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The Urban Orchard

Life in a global city is often difficult. Amid the glory of culture and opportunity is the lure of things like bitterness, impatience, anger and envy. Thankfully God has promised certain gifts to his people. Saved by the grace of His Son, God gives us His own Holy Spirit which fills us and slowly but surely works “fruit” in us. This fruit of God’s Spirit is meant to sustain us in our urban life but also to ordain, enrich and beautify our urban existence. You could say that churches are called to be urban orchards: clusters of fruit that bring beauty and blessing an amazing but sometimes dark and draining city. In this series we will look at each “fruit of the spirit” and examine how they counter balance a particular trial or temptation in urban living.

October 23, 2016

Week 4 | Faithfulness and Gentleness / Apathy and Aggression

speaker: RJ Gruenwald Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Queens Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

October 16, 2016

Week 3 | Kindness and Goodness / Independence and Bitterness

speaker: Anthony Forgioni Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

October 9, 2016

Week 2 | Peace and Patience / Striving and Hurry

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Queens Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

October 2, 2016

Week 1 | Love and Joy / Selfishness and Anxiety

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: The Urban Orchard Topic: Queens Parish verse: Galatians 5:1–5:26

July 30, 2017

Week 8 | Righteousness

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 4:16–4:25

July 23, 2017

Chaos and Distraction

speaker: Frank Hart Topic: Midtown Parish

July 16, 2017

Week 7 | The Power and Primacy of the Gospel

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 5:1–5:5, Romans 5:12–5:21

July 9, 2017

Week 6 | The Bad News

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 3:21–3:31, Romans 8:1–8:11

July 2, 2017

Week 5 | Law and Gospel

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 10:13–10:15, Romans 9:30–9:33

June 25, 2017

Week 4 | The Old Man

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 6:6–6:14, Romans 8:12–8:17

June 11, 2017

Week 2 | The Human Condition

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 5:1–5:2, Romans 5:6–5:10, Romans 6:1–6:5

June 4, 2017

Week 1 | Exposed

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Reading Romans | Grasping Grace in Great Detail Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Romans 1:16–1:17

May 28, 2017

Week 2 | Straining Toward the Goal

speaker: Anthony Forgione Series: Back and Forth Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Philippians 3:10–3:21

May 21, 2017

Week 1 | Forgetting What’s Behind

speaker: Matt Popovits Series: Back and Forth Topic: Midtown Parish verse: Philippians 3:1–3:9