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Poured Out

October 24th, 2018

Rhythm Team

“Poured Out” was written and crafted by Terri Dewey as she prepared to preach on Acts 2. You can listen to the sermon audio here.

Poured Out

the presence of God has left the building

the Spirit has been given

…to daughters, sons, servants and slaves,
immigrants, outsiders, the barren,
widows and divorced, abused, neglected,
the single and the spouses,
pastors and politicians,
janitors and judges,
the oppressor and the oppressed

the presence of God has moved outside walls
…across borders, political parties & behind enemy lines
        into the hood and outside the corner store, 

            beyond the box of religious duty & fearful obedience

the wind blew and filled the whole house
the breath of heaven was a violent, crazy sound
         not restrained and timid
the fire of the holy, good, beautiful, lovely and sweet
that only could be encountered from a distance
came to rest like a tiny flame on every single person

the Spirit was given
     all of them were filled
the Spirit poured out
     and all began to speak
     in languages, in words, in power
the language of each pilgrim 

who came from all the world

to worship in one temple, one city, one holy ground
but every Jewish pilgrim, from every nation, heard the sound
the presence of God outside
          outside the walls
          outside what they had been taught
          outside their systems
          outside the holy temple
the presence of God encountered
          right on the street
           the common somehow sacred
           where heaven meets with me

where the Spirit of the Lord is…
          there is forgiveness and there is freedom
          there is healing, a home where we belong

our human spaces changing
          through our risen King
          and these wonder-things
          point us back to You
          so we will worship
                  when we serve, or when we sit
                  when we give, when we forgive
                  when we work, and when we rest

the sinful now forgiven
Your temples washed in You
Your Spirit has been given 
            and what we know
            is what we will speak
            what we have seen 
            is what we can speak
 Your temples, we can speak
            we work, we dance, we sing
            we are alive

            holy, breathing things

You are crafting us together
             Your people, we gather, we go
              we pray, we eat, we sing
Your presence left a building
              You’re living now in me 

Movie: “13th”

November 2nd, 2016

Rhythm Team

As we continue our conversations on racial reconciliation, Rhythm invites you to a movie night to watch Netflix’s original film, “13th,” addressing race and the mass incarceration problem in our country. 

Join us on Friday, Nov 18th at 7:00 PM at TML (711 NW 6th Ave, Miami, FL 33136). Bring a friend and a movie snack to share. For more info contact Liz

Beauty & Brokenness

September 27th, 2016

Rhythm Team

Life is incredibly messy. There’s no getting around it. At times we see unbelievable beauty in our world and lives, but there’s also a tremendous amount of brokenness and pain. Somehow both the beauty and the brokenness gets intermingled into the stuff of everyday life. And somehow God is present in all of it.

David’s story is one of the most exuberant and robust stories ever told. He was a complicated man, father, husband, shepherd, musician, poet, and king. His passion and pursuit of God has encouraged and inspired people for thousands of years. Yet David had a thick brokenness to his life – a dark shadow side that haunted him.

Join us for a new sermon series that examines 7 stories from David’s life. In a time when we desperately need to rediscover what it means to be whole human beings, David’s story gives a fresh perspective about living a full, robust life that embraces both the beauty and brokenness that is within each of us.

 

Critical Mass Bike Ride

January 1st, 2015

Rhythm Team

On the last Friday of every month a bunch of us take part in a giant bike ride through our city’s streets. This is a fun way to experience Miami and meet people from all different walks of life. Every month it’s a new route which means you get to explore a new part of the city. Check out the Critical Mass website for more details or send an email to daniel at rhythmmiami dot com to find out when and where we’re meeting.

Tune my heart

July 10th, 2013

Rhythm Team

Our friend Adam Balding created the artwork above based off of this 18th century hymn:

Come thou fount of every blessing
Tune my heart to sing Thy grace
Streams of mercy never ceasing
Call for songs of loudest praise

And teach me some melodious sonnet
Sung by flaming tongues above
I’ll praise the Mount I’m fixed upon it
Mount of Thy redeeming love

Take a moment to study the image. Then mediate upon the lyrics.
Our knowledge of God mustn’t stay simply within our heads. It needs to leak down to the deepest chambers of our hearts, stir within us, fuse and mix with our affections and passions, leading us into deeper adoration and worship of King Jesus. Tune our hearts, O God, that we might forever sing of thy grace.