Oliver Wong and Julianne Welch 

IQ: What is God saying to you through scripture, community and the Holy Spirit, and how will you respond?

This July at CITYLIGHTS we are hosting five conversations on our church values:

WORSHIP: When we BEHOLD the goodness of God we leave the HAVE-TO life to live the GET-TO life.

FELLOWSHIP: When we BELONG to the family of God we leave the life of ME to the life of WE.

DISCIPLESHIP: When we BELIEVE in the authority of Jesus, we are not conformed to the WORLD but transformed by the WORD.

MINISTRY: To BUILD the church of God we must GIVE to GIVE not GIVE TO GET.

EVANGELISM: We can BRING the Good News to the neighborhood and nation because ever MEMBER is a MISSIONARY.

Oliver Wong and Matt Chocran 

IQ: With who in the family of God do I BELONG in predictable, vulnerable, and generous ways?

This July at CITYLIGHTS we are hosting five conversations on our church values:

WORSHIP: When we BEHOLD the goodness of God we leave the HAVE-TO life to live the GET-TO life.

FELLOWSHIP: When we BELONG to the family of God we leave the life of ME to the life of WE.

DISCIPLESHIP: When we BELIEVE in the authority of Jesus, we are not conformed to the WORLD but transformed by the WORD.

MINISTRY: To BUILD the church of God we must GIVE to GIVE not GIVE TO GET.

EVANGELISM: We can BRING the Good News to the neighborhood and nation because ever MEMBER is a MISSIONARY.

Oliver Wong and Timothy Bayne || Acts 2:46-47

This July at CITYLIGHTS we are hosting five conversations on our church values:

WORSHIP: When we BEHOLD the goodness of God we leave the HAVE-TO life to live the GET-TO life.

FELLOWSHIP: When we BELONG to the family of God we leave the life of ME to the life of WE.

DISCIPLESHIP: When we BELIEVE in the authority of Jesus, we are not conformed to the WORLD but transformed by the WORD.

MINISTRY: To BUILD the church of God we must GIVE to GIVE not GIVE TO GET.

EVANGELISM: We can BRING the Good News to the neighborhood and nation because ever MEMBER is a MISSIONARY.

 

IQ: How is God revealing himself to me as bigger than my problem and better than my idol?

Oliver Wong || Matthew 28

On Father’s day, we wrapped up our series in Matthew, Covered in Dust. The life of Jesus challenges every part of our life as a disciple with His final words: go make disciples. In this message, we discuss five practical ways to live out our calling to make disciples that make disciples today: Come and See, Come and Be, Come and Know/Do, Come and Die, Go and Make.

IQ: Who are you following and who is following you?

Oliver Wong || Matthew 25

Jesus teaches his disciples that Heaven will be like a wedding. Because of sin, the world is divorced from Heaven but the Holy Spirit today is calling all people back to God.

In this parable, Jesus teaches about the gift we bring God at the Great Wedding. A master leaves gold for his servants to invest but one of them fearfully hides his portion in the ground.

What has God entrusted to you? If you trusted that Kingdom investment was always multiplied how would you invest in the Kingdom today?

IQ: Will you live a safe life or an invested life?

Oliver Wong || Matthew 22

Jesus gave several prophecies in Matthew to explain the future to his disciples. His primary picture to explain Heaven was a wedding; the Spirit, preparing the Church as Bride for her husband, Jesus. Sunday at CITYLIGHTS, we opened our final segment in Matthew, from the Ring to the Wedding. For three weeks we are asking: Spirit how are you preparing us for the Great Wedding of Heaven?

IQ: From the ring to the Wedding, will you wear your clothes or his?

Timothy Bayne || Matthew 16

Like Peter, we have been called and given identity from God, yet in the same breath that we express gratitude and faithfulness, we live a life of self-focus. The way we spend our money and resources, how we fight for and chase success, and how we live our lives for the approval of others instead of the approval found in the finished work of Jesus all reflect this inner-selfishness. Join us as we conclude another chapter in our series Covered in Dust, look back at the way others interpreted Jesus' purpose, and understand how to get back on track with His vision for our lives. 

IQ: How can I die to selfishness and come alive to Christ’s selflessness?

Oliver Wong || Matthew 20

The disciples initiate a conversation about greatness with Jesus that reveals they are more cultured in Greek than they are the Kingdom of Heaven. As westerners and Americans, we are heavily influenced by our culture concerning greatness. In today's message, we find one simple question that can free us from the tyranny of self and cultivate the Kingdom of God wherever we are.

IQ: What are the needs of the people around me?

Oliver Wong || Matthew 19

How does your heart dream for the future? When a rich and successful man speaks with Jesus about discipleship, Jesus asks him a question that draws a line of discipleship for us: where do you dream without God?

IQ: Where do you dream of joy and power without God?

Oliver Wong || Matthew 18

Jesus invitation to us disciples to ‘come and die’ does not mean to be passive, permissive, or apathetic in life. In Matthew 18, Jesus shows us how dying to self means confronting sin and setting boundaries in the church. Listen in as we discuss what dying to self looks like in a Gospel community.

Who is trusting you to lead them back to Jesus when they wander?
Who are you trusting to lead you back to Jesus when you wander?

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