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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 or download the Mosaic La Church

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    • 4.8, 1K Ratings

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 or download the Mosaic La Church

    The Rumor Of God

    The Rumor Of God

    In any season of life, it is easy to get lost in what we do not have. More than ever, we get to take hold of what God has given us for the sake of those around us. God is always at work and beauty surrounds us. Do we see it? As a tribe, we believe that we are never limited in our ability to bring hope, love, and faith. Instead of becoming paralyzed by what we have lost, we are choosing to be mobilized by what we've gained. 





    To create momentum as a community, we can use the vehicle of joy. I any situation, there is beauty and wonder to behold. People need to experience the presence of Jesus in us and we can express it through the joy we have in any circumstance. We need to walk so profoundly in the presence of God that wherever we are Jesus is present and undeniable.





    Out of Zechariah 8, Pastor Erwin McManus reminds us that nothing can stop us from doing good in the world. We can live lives so profoundly impacted by God that we cannot help but create a rumor of God’s goodness everywhere we go. What if those around us asked to journey with us simply because God’s work in our lives was undeniable? This is the life God has called us to.





    "We need to become the rumor of God." -Erwin McManus











    "The Rumor Of God" message given by Erwin McManus at Mosaic Hollywood.



    For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200809

    • 33 min
    Crossing the Racial Divide | Erwin McManus with Chris Simmons and Gerald Davis

    Crossing the Racial Divide | Erwin McManus with Chris Simmons and Gerald Davis

    Pastor Erwin hosted a powerful conversation on how we can be a part of the solution to racial inequality with Chris Simmons and Gerald Davis. Chris and Gerald are pastors at Cornerstone Baptist Church, the Church Pastor Erwin founded previous to Mosaic. Chris Simmons started the conversation by emphasizing the importance of building strong foundations as a Church. When foundations are built well, the building goes up easily.





    They discussed the practical ways Cornerstone Baptist Church has met the needs of their community over the years. Pastor Erwin shared that he saw how systemic racism caused those who needed the most help to have to work the hardest and pay the most for high-quality food, education, and housing.





    Pastor Erwin explained that he would pray that God would give him the ability to speak at the Cornerstone Church and give high-quality teaching. He felt this was his role in contributing quality to an environment that was at times given the lowest quality of many things. Pastor Erwin explained that moving forward, people in power have to chose to diversify their leadership.





    “People don’t really care how much you know until they know how much you care.”

    -Chris Simmons











    "Crossing the Racial Divide" message recorded on July 22, 2020 during Team Night on MOSAIC:ONLINE.



    For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200722

    • 59 min
    Hold The Line | Lawrence Fudge

    Hold The Line | Lawrence Fudge

    What do we do when fear feels like it is overwhelming our lives? There is danger in getting sucked into the now and losing sight of the bright hope that is our future. Pastor Lawrence teaches us that Hezekiah spent his life connecting people to God and teaching them how to respond when crisis came.



    Hezekiah was a leader that pulled many together. He brought hope, truth, and spoke courage into people. He was an example of facing fear with courage. It's easy to run for our lives when things get difficult. Hezekiah shows us that what’s most important is to stay and hold the line for others-the line of hope. Fear can overtake us and we all need to glean courage from those wiser than us during times of crisis.  





    Hezekiah reminds of us the power of having Christ on our side during uncertainties. In 2 Chronicles 32:7-9 Hezekiah says, "Be strong and courageous; do not be afraid nor dismayed.” The people were strengthened by the words of Hezekiah king of Judah. He cast fresh vision of who God was for them. God used Hezekiah's courage to bring him to greatness. It serves as an important reminder that our courage isn’t just for us. Our courage has the potential to create massive waves of hope for everyone around us.





    “We aren’t courageous just so we can overcome things. We are courageous so that we can elevate other people.”



    -Lawrence Fudge











    "Hold The Line" message recorded by Lawrence Fudge at Mosaic Hollywood.





    For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200719

    • 23 min
    Playlist for Gratitude | David Arcos

    Playlist for Gratitude | David Arcos

    How do we sustain hope when everything seems uncertain? Gratitude. Why aren’t we cashing in on this attribute when gratitude is what frees our hearts. Peace comes as a ruler. Peace will rule our lives once we allow it to. Paul consistently reminds us how important it is to thank God in all we do. To be connected to God in a powerful way requires thanksgiving. In Colossians 3:15-17 Paul breaks it down for new believers, “Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful.” It’s important to remember that saying thank you sets our minds on a different ‘us.’ The Scriptures are there to tell us what we need to know, and more importantly: how we should live. Remember, if we don’t carry peace we cannot bring peace.





    “Take the storm as an adventure, and have the time of your life. Free hearts, full minds.”

    – David Arcos











    "Playlist for Gratitude" message recorded by David Arcos at Mosaic Hollywood.





    For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200712

    • 36 min
    New World | David Arcos

    New World | David Arcos

    More than ever, we need wisdom to navigate this moment in history. As we look around at the landscape, we realize there is an urgent need for us to create a new world around us. It is time to be a part of building a world that is founded on wisdom. Based on Chapter 1 in the book of James, Pastor David Arcos unwraps how God views wisdom and how it relates to us. Wisdom is a gift God wants to give us freely. But, when we ask God for wisdom, we are able to receive it only when we truly desire it at any cost. We need to be willing to admit that we may be wrong and in need of correction in our perspective.





    Wisdom always helps us communally. Wisdom is not just for us individually. God calls us to be smart and tactical for the sake of helping others. Wisdom is leaning into what God is thinking. At times, it may even flip out world upside down. As the Church, we have been called by God to create a new world. This world is meant to be diverse and multifaceted, and if there ever was a time we needed wisdom to create that new world, it is now.





    "Wisdom is when the imagination chooses love"



    –David Arcos











    "New World" message recorded by David Arcos at Mosaic Hollywood.





    For more information, visit mosaic.org. © MOSAIC / Erwin McManus. #20200705

    • 31 min
    The Chosen Ones | 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

    • 41 min

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Chad Landon Parks ,

Always Awesome

Thank You for bringing messages that relate to life, are applicable, and shine a light on Jesus. Many Blessings to you, Pastor.

Collinsylyg ,

Best preacher ever

I grew up listening to Erwin with my dad. He is my first podcast preacher that I have listened to and he is still the best. Its amazing how he brings the Bible to life and pulls insight from places I would have never looked.

Ashabasha101 ,

Faithful

I’ve been following Erwin since I was 19 y/o when someone handed me one of his books, The Barbarian Way. His genuine faith-filled teachings have fueled my love and passion for relationship with God and for all people for almost 15 years (I am near 34 now). So much love and good has been done to so many. All I can say is thank you to Erwin, Kim, his family and all of Mosaic. Looking forward to the next 15 years.

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