The Hole in our Gospel Reading Program–Week Eight

Chapter Six: A Hole in Me If you’re still reading this book with me, you’ve surely discovered that it is a tough book. It isn’t a lightweight summer beach read; it is a manifesto, a proclamation for Christ’s followers to truly go all in with their commitment to Him. At first I loved this chapter […]

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The Hole in our Gospel–Reading Program Week Seven

Chapter Five: The Three Greatest Commandments So how are you doing in your reading? We’re seven weeks into our collective reading of The Hole In Our Gospel and I imagine that you’re beginning to craft ideas of what we could potentially do through Grace Church to contribute to God’s mercy mission in the world. I […]

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The Hole in our Gospel Reading Program–Week Six

Chapter Four: The Towering Pillars of Compassion and Justice Kidnapping…trafficking…children forced to serve as violent soldiers…sexual exploitation…these horrifying acts of human degradation are nearly too gruesome to fathom. As Richard Stearns said, if Satan is alive and manifesting himself in our world, he is surely present in these places of horror.[1] For many people the […]

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The Hole in our Gospel Reading Program–Week Five

Chapter Three: You Lack One Thing Up to this point in our book, author Richard Stearns has driven home the message that, “We need to be where God wants us to be.”[1] I’ve echoed that sentiment as well, urging each of us to pray that God would “use us where we’re needed most.” However, having […]

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The Hole in our Gospel Reading Program–Week Four

Chapter Two: A Coward for God  “Are you willing to be open to God’s will for your life?”[1] That’s the question that Richard Stearns wrestled with in Chapter Two of The Hole in our Gospel. If you’re like me, you’re probably realizing in your reading that Mr. Stearns is manipulating us with his story. He’s […]

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