Talk Notes

Pastor Jim Moss – Acts Part I: Inside the Huddle

10/13/2019

Extensive Sharing

Acts 4:32 All the believers were united in heart and mind. And they felt what they owned was not their own, so they shared everything they had.

Empowered Sharing

Acts 4:33 The apostles testified powerfully to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and God’s great blessing was upon them all.

When God’s grace is at work, people get generous.

Extraordinary Sharing

Acts 4:34-35 There were no needy people among them, because those who owned the land or houses would sell them and bring the money to the apostles to give to those in need.

Exemplified Sharing

Acts 4:36-37 For instance, there was Joseph, the one the apostles nicknamed Barnabus (when means “Son of Encouragement”). He was from the tribe of Levi and came from the island of Cyprus. He sold a field he owned and brought the money to the apostles.

Ananias & Sapphira:

  • Spiritual posers
  • Praise seekers
  • Liars
  • Greedy
  • Deceivers
  • Satan’s instruments
  • Spirit grievers

When we don’t value the holiness of God, we minimize our sin. When we minimize our sin, we devalue the cross.

  • The gospel frees us from addictions to self and stuff
  • It frees us from pretending
  • It frees us from wanting praise from people
  • It frees us from wanting to lie, steal, and deceive
  • It makes us honest and generous
  • It sets our minds on the glory that is to be revealed

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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!

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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 8th at 10am. 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 | CITY GROUPS

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

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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

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Love Tulsa Sunday

Love Tulsa Sunday

October 6, 2019

9am Tulsa Ballet

 

Twice a year, we cancel our church services to go and be the church in our city. It’s one of our favorite times of the year! We’ll gather in the morning to get in our teams, eat a quick breakfast, then disperse for a morning of service outreach.

Common Good Community Center – Myers City Group

Doing repair and cleaning work at the new community center in Eugene Field.

Delivering Tacos to the Homeless – Travis Rempel

Delivering breakfast tacos and praying with the homeless downtown.

Eliot Elementary – Matt & Lindsay Nelson

Light work projects at a midtown elementary school.

Emergency Infant Services – Move In – Broughton City Group (Saturday)

Helping them move into their new building.

Gift Baskets Around Tulsa – Hannah Demuth

Shopping for gift baskets to deliver to local agencies making an impact around town.

Goodie Bags for the Homeless – Paige Acklin

Shopping for, putting together, and handing out goodie bags for the homeless.

Home Repair – West Tulsa – Rose/Sise City Group

Home and yard repairs for an older, disabled woman.

Home Cleanup – Blind Woman – Moss / Main City Groups (Saturday)

Blind woman’s home repair and general cleaning.

Hope Is Alive – Yard and Home Maintenance Mens Home – Guthrie City Group

Yard and home maintenance at a local men’s recovery home.

Hope Is Alive – Meal with the Residents – Guthrie City Group (September 29th)

Having a meal with residents from a men’s recovery home.

Letters to Incarcerated Women – Karen Workun

Writing letters of encouragement to women in jail.

Letters to Veterans – Bethany Martin

Writing letters of appreciation and delivering them to local veterans.

Laundromat Outreach – 61st and Peoria – Rincker City Group

Handing out quarters and fellowship with local residents at the laundromat.

Making Blankets for Child Abuse Network – Beck City Group

Making fleece blankets for the children.

Nursing Home – Villages at Southern Hills – Williams City Group

Visiting and hanging out with nursing home residents.

Phoenix Rising Library Remake – Whitlee Douthitt

Library set up and mural painting at an alternative school.

Prairie Rose Retirement Home Party – Jon Grogan

Fellowship and playing games with retirement home residents.

Prayer Walk Around New Building – Dianna Potts

Walking and praying in the 51st and Peoria area.

Trash Cleanup at Turkey Mountain – Main + Tapley City Groups

Cleaning up trash at a local nature park.

Turley AG Cleanup – Mewbourne/Genske City Group

Cleaning up at a local church in north Tulsa.

Tulsa Hills Youth Ranch – Moss City Group

Indoor and outdoor work projects around the ranch.

Words of Affirmation Posters for Schools – Bethany Martin

Writing positive affirmation posters to hang in the bathrooms of local schools.

Yard and Porch Cleanup – North Tulsa – Bayne City Group

Much needed yard cleaning and porch painting at a single woman’s home.