Here you can listen to past sermons from our weekly gatherings at Missio Dei Lincoln Square. These messages are also available through our iTunes podcast.
Beneath the Surface Brian Fulton | 1.6.19
The Table: Luke 24:13-35 Christine Engel | 12.23.18
The Table: Luke 14:16-24 Bam Stanton | 12.16.18
The Table: Luke 19:1-10 Brian Fulton | 12.9.18
The Table: Luke 7:36-50 Brian Fulton | 12.2.18
What a beautiful beginning to Advent!! We started our series on Hospitality and the Kingdom of GOD this past Sunday. The SON of MAN came was eating and drinking, using the table as a means to show radical inclusion and to overturn purity codes of his time. Purity codes are not a thing of ancient cultures but are alive and well today. They are a way for social groups to exclude others. As GOD's children, what if we stopped obsessing over the contamination of “the other” and looked into our own hearts that often undermine the power of JESUS's table? Henri Nouwen said it best. “For JESUS, there are no countries to be conquered, no ideologies to be imposed, no people to be dominated. There are only children, women and men to be loved."
Being the Church Ashley Fulton | 11.24.18
This past Sunday, Ashley Fulton exhorted us to consider the peace JESUS died for - making two divided groups one new humanity. HE tore down the walls of hostility and divisions between us. As a church family, we must see our role to maintain HIS peace; fostering unity by not raising up the very same walls JESUS came to tear down.
Family Brian Fulton | 11.18.18
If we read the Bible and ask “What does it emphasize?” - loving one another will reach the top of the list. However, in our individualistic culture, we’ve placed personal fulfillment over the good of the communities in which we belong. To add to the struggle, many have been hurt, disappointed, or calloused by the church. We all bring our own misconceptions and unrealistic expectations into the church.
Body Bam Stanton | 11.11.18
We are a people who are called to shine bright in our context and gather around those who also encourage us to do the same. We live in the world constantly given to individualism and the pursuit of self-gratification. Our faith is bolstered by a posture that continues to attack the darkness of fear, isolation, and death. We carry around the glorious dying body of CHRIST in vessels of clay so that the world may see our good works and glorify the FATHER in heaven.
Bride Brian Fulton | 11.4.18
As a country filled with scandal after scandal, the church surely isn’t exempt and has added it’s fair share of injustice to the world. Can the church’s purpose in America be restored? Is GOD's idea of the church still good news to the world? This past week, we saw how GOD sees the church - as a bride. We are not upheld by our flawed commitment to GOD, but by God's flawless commitment to us. Through JESUS, we are being cleansed and made beautiful. HE loves us with passion and commitment and HE adorns the church in such a way that makes every wedding dress look like rags in comparison. It is through this powerful love that dismantles our desires for lesser loves and at the same time, lifts our hearts up out of shame.
Temple Brian Fulton | 10.28.18
Brian unpacked our goals as a church for the next season and our vision to be living temples who are so filled with GOD's presence that we expand and fill our city with that glorious presence into the places that need it most.
Becoming the Beloved pt. V (Matthew 9:35-36) Brian Fulton | 10.14.18
Sometimes it looks like the American church has lost the model of Jesus, more fixated on showing off our strengths, committed to our own survival, and winning in a competitive culture than displaying God's character to the world.
The church must remember we are a community of the weak; recipients of God’s compassion. We must be moved by God's compassion in order to have eyes to see people and their need.
Becoming the Beloved pt. IV (John 4:1-13) Bam Stanton | 10.7.18
GOD has called us HIS beloved long before we called HIM FATHER. The outpouring of love is the expression of giving. In this humble act, we partner with what we have and trust obedience will bring much fruit. In our lives we are called to life more abundantly. As we yield to the work of the spirit and receive GOD'S love we find we have access to much more than we’ve ever imagined. Love and the abundance of GOD then begins to reshape the world according to HIS desires.
Becoming the Beloved pt. III Brian Fulton | 9.30.18
As we continue through our series, Becoming the Beloved, we wanted to address the centrality of prayer in becoming who we already are. Brian took us through the life of JESUS as HIS power and perspective usually came immediately after times of prayer and solitude. The early church continues this practice. Prayer is simply union with GOD and often we have strongholds of false images of GOD that keep us from engaging simply, honestly, and persistently with our FATHER.
Becoming the Beloved pt. II Ashley Fulton | 9.23.18
Becoming the Beloved Brian Fulton | 9.16.18
Laying Back on the Beloved (John 13:21-26) Brian Fulton | 9.9.18