Sermon – Easter Sunday – April Karli

April 13th, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Easter Sunday April led us through the story of the women finding the empty tomb and asked us to consider the question, “How much hope does the resurrection bring you in light of the covid19 shutdown?” Scripture and Quotes: After the sabbath, as the first day of the week was dawning, Mary Magdalene and the other Mary went to … Read More

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Sermon – Palm Sunday – Dennis R. Edwards

April 13th, 2020 | Josh Williams

On Palm Sunday we were thrilled to welcome special guest speaker Dennis R. Edwards. Dennis is associate professor of New Testament at North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago. He is also the author of several books including:“What is the Bible? And How Do We Understand It?” and “The 1 Peter Story of God Commentary.” Dennis spoke on the story of … Read More

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Sermon – Ezekiel 37 – Madelynn Marlow

April 2nd, 2020 | Josh Williams

For the fifth week of Lent Madelynn Marlow shared from Ezekiel 37. She encouraged us to remember God’s healing, life giving presence among us even when things feel dry and lifeless, like the valley of dry bones. Scripture and quotes: Ezekiel 37:1-1437 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord … Read More

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Sermon – Lent One: Into the Wilderness – April Karli

March 3rd, 2020 | Josh Williams

For the first Sunday of Lent, April Karli guided us through Jesus’s temptation in the wilderness where we considered the question: To what extent do we trust God? Scripture and quotes:Matthew 4:1-11Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 He fasted forty days and forty nights, and afterwards he was … Read More

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Sermon – Racial Justice, pt. 3 – April Karli, Tanya Rodgers, & Shane Blackshear

February 23rd, 2020 | Josh Williams

This week we conclude our series on racial justice and diversity. Special guest Tanya Rodgers joins April and Shane to talk about her experience as a person of color in church and society.

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Sermon – Racial Justice, Cont. – April Karli & Shane Blackshear

February 20th, 2020 | Josh Williams

This week Shane and April continue the conversation about racial justice.

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Sermon – Racial Justice, Intro – April Karli & Shane Blackshear

February 10th, 2020 | Josh Williams

We began a three part series about Racial Justice this Sunday. Shane and April shared hopes for how Austin Mustard Seed can enter into and be challenged by this conversation.Scripture and resources mentioned in the message: “There is neither Jew nor Greek, slave nor free, male nor female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus.” Galatians 3:28 “For he … Read More

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Sermon – What Does God Expect? – April Karli

February 4th, 2020 | Josh Williams

April Karli shared this morning from Micah 6:1-8 about what it is God expects of us as God’s people. Text and quotes:Hear what the Lord says:    Rise, plead your case before the mountains,    and let the hills hear your voice.Hear, you mountains, the controversy of the Lord,    and you enduring foundations of the earth;for the Lord has a controversy with his people,    and he will contend with Israel.“O my … Read More

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Sermon – Dwelling… – C. Morton

January 28th, 2020 | Josh Williams

Chris Morton speaks on what it means to dwell in the presence of God from Psalm 27. Resources and quotes: “A banner rallies people against a group, an object, or a concept. …an enemy stokes the flames of anger and keeps the antagonism going. It’s always easier to gather a group around what we’re against, because it gets people angry. In this way, banners create enemies.” The … Read More

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Sermon – “What Do You Want?” – Shane Blackshear

January 21st, 2020 | Josh Williams

“In our passage today, John 1:29-42, we hear Jesus’ first words to his first disciples. They were ‘What do you want?’. We discuss why knowledge and behavior alone aren’t enough for true Christian discipleship or transformation, to really get there we have to get our ‘wanters’ on the table. This is vitally important because the essence of discipleship wanting what … Read More

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