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Music and Worship: Sunday, May 31st, 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 listen and read below! ...

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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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Music and Worship: Sunday, May 24th, 2015

Good afternoon! 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 listen and read below! ...

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Encouraging One Another in Who We Are in Christ

Hello Metro, “We are significant players in each other’s gospel narrative, and it is in relationship with one another that we experience the fullness of God in Christ.” by Milton Vincent Implicit throughout the New Testament is the encouragement and support of other believers in our walk with the Lord. The Apostle Paul seemed to always be praying for ot...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Gave the Great Commission

Jesus gave all who follow Him a great and important job. It is an honor to share about Him! We can share the Good News about His life, death, and resurrection so that they, too, might know and follow Him! Think about the people you will come into contact with today. Who might need you to tell them about Jesus or to bring hope to a hard situation? Talk with them today. ...

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Music and Worship: May 17th, 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 listen and read below! ...

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Alive Update: Summer Snapshot

A brief overview of what the Summer with Alive Youth Group will look like! ...

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Do We Love Like This? Yes, But Do So More and More!

We studied 1 Thessalonians 2, where we read of a depth of love and mutual affection between Paul and the Thessalonians. It's preserved to inspire us to pursue the same kind of love for one another, made possible only through the gospel of Jesus Christ. Real, biblical love for one another is not easy. We are in a fight. Sin, namely our pride and selfishness, Satan, who is o...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Served Breakfast by the Sea

Jesus’ disciples had denied knowing Him and ran away when Jesus was arrested. Even though they had not stood by Jesus during that time, Jesus showed as He served the disciples breakfast that He loved them and that through His sacrifice, He has made all things right again. Jesus still wanted to use them in God’s plan, even though they had messed up. Ask kids to talk abo...

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Alive Update: Parental Involvement in Youth Ministry

Change is nothing new. We live in Florida, so if the weather’s stormy, wait five minutes and it will be different. But one thing does not change; we parents have a God given responsibility to train our children. Ephesians 6:4 says it this way: Fathers, do not provoke your children to anger, but bring them up in the discipline and instruction of the Lord. Thoug...

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Music and Worship: May 10th, 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 listen and read below! ...

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The Gospel and Concern for the Poor

“But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, and in our love for you—see that you excel in this act of grace also. I say this not as a command, but to prove by the earnestness of others that your love also is genuine. For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that though he was rich, yet for your sake he be...

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Truth Quest Update: Jesus Appeared to the Disciples

After Jesus was raised from the dead, He appeared to more than 500 people! Jesus’ resurrection is proof that God was pleased with His sacrifice and had granted pardon to any who love and trust in Him. Jesus is alive today! Ask kids if they would have a hard believing that someone had seen Jesus after His crucifixion if they had been in Jerusalem that day. Ask them what t...

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Alive Update: Change to Weekly Meetings

A new update regarding the heart, vision, and plan for the change to weekly Alive meetings starting this June. ...

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The Gospel and Good Works

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renounce ungodliness and worldly passions, and to live self-controlled, upright, and godly lives in the present age, waiting for our blessed hope, the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ, who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to ...

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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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Truth Quest Update: The Emmaus Disciples

In Luke 24:13-35, Jesus met two men on the road to Emmaus. This was after His resurrection, but the men did not recognize Him. They were reading Scripture, and Jesus helped them understand that all Scripture tells about Him! After Adam and Eve sinned, God began working out His plan to send Jesus to rescue people from sin. The Old Testament points forward to Jesus’ life, ...

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The Gospel & Liberation from Self-Love

Self…less! “For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died for all; and He died for all, so that they who live might no longer live for themselves, but for Him who died and rose again on their behalf.” - 2 Corinthians 5:14-15...

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