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Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 9 – Church Again

July 16th, 2019 · 4 Comments · Books, Discipleship

This is the last chapter in Francis Chan’s book “Letters to the Church.” This is the chapter where he gets practical and discusses some of their structure and practices. He is trying to get people back to be more like the first century church. This should hit home for those of us in Churches of […]

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Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 8 – Unleashed

July 13th, 2019 · No Comments · Books, Discipleship

Francis Chan starts chapter 8 in Letters to the Church with the illustration of a zoo. Wild, powerful animals in comfortable cages. Food is brought to them. They aren’t exactly tame but they also aren’t living the life they were meant to live. This is Chan’s illustration for church – something so powerful put in […]

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Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 7 – Crucified

July 9th, 2019 · 2 Comments · Books, Discipleship

“Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one” – Bruce Lee That pretty much sums up chapter 7. In this chapter of “Letters to the Church” Francis is normalizing suffering. He said he did a sermon series on suffering and talked about all the books of the […]

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Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 5 – Servants

June 25th, 2019 · No Comments · Books

Chapter five of Francis Chan’s “Letters to the Church” is on converting our idea of why we participate in church life from consumer to producer. It is a shift from passively consuming to actively participating in the mission. This is such an important shift for our churches. We need to raise expectations of people. This […]

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Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 3 – The Order

June 17th, 2019 · 3 Comments · Books, Christianity

If church is something designed to glorify God in all the things we do together, it becomes something it was not intended to be once we make it about something it was never intended to be about. Chapter 3 in “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan is about God’s order for church, the congregating […]

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Review of “Letters to the Church” Chapter 2 – Sacred

June 11th, 2019 · 3 Comments · Books, Church

We are now in chapter two of “Letters to the Church” by Francis Chan and I want to start with this quote and get your feedback, “The stories in scripture are meant to show us that there exists something of greater value than our existence and rights. There are things that belong to God. Sacred […]

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