Spiritual Growth

Baptism on April 7th

Posted on Mar 26, 2013 in Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

On Sunday, April 7th, we are going to make Baptism available to you. Baptism outwardly expresses that Jesus Christ died in your place, for your sin, and by faith, you are united to Him in His resurrection. By being baptized you are declaring that Jesus’ life and death in your place and His resurrection is sufficient to erase your sin, bring you near to God, and empower you to live in a way that honors Jesus and brings glory to God. It is a statement of what God has done for you and in you. We believe baptism is an act of obedience after faith in Christ. If you have never displayed the...

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If You’re a Man, This Is For You

Posted on Oct 16, 2012 in Events, Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

Go ahead and RSVP here right now if you know, without reading further, that you want to be involved. The Problem: We are 100% sure you struggle with something. Lust, porn addiction, lack of confidence, bad history with parents, inability to lead, inability to love your wife well, selfishness, anger: All of them are common ways men have allowed their circumstances to determine who they are and how they live. Some men have simply never had anyone (father, brother, or mentor) to explictly teach and show them what a Godly man, father, husband, or co-worker is. The Solution:  The gospel breaks...

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Go and Remember the Gospel

Posted on Oct 10, 2012 in Spiritual Growth, Thoughts | 0 comments

Periodically we’ll take advantage of the blog to describe in further detail why we do what we do. Up today: why we say, “City Church, Go and Remember the gospel,” after every worship gathering. We are forgetful people. We regularly forget God’s grace. We regularly forget his mercy and goodness. We regularly revert back to either our own ways of trying to please God in order to gain his acceptance (religion) or we revert back to the pattern of sin and self-fulfillment thus making ourselves gods of our own narcissistic world (rebellion). We are a forgetful people. We have to be reminded...

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Stories of Life Change—what’s yours?

Posted on Sep 20, 2012 in Spiritual Growth | 0 comments

If you’ve been to City Church 1 time or dozens of times it’s no secret that we believe the gospel changes everything. The gospel first and foremost is the announcement about God sending Jesus to obliterate our sin so you and I could actually approach God. This news affects how we think, approach our relationships, do our work…everything. We know that the gospel is changing people at City Church and we’d love to hear your story. No story is too small. Would you tell us yours? Go here and tell us how God has changed and is changing you! These won’t be posted or...

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Organizing Organic Growth

Posted on Aug 20, 2012 in Books, Sermon Series Archive, Spiritual Growth | 1 comment

In last nights sermon we talked about ways to invest in our spiritual growth. By taking small steps, together with God’s empowering grace, you’ll mature, grow, and flourish for the purpose of glorifying God. Get the sermon here . So here’s the recommended reading list we talked about. My Personal Top 10…in no particular order (in terms of influence on my life) Desiring God- John Piper Total Truth- Nancy Pearcey Counterfeit Gods- Tim Keller Gospel- JD Greear 50 Reasons Jesus Came to Die- John Piper When People are Big and God is Small- Ed Welch Questioning Evangelism-...

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