Life Together Category

Save The Date in 2017

Perhaps your family is like mine, enjoying the break but making plans for the year ahead... there's ...Read More

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 below focuses on trusting the Lord in times of waiting and how He mercifully develops contentment in us. I hope it encourages you....Read More

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, many times over....Read More

I Love My Crazy Home Group, and I Should Be Committed

You may think they were cruel, but nothing lifts my spirits quite like having a joke pulled on me. It was just what I needed during this stressful time, and my friends knew it. Hearing them laughing and cutting up on speakerphone was good for my heart. Why is home group so important? I never need to ask myself that question....Read More

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. ...Read More

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 illness. His daughter, Noelle, declared at his memorial service that we are not like those who grieve without hope. ...Read More

Retelling Triumphs of His Grace

The Creator wired us to connect with stories because He has a grand story He wants us to know and respond to. The Bible, which he inspired and led men to write, is the epic true story of God revealing Himself to us. It’s the ultimate story. Jesus also used the power of story by telling many parables about living as God’s children. The stories of God moving in our daily lives are also powerful. Our stories of God guiding and helping usâ€"if we remember themâ€"can give us hope for the challenges we face today and can encourage others....Read More

Food Truck Rally raises funds for Global Impact missions trips

May 19, 2013 will forever be noted in history books as the Sunday where no Metro Life Church members were seen in Tijuana Flats. Difficult to believe as it may be, the popular (and nearby) Tex-Mex chain was not closed for business, and it wasn't a church-wide day of fasting. This time, our lunch drove to us....Read More

When The Answers Aren't Coming

"These all died in faith, not having received the things promised, but having seen them and greeted them from afar, and having acknowledged that they were strangers and exiles on the earth. For people who speak thus make it clear that they are seeking a homeland. If they had been thinking of that land from which they had gone out, they would have opportunity to return. But as it is, they desire a better country, that is, a heavenly one. Therefore God is not ashamed to be called their God, for he has prepared for them a city." - Hebrews 11:13-16...Read More

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....Read More

Nancy Guthrie: Learning to walk with each other through loss

Who do we expect to "be there" for us when life gets hard? Our families. And those of us in the church have the same expectation of our church family. So how do we pray for those facing terminal illness? How can we overcome the awkwardness of interacting with those going through a divorce or grieving the death of a spouse or child? How do we keep from being that person who said the wrong thing to someone who's lost a loved one? How do we help those who have gone through a very public trial get back to normal in the life of our church? These are the kinds of questions Nancy Guthrie addresses in her breakout session taught at this years Pastors Conference: Learning to Walk with Each Other Through Loss....Read More

Listening To God's Word in the Church

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

Top 10 of 2012

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

Christmas Eve Candlelight Service 2012

Christmas Eve 2012 we gathered together to celebrate Emmanuel, God with us!  Here are a few ima...Read More

Mother's Day Video

On Sunday we showed a video in honor of moms for Mother's Day....Read More