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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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This Sunday: Lent 3

March 18th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue in our observance of Lent as we sit with death, and prepare for resurrection, together. Our text this week comes from Romans 5:1-11. Here are a few key verses from that passage to reflect on this week as we prepare for our time together on Sunday morning: 3┬áNot only that, but we rejoice in our … Read More

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This Sunday: Our Practices — Vocation

February 25th, 2014 | John Chandler

After a two week hiatus from the conversation, this Sunday we will finish working through our shared Rhythms and Practices together. These are helping us to define what it looks like for us to create a shared way of life as we imagine what it means to follow Jesus in North Central Austin. This Sunday, we will consider the practice … Read More

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This Sunday: A Few Good Friends

February 19th, 2014 | John Chandler

This week, we will be hosting two good friends who will be participating in our liturgy with us. Gideon Tsang, the pastor of Vox Veniae, will be preaching. We consider him a kindred spirit, and I’m looking forward to having him with us. We will also be joined by Brandon Kinder, who will be leading our singing. Brandon is a … Read More

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Breaking News: We're Making Marathon Tacos!

February 13th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, thousands of marathoners will be running down the street adjacent to our meeting place, during our normal liturgy time. Our neighbors will be lining the streets to cheer for the racers. Let’s join them, and get to know our new neighbors. This Sunday at 10am, we’re going to have a lawn party. We’ll make breakfast tacos, watch the … Read More

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This Sunday: Our Practices — Hospitality

February 4th, 2014 | John Chandler

This week’s sermon continues our journey through our shared Rhythms and Practices as we imagine together how to follow Jesus together in North Central Austin. This Sunday, we turn to the practice of Hospitality. How can we live in such a way that we are aware of, and extending ourselves toward those who aren’t like us? What does it look … Read More

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This Sunday: Our Practices — Sabbath

January 28th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue imagining together what it might look like to build a church community around our shared Rhythms and Practices. Our hope is that these can shape what it looks like for us as we explore how we follow Jesus together in North Central Austin. We will transition this week from our Rhythms to our Practices. Our … Read More

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This Sunday — Our Rhythms: Service

January 21st, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, we will continue imagining together what it might look like to build a church community around our shared Rhythms and Practices. Our hope is that these can shape what it looks like for us as we explore how we follow Jesus together in North Central Austin. We will move on this week to the rhythm of Service. We … Read More

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