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God loves people and so do we! At Destination Church Spokane, you've found a place to be loved, a place to believe, and a place to belong. We are here to love God, love people, to serve, and to share the good news of Jesus. We are committed to forming authentic relationships while learning more about our amazing God, allowing Him to change our lives.
 
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Unity is natural to fallen humanity, though our hearts long for it! So how can we learn to walk together in a way that honors Christ? How do we maintain the "unity of the Spirit," as the Apostle Paul calls it? It will take humility, diligence, and much grace. In Christ and by His grace we can live and walk in a manner worthy of this high calling.…
 
Have you ever met anyone who didn't want love? Everyone wants to be loved, and wants acceptance, strength, and sense of belonging! How can we foster an atmosphere in the church of love, strength, and fullness in Christ? Today we look at Paul's prayer in Ephesians 3 and see how prayer for one another can build us up, build us together, and build God…
 
It's always good to have our vision clarified and encouraged! Today's podcast is all about why Destination Church exists: "Helping people become joyfully devoted ambassadors of Jesus Christ, in the power of the Holy Spirit, to the glory and delight of God our Father." We believe God is gathering real people from all walks of life who come just as w…
 
What's so special about Mary? God's favor is on her for sure. When God calls Mary for a great purpose, it's important for us to understand how ordinary she was; otherwise we may miss the point that this story is about Jesus. Just because she was ordinary, that doesn't mean God is! His Holy Spirit and His power qualified Mary to carry the impossible…
 
What was one of the first gifts Jesus received on the first Christmas? Or maybe a better question is WHO was one of the first gifts Jesus received? God chose a man named Joseph and gave him to Jesus to stand in the role of father, equipping him well for the job. Few people would have influenced Jesus as much as Joseph. Was he perfect? No, he needed…
 
Is the church still relevant today? Many cultures across the world answer, "No." And yet, God speaks of a multi-faceted wisdom that He has chosen to reveal through the church. How can we discover and be a part of God's intent for the church? Paul's words in Ephesians 3:7-13 point the way.Por Jon Meek II
 
What was a mystery to previous generations, God is now revealing through Christ. The mystery, as Paul declares it to the Ephesians, is that the Gentiles - the Nations of the world - are now co-inheritors together by grace, with full membership as chosen people of God. What's more, we are also "partakers of promise" with full inclusion in the gospel…
 
A house is not the same thing as a home, is it? God is doing more than building a functional house; He's also building a home, and He's building us together into the household. Building us on apistolic and prophetic foundations, with Christ Jesus himself as the Cornerstone, we are being fitted together as a family on mission that carries God's very…
 
In Ephesians 2 Paul reminds the Ephesians that they were once Gentiles and separate from Christ, but now because of Jesus they have been brought near. Jesus, destroying the barrier of division and hostility, calls the Jews and the Gentiles together to become one new man, one new people with Christ. Do you feel far from God? Without Christ we were s…
 
Do you ever feel dead? Or at least not very alive? Like you're stuck in your sin and just can't seem to live like you feel you should? The Bible says that before Christ we were dead in our sins, incapable of life. But in Christ we are now, by grace through faith, made spiritually alive, raised up with Christ and seated in heavenly places with Jesus…
 
Does God really want to be known? Does He really want you to know Him? The answer from Scripture is a resounding yes! As Matt Deisen from River's Edge Church encourages us in this week's message from the end of Ephesians Chapter 1, we discover that, through the Holy Spirit, we can know Jesus more deeply than the earliest disciples did prior to his …
 
Do you find hope in God's sovereignty? Do you think of yourself as having a significant role in His sovereign plan and purpose? Is there any evidence that we really are a part of His eternal plan? Yes, and the Holy Spirit is given to every believer as a downpayment on everything else that God has promised!…
 
What does it mean for us when Paul writes to the Ephesians that "we are blessed with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly places"? Can it really be true that through Christ, the blessings of heaven are ours today? Yes, and we get to enjoy these blessings because we have been chosen in Christ! Paul goes on to claim that we are also predestined f…
 
Paul's greeting to the Ephesians is absolutely loaded with wonderful promise and truth. In this introduction to his letter to the church in Ephesus, we discover the power of being commissioned by God, the joy of being called a holy people, and the security of being a people to whom God has extended his unmerited favor, divine enablement, and total …
 
Is the typical church gathering today a good representation of what the Apostle Paul says it should look like "when we come together"? What should our gathering look like? Does it have to be the same for everyone and every church? No, but there are some exciting things that all of us can and should expect! It might not be what you think...…
 
What do you immediately think of when you imagine a church worshiping together? For each of us, media and our own experiences probably shape our thoughts on this topic. In today's podcast, we'll explore a few principles from Colossians 3:16-17 on the content of our worship together. For example, what exactly are psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs? …
 
Why would Jesus travel into Samaria, a place most Jews tried to avoid? One reason is to bring good news to a woman with a traumatic history of brokenness. His conversation with her opens a window into Jesus' thoughts on what it means to really worship God. Have you ever wondered what Jesus may say regarding the ways we worship, and what it means to…
 
Seeing elders established in a local church is an excellent blessing! As we recognize the gift of leadership God has developed in members of the Destination Church family, it's an opportunity to also look at what Jesus and the early apostles taught regarding elders and leadership in general. Radically different than many Western Christians may assu…
 
As Paul and Silas were in prison, after being beaten, they start to sing hymns to The Lord. As they sing, an earthquake hits and the chains fall off of all the prisoners and the cell doors open. The jailer wakes up in fear that the prisoners have escaped, but Paul calls out, "Don't harm yourself! We are all here!" The jailer then asks how he can be…
 
Those who don't at first believe the gospel are in good company. When Jesus' closest disciples hear the news of his resurrection from the dead... they don't believe it either! Is God still committed to spreading the good news through these doubters? Yes, and in this conclusion to our series on Mark, we discover that Jesus wants us on board with pro…
 
All of the Gospel of Mark has led to this moment. Jesus had said multiple times that he would die, and that he would rise again. Early Sunday morning several women come to the place where Jesus was buried, wondering who will role away the stone for them so they can prepare Jesus' body more sufficiently for long-term burial. Not only has the giant s…
 
As Jesus is on the cross, the sky over the entire region is filled with darkness. Jesus cries out to His father saying, "My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?" Jesus is experiencing, for the first time, the weight of sin as well as separation from God. Jesus, who had never known sin, is taking the judgment for the sins of all who will believe, …
 
Jesus knows the root of all of our struggles, weather it be comfort, control, power, or approval. He doesn't plan for us to go through these struggles alone. God intended for the church to be like a family, and if we really are a family then we have each other to lean on in the hard times. We have people we can learn from and be influenced by, and …
 
As Jesus is being led into the palace and out to Golgotha to be crucified, the soldiers and the crowds mock Him. A crown of twisted thorns is placed on His head, purple garments are temporarily placed on His body, He is spit on and beaten, and hung up on the cross. The crowd mocks Jesus' authority as they shout, "Let this Messiah, this king of Isra…
 
Early in the morning, Jesus is handed over to Pilate (the Roman leader in the area at the time) and put on trial yet again. Just as the last time, Jesus is accused of many things, but He remains silent except on the matter of if He is the king of the Jews. Following customs, a prisoner picked by the crowd is offered to be released. The crowd is ask…
 
Can there be any hope now for Peter? The man who promised to stay faithful to Jesus even if it meant prison time or death, has now refused to acknowledge that he even knows Jesus. Three times he has denied it! Jesus, rather than making Peter earn his love and or work of lifetime to try to earn his salvation, offers grace. He gives us hope for the f…
 
The Sanhedrin meet in the middle of the night, against their own rules, looking for reasons to have Jesus executed. Despite false testimonies against Him, Jesus remains silent. He finally speaks when His identity is questioned. "You are the Christ?" To which Jesus responds, "I am." This answer is enough to have Jesus put to death, as He can now be …
 
Jesus is in the garden with a few of his disciples when Judas comes with an armed crowd to capture and arrest him. Peter attempts to come to Jesus' defense, and in the process takes off a man's ear! Meanwhile, Jesus displays the excellent wisdom and commanding presence of the king he truly is, while also demonstrating perfect obedience to his Fathe…
 
As Jesus is knowingly being betrayed and preparing for what is to come, He takes some of His disciples away to pray with Him. They fall asleep... while Jesus spends time in prayer with His father. While understanding that He is about to take all of God's wrath upon himself, Jesus is under so much stress that He literally sweats blood. Jesus is a pe…
 
Why do Christians take "communion" together? Is there more to this than just a religious tradition? We can discover the origins in Mark 14 as Jesus celebrates the Passover feast with his disciples. We also dive into these questions: Was the Jewish Passover foreshadowing what Jesus was about to accomplish in Jerusalem? Is his sacrificial death reall…
 
There's something amazing about extravagant worship that pours itself out wholeheartedly on Jesus. Some may call it wasteful; others may call it over-the-top, but Jesus calls it beautiful. Mary's gift of worship polarizes the crowd around her, maybe even being a catalyst that pushes Judas over the edge: no longer 'merely' a thief, he will now becom…
 
Jesus continues to speak about the 'end times', warning us all to stay on guard. Yes, the return of Christ will happen, no doubt about it! However, no one - seriously, no one! - knows when this will be, not even Jesus. Since only the Father knows this detail, Jesus tells us that our role is simply to stay awake and stay alert. So, how can we do thi…
 
Jesus doesn't warn His followers of extreme trouble to come to put fear into us, but because He loves us and wants us to be prepared. For the sake of "the elect" (God's chosen, hand-selected people from all over the world) God has actually put a limit on suffering. He also warns us to be on guard against pseudo-saviors and false "prophets." Make no…
 
As Jesus looks upon the great buildings of the Temple in Jerusalem, He tells his disciples that one day not one stone will be left. He goes on to explain the signs of when this will be fulfilled. Everything happened just as He said it would. Jesus instructs the disciples: stay on course, stay calm, stay aware, stay on mission, and stay patient. Jes…
 
As Jesus teaches a large crowd in the temple courts, He warns against the leaders who put on a show. These are people who put on a false front to earn the respect of others, people whose hearts are not what they appear to be. Jesus then watches as the people from the crowd give their money to the treasury. The wealthy give lots, out of their abunda…
 
When Jesus is asked what the greatest command of all is, He responds perfectly. "Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind and with all your strength. The second is this: Love your neighbor as yourself." Can we really love this way -devoting every aspect of life to God, and loving people the way we wan…
 
When the Pharisees and Herodians try to trap Jesus by asking whether or not it is lawful to pay taxes to Caesar, He responds with wisdom. Instead of falling into their well-laid trap He points them back to God. "Give back to Caesar what is Caesar's and to God what is God's." So, what belongs to God? Everything, including us! And God not only wants …
 
When Jesus is questioned about where His authority comes from, the religious leaders claim they do not know. He challenges them - and us -with a parable about rejecting a beloved son. Jesus then references Psalm 118, saying, "Haven't you read this passage of scripture: 'The stone the builders rejected has become the cornerstone.'" Of course, He is …
 
What Mary and Mary discover at the empty tomb is not just startling; it is history shaping. The resurrection of Jesus has implications for all of us: sin and death defeated, and resurrection life and power released into us as well. "Come and see," says the angel at the empty tomb. Then, "Go and tell." And as we go, we discover even more evidence th…
 
Now that Jesus has come into Jerusalem to the shouts of "Hosanna!" from the people, the season of His ministry is shifting. In the temple itself, Jesus is bringing a dramatic shift. His heart for God's house to be "A house of prayer for all nations" is on full display as He clears the temple of its market atmosphere. How might God be shifting the s…
 
Yes, you can learn to hear God's voice. Join in with an evening of prophetic equipping and activation with Clem Ferris. Clem is a well-respected prophetic voice in the body of Christ today. Recorded on March 20, 2021, this is excellent instruction on hearing God's voice and then being good stewards with what we hear.…
 
Things that seem a mystery to us are not a mystery to God. Events that are unexpected to us, even things that seem to ruin our plans, come in God's perfect timing. Seasons of undetermined waiting on God are designed for us to lean into God and trust Him through the process.Por Clem Ferris
 
Have you ever felt like you're sitting on the sidelines, lacking vision, and desperate for a way forward? So was Bartimaeus. When Jesus came by, Bartimaeus, the blind beggar, knew that this man could help him. And when Jesus called for him, his faith was stirred and he jumped to his feet. Jesus is still stirring this kind of faith in hearts today, …
 
How do you feel about Jesus wrapping you up like a child in his arms and blessing you? Now, how do you feel about him challenging you to give everything away and follow him? Whoah! Each of these represent a deep element of trust, and more than anything we can do for him, Jesus wants to be able to trust him. Are there benefits to trusting Jesus? Abs…
 
What happens when the "twitterpated" emotions of romance fade? What is God's heart for you when your marriage seems ready to crumble? Jesus words, "What God has joined, let man not separate," may seem hard for our 21st century ears to hear. They were no less difficult to hear when Jesus said them, and God's grace is needed -and available- for us al…
 
Do you think of yourself as an influencer? Jesus does. Your words and actions are shaping the faith of others, and Jesus has something to say about this! Mark 9:42-50 includes some of the most challenging words in all of Mark's gospel, as Jesus talks about shaping the faith of little children, the eternal consequences of continuing in sin, and the …
 
You aren't the only one who sometimes feels insecure! The good news for all of us is that Jesus brings a security unimaginable anywhere else. Jesus himself is a secure leader, less concerned with how things appear than how the purpose of God is being advanced. He can turn our insecure preoccupation with power and position into a freedom to serve an…
 
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