Posts from the ‘Worship’ Category
Jesus came offering full, abundant life for people – the rich, poor, educated, privileged, marginalized, powerful, individuals, families, and enemies. God desires for everyone to experience liberation and freedom from the stories of our culture that keep us imprisoned.
“Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.
For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
Modern western Christianity has often forgotten the radical message of freedom that Jesus came to offer people who are weighed down by the heaviness of life.
In this 4-week sermon series, we’ll explore how Jesus offers us a way to experience liberation and freedom from the enormous weight that keeps us from abundant life.
The space for Sunday morning Public Worship has officially changed locations!
Sunday, March 17 will be our first worship gathering at 2013 Coral Way on the 5th floor. There’s free parking on the 6th floor of the parking garage.
Check out the videos below for more information about parking and our vision for this new space!
NEW MEETING LOCATION | VISION
NEW MEETING LOCATION | PARKING (PART 1)
NEW MEETING LOCATION | PARKING (PART 2)
We invite you to journey with us during the season of Lent. Beginning in the fourth century, the church began observing Lent as a forty-day period of reflection and preparation for the death and resurrection of Jesus. It is a time of repentance, of considering Christ’s sufferings, and rethinking how we are called to take up our own crosses and follow Jesus.
Resources & Events
How to Fast for Lent [blog]
Repentance Project: An American Lent [online daily devotional]
Stations of the Cross Prayer Walk [Good Friday, April 19]
*** More details to come!
Join Miami churches in covering our city and communities in prayer for 24 hours. Our vision is to unite the greater body of Christ in Miami in blanketing our city with prayer, with hopeful anticipation of how God’s Spirit will move and is moving as we seek Him in faithfulness and devotion. The Bible encourages us to devote ourselves to prayer and to pray without ceasing. These 24 hours of worship and prayer will focus on those commands and encourage and equip believers to sincerely and creatively encounter God in their own lives and prayerfully seek to bring His kingdom in our churches and city.
The sanctuary at Crossbridge Key Biscayne will be set up with prayer stations that will have different guided ways for participants to pray, listen to God, and interact with His word. Our goal is to have at least one person praying in that space for 24 hours. We encourage you to fast during this day and to sign up alone, with friends or family, or with your community group to cover one-hour slots of prayer.
There will be security staff present for all 24 hours of the event.
We will kick off the event on Friday, February 22nd at 7 PM with a communal time of prayer, and we will end it with joint worship on Saturday, February 23rd, at 6 PM, followed by a communal meal to break the fast and celebrate how God has spoken during this time.
During your registration you will be able to sign up for designated Prayer Hours as well as volunteer opportunities.
Crossbridge Key Biscayne
160 Harbor Drive
Key Biscayne, FL 33149
Rhythm is preparing to make a new transition to a new space on Sunday, March 17. As we prepare for this move, we’re reminding one another of the most core, basic elements that must come with us.
Join us for this 4-week series about the basic rhythms of discipleship and the call to follow Jesus in Miami.
Check out the supplemental resources for the series below:
Worship and Hunger (UP)
Community and Vulnerability (WITH)
Surrender and Trust (DOWN)
Mission and Compassion (OUT)
Join us at Public Worship on Sunday, January 13th as we welcome guest preacher Keisha Polonio! Keisha currently serves as the Associate Director and Coaching Director of the Underground Network in Tampa, FL. She is a certified leadership coach and a sought after public speaker. Keisha also served for several years as the Director of Created Women, a ministry committed to serving vulnerable women caught in the sex industry. She lives in Tampa with her husband Ryan and their two sons, Jarron and Evan. You can learn more about Keisha’s work and her story here.
Rhythm ladies, we are also hosting an informal gathering with Keisha on Saturday evening of January 12th to dialogue around being women in leadership and to encourage one another! All women are welcome to join. For details on this gathering, click here to check out the Facebook event!
Join us at 10:30 am this Sunday, December 23, as we celebrate the coming of the Christ-child and reflect on what this means for our lives, our city, and our world today. This will be a great morning to bring friends and family. Candles will be raised, good cheer spread, and Joy to the World sung.
Come early and stay late – a lite breakfast will be available before the worship service.
During the four weeks preceding Christmas (December 2, 9, 16, 23), our church will be making a spiritual journey – a pilgrimage into the birth of Jesus. Join us at Public Worship on Sunday mornings as together we embark on this journey through worship and word.
This year we will be reflecting on the 4 different names the prophet Isaiah gave to the coming Messiah:
For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given,
and the government will be on his shoulders.
And he will be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
Of the greatness of his government and peace
there will be no end.
He will reign on David’s throne
and over his kingdom,
establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness
from that time on and forever.
The zeal of the Lord Almighty
will accomplish this.
There are many names for Jesus, but what do they really mean? Join us as we discover why He is called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, and Prince of Peace. You’ll gain a new and relevant perspective on the Savior who was born in a manger over two thousand years ago.
Ways to Participate
- Advent Devotional – Use this daily resource to spend time with Jesus as we prepare for his birth on Christmas Day.
- The Weary World Rejoices – A 25-day poetry experience during Advent to help you lament the hurt and embrace the hope in our world.
- Advent Miami Instagram – Post pictures using the hashtag #miamiadvent2018 over the next 4 weeks when you see images of Hope, Peace, Joy, and Love in the city.
Rhythm will not be meeting for Public Worship this Sunday, November 4 because we will be in LaBelle, FL on the Pilgrimage Retreat!
See you next Sunday, November 11 to continue in our sermon series on Acts!
The book of Acts is the story of the birth of the church but it’s really much more than that.
Acts was written by Luke and is a continuation of the story Luke is telling about Jesus. We see what God is doing through Jesus in Luke and then we see what God is doing through the church in Acts. The unifying force in both books is the Holy Spirit’s presence and power.
Join us on Sunday mornings in January and February as we journey through Acts 8-12. We are continuing in an extended sermon series through Acts, now with the second movement (chs. 8-12).
Below are several ideas of ways to “go deeper” in this sermon series. These are simply suggestions – feel free to adapt, tweak, or try out other creative ideas as you process the preaching and teaching from Public Worship!
- Watch the Bible Project’s video on Acts 8-12.
- Read and meditate on the scripture passages from Acts listed below (these are the passages we’ll be preaching through at Public Worship this fall). Use lectio divina as a way to read and encounter God in these passages. Download a lectio divina guide.1/6 Acts 8:1-251/20 Acts 9:1-31
1/27 Acts 8:26-40
2/3 Acts 9:32-43
2/10 Acts 10
2/17 Acts 11:1-18
2/24 Acts 12:1-19
Study through Acts in your Missional Church.
Download the Streetlights Bible app and listen through Acts!
Read through Acts during the fall. Journal through these questions each week:
- What does this text tell me about who Jesus is?
- What does this text tell me about the nature of the church?
- How can I apply this text today?
Purchase a copy of N.T. Wright’s commentary on Acts and use as a study guide.
- Download this free Acts Study Guide from the Tampa Underground.