City Of Light Anglican Churchaurora, Illinois

Sinopsis

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.

Episodios

  • A Resilient Kingdom (Thessalonians 1:1-7) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    A Resilient Kingdom (Thessalonians 1:1-7) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    20/09/2020 Duración: 18min

    9/20 WK1: A Resilient Kingdom SCRIPTURE: Thessalonians 1:1-7 SUMMARY: Followers of King Jesus persevere through hardship like Jesus did. DISCUSSION: Where have you needed endurance over the last 6 months? How could the hope of Jesus strengthen you in your labor of love? (v. 3 ) How did the message of the Gospel come to you? Have you received it? When? (v. 5) PRACTICE: Review your Rule of Life for the fall. What is the Lord inviting you into this year to persevere and share the hope of Jesus with others? http://www.cityoflightanglican.org/events/kingdom-people

  • In the Church — Pastor Casey Solgos

    In the Church — Pastor Casey Solgos

    13/09/2020 Duración: 21min

    Hebrews 10:19-25 ​We meet the Lord as we set aside Sunday for him, hear his Word read and preached with ears to obey, receive from his body and blood at the table, and give and receive to one another as the body of Jesus. No digital media can substitute for the embodied presence of God in his Word, at his Table, and in his Body gathered. ​ http://www.cityoflightanglican.org/events/dios-esta-aqui-1

  • In Our Neighborhoods — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    In Our Neighborhoods — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    09/09/2020 Duración: 23min

    The Spirit is the participant in every conversation. You’re never talking with just another person—God is with us! How do we invite him into our every conversation? Ask the Lord, "What do you want to do here?" The Spirit is working. We listen, obey, join the conversation, ask questions, speak the Gospel, and baptize. Would you ask the Spirit, "Lord, would you send me someone I can lead to the Lord? That I can see baptized?" http://www.cityoflightanglican.org/events/dios-esta-aqui-1

  • In the Silence — Pastor Eduardo Dávila

    In the Silence — Pastor Eduardo Dávila

    06/09/2020 Duración: 25min

    Mark 1:35-39 ​Many times God feels absent in our lives because all of the other things present​ in our lives crowd him out. We can practice the absence of other things so we can practice the presence of Jesus in silence and sabbath.

  • Announcing In Person Worship Gatherings — Father Trevor McMaken

    Announcing In Person Worship Gatherings — Father Trevor McMaken

    03/09/2020 Duración: 29min

    Father Trevor talks about the protocols we will be practicing so that we can gather together in person to worship the Lord and encourage one another while also caring for the physical health of our church and city, including those more vulnerable to illness. Father Trevor also talks about how our Disciple-making Groups are connected to Sunday Gatherings and how our Sunday Gatherings will be more bilingual as we continue to become a a church of many people from many backgrounds becoming one family with one Father. As we have made this decision to have weekly in person gatherings with the Parish Council and Staff, we’ve talked about 5 values: — Care for our people; we don’t want anyone to be exposed to COVID-19, we especially want to create a safe place for those who are more vulnerable to its effects. — Care for our community; we don’t want to spread to vulnerable in our community — Care for our witness; we want our neighbors to see us being responsible and know that we care for them. — Care for us ho

  • In the Ordinary — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    In the Ordinary — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    30/08/2020 Duración: 27min

    Acts 16:11-15 Our lives are shaped most not by momentous events or life-changing decisions, but by the daily rhythms that help us see that God is here or that obscure his presence in our lives. A 400 year old monk and cook named Brother Lawrence and Lydia the seller of purple from Acts 16 will help us practice the presence of the Lord in the ordinary moments of our lives. http://www.cityoflightanglican.org/events/dios-esta-aqui-1

  • In the Morning (Lamentations 3)— Mark Meyers

    In the Morning (Lamentations 3)— Mark Meyers

    23/08/2020 Duración: 25min

    Practicing the Presence of God Through Prayer in the Morning Lamentations 3:17-27 God is here to bring a new day in Jesus. No matter what we are going through, where we are from, or what we have done, he promises his saving presence. His mercies are new every morning. http://www.cityoflightanglican.org/events/dios-esta-aqui-1

  • The Prophet in the Pit (Jeremiah 38) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    The Prophet in the Pit (Jeremiah 38) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    16/08/2020 Duración: 28min

    AUGUST 16: Rescuing the Prophet from the Pit (37:11-38:13) “They pulled him up with the ropes and lifted him out of the cistern.” SUMMARY: Fulfilling God’s call on our life includes setbacks and rejection. Sometimes good leaders are punished for their integrity. Yet because of God’s faithful character, working through his courageous people, he will vindicate his leaders and his message. DISCUSSION: How does this story illustrate the challenges of pursuing God’s call on your life? How do you feel when you face rejection or setback because of your obedience to God? What does this story teach us about God’s character, especially when we face setbacks in pursuit of his call? Does Jeremiah’s experience resonate with you or your current circumstances? How can you pray in these moments of setback? How can you support leaders in your church or your community when they face rejection or misunderstanding in their pursuit of obedience or integrity? PRAYER: Faithful God, look upon your servants who daily who face tria

  • The Return of the Shepherd-King (Jeremiah 33:12-22) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    The Return of the Shepherd-King (Jeremiah 33:12-22) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    09/08/2020 Duración: 28min

    The Return of the Shepherd-King (33:12-26) “In those days and at that time I will make a righteous Branch sprout from David’s line; he will do what is just and right in the land.” SUMMARY: Jesus is a Shepherd-King after God’s heart, who has returned to fulfill all of the promises in Jeremiah. Under his rule, we can flourish and learn to lead in his way. DISCUSSION: What importance did the arrival of the Shepherd-King hold for the Israelites? What proof does God provide that he will keep his promise? What does the promise of the Davidic king tell you about the importance of righteous and just leadership? How does the New Testament show that Jesus fulfills this identity? How has the kingship of Jesus changed your life? How does his kingship change our response to the evils and crises of our time? PRAYER: Good Shepherd, in your infinite love you lead us besides still waters to restore our souls. Free us from the tyranny of fear and grant us the security of knowing that even when we pass through the valley of

  • A Teeming Garden-City (29:1-14)— Pastor Casey Solgos

    A Teeming Garden-City (29:1-14)— Pastor Casey Solgos

    07/08/2020 Duración: 22min

    God calls us to seek the long-term shalom of the people and places where we’d rather not be. Our exile is an opportunity to reject the short cuts promised by false prophets and contend for God’s purposes.

  • A Homecoming Song  Dance (31:1-26)— Pastor Nate Beasley

    A Homecoming Song & Dance (31:1-26)— Pastor Nate Beasley

    07/08/2020 Duración: 29min

    Our future in God is so good that we can anticipate it with joyful song and dance. Because of Jesus, our weeping will give way to joy.

  • Buying A Field (32:1-15, 36-44)— Pastor Eduardo Davila

    Buying A Field (32:1-15, 36-44)— Pastor Eduardo Davila

    06/08/2020 Duración: 21min

    Invest in God’s future! Even when things seem bleak, bank on his promises. At God’s command, buy the field and plant a garden in it. God’s judgment and promises will reward your faith in the end.

  • A Fruitful Tree in the Desert (17:1-13) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    A Fruitful Tree in the Desert (17:1-13) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    05/07/2020 Duración: 30min

    JULY 5: A Fruitful Tree in the Desert (17:1-13) “Blessed is the one who trusts in the Lord, whose confidence is in him. They will be like a tree planted by the water that sends out its roots by the stream.” SUMMARY: Even in spiritually arid conditions, the people of God can bear fruit by sending their roots down into the underground streams of God’s vitalizing presence. We can thrive in exile, whether due to quarantine, personal rejection or cultural resistance to the Gospel. DISCUSSION: What are the key differences between the person described in verses 5-6 and the person described in verses 7-8? What is the source of each person’s strength and how do they access it? Where are those decisions leading them? What are the challenges in your life right now that undermine a life of fulfillment and fruitfulness in the Lord? What are ways that you can ground yourself more deeply and sustainably in your life with God? What fruit do hope this kind of rootedness will bear in your own life and your life with others?

  • The Potter  The Clay (18:1-23) — Pastor Eduardo Davila

    The Potter & The Clay (18:1-23) — Pastor Eduardo Davila

    04/07/2020 Duración: 23min

    Suffering and upheaval provide us with a remarkable opportunity: to be reshaped by the Lord himself into the people he originally called us to become.

  • Psalm 1 by David Yeager (Live)

    Psalm 1 by David Yeager (Live)

    04/07/2020 Duración: 03min

    When you plant your feet When you take your seat Heed not the counsel of the wicked The way is blessed He knows your steps You are not lost within the thicket For your delight is in the law of the Lord Day and night it is the meditation of your heart Abide in me; revive your withered leaves Come weary one, rest under shade A thriving tree by the side of the living stream In the cool of the day I will walk in your glade Those who laugh He blows like chaff They will not stand against the pilgrim So put down your roots And wait for fruit Your boughs will bear it in its season Words and music by David Yeager, 2020.

  • A Scarecrow in a Cucumber Patch (10:1-18) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    A Scarecrow in a Cucumber Patch (10:1-18) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    28/06/2020 Duración: 28min

    JUNE 28: Scarecrows in a Cucumber Patch (10:1-18) “But God made the earth by his power; he founded the world by his wisdom and stretched out the heavens by his understanding.” SUMMARY: The “way of the nations” which seem secure and powerful are actually pathetic. That’s the truth behind Jeremiah’s image of a scarecrow in a cucumber patch. These ungodly ways are not to be feared or imitated. In comparison, the Living God is to be feared, adored, and obeyed. DISCUSSION: This passage addresses our fears by contrasting God and idols. What fears do you imagine the people of Israel had in their day (see 10:2, 5)? What differences does Jeremiah highlight between the idols and the God of Israel? Compare the “way of the nations” of Jeremiah’s time with our day: When have you seen our cultural idols and worthless practices on display? What implications do you see that God’s kingship has on our idols, habits, and practices? What encouragement does God give us to not fear? How can we respond to God’s kingship over our

  • A Broken Cistern (2:1-13) — Pastor Matt Woodley

    A Broken Cistern (2:1-13) — Pastor Matt Woodley

    21/06/2020 Duración: 26min

    JUNE 21: A Broken Cistern (2:1-13) “They have forsaken me, the spring of living water, and have dug their own cisterns, broken cisterns that cannot hold water.” SUMMARY: Our spiritual adultery with God is more serious than we care to admit. From God’s perspective, we are attempting to drink water out of a broken cistern which can never satisfy. Meanwhile, we are neglecting the True Fountain of Living Water. God wants us back. DISCUSSION: Verses 2-3 begin with an affirmation of God’s remembrance of us. What do verses 5-8 teach us about the relationship between idolatry and our remembrance of God? What are some ways that you have forgotten God or his past mercies to you? What habits or practices can remind you of who God is and what he has done? In verses 9-11 we learn that “[God’s] people have exchanged their glorious God for worthless idols” (2:11). Do you find God glorious? When have you experienced the glory and beauty of God in your life? How did it affect you? Are there things in your life that you fi

  • A Small Kid Gets a Big Job (1:1-12) — Pastor Aaron Damiani

    A Small Kid Gets a Big Job (1:1-12) — Pastor Aaron Damiani

    14/06/2020 Duración: 25min

    June 14 — “A Small Kid Gets a Big Job” (1:1-12) God’s calling on our life exceeds our human capacities. He gives us assignments that are more difficult, adventurous & tedious than we expect at first. Living faithfully and courageously through this crisis is one calling we all share. The power to fulfill his calling on us comes directly from him.

  • Made in the Image of the Trinity (Trinity Sunday) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    Made in the Image of the Trinity (Trinity Sunday) — Pastor Trevor McMaken

    07/06/2020 Duración: 37min

    Genesis 1:1 - 2:3 John 14:15-21 "We were made for loving union because the Father, Son, and Spirit are loving union and we are made in God's image We can take the light of Christ, and shine it like a beacon into our history and unearth the darkness of division and cast it out so we can be reformed in loving union. We have been deformed in division; now we are being reformed into reunion by the holy trinity, Father, Son, and Spirit, the three who are one.

  • You Can Tell Anyone About Jesus (Pentecost) — Bishop Stewart Ruch III

    You Can Tell Anyone About Jesus (Pentecost) — Bishop Stewart Ruch III

    31/05/2020 Duración: 27min

    Genesis 11:1-9 Psalm 104:24-30 Acts 2:1-21 John 14:8-17

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