Welcome to the audio podcast of Erwin Raphael McManus, the Lead Pastor and founder of MOSAIC, a community of faith in Los Angeles, California. Known for their innovation, creativity, and artistry, MOSAIC has been named one of the most influential and innovative churches in America. Erwin Raphael McManus communicates on culture, creativity, change, and leadership and is widely known as a thought-provoking communicator, poet, and wordsmith. For more information and to stay up to date with Pastor Erwin and MOSAIC please visit http://www.mosaic.org
Part one of a new series from Pastor Erwin McManus on the importance of self-mastery. To begin the journey of self-mastery, you must first learn how to take ownership over your life and choices. When we abdicate our responsibility for our choices, we then give away our power to change our future.
Out of the context of Genesis 3, Pastor Erwin relates the story of Adam and Eve and how neither took ownership for their actions in the Garden. Pastor Erwin insightfully unpacks the scriptures and the consequences of the fall of humanity away from God’s original intention. Blame was at the root of man’s separation from God, and the beginning of a history of no ownership between humanity and our creator.
If you desire to change your life and create a better future for yourself and your family, but don’t know where to begin – this talk is for you!
"Self-Mastery: Ownership" message by Erwin Raphael McManus recorded at Mosaic Studios in Hollywood, CA.
For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20210411
Easter – “The Living”
In Luke chapter 24, Jesus’ followers arrive at the tomb where his body lay to pay their respects in mourning. There they encounter two angels who ask this revolutionary question: ‘Why are you looking for the living among the dead?’
Pastor Erwin Raphael McManus uses this moment to reveal the beauty of Easter in a new and life-changing way. So often, we can find ourselves not truly living, only existing. Without the power and love of Jesus, there is only death. But with Jesus, you find the source of life itself. When we put our trust in Jesus, we will be found among the living and not among the dead.
"The Living" message by Erwin Raphael McManus recorded in Joshua Tree, California.
For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20210404
Good Friday – “The Desert Rose”
Pastor Erwin Raphael McManus shares a powerful Good Friday message that illuminates how Jesus redefined victory on the cross. Though Jesus’ death in John chapter 19 could have been perceived as a moment of defeat, Pastor Erwin reveals the nuances of how Jesus gave up his life willingly for all of mankind.
Jesus showed us that hope, peace and power can all be found at the cross. His death was an example of the beauty that can come from the most desolate places. In this talk, be encouraged: no matter where you are in this moment, Jesus has paved the way to a life filled with hope and beauty for you.
"The Desert Rose" message by Erwin Raphael McManus recorded in Joshua Tree, California.
For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20210402
Celebration of Life | Palm Sunday
Palm Sunday is the day Jesus’s followers celebrated his victory before he entered the battle that would define human history. Out of John chapter 12, Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus illuminates this remarkable moment in Jesus’s life and legacy like never.
No one celebrating in the streets of Jerusalem on Palm Sunday could have known the magnitude of the victory that was yet to be won. At the intersection of the scriptures and present day, Pastor Erwin reveals that God wants us to anticipate the victory Jesus has for us before we can see it for ourselves.
"Celebration of Life" message by Erwin McManus recorded at Mosaic Studios.
For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20210329
Third Day | Kim McManus
How would you live if you were guaranteed a resurrection? Pastor Kim McManus leads us through the book of John to discover what a life fully surrendered to Jesus looks like - and how it ultimately frees us completely from the fear of death.
Delivered in the context of a teacher to a student, Pastor Kim breaks down the struggle of Jesus against the religious men of his era as if we are talmid, or one of Jesus's disciples. Through a lens of love, Pastor Kim shows us the intent behind Jesus's message, his story, and his call to eternal life.
"Third Day" message by Kim McManus recorded at Mosaic Studios.
For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20210222
In his message ‘Escape Room,’ Pastor Erwin McManus delivers a powerful message that illuminates how Jesus is the 'escape' from the rooms built by negative forces in our lives. Whether it be mistakes from our past, feelings of shame or inadequacy, or fear of the future, all of us have an escape room from which only Jesus can set us free.
Pastor Erwin draws from a story in John 8:2-11, where Jesus is found in a crowd of people accusing a woman who has been caught in adultery. The religious elite are intent on trapping the woman in her worst moment, but Jesus offers her freedom and a path to a better future.
“If you want to find your way out of the escape room, you need to let Jesus be your defense.”
"Escape Room" message by Erwin McManus recorded at Mosaic Studios.
For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20210214
Thank you, Erwin
Erwin does an HONEST job at interpreting the scriptures, which is one of the best qualities we can ask a pastor to have.
I listen to this podcast in Australia even though I go to a different church.
thank you for everything you do, Erwin, may God bless you
I live in Australia but I feel part of the Mosaic Community.
Hank & Erwin minister to me and teach and encourage me powerfully.
Thousands of kilometers don't diminish the message.
It's first class!
Thank you Hank & Erwin.
Do yourself a favour and subscribe, I love these & love knowing I can get good teaching any time.