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Matt Dabbs

Matt is the preaching minister at the Auburn Church of Christ in Auburn, Alabama. He and Missy have been married 12 years and are raising two wonderful boys, Jonah and Elijah. Matt is passionate about reaching and discipling young adults, small groups, and teaching. Matt is currently the editor and co-owner of


There was something kept secret by God in generations past that was made known through Jesus Christ. This might be hard for us to wrap our minds around because we are so familiar with the Christian faith but in those days there were things that God only revealed in His own good timing,

“Surely you have heard about the administration of God’s grace that was given to me for you,…

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Zimbabwe recently fazed out its hyper-inflated currency. At one point this year 1 U.S. dollar was worth 35 quadrillion Zimbabwean dollars. As they phase their currency out and phase in U.S. dollars, citizens of Zimbabwe were receiving $5 for every $175,000,000,000,000,000 Zimbabwe dollars in their account. That is 175 quadrillion with a “Q.”

I don’t know how many denominations of currency…

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When we start talking about speaking truth to power…there is only one side of that equation we typically like to be on. We want to be the truth teller, not the truth listener. We want to be the hero…the one who has the insight and the courage to “stick it to the man.” Whether it be the nasty letter you…

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It had been a few years since I watched Shawshank redemption. I noticed it was coming on and recorded it a few weeks ago (the made for TV version…the unedited version is hard to watch for me). Missy and I finally had a couple of hours the other night to watch it. I am sure most of you are familiar with the movie but for those who aren’t, there…

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One of our goals is to keep you informed on good resources out there that can help you in your faith and ministry. We want to make sure you are aware that ACU has helped launch a new site called Charis. It has some similarities with Wineskins and so we thought you might find it helpful as we will have a pretty similar audience. We appreciate ACU providing…

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Kicking off June’s theme “Turning the World Upside Down: Church on the Fringe”

The Western church finds itself having more in common with early Christians than we did a generation ago. What is it that puts us more in line with the first Christians?

We have lost our place of power and privilege in the world.

The church is no longer the bastion of…

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After reading Jonathan and Josh’s new book “Bringing Heaven to Earth” I had a few questions to bounce off of them. Their responses reflect much of the reason that you will want to read this book. These two live what they teach…it exudes from them.

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If you want to read more on baptism or the Lord’s Supper here are some excellent resources to consider.


Baptism in the Early Church: History, Theology and Liturgy in the First Five Centuries by Everett Ferguson This book contains a monumental amount of information on baptism in the early church. This is the “go to” resource on baptism from a historical…

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When Jesus instituted the Lord’s Supper we are told that it was in the context of a Passover meal. Mark 14:12-18 says,

12 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, when it was customary to sacrifice the Passover lamb, Jesus’ disciples asked him, “Where do you want us to go and make preparations for you to…

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There is a part of what is most deeply important to us in Churches of Christ that goes against the grain of our typical analytical, left-brain culture. I am talking about two things that are very experiential…Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These have tended to be two of our biggest non-negotiables in our churches and as such we have developed…

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