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Advent Joy

Christ City Church, Washington DCDec 12, 2022

What Time Is It?
Sep 18, 202334:17
Everything is Absurd

Everything is Absurd

Pastor Andrea starts off our new sermon series, "The Meaning of Life: Lessons from Ecclesiastes" in Ecclesiastes chapters 1 and 2. This introduction to the book of Ecclesiastes calls us to hold the two realities that life is a vapor but also significant.

Sep 11, 202334:26
Finding Rest Amidst The Days of Labor
Sep 05, 202332:53
How Do I Know: Spirit, Scripture, and Community
Aug 28, 202334:57
How Do I Know: What to Do
Aug 21, 202334:30
How Do I Know: God's Voice or My Voice
Aug 15, 202336:24
How Do I Know: Discerning God’s Leading in Times of Change
Aug 07, 202329:32
My Most Important Question 2023

My Most Important Question 2023

The premise of this series is that 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 will be sharing how they have wrestled through their most important question.

Aug 01, 202344:41
The Basics: Community
Jul 24, 202337:05
The Basics: Mission
Jul 17, 202301:08:06
The Basics: Worship
Jul 10, 202329:29
Who I am
Jun 26, 202341:11
Conflict and you
Jun 19, 202331:39
Boundaries, Forgiveness, and Reconciliation
Jun 14, 202338:30
Conflict is Key to Intimacy

Conflict is Key to Intimacy

Conflict in relationships is inevitable. Healthy conflict is not. How do we work through conflict in emotionally and spiritually mature ways to be more whole people and a more whole community? Pastor Matthew opens our June series on conflict and how it can hold the possibility for deepening relationships.

Jun 06, 202340:04
Pentecost Sunday

Pentecost Sunday

For Pentecost, Reverend Tonetta Landis-Aina preaches on Acts 8:26-40 where we see an Ethiopian eunuch seeking God and being welcomed into the community of the Spirit.


Rev. Tonetta Landis-Aina is a native of North Carolina and moved to Washington, DC in 2004, where she is one of the pastors at The Table Church. She holds a Master of Divinity from Wesley Theological Seminary and is passionate about marginalized people finding their stories in scripture as well as about the new shapes the church will take in the 21st century. When Tonetta isn't geeking out on the Bible or trying to piece together what God might be doing in this beautiful city, she is enjoying time with her wife, 5-year-old son, and newborn daughter.

May 28, 202331:35
What It Will Take

What It Will Take

Pastor Justin Fung wraps up our series, The Next Five, on Commitment Sunday. In 2 Samuel 24:16-25, King David says "I will not sacrifice to the Lord my God burnt offerings that cost me nothing.” This week Pastor Justin Fung discussed what it looks like to fully commit ourselves to God.

To submit your pledge or make a one-time donation to Christ City's next five years' worth of ministry, go to:

May 21, 202331:23
Collaborative Justice

Collaborative Justice

Pastor Matthew Watson continues week four of our series, The Next Five, talking about collaborative justice according to Psalm 85:8-13. Collaborative justice is one of the top three priorities Christ City is highlighting in this Next Five series. To learn more about The Next Five, check out: ⁠

May 15, 202322:10
Inclusive Welcome
May 08, 202337:21
Transformational Discipleship

Transformational Discipleship

Pastor Justin Fung continues week two of our series, The Next Five, talking about transformational discipleship according to Matthew 28:18-20. Transformational discipleship is one of the top three priorities Christ City is highlighting in this Next Five series. To learn more about The Next Five, check out:

May 01, 202334:58
What Could Be
Apr 24, 202329:22
The Power of Holy Agitation
Apr 17, 202337:35
Resurrection Life Lessons
Apr 11, 202332:29
Jesus Is King

Jesus Is King

Pastor Andrea Ackermann preaches on Mark 15:1-5 on Palm Sunday (or Passion Sunday) as we hold the tension of grief and celebration leading up to Easter.

Apr 03, 202331:15
The Gospel of Mark: When Your Soul is Overwhelmed | Pastor Matthew Watson

The Gospel of Mark: When Your Soul is Overwhelmed | Pastor Matthew Watson

“Even in the midst of hard places and trials, Jesus is still ‘the Messiah, the Son of the Blessed One’; Jesus is still the Rescuing One.” Pastor Matthew Watson preaches on Mark 14:53-72.

Mar 27, 202330:39
Are You Sure?

Are You Sure?

Guest preacher Rev. Delonte Gholston challenges us to examine our certainty and be honest with ourselves and with God. [Mark 14:27-31]

Rev. Delonte Gholston is pastor of Peace Fellowship Church in Deanwood. Pastor Delonte is a native Washingtonian whose parents moved to the city to escape racial terrorism in South Carolina and Georgia. He is faithfully and joyfully married to Claire Wiggins Gholston. Together they have two daughters, Evyn (5) and Olive (2). They live in Ward 7 where Pastor Delonte shepherds Peace Fellowship Church and organizes PeaceWalksDC, a coalition of churches, community organizations, survivors and advocates committed to ending police and community violence. He is a public theologian, a songwriter and musician who loves singing and writing about the change we want to see. He is a proud alumnae of DC public schools, Swarthmore College and Fuller Theological Seminary.

Mar 19, 202337:25
The Last Supper
Mar 12, 202334:22
Jesus Anointed

Jesus Anointed

Pastor Matthew Watson preaches on Mark 14:1-11 and what the woman who anointed Jesus' head with oil can teach us about worship. 

Mar 05, 202332:07
Keep Watch

Keep Watch

Guest preacher Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber preaches on Mark 13:28-37. The big question isn't when will things end, but rather, what are we here to do? 

Rev. Dr. Leroy Barber is an innovator, entrepreneur, and lover of the arts. He has dedicated 30 years to living and working towards what Dr. King called “the beloved community," ministering in multiple communities and capacities. Leroy is currently Executive Director of Neighborhood Economics. Leroy is the Co-Founder of the Voices Project and Adjunct professor at Multnomah University. Rev. Barber has served on the boards of The Simple Way, Missio Alliance, The Evangelical Environmental Network (EEN), and the Former Board Chair of the Christian Community Development Association (CCDA). 

Feb 26, 202321:03
Signs of the End?
Feb 19, 202332:40
The Greatest Commandment

The Greatest Commandment

Pastor Andrea Ackermann preaches on Mark 12:28-44. She reminds us that the greatest commandment to love God and love others is an invitation to thrive and flourish, to see the kingdom of God on display in every life and every sphere of life. 

Feb 12, 202333:41
God of the Resurrection
Feb 05, 202329:30
Giving to God what is God's
Jan 29, 202335:25
The Parable of the Tenants
Jan 22, 202330:28
Fig Trees & Fruit
Jan 15, 202334:17
The Gospel of Mark: Jesus' Triumphal Entry
Jan 08, 202331:25
A Blessing for 2023
Jan 01, 202313:36
Advent Peace
Dec 18, 202227:24
Advent Joy
Dec 12, 202229:44
Advent Love
Dec 04, 202227:30
Advent Hope
Nov 27, 202224:46
Let Me See
Nov 20, 202235:14
The Gospel of Mark: Proximity to Power

The Gospel of Mark: Proximity to Power

Guest preacher Dr. Rev. Eun Strawser preaches on Mark 10:13-31.

Dr. Rev. Eun K. Strawser is the co-vocational lead pastor of Ma Ke Alo o (which means "Presence" in Hawaiian), a BGAV Watch Care Church with missional communities multiplying in Honolulu, HI, a community physician, and an executive leader at the V3 Movement, the church planting arm of the BGAV.  She is also the author of Centering Discipleship: A Pathway for Multiplying Spectators into Mature Disciples (IVP 2023). Prior to transitioning to Hawaii, she served as adjunct professor of medicine at the Philadelphia College of Medicine and of African Studies at her alma mater the University of Pennsylvania (where she and her husband served with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship) after finishing her Fulbright Scholarship at the University of Dar es Salaam. She and Steve have three, seriously, amazing children.

Nov 13, 202235:26
The Gospel of Mark: On Marriage and Divorce
Nov 06, 202238:17
True Greatness
Oct 30, 202221:07
Making Space for Eternity
Oct 24, 202237:49
The Way of the Cross
Oct 16, 202229:52
The Sufficiency of Christ
Oct 09, 202228:31
Healing & Embrace
Oct 02, 202231:43
Hypocrisy and Integrity
Sep 25, 202230:35