Archives for May 2015

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! ...Read More

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! ...Read More

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! ...Read More

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...Read More

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. ...Read More

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! ...Read More

Alive Update: Summer Snapshot

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

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...Read More

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 about how they feel when they mess up. Ask them what they can do when that happens. (They can ask for forgiveness, make it right, and so forth.)...Read More

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 i...Read More

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! ...Read More

The Gospel and Concern for the Poor

“But as you excel in everything—in faith, in speech, in knowledge, in all earnestness, a...Read More

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 they would think if 500 people told them that they had seen Jesus....Read More

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. ...Read More

The Gospel and Good Works

“For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people, training us to renoun...Read More

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. ...Read More

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, death, and resurrection - the time when Jesus would bring God’s promised salvation for sinners! ...Read More

The Gospel & Liberation from Self-Love

Self…less! “For the love of Christ controls us, having concluded this, that one died f...Read More