Category Archives: The Church

Mission: When We Scatter

How is Jesus at work in our day to ensure that some day there will be a host of redeemed people from every tribe, language, people, and nation? Through Christ’s command: “disciple the nations” (Matthew 28.18–20). Consider how our mission … Continue reading

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Disposition: Accept One Another

Title: Disposition: Accept One Another Text: Philemon Overview relationships transformation imitation Resources notes handout audio (streaming | download)

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Disposition: Value One Another

Title: Disposition: Value One Another Text: Matthew 20.1–16 Overview grievance resolution first Resources notes handout audio: streaming | download books referenced N. Lightfoot, The Parables of Jesus Wenham, The Parables of Jesus Wright, Matthew for Everyone

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A Covenant People: Life Together in Christ

Title: A Covenant People: Life Together in Christ (sermon preached September 7, 2014) Text: Acts 4.32–5.2 Overview radical actions radical mindset radical message Resources notes audio: streaming | download books quoted Bonhoeffer, Life Together (Amazon | WTS) Marshall, Acts (Amazon | WTS)

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Church as Countercultural, Counterintuitive Community: An Illustration

How would you respond to this scenario? About a year after planting [our church], I remember a couple humbly sharing about a job opportunity that would take them to another state. This brother honestly asked the body to help them … Continue reading

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