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Gospel Saturation

Derailed by Grace

Category: Gospel Saturation

“Ma’am, can you give me a ride? My mama’s sick.” That’s how it started. From the moment she opened her mouth, I knew this would be a growing day. I’ve been slowly learning to value people over efficiency and schedules and accomplishment. Today was a pop...

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Tags: grace, stranger, welcome

Gospel Community vs. Wish Dream Community

Category: 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

Luke 12:24

Category: 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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Following His Heart

Category: Gospel Saturation

I grew up hearing “Follow Your Heart” like it was some magic incantation that made everything you wanted possible and right. To some extent I internalized it and lived it my whole life. I would rail against things that I “didn’t want to” do as being unfair or...

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Gospel People in Thessalonica (and Spokane)

Category: Gospel Saturation

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