Why do people attend church? Does that do anything for God or for people? It depends. In John 10:10 Jesus said, “I have come that you might have life and have it more abundantly”. Going to church to check out what people are wearing, who’s dating whom, or to feel religious does not lead to […]
Welcome to Our Church
City Lights Church is a Non-denominational Church in the city of Scranton for people just like you! Whether you have grown up in church or have no background in Christianity, you can call City Lights home. Our focus is quite simple: Worship God, Grow with each other, and Serve our city.
City Lights Church is a place that is culturally engaging with its foundation firmly found in the scriptures. We are a blend of modern worship, and Gospel-Centered preaching set in the context of a relaxed environment that cares more about the condition of your heart than your attire. In other words there is no formal dress code, just clothes. Join our church for an upcoming service in Scranton at 10:30 am or feel free to contact us for more info or to speak to a pastor.
We are really excited to be starting a new series this week at City Lights! Invite your friends and family!
It’s Here! City Lights Youth! At City Lights we believe that God’s Spirit is for all people and all ages; and we desire to see teens find there ultimate joy in knowing Christ. City Lights Youth is for ages 12-18 and is every Wednesday night at 7pm.
Home Groups are the primary way to connect with each other outside of Sunday service.
From The Blog
Right from the beginning, God has addressed and endorsed the idea of long life as part of His covenant with man. In Genesis 6:3, He said “yet his days shall be one hundred and twenty years”. This wasn’t a one-time proclamation. In Psalm 91:16 he states “With long life I will satisfy him and show him My salvation”. On top of that, in Proverbs 3:1-2, He admonishes us “My son, do not forget my law, but let your heart keep my commands, for length of days and long life and peace they will add unto you”. Praise the Lord for long life!
We have probably all worked with someone who just seems to hate their life, or at least they seem to hate their job. The moment they arrive they begin to complain and start counting down the minutes on the clock. And most often, it seems to be that person who throws the biggest fit that they didn’t get the last promotion or raise.
Through a lot of Word-of-faith teachings and teachings on the power of the tongue, I sort of got off track on the subject of relying on or trusting in God. I used to think that if I ever backed off or lost momentum in my walk with The Lord, that I’d be on my own while God patiently waited until I got to the “end of my rope” so He could help me. In James 1:1-4, the Word says, “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.” I figured that meant once I got enough victories in battle I’d be a hardened veteran and nothing would be bothering me or lacking for me.
2 Corinthians 5:7 says that we walk by faith, not by sight. That means we base our beliefs or expectations on God’s Spirit and His Word, and not on things that can change or what we can control. However, if you’re in faith, God can give you a taste of what’s to come. In 1 Kings 18:44, Elijah had prayed for rain and when the servant saw a cloud “the size of a man’s hand”, he told the servant to tell the king, “Prepare your chariot and go down before the rain stops you”. Many times in my life I saw a little bit of what’s to come before the full manifestation and it emboldened my faith.