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Posts by Steve Hart

Good Friday & Easter

Category: Soma Family

Good Friday (April 3, 5:30pm) and Easter (April 5, 11am): Join us the first weekend in April for a remembering and celebrating of Jesus death and resurrection.  Good Friday will focus on how the blood of Jesus frees us from sin for a life of declaring the greatness and goodness of...

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Isaiah 55 and C.S. Lewis On Desire

Category: Biblical Truth

Isaiah 55 is a grand invitation to find in God's Suffering Servant (Isaiah 53 & 54) the fulfillment and satisfaction of our desires. We so quickly search elsewhere, looking to all manner of lesser objects for the satisfaction of these deep soul desires, only to find ourselves repeatedly...

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Tags: desire, longing, satisfaction, revival

Eyes Wide Open: A Redemption Story

Category: Soma Family

Jessica and Brian Jager (and their kids!) have been working through the Soma Basics with us this fall, and Jesus is wrecking and rebuilding their lives in His great love. Jessica blogged this week about some of it, and I wanted to share with you the a bit of the beautiful, relentless love of...

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Tags: grace, stories, redemption, wrecking ball

Missional Community Training

Category: Soma Family, Soma Spokane Event, Disciple-Making

We’re getting close to ending our study in Ephesians, and my hope is not only that you’ve experienced refreshment and renewal in the message of grace but also that you’ve been compelled by this grace to press into missional community.  Paul’s message is...

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Tags: missional community, gospel power, gospel purpose, disciple, disciplemaking

Indicatives and Imperatives

Category: Biblical Truth, Disciple-Making, Gospel Identity

I received a number of requests to share the quotes I read on Sunday morning, so I’m posting them here, along with an audio clip of the second quote to give some context. If you missed it, I was simply hoping to emphasize the connection between Ephesians 1-3 and Ephesians 4-6. Everything...

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Tags: grace, indicative, imperative, commands, gospel

Soma Basics Fall 2013

Category: Disciple-Making

The elders gathered yesterday morning, and we had a great time of praying about and listening for the future of Soma Communities. We sense that this fall will be a time of renewal for our church, as well as a time of increased clarity about the mission of making disciples. If you’ve been...

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Tags: disciple-making, mission, community, vision, soma

A Deluge of Love

Category: Biblical Truth, Glory of God

The Apostle tells us that God is love (1 John 4:8). And therefore seeing he is an infinite Being, it follows that he is an infinite fountain of love. Seeing he is an all-sufficient Being, it follows that he is a full and overflowing and an inexhaustible fountain of love. Seeing he is an...

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Tags: god, love, heaven, infinite

Grace and Faith in Disciplemaking

Category: Disciple-Making

I've been wrestling thinking a bit more about faith lately. We spend the majority of our time talking about and celebrating the grace that is ours in Jesus. We talk about the flow of the gospel - Who God Is, What He's Done, Who We Are, and How We Live - and the danger of reversing the flow. And...

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Genesis 1 Proclaims the Gospel

Category: Biblical Truth, Worship

The radical nature of Genesis 1 can be seen most clearly by comparison to other ancient cosmologies (stories of how the world came to be). In these myths, the gods were fickle and capricious, and through elaborate cultic practices, including blood offerings and temple prostitution, ancient...

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Tags: genesis, creation, blessing, gods, cosmologies

Genesis 1 Recap

Category: Biblical Truth, Story, Worship

The whole Bible, from beginning to end, speaks of the goodness, greatness, and glory of God, and lifts our eyes from our little kingdoms to see the glorious way in which the creator has made this world as his temple, that we might know him and be known by him, and offer every moment of our lives...

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Tags: genesis, creation, story

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