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Genesis: Where God’s Story Begins, Part 3

Imago Dei – the Image of God. Genesis 1:26 – Let us make man in our image, in our likeness. Who am I? How was I made? Why was I made? We usually create the image of ourselves that WE want, instead of embracing the Imago Dei that details our creation, our reason, and our purpose. We have tremendous value, and we can always know who we are, how we are, and why!

Genesis: Where God’s Story Begins, Part 2

Associate Pastor Jared Dean preaching Part 2 of our series, and shares with us that even though our souls are always searching for the True North of God, our flesh regularly misses the compass, sometimes on purpose. Are you in awe of creation? Do you have a ‘tent setup outside the camp’ to talk to God? Do you live your life like you were created on purpose?

Genesis

Genesis: Where God’s Story Begins, Part 1

Genesis: Where God’s Story Begins. Every story has a beginning-yours, mine, and certainly God’s. Pastor Aaron opens the series with three investigative questions: Who, What, and Why? As we walk through Genesis, we’ll answer the ‘Who’ of the scripture, the ‘What’ of that scripture, and ultimately the ‘Why’ of that scripture. But here’s the ultimate question: Are you writing God into your story, or is God writing you into his?

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Authentic: Permission to be Real, Part 3

Two of the most difficult things known to man? Loving people and managing relationships. Pastor Aaron Nebrija preaches Part 3 in our Authentic series, and shares with us four things about Authentic Community using the story of Jesus and the Samaritan woman at the well. Authentic community happens when we are in authentic relationships!

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Authentic: Permission to be Real, Part 2

Have you ever been at a place where you just were not sure about your faith? Have you ever felt spiritually weak, alone, or confused? What do you do with those feelings, those thoughts? Pastor Aaron describes three types of Authentic Faith: Weak Faith (but faith nonetheless), Fiery Faith (faith been purified by suffering/trial), and Fake Faith (the mask of faith without the substance of faith). We have permission to take off the mask of Fake Faith, so that we can find real, authentic faith from God.

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Authentic: Permission to be Real, Part 1

Part 1 of our new series “Authentic: Permission to be Real”. Authenticity is not affirming our sin in each other; it comes when we lovingly push each other toward holiness. Any move toward authenticity must be a step toward holiness, not to glamorize our own authenticity. It’s not a badge of honor; true authenticity leads to repentance, which is a step toward holiness.

Pray Bless

Pray and Bless, Part 4

What are the spiritual gifts you’ve been given, as part of the church, to serve people far from God in the community where you live, learn, work, and play? Every follower of Jesus must see, love, and serve the tangible needs of people both inside and outside of the church.

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Pray and Bless, Part 2

Pray, Part 2. February 24, 2019. What does it look like for City Life Church to be built on prayer? Main point: The Church WAS built on prayer, and the Church IS built on prayer! The very first thing the early church did was devote themselves to prayer (Acts 1:14). If the church is built on prayer, it will be strengthened, it will love, and it will be filled with the fullness of God.

1 John: Live In The Light – Part 14

1 John 5:6-13. Pastor Aaron Nebrija presenting a case on behalf of the Apostle John, providing key testimonies from the Water of Baptism, the Blood of the Lamb of the ultimate sacrifice, the Spirit of Truth, and the Almighty God Himself. The apostle’s message in this sermon is that if we believe in Jesus, we have the confidence of eternal life! You are now the jury – what will you choose?

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1 John: Live In The Light – Part 13

January 20, 2019: Pastor Aaron Nebrija preaching part 13 of our series on 1 John: Live In The Light. 1 John 5:1-5. What do you believe about God? Pastor Aaron challenges us, “What you believe about God is the most important thing in your life; and what you believe about Jesus is even more important!” We love the children of God by loving God and obeying his commandments.

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1 John: Live In The Light – Part 10

December 16, 2018. Pastor Aaron preaching from 1 John 4:1-6; the next installment in our series 1 John: Live In The Light. The pursuit of discernment is non-negotiable for believers. We’re prone to gobble up anything that sounds ‘Christian’, but fail to discern. We must carefully weigh our sources for biblical living. Is Jesus the hero of that ‘thing’, that ‘feeling’, that ‘inspiration’?