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People Like Us - Matt Lewis

Category: Missional Living

For some time, I have been reflecting on some insights God had revealed to me about the Gospel and about giving it to others through an experience I had giving food away in Hood River earlier in the summer. Fast forward a few weeks from my time spent in Hood River, and I am sitting at Starbucks...

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Tags: baptism, evangelism, mission

When God Shows Up

Category: Missional Living

I recently met a couple of guys for breakfast at one of my favorite morning food places. We met and a casual easy conversation arose about the current hobbies we share between the three of us. We talked about the food we were to order and sipped our coffee. The food came and was as greasy and...

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Tags: gospel, grace, prayer, worship

Messy

Category: Missional Living

“It is really messy.” This is a phrase we repeat in missional community and conversations about it all the time, and it is true. The reality is, we don’t know what we are doing, but we are coming together as a group, with commitment, and trying to figure it out. What is...

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Holy Week: Repentance (Part 4)

Category: Missional Living

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.     ...my tongue will sing aloud of your righteousness.O Lord...

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Tags: witness, worship, repentance, resurrection

Following His Heart

Category: Missional Living

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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Called

Category: Missional Living

"On that Friday morning two weeks ago, I grumbled all the way to the garbage cans. I grumbled as I dragged them to the carport door. I grumbled as I yanked the groaning, protesting door up just far enough to shove the cans under. I ducked to follow and stopped short. The alley was full of...

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Tags: neighborhood, missional

Over-The-Fence Mission

Category: Missional Living

In our Gospel Leader Residency, we're studying the book of Acts and reading about the establishment and expansion of the first century church. Again and again we've seen that God's mission is to make disciples and gather them into local communities called churches. Church planting is the...

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Tags: mission, missional community, discipleship, great commission

Pray and Fast - Day Six

Category: Missional Living

Seven Days of Prayer for Our City Paul wrote to the church he planted in Thessalonica after receiving word from Timothy that all was well there. Paul had been very concerned for this infant church because he had so little time with them before being driven out of the city. When he came to...

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Tags: prayer, fasting, spokane, seven days

Pray and Fast - Day Three

Category: Missional Living

Seven Days of Prayer for Our City As Paul recounted the story of the gospel coming to the Thessalonians, he rejoiced to remember that they "turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God." Paul uses the word "idol" in the most general way, as his converts were not only pagan idol...

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Pray and Fast - Day Two

Category: Missional Living

Seven Days of Prayer for our City When Paul arrived in Thessalonica, he went straight to the synagogue and began to proclaim the gospel message. According to Acts 17, the message he proclaimed was about Jesus of Nazareth, and why Jesus was the Messiah, and why the Messiah had to die and be...

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Tags: prayer, fasting, spokane, seven days

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