We are a new church in Aurora finding a new day in Jesus.
We want to help everyone experience the radiant light and grace of God, find a safe home in the church, and shine the light of Jesus by loving our neighbors and neighborhoods in the city of Aurora.
City of Light is a church that is fully evangelical, fully sacramental, and full of the Holy Spirit. We believe in the power of Jesus to transform our lives, families, and communities through his church.
Santo, Santo, Santo
This is a demo version of the "Sanctus" (a piece of liturgical music sung during the celebration of the Eucharist) sung in Spanish.
Written and performed by Mark Meyers, Bonnie McMacken, and Eduardo Davila.
Copyright © 2019
A Culture of Sexual Holiness (1 Thessalonians 4:1-9) — Pastor Trevor McMaken
10/25 WK6: A Culture of Sexual Holiness
SCRIPTURE: Thessalonians 4:1-8
SUMMARY: Following King Jesus teaches us what is truly loving and empowers us to live in holiness.
DISCUSSION: Find all of the mentions of the word “holy” or “holiness” in this section. What is holiness? In v. 3, Paul says that Jesus instructs us to avoid all sexual immorality. Have you seen how sexual sin has hurt you or hurt others? What would it mean for you to believe and obey that in your life? What happens in v. 6 when we do not follow God’s way of holiness? How can we stay more connected to the Holy Spirit so that we can live a more holy life?
A Hard-working Kingdom (1 Thessalonians 4:9-12) — Pastor Trevor McMaken
10/18 WK5:A Hard-working Kingdom
SCRIPTURE: Thessalonians 4:9-12
SUMMARY: In the culture of the church, we work hard at being generous.
DISCUSSION: In the ancient world and in many cultures today, large extended families share their home, their resources, their food, their work, their lives. How do we normally think about the church as a the family of God in our culture? How is the Spirit inviting us into a deeper relationship as brothers and sisters in his household? How does the broader culture think about work and money differently than the Kingdom of God culture? How could you take a step of Kingdom generosity in your financial life? What’s holding you back?
A Political Kingdom: How Should Christians Vote? — Pastor Trevor McMaken
How should Christians vote? What are our Kingdom politics?
Not only does Jesus avoid the trap set for him in this malicious public debate, he gives us a diagnostic question for where we have placed our own allegiance.
A Culture of Closeness (1 Thessalonians 3:1-12) — Pastor Eduardo Dávila
10/11 WK4: A Culture of Closeness
SCRIPTURE: Thessalonians 3:1-12
SUMMARY: In the kingdom, we grow closer together when we suffer together.
DISCUSSION: How would you feel if someone at church use words as affectionate as Paul does for the Thessalonians? Why? How can we intentionally show our affection to one another during this pandemic? In Acts 16:19-26 Paul and Silas are beaten, thrown into prison, and then spend the night singing hymns out loud. Paul references this in 1 Thessalonians 2:2. How would going through that affect Paul and Silas’ relationship? Can you think of a time when you suffered and someone was there with you in it? What did that mean for your relationship? How can we grow closer to one another during this season?
A Kingdom Leader (1 Thessalonians 2:5-12)— Pastor Bonnie McMaken
10/4 WK3: A Kingdom Leader
SCRIPTURE: Thessalonians 2:5-12
SUMMARY: Kingdom leaders lead like a loving mother and father.
DISCUSSION: Have you followed trustworthy leaders? Have you been hurt by untrustworthy leaders? Are there ways that your relationship with earthly parents has impacted your relationship with God? With the church? In your own life, how might the Lord be inviting you into leadership that is more humble, more loving, more like a parent? Paul said that he was “encouraging, comforting and urging you to live lives worthy of God.” Where do you need encouragement, comfort, or urging today? How might you encourage, comfort, and urge those you are leading to live lives worthy of God?