 

R.T. Kendall on CPN

·         Strang Report: Part 1, The Key to the Next Great Move of God

·         Strang Report: Part 2, Whatever Happened to the Gospel?

Greenelines: Special: The Presence of God with R.T. Kendall

 

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

 

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

Episode Notes

Greenelines with

Dr. Steve Greene

Guest: R.T. Kendall

Many of us want more from God instead of more of God. Matthew 5:6 says, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled.” This is a promise.

In his new book More of God (Charisma House 2019), Former Westminister Chapel Pastor R.T. Kendall says “Don’t settle for more mere information about God or more theological knowledge. Give yourself no rest until you cross over that crucial line from secondhand knowledge about God to firsthand knowledge of God.” R.T. discusses the new book and other biblical topics with Greenelines host Dr. Steve Greene.

For more of Dr. Greene’s interview with R.T. Kendall, click here.

Introduction

Dr. Steve Greene: C.S. Lewis, It’s in the process of being worshipped that God communicates His presence to man. Isn’t that a beautiful thought? God communicates His presence to us. We know the Bible tells us that He inhabits the praises of His people. But, I love the deeper notion that he communicates that He is with us. Have you ever spoken about someone who is in the room with you to someone else who is in the room and you get them looking at you saying, “I’m right here? Here I am.” Sometimes I feel like the Lord is saying that to me in my prayer and in my petitions. That He’s right there, seated with me. I’m right here. I just want to know that. As I was worshiping this past Sunday morning, I kept thinking, “He’s right here.” That’s an intellectual jump for me. I know I’ve thought this thought about being in the presence of God. But it was here that I got this point that He is right here. He is with me. There are so many times in worship when I cannot continue to sing because I am overwhelmed with His presence.

Even after more than 46 years with my wife, I’m comforted to just know sometimes that she’s just right here with me. We don’t have to talk or be doing anything. It’s just fine with me to be close and to know that she’s right here. There is another aspect to the presence of God that my guest today captures in his new book, More of God. My dear friend, R.T. Kendall, has written yet another high-quality book about living in the presence of God. And I’m certain if you are seeking, Brother Kendall is about to enlarge your want-to. He was a pastor at Westminster Chapel in London for 25 years. He was hand-picked by my idol … I don’t know if he would like that word, but someone I respect a whole lot … He was hand-picked by Dean Martin Lloyd-Jones. He has an earned PhD in theology from Oxford University. He’s authored over 60 and he continues to minister the gospel as he travels and speaks around the world. I’m really honored, and it is not overused when I talk about Dr. R.T. Kendall.

 

R.T. Kendall on Charisma

·         R.T. Kendall: Kavanaugh Attack is From Satanic World

·         R.T. Kendall Poses the Questions All Christians Should Be Asking

·         R.T. Kendall: I Still Struggle with This Temptation, and You Probably Do Too

·         R.T. Kendall: How to be Famous in Hell

·         R.T. Kendall: We Must Return to Loving, Sound Doctrine

 

Dr. Steve Greene: First question off the bat. I want to make sure everyone knows the name of the book is More of God by R.T. Kendall. It’s out now, it’s a wonderful book. I’m just going to ask you the obvious question, how do you keeping cranking out such meaningful and helpful books?

R.T. Kendall: God so far hasn’t put me on the sideline. I’ll be 84 years old in a few months. When you are my age, you just thank God for every day. As God said through Moses, “as your days are, so will your strength be.” He gives me thoughts and insight that I’ve never had before. I live for this. I’m just honored that He still uses me.”

Dr. Steve Greene: You write about seeking more of God rather than from Him. That’s an interesting turn of phrase. Seeking more from God. There’s a big difference in those two prepositions.

 

Some of R.T. Kendall’s Books

·         Total Forgiveness (Charisma House, 2007)

·         Popular in Heaven, Famous in Hell: Find Out What Pleases God and Terrifies Satan (Charisma House, 2018)

·         The Presence of God: Discovering God’s Ways Through Intimacy with Him (Charisma House, 2017)

·         Holy Fire: A Balanced, Biblical Look at the Holy Spirit’s Work in Our Lives (Charisma House, 2014)

·         Whatever Happened to the Gospel: Rediscover the Main Thing (Charisma House, 2018)

 

R.T. Kendall:  The big thing is that we should want more of Him. Sadly, we’re living in a day that we just want more from Him. We just use Him. They’re not interested in knowing Him and His way. I wrote the book, not more from God, but More of God, His actual presence and just to get to know what He is like and love Him for who He is in Himself, not for what He can do for me. Mind you, we do want things from Him and He promised to supply all our needs according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus.  But I felt that the time had come that there ought to be a book on wanting more of Him. That’s the idea of the book.

Dr. Steve Greene: It’s a really good book, and it’s meaningful. Not every book is meaningful to me months and weeks later. Time passes and this book stays with you. I believe we all want more of God and sometimes we confuse it with the from.  More of God, we confuse that with from. We seek the vending machine God instead of the “of” Him. You’ve pastored a long time, you’ve been close to God your entire life. How have you gotten to the place where you know how to spend more time with Him? You’ve written a great book on The Presence of God, one of my favorite books. You’ve got a connection, you’ve got a way. Can you describe it?

R.T. Kendall: I don’t know that I can. I know this. I was brought up to appreciate prayer. My first memory of my dad was seeing him on his knees every morning before he went to work. My dad was not a preacher, not a clergyman, a layman. He worked for the Chesapeake and Ohio Railway. He had that kind of devotion. I remember saying to him before he died, “Dad, you prayed more than most preachers do. How come?” His reply was that his pastor back in Ashland, Kentucky, urged every member of his church to pray 30 minutes a day. So, my dad did. When I went to Westminster Chapel, I did that. Just a few weeks after I became the minister there, I tried to get every member to pray 30 minutes a day. Some did and some didn’t. I remember some deacon asked, “30 minutes a day? I don’t know what to say after five minutes.” That tells me more about him than I wanted to know. The way to get more of God is to spend time with Him is to know His word. If you really want to get on God’s good side, get to know the book He wrote, holy scripture. It’s the Holy Spirit’s greatest product. And He wrote it. It’s so simple. Spending more time in prayer and more time reading His Word. Get to know His Word so well, that’s how you get more of Him.  Just to get to know Him for what He is, what He’s like. That’s the idea of this book.”

 

Connect with R.T.

·         On rtkendallministries.com

·         On Twitter @DrRTKendall

·         On Facebook at rtkendallministries

 

Quoting R.T. Kendall

·         “Romans 12:3 is sobering and humbling to me. … We must come to terms with the limits of our calling. Nobody can do everything. I read Romans 12:3 daily; it is practicing what I preach about the sovereignty of God.”

·         “If it is not of great consequence whether to pray to the Father, to Jesus or to the Holy Spirit, why make a case for praying to the Father? I answer: I want to be as biblical as I can be. I want to be God-centered and Christ-centered in my theology and my preaching.”

·         “How far are we willing to go in our commitment to see the Holy Spirit come in power today? Or, is the fear of man a greater influence on us? How interested are we in being governed by an audience of One? Are you willing to be the spark that could set a forest on fire?”

 

R.T. Kendall on CPN

·         Strang Report: Part 1, The Key to the Next Great Move of God

·         Strang Report: Part 2, Whatever Happened to the Gospel?

Greenelines: Special: The Presence of God with R.T. Kendall

 

 

Greenelines Host Information

Dr. Steve Greene is the Publisher and Executive Vice President of Charisma Media. Dr. Greene received his Ph.D. in marketing from Memphis State University. He has worked in television station management and worked directly with over 80 stations throughout the United States. He has worked in marketing capacities with McDonald’s, Jiffy Lube, and Stanley Steemer. He has owned restaurants, a national advertising agency and a syndicated marketing research firm. Dr. Greene has served as the Dean of the College of Business and professor of marketing at Oral Roberts University. He is also the author of Love Leads, which dispels the myths and misconceptions many have come to accept about leadership.

To learn more about Dr. Steve Greene, connect with him on social media!

Facebook: https://facebook.com/drsgreene/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/DrSteveGreene

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/dr.stevegreene/

 

 

email: greenelines@charismamedia.com

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More of God with R. T. Kendall (Season 5, Ep. 26)