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
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.
Strength for the Journey
My Most Important Question 2020
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
Where We’re Going and How We’ll Get There
On any journey, it is helpful to regularly check your bearings, to make sure you’re still heading in the right direction, and to course correct where needed. Our mission and vision since the beginning has been to join Christ “in his work of redemption in Washington, DC, and the world … to see the Kingdom of God on display in DC, in every life and every sphere of life.” As we approach six months of life in the age of COVID-19, Pastor Justin Fung helps us take time to recalibrate as a church, to remember what we’re called to, and to consider how to get from here to there.
But I Trust
In the midst of all that has happened and is happening—a global pandemic, another police shooting of a Black man, civil unrest, white supremacy, as well as financial hardships and health issues—it can be hard to read the exhortation of Psalm 150 to praise the Lord. Pastor Lisa Watson talks about what Psalm 150 has to teach us about worship.
Gratitude in the Desert
As we continue our Strength for the Journey series, considering how we can persevere on the road of faith and justice, Pastor Matthew Watson reminds us that it is through remembering and being reminded of what God has already done that we may see what God is doing now.
Contentment on the journey
How do we understand the ways the Bible talks about contentment in God, in the midst of a world that isn't how it should be? Pastor Andrea Ackermann preaches on Psalm 131, a pilgrim song that reminds us who we are and where we're going. We are challenged to find rest and satisfaction in God's presence, as a child with its mother.
Waiting on God’s justice
How do we not grow weary in well-doing when God’s vision for our world can seem so far off? How do we not become discouraged when what we wait for, what we yearn for, what we hope for is so long in coming? Pastor Justin Fung turns to Psalm 130 to find sustenance and the source of both rest and resilience for life and faith in these challenging times—and particularly for the work of justice and compassion.
God’s refuge in the midst of struggle
As a city, a nation, and a church we find ourselves in a unique moment in history. With a raging pandemic, the ongoing uprising for racial justice, political and financial uncertainty all around, it can be hard to remember that God is still sovereign, is with us in the struggles for justice, and His Kingdom is unshakable. In this series, we will explore five Psalms that serve as needed reminders and necessary invitations to rest in the Lord while continuing the fight of faith.
My Most Important Question 2020, Pt 2
Too often churches ask us to check our doubts at the door, to leave our most important questions behind. At Christ City Church, we believe that when we wrestle with our biggest questions, it actually deepens our faith. During this series, people in our own church community share how they have wrestled through their most important question. In week 2, we heard from Sarah ("Can listening transform perspectives?") and Evan ("God, what good are you?").
My Most Important Question 2020, Pt 1
Too often churches ask us to check our doubts at the door, to leave our most important questions behind. But the reality is that we all have deep questions we have wrestled with throughout life. At Christ City Church, we believe that when we wrestle with our biggest questions, it actually deepens our faith. One of the most beautiful lines in the Bible is in Mark 9, when the man says to Jesus, “I do believe; help me overcome my unbelief!” That captures the paradox of faith—there are things we know and cling to, and there are things we don’t yet know—and may never know. During this series, people in our own community at Christ City Church share how they have wrestled through their most important question. This week, we heard from Anna ("Who is God when His promise of healing doesn't happen?"), Chuck ("Is it time to go home?") and Ashley ("Where do I belong?").
Happy birthday, CCC! Celebrating 7 years
We celebrate Christ City Church turning 7 years old (including our time as a parish of The District Church), with a message from Pastor Matthew about where we've been, and where we're going.