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10 Cities
Decapolis
Kingdom Art - Literature - Non-Fiction
Interests: The Unshakeable Kingdom
Recent Activity
04-10-13 - All Is Yours 04-24-13 - Smoke and Mirrors 04-17-13 - All the World's a Critic... 04-28-13 - Life of the Party 05-01-13 - True Heart 05-05-13 - About Being Ticked 05-08-13 - Deal With It 05-12-13 - Jochebed Who 05-15-13 - Blatant Sin 05-19-13 - Free To Be... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-01-12 - Let It Rip 01-04-12 - Introduction (2 Thessalonians) 01-11-12 - Attitude of Gratitude 01-15-12 - Jesus' Method of Teaching 01-18-12 - When the Dragon Tail Turns 01-22-12 - The Great Inversion 01-25-12 - In the Meantime 01-29-12 - The Lord's Supper 02-01-12 - Before He Comes 02-05-12 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-02-11 - Buried In The Details 01-05-11 - The Pot Calling the Kettle Black 01-09-11 - Colossians Introduction 01-12-11 - The Pot Calling the Kettle Black pt2 01-16-11 - What I Like About Church 01-19-11 - Conform 01-23-11 - This Prayer Is For You 01-26-11 - The Deacon 01-30-11 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-03-10 - Let It Rip 01-06-10 - The Breath of God 01-10-10 - Enough Already 01-13-10 - It Might Not Be A Duck 01-17-10 - From Existence To Life 01-20-10 - No Compromise 01-24-10 - Misery Loves Company 01-27-10 - Greater Determination 01-31-10 - The Lord's Supper 02-03-10 - Modus... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-04-09 - Godly Discernment Pt4 01-07-09 - Change 01-11-09 - Godly Discernment Pt 5 01-14-09 - But Watch Thou In All Things 01-18-09 - Godly Discernment In A World Of Deception pt 6 01-25-09 - Godly Discernment In A World Of Deception pt 7 01-28-09 - Pursuit Without Distractions 02-01-09... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-06-08 - Seasickness 01-09-08 - Introduction to 2 John 01-13-08 - The Great Inversion 01-16-08 - Turning Cranks 01-20-08 - When The Going Gets Tough 01-23-08 - Test of Fellowship 01-27-08 - Just The Right Lure 01-30-08 - Test of Fellowship (pt 2) 02-03-08 - Scanning for the Signal 02-06-08... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-03-07 - Philippians - Workout 01-07-07 - Galatians - Healing Together 01-10-07 - Philippians - It's Worth It 01-14-07 - Galatians - Heart Cry 01-17-07 - Philippians - Chip Off The Ole Block 01-21-07 - Galatians - Actual Knowledge 01-24-07 - Philippians - Epaphroditus Among Us 01-28-07 - Galatians -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
01-01-06 - Let It Go 01-08-06 - Nehemiah - He Finishes What He Starts 01-11-06 - Seeking and Receiving What Can't Be Performed 01-15-06 - Nehemiah - How To Listen So Preachers Will Talk 01-18-06 - Your Experience With Or Without Him 01-22-06 - Nehemiah - Student Life 01-25-06 -... Continue reading
Posted Jan 2, 2017 at Steve Cobb
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Everyone’s probably heard or read the David Foster Wallace story about the fish…old fish swims by two younger fish…old fish says to the younger fish, “How’s the water this morning?” The two young fish look at each other and say, “What the hell’s water?” Sometimes we swim in something for... Continue reading
Posted Dec 31, 2016 at 10 Cities
01-02-05 - Who's Right 01-05-05 - A Life Worth Living 01-09-05 - Glorious Reunion 01-12-05 - Introduction to Ruth 01-16-05 - Whatever Became of Sin 01-19-05 - God is There and He is Good 01-23-05 - Your Life is Worth My Life 01-26-05 - I Just Assumed 01-30-05 - Lord's... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Steve Cobb
6-15-03 - Equipped to be Ministers 7-30-03 - Chop Wood and Carry Water 10-5-03 - Through His Love, My Love 10-19-03 - God's Village for Our Children 10-22-03 - Resistance is Futile 11-2-03 - Let's Not Do That Anymore 12-28-03 - By This You will Know Them Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Steve Cobb
AUDIO 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 SERMON NOTES 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Steve Cobb
3-3-04 - Discovering Life in the Kingdom of the Heavens Now 3-10-04 - The Lord of Memory 3-14-04 - The Stamp of His Personality 3-17-04 - Responding to the Passion 3-24-04 - Blessing Your Pastor 3-28-04 - Fasting 4-4-04 - Final Considerations 4-11-04 - Easter Sunday 4-14-04 - Prayer Essentials... Continue reading
Posted Dec 23, 2016 at Steve Cobb
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Let me tell you the story about the guy on Yahoo message boards who butted into the Buddhist community to witness to them about the Gospel. Guess what happened? The Buddhists hated him. He won many arguments and lost a few. Didn’t really make a difference. He didn’t make any... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2016 at 10 Cities
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That 29 year old kid in the picture, holding that precious baby, is about to get his world rocked. It already has been rocked. But it's about to get rocked far more. He already met the woman of his dreams, got married, became a father and has hopes of bringing... Continue reading
Posted Oct 23, 2016 at 10 Cities
The next petition reveals a glaring assumption about life (Matt.6:12). We live in a fallen world among fallen people as a fallen person where we routinely get hurt. People we count on to be our friends break our hearts. Forgiveness in my experience inevitably includes forgiving others I assume to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Running Into Reality
Every Christmas, I get to see a family picture of every Christmas we’ve spent together up to that point. This year no less than twenty-five individually framed photos adorned our china cabinet. The trip down memory lane reveals a lot of changes over the years and not always for the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Running Into Reality
Preachers seem to spend a lot of time trying to get people to come hear them preach when Jesus seemed to have had a hard time keeping them away. Why is this? Could it be we’re not preaching the gospel Jesus preached? Imagine the rude awakening of assuming you’re faithfully... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Running Into Reality
Though the essence of whatever worship turns out to be transcends linguistic categories, William Temple didn’t do half bad with the following definition: “To worship is to quicken the conscience by the holiness of God, to feed the mind with the truth of God, to purge the imagination with the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Running Into Reality
When I was boy, most rural neighborhoods had one particular house where all the other kids in the neighborhood hung out. Our house was the hangout in my neighborhood. Baseball, basketball, and football were played in my backyard during their respective seasons. It was the gathering place for long bike... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Running Into Reality
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RUNNING INTO REALITY by Steve Cobb Chapter 1 - Reality, Truth & Conversing with God Chapter 2 - How Do You Know? How Do You Know You Know? Chapter 3 - God's Kingdom & Ultimate Reality Chapter 4 - Being His Apprentice; Being Transformed (Spiritual Disciplines) Chapter 5 - Forgiveness... Continue reading
Posted Oct 14, 2016 at Running Into Reality
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As the presidential election rolls on, there isn't much guidance to glean from the prospects we have. The two front leaders are a reality TV real estate mogul who once rasselled Vince McMahon (and shaved his head). The other is someone with an ongoing FBI criminal investigation and a potential... Continue reading
Posted May 4, 2016 at 10 Cities
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I became a Christian in 1996. Between then and now, I have bobbed and weaved off the path on several rabbit trails, eventually getting back to some semblance of a good baseline. Some of these bobs and weaves were heretical. But, I can confidently look around and find myself in... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2016 at 10 Cities
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Joe sits outside on the steps of Taylor Home and looks out beyond the circle drive to 23rd street. It’s the first spring Sunday of 1951 where sitting on the steps without a jacket was even possible. His seven brothers were either playing catch or running throughout the large living... Continue reading
Posted Jan 1, 2016 at 10 Cities
I've been through a church split too. Painful, on many levels. I have no idea about the details of your church split or how things came about, but I am sure that none of it has shaken the Kingdom. Hebrews 12:27 is a great verse for church split refugees. The shaking will continue. But the unshakable remains and always will. Sometimes it is very easy to confuse what's unshakable with something that just fell through the fault line. I was on two decision making teams during our split. That was a blast (sarcasm). You get lots of people blaming you for everything that goes wrong (and in a split, lots goes wrong). Members think you aren't doing enough, fast enough. Staff thinking the responsibility the church gave you to make these decisions was a personal affront against their position...and God's will. Lots of car wrecks. Lots of ruined relationships. Don't get too hard on yourself. The Lord had to show me that, contrary to emails, texts, letters, voice mails (many were real doozies), I am not a walking curse and actually did some things right. He also showed me that I was taking responsibility for too many things that weren't in my control. I am sure the same thing applies to you. Having said that, the worst of my actions were actually reactions to the mess. I attacked and withdrew. That's how I deal. I also formed hasty conclusions about other pastors, church models and ministries as a reaction against people who were condemning of me and liked these people and things. Having said that, I'm still loved, forgiven and He's quite fond of me. For those fractures that He gives the opportunity for reconciliation, I'm ready for it. But if not, that's okay too. He's quite fond of you too. Love your kind words and praying for God to begin to open some new doors and provide some deep healing for you.