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

February 23rd, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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

February 20th, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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

February 10th, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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Sermon – What Does God Expect? – April Karli

February 4th, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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Loving Our Refugee Neighbors

February 4th, 2020 | April Karli

by Madelynn Marlow Earlier this month, Governor Abbott released a statement that Texas would not participate in further resettlement of refugees. Although this decision was blocked by a federal judge, it is unclear what the future of resettlement in Texas will look like. Regardless of the outcome, this decision will undoubtedly make the process of resettlement more difficult than it … Read More

Sermon – Dwelling… – C. Morton

January 28th, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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

January 21st, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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Sermon – The Baptism of Jesus – April Karli

January 14th, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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Sermon – Epiphany Sunday – April Karli

January 7th, 2020 | Josh Williams

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

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Sermon – Peace & Love – Jonathan Baker

January 7th, 2020 | Josh Williams

Apologies that this upload is late. Back on December 15, 2019, Jonathan Baker brought the morning’s message on Peace & Love.

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