New City Fast – 2016

In Matthew 6 Jesus instructs His disciples in three critical spiritual disciplines. He gives direction for praying, giving and fasting. Each time He says “when you give…” “when you pray…” and “when you fast…” When. Not if. As His followers we must set aside times as individuals and a church to fast and seek Him. So,…

Why We Should Confront Sin

IN MANY of the conversations I’ve had recently about today’s toughest issues, I’m hearing more and more pastors talk about how we “just need to love people.”  This response is given as pastors are talking about how to “deal” with the sin we see in culture and in our people.  That answer sounds good and no doubt…

Fast 2015 – New City

In Matthew 6 Jesus instructs His disciples in three critical spiritual disciplines. He gives direction for praying, giving and fasting. Each time He says “when you give…” “when you pray…” and “when you fast…” When. Not if. Thus, as His followers we must set aside times as individuals and a church to fast and seek Him….

The Kingdom of God

Jesus talked about one subject more than any other: The Kingdom of God. Also referred to as “The Kingdom of Heaven,” this kingdom is dramatically different than the earthly kingdom that Jesus came to “overthrow.” Jesus calls Satan, the Prince of the World (John 12:31, 14:30, 16:11) and the sermon on the mount shows us…

Fast 2013 – New City Church Phoenix

In Matthew 6 Jesus instructs His disciples in three critical spiritual disciplines. He gives direction for praying, giving and fasting. Each time He says “when you give…” “when you pray…” and “when you fast…” When. Not if. Thus, as His followers we must set aside times as individuals and a church to fast and seek…

Who Is This Man? New Message Series begins January 27, 2013

There remain a lot of opinions about who Jesus is, yet no one argues that this Man divided history itself by His presence on earth. Two-thousand years after His death, His impact is felt across the globe. Who is this Man.  Join New City Church in downtown Phoenix beginning January 27th as we look to answer this question.

Nehemiah – My Lord and My God

Main Idea: When the people began to learn of what their God had done for them and how He was to be worshipped and obeyed, they knew they had to respond in a real and tangible way.  Among all of the things that Nehemiah could have focused on, he drew the attention of the people…

Finish the Race! – A Study of Nehemiah 6

Finishing What We Start.   Nehemiah was almost done! Two months of grueling work, fighting opposition at every turn yet the wall was almost done, and his enemies knew it.  So, they unleashed a series of various schemes to finally knock Nehemiah off course.  Such is life, isn’t it? The Guide: The following content is based…

The Reality of Evil – A Study of Nehemiah 5

The Main Idea:  Nehemiah faces opposition throughout the building of the wall, largely presented through two men, Sanballat and Tobiah.  Certainly opposition comes from flesh and blood “enemies” but the Bible makes it clear that this is not the full extent of the battle.  Paul instructs us that we have to look behind flesh and…

Thoughts on Halloween

Often people will ask a pastor, “Do you celebrate or participate in Halloween?” For some Christians, the thought of doing so is nearly blasphemy!  ”Participate in demonic activity?” they ask. “How could I?!?”  For others, it is little more than a passing thought…”Yes, we do participate. After all, I love candy.”  So, what is the…