Manayunk Congregation

4101 Freeland Ave, Philadelphia, PA

Sundays, 9:30 & 11:15am

Service times

Center City Congregation

1336 Spring Garden St, Philadelphia, PA

We Are Citylight

It’s far too easy to live life on cruise control, forgetting that as Christians we have a unique calling on our lives.  Specifically, as a church, Citylight exists to make disciples of Jesus to the glory of God. The key questions then are: what is a disciple and how do we go about making them? This four week series seeks to answer those questions and remind us of our identity.

Manayunk Sermons

As the Father sent the Jesus His Son, so Christians are meant to be a community that foregoes temporary comforts to send and be sent in order to expand the reach of the gospel of grace.

Resources:

Acts 13:1-4

Pillar NT Commentary, Acts, by David Peterson

Gaining by Losing by JD Greear

What does a people who follow Jesus together look like? So far in the We Are Citylight series, we've explored worship and community. In this sermon, we take a closer look at our identity as a people on mission who share the gospel and our lives with our neighbors.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

ESV Study Bible

Exegetical Commentary on 1 Thessalonians by J. Hampton Keathley

Why We Don’t Evangelize

Our love for one another flows out of the love we've received in Christ.

Resources:

Acts 2:41-47

Pillar New Testament Commentary – Acts – By David Peterson

The first mark of a disciples of Jesus is true worship. In this sermon, we explore the power, scope and path of worship.

Resources:

Romans 12:1-2

Baker Exegetical Commentary – Romans – Tom Schreiner

New International Commentary – Romans – Douglas Moo

Counterfeit Gods – Tim Keller

Center City Sermons

At Citylight, we are a worshipping community on mission. But if that is true of us, we cannot simply be that and stay there. Our worship, community, and mission force us outward, to multiply ourselves so that the gospel reaches the ends of the earth, starting in Philadelphia.

Resources:

Acts 13:1-4

The Book of Acts (New International Commentary on the New Testament), F.F. Bruce

Gaining by Losing, J.D. Grear

God's devotion for us doesn't stop at a devotion to Him and one another, it also pushes us outward to devote ourselves to His mission. As we receive the gospel, we are entrusted with it, to take it to those who have not yet heard. In this text, we see what it is, how to do it, and why we're able to.

Resources:

1 Thessalonians 2:1-8

1-2 Thessalonians, IVP New Testament Commentary, G.K. Beale

Everyday Church, Tim Chester

Our love for one another flows out of the love we've received in Christ.

Resources:

Acts 2:41-47

Pillar New Testament Commentary – Acts – By David Peterson

As we consider who we are at Citylight, we begin with our first Core Value: Worship. We are worshippers, and in fact this statement is not so profound, because we will see every human is worshipping something. Naturally none of us worship God, but by the power of His mercies, our worship can be redirected to the only thing that satisfies. We explore how in this sermon.

Resources:

Romans 12:1-2

The Epistle to the Romans: Commentary, Douglas Moo

Romans 8-16 For You, Timothy Keller

You Are What You Love, James K.A. Smith