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

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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How Astonished Are You?

August 8, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

So here's a push to re-evaluate the incredible-ness of the good news. Here's a vote for 'gospel astonishment.' Gospel astonishment that drives us to our knees, makes our hearts soft, leads us to sing, to act, to feel... ... Keep Reading

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A Father's Day video with Aaron and Analynne Dickson.... Keep Reading

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One often misunderstood phrase is the simple statement 'I want to please God.' Is this ok? Should I have this desire? Is God not pleased with me already? Do I go in and out of acceptability? Confusion!... 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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Sanctification and the New Testament

April 25, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Scripture says Jesus has done it all. His justifying and sanctifying and regeneration is a gift. In order to fly, we get on the plane -- union with him. And when we look out the window, amazed that we are flying, what is birthed in us is a radical joy that is infectious, a love that is a response to what has been done for us. So we serve a cup of cold water to the thirsty kid in the next seat. Or we just can't stop talking about how we're flying, in Christ.... Keep Reading

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Worthy of Communion

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

In communion there is only a gift from Jesus. He paid for our sins, him alone. He will die alone, betrayed. He is eager to have us remember that everything -- everything -- is a gift. In Christ alone, grace alone.... Keep Reading

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Theology
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Thinking about the future of Grace Church Bellingham...... Keep Reading

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Theology

Hope in Improvement or in Resurrection?

January 20, 2014 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Robert Farrar Capon makes an interesting point to consider about physical decay and moral improvement...... Keep Reading

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A guest blog post by Doug Mangum reflecting on the Christmas season.... Keep Reading

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Theology