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Gospel Identity

Indicatives and Imperatives

Category: 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

Conflicts with Emilie

Category: Gospel Identity

If you know my (former) roommate Emilie and I, you know that we are quite different. The parts of her that don’t yet acknowledge Christ as Lord are in fierce pursuit of safety through independence, distance, and suppression of emotion. The parts of me that don’t acknowledge Christ...

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Coming Out

Category: Gospel Identity

Most of my life I hunkered away in caves, hid beneath covers in midday, and tried to clear the blemishes on my soul whose acidic oozing wore away the only parts of me I liked. Afraid to let the sun see them, knowing that revelation would make it impossible for me to ever love myself again. I...

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Gospel People in Thessalonica (and Spokane)

Category: Gospel Identity

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