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

(Preposition) Christ

July 30, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Are you under Christ? Following him? Or is there a better way to think of your relationship?... Keep Reading

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Faith is a verb

July 24, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

"Faith is a transitive verb. It assumes a direct object. It is shorthand for faith in Jesus instead of faith in ourselves and our idols." - Ed Welch... Keep Reading

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Encouragement for encountering life's difficult situations.... Keep Reading

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Pastoral Authority

June 27, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

As a pastor, therefore, my real authority -- my true authenticity, whether in the pulpit, or the office, or in the confessional, or at the end of a piano at a cocktail party -- lies in my fidelity to the Gospel, not in my assorted competences (real or imagined) in other fields.... 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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Absurd

May 31, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

Well... ok, one post on Ecclesiastes. What a marvelous train wreck of a Bible book! I don't mean that in a derogatory way, but in a worshipful one. It is this way because it takes my life, and the things that I naturally and normally value, and it one by one rips them away from my grasping fingers. ... Keep Reading

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Garments of Joy

May 24, 2013 | by: Pastor Dax | 0 Comments

The heart of the Christian is a new heart, made that way by the Holy Spirit in union with Jesus Christ. Our lives are now about a response to that incredible grace that has spilled over onto our lives. That relationship births joy and freedom.... Keep Reading

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