Category Archives: The City Church

Becoming Yourself
Judah Smith
Hebrews 12:3-11

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  • Sometimes following Jesus can make things difficult.
  • There’s gonna be some work but it’s gonna work and He’s working.
  • Work takes some time.
  • God disciplines through training. It’s always redemptive.
  • God’s discipline is a proactive, progressive training to prepare you to be the person you never thought you could be but always wanted to be.
  • You’re not the only one.
  • We fight to not sin.
  • It is not always fun.
  • Jesus did not avoid pain.
  • God will use things that are not fun to train you.
  • Joy is a choice.
  • It’s not punishment, it’s training.
  • Jesus took your punishment for you on the cross.
  • Discipline is a form of heavenly compliment.
  • God’s discipline is helping us become who we really are.
  • If you’ll stay at it, you will become the new person you actually are.
  • Punishing looks backwards, training looks forward.

Your Life Looks Like A Race
Judah Smith
Hebrews 12:1-2

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  • My life is a race. It has an order to it.
  • Life is an endurance race.
  • Are we running in a way that is sustainable?
  • Recover your spiritual vigor.
  • Life is about those who are faithful.
  • Jesus is the standard of faithfulness.
  • The greatest vision you can have is to finish well.
  • Life is a race that is connected.
  • Don’t drop the baton.
  • You need tension in your faith. Tension will keep your focus.
  • Tension is a holy thing.
  • We are connected.
  • There’s a generation counting on you. It’s not pressure, it’s a privilege.
  • I am not what I do, I am what He has done.
  • The power is not in laying aside, the power is where you’re looking. The power is in Him.
  • Remind yourself what He did on the cross. Remind yourself where He is seated right now.
  • I can’t be anymore right before God than I am right now.

Where Are You Headed?
Judah Smith
Hebrews 11:13-16; 12:1-2

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  • We are headed towards eternity.
  • Life is a succession of decisions.
  • Don’t live for the moment. Live in the moment.
  • What’s in front of you is intrinsically connected to what’s ahead of you.
  • While we’re living, let’s prepare to die the right way.
  • We are only here for a brief moment and this is not our home.
  • Live with a priority system.
  • Talk to each other more about Jesus and heaven.
  • The movement of faith is forward. The journey with Jesus is forward.
  • What’s ahead of you is far better than what’s behind you.
  • We should be more committed to what’s ahead than what’s behind us.
  • Your speaking and your thinking shape your desires.
  • Our joy is that we see each other with Him in eternity.
  • You are His joy.
  • Joy is mature when it’s not temporal, it’s eternal.
  • My joy is anchored into eternity.

Easter 2017
Judah Smith
Luke 24:1-11

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  • We are prone to drift from what is truly real.
  • When you let go of stuff, He just opens up doors.
  • If God said it, He will do it.
  • Make plans to encourage one another.
  • The last days will be community days.
  • God invites us into a life that is framed by what He’s done, not by what we have done or what we have not done.

Don’t Stop
Judah Smith
Hebrews 11:1-16

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  • God doesn’t have off days.
  • Keep moving.
  • God is always moving and He expects those who follow Him to do the same.
  • Faith is always forward-moving.
  • What is not seen is more real than what is seen.
  • Even if you don’t know where you’re going, He does.

Impossible Faith
Judah Smith
Hebrews 11:1-15

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  • God is always moving and He expects those who follow Him to be doing the same.
  • The only secure thing in this universe is God.
  • God is always up to something.
  • Our faith is in Jesus.
  • Jesus did for us what we could not do for ourselves.
  • The focus of our daily life should first be on His righteousness and His faithfulness.
  • God is faithful so I’m gonna keep moving.
  • God is faithful.
  • God always responds.
  • God responds on His timetable not ours.

The Moment Of Truth
Billy Huffman
Matthew 14:22-33

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  • How do you respond in ordinary moments?
  • Jesus is bigger than our fears.
  • We have opposition in life.
  • Fear forces you to choose sides.
  • Jesus is pleased by our faith.
  • Risk is required when you’re following Jesus.
  • No matter where you are, no matter where you’re going, if you have Jesus, that is all you need.
  • Sometimes we don’t know Jesus is all we need until Jesus is all we have.
  • How long will you want to follow Jesus into the unknown?
  • If we understand it all, we don’t need faith.
  • Jesus will catch us when we fall.
  • No matter how far you fall, Jesus is there.
  • I am a great sinner, but God is a great Savior.