Living as a Community: Hebrews 10:22 (2018.10.14)

October 22nd, 2018 | Daniel Read

Shane Blackshear in his sermon on Christian community suggests that we need Community to make us holy. Christian community as expressed in the local church, as expressed in Austin Mustard Seed must be a durable relationship. Can we disagree without disengaging? We must be willing to share the weight of our tragedies, our burdens, and our rejoicing.   “Community is when you … Read More

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The Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13-32 (2018.10.07)

October 9th, 2018 | Daniel Read

As we begin a time of discernment as a church community, April Karli reminds us of our identity as Austin Mustard Seed. The parable of the mustard seed has long been a story told within our community. The seed, that was only supposed to grow into a small weed, became a tree and the birds of the air made their … Read More

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Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians (2018.09.30)

September 30th, 2018 | Daniel Read

In John’s Final Sermon as Pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, he gives our community a charge as we move into the future. From the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians, we are invited to hold onto wisdom and trust God’s call and guidance in the life of our community.   In addition this week instead of a Prayer of Confession we … Read More

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Make Good: Collaborating With Others (2018.09.23)

September 25th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Call To Worship Lord God our Father, Creator of all Your wind swept the waters when the world began, You spoke the Word, that was always your Word. Through your word, all things came to be, The light was separated from darkness. Creation was put into motion To develop and become To participate in relationship with you… When our ancestors … Read More

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Make Good: Seeing What Could Be (2018.09.16)

September 18th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Ashley Blackwell reflects on what it means to engage brokenness in healthy ways. Ashley suggests that we when we name what is broken, get curious about what is broken, identify our response to what is broken, and explore our response to what is broken, we can then begin to engage a brokenness with creativity, courage, and compassion. Scripture for this … Read More

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Make Good: Calling & Character (2018.09.09 Sermon)

September 13th, 2018 | Daniel Read

From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewal with humility, integrity, and patience. Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10   … Read More

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September Discussion Series: Make Good

August 31st, 2018 | John Chandler

Each of us see what might be, what could be, as we go through the day to day of our lives. Some of those feel like overwhelming problems we can’t tackle. While others feel like possibility or dreams that we hope to see realized. In the Old Testament, we find a similar story in Nehemiah. He was faithful to the … Read More

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Acts 8 (2018.06.17 Sermon)

June 18th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Chris Morton continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 8:4-25. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Gravitas is a condition of the soul that has developed enough spiritual mass to attract other souls. It makes the soul appear old, but gravitas has nothing to do with age. It has everything … Read More

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Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?

May 17th, 2018 | John Chandler

Our mission, our primary activity, as Austin Mustard Seed is to form communities of Jesus. It’s not a new quest. It’s what followers of Jesus have been doing ever since Christianity first started. The book of Acts tells about these earliest communities of Jesus. This summer, we’ll be reading stories together from the book of Acts. These are stories of … Read More

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Ten Parts of Our Sunday Liturgy

March 29th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Call to Worship A short song, followed by a moment of silence and a prayer. The Call to Worship reorients us to God’s presence already among us. Singing We sing together, expressing our hearts and our hopes. You can join by standing, singing along or contemplating. Prayer of Confession Confession is a moment to honestly reveal our shortcomings, frustrations, hopes … Read More

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