CityReach Church Swissvale
Lament - Psalm 77

Lament - Psalm 77

July 28, 2021

Shaq Hager, co-pastor of Garden City Church fills the pulpit of CityReach Swissvale. Shaq looks at a Psalm of lament and provides insight into how the Psalms give us permission to cry out to God when our experience in the world doesn't match our expectation of our experience of God's kingdom.

Passage: Psalm 77

Judge Not That You Be Not Judged

Judge Not That You Be Not Judged

July 21, 2021

Greg Burdette, Director of Adult Discipleship of Bellefield Presbyterian Church fills the pulpit of CityReach Swissvale. "Judge not lest you be judged," a passage so often quoted in our world, but what does it mean? Greg looks at the root of judgmentalism that Jesus speaks against, and invites us to look at when and why we fall into its trap.

Passage: Matthew 7:1-6

CityReach FAQ Sunday 7/11/21

CityReach FAQ Sunday 7/11/21

July 19, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale answers questions from our congregation in our very first FAQ Sunday. These messages will occur a few times a year and are an opportunity to ask any questions you might have about the life of faith, Scripture, theology, God. This week's questions are:

Why/how was CityReach Church Swissvale planted?

What does the Bible say about tattoos and piercings?

Who is Satan and what does he do?

We Believe…In the Life Everlasting

We Believe…In the Life Everlasting

July 7, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale concludes our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. This week we look at the life everlasting. What will preoccupy our time in eternity?

We Believe…In the Resurrection of the Dead

We Believe…In the Resurrection of the Dead

June 30, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale continues our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. This week we look at our hope of life after life after death, namely the physical resurrection of our bodies. We examine where this hope comes from. Using Jesus as our prototype, we speculate what those bodies will be like when we receive them.

We Believe…In the Forgiveness of Sins

We Believe…In the Forgiveness of Sins

June 23, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale continues our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. This week we look at the Day of Atonement (Leviticus 16) as a model for how God dealt with our sins through Jesus Christ on the cross. Not only did the suffering of Jesus satisfy his wrath, but Jesus also removed our sins from us, never to be seen again.

We Believe…In the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints

We Believe…In the Holy Catholic Church, the Communion of Saints

June 16, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale continues our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. From our affirmation of the Holy Spirit, we next turn to the church, that body of Christ which is built up through the power of the Holy Spirit. Faith is not meant to be an individualized pursuit, we are in this journey of faith together.

We Believe…In the Holy Spirit

We Believe…In the Holy Spirit

June 9, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale continues our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. This week we turn to the third paragraph of the creed, dealing with the Holy Spirit. Who is the Spirit and what is his role in applying faith to our lives?

We Believe…He Will Come Again to Judge the Living and the Dead

We Believe…He Will Come Again to Judge the Living and the Dead

June 3, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale continues our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. For the last several weeks we have looked at the past work of Christ, his birth, death, and resurrection. This week we look ahead to his glorious return. While we do not know the day or hour he will return, Jesus encourages us to be ready for his coming.

We Believe…The Third Day He Rose Again, He Ascended into Heaven, and is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father

We Believe…The Third Day He Rose Again, He Ascended into Heaven, and is Seated at the Right Hand of the Father

May 26, 2021

Pastor Chris Ansell of CityReach Church Swissvale continues our sermon series, "We Believe..." This series will investigate one of the oldest creeds in the Christian tradition. This week we examine the resurrection and ascension of Jesus Christ. The resurrection shows Christ's authority to deal with sin on the cross, and his ascension gives us confidence that he is in heaven advocating on our behalf.

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