Tim Shutes

Executive Pastor

Tim is a native of State College, PA where he went to Elementary, High School and 4.5 years of college at Penn State. Tim majored in piano performance at Penn State and loves music, sports and technology. He met his wife Sarah at Penn State and they now make their home in the Roxborough neighborhood of Philadelphia. At Citylight he oversees the many leaders, teams and operations that represent the inner workings of Citylight.


So the big idea today: “Love Like God Loves.” How? First, don’t rejoice in sin. And second, rejoice in the truth. We’ll look at each part of the verse in turn.”


Citylight Manayunk | November 1, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.


1 Corinthians 13
Jonathan Edwards – Charity and It’s Fruits
Phil Ryken – Loving as Jesus Loves
Ray Ortlund – The Gospel
David Garland – Baker commentary on 1 Corinthians
Thistleton – New International Greek Commentary on 1 Corinthians

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BIG IDEA: Pay attention to yourselves and the church. How?
1. Imitate godly leaders
2. Be alert

Citylight Manayunk | Online – July 19, 2020 from Citylight Church on Vimeo.


Acts 20:17-38
Pillar New Testament Commentary, The Acts of the Apostles, by David Peterson
Exalting Jesus in Acts, Christ-Centered Exposition Commentary, by Tony Merida

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Keep your faith in Jesus by knowing your faith and practicing your faith


Hebrews 10:1-25

Please God by loving one another more and more


1 Thessalonians 4: 9-12

Isaiah 54:13

John 6:45

Jeremiah 31:34

Embrace God’s Plan


Tim Shutes

Genesis 46-47


Trust God more than your doubts. We can do this because of grace, by acting according to his word, and because God can do the impossible. Learning from Abraham and Sarah how to overcome our doubts and place our hope in the finished work of Jesus.


Genesis 17:15-18:15

Word Biblical Commentary Vol. 2, Genesis 16-50, Gordon Wenham

Genesis: Tyndale Old Testament CommentariesDerek Kidner

Christians are to adopt the humility of Jesus toward one another so that at the proper time God may exalt us.


Philippians 2:5-11

NIGC, Philippians, by Peter O’brien


God announces through the angel Gabriel, to the virgin Mary, that he is about to accomplish the most impossible thing.


Luke 1:26-38

Baker Exegetical Commentary: Luke 1:1-9:50, Darrel Bock

Tyndale New Testament Commentary: Luke, Leon Morris

Look at the Book, Luke 1:30-37

The Ten Commandments divide into two parts. The first four commandments teach us how to relate to God and the final six teach us how to relate to one another. The fifth commandment, to honor father and mother, is unique. The fifth commandment is a bridge as parents both participate in the divine activity of creation and are the first neighbor many of us will ever know. Therefore, we are to honor them.


Exodus 20:12

Exodus: Saved for God’s glory by Phil Ryken
Keeping the Ten Commandments by JI Packer
The Ten Commandments: Ethics for the 21st Century by Mark Rooker

Paul prays that God would be glorified in the Ephesian Church. When God is glorified in the church, we become mature and experience his perfect love.


Ephesians 3:14-21

The Letter to the Ephesians, Commentary by Peter T. O’Brien

Ephesians For You, Richard Coekin

God created us to display His beauty. When we turn from that purpose, things get messy. But God sends the Messiah as our Savior, so that through him we can actually display God’s beauty. The Savior does this by first rebuilding us, and then rebuilding the world through us.


Isaiah 61:1-4

The Prophecy of Isaiah, Alec Motyer

Generous Justice, Timothy Keller

It’s easy to fret, or become envious, or even bitterly angry when things don’t go our way. In Psalm 37, David recalls how easy it is to fret when the unrighteous seem to prosper. He counsels the righteous man to “fret not” and instead to trust, delight, and hope in God.


Wisdom protects from two terrible choices: a bad wife and the immoral woman.


Proverbs 5, Proverbs 7, 1 Peter 1:13

How To Read Proverbs by Tremper Longman

Wisdom that Works by Ray Ortlund

Proverbs (NAC) by Duane Garret

Proverbs (Tyndale) by David Kidner

Week 5 Reading Plan [pdf]