“Ah music,” said J.K. Rowling’s Albus Dumbeldore, wiping his eyes, “A magic beyond all we do here!” In my experience music does have almost a magical power. It has the capacity to help us connect with places deep inside our souls. It shouldn’t surprise us, therefore, that one of the most important books in the Bible and Christian practice throughout the centuries is a collection of songs.
As we continue to endure the heartbreaking and devastating impact of Hurricane Harvey upon our city, please join me in praying for those who have suffered loss and those still at risk. May our gracious Savior care for them and be to all of us a “refuge and hiding place from the storm and rain” (Isaiah 4:6).
City Church’s new ministry year begins this Sunday. I’m really excited about our sermon theme for the new year: Stories and Songs. Most of the Bible is written either in narrative or poetry. Our sermons this year will be comprised of both.
City Church launched in August 2015 with a dream to renew Houston by bringing beauty into broken places. As a central Houston church where all are welcome, we want to be a safe place for everyone to explore the possibility of faith and the implications of it in their life. Questions of belief and unbelief are taken seriously and addressed respectfully.