As we continue the 33 AD series, Lead Pastor Erwin McManus calls us to live out a story that will carry on long after we're gone.
In John chapter 12, we get a glimpse into a beautiful moment. Jesus' friends had planned a dinner in his honor, one of them being Lazarus, who Jesus had recently raised from the dead.
In the scriptures it says, "The chief priests made plans to kill Lazarus as well (as Jesus), for on account of him many of the Jews were going over to Jesus and believing in...
This week in the 33 AD series, Lead Pastor Erwin McManus walks us through a powerful passage in the Gospel of John about a man named Lazarus.
Lazarus was a dear friend of Jesus and fell very ill. Jesus received the news of his sickness but stayed in another town for two days before he went to see Lazarus. In that short time, Lazarus died. When Jesus reached Lazarus’ home town, Lazarus’ sister Mary greeted him with reproach. She told him, "If you had been here, my brother would not have...
Pastor Erwin McManus shares valuable truths on hearing God’s voice in this dynamic continuation of the 33 AD series.
Pastor Erwin uses a story of the relationship between a good shepherd and his sheep from the Gospel of John to illustrate how we can silence or amplify the voice of God in our lives. God did not design us to hear him as an external, disembodied voice. God designed us for intimate relationship with him so we would hear him from the internal depths of who we are.
Pastor Erwin McManus continues our powerful 33 AD series with a new message from the Gospel of John.
We often want God to fix our problems before we step into our future, but Pastor Erwin shows us how God desires to heal us as we go.
When Jesus encountered a blind man who wanted his sight restored, he spit in the dirt, created mud, and put it on the blind man's eyes.
Jesus then commanded him to ‘go wash in the Pool of Siloam, ‘ and the man walked to his healing with the mud on...
Have you ever been caught in your worst moment?
This week Pastor Erwin McManus continues our series in the book of John with a fresh understanding of what God sees when we are at our lowest moment.
We enter into the story of an adulterous woman who was dragged naked into the public, surrounded and accused by the religious elite of the day. These Pharisees told Jesus that according to the law, the woman should be stoned for her actions.
But Jesus changed the conversation entirely....
What are you saving for the next life? In this powerful message based on Philippians 3, Pastor Erwin compels us to live a life without regret.
He examines the life of Paul, sharing that he had every reason to hold onto his reputation, possessions, and personal aspirations.
Paul was a man of great power when he decided to follow Jesus. But he came to the conclusion that there was nothing worth giving his life to when he compared his other pursuits to a life of following...
Do you know Jesus wants to meet you right where you are?
Pastor Erwin McManus shares from the Gospel of John, where Jesus encounters a man who has been paralyzed for 38 years. The man was waiting to be carried into the pool of Bethesda after the waters were stirred to receive the miracle of healing he desperately wanted.
Jesus sees his desperation and first asks the man a simple question: “Do you want to get well?”
The paralyzed man replies by explaining that he needs to get in the water...
Pastor Erwin McManus delivers a compelling new message on God's love for the outsider.
In the Gospel of John, Jesus interacted with a Samaritan woman at a well and asked her for a drink of water. This was a noteworthy conversation because Samaritans and Jews did not associate with one another at this time in history.
This story is a poignant illustration of how Jesus is willing to subvert the cultural norm to reach the outsider.
The woman went to the well at noon by herself, during the...
Pastor Erwin McManus shares a moving message on the importance of questioning everything as we relate to the person of Jesus.
In the gospel of John, a religious Pharisee named Nicodemus interacts with Jesus. Nicodemus met with Jesus at night to protect his reputation as a religious expert. Though he had been studying the Torah for years, Nicodemus didn’t have a personal relationship with God.
Through their conversation, Jesus desired to change Nicodemus' direction, dimension, and...
Have you moved past the point of no return?
In this compelling message, Pastor Erwin McManus teaches from Joshua chapter 1 and unpacks the journey of Joshua after the death of Moses.
God speaks to Joshua and commands him to get moving and promises him that he will give Joshua every piece of land that his feet touch. In this critical moment, Joshua had to step into leadership and move past the point of no return -- past the victories of Moses and into his own land of promise.
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.
John 1:1 NIV
Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus leads us into the powerful origin story of Jesus through the book of John.
The beginning of Jesus’ story starts long before his birth in a manger as a human baby sent into the world. John makes clear that Jesus is God and he was here before anything else in the universe began.
Have you considered that your life without Jesus is a sentence with a missing...
Are you calling it quits before God says you're finished?
In this challenging new message, Pastor Erwin McManus helps us see that often when we experience regret and disappointment, it is simply because we quit and called it a failure instead of choosing to persevere when things got difficult.
Based on the story of Caleb in the book of Joshua, we learn that even in his advanced age Caleb was ready to take on new battles when others wanted comfort and ease. He had a unique perspective,...
Have you ever felt like God is hiding from you?
In this special Christmas message, Pastor Erwin McManus brings a fresh lens to a familiar Christmas story.
Drawing from Matthew 2, Pastor Erwin unpacks the unique narrative of the Magi being the ones to meet Jesus.
Even though the Jews were the people who long held the story of God, it was ultimately the Magi who encountered Jesus upon his birth.
Pastor Erwin illustrates how this story reveals the character of God. God always sends...
Have you ever asked God for a sign?
Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus calls us to notice the signs of God all around us.
The book of Isaiah shares how God sent Jesus as a sign to humanity through a virgin birth. It was a miraculous point in history that still ripples through our lives over 2,000 years later.
Pastor Erwin highlights that often when we ask God for a sign, we are looking for confirmation to do what we consider comfortable and convenient. But when God speaks to us, he...
We are going back into the archives and resurfacing with Pastor Erwin's series on The Last Arrow.
Are you limiting the opportunities to live the life that God created you to live if you're not moving forward with expectation and hope?
Are you focusing on how to live a life without regret?
It's important to shift our perspective on this. You need to raise your expectations because you're going to get what you expect.
You may not always get everything you expect, everything you want but...
In this new message, Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus reveals the audacity of God to do the impossible in our lives.
Through the life of Zechariah and Elizabeth in the book of Luke, Pastor Erwin unwraps what it looks like when God begins to go to work in us.
Zechariah and Elizabeth were childless and advanced in age, but an angel appeared to Zechariah and told him that Elizabeth would give birth to a son. When Zechariah expressed his doubt in God’s ability to do this miracle, God took away...
What fuels the economy of God?
Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus reveals the power of work, responsibility and trust in this impactful message.
Through the Parable of the Talents in Matthew 25, Pastor Erwin unwraps biblical truths that can change how we create and shape our lives.
Many followers of Jesus believe they want to know God‘s will for their lives so they can be faithful.
In reality, we can often spend our lives seeking out God’s will so we don’t have to be responsible for...
As we wrap up this series on the Artisan Soul, Pastor Erwin McManus delivers a passionate message on Masterpiece God gave us called life.
Throughout Jesus' life, he told parables, metaphors and images to show his disciples that he was going to die. But they could only interpret death in the terms they knew, which were finite.
Jesus reminds us that our life is supposed to be a work of art and his canvas is the human spirit.
Jesus life was a walking art installation of Life. When Jesus...
The church is a movement, not an institution.
In this electric message for Mosaic’s Foundation Sunday, Lead Pastor Erwin McManus unpacks how movements are marked by generosity.
Former slaves in the book of Exodus were instructed to stop bringing gifts to build a new sanctuary because the workers were overwhelmed with the amount of offerings.
They had internalized a priceless insight: we should bring gifts to God in proportion to the way he has blessed us.
Their freedom compelled them to...
Have you ever considered that your life is the canvas on which God wants to create?
In this week's episode, Pastor Erwin McManus delivers a passionate message on our God-given ability to become God's work of art. When we allow him to paint our souls with the colors of faith, hope, love, and courage -- the possibilities are endless.
As creatives, we often become discouraged by the limitations of our contracts, resources, and abilities. But if God himself is hopeful about the possibilities of...
Did you know that generosity changes you from the inside out?
Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus shares how generosity creates good in the world AND in you!This is the power of generosity at work:
+ Generosity changes your perspective
+ Generosity grounds your faith
+ Generosity expands your mind
+ Generosity deepens your soul
We give as an act of obedience and sacrifice, but being generous isn’t something you do – it’s something you are.
Pastor Erwin reveals how Jesus transformed his...
Is your soul filled with:
Feeling unworthy of love?
We can label these symptoms as sociological, economical or cultural – but Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin reveals they are actually indicators that our soul is out of alignment with God.
Many of the stories in the Bible are about people who are out of alignment; their struggles and successes provide a blueprint for us to learn from their mistakes.
From Acts 7:29, Pastor Erwin unwraps the story of Moses...
Mosaic Lead Pastor Erwin McManus brings a new message on ‘The Power of Being Fully Present,’ recorded live at Mosaic South Pasadena.
Do you find yourself caught reminiscing on the past or daydreaming about the future while the moment you are in passes you by?
Pastor Erwin challenges us to master the power of being fully present.
Drawing from Isaiah 43, Pastor Erwin uses the example of the Israelites to show what happens when God wants to move with strength in the present while His people...
Pastor Erwin McManus delivers a challenging message on the importance of developing our craft.
In Ephesians 4, God commands us to be creators and not to settle for consuming or stealing from others. Because we are created by God, we're meant to create and add value to the world around us through the discipline of work.
As Christians, many of us have picked up the belief that if we have been called by God to do something, it should come naturally to us. On the contrary, Erwin reminds us that...