The Tangible Kingdom by Hugh Halter & Matt SmayMonica and I are part of a small group that just finished working our way through The Tangible Kingdom Primer by Hugh Halter and Matt Smay – a very thought-provoking and challenging book written to help communities take mission seriously. These three quotes capture a lot of what we discussed…

Throughout the scriptures, we see God calling his followers to live a life of “sentness.” Stability, social comfort, relational control, safety, success, respect, or clarity were not expected. People had to go purely out of obedience, a personal sense of calling, in faith, and simply because they loved God. Outcome didn’t matter; faithfulness did.
(p. 7)

Where is God already at work
in your neighborhood?
In your city?
— — Where in your life do you
— — interact with [these] people?
(p. 63)

You are always in “discipleship mode.” As people watch your life and actions, you are either discipling them toward a life of trusting God or toward a life of trusting in self. (p. 127)

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