Qualifications for Elders and Deacons in the Church.
Gender and the Church
Prayer, Adornment, and Gender in the Church
God advances the mission of the gospel through our prayers, presence, and proclamation.
Fight the good fight.
Grace abounds to sinners through the work of Jesus.
The law shows us the presence, power, and penalty of sin in order to show us our need for Jesus Christ.
Defending the truth for the sake of love.
The people, purpose, and prayer of 1 Timothy.
If Jesus has been raised from the dead, then so have you.
He is risen. 1 Corinthians 15:1-8.
Acts 2:22-23. The cross was God’s idea, because it was the only way to save us from our sins.
We will find our joy when we stand in the fear of the Lord.
We remember to rejoice.
God’s will for your life: Die to self, live to Christ, enjoy what he has already approved.
Only a faith in Jesus can make sense of the injustice, ignorance, death, and evil that the Preacher sees under the sun.
Good government, bad government, and King Jesus.
Death, timing, and the work of God.
The frustration and futility that we see in Ecclesiastes is not meant to drive us to despair. It’s meant to prod us towards the One beyond the sun.
Notorious B.I.G., Pablo Escobar, and the vanity of loving money.
Part 4: Coram Deo and Your Personal Revival.
Part 3: In Christ, we are dead to sin and alive to God.
Part 2: Trials, suffering, and the furnace of affliction teach us to live a life of dependance on God through Word and Prayer.
Part 1: Belief in the authority of Scripture leads to action.
Christmas Eve Gathering 2016
Only a high and glorious vision of Jesus will give us the courage to persevere when everything else is shaken.
We look at Jesus’ ministry in the cradle, the cross and the crown.
Colossians 1:15-20 Jesus is the revelation of what God is really like.
John 1:1-18 The incarnation of Jesus is the glory of God revealed.
Christ-centred worship starts with the fear of God, listening, and grace saturated obedience.
Oppressive Governance, a Foolish King, and a Better Community.
Work: Striving and greed or a handful of quietness.
Qoheleth, Stephen Colbert, Freddie Mercury’s lyrics in Bohemian Rhapsody, Justice, Death, Oppression, and the Gospel.
God reveals himself to us as both Sovereign over time and as present in-the-midst of time.
Take your eyes off the gift, and lock them on the Giver.
We can rest in the grace of knowing that everything is a gift, or we can toil.
In Christ, we can experience joy in the face of death.
Trying to find meaning in life in your own strength, apart from God, is like trying to fly a kite with no wind.
There is more to life than ‘under the sun.’
In the book of Ecclesiastes, God awakes a depth of meaning in our lives that we haven’t previously known.
Our God speaks and calls us to listen.
All creation praises the Creator.
Make your home with Jesus.
Jesus is the snake-crusher, who rules, reigns, and saves.
All of our work can be considered a calling unto God.
God is our Creator, both transcendent and imminent.
We look at what it means to know that ‘The Lord is my Shepherd’.
What does it mean to be a repentant people? We look at Psalm 51 to learn by David’s example.
Your story needs to be understood in light of a greater story.
The meek look forward, look up, and don’t sit on their hands.
When external affliction and internal idolatry press in on us, where do we place our hope?
June 19, 2016 Brett looks at the motivations and origins of our work and shows how our work can be a living parable of the Gospel.
June 19, 2016 Paul Fast, Grant Krahn, and Brian Ekk are installed as Elders at Christ City Church.
June 12, 2016 Two different ways to look at loving our city.
June 5, 2016 Flowers, a Greek city, and Paul’s take on Gospel contextualization.
May 29, 2016 To launch this series, Brett lays out our Identity, Mission, and Vision.
May 22, 2016 We’re all disciples of something. What does it mean to be a disciple of Jesus?
May 15, 2016 This week we look at the topic of Sin: What it is, what it does, and how to deal with it.
May 8, 2016 We never move past the Gospel. This week Jake breaks down what the Gospel is and why it’s good news for all of us.
May 1, 2016 Where have you fixed your eyes? Jesus steers Peter away from comparison and instead says ‘Follow me’.
April 24, 2016 Fish, two charcoal fires, and a question.
April 17, 2016 Peter and the disciples go fishing, and Jesus shows up to remind them of their calling, their need, and his provision.
April 10, 2016 Jesus appears to Thomas, and we learn about his doubt, his encounter with Christ and the deceleration Jesus makes to those who believe but have not yet…
April 3, 2016 Where there is fear, there is no mission. But when Jesus become our centre we are compelled to go.
March 27, 2016 He has Risen!
March 25, 2016 It is finished.
March 20, 2016 Jesus is the promised King, the global King and the founding king of a new family.
March 13, 2016 As Jesus was being sentenced to be crucified we can ask ourselves, who is in control?
March 6, 2016 Jesus is the truth who exposes the lies of our heart that we may trust in him alone. The crazy part? He secures our acceptance before the…
February 28, 2016 We are reminded of the reality that the ‘I am’ of Jesus overcomes every ‘I am not’ we have ever thought or will think of.
February 21, 2016 Three points were discussed through Jesus’ prayer to us, our union with Christ, our unity with believers and our mission for the Church.
February 14, 2016 Jesus turns and prays for his disciples and we see two things, what Jesus says about us and how he defines his disciples, and what Jesus asks…
February 7, 2016 The text speaks of God’s glory being revealed, and what it might look like if we have the passion to cry out, O God! Show me Your…
January 31, 2016 Through the overcoming work of Jesus we can have joy in suffering, peace in tribulation, and access to our loving Father in a new and extravagant way.
January 24th 2016. Join us as we see who the Holy Spirit is, what He does in our life, and why it is to our advantage that Jesus left so…
January 17, 2016 We have been called out of the world, because of who Jesus is and He has chosen us to love the world.
Questions and Answers from the Mental Health discussion.
January 10, 2016 What does it mean to have abiding love, abiding joy and abiding mission?
In this sermon we’re reminded that through Jesus, worship is an all of life reality.
We kick off our first of a two part series called First Things. In this sermon we are reminded of how the Gospel of Jesus invites us into strong devotional…
A short sermon celebrating the birth of Jesus!
In the fourth part of Advent we look at the love of God in Christ and how that love overflows to others.
Hear about the joy that comes from following Jesus; a joy that nothing in this world can provide.
What difference does peace with God and the peace of God make in our lives? The second part of our Advent series is on peace.
The Bible presents a radical vision of hope that calls us to a new life–the first part of a four-part Advent series.
November 22, 2015 What does it mean to abide in Christ and how should you seek to do it?
November 15, 2015 The Holy Spirit is a gift given to the people of God to produce lives that centre around Jesus.
November 8, 2015 Jesus continues his discourse with his disciples, calling them to believe in him despite their troubled hearts.
November 1, 2015 Does God’s glory have anything to do with you and me? It does. Listen to how love for one another glorifies God.
October 25, 2015 Being fully man Jesus identifies with our humanity and calls us out of darkness into light.
October 18, 2015 Jesus encounters his disciples in the simplicity of a meal, and then instructs them to wash each others feet.
October 11, 2015 We can sometimes feel weary, tired and far from God in the humdrum of our busy lives. Yet it’s in the ordinary and mundane that Jesus is…
September 6, 2015 What keeps us from looking to Jesus is our own darkness and aversion to light. When we look to the cross it has the power to transform…
August 30, 2015 Unlike the rest of the world, the glory of Jesus was obtained through the cross, calling us to a different way of living.
August 23, 2015 We often want Jesus as king but on our own terms, but that never works. See how Jesus’s kingship doesn’t fit our agenda.
August 16, 2015 In this sermon Brett Landry speaks about what it looks like to live a life radically and wholly devoted to God.
August 9, 2015 What’s the cost of believing in Jesus? In this sermon we explore the question of what it means to follow Jesus.