Mar 18th 2018 - Making Use of TimeJustin ChristopherTime is something God has given us to steward. How do we steward it well? By obeying the three commands in Ephesians 5:15-17 - to assess our time, to determine our priorities, and to make plans to do God's will. Mar 11th 2018 - Time To Rest?Why did God create the SabbathBusyness is the enemy of intimacy. That's why God created the Sabbath and why He invites us to rest. Rest is a priority of God. The purpose of rest is to reflect and remember that God is our ultimate rest. Feb 25th 2018 - God's Promise for the RighteousJustin ChristopherWhat does God promise for those who respond in faith to Malachi's message, to those who continue to wait in faith for the Messiah and His reign? God will be just, and He will redeem His people. Feb 18th 2018 - A Call To Love The God Who Loves You – Costly LoveJake BoxMalachi 3:6-12. We love the God who loves us by not robbing him. Feb 11th 2018 - A Call To Love The God Who Loves You – The God of JusticeJosh ChevalierMalachi 2:17-3:5. Where is the God of Justice? Is God actually good? This is a question that has been pondered for thousands of years. In this passage, we will see God’s response to this question and his ultimate solution to the problem of evil. Feb 4th 2018 - A Call To Love The God Who Loves You – I’m Forever Yours FaithfullyJake BoxMalachi 2:10-16. No one begins a relationship with a friend or a spouse with the intention of one day being unfaithful. Yet, it happens so often. How do we guard against becoming unfaithful? Jan 28th 2018 - Stand Alone Sermon – Preparing for God’s PowerRob HarrellActs 1:1-11. Listen to our honored guest speaker as he shares with us how we can prepare to experience God’s power by understanding truth, waiting on God’s presence, gathering together, and knowing God personally. Jan 21st 2018 - A Call To Love The God Who Loves You – A Warning For PriestsJustin ChristpherMalachi 2:1-9. In Malachi 2, God turns his attention to the priests. God’s grief and anger are made very clear as he points out how the priest have led the people astray by their teaching and their unholy lives. There are incredible consequences when God’s spiritual leaders lead their people astray by breaking the Levitical Covenant. Jan 14th 2018 - A Call To Love The God Who Loves You – Who Do You Love?Jake BoxMalachi 1:6-14. Sometimes worshipping and obeying God can feel like a burden. What can cause us go want to worship God with our best? The key is remembering who we are worshipping. Dec 31st 2017 - Happy New Year – First Things FirstJustin ChristopherHaggai 1:1-15. After beginning the work of rebuilding the temple, the Israelites faced opposition which led them to discontinue their work. After 16 years of building their own houses instead of the temple, God sends Haggai to challenge the people to continue their work building the temple. Like the Israelites, we too can lose sight of God and allow other things to become first in our lives. We need the reminder of Haggai to put first things first. Dec 24th 2017 - O Come Let Us Adore Him – Loved to LoveJake Box1 John 4:9-12. God showed his love for us in Jesus’ coming. How should we respond to his radical display of sacrificial love for us? Dec 17th 2017 - O Come Let Us Adore Him – Spread the WordJake BoxLuke 2:8-20. After the shepherds met Jesus they “spread the word concerning what had been told to them about this child.” Why did they react that way? And what will enable us to respond likewise? The answer to both questions is found in what had been told to them about Jesus. Dec 10th 2017 - O Come Let Us Adore Him – Moved to GiveJustin ChristopherMatthew 2:1-12. The Magi receive revelation by way of a guiding star that a King has been born. They make the long journey to Bethlehem to worship Jesus. In response to the gift that God has given the world in Jesus, they worship Jesus with extravagant giving of their own. Dec 3rd 2017 - O Come Let Us Adore Him – Treasuring the TruthJake BoxLuke 2:19, Matthew 1:22-23. After giving birth to Jesus we are told that Mary responded by treasuring and pondering all that Jesus’ birth meant. As we reflect on Jesus’ birth this Christmas season let us respond in the same way. Nov 26th 2017 - O Come Let Us Adore Him – Sing to the KingJustin ChristopherLuke 2:8-16. The angel that appears to the shepherds reveals the Baby Jesus to be their long-awaited Savior and Messiah. At the announcement of this good news the host of angels sing, as should we. Nov 19th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement – A Priestly MovementJake BoxActs 6:1-7. As a church grows more time and attention must be given to care for the people in the church. But focusing on serving the church can cause the church to lose her focus on serving the city. Is it possible to serve the church family while also working together as a church family to serve our city? Yes, if the church is full of priests. Nov 12th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement – An Unstoppable MovementJake BoxActs 5:12-42. In order to saturate a city with the gospel it will require strong convictions and supernatural courage. Nov 5th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement – Gospel Motivated OnenessJustin ChristopherActs 4:32-5:11. In this passage Luke gives us his second summary report that describes the oneness in the church demonstrated by meeting each others’ needs. Luke gives us two contrasting examples in Barnabas and Ananias and Sapphira to show the difference between gospel-motivated worship and worship for selfish ambition. Oct 29th 2017 - Celebration Sunday – A Day to RememberJake BoxJoshua 4. Join us as we recount stories from our church’s past and celebrate the bigs things that God has done through this small local church. Oct 15th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement - The Courageous OnesJosh ChevalierActs 4:1-22. What does it look like to live a courageous life? In Acts 4:1-22, we observe the courage of Peter & John and discover the attributes of those who choose to live a courageous life. Oct 8th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement - A Beautiful MovementJake BoxActs 3. How should Jesus’ followers respond in the face of all the suffering in our world? In Acts 3 we are given a beautiful picture of what God has done, is doing and will do to alleviate suffering. Oct 1st 2017 - The Birth of a Movement - The Church: Described and PrescribedJustin ChristopherAct 2:42-47. What was the first church like? What did they do? What were the results? Act 2:42-47 is one of the most beautiful descriptions of what the first church was like. This wonderful description of the first church gives us clarity on the type of activities we should still be seeing in the church of our day. Sep 24th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement - As the Spirit MovesJake BoxActs 2:1-41. The Church was born when the Spirit of God descended. In Acts 2, we learn a lot about the work of the Holy Spirit and how He empowers the movement of God. Sep 17th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement - Missional RhythmJustin ChristopherActs 1:12-26. What did Jesus’s followers do during the 10 days between Jesus’s ascension and their being baptized with the Holy Spirit? They did what Jesus told them to do – they waited. But this was not passive waiting. It was the Biblical kind of waiting, the kind that reminded them of their great need for God’s power to accomplish His mission. Sep 10th 2017 - The Birth of a Movement - The Means of a MovementJake BoxActs 1:1-11. In Acts 1:8 Jesus’ followers are told that we will be His witnesses starting where we are and moving out to the ends of the earth. That’s a big calling! What will enable us to do that? Sep 3rd 2017 - Vision Sunday - What’s This About?Jake BoxMatthew 28:16-20. To kick off the new ministry year, let’s revisit what the Church is all about and commit to be all about it. Aug 20th 2017 - Upside Down - Seek God’s Kingdom Not Your OwnJake BoxLuke 12:13-34. One core belief in our culture is that your money is your money to be first used to serve you. Jesus turns that upside down when he teaches that your money is really God’s money and you are to use it first to serve his kingdom. In Luke 12 he confronts the main thing that keeps us from seeking first his kingdom and shows us how that can change. Aug 6th 2017 - Upside Down - Die To LiveJake BoxJohn 12:1-8, 23-27. In God’s kingdom things are turned upside down. For example, Jesus said, “Whoever wants to save their life will lose it, but whoever loses their life for me will save it.” But what does losing your life for Christ look like? And what results if we do it? Jul 30th 2017 - Psalms of Summer - I Will Remember YouJake BoxPsalm 103. What is the one thing we must do in order to live in light of all the life changing, joy bringing, benefits of the gospel? If only I could remember. Jul 23rd 2017 - Psalms of Summer - Why Do The Nations Rage?Justin ChristopherPsalm 2. Why is there so much chaos in the world? Who is really in control of every ruler and every nation? Psalm 2 answers these questions in an amazing way. It is a Messianic Psalm that prophetically answers these timeless questions. Jesus is King. Jul 16th 2017 - Midtown Moving MeetingInformational meetingInformational meeting about the upcoming location change for Midtown Austin Church. While no new location has been chosen this meeting and the follow-on Q&A address some of the questions and concerns posed by the partners. Jul 16th 2017 - Psalms of Summer - Every Breath You TakeJake BoxPsalm 139. God is all powerful, all knowing, and all present. These truths about God can overwhelm and unsettle us. However, in the light of the gospel, they bring unparalleled joy and comfort. Jul 9th 2017 - Psalms of Summer - Number Our DaysJustin ChristopherPsalm 90. This is the oldest Psalm, written by Moses. As Moses meditates on the incredible fact that God is eternal and outside of time, he is reminded that his time on earth is incredibly short. These truths cause Moses to pray four simple prayers, including “teach us to number our days" Jul 2nd 2017 - Psalms of Summer - Rest in Times of TroubleJake BoxPsalm 62. Life is often difficult. We all long to find rest in the midst of trouble, but where should we look for it and how do we get it? In Psalm 62 we are told where not to look for rest, where to look and how to find it. Jun 25th 2017 - Psalms of Summer - Joyful SecurityJustin ChristopherPsalm 16. How can we find joy in the midst of uncertainty and insecurity? Psalm 16 begins with a plea for security. From this place of fear, David calms his heart by remembering five wonderful truths. After meditating on these truths, David emerges joyful and unshaken with renewed faith in God’s promise of eternal security. Jun 11th 2017 - Psalms of Summer - Don't Worry Be Happy?Jake BoxPsalm 27. How do you deal with the worry and fear in your life? Psalm 27 points us to the one thing that can truly calm our fears. It also has much to say about how to make that one thing our one thing. Jun 4th 2017 - Family Matters - Parenting: Church, I Am Your FatherBrad "Big Red" LawsVarious Scripture. Whether you're raising children of your own or leading a discipleship these are some great principles to keep in mind: 1) A healthy marriage is the best environment to raise kids. 2) Begin with the end in mind. 3) Understand the need of your children. 4) Intentionally invest in a relationship with your children in creative, memorable, and effective ways. 5) Let God be your father and their father. May 28th 2017 - Family Matters - Parenting: A Biblical PerspectiveJake BoxPsalm 78:5-7. Deuteronomy 6. What is the foundational purpose of parenting? What is the pattern that God gives parents to help them fulfill that purpose? In this message, Jake takes us through Psalm 78 and Deuteronomy 6 to find God's answers for these important questions. May 21st 2017 - Family Matters - Marriage: How to Grow in Selfless LoveJustin ChristopherPhilippians 2:3,4; 3:17; I John 4:7-9. Justin talks today about how marriage continuously changes and shapes you as the years pass, and gives suggestions on how to remain connected to community during conflict. May 14th 2017 - Family Matters - Marriage: A Biblical PerspectiveJake BoxGenesis 2:24; Ephesians 5:21. Today's message looks at how God designed marriage to be: 1) A covenant and NOT a consumer relationship 2) A whole life giving relationship 3) The penultimate relationship, NOT the ultimate relationship. May 7th 2017 - Family Matters: Singleness and FriendshipJustin ChristopherVarious verses. One of the most difficult things singles experience is loneliness. This message parses out the value of friendship, the characteristics of a friendship, and how to be a good friend. Apr 30th 2017 - Family Matters - Singleness: A Biblical PerspectiveJake Box1 Corinthians 7:6-9; 32-35. Singleness is hard but ultimately not forever. Singleness is good because of 1) Jesus. 2) It is a gift from God. 3) It has advantages to being married. This messages explores all three of those reasons more in depth. Apr 23rd 2017 - The Bible's Story: Re-creationJustin ChristopherVarious verses. The final in this four part series discusses Christ's triumphant return and why we can have hope in the promise of Christ's return. Apr 16th 2017 - The Bible's Story: RestorationJake BoxIsaiah 52:13-53:12. This week we celebrate the resurrection of Jesus Christ with a beautiful message of hope, love, and sacrifice. Apr 2nd 2017 - The Bible's Story: CreationJake BoxGenesis 1-2:3. Everything came from God who is eternal, creative, powerful, orderly, and loving. We were made to reflect and to represent God and in us we have great value and great purpose to Him. Mar 26th 2017 - The Gospel And The RefugeeJake BoxThough it has received plenty of attention in the news lately, the world's refugee crisis is anything but new. The Bible is full of stories of refugees and offers clear cut truths about them and how we are called to respond to their plight. Mar 19th 2017 - The Gospel And The InsiderJustin Christopher1 Corinthians 8:1-3, 1:10-17, Matthew 18:21-35. One of the greatest tools that Satan uses is division. Whether it's personal beliefs held between individuals within the church, or the beliefs of different churches, it's important to recognize that at the end of the day we are called to worship, love, and forgive just as Christ did. Mar 12th 2017 - The Gospel And The OutsiderJustin ChristopherThere are many groups of people that we as believers are called to love. Our world has many people of many faiths and backgrounds. As Christians, we ought to love all who are outside the church...not just those who are "like us". Mar 5th 2017 - The Gospel And The OrphanJake BoxGalatians 4:3-7; Romans 8:14-17. There are many groups of people that we as believers are called to love. One of those groups are the Orphans. Jake Box shares personal experience with adopting his son, Enoch, as well as draws out of scripture that are we all orphans crying our to our Abba Father. Feb 26th 2017 - The Gospel And Racial ReconciliationTori MayoGenesis 4; Ephesians 2, and Rev. 7. We all have witnessed and/or experienced racial division and disunity within our nation. Tori addresses the issue of unifying the races while recognizing that there is beauty in the difference of our cultures. Feb 19th 2017 - Habakkuk: Joyand GenerosityJustin ChristopherHabakkuk 3:17-19(Also referenced: 2 Corinthians 8:1-5, Luke 21:1-4). The call to give is written everywhere in the Bible. Whether it's the giving of our time, talent, or treasures, we are to do it with a cheerful heart despite the perceived hardship giving could bring. By the end of this book Habakkuk realizes the delight he can have in trusting God's goodness regardless of what he sees around him. Feb 12th 2017 - Habakkuk: How to Sing in SorrowJake BoxHabakkuk 3(Also referenced: Luke 9:31). The definition of contentment as described in this series has been: an internal sense of well being not based on circumstances but based on confidence in God's loving leadership of my life. Contentment is a choice and by remembering God's faithfulness in the past, you will find faith and even contentment in the most sorrowful of times present day. Jan 29th 2017 - Go Back to Go BeyondGuest speaker Ben SchenckGuest speaker and new Hill Country Bible pastor Ben Schenck joins Midtown this week to discuss what it means when we think God is holding us back and what we have to look forward to in His promise of good grace. Jan 22nd 2017 - Habakkuk: Where is the Rest?Jake BoxHabakkuk 2:4-20. Why doesn't faith lead to peace in troubling times? What does it mean to question God's character? Habakkuk wrestled with and experienced these same questions through an inexplicably difficult time in his life and managed to endure. Jan 15th 2017 - Habakkuk: Waiting is the Hardest PartJustin ChristopherHabakkuk 2:1-5. Waiting on God is normal and it requires us to be active. Two easy ways to wait are: 1) Look ahead to God's promise and 2) Look back to the cross. Jan 8th 2017 - Habakkuk: What's Going On?Jake BoxIs there a way to experience contentment that is not anchored to our ever changing circumstances? When life gets hard or disappointing is contentment really an option? The small book of Habakkuk answers those hard questions in a powerful way. In this new six week series we learn together how we can experience contentment in troubling times. Jan 1st 2017 - Cultivating a Life of PrayerJustin ChristopherLuke 4:42, 5:15-16, 6:12, 11:1,4. Psalm 5:1-3, 51:1-2, 63:1. Reasons FOR praying: 1) Prayer gets us closer to God. 2) In prayer God changes us. 3) In prayer we participate with God's work. Reasons we DON'T pray: 1) We've sinned and we think God doesn't welcome us. 2) Not trusting God for anything bigger than what we think we can accomplish ourselves. 3) We're not hungry for God as we are satisfied with lesser things. Dec 18th 2016 - Light of the World: Who the Light has come forJustin ChristopherLuke 2:8-38(Also referenced: John 3:16-17, 4:9-10, Matthew 5:14-16). Jesus came to server everyone: religious & non-religious, educated & uneducated, young & old, married & unmarried, rich & poor, Jew & Gentile, you and me. How does God come to us? He speaks to us, he gives sign, and He makes His presence known when we seek Him. Dec 11th 2016 - Light of the World: Why We Need The LightJake BoxIsaiah 9:2, 5-7(Also referenced: Isaiah 8:21-22, 53:5; John 1:9). Christ brings the light to our lives. The light gives life, reveals truth, and brings joy to our lives. We respond to the light by living it in a humble and strong way. Dec 4th 2016 - Light of the World: Jesus, Our Life and LightJustin ChristopherJohn 1:1-5. Who is Jesus? He is with God, is God, has been with God from the beginning, and is the Creator of everything. He came to give life and give light to all of mankind. Nov 27th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Looking Back & Moving ForwardJake Box1 Thessalonians 5:23-28. In the last message of the A Moving Faith series, the subject of sanctification is examined and how it works for our good and God's glory. Nov 20th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Practicing the Presence of GodJustin Christopher1 Thessalonians 5:16-21(Also referenced: John 6:7-8; Philippians 4:4-7; James 1:2-4; Colossians 3:16; Habakkuk 3:17-19). This section of Thessalonians examines eight explicit commands given on how to experience God throughout your daily walk. Nov 6th 2016 - A Moving Faith: A Moving DayJake Box1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, John 3:16-18. Be prepared for the day of the Lord's return! Although we don't when He is coming back we know who is coming and who we are because of what He did when he first came to save us. So arm yourself today with faith, love, and hope of salvation. Oct 30th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Moving On UpJake Box1 Thessalonians 1:9-10, 4:13-18, 1 Corinthians 15:20. Death was not part of God's original plan for humanity and came about only as a result of sin entering the world. Christ, having conquered death through His resurrection, is our hope for life. Oct 16th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Avoiding Sexual Immorality(2/2)Jake Box1 Thessalonians 4:1-8; Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 5:27-30. While last week's message covered why not to pursue sexual immorality this week we take a look at why we should pursue sexual morality and how it can add be a blessing in our lives when practiced correctly. Oct 9th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Avoiding Sexual Immorality(1/2)Justin Christopher1 Thessalonians 4:1-8. Sexual immorality is one of the most prevalent sins in society today. The Bible speaks clearly though to what it is, how it effects us and those around us, and how to avoid it. Sep 25th 2016 - A Moving Faith: A Loving MessageJake Box1 Thessalonians 2:13-16. God 's word lays out a clear path for where's our faith should be moving us to and provides a clear depiction of what it should look like as we move ourselves towards a closer relationship with Him. Sep 18th 2016 - A Moving Faith: A Moving ExampleJake Box1 Thessalonians 2:1-12. When God gets a hold of your life He moves you to grow in Christ likeness and to go with Him on His mission to fill the Earth with His glory. In setting up the church in Thessalonica Paul gives a great example for a faith that is missional(with bold initiative), is pure in motive(with the purest motive being love), and moves us to love like mothers and fathers. Sep 11th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Signs of LifeChristianity was never meant to be a stagnant faith. Discussed today are three great ways to assess where we are in our spiritual life: 1) Responding to God's word. 2) Growing in Christ's likeness(Galatians 5:22). 3) Influencing others to follow Christ using the Word, the Spirit, and other people. Sep 4th 2016 - A Moving Faith: Gospel MovementJake Box1 Thessalonians 1:1-3, 8-9; Acts 17:1-10. People respond strongly to hearing the Gospel. The Apostle Paul's mission trips in his lifetime demonstrate the same strong reactions that people give today to hearing the Gospel. Aug 28th 2016 - Gospel SaturationJake BoxNehemiah 1-2; Habakuk 2:14; John 7:38. Vision is a clear picture of what could be fueled by a conviction that it should be. God's vision for the Earth is Gospel saturation personally, locally, and globally. In this message you'll hear the three and five year plan of the church and how our mission aligns with God's vision for the Earth. Aug 21st 2016 - Life Giving Generosity - The Platinum Rule (3/3)Jake BoxMost everyone has heard of the Golden Rule which is to treat others the way you want to be treated. This week we upgrade that rule and focus on what the Bible says about treating others the way Jesus treated them. Aug 14th 2016 - Life Giving Generosity - Money (2/3)Justin ChristopherMoney is mentioned in over 2300 verses in the Bible and Jesus preaches on money in more than 15% of his recorded teachings. Money is morally neutral but is one of the greatest indicators of where our hearts are. The Bible offers an abundance of guidance on the topic of money and how we as Christians need to interact with it. Aug 7th 2016 - Life Giving Generosity (1/3)Jake BoxGenerosity comes in many forms. Giving of your time, talent, and treasure is something we're all called to do as Christians. When we sow generously, we reap generously. We may not reap the way we expect to but the Lord is faithful to those who give. Jul 31st 2016 - The Big Picture - EternityJake BoxThe Bible is love story that starts with a divorce and ends with a wedding. This week Jake walks us through a look at the difficult book of Revelation and the prophecy of the end times that ultimately leads to Christianity's union with the Lord. Revelation can be looked at in four distinct sections: 1. Letters to the Seven Churches(Ch. 2-3; a warning and a promise) 2. Tribulation (Ch. 4-19) 3. Millennial Kingdom (Ch. 20 part 1) 4. Great White Thrown Judgement. Jul 24th 2016 - The Big Picture - MissionsJake Box A 30,000ft look at the gospel spreading missions of the disciples. Jul 10th 2016 - The Big Picture - The GospelsJake BoxA 30,000ft look at the first four books of the New Testament. Tips on how to study the Gospels: 1) Each Gospel account stands alone. 2) Each Gospel was written from the view point of its author with a specific audience in mind. The Gospel's Big Picture Significance comes in two ways: 1) The entire Old Testament pointed to Jesus. 2) Jesus lived, died, and rose again to save us and renew the world. Jul 3rd 2016 - The Big Picture - The Silent PeriodJake BoxApproximately 400 years passed between the end of the final book of the Old Testament and the beginning of the New Testament. What happened during that time period and what can we learn from it? Jun 26th 2016 - The Big Picture - The Prophetic BooksJake BoxA 30,000ft view of the prophetic books of the Old Testament. Jun 19th 2016 - The Big Picture - The Exile and the ReturnBrad LawsA 30,000ft view of the books of the Old Testament pertaining to the exile and return of the Israelites. Jun 12th 2016 - The Big Picture - Poetical BooksPoetical BooksJob, Psalms, Proverbs, Ecclesiastes, Song of Solomon. Jamie Trussell. A 30,000ft view of the books of the poetical books of the bible. May 29th 2016 - The Big Picture - Joshua and JudgesJoshua and JudgesJoshua, Judges. Jake Box. A 30,000ft view of the books of Joshua and Judges leading into Ruth. May 22nd 2016 - The Big Picture - ExodusExodusExodus, Leviticus, and Deuteronomy. Justin Christopher. A 30,000 foot look at the Israelites journey from enslavement and captivity in ancient Egypt through the desert and into the promised land. May 15th 2016 - The Big Picture - GenesisJamie TrussellGenesis 1-12, 15. A look at Genesis from a 30,000ft view outlining creation, the fall of man, the first proclamation of the coming of Christ, the lineage of Seth, story of Noah, and Abraham. May 1st 2016 - Note Four: The Truth That Sets Us Free (5/5)Jake BoxJohn 8:31-32, 36. What is the truth that sets us free? Jesus Christ is that truth and we get to know him by: 1) Spending time with Him. 2) Spending time with others that know Him. 3) Seeking His presence when reviewing our day. 4) Depending on Him. How does knowing the truth set us free? It sets us free by: 1) Freeing us from the penalty of sin(Romans 3:22-24). 2) Freeing us from the power of sin(Titus 2:11-12, Romans 12:2). 3) Eventually setting us free from the presence of sin(1 John 3:2). When confronting sin in your life the following are some helpful questions to walk through: 1) What is it I am doing? 2) What am I believing? 3)What is the truth? 4) What do I believe? 5) What will I do? Apr 24th 2016 - Note Three: God is Gracious (4/5) Part 2Jamie TrussellJohn 13. A continuation from last week's message delving into how Gracious God is. Apr 17th 2016 - Note Three: God is Gracious (3/5) Part 1Jamie TrussellRomans 3: 19-26. Earning someone's love can be exhausting. Likewise, the actions and characteristics we require of others to give them our love differ from person to person. God's love is unique in that it is impossible for us to earn by our own actions and has in turn been given freely and perfectly to each of us if we only believe. Referenced verses: Galatians 3:23-24, Zachariah 3. Apr 10th 2016 - Note Two: God is Good (2/5)Jake BoxJohn 10:11-15. When tragedy, pain, and suffering occur how can we know that God is still good? This week's message provides insight into how our God is still an infinitely good God. Because God is good, he suffered. Because God is good, we do not suffer in vain. And finally, because God is good, I don't have to look elsewhere. Referenced verses: John 8:31-32, James 1:16-17, Psalms 119:68. Apr 3rd 2016 - ote One: God is Great (1/5)Jake BoxMark 4:35-5:43. In the first message of this five part series the question is asked: Do you really believe God is great? In many examples throughout the Bible God is seen as all powerful(omnipotent), all knowing(omniscient) and in control(sovereign). His power is shown over the natural world, the supernatural world, life and death, and sickness and health. How then can we better understand this and adopt this to our way of knowing and seeing Him in our lives? Referenced verses: John 8:31-32, Ephesians 1:11, Romans 8:28. Mar 27th 2016 - Why An Empty Tomb?Jake BoxThe Book of John. This Easter Sunday message focuses on Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus and their role throughout Christ's life and death. Mar 13th 2016 - Standing in Grace Part 7 - Humility, God's Care and The DevilJamie Trussell1 Peter 5:6-13. The end of Peter's letter exhorts us to humble ourselves, giving to Him our worries and anxieties because He so deeply cares for and desires for us to be in close relation with Him. Referenced verses: Isaiah 41, 46; Romans 4, 6. Mar 6th 2016 - Standing in Grace Part 6 - Honoring the Chief ShepherdJake Box1 Peter 5:1-5. Church Elders play a pertinent role in the life of the church. They are called to: 1) Shepherd the flock among them. 2) Exercise oversight. 3) Be examples to the flock. This message and passage also relate how the church is to relate to the Elders and to each other. Referenced verses: Heb 13:17, John 10: 11, 18. Midtown Church also extends a warm congratulations to Shelby Sementelli on her baptism. Feb 28th 2016 - Standing in grace Part 5: Suffering from being a ChristianJamie Trussell1 Peter 4:12-19. Peter addresses the suffering that we can expect in life simply by proclaiming to follow Christ. Referenced scripture: 1 Peter 1:6-7, Romans 8, Luke 9, Ezekiel 9, Malachi 3. Feb 21st 2016 - Standing in Grace Part 4 - Living SaneJake BoxLove one another. Show hospitality to one another. Serve one another. This passage explores these three tenets that Peter calls us to live by. In the wake of the passing of one of Midtown's core partners, Sue Gibson Wright, we remember a life richly lived where these principles were exemplified. Feb 14th 2016 - Standing in Grace Part 31 Peter 4:7-11. First Peter is a New Testament letter that exhorts us to stand firm in the true grace of God. This letter helps Christians see how God's transformative grace practically plays out as they seek to live faithful and loving lives regardless of their cultural surroundings. Dec 13th 2015 - For and FromJamie TrussellContinuing in a series titled With: Evaluating the way we relate to God and based on the passage by Luke 15:11-31. Presented by Jamie Trussell on December 13, 2015. Dec 6th 2015 - With - 2Jake BoxSecond in a series titled With: Evaluating the way we relate to God.. Nov 29th 2015 - God With UsJake BoxFirst in a series titled With: Evaluating the way we relate to God Oct 25th 2015 - Jesus: Friend of SinnersJustin ChristopherPart of the Love Where You Live series, Justin Christopher presented Jesus: Friend of Sinners on October 25, 2015. It is based on the passage from Matthew 9:9-13. Oct 18th 2015 - Value Your NeighborJake BoxPart of the Love Where You Live series, Jake Box presented Value Your Neighbor on October 18, 2015. It is based on the passage from Jonah 4. Oct 11th 2015 - Love Your NeighborJamie TrussellPart of the Love Where You Live series, Jamie Trussell presented Love Your Neighbor on October 11, 2015. It is based on the passage from Luke 10:25-29 Sep 27th 2015 - Together as Priests - 1 Peter 2:4-10Jamie TrussellContinuing the Standing in Grace series, Jamie Trussell presented Together as Priests on September 27, 2015. It is based on the passage from 1 Peter 2:4-10. Sep 20th 2015 - Hunger to Love - 1 Peter 1:22 - 2:3Jake BoxJake Box presented Hunger to Love on September 20, 2015. No recording is available. Sep 13th 2015 - Standing in Grace - 1 Peter 1:13-21Jamie TrussellContinuing the Standing in Grace series, this message based on 1 Peter 1:13-21 Sep 6th 2015 - Grace to Stand in SufferingJake BoxGrace to Stand in Suffering was presented by Jake Box on September 6, 2015. It is based on 1 Peter 1:6-12. Aug 30th 2015 - Ongoing Resurrection RealityJamie TrussellJamie Trussell presented Ongoing Resurrection Reality on August 30, 2015. It is based on the passage from 1 Peter 1:1-5 Aug 23rd 2015 - The Joy of a New ChapterJake BoxCelebrating the combination of Hill Country Bible Church Central and Midtown Church Austin, The Joy of a New Chapter was presented by Jake Box on August 23rd, 2015. Based on John 2:1-11 Aug 16th 2015 - Becoming OneJake BoxFrom the series John: That You May Believe. Becoming One is based on John 17:20-23 and was presented by Jake Box on August 16, 2015. Aug 9th 2015 - Growth in ChristJake BoxFrom the series John: That You May Believe. Growth in Christ is based on John 15:1-11 and was presented by Jake Box on August 9, 2015. Aug 2nd 2015 - The Great LifeJake BoxFrom the series John: That You May Believe. The Great Life is based on John 13 and was presented by Jake Box on August 2, 2015. Jul 26th 2015 - The Wisdom of JesusJake BoxFrom the series John: That You May Believe. The Wisdom of Jesus is based on John 8:1-11 was presented by Jake Box on July 26, 2015 Jul 19th 2015 - Wisdom: How to Live ItJake BoxThird in the series Wisdom in Life, Wisdom: How to Live It is based on Proverbs 4:5-9, 14-27 and was presented by Jake Box on July 19, 2015 Jul 12th 2015 - Wisdom: How to Get ItJake BoxSecond in the series Wisdom in Life, Wisdom: How to Get It is based on Proverbs 3:1-12 and was presented by Jake Box on July 12, 2015 Jul 5th 2015 - Wisdom: What Is It?Jake BoxFirst in the series Wisdom in Life, Wisdom: What Is It? is based on Proverbs 1:1-9, 32-33 and was presented by Jake Box on July 5, 2015 Jun 28th 2015 - Kept and Keep GoingJamie TrussellKept and Keep Going, based on Psalm 121, was presented by Jamie Trussell on June 28, 2015 Jun 21st 2015 - The Gift of the Holy SpiritAdam BrunsonFrom the series John: That You May Believe. The Gift of the Holy Spirit,based on John 7, was presented by Adam Brunson on June 21, 2015. Jun 14th 2015 - Bread of LifeJustin ChristopherFrom the series John: That You May Believe. Bread of Life, based on John 7:25-71, was presented by Justin Christopher on June 14, 2015 Jun 7th 2015 - Lord of the StormJake BoxFrom the series John: That You May Believe. Lord of the Storm based on John 6:16-21 was presented by Jake Box on June 7, 2015 May 31st 2015 - Agreeing with Jesus about the BibleAdam BrunsonIn the series on John - That You May Believe. Adam Brunson presented Agreeing with Jesus about the Bible on May 31, 2015. Based on John 5:31-47. May 24th 2015 - A Life Changing MissionJake BoxSeventh in a series titled Life Changing. A Life-Changing Mission based on Matthew 4:18-20, 28:16-20 was presented by Jake Box on May 24, 2015. May 17th 2015 - A Change of Identity - Part 3Jake BoxSixth in a series titled Life Changing. A Change of Identity – Part 3 based on John 20:21-22 and Acts 1:8 was presented by Jake Box on May 17, 2015 May 10th 2015 - A Change of Identity - Part 2Jake BoxFifth in a series titled Life Changing. A Change of Identity – Part 2 based on Philippians 2:1-11 was presented by Jake Box on May 10, 2015 May 3rd 2015 - A Change of Identity - Part 1Jake BoxFourth in a series titled Life Changing. A Change of Identity - Part 1 based on Matthew 28:16-20 was presented by Jake Box on May 3, 2015 Apr 26th 2015 - The Backwards ProcessJake BoxThird in a series titled Life Changing. The Backwards Process was presented by Jake Box on April 26, 2015. Apr 19th 2015 - A Life-Changing PurposeJake BoxSecond in a series titled Life Changing. A Life-Changing Purpose was presented by Jake Box on April 19, 2015 Apr 12th 2015 - Changed, Changing, and Will ChangeJake BoxFirst in a series titled Life Changing. Changed, Changing and Will Change was presented by Jake Box on April 12, 2015 Apr 5th 2015 - Easter: Hard to BelieveJake BoxEaster: Hard to Believe was presented by Jake Box on April 5, 2015 Mar 29th 2015 - Ruth 4Jake BoxFourth in a series titled The Power of Loyal Love based on the book of Ruth. Ruth 4 was presented by Jake Box on March 29, 2015 Mar 22nd 2015 - Ruth 3Justin ChristopherThird in a series titled The Power of Loyal Love based on the book of Ruth. Ruth 3 was presented by Justin Christopher on March 22, 2015 Mar 15th 2015 - Ruth: Favor and NoticeJustin ChristopherSecond in a series titled The Power of Loyal Love based on the book of Ruth. Favor and Notice was presented by Justin Christopher on March 15, 2015 Mar 8th 2015 - Ruth: Providence and PromisesJake BoxFirst in a series titled The Power of Loyal Love based on the book of Ruth. Providence and Promises was presented by Jake Box on March 8, 2015 Mar 1st 2015 - Grow: Pivotal CircumstancesAdam BrunsonSixth in the series titled Grow: The Nature of Discipleship, Pivotal Circumstances was presented by Adam Brunson on March 1, 2015 Feb 22nd 2015 - Grow: Personal MinistryJake BoxFifth in the series titled Grow: The Nature of Discipleship, Personal Ministry was presented by Jake Box on February 22, 2015. Feb 15th 2015 - Grow: Providential RelationshipsJake BoxFourth in the series titled Grow: The Nature of Discipleship, Providential Relationships was presented by Jake Box on February 15, 2015 Feb 8th 2015 - Grow: Private DisciplinesJake BoxThird in the series titled Grow: The Nature of Discipleship, Private Disciplines was presented by Jake Box on February 8, 2015 Feb 1st 2015 - Grow: Practical Biblical TeachingJake BoxSecond message in the series titled Grow: The Nature of Discipleship, Jake Box presented Practical Biblical Teaching based on Matthew 7:24-29 on February 1, 2015 at Midtown Church Austin. Jan 18th 2015 - What God Wants to Grow in UsJake BoxFirst message in the series titled Grow: The Nature of Discipleship, Jake Box presented What God Wants to Grow in Us on January 18, 2015 at Midtown Church Austin Jan 11th 2015 - Reflect and RefocusJake BoxPresented by Jake Box on January 11, 2015 at Midtown Church Austin Jan 4th 2015 - The Great PrayerAdam BrunsonThe Great Prayer, base on Matthew 6:9-13, was presented by Adam Brunson on January 4, 2015.