Scripture (2018.03.11 Sermon)

March 11th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on reading Scripture. Resources/Quotes: “I can’t understand why you missionaries present the Bible to us in India as a book of religion. It is not a book of religion – and anyway we have plenty of books of religion in India. … Read More

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Confession (2018.03.04 Sermon)

March 4th, 2018 | April Karli

April Karli continues our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on Confession. Resources/Quotes: “Confession is the willingness to acknowledge and take responsibility not only for the outward manifestations of our sin, but also for the inner dynamics that produced the sinful or negative behaviors. Confession requires us to say it out … Read More

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Fasting (2018.02.25 Sermon)

February 25th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus with a sermon on Fasting. Resources/Quotes: “A fast is the self-denial of normal necessities in order to intentionally attend to God in prayer. Bringing attachments and cravings to the surface opens a place for prayer. This physical awareness of emptiness is the reminder to … Read More

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Gratitude (2018.02.18 Sermon)

February 19th, 2018 | John Chandler

Chris Morton begins our Lent series on Patterns: Five Habits for Weaving a Life Like Jesus. To share in the learning of these habits with each other, we have created this reflection guide. This offers all of us space to reflect on each of these habits, as well as guide our Community Group discussions during the season of Lent. Printed … Read More

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Raise Leaders (2018.02.11 Sermon)

February 11th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler finishes our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our fifth method: We raise leaders who have the capacity to form communities of Jesus. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: In my experience at AMS, I have felt empowered to embrace my unique calling and experience and offer it within the church body. Historically there have been times … Read More

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Seek Opportunities (2018.02.04 Sermon)

February 5th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our fourth method: We seek opportunities to expand beyond a fellowship of sameness to reflect the breadth of God’s kingdom. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: Whenever the church speaks of love or holiness, the psychology of disgust is present and operative, often affecting the experience of the church … Read More

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Develop Connections (2018.01.28 Sermon)

January 29th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our third method: We develop connections that teach us to how to love those who are not a part of a community of Jesus. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: You Made it Weird: Penn Jillette Eternity in Their Hearts, by Don Richardson Reclaiming Conversation, by Sherry Turkle

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Cultivate Relationships (2018.01.21 Sermon)

January 22nd, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our second method: We cultivate relationships that lead to both friendship and formation. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: It’s time for Apple to make a less addictive iPhone — New York Times Time Well Spent: We are building a new organization dedicated to reversing the digital attention crisis … Read More

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Learn Practices (2017.01.14 Sermon)

January 15th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler continues our new Mission & Methods series with a teaching on our first method: We learn practices of Jesus so that we can know, love and follow him. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: Peter was overwhelmed by the “otherness” of Jesus. Holiness is, fundamentally, otherness or separateness from the ordinary realm of human existence in which we believe we … Read More

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Our Mission (2018.01.07 Sermon)

January 8th, 2018 | John Chandler

John Chandler leads into our new Mission & Methods series with a look our updated mission statement: To form communities of Jesus who experience and expand God’s work of renewal together. Quotes & Resources Mentioned: “In what sense, then, can he be said to have finished his work? In the light of all we can know about the preaching and … Read More

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