Community
Bible Fellowship

9809 Giles Lane    Austin TX 78754    512-345-5285

Welcome to the home of Austin’s Community Bible Fellowship on the web. We are a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic, intergenerational fellowship and we invite you to worship and work with us to build the Kingdom of God.

Rev. Gilbert

& Melba Davila

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That completed the testing. The Devil retreated temporarily, lying in wait for another opportunity. Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. - Luke 4:13-14 (MSG)


Luke’s description of the temptation story ends like this – The Devil retreated temporarily, lying in wait for another opportunity. He never gives up. But the very next line reads, Jesus returned to Galilee powerful in the Spirit. Being tested and tormented for 40 days, physically, emotionally and spiritually, He not only survived, but emerged with greater power than before. As metal is made stronger in the fiery forge, so we are made stronger in the Spirit by our trials. Unlike Jesus, we don’t have to go it alone – He is with us!


It takes commitment and effort to follow Jesus, but He never asked us to go anywhere alone.  He lived the same life His followers endured - He had family responsibilities as the oldest son, He gave up His carpentry business to go about His Father's business, He was enveloped in a sense of urgency to touch and teach as many as He could.  The mountains are high that we face today, but the committed, who take the trip with Jesus, will not only conquer the climb, but will find a treasure at the top.


The Apostle Paul knew that the new Church would also need each other to build their faith, withstand persecution, and spread the Good News to others. Free of the burdensome weight of the Law and bound together by new found grace, there was now joy in the journey and a contagious spirit of love. We still need each other and our desire for fellowship remains paramount to the Christian way. Join hands and stick together, and always make room for more.


Regardless of who we are, where we live, what national origin or faith tradition we claim, "Christian" is the only identifier that matters to God. There are many more of "us" when we include all those that love and live life in Jesus Christ. It is we who build barriers, create divisions, and make God inhabit the smallness of our box.


Help us, Lord, to enlarge our vision and our hearts to embrace all those that believe on His name, so we can be more effective in reaching out to the world that needs You.


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The arms of Community Bible Fellowship are always open to connect you and your family with our church family. You are invited to come to our house for worship Sunday mornings or any time online at http://www.austincbf.org/local.html or http://www.fcogaustin.org/.


Find our Pastor Gilbert Davila in the Christians Broadcasting Hope ministry in Spanish at http://www.hermandadcristiana.org/


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Listen to CBF worship services any time on our "Local Ministry" page.


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