Talk Notes

ADVENT
Waiting with Peace
12.5.21

 

QUESTION: What is one thing you are waiting on right now that is causing some level of fear or anxiety in your life?

 

Waiting is one of God’s greatest instruments of transformation.

Waiting can be simultaneously agonizing and beautiful.

 

What we must remind ourselves in the waiting:

  1. God’s grace is fully sufficient for every situation
  1. God is doing His best work in the waiting
  1. God’s love and goodness for you supersedes your wildest imaginations
  1. God’s future for us is so good – so incredible – so magnificent -that all our present struggles are worth it

 

John 16:20-24

20 Very truly I tell you, you will weep and mourn while the world rejoices. You will grieve, but your grief will turn to joy. 21 A woman giving birth to a child has pain because her time has come; but when her baby is born she forgets the anguish because of her joy that a child is born into the world. 22 So with you: Now is your time of grief, but I will see you again and you will rejoice, and no one will take away your joy. 23 In that day you will no longer ask me anything. Very truly I tell you, my Father will give you whatever you ask in my name. 24 Until now you have not asked for anything in my name. Ask and you will receive, and your joy will be complete.

 

John 14:25-27

25 “All this I have spoken while still with you. 26 But the Advocate, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, will teach you all things and will remind you of everything I have said to you.27 Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.

 

Peace is not the absence of conflict but the absence of fear and the presence of Jesus.

 

Psalm 33:16-22

No king is saved by the size of his army;
no warrior escapes by his great strength.
17 A horse is a vain hope for deliverance;
despite all its great strength it cannot save.
18 But the eyes of the Lord are on those who fear him,
on those whose hope is in his unfailing love,
19 to deliver them from death
and keep them alive in famine.

20 We wait in hope for the Lord;
he is our help and our shield.
21 In him our hearts rejoice,
for we trust in his holy name.
22 May your unfailing love be with us, Lord,
even as we put our hope in you.

Love Tulsa Christmas

  • Please join us in spreading joy this Christmas season through our Love Tulsa partnership with Sequoyah Elementary!
  • Families in our community are experiencing financial hardships and facing the reality that their children may not have a Christmas this year. We are calling on all of Santa’s helpers (that’s you!) to help ease the burden by sponsoring a gift or two off of their Christmas list. When you purchase a gift off of this Amazon list, it will ship straight to Santa’s elves for delivery, meaning your part of the job is done!
  • If you would like to donate via cash, check, or credit card instead of purchasing a gift through Amazon, please choose “Love Tulsa” in the giving drop down box online and 100% of those funds will go directly towards helping a family this Christmas.
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RESOURCES

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Mentoring

Pray Tulsa

Join us as we pray.

Join us as we continue to pray through scripture, intercede for areas of influence in our city, and lift up our world to the God who listens to our prayers.

Visit praytulsa.com for more info.

Micro-Church

What is a Micro-Church? It is a community of people gathered around a common mission to make disciples and to bring the Kingdom of God to all areas of the city. Interested in learning more? Fill out the form below and one of our Micro-Church Coaches will contact you soon!

Serve

Serve with City Church

 

Followers of Jesus are called to become servants. We want to actively demonstrate self-sacrificial love by serving the people around us. It takes over 80 volunteers to sustain the weekly routines of City Church. We are a family, and like a family, we all pitch in.

Guest Services

To welcome, serve, inform, and spiritually encourage.

Set-up / Tear-down

Help set and reset the building after the gathering.

City Kids

Help care for children during the gatherings (requires background check)

City Youth

Help with Wednesday night youth gatherings.

Worship

Musicians and singers to play with the band. Vocals, Instrumentalists, Sound techs.

Production Crew

Help the audio and visual team set up, tear down, and run the gathering.

Growth Track

CONNECT | DINNER WITH THE STAFF

If you’re interested in learning more about City Church and partnering with us as we reach people for Jesus, we would like to personally invite you to join us for Dinner with the Staff. It’s a time to connect with our staff and hear the vision and heart behind our church. It’s only one hour long, it’s completely free, and we even provide childcare!

To RSVP for our next Dinner with the Staff event, visit our website.

DISCOVER | PATHWAY CLASS

Live out the gospel in community with others as we commit ourselves to becoming disciples and making disciples. Pathway is a 4-week class designed to help you discover and live out God’s unique mission for your life.

Our next class will begin Sunday, September 5th, 2021, at 11am. The class is free, however there is a suggested donation of $25, which covers all your materials and helps provide grants to our Love Tulsa partners. Register here.

GROW | Micro Church

Live out the gospel in community with others as we commit ourselves to becoming disciples and making disciples.

For more information on City Groups and a list of groups currently meeting, visit our website.

MULTIPLY | CITY LEADERSHIP ACADEMY

CLA is a 5-month journey learning how to lead yourself and others to fulfill the Great Commission. CLA is offered twice per year for those who have already committed to serving, giving, & leading at City Church.

For inquiries on CLA, contact Pastor Jim Moss jim@citychurchtulsa.com

Connect

GET CONNECTED

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Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

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Lyrics

God I look to You

God, I look to You, I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God, I look to You, You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

God, I look to You, and I won’t be overwhelmed
Give me vision to see things like You do
God, I look to You, and You’re where my help comes from
Give me wisdom, You know just what to do

And I will love You, Lord my strength
And I will love You, Lord my shield
And I will love You, Lord, my rock
Forever all my days, I will love You, God

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Oh, Hallelujah our God (You) (reign)s
Forever all my days, Hallelujah
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Oh, Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

And Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
And Hallelujah our God reigns
Forever all my days, Hallelujah

Great Are You Lord

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken

Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

You give life, You are love
You bring light to the darkness
You give hope, You restore
Every heart that is broken

Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

All the earth will shout
Your praise
Our hearts will cry
These bones will sing
Great are You, Lord

It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
We pour out our praise
It’s Your breath in our lungs
So we pour out our praise
To You only

Lent + Podcast

Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Sunday
October 10th, 9am

Twice a year we cancel Sunday services to strategically BE THE GOSPEL all over our city. In the midst of uncertain times, this will be a an amazing weekend to serve our neighbors and show them the hope and love of Jesus Christ.

Following the crisis in Afghanistan, we are partnering with Catholic Charities who are helping resettle hundreds of Afghan refugees in the city of Tulsa. Bring one or more of the following items to help us love and welcome our new neighbors:
  • Twin bed sheet sets
We will have boxes for these donations the morning of Love Tulsa.

2021 Project List

Senior Woman’s Home Improvement
We are honored to be able to go serve a second time at this home, being the hands and feet of Jesus to a recently widowed woman in her time of need. On this project, we will be installing a fence in her backyard and doing some light home improvement projects needed on the house itself. 

FULL – Safe Haven Group Home
Serve a local girls home by providing lunch and making goodie bags for the staff and resident’s.

Letters of Encouragement – Health Care Workers
For the past year and a half, healthcare workers around the world have been loving their neighbors by practically serving them through medecine even with the risk of COVID-19. During this project, you’ll have the opportunity encourage and show the love of Christ of dozens of local healthcare professionals as they continue to serve their communities. 

FULL – Letters of Encouragement – Principals
Principals are the glue that keep our schools running smoothly, especially through the uncertain times in which we find ourselves currently. Come celebrate these unsung local heros by writing them letters of appreciation and encouragement, showing them that we are so thankful for their leadership and committment to our community.   

Sequoyah Teacher Appreciation
Our Tulsa teachers have been so flexible, caring, and selfless through the uncertainty of the pandemic, staying focused on our students and giving of themselves day after day. During this project, you will be working hard to set up a surprise for the teachers through decorated doors, notes of encouragement, positive sidewalk chalk messages, and more!

FULL – Sequoyah Family Resource Baskets
Sequoyah Elementary is constantly welcoming in students from out of state and even overseas who’s families are in dire need of basic essentials to get them started in their new lives. On this project, you will be planning and assembling welcome baskets consisting of supplies and resources such as shampoo, conditioner, toothbrushes, bus schedules, resources lists and more to help ease the transition. 

North Tulsa House Project
Continuing the work done during the last Love Tulsa Sunday, join our team in serving families in North Tulsa through various house projects. 

West Tulsa Neighborhood Block Party
Who doesn’t love a good block party? On this project we’ll be inviting the Red Fork neighborhood to come hang out in the local park and enjoy some music, bouncy houses, a cookout, and tons of games for the kids!

Jenks East Elementary Beautification
On this project, volunteers will be planting flowers, weed eating, trimming, picking up trash, and helping make the school a more beautiful campus for the students they serve. Very family friendly and something for any age!

Habitat for Humanity Home Spruce Up
Show some support for a single mom who has a son in the hospital by helping to spruce up and maintain the exterior of her recently acquired Habitat for Humanity home. This home is in need of some tree trimming, shed painting, and trash clean up in the neighborhood.

Create Your Own Project
Do you know of a local person or organization in need? Now is your chance to shine! If you don’t see your desired serving opportunity listed here, select this “project” and let us know how you will be serving on Love Tulsa Sunday!