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
Seven Deadly Sins: Lust - Jon Tyson
This week, Pastor Jon Tyson continued our sermons series on the Seven Deadly Sins with a teaching on the destructive power of lust, and how Jesus calls us to become people of love and integrity in Him. Although we can lust over things like money and power, in Matthew 5, Jesus addresses lust in the context of strong sexual desire. Pastor Jon urged us to consider that walking in the way of Jesus includes pursuing a counter-cultural sexual formation.
Seven Deadly Sins: Gluttony - Suzy Silk
This week, Pastor Suzy Silk continued our sermon series on the Seven Deadly Sins with a teaching on gluttony versus living a Spirit-filled life. We often end up over-consuming when we seek comfort and pleasure outside of intimacy with God. However, the Lord longs to satisfy our deepest desires with Himself, and calls us to a life full of His Spirit.
Seven Deadly Sins: Greed - Jon Tyson
This Sunday, Pastor Jon Tyson kicked off our Lent series focused on the Seven Deadly Sins, starting with greed. Scripture addresses greed with striking frequency, and Jesus warns us to watch out for the ways greed will destroy our spiritual lives. Greed is ultimately the opposite of Godly contentment: it's centered around possession, hoarding, covetousness, and comparison. True freedom — to love, give, serve, and seek the Kingdom first — is true wealth.
Leverage: Money - Jon Tyson
This Sunday, Pastor Jon Tyson closed out our Leverage series with a teaching on leveraging our money for the Kingdom and how we should have a vision for giving. Developing a vision and theology of giving is essential to our spiritual maturity and discipleship. We need a Godward view of giving, remembering that all we have has been given to us by God and is His to do with as He pleases.
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Leverage: Love - Jon Tyson
This Sunday, Pastor Jon Tyson continued our Leverage series with a teaching on leveraging our love and the importance of an “undivided heart” from Psalm 86. There will always be a temptation to withhold part of our heart from God, but we were created to remain in His love. When we humble ourselves to learn how to fear His name and rely on His faithfulness, God promises to change our hearts to bear enduring fruit connected to Christ.
Leverage: Time - Jon Tyson
This Sunday, Pastor Jon Tyson continued our January sermon series, Leverage, with a teaching on how we can leverage our time for the glory of God. While the modern world is riddled with deceptive mindsets and mechanisms created to steal and waste our time, God calls us to be conscious stewards of our time, and aim to live in our current seasons with the knowledge and hope of our future in eternity with Him.
In depth biblical study and renewing vision for life with Jesus
Pastors Suzie, John, and others bring in depth study and guidance that I rarely see in my local churches. I love listening on my way two and from work as part of my desire to depend my relationship with Jesus and theological understanding. Their vision for what life with Jesus can be is something that stirs me on in hope.
Truth in dysfunction
Jon is a voice crying out in the dark wilderness of New Babylon. Lord hear his cry and draw many into your Truth and salvation. Thank you Jon and COCNYC for being a beckon of Light in the darkness of a narcissist culture. Preach on brother✝️
Where I go…
I am so grateful to have access to what I consider to be some of the great teachers available anywhere in the world, right at the top of my fingers. Jon and the team are so impactful in that their message continues to challenge and nourish me for the journey of living more fully into the image of Jesus. Thank you for making it so available to us all from a distance.