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Life Change from the Heart Series

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.

Date Title Speaker
Sep 25 2016Introduction to Life Change from the Heart (Galatians 5:16-23) |
Vision 2020 Deeper Roots Broader Reach

Vision 2020: Deeper Roots and Broader Reach Series

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.

Date Title Speaker
Sep 18 2016Broader Reach (Matthew 28:18-20; Acts 11:19-26, 13:1-3)
Sep 11 2016Deeper Roots (Ephesians 2:11-22)
Sep 4 2016Jesus’ Vision for the Church (Ephesians 2:11-22)

Revelation: Unveiling Reality Series

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.

Date Title Speaker
Aug 28 2016The Blessing of Revelation (Revelation 22:6-21)
Aug 21 2016The New City: New Heaven and New Earth (Revelation 21:1-22:5)
Aug 14 2016Making Sense of Millennialism (Revelation 20)
Aug 7 2016The Most Beautiful Wedding (Revelation 19)
Jul 31 2016In Bed with Babylon, Part 2: Convicted Grace (Revelation 18)
Jul 24 2016In Bed with Babylon, Part 1: The City Gone Wrong (Revelation 17)
Jul 17 2016How Can a Loving God be Wrathful? (Revelation 14:14-16:21)
Jul 10 2016Responding to the Beasts (Revelation 14:1-13)
Jul 3 2016The Beasts, Empires, and Civil Religion (Revelation 13)
Jun 26 2016The Story That the World Didn’t See (Revelation 12)
Jun 19 2016Witness that Wins the World (Revelation 11)
Jun 12 2016Chewing On the Gospel of the Coming Kingdom (Revelation 10)
Jun 5 2016Seven Trumpets: Unveiling The Day Of The Lord (Revelation 8.1—9.21, 11.15—19)
May 29 2016Do Christians Escape the Great Tribulation? (Revelation 7)
May 22 2016The Problem of the Lamb and the Four Horsemen (Revelation 6)
May 15 2016The Ultimate Plot Twist (Revelation 5)