Secrecy Must Be Stronger Than Applause

52 min


We live in a hyper-public culture, where being seen and understood is one of our society’s highest values. While there are pros to applause, it can be a detrimental drug. It wears off very quickly and drives us to keep proving ourselves to get that fix. Over time, the good longing for greatness gets twisted into insecurity and validation and turns into a type of drug that enslaves us.

Continue watching this series

This Must Be Stronger Than That is a multi-part series from Church of the City NY.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 11

Seeing hate all around us might make us feel hopeless, but there's actually a lot we can do.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 2

Identify modern forms of idols and learn why we should worship our Creator more than things created.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 3

Our culture now accepts many truths, and it is slowly distorting the message of the Gospel.

This Must Be Stronger Than That | Part 1

Today's church is disgraced and disillusioned, rejected by society. How can we change that?


More on Insecurity & Validation

Keep learning more about how to deal with insecurities by picking from the sermons below.

Planted Not Buried 5

Planted Not Buried | Part 5

Is your constant need for validation from other people keeping you from your purpose in life?

Done With (Insecurity)

In a generation plagued by insecurity, God wants to set us free. Do you see yourself as he does?

Fill in the Blank | Part 5

To avoid conforming to the world around us, we need to transform our minds around the way of Jesus.

Need to Be Loved

Against The Tide | Part 4

How can we become the type of people who care more about God's approval than man's approval?

The Other 3:16’s | Part 3

We've all heard that God loves us, but have we accepted it and embraced it as our ultimate truth?

Pinterest Apostles

God's love for us doesn't require perfection, He just wants to be in relationship with us.


More from Church of the City New York

Loved this message? Continue watching more from Pastor Suzy and Church of the City NYC.

Missional Angst

How can we overcome the cultural hostility towards church to gain confidence in sharing our faith?

Trust

There's a lack of trust in our society, and it's led us to develop a greater need for control.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 4

Find out what the glory of God looks like, why we need it and how we should respond to it.

I AM | Part 3

We try so hard not to be led by anyone, but we end up being radically influenced by something anyway.

Jesus, Women and Leadership

By taking a thorough look at the Scriptures, find out what God has to say about women in leadership.

Teach Us To Pray | Part 3

Instead of only praying to receive the gift, we should be praying for an encounter with the giver.


About this Pastor & Church

Suzy Silk is one of the pastors at Church of the City NYC, a diverse community, with an ambition to see the fame and deeds of God renewed in our time, and to practice a powerful faith that brings renewal to our relationships, workplaces, and neighborhoods.

Located In: New York City

Learn More

Enjoyed this video? Become a subscriber.

Find out how you can sign up for cool perks and help impact millions in the process.

Learn more