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  • The Church is God’s zip code, his favorite place to dwell. Yet for us church can seem ordinary, a mess even. Add in the challenges of social distancing, digital services, and cultural division, valuing God’s favorite place can be a real struggle. But what would happen if we chose to see ourselves as God sees…

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  • Dear City Life, It has been a complicated, difficult, strange year, but we can take comfort in the fact that our Lord is no stranger to political division, rampant disease, and suffering. Hebrews tells us Jesus “learned obedience from what he suffered” (5:8). His full embrace of our humanity, and patient endurance through suffering, qualify…

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  • Dear City Life Church, We are so excited to announce we are gathering back at Ballet Austin on Sunday mornings! It will be a treasure to regather where God has spoken memorably to us over the years. After seeking to regather in-person at our Sunday home for months, the Ballet has approved our return with…

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  • As you may remember, City Life Church partnered with Resource Global at the end of last year to support them in their mission to mobilize a global movement of engaged next generation leaders and entrepreneurs who are having a transformative Gospel impact on their local communities and workplaces across the world. Using a cohort based…

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  • Dear City Life, What a sweet time it was to finally gather in person for worship this past Sunday! We will be back at Park Hills again this week. We’d love for you to join us in the outdoor amphitheater of Park Hills Baptist Church (900 S Mopac Expy) at 3pm to worship together. For more details, please see this What to Expect document…

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  • This hymn took on a special significance for me during the years of 1999-2001. Each Sunday I gathered with my fellow Christians to hear our pastor preach through Romans 4 and 5. Our worship gatherings were weighted by a felt sense of the greatness of God. Soaking in the doctrine of justification by faith Sunday…

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  • It’s really hard to connect right now. Life-giving coffee meetups have given way to late-night Zoom chats. Unplanned conversations in the hospitality room on Sundays have been replaced by imperfect text messages to check in on those we care about. This season has truly been a challenge as we try to make the best out…

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  • “But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ—by grace you have been saved” Ephesians 2:4-5             I had an unforgettable experience in college. I was sitting with a group of my friends discussing Ephesians…

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  • On Tuesday, August 4, in what appears to have been a tragic accident, a massive explosion occurred in Beirut, Lebanon. Hundreds were killed in the blast, and thousands more were wounded.  City Bible Church (CBC) is an Acts 29 member church planted in Beirut in 2018 and ministering amid this immense pain. The blast destroyed their…

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  • The historic “Confession & Assurance of Faith” is also part of our Sunday liturgy. The call to confess our sin is an invitation to receive God’s forgiving grace and commune with him (Proverbs 28:13; Psalm 32:5; James 4:8)! It is something we’re commanded to do before a holy and loving God and with one another…

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  • I’m a planner. I love a good plan. Plans put me at ease and help me feel confident about moving forward. But, if you are like me, in the last 5 months you have wondered if there is even a point in planning anything anymore. Have you found yourself scrambling at times to manage the…

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  • Sundays can be a blur for me. Most mornings I wake up early, get out the door to join my church family, and in the blink of an eye it’s 8PM. With all the moving parts on a Sunday morning: getting everyone dressed, fed, and out the door to gather with the church, it’s easy…

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