Desire

Our cohort spoke of desire this week. The all-consuming, passionate desires that lie inside each one of us. These desires drive us in so many ways, positive and negative. Desire can cause us to stand up for the helpless, or desire could pull us down into obsession and sin.

16 But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not gratify the desires of the flesh. 17 For the desires of the flesh are…

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Knowing God: Insights from William Wallace

Knowing God: Insights from William Wallace

So, the way to know God is we have to stop trying to know God, but instead pursue knowing God, because that’s where God is found.

Yea, it didn’t make any sense to me earlier today either, but now it does.

This week’s cohort was powerful in helping me grasp this simple, yet profound concept that there is a difference between knowing ‘about’ God, and knowing (being acquainted with) God.

Simple…

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On Inclination of Will | Discipleship Quote #22

On Inclination of Will | Discipleship Quote #22

“Who will deny that true religion consists, in a great measure, in vigorous and lively actings of the inclination and will of the soul, or the fervent exercises of the heart? That religion which God requires, and will accept, does not consist in weak, dull, and lifeless, wishes, raising us but a little above a state of indifference. ” ― Jonathan Edwards

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The Requirements of Discipleship | Sermon

The Requirements of Discipleship | Sermon

What are the requirements of being a disciple? Not the objective requirements like sin, sacrifice, death, resurrection, and the belief in Jesus, but rather the subjective attitudes required of a disciple. In perhaps the strongest words ever taught by Jesus, we will see two requirements of a disciple. Warning: these requirements are not a simple altar call, but a commitment to much more than…

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On Abandonment | Discipleship Quote #21

On Abandonment | Discipleship Quote #21

“If the empress wants to banish me, let her do so; the earth is the Lord’s.  If she wants to have me sawn asunder, I will have Isaiah for an example.  If she wants me to be drowned in the ocean, I think of Jonah.  If I am to be thrown in the fire, the three men in the furnace suffered the same.  If cast before wild beasts, I remember Daniel in the lion’s den.  If she wants me to be stoned, I…

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Worldly Distraction | Discipleship Quote #84

Worldly Distraction | Discipleship Quote #84

A good friend of mine sent me this quote today. Timeless content.

“When I look back on my life nowadays, which I sometimes do, what strikes me most forcibly about it is that what seemed at the time most significant and seductive, seems now most futile and absurd. For instance, success in all of its various guises; being known and being praised; ostensible pleasures, like acquiring money or…

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Leadership Lessons of Nehemiah

Leadership Lessons of Nehemiah

This is a repost originally published by Josh Patterson from the Village Church in a Verge Network article on July 8, 2014, Four Leadership Lessons from Nehemiah

Leadership tends to define itself better in person than on a page. In recent decades leadership has vaulted to the forefront of organizational discussion, classroom research and publishing houses across the world. Books on the topic…

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Mark Driscoll’s Final Words

Mark Driscoll’s Final Words

We are praying for you Mark Driscoll as you take a break from the hard work of ministry. Here are Mark’s final words as shared from the stage this last weekend as they appear in an article posted by Christianity Today. This article includes his eight step plan for reconciliation.

As I look forward to the future—and I do look forward to it—I believe the Lord has shown me I am to do two things with…

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