Community

February 5th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Community. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  Our connection to one another comes from our identity as members of God’s family. We come together around our common mission to partner with God in the making of all things new. We find joy in our differences, celebrate unity without … Read More

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Generosity

January 29th, 2019 | Daniel Read

April Karli continues the discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Generosity. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  All that we have is a gift from God. We respond to God’s generosity to us by joyfully offering all of our resources back to God. Our time, abilities, money, and property are stewarded generously and sacrificially.  Out of … Read More

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Transformation

January 24th, 2019 | Daniel Read

Today marks the beginning of a series where we will unfold our communities guiding values. April Karli starts off the series with a discussion on transformation. Transformation: We engage in spiritual practices that followers of Jesus have done for centuries. Through discipleship, we seek to encounter God together in new ways for the purpose of becoming mature apprentices of Jesus. Sermon … Read More

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Women In Ministry (2019.01.06)

January 7th, 2019 | Daniel Read

At Mustard Seed we believe that gifting, not gender, qualifies a person for pastoral teaching, leading, and speaking. As April Karli steps into the role of Pastor, Shane speaks about why we as a community ordain women into pastoral leadership and ministry. Book Resources The Blue Parakeet -Scott McKnight Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry -Tara Beth Leach … Read More

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Sermon (2018.11.25) David Sunde

November 28th, 2018 | Daniel Read

This Sunday David Sunde was our guest speaker. He spoke about savoring God’s love and presence in the context of Deuteronomy 6:4-9.

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Sermon (2018.11.18) Madelynn Marlow

November 20th, 2018 | Daniel Read

In our sermon this Sunday Madelynn Marlow walks us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel.  From the story of Hannah we learn to pray vulnerably and hope boldly. Looking at the world through this lens of bold hope and vulnerable prayer connects us with the hopes of others. In this sermon, we examined our own … Read More

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Sermon (2018.11.11) Mary Whitehurst

November 15th, 2018 | Daniel Read

Mary Whitehurst from David Chapel opened the scriptures with us this past Sunday. She shared with us from from Pslams 23.

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Sermon (2018.1.4) Chris Morton: Deuteronomy 6

November 7th, 2018 | Daniel Read

This Sunday, Chris Morton shared about the importance of memory for our life, legacy and culture from Deuteronomy 6:1-12. 1These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may … Read More

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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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