Citizens Church Sermons

Citizens Church

We are a broken, imperfect people who have been saved through faith by grace, and that grace compels us to live out our mission to enjoy God, love people and make disciples, from Collin County to the ends of the earth.

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Psalm 67 is a prayer that God’s glory may be seen among His people and that God’s grace may be seen among those far from Him. Our prayer is that the people of Citizens Church would embody this prayer in their communities and beyond. 

Nov 15

32 min 2 sec

Psalm 33 is a reminder that God is not only deserving of our gratitude, but that expressing thanks and gratitude to God is good for the human heart and soul.

Nov 8

39 min 36 sec

When faced with difficult circumstances, how do we honor God through our response? Psalm 33 gives us an outline for our posture towards God and towards our circumstances.

Nov 1

21 min 20 sec

The Psalms teach us how to talk to God about the things that are hard to talk to God about. This week, Psalm 27 teaches us how to talk to God about our fears. 

Oct 25

37 min 6 sec

In Psalm 16, David is calling out to God from a place of lack — of emptiness. When we are in a season of longing, God meets us. He comforts us with His presence. Psalm 16 is a prayer to abid in God who will sustain us in the hard seasons.

Oct 17

49 min 35 sec

We conclude our Belonging series with the last value — Living on Mission: Joining God in restoring all creation. At Citizens Church, we want to proclaim the gospel as we share our faith, love our neighbors help the vulnerable, and contend for justice in the world around us. Scripture: Matthew 28:18-20

Oct 11

46 min 21 sec

In Week 4 in the Belonging series, we examine our value Whole Person Discipleship: All of life fully formed by love for Jesus. Scripture: Colossians 1:28 and Romans 8:28-29.

Oct 4

40 min 11 sec

In the Belonging series, we are walking through our church values. This week, we look at our third value, People of Presence: The active pursuit of God and others. Scripture: Matthew 5:6 and Jeremiah 17:7-8

Sep 27

40 min 16 sec

We continue this week in our series called Belonging, in which we are asking our members to renew their membership and walking through our church values. This week, we talk about our second value, Word of God: the true story of who God is and who we are. 

Sep 20

43 min 41 sec

On our two-year anniversary of becoming a church, we launched a new series called Belonging. In this series, we are asking our members to renew their membership and walking through our church values. In this first week in the series, you will hear our heart behind the renewal and our first value, Life in Christ.

Sep 13

40 min 19 sec

Paul’s charge to the early church was to live lives marked by generosity, tangibly supporting the needs of the body. That same charge applies to the church today; the response and motivation being gratitude and thanksgiving. Scripture: 2 Corinthians 9:6-15.

Sep 7

42 min 12 sec

God wants to talk to us about the deeper things going on in our life. Through the book of Psalms, He has given us a guide for how to talk to him about the things that are hard to talk about. This week in Psalm 42 & 43, we learn how to talk to God when He seems far from us.

Aug 23

41 min 24 sec

God wants to talk to us about the deeper things going on in our life. Through the book of Psalms, He has given us a guide for how to talk to Him about the things that are difficult to pray about. This week in Psalm 51, we learn how to talk to God about our sin.

Aug 16

42 min 27 sec

God wants to talk to us about the deeper things going on in our life. Through the book of Psalms, He has given us a guide for how to talk to Him about the things that are hard to talk about. This week in Psalm 73, we learn how to talk to God about our doubt.

Aug 9

48 min 57 sec

God is reconciling all things in Christ including the ethnic and cultural tensions that attempt to divide us today, and God has a redemptive plan which He call us, as followers of Christ, to participate in. 

Aug 2

39 min 38 sec

When we spend more time with Jesus, we come to know and love Him more, ultimately finding our meaning, mission and message as we go out into the world and live as people of God under His grace and for His glory. Featuring guest Preacher Dave Bruskas; scripture Colossians 1:15-20. 

Jul 26

37 min 4 sec

In His sermon, Jesus invites His followers to become whole people who hold onto him. He concludes the sermon with weighty words, spoken from a heart heavy with love, so that we don’t miss the life he invites us to live.

Jul 19

38 min 9 sec

The gate you choose to pass through determines the path you are on. Scripture: Matthew 7:12-20

Jul 12

28 min 9 sec

God wants to hear from his followers. As a good father gives gifts to his children, so does a good God want to care for those who proclaim his glory. Scripture: Matthew 7:7-12

Jul 5

38 min 9 sec

In this passage, Jesus teaches his followers about how to be open to receiving loving correction from our Christian brothers and sisters. There is a distinction between moral discernment and not being judgmental. Scripture: Matthew 7:1-6

Jun 28

41 min 18 sec

To know God is to love Him. To love Him is to trust Him. And to know, love and trust God leads to an overflow of obedience.

Jun 21

26 min 22 sec

"Seek first the kingdom of God." Jesus teaches us that seeking the kingdom and believing God is working in the present, combats our anxiety.

Jun 14

47 min 17 sec

Jesus wants our worries. In His sermon, He teaches us what anxiety is and what truths about God help combat and uproot the worry in our lives.

Jun 7

38 min 53 sec

In Matthew 6:19–24, Jesus outlines there is a way to live rightly and a way to live wrongly. One way is to align yourself with the values of the kingdom of heaven and the other is to live in opposition to it. Jesus concludes this section in Matthew 6:24 by highlighting that you cannot love and serve two masters. You cannot love both God and money.

Jun 2

37 min 12 sec

In Matthew 6:19-21, Jesus ’s teachings beg a question that every disciple should consider:  “Do you put your treasure where your heart should be?”

May 24

31 min 51 sec

In the sermon on the mount, Jesus reveals we have a Father in Heaven who is good for us and good to us. Scripture: Matthew 5-7

May 17

37 min 2 sec

What does it sound like to pray to a God who we know, and who knows us? Scripture: Matthew 6: 7-14

May 10

46 min 31 sec

In Matthew 6:16-18, Jesus teaches us how to fast rightly; it is giving up something we need, to relish the one we need most — before an audience of one.

May 3

36 min 58 sec

Jesus describes two kinds of lives, the hypocritical life and the hidden life. The former leads to ruin and the latter leads to wholeness. Scripture: Matthew 6:1-6; 16-18

Apr 26

37 min 45 sec

We will not become like Jesus without spending time with God. We will not spend time with God unless we have made time for God. Scripture: Matthew 6:1-18

Apr 19

39 min 7 sec

Love for others is the mark of disciples who are becoming deeply righteous. In these verses Jesus commands us to love even those who are not like us and those who have wronged us.

Apr 12

39 min 58 sec

Easter Sermon 

Apr 5

36 min 22 sec

In Matthew 5:31-32, Jesus continues teaching us how to become whole people, by reminding us that marriage is God-centered and Covenant-driven.

Mar 29

49 min 52 sec

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus's call to his followers to "keep your word" is ultimately a call to more align your heart to his, by pursuing a righteous integrity. 

Mar 16

43 min 35 sec

Righteousness is a whole person behavior that accords with God's nature, will and coming Kingdom. What does that mean for how we view sex and how we respond to sexual sin? Scripture: Matthew 5:27-30

Mar 8

48 min 43 sec

Righteousness is a whole person behavior that accords with God's nature, will and coming Kingdom. What does that mean for the issues of our heart, such as anger and other emotions?

Mar 1

48 min 19 sec

Matthew 5:17-20 is one of the most important passages in all the Bible for understanding what Jesus came to do and what is expected of his followers. In these verses, Jesus defines His relationship with the Old Testament and what righteousness looks like in the life of His followers.

Feb 22

40 min 1 sec

Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16

Feb 8

33 min 38 sec

How does what we believe about God inform what we do for work? What does it mean to be salt and light in the various jobs and careers in which God has placed us?   

Feb 1

45 min 39 sec

In a world divided along ethnic and cultural differences, what does it look like to be the light of the world, pointing to our future hope of a world free of ethnic and racial hostility? Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16

Jan 25

47 min

Being salt of the earth and light of the world means treating every human with dignity and defending God's image in the face of injustices like slavery and abortion. In this sermon we consider how the church responds in love and truth where image bearers are discarded. Scripture: Matthew 5:13-16

Jan 19

42 min 16 sec

Jesus tells His disciples their impact on the world will be like salt on food and like light shining in the darkness. What do these metaphors mean for how we as Christians live in and love the world around us? We'll explore these questions in Matthew 5:13-16. 

Jan 11

34 min 38 sec

In Luke 7:36-50 a Pharisee and a woman find themselves in the same room as Jesus. However, their approach is distinct and it makes all the difference.

Jan 4

35 min 45 sec

The people of God can patiently persevere as we establish our hearts on Jesus.  Scripture: James 5:7-12

Dec 2020

32 min 22 sec

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:14

Dec 2020

38 min 32 sec

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:14

Dec 2020

39 min 56 sec

Scripture: 1 Thessalonians 5:14

Dec 2020

42 min 13 sec

Week of Advent. Scripture: Matthew 1:18-25

Nov 2020

36 min 8 sec

We wrapped up the beatitudes this Sunday as part of our series "As It Is," walking through Jesus's Sermon on the Mount. These blessings that Jesus gives are a gentle reminder of God's love for his people, and the life that awaits each believer. 

Nov 2020

34 min 49 sec

Guest Preacher: Shea Sumlin, Scripture: Revelation 2:1-7

Nov 2020

43 min 22 sec