Listen to sermons from Christ City Church, Washington, DC.
Blessed Are the Meek
Pastor Andrea Ackermann takes a look at the third Beatitude – “Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.” In our current order of things, especially in the U.S., we do not revere the meek. We tend to understand meekness as weakness, or lack of will, or a doormat. For us, the meek do not inherit anything because they don’t deserve it. Yet in the reality of God’s kingdom, the meek are already promised an inheritance. [Matthew 5:1-12]
Those Who Mourn
The Beatitudes is where Jesus describes the lives of those in His Kingdom, and extends an invitation to join this Kingdom. If you have felt the sting of the world – if you’ve been last, been left out, been denied, been grieved, been the victim of violence of any kind or all kinds – this Kingdom is for you! It is especially for you. Jesus in his body, in his life, in his death and in his resurrection created this Kingdom for you. In a year that has felt like one long mourning, Pastor Watson looks at the second Beatitude, and how Jesus is our comfort in the midst of loss and grief. [Matthew 5:4]
Blessed Are the Poor in Spirit
In the midst of everything going on in the world today, we are still called to be citizens of God’s kingdom, marked by the character of Christ as revealed in the Beatitudes. Pastor Justin kicks off our fall series exploring Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount by calling us to consider both the comfort and challenge of the Beatitudes, and examining the way God shows a particular care for the poor and poor in spirit. [Matthew 5:3, 13-16]
Love Your Neighbor
As we close out our Telos series, Pastor Matthew Watson talks about what it means for us to love our neighbors, for that is the invitation—and command—of Jesus. [Mark 12:28-34]
Love One Another
Assistant Pastor Andrea Ackermann takes a look at our calling to be church and what it means to love one another. We can see in Jesus’ words and example that loving one another is not just the charge to care for one another, but loving one another is the foundation of our discipleship and our witness to the world. [John 13]
When Jesus is asked about the greatest commandment, he responds, “Love God with all of your heart, soul, mind and strength.” Pastor Watson explains that loving God “with all” is the challenging part. It’s not about working harder, it’s about surrendering and saying “yes” to God. [Mark 12:28-31]
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Amazing church in DC
In a world full of polarization - especially in the church - Christ City stands out as a new way forward. Devoted to Jesus, the Bible, and community while still wrestling with very real issues in our world, they thread the needle on justice, race, sexuality, and many other human topics to show grace and love to the world.
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Evangelical but not too preachy.