Peace is Love Resting
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
4d ago
Dear Mosaic Family, The esteemed French inventor and physicist Blaise Pascal writes in his Pensées, "All of humanity's problems stem from inability to sit quietly in a room alone." The longer I meditate on his words the more they resonate. Is this the case? Of course it is. When's the last time you spent an hour in a room by yourself, sitting in silence? Not so easy. But why? Why is this universally true? Because most people are not at peace with themselves. Thus, most people need a constant stream of distractions, so they don't have to think about the most important questions in life, s ..read more
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New Sermon Series: Love by Death
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
1w ago
Dear Mosaic Family, After a bountifully fruitful season in the Gospel of Mark, discovering the secrets to establishing the Kingdom of Heaven on Earth, we turn to an 8 week sermon series called "Love by Death. Produce the fruit of the Holy Spirit." In this series we'll dig deep into each of the fruit of the Holy Spirit: "Love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control." Why an 8 week sermon series, when there are 9 fruit of the Holy Spirit? Good question. It's because the word "fruit" is singular in Galatians 5:22, "But the fruit of the Spirit is lov ..read more
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Putting God on Trial
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
1M ago
Dear Mosaic Family, 400 years or so before Jesus, Plato in his Republic imagines what would happen to a man, a just man, who came from outside this world into this world. What would happen to such a just man? Plato writes, “What they will say is this: that such being his disposition, the just man will have to endure the lash, the rack, the chains, the branding-iron in his eyes, and finally, after every extremity of suffering, he will be crucified (impaled), and so will learn his lesson that not to be, but to seem just is what we ought to desire.” Plato might as well have been writing ab ..read more
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Kiss the Son
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
1M ago
Dear Mosaic Family, English poet George Herbert (1593-1633), wrote a long narrative poem, “The Sacrifice,” in which he beautifully captures the profound pain of betrayal Jesus endured at the hands of Judas. Mine own Apostle, who the bag did bear, Though he had all I had, did not forbear To sell me also, and to put me there: Was ever grief like mine? For thirty pence he did my death devise, Who at three hundred did the ointment prize, Not half so sweet as my sweet sacrifice: Was ever grief like mine? Arise, arise, they come. Look how they run! Alas! what haste they make to be undon ..read more
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Develop Undeniable Faith
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
2M ago
Dear Mosaic Family, One of the most compelling lines of evidence for the divine inspiration and authorship of the Bible, is how the Holy Scriptures portray the great heroes of the faith, the very pillars of the church, the 12 chosen Apostles of Christ.   If the Bible were a mere human fabrication, written to establish a world religion, and psy-op the masses, it would never present the Apostles the way it does.   No, the Apostles would be Saints. Honorable. Noble. Stable. Courageous. Steadfast. Strong. Men of undeniable faith. Men without glaring weaknesses and derailing blind sp ..read more
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The First Lord’s Supper
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
2M ago
Dear Mosaic Family, If you could plan your last meal before your death, what would you eat? As we continue through the Passion narrative of our Lord Jesus Christ, we come to Jesus' last meal before his execution. As Jesus' death looms, for His last meal, He chose Passover dinner, during which He revealed Himself to be the substance to which the sign of Passover was pointing. Jesus is the Lamb of God. Jesus is the Passover Lamb, sacrificed for our sins. Jesus then does something profoundly momentous: He introduces the first Lord's Supper during Passover dinner. With the authority of God H ..read more
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Passionate Love
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
2M ago
Dear Mosaic Family, As a church, we’re devoting these next two months, May and June, to immerse ourselves in the Passion Narrative, as it’s historically called. The Passion Narrative is the very heart of the Gospel of Mark, and contains all of the greatest secrets of the Kingdom of God. To help you prepare to enter the holy ground of the Scriptures, here is the preaching calendar for the next two months.   May 5th = Mark 14:1-11 May 12th = Mark 14:12-26 May 19th = Mark 14:27-31 May  26th = Mark 14:32-42 June 2nd = Mark 14:43-52 June 9th = Mark 14:53-65 June 16th = Mark 14:66-72 June ..read more
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End Time Prepper
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Caleb Savari
2M ago
Many read the details in Mark 13 about the destruction of the temple and the end times in order to foretell “the end” of this world (cue everyone’s favorite R.E.M. song). But what should we really take away from scriptures like these? Let’s stress the importance of clarity amidst confusion and aim to have unity in a clear interpretation of the chapter. We should caution against fixating on speculative details and becoming obsessed with interpreting the specifics of Christ's return, as it can have detrimental effects on your faith and relationships. Instead of inching towards an unhealthy fixat ..read more
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Endure to the End
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
3M ago
Heavenly Father, we thank you for a beautiful day to gather as your people to hear from your holy scriptures and pray, Holy Spirit, that you prepare us now to hear from you, to meditate on the end times, that the end is coming, the end of our life, or the end will come when, Christ, you return. And as true as your death, your burial, your resurrection was, so your Second Coming is as true, that day is already set. But as we meditate upon these things, Lord, let us focus on what you focus on, is that we endure to the end, and when we do that by living every single day ready to meet you as if y ..read more
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Love God; Hate Lies
Mosaic Boston Blog
by Jan Vezikov
3M ago
Heavenly Father, we thank you that you, the God of love, the living and loving God, sent your son Jesus Christ to live the life that we were supposed to live, he did it in our stead, and to die the death that we deserve to die for our law breaking. Jesus, we thank you that through your resurrection on that third day, on that first Sunday, the first resurrection day, you triumph over Satan's sin and death. The greatest enemies, our greatest enemies were placed as a foothold under your feet. Lord Jesus, we thank you that you are the life and the resurrection. You promise that whoever believes i ..read more
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