Pentecost – Acts 2 (2018.05.20 Sermon)

May 25th, 2018 | John Chandler

Madelynn Marlow begins our summer in Acts as we celebrate the story, and hope, of Pentecost together. Resources/Quotes: “The Bible is full of accounts of God’s use of actions and physical objects as means of self revelation. Jeremiah wears a yoke or smashes a clay pot. Jesus places a child in the midst of a crowd. Actions become means of … Read More


Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?

May 17th, 2018 | John Chandler

Our mission, our primary activity, as Austin Mustard Seed is to form communities of Jesus. It’s not a new quest. It’s what followers of Jesus have been doing ever since Christianity first started. The book of Acts tells about these earliest communities of Jesus. This summer, we’ll be reading stories together from the book of Acts. These are stories of … Read More

Liturgy, Podcast

Flee from Idols – 1 John 5 (2018.05.13 Sermon)

May 14th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler finishes our Easter season readings with 1 John 5. Resources/Quotes: “What is an idol? It is anything more important to you than God, anything that absorbs your heart and imagination more than God, anything you seek to give you what only God can give.” — Tim Keller “We think that idols are bad things, but that is almost … Read More


1 John 4 (2018.05.06 Sermon)

May 8th, 2018 | John Chandler

Chris Morton continues our Easter season readings with 1 John 4. “God is not a mumbling trickster… If he wants us to know something, he will be both able and willing to communicate it to us plainly, just as long as we are open and prepared by our experience to hear and obey. This is exactly what takes place in … Read More


Love in Truth and Action—1 John 3 (2018.04.29 Sermon)

April 30th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our Easter season readings with 1 John 3. Resources/Quotes: “The vision that underlies spiritual (trans)formation into Christlikeness is, then, the vision of life now and forever in the range of God’s effective will—that is, partaking of the divine nature (2 Peter 1:4; 1 John 3:1-2) through a birth “from above” and participating by our actions in what … Read More


God is Like Jesus—1 John 2 (2018.04.15 Sermon)

April 16th, 2018 | John Chandler

Chris Morton continues our Easter series through 1 John. “What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us.” A.W. Tozer Resources/Quotes: Join a Community Group to continue the discussion. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes


1 John 1 (2018.04.08 Sermon)

April 9th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler begins our Easter season readings with 1 John 1. Resources/Quotes: “Faith in this proclaimed ‘life,’ life that was with the Father and appeared in this world in an audible and tangible fashion (see 1 John 1:1-4), establishes communion between believers and the triune God and thus also among believers themselves.” — Miroslav Volf “God invites us into fellowship. … Read More


Easter (2018.04.01 Sermon)

April 3rd, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler guides our celebration of resurrection with a sermon on 1 Corinthians 15:1-11. Resources/Quotes: “For us, you see, the church is not just another institution. It’s a failing but never quite failed attempt, by limited people, to perpetuate the unlimited generosity of God in the world. It’s built, of all things, on a pun. I said “embodies” and the … Read More


Don't Believe the Hype (2018.03.25 Sermon)

March 26th, 2018 | John Chandler

Our friend Mary Whitehurst took a Sunday away from David Chapel to get us started into Holy Week. She preached on the events of Palm Sunday with a sermon entitled Don’t Believe the Hype. Join a Community Group to continue the discussion. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes


Simplicity (2018.03.18 Sermon)

March 19th, 2018 | John Chandler

Shane Blackshear finishes our Lenten series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on Simplicity. Resources/Quotes: “But what does this mean? What am I to do? What kind of striving is it of which it can be said that it seeks or desires the kingdom of God? Ought I to get a position corresponding … Read More