Easter Preview

Easter Preview

Easter … changes everything. Sometimes it can feel like life is on a trajectory that we have no hope of changing…. We accept this mentality of “you live, you die, and it’s over.”
But Jesus brought a very different way of seeing and living life. Things weren’t always as they seemed… In our weakness comes strength. In our brokenness comes healing. In our captivity comes freedom. In darkness comes light.

In death comes life. In the moment of Jesus’ death, what seemingly would be defeat and despair is, for Jesus, victory and hope. He called this way of living the “abundant life”.
This is the story of Jesus; this story changes everything

So, do life in the ways of Jesus with others this Easter with incredible ways to learn, grow and connect with the Mosaic Community.

 
TEACHING SERIES
This Changes Everything Mosaic enters the Easter Season with a two-week series, “This Changes Everything.”

Sundays March 29th & April 5th

jesus&crossIt is the celebration of God changing the course of history forever. It’s the celebration of a Hero who would go to the ends of the earth and back to save what is lost, to mend what is broken, and to give freedom to those enslaved. Easter is about the impossible becoming possible, the hopeless finding hope, and the dead coming to life.

1 Corinthians 15 says: 21 For since death came through a man, the resurrection of the dead also comes through a man. 22 For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ all will be made alive.

 
GATHERING MOMENTS

Palm Sunday: Mosaic gathers in the Round Sunday March 29th

in the round An interactive, engaging and just a fun atmosphere is how one might describe this morning. This is a morning where we find strength and encouragement with the family of God as we worship shoulder to shoulder.

 
 
 

Easter Sunday: Experiential Time of Worship April 5th

jesus_original_largeOn this day, we reflect deeply on the suffering, pain, and love of Jesus. His courage, faith, and work open the way to our eternal life. May God open your heart to the mystery of Christ crucified.

Prayer stations will be set up throughout the auditorium. As we move through the morning we will take some time to be able to journey through the prayer stations.

Author, Dallas Willard, states that,” Hearing God may be a daring idea—some would say presumptuous and even dangerous. But is it not, in fact, more presumptuous and dangerous to undertake human existence without hearing God?”

God is inviting us to live lives that walk intimately with Him. . Our desire in this morning is to continue moving to a life that knows His mind & hears His voice.

John 3:16 For God loved the world in this way: He gave His One and Only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish but have eternal life.

 

GROW IN COMMUNITY

 
Easter Community Groups
March 23rd – 26th// April 6th – 9th

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Within Mosaic, our common life in Christ starts at home and among friends. Mosaic will be a church of people rather than a place you go. Join in as Mosaic community groups begin their winter session around Nashville. For locations, time and more information.

 
 

Connecting with Community

LegoPeopleWalking into a community for the first time can be a threatening thing… we try to be welcoming and helpful to everyone who comes through the door, but we recognize that it takes some times to get one’s bearings. With that in mind, here are some of the ways you can become integrated into the MOSAIC community.

Hang out before and after our gatherings on Sunday– get to know some new people, greet others, have lunch with some new people, discuss the morning and your week.

Welcome Coffee- When someone’s been around for a couple of weeks, we try to hook them up with someone who’s been around for a while for coffee, sharing stories, and just generally saying “hello.” Haven’t had your welcome coffee yet, ready to take others out for a cup of coffee, let us know.

 

Easter Readings & Reflections

Prepare your heart for this Easter with these readings. These reflective readings go together to form a thread of ideas that highlight what Easter is about, and how we can more faithfully enter its joy and mystery.

Each has a small meditation to help focus your thoughts and prayers.

Making All Things New

Ephesians 1:7 We have redemption in Him through His blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of His grace 8 that He lavished on us with all wisdom and understanding.”

shutterstock_105062966The sacrifice of Jesus Christ brought about redemption. The cross set in motion a work that continues to this day. Redemption is the restoration of creation to a state better than its original.

Redemption is both complete and ongoing. God invites us to this paradoxical process, but he won’t force us. The great mandate of the gospel is to become what you already are. We’re in Christ, but must set our affections and heart on Him.

This “already, not yet” tension is part of how God continues the process of redemption and transformation. The finished work of the Cross enables the ongoing work of transformation.

We praise your name, living Christ, for you have already, yet continue to, redeem us. You will complete the work You’ve begun.

The Gift

John 14:16-17 “16 And I will ask the Father, and He will give you another • Counselor to be with you forever. 17 He is the Spirit of truth. The world is unable to receive Him because it doesn’t see Him or know Him. But you do know Him, because He remains with you and will be in you.”

becoming_1440x900wsThe sacrifice of Christ birthed a new relationship with the Spirit of God. The Spirit now dwells in the hearts of all those who say yes to God.

This intimate dwelling enables us to know Jesus in our spirits. We can know God at the core of our being. This dwelling also energizes us to live faithfully the call of God on our lives.

Imagine your life without the strength of the Spirit. Thank Jesus for the sacrifice that makes this powerful, intimate relationship possible. Ask the Spirit of God to lead you into the way, truth, and life found in Jesus. Pray for more sensitivity to the Spirit as he leads you to follow Jesus more faithfully.

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