Watermark Community Church, Dallas, TX

Watermark Audio: Sunday Messages

This podcast is a production of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, USA. Watermark exists to be and make more fully devoted followers of Christ, looking to God's Word as our only authority, conscience, and guide.

      Watermark Audio: Sunday Messages

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This podcast is a production of Watermark Community Church in Dallas, Texas, USA. Watermark exists to be and make more fully devoted followers of Christ, looking to God's Word as our only authority, conscience and guide.

Link: www.watermark.org

Episodes

An Accountant, an Athlete and an Alien Walk Into a Church

Dec 2, 2018

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An accountant, an athlete, and an alien walk into Philippi… Have you heard that one? As we continue our series, “Philippians: To Live is Christ,” Todd Wagner walks us through chapter 3, teaching us to count everything but Christ as loss, to discipline ourselves like athletes for godliness, and to live as aliens in a foreign world.

Stars of the Faith

Nov 25, 2018

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Who would you most like to meet? Even the most devout of us are tempted to put someone on a pedestal. A singer? An athlete? An actor? But who are the real stars in life? They are all around you—not in the spotlight here—but they are the ones that are entertaining angels. As we continue our series “Philippians: To Live is Christ,” JP walks us through Philippians 2:14-30, teaching us that true stars stand out in their attitude, what guides them, and their actions.

The Song That Changes Everything

Nov 18, 2018

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Philippians 2:6-11 is the sun of the book; it is the center and foundation of Philippians. If you understand the foundational truth it teaches, it will change everything about you and your life. This is not primarily a passage on orthodoxy, it is an example of perfect and straight orthopraxy.

Philippians 2:1-5

Nov 11, 2018

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Did you know that a car engine has 14,000 parts that work together to make a car run? 14,000! As expensive and complex as an engine is, without oil—an extremely simple and inexpensive thing—an engine will lock up and die because of heat and friction. Similar to a car engine without oil, relationships are prone to friction and damage. In order to keep unity and not damage relationships, we need humility. Humility is the oil to healthy relationships.

To REALLY Live Is Christ

Nov 4, 2018

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"To live is Christ. To die is gain." Does your life reflect this truth from Philippians 1:21? As we finish the first chapter of the book of Philippians, Todd Wagner walks through verses 18-30, teaching us how to both live for Christ and believe that death is gain.

Gospel-Driven Optimism

Oct 28, 2018

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There are two types of people: optimists and pessimists. Which one describes you most days? As we continue our series, “Philippians: To Live is Christ,” JP teaches from Philippians 1:12-20 that as Christians, we should have gospel-driven optimism. When we do, it inspires others, sees opportunity, and always overcomes.

Plano: Making Room, Making Disciples...

Oct 21, 2018

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Philippians - Week 2

Oct 21, 2018

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As we continue our series “Philippians: To Live Is Christ,” Todd walks us through five things we should pray for if we are followers of Christ: Greater Love, Greater Things, Greater Character, Greater Lives, & Greater Glory.

The Pastoral Epistle I Would Write

Oct 14, 2018

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After close to 20-years, this is the first time Watermark has taught on the book of Philippians in its entirety. In the first week of the new series, Todd teaches us an overview of the book, as well as the historical context in which it was written. He also gives some historical context about Watermark and how if he wrote a letter to Watermark, it would be just like Paul’s letter to the church at Philippi.

Commitment Is the Key to Change

Oct 8, 2018

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Have you come into relationship with Jesus Christ? If so, has it radically changed everything about your life? Tyler Briggs teaches us that life change in Christ occurs when we commit to being in a relationship with Jesus, commit to getting well, and commit to being the church.

Enjoying The Benefits Of Your Faith

Sep 30, 2018

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Are you enjoying the benefits of your faith? Does your faith impact where you go, what you do, and your relationships? Teaching through John 6:1-15, JP asks three questions to help you know if you are using your faith for Christ or for yourself.

Second Coming

Sep 23, 2018

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Can we know the day and time of Jesus’ return to earth as promised in Scripture? How can we best prepare for the second coming? Are we judged by our works? As we wrap up our series, “The 7,” Todd Wagner teaches us about the second coming of Jesus Christ, answering these three questions and more.

Salvation

Sep 16, 2018

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What is Salvation? Why do we have salvation? How do we get salvation? Can we lose salvation? How do we know salvation is truly ours? Why does Todd hate candles so much? As we continue our series, “The 7,” Todd Wagner teaches us on the doctrine of salvation, answering those five questions and more.

Man

Sep 9, 2018

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From Scripture, we know with confidence four things about man/woman: Imago Dei (created in the “Image of God), gender, life, and depravity. Because the world is in a state of mass confusion about the state of mankind, as we continue our series, “The 7,” John Elmore teaches us about our image, gender, and mission in light of God’s creation, man’s destruction, and Christ’s redemption.

Jesus

Sep 2, 2018

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Who is Jesus? Do you have a biblical understanding of who He is? How you answer those two questions will have great implications for your life and for your relationships. Ephesians 4 shows us that Jesus proves who He is by changing our relationships, by giving people purpose, and by making people new.

Holy Spirit

Aug 27, 2018

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Why is there so much confusion (or disharmony) surrounding the Holy Spirit? Who is the Holy Spirit? What does it mean to be filled by the Holy Spirit? What does it mean to be anointed? How can I know if something is of the Holy Spirit? As we continue our series, “The 7,” Todd Wagner answers these five questions surrounding the Holy Spirit.

The Trinity

Aug 19, 2018

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A.W. Tozer said, “The most important thing about you is what you think about when you think about God.” What do you think about? A lion? An ocean and stars? An old man? Jesus? If it doesn’t include The Trinity—we don’t have an accurate view of God.

The Bible

Aug 12, 2018

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What is your attitude toward the Bible? As we continue our series, “The 7,” we focus on the first of the seven essential beliefs of Christianity: The Bible. The Bible is God’s story anchored in the context of history. It is our authority, our conscience, and our guide. We are firm where it is firm, and we are flexible where it is flexible.

Contending for the Faith

Aug 5, 2018

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Do you ever find yourself in arguments over the dumbest things? What about arguments over things of the faith? The truth is, sometimes, we argue about some of the most ridiculous things. There are some things that don’t matter that we should never argue about, and there are some things that do matter that we need to take a stand on. As we start a new series, “The 7,” Blake Holmes teaches about the essentials and the non-essentials of the Christian faith, and how to discern between the two.

God Loves Outsiders

Jul 29, 2018

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As we wrap up the series, “The Outsiders,” David Leventhal walks us through Luke 26:26-43—the thief on the cross—and shows us how the cross exclaims a warning, forgiveness, and grace. The cross is the exclamation point on this sentence, “God loves outsiders!”

The Mode of Our Helping Matters

Jul 29, 2018

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When we seek to serve those dealing with material poverty the mode of our helping matters. We need to thoughtful in our helping so that we don’t unintentionally hurt others through helping. In this message, Fort Wort Campus Pastor Tyler Briggs, provides a roadmap to ensure that we are helping without hurting.

Proper Perspective

Jul 28, 2018

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The Romans and Religious ask Jesus to “show me” and miss that he already has. The Rebellious ask Jesus to “Serve me” and miss that he already has. The Righteous ask Jesus to “Save me” and find that he welcomes them with open arms. This passage is the exclamation point to communicate that Jesus loves outsiders and you.

Outsiders Forever

Jul 22, 2018

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God doesn’t send people to hell. He is not responsible for the actions of people, who are by nature deserving of wrath. An accurate statement would be: “The nature of love is the vulnerability of potential rejection. God is love, and he is willing to allow people the choice to reject him.”

Our True Treasure

Jul 22, 2018

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As we continue our Outsiders series, we take a look at Luke 18:18-34 to see how Jesus is our true treasure. He is our prize, our provider, and our provision. When we see Jesus truly, we will be able to love the outsider fully.

Why We're Reluctant to Rescue Outsiders

Jul 15, 2018

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Why is it that we are so reluctant to rescue outsiders? Everyone loves a good rescue mission! Do you know what makes a good rescue mission? There’s always resistance (something to rescue people from), people are always out of reach (or else they wouldn’t need rescuing), and there’s always a story to retell afterward.

Prodigal Love

Jul 15, 2018

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In some ways, we are all outsiders battling various lies. Maybe you’re like the younger prodigal son battling guilt and shame over past decisions, and thus you doubt your self-worth and whether you truly belong anywhere. Or maybe you’re the older son trying to turn life into a performance for God. Either way, the way to combat lies is with truth. Jeff looks at Luke 15 to help us all gain a true understanding of God’s inheritance, sin, and God’s grace. And ultimately, we turn our attention to Jesus, the third Son in this story – the son of God.

Gods Plan to Restore

Jul 15, 2018

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When we are in conflict or friends we care about make harmful choices there is a biblical plan to help and restore.

Prodigal Love

Jul 15, 2018

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In some ways, we are all outsiders battling various lies. Maybe you’re like the younger prodigal son battling guilt and shame over past decisions, and thus you doubt your self-worth and whether you truly belong anywhere. Or maybe you’re the older son trying to turn life into a performance for God. Either way, the way to combat lies is with truth. Jeff looks at Luke 15 to help us all gain a true understanding of God’s inheritance, sin, and God’s grace. And ultimately, we turn our attention to Jesus, the third Son in this story – the son of God.

Warming Cold Hearts

Jul 8, 2018

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Adam looks at Simon and the sinful woman who wept at Jesus feet in Luke 7 as examples of cold and warm hearts. If our hearts have grown cold, we need to warmth them back up again by remembering the following: the breadth of God's love, the depth of our sin and the salvation we have been given, and our privilege to "go in peace" and share the opportunity with others.

The Heat of the Moment

Jul 8, 2018

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No one notices when you keep your cool, but when you don’t, everyone feels it... especially those closest to you. In the message, we explore what to do when emotions are high and it’s your move.

Forgiven Much, Loves Much

Jul 8, 2018

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A story of life change and the power of forgiveness. That forgiveness is offered to all, forgiveness leads to love and it leads to Liberty.

Jesus Came to Bring the Outsiders In

Jul 1, 2018

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Have you ever felt like an outsider? Like everyone else around you knew someone else and you were all alone? Take heart, Christ came to earth for the outsiders! As followers of Jesus, we are called to do what He did and invite others in. We get invited into the Kingdom of God, but then, if we aren’t careful, we forget to go back out and let others in.

Engaging the Lost

Jul 1, 2018

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Join us as Kyle Kaigler, Campus Pastor at Plano looks at Jesus, his mission statement in Luke 4:16-19, and then his interaction with Levi, the despised tax gatherer, in Luke 5: 27-32. We should all model Jesus as He has a Heart that Loves, Eyes that Notice, Feet that Engage, and a Mouth that Speaks.

Dealing With Our Crazy Problem

Jul 1, 2018

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All of us have a little bit of crazy in us that leads to conflict in our lives. How we deal with conflict is one of the greatest determining factors of the health of our relationships and the health of church. Dealing with conflict well starts with viewing conflict as the constant opportunity for good that it is.

Rich in Relationships: Avoiding the Poverty of Isolation

Jun 24, 2018

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As we wrap up our series, “How to Be Rich,” Todd teaches us that who you run with is the number one determinant in how you will do in your walk with Jesus. It’s impossible to be truly rich in life and live your life alone.

How to be Rich: So Rich You Can Add to the Wealth of Your King

Jun 17, 2018

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As we continue our series, “How to Be Rich,” Todd teaches us that the reason the Bible talks so much about money is because it can grab our hearts, unlike few things can. God’s Word doesn’t tell us how to get rich but how to be rich. The more we know God, the more we will take joy in being a generous steward on His behalf.

Dee Elliott Celebration of Life

Jun 15, 2018

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How to be Rich: What's Your Story?

Jun 10, 2018

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We have a problem...there is something that is preventing us from being truly rich. What is it? A lack of contentment and a greed and desire for more. Todd shows us from 1 Timothy 6:3-16 how contentment in Christ is the only antidote to our problem.

How to be Rich

Jun 3, 2018

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Do you want to be rich? What about being the richest person alive that you know? Because of the grace of God, you can be the richest person you know. The living God is better than you can imagine, and a relationship with Him is the way to be rich.

Evaluating Your Relationship With God

May 27, 2018

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Have you ever had to take your car to the shop because it was broken down? Just like when a mechanic diagnosis a car in need of repair, Jermaine Harrison teaches us five questions we can ask ourselves to diagnose and evaluate our relationship with God when it feels broken down.

Baptism Sunday

May 20, 2018

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An Ounce of Mother Is Worth a Ton of Priest.

May 13, 2018

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It’s really hard to be a teenager is 2018. This is the first generation to grow up in a completely digital age, only 4% of teenagers born since 1999 have a biblical worldview, and teen depression and suicide rates are both skyrocketing. However, don’t lose hope! The key to having a healthy church is having a healthy next generation. By using 1 Thessalonians 2:7-8 as a foundational Scripture and encouraging church membership, we are seeing life transformation and growth in teenagers as we make sure they are: 1) Known & accepted, 2) Taught about Jesus, and 3) Challenged to grow.

Romans 5: Gifts From God

May 6, 2018

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What if God wanted to give you a gift? A gift that is available to anyone who is willing to receive it, is not deserved, and cannot be earned or bought. Some people will gladly receive it and others will reject it. Teaching from Romans 5:1-11, Blake Holmes tells us about such a gift, as well as six blessings that come when you receive the gift.

Dignity of Responsibility

Apr 29, 2018

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Do you remember when you were first given the dignity of responsibility? Gary Haugen—founder and CEO of International Justice Mission (IJM)—teaches us how we have all been given the dignity of responsibility from God, as we do His work in His world. God has us in an utterly unique moment in history, fighting against the most iconic evil in the human story: slavery.

Acts 2018 and Beyond

Apr 22, 2018

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As Todd walks us through the end of Acts 28, he encourages us that we—today, 2,000 years later—are living out the mission of the entire book of Acts: the gospel of Jesus Christ. The gospel is alive and well, and there is nothing that can stop it. Do you have a saving faith, and are you on mission today?

From Acts 28 to Ad 2018: This Is No Fable

Apr 15, 2018

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As Todd walks us through the beginning of Acts 28, there are multiple lessons about kindness and leadership that we can learn from Paul by how he handled being shipwrecked on the island of Malta. It’s been said that kindness is the language the deaf can hear and the blind can see. Have you ever responded to the extraordinary kindness of Christ?

Sailing in the Storm

Apr 8, 2018

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Are You a Fool for Believing in God?

Apr 1, 2018

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Are you a fool if you believe there is a God? Todd teaches us—through the lives, hurt, and pain of Watermark members—that it is anything but foolish to believe in God and allow Christ’s death, resurrection, and forgiveness to transform your life.

Good Friday

Mar 30, 2018

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A Prophetic Word for the Mission

Mar 25, 2018

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Todd Wagner unpacks what it means to be the Church in our communities. Teaching from 1 Timothy 4, we examine the true purpose of Christ’s Bride : The Church and how fully-devoted followers of Christ can increase their effectiveness for the Kingdom.

What God Has Done and What We Must Keep Doing

Mar 18, 2018

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This morning we celebrated five years as a campus by looking at what God has done and how our only right response should be to go and tell others of what Jesus can do for them as well.

Life’s Slot Machine

Mar 18, 2018

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Adam Tarnow teaches us about the negative equity game of selfishness. We think selfishness will give to us—we think we can win—but in the end, it only takes. All of us struggle with selfishness. Using Matthew 20:1-28, Adam shows us three things selfishness robs us of: contentment, empathy, and true greatness.

Collin County

Mar 18, 2018

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People have been flooding into Collin County for 30+ years now for various opportunities. For the believer, it’s important to remember that God brings you to any place because of the gospel opportunity that exists among the people. And here in Collin County, it is no different. Though the outward appearance of our cities and county looks good, there are many wounds that exist among our people. Jeff looked at the history of Collin County to remind us of some of the wounds that have existed here while looking at the gospel opportunities that are coming Collin County’s way as more and more people keep coming from all over the world.

Put on Humility

Mar 11, 2018

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This weekend, JP teaches us how to dress as Christians, but not in the clothes you might be thinking of. God cares about what we wear, so much so that He directly told us to “…clothe yourselves with humility…” (1 Peter 5:5-11). Conversely, when we wear pride, we are opposing ourselves to the Creator of the heavens and the earth. Wearing pride leads to anxiety, sin, and even death. In contrast, the benefits of wearing humility are overwhelming. What are you wearing: pride or humility?

Races

Mar 4, 2018

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Authority

Feb 25, 2018

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Community

Feb 18, 2018

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This weekend, as we continued our series “Can You Relate?”, JP taught us about our relationship with Community. At Watermark, we bet the farm on Community. It’s how we shepherd one another, and the bigger we get, the smaller we must become. Community is a T-E-A-M sport (Time, Encouragement, Accountability, & Maturity) where every individual exists for the team, not for themselves.

Sherrard Celebration of Life

Feb 13, 2018

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Work

Feb 11, 2018

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This weekend, as we continued our series “Can You Relate?”, Todd taught us about the relationship we spend roughly twenty-five percent of our time with work. How should you view your relationship with work? In short, when you hear work, you should think worship. Does that describe you?

Parenting

Feb 4, 2018

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This weekend, as we continue our series in “Can You Relate?”, Todd teaches us about the importance and responsibility of relating to children. It is a great privilege to pour into the next generation, no matter your life stage or relationship status. The greatest thing you can do to positively influence the next generation is to be—above all else—passionate about Jesus.

Marriage

Jan 28, 2018

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This weekend, Todd continues our series “Can You Relate?” by teaching us about the relationship of marriage. In order to rightly relate to marriage, we must remember to do three things: Trust the giver, live for another world, and understand that people are married for a single reason.

Singleness

Jan 21, 2018

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Have you ever received a gift that you didn’t like? This weekend, JP taught us about the gift of singleness. He showed us from the Scriptures how singleness is a gift, and it’s one that we—the church—have not always done a good job appreciating and celebrating. The truths and realities about the gift of singleness apply to everyone, not just singles. Do you appreciate the gift?

God's Word

Jan 14, 2018

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As we continue our series “Can You Relate?”, this week Todd took us through the importance of rightly relating to the Bible. He showed us how it’s not a mess or a moral book, but rather, a treasure. A treasure to relate to like your life depends on it.

How We Relate To God

Jan 7, 2018

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This weekend, Todd kicked off a new series about relationships called “Can You Relate?” It’s been said that what you think about God is the most important thing about you…that if you don’t get your relationship with God right it will affect every other relationship in your life. Todd taught us about the importance of us viewing God as the good, loving, perfect, holy Father that He is.

Join The Journey: A Tour of Romans

Dec 31, 2017

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This weekend, Blake Holmes helped us prepare for the 2018 Journey (www.jointhejourney.com) by giving us an overview of the book of Romans. Blake took us on a 30,000-foot flyover of the entire book as he broke down the four main sections—Sin, Salvation, Sovereignty, & Service—as well as gave us a one or two-word title for each of the book’s 16 chapters.

Christmas Eve 2017

Dec 24, 2017

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On this Christmas Eve service, Todd shares why Christmas can seem crazy. But, we find that the veracity of Christmas comes through in the fulfilled prophecies and the universal need for a Savior. Jesus fully met that need that we all have, whether a pharisee or a shepherd.

Contentment, Longing and Christmas

Dec 17, 2017

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What do you long for? Do you yearn for and anticipate better things in your life? Do you enjoy getting gifts? This week, Todd teaches us about longings, anticipation, and gifts as we reflect on and prepare for Christmas.

The Evidence of a Relationship

Dec 10, 2017

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This weekend, JP walks us through Acts 25 and 26. Using the historical account of Paul being on trial before Festus and Agrippa, JP shows us four pieces of evidence that should mark Christians: belief in the Resurrection, a life of Repentance, a life marked by Righteousness, and constantly Retelling the Gospel story. If you were tried today for being a Christian—if being a Christian was illegal—would you be found guilty?

The True Story of Paul Can Be True of You: Passion, Providence and Peace

Dec 3, 2017

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As Todd preaches on Acts 23 and 24, he reminds us through the historical, not mythical, life of Paul that God is still alive and working through normal people that know and love Him.

Calm in the Midst of Crisis

Nov 26, 2017

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Using Paul in Acts 22:21-23:11 as an example, Adam Tarnow showed us how to remain calm in crisis. Just like Paul was not caught off guard or surprised, Adam taught us that we don’t have to be either by giving us three reminders: Remind yourself this is not a surprise, remind yourself this is not punishment, and remind yourself of God’s promises.

A Platform Built of the Past and Problems

Nov 19, 2017

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This week we look at Paul’s example in Acts 21 and 22 of how God uses Paul’s past experiences and trials as a believer to proclaim Jesus. Paul was seized and dragged from the temple, the Jews were trying to kill him, and the Romans pulled him from the mob. Paul uses his ancestry and lineage, as a Roman and Jew, to get a platform to share the gospel. Our problems and our pasts can often build a platform to proclaim Jesus.

An Update on the Mission in Fort Worth

Nov 19, 2017

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Fort Worth Campus Pastor, Tyler Briggs, leads a celebration of the life change that has come through the investments of the body and informs them of opportunities that still exist to continue to eagerly invest in the mission.

Evening with the Elders

Nov 12, 2017

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Courage That Comes From Love

Nov 12, 2017

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JP walks us through the first half of Acts 21, showing us that true courage comes from love, and that what we love will impact our behavior. Love gives us courage to do three things: stay on mission, lose our lives, and become all things to all people. What do you love?

Notes From the First Ever Pastor’s Conference

Nov 5, 2017

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Todd speaks from Acts 20 about the mindset that should reform the church and our individual hearts. Discuss these together with your community group. Pick a series of questions that best fits where your group is currently.

The Relevance of the Word and the Danger of Being Indifferent To It

Oct 29, 2017

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Todd teaches through Acts 20, a section easily glossed over as it records many of Paul's activities to the point where one may ask, Who cares? Todd reminds us even here, Paul is doing the very thing he was called to do—making disciples. Everywhere he went, he had men he was discipling with him. Paul wanted to make sure the work of God would continue after him. Christians are always one generation from extinction. Ask yourself, Who are the disciples in your life? What happened in your life this week that was unexplainable and foolish except for the Gospel being true?

How Christians Win or Lose

Oct 22, 2017

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This week JP walks us through Acts chapter 19. He shows us how the church in Ephesus—arguably the most influential church in all of church history—has “good guys” (the committed, cured, and converted) and “bad guys” (the calloused, counterfeit, and critical). He reminds us that if we leave our first love, like Ephesus did, we are in danger of becoming a graveyard.

An Evening with Eric Metaxas

Oct 18, 2017

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Marriage on Mission

Oct 15, 2017

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David Marvin walks us through Acts 18. He shows how Priscilla and Aquila were hospitable, were willing to go, and made disciples. He warns us how easy it is to have a marriage full of ministry activity, but not a marriage on mission. While Priscilla and Aquila are examples for us, these truths do not just apply to married couples, but to all Christians who desire to live on mission.

How to Be Provoked Well. Paul and Us Among the Athenians

Oct 8, 2017

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This week we journey through the second half of Acts 17 together. Todd shows us through the text how we should: be an observer of human futility and not a hater, be a teller and not a troublesome meddler, and be a faithful ambassador, not a mocker.

What a Compassionate God Wants You to Consider as Your Next Yes

Oct 1, 2017

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Todd teaches on the importance of life—all life. When accounting for abortion, the actual infant mortality rate in America is between 20-25%. Todd shares his vision for the Life Center, a place dedicated to the sanctity of life and would include a museum, office and conference space, and a place to help women in crises. He challenges Watermark to get involved with foster care or adoption in Dallas, Tarrant, and Collin counties. Watermark is also partnering with Compassion International to work with and train churches in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador. Todd invites Charles Mully on stage who is using his riches for the glory of God and has adopted thousands of children in Kenya. Todd challenges the church to bridge the gap between God's heart and the orphan. With many opportunities to get involved, he exhorts us to discover what is our next "yes."

How to Love a World Filled With Rompers

Sep 24, 2017

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Todd finishes up the last part of Acts 16 and starts into Acts 17. He shows us how the lives and teachings of the Scriptures from 2,000 years ago are still relevant and applicable to us today. God wants to use us just like He used Paul and the early church in this section of Scripture from the book of Acts.

Do You Believe in the Myth or Follow the Man

Sep 17, 2017

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Todd re-visits the middle of Acts 16 from last time and then finishes the chapter as we continue our journey through the book of Acts. He shows us how history is not Christian or secular—just history. Todd discusses how money makes a horrible god, how demons have better theology than we might realize, and how we must be ready to give a defense for the hope and faith that is in us.

The Hopeless, the Hospitable, and the Hostile

Sep 10, 2017

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JP walks us through the first half of Acts 16. He shows us the helpless are the objects of God’s affection and both hospitality and hostility reveal the objects of our affections. He challenges us to take an honest inventory of our affections and to grow in our generosity—and even more, our hospitality—as we strive to use God’s provision in our lives for serving others rather than serving ourselves.

Worship Together: Influencing the Next Generation by Preparing Ourselves and Investing in Our Children

Sep 3, 2017

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Worship Together: You Are the Church

Sep 3, 2017

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We are the Church; all of us. It's not a particular ministry, program, pastor, or a building. Harrison speaks to us about the importance of being the Church, to raise up the next generation and to be disciple-makers. He gives us real life examples from his life, and Martha Kate shares her story of being raised and discipled by Watermark.

Worship Together: The Future of the Church in the Hands of Parents

Sep 3, 2017

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The question is not whether you will make disciples; it is what kind of disciples you will make? Wes speaks to the parents at Watermark and teaches from Deuteronomy 6:4-9. The goal of discipleship is full-hearted devotion to the Lord, and the key to discipling your kids is your own transformation. It is not taking your kids to church so the pastors and experts can teach them. However, Watermark Kids does want to help partner with families in their discipleship efforts by providing resources, leaders and teachers, and community groups.

Worship Together: Remember. Consider. Imitate

Sep 3, 2017

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David grabs the attention of the audience by showing a rack of jerseys and clothes on stage, illustrating how we tend to imitate people we admire. He encourages kids to imitate those who follow Jesus. He teaches from Hebrew 13:7, exhorting kids to Remember, Consider, and Imitate their leaders. At Watermark, there are many kids who are leading kids. And he challenges kids to start leading today.

Stuck on Mission

Aug 27, 2017

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Do you feel stuck? JP walks us through Acts 15:36-16:5. While this passage of Scripture is descriptive and not prescriptive, JP shows us how God can move us forward on mission, despite feeling stuck. God doesn’t give us permission to get stuck or to stay stuck, but there is hope that He can use us in our mess, and there is hope for us to get out of our mess.

The First Church Council and the Matter of First Importance

Aug 20, 2017

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This week, Todd continues through Acts. Through Paul's example at the end of Acts 14, he reminds us to strengthen one another, encourage each other to continue in the faith through trials, and to hold each other accountable. Continuing on in Acts 15, we see the Council at Jerusalem. There was disagreement about whether circumcision is required for salvation. It was reaffirmed in Acts 15:11 that men are only saved through the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ. Nobody is ever saved through the Law or legalism. All men have always been saved by grace through faith.

Our Opportunity for Mission in Our Historical Moment: Truth Meets Myth

Aug 13, 2017

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Todd spends time in Acts 14, showing us one of the many history lessons the Bible has to offer. He walks us through Paul’s journey in Acts 14, Greek & Roman mythology, man’s religion, the reformation, the reliability of Scripture, and ways we can live out our faith—using the history of Acts 14 as our inspiration—today.

Do Good People Go To Heaven?

Aug 6, 2017

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David Martin answers the question "Do good people go to heaven?" In this conversation he discusses good versus evil, the standard that we'd have to live up to get into heaven, and what the Bible has to say in Romans 3 about who does get into heaven. We find that entry into heaven is not based on our good, but on the good work God has done on our behalf.

Step Up in Faithfulness, Discover and Invest Your Talents for Christ

Jul 30, 2017

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Jeff Ward walks us through the “Parable of the Talents” found in Matthew 25:14-30. Jeff shows us how God gifted his servants with talents. In the same way, he also gifted each of us with something of tremendous value. He wants us to invest in ways that serve others and bring Him glory. Jeff discusses how God gives us all something of tremendous value, how He wants you to invest radically, and that He is responsible for the results.

Regretful Hearts v. Repentant Hearts

Jul 30, 2017

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There’s a big difference between regretting our actions and repenting from them. Scripture tells us that sorrow for our sin should lead to repentance and our repentance should bear fruit. Using Psalm 51, Jeff looks into King David’s life following his affair with Bathsheba and highlights several truths about repentant hearts.

Leadership Matters…and Other Seminal Truths

Jul 23, 2017

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This week, Todd talks about the importance of leadership. Specifically, he discusses church leadership and how God's design for the church is a plurality of leaders.

The Future and Hope of Your Life and Our City

Jul 9, 2017

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This weekend, on the one year anniversary of the Dallas police officer shootings, Todd spends time in 2 Chronicles, Jeremiah, and 1 Peter, calling us to be a blessing to the city in which God has placed us. Our future and hope are in Jesus' resurrection and, as we seek God, that future and hope will transform our city.

Keeping Short Accounts

Jul 2, 2017

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We all have conflict in our lives that we are dealing with in one way or another. We internalize, explode, or stew as conflict continues. Today, as Adam walks us through Matthew 5:21-26, he shows us God's definition of anger and His desire for us to experience reconciliation in the midst of conflict.

Soldiers, Athletes & Farmers: A Biblical Look at the Spiritual Life

Jun 25, 2017

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We can inaccurately anticipate that the spiritual life will be easy, up and to the right, when we accept Jesus. This is not the case. Today Blake Holmes shows us 3 pictures of the spiritual life from 2 Timothy 2:1-6. We'll see what we should expect along the way as the spiritual life is like a war, a race, and a farm.

Celebration of Life for Austin Silva (Message)

Jun 24, 2017

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Celebration of Life for Austin Silva (Full Celebration)

Jun 24, 2017

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Why Your First Impression of Your Father Matters

Jun 18, 2017

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While Father's Day is a day of celebration for many, it can also be a day of sadness and hurt. Wherever you are and whatever Father’s Day means to you, Todd reminds us that our earthly fathers are not a perfect reflections of our Heavenly Father, but that our Heavenly Father is a perfect example of what our earthly fathers should be. He loves you, and He wants you to ask Him for His advice every day, not just on Father’s Day.

God's People: Quick to Go to Others and Slow to Leave Each Other

Jun 11, 2017

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Continuing in Acts 13 Todd talks about how we as Christians should be people of peace, even as the world moves toward greater chaos. As God's people, we are to live life and love others in a way that authenticates who God is and His love for us. That means we are to not grow weary in sharing the gospel, we are to never stop sharing our lives with other Christ followers, and we won't allow the world and all its chaos to rob us of joy.

Inspiration and Invitation to the Proclamation and Demonstration of the Gospel

Jun 4, 2017

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In Acts 13, we see Paul and Barnabas head out on their first missionary journey. The people they encounter respond with humility, wanting to know more. Todd reminds us that our lives of good works should do the same as the message we share, cause people to want to know more. Both good works and God's word draw people to relationship with God. Todd invites Jeff Ward along with four external focus ministry partners to share about how the Church is doing good and discipling the community. These ministers of the gospel encourage us and share with us practical ways to be God's men and women where we are and serve our community with the gifts and resources that God has given us.

Extraordinary Parenting

May 28, 2017

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JP challenges us to think about how we can parent extraordinarily. He gives us 10 ways that any parent can be an extraordinary in the way that they raise their children. For more great resources on parenting, visit watermark.org/parenting.

Baptism Sunday

May 21, 2017

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On this Baptism service we hear Paula's story of how God freed her from financial debt and grew her as a disciple. Todd reminds us that we all have a debt that we could never pay against God, but that God offers us forgiveness and freedom. We also hear Michael's story, in which, faithful people were obedient to share. Their actions affected his life which is now affecting the lives of others. In the same way, we should see our actions of faithful obedience as farther reaching than we could ever know.

The Church our Mother and its Mission

May 14, 2017

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Todd leads us through Acts 13:13­–52. This passage describes a pivotal point in the spread of the Gospel beyond Judea and Samaria to the ends of the earth (see Acts 1:8). Yet this passage is not simply a record of “Paul and his companions” as they brought the Gospel to Galatia; rather, it is instructive to us today, if we have ears to hear, eyes to see, and hearts ready to respond!

Why Every Week is a Pastors' Conference

May 7, 2017

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Following the week of Watermark's Church Leaders Conference, Todd shares how every week at Watermark is a church leaders conference, where God's people are at work. Todd invites Blake Holmes and John McGee to share from CLC. Blake shares how in ministry, you don't teach someone to sail from the shore, but instead, you get them into the water. John shares how parenting is like watching a shot clock run down and making the best use of time with your children. And in the same way, we are to make the most of our time following Jesus.