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Together Again

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Love for others will continue to be our overarching priority as we return. To that end, and in keeping with our local government guidelines, we will continue to practice physical distancing in the building. Masks are required as you enter, in the lobby, and while moving within the building. Additionally, we ask that all conversations take place outside of the building. ...

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Online Communion Guide

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Some of the sweetest times for small groups/gatherings or families are when they can participate in the Lord’s Supper together. The Bible stresses the importance of unity in Communion, which is why taking Communion with those you do life with on a regular basis can be powerful....

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Good Friday Communion Guide

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Some of the sweetest times for small groups/gatherings or families are when they can participate in the Lord’s Supper together. The Bible stresses the importance of unity in Communion, which is why taking Communion with those you do life with on a regular basis can be powerful....

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Equipped to Respond

Our Churchs Response To Covid 19 Red Shapes

It can be easy to say "be on mission" or "love your neighbor" at times like this, scripture tells us to be ready to give a "defense for our faith" (I Peter 3:15), but where might we even consider staring? Here are some practical ways you can be equipped to respond when most helpful, it's a "round-up of resources" so to speak. Let's begin with Prayer......

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Spiritual Gifts at Metro Life Church

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Our aim here is to provide clarity to the definition and expression of the Gifts of the Spirit at Metro Life Church. This will help both in right belief, teaching and practice of the gifts in all expressions throughout the church....

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MLC Events for March 2020

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Don't just see what's happening in the church, discover ways to be equipped and use your gifts through the church - there's even simple links to sign up right here for you!...

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Fall 2019 Women's Ministry Initiatives

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Ladies, this fall we've got additional ways for you to find community together. These groups meet weekly, bi-weekly, every other week, monthly...whatever will serve the group in carrying out the purpose, vision and mission of the group for a 6 week to 4 month period of time. Click here to find out more...

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Travel Package for Passion Conference 2020

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This year, the Metro Young Adults are going to take this time away together for time in God's Word as well as extended fellowship at Passion 2020. Find out more here...

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The Beauty of Scripture

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A deeper look into the biblical connections of Hebrews 10:19-25 to 10 other verses in Hebrews and 11 through the rest of scripture including the references....

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Ephesians Series Lobby Art Installation

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A behind the scenes look to see and understand some of the work of our design team and process in putting together resources for our series. I’m grateful for a church that values creativity as a part of the way that we display the Glory of God, our creator!...

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Coming Soon: Work as Worship, 1 Day Retreat

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God has a purpose for us on this earth. That calling is to be on mission for God where He has placed us. And since many people spend the majority of their waking hours on the job, we have to stop compartmentalizing life into “spiritual activities” and “work activities.” How are we living examples of the gospel while we work? ...

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Worship Songs for Sunday, January 14th, 2018

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Like the sun keeping planets in orbit, God is at the center of existence and our lives are meant to center on Him. The truth is that our lives often don't center on Him. Most of us go each day unaware of the unimaginable power of God. The grand narrative of scripture began with God and all of history centers around God. But we constantly fail to center our lives on Him an...

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Worship Songs from Sunday, January 7th, 2018

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We are grateful that the resolve that God has for His own Glory is far greater than our resolutions will ever be! Here are the songs that we sang on Sunday to reflect on that truth......

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The Dangerous Call of the World - Follow Up Resources

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Here's a collection of resources for further study on rejection of worldliness and the blessing of repentance...

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[Alive Update] 2017 Summer Plans

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Shane gives us a glimpse into the summer of 2017 and the plans that Alive Youth Group has together...

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Alive Camp 2017: ONE - behind the summer plans

The past several summers have been a great time fellowshipping together, spending time in God's Word and going all out transforming whatever location we were going to for our teens to have an experience they'll never forget. As we were praying through plans for this year one thing we considered was how we can best minister to teens based on where they were at in life. We...

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You’re ‘More than a Conquerer’

This past Sunday we considered what it meant to be a conquerer, but I wanted to share this helpful resource with you all to help us consider this more deeply from a Theological standpoint. I trust this will be helpful for your personal Bible study and encouragement this week. -Chris ...

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Save The Date in 2017

Perhaps your family is like mine, enjoying the break but making plans for the year ahead... there's family, school, vacations, budgets and a list of other things to consider. It can get overwhelming and at times we find our calendars full before we've even considered the things that God would want us to engage in through His church. This year, we've put together what we ho...

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Alive Middle School Update: God's Glory on Display

The point this past Sunday was for our students to understand the role Jesus played in physically demonstrating God’s glory on this earth, and that they would evaluate what effect truly “seeing” Jesus’ glory has or could have on their relationship with Christ. Read more from our latest Alive Middle School Meting Here...

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ Justification

Through Jesus and the work of the Spirit, God would establish a new covenant and give lasting life to his people in the new heavens and new earth. Jesus is the One through whom all of these promises find fulfillment, first in his sacrificial death as a necessary and just payment for sin and then in his victorious resurrection and reign as King....

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Alive Middle School Update: God's Glory Defined

God’s glory can be one of those “church” words students think they understand. Until they actually try to define it. Then, they realize they really don’t have a good grasp on what God’s glory is. After this study, they won’t have any problem knowing what God’s glory is, and how it affects their lives....

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ The Cross

God created a kingdom, and he is the King, but he made human beings to represent him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call, which led to sin and death. But God promised to defeat the Serpent through the seed of the woman, who is also the seed of Abraham. Through Abraham’s family, and specifically Judah’s royal seed, David, the covenant blessings would com...

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ New Creation

THE STORY SO FAR God created a kingdom, and he is the King, but he made human beings to represent him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call, which led to sin and death. But God promised to defeat the Serpent through the seed of the woman, who is also the seed of Abraham. Through Abraham’s family, and specifically Judah’s royal seed, David, the covenant bless...

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[Alive Update] 16 Verses: Resurrection Promsed

THE STORY SO FAR God created a kingdom, and he is the King, but he made human beings to represent him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call, which led to sin and death. But God promised to defeat the Serpent through the seed of the woman, who is also the seed of Abraham. Through Abraham’s family, and specifically Judah’s royal seed, David, the covenant bless...

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10 Things You Need to Know about VBS: Deep Sea Discovery

We are SO excited to have your kids join us as we learn that GOD IS WITH ME WHEREVER I GO. Please read through this post as it will help you know what to expect next week related to check-in, daily routines of camp, special details for Friday and our special presentation for families...

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Alive Update: The Suffering Servant

In order to finally defeat sin God would not send an animal sacrifice. Instead He would send a suffering servant and the Lord would lay on this servant the sin of all his people....

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Alive Update: King David

We are halfway through our 16 verses series and our 8th stop brings us to King David. While there are many things about his life that are commonly recalled such as his days as a shepherd, triumph over Goliath, Kingship, sin and repentance there is one aspect of his life that can commonly be overlooked. His desire was to build a temple as a permanent place for the presenc...

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Alive Update: Summer Schedule

We are working on summer plans for Alive and I’ve included a calendar for your family to help you all stay informed of what’s coming up. Our hope is to give opportunities for fellowship while schedules are a bit more flexible with school being out for the summer, to create environments where we seek to be more identified as in Christ than we do by our school, sport, ac...

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ The Passover Lamb

God created a kingdom, and he is the King, but he made human beings to represent him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call, which led to sin and death. But God promised to defeat the Serpent through the seed of the woman, who is also the seed of Abraham. Through Abraham’s family, and specifically Judah’s royal seed, the covenant blessings would come to the w...

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Alive Update: Judah the King

God created a kingdom, and he is the King, but he made human beings to represent him in that kingdom. Adam and Eve rejected this call, which led to sin and death. But God promised to defeat the Serpent through the seed of the woman, who is also the seed of Abraham. Through Abraham’s family, and specifically Judah’s royal seed, the covenant blessings would come to the ...

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ Redemption Promised

Even as He concluded His condemning words to the serpent, God gave a hint at what He planned to do for the human race. He would not leave then without hope. And, in these words of hope, we find a pattern for the conflict that will continue until the new creation comes....

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ The Fall

Genesis 3 is one of the most heartbreaking chapters in the entire Bible, because in it, we see God’s good creation turn rotten. In it, we see Adam and Eve, whom God made to love and trust Him, and to rule on His behalf, turn their backs on Him. And the saddest part of all is that every one of us can see ourselves reflected in Adam and Eve....

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A Vision for Our Community - the 2016 Easter Egg Hunt

We want to see the Kingdom of God built in Casselberry and surrounding areas. This is the location that we’ve set down roots as a church family and we want to serve our community well. More than that we have a vision for something far greater than the name of one church in the area, to that end Metro Life Church, Church Together, Willow Creek PCA, New Covenant Assembly o...

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Alive Update: 16 Verses ~ Human Beings

John Calvin wrote that almost all of our wisdom consists of knowledge or God and knowledge of self. Last week we learned something about God and His creation and rule of the world. As we move to the second week in our series, we will get a glimpse of some truths we must know about ourselves. So, before we leave the creation week behind, we need to back up just a bit to loo...

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Alive Update: Where has all the Reverence Gone?

We wanted to give you all a way to know what's been happening in our Alive meetings, here's a recap from our time together last night....

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3 ways to get involved in your community in the next 2 weeks

We are excited for the opportunity to host several tents at the upcoming "Halloween Spooktoberfest" with the city of Casselberry. We need your help and here's how!...

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How you can participate in the City of Casselberry Halloween Spooktoberfest

Throughout our history we’ve enjoyed celebrating the Autumnal season together through events like Fall festivals, community outreaches, etc. This year was shaping up to be like so many we’ve previously enjoyed as we were planning for a Trunk-or-Treat style event. That was, until a few weeks ago when I had the opportunity to meet with the event planners for the City ...

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Christmas Choirs 2015

This Christmas we're going to celebrate the Advent season together (read more about Advent here) and we're putting together a couple of opportunities for your family to participate in choirs to add your voice to the declaration of Emmanuel, God with us!...

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Music and Worship: Sunday, August 9th, 2015

Good Morning! Here is a brief recap of some of the songs that we used to worship God through this past Sunday, as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. We hope you are encouraged and uplifted as you read and watch below! ...

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5 Things You Need to Know: ReNEW 2015

As I type this it’s late into the evening the night before a youth retreat and this is one of my favorite nights of the year! There’s great anticipation and our group of leaders met this afternoon for a time of training as well as buttoning up the final details preparing for your teens tomorrow morning. It was like Christmas morning seeing all of the details coming tog...

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The Gospel & My Remaining Sin

May we be less consumed with the diagnosis of our heart and more overwhelmed at the triumphant prognosis that Christ brings to our human condition as we consider these things, pray through them, asking God to change our hearts....

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Vacation Bible School 2015: Bible Blast to the Past Recap

Here's your way to review everything that we learned and did at this year's Vacation Bible School: Bible Blast to the Past. Take a step back in time, all the way to last week, and discover the INCREDIBLE, FAITHFUL, INVINCIBLE, UNCONDITIONAL and REAL love of God the Father through His Son Jesus Christ....

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Alive Recap: Psalm 23, The Lord is my Shepherd

A recap of the recent Death Valley series in Alive emphasizing the words LORD, MY, and SHEPHERD from Psalm 23, detailing how God takes care of his children....

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Alive Update: Re:NEW 2015 Conference

Here's a brief taste of what is in store for our teens at the upcoming Re:NEW youth conference! ...

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Alive Update: Introducing the D-Group Leaders

An update about the new D-group of leaders who are working alongside Chris Jessee in Alive, including their roles in the youth ministry and a little bit of the heart behind why they've chosen to invest in the young people of MLC. ...

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Alive Update: God's Glory Through Us

Last night was the last lesson of our study on God’s glory. Entitled “Glory To God Through Us.” The point of the lesson was that our students would understand that God is given glory as they live out their everyday lives, especially during tough times, and that they would accept the challenge to be more identified with Christ through their daily actions and interacti...

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The Gospel and Trust

Did you notice what was embedded in the questions Chris asked this past Sunday? Explore something that was in each one of them and serves as our friendly signpost for life as Milton Vincent would say...

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2015 Community Easter Egg Hunt

We want to see the Kingdom of God built in Casselberry and surrounding areas. This is the location that we’ve set down roots as a church family and we want to serve our community well. More than that we have a vision for something far greater than the name of one church in the area, to that end Metro Life Church and Church Together are partnering with one another for our...

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Meet the Alive D-Group Leaders

In this update on Alive, our ministry to students in middle and high school, Chris introduces us to a group of individuals who are seeking to make a difference in the life of our teens. D-Group (short for Discipleship Group) leaders want to break down walls as students walk in so they don’t have a chance to feel lonely, scared, or bored. Our goal in Alive is an engagem...

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The Rich Ruler: Where Do You Invest Hope?

I was watching the Lorax by Dr Seuss the other night with my daughter and an interesting scene played out, it went something like this: The Lorax: Which way does a tree fall? The Once-ler: Uh, down? The Lorax: A tree falls the way it leans. Be careful which way you lean....

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What is involved in Advent?

We want our eager anticipation to be well informed by the scriptures as well as tradition. We’ll do this over the four Sundays leading up to Christmas and on Christmas Eve. Here’s what will be involved each week: We’ll make use of the simple advent wreath as a visual aid in our celebration which includes an evergreen wreath and 5 candles....

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What is Advent?

In this new series from Chris we are going to explore the Advent season together. We are called to be salt and light to the world around us, radically different than the world we live in because of the Kingdom we’re now a part of. Can this be accomplished while still enjoying the holidays? Absolutely, but let’s have our joy informed by the Gospel, our salvat...

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Alive Update: The Roles of the Holy Spirit

In God’s awesome plan, only after Jesus’ purpose on this earth was fulfilled would the Holy Spirit permanently come to live in all Believers. We took look at how Jesus spoke of the Holy Spirit’s new role in the lives of all those who would come to a saving faith in Christ. Jesus gave a ton of insight into this new way of interacting with the Spirit...

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Music and Worship: August 17th, 2014

Good morning! Here is a brief recap of some of the songs that we used to worship God through this past Sunday, as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. ...

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Alive Update: Our next Elements Study on The Holy Spirit

We will soon begin a new study called “elements: Holy Spirit” that I pray will make a big impact on your teenager’s understanding of the Holy Spirit and the impact having Him in us and with us each day makes on his or her lives. Over the course of this study, your teenager will understand who the Holy Spirit is and what His presence in his or her life si...

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Music and Worship: July 6th, 2014

Good morning! Here is a recap of the songs that we sang and through which we worshiped God while gathered this past Sunday. We hope that these, along with the scriptures that go along with them, are an encouragement to you this week. ...

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Vacation Bible School 2014: Jungle Safari Recap

Here is a recap of the lessons we've learned this week as a part of our 2014 Vacation Bible School titled Jungle Safari. We hope this was a wonderful week for your family, we had a great time with all of the children that were able to participate and look forward to continuing to learn all about God in Truth Quest each Sunday as well...

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Alive Update: The Word And Us

From Chris: This week we wrapped up our Element’s study on God’s Word. This final sermon was entitled “The Word And Us.” Its purpose was to help our students would understand that as Christ-followers, God’s Word must be at the center of our lives. We were challenged to discover (or re-discover) a joy for encountering God in His Word....

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Music and Worship: June 15th, 2014

From Chris: Good morning, Here is a brief recap of the songs that we used to worship God through as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. I've also included an extended devotional based on the Matt Redman song: 10,000 Reasons. Enjoy the goodness of our Father God as you consider these passages and songs together...

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Alive Update: An Open Letter to Parents

Malcom Gladwell says “it takes 10,000 hours of practice to achieve mastery in a field.” (crazy when you think about it, that’s 5 years at a 40 hour per week pace). In a given week we’re each only given 168 hours, no matter what you do or who you are, President of the United States or a homeless man on the street. There are many opportunities be...

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Music and Worship: June 1st, 2014

Good morning, Here is a brief recap of the songs that we used to worship God through as well as some of the scriptures that inform them....

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Alive Update: The Word in the World

This week we continued our study on God’s Word. This message was entitled “The Word In The World,” and its purpose was to help our students see that Jesus’ person, ministry, and teachings represent the fullness of God’s word to us. We tried to help them see how they are to be communicating God’s Word in their day-to-day lives....

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Music and Worship for May 25th, 2014

Good morning, Here's a brief recap of the songs that we used to worship God through as well as some of the scriptures that inform them. I hope this encourages your personal worship throughout the week as well! - Chris...

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New Song: Jesus is Better

The story of Jesus healing a boy with an unclean spirit is one of the most powerful encounters recorded in Mark's Gospel. Found in chapter 9, the writer tells us about a violent spirit that has tormented a young boy since birth. The account is graphic, and it's difficult not to read the story and feel compassion for the disturbed boy....

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Alive Update: The Word At Work

Last night at ALIVE we started our three-lesson study on God’s Word. This first lesson was entitled “The Word At Work,” and its purpose was to help us gain a more full understanding of what we mean by God’s Word, as well as challenging us to evaluate our own attitudes toward the Bible and the role it plays in our lives....

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Alive Update: Elements | God's Word

We tend to hear “God’s Word” and think of our Bibles. Of course, we know that the Bible is indeed God’s Word. But a good understanding of God’s Word goes deeper than just the words on our favorite Bible app....

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Inside the Ark

During Aron Osborne’s message on Noah this past Sunday, I was reminded of the following devotional I had written a while back. Aron pointed out so well the mercy of the Lord (He provided for Noah and his family; He pursues us; He is the initiator of our salvation!) and how the Lord’s mercy enables us to respond in faith-filled obedience. My short writing belo...

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A Prayer for Using Our Words to Heal, Not Harm

Dear Lord Jesus, as with all the Scriptures, ultimately, these verses make me think of you. There’s no one more filled with kindness and gentle answers than you; no one with a wiser, loving, healing tongue than yours. You ever live to use your words to pray for us, bless us, and sing to us of your great delight in us, and irrepressible affection for us. Hallelujah, ...

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Seeing Our Story in the Story of Joseph

Wow Metro! I have been inundated with encouragement from so many of you this week. It seems the Lord is kindly drawing our hearts to Him as we begin our series from Genesis 37-50. There is so much drama and dysfunction and heights and depths in Joseph's life; what is it all there for? How is it any more than a history lesson for us? It's more than history because it isn't ...

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Grow in His Grace! 2 Peter 3:18

I hope your week is beginning by being warmed by the grace given to you in Jesus Christ! What a thought... God wants me to grow (uh-oh, that sounds like a work)…in grace! God's good intention for me and for you is to go deeper in the experience and knowledge of what we have been given in Jesus....

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Know Any "Good" Churches?

What makes a good church? Good preaching, outstanding musicians, awesome youth ministry, good coffee, multiple and short services? Maybe a good church is one that runs a soup kitchen for the needy, supports missionaries overseas, or has a partnership with a local crisis pregnancy center....

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Tithes and Offerings

My name is Daniel, and I am really glad to share with you what the Lord has been doing in my heart, as of late. ...

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Worship In Spirit and Truth

Be encouraged today to be a bold witness through the response of the Samaritan woman. She left the very jar she came to the well to fill so that she could go and tell of this man who is the promised Messiah [John 4:28-30] - what a wonderful portrait of preoccupation! ...

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Walking Through This Valley With Hope

Our church has experienced the deaths of close friends and family members recently. One in particular inspired this post. Steve Ballinger and his wife Peggy have been members at Metro Life Church from the very beginning. They raised their children here together and taught them what it means to live a life sold out for God. Steve passed away a few weeks ago after a long ill...

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Is Anger Really the Same as Murder?

We just studied Matthew 5:21-26 together on Sunday. What a passage. What a hard passage! When Jesus said our righteousness must exceed that of the Scribes and Pharisees he wasn’t kidding! It is a hard passage, because it humbles us in seeing that what Jesus is really building in us by His Spirit are a people who don’t just refrain from external acts, but who ...

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Craving Grace Like [White] Chocolate

2 Corinthians 12:9 says “But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly of my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may rest upon me.” What wonderful news! I’m hoping I can talk Emily into following me around and reminding me of this truth on a daily...

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