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


Here’s a Glimpse of What Happened on the Camping Trip

April 27th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Community is Where God Shapes Us At Austin Mustard Seed, we are committed to practicing the way of Jesus. God is reshaping us into people who follow Jesus. We can’t do that alone—so we go camping. Like a Hidden Rainforest Palmetto State Park is only an hour away from Austin, but it feels like a different world! The lush vegetation … Read More

Reading the Bible Out Loud Together

April 16th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Throughout our discussion of 1 John we’ll be spending a lot of time reading large chunks of the Bible out loud together. This straightforward practice has long been a part of the Jewish and Christian tradition. To understand what this tradition is, and why it can be so potent, check out this video from the Bible project. If you want … 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


Everything You Need to Know About Our Camping Trip

April 12th, 2018 | Chris Morton

At Austin Mustard Seed, we prioritize building relationships with each other and God. Relationships take time, which is why we love camping together. You can look forward to sitting around the campfire, long hikes and lots of laughs.     What to Expect The camping trip is meant to be an “extended Sabbath.” Come early, stay late and relax. This … Read More


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


Because Love: Easter Discussion Series from 1 John

April 5th, 2018 | John Chandler

We celebrate Easter with churches around the world. We’ll join them in reading 1 John together for the next six weeks in liturgy and community groups. The beautiful message of 1 John might be difficult for some of us to read. Much of the language sounds ‘churchy’ and might remind us of how religious language has been used to divide … 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


Easter Liturgy and Picnic Details

March 30th, 2018 | Chris Morton

This Sunday, our church calendar reaches its climax with the celebration of the Resurrection. Will you join us this Sunday to celebrate? Here’s what you can look forward to: Great coffee and friendly faces waiting when you get to the Orange Chapel An engaging gathering where all participate in different ways Picnic Lunch at Ramsey Park Easter Egg Hunt Here’s … Read More


Ten Parts of Our Sunday Liturgy

March 29th, 2018 | Chris Morton

Call to Worship A short song, followed by a moment of silence and a prayer. The Call to Worship reorients us to God’s presence already among us. Singing We sing together, expressing our hearts and our hopes. You can join by standing, singing along or contemplating. Prayer of Confession Confession is a moment to honestly reveal our shortcomings, frustrations, hopes … Read More