John Mark Comer Teachings

Practicing the Way

  • 52 minutes 30 seconds
    Sabbath as Resistance | Sabbath E3 (Revamped)

    Do you think of Sabbath as a weapon? In a culture that is addicted to the twin drugs of accomplishment and accumulation, Sabbath is how we “fight” back against Egypt, Pharaoh, and his empire. Join us as John Mark continues his biblical theology on Sabbath with an exploration of work and rest in the story of the Exodus.


    Key Scripture Passages: Exodus 20v8; Deuteronomy 5v12-15; Nehemiah 13v15-22


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    19 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 49 minutes 52 seconds
    Sabbath as Rhythm | Sabbath E2 (Revamped)

    What makes the Sabbath different from the rest of the week? John Mark continues exploring a biblical theology of Sabbath, demonstrating how Sabbath is woven throughout creation as a rhythm for us to follow, and encouraging us to embrace the gift of this practice with delight.


    Key Scripture Passages: Genesis 1v31-2:3; Exodus 16v9-30; Exodus 20v1-8


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    12 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 1 hour 7 minutes
    Rest For Your Soul | Sabbath E1 (Revamped)

    Are you tired? In our world filled with fast-paced digital technology, what do we do to combat the restlessness that corrodes at our soul? John Mark teaches on how the practice of Sabbath can help us embody the peace of Jesus in our lives and and radically change our walk with God.


    Key Scripture Passages: Matthew 11v28-30; Hebrews 4v1-11


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    5 July 2024, 9:00 am
  • 43 minutes 53 seconds
    Hitting the Wall: A Conversation with John Mark Comer, Matt Chandler, and Beau Hughes

    What do you do when you hit a wall in your apprenticeship to Jesus? Beau Hughes, lead pastor of The Village Church, Denton, interviews John Mark and Matt Chandler, lead pastor of The Village Church, Flower Mound about their journeys of discipleship and formation. Together, John Mark and Matt encourage us to open our lives for God to bring transformation in the deepest part of our selves.


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    28 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 46 minutes 35 seconds
    Rule of Life: Part 2 (ft. Gavin Bennett) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E12

    How do we become resilient disciples of Jesus? Gavin Bennett shares a vision for how a Rule of Life can shape us and our communities into people of love. He challenges us to resist the temptations to make a Rule of Life about control, busyness, duty, or enthusiasm, and instead encourages us to lean into the invitations of the Spirit and Jesus's easy yoke.


    Key Scripture Passage: John 15v1-5


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    21 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 53 minutes 48 seconds
    Rule of Life: Part 1 (ft. Tyler Staton) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E11

    Why a Rule of Life? Tyler Staton explains the why and the what behind a Rule of Life, outlining the biblical, historical, and practical roots of this practice. He argues that a Rule of Life is essential for us to preserve the new wine of God's grace in this cultural moment with new wineskins.


    Key Scripture Passages: Matthew 9v14-17, Psalm 56v12-13, Acts 2v42-47.


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    14 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 45 minutes 44 seconds
    Witness (ft. Tre' Giles) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E10

    What does it look like to witness in our culture? Tre' Giles walks us through three ways to witness to others: spoken love, supernatural love, and sacrificial love, and challenges us to live our lives in a way that demonstrates the good news of Jesus to others.


    Key Scripture Passages: Acts 1v8; Colossians 1v12-14; Matthew 3v16-17; Matthew 9v9-13; Luke 23v38-43


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    7 June 2024, 9:00 am
  • 54 minutes 10 seconds
    Sabbath (ft. Tyler Staton) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E9

    "Sabbath rest empowers resurrection work."

    In a world filled with burnout, exhaustion, and shallow indulgence, Tyler Staton argues that Sabbath is a practice to reform our relationship with work and rest - helping us work with God and receive rest as a gift from him. Highlighting the scriptural foundations and formational purpose of this practice, he highlights the future hope that we live into as we stop and rest.


    Key Scripture Passage: Genesis 2v1-3; Exodus 20v8-11; Exodus 31v17; Deuteronomy 5v12-15; John 7v21-24; Psalm 127v1-2


    This podcast and its episodes are paid for by The Circle, our community of monthly givers. Special thanks for this episode goes to: Jon from Odessa, Texas; Nickie from Kansas City, Missouri; Katie from Portland, Oregon; Catherine from Medford, Massachusetts; and Amy from Arlington, Virginia. Thank you all so much!


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    31 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 41 minutes 3 seconds
    Generosity (ft. Gavin Bennett) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E8

    Are our hands so full of money that we can't receive the generosity of God? Gavin Bennett argues that how we handle money is key to our apprenticeship to Jesus. He shows us that when our generosity is rooted in God's generosity, we can more fully step into our role as stewards of the resources God's entrusted to us.


    Key Scripture Passages: Matthew 13v44-46; Matthew 6v24; Matthew 15v15-22; Matthew 19v16-26


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    24 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 56 minutes 28 seconds
    Service (ft. Bethany Allen) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E7

    What if serving others is more rewarding than we think? Bethany Allen argues that we often only consider the costs of service, but rarely consider the deeper rewards it brings: lasting joy and fulfillment. She not only encourages us to see and sacrifice for one another in service, but also offers us five principles to guide as we serve.


    Key Scripture Passage: Luke 10v25-37


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    17 May 2024, 9:00 am
  • 52 minutes 24 seconds
    Fasting (ft. Tyler Staton) | Unforced Rhythms of Grace E6

    What does not eating have to do with following Jesus? Tyler Staton breaks down the "why" of fasting: how it can help us focus on what's most important, give us freedom from idols in our lives, and grow us in compassion for others.


    Key Scripture Passages: Romans 12v1


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    10 May 2024, 9:00 am
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