Comfort in Christ’s identity, mission, and good news.
Comfort from the Cross Pt. 1: Comfort through the Saviour’s wounds.
A tale of four Redeemers
Finding rest in the Redeemer
God’s faithful love moves us from bitterness to joy.
The return home.
From the fields of Moab to the lineage of the Messiah
Shadow to Substance, part three: David
Shadow to Substance part two: Abraham & Isaac
Advent 2017: Shadow to Substance part one, Adam.
God, Sex, and the Church, part three.
God, Sex, and the Church, part three.
God, Sex, and the Church: Believe the Better Story
Soli Deo Gloria: Glory to God alone.
Souls Christus: By Christ alone.
Sola Fide: By faith alone, part 2.
Sola Fide: By faith alone, part 1.
Sola Scriptura: By scripture alone.
Sola Gratia: By grace alone.
Sola series introduction.
The reality, dangers, and opportunities presented by wealth.
Our great task viewed in light of our Great God.
False doctrine and false teachers weaken the church, so how can we guard against this?
Once we shed the baggage of today’s text, we find that Paul calls us to serve both Christian and non-Christian alike for the sake of the mission of the gospel.
Because of their importance, we have the responsibility to honour and protect our teaching elders.
Justice rightly administered in the church flows from God’s heart and is both discerning and dignifying.
Encouraging God’s Family.
We train ourselves for godliness because we’re confident that Christ will finish the good work He began in us.
Godly conduct from Godward confession.
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.