Includes all stand-alone sermons. This will include guest-speakers, special services, and other sermons that are not part of a sermon series.
Like Jesus's disciples, we face storms in life. Our temptation is to interpret storms as a sign that God does not care for us. On the contrary, the gospel produces in us an awe of God that can drive out fear in the midst of storms.
ESV Study Bible
*I owe a huge debt of gratitude to Paul Tripp’s sermons and writings on this passage. Dr. Tripp has provided key interpretive and applicational insights without which this sermon would not have been possible.
In this sermon we explore how to run the race of faith with endurance in 2017
New American Commentary, Hebrews, by David Allen
ESV Study Bible
God is constantly motivating our present life with promises of grace in the future.
In this sermon we focus on how the good news that God is reconciling a people to himself through Jesus Christ impacts the way we view race and racial reconciliation in America today.
The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation by Moore & Walker
The New Testament calls Christians 'exiles,' those who live in a kingdom not their own. Isaiah 40 is written to encourage exiles like us to depend on the Lord for strength as we await our future hope.
ESV Study Bible Notes – Isaiah – by Ray Orlund Jr.
New International Commentary of the Old Testament – Isaiah – by John Oswalt
The Prophecy of Isaiah: An Introduction & Commentary by J. Alec Motyer
Contentment is a rare thing in our day and age. In Philippians 4, Paul opens up the secret of contentment.
Jesus tells us that the most important thing in life is to love God with all of who we are. How do we actually grow in love for God?
1 John 4:10
New American Commentary, 1 John by Daniel Akin
What is love? John Piper
Taking a break from our normal series, this stand alone sermon focuses on Citylight's future.
Why Plant Churches (article) by Tim Keller
Planting Missional Churches by Ed Stetzer
Planting Growing Churches by Aubrey Malphurs
Our problem isn't that we are too busy, but that we are often busy with the wrong things. In Mark 1:35-41, we learn from Jesus about having our priorities determined by our calling.
Center City Sermons
As the New Year approaches, we have a fresh opportunity to put to death one of the great enemies of our joy: Grumbling. The problem is, we aren't capable of killing it in ourselves. So in this passage, we see what God does to put an end to our grumbling.
Numbers (Tyndale Commentary), Gordon J. Wenham
All of us have been gifted by God. Yet, we often miss use these gifts when we choose not to serve others because of the cost to us or because we do not think we have much to offer. In this sermon we explore the joy God's purpose for our Spiritual Gifts offers us.
Discerning and Exercising Spiritual Gifts, Timothy Keller
1 Corinthians, David E. Garland
The First Epistle to the Corinthians, Gordon Fee
It is becoming increasingly hard for anyone to deny that racial division is still an issue in America, and it has a long history. How can there be genuine reconciliation? The gospel is the answer, because racial reconciliation is one of the key goals of the gospel. Here we'll explore why.
The Gospel & Racial Reconciliation, Russell Moore and Andrew Walker
Letters to a Birmingham Jail, Bryan Loritts
Across the world there is a trend of people moving into the city. We are seeing the effects of this growth in racial issues, educational problems, violence, the rise in housing prices, and so much more. In the midst of all of this, we see in Acts chapter 8, that the central message of Christianity, the Gospel, speaks life into a changing city. In this message I want to answer two questions: Why the city? How does the Gospel speak life into a changing city?
Why Cities Matter: To God, the Culture, and the Church, Stephen Um & Justin Buzzard
Home is the place where we feel we belong, but following God requires we leave home and desire a better home, a better country. But it is those who desire a better country that will truly belong to God, because he has prepared a city for them.
An Exposition of the Epistle to the Hebrews, John Owen
The Weight of Glory, C.S. Lewis