Category Archives: Joe Smith

The Chosen Ones | Joe Smith



It’s easy to look at God and wonder if he’s holding out on us. With so much going on we can feel overlooked. It’s important to remember that the power of faithfulness is in the day-to-day moments.

The story of David is a great reminder, that we are all chosen by God, maybe just not right now in the way we want. You have been chosen by God to do a powerful thing, but you must be faithful with what you’ve been given now so that you can be trusted later.

Out of 1 Samuel 17:17-19 Pastor Joe Smith tells us about the story of David. David was teaching us how faithfulness is an important aspect of who we become.  He reminds us it’s not who you are when you get what you want, it’s who you are when you could be doing other things but you choose to do the hard things. God wants to teach us to serve but our heart posture must be right. We can elevate our roles by taking responsibility, not so we can think more highly of ourselves, but so we can serve others.

God used David’s faithfulness to bring him to greatness. The thing that positions us most powerfully, is our commitment to faithfulness. David is a great example of living a life where nothing is beneath you.

“The path towards your greatest future will always be paved by your service.”

–Joe Smith

“The Chosen Ones” message recorded by Joe Smith at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200628


Freedom Ain’t Free | Joe Smith



Based on Acts 16, Pastor Joe Smith encourages us to live in the freedom that Jesus invited us into. And as God moves in our lives, we realize He is moving on behalf of everyone around us as well. As we worship with our lives, we realize we are building a story of hope for everyone around us.

Though this moment in history is difficult, Pastor Joe believes that we were made for this moment. As we chose to embrace the challenge of this moment, we realize there is an endless amount of purpose here. As people watch us respond, we can become a vantage point through which they can see who God is around us and in us. Though God has done everything to invite us into a life of freedom, it is our choice to step into it. God sets our freedom into motion, but it is our responsibility to embrace it. There is no area of our lives that God cannot set us free from. We are not stuck in our past. God has invited us into a beautiful future.

“Everything that God does is for your freedom.”  —Joe Smith

“Freedom Ain’t Free” message recorded by Joe Smith at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200621

 


Relationships: Why Are Relationships So Hard? – Joe Smith



“Why Are Relationships So Hard?” message given by Joe Smith at Mosaic Hollywood, 2/02/2020 at the 8pm gathering.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #2020026


The Human Connection: Community – Joe Smith



“The Human Connection: Community” message given by Joe Smith at Mosaic Hollywood, 09/22/2019 at the 12pm gathering.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20190922