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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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What the Bible Says About God’s Love


“For God loved the world so much that He gave His one and only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him will not perish, but have eternal life.” - John 3:16 (NKJV)


God loved… that's really an amazing thought. In the ancient world, gods were the demanding recipients of human adoration, to be feared and revered. One might be able to earn the favor of their gods with enough sacrifice and dedication to ritual. Yet this God of Israel, the God of the New Testament, loved us first – unearned, undeserved - sought us out, and sacrificed His Only Son – for us. Given not for only those seeking Him, those cleaned up and straightened out – but especially for the lost, alone, messed up, freaked out, put down, filled with hate, filled with hurt, unable or unwilling to reach for help. For those - for us - God loves…God reaches…God gives…a life worth living and a love worth having.


Jesus said the greatest commandment is "Love God with all your heart…" followed by "…love others as yourself." Notice - we are last on the list. We are not only told that we should put others before ourselves, but we were shown how to do so by Jesus Christ as He lived – and was crucified – on earth. How much pain does our pride cause us – and cost others? A dishonest tax collector experienced the power and the love of God when Jesus sought him out of the crowd and went to his home. Zacchaeus was not changed by Jesus' condemnation, but by His compassion. His heart was transformed and his need to take was replaced by an exuberant need to give. The love of God cannot be contained – it must be shared!


What we now call the "New Testament" Church sprang into being following the resurrection of Jesus; full of energy and excitement, purpose and promise. In a fractured world, the Church was focused on unity guided by love.  While not an easy path, they forged a new reality that forever changed the course of history. Today, in a no less divided world, the 21st Century Church has the same commission to keep. When the love of Christ is able to shine through the noise and nonsense of confusion and conjecture, everyone will want to walk in the warmth of His light.


With one voice, we invite the hurting, the searching, the empty as well as the overflowing, to be a part of our Christ-centered Community. With the Word of God as our guide, we welcome all to fellowship in this place and live in His grace and love.


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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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