Six Acts of Redemptive History

The Bible probably isn't what you think it is. It is not a collection of disconnected stories about God stitched together into a single book. The Bible is actually a library made up of 66 different books that each tell part of the great big story of God's relentless pursuit to restore the world to its original design and purpose.

This is a method for easily rehearsing and telling that great BIG story in a few short minutes.

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Joshua ElsomSoma Waxahachie
101 South College

If you have spent any time around us at Soma you have probably heard us say, “The church is not a building, we are a people chosen by God and set apart for his purposes in the world.” It is a bell that we continue to ring. That said, Soma does have a building where we regularly gather for worship and equipping on Sunday. It is a necessary but expensive and unfortunate line item in our budget. But if you are too big to meet in a home, your options are limited as a church. What are ya gonna do?

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DNA Group Guide

What is a DNA Group?

A DNA Group usually consists of three people—men with men, women with women—within a particular community on mission, who meet together regularly to be known and to bring the gospel to bear on each other’s lives so that they grow in and live out their gospel identity.

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The Gardener

Mark Twain famously said, “History doesn’t repeat itself, but it does rhyme.” And that’s certainly proven true when we look closely at John’s report of what happened the morning of Jesus’ resurrection. It reads like a song that you used to know but have long since forgotten the melody. There’s just something oddly familiar about this story. See if you can hear it, too.

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Tell me, who is your lord! #electionday

Do you realize that when you say Jesus is Lord that you are making a political statement?

If you are living in the Roman Empire in the first century, saying Jesus is Lord, that’s a capital crime. You die saying that. Because if Jesus is Lord then Caesar is not. And when you declare your allegiance to another king and not the king of the Roman Empire, that’s insurrection. It’s treason.

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Joshua Elsom
Common Ground Ministries

This Fall we’ve chosen to focus our attention on Common Ground Ministries (CGM). CGM is a Christian-based non-profit organization that provides low cost after-school childcare and a 6-week summer school program for the children of moms and dads who cannot afford the cost of traditional for-profit childcare programs.

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What's Soma? – Part I

Soma Waxahachie, what’s that mean? Is it an acronym?

Next to, where’s your building, that’s probably the question that I get asked most often about our church. And if it’s not that, it might be, did you know that Soma is a muscle relaxer, or, …an intimate apparel store for women.

Yes, we know.

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The Story of God

Come discover who you are and the true story of the world by experiencing the Story of God with us.  Beginning Wednesday, April 11th we’ll spend ten weeks exploring who God is, what he has done, and who we are as a result.

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Dermiyah

Jesus hasn't just called his church to go and announce the good news of the forgiveness of sin and the arrival of his kingdom to people who are far from God. He's also called us to go into the broken places in our city and live our lives like we actually believe all that stuff he said about redemption and his Kingdom of Heaven are true. 

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