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Arrived!

Note: this is the first post in a series looking at being a disciple, part of a family, and missionaries to our city.  The goal is to clarify and give depth to each aspect of our identity in Christ by looking at the theological basis, the example of Christ, and the empowerment of the Spirit. I attended Concordia South (Luther College, Decorah, IA). Imagine our belo...

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Living as a Family

Note: this post is second in a series focusing on the disciple, family, and missionary aspects of our identity in Christ. This is the reason why I have so often been hindered from coming to you. But now, since I no longer have any room for work in these regions, and since I have longed for so many years to come to you, I hope to see you in passing as I go to Spain, and ...

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Missional Community Multiplication

Last night, we launched our 16th Missional Community!  It's located in the Robert Asp neighborhood of North Moorhead, which is the 14th neighborhood in which we have a presence.  This group is led by Richard & Traci Anderson, hosted by Michael & Allison Vetter.  Their mission is to make disciples of Jesus who make disciples of Jesus where God has p...

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A Cry for Deliverance

Fill me with grace daily, that my life be a fountain of sweet water....

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Zach Nielsen on Avoiding Mission Drift

"Jesus is clear that our job as Christians is to make disciples (Matt. 28:19-10). Any church that doesn't have this aspiration as a focal point of their mission simply disobeys Jesus. But mission drift happens even in organizations with clear goals and objectives."...

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God's Goodness in Your Pain

HT: Zach Nielsen...

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Assuming the Gospel

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. (1 Corinthians 15:1-2) As Paul tells the Corinthian church what's up, he points them back to the gospel.  He uses the word 8 times in the bo...

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My Favorites from the 2013 Desiring God National Conference

Here are my favorite messages from the 2013 Desiring God National Conference, in chronological order... Myth Wars: C.S. Lewis vs. Scientism Live Like a Narnian: Christian Discipleship in C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles Undragoned: C.S. Lewis on the Gift of Salvation In Bright Shadow: C.S. Lewis on the Imagination for Theology and Discipleship Panel Discussion What Go...

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Boldness & Courage

Drawing from Acts 4, David Platt and Francis Chan discuss specific prayer for boldness and courage in our disciple-making.   ...

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Getting Past Our Doubts from Ray Ortlund

Many in our church and in our city are struggling with this or that, with unbelief in the promises of the gospel. Asaph struggled with the same thing, and shared how he worked through it in Psalm 73....

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