Austin Mustard Seed Sermons http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/ A church community in north central Austin Sun, 24 May 2020 12:52:59 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.4.1 Austin Mustard Seed is a church community that is following the way of Jesus together in North Central Austin. This podcast is the sermon audio from our weekly Sunday morning liturgy, and includes sermons by John Chandler, Chris Morton, other members of the congregation and occasional special guests. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons episodic Austin Mustard Seed Sermons john@austinmustardseed.org john@austinmustardseed.org (Austin Mustard Seed Sermons) Sermon audio from our Sunday liturgy. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons http://austinmustardseed.org/wp-content/uploads/powerpress/ams_itunes.jpg http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/ 144996968 Sermon – “The Good Shepherd” – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/05/05/sermon-the-good-shepherd-april-karli/ Wed, 06 May 2020 01:24:56 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6439 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/05/05/sermon-the-good-shepherd-april-karli/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/05/05/sermon-the-good-shepherd-april-karli/feed/ 0 <p>This Sunday April led us through John 10:1-10. We considered what Jesus meant when he used metaphors calling himself the good shepherd and a gate. Scripture and Quotes:Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/05/05/sermon-the-good-shepherd-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/05/05/sermon-the-good-shepherd-april-karli/">Sermon – “The Good Shepherd” – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This Sunday April led us through John 10:1-10. We considered what Jesus meant when he used metaphors calling himself the good shepherd and a gate.

Scripture and Quotes:
Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. The one who enters by the gate is the shepherd of the sheep. The gatekeeper opens the gate for him, and the sheep hear his voice. He calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. They will not follow a stranger, but they will run from him because they do not know the voice of strangers.” Jesus used this figure of speech with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.
So again Jesus said to them, “Very truly, I tell you, I am the gate for the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and bandits; but the sheep did not listen to them. I am the gate. Whoever enters by me will be saved, and will come in and go out and find pasture. 10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.

“It matters that he [Jesus] is king. For people without status in the eyes of the world…life becomes manageable knowing that the King of the Universe is on your side…it matters that Jesus was Jewish and poor, a resident of an occupied territory. The gospel is not just about a savior who didn’t sin, but about one who places himself in solidarity with marginalized humanity, “taking the form of a slave” (Phil 2:7). Not only does the death (and resurrection) of Jesus matter, so does his life.”  — Dennis Edwards

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This Sunday April led us through John 10:1-10. We considered what Jesus meant when he used metaphors calling himself the good shepherd and a gate. Scripture and Quotes:Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but clim... This Sunday April led us through John 10:1-10. We considered what Jesus meant when he used metaphors calling himself the good shepherd and a gate. Scripture and Quotes:Very truly, I tell you, anyone who does not enter the sheepfold by the gate but climbs in by another way is a thief and a bandit. 2 The one who enters by the gate … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 25:26 6439
Sermon – “The Road to Emmaus” – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/29/sermon-the-road-to-emmaus-april-karli/ Wed, 29 Apr 2020 14:53:01 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6426 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/29/sermon-the-road-to-emmaus-april-karli/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/29/sermon-the-road-to-emmaus-april-karli/feed/ 0 <p>On Sunday we visited the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It can be difficult to see Jesus even in the best circumstances. We were challenged to consider how to recognize Jesus’s presence with us in the midst of difficult times and grief. Luke 24:13-35Now on that same day two of them were going to a village … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/29/sermon-the-road-to-emmaus-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/29/sermon-the-road-to-emmaus-april-karli/">Sermon – “The Road to Emmaus” – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> On Sunday we visited the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It can be difficult to see Jesus even in the best circumstances. We were challenged to consider how to recognize Jesus’s presence with us in the midst of difficult times and grief.

Luke 24:13-35
Now on that same day two of them were going to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles[a] from Jerusalem, 14 and talking with each other about all these things that had happened. 15 While they were talking and discussing, Jesus himself came near and went with them, 16 but their eyes were kept from recognizing him. 17 And he said to them, “What are you discussing with each other while you walk along?” They stood still, looking sad.[b18 Then one of them, whose name was Cleopas, answered him, “Are you the only stranger in Jerusalem who does not know the things that have taken place there in these days?” 19 He asked them, “What things?” They replied, “The things about Jesus of Nazareth,[c] who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people, 20 and how our chief priests and leaders handed him over to be condemned to death and crucified him. 21 But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel.[d] Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things took place. 22 Moreover, some women of our group astounded us. They were at the tomb early this morning, 23 and when they did not find his body there, they came back and told us that they had indeed seen a vision of angels who said that he was alive. 24 Some of those who were with us went to the tomb and found it just as the women had said; but they did not see him.” 25 Then he said to them, “Oh, how foolish you are, and how slow of heart to believe all that the prophets have declared! 26 Was it not necessary that the Messiah[e] should suffer these things and then enter into his glory?” 27 Then beginning with Moses and all the prophets, he interpreted to them the things about himself in all the scriptures.
28 As they came near the village to which they were going, he walked ahead as if he were going on. 29 But they urged him strongly, saying, “Stay with us, because it is almost evening and the day is now nearly over.” So he went in to stay with them. 30 When he was at the table with them, he took bread, blessed and broke it, and gave it to them. 31 Then their eyes were opened, and they recognized him; and he vanished from their sight. 32 They said to each other, “Were not our hearts burning within us[f] while he was talking to us on the road, while he was opening the scriptures to us?” 33 That same hour they got up and returned to Jerusalem; and they found the eleven and their companions gathered together. 34 They were saying, “The Lord has risen indeed, and he has appeared to Simon!” 35 Then they told what had happened on the road, and how he had been made known to them in the breaking of the bread.

A deeper truth, though, one that scripture suggests when it speaks of the eternal Word being made specific flesh, is that there is no permutation of humanity in which Christ is not present. If every Bible is lost, if every church crumbles to dust, if the last believer in the last prayer opens her eyes and lets it all finally go, Christ will appear on this earth as calmly and casually as he appeared to the disciples walking to Emmaus after his death, who did not recognize this man to whom they had pledged their very lives; this man whom they had seen beaten, crucified, abandoned by God; this man who, after walking the dusty road with them, after sharing an ordinary meal and discussing the scriptures, had to vanish once more in order to make them see.”
Christian Wiman

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On Sunday we visited the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It can be difficult to see Jesus even in the best circumstances. We were challenged to consider how to recognize Jesus’s presence with us in the midst of difficult times and grief. On Sunday we visited the story of the disciples on the road to Emmaus. It can be difficult to see Jesus even in the best circumstances. We were challenged to consider how to recognize Jesus’s presence with us in the midst of difficult times and grief. Luke 24:13-35Now on that same day two of them were going to a village … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 19:47 6426
Sermon – Doubting Thomas – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/21/sermon-doubting-thomas-april-karli/ Wed, 22 Apr 2020 03:00:37 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6421 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/21/sermon-doubting-thomas-april-karli/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/21/sermon-doubting-thomas-april-karli/feed/ 0 <p>On Sunday April led us through the story of Thomas. Thomas expressed his need to see and touch the risen Jesus. We were asked to to consider the questions: What do you need from Jesus today? How can you receive Jesus’s peace? Scripture & Quotes:John 20:19-31When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/21/sermon-doubting-thomas-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/21/sermon-doubting-thomas-april-karli/">Sermon – Doubting Thomas – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> On Sunday April led us through the story of Thomas. Thomas expressed his need to see and touch the risen Jesus. We were asked to to consider the questions: What do you need from Jesus today? How can you receive Jesus’s peace?

Scripture & Quotes:
John 20:19-31
When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 20 After he said this, he showed them his hands and his side. Then the disciples rejoiced when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus said to them again, “Peace be with you. As the Father has sent me, so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit. 23 If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you retain the sins of any, they are retained.”
24 But Thomas (who was called the Twin[a]), one of the twelve, was not with them when Jesus came. 25 So the other disciples told him, “We have seen the Lord.” But he said to them, “Unless I see the mark of the nails in his hands, and put my finger in the mark of the nails and my hand in his side, I will not believe.”
26 A week later his disciples were again in the house, and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” 27 Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it in my side. Do not doubt but believe.” 28 Thomas answered him, “My Lord and my God!” 29 Jesus said to him, “Have you believed because you have seen me? Blessed are those who have not seen and yet have come to believe.”
30 Now Jesus did many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not written in this book. 31 But these are written so that you may come to believe[b] that Jesus is the Messiah,[c] the Son of God, and that through believing you may have life in his name.

“One of several things that COVID-19 has revealed is that our thinking minds are not able to make up for what our bodies—and our bodies alone—were created for. Our bodies, in fact, are looking for the presence of other bodies, as it were—and they’re not there. But that doesn’t mean that the anticipation mechanism that expects someone to be there in an embodied fashion stops working.” Curt Thompson  (from the article, A Body of Work)St Thomas the Apostle


by Malcolm Guite
“We do not know… how can we know the way?”
Courageous master of the awkward question,
You spoke the words the others dared not say
And cut through their evasion and abstraction.
Oh doubting Thomas, father of my faith,
You put your finger on the nub of things
We cannot love some disembodied wraith,
But flesh and blood must be our king of kings.
Your teaching is to touch, embrace, anoint,
Feel after Him and find Him in the flesh.
Because He loved your awkward counter-point
The Word has heard and granted you your wish.
Oh place my hands with yours, help me divine
The wounded God whose wounds are healing mine.

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On Sunday April led us through the story of Thomas. Thomas expressed his need to see and touch the risen Jesus. We were asked to to consider the questions: What do you need from Jesus today? How can you receive Jesus’s peace? On Sunday April led us through the story of Thomas. Thomas expressed his need to see and touch the risen Jesus. We were asked to to consider the questions: What do you need from Jesus today? How can you receive Jesus’s peace? Scripture & Quotes:John 20:19-31When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 20:02 6421
Sermon – Easter Sunday – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-easter-sunday-april-karli/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 01:01:49 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6416 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-easter-sunday-april-karli/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-easter-sunday-april-karli/feed/ 0 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-easter-sunday-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-easter-sunday-april-karli/">Sermon – Easter Sunday – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 see the tomb. And suddenly there was a great earthquake; for an angel of the Lord, descending from heaven, came and rolled back the stone and sat on it. His appearance was like lightning, and his clothing white as snow. For fear of him the guards shook and became like dead men. But the angel said to the women, “Do not be afraid; I know that you are looking for Jesus who was crucified. He is not here; for he has been raised, as he said. Come, see the place where he[a] lay. Then go quickly and tell his disciples, ‘He has been raised from the dead,[b] and indeed he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him.’ This is my message for you.” So they left the tomb quickly with fear and great joy, and ran to tell his disciples. Suddenly Jesus met them and said, “Greetings!” And they came to him, took hold of his feet, and worshiped him. 10 Then Jesus said to them, “Do not be afraid; go and tell my brothers to go to Galilee; there they will see me.” Matthew 28:1-10

If Jesus did in fact come back from the dead on a quiet Sunday morning some 2,000 years ago, then everything is changed—our beliefs, our ethics, our politics, our time, our relationships. If it is true, then the resurrection of Jesus is the most determinative fact of the universe, the center point of history. The Resurrection is ultimately truer and more lasting than death or destruction, violence or viruses. It’s truer, too, than our celebration of it, however beautiful, however meager.-Tish Harrison Warren

“The celebration of Easter tells us what lies on the other side of COVID-19 and on the other side of all our trials: life with God. This message is necessary not because we are stumbling toward Easter Sunday as a scattered and beleaguered people of God. It is necessary because the truth of the gospel shines most brightly in dark times.” – Esau McCaulley

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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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 22:24 6416
Sermon – Palm Sunday – Dennis R. Edwards http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-palm-sunday-dennis-r-edwards/ Tue, 14 Apr 2020 00:59:04 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6414 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-palm-sunday-dennis-r-edwards/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-palm-sunday-dennis-r-edwards/feed/ 0 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-palm-sunday-dennis-r-edwards/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/13/sermon-palm-sunday-dennis-r-edwards/">Sermon – Palm Sunday – Dennis R. Edwards</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 Jesus entering Jerusalem before Passover from Matthew 21:1-11.

Scripture: When they had come near Jerusalem and had reached Bethphage, at the Mount of Olives, Jesus sent two disciples, saying to them, “Go into the village ahead of you, and immediately you will find a donkey tied, and a colt with her; untie them and bring them to me. If anyone says anything to you, just say this, ‘The Lord needs them.’ And he will send them immediately.[a]” This took place to fulfill what had been spoken through the prophet, saying,

“Tell the daughter of Zion,
Look, your king is coming to you,
    humble, and mounted on a donkey,
        and on a colt, the foal of a donkey.”
The disciples went and did as Jesus had directed them; they brought the donkey and the colt, and put their cloaks on them, and he sat on them. A very large crowd[b] spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
    Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
10 When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?” 11 The crowds were saying, “This is the prophet Jesus from Nazareth in Galilee.”

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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? 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 16:53 6414
Sermon – Ezekiel 37 – Madelynn Marlow http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/02/sermon-ezekiel-37-madelynn-marlow/ Fri, 03 Apr 2020 02:57:10 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6386 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/02/sermon-ezekiel-37-madelynn-marlow/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/02/sermon-ezekiel-37-madelynn-marlow/feed/ 0 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/02/sermon-ezekiel-37-madelynn-marlow/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/04/02/sermon-ezekiel-37-madelynn-marlow/">Sermon – Ezekiel 37 – Madelynn Marlow</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 37:1-14
37 The hand of the Lord came upon me, and he brought me out by the spirit of the Lord and set me down in the middle of a valley; it was full of bones. He led me all around them; there were very many lying in the valley, and they were very dry. He said to me, “Mortal, can these bones live?” I answered, “O Lord God, you know.” Then he said to me, “Prophesy to these bones, and say to them: O dry bones, hear the word of the Lord. Thus says the Lord God to these bones: I will cause breath to enter you, and you shall live. I will lay sinews on you, and will cause flesh to come upon you, and cover you with skin, and put breath in you, and you shall live; and you shall know that I am the Lord.”
So I prophesied as I had been commanded; and as I prophesied, suddenly there was a noise, a rattling, and the bones came together, bone to its bone. I looked, and there were sinews on them, and flesh had come upon them, and skin had covered them; but there was no breath in them. Then he said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, mortal, and say to the breath: Thus says the Lord God: Come from the four winds, O breath,[d] and breathe upon these slain, that they may live.” 10 I prophesied as he commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they lived, and stood on their feet, a vast multitude.
11 Then he said to me, “Mortal, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They say, ‘Our bones are dried up, and our hope is lost; we are cut off completely.’ 12 Therefore prophesy, and say to them, Thus says the Lord God: I am going to open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people; and I will bring you back to the land of Israel. 13 And you shall know that I am the Lord, when I open your graves, and bring you up from your graves, O my people. 14 I will put my spirit within you, and you shall live, and I will place you on your own soil; then you shall know that I, the Lord, have spoken and will act, says the Lord.”

“For a sane culture to take hold and prosper, there needs to be more than just an emphasis on the individual and individual achievement. There also needs to be an equal emphasis on cooperation, and on the collective good. Indeed, in building culture, one good place to start is by letting go of a focus on oneself, and re-centering the focus on benefitting one’s fellow human beings.” –Resmaa Menaken

“I am finding faith by listening to those asking us to return to our biblical roots: to continue to press into the rituals that sustain us while upending our lives in order to prioritize the vulnerable. Today that means being grateful for services held over phones, for the chance to connect without causing harm, and listening to the voices who have long been the canaries in our unequal coal mine. As the next long weeks of isolation stretch out, I can rest knowing we are all in this together, and that as a Christian, slowing the spread of suffering and prioritizing the needs of the community over my own is a part of my tradition of faithfulness.” –D.L. Mayfield

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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. 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 1 19:50 6386
Sermon – 3/23/20 – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/25/sermon-3-33-20-april-karli/ Wed, 25 Mar 2020 14:43:26 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6370 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/25/sermon-3-33-20-april-karli/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/25/sermon-3-33-20-april-karli/feed/ 0 <p>On Sunday we had a digital liturgy via Zoom. April shared thoughts from Psalm 23 about God’s presence and blessing with us even in the darkest valleys.Scripture and quotes: Psalm 23The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.    He makes me lie down in green pastures;he leads me beside still waters;    he restores my soul.He leads me in right paths    for his … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/25/sermon-3-33-20-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/25/sermon-3-33-20-april-karli/">Sermon – 3/23/20 – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> On Sunday we had a digital liturgy via Zoom. April shared thoughts from Psalm 23 about God’s presence and blessing with us even in the darkest valleys.
Scripture and quotes:

Psalm 23
The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.
    He makes me lie down in green pastures;
he leads me beside still waters;
    he restores my soul.
He leads me in right paths
    for his name’s sake.
Even though I walk through the darkest valley,
    I fear no evil;
for you are with me;
    your rod and your staff—
    they comfort me.
You prepare a table before me
    in the presence of my enemies;
you anoint my head with oil;
    my cup overflows.
Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
and I shall dwell in the house of the Lord
    my whole life long.

“Hope expressed without knowledge of and participation in grief is likely to be false hope that does not reach despair…it is precisely those who know death most painfully who can speak hope most vigorously.” -Walter Breggemann

“but all shall be well, and all shall be well, and all manner of thing shall be well.’” – Julian of Norwich

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On Sunday we had a digital liturgy via Zoom. April shared thoughts from Psalm 23 about God’s presence and blessing with us even in the darkest valleys.Scripture and quotes: Psalm 23The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want. On Sunday we had a digital liturgy via Zoom. April shared thoughts from Psalm 23 about God’s presence and blessing with us even in the darkest valleys.Scripture and quotes: Psalm 23The Lord is my shepherd, I shall not want.    He makes me lie down in green pastures;he leads me beside still waters;    he restores my soul.He leads me in right paths    for his … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 1 18:49 6370
Sermon – Lent One: Into the Wilderness – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/03/sermon-to-what-extent-do-we-trust-god-april-karli/ Wed, 04 Mar 2020 03:36:59 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6339 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/03/sermon-to-what-extent-do-we-trust-god-april-karli/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/03/sermon-to-what-extent-do-we-trust-god-april-karli/feed/ 0 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/03/sermon-to-what-extent-do-we-trust-god-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/03/03/sermon-to-what-extent-do-we-trust-god-april-karli/">Sermon – Lent One: Into the Wilderness – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 4:1-11
Then 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 famished. 3 The tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written,‘One does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’”
5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and placed him on the pinnacle of the temple, 6 saying to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down; for it is written,
‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and ‘On their hands they will bear you up,so that you will not dash your foot against a stone.’”
7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’”
8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their splendor; 9 and he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan! for it is written,
‘Worship the Lord your God,  and serve only him.’”
11 Then the devil left him, and suddenly angels came and waited on him.In what way does the self-denial of whatever make you more mindful of Christ and the Kingdom of God?

For me, I don’t want to think of it as only giving up but rather a season of more deeply ‘giving in’ or ‘giving to’…
When you give up something, replace it with something more beautiful, more just, more compassionate, more honoring to Christ. Removing weeds without planting something…only produces more weeds later. When you give up _______ for Lent, do it with purpose and love for God. Give yourself more fully to Jesus and the Kingdom of God.” – Eugene Cho


“Jesus instructs us not to seek or run after power but rather to come after him. When you get me, he says, you get it all. You come after me by receiving the least of these, not the rich and famous. By serving the orphan, the poor, the widow, the felon, and the refugee. You welcome me by welcoming the stranger and receiving them as your own. You get me, you become great. I am your prestige. I am your greatness. I am your privilege and power. I am your treasure. I am your reward. I am your glory.” – Donna Barber

“There’s tests every day,” he says. “I’m the same age as Mark Zuckerberg and I have dark moments where I think, ‘I want to be just as rich as Mark Zuckerberg and I want to compete with him to be on the Forbes list. And I want to be on the cover of Time magazine, making lots of money.’ All these greedy things are tempting.” “It’s not like it’s easy to just turn down. But my life is so much better.” -Dan Price

“In our culture of constant access and nonstop media, nothing feels more like a curse from God than time in the wilderness. To be obscure, to be off the beaten path, to be in the wilderness feels like abandonment. It seems more like exile than a vacation. To be so far off of everyone’s radar that the world might forget about us for a while? That’s almost akin to death…[But] far from being punishment, judgment, or a curse, the wilderness is a gift. It’s where we can experience the primal delight of being fully known and delighted in by God.” -Jonathan Martin

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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 wildernes... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 1 33:09 6339
Sermon – Racial Justice, pt. 3 – April Karli, Tanya Rodgers, & Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/23/sermon-racial-justice-pt-3-april-karli-tanya-rodgers-shane-blackshear/ Mon, 24 Feb 2020 03:10:35 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6337 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/23/sermon-racial-justice-pt-3-april-karli-tanya-rodgers-shane-blackshear/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/23/sermon-racial-justice-pt-3-april-karli-tanya-rodgers-shane-blackshear/feed/ 0 <p>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.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/23/sermon-racial-justice-pt-3-april-karli-tanya-rodgers-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – Racial Justice, pt. 3 – April Karli, Tanya Rodgers, & Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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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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. 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. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 1 58:30 6337
Sermon – Racial Justice, Cont. – April Karli & Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/20/sermon-racial-justice-cont-april-karli-shane-blackshear/ Thu, 20 Feb 2020 14:11:23 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6333 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/20/sermon-racial-justice-cont-april-karli-shane-blackshear/#respond http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/20/sermon-racial-justice-cont-april-karli-shane-blackshear/feed/ 0 <p>This week Shane and April continue the conversation about racial justice.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/20/sermon-racial-justice-cont-april-karli-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – Racial Justice, Cont. – April Karli & Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week Shane and April continue the conversation about racial justice.

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This week Shane and April continue the conversation about racial justice. This week Shane and April continue the conversation about racial justice. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 1 48:15 6333
Sermon – Racial Justice, Intro – April Karli & Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/10/sermon-racial-justice-intro-april-karli-shane-blackshear/ Mon, 10 Feb 2020 20:45:02 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6330 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/10/sermon-racial-justice-intro-april-karli-shane-blackshear/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/10/sermon-racial-justice-intro-april-karli-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – Racial Justice, Intro – April Karli & Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 Gr... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 1 39:22 6330 Sermon – What Does God Expect? – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/04/sermon-what-does-god-expect-april-karli/ Wed, 05 Feb 2020 03:24:27 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6324 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/04/sermon-what-does-god-expect-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/02/04/sermon-what-does-god-expect-april-karli/">Sermon – What Does God Expect? – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:22 6324 Sermon – Dwelling… – C. Morton http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/28/sermon-dwelling-c-morton/ Wed, 29 Jan 2020 04:26:04 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6317 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/28/sermon-dwelling-c-morton/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/28/sermon-dwelling-c-morton/">Sermon – Dwelling… – C. Morton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 45:24 6317 Sermon – “What Do You Want?” – Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/21/sermon-what-do-you-want-shane-blackshear/ Wed, 22 Jan 2020 03:57:28 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6315 <p>“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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/21/sermon-what-do-you-want-shane-blackshear/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/21/sermon-what-do-you-want-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – “What Do You Want?” – Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> “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, “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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:55 6315 Sermon – The Baptism of Jesus – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/14/sermon-the-baptism-of-jesus-april-karli/ Wed, 15 Jan 2020 03:52:53 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6313 <p>Matthew 3:13-17Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/14/sermon-the-baptism-of-jesus-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/14/sermon-the-baptism-of-jesus-april-karli/">Sermon – The Baptism of Jesus – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Matthew 3:13-17Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, Matthew 3:13-17Then Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan, to be baptized by him. 14 John would have prevented him, saying, “I need to be baptized by you, and do you come to me?” 15 But Jesus answered him, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness.” Then … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:57 6313 Sermon – Epiphany Sunday – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/07/sermon-epiphany-sunday-april-karli/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 03:27:07 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6311 <p>On Epiphany Sunday, April Karli shared about the revelation that Jesus is for everyone. We considered the story of the three wise men through this text from Ephesians. Ephesians 3:1-12This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles — 2 for surely you have already heard of the commission of … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/07/sermon-epiphany-sunday-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/07/sermon-epiphany-sunday-april-karli/">Sermon – Epiphany Sunday – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> On Epiphany Sunday, April Karli shared about the revelation that Jesus is for everyone. We considered the story of the three wise men through this text from Ephesians. Ephesians 3:1-12This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for th... On Epiphany Sunday, April Karli shared about the revelation that Jesus is for everyone. We considered the story of the three wise men through this text from Ephesians. Ephesians 3:1-12This is the reason that I Paul am a prisoner for Christ Jesus for the sake of you Gentiles — 2 for surely you have already heard of the commission of … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:30 6311 Sermon – Peace & Love – Jonathan Baker http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/07/sermon-peace-love-jonathan-baker/ Wed, 08 Jan 2020 03:16:48 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6309 <p>Apologies that this upload is late. Back on December 15, 2019, Jonathan Baker brought the morning’s message on Peace & Love.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2020/01/07/sermon-peace-love-jonathan-baker/">Sermon – Peace & Love – Jonathan Baker</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Apologies that this upload is late. Back on December 15, 2019, Jonathan Baker brought the morning’s message on Peace & Love. Apologies that this upload is late. Back on December 15, 2019, Jonathan Baker brought the morning’s message on Peace & Love. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:24 6309 Sermon – Hope: The Magnificat – Andrea Lucado http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/12/10/sermon-hope-the-magnificat-andrea-lucado/ Wed, 11 Dec 2019 03:27:29 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6306 <p>This morning, on the second Sunday of Advent, Andrea Lucado preaches a message on Hope: The Magnificat.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/12/10/sermon-hope-the-magnificat-andrea-lucado/">Sermon – Hope: The Magnificat – Andrea Lucado</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, on the second Sunday of Advent, Andrea Lucado preaches a message on Hope: The Magnificat. This morning, on the second Sunday of Advent, Andrea Lucado preaches a message on Hope: The Magnificat. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 22:33 6306 Sermon – 1st Sunday of Advent (Hope) – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/12/03/sermon-1st-sunday-of-advent-hope-april-karli/ Wed, 04 Dec 2019 02:34:51 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6298 <p>The first Sunday of Advent, April Karli shared about living hopeful expectation in the midst of uncertainty. We were invited to consider that Advent is an in-between time as we remember Jesus’s first coming as a baby and await his promised second coming. How is Jesus inviting you to be awake to his presence this Advent season? “But about that … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/12/03/sermon-1st-sunday-of-advent-hope-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/12/03/sermon-1st-sunday-of-advent-hope-april-karli/">Sermon – 1st Sunday of Advent (Hope) – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> The first Sunday of Advent, April Karli shared about living hopeful expectation in the midst of uncertainty. We were invited to consider that Advent is an in-between time as we remember Jesus’s first coming as a baby and await his promised second comin... The first Sunday of Advent, April Karli shared about living hopeful expectation in the midst of uncertainty. We were invited to consider that Advent is an in-between time as we remember Jesus’s first coming as a baby and await his promised second coming. How is Jesus inviting you to be awake to his presence this Advent season? “But about that … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:52 6298 Sermon – Stories of Thanksgiving http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/26/sermon-stories-of-thanksgiving/ Wed, 27 Nov 2019 03:52:22 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6296 <p>Some folks from our community share their Stories of Thanksgiving.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/26/sermon-stories-of-thanksgiving/">Sermon – Stories of Thanksgiving</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Some folks from our community share their Stories of Thanksgiving. Some folks from our community share their Stories of Thanksgiving. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 14:40 6296 Sermon – Be a Good Neighbor – April Karli & Tim Allen http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/19/sermon-be-a-good-neighbor-april-karli-tim-allen/ Tue, 19 Nov 2019 20:55:53 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6294 <p>This week Tim Allen and April Karli explored what we mean by neighboring and why it’s important to us at Austin Mustard Seed. We looked at the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus found in the gospel of Luke. Luke 19:1-10He entered Jericho and was passing through it.  A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/19/sermon-be-a-good-neighbor-april-karli-tim-allen/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/19/sermon-be-a-good-neighbor-april-karli-tim-allen/">Sermon – Be a Good Neighbor – April Karli & Tim Allen</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week Tim Allen and April Karli explored what we mean by neighboring and why it’s important to us at Austin Mustard Seed. We looked at the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus found in the gospel of Luke. Luke 19:1-10He entered Jericho and was passing thro... This week Tim Allen and April Karli explored what we mean by neighboring and why it’s important to us at Austin Mustard Seed. We looked at the story of Jesus and Zacchaeus found in the gospel of Luke. Luke 19:1-10He entered Jericho and was passing through it.  A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:23 6294 Sermon – Jesus Prophecies the Destruction of the Temple – Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/12/sermon-jesus-prophecies-the-destruction-of-the-temple-shane-blackshear/ Tue, 12 Nov 2019 13:07:29 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6290 <p>This morning, Pastor Shane brings the teaching from Luke 21:5-19. Jesus claims that not one stone will be left on another in the temple, then goes on to let his followers know what will happen in the immediate future, including persecution. Jesus promises that God will be with his people and those who endure and are faithful.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/12/sermon-jesus-prophecies-the-destruction-of-the-temple-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – Jesus Prophecies the Destruction of the Temple – Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, Pastor Shane brings the teaching from Luke 21:5-19. Jesus claims that not one stone will be left on another in the temple, then goes on to let his followers know what will happen in the immediate future, including persecution. This morning, Pastor Shane brings the teaching from Luke 21:5-19. Jesus claims that not one stone will be left on another in the temple, then goes on to let his followers know what will happen in the immediate future, including persecution. Jesus promises that God will be with his people and those who endure and are faithful. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 25:26 6290 The Beatitudes – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/05/the-beatitudes-april-karli/ Wed, 06 Nov 2019 01:48:21 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6288 <p>On All Saints Sunday, we reflected on the Beatitudes from Luke 6:20-31. April Karli explores Jesus’s teaching on being blessed. “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/05/the-beatitudes-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/11/05/the-beatitudes-april-karli/">The Beatitudes – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> On All Saints Sunday, we reflected on the Beatitudes from Luke 6:20-31. April Karli explores Jesus’s teaching on being blessed. “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. On All Saints Sunday, we reflected on the Beatitudes from Luke 6:20-31. April Karli explores Jesus’s teaching on being blessed. “Then he looked up at his disciples and said: “Blessed are you who are poor, for yours is the kingdom of God. “Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you will be filled. “Blessed are you who weep now, … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:02 6288 The Mercy of God – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/28/humility-april-karli/ Tue, 29 Oct 2019 01:37:12 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6284 <p>April Karli helps us see what the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14) can teach us about God’s mercy. He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/28/humility-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/28/humility-april-karli/">The Mercy of God – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli helps us see what the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14) can teach us about God’s mercy. He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two ... April Karli helps us see what the parable of the Pharisee and the tax collector (Luke 18:9-14) can teach us about God’s mercy. He also told this parable to some who trusted in themselves that they were righteous and regarded others with contempt: “Two men went up to the temple to pray, one a Pharisee and the other a tax … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:35 6284 How Do We Pray, and Never Give Up? – Chris Morton http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/21/how-do-we-pray-and-never-give-up-chris-morton/ Tue, 22 Oct 2019 04:40:09 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6282 <p>Reflecting of the story known as “The Persistent Widow” from Luke 18:1-8, Chris Morton delves into the question “How do we pray and never give up. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/21/how-do-we-pray-and-never-give-up-chris-morton/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/21/how-do-we-pray-and-never-give-up-chris-morton/">How Do We Pray, and Never Give Up? – Chris Morton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Reflecting of the story known as “The Persistent Widow” from Luke 18:1-8, Chris Morton delves into the question “How do we pray and never give up. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. Reflecting of the story known as “The Persistent Widow” from Luke 18:1-8, Chris Morton delves into the question “How do we pray and never give up. Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to show them that they should always pray and not give up. He said: “In a certain town there was a judge who neither feared God nor … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:49 6282 Gratitude – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/14/gratitude-april-karli/ Tue, 15 Oct 2019 03:05:58 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6279 <p>The text this week was Luke 17:11-19.April discussed the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers and the relationship between gratitude and faith. Quotes from this week’s sermon: “This rhythm of faith and gratitude simply is what being a Christian in the first century, or twenty-first century is all about.” – N.T. Wright, Luke for Everyone “God wants to redeem it … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/14/gratitude-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/14/gratitude-april-karli/">Gratitude – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> The text this week was Luke 17:11-19.April discussed the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers and the relationship between gratitude and faith. Quotes from this week’s sermon: “This rhythm of faith and gratitude simply is what being a Christian in the ... The text this week was Luke 17:11-19.April discussed the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers and the relationship between gratitude and faith. Quotes from this week’s sermon: “This rhythm of faith and gratitude simply is what being a Christian in the first century, or twenty-first century is all about.” – N.T. Wright, Luke for Everyone “God wants to redeem it … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:14 6279 la-ment (noun) a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/07/la-ment-noun-a-passionate-expression-of-grief-or-sorrow-april-karli/ Tue, 08 Oct 2019 04:06:40 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6272 <p>Pastor April teaches on the gift of lament. The text was the Lectionary Old Testament reading for Sunday, October 6 — Lamentions 1:1-6 & 3:19-26. Quotes included in this week’s sermon: “In the American Christian narrative, the stories of the dominant culture are placed front and center while stories from the margins are often ignored. As we rush toward a … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/07/la-ment-noun-a-passionate-expression-of-grief-or-sorrow-april-karli/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/07/la-ment-noun-a-passionate-expression-of-grief-or-sorrow-april-karli/">la-ment (noun) a passionate expression of grief or sorrow. – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Pastor April teaches on the gift of lament. The text was the Lectionary Old Testament reading for Sunday, October 6 — Lamentions 1:1-6 & 3:19-26. Quotes included in this week’s sermon: “In the American Christian narrative, Pastor April teaches on the gift of lament. The text was the Lectionary Old Testament reading for Sunday, October 6 — Lamentions 1:1-6 & 3:19-26. Quotes included in this week’s sermon: “In the American Christian narrative, the stories of the dominant culture are placed front and center while stories from the margins are often ignored. As we rush toward a … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:03 6272 Sermon – “True Life” – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/01/sermon-true-life-april-karli/ Tue, 01 Oct 2019 14:57:10 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6267 <p>The text was 1 Timothy 6:6-19.This week our kids, elementary aged and older, joined us for the sermon. We looked at how the love of money and the pursuit of wealth can lead us down a destructive path and spent time imagining what God’s invitation to take hold of true life looks like.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/10/01/sermon-true-life-april-karli/">Sermon – “True Life” – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> The text was 1 Timothy 6:6-19.This week our kids, elementary aged and older, joined us for the sermon. We looked at how the love of money and the pursuit of wealth can lead us down a destructive path and spent time imagining what God’s invitation to ta... The text was 1 Timothy 6:6-19.This week our kids, elementary aged and older, joined us for the sermon. We looked at how the love of money and the pursuit of wealth can lead us down a destructive path and spent time imagining what God’s invitation to take hold of true life looks like. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:31 6267 Sermon – “Relating to and Praying for our Leaders” – Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/23/sermon-relating-to-and-praying-for-our-leaders-shane-blackshear/ Mon, 23 Sep 2019 13:29:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6256 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/23/sermon-relating-to-and-praying-for-our-leaders-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – “Relating to and Praying for our Leaders” – Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:05 6256 Sermon – Mary Whitehurst http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/19/sermon-mary-whitehurst/ Thu, 19 Sep 2019 12:44:46 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6254 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/19/sermon-mary-whitehurst/">Sermon – Mary Whitehurst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:24 6254 Sermon – April Karli – Sept. 8, 2019 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/10/sermon-april-karli-sept-8-2019/ Wed, 11 Sep 2019 04:52:29 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6251 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/10/sermon-april-karli-sept-8-2019/">Sermon – April Karli – Sept. 8, 2019</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:30 6251 Sermon – Hospitality – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/02/sermon-hospitality-april-karli/ Mon, 02 Sep 2019 13:28:17 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6235 <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/09/02/sermon-hospitality-april-karli/">Sermon – Hospitality – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 25:33 6235 Sermon – The Prophet Jeremiah – Andrea Lucado http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/27/sermon-the-prophet-jeremiah-andrea-lucado/ Wed, 28 Aug 2019 02:58:16 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6233 <p>This morning, Andrea Lucado closes out our series on The Prophets with a teaching about the prophet Jeremiah.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/27/sermon-the-prophet-jeremiah-andrea-lucado/">Sermon – The Prophet Jeremiah – Andrea Lucado</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, Andrea Lucado closes out our series on The Prophets with a teaching about the prophet Jeremiah. This morning, Andrea Lucado closes out our series on The Prophets with a teaching about the prophet Jeremiah. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 23:26 6233 Sermon – The Prophet Obediah – Mason Parva http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/21/sermon-the-prophet-obediah-mason-parva/ Thu, 22 Aug 2019 03:11:29 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6231 <p>Mason Parva brings this morning’s message on the prophet Obediah.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/21/sermon-the-prophet-obediah-mason-parva/">Sermon – The Prophet Obediah – Mason Parva</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mason Parva brings this morning’s message on the prophet Obediah. Mason Parva brings this morning’s message on the prophet Obediah. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:28 6231 Sermon – The Prophet Jonah – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/12/sermon-the-prophet-jonah-april-karli/ Mon, 12 Aug 2019 20:35:15 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6227 <p>Pastor April brings this morning’s message on the prophet Jonah. Apologies for the beginning of the sermon being cut off due to technical difficulties.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/12/sermon-the-prophet-jonah-april-karli/">Sermon – The Prophet Jonah – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Pastor April brings this morning’s message on the prophet Jonah. Apologies for the beginning of the sermon being cut off due to technical difficulties. Pastor April brings this morning’s message on the prophet Jonah. Apologies for the beginning of the sermon being cut off due to technical difficulties. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:58 6227 Sermon – Habbakuk – Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/05/sermon-habbakuk-shane-blackshear/ Tue, 06 Aug 2019 00:37:11 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6225 <p>This morning, Shane kicks off our sermon series on The Prophets with the first message on Habbakuk.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/08/05/sermon-habbakuk-shane-blackshear/">Sermon – Habbakuk – Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, Shane kicks off our sermon series on The Prophets with the first message on Habbakuk. This morning, Shane kicks off our sermon series on The Prophets with the first message on Habbakuk. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 47:03 6225 Sermon – Colossians 3:1-11 – A. Blackwell http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/30/sermon-colossians-31-11-a-blackwell/ Wed, 31 Jul 2019 03:44:12 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6223 <p>Ashley Blackwell continues our series in the book of Colossians with a teaching on Colossians 3:1-11.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/30/sermon-colossians-31-11-a-blackwell/">Sermon – Colossians 3:1-11 – A. Blackwell</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Ashley Blackwell continues our series in the book of Colossians with a teaching on Colossians 3:1-11. Ashley Blackwell continues our series in the book of Colossians with a teaching on Colossians 3:1-11. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:45 6223 Colossians 1:15-28 – April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/21/colossians-115-28-april-karli/ Sun, 21 Jul 2019 22:28:59 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6221 <p>Pastor April continues in our series on the book of Colossians. The text for today’s teaching is Colossians 1:15-28.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/21/colossians-115-28-april-karli/">Colossians 1:15-28 – April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Pastor April continues in our series on the book of Colossians. The text for today’s teaching is Colossians 1:15-28. Pastor April continues in our series on the book of Colossians. The text for today’s teaching is Colossians 1:15-28. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:03 6221 Colossians 1:15-28 – Chris Morton http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/16/colossians-115-28-chris-morton/ Tue, 16 Jul 2019 13:22:00 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6219 <p>This morning, Chris Morton continues in our series on Colossians. The text for the morning is Colossians 1:15-18.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/16/colossians-115-28-chris-morton/">Colossians 1:15-28 – Chris Morton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, Chris Morton continues in our series on Colossians. The text for the morning is Colossians 1:15-18. This morning, Chris Morton continues in our series on Colossians. The text for the morning is Colossians 1:15-18. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:09 6219 Colossians 1:1-14 (April Karli) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/07/colossians-11-14-april-karli/ Sun, 07 Jul 2019 18:40:57 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6214 <p>This morning, Pastor April brings the first sermon in our series on the book of Colossians.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/07/colossians-11-14-april-karli/">Colossians 1:1-14 (April Karli)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, Pastor April brings the first sermon in our series on the book of Colossians. This morning, Pastor April brings the first sermon in our series on the book of Colossians. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:51 6214 Q & A – April & Shane http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/02/q-a-april-shane/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 03:02:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6212 <p>This morning, April and Shane held a Q & A from a few questions recently submitted by members of our community</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/02/q-a-april-shane/">Q & A – April & Shane</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, April and Shane held a Q & A from a few questions recently submitted by members of our community This morning, April and Shane held a Q & A from a few questions recently submitted by members of our community Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 38:42 6212 Special Announcement http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/02/special-announcement/ Wed, 03 Jul 2019 02:41:14 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6210 <p>Some changes are happening at Austin Mustard Seed…</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/07/02/special-announcement/">Special Announcement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Some changes are happening at Austin Mustard Seed… Some changes are happening at Austin Mustard Seed… Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 7:14 6210 Sermon – “Baptism” – A. Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/24/sermon-baptism-a-karli/ Tue, 25 Jun 2019 00:18:55 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6200 <p>Pastor April brings this morning’s message with a teaching on baptism.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/24/sermon-baptism-a-karli/">Sermon – “Baptism” – A. Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Pastor April brings this morning’s message with a teaching on baptism. Pastor April brings this morning’s message with a teaching on baptism. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:51 6200 Sermon (2019.06.16) S. Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/18/sermon-2019-06-16-s-blackshear/ Wed, 19 Jun 2019 01:13:46 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6189 <p>This morning Shane leads us through an understanding of the Eucharist.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/18/sermon-2019-06-16-s-blackshear/">Sermon (2019.06.16) S. Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning Shane leads us through an understanding of the Eucharist. This morning Shane leads us through an understanding of the Eucharist. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:11 6189 Sermon – The Pentecostal Spirit http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/09/sermon-the-pentecostal-spirit/ Mon, 10 Jun 2019 01:26:00 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6177 <p>This morning, on the Sunday of Pentecost, guest preacher Derek Vreeland teaches on what it means to have a “pentecostal spirit.” Derek is joined by a translator as we shared the morning service with our sister church, Hope of Life.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/09/sermon-the-pentecostal-spirit/">Sermon – The Pentecostal Spirit</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, on the Sunday of Pentecost, guest preacher Derek Vreeland teaches on what it means to have a “pentecostal spirit.” Derek is joined by a translator as we shared the morning service with our sister church, Hope of Life. This morning, on the Sunday of Pentecost, guest preacher Derek Vreeland teaches on what it means to have a “pentecostal spirit.” Derek is joined by a translator as we shared the morning service with our sister church, Hope of Life. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:02 6177 Sermon (2019.06.02) April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/02/sermon-2019-06-02-april-karli/ Mon, 03 Jun 2019 02:53:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6166 <p>This morning, on the 7th Sunday of Easter, Pastor April Karli brings this morning’s message on the Ascension of Jesus.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/06/02/sermon-2019-06-02-april-karli/">Sermon (2019.06.02) April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This morning, on the 7th Sunday of Easter, Pastor April Karli brings this morning’s message on the Ascension of Jesus. This morning, on the 7th Sunday of Easter, Pastor April Karli brings this morning’s message on the Ascension of Jesus. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:49 6166 Sermon (2019.05.26) April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/28/sermon-2019-05-26-april-karli/ Tue, 28 May 2019 15:34:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6156 <p>April leads us through the 6th Sunday of Easter. The text for this was John 14-23-29.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/28/sermon-2019-05-26-april-karli/">Sermon (2019.05.26) April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April leads us through the 6th Sunday of Easter. The text for this was John 14-23-29. April leads us through the 6th Sunday of Easter. The text for this was John 14-23-29. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:27 6156 Sermon (2019.05.19) Terra McDaniel http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/20/sermon-2019-05-19-terra-mcdaniel/ Tue, 21 May 2019 03:24:22 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6144 <p>Guest speaker Terra McDaniel leads us through the scriptures on the 5th Sunday of Easter.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/20/sermon-2019-05-19-terra-mcdaniel/">Sermon (2019.05.19) Terra McDaniel</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Guest speaker Terra McDaniel leads us through the scriptures on the 5th Sunday of Easter. Guest speaker Terra McDaniel leads us through the scriptures on the 5th Sunday of Easter. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:06 6144 Sermon (2019.05.12) Chris Morton http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/14/sermon-2019-05-12-chris-morton/ Tue, 14 May 2019 15:35:58 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6128 <p>The 4th Sunday of Easter, Chris Morton shared from Acts 9:32-42 on the topic “God’s Not Finished.”Quotes and resources from the sermon: Tar Pitch story the Speed episode of Radiolab “Loneliness is a feeling of being guilty. Of what? Of existing? Of being judged? By whom? We do not know. Loneliness is a taste of death.” Jean Vanier “A community is only … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/14/sermon-2019-05-12-chris-morton/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/14/sermon-2019-05-12-chris-morton/">Sermon (2019.05.12) Chris Morton</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> The 4th Sunday of Easter, Chris Morton shared from Acts 9:32-42 on the topic “God’s Not Finished.”Quotes and resources from the sermon: Tar Pitch story the Speed episode of Radiolab “Loneliness is a feeling of being guilty. Of what? Of existing? The 4th Sunday of Easter, Chris Morton shared from Acts 9:32-42 on the topic “God’s Not Finished.”Quotes and resources from the sermon: Tar Pitch story the Speed episode of Radiolab “Loneliness is a feeling of being guilty. Of what? Of existing? Of being judged? By whom? We do not know. Loneliness is a taste of death.” Jean Vanier “A community is only … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:38 6128 Sermon (2019.05.05) April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/08/sermon-2019-05-08-april-karli/ Wed, 08 May 2019 23:43:58 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6113 <p>April Leads us through the 3rd Sunday of Easter. The text for this Sunday was John 21:1-19. From the Sermon: “As we come to the table today to be fed, how can Jesus surprise us with his presence, with the abundance of his love, grace, hope, and with a fresh renewal of our calling”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/05/08/sermon-2019-05-08-april-karli/">Sermon (2019.05.05) April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Leads us through the 3rd Sunday of Easter. The text for this Sunday was John 21:1-19. From the Sermon: “As we come to the table today to be fed, how can Jesus surprise us with his presence, with the abundance of his love, grace, hope, April Leads us through the 3rd Sunday of Easter. The text for this Sunday was John 21:1-19. From the Sermon: “As we come to the table today to be fed, how can Jesus surprise us with his presence, with the abundance of his love, grace, hope, and with a fresh renewal of our calling” Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:04 6113 Sermon (2019.04.28) Andrea Lucado http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/30/sermon-2019-04-28-andrea-lucado/ Tue, 30 Apr 2019 14:56:57 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6101 <p>Andrea Leads us through the second week of Easter. Our text for the morning was the story of doubting Thomas. Text: John 20:19-31 Reflection Questions: How do we believe in what we cannot see? Sometimes we don’t. The others around us do. We ask God and we wait. We have an experience with the risen Christ. We look for evidence … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/30/sermon-2019-04-28-andrea-lucado/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/30/sermon-2019-04-28-andrea-lucado/">Sermon (2019.04.28) Andrea Lucado</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Andrea Leads us through the second week of Easter. Our text for the morning was the story of doubting Thomas. Text: John 20:19-31 Reflection Questions: How do we believe in what we cannot see? Sometimes we don’t. The others around us do. Andrea Leads us through the second week of Easter. Our text for the morning was the story of doubting Thomas. Text: John 20:19-31 Reflection Questions: How do we believe in what we cannot see? Sometimes we don’t. The others around us do. We ask God and we wait. We have an experience with the risen Christ. We look for evidence … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:24 6101 Easter Sunday http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/23/easter-sunday/ Tue, 23 Apr 2019 21:09:04 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6097 <p>April Karli leads us through the Easter text of John 20:1-18.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/23/easter-sunday/">Easter Sunday</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli leads us through the Easter text of John 20:1-18. April Karli leads us through the Easter text of John 20:1-18. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 19:46 6097 Sermon (2019.04.14) Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/16/sermon-2019-04-14-shane-blackshear/ Tue, 16 Apr 2019 21:16:13 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6074 <p>Shane leads us through the lectionary text for Palm Sunday. The text for this Sunday was Luke 22:14-23:56.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/16/sermon-2019-04-14-shane-blackshear/">Sermon (2019.04.14) Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane leads us through the lectionary text for Palm Sunday. The text for this Sunday was Luke 22:14-23:56. Shane leads us through the lectionary text for Palm Sunday. The text for this Sunday was Luke 22:14-23:56. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:14 6074 Sermon (04.07.2019) Mason Parva http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/09/sermon-04-07-2019-mason-parva/ Tue, 09 Apr 2019 18:04:39 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6062 <p>Mason Parva leads us through the text for the 5th Sunday of Lent. This week we read John 12:1-8 and mason gave us good insight into how we can orient our lives towards the Divine, within and in our world.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/09/sermon-04-07-2019-mason-parva/">Sermon (04.07.2019) Mason Parva</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mason Parva leads us through the text for the 5th Sunday of Lent. This week we read John 12:1-8 and mason gave us good insight into how we can orient our lives towards the Divine, within and in our world. Mason Parva leads us through the text for the 5th Sunday of Lent. This week we read John 12:1-8 and mason gave us good insight into how we can orient our lives towards the Divine, within and in our world. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:39 6062 The Prodigal Son http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/03/the-prodigal-son/ Wed, 03 Apr 2019 20:32:52 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6049 <p>Madelynn Marlow leads us through the story of the Prodigal Son, for the fourth week of Lent.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/04/03/the-prodigal-son/">The Prodigal Son</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Madelynn Marlow leads us through the story of the Prodigal Son, for the fourth week of Lent. Madelynn Marlow leads us through the story of the Prodigal Son, for the fourth week of Lent. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 25:34 6049 Repent or Perish (2019.03.24) Shane Blackshear http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/28/repent-or-perish-2019-03-24-shane-blackshear/ Thu, 28 Mar 2019 14:21:49 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6037 <p>This week Shane leads us through Luke 13:1-9, the lectionary text for the third week of Lent.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/28/repent-or-perish-2019-03-24-shane-blackshear/">Repent or Perish (2019.03.24) Shane Blackshear</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week Shane leads us through Luke 13:1-9, the lectionary text for the third week of Lent. This week Shane leads us through Luke 13:1-9, the lectionary text for the third week of Lent. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:09 6037 Sermon (03.17.2019) April Karli http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/19/sermon-03-17-2019-april-karli/ Tue, 19 Mar 2019 18:06:40 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6027 <p>April guides us through the lectionary text for the 1st Sunday of Lent. Due to some sickness, we ended up walking through the second week of Lent last week, and the 1st this week. The text for this week was Luke 4:1-13.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/19/sermon-03-17-2019-april-karli/">Sermon (03.17.2019) April Karli</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April guides us through the lectionary text for the 1st Sunday of Lent. Due to some sickness, we ended up walking through the second week of Lent last week, and the 1st this week. The text for this week was Luke 4:1-13. April guides us through the lectionary text for the 1st Sunday of Lent. Due to some sickness, we ended up walking through the second week of Lent last week, and the 1st this week. The text for this week was Luke 4:1-13. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:39 6027 2019.03.12 Daniel Read http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/12/2019-03-12-daniel-read/ Tue, 12 Mar 2019 17:35:40 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6010 <p>Daniel leads us through a guided meditation for the 1st week of Lent. Due to some last minute changes we ended up using the lectionary text for the second week of Lent rather than the 1st. Stay tuned for next week as we will come back to the original lectionary text for the 1st week of Lent. Text for this … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/12/2019-03-12-daniel-read/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/12/2019-03-12-daniel-read/">2019.03.12 Daniel Read</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Daniel leads us through a guided meditation for the 1st week of Lent. Due to some last minute changes we ended up using the lectionary text for the second week of Lent rather than the 1st. Stay tuned for next week as we will come back to the original l... Daniel leads us through a guided meditation for the 1st week of Lent. Due to some last minute changes we ended up using the lectionary text for the second week of Lent rather than the 1st. Stay tuned for next week as we will come back to the original lectionary text for the 1st week of Lent. Text for this … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:03 6010 Guiding Values Review http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/05/guiding-values-review/ Tue, 05 Mar 2019 18:02:09 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=6003 <p>This week we recapped our Guiding Values Series. Ashley, Shane, and April discussed the how our guiding values will shape our future of our community.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/03/05/guiding-values-review/">Guiding Values Review</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week we recapped our Guiding Values Series. Ashley, Shane, and April discussed the how our guiding values will shape our future of our community. This week we recapped our Guiding Values Series. Ashley, Shane, and April discussed the how our guiding values will shape our future of our community. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 40:57 6003 Wholeness http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/26/2019-02-24-sermon/ Wed, 27 Feb 2019 00:41:41 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5994 <p>This week Shane concluded our Guiding Values series by teaching about Wholeness. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that God is in the process of restoring our lives, those around us, and all creation to shalom, or wholeness. Whether through spiritual disciplines, practicing mercy, creation care, offering forgiveness, or encouraging wholeness, our pain is transformed. We become bearers of the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/26/2019-02-24-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/26/2019-02-24-sermon/">Wholeness</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week Shane concluded our Guiding Values series by teaching about Wholeness. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that God is in the process of restoring our lives, those around us, and all creation to shalom, or wholeness. This week Shane concluded our Guiding Values series by teaching about Wholeness. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that God is in the process of restoring our lives, those around us, and all creation to shalom, or wholeness. Whether through spiritual disciplines, practicing mercy, creation care, offering forgiveness, or encouraging wholeness, our pain is transformed. We become bearers of the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 38:37 5994 Hospitality http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/12/hospitality/ Tue, 12 Feb 2019 19:04:42 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5979 <p>April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Hospitality. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that flowing out of Jesus’s desire that we welcome the stranger, we humbly seek to invite others, being open to receive from and give to everyone. We open our hearts, homes, and church to the lonely, those on the margins, as … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/12/hospitality/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/12/hospitality/">Hospitality</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Hospitality. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that flowing out of Jesus’s desire that we welcome the stranger, we humbly seek to invite others, April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Hospitality. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that flowing out of Jesus’s desire that we welcome the stranger, we humbly seek to invite others, being open to receive from and give to everyone. We open our hearts, homes, and church to the lonely, those on the margins, as … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:00 5979 Community http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/05/community/ Tue, 05 Feb 2019 17:28:41 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5967 <p>April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Community. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  Our connection to one another comes from our identity as members of God’s family. We come together around our common mission to partner with God in the making of all things new. We find joy in our differences, celebrate unity without … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/05/community/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/02/05/community/">Community</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Community. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  Our connection to one another comes from our identity as members of God’s family. April Karli continues our discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Community. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  Our connection to one another comes from our identity as members of God’s family. We come together around our common mission to partner with God in the making of all things new. We find joy in our differences, celebrate unity without … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:54 5967 Generosity http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/29/generosity/ Tue, 29 Jan 2019 17:33:10 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5960 <p>April Karli continues the discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Generosity. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  All that we have is a gift from God. We respond to God’s generosity to us by joyfully offering all of our resources back to God. Our time, abilities, money, and property are stewarded generously and sacrificially.  Out of … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/29/generosity/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/29/generosity/">Generosity</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli continues the discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Generosity. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  All that we have is a gift from God. We respond to God’s generosity to us by joyfully offering all of our resources back to ... April Karli continues the discussion on our Guiding Values with a sermon on Generosity. At Austin Mustard Seed we believe that  All that we have is a gift from God. We respond to God’s generosity to us by joyfully offering all of our resources back to God. Our time, abilities, money, and property are stewarded generously and sacrificially.  Out of … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:52 5960 Transformation http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/24/transformation/ Thu, 24 Jan 2019 15:33:22 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5956 <p>Today marks the beginning of a series where we will unfold our communities guiding values. April Karli starts off the series with a discussion on transformation. Transformation: We engage in spiritual practices that followers of Jesus have done for centuries. Through discipleship, we seek to encounter God together in new ways for the purpose of becoming mature apprentices of Jesus. Sermon … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/24/transformation/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/24/transformation/">Transformation</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Today marks the beginning of a series where we will unfold our communities guiding values. April Karli starts off the series with a discussion on transformation. Transformation: We engage in spiritual practices that followers of Jesus have done for cen... Today marks the beginning of a series where we will unfold our communities guiding values. April Karli starts off the series with a discussion on transformation. Transformation: We engage in spiritual practices that followers of Jesus have done for centuries. Through discipleship, we seek to encounter God together in new ways for the purpose of becoming mature apprentices of Jesus. Sermon … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:55 5956 Q&A with April K. http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/17/qa-with-april-k/ Thu, 17 Jan 2019 23:04:26 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5897 <p>April Karli does a Q&A with Shane Blackshear on women in ministry. This interview is a follow up to the previous sermon discussing women throughout the history of the church. April tells the story of God’s ministerial calling on her life.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/17/qa-with-april-k/">Q&A with April K.</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli does a Q&A with Shane Blackshear on women in ministry. This interview is a follow up to the previous sermon discussing women throughout the history of the church. April tells the story of God’s ministerial calling on her life. April Karli does a Q&A with Shane Blackshear on women in ministry. This interview is a follow up to the previous sermon discussing women throughout the history of the church. April tells the story of God’s ministerial calling on her life. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:22 5897 Women In Ministry (2019.01.06) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/07/women-in-ministry-2019-01-06/ Mon, 07 Jan 2019 17:55:41 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5854 <p>At Mustard Seed we believe that gifting, not gender, qualifies a person for pastoral teaching, leading, and speaking. As April Karli steps into the role of Pastor, Shane speaks about why we as a community ordain women into pastoral leadership and ministry. Book Resources The Blue Parakeet -Scott McKnight Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry -Tara Beth Leach … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/07/women-in-ministry-2019-01-06/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2019/01/07/women-in-ministry-2019-01-06/">Women In Ministry (2019.01.06)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> At Mustard Seed we believe that gifting, not gender, qualifies a person for pastoral teaching, leading, and speaking. As April Karli steps into the role of Pastor, Shane speaks about why we as a community ordain women into pastoral leadership and minis... At Mustard Seed we believe that gifting, not gender, qualifies a person for pastoral teaching, leading, and speaking. As April Karli steps into the role of Pastor, Shane speaks about why we as a community ordain women into pastoral leadership and ministry. Book Resources The Blue Parakeet -Scott McKnight Emboldened: A Vision for Empowering Women in Ministry -Tara Beth Leach … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 56:13 5854 Sermon (2018.12.02) Andrea Lucado http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/12/06/sermon-2018-12-02-andrea-lucado/ Thu, 06 Dec 2018 21:28:36 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5814 <p>Andrea guides us through the lectionary text of Habakkuk for the first sunday of Advent. Habakkuk 1:1-7; 2:1-4; 3:[3b-6], 17-19</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/12/06/sermon-2018-12-02-andrea-lucado/">Sermon (2018.12.02) Andrea Lucado</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Andrea guides us through the lectionary text of Habakkuk for the first sunday of Advent. Habakkuk 1:1-7; 2:1-4; 3:[3b-6], 17-19 Andrea guides us through the lectionary text of Habakkuk for the first sunday of Advent. Habakkuk 1:1-7; 2:1-4; 3:[3b-6], 17-19 Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:05 5814 Sermon (2018.11.25) David Sunde http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/28/sermon-2018-11-25-david-sunde/ Wed, 28 Nov 2018 21:17:05 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5796 <p>This Sunday David Sunde was our guest speaker. He spoke about savoring God’s love and presence in the context of Deuteronomy 6:4-9.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/28/sermon-2018-11-25-david-sunde/">Sermon (2018.11.25) David Sunde</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This Sunday David Sunde was our guest speaker. He spoke about savoring God’s love and presence in the context of Deuteronomy 6:4-9. This Sunday David Sunde was our guest speaker. He spoke about savoring God’s love and presence in the context of Deuteronomy 6:4-9. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 40:57 5796 Sermon (2018.11.18) Madelynn Marlow http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/20/sermon-2018-11-18-madelynn-marlow/ Tue, 20 Nov 2018 22:23:38 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5785 <p>In our sermon this Sunday Madelynn Marlow walks us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel.  From the story of Hannah we learn to pray vulnerably and hope boldly. Looking at the world through this lens of bold hope and vulnerable prayer connects us with the hopes of others. In this sermon, we examined our own … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/20/sermon-2018-11-18-madelynn-marlow/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/20/sermon-2018-11-18-madelynn-marlow/">Sermon (2018.11.18) Madelynn Marlow</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> In our sermon this Sunday Madelynn Marlow walks us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel.  From the story of Hannah we learn to pray vulnerably and hope boldly. Looking at the world through this lens of bold hope and vulnerable ... In our sermon this Sunday Madelynn Marlow walks us through the story of Hannah, the mother of the prophet Samuel.  From the story of Hannah we learn to pray vulnerably and hope boldly. Looking at the world through this lens of bold hope and vulnerable prayer connects us with the hopes of others. In this sermon, we examined our own … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:38 5785 Sermon (2018.11.11) Mary Whitehurst http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/15/sermon-2018-11-11-mary-whitehurst/ Fri, 16 Nov 2018 00:01:44 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5778 <p>Mary Whitehurst from David Chapel opened the scriptures with us this past Sunday. She shared with us from from Pslams 23.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/15/sermon-2018-11-11-mary-whitehurst/">Sermon (2018.11.11) Mary Whitehurst</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mary Whitehurst from David Chapel opened the scriptures with us this past Sunday. She shared with us from from Pslams 23. Mary Whitehurst from David Chapel opened the scriptures with us this past Sunday. She shared with us from from Pslams 23. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:05 5778 Sermon (2018.1.4) Chris Morton: Deuteronomy 6 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/07/sermon-2018-1-4-chris-morton-deuteronomy-6/ Wed, 07 Nov 2018 16:51:32 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5764 <p>This Sunday, Chris Morton shared about the importance of memory for our life, legacy and culture from Deuteronomy 6:1-12. 1These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/07/sermon-2018-1-4-chris-morton-deuteronomy-6/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/11/07/sermon-2018-1-4-chris-morton-deuteronomy-6/">Sermon (2018.1.4) Chris Morton: Deuteronomy 6</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This Sunday, Chris Morton shared about the importance of memory for our life, legacy and culture from Deuteronomy 6:1-12. 1These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing ... This Sunday, Chris Morton shared about the importance of memory for our life, legacy and culture from Deuteronomy 6:1-12. 1These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:34 5764 Sermon (2018.10.29) Mark 10:46-52 http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/30/sermon-2018-10-29-mark-1046-52/ Tue, 30 Oct 2018 15:54:02 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5741 <p>April Karli asked us to consider why we sometimes don’t want to express our desires. The things we long for are often deeply buried inside us, and there are a number of reasons we are afraid to admit them. But Jesus invites is to come to him with our longings. Can we learn to trust Jesus to meet our deepest … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/30/sermon-2018-10-29-mark-1046-52/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/30/sermon-2018-10-29-mark-1046-52/">Sermon (2018.10.29) Mark 10:46-52</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli asked us to consider why we sometimes don’t want to express our desires. The things we long for are often deeply buried inside us, and there are a number of reasons we are afraid to admit them. But Jesus invites is to come to him with our l... April Karli asked us to consider why we sometimes don’t want to express our desires. The things we long for are often deeply buried inside us, and there are a number of reasons we are afraid to admit them. But Jesus invites is to come to him with our longings. Can we learn to trust Jesus to meet our deepest … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:17 5741 Living as a Community: Hebrews 10:22 (2018.10.14) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/22/living-as-a-community-hebrews-1022-2018-10-14-2/ Mon, 22 Oct 2018 15:04:31 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5723 <p>Shane Blackshear in his sermon on Christian community suggests that we need Community to make us holy. Christian community as expressed in the local church, as expressed in Austin Mustard Seed must be a durable relationship. Can we disagree without disengaging? We must be willing to share the weight of our tragedies, our burdens, and our rejoicing.   “Community is when you … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/22/living-as-a-community-hebrews-1022-2018-10-14-2/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/22/living-as-a-community-hebrews-1022-2018-10-14-2/">Living as a Community: Hebrews 10:22 (2018.10.14)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane Blackshear in his sermon on Christian community suggests that we need Community to make us holy. Christian community as expressed in the local church, as expressed in Austin Mustard Seed must be a durable relationship. Shane Blackshear in his sermon on Christian community suggests that we need Community to make us holy. Christian community as expressed in the local church, as expressed in Austin Mustard Seed must be a durable relationship. Can we disagree without disengaging? We must be willing to share the weight of our tragedies, our burdens, and our rejoicing.   “Community is when you … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 38:38 5723 The Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13-32 (2018.10.07) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/09/the-parable-of-the-mustard-seed-matthew-13-32-2018-10-07/ Tue, 09 Oct 2018 21:52:29 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5688 <p>As we begin a time of discernment as a church community, April Karli reminds us of our identity as Austin Mustard Seed. The parable of the mustard seed has long been a story told within our community. The seed, that was only supposed to grow into a small weed, became a tree and the birds of the air made their … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/09/the-parable-of-the-mustard-seed-matthew-13-32-2018-10-07/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/10/09/the-parable-of-the-mustard-seed-matthew-13-32-2018-10-07/">The Parable of the Mustard Seed: Matthew 13-32 (2018.10.07)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> As we begin a time of discernment as a church community, April Karli reminds us of our identity as Austin Mustard Seed. The parable of the mustard seed has long been a story told within our community. The seed, As we begin a time of discernment as a church community, April Karli reminds us of our identity as Austin Mustard Seed. The parable of the mustard seed has long been a story told within our community. The seed, that was only supposed to grow into a small weed, became a tree and the birds of the air made their … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:39 5688 Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians (2018.09.30) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/30/pauls-prayer-for-the-ephesians-2018-09-30/ Sun, 30 Sep 2018 21:06:04 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5666 <p>In John’s Final Sermon as Pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, he gives our community a charge as we move into the future. From the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians, we are invited to hold onto wisdom and trust God’s call and guidance in the life of our community.   In addition this week instead of a Prayer of Confession we … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/30/pauls-prayer-for-the-ephesians-2018-09-30/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/30/pauls-prayer-for-the-ephesians-2018-09-30/">Paul’s Prayer for the Ephesians (2018.09.30)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> In John’s Final Sermon as Pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, he gives our community a charge as we move into the future. From the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians, we are invited to hold onto wisdom and trust God’s call and guidance in the life of our comm... In John’s Final Sermon as Pastor of Austin Mustard Seed, he gives our community a charge as we move into the future. From the prayer of Paul for the Ephesians, we are invited to hold onto wisdom and trust God’s call and guidance in the life of our community.   In addition this week instead of a Prayer of Confession we … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:04 5666 Make Good: Collaborating With Others (2018.09.23) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/25/make-good-collaborating-with-others-2018-09-23/ Wed, 26 Sep 2018 03:19:54 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5639 <p>Call To Worship Lord God our Father, Creator of all Your wind swept the waters when the world began, You spoke the Word, that was always your Word. Through your word, all things came to be, The light was separated from darkness. Creation was put into motion To develop and become To participate in relationship with you… When our ancestors … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/25/make-good-collaborating-with-others-2018-09-23/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/25/make-good-collaborating-with-others-2018-09-23/">Make Good: Collaborating With Others (2018.09.23)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Call To Worship Lord God our Father, Creator of all Your wind swept the waters when the world began, You spoke the Word, that was always your Word. Through your word, all things came to be, The light was separated from darkness. Call To Worship Lord God our Father, Creator of all Your wind swept the waters when the world began, You spoke the Word, that was always your Word. Through your word, all things came to be, The light was separated from darkness. Creation was put into motion To develop and become To participate in relationship with you… When our ancestors … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 35:07 5639 Make Good: Seeing What Could Be (2018.09.16) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/18/make-good-seeing-what-could-be-2018-09-16/ Tue, 18 Sep 2018 18:00:37 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5625 <p>Ashley Blackwell reflects on what it means to engage brokenness in healthy ways. Ashley suggests that we when we name what is broken, get curious about what is broken, identify our response to what is broken, and explore our response to what is broken, we can then begin to engage a brokenness with creativity, courage, and compassion. Scripture for this … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/18/make-good-seeing-what-could-be-2018-09-16/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/18/make-good-seeing-what-could-be-2018-09-16/">Make Good: Seeing What Could Be (2018.09.16)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Ashley Blackwell reflects on what it means to engage brokenness in healthy ways. Ashley suggests that we when we name what is broken, get curious about what is broken, identify our response to what is broken, Ashley Blackwell reflects on what it means to engage brokenness in healthy ways. Ashley suggests that we when we name what is broken, get curious about what is broken, identify our response to what is broken, and explore our response to what is broken, we can then begin to engage a brokenness with creativity, courage, and compassion. Scripture for this … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:24 5625 Make Good: Calling & Character (2018.09.09 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/13/make-good-calling-character-2018-09-09-sermon/ Thu, 13 Sep 2018 15:02:47 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5612 <p>From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewal with humility, integrity, and patience. Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10   … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/13/make-good-calling-character-2018-09-09-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/13/make-good-calling-character-2018-09-09-sermon/">Make Good: Calling & Character (2018.09.09 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewa... From the life of Nehemiah, John reflects on what it means to enter into the world around us with hope. When we see things that are broken around us, our call is not to move towards despair or cynism. Rather we are called to join in God’s ongoing renewal with humility, integrity, and patience. Scripture for this Sunday: Nehemiah 1:1-2:10   … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:29 5612 Make Good: Intro (2018.09.02 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/06/make-good-intro-2018-09-02-sermon/ Thu, 06 Sep 2018 14:07:36 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5593 <p>John Chandler begins our series called “Make Good” on lessons we can learn from the story of Nehemiah. Quotes and resources mentioned: How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life Maker Faire Austin Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/09/06/make-good-intro-2018-09-02-sermon/">Make Good: Intro (2018.09.02 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler begins our series called “Make Good” on lessons we can learn from the story of Nehemiah. Quotes and resources mentioned: How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life Maker Faire Austin Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes John Chandler begins our series called “Make Good” on lessons we can learn from the story of Nehemiah. Quotes and resources mentioned: How One Stupid Tweet Blew Up Justine Sacco’s Life Maker Faire Austin Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:21 5593 Community Groups Preview (2018.08.26 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/28/community-groups-preview-2018-08-26-sermon/ Tue, 28 Aug 2018 19:19:12 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5561 <p>John discusses the relational nature of our community groups as we get ready to kick them off with a community group dream session this Wednesday. Quotes and resources mentioned: The Hacking of the American Mind, by Robert Lustig “Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilities. And as it turns out, we are very vulnerable indeed. We … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/28/community-groups-preview-2018-08-26-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/28/community-groups-preview-2018-08-26-sermon/">Community Groups Preview (2018.08.26 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John discusses the relational nature of our community groups as we get ready to kick them off with a community group dream session this Wednesday. Quotes and resources mentioned: The Hacking of the American Mind, John discusses the relational nature of our community groups as we get ready to kick them off with a community group dream session this Wednesday. Quotes and resources mentioned: The Hacking of the American Mind, by Robert Lustig “Technology is seductive when what it offers meets our human vulnerabilities. And as it turns out, we are very vulnerable indeed. We … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:16 5561 Guest Speaker Mike Watson (2018.08.19 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/21/guest-speaker-mike-watson-2018-08-19-sermon/ Tue, 21 Aug 2018 21:56:29 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5544 <p>Mike Watson reflects on the reality that being created in the image of God means that we have been created to relate to each other and God. Mike goes on to suggests three ways of relating to one another and God: Humble Dependence Expectant Faith Abundant Gratitude Our hope then is to be a people who can acknowledge the relational … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/21/guest-speaker-mike-watson-2018-08-19-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/21/guest-speaker-mike-watson-2018-08-19-sermon/">Guest Speaker Mike Watson (2018.08.19 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mike Watson reflects on the reality that being created in the image of God means that we have been created to relate to each other and God. Mike goes on to suggests three ways of relating to one another and God: Humble Dependence Expectant Faith Abunda... Mike Watson reflects on the reality that being created in the image of God means that we have been created to relate to each other and God. Mike goes on to suggests three ways of relating to one another and God: Humble Dependence Expectant Faith Abundant Gratitude Our hope then is to be a people who can acknowledge the relational … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:02 5544 Acts 17 (2018.08.12 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/14/acts-17-2018-08-12-sermon/ Wed, 15 Aug 2018 00:26:35 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5514 <p>April Karli closed out our summer series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 17. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/14/acts-17-2018-08-12-sermon/">Acts 17 (2018.08.12 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli closed out our summer series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 17. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes April Karli closed out our summer series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 17. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:06 5514 Acts 16 (2018.08.05 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/09/acts-16-2018-08-05-sermon/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:59:27 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5494 <p>John Chandler continued our series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 16. Quotes and resources mentioned: Domain Northside ad “They did it because singing is an act of spiritual warfare, resisting the Devil. Just like Paul and Silas, we sing to hold on to hope. We sing in … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/09/acts-16-2018-08-05-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/09/acts-16-2018-08-05-sermon/">Acts 16 (2018.08.05 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continued our series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 16. Quotes and resources mentioned: Domain Northside ad “They did it because singing is an act of spiritual warfare, John Chandler continued our series on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon on Acts 16. Quotes and resources mentioned: Domain Northside ad “They did it because singing is an act of spiritual warfare, resisting the Devil. Just like Paul and Silas, we sing to hold on to hope. We sing in … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:08 5494 Financial Update (2018.08.05 Liturgy Audio) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/09/financial-update-2018-08-05-liturgy-audio/ Thu, 09 Aug 2018 15:52:22 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5493 <p>Ashley Blackwell, on behalf of the Leadership and Stewardship Team, offered an update in our Sunday Liturgy on our encouraging recent giving trends and our summer fundraising goals.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/09/financial-update-2018-08-05-liturgy-audio/">Financial Update (2018.08.05 Liturgy Audio)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Ashley Blackwell, on behalf of the Leadership and Stewardship Team, offered an update in our Sunday Liturgy on our encouraging recent giving trends and our summer fundraising goals. Ashley Blackwell, on behalf of the Leadership and Stewardship Team, offered an update in our Sunday Liturgy on our encouraging recent giving trends and our summer fundraising goals. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 2:36 5493 Special Announcement: Kid’s Coordinator! http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/03/special-announcement-kids-coordinator/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 15:56:18 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5469 <p>As part of our 7/29 liturgy, we were thrilled to announce that Erin Williams has accepted an invitation to serve as our new Kids’ Coordinator! Erin was a military kid who was blessed to spend most of her growing-up years in Southern California. She and her husband and their 3 busy kids relocated to the Austin the summer of 2017, … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/03/special-announcement-kids-coordinator/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/03/special-announcement-kids-coordinator/">Special Announcement: Kid’s Coordinator!</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> As part of our 7/29 liturgy, we were thrilled to announce that Erin Williams has accepted an invitation to serve as our new Kids’ Coordinator! Erin was a military kid who was blessed to spend most of her growing-up years in Southern California. As part of our 7/29 liturgy, we were thrilled to announce that Erin Williams has accepted an invitation to serve as our new Kids’ Coordinator! Erin was a military kid who was blessed to spend most of her growing-up years in Southern California. She and her husband and their 3 busy kids relocated to the Austin the summer of 2017, … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 7:13 5469 Acts 15 (2018.07.29 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/03/acts-15-2018-07-29-sermon/ Fri, 03 Aug 2018 13:54:03 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5467 <p>Andrea Lucado continued our serious on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon Acts 15. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/08/03/acts-15-2018-07-29-sermon/">Acts 15 (2018.07.29 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Andrea Lucado continued our serious on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon Acts 15. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Andrea Lucado continued our serious on Acts — “What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” — with a sermon Acts 15. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:58 5467 Acts 13 – Pisidian Antioch (2018.07.15 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/15/acts-13-pisidian-antioch-2018-07-15-sermon/ Sun, 15 Jul 2018 21:42:51 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5437 <p>John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon Paul and Barnabas’ visit to Pisidian Antioch in Acts 13:13-52. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: Background info on The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch “This is a twist in the story which takes us down, deep down, to the mystery of God’s … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/15/acts-13-pisidian-antioch-2018-07-15-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/15/acts-13-pisidian-antioch-2018-07-15-sermon/">Acts 13 – Pisidian Antioch (2018.07.15 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon Paul and Barnabas’ visit to Pisidian Antioch in Acts 13:13-52. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: Background info on The Holy Hand Grenade of Anti... John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon Paul and Barnabas’ visit to Pisidian Antioch in Acts 13:13-52. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: Background info on The Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch “This is a twist in the story which takes us down, deep down, to the mystery of God’s … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:13 5437 Vision Night (2018.07.08 Audio) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/10/5414/ Tue, 10 Jul 2018 13:40:18 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5414 <p>Audio from our special evening Vision Night gathering. Please make plans to join us July 18 and 25 to continue the conversation. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/10/5414/">Vision Night (2018.07.08 Audio)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Audio from our special evening Vision Night gathering. Please make plans to join us July 18 and 25 to continue the conversation. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Audio from our special evening Vision Night gathering. Please make plans to join us July 18 and 25 to continue the conversation. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 50:47 5414 Acts 11 (2018.07.08 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/09/acts-11-2018-07-08-sermon/ Mon, 09 Jul 2018 17:59:57 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5418 <p>Chris Morton continues our Acts series, What Happens When the Holy Spirit Leads the Way?, with a sermon from Acts 11. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/09/acts-11-2018-07-08-sermon/">Acts 11 (2018.07.08 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton continues our Acts series, What Happens When the Holy Spirit Leads the Way?, with a sermon from Acts 11. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Chris Morton continues our Acts series, What Happens When the Holy Spirit Leads the Way?, with a sermon from Acts 11. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 38:24 5418 Embodiment: Luke 24 (2018.07.01 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/05/embodiment-luke-24-2018-07-01-sermon/ Thu, 05 Jul 2018 13:52:00 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5399 <p>Our friend Weylin Lee from Vox Veniae joined us for a sermon on Jesus’ time on earth in a resurrected body. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Not only are we loved, but we too are called to heal and to liberate. This healing power in us will not come from our capacities and our riches, but in and through our poverty. … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/05/embodiment-luke-24-2018-07-01-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/07/05/embodiment-luke-24-2018-07-01-sermon/">Embodiment: Luke 24 (2018.07.01 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Our friend Weylin Lee from Vox Veniae joined us for a sermon on Jesus’ time on earth in a resurrected body. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Not only are we loved, but we too are called to heal and to liberate. Our friend Weylin Lee from Vox Veniae joined us for a sermon on Jesus’ time on earth in a resurrected body. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Not only are we loved, but we too are called to heal and to liberate. This healing power in us will not come from our capacities and our riches, but in and through our poverty. … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:47 5399 Acts 9 (2018.06.24 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/25/acts-9-2018-06-24-sermon/ Mon, 25 Jun 2018 14:18:30 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5351 <p>John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 9:1-19. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “The Bible teaches that God acts decisively through key redemptive events, such as the Exodus, the giving of the law, the Conquest, the incarnation and life of Christ, his death, his resurrection, his ascension, … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/25/acts-9-2018-06-24-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/25/acts-9-2018-06-24-sermon/">Acts 9 (2018.06.24 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 9:1-19. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “The Bible teaches that God acts decisively through key redemptive events, such as the Exodus, John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 9:1-19. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “The Bible teaches that God acts decisively through key redemptive events, such as the Exodus, the giving of the law, the Conquest, the incarnation and life of Christ, his death, his resurrection, his ascension, … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 41:25 5351 Acts 8 (2018.06.17 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/18/acts-8-2018-06-17-sermon/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 03:18:36 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5328 <p>Chris Morton continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 8:4-25. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Gravitas is a condition of the soul that has developed enough spiritual mass to attract other souls. It makes the soul appear old, but gravitas has nothing to do with age. It has everything … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/18/acts-8-2018-06-17-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/18/acts-8-2018-06-17-sermon/">Acts 8 (2018.06.17 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 8:4-25. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Gravitas is a condition of the soul that has developed enough spiritual mass to attract other s... Chris Morton continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 8:4-25. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: “Gravitas is a condition of the soul that has developed enough spiritual mass to attract other souls. It makes the soul appear old, but gravitas has nothing to do with age. It has everything … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 41:22 5328 Family Update (2018.06.17) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/18/family-update-2018-06-17/ Mon, 18 Jun 2018 01:51:46 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5330 <p>John Chandler offered a Family Update on our financial goals as part of our June 17 liturgy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/18/family-update-2018-06-17/">Family Update (2018.06.17)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler offered a Family Update on our financial goals as part of our June 17 liturgy. John Chandler offered a Family Update on our financial goals as part of our June 17 liturgy. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 7:21 5330 Meet Hope of Life http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/11/meet-hope-of-life/ Mon, 11 Jun 2018 19:35:13 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5301 <p>All summer long we’re asking the question “what happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” This past Sunday was an incredible example. Our 2018 “Mission and Methods” statement grew out of the prayerful work of our Leadership Team to discern “what have we seen the Holy Spirit do among us or prompt us to do, and how can we … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/11/meet-hope-of-life/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/11/meet-hope-of-life/">Meet Hope of Life</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> All summer long we’re asking the question “what happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” This past Sunday was an incredible example. Our 2018 “Mission and Methods” statement grew out of the prayerful work of our Leadership Team to discern “what hav... All summer long we’re asking the question “what happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” This past Sunday was an incredible example. Our 2018 “Mission and Methods” statement grew out of the prayerful work of our Leadership Team to discern “what have we seen the Holy Spirit do among us or prompt us to do, and how can we … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:27 5301 Acts 2:41-47, 4:23-37 (2018.06.03 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/05/acts-241-47-423-37-2018-06-03-sermon/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 13:05:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5273 <p>April Karli continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 2:41-47, 4:23-37. The Church in Jerusalem was devoted to: 1. Learning 2. Fellowship 3. Worship What are some ways that you can connect with your neighbors? 1. Learn your neighbors name 2. Write a handwritten note and deliver it to … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/05/acts-241-47-423-37-2018-06-03-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/05/acts-241-47-423-37-2018-06-03-sermon/">Acts 2:41-47, 4:23-37 (2018.06.03 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 2:41-47, 4:23-37. The Church in Jerusalem was devoted to: 1. Learning 2. Fellowship 3. Worship What are some ways that you can connect wi... April Karli continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 2:41-47, 4:23-37. The Church in Jerusalem was devoted to: 1. Learning 2. Fellowship 3. Worship What are some ways that you can connect with your neighbors? 1. Learn your neighbors name 2. Write a handwritten note and deliver it to … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:29 5273 Family Update on our Liturgy http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/05/family-update-on-our-liturgy/ Tue, 05 Jun 2018 12:45:59 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5271 <p>Before the sermon in our June 3rd liturgy, Shane Blackshear and Daniel Read shared an update on some short-term hopes and needs for our Liturgy.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/06/05/family-update-on-our-liturgy/">Family Update on our Liturgy</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Before the sermon in our June 3rd liturgy, Shane Blackshear and Daniel Read shared an update on some short-term hopes and needs for our Liturgy. Before the sermon in our June 3rd liturgy, Shane Blackshear and Daniel Read shared an update on some short-term hopes and needs for our Liturgy. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 11:59 5271 Acts 7 (2018.05.27 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/29/acts-7-2018-05-27-sermon/ Tue, 29 May 2018 02:01:23 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5260 <p>John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 7. Daily Examen (late in the day): 1. Become aware of God’s presence. 2. Review the day with gratitude. 3. Pay attention to your emotions. 4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it. 5. Look toward … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/29/acts-7-2018-05-27-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/29/acts-7-2018-05-27-sermon/">Acts 7 (2018.05.27 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 7. Daily Examen (late in the day): 1. Become aware of God’s presence. 2. Review the day with gratitude. 3. John Chandler continues our series on “Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?” with a sermon on Acts 7. Daily Examen (late in the day): 1. Become aware of God’s presence. 2. Review the day with gratitude. 3. Pay attention to your emotions. 4. Choose one feature of the day and pray from it. 5. Look toward … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:14 5260 Family Update on our Children’s Ministry http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/27/family-update-on-our-childrens-ministry/ Sun, 27 May 2018 21:03:12 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5257 <p>Before the sermon in our May 27 liturgy, Shane Blackshear and April Karli shared an update on some short-term hopes and needs for our children’s ministry.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/27/family-update-on-our-childrens-ministry/">Family Update on our Children’s Ministry</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Before the sermon in our May 27 liturgy, Shane Blackshear and April Karli shared an update on some short-term hopes and needs for our children’s ministry. Before the sermon in our May 27 liturgy, Shane Blackshear and April Karli shared an update on some short-term hopes and needs for our children’s ministry. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 12:37 5257 Pentecost – Acts 2 (2018.05.20 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/25/pentecost-acts-2-2018-05-20-sermon/ Fri, 25 May 2018 13:57:13 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5252 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/25/pentecost-acts-2-2018-05-20-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/25/pentecost-acts-2-2018-05-20-sermon/">Pentecost – Acts 2 (2018.05.20 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:53 5252 Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way? http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/17/acts-what-happens-when-the-holy-spirit-leads-the-way/ Thu, 17 May 2018 16:55:37 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5225 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/17/acts-what-happens-when-the-holy-spirit-leads-the-way/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/17/acts-what-happens-when-the-holy-spirit-leads-the-way/">Acts: What happens when the Holy Spirit leads the way?</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 4:24 5225 Flee from Idols – 1 John 5 (2018.05.13 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/14/flee-from-idols-1-john-5-2018-05-13-sermon/ Mon, 14 May 2018 03:24:04 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5214 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/14/flee-from-idols-1-john-5-2018-05-13-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/14/flee-from-idols-1-john-5-2018-05-13-sermon/">Flee from Idols – 1 John 5 (2018.05.13 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:56 5214 1 John 4 (2018.05.06 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/08/1-john-4-2018-05-06-sermon/ Tue, 08 May 2018 21:45:13 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5194 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/08/1-john-4-2018-05-06-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/05/08/1-john-4-2018-05-06-sermon/">1 John 4 (2018.05.06 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 exper... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:19 5194 Love in Truth and Action—1 John 3 (2018.04.29 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/30/love-in-truth-and-action-1-john-3-2018-04-29-sermon/ Mon, 30 Apr 2018 15:44:06 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5173 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/30/love-in-truth-and-action-1-john-3-2018-04-29-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/30/love-in-truth-and-action-1-john-3-2018-04-29-sermon/">Love in Truth and Action—1 John 3 (2018.04.29 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:39 5173 God is Like Jesus—1 John 2 (2018.04.15 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/16/god-is-like-jesus-1-john-2-2018-04-15-sermon/ Mon, 16 Apr 2018 01:28:00 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5113 <p>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</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/16/god-is-like-jesus-1-john-2-2018-04-15-sermon/">God is Like Jesus—1 John 2 (2018.04.15 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:49 5113 1 John 1 (2018.04.08 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/09/1-john-1-2018-04-08-sermon/ Mon, 09 Apr 2018 00:04:56 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5087 <p>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. … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/09/1-john-1-2018-04-08-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/09/1-john-1-2018-04-08-sermon/">1 John 1 (2018.04.08 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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), 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:16 5087 Easter (2018.04.01 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/03/easter-2018-04-01-sermon/ Tue, 03 Apr 2018 22:37:13 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=5075 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/03/easter-2018-04-01-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/04/03/easter-2018-04-01-sermon/">Easter (2018.04.01 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:58 5075 Don't Believe the Hype (2018.03.25 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/26/dont-believe-the-hype-2018-03-25-sermon/ Mon, 26 Mar 2018 14:08:57 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4931 <p>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</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/26/dont-believe-the-hype-2018-03-25-sermon/">Don't Believe the Hype (2018.03.25 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:02 4931 Simplicity (2018.03.18 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/19/simplicity-2018-03-18-sermon/ Mon, 19 Mar 2018 15:25:26 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4911 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/19/simplicity-2018-03-18-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/19/simplicity-2018-03-18-sermon/">Simplicity (2018.03.18 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 see... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 41:17 4911 Scripture (2018.03.11 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/11/scripture-2018-03-11-sermon/ Sun, 11 Mar 2018 21:10:23 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4895 <p>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. … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/11/scripture-2018-03-11-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/11/scripture-2018-03-11-sermon/">Scripture (2018.03.11 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:59 4895 Confession (2018.03.04 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/04/confession-2018-03-04-sermon/ Mon, 05 Mar 2018 03:50:30 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4878 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/04/confession-2018-03-04-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/03/04/confession-2018-03-04-sermon/">Confession (2018.03.04 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:32 4878 Fasting (2018.02.25 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/25/fasting-2018-02-25-sermon/ Mon, 26 Feb 2018 04:08:53 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4853 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/25/fasting-2018-02-25-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/25/fasting-2018-02-25-sermon/">Fasting (2018.02.25 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:59 4856 Gratitude (2018.02.18 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/19/gratitude-2018-02-18-sermon/ Mon, 19 Feb 2018 15:19:44 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4838 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/19/gratitude-2018-02-18-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/19/gratitude-2018-02-18-sermon/">Gratitude (2018.02.18 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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,... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 43:55 4854 Raise Leaders (2018.02.11 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/11/raise-leaders-2018-02-11-sermon/ Sun, 11 Feb 2018 22:31:15 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4814 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/11/raise-leaders-2018-02-11-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/11/raise-leaders-2018-02-11-sermon/">Raise Leaders (2018.02.11 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 40:45 4851 Seek Opportunities (2018.02.04 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/05/seek-opportunities-2017-02-04-sermon/ Mon, 05 Feb 2018 16:01:26 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4788 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/05/seek-opportunities-2017-02-04-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/02/05/seek-opportunities-2017-02-04-sermon/">Seek Opportunities (2018.02.04 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 sp... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:15 4847 Develop Connections (2018.01.28 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/29/develop-connections-2018-01-28-sermon/ Mon, 29 Jan 2018 15:34:00 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4775 <p>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</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/29/develop-connections-2018-01-28-sermon/">Develop Connections (2018.01.28 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 Ji... 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 Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:59 4845 Cultivate Relationships (2018.01.21 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/22/cultivate-relationships-2018-01-21-sermon/ Mon, 22 Jan 2018 15:18:02 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4766 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/22/cultivate-relationships-2018-01-21-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/22/cultivate-relationships-2018-01-21-sermon/">Cultivate Relationships (2018.01.21 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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 — Ne... 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 45:38 4844 Learn Practices (2017.01.14 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/15/learn-practices-2017-01-14-sermon/ Mon, 15 Jan 2018 16:31:52 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4747 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/15/learn-practices-2017-01-14-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/15/learn-practices-2017-01-14-sermon/">Learn Practices (2017.01.14 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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. 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 47:23 4841 Our Mission (2018.01.07 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/08/our-mission-2018-01-07-sermon/ Mon, 08 Jan 2018 16:39:11 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4737 <p>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 … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/08/our-mission-2018-01-07-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2018/01/08/our-mission-2018-01-07-sermon/">Our Mission (2018.01.07 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> 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, 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 → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:51 4839 Advent 3 – Love (2017.12.17 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/18/advent-3-love-2017-12-17-sermon/ Mon, 18 Dec 2017 18:49:22 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4710 <p>Chris Morton shares about love from the life of Jesus adopted father Joseph. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/18/advent-3-love-2017-12-17-sermon/">Advent 3 – Love (2017.12.17 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton shares about love from the life of Jesus adopted father Joseph. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Chris Morton shares about love from the life of Jesus adopted father Joseph. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:22 4835 Advent 2 — Joy (2017.12.10 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/11/advent-2-joy-2017-12-10-sermon/ Mon, 11 Dec 2017 15:23:04 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4702 <p>Gideon Tsang, our friend and pastor of Vox Veniae, continued our Advent reflections with an invitation to live with joy. Quotes and Resources: “If I do not feel a sense of joy in God’s creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfulness, I have advanced very little upon the Way. I have not yet learnt … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/11/advent-2-joy-2017-12-10-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/11/advent-2-joy-2017-12-10-sermon/">Advent 2 — Joy (2017.12.10 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Gideon Tsang, our friend and pastor of Vox Veniae, continued our Advent reflections with an invitation to live with joy. Quotes and Resources: “If I do not feel a sense of joy in God’s creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfuln... Gideon Tsang, our friend and pastor of Vox Veniae, continued our Advent reflections with an invitation to live with joy. Quotes and Resources: “If I do not feel a sense of joy in God’s creation, if I forget to offer the world back to God with thankfulness, I have advanced very little upon the Way. I have not yet learnt … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:20 4834 Advent 1 — Mark 1:1-3 (2017.12.03 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/03/advent-1-mark-11-3-2017-12-03-sermon/ Sun, 03 Dec 2017 23:31:50 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4685 <p>John Chandler Advent, and the new Christian year, with a look at the arrival of Jesus as told by the Gospel of Mark. Quotes and Resources: “proclaiming Jesus is not a philosophical concept or the most recent speculative homiletical theory. It means that proclaiming Jesus to generate hope is grounded in this world and should have an impact on this … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/03/advent-1-mark-11-3-2017-12-03-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/12/03/advent-1-mark-11-3-2017-12-03-sermon/">Advent 1 — Mark 1:1-3 (2017.12.03 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler Advent, and the new Christian year, with a look at the arrival of Jesus as told by the Gospel of Mark. Quotes and Resources: “proclaiming Jesus is not a philosophical concept or the most recent speculative homiletical theory. John Chandler Advent, and the new Christian year, with a look at the arrival of Jesus as told by the Gospel of Mark. Quotes and Resources: “proclaiming Jesus is not a philosophical concept or the most recent speculative homiletical theory. It means that proclaiming Jesus to generate hope is grounded in this world and should have an impact on this … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:01 4832 Catechesis: Community Questions Bonus Round Podcast http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/30/catechesis-community-questions-bonus-round-podcast/ Thu, 30 Nov 2017 23:52:34 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4671 <p>Chris Morton and John Chandler close out our Catechesis series with another round of questions that didn’t make it into the sermon on Sunday. Questions Responded to: What is heaven/what might the kingdom of God coming look like? Did Jesus die to save us and be a sacrifice for our sin or was it something else? What is salvation? What … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/30/catechesis-community-questions-bonus-round-podcast/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/30/catechesis-community-questions-bonus-round-podcast/">Catechesis: Community Questions Bonus Round Podcast</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton and John Chandler close out our Catechesis series with another round of questions that didn’t make it into the sermon on Sunday. Questions Responded to: What is heaven/what might the kingdom of God coming look like? Chris Morton and John Chandler close out our Catechesis series with another round of questions that didn’t make it into the sermon on Sunday. Questions Responded to: What is heaven/what might the kingdom of God coming look like? Did Jesus die to save us and be a sacrifice for our sin or was it something else? What is salvation? What … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 52:07 4830 Catechesis: Community Questions (2017.11.26 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/27/catechesis-community-questions-2017-11-26-sermon/ Mon, 27 Nov 2017 16:02:34 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4656 <p>April Karli, Shane Blackshear, and John Chandler close out our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by responding to questions submitted by our community. Questions Responded to: What are the essential beliefs a church should hold to be considered Christian? In what sense is the bible “inspired” by God? We often hear about how the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/27/catechesis-community-questions-2017-11-26-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/27/catechesis-community-questions-2017-11-26-sermon/">Catechesis: Community Questions (2017.11.26 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli, Shane Blackshear, and John Chandler close out our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by responding to questions submitted by our community. Questions Responded to: What are the essential belief... April Karli, Shane Blackshear, and John Chandler close out our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by responding to questions submitted by our community. Questions Responded to: What are the essential beliefs a church should hold to be considered Christian? In what sense is the bible “inspired” by God? We often hear about how the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 42:05 4656 Catechesis Week 8: Who is the Holy Spirit? (2017.11.20 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/20/catechesis-week-8-who-is-the-holy-spirit-2017-11-20-sermon/ Mon, 20 Nov 2017 15:22:42 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4646 <p>April Karli continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “Who is the Holy Spirit?” Quotes and Resources: “When believers live in the power of the Spirit, the evidence in their lives is supernatural. The church cannot but be different, and the world cannot help but notice.” — Francis Chan Download … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/20/catechesis-week-8-who-is-the-holy-spirit-2017-11-20-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/20/catechesis-week-8-who-is-the-holy-spirit-2017-11-20-sermon/">Catechesis Week 8: Who is the Holy Spirit? (2017.11.20 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “Who is the Holy Spirit?” Quotes and Resources: “When believers live in the power of the Spirit, April Karli continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “Who is the Holy Spirit?” Quotes and Resources: “When believers live in the power of the Spirit, the evidence in their lives is supernatural. The church cannot but be different, and the world cannot help but notice.” — Francis Chan Download … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:52 4646 Catechesis Week 7: What happened at the cross? (2017.11.12 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/13/catechesis-week-7-what-happened-at-the-cross-2017-11-12-sermon/ Mon, 13 Nov 2017 16:02:40 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4626 <p>John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What happened at the cross?” Quotes and Resources: “Ultimately, we cannot understand the full meaning of the cross of Christ. We can only stand in silence before it, acknowledge its wonder, and submit to its power. Nevertheless, we desire to understand … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/13/catechesis-week-7-what-happened-at-the-cross-2017-11-12-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/13/catechesis-week-7-what-happened-at-the-cross-2017-11-12-sermon/">Catechesis Week 7: What happened at the cross? (2017.11.12 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What happened at the cross?” Quotes and Resources: “Ultimately, we cannot understand the full meaning of the cross of ... John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What happened at the cross?” Quotes and Resources: “Ultimately, we cannot understand the full meaning of the cross of Christ. We can only stand in silence before it, acknowledge its wonder, and submit to its power. Nevertheless, we desire to understand … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:29 4827 Who is Jesus? (Cutting Room Floor Podcast) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/11/who-is-jesus-cutting-room-floor-podcast/ Sat, 11 Nov 2017 23:30:20 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4624 <p>Throughout the Catechesis series, we’re providing an extra “cutting room floor” podcast, where we share some key ideas that we didn’t have time for in the week’s sermon. This week, we asked the question “who is Jesus?” and discovered three core ideas the Church has always believed about Jesus. One is that Jesus is SMART! As Dallas Willard says in Divine … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/11/who-is-jesus-cutting-room-floor-podcast/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/11/who-is-jesus-cutting-room-floor-podcast/">Who is Jesus? (Cutting Room Floor Podcast)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Throughout the Catechesis series, we’re providing an extra “cutting room floor” podcast, where we share some key ideas that we didn’t have time for in the week’s sermon. This week, we asked the question “who is Jesus? Throughout the Catechesis series, we’re providing an extra “cutting room floor” podcast, where we share some key ideas that we didn’t have time for in the week’s sermon. This week, we asked the question “who is Jesus?” and discovered three core ideas the Church has always believed about Jesus. One is that Jesus is SMART! As Dallas Willard says in Divine … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:08 4826 Catechesis Week 6: Who is Jesus? (2017.11.05 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/07/catechesis-week-6-who-is-jesus-2017-11-05-sermon/ Tue, 07 Nov 2017 20:27:21 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4620 <p>To understand Jesus is to understand this mystery of God dwelling on the earth in human form, somehow both divine and human at the same time. But to understand Jesus is to also understand how Jesus is active and present within the Trinity both before his human birth and after his resurrection.  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/11/07/catechesis-week-6-who-is-jesus-2017-11-05-sermon/">Catechesis Week 6: Who is Jesus? (2017.11.05 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> To understand Jesus is to understand this mystery of God dwelling on the earth in human form, somehow both divine and human at the same time. But to understand Jesus is to also understand how Jesus is active and present within the Trinity both before h... To understand Jesus is to understand this mystery of God dwelling on the earth in human form, somehow both divine and human at the same time. But to understand Jesus is to also understand how Jesus is active and present within the Trinity both before his human birth and after his resurrection.   Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 35:37 4825 Catechesis Week 5: What does it mean to be created in the image of God? (2017.10.29 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/30/catechesis-week-5-what-does-it-mean-to-be-created-in-the-image-of-god-2017-10-29-sermon/ Mon, 30 Oct 2017 14:37:31 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4603 <p>John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What does it mean to be created in the image of God?” Quotes and Resources: “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” — Anne … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/30/catechesis-week-5-what-does-it-mean-to-be-created-in-the-image-of-god-2017-10-29-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/30/catechesis-week-5-what-does-it-mean-to-be-created-in-the-image-of-god-2017-10-29-sermon/">Catechesis Week 5: What does it mean to be created in the image of God? (2017.10.29 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What does it mean to be created in the image of God?” Quotes and Resources: “You can safely assume you’ve created God ... John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What does it mean to be created in the image of God?” Quotes and Resources: “You can safely assume you’ve created God in your own image when it turns out that God hates all the same people you do.” — Anne … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:27 4643 What is God’s role in creation? (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 4) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/28/what-is-gods-role-in-creation-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-4/ Sat, 28 Oct 2017 17:03:32 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4593 <p>John Chandler continues our Catechesis discussion on “What is the role of God in creation?” with thoughts and extras that didn’t make it into the sermon.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/28/what-is-gods-role-in-creation-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-4/">What is God’s role in creation? (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 4)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our Catechesis discussion on “What is the role of God in creation?” with thoughts and extras that didn’t make it into the sermon. John Chandler continues our Catechesis discussion on “What is the role of God in creation?” with thoughts and extras that didn’t make it into the sermon. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 15:59 4641 Catechesis Week 4: What is God’s relationship with creation? (2017.10.22 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/24/catechesis-week-4-what-is-gods-relationship-with-creation-2017-10-22-sermon/ Tue, 24 Oct 2017 14:27:55 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4578 <p>John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is God’s relationship with creation?” Quotes and Resources: “This principle proceeds from the assumption that the grace of God can be seen in the raising of Christ, and concludes that Christ’s resurrection is the beginning of the new creation of … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/24/catechesis-week-4-what-is-gods-relationship-with-creation-2017-10-22-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/24/catechesis-week-4-what-is-gods-relationship-with-creation-2017-10-22-sermon/">Catechesis Week 4: What is God’s relationship with creation? (2017.10.22 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is God’s relationship with creation?” Quotes and Resources: “This principle proceeds from the assumption that the... John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is God’s relationship with creation?” Quotes and Resources: “This principle proceeds from the assumption that the grace of God can be seen in the raising of Christ, and concludes that Christ’s resurrection is the beginning of the new creation of … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:47 4639 What does it mean that God is a trinity? (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 3) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/21/what-does-it-mean-that-god-is-a-trinity-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-3/ Sat, 21 Oct 2017 20:47:15 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4574 <p>Shane Blackshear continues our Catechesis discussion on what is the Bible with thoughts and extras that didn’t make it into the sermon. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: The Trinity (Guides to Theology), by Roger Olson and Christopher Hall Scot McKnight blog posts on the Trinity controversy St Patrick’s Bad Analogies (YouTube)</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/21/what-does-it-mean-that-god-is-a-trinity-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-3/">What does it mean that God is a trinity? (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 3)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane Blackshear continues our Catechesis discussion on what is the Bible with thoughts and extras that didn’t make it into the sermon. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: The Trinity (Guides to Theology), by Roger Olson and Christopher Hall Scot McKnight ... Shane Blackshear continues our Catechesis discussion on what is the Bible with thoughts and extras that didn’t make it into the sermon. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: The Trinity (Guides to Theology), by Roger Olson and Christopher Hall Scot McKnight blog posts on the Trinity controversy St Patrick’s Bad Analogies (YouTube) Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 12:37 4638 Catechesis Week 3: What is the Trinity? (2017.10.15 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/15/catechesis-week-3-what-is-the-trinity-2017-10-15-sermon/ Sun, 15 Oct 2017 22:22:52 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4564 <p>Shane Blackshear continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is the Trinity?” Download the Reflection & Discussion Guide Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Discuss more in a Community Group</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/15/catechesis-week-3-what-is-the-trinity-2017-10-15-sermon/">Catechesis Week 3: What is the Trinity? (2017.10.15 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane Blackshear continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is the Trinity?” Download the Reflection & Discussion Guide Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Discuss more i... Shane Blackshear continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is the Trinity?” Download the Reflection & Discussion Guide Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Discuss more in a Community Group Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 35:12 4637 What is the Bible? (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 2) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/12/what-is-the-bible-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-2/ Thu, 12 Oct 2017 18:04:16 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4560 <p>John Chandler continues our Catechesis discussion on what is the Bible with parts that didn’t make it into the sermon, as well as questions and thoughts that came out of the Community Group discussions. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: The most frequent way we have of getting rid of the puzzling or unpleasant difficulties in the Bible is to systematize it, … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/12/what-is-the-bible-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-2/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/12/what-is-the-bible-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-2/">What is the Bible? (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 2)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our Catechesis discussion on what is the Bible with parts that didn’t make it into the sermon, as well as questions and thoughts that came out of the Community Group discussions. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: The most frequent... John Chandler continues our Catechesis discussion on what is the Bible with parts that didn’t make it into the sermon, as well as questions and thoughts that came out of the Community Group discussions. Quotes and Resources Mentioned: The most frequent way we have of getting rid of the puzzling or unpleasant difficulties in the Bible is to systematize it, … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:36 4636 Catechesis Week 2: What is the Bible? (2017.10.08 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/08/catechesis-week-2-what-is-the-bible-2017-10-08-sermon/ Mon, 09 Oct 2017 03:33:31 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4545 <p>John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is the Bible?” Quotes and Resources Mentioned ”But biblical interpretation is a true community activity. It is much more than individuals studying a passage for a week or so. It is about individuals who see themselves as part of a … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/08/catechesis-week-2-what-is-the-bible-2017-10-08-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/08/catechesis-week-2-what-is-the-bible-2017-10-08-sermon/">Catechesis Week 2: What is the Bible? (2017.10.08 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is the Bible?” Quotes and Resources Mentioned ”But biblical interpretation is a true community activity. John Chandler continues our eight week discussion series, “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed”, by asking the question: “What is the Bible?” Quotes and Resources Mentioned ”But biblical interpretation is a true community activity. It is much more than individuals studying a passage for a week or so. It is about individuals who see themselves as part of a … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 43:21 4634 What is Belief? Cutting Room Floor (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 1) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/07/what-is-belief-cutting-room-floor-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-1/ Sat, 07 Oct 2017 17:54:08 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4536 <p>During our nine-week Catechesis discussion, we’ll have a bonus episode in addition to our weekly sermon podcast. In this episode, Chris digs a little further into why Christian Beliefs are reasonable…at least they can be. He also waxes about a two of his favorite books.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/07/what-is-belief-cutting-room-floor-catechesis-bonus-podcast-week-1/">What is Belief? Cutting Room Floor (Catechesis Bonus Podcast Week 1)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> During our nine-week Catechesis discussion, we’ll have a bonus episode in addition to our weekly sermon podcast. In this episode, Chris digs a little further into why Christian Beliefs are reasonable…at least they can be. During our nine-week Catechesis discussion, we’ll have a bonus episode in addition to our weekly sermon podcast. In this episode, Chris digs a little further into why Christian Beliefs are reasonable…at least they can be. He also waxes about a two of his favorite books. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 4633 Catechesis Week 1: What Makes a Belief "Christian?" (2017.10.01 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/02/catechesis-week-1-what-makes-a-belief-christian-2017-10-01-sermon/ Mon, 02 Oct 2017 16:27:49 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4518 <p>“You Americans are waking up to the fact that people are sick to death of bad religion.” Michael Frost Chris Morton opens up our nine week discussion series “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed” by asking the question: “What makes a belief Christian?” Quotes and Resources The Patient Ferment of the Early Church, Alan Krieder. An in-depth look at … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/02/catechesis-week-1-what-makes-a-belief-christian-2017-10-01-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/10/02/catechesis-week-1-what-makes-a-belief-christian-2017-10-01-sermon/">Catechesis Week 1: What Makes a Belief "Christian?" (2017.10.01 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> “You Americans are waking up to the fact that people are sick to death of bad religion.” Michael Frost Chris Morton opens up our nine week discussion series “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed” by asking the question: “What makes a belief ... “You Americans are waking up to the fact that people are sick to death of bad religion.” Michael Frost Chris Morton opens up our nine week discussion series “Catechesis: What the Church Has Always Believed” by asking the question: “What makes a belief Christian?” Quotes and Resources The Patient Ferment of the Early Church, Alan Krieder. An in-depth look at … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 38:12 4631 Mission (2017.09.24 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/25/mission-2017-09-24-sermon/ Mon, 25 Sep 2017 16:54:03 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4505 <p>John Chandler finished our mini-series on our hope to be a people formed into mission through community. Resource mentioned: Becoming “Homemakers” in Our Sacred Neighborhoods – Missio Alliance Questions to consider: How is God already flowing into the places I inhabit? What would it look like for this place to be restored to what God intended it to be? What … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/25/mission-2017-09-24-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/25/mission-2017-09-24-sermon/">Mission (2017.09.24 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler finished our mini-series on our hope to be a people formed into mission through community. Resource mentioned: Becoming “Homemakers” in Our Sacred Neighborhoods – Missio Alliance Questions to consider: How is God already flowing into the ... John Chandler finished our mini-series on our hope to be a people formed into mission through community. Resource mentioned: Becoming “Homemakers” in Our Sacred Neighborhoods – Missio Alliance Questions to consider: How is God already flowing into the places I inhabit? What would it look like for this place to be restored to what God intended it to be? What … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 39:40 4628 Formation (2017.09.17 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/18/formation-2017-09-17-sermon/ Mon, 18 Sep 2017 15:05:10 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4486 <p>John Chandler continued our mini-series on our hope to be a people formed through community. Quotes and resources mentioned: “Spiritual formation” in the Christian tradition is a process of increasingly being possessed and permeated by such character traits as we walk in the easy yoke of discipleship with Jesus our teacher. From the inward character the deeds of love then … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/18/formation-2017-09-17-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/18/formation-2017-09-17-sermon/">Formation (2017.09.17 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continued our mini-series on our hope to be a people formed through community. Quotes and resources mentioned: “Spiritual formation” in the Christian tradition is a process of increasingly being possessed and permeated by such character t... John Chandler continued our mini-series on our hope to be a people formed through community. Quotes and resources mentioned: “Spiritual formation” in the Christian tradition is a process of increasingly being possessed and permeated by such character traits as we walk in the easy yoke of discipleship with Jesus our teacher. From the inward character the deeds of love then … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:30 4625 Community (2017.09.10 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/10/community-2017-09-10-sermon/ Mon, 11 Sep 2017 00:52:53 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4469 <p>John Chandler began a mini-series on our call to be formed into mission through community. Quotes and resources mentioned: But, I can’t read the Bible without seeing the idea of “community” everywhere, page after page. There must be thousands of verses for community to every one verse about the afterlife. — Scot McKnight Engagement with others in depth is always … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/10/community-2017-09-10-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/09/10/community-2017-09-10-sermon/">Community (2017.09.10 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler began a mini-series on our call to be formed into mission through community. Quotes and resources mentioned: But, I can’t read the Bible without seeing the idea of “community” everywhere, page after page. John Chandler began a mini-series on our call to be formed into mission through community. Quotes and resources mentioned: But, I can’t read the Bible without seeing the idea of “community” everywhere, page after page. There must be thousands of verses for community to every one verse about the afterlife. — Scot McKnight Engagement with others in depth is always … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:52 4622 Be the Bridge (2017.08.20 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/21/4452/ Mon, 21 Aug 2017 16:26:37 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4452 <p>Latasha Morrison, the founder of Be the Bridge, joined us to talk about the Gospel nature of racial reconciliation. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/21/4452/">Be the Bridge (2017.08.20 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Latasha Morrison, the founder of Be the Bridge, joined us to talk about the Gospel nature of racial reconciliation. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Latasha Morrison, the founder of Be the Bridge, joined us to talk about the Gospel nature of racial reconciliation. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 53:16 4471 Matthew 13:24-43 (Sermon 2017.08.13) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/18/matthew-1324-43-sermon-2017-08-13/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:23:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4446 <p>This week Jamie McCormick leads a discussion with Leah Gonzalez and Jason Carrion on Matthew 13:24-43.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/18/matthew-1324-43-sermon-2017-08-13/">Matthew 13:24-43 (Sermon 2017.08.13)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week Jamie McCormick leads a discussion with Leah Gonzalez and Jason Carrion on Matthew 13:24-43. This week Jamie McCormick leads a discussion with Leah Gonzalez and Jason Carrion on Matthew 13:24-43. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:15 4446 Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (Sermon 2017.08.06) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/18/matthew-131-9-18-23-sermon-2017-08-06/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 18:06:45 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4443 <p>Our Community Developer, Chris Morton shares with us from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/18/matthew-131-9-18-23-sermon-2017-08-06/">Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23 (Sermon 2017.08.06)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Our Community Developer, Chris Morton shares with us from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Our Community Developer, Chris Morton shares with us from Matthew 13:1-9, 18-23. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:14 4443 Matthew 11:16-30 (Sermon 2017.07.30) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/18/matthew-1116-30-sermon-2017-07-30/ Fri, 18 Aug 2017 17:56:05 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4441 <p>Member of the AMS leadership team, April Karli brings us a message from Matthew 11:16-30.</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/08/18/matthew-1116-30-sermon-2017-07-30/">Matthew 11:16-30 (Sermon 2017.07.30)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Member of the AMS leadership team, April Karli brings us a message from Matthew 11:16-30. Member of the AMS leadership team, April Karli brings us a message from Matthew 11:16-30. Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:36 4441 Luke 12:49-53 (Sermon 2017.07.23) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/24/luke-1249-53-sermon-2017-07-23/ Mon, 24 Jul 2017 16:30:43 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4414 <p>This week Gena Minnix shares with us from Luke 12:49-53.   What is Good Conflict? Luke 12:49-53 The scripture passage for today invites us into a conversation about conflict. So we’ll look at that passage in just a moment, but before we do, I’d like to begin by sharing a story you may have heard if you’ve been listening to … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/24/luke-1249-53-sermon-2017-07-23/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/24/luke-1249-53-sermon-2017-07-23/">Luke 12:49-53 (Sermon 2017.07.23)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This week Gena Minnix shares with us from Luke 12:49-53.   What is Good Conflict? Luke 12:49-53 The scripture passage for today invites us into a conversation about conflict. So we’ll look at that passage in just a moment, but before we do, This week Gena Minnix shares with us from Luke 12:49-53.   What is Good Conflict? Luke 12:49-53 The scripture passage for today invites us into a conversation about conflict. So we’ll look at that passage in just a moment, but before we do, I’d like to begin by sharing a story you may have heard if you’ve been listening to … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:59 4414 Mark 6:7-12 (Sermon 2017.07.16) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/21/matthew-1024-39-sermon-2017-07-16/ Fri, 21 Jul 2017 19:24:59 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4406 <p>Chris Morton delves into the question “does Jesus have something he wants me to do with my life?”</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/21/matthew-1024-39-sermon-2017-07-16/">Mark 6:7-12 (Sermon 2017.07.16)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton delves into the question “does Jesus have something he wants me to do with my life?” Chris Morton delves into the question “does Jesus have something he wants me to do with my life?” Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 35:23 4406 Matthew 9:35-10:8 (Sermon 2017.07.09) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/14/matthew-935-108-sermon-2017-07-09/ Fri, 14 Jul 2017 17:46:13 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4401 <p>AMS was so happy to have Mary Whitehurst join us and share from Matthew 9:35-10:8. Mary Whitehurst is a native of Memphis, TN, but currently lives with her husband and 5 year old son (both named Jamar) in Hutto, TX. She received a Bachelor’s in Social Work from TCU and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/14/matthew-935-108-sermon-2017-07-09/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/14/matthew-935-108-sermon-2017-07-09/">Matthew 9:35-10:8 (Sermon 2017.07.09)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> AMS was so happy to have Mary Whitehurst join us and share from Matthew 9:35-10:8. Mary Whitehurst is a native of Memphis, TN, but currently lives with her husband and 5 year old son (both named Jamar) in Hutto, TX. AMS was so happy to have Mary Whitehurst join us and share from Matthew 9:35-10:8. Mary Whitehurst is a native of Memphis, TN, but currently lives with her husband and 5 year old son (both named Jamar) in Hutto, TX. She received a Bachelor’s in Social Work from TCU and is currently pursuing a Master of Divinity degree at the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:14 4401 Song of Solomon 8 (Sermon 2017.7.2) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/05/song-of-solomon-8-sermon-2017-7-2/ Wed, 05 Jul 2017 18:07:23 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4380 <p>Kevin Jordan shares from Song of Solomon 8. The Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) is a passionate love song depicting the love shared between a bridegroom and his bride. Traditionally, though, it has also been understood to be an allegory or a picture of God’s love, particularly the love of Jesus Christ (the Bridegroom) for … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/05/song-of-solomon-8-sermon-2017-7-2/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/07/05/song-of-solomon-8-sermon-2017-7-2/">Song of Solomon 8 (Sermon 2017.7.2)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Kevin Jordan shares from Song of Solomon 8. The Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) is a passionate love song depicting the love shared between a bridegroom and his bride. Traditionally, though, Kevin Jordan shares from Song of Solomon 8. The Song of Songs (also known as the Song of Solomon) is a passionate love song depicting the love shared between a bridegroom and his bride. Traditionally, though, it has also been understood to be an allegory or a picture of God’s love, particularly the love of Jesus Christ (the Bridegroom) for … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:46 4380 Matthew 7:21-29 (Sermon 2017.06.25) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/26/matthew-721-29-sermon-2017-06-25/ Mon, 26 Jun 2017 21:00:11 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4368 <p>Shane Blackshear shares from Matthew 7:21-29 and discusses faith, doubt, and how the body of the church can and should help us establish the rock that we build our house on. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/26/matthew-721-29-sermon-2017-06-25/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/26/matthew-721-29-sermon-2017-06-25/">Matthew 7:21-29 (Sermon 2017.06.25)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane Blackshear shares from Matthew 7:21-29 and discusses faith, doubt, and how the body of the church can and should help us establish the rock that we build our house on. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, Shane Blackshear shares from Matthew 7:21-29 and discusses faith, doubt, and how the body of the church can and should help us establish the rock that we build our house on. “Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 46:28 4368 Matthew 6:24-34 (Sermon 2017.06.18) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/22/matthew-624-34-sermon-2017-06-18/ Thu, 22 Jun 2017 23:50:27 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4362 <p>This past Sunday, Ashley Blackwell led us through Matthew 6:24-34. No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/22/matthew-624-34-sermon-2017-06-18/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/22/matthew-624-34-sermon-2017-06-18/">Matthew 6:24-34 (Sermon 2017.06.18)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> This past Sunday, Ashley Blackwell led us through Matthew 6:24-34. No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. This past Sunday, Ashley Blackwell led us through Matthew 6:24-34. No one can serve two masters. Either you will hate the one and love the other, or you will be devoted to the one and despise the other. You cannot serve both God and money. “Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:53 4362 Trinity Sunday (2017.06.11 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/12/trinity-sunday-matthew-2816-20/ Tue, 13 Jun 2017 00:36:06 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4353 <p>Chris Morton discusses Matthew 28:16-20</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/06/12/trinity-sunday-matthew-2816-20/">Trinity Sunday (2017.06.11 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton discusses Matthew 28:16-20 Chris Morton discusses Matthew 28:16-20 Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:33 4353 The Ascension (2017.05.28) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/29/the-ascension-2017-05-28/ Mon, 29 May 2017 20:34:02 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4331 <p>Mason Parva brings us a message about Jesus’ ascension to heaven and how we may have gotten it wrong concerning heavens relationship with earth. “Part of the difficulty that we have is not in what we are saying about Jesus, but in the mental furniture that we have about heaven and earth. Because we assume — our culture being so … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/29/the-ascension-2017-05-28/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/29/the-ascension-2017-05-28/">The Ascension (2017.05.28)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mason Parva brings us a message about Jesus’ ascension to heaven and how we may have gotten it wrong concerning heavens relationship with earth. “Part of the difficulty that we have is not in what we are saying about Jesus, Mason Parva brings us a message about Jesus’ ascension to heaven and how we may have gotten it wrong concerning heavens relationship with earth. “Part of the difficulty that we have is not in what we are saying about Jesus, but in the mental furniture that we have about heaven and earth. Because we assume — our culture being so … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:39 4331 Rest & Sabbath http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/22/rest-sabbath/ Mon, 22 May 2017 20:50:19 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4321 <p>Christine Sine joins us and teach about resting in God’s presence.   What does it mean to rest? What comes to mind when you hear the word rest? What scriptures do you think of?</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/22/rest-sabbath/">Rest & Sabbath</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Christine Sine joins us and teach about resting in God’s presence.   What does it mean to rest? What comes to mind when you hear the word rest? What scriptures do you think of? Christine Sine joins us and teach about resting in God’s presence.   What does it mean to rest? What comes to mind when you hear the word rest? What scriptures do you think of? Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:31 4321 Easter 5 (2017.05.15 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/15/easter-4-2017-14-07-sermon/ Tue, 16 May 2017 00:20:41 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4310 <p>John Chandler shares his hopes and desires for himself and the body of Austin Mustard Seed during his sabbatical.   Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/15/easter-4-2017-14-07-sermon/">Easter 5 (2017.05.15 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler shares his hopes and desires for himself and the body of Austin Mustard Seed during his sabbatical.   Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes John Chandler shares his hopes and desires for himself and the body of Austin Mustard Seed during his sabbatical.   Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:36 4310 Easter 4 (2017.05.07 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/08/easter-4-2017-05-07-sermon/ Mon, 08 May 2017 19:45:59 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4300 <p>Our friend Gideon Tsang, from Vox Veniae, joins us with a challenge to change our minds. Quotes and resources mentioned: When Jesus said, ‘(Change your minds),’ to his first disciples, he was calling them to change the direction in which they were looking for happiness. ‘(Changing our mind)’ is an invitation to grow up and become a fully mature human … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/08/easter-4-2017-05-07-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/05/08/easter-4-2017-05-07-sermon/">Easter 4 (2017.05.07 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Our friend Gideon Tsang, from Vox Veniae, joins us with a challenge to change our minds. Quotes and resources mentioned: When Jesus said, ‘(Change your minds),’ to his first disciples, he was calling them to change the direction in which they were look... Our friend Gideon Tsang, from Vox Veniae, joins us with a challenge to change our minds. Quotes and resources mentioned: When Jesus said, ‘(Change your minds),’ to his first disciples, he was calling them to change the direction in which they were looking for happiness. ‘(Changing our mind)’ is an invitation to grow up and become a fully mature human … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:59 4300 Easter 3 (2017.04.30 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/30/easter-3-2017-04-30-sermon/ Mon, 01 May 2017 02:35:01 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4289 <p>April Karli invites us to the table found in Emmaus. Quotes and resources mentioned: Never suppose that God is more “there” than “here,” or more “then” than “now.” For the Father is always working—in all places, at all times, in all people. The steadfast love of God fills the entire earth (Psalm 33:15). — Greg Boyd in Present Perfect The … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/30/easter-3-2017-04-30-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/30/easter-3-2017-04-30-sermon/">Easter 3 (2017.04.30 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli invites us to the table found in Emmaus. Quotes and resources mentioned: Never suppose that God is more “there” than “here,” or more “then” than “now.” For the Father is always working—in all places, at all times, in all people. April Karli invites us to the table found in Emmaus. Quotes and resources mentioned: Never suppose that God is more “there” than “here,” or more “then” than “now.” For the Father is always working—in all places, at all times, in all people. The steadfast love of God fills the entire earth (Psalm 33:15). — Greg Boyd in Present Perfect The … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:07 4289 Easter 2 (2017.04.23 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/26/easter-2-2017-04-23-sermon/ Wed, 26 Apr 2017 14:03:08 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4279 <p>Chris Morton shares about how Jesus meets people. “The means of our communication needs to be gentle, because gentleness also characterizes the subject of our communication. What we are seeking to defend or explain is Jesus himself, who is a gentle, loving shepherd. If we are not gentle in how we present the good news, how will people encounter the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/26/easter-2-2017-04-23-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/26/easter-2-2017-04-23-sermon/">Easter 2 (2017.04.23 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton shares about how Jesus meets people. “The means of our communication needs to be gentle, because gentleness also characterizes the subject of our communication. What we are seeking to defend or explain is Jesus himself, who is a gentle, Chris Morton shares about how Jesus meets people. “The means of our communication needs to be gentle, because gentleness also characterizes the subject of our communication. What we are seeking to defend or explain is Jesus himself, who is a gentle, loving shepherd. If we are not gentle in how we present the good news, how will people encounter the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:48 4279 Easter (2017.04.16 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/17/easter-2017-04-16-sermon/ Mon, 17 Apr 2017 19:01:19 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4272 <p>John Chandler reminded us that, wherever we come from, it’s good for us to hear the Easter story again.. Quotes and links mentioned: The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is it that they are born again And we grow old? No, they … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/17/easter-2017-04-16-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/17/easter-2017-04-16-sermon/">Easter (2017.04.16 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler reminded us that, wherever we come from, it’s good for us to hear the Easter story again.. Quotes and links mentioned: The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, John Chandler reminded us that, wherever we come from, it’s good for us to hear the Easter story again.. Quotes and links mentioned: The trees are coming into leaf Like something almost being said; The recent buds relax and spread, Their greenness is a kind of grief. Is it that they are born again And we grow old? No, they … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 21:13 4272 Passion Sunday (2017.04.09 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/09/passion-sunday-2017-04-09-sermon/ Sun, 09 Apr 2017 21:36:54 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4261 <p>John Chandler steered us toward Holy Week with a sermon on Matthew 27:27-56. Quotes and links mentioned: The early Christians, the original friends of Jesus, so sympathized with Jesus’s pain and had been so traumatized by it that they could not bring themselves to depict the stark reality of his suffering, except in words—that is, in the accounts of the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/09/passion-sunday-2017-04-09-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/04/09/passion-sunday-2017-04-09-sermon/">Passion Sunday (2017.04.09 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler steered us toward Holy Week with a sermon on Matthew 27:27-56. Quotes and links mentioned: The early Christians, the original friends of Jesus, so sympathized with Jesus’s pain and had been so traumatized by it that they could not bring t... John Chandler steered us toward Holy Week with a sermon on Matthew 27:27-56. Quotes and links mentioned: The early Christians, the original friends of Jesus, so sympathized with Jesus’s pain and had been so traumatized by it that they could not bring themselves to depict the stark reality of his suffering, except in words—that is, in the accounts of the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:16 4261 Lent 4 (2017.03.26 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/26/lent-4-2017-03-26-sermon/ Mon, 27 Mar 2017 01:09:02 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4241 <p>Mason Parva guided us through reading and reflection on John 9:1-12 for this fourth week of lent. Art and poetry used: the ARTWORSHIP project by Jamie and Jeremy Wells “The Sorrowful Saint” by Scott Erickson. the ARTWORSHIP project by Jamie and Jeremy Wells Eucharist // Robert Deeble Second round before the count, the gloves went off, we both went down. … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/26/lent-4-2017-03-26-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/26/lent-4-2017-03-26-sermon/">Lent 4 (2017.03.26 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mason Parva guided us through reading and reflection on John 9:1-12 for this fourth week of lent. Art and poetry used: the ARTWORSHIP project by Jamie and Jeremy Wells “The Sorrowful Saint” by Scott Erickson. Mason Parva guided us through reading and reflection on John 9:1-12 for this fourth week of lent. Art and poetry used: the ARTWORSHIP project by Jamie and Jeremy Wells “The Sorrowful Saint” by Scott Erickson. the ARTWORSHIP project by Jamie and Jeremy Wells Eucharist // Robert Deeble Second round before the count, the gloves went off, we both went down. … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:38 4241 Lent 3 (2017.03.19 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/20/lent-3-2017-03-19-sermon/ Mon, 20 Mar 2017 14:26:41 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4233 <p>      Chris Morton shared some thoughts on worshipping in Spirit and in truth. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/20/lent-3-2017-03-19-sermon/">Lent 3 (2017.03.19 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p>       Chris Morton shared some thoughts on worshipping in Spirit and in truth. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes       Chris Morton shared some thoughts on worshipping in Spirit and in truth. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:00 4233 Lent 2 (2017.03.12 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/12/lent-2-2017-03-12-sermon/ Sun, 12 Mar 2017 22:17:59 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4222 <p>Shane Blackshear continues our Lenten reflections with one of the most famous sections of the Bible. Quotes and resources mentioned: “…the Plan of Salvation can be preached apart from the story(of Israel). When the plan gets separated from the story, the plan almost always becomes abstract, propositional, logical, rational, and philosophical and, most importantly, de-storified and unbiblical. When we separate … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/12/lent-2-2017-03-12-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/12/lent-2-2017-03-12-sermon/">Lent 2 (2017.03.12 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane Blackshear continues our Lenten reflections with one of the most famous sections of the Bible. Quotes and resources mentioned: “…the Plan of Salvation can be preached apart from the story(of Israel). When the plan gets separated from the story, Shane Blackshear continues our Lenten reflections with one of the most famous sections of the Bible. Quotes and resources mentioned: “…the Plan of Salvation can be preached apart from the story(of Israel). When the plan gets separated from the story, the plan almost always becomes abstract, propositional, logical, rational, and philosophical and, most importantly, de-storified and unbiblical. When we separate … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:44 4222 Into the Wilderness // Lent 1 (2017.03.05 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/05/into-the-wilderness-lent-1-2017-03-05-sermon/ Mon, 06 Mar 2017 01:58:18 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4213 <p>John Chandler invites us to embrace the wilderness that comes with the season of Lent. Quotes and resources mentioned: Lenten penitence engages the dark places in our lives that we may come face to face with them, name them, understand them, and seek forgiveness for them. It is not about guilt. It is about freedom from the control that our … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/05/into-the-wilderness-lent-1-2017-03-05-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/05/into-the-wilderness-lent-1-2017-03-05-sermon/">Into the Wilderness // Lent 1 (2017.03.05 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler invites us to embrace the wilderness that comes with the season of Lent. Quotes and resources mentioned: Lenten penitence engages the dark places in our lives that we may come face to face with them, name them, understand them, John Chandler invites us to embrace the wilderness that comes with the season of Lent. Quotes and resources mentioned: Lenten penitence engages the dark places in our lives that we may come face to face with them, name them, understand them, and seek forgiveness for them. It is not about guilt. It is about freedom from the control that our … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:58 4213 Philippians 4:2-23 (2017.02.26 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/03/philippians-42-23-2017-02-26-sermon/ Fri, 03 Mar 2017 19:31:55 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4185 <p>  Chris Morton ties up our study of Philippians. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Philippians 4:8 Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/03/03/philippians-42-23-2017-02-26-sermon/">Philippians 4:2-23 (2017.02.26 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p>   Chris Morton ties up our study of Philippians. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about su...   Chris Morton ties up our study of Philippians. “Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things” Philippians 4:8 Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:38 4185 Philippians 3:12-4:1 (2017.02.19 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/21/philippians-312-41-2017-02-19-sermon/ Tue, 21 Feb 2017 16:39:09 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4177 <p>John Chandler explains the Apostle Paul’s plan for how we can and will know the fullness of Christ. Quotes and links mentioned: Chef’s Table To live strongly and creatively in the kingdom of the heavens, we need to have firmly fixed in our minds what our future is to be like. We want to live fully in the kingdom now, … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/21/philippians-312-41-2017-02-19-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/21/philippians-312-41-2017-02-19-sermon/">Philippians 3:12-4:1 (2017.02.19 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler explains the Apostle Paul’s plan for how we can and will know the fullness of Christ. Quotes and links mentioned: Chef’s Table To live strongly and creatively in the kingdom of the heavens, we need to have firmly fixed in our minds what o... John Chandler explains the Apostle Paul’s plan for how we can and will know the fullness of Christ. Quotes and links mentioned: Chef’s Table To live strongly and creatively in the kingdom of the heavens, we need to have firmly fixed in our minds what our future is to be like. We want to live fully in the kingdom now, … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:40 4177 Philippians 3.1-11 (2017.02.12 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/13/philippians-3-1-11-2017-02-12-sermon/ Mon, 13 Feb 2017 17:16:22 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4152 <p>John Chandler, thanks to the apostle Paul, spent a great deal of time talking about circumcision and excrement. Quotes and links mentioned: Saul clung to his zeal and force of will. Sounding like the prototypical Enneagram Type One that he was, after his conversion he described this as his desire to attain perfection by the strength of his efforts. What … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/13/philippians-3-1-11-2017-02-12-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/13/philippians-3-1-11-2017-02-12-sermon/">Philippians 3.1-11 (2017.02.12 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler, thanks to the apostle Paul, spent a great deal of time talking about circumcision and excrement. Quotes and links mentioned: Saul clung to his zeal and force of will. Sounding like the prototypical Enneagram Type One that he was, John Chandler, thanks to the apostle Paul, spent a great deal of time talking about circumcision and excrement. Quotes and links mentioned: Saul clung to his zeal and force of will. Sounding like the prototypical Enneagram Type One that he was, after his conversion he described this as his desire to attain perfection by the strength of his efforts. What … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 41:27 4152 Philippians 2:12-30 (2017.02.05 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/06/philippians-212-30-2017-02-05-sermon/ Mon, 06 Feb 2017 14:35:25 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4146 <p>John Chandler took us to the halfway point in our trek alongside the Philippians. Quotes and links mentioned: “But what does that mean? Work out our salvation? With fear and trembling? If we shrink salvation down to a ticket to heaven, Paul’s exhortation makes little sense. But if we understand salvation as Maximus the Confessor described it—“an entirely new way … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/06/philippians-212-30-2017-02-05-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/02/06/philippians-212-30-2017-02-05-sermon/">Philippians 2:12-30 (2017.02.05 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler took us to the halfway point in our trek alongside the Philippians. Quotes and links mentioned: “But what does that mean? Work out our salvation? With fear and trembling? If we shrink salvation down to a ticket to heaven, John Chandler took us to the halfway point in our trek alongside the Philippians. Quotes and links mentioned: “But what does that mean? Work out our salvation? With fear and trembling? If we shrink salvation down to a ticket to heaven, Paul’s exhortation makes little sense. But if we understand salvation as Maximus the Confessor described it—“an entirely new way … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:48 4146 Jesus' Path to Power: Philippians 1:27-2:18 (2017.01.29 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/31/jesus-path-to-power-philippians-127-218-2017-01-29-sermon/ Tue, 31 Jan 2017 18:20:45 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4130 <p>Chris Morton continues our discussion of Philippians. Quotes and links mentioned: “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” Francis of Assisi “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/31/jesus-path-to-power-philippians-127-218-2017-01-29-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/31/jesus-path-to-power-philippians-127-218-2017-01-29-sermon/">Jesus' Path to Power: Philippians 1:27-2:18 (2017.01.29 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton continues our discussion of Philippians. Quotes and links mentioned: “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” Francis of Assisi “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die. Chris Morton continues our discussion of Philippians. Quotes and links mentioned: “Above all the grace and the gifts that Christ gives to his beloved is that of overcoming self.” Francis of Assisi “When Christ calls a man, he bids him come and die.” Dietrich Bonhoeffer “If we have no peace, it is because we have forgotten that we belong to each … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:24 4130 Philippians 1:12-26 (2017.01.22 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/22/philippians-112-26-2017-01-22-sermon/ Mon, 23 Jan 2017 01:07:27 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4112 <p>John Chandler played his history nerd card for a sermon on Philippians 1:12-26. Quotes and links mentioned: The Cult of Mithras “The Christian message in this situation can be reduced to a simple formula: by virtue of his resurrection, Christ’s end in the catastrophe on Golgotha became the true beginning of his new life for us. His raising from the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/22/philippians-112-26-2017-01-22-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/22/philippians-112-26-2017-01-22-sermon/">Philippians 1:12-26 (2017.01.22 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler played his history nerd card for a sermon on Philippians 1:12-26. Quotes and links mentioned: The Cult of Mithras “The Christian message in this situation can be reduced to a simple formula: by virtue of his resurrection, John Chandler played his history nerd card for a sermon on Philippians 1:12-26. Quotes and links mentioned: The Cult of Mithras “The Christian message in this situation can be reduced to a simple formula: by virtue of his resurrection, Christ’s end in the catastrophe on Golgotha became the true beginning of his new life for us. His raising from the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:13 4112 Philippians 1:1-11 (2017.01.15 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/16/philippians-11-11-2017-01-15-sermon/ Mon, 16 Jan 2017 14:34:33 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4092 <p>John Chandler began a series in the letter to the Philippians from the New Testament. Quotes and links mentioned: And knowing, of course, is the cessation of thinking. There is this epidemic of listicles. Why think about what constitutes a great work of art when you can skim the list of the 20 most expensive paintings in history? I’m very … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/16/philippians-11-11-2017-01-15-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/16/philippians-11-11-2017-01-15-sermon/">Philippians 1:1-11 (2017.01.15 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler began a series in the letter to the Philippians from the New Testament. Quotes and links mentioned: And knowing, of course, is the cessation of thinking. There is this epidemic of listicles. Why think about what constitutes a great work o... John Chandler began a series in the letter to the Philippians from the New Testament. Quotes and links mentioned: And knowing, of course, is the cessation of thinking. There is this epidemic of listicles. Why think about what constitutes a great work of art when you can skim the list of the 20 most expensive paintings in history? I’m very … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:42 4092 A Blessing for 2017 (2017.01.08 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/09/a-blessing-for-2017-2017-01-08-sermon/ Mon, 09 Jan 2017 13:59:17 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4080 <p>John Chandler invited us to consider what it means to rest in, and share, a blessing in 2017 — no matter how it compares to 2016. Quotes and links mentioned: Whatever the technological advances of modern society — and they’re nearly miraculous — the individualized lifestyles that those technologies spawn seem to be deeply brutalizing to the human spirit. — … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/09/a-blessing-for-2017-2017-01-08-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2017/01/09/a-blessing-for-2017-2017-01-08-sermon/">A Blessing for 2017 (2017.01.08 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler invited us to consider what it means to rest in, and share, a blessing in 2017 — no matter how it compares to 2016. Quotes and links mentioned: Whatever the technological advances of modern society — and they’re nearly miraculous — the in... John Chandler invited us to consider what it means to rest in, and share, a blessing in 2017 — no matter how it compares to 2016. Quotes and links mentioned: Whatever the technological advances of modern society — and they’re nearly miraculous — the individualized lifestyles that those technologies spawn seem to be deeply brutalizing to the human spirit. — … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:14 4080 Advent 4 (2016.12.18 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/19/advent-4-2016-12-18-sermon/ Mon, 19 Dec 2016 16:39:24 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4050 <p>John Chandler rounded the corner to the home stretch of Advent as we read an ancient story (or two) of God proving trustworthy through the birth of a child. Quotes and links mentioned: “We are living in the most peaceful era in history. International wars have dropped to an all-time low. With few exceptions, since 1945 states no longer invade other … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/19/advent-4-2016-12-18-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/19/advent-4-2016-12-18-sermon/">Advent 4 (2016.12.18 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler rounded the corner to the home stretch of Advent as we read an ancient story (or two) of God proving trustworthy through the birth of a child. Quotes and links mentioned: “We are living in the most peaceful era in history. John Chandler rounded the corner to the home stretch of Advent as we read an ancient story (or two) of God proving trustworthy through the birth of a child. Quotes and links mentioned: “We are living in the most peaceful era in history. International wars have dropped to an all-time low. With few exceptions, since 1945 states no longer invade other … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:35 4050 2017 Budget Announcement http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/14/2017-budget-announcement/ Wed, 14 Dec 2016 14:33:01 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4048 <p>Recorded before the sermon in our December 11 liturgy, John Chandler gave a preview of our 2017 budget. A printed version of the budget will be available in liturgy for the next few weeks. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/14/2017-budget-announcement/">2017 Budget Announcement</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Recorded before the sermon in our December 11 liturgy, John Chandler gave a preview of our 2017 budget. A printed version of the budget will be available in liturgy for the next few weeks. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Recorded before the sermon in our December 11 liturgy, John Chandler gave a preview of our 2017 budget. A printed version of the budget will be available in liturgy for the next few weeks. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 11:21 4048 Advent 3 (2016.12.11 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/12/advent-3-2016-12-11-sermon/ Mon, 12 Dec 2016 16:35:33 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4041 <p>Jamie McCormick continued us in the Advent season with a sermon on the story of young Mary meeting her cousin Elizabeth and breaking out in song. Quotes and links mentioned: “It’s the gospel before the gospel, a fierce bright shout of triumph thirty weeks before Bethlehem, thirty years before Calvary and Easter. It goes with a swing and a clap … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/12/advent-3-2016-12-11-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/12/12/advent-3-2016-12-11-sermon/">Advent 3 (2016.12.11 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Jamie McCormick continued us in the Advent season with a sermon on the story of young Mary meeting her cousin Elizabeth and breaking out in song. Quotes and links mentioned: “It’s the gospel before the gospel, Jamie McCormick continued us in the Advent season with a sermon on the story of young Mary meeting her cousin Elizabeth and breaking out in song. Quotes and links mentioned: “It’s the gospel before the gospel, a fierce bright shout of triumph thirty weeks before Bethlehem, thirty years before Calvary and Easter. It goes with a swing and a clap … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 30:27 4041 Advent 1 (2016.11.27 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/28/advent-1-2016-11-27-sermon/ Mon, 28 Nov 2016 17:32:49 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=4001 <p>April Karli welcomed into Advent…and into the longing and hope of an ancient prophet named Isaiah. Quotes and links mentioned: The French author Simone Weil writes in her notebook: ‘Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.’ Without patience our expectation degenerates into wishful thinking. Patience comes from the word patior which means to suffer… What seems … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/28/advent-1-2016-11-27-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/28/advent-1-2016-11-27-sermon/">Advent 1 (2016.11.27 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli welcomed into Advent…and into the longing and hope of an ancient prophet named Isaiah. Quotes and links mentioned: The French author Simone Weil writes in her notebook: ‘Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual li... April Karli welcomed into Advent…and into the longing and hope of an ancient prophet named Isaiah. Quotes and links mentioned: The French author Simone Weil writes in her notebook: ‘Waiting patiently in expectation is the foundation of the spiritual life.’ Without patience our expectation degenerates into wishful thinking. Patience comes from the word patior which means to suffer… What seems … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 26:03 4001 Christ the King (2016.11.20 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/21/christ-the-king-2016-11-20-sermon/ Mon, 21 Nov 2016 14:26:17 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3982 <p>John Chandler prepared us for the new year to come (in the Christian calendar) with a sermon on Christ the King Sunday. Quotes and links mentioned: “This is the last Sunday of the church year and as such represents a transition point in the calendar. It is like a new year’s eve, a time when observers look back and reflect … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/21/christ-the-king-2016-11-20-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/21/christ-the-king-2016-11-20-sermon/">Christ the King (2016.11.20 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler prepared us for the new year to come (in the Christian calendar) with a sermon on Christ the King Sunday. Quotes and links mentioned: “This is the last Sunday of the church year and as such represents a transition point in the calendar. John Chandler prepared us for the new year to come (in the Christian calendar) with a sermon on Christ the King Sunday. Quotes and links mentioned: “This is the last Sunday of the church year and as such represents a transition point in the calendar. It is like a new year’s eve, a time when observers look back and reflect … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 38:21 3982 Our Common Life: Vocation (2016.11.13 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/14/our-common-life-vocation-2016-11-13-sermon/ Mon, 14 Nov 2016 12:48:31 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3968 <p>John Chandler wrapped up our time in our practices with a bigger picture of vocation. Quotes and links mentioned: Helvetica documentary “The problem is that humans were made for a particular vocation, which they have rejected; that this rejection involves a turning away from the living God to worship idols; that this results in giving to the idols—“ forces” within … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/14/our-common-life-vocation-2016-11-13-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/14/our-common-life-vocation-2016-11-13-sermon/">Our Common Life: Vocation (2016.11.13 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler wrapped up our time in our practices with a bigger picture of vocation. Quotes and links mentioned: Helvetica documentary “The problem is that humans were made for a particular vocation, which they have rejected; that this rejection invol... John Chandler wrapped up our time in our practices with a bigger picture of vocation. Quotes and links mentioned: Helvetica documentary “The problem is that humans were made for a particular vocation, which they have rejected; that this rejection involves a turning away from the living God to worship idols; that this results in giving to the idols—“ forces” within … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:49 3968 Our Common Life: Hospitality (2016.11.06 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/07/our-common-life-hospitality-2016-11-06-sermon/ Mon, 07 Nov 2016 14:45:32 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3948 <p>Chris Morton walks through the Parable of the Banquet in Luke 13 to discover Three Roadblock to Hospitality. Keynes predicted that the age of abundance would make us all relax, because it would be easier to get everything we need, like food, clothes, and entertainment. But maybe knowing that there are 10 great TV shows you should watch, nine important … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/07/our-common-life-hospitality-2016-11-06-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/11/07/our-common-life-hospitality-2016-11-06-sermon/">Our Common Life: Hospitality (2016.11.06 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton walks through the Parable of the Banquet in Luke 13 to discover Three Roadblock to Hospitality. Keynes predicted that the age of abundance would make us all relax, because it would be easier to get everything we need, like food, clothes, Chris Morton walks through the Parable of the Banquet in Luke 13 to discover Three Roadblock to Hospitality. Keynes predicted that the age of abundance would make us all relax, because it would be easier to get everything we need, like food, clothes, and entertainment. But maybe knowing that there are 10 great TV shows you should watch, nine important … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:29 3948 Our Common Life: Sabbath (2016.10.31 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/31/our-common-life-sabbath-2016-10-31-sermon/ Mon, 31 Oct 2016 16:55:39 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3939 <p>John Chandler shifted our Common Life conversation over to our practices as we talked about Sabbath together. Quotes and links mentioned: But Sabbath is not only resistance. It is alternative. It is an alternative to the demanding, chattering, pervasive presence of advertising and its great liturgical claim of professional sports that devour all our “rest time.” The alternative on offer … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/31/our-common-life-sabbath-2016-10-31-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/31/our-common-life-sabbath-2016-10-31-sermon/">Our Common Life: Sabbath (2016.10.31 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler shifted our Common Life conversation over to our practices as we talked about Sabbath together. Quotes and links mentioned: But Sabbath is not only resistance. It is alternative. It is an alternative to the demanding, chattering, John Chandler shifted our Common Life conversation over to our practices as we talked about Sabbath together. Quotes and links mentioned: But Sabbath is not only resistance. It is alternative. It is an alternative to the demanding, chattering, pervasive presence of advertising and its great liturgical claim of professional sports that devour all our “rest time.” The alternative on offer … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:11 3939 Our Common Life: Neighboring (2016.10.23 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/23/our-common-life-neighboring-2016-10-23-sermon/ Mon, 24 Oct 2016 01:52:30 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3922 <p>John Chandler spoke on neighboring as we continue to take on our Common Life together. Passages read include Isaiah 2:1-4 and Matthew 4:17-25. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/23/our-common-life-neighboring-2016-10-23-sermon/">Our Common Life: Neighboring (2016.10.23 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler spoke on neighboring as we continue to take on our Common Life together. Passages read include Isaiah 2:1-4 and Matthew 4:17-25. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes John Chandler spoke on neighboring as we continue to take on our Common Life together. Passages read include Isaiah 2:1-4 and Matthew 4:17-25. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:39 3922 Our Common Life: Fellowship (2016.10.16 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/17/our-common-life-fellowship-2016-10-16-sermon/ Mon, 17 Oct 2016 15:08:19 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3911 <p>Chris Morton discussed a key feature of Our Common Life—Fellowship. For more information: The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace For many groups or organizations the most common initial stage, pseudocommunity, is the only one. It is a stage of pretense. The group pretends it already is a community, that the participants have only superficial individual differences and no cause … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/17/our-common-life-fellowship-2016-10-16-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/17/our-common-life-fellowship-2016-10-16-sermon/">Our Common Life: Fellowship (2016.10.16 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton discussed a key feature of Our Common Life—Fellowship. For more information: The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace For many groups or organizations the most common initial stage, pseudocommunity, is the only one. Chris Morton discussed a key feature of Our Common Life—Fellowship. For more information: The Different Drum: Community Making and Peace For many groups or organizations the most common initial stage, pseudocommunity, is the only one. It is a stage of pretense. The group pretends it already is a community, that the participants have only superficial individual differences and no cause … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:23 3911 Our Common Life: Liturgy (2016.10.09 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/10/our-common-life-liturgy-2016-10-09-sermon/ Mon, 10 Oct 2016 15:42:46 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3899 <p>John Chandler talked about liturgy as we begin to look at the specific rhythms and practices of our Common Life. As is mentioned in the sermon, we welcome your input too on how liturgy is a meaningful rhythm for you in our church community. Please share your thoughts on the survey. Quotes and resources mentioned: If the churches came to … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/10/our-common-life-liturgy-2016-10-09-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/10/our-common-life-liturgy-2016-10-09-sermon/">Our Common Life: Liturgy (2016.10.09 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler talked about liturgy as we begin to look at the specific rhythms and practices of our Common Life. As is mentioned in the sermon, we welcome your input too on how liturgy is a meaningful rhythm for you in our church community. John Chandler talked about liturgy as we begin to look at the specific rhythms and practices of our Common Life. As is mentioned in the sermon, we welcome your input too on how liturgy is a meaningful rhythm for you in our church community. Please share your thoughts on the survey. Quotes and resources mentioned: If the churches came to … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:34 3899 Oikos (2016.10.02 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/03/oikos-2016-10-02-sermon/ Mon, 03 Oct 2016 16:45:49 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3854 <p>Our friend J.R. Briggs was in town to be with us and preached from Mark 5:1-20. J.R. is a pastor with The Renew Community in Lansdale, PA, and on staff with The Ecclesia Network. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes  </p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/10/03/oikos-2016-10-02-sermon/">Oikos (2016.10.02 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Our friend J.R. Briggs was in town to be with us and preached from Mark 5:1-20. J.R. is a pastor with The Renew Community in Lansdale, PA, and on staff with The Ecclesia Network. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes   Our friend J.R. Briggs was in town to be with us and preached from Mark 5:1-20. J.R. is a pastor with The Renew Community in Lansdale, PA, and on staff with The Ecclesia Network. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes   Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 46:01 3854 Ancient Paths (2016.09.25 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/25/ancient-paths-2016-09-25-sermon/ Sun, 25 Sep 2016 22:04:40 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3822 <p>John Chandler continued our short series on being a Creative Minority with a sermon on Daniel 1. Quotes and links mentioned: “Living with gospel resilience in the corrosive soil of Western culture requires a posture of living as a creative minority. Throughout history God has replenished cultures, through the witness of minorities of believers who hold true to their beliefs … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/25/ancient-paths-2016-09-25-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/25/ancient-paths-2016-09-25-sermon/">Ancient Paths (2016.09.25 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler continued our short series on being a Creative Minority with a sermon on Daniel 1. Quotes and links mentioned: “Living with gospel resilience in the corrosive soil of Western culture requires a posture of living as a creative minority. John Chandler continued our short series on being a Creative Minority with a sermon on Daniel 1. Quotes and links mentioned: “Living with gospel resilience in the corrosive soil of Western culture requires a posture of living as a creative minority. Throughout history God has replenished cultures, through the witness of minorities of believers who hold true to their beliefs … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 36:04 3822 Fall Midweek Group Scrimmage (2016.09.18 Audio) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/19/fall-midweek-group-scrimmage-2016-09-18-audio/ Mon, 19 Sep 2016 15:45:14 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3796 <p>  This Sunday, we kicked off our Fall Midweek Groups! Listen in to find out what a midweek group is, and why they our central to how we practice the way of Jesus at Austin Mustard Seed. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/19/fall-midweek-group-scrimmage-2016-09-18-audio/">Fall Midweek Group Scrimmage (2016.09.18 Audio)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p>   This Sunday, we kicked off our Fall Midweek Groups! Listen in to find out what a midweek group is, and why they our central to how we practice the way of Jesus at Austin Mustard Seed. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes   This Sunday, we kicked off our Fall Midweek Groups! Listen in to find out what a midweek group is, and why they our central to how we practice the way of Jesus at Austin Mustard Seed. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 35:13 3796 A Creative Minority (2016.09.11 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/11/a-creative-minority-2016-09-11-sermon/ Sun, 11 Sep 2016 21:51:52 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3780 <p>John Chandler invited us to imagine what it means to be a Creative Minority through the eyes of Jeremiah 29. Quotes and links mentioned: “What Jeremiah was saying was that it is possible to survive in exile with your identity intact, your appetite for life undiminished, while contributing to the wider society and praying to God on its behalf. Jeremiah … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/11/a-creative-minority-2016-09-11-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/11/a-creative-minority-2016-09-11-sermon/">A Creative Minority (2016.09.11 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler invited us to imagine what it means to be a Creative Minority through the eyes of Jeremiah 29. Quotes and links mentioned: “What Jeremiah was saying was that it is possible to survive in exile with your identity intact, John Chandler invited us to imagine what it means to be a Creative Minority through the eyes of Jeremiah 29. Quotes and links mentioned: “What Jeremiah was saying was that it is possible to survive in exile with your identity intact, your appetite for life undiminished, while contributing to the wider society and praying to God on its behalf. Jeremiah … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 27:12 3780 Potter's Clay (2016.09.04 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/06/potters-clay-2016-09-04-sermon/ Tue, 06 Sep 2016 14:01:38 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3768 <p>April Karli settled us back into the lectionary for a week, and found much grace in a difficult passage. Quotes and links mentioned: “We also need to be clear on something else that is easily missed: spiritual formation is relational formation. It is easier, and therefore more talked about, to practice spiritual disciplines in an effort to feel God’s presence … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/06/potters-clay-2016-09-04-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/09/06/potters-clay-2016-09-04-sermon/">Potter's Clay (2016.09.04 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> April Karli settled us back into the lectionary for a week, and found much grace in a difficult passage. Quotes and links mentioned: “We also need to be clear on something else that is easily missed: spiritual formation is relational formation. April Karli settled us back into the lectionary for a week, and found much grace in a difficult passage. Quotes and links mentioned: “We also need to be clear on something else that is easily missed: spiritual formation is relational formation. It is easier, and therefore more talked about, to practice spiritual disciplines in an effort to feel God’s presence … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 25:38 3768 The Mustard Seed (2016.08.28 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/29/the-mustard-seed-2016-08-28-sermon/ Mon, 29 Aug 2016 19:11:07 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3753 <p>As we wrap up our summer in the parables, John Chandler takes us back to our namesake, the parable of the Mustard Seed. Quotes and links mentioned: A mustard plant was forbidden in a household garden because it was fast spreading and would tend to invade the veggies. In stating that this man planted a mustard seed in his garden, … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/29/the-mustard-seed-2016-08-28-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/29/the-mustard-seed-2016-08-28-sermon/">The Mustard Seed (2016.08.28 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> As we wrap up our summer in the parables, John Chandler takes us back to our namesake, the parable of the Mustard Seed. Quotes and links mentioned: A mustard plant was forbidden in a household garden because it was fast spreading and would tend to inva... As we wrap up our summer in the parables, John Chandler takes us back to our namesake, the parable of the Mustard Seed. Quotes and links mentioned: A mustard plant was forbidden in a household garden because it was fast spreading and would tend to invade the veggies. In stating that this man planted a mustard seed in his garden, … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 31:05 3753 Open Table (2016.08.21 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/21/open-table-2016-08-21-sermon/ Sun, 21 Aug 2016 22:26:08 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3734 <p>What a pleasure to have our friend Sean Palmer preach for us this morning. Sean is the pastor of The Vine in Temple, TX and the co-host of the Not So Black and White podcast. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/21/open-table-2016-08-21-sermon/">Open Table (2016.08.21 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> What a pleasure to have our friend Sean Palmer preach for us this morning. Sean is the pastor of The Vine in Temple, TX and the co-host of the Not So Black and White podcast. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes What a pleasure to have our friend Sean Palmer preach for us this morning. Sean is the pastor of The Vine in Temple, TX and the co-host of the Not So Black and White podcast. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:14 3734 How Much More (2016.08.14 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/15/how-much-more-2016-08-14-sermon/ Mon, 15 Aug 2016 12:47:32 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3707 <p>Reading the parables of Jesus can sometimes be confusing. If we try to make them into exact allegories, God ends up looking grumpy at best and capricious at worst. Drawing from Luke 11:1-21, Chris Morton asks”is there a better way?” Quotes and links mentioned: “I dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/15/how-much-more-2016-08-14-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/15/how-much-more-2016-08-14-sermon/">How Much More (2016.08.14 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Reading the parables of Jesus can sometimes be confusing. If we try to make them into exact allegories, God ends up looking grumpy at best and capricious at worst. Drawing from Luke 11:1-21, Chris Morton asks”is there a better way? Reading the parables of Jesus can sometimes be confusing. If we try to make them into exact allegories, God ends up looking grumpy at best and capricious at worst. Drawing from Luke 11:1-21, Chris Morton asks”is there a better way?” Quotes and links mentioned: “I dislike allegory in all its manifestations, and always have done so since I grew old … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:25 3707 Everyone's a Critic (2016.08.07 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/08/everyones-a-critic-2016-08-07-sermon/ Mon, 08 Aug 2016 13:14:10 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3698 <p>Jonathan Baker, known as Baker in our church community, taught on the Parable of the Two Debtors. Quotes and links mentioned: “In the eyes of the only perfect Man who ever lived, this sinful woman loved God. And a self-righteous Pharisee judged God…as well as the person who lavishly loved Him. Without realizing it, Simon and his friends criticized the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/08/everyones-a-critic-2016-08-07-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/08/everyones-a-critic-2016-08-07-sermon/">Everyone's a Critic (2016.08.07 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Jonathan Baker, known as Baker in our church community, taught on the Parable of the Two Debtors. Quotes and links mentioned: “In the eyes of the only perfect Man who ever lived, this sinful woman loved God. Jonathan Baker, known as Baker in our church community, taught on the Parable of the Two Debtors. Quotes and links mentioned: “In the eyes of the only perfect Man who ever lived, this sinful woman loved God. And a self-righteous Pharisee judged God…as well as the person who lavishly loved Him. Without realizing it, Simon and his friends criticized the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 24:55 3698 The Good Samaritan…Again (2016.07.31 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/01/the-good-samaritan-again-2016-07-31-sermon/ Mon, 01 Aug 2016 18:39:57 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3689 <p>Esther Kim, a PhD student in our community, joined John Chandler for a conversation about critical theory, liberation theology and Jesus’ story about the Good Samaritan. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes</p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/08/01/the-good-samaritan-again-2016-07-31-sermon/">The Good Samaritan…Again (2016.07.31 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Esther Kim, a PhD student in our community, joined John Chandler for a conversation about critical theory, liberation theology and Jesus’ story about the Good Samaritan. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Esther Kim, a PhD student in our community, joined John Chandler for a conversation about critical theory, liberation theology and Jesus’ story about the Good Samaritan. Subscribe to the podcast via iTunes Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:57 3689 The Good Samaritan (2016.07.24 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/24/the-good-samaritan-2016-07-24-sermon/ Mon, 25 Jul 2016 00:23:31 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3677 <p>John Chandler looked at what might be Jesus’ most famous parable — The Good Samaritan. Quotes and links mentioned: “The parable of the good Samaritan asks the question, “What is your idea of the kingdom of God?” Jesus’ idea of the kingdom did not match the popular one of his time. In his view, the social map of the first-century … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/24/the-good-samaritan-2016-07-24-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/24/the-good-samaritan-2016-07-24-sermon/">The Good Samaritan (2016.07.24 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler looked at what might be Jesus’ most famous parable — The Good Samaritan. Quotes and links mentioned: “The parable of the good Samaritan asks the question, “What is your idea of the kingdom of God? John Chandler looked at what might be Jesus’ most famous parable — The Good Samaritan. Quotes and links mentioned: “The parable of the good Samaritan asks the question, “What is your idea of the kingdom of God?” Jesus’ idea of the kingdom did not match the popular one of his time. In his view, the social map of the first-century … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 29:56 3677 Look Leave Lift (2016.07.17 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/18/look-leave-lift-2016-07-17-sermon/ Mon, 18 Jul 2016 12:17:21 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3670 <p>Chris Morton continued our summer in the parables with the Lost Coin and the Lost Sheep from Luke 15. Quotes and links mentioned: “The journey of the son reveals the true nature of the parable, expressing the radical missionary nature of God, that the Father has sent the Son into the far country to redeem the world…God recklessly pursues the … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/18/look-leave-lift-2016-07-17-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/18/look-leave-lift-2016-07-17-sermon/">Look Leave Lift (2016.07.17 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton continued our summer in the parables with the Lost Coin and the Lost Sheep from Luke 15. Quotes and links mentioned: “The journey of the son reveals the true nature of the parable, expressing the radical missionary nature of God, Chris Morton continued our summer in the parables with the Lost Coin and the Lost Sheep from Luke 15. Quotes and links mentioned: “The journey of the son reveals the true nature of the parable, expressing the radical missionary nature of God, that the Father has sent the Son into the far country to redeem the world…God recklessly pursues the … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 37:27 3670 A Parable of Judgment (2016.07.10 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/10/a-parable-of-judgment-2016-07-10-sermon/ Mon, 11 Jul 2016 00:42:17 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3654 <p>John Chandler invited us to sit with the events of this week through the parable of the ten bridesmaids from Matthew 25:1-13. Quotes and links mentioned: “And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did now and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/10/a-parable-of-judgment-2016-07-10-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/10/a-parable-of-judgment-2016-07-10-sermon/">A Parable of Judgment (2016.07.10 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler invited us to sit with the events of this week through the parable of the ten bridesmaids from Matthew 25:1-13. Quotes and links mentioned: “And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did now and remain silent. John Chandler invited us to sit with the events of this week through the parable of the ten bridesmaids from Matthew 25:1-13. Quotes and links mentioned: “And then I explained to him how naive we were, that the world did now and remain silent. And that is why I swore never to be silent whenever and wherever human beings endure … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 28:39 3654 The Lost Son (2016.07.03 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/03/the-lost-son-2016-07-03-sermon/ Sun, 03 Jul 2016 23:47:11 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3645 <p>Shane Blackshear continued our look at Jesus’ parables with a sermon on the Parable of the Lost Sons from Luke 15:11-32. Quotes and links mentioned: “God’s terrible insistence on human freedom is so absolute that he granted us the power to live as though he did not exist, to spit in his face, to crucify him…” -Philip Yancey Subscribe to … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/03/the-lost-son-2016-07-03-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/07/03/the-lost-son-2016-07-03-sermon/">The Lost Son (2016.07.03 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Shane Blackshear continued our look at Jesus’ parables with a sermon on the Parable of the Lost Sons from Luke 15:11-32. Quotes and links mentioned: “God’s terrible insistence on human freedom is so absolute that he granted us the power to live as thou... Shane Blackshear continued our look at Jesus’ parables with a sermon on the Parable of the Lost Sons from Luke 15:11-32. Quotes and links mentioned: “God’s terrible insistence on human freedom is so absolute that he granted us the power to live as though he did not exist, to spit in his face, to crucify him…” -Philip Yancey Subscribe to … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 32:40 3645 Parables: The Persistent Widow (2016.06.19 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/19/parables-the-persistent-widow-2016-06-19-sermon/ Sun, 19 Jun 2016 23:30:30 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3577 <p>Ashley Blackwell invited us to hope, longing and battling with God in a sermon on the Parable of the Persistent Widow. Quotes and links mentioned: Splitting is “The polarizing of events and thus, experiences and people into “all good” or “all bad” categories.” “We are made in the image of God; we carry within us the desire for our true … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/19/parables-the-persistent-widow-2016-06-19-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/19/parables-the-persistent-widow-2016-06-19-sermon/">Parables: The Persistent Widow (2016.06.19 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Ashley Blackwell invited us to hope, longing and battling with God in a sermon on the Parable of the Persistent Widow. Quotes and links mentioned: Splitting is “The polarizing of events and thus, experiences and people into “all good” or “all bad” cate... Ashley Blackwell invited us to hope, longing and battling with God in a sermon on the Parable of the Persistent Widow. Quotes and links mentioned: Splitting is “The polarizing of events and thus, experiences and people into “all good” or “all bad” categories.” “We are made in the image of God; we carry within us the desire for our true … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 25:24 3577 Parables: Towers and Wars (2016.06.12 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/12/parables-towers-and-wars-2016-06-12-sermon/ Mon, 13 Jun 2016 02:29:06 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3564 <p>Mason Parva continued our summer in the parables with the Tower Builder and the Warring King. Quotes and links mentioned: [Jesus] had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love. — Brennan Manning I wish there were shortcuts to wisdom and self-knowledge: cuter abysses or three-day … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/12/parables-towers-and-wars-2016-06-12-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/12/parables-towers-and-wars-2016-06-12-sermon/">Parables: Towers and Wars (2016.06.12 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Mason Parva continued our summer in the parables with the Tower Builder and the Warring King. Quotes and links mentioned: [Jesus] had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, Mason Parva continued our summer in the parables with the Tower Builder and the Warring King. Quotes and links mentioned: [Jesus] had no romantic notion of the cost of discipleship. He knew that following Him was as unsentimental as duty, as demanding as love. — Brennan Manning I wish there were shortcuts to wisdom and self-knowledge: cuter abysses or three-day … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:40 3564 Parables: The Sower (2016.06.05 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/05/parables-the-sower-2016-06-05-sermon/ Sun, 05 Jun 2016 21:08:14 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3551 <p>John Chandler kicked off our summer of looking at Jesus’ parables with the Parable of the Sower. Quotes and links mentioned: Jesus’ Word brings into this world the otherworldly power of the coming kingdom of God. — Dale Bruner The kingdom of God that Jesus brings is—surprise!—present in our midst in weakness (in seeds!), in the simple Word of Jesus. … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/05/parables-the-sower-2016-06-05-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/06/05/parables-the-sower-2016-06-05-sermon/">Parables: The Sower (2016.06.05 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler kicked off our summer of looking at Jesus’ parables with the Parable of the Sower. Quotes and links mentioned: Jesus’ Word brings into this world the otherworldly power of the coming kingdom of God. John Chandler kicked off our summer of looking at Jesus’ parables with the Parable of the Sower. Quotes and links mentioned: Jesus’ Word brings into this world the otherworldly power of the coming kingdom of God. — Dale Bruner The kingdom of God that Jesus brings is—surprise!—present in our midst in weakness (in seeds!), in the simple Word of Jesus. … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 33:30 3551 Eucharist (2016.05.29 Sermon) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/05/31/eucharist-2016-05-29-sermon/ Tue, 31 May 2016 12:42:10 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3540 <p>Chris Morton continued our look at the sacraments with a sermon on Eucharist and the role it plays in the life of our church community. Quotes and links mentioned: “Mr. Rogers went onstage to accept Emmy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and there, in front of all the soap-opera stars and talk-show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/05/31/eucharist-2016-05-29-sermon/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/05/31/eucharist-2016-05-29-sermon/">Eucharist (2016.05.29 Sermon)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> Chris Morton continued our look at the sacraments with a sermon on Eucharist and the role it plays in the life of our church community. Quotes and links mentioned: “Mr. Rogers went onstage to accept Emmy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and there, Chris Morton continued our look at the sacraments with a sermon on Eucharist and the role it plays in the life of our church community. Quotes and links mentioned: “Mr. Rogers went onstage to accept Emmy’s Lifetime Achievement Award, and there, in front of all the soap-opera stars and talk-show sinceratrons, in front of all the jutting man-tanned jaws and … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 34:51 3540 Baptism (2016.05.22 Sermon Audio) http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/05/23/baptism-2016-05-22-sermon-audio/ Tue, 24 May 2016 03:12:24 +0000 http://austinmustardseed.org/?p=3533 <p>John Chandler began our season of ordinary time with a sermon on baptism and the role it plays in the life of our church community. Quotes and links mentioned: The Year of Living Biblically, by AJ Jacobs Paul saw baptism as being baptized into the death of Jesus and emerging from the waters as being co-raised with Jesus Christ. This … <a href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/05/23/baptism-2016-05-22-sermon-audio/">Read More <span class="meta-nav">→</span></a></p> <p>The post <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org/blog/2016/05/23/baptism-2016-05-22-sermon-audio/">Baptism (2016.05.22 Sermon Audio)</a> appeared first on <a rel="nofollow" href="http://austinmustardseed.org">Austin Mustard Seed</a>.</p> John Chandler began our season of ordinary time with a sermon on baptism and the role it plays in the life of our church community. Quotes and links mentioned: The Year of Living Biblically, by AJ Jacobs Paul saw baptism as being baptized into the deat... John Chandler began our season of ordinary time with a sermon on baptism and the role it plays in the life of our church community. Quotes and links mentioned: The Year of Living Biblically, by AJ Jacobs Paul saw baptism as being baptized into the death of Jesus and emerging from the waters as being co-raised with Jesus Christ. This … Read More → Austin Mustard Seed Sermons 35:44 3533