Messages

People are searching. What will they find when they look to you? You have a story and someone desperately needs to hear it. You have a story worth sharing. And it all begins and ends with how we treat one another.

Like thousands of others who saw The Greatest Showman, we were moved by the songs and themes of the movie: Dreaming big. Not settling for less. Discovering what’s important in life. Grappling with the desire for more that we all feel at times. Facing rejection. Feeling like an outcast. Overcoming your past. Join us as we discover together God’s hope that we each live The Greatest Life!

 

This summer, thousands of people will pack into theaters to watch make-believe heroes do impossible things.The movies have made heroes seem completely untouchable. If you want to be a hero you need to have special powers, maintain a secret identity, have some horrible crisis in your past, and wear clothing that is way too tight. But these heroes actually do no one any real good in the real world. To be a real hero – to make a difference in the real world – is actually much more attainable. In fact, hidden inside us all, is the potential to be Everyday Heroes.

 

Jesus tells us it is “better to give” – but is it, really? These three weeks we’ll explore what generosity is, the benefits of being a generous person, and how to be generous on a regular basis.

Questions about God and faith range from the big existential ones, to the intimate personal ones, and everything in between. During this series we are going to address some of the questions people at CityLight have submitted. While we know we can’t answer them all fully, we hope to bring some light and hope from Jesus to these important questions.

There is a lot of pain and brokenness in the world, isn’t there? Don’t you wish we could do something about it? God’s answer to our brokenness was, and is, LOVE. This Easter season we will explore what it would look like to Believe in Love – the kind of Love that drove Jesus to the cross, and rose him from the dead. The kind of love that can change anything. Even our community. Even our hearts.

Everybody has relationships. They fill every area of our lives: work, family, school, free time. In a culture of instant communication, thousands of “likes,” and hundreds of “friends,” are we really building real relationships? Can we aspire to more meaningful, faithful, and life-giving relationships?

What is God like? How is God portrayed in the media? How is he viewed in our culture? And how does that line up with who Jesus is? What if some of what we believe or feel about God is actually not true? What if God is not like that?

The vision of CityLight is to Seek, Love, and Care for people like Jesus does. Where do you fit in?

It’s Christmas again. So what? What is this all about? A manger. Some angels. A few wisemen. A bunch of shepherds. All, a very long time ago. What’s the point? Why are we still celebrating this?

Are you a parent of teens or pre-teens? We had a great event where we addressed three topics that parents are facing, and also answered some questions. We hope that these topics encourage you and give you some good tools as you continue to fight the good fight of parenthood!

Gratitude is good for us! Why is it so elusive? Can we make gratitude a common part of our every day life, and then reap the benefits?

With so much being thrown at us every day  – responsibilities, expectations, deadlines, relationship issues, and struggle – how do we keep from not being pushed around by life? How do we stand strong, full of integrity, full of life and hope – no matter what life throws at us? How do we define who we are outside of what we do? What, if anything, are we ROOTED in?

When faced with an opportunity do you ever battle fear, insecurity, or self doubt? How many times have those factors kept you from the life God is calling you to? In this series we’ll explore how Jesus empowers us to take that next step, break free from fear, and live in the fullness of his plan for our life!