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What is love?

Dear Mosaic Family,Last week we began a sermon series through the beautiful love story found in the book of Ruth. As we look at Ruth chapter 2 tomorrow, we're introduced to Boaz who is described as a "worthy" man. We're also given a front row seat to the first time Boaz and Ruth meet and their love story begins. Clearly the book is a love story, but one of the things that struck me as I've been studying this text is how sparse the text is regarding the feelings between them. Where are the juicy nuggets?! Where's the swooning? Where's the passion?! The author isn't saying that feelings are not important in a thriving marital relationship--they certainly are! But feelings, though important, are not primary. Love is not primarily a feeling by which we are overwhelmed. The desire to love is not love itself. Love is not primarily sentiment. Love is choice. Love is a choice to sacrifice for another person. This book's timeless message of lasting sacrificial love challenges our culture's view of love as primarily romantic sentiment that comes and goes.

Join us tomorrow as we study Ruth chapter 2, and learn about how God defines love, not as sentiment, but as sacrifice, because "God so loved the world, that he gave..."

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

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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New Series: Ruth, a Love Story

Dear Mosaic Family,Tomorrow, we're starting a brand-new sermon series at Mosaic Boston through the book of Ruth. I recommend you take some time today or tomorrow to read through the book of Ruth (takes about 20 minutes).

The book of Ruth is one of the most beautiful stories in Holy Scripture and teaches us innumerable truths about our God, ourselves, and our part in God's sovereign and good plan of redemption. The book of Ruth gives us a glimpse of the hidden work of God during the worst of times to bring about the evident work of God during the best of times. The book of Ruth is a love story (and who doesn't like love stories?!), which foreshadows the ultimate Love Story. Join us tomorrow as we study Ruth chapter 1, where the story is introduced and Ruth is described as an incredible woman-of-God, rich in both faith toward God, and faithfulness to His people.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

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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The Women with the Alabaster Jars

Dear Mosaic Family,Tomorrow, we are concluding our "Prodigal" sermon series by looking at the two separate occasions, two separate women lavished their worship and devotion on Jesus by anointing him with precious oil (which cost at least a year's wages). The first account is found in Luke 7:36-50, and the second is found in Mark 14:1-11 (also retold in Matthew 26 and John 12). In both accounts, the costly devotion of each woman to Jesus stands in sharp contrast to how everyone else treated him. Many of Jesus' followers found him useful; these women found Jesus beautiful. They anointed him with their most precious possession, because He had become infinitely more precious to them. These stories have innumerable lessons and raise soul-penetrating questions. We'll engage some of these tomorrow, particularly: If you're a Christian, what does your faith cost you? A Christianity without sacrifice isn't true Christianity, because you can't practice true love without sacrifice.

Join us tomorrow as we study the heart-stirring accounts of the women with the alabaster jars.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

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!

Men’s Ministry All the men of Mosaic are welcome to join us as we journey through the “33 Series Volume 1.” The group will be meeting at 11:15 (during the 2nd Fenway Service) in the Birthday Party Room (aka “The Man Cave”).

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Prodigal: Zacchaeus

Dear Mosaic Family,As we continue our "Prodigal" sermon series tomorrow, we'll look at a man who lived a life "prodigal" toward himself. Zacchaeus was one of the richest and most powerful people in the Gospels. He recklessly made money (for himself) and he recklessly spent money (on himself). He loved money and used people. But he realized that he had devolved into a shallow, selfish, lonely, unhappy, dissatisfied person. So, "he was looking to see who Jesus was." With the same recklessness Zacchaeus had sought to find physical treasure, he now seeks to find spiritual treasure in Christ. Once he meets Jesus, his value system is radically transformed because regeneration always leads to generosity.

Scripture promises us that if we seek God with all our heart and all our soul, we will find him. However, the problem is, no one does! Even the best of us seeks God only half-heartedly since there are always idols vying for our deepest affections. The rest of us can't find God for the same reason a criminal can't find a policeman. So prior to us finding God, something else needs to happen: He needs to find us and transform us with his love and grace. In the story of Zacchaeus, we see a Prodigal God who recklessly pursues us, through His Son Jesus, who seeks and saves the lost.

Join us tomorrow as we study the fascinating account of Jesus' encounter with Zacchaeus. Praying for you, Pastor Jan

Announcements:

Praise and Prayer Night May 8th, 7-9pm, 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. Join us for a night of worship and prayer as one Mosaic body!

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!

Men's Ministry All the men of Mosaic are welcome to join us as we journey through the "33 Series Volume 1." The group will be meeting at 11:15 (during the 2nd Fenway Service) in the Birthday Party Room (aka "The Man Cave").

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Prodigal: The Woman Caught in Grace

Dear Mosaic Family,During our "Prodigal" sermon series, I've repeated several times that the word "prodigal" doesn't so much mean "wayward" as "reckless." As we look at stories of prodigals returning to God in Scripture, we are learning that we are prodigal with sin, while God is prodigal with grace. As we continue our series tomorrow, we're looking at the story of the woman caught in adultery. We're not given her name in the story, so theologians have called her just that. However, this doesn't sit well with me. Once a person meets God, their whole essence is redeemed and identity transformed. Prodigal Simon becomes restored Peter, and prodigal Saul becomes commissioned Paul, so the prodigal woman caught in adultery should become the forgiven woman caught in grace.

Join us tomorrow as we study one of the most beautifully profound stories of grace in all of Scripture.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

Members' Meeting Saturday, May 2, 10-noon. 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, or if you've taken a membership class and have submitted all your materials, please plan to attend.

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!

Praise and Prayer Night May 8th, 7-9pm, 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. Join us for a night of worshipand prayer as one Mosaic body!

Men's Ministry All the men of Mosaic are welcome to join us as we journey through the "33 Series Volume 1." The group will be meeting at 11:15 (during the 2nd Fenway Service) in the Birthday Party Room (aka "The Man Cave").

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Prodigal: Paul

Dear Mosaic Family,When people think of the story of "The Prodigal Son," they usually think of it as a story of only one son who ran away from home to recklessly live the wild life. However, there were actually two sons: the younger and the older. The clean-cut, straight-edge older brother stayed home and did all the right things. When his brother returned, the older brother was angry and refused to join in the welcome-home party his dad threw for the younger brother. When his father came out to him, the older brother said: "Look, these many years I have served you, and I never disobeyed your command." The story ends with the older brother outside the party--angry, self-righteous, and alone. As we continue our "Prodigal" series tomorrow, we'll look at the conversion of the apostle Paul, who was very much like the older brother in the parable. His conversion experiences was not like that of Mary Magdalene, or the bitter tears of a remorseful Peter after denying Jesus, or the repentance of the thief on the cross. Paul's conversion was different: its starting point was not the pit of humiliation, but the pinnacle of pride in genuine success. Paul typifies the average Bostonian: smart, driven, successful, and self-righteous... and Jesus saved him. If there's hope for Paul, there's hope for Boston.

Join us tomorrow as we study the conversion of Saint Paul from Acts 9:1-19.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

Members' Meeting Saturday, May 2, 10-noon. 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, or if you've taken a membership class and have submitted all your materials, please plan to attend.

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 a pre-service prayer meeting at 8:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!
Membership Class April 15th, 7-9pm 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you would like to learn more about membership at Mosaic, please sign up for this class by emailing admin@MosaicBoston.com.
Men's Ministry Starting tomorrow, April 12, and running six weeks, all the men of Mosaic are welcome to join us as we journey through the "33 Series Volume 1." The group will be meeting at 11:15 (during the 2nd Fenway Service) in the Birthday Party Room (aka "The Man Cave"). 

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Join us for Easter Sunday!

Dear Mosaic Family,Christ is risen! He is risen indeed!!

This Sunday is Easter Sunday and we could not be more excited! Please pray for all three of our Mosaic Boston worship services and please invite your friends.

Also, would you mind sharing our Easter invitation video. This is a really easy way to get the word out!

This Sunday, we're also starting a new sermon series called "Prodigal: Finding your way home." This will be the perfect series for anyone considering or reconsidering Christianity. See you Sunday!!

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

 

Announcements:

 

Members' Meeting Saturday, May 210-noon. 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you're a member of Mosaic Boston, or if you've taken a membership class and have submitted all your materials, please plan to attend.

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 a pre-service prayer meeting at 8:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!
Membership Class April 15th, 7-9pm 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you would like to learn more about membership at Mosaic, please sign up for this class by emailing admin@MosaicBoston.com.
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Heroes: David

Dear Mosaic Family,Tomorrow, we'll be concluding our "Heroes" sermon series tomorrow by looking at the life of David. The life of David is the longest and greatest single narrative presentation of a single individual human life in all of ancient literature--not just in the Bible. We'll begin by looking at the story of David and Goliath, which is one of those stories everyone knows and most totally miss the point. The interpretation and application usually goes like this: we've all got giants in our lives, but when we face our giants with faith--the bigger they are, the harder they fall. The problem with this superficial interpretation is twofold: 1. It totally misses the point of God being the hero of this story, and 2. David is not successful in spite of his weakness; he is successful because of it. God is the hero of The Story, therefore he loves using those who are weak and saving through weakness. As long as David was fully dependent on God, he was victorious; as soon as he started depending on himself, he fell hard.

Be sure to join us tomorrow as we learn from the life of the great hero of the faith, David, and see how his life foreshadows the Ultimate Superhero, Jesus Christ. Take 20 minutes today to read through 1 Samuel 172 Samuel 11-12, and Psalm 51 in preparation for our time together in God's Word.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

P.S. We'll be worshiping in theater #12 for the next three Sundays.

P.P.S. Mosaic Boston has continued to grow this winter, by God's grace!! This is great news! Unfortunately, volunteer growth has not kept pace with church growth and we are shorthanded for the move to the new theater. Would you consider volunteering one (or more) of the next three Sundays? If so, please email Julie@MosaicBoston.com. Thanks!!

 

Announcements:

 

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 a pre-service prayer meeting at 8:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!
Membership Class April 15th, 7-9pm 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you would like to learn more about membership at Mosaic, please sign up for this class by emailing admin@MosaicBoston.com.
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Heroes: Elijah

Dear Mosaic Family,As we continue our "Heroes" sermon series tomorrow, we'll be looking at the life and exploits of the epic mega-prophet Elijah. Everything Elijah did, he did big. He stands up to tyrants, stops rain for three years, ravens bring him food, resurrects people (NBD), and wins a showdown against the prophets of the idol Baal by calling fire from heaven. If that's not enough, he was an insane athlete! He ran seventeen miles faster than horses and chariots (#beastmode). His whole life, he was driven by one mission: to help indecisive people commit to the one True God. Tomorrow, we'll be focusing our attention on Elijah's showdown with the the false-god Baal. As Elijah gathers thousands of people together, he tells them in 1 Kings 18:21: "'How long will you go limping between two different opinions? If the Lord is God, follow him; but if Baal, then follow him.' And the people did not answer him a word."

Ours is the most commitment-challenged culture in the existence of the world. Perhaps we don't worship Baal, but we do worship the "god of open options." We sacrifice the substance of commitment at the alter of superficial choice. Elijah's words are as relevant as ever.

Be sure to join us tomorrow as we learn from the life of the great hero of the faith, Elijah, and see how his life foreshadows the Ultimate Superhero, Jesus Christ. Take 20 minutes today to read through 1 Kings 17-19 in preparation for our time together in God's Word.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

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 a pre-service prayer meeting at 8:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!

Membership Class
April 15th, 7-9pm 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you would like to learn more about membership at Mosaic, please sign up for this class 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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Heroes: Moses

Dear Mosaic Family,A couple years ago, when we had just started the church, a first time visitor approached me after the worship service (back when we used to meet in the basement of the YMCA on Huntington Ave). That day I preached a sermon on God's law as given to Moses (the Mosaic law), which showed us our desperate need for Christ. The gentleman approached me with a quizzical expression and asked me: "Is this church actually a synagogue?" "No, we're a church," I responded, "why would you think we're a synagogue?" "Because you're called Mosaic... after Moses, right?" Since I'm preaching on the life of Moses, tomorrow, I think it makes sense to clarify that we're not called Mosaic after Moses (though Moses is integral to Scripture and the Gospel). We're called Mosaic after a literal "mosaic." We love the imagery conveyed through a mosaic and how it beautifully describes our human condition: we're all broken, fragmented, fractured people. However, when we come to Jesus, and accept His work on the cross in our place, God takes our brokenness and makes it beautiful by uniting us with Him and one another. He then raises up his church, shines his glory through us, and we image Him and the glory of his Gospel to the city of Boston and beyond.

Be sure to join us tomorrow as we learn from the life of the great hero of the faith, Moses, and see how his life foreshadows the Ultimate Superhero, Jesus Christ.

Praying for you, Pastor Jan

 

Announcements:

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 a pre-service prayer meeting at 8:45am. Please join us in theater #8 to pray for our church, our city, and our world!
Membership Class
April 15th, 7-9pm 25 Monmouth St, Brookline. If you would like to learn more about membership at Mosaic, please sign up for this class 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! Inline image 1 Inline image 2 Inline image 4 Inline image 3