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Finding God In Your Future



We as humans don’t have a perception of time, we have a perception of change. If change is not a given, we often feel as though we’ve wasted our time. Jeremiah chapter 29:11 says, “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”

Pastor Erwin McManus reminds us that there is a difference between stepping into tomorrow and stepping into our future. God reminds us that with His love we not only receive hope but also a future. The future is where hope exists and everything in our present is committed to our future. We need to stand in this moment knowing we have a future. God has a plan for our future, not just for tomorrow.

A futureless tomorrow is filled with fear and doubt. When filled with faith, hope, and love we can step into the future. If we’re filled with fear, we don’t have the material to step into our future. In the moments we’re filled with fear, we must see the markers that call us into our future. There will be moments in the future where we need to remember how good God is.

“A connection to God is a connection to the future. – Erwin McManus “

The future is ours.

“Finding God In Your Future” message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200920


Highborn



There are two different experiences within humanity: those who are ‘highborn’ and those who are ‘service class.’ One is born into privilege and one is not. The Scripture makes it clear that all of us have an inheritance that has been passed onto us. But most of us aren’t living as if we have received this legacy. This legacy invites everyone into promises that may only seem accessible to the ‘highborn.’

In Galatians 4:1-5 Paul address the reality that we can be the recipients of all the generosity God has given us. He tells us we’re all heirs. And as we mature we begin to step into our inheritance. We’re not all highborn, but when we enter a relationship with Jesus we’ve been invited into a full inheritance.

We must move toward maturity so we can handle the full inheritance God promises us. A relationship with God will transform us and that is an undeniable promise. But, we must step into this relationship ourselves. We are heirs, but we can choose to live like slaves; the choice is ours.  We must allow God to give us full freedom so that we are able to receive our full inheritance.

“God is not limited in His generosity.” -Erwin McManus

“Highborn” message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200830


A Conversation With Kelly Rowland & Erwin McManus



Kelly Rowland joined our Lead Pastor Erwin McManus for a conversation that offered such incredible insight. Pastor Erwin asked Kelly about her journey with her career and family, and how race and faith have impacted her story. Kelly empowered us to live a generous life and expect to see how God moves through our generosity.

When they covered Kelly’s career, she emphasized the importance of truly loving your work. Our dreams are meant to bring us enjoyment, even when the journey seems difficult along the way. There is a grit that is required to step into the dreams God has given us, and hard work can take us places that talent never could.

Pastor Erwin asked Kelly to share her passion for giving. She told a story of a time when she felt stuck. Her best friend encouraged her to give and be generous, and to see how God would provide. Kelly made bold decisions after that conversation and decided to be more and more generous. She saw how God showed up for her again and again when she surrendered through generosity.

Kelly then shared a moment of feeling fear when she found out she was going to be having a son. But, she was reminded that God would give her what she needed to raise a black man in today’s society. She also encouraged single women to look for a husband who is kind, a good communicator, and clear on his faith.

“It’s not about your desire for the outcome, it’s about your love for the process.”

–Erwin McManus

 

 

“A Conversation With Kelly Rowland” message recorded on June 17, 2020 during Team Night on MOSAIC:ONLINE.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200617


Capture The Moment | Joe Smith



We are in the middle of one of the most united moments in history, coming together to stand against injustice. We are declaring that racism has to end with us. This is a moment we have to choose to step into. Not only are we deciding to step in, but we have decided we will not leave this moment the same.

Out of Acts Chapter 3, Pastor Joe Smith reminds us that we have to change what we see. When stepping into a moment, we choose to lead with listening rather than airing our opinions. In our culture, we are leaning in to see things from a different perspective. We have what it takes to enter this moment. God has given us all we need to make an impact. When we stop focusing on what we lack, we are able to capture the transformative moments Jesus is inviting us into. There is good in us that God is trying to get out of us for the sake of those around us. As we embrace this historical moment where we declare that ‘Black lives matter’, we are becoming more human than ever before. We are connecting to one another’s pain in a brand new way. Jesus is inviting us into a moment where we are transformed and can never be the same. Let’s step into it together.

“We lead with grace, and we lead with understanding and we lead with love.” —Joe Smith

“Capture The Moment” message recorded by Joe Smith at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200614

 


The Power of Connectedness



These times can feel so uncertain and the impact of this invisible virus is keeping us separated in a way we’ve never been before. Now more than ever, it’s important to remember we can stay connected regardless of distance. We can even GROW in connection more than before-but it does take courage.

As it can be easy to overlook how interconnected we all really are, Pastor Erwin helps us remember this reality. Based on a passage in Galatians 3:28, he explains that God is trying to reconnect us and reminds us there is power in oneness.  There is power when we unite. God doesn’t want us to be separated and alone. God’s desire for us is that we realize that we’re never really alone. Why does it take so long for our souls to realize they need God? Pastor Erwin reminds us that often times we forget we are actually a part of the human story and a part of God’s story.

“God never intended for it to be ‘us versus them.’ It was simply supposed to be ‘us.’” -Erwin McManus

“The Power of Resilience” message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200525


A Talk on Relationships – Erwin + Kim McManus with Special Guests John + Lisa Bevere



At Mosaic’s All Campus Team Night, our Lead Pastors Erwin McManus and Kim McManus hosted a fun and empowering conversation on relationships! Joining the conversation were Best-Selling Authors and Founders of Messenger International, Lisa Bevere and John Bevere.

Lisa and John shared lessons they learned through the years, as well as what they’re enjoying during this time in quarantine together. They gave key insights on building and sustaining a healthy marriage, how to fight fair, and how the lockdown during COVID-19 has affected their marriage for the better.

The conversation left us feeling inspired to serve those around us deeply, whether that is in a friendship or a romantic relationship.

A Talk on Relationships was recorded on May 20th, 2020 during Mosaic’s All Campus Team Night, and was hosted on MOSAIC:ONLINE.

Join us live for our next Team Night on June 3rd! RSVP at mosaic.org/teamnight

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200520


The Power of Influence



It’s often confused that provision creates vision. In this week’s message, based on Ecclesiastes 9, Pastor Erwin encourages us that the opposite is true. It is vision that creates provision. When you begin to move with intention, it creates a new space for God to do something extraordinary! Don’t be afraid to shake things up. As we navigate through this uncertain time together, Pastor Erwin challenges us to take ownership of our influence and shows us how God has positioned and equipped us with everything we need to live the life He calls us to.

“The moment you humble yourself and allow God shape who you are, you will have all the resources you need to make all the difference in the world that you’re created to make.”

If you haven’t purchased your copy of The Way of The Warrior, head over to https://erwinmcmanus.com and buy it today.

“The Power of Resilience” message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200517


The Power of Resilience



In week 2 of the series “The Path To Inner Peace,” Pastor Erwin explores how pain is an unavoidable part of life, and yet Jesus sets the example for us by facing the pain of humanity head-on—He looked death and pain in the face and embraced it fully. Where is God in our pain and how can He allow so much suffering in the world? Pastor Erwin tackles these tough questions and leads us to a more powerful and beautiful understanding of God’s place in the world, and how Jesus gives us the courage to face our pain and see the beauty on the other side.

“People who carry their scars and wounds well are not defined by them but are refined by them.”  -Erwin McManus

If you haven’t purchased your copy of The Way of The Warrior, head over to https://erwinmcmanus.com and buy it today.

“The Power of Resilience” message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200510


Creativity in Crisis | Erwin McManus & Jerry Lorenzo



Fashion Designer and Fear of God founder Jerry Lorenzo, and our Lead Pastor, Erwin McManus, have an incredibly insightful conversation about creativity in this time of crisis and quarantine.

They discuss the journey God has brought Jerry on throughout the years, how Jerry has handled his success, and how 2020 was expected to be a year of vision, now adapting to new processes within creativity during this unprecedented time.

“What you say—if it’s honest and with intention—will make room for you.” – Jerry Lorenzo

Recorded during Mosaic Team Night on May 6, which was streamed on Mosaic:Online.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200506


The Power of Peace



Week 1 of a new series by Erwin McManus called “The Path to Inner Peace.” This powerful message reminds us that it is possible to win the war that is raging within us when we invite Jesus and the power of community into our lives. Though we may have trouble surrounding us, this does not have to stop us from connecting with the peace within us. Join us in this new series, ‘The Path to Inner Peace.’ We cant wait to see who we’ll become as we take this journey together. “There may be nothing more powerful right now than the person who can bring peace because they know peace.” -Erwin McManus

“The Power of Peace” message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.

For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200503