Sermon Audio (4.13.14) – Palm Sunday

April 14th, 2014 | John Chandler

Chris Morton invites us into Holy Week as consider the significance of Palm Sunday both then and now. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Sermon Audio (04.06.14) – Lent 5

April 7th, 2014 | John Chandler

John Chandler considered shadow puppets and Plato, flesh and spirit, death and life from this week’s New Testament passage: Romans 8:5-11. The quote used this week came from Jürgen Moltmann in God in Creation: “If eternal life has appeared in the raising of Jesus, then this living energy is manifested in the presence of his Spirit.” Subscribe to the podcast … Read More

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Sermon Audio (3.30.14) – Lent 4

March 31st, 2014 | John Chandler

Norton Herbst joined us for this 4th week of Lent to preach from 1 Samuel 16. Norton is a pastor at New Denver Church, one of our fellow churches in the Ecclesia Network. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes

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Sermon Audio (3.23.14) – Lent 3

March 24th, 2014 | John Chandler

John Chandler preached on Romans 5:1-11 for our third week of Preparing for Resurrection together. Lent is a time where we engage suffering to invite the hope of Easter, but what does that look like for us the rest of the year, when resurrection isn’t evident on the calendar> Here are some of the quotes and resources mentioned: Yoda’s concantenation … Read More

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Sermon Audio (3.16.14) – Lent 2

March 18th, 2014 | John Chandler

We continued Preparing for Resurrection in this second week of Lent. John Chandler preached through Genesis 3:1-7, Romans 5:12-19 and a closing reflection through Psalm 32. This quote, shared near the end, came from a Barna Frames book called Sacred Roots: We long for a place where we can be known and loved, challenged and encouraged. And yet many of … Read More

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Sermon Audio (3.9.14) – Lent 1

March 10th, 2014 | John Chandler

  Lent is here, and we are Preparing for Resurrection. Chris Morton leads our reflection through Matthew 4:1-11, the gospel text from the lectionary for this week.   A Short Exercise in Dying   We ended our time together on Sunday with a special Lenten prayer exercise. Cataphatic prayer is method of approaching God, not just with our written and spoken words, but … Read More

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Sermon Audio (3.2.14) – Our Practices: Vocation

March 3rd, 2014 | John Chandler

After six weeks, and an interruption or two, John Chandler finished our series talking about our Rhythms & Practices. This Sunday we talked about vocation, reflecting on the need to connect our day to day living to God’s greater work in the world. Here are the resources and quotes that were mentioned: Unsuspecting Commuters, Transformed Into Cartoon Characters “the Christian … Read More

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Sermon Audio (2.9.14) – Our Practices: Hospitality

February 10th, 2014 | John Chandler

We continue working our way through our Practices, our hopes for the kind of people we want to be not only with each other, but when we aren’t together. This week, John Chandler talked about hospitality and the importance of make space in our life for others who aren’t like us. Here are the resources and quotes that were mentioned: … Read More

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Sermon Audio (2/2/14) – Our Practices: Sabbath

February 3rd, 2014 | John Chandler

This week, John Chandler moved on to our community Practices as we talked about Sabbath. We explored what it might look like for us reclaim the day of Sabbath as a day to Play and Pray. Here are the resources and quotes that were mentioned: High speed video from Shinjuku Station “The essence of the world to come is Sabbath … Read More

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Sermon Audio (1/26/14): Our Rhythms — Service

January 27th, 2014 | John Chandler

This Sunday, John Chandler tied up three weeks exploring our Rhythms as we talked about Service. We considered how we would like to be known outside of our church community, and how we could become a church FOR North Central Austin. Here are a few of the resources and quotes that were mentioned: Radical Love Gets a Holiday — an … Read More

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