The thesis of the series is that we can't change our lives unless the Holy Spirit changes our heart. The Scriptures teach us that if we live by the Spirit, we will bear the fruit of the Spirit, which is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. This series is about the practical process of how to live by the Spirit. Ultimately, living by the Spirit means we live in a loving relationship with God and with one another. We will show that the 12-step recovery program is a practical expression of what it means to live by the Spirit and working out the gospel. So, we will use the lens of the gospel as expressed by the 12-steps to work out what it means to live by the Spirit.
|Sep 25 2016||Introduction to Life Change from the Heart (Galatians 5:16-23)||Kevin Haah | Manny Chavarria|
New City Church is at a critical moment in its history. God has blessed us. While we still have a long way to go, we have made significant progress in becoming a diverse and inclusive gospel-centered church in downtown Los Angeles that loves and seeks justice for the neighborhood. God has built a unique and beautiful church here in downtown. The question that the leadership has been asking is what God is calling us to do now? After a year of prayer and communal discernment, we believe that the Holy Spirit has spoken.
|Sep 18 2016||Broader Reach (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 11:19-26, 13:1-3)||Kevin Haah|
|Sep 11 2016||Deeper Roots (Ephesians 2:11-22)||Kevin Haah|
|Sep 4 2016||Jesus’ Vision for the Church (Ephesians 2:11-22)||Kevin Haah|
Revelation was written to the churches that were being persecuted, to people who felt like God was not answering their prayers. It was written to tell them, and to tell us, that reality is more than what we see with our eyes. The word "Revelation" is Greek translation of the word, Apocalypse, which means unveiling. This book is about unveiling the unseen reality of not just the future, but also the present, SO THAT we can continue to be faithful to God even in midst of hardship, SO THAT we can overcome.