This Sunday: Stories of Thanksgiving

November 18th, 2014 | John Chandler

Thanksgiving is next week, and the Austin Mustard Seed community has many reasons to be thankful. This Sunday, November 23, our liturgy will focus on our gratitude for God’s faithfulness to us in the last year. This is our second year doing it, so it must be our first ever tradition, yes? We will hear stories from others in our … Read More

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This Sunday: Mission

November 4th, 2014 | John Chandler

We’re in our final weeks of our Sacred Time series. As we wind down, we’re considering areas where as followers of Jesus we should be intentional with our time. This past week, I talked about Formation, paying attention to who we are becoming. And as I mentioned at the end, as we allow God to form us, it will guide … Read More

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This Sunday: Formation

October 28th, 2014 | John Chandler

We’re back to talking about Sacred Time this Sunday. For our final three weeks leading toward advent, we’ll look at ways we should consider being more intentional with our time. This Sunday, John will take about Formation. We are always being formed toward something, always becoming someone. As broken people who are created in the image of God, what does … Read More

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Sunday Liturgy at Camp Buckner!

October 21st, 2014 | John Chandler

No one will be at Liveoak this Sunday. This Sunday, October 26, our Liturgy will take place at Camp Buckner at 11am. Even if you can’t make it to the entire retreat, we hope you can make the hour’s drive to join us for Sunday Liturgy at Camp Buckner with our friends from Vox Veniae and New Table, as well as … Read More

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This Sunday: Rest

October 14th, 2014 | John Chandler

Brené Brown describes the modern situation as “the most in-debt, obese, addicted and medicated adult cohort in U.S. history.” Scripture promises that God is creating something different. Something peaceful. This Sunday we’ll trace a single theme in God’s story: From the 10 Commandments, backwards to creation and forwards to Jesus, we see that God is all about rest. Each week … Read More

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This Sunday: Eating

October 7th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we’ll circle back to our series on Sacred Time. We’re asking together what it means to live in a way that see the sacred possibilities in every moment. For the next few weeks of that, we’ll look at some specific activities we repeat weekly, even daily. This week we’ll look at eating, and how it is activity that … Read More

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This Sunday: Tempo

September 23rd, 2014 | John Chandler

“How we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.” — Annie Dillard Just as seasons bring helpful patterns, so do our weeks, days, and moments. How can we live in a way that invites us to be engaged in each moment, aware of God’s work and presence in each of these moments? What does the tempo … Read More

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Sunday Preview: Know Your Season, Know Your Reason

September 16th, 2014 | John Chandler

Here are three reasons you might loose a night’s sleep: A crying newborn won’t let you sleep A major exam is tomorrow and you’re cramming You are miserable and depressed because you don’t know what to do with your life. Many of us wish that we had a grand sense of purpose. We want to know clearly and specifically what … Read More

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This Sunday: Sacred Time

September 9th, 2014 | John Chandler

What does it look like for us to see time as a sacred reality? This is a question that we will begin to ask together on Sunday, and in the next few months. We need a paradigm that will allow us to, as Paul described in Ephesians, “Make the most of a time”. This week, we’ll begin to consider what … Read More

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This Sunday: Farewell Ephesians

August 27th, 2014 | John Chandler

We’ve been at it since April, and this Sunday, we will finish our trek through Paul’s letter to the ancient church at Ephesus. Paul ends his words with a final metaphor meant to encourage and prepare them to live in light of all he’s had to say. We’ll look through these words from Ephesians 6:10-24 in hopes that they will … Read More

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