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  • It has been a true grace to livestream our services on Sundays–to worship at the same time, in our homes, across the city, during a pandemic. But a greater grace has returned: church in-person. Church “in-person” is actually a redundant expression. The Greek word for church, ekklesia, means “a regular gathering of people with shared belief.”…

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  • Dear City Life Church, We have been blessed to gather back at Ballet Austin on Sunday mornings for several months. It is a treasure to worship together side by side! We are grateful for your continued patience and prayers. Stay tuned here for the latest updates on our weekly gathering procedures. No Pre-registration: We are…

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  • As we head into summer, I have just a few updates for you in regards to Kids Life… As most of you know, I (Danielle) will be stepping back for the summer to welcome a baby boy into our family. I will be out beginning May 17th until the beginning of August. And as you might…

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  • A few weeks ago Tory Mayo from The Well Austin encouraged us to think of discipleship as “intentional friendship.” I have this kind of relationship with my friend William. Together, we seek to grow in our relationship with each other and with Christ.  We can be intentional in our relationships at work, at home, in…

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  • Church, here is a prayer I’ve written and prayed for you. Consider joining me in this prayer by praying it too, with family and friends around a meal, or before bed. You may just want to read it aloud and reflect. Whatever you do, I hope you’re encouraged. Lord, we come to you in a…

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  • In graduate school I picked up the intriguing book, The Three Mile an Hour God, by Japanese author Kosuke Koyama. As I turned each page, my tightly wound inner clock slowly unwound. I had no idea how time conscious and efficient I had become; in fact, I thought these to be virtues. Koyama confronted my…

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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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  • 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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