CKM Podcast: Ep. 50 - Brad Cooper (Part One)

On this week's podcast, Clayton sits down with Brad Cooper, to talk about life in ministry, transition, and team leadership in the church.

Brad Cooper is the Executive Pastor of Ministries at Newspring Church. Follow him on Twitter!

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"God doesn't want to just save His people, but free His people." 

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"Is God someone in your mind or someone you really lean on?" 

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"God didn't want to do ministry for us, but with us." 

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Episode 49: Clayton King on OVERCOME

In this episode, Clayton chats with us about his latest book Overcome, how he hopes it'll help you fight against lies and fear, and how you can get your hands on an autographed copy

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"You can change, but the only way to overcome the lie is to listen to Jesus Christ." 

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"The lies we are listening to are leading us somewhere." 

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"If we believe God is mad at us, we can't believe that God loves us." 

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Episode 48: Lysa TerKeurst

In Episode 48 of the CKM Podcast, special guest Lysa TerKeurst chats with Clayton about her newest book Uninvited, lessons she's learned from getting in the Word, and some exciting new resources available through her ministry, Proverbs 31!

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"We have to exchange whispers with God before shouts with the world."

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"In God we not only have everything we need, we have everything we want."

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"If I'm going to be a teacher of God's word I need to be a student of God's word. I want to go straight to the source and learn it for myself."

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Episode 47: A Sermon from Clayton King, How to Make Marriage Work

In episode 47 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King gives the second of a two-part sermon on relationships. This week, Clayton preaches on driving out the fear that wrecks marriages.

The only way to drive out fear is through perfect love.

The only perfect love in the universe is that of Christ for you and I.

Are you willing to choose to trust God and not let fear enter your marriage?

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Episode 45: Sharie King & Holly Myers

Join us today as Sharie King and Holly Myers talk about a number of topics including being a pastor's wife, their friendship, and each of their current projects. Holly Myers is both a CKM speaker and the wife of Richard Myers, the pastor at Revolution Church in Gastonia, North Carolina.

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"When you say yes to something, you say no to something else." @CK_Ministries  @HollyHMyers  @SharieKing99  #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

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Episode 44: Naeem Fazal

Guest host Brian Burgess gets the opportunity to interview Naeem Fazal at Crossroads Winter Conference 2017. Join them as they discuss racial reconciliation and the state of Islam coming to know Christ.

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God doesnt call us to be color blind, he calls you to see the beauty in every color @NaeemFazal @ck_ministries #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

Boxes are created when you cannot see anything out of a certain context. @NaeemFazal @ck_ministries #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

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Episode 43: An Inside Look Into The Life Of The Cartee Family

Guest Host and CKM Speaker Brian Burgess sat down with life-long friends and ministry partners Heather and Carl Cartee at Crossroads Winter Conference.

Heather and Carl are a husband and wife duo who have been serving the Lord faithfully and making music together. These years of ministry have been filled with leading worship, writing songs, and mentoring musicians all over the world. They've also been around since our very first Crossroads Summer Camp, leading worship with us for 22 years. 

Take a peek into the lives of the Cartee powerhouse duo as they share intimate details of their life in ministry, seasons of transition and how they've modeled their faith by taking leaps and trusting the Lord.

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Tweetworthy:

"The only way you're going to fail is if you quit." @hebcartee @CK_Ministries Epi 43 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Obedience is the pathway & the gateway to having the most joy & feeling the most fulfilled." @carlcartee @CK_Ministries Epi 43 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Worship your way through walls. Worship your way over mountains. Defeat enemies by worshipping." @carlcartee @CK_Ministries #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

Episode 42: Sermon From Clayton King "You Can't Do This Life Alone"

In episode 42 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King gives a sermon at Crossroads Winter Conference 2017. Clayton speaks about community. "You can either live together or die alone." God is going to use the community around you to help shape who he wants you to be. Do you have a community of brothers and sisters in Christ walking beside you?

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Paul could not do everything he needed to do unless he had people helping along the way. @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries episode 42 #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

"God hardwired us to live in community." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries episode 42 #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

Episode 41: Part 2, Clayton King & Brian Burgess

Clayton King and Brian Burgess are back for Part 2 of their conversation on life and ministry. If you missed Part 1, listen now.

Join the conversation with Clayton and Brian as they discuss:

  • Living a life as a Gospel family
  • How to keep the ministry & marriage flames hot
  • Importance of having a friend in ministry

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Tweetworthy:

"We can have a bunch of holy routines with a lot of emptiness if we don't actively manage our faith." @BrianBBM @CK_Ministries Epi 41 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Vulnerability gives us authority." @Clayton_King @CK_Ministries Epi 41 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

 "To fight off temptation be consistent in bible, accountability, and prayer." @BrianBBM @CK_Ministries Epi 41 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

Meet Our Guest

Brian Burgess was saved at the age of 14 and surrendered to ministry at 16. For more than 29 years, he has been faithful and consistent serving the Kingdom in a number of capacities from student ministry, church missions and global outreach, to law enforcement care and prayer and motorcycle Gospel rallies. 

Brian is a graduate of Gardner-Webb University with a B.A. in Religious Studies and a Masters of Divinity in Pastoral Studies.

Today, Brian is an itinerant speaker for Clayton King Ministries, teaching the bible all over the United States. Brian and his wife, Angie, have four kids: Brixon, Briven, Xavier, and Jorja Rayne. Follow Brian at @BrianBBM.

Episode 40: Part 1, Clayton King & Brian Burgess

Clayton King and Brian Burgess are lifelong friends and grew up discipled by the same, late Wilkes Skinner. Brian has been called to a life of evangelism. For more than 29 years, he has been faithful and consistent serving the Kingdom in a number of capacities from student ministry, church missions and global outreach, to law enforcement care and prayer and motorcycle Gospel rallies. 

Today, Brian is an itinerant speaker for Clayton King Ministries, teaching the bible all over the United States. Brian and his wife, Angie, have four kids: Brixon, Briven, Xavier, and Jorja Rayne. 

In today's episode of the podcast, Clayton and Brian discuss:

  • Importance of a spiritual mentor
  • Importance of the call for the believer and unbeliever 
  • Importance of an invitation

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Tweetworthy:

"Iron sharpens iron. None of us can do this on our own." @BrianBBM @CK_Ministries Epi 40 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"The greatest difference you leave on this world is the mark you leave on your disciples." @Clayton_King @CK_Ministries Epi 40 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Pagans teach for information. Pastors teach for transformation." @BrianBBM @CK_Ministries Epi 40 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"We do what we do for transformation, that calls for an invitation." @BrianBBM @CK_Ministries Epi 40 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Be faithful in the small things. God will supernaturally bless it." @BrianBBM @CK_Ministries Epi 40 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

Episode 39: Sermon from Clayton King, "I Am Forgiven"

If you've got sin in your past, or done things you regret...Jesus came for you. 

If you're carrying the weight of the world on your back...Jesus came for you.

If you're walking in darkness, desperate for hope... Jesus came for you.

In episode 39 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King preaches the Gospel with a teaching from the Gospel of Luke 23:32-43 as Jesus hung on the cross, dying between two criminals. 

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Tweetworthy:

"He loves us because He's God not because we're good." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries Epi 39 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Here's how you convert from death to life: You ask Jesus to save you." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries Epi 39 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Jesus loves us in spite of every wicked thing we've ever done or said." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries Epi 39 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"You have never done anything so bad to keep you out of the Kingdom of God." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries Epi 39 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

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Episode 38: Part 2, Clayton King & Pastor Naeem Fazal

If you've heard Episode 37, Episode 38 hasn't come soon enough! Clayton King and Ex-Muslim Naeem Fazal continue the conversation about Naeem's powerful conversion from Muslim to Christian, and more: 

  • The reality of Muslims in America
  • How to engage a Muslim in America
  • How to pray for Muslims

 

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Tweetworthy:

"Christians have to rise up w/a radical kind of love that's not fearful of people that look different." @NaeemFazal@ck_ministries #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"Evangelism is joining a conversation that God is already having with someone." @NaeemFazal @ck_ministries Epi 38 #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

Naeem Fazal, a Pakistani, was born and raised in Kuwait. He grew up in a Muslim family, was a teenager in the midst of the Gulf War, and came to the United States in 1992.

He had a supernatural experience with Christ that changed the course of his life. His story has been told on ISPN, Christianity Today, along with several other Christian networks and publications.

He is the author of the book Ex-Muslim and the founding pastor of Mosaic Church in Charlotte, NC. He frequently speaks at conferences and churches around the country. Naeem currently resides in Charlotte with his wife Ashley and their son and daughter. 

Follow Naeem at @NaeemFazal. Learn more at NaeemFazal.com.

Episode 37: Part 1, Clayton King & Pastor Naeem Fazal

Clayton King is joined by Ex-Muslim Naeem Fazal for a 2-part conversation. In Episode 37 and Part 1, Naeem shares his mind-blowing Muslim to Christian conversion story:

  • Life before Jesus
  • Naeem heard the Gospel
  • A supernatural experience that transformed him

 

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Tweetworthy:

"People are attracted to passion. Let people see Jesus in you." @NaeemFazal @ck_ministries #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

"There is only one person that has authority over all. It's Jesus." @NaeemFazal @ck_ministries #CKMPodcast | Click to Tweet

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Meet Our Guest:

Naeem Fazal, a Pakistani, was born and raised in Kuwait. He grew up in a Muslim family, was a teenager in the midst of the Gulf War, and came to the United States in 1992.

He had a supernatural experience with Christ that changed the course of his life. His story has been told on ISPN, Christianity Today, along with several other Christian networks and publications.

He is the author of the book Ex-Muslim and the founding pastor of Mosaic Church in Charlotte, NC. He frequently speaks at conferences and churches around the country. Naeem currently resides in Charlotte with his wife Ashley and their son and daughter. 

Follow Naeem at @NaeemFazal. Learn more at NaeemFazal.com.

Episode 36: Sermon from Clayton King, Unreasonable Faith

In episode 36 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King reads through Mark 2, in which Jesus heals a paralytic man. In the story, four men were desperate for Jesus to heal their friend. They couldn't reach him with a traditional path, so they took risky measures by lowering him through an opening in the roof. They had unreasonable faith that led with boldness and belief in the King of Kings. Do you walk each day with this kind of faith?

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"The trying of our patience works faith." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries episode 36 #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

"Great faith plays out when nothing makes sense." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries episode 36 #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

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Episode 35: NY Times Bestselling Author Mark Batterson

In Episode 35 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King and Mark Batterson share incredible wisdom and insight on a number of topics including:

  • Balancing life as husband, father, pastor & author
  • Defining success in life
  • Longevity in ministry
  • How to keep content fresh & full of wonder
  • Importance of spiritual leaders & mentors
  • How to write a book
 

Tweetworthy:

"You can be doing the will of God & opposing God. Are you doing ministry w/a spirit of pride?" @MarkBatterson Epi35 on @CK_Ministries podcast. | Click to Tweet

"One of the most spiritual decisions we make is when we set our alarm." @MarkBatterson w/@Clayton_King on Epi 35 @CK_Ministries podcast. | Click to Tweet

"Stay humble & hungry. There's nothing God can't do in and through you." @MarkBatterson w/@Clayton_King on @CK_Ministries podcast, Epi 35. | Click to Tweet

"We can't do what the Lord has for us in the future in our current state of spiritual maturity." @MarkBatterson on @CK_Ministries podcast | Click to Tweet

"You're never going to be ready. You just have to take a first step of faith." @MarkBatterson w/@Clayton_King, Epi35 @CK_Ministries Podcast| Click to Tweet

Meet Our Guest:

Mark Batterson serves as lead pastor of National Community Church in Washington, DC.  One church with eight locations. NCC is focused on reaching emerging generations and meets in theaters throughout the DC metro area. NCC also owns and operates the largest coffeehouse on Capitol Hill. Mark holds a Doctor of Ministry degree from Regent University and is the New York Times bestselling author of 11 books, including The Circle MakerIn a Pit with a Lion on a Snowy Day, Wild Goose Chase and the two most recent, The Grave Robber and Jack Staples and the Ring of Time. Mark is married to Lora and they live on Capitol Hill with their three children: Parker, Summer, and Josiah. 

Episode 34: Sermon from Clayton King, Heaven and Hell

In episode 34 of the CKM Podcast, Clayton King reads through Luke 16, in which Jesus tells the Pharisees a story about hell. Clayton uses this passage to drive home the reality of hell. He says, "God's presence does not exist in hell. If God ceases to be the center of all things, then all all things beautiful, pure and lovely leave with him."

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"We cannot imagine what the world would be like without God's presence." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries episode 34 #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

"There can be no good in hell because there is no God there." @Clayton_king @CK_Ministries episode 34 #CKMPodcast | Click to tweet

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