This coming Sunday we will sing, "O Come, O Come, Emmanuel." The simple song full of complex emotions matches, in a way, what can be an emotionally complex time of year. We rejoice with songs and gifts and twinkling lights and warm, peppermint beverages. And we also long for Christ to come again and make the broken whole; the longing made all the more acute with the expectations that come with the lights and the peppermint.Read More
Before the angels sang to announce to birth of the King Jesus, there were four hundred years of silence. The nation of Israel was no stranger to waiting, to looking, to longing for God to make the broken pieces whole. They had heard from the prophet Malachai that a Messiah would come. And then their history of God speaking was punctuated with four hundred years of silence.Read More
Dear City Church friend,
City Church has a great opportunity tomorrow on Giving Tuesday.
Two generous donors have agreed to match up to $100,000 of all donations received by City Church during Giving Tuesday. This is a great way to DOUBLE your gift to City Church.Read More
A few years ago, an old college friend sent me a text: “Hey, do you still live in Houston? I’m driving through in an hour. Want to grab lunch?” Even though it had been nearly twenty years since we had seen one another, we didn’t miss a beat. We ended up getting together several times over the next few months, including on November 1, 2017 to watch the Astros win the World Series.Read More
I was born and raised in Tyler, Texas, and I come from a blended family with five sisters. Growing up I was challenged to try new things and make my own choices, but most importantly I was taught what it looked like to follow Jesus. My family continued to encourage me to do just that as I headed to College Station to attend Texas A&M. I didn’t come from a long line of Aggies, but after one visit (really one visit to Kyle Field) I was sold. I was unsure what was ahead but excited to be a part of it.Read More
I was born and raised in the church. I’ve always believed that God existed, but for a long time I had what I would call a "surface relationship" with him. I just never felt good enough. Some Christians seem to cruise through life without a care in the world. Well, that’s not me.Read More