Encounter – Embrace – Engage Part 2

Scripture says we as followers of Christ are to be set apart. And its easy to define our holiness as just that- living set apart by what we stand against or above in our culture. But what if holiness is less about what we are against and more about what we give ourselves to? And […]

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Encounter – Embrace – Engage

The pattern Jesus establishes in his ministry is the same practice we should walk in as his followers. The invitation Jesus ushered typically looked like this: Encounter God’s presence. Embrace God’s people. Engage God’s mission. Our mission as followers of Christ- specifically the Great Commission- can seem too big to tackle! But that’s why being […]

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Church Gone Mild

We’re called by Christ to be the salt of the earth. Salt has many uses, so many questions arise. Why aren’t we preserving, having more impact on the moral decay around us? Why aren’t we penetrating, providing a distinct Kingdom influence? Why aren’t we healing, reaching the hurting and rescuing the lost? Lot’s wife in Genesis 19 […]

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Iron Chariots

We’re on the cusp of the season of self-improvement fueled by New Year’s Resolutions. Yet a huge reason why most resolutions fail? We fail to foresee opposition and conflict. Each follower of Christ has resolved at one point to live their life for Him. And Jesus himself forecasted trouble and conflict to those who would […]

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The Thrill of Hope Part 2

It’s the unspoken stress of Christmas – opening presents in front of other people. Introverts know what’s up! Yet at its core, Christianity is about receiving. All of grace is a gift- pure unmerited favor. No season highlights this more than Christmas, when Jesus Christ was born to us, and God so loved the world […]

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The Thrill of Hope

As an adult Christmas can often creep up on us as our window to tackle our to do lists and shopping lists threatens to slam shut. But as a kid we anticipate it for the weeks leading up to it. And as kids we tap into a major theme we see in scripture leading up […]

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Gifts

It’s good to be here tonight. I am Anthony Hiltz, one of the members here of City Life, and not to be confused with the pastor, Pastor Justin, who is away on vacation this week. It’s a joy for me to be stepping in for him tonight to preach the Word of the Lord to […]

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Missions In China

This weekend at City Life we have the high honor of hearing from a missionary we support in China- Toby Cavanaugh. He’s doing incredible work there and has witnessed nothing short of a move of God on college campuses there! Tonight we hear his heart and a testimony of God’s goodness!

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