Posts from the ‘Art’ Category
“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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.