9:30am Japanese Worship; 11:15am English Worship 1710 Butler Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90025

City Church

Message Archive (Audio Recordings)

Interim Pastoral Staff Messages
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Pastor Brian Nakamura (L); Pastor John Katagi (R)

Summer 2015 to the present:
(Links to YouTube are color highlighted. Please click to connect to the audio message)

June 26, 2016 – “Plan Ahead” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Deuteronomy 8:1-19
(This represents the final message of Pastor Katagi during his interim pastoral term.)

June 19, 2016 – “To the Receivers and the Givers” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 4:10-20

June 12, 2016 – “Danger and Damage of Misthinking” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 4:8-9

June 5, 2016 – “Rejoice in the Lord Always” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 4:1-7
(Due to technical issues, this message recording is unavailable)

May 29, 2016 – “Balancing our Understanding of Grace” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 3:17-21

May 22, 2016“Performance or Presence?” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 3:1-14

May 15, 2016 – “Components of Discipleship” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:19-30

May 8, 2016 – “With and Without” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:12-18

May 1, 2016 – “We’re On the Same Team” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 2:1-11

April 24, 2016 – “Conduct Worthy of the Gospel” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:27-30

April 17, 2016 – “Positive in the Negative” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:12-26

April 10, 2016 – “Transformative Relationships” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:3-11

April 3, 2016 – “Partner or Party-er” (Beginnings in Philippi) – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Philippians 1:1-6

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Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 – “Resurrection Responses” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: John 20:1-31
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March 20, 2016 – “Perfumes and Palms” (Discovering Joy) – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: John 12

March 13, 2016 – “Uncovering Problematic Attitudes” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: John 6

March 6, 2016“When the Wrong Person Becomes King” – Pastor Rich Katekawa
Scripture Lesson: 1 Samuel 8:1 – 10:27

February 28, 2016 – “Finger Painting” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: John 8:1-11
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February 21, 2016 – “Getting Over the Scandal” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Romans 9:30-10:4; 10:9-11

February 14, 2016
Due to technical issues, the message was not recorded

February 7, 2016 – All Church Camp (No English Worship at the church)

January 31, 2016 – “Confronting Our Blindness” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: John 9
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January 24, 2016 – “Building Bridges in 2016” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: John 4
Due to recording difficulties, this message is unavailable.

January 17, 2016 – “Building 2016 on a Solid Foundation” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: Romans 5:1-5; Matthew 7:24-27

January 10, 2016 “Servant Friendship” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson:  John 3:23-36
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January 3, 2016 (New Year’s Sunday) – “Establishing Right Relationships” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Matthew 5:21-24

December 27, 2015 (Sunday, Year End) – “Establishing Right Priorities” – Pastor John Katagi
Scripture Lesson: Luke 12:13-21

December 20, 2015 (Christmas Sunday) – “Christmas is God’s Game Changer” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Scripture Lesson: John 1:1-18

December 13, 2015 – “The Greatest Gift” – Pastor John Katagi
Romans 5:6-10
Final message on a five-part series. Introduction to the Christmas season.

December 6, 2015 – “Desiring the Greater Gifts” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
1 Corinthians 12:7-11
Part Four in a five-part series on spiritual gifts

November 29, 2015 – “Created to Work Together” – Pastor John Katagi
1 Corinthians 12:12-14, 27
Part Three in a five-part series on spiritual gifts.
(Due to copyright claims on the two Youtube videos that PJ used, those portions have been edited for sound.)
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November 15, 2015 – “Created for a Purpose” – Pastor John Katagi
1 Corinthians 12:1, 4-7
Part Two in a five-part series on spiritual gifts

November 8, 2015 – “Now About the Gifts of the Spirit” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
1 Peter 4:10-11; Romans 12:3-8; 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
Pastor Brian “sets the table” for a new series on spiritual gifts. This subject was suggested by the Board of Deacons and the Leadership Retreat.

November 1, 2015 – “The Sufficiency of Grace” – Pastor John Katagi
2 Corinthians 12:7-10
This is the final message in the 2 Corinthians series

October 25, 2015 Guest Speaker: Pastor Andrew Kim
With regret, we were unable to record Pastor Andrew’s excellent message today.

October 18, 2015 – “The Truth Defines Our Salvation” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
2 Corinthians 11:1-11

October 11, 2015 – “Boasting with the Best of Them” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
2 Corinthians 10:13-18

October 4, 2015 – “Are We What We Think?” – Pastor John Katagi
2 Corinthians 10:3-5 –   In Proverbs 23:7, scripture says, “As a man thinks in his heart, so is he.”  What we feed our minds will affect our attitudes, values and behavior.
(Note:  Due to a recording technicality, the first three minutes of the message are not included.)

September 27, 2015 – “Are We Receiving What God Wants to Give?” – Pastor John Katagi
Are we losing out on blessings God intends for us because of a failure to understand basic spiritual principles?

September 20, 2015 – “God’s Grace in Giving” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
Last minute of the message was trimmed due to file corruption.

September 13, 2015 – “Struggling with the Blues?” – Pastor John Katagi
Examining the spiritual, psychological and personal realities of depression.

September 6, 2015 – “Complete Holiness” – Pastor Brian Nakamura
2 Corinthians 6:14 – 7:1

August 30, 2015 – “Do We Have Good Glue?” – Pastor John Katagi
2 Corinthians 5:14-21 – What are the ingredients needed to make a good church?
Pastor John uses the first 8 minutes to read off the congregational responses. Link begins with the actual message.