Family Matters // Part Five

This week Chase Moore led us through part five of our series, Family Matters, with a message on living a life of purity. As a part of God’s family, we are called to walk in purity and holiness. God gives us boundaries, not to confine us, but to bring us into total freedom and intimacy with Him.

Family Matters // Part Four

“From him the whole body, joined and held together by every supporting ligament, grows and builds itself up in love, as each part does its work.” Ephesian 4:16 //

This week young adult pastor Chase Moore continued with part four of our series, Family Matters. Throughout this series, we are diving into the book of Ephesians and learning about what it means to be a part of God’s family.

WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN A POSITION IN GOD’S FAMILY, AND WE HAVE A RESPONSIBILITY TO GROW INTO THE POSITION WE HAVE BEEN GIVEN.

The call to walk in the position we have been given in God’s family is ultimately a call to unity. This unity cannot be obtained by our own efforts; it can only be achieved when we let the Holy Spirit do the work for us. Some of us struggle with the idea of unity because we equate it to uniformity, but unity of the Spirit does not mean that everybody is the same. God does not want us to all be the same. In fact, He created us to be different. We need your diversity. We need you to think in a way that is different than we do. We need you to challenge us. We need you to come from a different place than we come from. The Church needs the grace given to each of us to bring us to the greater, well-rounded unity that God calls us to.

GOD HAS GIVEN EACH OF US DIFFERENT GIFTS TO DO THE WORK OF THE MINISTRY TO BUILD UP THE CHURCH.

Each of us is called to the work of ministry to build up the Body of Christ. As a child of God, we are all called to the work of the Father. At Antioch Waco, we believe the work of the church was never meant to be done by a few people, but that everyone is called to own the vision of the church through living surrendered to Jesus, walking in community, giving generously and serving. Some churches have members, but we have owners because we believe that we are all in the family business together, doing the Father’s work together so that we can attain the unity of the faith and spiritual maturity. There is a difference between knowing a lot and being mature. Sometimes a person who knows a lot can be very immature, doing little with what they know. Other times, a person who knows a little can be very mature, using what they know to the best of their ability. Each of us can use what we know and the gifts we have, and we need you!

IN RESPONSE //

Taking what you learned on Sunday, take time to pause and spend time in Word, worship and prayer.

  • Word // Throughout our series, we will be reading through the book of Ephesians. Follow along with our summer reading plan and spend time reflecting on the truth of God every day.
  • Worship // Whether in your car, at work or in your home, we want to create an atmosphere of continual worship. In that place of worship, we create space for the unity of the Spirit to overflow among us.
  • Prayer // Ask God how you can be contributing to the work of the ministry. Prayerfully consider ways you can step in and use your gifts to build up the Body of Christ.

Reflect //

  • Think of someone you are in conflict with right now and ask God how He sees that person. Confess that you are having a hard time seeing the person the way God sees them, and ask God to help you enter into the unity of the Spirit.

Family Matters // Part Four

This week young adult pastor Chase Moore continued with part four of our series, Family Matters. Throughout this series, we are diving into the book of Ephesians and learning about what it means to be a part of God’s family. In Ephesians four, we discover that we have all been given a position in the family business, and we now have a responsibility to carry out the work of the ministry to build up the Body of Christ. 

Family Matters // Part One

This week our young adult pastor Chase Moore kicked off our new series, Family Matters. Throughout the rest of the summer, we will be digging into the book of Ephesians and learning what it means to be a part of God’s family. As the people of God, we are a part of something so much bigger than ourselves. In Ephesians 1, Paul paints a bigger picture for the church in Ephesus and reminds them of who they are and what they are a part of as the people of God.

Be One. Make one. // Part Two

This week senior pastor Jimmy Seibert and young adult pastor Chase Moore continued our series, Be one. Make one. by breaking down discipleship and sharing a few practical tools. Ultimately, people and relationships are the centerpiece of discipleship. We want to walk out a life of encountering Jesus, and we want to help others do the same.

Be One. Make One. // Part One

This week we began our new series titled, Be One. Make One. To kick things off, young adult pastor Chase Moore sat down with senior pastor Jimmy Seibert to talk about what it looks like to be a disciple of Jesus. Being a disciple is about living a life of encountering Jesus. Discipleship starts with our surrender.

Throughout our series, we will be talking not only about what it means to be a disciple, but also what it means to make disciples. Be sure to follow along with our series on Sunday mornings!

Let My People Go // Part Three

This week young adult pastor Chase Moore continued our Let My People Go series with a message on overcoming the fear of man. Throughout our morning, we took a look at the life of King Saul. Though Saul was greater than everyone else, he was small in his own eyes. His deep insecurity and fear of the way others viewed him eventually became his downfall.

All in All Part Nine //
God’s Strength in Weakness

This week young adult pastor Chase Moore concluded our All in All series with a message on embracing authentic obedience over appearance and achievement. Throughout his message, we read 2 Corinthians 11 and 12. In this passage Paul is talking to the Corinthian church about embracing their weaknesses. The Corinthians were a lot like us, and they were continually missing the point. Their focus was on having it all together on the outside instead of embracing authentic relationship with Jesus.