What is Loneliness?

At Citylight Church, we strive to be a culture shaped by the gospel. As a gospel culture, we look to the gospel for solutions to our problems and one of the most significant and common problems we face today is loneliness.   What is loneliness?  Dr. Stephanie Cacioppo, director of the Brain Dynamics Laboratory at …

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Be Thankful for Jesus

I’m thankful for Jesus. I don’t mean to sound trite, or simplistic or self righteous. I want to pass along something simple God is teaching me this year. In Colossians 1:12-14, Paul prays that the church would “[give] thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of the saints in …

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Abraham Lincoln and a Covid-19 Thanksgiving

I’ve lived in the United States of America my entire life. As a result, every year of my life, on the last Thursday of November, I’ve gathered with at least some family or friends and celebrated the holiday we call Thanksgiving. Thanksgiving isn’t a holiday in the Bible; you’re free to do nothing at all …

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Easter Reveals Our Hope

Unprecedented times. A phrase I’m sure we’ve heard 1000 times over the past month. I understand why. In many ways, we have never experienced anything like this. In one sense, this really is a unique time in history. But I find myself thinking about how, in another sense, it’s not all that different after all; …

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Moving Forward

As you’ve surely heard by now, Donald Trump has been elected the 45th President of the United States, after what has been one of the most divisive and acrimonious presidential elections in modern memory. This is Mark Giacobbe, one of of the pastors at Citylight, and I’m writing today to consider: What does this mean …

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Did Jesus really rise from the dead?

As strange as it may sound to some, Christians do actually believe Jesus rose from the dead. We believe there was really a Jesus of Nazareth, who walked on the earth, who died just as truly as any other human, who then came back to life and walked out of his tomb in a material, …

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