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City Central Church Podcast

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City Central Church is a place where followers of Jesus Christ seek God's power and presence by adoring the Savior, becoming more like Him and contending for His kingdom. Based in Tacoma, Washington, City Central seeks to share the good news about Jesus with those who are lost, bring restoration and healing to those who are broken and build up and train the saints of God. This podcast features sermons originally delivered at City Central Church in Tacoma during Sunday morning worship services. A few highlighted midweek teachings are included as well. Lead Pastor Chris Hippe preaches the majority of the Sunday morning sermons. Occasional guest messages are delivered by City Central staff members or friends of the ministry. Sermon series notes, links and processing questions can be found in the Resources section of the City Central Church website. God is moving in the city of Tacoma! Join us as we dive into God's Word and seek to know Him more intimately and experience greater depths of His truth and love. If you are listening to this podcast from out of town and have any plans to visit the Puget Sound area, stop by Sixth Avenue in Tacoma and pay us a visit at City Central.

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Finishing Strong | Awaken Fast

Awaken Fast – Finishing Strong Sanctity of Human Life Sunday On this annual remembrance day in support of the pro-life movement, a volunteer for CareNet, and member of City Central, Natalie shared with us how God sanctifies every stage of life. This overtly Christian Ministry desires to see women in crisis pregnancy circumstances get completely free help with health testing and one-on-one counseling. Once a woman decides to have her baby, she gets access to parenting classes and practical assistance by way of the Baby Boutique where she can get diapers, high chairs, car seats, formula, etc. Additionally, Healing Tides is a holistic ministry of CareNet providing peer support for women who’ve already had an abortion and are seeking healing. Learn more about this commemorative day and the ministry of CareNet at https://carenetps.org/sohls/ Sermon Summary Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, h...

33 MIN4 d ago
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Finishing Strong | Awaken Fast

4 Keys to an Open Heart | Awaken Fast

Awaken Fast (part 2) Sermon Summary Matthew 6:1–4 (ESV) 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Pastor Chris acknowledged that we can struggle with following the disciplines of the Lord because we develop a closed heart. It’s natural for us to make fasting, or tithing, or prayer simply an obligation – this is legalism and it comes from an unopened heart – like a flower bud not yet in bloom. Jesus taught us how to live meaningful, thriving lives, open hearted, when...

39 MIN1 w ago
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4 Keys to an Open Heart | Awaken Fast

Prayer and Fasting 101 | Chris Hippe & Delaney McCall

Awaken Fast Sermon Summary Luke 5:33–35 (ESV) 33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” Pastor Chris prepared us for the annual, all-church fast which runs Jan. 6th through the 26th. Since fasting and prayer go hand in hand, he invited Delaney McCall, Prayer Coordinator, to help us focus on the ways to pray as we fast. First, Chris reminded us of the biblical importance of fasting and prayer: Ten Thoughts on Fasting Fasting is a voluntary absence from food for the purpose of dedicating yourself to prayer. Fasting changes us, not God. Fasting is an invitation and grace. When facing impossible circumstances (Nehemiah 1:4). To change the destiny of a people, a city, a nation (Neh...

46 MIN2 w ago
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Prayer and Fasting 101 | Chris Hippe & Delaney McCall

Crossover Sunday | Chris & Jena Hippe

Crossing Over Joshua 1:1–9 (ESV) 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant command...

51 MIN3 w ago
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Crossover Sunday | Chris & Jena Hippe

Wise Men Still Seek Him | Good News of Great Joy

Wise Men Still Seek Him Matthew 2:10–11 (ESV) 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. This Sunday, Pastor Chris encouraged us with the story of the Wise Men and their response to the birth of Jesus. These were men of high standing and great reputation who traveled a thousand miles from Persia. Their intention was to seek the Messiah in order to worship Him. In response, they fell down and worshipped the King. In contrast, the religious were half a day’s travel away and did not come. They were looking for a different kind of Messiah and wanted Jesus on their terms. Discussion questions: What do you make of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus? (They brought gold in reference to His royalty, frankincense for His divinity, and myrrh for His humanity.) What does their response teach us about how we ought to respond to Jesus? In what ways do we mirror the religious leaders and their response to Christ’s birth? How can we actively seek to not respond in this way? Reflection questions: Who do you worship this Christmas season? What is on the throne of your heart? (What do you think about, talk about, or ponder the most?) What would surrender look like for you in this Christmas season?

21 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Wise Men Still Seek Him | Good News of Great Joy

When God Interrupts | Good News of Great Joy

Sermon Summary 26In the sixth month the angelGabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee namedNazareth,27to a virgin betrothedto a man whose name was Joseph,of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.28And he came to her and said, “Greetings,O favored one,the Lord is with you!”29Butshe was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, foryou have found favor with God.31And behold,you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, andyou shall call his name Jesus.32He will be great and will be called the Son ofthe Most High. And the Lord Godwill give to him the throne ofhis father David,33and he will reign over the house of Jacobforever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35And the angel answered her,“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power ofthe Most High will overshadow you; therefor...

42 MIN2019 DEC 17
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When God Interrupts | Good News of Great Joy

The Revelation and Response of Christmas | Good News of Great Joy

Sermon Summary Luke 2:8–18 (ESV) 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” 15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with ha...

38 MIN2019 DEC 9
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The Revelation and Response of Christmas | Good News of Great Joy

Good News of Great Joy

Sermon Summary Matthew 1:21 (ESV) 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” In this week’s message, Pastor Chris asked, “Where are you looking for Joy, this Christmas?” He challenged us to discern the difference between the secular and sacred Christmas celebrations around us. He inspired us with the idea of believers discovering deeper meaning in the birth of Christ, and those searching for truth responding to the message of the nativity. Are we simply enamored with the baby Jesus the way we fawn over a newborn? Or, are we astounded and humbled that God came in the flesh as an infant to live a sinless life, embody the good news, die a torturous death, and rise from the dead, so that we might have a restored relationship with our Father in Heaven?! That is the audacity of the message of Bethlehem’s holy child! The consumerism of Christmas has a strong agenda, pulling people away from its true meaning. Getting wrapped...

40 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Good News of Great Joy

By Faith

Sermon Summary 2 Corinthians 5:6–7 (ESV) 6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. Pastor Chris shared a message that has been in his spirit, and on his heart, for about 8 months – By Faith. We are to live “by faith” according to God’s Word. Our sight is limited to contained reality. When we exert human effort to accomplish works for ourselves, even for the church or the kingdom, we become exhausted with anxiousness, striving, and worry. Our Lord and Father invites us to trust Him to shed stress, worry and fatigue of doing and thinking of all the possible outcomes ourselves. Rather, we are to point our feet in the direction of faith (not feelings) and begin taking a step. Faithfulness will challenge us to give up control, comfort, and self-reliance. These are smokescreens of the enemy. Chris emphatically challenged us to surrender our own ideas, initiatives, and imperatives and anticipate that God will replace them with His. Corrie Ten Boom, a survivor of the Holocaust describes faith as an acrostic: Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him Consider these two lists which sum up the tension that exists in us when we should trust God, yet rely on ourselves: Seven Weaknesses of Walking by Sight 1. Human Sufficiency 2. Human Resources 3. Human Wisdom 4. Human Ingenuity 5. Human Calculation 6. Human Strength 7. Human Comfort Seven Strengths of Walking by Faith 1. Christ's Suffienciency 2. Christ's Resources 3. Christ's Wisdom 4. Christ's Power 5. Christ's Direction 6. Christ's Enablement 7. Christ's Stretch Three Aspects of Biblical Faith 1. Faith Pleases God ” 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” 1 John 2:16 (ESV) 2. We are Saved by Faith to Walk in Faith “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8–9 (ESV) “The righteous shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 (ESV) “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17 (ESV) God is saying, “Believe me!” Walk without the end in mind, but expect the miracle of God to provide. He loves it when we say, “I don’t know how this will happen, but I’m going to trust you!” It doesn’t seem to make sense, but I know that God is good and gives good gifts to His children. 3. Faith is to be Exercised Regularly “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:6) “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise” (Proverbs 13:20) “8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. Hebrews 11:8–9 (ESV) 11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews 11:11 (ESV) “17

44 MIN2019 NOV 26
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By Faith

Orphan Sunday | Darrin Miller

Orphan Sunday Sermon Summary Guest Speaker: Darrin Miller, Youth for Christ Pastor Chris introduced our guest speaker who shared the challenge and joy of meeting the need for Foster Care in our community. Guest speaker, Darrin Miller shared his family’s journey. Just 9-years ago, the Millers said, “Yes!” to foster care and then adoption. Darrin challenged us to examine our hearts in light of God’s Father Heart as expressed in His Word. He asked us the overarching question, “How should we live out God’s mission in the way of City Central: “We Adore God, Become like Jesus, and Contend for the Kingdom.”His answer: becoming like Jesus is to know the Father’s love for the fatherless. 2You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our[a]hearts, to be known and read by all.3And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit ofthe living God, not ontablets of stone but ontablets ofhuman hearts. 2 Cor. 3:2-3 (ESV) G...

47 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Orphan Sunday | Darrin Miller

Latest Episodes

Finishing Strong | Awaken Fast

Awaken Fast – Finishing Strong Sanctity of Human Life Sunday On this annual remembrance day in support of the pro-life movement, a volunteer for CareNet, and member of City Central, Natalie shared with us how God sanctifies every stage of life. This overtly Christian Ministry desires to see women in crisis pregnancy circumstances get completely free help with health testing and one-on-one counseling. Once a woman decides to have her baby, she gets access to parenting classes and practical assistance by way of the Baby Boutique where she can get diapers, high chairs, car seats, formula, etc. Additionally, Healing Tides is a holistic ministry of CareNet providing peer support for women who’ve already had an abortion and are seeking healing. Learn more about this commemorative day and the ministry of CareNet at https://carenetps.org/sohls/ Sermon Summary Romans 12:1-2 “Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, h...

33 MIN4 d ago
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Finishing Strong | Awaken Fast

4 Keys to an Open Heart | Awaken Fast

Awaken Fast (part 2) Sermon Summary Matthew 6:1–4 (ESV) 1 “Beware of practicing your righteousness before other people in order to be seen by them, for then you will have no reward from your Father who is in heaven. 2 “Thus, when you give to the needy, sound no trumpet before you, as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may be praised by others. Truly, I say to you, they have received their reward. 3 But when you give to the needy, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing, 4 so that your giving may be in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you. Pastor Chris acknowledged that we can struggle with following the disciplines of the Lord because we develop a closed heart. It’s natural for us to make fasting, or tithing, or prayer simply an obligation – this is legalism and it comes from an unopened heart – like a flower bud not yet in bloom. Jesus taught us how to live meaningful, thriving lives, open hearted, when...

39 MIN1 w ago
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4 Keys to an Open Heart | Awaken Fast

Prayer and Fasting 101 | Chris Hippe & Delaney McCall

Awaken Fast Sermon Summary Luke 5:33–35 (ESV) 33 And they said to him, “The disciples of John fast often and offer prayers, and so do the disciples of the Pharisees, but yours eat and drink.” 34 And Jesus said to them, “Can you make wedding guests fast while the bridegroom is with them? 35 The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast in those days.” Pastor Chris prepared us for the annual, all-church fast which runs Jan. 6th through the 26th. Since fasting and prayer go hand in hand, he invited Delaney McCall, Prayer Coordinator, to help us focus on the ways to pray as we fast. First, Chris reminded us of the biblical importance of fasting and prayer: Ten Thoughts on Fasting Fasting is a voluntary absence from food for the purpose of dedicating yourself to prayer. Fasting changes us, not God. Fasting is an invitation and grace. When facing impossible circumstances (Nehemiah 1:4). To change the destiny of a people, a city, a nation (Neh...

46 MIN2 w ago
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Prayer and Fasting 101 | Chris Hippe & Delaney McCall

Crossover Sunday | Chris & Jena Hippe

Crossing Over Joshua 1:1–9 (ESV) 1 After the death of Moses the servant of the Lord, the Lord said to Joshua the son of Nun, Moses’ assistant, 2 “Moses my servant is dead. Now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, into the land that I am giving to them, to the people of Israel. 3 Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given to you, just as I promised to Moses. 4 From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the river Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun shall be your territory. 5 No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life. Just as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you or forsake you. 6 Be strong and courageous, for you shall cause this people to inherit the land that I swore to their fathers to give them. 7 Only be strong and very courageous, being careful to do according to all the law that Moses my servant command...

51 MIN3 w ago
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Crossover Sunday | Chris & Jena Hippe

Wise Men Still Seek Him | Good News of Great Joy

Wise Men Still Seek Him Matthew 2:10–11 (ESV) 10 When they saw the star, they rejoiced exceedingly with great joy. 11 And going into the house, they saw the child with Mary his mother, and they fell down and worshiped him. Then, opening their treasures, they offered him gifts, gold and frankincense and myrrh. This Sunday, Pastor Chris encouraged us with the story of the Wise Men and their response to the birth of Jesus. These were men of high standing and great reputation who traveled a thousand miles from Persia. Their intention was to seek the Messiah in order to worship Him. In response, they fell down and worshipped the King. In contrast, the religious were half a day’s travel away and did not come. They were looking for a different kind of Messiah and wanted Jesus on their terms. Discussion questions: What do you make of the gifts the wise men brought to Jesus? (They brought gold in reference to His royalty, frankincense for His divinity, and myrrh for His humanity.) What does their response teach us about how we ought to respond to Jesus? In what ways do we mirror the religious leaders and their response to Christ’s birth? How can we actively seek to not respond in this way? Reflection questions: Who do you worship this Christmas season? What is on the throne of your heart? (What do you think about, talk about, or ponder the most?) What would surrender look like for you in this Christmas season?

21 MIN2019 DEC 24
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Wise Men Still Seek Him | Good News of Great Joy

When God Interrupts | Good News of Great Joy

Sermon Summary 26In the sixth month the angelGabriel was sent from God to a city of Galilee namedNazareth,27to a virgin betrothedto a man whose name was Joseph,of the house of David. And the virgin's name was Mary.28And he came to her and said, “Greetings,O favored one,the Lord is with you!”29Butshe was greatly troubled at the saying, and tried to discern what sort of greeting this might be.30And the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary, foryou have found favor with God.31And behold,you will conceive in your womb and bear a son, andyou shall call his name Jesus.32He will be great and will be called the Son ofthe Most High. And the Lord Godwill give to him the throne ofhis father David,33and he will reign over the house of Jacobforever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.” 34And Mary said to the angel, “How will this be, since I am a virgin?” 35And the angel answered her,“The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power ofthe Most High will overshadow you; therefor...

42 MIN2019 DEC 17
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When God Interrupts | Good News of Great Joy

The Revelation and Response of Christmas | Good News of Great Joy

Sermon Summary Luke 2:8–18 (ESV) 8 And in the same region there were shepherds out in the field, keeping watch over their flock by night. 9 And an angel of the Lord appeared to them, and the glory of the Lord shone around them, and they were filled with great fear. 10 And the angel said to them, “Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. 11 For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. 12 And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger.” 13 And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 14 “Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!” 15 When the angels went away from them into heaven, the shepherds said to one another, “Let us go over to Bethlehem and see this thing that has happened, which the Lord has made known to us.” 16 And they went with ha...

38 MIN2019 DEC 9
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The Revelation and Response of Christmas | Good News of Great Joy

Good News of Great Joy

Sermon Summary Matthew 1:21 (ESV) 21 She will bear a son, and you shall call his name Jesus, for he will save his people from their sins.” In this week’s message, Pastor Chris asked, “Where are you looking for Joy, this Christmas?” He challenged us to discern the difference between the secular and sacred Christmas celebrations around us. He inspired us with the idea of believers discovering deeper meaning in the birth of Christ, and those searching for truth responding to the message of the nativity. Are we simply enamored with the baby Jesus the way we fawn over a newborn? Or, are we astounded and humbled that God came in the flesh as an infant to live a sinless life, embody the good news, die a torturous death, and rise from the dead, so that we might have a restored relationship with our Father in Heaven?! That is the audacity of the message of Bethlehem’s holy child! The consumerism of Christmas has a strong agenda, pulling people away from its true meaning. Getting wrapped...

40 MIN2019 DEC 2
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Good News of Great Joy

By Faith

Sermon Summary 2 Corinthians 5:6–7 (ESV) 6 So we are always of good courage. We know that while we are at home in the body we are away from the Lord, 7 for we walk by faith, not by sight. Pastor Chris shared a message that has been in his spirit, and on his heart, for about 8 months – By Faith. We are to live “by faith” according to God’s Word. Our sight is limited to contained reality. When we exert human effort to accomplish works for ourselves, even for the church or the kingdom, we become exhausted with anxiousness, striving, and worry. Our Lord and Father invites us to trust Him to shed stress, worry and fatigue of doing and thinking of all the possible outcomes ourselves. Rather, we are to point our feet in the direction of faith (not feelings) and begin taking a step. Faithfulness will challenge us to give up control, comfort, and self-reliance. These are smokescreens of the enemy. Chris emphatically challenged us to surrender our own ideas, initiatives, and imperatives and anticipate that God will replace them with His. Corrie Ten Boom, a survivor of the Holocaust describes faith as an acrostic: Fantastic Adventure In Trusting Him Consider these two lists which sum up the tension that exists in us when we should trust God, yet rely on ourselves: Seven Weaknesses of Walking by Sight 1. Human Sufficiency 2. Human Resources 3. Human Wisdom 4. Human Ingenuity 5. Human Calculation 6. Human Strength 7. Human Comfort Seven Strengths of Walking by Faith 1. Christ's Suffienciency 2. Christ's Resources 3. Christ's Wisdom 4. Christ's Power 5. Christ's Direction 6. Christ's Enablement 7. Christ's Stretch Three Aspects of Biblical Faith 1. Faith Pleases God ” 1 Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen. 2 For by it the people of old received their commendation. 3 By faith we understand that the universe was created by the word of God, so that what is seen was not made out of things that are visible. 4 By faith Abel offered to God a more acceptable sacrifice than Cain, through which he was commended as righteous, God commending him by accepting his gifts. And through his faith, though he died, he still speaks. 5 By faith Enoch was taken up so that he should not see death, and he was not found, because God had taken him. Now before he was taken he was commended as having pleased God. 6 And without faith it is impossible to please him, for whoever would draw near to God must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who seek him.16 For all that is in the world—the desires of the flesh and the desires of the eyes and pride of life—is not from the Father but is from the world.” 1 John 2:16 (ESV) 2. We are Saved by Faith to Walk in Faith “8 For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, 9 not a result of works, so that no one may boast. Ephesians 2:8–9 (ESV) “The righteous shall live by his faith.” Habakkuk 2:4 (ESV) “The righteous shall live by faith.” Romans 1:17 (ESV) God is saying, “Believe me!” Walk without the end in mind, but expect the miracle of God to provide. He loves it when we say, “I don’t know how this will happen, but I’m going to trust you!” It doesn’t seem to make sense, but I know that God is good and gives good gifts to His children. 3. Faith is to be Exercised Regularly “He who began a good work in you will bring it to completion at the day of Jesus Christ” (Phil 1:6) “Whoever walks with the wise becomes wise” (Proverbs 13:20) “8 By faith Abraham obeyed when he was called to go out to a place that he was to receive as an inheritance. And he went out, not knowing where he was going. 9 By faith he went to live in the land of promise, as in a foreign land, living in tents with Isaac and Jacob, heirs with him of the same promise. Hebrews 11:8–9 (ESV) 11 By faith Sarah herself received power to conceive, even when she was past the age, since she considered him faithful who had promised.” Hebrews 11:11 (ESV) “17

44 MIN2019 NOV 26
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By Faith

Orphan Sunday | Darrin Miller

Orphan Sunday Sermon Summary Guest Speaker: Darrin Miller, Youth for Christ Pastor Chris introduced our guest speaker who shared the challenge and joy of meeting the need for Foster Care in our community. Guest speaker, Darrin Miller shared his family’s journey. Just 9-years ago, the Millers said, “Yes!” to foster care and then adoption. Darrin challenged us to examine our hearts in light of God’s Father Heart as expressed in His Word. He asked us the overarching question, “How should we live out God’s mission in the way of City Central: “We Adore God, Become like Jesus, and Contend for the Kingdom.”His answer: becoming like Jesus is to know the Father’s love for the fatherless. 2You yourselves are our letter of recommendation, written on our[a]hearts, to be known and read by all.3And you show that you are a letter from Christ delivered by us, written not with ink but with the Spirit ofthe living God, not ontablets of stone but ontablets ofhuman hearts. 2 Cor. 3:2-3 (ESV) G...

47 MIN2019 NOV 18
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Orphan Sunday | Darrin Miller
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