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January 13, 2020
This past Sunday, Pastor @jontyson taught us that ambition is a good thing and a gift from God, when we can reframe it to have a holy ambition. We can do this through having kingdom vision, a crystallization of discontent and radical sacrificial action. A holy ambitions leads to divine accelerations.⁠
January 6, 2020
In this episode, Pastor Jon Tyson introduces our new series called CHURCH.NYC, discussing all the essential "Jesus stuff": the miracles, the message, and the mercy of Jesus. // 2020-01-05
December 16, 2019
We are celebrating the season of Advent with our new sermon series, EMMANUEL: GOD WITH US. In the third week of Advent, Pastor Jon Tyson reminds us that the incarnation was God choosing to make Himself known to us through Jesus Christ. Jesus showed up in the midst of scandal and obscurity, not to power over us, but draw us to Him, inviting all who believe to become children of God. // 2019-12-15 John 1:1-18 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
December 9, 2019
We are celebrating the season of Advent with our new sermon series, EMMANUEL: GOD WITH US. In the second week of Advent, Jon Tyson reminds us that from Genesis to Relevation, God's desire is to be with His people. Throughout all the joys and all the sorrows of this season, God promises that He is with us and that we carry the gift of His presence with us wherever we go. // 2019-12-08 Matthew 1:21-23 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
December 2, 2019
We are celebrating the season of Advent with our new sermon series, EMMANUEL: GOD WITH US. This week, Suzy Silk kicks off our series by giving a word on who the God of the Bible is. God is infinite, yet personal; just, yet merciful; Holy, and yet incarnate. We can respond to His coming with fear(lessness), joy, and adoration. //2019-12-01 Mary's Song - Luke 1:46-55 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
November 25, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Jon Tyson wraps up our Missional Life sermon series by teaching that love is at the center of Godly mission, and it should serve as the driving force behind everything we have learned this Fall. Love will push us to live at the redemptive edge of God's mission. //2019-11-24 "...And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
November 18, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Jon Tyson continues our Missional Life sermon series, teaching us how to live at a sacred pace by walking and working with God under the leading of the Spirit. //2019-11-17 Colossians 1:24-2:3 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
November 12, 2019
In this episode, Dave Blanchard of Praxis continues our Missional Life sermon series, teaching us to imitate Christ by approaching our work in a redemptive manner, joining God in the renewal of all things. // 2019-11-03 "We declare God's wisdom, a mystery that has been hidden and that God destined for our glory before time began." - 1 Corinthians 2:7 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
November 4, 2019
This week, Suzy Silk continues our Missional Life sermon series by teaching us how to actively create margin in our time, money, relationships, energy, thoughts, and emotions, so that we can do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly with God. // 2019-11-03 "He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God." - Micah 6:8 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
October 30, 2019
This week, Jon Tyson continues our Missional Life sermon series by teaching us how to approach our work with worship to God, service to others, and a vocational understanding of our gifts. // 2019-10-27 "Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward." - Colossians 3:23 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
October 22, 2019
We are walking through a sermon series on how to live missional lives in our communities and learning how the early church counter-culturally worked toward the common good in their day. This week, Suzy Silk continues our Missional Life sermon series by teaching us how to listen and say "yes" to God's unique calling on our lives, and how our greatest vocation is to conform more and more to Jesus. // 2019-10-20 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
October 15, 2019
In this episode, Jon Tyson continues our Missional Life sermon series by teaching us how to have conversations with people who aren't interested in Jesus. // 2019-10-13 "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect." 1 Peter 3:15 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
October 8, 2019
In this episode, Tyler Prieb continues our Missional Life sermon series by teaching us how to design and live integrated, intentional lives in our neighborhoods, offices, and relationships. Also included in this episode is a behind-the-scenes interview with our worship pastors, Isaac and Emily Gay, on their songwriting process. // 2019-10-06 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @churchofthecitynewyork
October 1, 2019
In this episode, New York Time Best-Selling Author Dr. Preston Sprinkle teaches us how embody Jesus's love so we can love our enemies. We are called to model Jesus, and today is the day to respond. // 2019-09-22 "You have heard that it was said, 'Love your neighbor and hate your enemy.' But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, that you may be children of your Father in Heaven." Matthew 5:43-45 Church of the City New York www.church.nyc
September 23, 2019
Pastor Jon Tyson continues our sermon series on missional living, teaching us how the gospel doesn't change the human heart, but the human story. Also included is one of our favorite worship songs written by our community: He Is Love. // 2019-09-15 For in the gospel the righteousness of God is revealed—a righteousness that is by faith from first to last, just as it is written: “The righteous will live by faith." Romans 1:17 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 21, 2019
This is a Spanish version of Pastor Suzy Silk's sermon "Revival: Small Beginnings". Pastor Julie Herrera Maxwell from West Palm Beach translated and recorded this episode. // 2019-06-16 Esta es una versión en español del sermón "Revival: Small Beginnings" de la pastora Suzy Silk. La pastora Julie Herrera Maxwell de West Palm Beach tradujo y grabó este episodio. Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 19, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Tyler Prieb continues our sermon series on missional living. He teaches about God's mission to deliver us from the cultural stories that blind us from His greater purposes. Also included in this episode is one of the first worship songs written by our community, Come Alive. // 2019-09-15   "Narrative is out culture's currency. Whoever tells the best story, wins." - Bobette Buster Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 10, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Jon Tyson introduces our new series on Mission Living, discussing the tensions in our culture that drive us to lose our confidence in sharing the gospel and how we can find our missional angst. // 2019-09-08 "Mission is more and different from recruitment to our brand of religion. It is alerting people to the universal reign of God through Christ." - David Bosch, Transforming Mission Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 9, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Jon Tyson ends Fall Vision Day 2019 with three stories from members of our community: Laura Cave, Peter Weon, and Alicia Hosking. They share their experiences concerning Holy ambition, culture of honor, and an overcoming spirit. // 2019-08-24 "Lord, I have heard of your fame; I stand in awe of your deeds, Lord. Repeat them in our day, in our time make them known; in wrath remember mercy." - Habakkuk 3:2 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 4, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Suzy Silk continues our 1 Peter sermon series, Citizens, by examining the apostle Peter's exhortations to the church regarding Godly leadership, which starts with being a witness to Christ. Also included in this episode is one of the new worship songs written by our community, New Name. // 2019-09-01 "Humble yourselves therefore under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time." - 1 Peter 5:6 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 28, 2019
In this episode, Pastor Jon continues our 1 Peter sermon series, Citizens, by examining the apostle Peter's exhortations to the church in the midst of suffering. Pastor Jon in turn offers his exhortation to our church today in the midst of secularism. Also included in this episode is one of the first worship songs written by our community, We Behold. // 2019-08-25   "But rejoice inasmuch as you participate in the sufferings of Christ, so that you may be overjoyed when his glory is revealed." 1 Peter 4: 13   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 21, 2019
Pastor Jon continues through Citizens, our summer sermon series in 1 Peter. As an old man reflecting on the highs and lows of his life as a disciple, Peter is urgent about how believers should live counter to their surrounding culture. Also included in this episode is a new worship song written by our community called We Tremble. // 2019-08-18   "The end of all things is near. Therefore be alert and of sober mind so that you may pray." 1 Peter 4: 7   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 16, 2019
Pastor Suzy continues our summer sermon series through 1 Peter, Citizens. Citizens of the Kingdom of God are eager to do good, even in extenuating circumstances, because of the hope they have in Christ. // 2019-08-11   "But in your hearts revere Christ as Lord. Always be prepared to give an answer to everyone who asks you to give the reason for the hope that you have. But do this with gentleness and respect, keeping a clear conscience, so that those who speak maliciously against your good behavior in Christ may be ashamed of their slander. For it is better, if it is God’s will, to suffer for doing good than for doing evil. For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, to bring you to God." 1 Peter 3: 15-18a   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 6, 2019
Pastor Jon leads us through this week's teaching text, 1 Peter 2: 13-25 and 1 Peter 3: 1-7, continuing our summer sermon series, Citizens. Despite our best attempts to avoid suffering, we may still suffer in this life. Yet, because the Spirit empowers us to fear God above any other circumstance, we can still suffer well like Jesus did. // 2019-08-04   "To this you were called, because Christ suffered for you, leaving you an example, that you should follow in his steps." 1 Peter 2: 21   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 30, 2019
Pastor Jon dives into 1 Peter 2: 11-12, continuing our summer sermon series, Citizens. As followers of Jesus, the Holy Spirit becomes the governing reality of our hearts, reforming our desires so as to make a marked impression on those around us. // 2019-07-28   "Dear friends, I urge you, as foreigners and exiles, to abstain from sinful desires, which wage war against your soul. Live such good lives among the pagans that, though they accuse you of doing wrong, they may see your good deeds and glorify God on the day he visits us. 1 Peter 2: 11-12   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 23, 2019
This week, with the return of Pastor Jon from sabbatical, we continue our 1 Peter sermon series, Citizens. We want our identity as God's chosen, royal priesthood to be the truest thing about us. // 2019-07-21   "As you come to him, the living Stone—rejected by humans but chosen by God and precious to him— you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ." 1 Peter 2: 4-5   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 16, 2019
What we think about the future affects the way we live in the present. This week, we continue our 1 Peter sermon series, Citizens, with a word from teacher Tyler Prieb, about how we can live with hope in a culture of despair. // 2019-07-14   "Therefore, with minds that are alert and fully sober, set your hope on the grace to be brought to you when Jesus Christ is revealed at his coming." 1 Peter 1: 13   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 9, 2019
We are walking through a study of 1 Peter this summer, learning from the early church how they loved as a counter culture for the common good in their day. Pastor Suzy launches this series, Citizens, with a word from 1 Peter 1:1-12 about the Living Hope we have in Jesus, a hope we can experience even in the midst of suffering. "Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, To God's elect, strangers in the world, scattered throughout Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia and Bithynia, who have been chosen according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through the sanctifying work of the Spirit, for obedience to Jesus Christ and sprinkling by his blood: Grace and peace be yours in abundance. Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead." 1 Peter 1: 1-3 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 2, 2019
Concluding our summer sermon series on revival, visiting teacher and native New Yorker Dimetra Barrios delivered a powerful word from Matthew 10 about the power of simple prayers from disciples who believe God will do what He promised to do—through them.
June 28, 2019
Continuing our summer sermon series on revival, visiting teacher Mark Sayers exhorts us to move beyond proficiency and competence to humility, hunger, and spiritual power.
June 20, 2019
Continuing our summer sermon series on revival, visiting teacher Stephanie London explains how revival begins in the heart with a word from 1 Peter. // 2019-06-16
June 20, 2019
Teaching pastor, Suzy Silk, continues our summer sermon series on revival with a word from Matthew 13 on how revival takes root with small beginnings. // 2019-06-16
June 14, 2019
On Pentecost Sunday, visiting pastor Adam Durso continues our summer sermon series on Revival with a word from Ezekiel's vision of the River from the Temple. // 2019-06-09   "As the man went eastward with a measuring line in his hand, he measured off a thousand cubits and then led me through water that was ankle-deep. He measured off another thousand cubits and led me through water that was knee-deep. He measured off another thousand and led me through water that was up to the waist. He measured off another thousand, but now it was a river that I could not cross, because the water had risen and was deep enough to swim in—a river that no one could cross. He asked me, 'Son of man, do you see this?'" Ezekiel 47:3-6    Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
June 14, 2019
Visiting pastor Cory Russell launches our summer sermon series on Revival with a word about prayer and the third person of the Trinity, the Holy Spirit. // 2019-06-02   "Most of us want the perfect Christian life without the invasion of the third preson of the Trinity. You cannot love Jesus or become more like Jesus without the Holy Spirit."  –Cory Russell     Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
June 9, 2019
In this bonus episode, pastor Banning Liebscher, from Jesus Culture, gifts our church with two talks on the nature and purpose of true Community to mature us. We've included both his talks in this podcast. // 2019-05-05   "We don't even know it, but we approach church in different ways, and many times, we do not approach it as a family. It is the family structure that is built to mature people. The natural flow of family is sons and daughters who have matured until they become parents."  Banning Liebscher     Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
May 30, 2019
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk concludes our sermon series on Kingdom Values by examining the Power of God, the Holy Spirit, who empowers us to live out the other values. // 2019-05-26 "For this reason I remind you to fan into flame the gift of God, which is in you through the laying on of my hands. For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline. So do not be ashamed of the testimony about our Lord or of me his prisoner. Rather, join with me in suffering for the gospel, by the power of God." 2 Timothy 1: 6-8 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
May 21, 2019
In this episode, Tyler Prieb continues our sermon series on Kingdom Values by examining the Mission of God, which is to rescue humanity, renew all things, out of His love, in order to reign with and live among his global family.
May 14, 2019
After Easter, Jesus spent 40 days with his followers talking to them about the kingdom of God. In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues our sermon series on Kingdom Values by examining radical New Testament Community from Acts 2. // 2019-05-12
May 13, 2019
After Easter, Jesus spent 40 days with his followers talking to them about the kingdom of God. In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk continues our sermon series on Kingdom Values by examining our Identity, and the significance that God is the one who names us. // 2019-05-05   "But now, this is what the Lord says—     he who created you, Jacob,     he who formed you, Israel: 'Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;     I have summoned you by name; you are mine.' " – Isaiah 43: 1   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC 
April 30, 2019
After Easter, Jesus spent 40 days with his followers talking to them about the kingdom of God. In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson opens our new sermon series on Kingdom Values by examining the first priority of the kingdom of heaven, the announcement of the Gospel, the good news of salvation. // 2019-04-28 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 23, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson concludes our Lenten sermon series on Easter Sunday, examining Jesus' final word from the cross, "It is finished." // 2019-04-21 "Jesus didn't rise from the dead and go to the centers of power; he showed up to his friends so they would understand his love. Jesus is the answer to our despair." - Jon Tyson Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 17, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues our Lenten sermon series, examining Jesus' final words from the cross. Jesus' ultimate surrender to the Father stands in stark contrast to the spirit of control that so dominates our lives today. // 2019-04-14   It was now about noon, and darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon, for the sun stopped shining. And the curtain of the temple was torn in two. Jesus called out with a loud voice, “Father, into your hands I commit my spirit.” When he had said this, he breathed his last. Luke 23: 44-49   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 9, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues our Lenten sermon series, examining Jesus' final words from the cross. Jesus voluntarily offered Himself to be forsaken by His Father, so that we so that we can experience adoption as God's children. // 2019-04-07   At noon, darkness came over the whole land until three in the afternoon. And at three in the afternoon Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabachthani?” (which means “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?”). Mark 15: 33-34   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC 
April 2, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues our Lenten sermon series, examining Jesus' final words from the cross. Jesus' thirst shows not only his human vulnerability, but his divine provision for our deliverance. // 2019-03-31     Later, knowing that everything had now been finished, and so that Scripture would be fulfilled, Jesus said, "I am thirsty." A jar of vinegar was there, so they soaked a sponge in it, put the sponge on the stalk of a hyssop plant, and lifted it to Jesus' lips. When he had received the drink he said, "It is finished." With that, he bowed his head and gave up his spirit. John 19: 28-30     Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC 
March 26, 2019
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk continues our Lenten sermon series, examining Jesus' final words from the cross. Through Jesus' death, we find ultimate salvation. // 2019-03-24 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.” Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.” Luke 23:42-43 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
March 19, 2019
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk continues our Lenten sermon series, examining Jesus' final words from the cross. Jesus created a new definition for family and how to take each other as our own. // 2019-03-17 When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to her, "Woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." John 19: 26-27 Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
March 12, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson begins our Lenten sermon series, examining Jesus' final words from the cross. Jesus' forgiveness of His enemies is what needs to define our Christian identity today. // 2019-03-10   " When they came to the place called the Skull, they crucified him there, along with the criminals—one on his right, the other on his left. Jesus said, “Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.” And they divided up his clothes by casting lots. "   Luke 23: 33-34   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC 
March 6, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson wraps up the sermon series, I AM Statements of Jesus, and examines Jesus' claim as being the source of true power and fruit for our lives. // 2019-03-03   "Abide in me, and I in you. As the branch cannot bear fruit by itself, unless it abides in the vine, neither can you, unless you abide in me."   John 15:4     Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC 
February 26, 2019
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk continues in the sermon series, I AM Statements of Jesus, and dissects the exclusivity of Jesus' claim as the Way, Truth and Life. // 2019-02-24 "My Father’s house has many rooms; if that were not so, would I have told you that I am going there to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come back and take you to be with me that you also may be where I am." John 13:36-14:10a   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
February 19, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues in the sermon series, I AM Statements of Jesus. Jesus is the door, the way through which we come in and find life. // 2019-02-17 " I am the gate; whoever enters through me will be saved. They will come in and go out, and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I have come that they may have life, and have it to the full. " John 10:9-10   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
February 12, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues in the sermon series, I AM Statements of Jesus. Jesus is the Good Shepherd, driven by love to leave the ninety-nine to find the lost one. // 2019-02-10 “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it?" Luke 15:4   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
February 5, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson continues the sermon series, I AM Statements, where Jesus calls Himself the Good Shepherd, meeting the core human desire for leadership. // 2019-02-03 "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep." John 10: 11   Church of the City New York https://church.nyc | @COTCNYC
January 29, 2019
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk continues the sermon series, I AM Statements, where Jesus calls Himself the light of the world, bringing revelation into our lives with His presence. // 2019-01-27 " When Jesus spoke again to the people, he said, 'I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.' " John 8: 12   Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
January 22, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson launches us into a new sermon series during Epiphany, the I AM statements of Jesus. Here, Jesus calls Himself the bread of life, providing for our deepest desires of being known, valued and included. // 2019-01-20 " Then Jesus declared, 'I am the bread of life.Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.' " John 6: 35   Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC  
January 15, 2019
In this episode, pastor Pete Grieg, from the 24-7 Prayer Movement, encourages us to pursue the presence of God with a teaching from Exodus 33: 1-18. // 2019-01-13 " The Lord would speak to Moses face to face, as one speaks to a friend. " Exodus 33: 11a   Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
January 8, 2019
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson sets our vision for the New Year with a teaching from Romans 12: 10 on how God's operating system is honor. // 2019-01-06 " Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. " Romans 12: 10   Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
December 18, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Luke 2: 8-15 on the implications of the message the shepherds received from the angels, as we observe the third week of Advent. // 2018-12-16 " But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news that will cause great joy for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is the Messiah, the Lord. " Luke 2: 10-11   Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
December 11, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Isaiah 9: 2-7 on the impossible promise of Peace, made possible only through the blood of Jesus, as we observe the second week of Advent. // 2018-12-09 "For to us a child is born,     to us a son is given,     and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will be called     Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,     Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the greatness of his government and peace     there will be no end." Isaiah 9: 6-7a   Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
December 4, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Matthew 2: 1-18 on the subversive threat of Hope, as we observe the first week of Advent. // 2018-12-02 “ ‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,     are by no means least among the rulers of Judah; for out of you will come a ruler     who will shepherd my people Israel.’ ” Matthew 2: 6  Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
November 27, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Matthew 6: 1-6, 16-21 on why secrecy must be stronger than applause, in the last sermon of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-11-25 “But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, so that your giving may be in secret. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6: 3-4 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
November 20, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Luke 6: 27-28 on why love must be stronger than hate, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-11-18 “But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you, 28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you." Luke 6: 27-28 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
November 13, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Hebrews 13: 1-2 on why hospitality must be stronger than fear, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-11-11 "Do not forget to show hospitality to strangers, for by so doing some have shown hospitality to angels without knowing it." Hebrews 13: 2 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
November 6, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from John 11: 35 on why grieving and lamenting, which keeps us human, must be stronger than dismissing, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-11-04 "Jesus wept." John 11: 35 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
October 30, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Isaiah 61: 1-7 on why celebration, which encompasses joy and hope, must be stronger than cynicism, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-10-28 "The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has appointed me to proclaim good news to the poor." Isaiah 61: 1 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
October 23, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Ephesians 4: 25 - 5: 2 on why forgiveness must be stronger than bitterness, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-10-21 "'In your anger do not sin': Do not let the sun go down while you are still angry, and do not give the devil a foothold." Ephesians 4: 26-27 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
October 16, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Jeremiah 31: 31-34 on why commitment must be stronger than preference, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-10-14 “This is the covenant I will make with the people of Israel     after that time,” declares the Lord. “I will put my law in their minds     and write it on their hearts. I will be their God,     and they will be my people." Jeremiah 31:32 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
October 9, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Matthew 6:16-18 on why hunger must be stronger than apathy in our hearts, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-10-07 "But when you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face, so that it will not be obvious to others you are fasting, but only to your Father, who is unseen; and your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:17-18 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
October 2, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Matthew 11:25-30 on why rest must be stronger than the exhaustion in our lives, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-09-30 "Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest." Matthew 11:28 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 25, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Romans 11:33-12:2 on why truth must be stronger than lies in our hearts and minds, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-09-23 "Do not be conformed to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God's will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will." - Romans 12:2 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 18, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Romans 1 on why worship must be stronger than idolatry in the church, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-09-16 "They exchanged the truth about God for a lie, and worshipped and served created things rather than the Creator..." - Romans 1:25 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 10, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Ephesians 3 on God's plan for the church, as part of the This Must Be Stronger Than That series // 2018-09-09 "His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known..." - Ephesians 3:10 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
September 3, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Luke 10 on how we play into the plan of Jesus' strategy to reach the lost, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-09-02 "Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field. Go! I am sending you out ..." - Luke 10:2b-3a Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 28, 2018
In this talk from our Fall Vision Conference, Chief of Staff Tyler Prieb outlines our key ministry priorities for our church community as a whole, highlighting some of the key initiatives and events coming in the months ahead. // 2018-08-25 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 28, 2018
In this talk from our Fall Vision Conference, Pastor Jon Tyson delivers a sermon from 2nd Timothy, discussing the types of people Paul instructs Timothy to entrust with leadership in the church at Ephesus, and the implications for our church in New York City. // 2018-08-25 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 27, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Habakkuk 3 on seeking God intently in prayer for spiritual awakening, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-08-26 "For ten or eleven years I prayed for revival. I spent whole nights reading accounts of revivals or talking about them. It was the Spirit who in this way was driving me to think about revivals" - Evan Roberts Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 21, 2018
In this episode, guest pastor Rich Villodas teaches from Acts 12 on the power of intercessory prayer, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-08-19 "Intercession is a form of hospitality because we welcome others into our inmost sanctuary of compassion" - Marjorie Thompson Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 14, 2018
In this episode, guest pastor Ralph Castillo teaches from 2 Kings on the need to pray without ceasing, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-08-12 "Elisha said to the king of Israel, “Strike the ground!” So he struck the ground three times and stopped. But the man of God was angry with him and said, “You should have struck the ground five or six times." - 2 Kings 13:18b-19a Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
August 7, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Genesis 16 and the core longing to see and be seen, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-08-05 "The upright shall behold the Lord's face" - Psalm 11:7 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 31, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Luke 22, on the stages of prayer that lead to a relinquishing of our desires from self to God's will, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-07-29 "Father, not my will, but yours be done" - Jesus Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 24, 2018
In this episode, guest speaker pastor Adam Durso teaches from 1 Samuel, on choosing to stand up and believe in the power of God again, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-07-22 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 16, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Ezekiel 1, on why we need God to reveal his Glory, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-07-15 "Christ is you, the hope of glory" - Colossians 1:27 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 10, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Song of Songs 3, on why we should long for and pursue daily encounters with God presence, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-07-08 "You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart" - Jeremiah 29:13 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
July 3, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Psalm 73, where we explore the activities that take our attention away from our adoration towards God, as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-07-01 "Attention is the beginning of devotion" - Mary Oliver Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
June 26, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Philippians 4, where we explore the obstacles that hinder us from a strong prayer life , as part of Teach Us To Pray series // 2018-06-24 "Pray as you can, not as you can't" - John Chapmen Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
June 19, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Mark 8, where we examine how Jesus challenges his disciples to live a controversial life, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-06-17 "I didn't go to religion to make me happy. I always knew a bottle of Port would do that. If you want a religion to make you feel really comfortable, I certainly don't recommend Christianity." - C.S. Lewis Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
June 12, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Matthew 6, where we examine the effect of mammon in our culture and our counter Kingdom story response, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-06-10 "Every time I give, I declare that money does not control me. Perpetual generosity is a perpetual de-deification of money" - Kent Hughes Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
June 5, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Matthew 5, where we examine the question: Does scripture hold a thoroughly peaceful ethic?, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-06-03 "I do not recognize the empire of this world. I acknowledge my Lord who is the emperor of kings and of all nations" - Speratus (180AD, Rome) Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
May 29, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Mark 12, where we examine what our role and participation should look like in our current political climate, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-05-27 "When those in power made Christianity the state religion, the church began its decline toward irrelevance" - Scott Sauls Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
May 22, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Acts 2, where we examine Jesus’ teaching and example around Women in leadership and explore how that relates to our current moment in the world, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-05-20 "Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams. Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy." - Acts 2 http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCN
May 15, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Philippians 2, where Jesus demonstrates how to leverage one's privilege on behalf of others, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-05-13 "The most transformative acts of our lives are likely to be the moments when we radically empty ourselves, in the very settings where we would normally be expected to exercise authority." - Andy Crouch Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
May 8, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Genesis 1 & Matthew 19, on the Compassion of Jesus, Gender, and the Trans Community, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-05-06 "Bear one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ" - Galatians 6:2 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
May 1, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from 1 Corinthians, on the Compassion of Jesus, the Church, and the Gay community, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-04-29 "And that is what some of your were. But you were washed, you were sanctified, you were justified in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ and by the Spirit of our God " - 1 Corinthians 6:11 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 23, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Matthew 5, on how does sexuality relate to discipleship and are we forming or deforming our hearts through how we use our bodies, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-04-22 "We all have to choose between two ways of being crazy, the foolishness of the Gospel and the non-sense of the values of our world" - Jean Venier Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 17, 2018
Pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Matthew 19, on the rise of singleness in our culture and the opportunity to move forward the kingdom as a single person, as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-04-15 "Scripture says fulfillment (sexual, or otherwise) does not come by marriage. Fulfillment comes by Christ and His Body, and our dependent participation and thus transformation, waiting, watching and abiding in relentless love herein." - Abbie Smith http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 10, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Luke 7, on how Jesus provides a middle way for us, with compassion and clarity , as part of The Controversial Jesus series // 2018-04-08 "Yet the Lord longs to be gracious to you,: therefore he will rise up to show you compassion. For the Lord is a God of Justice. Blessed are all who wait for him" - Isaiah 30:18 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
April 3, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches on the importance of the resurrection and the restoration, life, relationship it brings // 2018-04-01 "In many respects I find an unresurrected Jesus easier to accept. Easter makes him dangerous. Because of Easter I have to listen to his extravagant claims and can no longer pick and choose from his sayings. Moreover, Easter means he must be loose out there somewhere" - Phillip Yancey Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
March 27, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from 1 Thessalonians, on what a model church should be, as part of The Prodigal Church series // 2018-03-25 "Because we loved you so much, we were delighted to share with you not only the gospel of God but our lives as well" - 1 Thessalonians 2:8 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
March 19, 2018
In this episode, pastor Suzy Silk teaches from Revelations 3, on Laodicea, as part of The Prodigal Church series // 2018-03-18 "If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in and eat with that person, and they with me. To the one who is victorious, I will give the right to sit with me on my throne, just as I was victorious and sat down with my Father on his throne." - Revelation 3:20-21 Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
March 13, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Revelations 3, on Sardis, as part of The Prodigal Church series // 2018-03-11 "All of the church's man-made programs can never bring life, any more than a circus can resurrect a corpse" - Warren Wiersbe Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
March 6, 2018
In this episode, pastor Jon Tyson teaches from Revelations 2, on Thyatira, as part of The Prodigal Church series // 2018-03-04 "Nothing can be more cruel than the leniency which abandons others to their sin. Nothing can be more compassionate than the severe reprimand which calls another Christian in one's community back from the path of sin" - Dietrich Bonhoeffer Church of the City New York http://churchofthecity.nyc | @COTCNYC
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