Welcome to the Church of the City Podcast.
Church of the City New York is a church community passionate about making disciples who "practice the way of Jesus together for the renewal of the city." We believe in the authority and power of the scriptures to shape our communal life and practice, as we seek to teach God's word with clarity and conviction.
Most of the teaching in our community is done by Pastor Jon Tyson and our teaching team. We have both morning and evening services and meet in the heart of Manhattan.
For more information visit: churchofthecitynyc.com
A Defiant Christmas: Defiant Hope - Suzy Silk
Pastor Suzy kicked off our Advent series this past Sunday, preaching on what it means to have defiant hope in a year like 2020.
Over two thousand years ago, God gave a message of hope and deliverance to King Ahaz of Judah: a baby would be born as a sign of God's presence in the besieged city. Today, this baby, Emmanuel, is a sign that God is with us in the midst of our suffering and sin, and the reason we can have defiant hope for a better future.
Disruptive Discipleship: City on a Hill - Jon Tyson
To wrap up our series on disruptive discipleship, Pastor Jon preached on Jesus's closing metaphor for the Beatitudes: that those who embody Jesus's kingdom are the salt and light of the world. In being salt and light with purity and integrity, we can become potent disciples of our times, that our cities and communities need.
Disruptive Discipleship: Blessed are the Persecuted - Jon Tyson
This past Sunday, Pastor Jon taught on Christ’s words of blessing over those who are persecuted and His calling to rejoice in the midst of it. In a world that is offended by righteousness and claims of Christ’s exclusivity as the way to freedom, our efforts to follow Jesus and cling to His words will increasingly set us against the current of our culture. Yet in this we rejoice, remembering that we are exiles in this world and following Christ’s example of enduring persecution with joy and humility.
Disruptive Discipleship: Calling All Peacemakers - Jon Tyson
This past Sunday, Pastor Jon Tyson preached about Jesus’ call to be peacemakers (Matthew 5:9). At a time when the world thought leadership meant violence and military prowess, Jesus declared that peacemakers were the children of God.
Disruptive Discipleship: The Pure in Heart - Ashley Anderson
BLESSED ARE THE PURE IN HEART- This past Sunday, Pastor Ashley Anderson preached about how to cultivate a pure heart. Purity is leveraging all desires for God's kingdom’s purpose, allowing his will on earth to be the single driving force of every decision that we make. We cultivate pure hearts by aching for encounters with God, fleeing from sin, and embracing confession.
Disruptive Discipleship: Blessed are the Merciful - Dr. Derwin Gray
This past Sunday, Dr. Derwin Gray, lead pastor of Transformation Church in South Carolina, preached on the fifth beatitude: “Blessed are the merciful for they will be shown mercy.” In the divisive times we are living in, he encourages us to take up a mantle of mercy, and through the parable of the Good Samaritan, shares with us how to truly love our neighbors as ourselves.