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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 Unplanned conversations in the hospitality room on Sundays have been replaced by imperfect text messages to check in on those we care about.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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  • In my devotional reading a few days ago, I came across the following quote from the British preacher Charles Spurgeon: “[T]his is the reason why he bringeth his people ofttimes into straits and difficulties, that, being made conscious of their own folly and weakness, they may be fitted to behold the majesty of God when…

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  • We’re so excited to finally share this collection of songs that we’ve been working on for our church. We pray that you are encouraged and exhorted by this project as much as we were making it. Join us this Thursday night, July 30th, at 7:30 on youtube for a live premier of the full EP…

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  • C.S. Lewis once wrote, “God whispers to us in our pleasures, speaks in our conscience, but shouts in our pain: it is his megaphone to rouse a deaf world.” God wants to rouse, not just the world but the church, our church. What is he saying through our pain? No doubt, many things including a more just, less busy society, but he’s also…

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  • The headlines this past week exposed, yet again, the deep-seated, enduring racism in our country. Anger-fueled riots left cities in smoldering ruins. What resources do we recommend? How can we respond? Messages Each of these messages contain theological reasoning, apologetic work, and steps for action. Gospel Works in Controversial Times (Jonathan Dodson) What about Racism?…

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  • Video Transcript: Hey City Life Church, the elders have been discussing, praying, and asking for your feedback on our plan to gather again in person. We deeply miss worshipping together, praying with you, even sharing meals in person. We feel the limitations of our virtual connections. However, we want to be prudent when deciding on…

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