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Disciple-Making

Missional Community Training

Category: 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: Disciple-Making

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

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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Breathing is Necessary

Category: Disciple-Making

Learning to breathe sabbath into our lives...

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Tags: sabbath

Gospel People in Thessalonica (and Spokane)

Category: Disciple-Making

As we wrapped up our study in 1 Thessalonians, I was struck by the simplicity and beauty of Paul's instructions to the gospel community he left in Thessalonica: Leaders, work hard and care well for your people. People, respect and affirm your leaders, willingly submitting to them. All of you...

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Tags: gospel, community, mission, missional community