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Genesis Preaching Series

Category: Biblical Truth

How you interpret the first 12 chapters of the Bible will shape everything you understand of who God is, who you are, and how to live the life you’ve been given. Unfortunately, those are some of most misunderstood chapters of the entire Bible. No part of the Bible has been more vehemently...

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Living with Mystery

Category: Kingdom Living

I adore puzzles. Not the jigsaw, 1000 piece kind. I like codes and lock sliders and logic puzzles and tangrams and word puzzles and… well, you get the idea. I even like untangling jewelry and finding the most efficient way to stack cans and boxes on a shelf. When I can’t sleep, I...

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Tags: giving, gifts, generosity, faithfulness

Holy Week: Repentance (Part 4)

Category: Missional Living, Spiritual Life, Repentance

4. Witness and Worship The fourth and final aspect of repentance that we see from Psalm 51 is witness and worship. ...I will teach transgressors your ways,
     and sinners will return to you. tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.O Lord...

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Tags: witness, worship, repentance, resurrection

Holy Week: Repentance (Part 3)

Category: Prayer, Spiritual Life, Repentance

3. Wait for Joy The third third aspect of repentance we see in Psalm 51 is that David waited for joy. He asked this of God: Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean;
     wash me, and I will be whiter than snow.Let me hear joy and gladness;
     let the...

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Tags: sin, repentance, joy, forgiveness

Holy Week: Repentance (Part 2)

Category: Prayer, Spiritual Life, Repentance

2. Get to the Root The second aspect of repentance we see in Psalm 51 is David getting to the root of sin. He gets bluntly and absolutely honest with God: For I know my transgressions,      and my sin is ever before me. Against you, you only, have I sinned      and...

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Holy Week: Repentance (Part 1)

Category: Prayer, Spiritual Life, Repentance

Psalm 51 is the classic text of repentance. The context is that David—God's chosen and anointed King, a man after God's own heart—is in a mess of his own sin. This is not enemies attacking him, this is not his family turning their backs on him. This is David's deliberate, chosen...

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Tags: grace, repentance, forgiveness, sin

Gospel Community vs. Wish Dream Community

Category: Church, Gospel Saturation

From Bonhoffer's Life Together: Innumerable times a whole Christian community has broken down because it had sprung from a wish dream. The serious Christian, set down for the first time in a Christian community, is likely to bring with him a very definite idea of what Christian life together...

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Tags: community, grace, wish dream

Good Friday and Easter

Category: Soma Spokane Event

Over the spring of 2013, we’re digging into Luke’s story of Jesus’ life, trying to let Jesus be Jesus, as he is, on his own terms. In Part 1, we’ll spend the weeks of February and March studying the early chapters of Luke, focusing on this fierce love we see displayed in...

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Tags: easter, good friday

Luke 12:24

Category: Biblical Truth, Gospel Saturation

Most of you know me by now, but what most of you may not know is that I am a dirty, rotten hypocrite. I can spout Bible verses for every occasion, dish up platitudes for whatever ails you, and implore you over and over to “just trust God.” But I worry. I am anxious. I fret. God has...

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Category: Kingdom Living

There’s something in the holding on, the holding fast, the not-letting-go. There’s something to digging in and digging deep and rooting. The anchorman is talking about our neighborhood again.  Time was I’d hear a helicopter and think “Lifeflight.” Now, I...

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Tags: sowing, neighborhood, garden