Giving & Serving Challenge

Indoor Service Plan

City Church Family,

Come celebrate with us this Sunday at one of our three service types: indoors, outdoors, or online! We’re taking every precaution to ensure your safety, including requiring masks, distanced seating, and a place to safely gather outside. 9:30am & 11am at the Tulsa Ballet, or you can livestream. Find all the details and more here: citychurchtulsa.com/indoor

If you plan to watch the service from home, you can livestream here: citychurchtulsa.com/watch

If you plan to watch the sermon “on the lot,” we will have a TV setup under a tent in front of the Tulsa Ballet building.

Talk Notes

September 20, 2020

Pastor Matt Nelson – Walking Away: Legalism

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We would love your feedback during this series. In the space below, what is a struggle you have faced (or are facing) in your faith journey that you would like to see us address?

  • Any environment that emphasizes rules over relationship will inevitably lead to spiritual frustration, hypocrisy, and/or rebellion.
  • Legalism places restrictions on certain things or behaviors instead of focusing on the heart or God’s design.
  • The carrot at the end of the stick is not the AVOIDANCE of sin, it is LIFE in the Kingdom of God and FREEDOM.
  • The Sermon on the Mount is an invitation to life and freedom and a progression towards a life of agape love.
  • To produce a kingdom life, we must first produce a kingdom heart

Luke 6:43-45

43 “No good tree bears bad fruit, nor does a bad tree bear good fruit.44 Each tree is recognized by its own fruit. People do not pick figs from thorn bushes, or grapes from briers. 45 A good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and an evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For the mouth speaks what the heart is full of.

How do we move from legalism to life in the Kingdom of God?

2) Cultivate your heart over rules or behavior

Luke 12:1

Be on your guard against the yeast of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy.

2) Fight to remain gospel-centered

3)Make agape love your highest pursuit and calling

Micro-Church

Tulsa is full of mission-focus areas, and we are praying and believing for a Micro-church leader and team to rally around each. Please select any that you feel God calling you to:

You’ll be contacted by a Micro-church coach with next steps for transforming our city by the gospel of Jesus Christ.

First Time Guests

Thanks for joining us today! Please fill out the form below and visit us in the Welcome Room located in the lobby after service for a free “I Heart My City” t-shirt.

Upcoming Events

UPCOMING EVENTS

If you’d like to check out our event calendar to find out about our upcoming events then click below and find out more.

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    September 27

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Giving

3 WAYS TO GIVE

ONLINE

Over 70% of people who give at City Church, give online. It’s simple and secure. Use the link to give today.

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VIA TEXT

Text any amount to 918-917-5040.

Visa, AmEx, Mastercard, Discover

ON SUNDAY

We have giving envelopes, located with the giving boxes at each exit, available for you every Sunday morning to give by cash, check, or credit card.

RESOURCES

Generosity Pathway

• Financial Peace University – Next class begins March 6th – register here!

• Treasure Principle by Randy Alcorn – Pick up a copy at Connection Corner

• Contact us for financial consulting and we can recommend a financial advisor – justin@citychurchtulsa.com

• Budgeting tools – Download Here

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, October 18th 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

Ask about volunteer opportunities, share your story, submit prayer requests, or let us know about your experience with us!

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

Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Weekend August 8-9, 2020

This year City Church Tulsa is partnering with Unite My City 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. The Unite My City Project is on Aug 8th, all projects listed below are on Sunday, Aug 9th.

**We are no longer taking sign-ups, however you can still serve! At this project; South Tulsa Community House
5780 S Peoria Ave, Tulsa, OK 74105 – 10am**

SATURDAY PROJECT – AUG 8TH – Unite My City Drive Thru Grocery and School Supply Event – We are partnering with 5 other local churches to host a drive thru event where we will distribute over 1,200 bags of groceries and 750 backpacks full of school supplies to the Hope Valley neighborhood.

Adopt-A-Block – Hope Valley & Black Wall Street – We’re going to love on specific areas of Tulsa with prayer walks, one-on-one conversations, picking up trash, and looking for ways to serve on the spot.

Church of Eternal Love Fence Building (needs skilled leaders 18+) – If you’re looking to get your hands dirty, this is the project for you. We will be installing fencing around our sister church, Church of Eternal Love, in North Tulsa.

PROJECT FULL! Classroom Care Packages for Teachers at Eliot and Sequoyah – We can all agree that the last thing teachers should be worried about is having COVID supplies as schools re-open. We’ll be assembling care packages for their classrooms to help ease the burden.

PROJECT FULL! City Officials – Letters of Encouragement – Political views aside, this might be the most difficult time in recent history to be a decision maker. We want to send notes of encouragement and gift cards to members of our local government.

Free Sno Cone Drive Through – Who doesn’t love a free sno cone?! This project will be handing them out, drive-thru style, in the Hope Valley area of Tulsa.

PROJECT FULL! Local Pastors – Letters of Encouragement – We know how important the local church is during a crisis and we want our local pastors of all denominations to know we love and appreciate their dedication and leadership during these trying times. We’ll be writing thank you letters with encouraging verses and gifts cards to keep them going.

Nursing Home Pen Pals – Nursing homes have proven to be extra lonely during quarantine. We’ll be visiting some of Tulsa’s elderly population, learning about their interests, and creating social media posts to help them find pen pals and keep company.

Positive Sidewalk Chalk – Everyone likes a colorful pick-me-up! We’ll be going to schools, hospitals, and stores around town and creating positive messages with sidewalk chalk.

Random Acts of Kindness – This project is for those who love to put a smile on someone else’s face! From paying for people’s gas, to delivering surprise flowers, to leaving notes of encouragement on people’s windshields, there will be tons of opportunities to spread kindness!

PROJECT FULL! Thank You Baskets for Sequoyah Cafeteria Workers – The cafeteria workers at Sequoyah have worked throughout the summer with no break, feeding kiddos and keeping spirits high during the pandemic. We’ll be putting together thank you baskets and gifts for the 7 ladies who make it all happen.

PROJECT FULL! Tulsa Hills Youth Ranch Tidy Up – We love this long standing partnership with THYR! We’ll be providing all kinds of lawn care and clean up at their ranch, there’s always plenty to do!

TU Chi-Alpha House Flip – The University of Tulsa Chapter of Chi-Alpha provides students resources and a place to grow closer to God. We want to help them with carpentry, painting, moving furniture, and other efforts as they renovate their facility.