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Pastoral thoughts on growing in the grace and knowledge of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.

You Give More Grace

June 15, 2017 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

I am caught in the wonder of a love that loves me when I have failed, that loves me when I am weak and not strong, when I am unclean, when my wrong desires are exposed. A grace that covers me even when—especially when— I am trying to repay a debt that has already been paid.... Keep Reading

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Crazy about Jesus

January 7, 2015 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Sometimes its nice to have a short, intentional statement of who we are as a church. Especially as the new year hits with all of its cares and concerns (and in Bellingham, cold and wet!).  This year's 'start-the-year' sermon is focused on helping us as a church stand on who we are. We're a church that's crazy about Jesus, his grace, a... Keep Reading

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Too Good To Be True

December 11, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Our biggest struggle as Christians is not the indwelling sin that keeps popping up in our lives, filling us with guilt and fear. It is our unwillingness to believe the gospel...... Keep Reading

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Grace in Song

October 1, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Songs have a wonderful way of wiggling into our lives. I am so grateful for the writers of hymns and melodies who capture the Gospel of Jesus Christ in pithy, short statements that I can remember.... Keep Reading

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Hold The Center

September 4, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

May our other hopes be seen for what they are: empty and fallen. At the same time, may our ever-increasing growth in the depth of our salvation lead us toward amazing acts of love and mercy ourselves, as we respond to the wonder of what has been really, truly done for us in Jesus.... Keep Reading

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Contrasting Means of Grace

May 22, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 5 Comments

... thinking on this leads me to reflect on Christian growth and what it means to be protected and matured in Christ. And what leads us to grow. What are the 'means' by which we grow?... Keep Reading

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Kingdoms and Mysteries

September 19, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Could it be that our thinking of the Gospel sometimes runs down wrong paths... like bowling balls finding the gutter?... Keep Reading

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Go Ahead, Jump In

August 7, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

"Go Ahead, Jump In." I think those are some of the scariest words in the human language. At least it appeared that way to me as a parent...... Keep Reading

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Grace. Dangerous Stuff.

June 14, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

When obedience is paraded around like the final point of the Bible--and in many churches of diverse persuasions, that is EXACTLY what happens--we've lost our way badly. ... Keep Reading

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True Freedom

June 7, 2013 | 0 Comments

I had a "first" this week. I've lived thirty years on this earth--"many of which have been spent receiving Bible education from second grade through seminary and beyond--"but I'd never listened to a John Piper sermon! Shocking, I know. But that changed on Wednesday, and I'm glad it did.... Keep Reading

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