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A morning with Lyle Green

September 16th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is excited to have Lyle Green with us on September 29th. Lyle is a Registered Mental Health Counselor and Marriage and Family Therapist with Wellspring Counseling. His many years as a counselor and pastor, equip him to support individuals and families through times of crisis or distress. Lyle has many years of experience in the field in pastoral and clinical counseling, leadership development, writing, preaching and teaching. He worked as an Associate Pastor for University Baptist Church for 10 years, and at Westminster Christian School for 18 years as a chaplain, leader and teacher. Lyle has been married to Anne for 40 years and they have an adult son.

Join us at 10:30 am on September 29th as Lyle shares about mental health and wellness from a biblical perspective as part of our sermon series Nephesh: You Are a Soul.

Nephesh: You Are a Soul

September 9th, 2019

Rhythm Team

The term “soul” gets thrown around a lot in religious circles:

“Guard your soul”
“I’m a soul trapped in a body”
“Jesus wants to save your soul”

But what do the Scriptures actually say about our “soul”? Is it something that we have or something that we are?

Join us starting September 15 for a four-week sermon series on the biblical vision for living an integrated human life in God.

The Burden is Light

March 13th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Jesus came offering full, abundant life for people – the rich, poor, educated, privileged, marginalized, powerful, individuals, families, and enemies. God desires for everyone to experience liberation and freedom from the stories of our culture that keep us imprisoned.

“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
[Matthew 11:28-30]

Modern western Christianity has often forgotten the radical message of freedom that Jesus came to offer people who are weighed down by the heaviness of life.

In this 4-week sermon series, we’ll explore how Jesus offers us a way to experience liberation and freedom from the enormous weight that keeps us from abundant life.

New Location!!

March 13th, 2019

Rhythm Team

The space for Sunday morning Public Worship has officially changed locations!

Sunday, March 17 will be our first worship gathering at 2013 Coral Way on the 5th floor. There’s free parking on the 6th floor of the parking garage.

Check out the videos below for more information about parking and our vision for this new space!

NEW MEETING LOCATION | VISION

NEW MEETING LOCATION | PARKING (PART 1)

NEW MEETING LOCATION | PARKING (PART 2)

February 16th, 2019

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is preparing to make a new transition to a new space on Sunday, March 17. As we prepare for this move, we’re reminding one another of the most core, basic elements that must come with us.

Join us for this 4-week series about the basic rhythms of discipleship and the call to follow Jesus in Miami.

Check out the supplemental resources for the series below:

Worship and Hunger (UP)

Worship & Hunger handout

Personalizing the Lord’s Prayer

Desert Day guide

Lectio Divina

5 Questions

Community and Vulnerability (WITH)

Community & Vulnerability handout

One-Another’s

Spiritual Friendship guide

Surrender and Trust (DOWN)

Surrender & Trust handout

Truth and Lies About Money

Family Genogram

Power Inventory

Mission and Compassion (OUT)

Mission & Compassion handout

MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail”

MLK “Letter from Birmingham Jail” audio

Bible Project “Biblical Justice” videos & podcast

He Shall Be Called

November 25th, 2018

Rhythm Team

During the four weeks preceding Christmas (December 2, 9, 16, 23), our church will be making a spiritual journey – a pilgrimage into the birth of Jesus. Join us at Public Worship on Sunday mornings as together we embark on this journey through worship and word.

This year we will be reflecting on the 4 different names the prophet Isaiah gave to the coming Messiah:

For to us a child is born,
    to us a son is given,
    and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
    Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
    there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
    and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
    with justice and righteousness
    from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
    will accomplish this.
[Isaiah 9:6-7]

There are many names for Jesus, but what do they really mean? Join us as we discover why He is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You’ll gain a new and relevant perspective on the Savior who was born in a manger over two thousand years ago.

Ways to Participate

  • Advent Devotional – Use this daily resource to spend time with Jesus as we prepare for his birth on Christmas Day.
  • The Weary World Rejoices – A 25-day poetry experience during Advent to help you lament the hurt and embrace the hope in our world.
  • Advent Miami Instagram – Post pictures using the hashtag #miamiadvent2018 over the next 4 weeks when you see images of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love in the city.

ACTS

October 2nd, 2018

Rhythm Team

The book of Acts is the story of the birth of the church but it’s really much more than that.

Acts was written by Luke and is a continuation of the story Luke is telling about Jesus. We see what God is doing through Jesus in Luke and then we see what God is doing through the church in Acts. The unifying force in both books is the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.

Join us on Sunday mornings this summer as we journey through Acts 13-20. We are continuing in an extended sermon series through Acts, now with the third movement (chs. 13-20).

Going Deeper

Below are several ideas of ways to “go deeper” in this sermon series. These are simply suggestions – feel free to adapt, tweak, or try out other creative ideas as you process the preaching and teaching from Public Worship!

  • Watch the Bible Project’s video on Acts 13-20.
  • Read and meditate on the scripture passages from Acts listed below (these are the passages we’ll be preaching through at Public Worship this fall). Use lectio divina as a way to read and encounter God in these passages. Download a lectio divina guide.

    6/23     Acts 13:1-12

          6/30    Acts 14:8-20

7/7       Acts 15:1-35

           7/14      Acts 16:16-40

           7/21     Acts 17:1-9

           7/28     Acts 17:16-34

           8/11     Acts 19:1-22

           8/18    Acts 19:23-41

          8/25     Acts 20:13-28

 

September 10th, 2018

Rhythm Team

DNA is deep inside each one of us – it’s what makes us who we are. Every person has unique DNA and so does every church. Rhythm has a unique story, identity, and purpose that gives us clarity about who we are but also what we’ve been called to do together in Miami.

Join us for this four-week series in September as we refresh our minds and hearts in what it looks like to be a disciple-making church together.

A Morning with Gary Francis

August 28th, 2018

Rhythm Team

Rhythm is excited to have Gary Francis with us on September 2nd. Gary is the Youth Coordinator for Touching Miami with Love, an inner city ministry that works with children, students, and families in the Overtown community.  He has a masters degree in Intercultural Studies from Fuller Seminary and is the author of Where’s My Father, a memoir style book that is filled with stories of seeking and finding God in persons, places, and things both expected and unexpected.

Join us at 10:30 am on Sunday, September 2nd as Gary shares about his own journey of following Jesus and finding God in unexpected places.

Raices & Roots

June 20th, 2018

Rhythm Team

The church in Colossae was doing great, but were facing cultural pressures to turn away from Jesus. Paul writes this letter to address these specific cultural pressures, challenge a deeper allegiance and commitment to Jesus as Lord in all areas of life, and recognize that God is creating his church to be a multi-ethnic and multi-class family.

The book of Colossians paints one of the most beautiful and compelling pictures of Jesus contained in the Scriptures. When Jesus is at the center of everything, when our roots go deep in him, then it has a domino effect and everything else begins to change.

In this nine-week sermon series, we will dive deep into this short letter to the church in Colassae. We are meant to treasure Jesus as the Lord of all things, find our identity in him, and pursue his reconciliation.

Going Deeper

Below are several ideas of ways to “go deeper” in this sermon series. These are simply suggestions – feel free to adapt, tweak, or try out other creative ideas as you process the preaching and teaching from Public Worship!

  • Watch the Bible Project’s video on Colossians.
  • Read and meditate on the scripture passages from Colossians listed below. Use lectio divina as a way to read and encounter God in these passages. Download a lectio divina guide.

    6/24    Colossians 1:1-14

    7/1       Colossians 1:15-23

    7/8      Colossians 1:24-2:5

    7/15     Colossians 2:6-23

    7/22    Colossians 3:1-11

    8/5      Colossians 3:12-17

    8/12     Colossians 3:18-4:1

    8/19     Colossians 4:2-6

    8/26    Colossians 4:7-18

  • Participate in the Colossians study group on Thursday nights this summer for more in-depth discussion through this powerful letter. 

  • Download the Streetlights Bible app and listen through Colossians!

  • Read through Colossians each week during the summer. Journal through these questions each week:

    • What does this text tell me about who Jesus is?
    • What does this text tell me about the nature of the church?
    • How can I apply this text today?
  • Purchase a copy of N.T. Wright’s commentary on Colossians and use as a study guide.

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