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Weekly sermons from The City Gates Church in Fairfax, VA. We emphasize verse-by-verse, chapter-by-chapter studies through the Bible and how the ancient text applies to our modern lives living in the shadow of Washington DC. For more information, find us online at TheCityGatesChurch.org

Jeff Schlenz, Pastor


    • Jan 15, 2023 LATEST EPISODE
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    Mark 1:12-13

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 15, 2023 41:25


    Jesus was tempted. What does that mean for the temptations we face today? 

    Mark 1:1-8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 8, 2023 44:18


    The beginning of the gospel is a call to change and be cleansed. 

    John 15:1-8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 1, 2023 45:05


    Christians are designed to bear fruit by abiding in Christ.

    How Christmas Began

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 18, 2022 45:51


    The first Christmas was full of shocking, unexpected, unforeseen, surprises

    The Culture of Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 11, 2022 35:56


    What do Santa, reindeer, and Christmas trees have to do with Jesus in a manger?

    The Theology of Christmas

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 4, 2022 47:12


    Jesus was more than a cute baby; He is a sin-conquering Savior. 

    Announcing the Christ: Promises and Prophecies

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 27, 2022 47:15


    Advent reminds us: Christ has come, and Christ will come again.

    2 Corinthians 13:5-14

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 20, 2022 56:13


    Will you pass an examination of your spiritual health? 

    2 Corinthians 12:11 - 13:4

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 13, 2022 50:41


    What would make you keep going if you were questioned and criticized when you should have been commended, appreciated, and obeyed? 

    2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Pt II

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 6, 2022 42:55


    Weakness reverses the curse and allows us to have a good attitude in bad situations.

    2 Corinthians 12:7-10

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 30, 2022 50:18


    Sometimes, success is the worst thing that can happen to you.

    2 Corinthians 11:16-12:6

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 23, 2022 54:04


    Suffering and difficulty are often experienced by those who follow Christ, but so are divine comfort and strength.

    2 Corinthians 11:5-15

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 16, 2022 39:31


    Confidence in God's calling enables you to show love and humility, even when challenged.

    2 Corinthians 11:1-4

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 9, 2022 43:08


    Scripture tells the story of people wandering away from God and God patiently calling them back.

    1 Corinthians 16:13-14

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 2, 2022 47:17


    Today Pastor Vic brings a powerful exhortation from 1 Corinthians 16:13-14

    2 Corinthians 10:7-18

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 25, 2022 56:06


    God commissions spiritual leaders and is the final authority in their evaluation.

    2 Corinthians 9

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 11, 2022 46:57


    God loves a cheerful giver who shares what they have received from Him.

    2 Corinthians 8:1-15

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 28, 2022 46:33


    Generosity is a clear indication of a life touched by God.

    2 Corinthians 7:2-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 21, 2022 46:04


    Confrontation between Christians is motivated by love, received in humility, and guided by God who comforts and confronts each of us.

    2 Corinthians 6:1-10

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 7, 2022 38:06


    Paul's life was defined by extremes endured for the sake of the gospel.

    Jonah 3-4

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 31, 2022 41:36


    Jonah 1-2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 24, 2022 40:14


    1 Timothy 1:12-17

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 17, 2022 31:52


    Paul reminds Timothy that despite his own sinful past, God still is able to use him for His future glory.

    Leviticus 1-5

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 10, 2022 54:25


    Christ both fulfills the expectation of all the Old Testament sacrifices as well as models how we are to follow in His example.

    Isaiah 55:1-7

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 3, 2022 30:10


    God invites you to leave that which is fake and false, and turn to Him today so that you may receive forgiveness and life.

    2 Corinthians 5:18-21

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 26, 2022 35:13


    God reconciles us through Christ, then sends us out to share the news with others.

    2 Corinthians 5:12-17

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 19, 2022 50:58


    Your whole life can be made new in Christ, and the change will transform everything you desire and value.

    2 Corinthians 5:9-11

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 12, 2022 46:43


    We know we face the judgment of a holy God; therefore, we aim to live well and persuade others while trusting Christ.

    2 Corinthians 4:16-5:8

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 5, 2022 39:35


    Paul did not lose heart in difficult times because he was absolutely convinced that the internal and eternal aspects of life are better than the external and immediate.

    2 Corinthians 4:7-15

    Play Episode Listen Later May 29, 2022 45:37


    Christians accept personal weakness because it brings glory to God by bringing grace and life to others.

    2 Corinthians 4:1-6

    Play Episode Listen Later May 22, 2022 50:14


    The purpose of Christian ministry is to emphasize Christ yet it is often resisted by the spiritually blind.

    2 Corinthians 3

    Play Episode Listen Later May 15, 2022 50:30


    Would you rather have a list of religious rules to keep or a relationship with God?

    2 Corinthians 2:5-17

    Play Episode Listen Later May 8, 2022 47:58


    When there is conflict in our relationships there is often confusion as well, our motives and actions may seem like the fragrance of life or death to people depending on their perspectives.

    2 Corinthians 1:12-2:4

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2022 46:02


    When Paul is accused of being unreliable, he points to his life of integrity anchored in the character of God, and motivated by love for others.

    2 Corinthians 1:1-11

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 24, 2022 46:30


    When we suffer, God comforts us directly and indirectly, then uses us to comfort others.

    Resurrection Sunday 2022

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 17, 2022 30:49


    The Resurrection is proof of the power and love of God who can bring good things out of bad situations.

    Hebrews 13

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 10, 2022 52:06


    In Christ we have a better priest, covenant, form of worship and access to God, therefore, we must let faith transform and strengthen us.

    Hebrews 12:12-29

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 3, 2022 48:45


    In Christ we have a better priest, covenant, form of worship and access to God, therefore, we must let faith transform and strengthen us.

    Hebrews 11:30-12:11

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 27, 2022 51:49


    There is a constant pull toward weariness and discouragement for those who call on God as Father, we fight it with steadfast faith.

    Hebrews 11:23-29

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 20, 2022 52:18


    Moses is affected by the faith of his family, makes it his own, and affects others.

    Hebrews 11:17-22

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 13, 2022 44:13


    God asks us to trust Him for things we cannot see, faith is the fuel for that trust.

    Hebrews 11:7-16

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 6, 2022 41:57


    God calls us to follow Him by faith, trusting His commands, calling, and character more than our circumstances and feelings.

    Hebrews 11:1-6

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 27, 2022 49:35


    God calls us to a life of faith that requires us to trust in Him, even when life is hard.

    Hebrews 10:26-39

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 20, 2022 43:12


    There's nowhere else to go if you walk away from Jesus, so remember your previous confidence, patiently endure the present, and look forward to the eternal promise.

    Hebrews 10:19-25

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 13, 2022 53:44


    In light of all that God has done for us, Christians are encouraged to draw near through Jesus, hold on during difficult times, and pursue community in the church.

    Hebrews 9:16-10:18

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 6, 2022 46:17


    The entire system of worship represented by the Jewish tabernacle pointed toward the ultimate sacrifice of Christ making a way to restore our relationship with God.

    Hebrews 9:1-15

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 30, 2022 48:27


    Jesus opens the door to God's presence wider and longer by offering a better sacrifice while we are called and cleansed.

    Hebrews 8:1-13

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 23, 2022 46:25


    God established a new covenant with His people writing His law on their hearts and minds, demonstrating mercy, and remembering their lawless deeds no more.

    Hebrews 7:1-28

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 55:26


    Jesus establishes a new and better way to God based on the precedent of an ancient priest.

    Hebrews 6:13-20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 9, 2022 36:55


    We have examples we can look to and hope we can cling to as we work out the collision of grace and grit in our daily lives.

    Hebrews 6:9-12

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 2, 2022 41:42


    We show our love for God by serving others but that's not easy, so beware the obstacles, learn from examples, and press on – God notices and greater things lie ahead.

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