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


You Don’t Have to Parent Alone

May 1st, 2018 | April Karli

As a young mother, little things that people did to support me made a huge difference. When our second daughter, Lydia, was born I was outnumbered! Thankfully, younger women in our church community would come over to play with Jessica. Older women offered me encouragement and my peers offered commiseration. Knowing I had a community that loved and cared about … 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


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

April 27th, 2018 | Daniel Read

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 | Daniel Read

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 | Daniel Read

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