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New Life City is a prophetic church; a church where we look at each other not through the lens of your history but through the lens of your destiny. As such, we long for what God's fullness in our lives and church. One of the reasons New Life City exists is because we saw the gap between what Jesus was saying and what we were doing, and we decided the gap was our problem and not a God problem. We started longing for the distance to be closed between what God was saying and what we were...
The Gospel of the Kingdom
Do you have a gospel? Matthew uses the phrase, "the Gospel of the Kingdom" three times. Other gospel writers use "the Kingdom of God" or "the Kingdom of Heaven." It's the same Kingdom all around. Most Christians say the gospel is believing in Jesus so we'll go to heaven. That's not the way the first century Christians thought of the gospel. The good news is that we have a King and he rules over his kingdom in power and might.
The Son of God
Pastor Alan dives into Matthew chapter 8 and addresses the hard subject of demons and faith. He goes deeper into the first events where the revelation of Jesus being the "Son of God" occurs and finishes with how to be hungry for more of Jesus.
The Faith To Follow
Death is a constant in human life and many question God's goodness in the face of it. Christ was swallowed up into death and destroyed it because he had authority over it. He then said to his disciples and to us, "Follow me." All of us will be called to greater things in Jesus but not everything will be easy. Christ was swallowed up by death and defeated it. The question of the hour is: Do you believe Jesus has the authority in our lives to do what he has done? For we cannot really follow...
Authority: On Earth as it is in Heaven
In this incredibly personal sermon, Pastor Alan speaks about his own struggles with depression, when he had a mental breakdown in the pulpit, and how he came to know Jesus as the healer of all. As his 'imagers,' Christ has imparted his authority to all of us through his Spirit. Alan gives us insight into Christ's authority and how it should inform our prayer life.
Rock and Sand
Pastor Alan opens Matthew 7:24-29 and teaches on the conclusion of the Sermon on the Mount. In this teaching, Pastor Alan distinguishes between building a foundation on the Words of Jesus versus building a foundation on other voices. Scripture: Matthew 7:24-29
Jesus the Judge
Pastor Alan Hawkins walks us through Matthew 7 and addresses how confrontation is essential to Christian community, the cultural assault on Fatherhood, and how we must choose which "voices" we listen to. Scripture: Matthew 7
Who Will Follow?
Pastor Alan Hawkins takes us through Jesus' temptation and notes that Jesus was tempted on the last word He heard from His Father ("Is that what God really said?"). Jesus followed that by quoting scripture and reaffirming what God the Father did say. Who will follow Christ and the truth the Father says? Scripture: Matthew 4
John and Jesus: Baptism in Water and Spirit
Pastor Alan discusses John the Baptist's lead up to Jesus and declares Christ's mission to share the love of the Father and to baptize us in the Holy Spirit and fire. Scripture: Matthew 3