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A band is not another domesticated "small group" filling a slot in the sociological structures of church "belonging." A band is a missional outpost on the front lines of the war on darkness.

Listen Now! November 23, 2017 Colossians 4:10-11 10 My fellow prisoner Aristarchus sends you his greetings, as does Mark, the cousin of Barnabas. (You have received instructions about him; if he comes to you, welcome him.) 11...

No one's name gets mentioned in the New Testament because they wrote a viral blog post or authored a best selling book or because they were a famous mega church pastor.

As I become genuinely interested in another person, Jesus manifests his interest in them.

The message of the gospel can't be reduced to messaging. That's the mistake we make. The message of the Gospel is a mystery.

the psalms remind us that despite the final assurance we have, we still live in the daily tension that not all things are yet submitted to God.

And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity. (Colossians 3:14)

We don't want to look back at the end of our days and realize we were just playing dominos.

The kind of change most needed cannot even be effected by laws. It must happen in the hearts and minds of masters and slaves.

A child forms their primary image of who God is through the way they are parented.

The Kingdom comes in response to radical surrender to Jesus "in heaven," which is manifest through radical submission to each other "on Earth."

"Whatever you do" knows no limitation. It is totalizing and comprehensive. Paul instructs we are to never leave character. And the character is Jesus Christ.

In response to violence, we cannot settle for anything less than true gospel transformation of both individuals and societies.

Since, then, you have been raised with Christ, set your hearts on things above, where Christ is, seated at the right hand of God. (Colossians 3:1)

When I get still and listen, I can still hear the singing.

The Peace of Christ is the Peace of the Cross, a place of unbridled chaos and unutterable pain intersected with the complete reverse of resurrection.

The Christian life is not about aspiring to better behavior but becoming abandoned to Jesus.

Compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness, and patience create the conditions where the Holy Spirit heals wounded people, mends broken relationships and reverses intractable situations.

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