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Truth Quest Class Update

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When working with Truth Quest, our unique brand of children's ministry, we're consistently evaluating how we can safely care for and best minister to our children in their appropriate age ranges. To that end we wanted to give you all a brief update on our Truth Quest class schedule (meaning ages/grades breakdown) moving forward for both Preschool & Grade School beginning ...

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Cancellation of all weekend services and activities

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As we have continued to monitor the weather for the weekend as well as be in contact with local authorities, we think it best to go ahead and cancel all weekend services and activities through Monday. Many are already recommending that individuals be in place by 5p on Saturday. We will assess any further scheduling updates as needed beyond that. More than any of these det...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Has Power Over Evil

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Only Jesus had the strength to control the man with the evil spirits. Jesus has power over evil, and He used His power to free the man. He has power over everything. Jesus came to earth to destroy the Devil by dying on the cross. One day, Jesus will end evil forever. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Four Friends Helped

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The man who was paralyzed needed to be healed. Jesus knew this and did something even greater; Jesus forgave his sins, and then He healed the man. Because Jesus is God, He has the power and authority to heal and forgive. Jesus forgives those who trust in Him. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Walked on Water

Jesus proved that He can be trusted. His miracles, teaching, death, and resurrection showed that He is who He says He is. Only Jesus can save us when we look to Him in faith. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Provided Bread from Heaven

By feeding the five thousand, Jesus provided for the physical needs of the crowd. The next day, Jesus called Himself the bread of life. (John 6:35) Only Jesus is able to satisfy our souls forever by providing forgiveness, friendship with God, and eternal life. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Turned Water to Wine

Jesus performed miracles to help people believe that He is the Messiah, the Son of God. Jesus has power over everything, and those who believe in Him will have eternal life. ...

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Truth Quest Study: The Wicked Tenants

Jesus told this story to teach the religious leaders about Himself. God sent His own Son, Jesus, to earth but the religious leaders rejected Him. Jesus is the cornerstone...

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Truth Quest Study: The Pharisee and the Tax Collector

The tax collector knew he needed God to forgive him, and he cried out to God. Everyone is a sinner who needs forgiveness. Jesus took the punishment for our sin by dying on the cross. We can cry out to God like the tax collector and because of Jesus, God will forgive us. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Three Parables

The religious leaders complained that Jesus welcomed sinners. Jesus told these parables to teach about God’s forgiveness. God sent Jesus so sinners can be forgiven. As Savior, Jesus seeks sinners. He paid the ultimate price...

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Truth Quest Study: The Good Samaritan

Jesus’ story about the good Samaritan surprised the people who heard it. Like the good Samaritan, God saw that we needed to be rescued. He sent His Son to save us from sin. Jesus died on the cross for our sin and rose again so we can have eternal life. God calls us to show His love for the world by helping people in need. ...

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Truth Quest Study: The Unmerciful Servant

Nothing we do is enough to pay the debt we owe God and take away God’s punishment for our sin. Jesus came and died on the cross to pay for our sin and take the punishment we deserve. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin completely. We can forgive others because God has greatly forgiven us. ...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Parable of the Sower

Jesus is the Sower who shared the truth about God’s kingdom. His followers continue to share the truth today, and those who understand and accept the gospel become more like Jesus. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Rejected in Nazareth

Hundreds of years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote about God’s plan to send a Messiah. He would bring good news and redeem people who were broken and hurting. Jesus read Isaiah’s words and told everyone who was listening that He is the promised Messiah. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Met a Samaritan Woman

Jesus offered the woman something no one else could give her...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus and John the Baptist

John the Baptist had told people to get ready for Jesus, the promised Messiah. Now that Jesus was on earth, John’s mission was complete. John the Baptist joyfully stepped aside as Jesus began His earthly ministry. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Met Nicodemus

Nicodemus needed new life...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Was Tempted

Jesus was tempted, but He trusted God and never sinned. Jesus is perfect and righteous. A perfect sacrifice was required to take away sin. Jesus was that perfect sacrifice. He died on the cross to free us from sin and to give us the power to say no to temptation. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Was Baptized

Jesus never sinned, but He obeyed God and was baptized like sinners are baptized. Baptism reminds us of Jesus’ death and resurrection. It reminds us that when we trust in Jesus, we turn from sin and start a new life...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus at the Temple

Even as a child, Jesus wanted to do His Father’s plan. As Jesus grew up, He became strong and wise. God blessed Jesus as He got ready to follow His Father’s plan: to die on the cross and rescue people from sin. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Was Born

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to save people from sin and to be their King forever. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

The crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus is the center of the gospel. We deserve to die because of our sin, but Jesus died in our place. He was the blood sacrifice made once and for all for the forgiveness of sin. God was pleased with Jesus’ sacrifice and raised Jesus from the dead to reign as King over all creation. We are forgiven only through Jesus. (Acts 4:12) ...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus’ Triumphal Entry

During Jesus’ triumphal entry, the people welcomed Him as King. Jesus was the Messiah spoken about by the prophet Zechariah: “Look, your King is coming to you; He is righteous and victorious, humble and riding on a donkey, on a colt, the foal of a donkey” (Zechariah 9:9). One day, Jesus will return to earth on a white horse as King over everything. (Revelation 19:11)...

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Truth Quest Study: Mary Praised God

Mary was willing to follow God’s plan, even though being Jesus’ mother would not be easy. Mary wanted to bring praise to God. Likewise, Jesus brought praise to His Father by willingly dying on the cross to save people from sin. ...

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Truth Quest Study: From Abraham to Jesus

Jesus came to earth as a baby in Bethlehem. Jesus had earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, but His true Father is God. Through Jesus, God kept His promises to Abraham and David. Jesus saves people from their sin and adopts them into God’s family. ...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Malachi the Prophet

Malachi was a messenger...

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Truth Quest Study: Ezra Read the Law

God's Word is powerful. When Ezra read God's Word, the people changed their ways and loved God more. The Bible says that Jesus is "the Word." Jesus is God who came to live with people on earth. Jesus has the power to change our hearts. ...

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Meeting a specific need in Haiti

For years we have enjoyed a partnership with our friends in Haiti, recently they made us aware of a need and made a specific request and we're working to serve them... find out how you can help here!...

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For the good of our City - 2017 Egg Hunt

We love our city and we're grateful for the opportunity to make this a better place, our annual Egg Hunt is a very visible way that we're able to accomplish this together as a church. 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 chu...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Jerusalem’s Walls Were Rebuilt

Nehemiah led the people to rebuild the walls around Jerusalem to protect them from their enemies. Jesus came to protect us from our enemies. He died on the cross and rose from the dead to rescue people from sin and death. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Nehemiah Heard News of Jerusalem

Nehemiah trusted that God would keep His promise to protect His people and give them a home. When we trust in Jesus, we believe God will keep His promise to give us...

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Truth Quest Study: God Saved His People through Esther

God was in control over Haman’s evil plan to destroy the Jews. Like Haman, Satan wants to destroy believers. Satan thought he had won when Jesus died on the cross, but God raised Jesus from the dead and defeated Satan once and for all. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Esther Became Queen

God’s plan all along was to send the Messiah through Abraham’s family. Haman’s evil plan might have stopped God’s plan, but God was in control. He was working out a plan to use Esther to rescue His people and make the way for His Son, Jesus, to come into the world. ...

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Truth Quest Study: The Temple Was Completed

God's people rebuilt the temple so they would have a place to worship God. Years later, God sent His Son, Jesus, to be with His people. Now God dwells not in the temple, but directly with His people. Because of Jesus, we don't need a temple anymore....

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Truth Quest Study: God Brought His People Home

Zerubbabel led God's people back to the temple to rebuild it. The temple was the place where God met with His people on earth. Jesus came to earth to rescue God’s people. One day, Jesus will return to restore a greater home for all of God's people, and we will spend eternity with Him....

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Truth Quest Study: Daniel Was Rescued

God showed His power to rescue Daniel from the lions, but Daniel was just a small part of a much bigger story. God ultimately rescued us from a much bigger problem...

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Truth Quest Study: Shadrach, Meschach, and Abednego

God was with Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego in the fire. Only He could rescue them. God rescues us too, through His Son, Jesus. Only Jesus can save us from our sin. Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross provided the way for us to be rescued from sin and have eternal life....

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Truth Quest Study: Daniel and His Friends Obeyed God

Daniel chose to obey God no matter what, and God blessed Daniel and his friends. In an even greater way, Jesus always obeyed God. He came to earth and followed God’s plan to save sinners. Jesus never sinned, but He died the death we deserve. Jesus rose from the dead, and those who trust in Him receive God’s forgiveness and blessing. ...

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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 togethe...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Was Born

The birth of Jesus was good news! Jesus was not an ordinary baby. He is God’s Son, sent to earth from heaven. Jesus came into the world to save people from sin and to be our King. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Anticipating the Coming King

Isaiah and many other prophets in the Old Testament told about a King who would come and rule forever. Jesus is the promised Messiah. He will make all these words come true. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Ezekiel Told About a Future Hope

God showed Ezekiel a valley of dry bones. The dry bones remind us what we are like when we sin. God showed Ezekiel His power to make dead people alive. We see God’s power at the cross. Jesus died to save sinners. God raised Jesus from the dead, and He gives us eternal life....

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Truth Quest Study: Judah Was Taken into Captivity

God was right to punish His people for their sin, but He kept His promise to provide a king through David’s family. Ultimately, God punished our sin through His Son, Jesus, and made Him our King forever....

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Truth Quest Study: Jeremiah Prophesied a New Covenant

Jeremiah told about a day when God would forgive sin and change people’s hearts. Jesus made these words come true. God forgives our sin through His Son, Jesus. He changes us and gives us power through His Spirit to obey His commands....

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Truth Quest Study: God Called Jeremiah

God had a plan for Jeremiah before Jeremiah was born. God called Jeremiah to share God’s message about sin. In a similar way, God had planned all along to send His Son, Jesus, to show them what God is like and to rescue them from sin....

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Truth Quest Study: Joel, Prophet to Judah

Joel warned God’s people about the Day of the Lord...

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Truth Quest Study: Jonah, Prophet to Nineveh

God called Jonah to go to his enemies and call them to turn away from their sin, but Jonah refused. Instead, he ran away. Later, God sent Jesus to His enemies to call us to repentance. Jesus willingly obeyed. Jesus died on the cross to rescue us from sin....

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Truth Quest Study: Hosea, Prophet to Israel

Hosea’s relationship with Gomer reminds us of God’s relationship with the people of Israel and with us. Even though God’s people are unfaithful and love other things more than they love God, God still loves us. God sent Jesus to die on the cross for our sin and bring us back to Him....

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Truth Quest Study: Hezekiah, Judah’s Faithful King

Hezekiah prayed that God would save His people from their enemies so that everyone would know that He is the one true God. God answered Hezekiah’s prayer. Jesus also prayed for His people to be saved. Through His death and resurrection, Jesus brought glory to God by rescuing people from sin and death....

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Truth Quest Study: Isaiah Preached About the Messiah

God planned all along that Jesus would die on the cross for our sin. Seven hundred years before Jesus was born, the prophet Isaiah wrote that this would happen! Jesus is the Servant who suffered so that those who trust in Him would be forgiven....

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Truth Quest Study: God Called Isaiah

Isaiah had a vision of God’s glory and realized his own sin. God forgave Isaiah’s sin. Like Isaiah, when we see how holy God is, we see how sinful we are. God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay for our sin. We can find salvation only in Him....

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3 ways to get involved in the Community Funtober Fest

Chris takes a moment to update us on the Casselberry Community Funtober Fest and how over the past several years we have had the opportunity to serve our community outside of the four walls of our church building or the 9 acres of our church property....

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Truth Quest Study: Elisha and Naaman

Naaman was sick with a skin problem. His disease went away when he trusted God’s instruction from Elisha and washed in the river. All people have a sin problem that leads to death. We all need a Healer. When we trust Jesus as Lord and Savior, God forgives our sin and heals us....

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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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Truth Quest Study: Elijah Ran from Jezebel

As a prophet of God, Elijah faced enemies who wanted to hurt him. Elijah’s life points forward to Jesus, the greatest Prophet, who was hated and killed for sharing and teaching God’s Word....

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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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Truth Quest Study: Elijah Confronted Evil Ahab

The people who worshiped the false god Baal danced and cried and cut their bodies to show that they loved Baal. But the one true God is not like the false gods. Instead, He showed His love for us by sending His Son, Jesus. Jesus bled and died to rescue us from sin when we trust in Him....

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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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Truth Quest Study: Praises of God’s People

In the Old Testament, whenever God’s people cried out for mercy and forgiveness, praised God, or thanked Him, God heard their prayers. He promised to answer them, and He did when He sent His Son, Jesus. Jesus meets our greatest need by providing salvation from sin so we can be forgiven and have eternal life....

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Truth Quest Study: Job

Job suffered and wanted a mediator...

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Truth Quest Study: Solomon Thought about Life

Apart from God, life does not make sense. God created everything, and He gives everything a purpose. Jesus gives us purpose for living. Jesus came so that we might live for Him and have full, meaningful life. (John 10:10)...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Solomon’s Sin Divided the Kingdom

King Solomon failed to lead God’s people perfectly. God’s people needed a better king, a perfect king! Through David’s family, God would send His own Son, Jesus Christ, to be a perfect King over God’s people forever. Jesus brings His people together and leads them back to God....

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Truth Quest Study: Solomon Built the Temple

Because God is holy, only the priests could approach God...

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Truth Quest Study: Wisdom for God’s People

Wisdom comes from God. He made the world and knows how it works best. Everyone is born a foolish sinner, but God sent His Son to earth to save us. The Bible says that Jesus is the wisdom of God. Jesus makes us wise and holy. He frees us from sin. (1 Cor. 1:24,30)...

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Truth Quest Study: Solomon Asked for Wisdom

Solomon was a wise king who wanted to do God’s plan. God planned to give His people a greater and wiser king...

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Truth Quest Study: David Sinned and Was Restored

When David sinned against God, God forgave him, but sin always comes with a price. God spared David’s life, but David’s son died. When we sin, we can receive God’s forgiveness because God sent His Son, Jesus, to pay the price for our sin. Jesus died the death we deserve so that we could be made right with God....

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Truth Quest Study: God Made a Covenant with David

God promised David that every future king of Israel would come from David’s family, and David’s kingdom would last forever. God kept His promise by sending His Son, Jesus, to be one of David’s descendants. Jesus is our King who will never die; He will rule over God’s people forever....

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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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Truth Quest Study: David and Jonathan Became Friends

David and Jonathan were true friends. Their friendship points to an even greater friendship...

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Truth Quest Study: David Was Anointed and Fought Goliath

David was not a big or strong warrior, but he trusted God. God gave David power. When God sent His Son to earth, Jesus did not look like a strong warrior either. But by dying on the cross and coming back to life, Jesus showed His power to save sinners....

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Truth Quest Study: God Rejected Saul as King

King Saul sinned by giving a sacrifice that only the priest was allowed to give. God rejected Saul as king, but He had a plan to send His Son, Jesus. King Jesus gave up His own life as a good and perfect sacrifice so sinners would be forgiven and accepted....

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Truth Quest Study: Deborah and Barak

God does what is for His glory and our good. (Psalm 115:3; Romans 8:28) God fought for the Israelites and used Deborah, Barak, and Jael to defeat Canaan. In a similar way, God uses people and events to not only save us from our enemies, but to bring about our ultimate good: salvation through His Son, Jesus Christ....

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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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Truth Quest Study: Israel Demanded a King

God intended for a heavenly king to rule over Israel, but the Israelites did not trust God’s plan. So God chose Saul to be their king. God had a plan to one day send His Son, Jesus, to rule the entire world. Jesus would be the perfect King who would bring peace and salvation to the world....

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Truth Quest Study: Eli and Boy Samuel

Samuel used God’s words to tell the people what God is like. John 1:1 says that Jesus is the Word. Jesus showed the world what God is like, and He told people to turn away from their sin. Jesus ultimately freed people from the power of sin by dying on the cross and rising again. ...

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Truth Quest Study: The First Judges

The judges saved the people from the consequences of their sin, but not the cause of it. God’s plan was to one day send a true Deliverer...

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Truth Quest Study: Ruth and Boaz

Boaz was a family redeemer. That means he would help his close relatives who were in trouble. Boaz cared for Ruth and Naomi because their husbands had died. In a similar way, Jesus is our Redeemer. We need help because we sin. Jesus bought our salvation for us by taking our punishment when He died on the cross. ...

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Truth Quest Study: Samson

Samson’s sin led to his own death, but God used his death to deliver the Israelites from their enemies. Samson’s story reminds us of Jesus. Jesus never sinned, but God sent Him to die on the cross and rise again to rescue believers from sin and give them eternal life....

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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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Truth Quest Study: Gideon

The Israelites cried out to God because they knew they could not save themselves. Even Gideon was not enough to save them; God used Gideon to save His people, but God fought the battle for them. The people needed someone who was mighty to save. Jesus Christ came to save us from sin because we cannot save ourselves. Only God, through Christ, can save us. ...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Joshua’s Final Encouragement

As Joshua prepared for his own death, he left a legacy of obedience to God. After Jesus’ death and resurrection, He appeared to the disciples and left them with a legacy: to make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to obey everything Jesus commanded. (Matthew 28:19-20)...

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Truth Quest Study: Achan’s Sin and the Defeat of Ai

The punishment for Achan’s sin was death. It seems harsh, but the Bible says that the wages of sin is death. (Romans 6:23) Because we sin, we deserve to die too. Jesus came to die in our place. When we confess our sins and trust in Jesus, we are forgiven and saved from spiritual death....

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Truth Quest Study: The Promised Land and Jericho

God fought for His people and led them into the promised land. Just as the Lord defeated Jericho for the Israelites, Jesus defeats His enemies and leads believers into the promised land of eternity....

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Easter Sunday participation: The Flowering of the Cross

We’d like to introduce you to celebrating Christ’s Resurrection by Flowering the Cross. During the corporate singing in the Easter Sunday morning service, you will see a wire-covered, wooden cross at the front. Place your flowers in the wire frame or around the foot of the cross. The old rugged cross is transformed with life and beauty before our eyes. Children and a...

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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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Truth Quest Study: God Reminded His People of His Covenant

God kept His promise to give land to the families of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. As the Israelites stood at the edge of the promised land, God reminded them of His covenant. He commanded them to be holy and to obey Him, but He knew they would not. God was working out His plan to send Jesus to rescue people from sin and bless the whole earth. ...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Worship Only God

Moses commanded the people to obey God so that they would live. He told them to worship only God...

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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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Truth Quest Study: God Gave Rules for Sacrifice

The sacrifices God required of His people were a hint of what God was going to do to forgive sinners. We no longer need to offer sacrifices because we trust in Jesus. Jesus offered Himself as the perfect sacrifice that takes away our sin once and for all....

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This week in Truth Quest: Kid's Assembly!

Thank you for all of the ways that you’ve been flexible as we’ve been making adjustments to Truth Quest over the past few years. We wanted to let you know about another change happening this week that we think your Kindergarten through 5th grader will be excited about...

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Alive Update: 16 Verses Series ~ Creation

As a follow up to our post earlier this week on our new serues: 16 Verses, we wanted to let you know how our discussion on the topic of creation went.  We've included Key Themes and The Story so far so you can keep up with where we're at.  We've also provided some of the questions from our discussion groups to aide your discussions at home. Theme: Creation Vers...

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[Alive Update] New Series: 16 Verses

There’s a popular turn of phrase: You can’t see the forest for the trees! How often this can be true for each one of us. In our new series in Alive however, we’re going to turn that phrase around: we’re going to understand the forest, one tree at a time. 16 trees to be precise....

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Truth Quest Study: The Tabernacle Was Built

God instructed the Israelites to build a tabernacle so that He could dwell with them. God desires to be with His people. As part of His plan to save sinners, God sent Jesus to “tabernacle,” or dwell, with people on earth....

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Truth Quest Study: The Ten Commandments: Love Others

God’s law shows us what He requires—perfect righteousness. Everyone has sinned against God and against each other. God sent His Son, Jesus, to live the perfect life we have not lived and to take the punishment we deserve for our sin. When we trust in Jesus, God forgives our sin and gives us eternal life. ...

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Truth Quest Study: The Ten Commandments: Love God

God is holy and separate from sin. His law shows us what He requires...

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Truth Quest Study: The Golden Calf

God’s people sinned against God, and Moses asked God to forgive them. Moses acted as their mediator, standing for them before God. Moses could not do anything to make up for their sin, but we have a better Mediator...

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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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Truth Quest Study: The Wilderness Test

In the New Testament, Jesus said that He is the Bread of life. (John 6:31-35) God provided manna from heaven for His people’s physical hunger, and later He provided His Son, Jesus, for our spiritual hunger. The Israelites needed bread to live for a little while, but whoever has Jesus will live forever! ...

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Truth Quest Study: The Plagues, the Passover, and the Crossing of the Red Sea

At Passover, God spared the Israelites from judgment by requiring the blood of a lamb. Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt, and God provided a way for them to escape through the Red Sea. The Bible says that Jesus is greater than Moses. (Hebrews 3:3) Jesus is the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world. People who trust in Jesus escape the penalty of sin and have...

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Truth Quest Study: Joseph's Dreams Came True

God had a plan for Joseph’s life. He allowed Joseph to suffer in order to rescue a whole nation. God planned for Jesus to suffer so that many...

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Truth Quest Study: Joseph Sent To Egypt

God sent Joseph to Egypt and blessed him so that he rose to a position of great power. God used Joseph to help Joseph’s family and many others. Jesus gave up His position of great power to be the Savior of the world....

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Truth Quest Study: Jacob's New Name

God changed Jacob’s life and gave him a new name, Israel. Because Jesus died and was raised from the dead, He made the way for us to be adopted into God’s family. When we are adopted into God’s family, we get a new name, too...

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Truth Quest Study: The Stolen Blessing

Jacob’s story reminds us why we need a Savior. Jacob lied, and he tricked Isaac to get the blessing that wasn’t his. Jesus shares His blessing with us. We do not have to lie or trick God to get it. Jesus paid for our sins on the cross and gives us eternal life....

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Truth Quest Study: The Promise Reaffirmed

God’s wonderful plan to Abraham extended well beyond his lifetime. The plan was shared with Rebekah, Isaac, Jacob, and eventually an entire nation leading to the birth of a baby boy named Jesus. Jesus fulfilled God’s plan to provide salvation and redemption for all of God’s people....

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Truth Quest Study: God Tested Abraham

Abraham trusted God. He was willing to give up his son Isaac when God asked him to. Isaac didn’t have to die because God provided a ram instead. God was willing to give up His Son, Jesus, to save the world from sin. We don’t have to die for our sin because Jesus died instead....

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Truth Quest Study: God's Covenant With Abraham

God told Abraham to leave his home and go to another land. God promised to bless all the people in the world through Abraham. God sent Jesus to earth as part of Abraham’s family. Jesus blesses all the people on earth because He saves people from their sins....

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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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Truth Quest Study: The Tower Of Babel

People chose to make themselves famous instead of God. They ignored God and did not do what He wanted them to do. God mixed up their language and spread out the people all over the earth. One day, Jesus will bring His people back together. People from every group and every language will worship Him together. (Revelation 7:9-10)...

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Truth Quest Study: Noah And The Ark

God sent a flood to punish the world for sin, but God rescued Noah and his family. Later, there was an even greater rescue! Jesus came to save people from sin. If we trust in Jesus, He saves us from the punishment for our sin....

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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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Truth Quest Study: Sin Entered The World

After Adam and Eve, everybody has sinned. Sin keeps us from God, but it won’t keep God from us. He loves us anyway, and He promised that someone from Eve’s family would take away sin. God sent His Son, Jesus, to rescue people from sin and bring them back to God. ...

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Truth Quest Study: God Created People

God created people in His own image. Adam was like God in some ways, but he was not exactly like God. God sent His Son, Jesus, to show us exactly what God is like. (Colossians 1:15) Jesus is exactly like God because He is God. (Hebrews 1:3)...

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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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Truth Quest Study: God Created The World

The Bible says that Jesus is Lord over all of creation. Everything was created by Him and for Him. The Son has always existed, and He holds everything together. (Colossians 1:16-17)...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Christ Will Return

The promised return of Christ should fill believers with hope, strengthening them to persevere through the trials of this life and remain faithful to the Lord. When Christ returns, those who trust in Him will be with Him and enjoy Him forever. God will undo every bad thing caused by sin...

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Truth Quest Study: God's Warning To Seven Churches

Jesus loves the church. The church is made up of people who have trusted in Jesus, who are committed to one another, and who meet together to worship Jesus and share the gospel. Jesus loves the church as His bride. (See Eph. 5:25-27; Rev. 19:7-9.) Jesus’ message to seven local churches called them to turn away from their sin and remain faithful to Him. The Lord is slow t...

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Truth Quest Study: Christ's Return Is Anticipated

No one knows when Jesus will return except God Himself. Believers can stand firm through persecution and live in peace because on the great and glorious Day of the Lord, unbelievers will be punished for their sin and those who trust in Jesus will be saved. ...

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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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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: 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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Why Celebrate Advent?

While celebrating Advent isn’t on par with the Sacraments in the church, such as celebrating communion, it is a tool to help us pause and remember the anticipation of the Messiah. This anticipation then informs our waiting for the second coming....

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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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Find Metro Life Church on Amazon Smile

Recently, Metro Life Church became listed as one of the non-profit organizations that can benefit from your shopping on amazon.com with Amazon Smile. Here's a little more information on the service...

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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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Alive Update: The Spirit’s Promise

This week begins our series on the Holy Spirit. The lesson was entitled “The Spirit’s Promise,” and its purpose was to help students understand who the Holy Spirit is and what His presence in their life signifies, and to help them begin to express how His presence makes them feel....

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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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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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Truth Quest Update: John’s Birth Was Predicted

John would grow up to be an evangelist. He would be spiritually strong. John's ministry would be brief, but through the power of the Holy Spirit, he would lead thousands to repentance. He would humbly prepare the way of the Lord. A long time before Jesus was born, prophets said that Jesus would come. The prophets also said another man would come first to say, "Jesus is ...

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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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Truth Quest Update: Mary Visited Elizabeth

The angel who told Mary that she would be the mother of God’s Son also told Mary that her relative Elizabeth was having a baby, even though Elizabeth was barren and past child-bearing age. Mary hurried to visit Elizabeth. When Mary called out a greeting, Elizabeth’s unborn baby leaped in her womb in the presence of the unborn Messiah. God kept His promise ...

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Music and Worship: June 8th, 2014

From Chris: I've been seeking to post the songs that we're singing corporately each week along with the scriptures that we see they are drawn from. I hope this is a helpful resource for you. This week I came across something that I thought was really cool and it goes along with one of our newer songs: 'Grace Alone' - here you'll see the author, Dustin Kensrue, putting th...

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Truth Quest Update: John’s Birth Was Predicted

While Zechariah was offering incense to God in the temple, an angel appeared and told Zechariah that he would have a son, and the boy’s name would be John. The angel told Zechariah that God’s Spirit would be with John. John would get people ready for the Lord’s coming and turn them back to God. Compare Malachi 4:5-6 to Luke 1:16-17. God had big plan...

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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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Truth Quest Update: Genealogy of Christ

The prophecies concerning Jesus’ birth are numerous, and many of them refer to Jesus’ lineage. Old Testament prophecies tell of the promised Messiah being born from the seed of a woman; from the seeds of Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; from the tribe of Judah; from the line of Jesse; and from the house of David. The prophecies said He would be born of a virgin and...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Malachi the Prophet

Yesterday’s Bible story takes us to the last book of the Old Testament, the Book of Malachi. After living as prisoners in Babylon for many years, God’s people had returned to Judahâ€"their promised land. They had worked hard and overcome opposition to rebuild the temple and the walls around Jerusalem. Surely God would restore them … finally! But noth...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Jerusalem's Walls Rebuilt

This week in Truth Quest, our journey takes us to Jerusalem as Nehemiah led God’s people to finish rebuilding the city walls. City walls and gates were very important in Bible times. Walls were built to be several feet thick. They protected a city from its enemies and provided a sense of safety and security. Gates were the center of city life, the meeting place for ...

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Truth Quest Study: Nehemiah Heard News of Jerusalem

Thank you for continuing the journey with Truth Quest; we have certainly come a long way together! From creation and the fall all the way through the Babylonian exile, God’s promises stand firm. This month, kids will continue with the story of the returning exiles, now known as Jews"people from the kingdom of Judah. Two or three million Jews had originally been depo...

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Sunday, April 27th: Music, Worship & Scriptures

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!...

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Truth Quest Study: Jesus Appeared to the Disciples

After Jesus’ resurrection, Jesus graciously appeared to the disciples, proving that He was alive. Even though Jesus had told His disciples that He would die and rise again, they believed by seeing....

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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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Easter Weekend 2014: Music & Worship

Good morning, What a full and wonderful Easter weekend we had celebrating our Risen Savior! I thought it might be helpful to reflect on some of the music and key themes we worshipped God through this past weekend. There were quite a few songs and stories told via the special music and elements that were brought together. Consider afresh today how God met you over t...

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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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Truth Quest Study: Jesus’ Crucifixion and Resurrection

Why did Jesus have to die? God is holy and just, and He requires due payment for sin. To simply forgive without receiving a payment would be unjust. The wages of sin is death. (Rom. 6:23) Jesus came to earth was to save us from our sin (Matt. 1:21), to show God’s love to us (Rom. 5:7-8), and to give those who believe in Him eternal life (John 3:16). Jesus came to di...

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Alive Youth Group Update: Selfless in a Selfie World

We’ve been studying God’s Love recently, more specifically God’s Love as a part of His Character, God’s Love in it’s greatest display through the cross and how we’re called to show or display God’s Love as those who have so generously received it. Would you consider today how you’re being called to show love to other...

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Truth Quest Study: The Triumphal Entry

This week’s Bible story describes Jesus’ entry into Jerusalem during Passover week, riding on a donkey like the prophet Zechariah foretold. (Zech. 9:9) Waving palm branches and shouting “Hosanna,” the people welcomed Jesus as King. They believed He would overthrow Roman oppression. Jesus sent a different message when He arrived in Jerusalem....

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Truth Quest Update

I’ve recently spent time with the admin teams and lead teachers that serve in Truth Quest and it’s been wonderful to see and interact with the community of volunteers that serve our children. I’ve quickly found them to be a group of people that regularly encourages and supports one another. I’m grateful that this is the example being put before ...

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Volunteer Opportunity: Vacation Bible School

We are excited to announce that this Summer, June 23rd - 27th, we will host our annual Vacation Bible School titled: Jungle Safari! Putting an event like this together takes a lot of support from our church. We wanted to make you aware of openings for serving this year's Vacation Bible School...

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Service Opportunity: Alive Summer Intern

This summer, Alive Youth Group is looking for two interns! What does this mean? We're looking to get two individuals involved in all aspects of our youth ministry including studying and practicing what it means to be a leader. From fun to grunge, meeting or activities planning to cleaning up afterward this will be a great opportunity to study alongside Chris and Aro...

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Alive Update: God's Love

We’ve just completed our third lesson in our look at God’s Love. It’s been a great time of study and application for us. While it’s sometimes difficult to show love the way Christ did, we talked about how this plays a part in living out the gospel for others. This final message was entitled “Loving Outward,” and it focused on help...

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Service Opportunity: Social Media Coordinator

We are looking for someone to continue to develop and execute strategic plans for all of Metro Life Church social media and actively maintain digital content. If you are interested, please click here......

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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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Quotes & Thoughts for Application: Seize the Day to Share Jesus Christ!

We wanted to share a couple of the quotes from the sermon as well as some thoughts for application, the audio will be online for you to review as well... Seize the Day today to Share Jesus Christ Metro Life Church!...

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Easter Egg Hunt Recap

we wanted to share some of the pictures from the event with you all - our thanks to Leah VanCleve of LoveTree Photography for capturing our time together so wonderfully...

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From 'The Corner' - a Testimony by Jason VanLue

I’ve always been a healthy guy. I was an All-American swimmer, and growing up in a medical household meant we knew the aisles of the health food stores better than we knew our own neighborhood. The most I saw of hospitals was when I went with my dad to do rounds and eat cookies in the cafeteria....

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If Jesus Christ is your life, then live like Jesus Christ is your life!

Our vision is that Casselberry and beyond would see a display of the glory of God through us; through how we live, how we love, how we serve, how we give, how we hope, how we pray, how we do all that we do, whether eating or drinking or playing or anything else…that we would be a display of the glory of God that is powerful to draw others to God’s glorious lig...

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Songlist from Sunday, March 10th

Sunday morning, March 10th - our song-list included 'O For A Thousand' by Gateway Worship, 'Blessed Be Your Name' by Matt Redman, a new song for us titled 'Sovereign' by Chris Tomlin as well as '10,000 Reasons' by Matt Redman....

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Serving opportunities in our office

We are in need of assistance in our office in the areas specified in this post. Please let Chip Chew know if you're available to assist with anything listed here....

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A Healthy Church... eats at Tijuana Flats

"...that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, to reach all the riches of full assurance of understanding and the knowledge of God’s mystery..." Colossians 2:2 ...

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Listening To God's Word in the Church

A helpful article posted recently to TableTalk on receiving messages given in the church...

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Top 10 of 2012

Review of the 10 posts on our 'life together' blog and sermons listened to in 2012...

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Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2012

Christmas Eve 2012 we gathered together to celebrate Emmanuel, God with us!  Here are a few images that were captured thanks to Leah VanCleve (Lovetree photography) of our evening together. Delete 2012 Christmas Eve Candlelight Service  ...

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