This Sunday: Ephesians 2:1-10

May 27th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will return to Ephesus, reading Paul’s ancient letter to that church and imagining how his words about Jesus and resurrection are just is true for us today. As we saw in the first ‘chapter’ of this letter, Paul beings with some grand ideas. As we move on, we’ll see how the ideas become no less grand, but … Read More

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Sunday Preview: Power.

May 14th, 2014 | John Chandler

If Jesus really rose from the dead, what are the implications for the world? This Sunday, we’ll continue our discussion of Ephesians and what it means to be a people who “Practice Resurrection.” We’ll be focusing on Ephesians chapter 1:15-23. The author Paul, explains that same power which brought Jesus back from the dead is now at work in the … Read More

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This Sunday: Ephesians 1:3-14…again

May 6th, 2014 | John Chandler

Last Sunday, we eased our way through Ephesians 1:3-14, which we learned was originally written as a single sentence densely packed with rich concepts of God’s movement toward humans. We took a broad approach of the passage overall, seeing it as a statement of blessing and praise to open Pauls’ letter. This week, we’ll go back for another look. We’ll … Read More

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This Sunday: Ephesians 1:3-14

April 30th, 2014 | John Chandler

After looking at the back story of events in Ephesus from Acts 19 last week, this week we are all in on Paul’s letter to the Ephesians. We’ll sit with Ephesians 1:3-14, which in Paul’s original writing is one single, and very complex, sentence. He gives us a reminder of the work of God in the world not just for … Read More

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This Sunday: Practice Resurrection

April 23rd, 2014 | John Chandler

We closed our Easter sermon with a call for us to Practice Resurrection. For the coming months, we will consider what it means to be a people who practice resurrection as we work our way through the book of the Bible called Ephesians together. This Sunday we will kick it all off as we learn about the time that the … Read More

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Easter Liturgy and Lunch: The Details

April 14th, 2014 | John Chandler

On Sunday, April 20, our church community and our friends will join together to remember Christ’s resurrection. After our liturgy, we are planning to celebrate with an Easter potluck and an egg hunt for our kids. Here’s how you can help: RSVP Help get a count for supplies by RSVPing on Facebook.  While you’re at it, invite your friends. Bring a dish to … Read More

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Easter Liturgy and Lunch

April 11th, 2014 | John Chandler

Austin Mustard Seed is a church community for both hopeful skeptics and passionate believers. Wherever you fall in that spectrum, we hope you will join us on April 20 for Easter. We’ll be discussing what it means for us to people who “practice Resurrection.” Our gathering time, or “Liturgy”, begins at 10:30am. Afterward, we’ll hang out for awhile and share … Read More

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Palm Sunday Preview

April 8th, 2014 | John Chandler

This coming Sunday signifies the beginning of Holy Week, a series of fasts and liturgies that culminate in Easter Sunday. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday, the story of Jesus’s “triumphal entry” into Jerusalem. We’ll ask a tough question: If Jesus was crucified just a few days later, then just how “triumphal” was his entry? It is likely that many … Read More

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This Sunday: Lent 5

April 1st, 2014 | John Chandler

We are deep into Lent, and resurrection is approaching…but not yet. We will continue in Romans this Sunday, focusing on Roman 8:6-11, as we try to make sense of life lived in the flesh vs. life lived in the Spirit. We gather every Sunday at 10:30am at 7500 Woodrow Avenue (in the building of Liveoak Bible Church). Come and prepare … Read More

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This Sunday: Lent 4 and a special guest

March 25th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue in our observance of Lent as we Prepare for Resurrection together. I’m excited to have a special guest this week. Norton Herbst will be preaching for us, one of our good friends from the Ecclesia Network. Here’s a little about him: Norton Herbst oversees teaching and the Sunday worship experience at New Denver Church. He … Read More

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