Sermon – “The Good Shepherd” – April Karli

May 5th, 2020 | Josh Williams

This Sunday April led us through John 10:1-10. We considered what Jesus meant when he used metaphors calling himself the good shepherd and a gate. Scripture and Quotes:Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate … Read More

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Sermon – “The Road to Emmaus” – April Karli

April 29th, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Sunday we visited the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It can be difficult to see Jesus even in the best circumstances. We were challenged to consider how to recognize Jesus’s presence with us in the midst of difficult times and grief. Luke 24:13-35Now on that same day two of them were going to a village … Read More

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Sermon – Doubting Thomas – April Karli

April 21st, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Sunday April led us through the story of Thomas. Thomas expressed his need to see and touch the risen Jesus. We were asked to to consider the questions: What do you need from Jesus today? How can you receive Jesus’s peace? Scripture & Quotes:John 20:19-31When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors … Read More

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Sermon – Easter Sunday – April Karli

April 13th, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Easter Sunday April led us through the story of the women finding the empty tomb and asked us to consider the question, “How much hope does the resurrection bring you in light of the covid19 shutdown?” Scripture and Quotes: After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to … Read More

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Sermon – Palm Sunday – Dennis R. Edwards

April 13th, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Palm Sunday we were thrilled to welcome special guest speaker Dennis R. Edwards. Dennis is associate professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He is also the author of several books including:“What is the Bible? And How Do We Understand It?” and “The 1 Peter Story of God Commentary.” Dennis spoke on the story of … Read More

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Sermon – Ezekiel 37 – Madelynn Marlow

April 2nd, 2020 | Josh Williams

For the fifth week of Lent Madelynn Marlow shared from Ezekiel 37. She encouraged us to remember God’s healing, life giving presence among us even when things feel dry and lifeless, like the valley of dry bones. Scripture and quotes: Ezekiel 37:1-1437 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord … Read More

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Sermon – Lent One: Into the Wilderness – April Karli

March 3rd, 2020 | Josh Williams

For the first Sunday of Lent, April Karli guided us through Jesus’s temptation in the wilderness where we considered the question: To what extent do we trust God? Scripture and quotes:Matthew 4:1-11Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was … Read More

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Sermon – Racial Justice, pt. 3 – April Karli, Tanya Rodgers, & Shane Blackshear

February 23rd, 2020 | Josh Williams

This week we conclude our series on racial justice and diversity. Special guest Tanya Rodgers joins April and Shane to talk about her experience as a person of color in church and society.

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Sermon – Racial Justice, Cont. – April Karli & Shane Blackshear

February 20th, 2020 | Josh Williams

This week Shane and April continue the conversation about racial justice.

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Sermon – Racial Justice, Intro – April Karli & Shane Blackshear

February 10th, 2020 | Josh Williams

We began a three part series about Racial Justice this Sunday. Shane and April shared hopes for how Austin Mustard Seed can enter into and be challenged by this conversation.Scripture and resources mentioned in the message: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 “For he … Read More

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