Philippians: Finding your joy

This week Nic looked at Philippians 3:1-11. In these verses Paul gave a warning to the church in Philippi to not live by trying to earn God’s approval because we are righteous before God through faith in Jesus alone.

Nicholas Lines
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week we continued our journey through the book of Philippians as Rhi spoke to us from chapter 2:12-18. She shared with us some keys to finding our joy including the importance of cultivating our faith, being content and clinging on!





Rhianon Hoffman
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week we continued to look at the book of Philippians as Nic spoke to us from chapter 2 and verses 1-11. He spoke to us about the importance of finding unity within the church, not just through trying harder, but by looking to a new role model.

Nicholas Lines
Vision 2020

As we begin a new semester Seth took a week to remind us of what our vision is and how we want to see that vision played out in the next 12 months. If you consider Christ Central your home church or if you’re considering joining us or visiting, then this is a great message to listen too!

Seth Hoffman
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week we continued out series on Philippians with Seth talking to us about eternity. He spoke from the famous verses in chapter 1 where Paul declares, “To live is Christ and to die is gain.” It was a message focussing on death and suffering and why we can find joy in the midst of both!

Seth Hoffman
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week we continued our preaching series looking at the book of Philippians and visiting speaker Ian Ashby spoke about the importance of being a united church in the midst of difficulties, trials and challenges.

Nicholas Lines
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week Nic continued our series by looking at Chapter 1:12-18. However he approached it by speaking about how we should study the Bible in a way that helps us to understand what it is really saying and how we can apply it to our lives.

Nicholas Lines
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week Seth continued our series looking at the book of Philippians. He spoke from chapter 1:9-11 on ‘What really matters!’ as we talked about how we want to be a church community of love, growth and salvation!

Seth Hoffman
Philippians: Finding your joy

This week Nic started our new teaching series looking at the book of Philippians by asking the question ‘Who are we in Christ?’ We looked at Philippians 1:1-8 and spoke about three areas of our identity that change once we come into a relationship with Jesus.

Nicholas Lines
Starting a new church community

This week Gareth and Raye Forsey were with us from New Hampshire - they are part of the team who help to oversee Christ Central. And this we looked at what it means to start a new church community by looking at Acts 16 and the story of how the church in Philippi started.

Nicholas Lines
Where do children fit in God's big story

This week Seth spoke to us from Matthew 18:1-6 about the importance of Children in the Kingdom of God. He shared how we as a Church want to take Jesus’ teaching on children seriously and this is one of the reasons we give a lot of time, energy and thought to our kids program.

Seth Hoffman
Pursuing peace

This week we had guest speaker Bill Redekop with us and he spoke to us from Psalm 139 about how God wants us to know and experience peace. Bill and his wife Angela have been serving south west Brooklyn for over 11 years and Bill shared with us a very practical and helpful message.

Bill Redekop
Mother's Day

For Mother’s Day this year, Amy Lines shared a biblical perspective on motherhood. That was followed by a time of Q&A with Rhianon Hoffman about how motherhood has impacted the way she views and relates to God.

Amy Lines
Vision Sunday

This week we celebrated one year of meeting at Beyond Dance and Seth marked this significant step by talking about the next 12 months looks like for us as a Church community.

Seth Hoffman
The Bread of Life

This week, guest speaker Isaac Moore, walked us through Jesus’ claim to be the Bread of Life. Isaac spoke to us about how in making this claim Jesus is showing that relationship with God is the only thing that truly satisfies us in this life!

Isaac Moore
The Struggle is Real: Anger

This week we continued our series by looking at the struggle of anger. Amy focused in on the importance of dealing with our emotions and responding well to the frustrations and difficulties of life by looking at three different Biblical examples from both the Old and New Testaments.

Amy Lines
The Struggle is Real: Shame

This week Nic continued our preaching series on ‘The Struggle is Real’ by looking at how Jesus and the gospel interact with the powerful feelings of guilt and shame that we all struggle with. He did this by unpacking the theological concepts of sanctification and justification.

Nicholas Lines
The Struggle is Real: Following Jesus

This week Seth spoke about the struggle of following Jesus in 2019 in a City like New York. We considered what strategies can we put in place to help us to live out our faith and find God in the midst of the mess.

Seth Hoffman
The Struggle is Real: Trust

This week we asked the question, ‘how can we build trust?’ and it was a timely message in light of the terror attack in New Zealand. We looked at how Jesus is both trustworthy and entrusting whilst also thinking through how we can be a trustworthy community.

Nicholas Lines
The Struggle is Real: Identity

The week Amy continued our ‘The Struggle is Real’ series by asking us the question, who’s identity are you stealing?! She challenged us to consider whether or not we’re being true to our God given identity in Him and to seriously ask ourselves, ‘what am I believing about myself?’

Amy Lines