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Run Like You Stole It!

Dear Mosaic Family,Have you ever been in the running for a job you were unqualified for? How would you respond if you walked into work tomorrow and out of nowhere you had been made the new CEO of your company? Would you see this new position as a fortunate privilege, or view it as a grave responsibility?

That’s kind of how Paul felt after Jesus saved him. He had acquired something of unparalleled worth: A new identity and a relationship with Jesus Christ. In fact, everything Paul had ever valued in life now seemed like trash in comparison. It was an amazing privilege he didn’t deserve, but it was also an awesome responsibility.

In Philippians 3:12-21, Paul shows us how to live in response to this kind of amazing grace. Knowing he was completely unqualified for the position God gave him, Paul begins to “Run Like He Stole It” without looking back! Jesus qualified him when he was completely unqualified, so Paul makes it his aim to run faster, work harder, and grow up into a life worthy of the Gospel.

We’re taking a break from our sermon series in Genesis this week, and excited to have Ivey Rhodes bring us a message from this amazing passage in the book of Philippians. Ivey is a church planting resident at Mosaic and God has put an awesome call on him and his family. Join us tomorrow as we examine what is was that fueled Paul’s passion, and see how the joy of knowing Jesus Christ can radically change our lives as well!

Praying for you! Pastor Shane

Announcements:

Membership Class Sunday, October 23rd1-3pm, with lunch provided. If you would like to learn about membership at Mosaic, please plan on attending this class. To register, email: admin@mosaicboston.comMosaic Boston App Did you know Mosaic has an app? You can download it here.

Pre-service Prayer 

Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Mosaic Youth Group 

Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Apologetics Seminars Do you struggle with making intellectual sense of Christianity? Would you like to help your non-Christian friends see the veracity of the Christian claims? Join us for an 8 week seminar looking at some of the biggest objections to the Christian faith. The class will take place during the 11:15am  worship service in the balcony upstairs, October 2nd to November 20th. Please sign up by emailing  admin@mosaicboston.com

Love Mosaic?  Let people know! We would love it if you could take a minute to like/rate us on some social media sites, which makes it easier for others to find us when they are searching for a church in Boston!

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Winning at Life

Dear Mosaic Family,How do you measure success? What does a great life look like? Most people would measure success by wealth, power, comfort, popularity… but how does Jesus measure success?

This week we conclude our series on the 7 letters to the 7 churches in Revelation by looking at Jesus’ letter to the church in Laodicea. The Christians in Laodicea were physically healthy, economically secure, and socially accepted. They had all the outward signs of success, but spiritually they were failing. In fact, Jesus had absolutely nothing positive to say about them as a church. So where did they go wrong?

Despite their failures, Jesus hadn’t given up on Laodicea. In fact, He counsels them on how to turn things around and become everything He had called them to be. Join us tomorrow as we study this church, and learn what it means to have a successful life in Christ.

Praying for you! Pastor Shane

Announcements:

Membership Class Sunday, July 24th1-3pm with lunch provided. If you would like to learn more about Mosaic’s history, identity, mission, and vision, join us for a membership class. Attending the class is also the first step to becoming a member of Mosaic Boston. To sign up, email admin@mosaicbosotn.com

3rd Quarterly Members’ Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you’re a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!

Pre-service Prayer Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It’s an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Picnic in the Park  Saturday, July 23rd5-7pm. Waldstein Park, Dean Rd., Brookline. Everyone at Mosaic is welcome to come hang out, have fun, and meet some great people from Mosaic! The event is “B.Y.O.E” (bring your own everything).

Mosaic Youth Group Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Love Mosaic? Let people know! We would love it if you could take a minute to like/rate us on some social media sites, which makes it easier for others to find us when they are searching for a church in Boston!

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More Tolerant than Jesus?

Dear Mosaic Family,Are you a tolerant person? It’s a questions we’ve all either asked, or been asked. If you’ve asked that question, you were probably curious to know if the person, or people, you were addressing could love you if they really knew your beliefs or lifestyle. If you’ve been asked that question, you may have worried that you were about to be ambushed. Sometimes the real question behind the question is, “do you agree with me, because if not then I’m not going to tolerate you!” Part of our struggle with this popular question, is that our culture has redefined tolerance, and forgotten why it could be good in the first place. I say “could” be good, because the Bible assumes there are times when tolerance is actually not good. It’s possible for tolerance to be unloving. It’s even possible for tolerance to be a facade to a subtle form of hatred, a cover up for indifference.  Tomorrow we will be looking at Jesus letter to the church in Thyatira. The letter is perplexing, but also enlightening because we see Jesus commending the church for their love, while also condemning them for their tolerance. How can tolerance be bad? When do love and tolerance need to part ways? Is there a more compelling goal than tolerance, that our culture should be pursuing? These are some of the questions we’ll wrestle with tomorrow as we look at the next letter in our series on the Seven Churches of Revelation.

Praying for you! Pastor Shane


Announcements:

Baptism Service Sunday, July 10th, at the 11:15 service. If you would like to be baptized, please let us know! Email admin@mosaicboston.com

Membership Class Sunday, July 24th1-3pm with lunch provided. If you would like to learn more about Mosaic's history, identity, mission, and vision, join us for a membership class. Attending the class is also the first step to becoming a member of Mosaic Boston. To sign up, email admin@mosaicbosotn.com

3rd Quarterly Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday, September 25th1-3pm. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, plan on attending this important in-house family meeting, and bring a favorite dish to share!

Pre-service Prayer Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Picnic in the Park Saturday, July 23rd5-7pm. Waldstein Park, Dean Rd., Brookline. Everyone at Mosaic is welcome to come hang out, have fun, and meet some great people from Mosaic! The event is "B.Y.O.E" (bring your own everything).

Mosaic Youth Group Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 9:30service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Love Mosaic? Let people know! We would love it if you could take a minute to like/rate us on some social media sites, which makes it easier for others to find us when they are searching for a church in Boston!

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When Cretans become Christians

Dear Mosaic Family ,When we think of grace, we think of it more like a couch rather than a coach. We think of grace like a couch: you sit, relax, chill and grace does all the work (maybe brings you a snack). We should be thinking of grace more like a coach. In Titus 2:11, the Apostle Paul says it's God's grace that trains us to renounce ungodliness. God sends Coach Grace into our lives to bring lasting transformation. Coach Grace motivates us, drives us, inspires us, energizes us, to achieve seemingly insurmountable levels of godliness. Transformation, like any form of change, always hurts... at least temporarily, but Coach Grace is there for us to help you train through the pain to become the person God has called you to be.

In Titus 1:5-16, Paul gives a seemingly impossible list of qualifications for leaders in God's church. They are to be self-controlled, upright, holy, disciplined, etc. As I was reading the list, it hit me that there were no seminaries in Crete; no Christian bookstores, no Christian blogs, podcasts, conferences, etc. Where were these ninja-Christians supposed to come from? Crete? Yes! Crete!

One of the most hopeful truths of Christianity is that we really can change. By the grace of God, we can actually be transformed. What an amazing truth!! As the cliché goes, God doesn't call the equipped, he equips the called. Well, God has placed a great calling on your life, and He's willing to equip you! The question is, are you willing to accept his "equipping" and be transformed by it?

Join us this tomorrow as we look at Titus 1:5-16, and see what happens when, by the Grace of God, Cretans become Christians.

God Bless, Pastor Jan

Announcements:

Membership Class Sunday Feb. 21st12:45-2:45pm. If you are interested in becoming a member of Mosaic or learning more about our identity, vision and mission, then please sign up for our next membership class by emailing admin@MosaicBoston.com

Members' Meeting & Potluck Sunday March 13th, after the 11:15service. If you are a member, or have completed the requirements for membership, please plan to attend (and bring a favorite dish to share).

Mosaic Youth Group 

Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 11:15service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Pre-service Prayer 
Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.
College Student Lunch January 24th, 12:45pm (right after the 2nd morning service), in the side room. Come for discussion about the sermon and getting to know other students at Mosaic and what God is doing on their campus. Pizza will be served!

Service Times & Location All three of our services now meet at Temple Ohabei Shalom at 9:30 A.M.11:15 A.M., and 5:00 P.M.

Love Mosaic?  Let people know! We would love it if you could take a minute to like/rate us on some social media sites, which makes it easier for others to find us when they are searching for a church in Boston!

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The Freedom of Finished

Dear Mosaic Family ,Have you ever completed a project, only to realize minutes later your work has been undone? You hit the bottom of your inbox, but by the time you send your last reply there is a new message waiting for your response. You clean the house, and before you can sit down to admire your work the kids' toy box has already exploded across your living room. So much of life comes with the feeling that there is always more work to be done. It can be exhausting. Frustrating. Nothing is ever finished!

This Sunday we are excited to have Charlie Dunn, the planting pastor of Hub Church in South Boston, with us to preach on Jesus last words from the cross in John 19:30.  What are the implications of Jesus' words, "it is finished"? What is finished? Is anything ever really finished?

Join us this Sunday as we worship together and dive in to the hope and the freedom that are offered through the completed work of Jesus Christ!

God Bless, Pastor Shane

Announcements:

Membership Class Jan. 19th from 7-9p.m. If you are interested in becoming a member of Mosaic or learning more about our vision and mission, then please sign up for our next membership class by emailing admin@MosaicBoston.com

Mosaic Youth Group 

Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 11:15 service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Pre-service Prayer 
Join us in the upper hallway of the Temple Ohabei Shalom for a time of pre-service prayer on Sundays at 8:45AM and 4:30PM. It's an opportunity for us to pray for the church, the city, and the world.

Service Times & Location All three of our services now meet at Temple Ohabei Shalom at 9:30 A.M., 11:15 A.M., and 5:00 P.M.

Changes to Evening Service In order to simplify our set-up/tear-down process and provide more room for our evening service, we're moving it to the Temple Ohabei Shalom this Sunday and changing the time to 5pm.

Love Mosaic?  Let people know! We would love it if you could take a minute to like/rate us on some social media sites, which makes it easier for others to find us when they are searching for a church in Boston!

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"At least I've never killed anyone!"... um, about that

Dear Mosaic Family,Have you ever heard (or perhaps said) the following: "Well, I'm a good person. I've never killed anyone!" Modern people love using murder as a benchmark for moral goodness: those who have killed are bad, and those who haven't are good. Oh, if it were only that simplistic. Tomorrow, we turn our attention to Commandment #6, "You shall not murder." We'll look at many of the far reaching implications of this commandment, including many of the hot-button issues like abortion, capital punishment, euthanasia, suicide, and just war theory. We'll also look at Matthew 5:21-26, where Jesus, in his famous Sermon on the Mount says the following regarding the 6th commandment: "I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, 'You fool!' will be liable to the hell of fire." Jesus makes unjust anger, verbal abuse and personal hatred tantamount to murder. According to this definition, we're all guilty of transgressing Commandment #6 and we're all in desperate need of God's grace.

Be sure to join us tomorrow as we think through some difficult issues and turn our gaze to our Lord Jesus Christ, who through his death, defeated death, so that we can have forgiveness, eternal life, and live lives that treasure the sanctity of life.

See you tomorrow!

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

P.S. By God's grace, Mosaic Boston has grown significantly in weekend attenders these last two months. However, our service team has not grown as quickly, which adds stress to the current service members. Would you consider volunteering on a regular basis to help Mosaic put together our 3 services? If you can serve, please email Julie: Julie@MosaicBoston.com

 

Announcements:

Mosaic Youth Group Every Sunday, Mosaic holds a youth group gathering during the 11:15service. If you know anyone looking for a youth group, let them know!

Membership Classes If you’re interested in learning more about what it means to be a member of Mosaic Boston, you’re welcome to attend a membership class. We have one upcoming class on 11/12, 7pm, Church of Our Saviour. If interested, email Admin@MosaicBoston.com

4th Quarter Members’ Meeting December 5th, 10am-noon, with a potluck following the meeting.

We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.

Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world! We also hold a pre-service prayer meeting at 5:30pm at the Church of Our Saviour.

Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.

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New Sermon Series: Philippians, Surprised by Joy

Dear Mosaic Family,Tomorrow, we're starting a brand new sermon series through the book of Philippians, also known as the "Epistle of Joy." As we spend the next few weeks thinking about joy, I believe we'll actually be surprised by the counter-intuitive, supernatural nature of this foretaste of God. True joy is something no circumstance can give you, and no circumstance can ever take away. C.S. Lewis, in his spiritual biography, appropriately entitled "Surprised by Joy" talks of joy as that which moved him more than anything else. He writes, "No one who has ever experienced it would ever exchange it for all the happiness in the world." Lewis distinguished Joy from both pleasures and happiness. Joy is more than happiness, just as happiness is more than pleasure. Pleasure is in the body. Happiness is in the mind and feelings. Joy is deep in the heart, in the spirit, in the essence of our being. The way to pleasure is power. The way to happiness is happenstance. The way to Joy is Jesus.

The desire for Joy is God's footprint in the sands of the soul, his fingerprints on our hearts. Join us tomorrow as we begin our journey through Philippians and my prayer is that each of us will be surprised by joy.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

Men’s Camping Trip, August 7-9 A group of men from Mosaic are taking camping trip to Ervin State Forest Park. For more info contact Matt Rhee, matthewrhee@gmail.com.

We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.

Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world! We also hold a pre-service prayer meeting at 5:15pm at the Church of Our Saviour.

Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.

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Everybody Loves a Happy Ending

Dear Mosaic Family,The German poet Goethe called the book of Ruth "the loveliest complete work on a small scale" ever written. Alexander Schroder, a literary critic, wrote, "No poet in the world has written a more beautiful short story." Like all the most captivating and satisfying stories, the book of Ruth ends with a happy ending. Boaz and Ruth finally get married. They have a baby. Naomi is comforted. The end. It's a happy ending, and everybody loves a happy ending. It might be a happy ending and we might enjoy their happiness vicariously, even if briefly. However, what does their happiness have to do with ours? So what?! What does their joy have to do with ours in 21st century Boston? How do their lives impact ours? Great questions.

Join us tomorrow as we study Ruth 4:13-21, and reflect on how the happiness of Naomi, Ruth, and Boaz can have an absolutely direct impact on our own joy and redemption.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

Men’s Camping Trip, August 7-9 A group of men from Mosaic are taking camping trip to Ervin State Forest Park. For more info contact Matt Rhee, matthewrhee@gmail.com.

We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.

Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world! We also hold a pre-service prayer meeting at 5:15pm at the Church of Our Saviour.

Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.

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Godly Shrewdness

Dear Mosaic Family,In Matthew 10:16, Jesus tells his disciples "Behold, I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves." Jesus doesn't just call his followers to grow in innocence (though this is an indispensable part of the Christian life and a daily pursuit), He also calls us to grow in shrewdness, or Godly Wisdom. God's people ought to be characterized by a profound practical wisdom of how the word is designed, how things work, and how to strive in this world to bring flourishing to our lives, our family, our city and beyond. We are called to develop shrewdness in how we use our time, talent, treasure, opportunities, and all of life. Join us tomorrow as we study Ruth 4:1-12, where we learn numerous lessons about shrewdness from Boaz, as he makes some slick moves to position himself to marry Ruth, the woman he loves, and to start a family, which will ultimately be a blessing to the whole world. Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

Men’s Camping Trip, August 7-9 A group of men from Mosaic are taking camping trip to Ervin State Forest Park. For more info contact Matt Rhee, matthewrhee@gmail.com.

We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.

Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!

Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.

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Defining the Relationship

Dear Mosaic Family,We've had a great time the last couple weeks reading and studying the beautiful book of Ruth together. Last Sunday, we read chapter 2, where Ruth and Boaz meet, and sparks fly. However, things seem to cool off and Boaz appears to have stopped making moves (later we find out Boaz thought Ruth was out of his league). So Naomi, Ruth's brilliant mother-in-law concocts a scheming plan, in which she proposes that Ruth propose that Boaz propose to Ruth. Got it? Join us tomorrow as we study Ruth chapter 3, where the love story between Ruth and Boaz heats up, and as their love for each other deepens, their relationship becomes clearly defined.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

Men's Camping Trip, August 7-9 A group of men from Mosaic are taking camping trip to Ervin State Forest Park. For more info contact Matt Rhee, matthewrhee@gmail.com.

Baptism Service June 7th at the 6pm service. If you would like to be baptized, please email Pastor Jan.  jan@mosaicbostion.com

We Need Your Help! We’re a growing church and always in need of some helping hands. Please stop by our “Serve” kiosk to find out how you can get involved! Or contact Julie@mosaicboston.com.

Pre-service Prayer Every Sunday morning, Mosaic holds pre-service prayer meetings at 8:45am and 10:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!

Drummer Auditions We are currently auditioning drummers for the Mosaic Praise Team. For more info, please contact Pastor Shane. Shane@mosaicboston.com.

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