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  • What a rich time of celebrating our risen King together this past Sunday. Though we can’t be together in person due to the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the gift of joining our voices, minds, and hearts each week is surely one evidence of God’s grace to us during these shifting times. As you may have noticed,…

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  • The world is different today than it was just a month ago, but the core of our mission as a church remains the same; to renew cities socially, spiritually and culturally with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. So how do we do this in light of the changing landscape around us? We may need to…

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  • This week, as part of our Good Friday and Easter Sunday services, we will once again partake in Communion (also called the Lord’s Supper or the Eucharist) together. As we prepare our hearts for this time of worship, let’s think about why we observe this ancient Christian rite: We Remember The first thing we’re doing…

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  • In these times of heightened tension, uncertainty, and suffering for so many, one of the most important things we can do is pray. To this end we wanted to let you know about some ways that you can intentionally engage through prayer for our church and city. SUNDAYS: MORNING PRE-SERVICE PRAYER City Life will be gathering to pray together…

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  • Central to Psalm 46 (our sermon text from yesterday), is the call of v. 10, “Be still, and know that I am God.” The incomparably powerful presence of God with us should cause us to be still — even in the midst of the most chaotic of circumstances. But how can we do that? What…

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  • As we enter into new territory by gathering online, here are a few resources to help you worship from home. Check, Reserve, Pray You’ll want to prepare for worship ahead of time to avoid kinks and distractions. Check out our last post for steps in how to prepare your heart and space prior to our…

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  • What a string of events these past few weeks have brought us. We are praying for each of you, for your City Group, and for our church as a whole as we navigate these unprecedented times. Now more than ever we want to be clear, supportive, and constant in our communication. To this end, we…

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  • In light of recent events and the rapidly changing news regarding COVID-19, we want to share a note about our church life together. First, we see this as a tremendous opportunity to be a people of hope, faith, and love. We encourage you to read Pastor Jonathan’s article and: Grieve the loss of life and pray for a…

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  • The coronavirus is an occasion for both fear and faith. Some people are rushing to stores to purchase non-perishables and buy facemasks that don’t help. Others are indifferent to the virus altogether. How should we respond? Responding to Bad News The current facts are that COVID #19 has resulted in the loss of over three thousand…

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  • Unfortunately due to travel restrictions and health concerns we will be postponing this event until later this year. Stay tuned for more info on the new dates. Over the past decade City Life Church has helped plant churches and fostered renewal in the cities of Montreal, Dublin, Kuala Lumpur, and Nashville. On March 28-29, key…

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  • People often have questions about the claims of historic Christianity. Over the last decade some of these questions have shifted from key doctrines of the faith (inerrancy of the Bible, the resurrection) to social and cultural concerns (race, gender, sexuality). People want to know if Christianity is good not if it is true. Whatever the…

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  • A surprisingly high number of people attend religious services in our secular age. What are they looking for? Some want to meet people; others to go to heaven, or do some good. Each of these reasons is driven by longing for meaning—meaning in relationships (church), spirituality (Christ), service (mission). But there is a near and far side…

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