All of the Sunday morning sermons at Christ City Church are available as podcasts. You can browse by series or see the episodes listed chronologically. To subscribe via your favorite podcast app, try the links below:
Most Recent Sermon
A Church Expanding
The Ethiopian eunuch, Lydia, a demon-possessed girl, a jailor - Pastor Watson concludes our series on The Welcoming Kingdom by showing how the Kingdom of God expands to those who were traditionally viewed as outside of traditional boundaries.
The Welcoming Kingdom
Being Church: Becoming a Called Community
Palm Sunday 2020
Learning to Live
The Whole Story
Jonah: A Story of God's Love
My Most Important Question 2019
The Theology of Place
Power & Possibility: The Spirit-Filled Life
Start of Life::End of Death
The Wilderness Walk
The Gospel of John: Life, Death, and Life Again
Begin Again: Becoming Who God Intended
Advent: Making Room
The Gospel of John: A Story of Life
Sabbath: God's Rhythm for Holiness and Healing
My Most Important Question 2018
Ezer: Women of the Bible
Good Friday 2018
Ash Wednesday 2018
The Gospel of John: A Story of Belief
Every Life & Every Sphere of Life
Advent: Keeping Vigil
Psalms: Songs of the Heart
Revelation: Beginning with the End in Mind
Christ City Church
Loving your enemies
We are to love our enemies because we see the imago dei - image of God - in all people. But who is our enemy, and how do we love them? Pastoral Associate Andrea Ackermann looks at Jesus' examples of loving his enemies in the gospels, and challenges us to identify and pray for our enemies.
What to Do with Difference and Disagreement
As humans, we are going to have differences and disagreements. Pastor Justin Fung addresses how we navigate being united in community with folks with whom we may not see eye-to-eye, even if we both call ourselves Christians. How do we understand oneness in Christ with people who may express their faith differently, perhaps even in ways that hurts? Is a community that embodies the welcome of God to all people even possible, and if so, what does it demand of us?
A Welcoming King
Pastor Watson introduces our new sermon series, "The Welcoming Kingdom." For the next few weeks, we will better understand the expansive nature of God's Kingdom, and consider how this informs how we behave as a local church. Pastor Watson looks at how Jesus, and even Old Testament prophets, embraced those historically outside the community of faith. He challenges us to follow Jesus into displaying the radical welcome and inclusion of God.
A Spirit-Led Community
This Pentecost Sunday, in the midst of protests for black lives and a pandemic, Pastor Justin Fung names the power and purpose of the Holy Spirit, and how vital the Spirit is for us today. [Acts 2]
A Community of Humility
Pastor Matthew unpacks the historically misunderstood Ephesians passages about submission to show how the gospel breaks down unjust power structures and brings freedom.
A Community of Holiness
Pastoral Associate Andrea Ackermann explores the church as a community of holiness. Understanding holiness begins with identity. We are God’s people, God’s church, a visible manifestation of God’s spirit and movement, and we are called to live into this identity.
A Community on Mission
In the third week of our Being Church series, Lisa Watson explains how to be a community on mission by answering these questions: Who gets to be a part? What do we do? and How do we do it?
A Community of Difference & Diversity
How do we, as a community, anchor ourselves in the work of Jesus in a manner that displays the reconciling, unifying, uniting love of God in the midst of our differences and diversity? We are called to live out our new humanity in Christ, in the context of the new Human Family that God has formed through Christ's cross. Pastor Watson reflects on how we are to be the church, given the beautiful diversity that is represented within Christ City, and DC more broadly.
Shadows & Hope
This week we learned that a dear member of our church, Angel Scroggins, passed away. In response to this news, Pastor Watson decided to take a break from our Being Church series and pause in this moment to lament - to grieve this loss, and other losses that we are experiencing during this time. This sermon gives space for us to name the death and loss that we've experienced, and then to name the life and hope that we see in Christ.