January 16, 2018

Cultivate Our Church

What does it mean to BE the church? While God sees the church as the answer to the world's problems, many see all the scandals and conclude that the church is the problem. Others who are engaged with the church think of themselves as GOING to church, but don't know what it means to BE the church. So what does it mean to BE the church? Pastor John opens up Acts 2 and 4 to explore the very first church.

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How much of your life is motivated by shame, fear and despair? Often we are driven by a fear of who we really are in our worst moments. We have anxiety about our sense of insignificance. We can overreact to feeling defeated. But Jesus meets us in our shame, comforts our anxious fears, and bring His light into the darkness of our despair, making us people of faith, hope and love. Pastor John talks about how you can cultivate faith, hope and love in your own life in 2018?

 

"Now these three remain: faith, hope, and love—but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

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January 3, 2018

Cultivate Renewal

New City meets outside in Arts Park on New Year's Eve to talk about the difference between cultivating and consumerism, and how we cultivate renewal in our lives in the new year.

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January 3, 2018

Christmas Eve Sermon

Pastor John and Pastor Juan team up to preach from Isaiah 53 and Luke 2 about the coming of Christ as New City and Holy City joined together for a united Christmas.

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What are you following? And is leading you to life? In our last sermon in the "I AM" series, Pastor John shows us the beauty of how Jesus leads his sheep to life. He also tells a skydiving story that will give new meaning to Jesus words "I lay down my life...No one takes it from me, but I lay it down on my own."

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We live in a spiritually hungry world, but we find that nothing satisfies our hunger. Pastor John explores what Jesus means when he says, "I AM the BREAD of LIFE", and how he alone can satisfy our spiritual hunger.

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We live in a dark and broken world. And if we're honest, we see darkness in our own lives. Jesus steps into a dark world claiming to be the light of the world. Light exposes darkness and dispels darkness. Can Jesus do that in our lives?

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In our last sermon from the vision series, Pastor John unpacks what it means to worship Jesus, and the worship team shares testimonies of worshiping in different styles and expressions.

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In our second sermon in the vision series, Pastor John talks about Jesus' self-announcement about His mission, as well as how justice is in the Bible, and is part of our calling as followers of Jesus.

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At New City's one year anniversary, guest speaker Pastor Tony Myles points us towards the hopeful picture of God's Blended Family from Revelation 7.

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