Includes all stand-alone sermons. This will include guest-speakers, special services, and other sermons that are not part of a sermon series.
Today is the day many observe as Christmas, and we’re happy for the excuse to focus on the birth of Christ, because his birth is good news of great joy.
Luke 1:1-9:50 (Baker Exegetical Commentary), Darrell Bock
Expository Thoughts on the Gospel of Luke, J.C. RyleRead sermon transcript
For our first service as a new church, guest preacher Bobby Jamieson, Associate Pastor at Capitol Hill Baptist Church, preached to us on the mind of Christ we have and need to accomplish the mission of Christ.
Jude tells his readers how to respond to false teachers and those mocking the faith by keeping themselves in the love of God, through building up God’s church, praying in the Holy Spirit, and waiting for the mercy of Jesus.
Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 50, Jude-2 Peter, Richard BauckhamRead sermon transcript
How do we live with the fact that we aren’t God? We’re prone to resist it, and the Devil wants us to do just that. He tries to get us to resist it by saying God is not good, but because God is good, we should trust and obey God’s Word, not the Devil’s.
Genesis (Kidner Classic Commentaries), Derek KidnerRead sermon transcript
As we kick off 2021, we’re encouraging our members to pray for one another. This passage gives us a way to do that.
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In this passage we see that we are not geniuses for Christ or experts for Christ, but witnesses for Christ. Even through our doubts, God empowers us with his Holy Spirit to be his witnesses.
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Israel is commissioned to rebuild the temple in Jerusalem, yet they wrongly prioritize their perceived needs over trusting God to provide for them in their obedience. God’s temple is still in ruins, yet their own homes are built and finely furnished.
Just as the apostles left everything to follow Jesus, we also are called to forsake everything to follow Jesus into the mission of making disciples.
Luke: Baker Exegetical Commentary on the New Testament, Darrell Bock
Exalting Jesus in Luke: Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary, Thabiti Anyabwile
We are called to remove the sin within us because our sin affects our relationship with God, our devotion belongs to God, and God’s holiness demands us to do so.
Joshua (Word Biblical Commentary) by Trent C. Butler
Joshua: People of God’s Purpose (Preaching the Word) by David Jackman
The Lost World of Israelite Conquest by John H. Walton and J. Harvey Walton
In 1 Timothy, we see the Scriptures calling us to be thankful for the power of God’s Grace! We can be thankful for God’s Grace because it transforms undeserving people and highlights the indescribable God that loves them.
1 Timothy 1:12-17
Christ-Centered Exposition: 1&2 Timothy, David Platt
NIV Application Commentary: 1&2 Timothy, Walter Liefeld
The New American Commentary: 1, 2 Timothy & Titus, Thomas Griffin
Galatians 5 as the roadmap for freedom from besetting sins.
As we continue to look at the thing of first importance to Christianity, we move to the second part of the good news: Christ was raised. Since this is news, the question isn’t whether it works for you or not, but rather: Is it true?
The thing of first importance to Christianity is good news, not good advice. We must be reminded of it over and over again, lest it slip from its place of first importance. This Good Friday we focus on Part I of the good news: Christ died for our sins.
The Centrality of the Gospel, essay by Timothy Keller
We’ll all plant ourselves in something in 2018. We’ll build our lives around something. Will it make you truly happy in the long run? Psalm 1 directs us to what will.
Psalms 1-72 (Kidner Classic Commentaries) – Derek Kidner
We can’t trust out future to our heavenly Father unless we know what he’s like. In this passage, we see that our Father controls everything for our good, and therefore we need not fear anything in the way of obeying him.
The Sovereignty of God, A.W. Pink
Trusting God, Jerry Bridges
Systematic Theology: An Introduction to Biblical Doctrine, Wayne Grudem (Chapter 16)
We make thousands of decisions every day without even thinking about it, but there are other decisions that feel more pressing, where we know to choose poorly could have bad consequences, and to choose wisely could have really good consequences. Instead of telling us what to choice to make in every situation, Jesus gives us something ultimate to seek with every decision: God’s kingdom and righteousness.
As we celebrate 5 years of Citylight Church and 2 years at Citylight Center City, this psalm directs us to come and praise God for all He’s done, not with a directionless feeling of thanksgiving nor with a cynical spirit, but with an honest rejoicing in what God’s done.
The Treasury of David, Charles Spurgeon on the Psalms
Psalms 1-72, Derek Kidner
When we lack control of our tempers we act foolishly. However we can act wisely and control our anger by humbling ourselves before Christ; the one that took on the wrath that we deserved.
The Book of Proverbs (ch. 1-15), (ch. 16-31), Bruce Waltke
Civility in the Public Square, Timothy Keller
If we are blessed to be a blessing to all the families of the earth, what does that mean for those of us who stay put in one area rather than “going” somewhere else? Does God have purpose for us? He does; as a local church we promote the gospel through prayer, the way we walk, and the way we speak.
Evangelism and the Sovereignty of God, J.I. Packer
It’s hard to see past ourselves often, let alone to our entire world, and when we do we often only see bad news. Is God’s vision bigger? Where do we fit in? In this sermon we’ll see God’s plan to bless the world despite the curse, and how we are blessed to be a blessing.
Joshua Project: A resource on unreached people groups
As the New Year approaches, we have a fresh opportunity to put to death one of the great enemies of our joy: Grumbling. The problem is, we aren’t capable of killing it in ourselves. So in this passage, we see what God does to put an end to our grumbling.
Numbers (Tyndale Commentary), Gordon J. Wenham
All of us have been gifted by God. Yet, we often miss use these gifts when we choose not to serve others because of the cost to us or because we do not think we have much to offer. In this sermon we explore the joy God’s purpose for our Spiritual Gifts offers us.
Discerning and Exercising Spiritual Gifts, Timothy Keller
1 Corinthians, David E. Garland
The First Epistle to the Corinthians, Gordon Fee
It is becoming increasingly hard for anyone to deny that racial division is still an issue in America, and it has a long history. How can there be genuine reconciliation? The gospel is the answer, because racial reconciliation is one of the key goals of the gospel. Here we’ll explore why.
The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker
Letters to a Birmingham Jail, Bryan Loritts
Across the world there is a trend of people moving into the city. We are seeing the effects of this growth in racial issues, educational problems, violence, the rise in housing prices, and so much more. In the midst of all of this, we see in Acts chapter 8, that the central message of Christianity, the Gospel, speaks life into a changing city. In this message I want to answer two questions: Why the city? How does the Gospel speak life into a changing city?
Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church, Stephen Um & Justin Buzzard
Home is the place where we feel we belong, but following God requires we leave home and desire a better home, a better country. But it is those who desire a better country that will truly belong to God, because he has prepared a city for them.
An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, John Owen
The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis