Advent 2016 – Savior
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Advent 2016 – Savior

Dear Real Life Community,

We kicked off the season of Advent this past Sunday at Real Life Community…and it was a special celebration! We, once again, are joining in with other churches in a movement called “Advent Conspiracy” to tell and celebrate the story of Christmas in a way that still changes the world. So, we’re going to “Spend Less, Give More, Worship Fully and Love All.”

Our Advent/Christmas projects for this year are:

Our annual Angel Tree Christmas party on December 17th from [...]

Message Series – Kingdom Come
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Message Series – Kingdom Come

This time of year in America we can tend to get very fixated on the power structures and kings of this world. It seems like everywhere we turn there is some sort of electric conversation going on about who will be or ought to be the next leader of the United States…

…as if the whole of creation depends on this.

Now, I don’t mean to discount the importance of elections and the influence and power of the people we elect. But [...]

Message Series – The Character of the Kingdom
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Message Series – The Character of the Kingdom

We often talk about “reflecting the character of Jesus” or “being formed into the image and likeness of Jesus.” These kinds of phrases are meant to show that the Christian life really is about following the way of Jesus and learning to live in his way of life. And as we do that, by God’s grace, we are transformed into people who begin to reflect his character.

But what are some specifics of what that character looks like?

When we read the [...]

More Love
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More Love

Hi Friends,

Here’s a devotional thought for you today…

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. – 1 Corinthians 13:4-5

We’ve been living through a season that has been decidedly deficient in this greatest of all gifts – love.

From the political bomb-lobbing as we march towards the presidential elections, to the terror [...]

Message Series – Body Life
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Message Series – Body Life

One of the deep beliefs we hold at Real Life Community is that each one of us is hard-wired for relationship. The primary, reality-defining, absolutely essential relationship is our relationship of covenant love with God. But you and I don’t experience this relationship in a vacuum. Woven throughout the story of God’s redemptive work in creation is God’s desire to rescue, form and heal, not just individual lives, but also a community…a people.

And so, you and I were made for [...]

Prayer Meeting
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Prayer Meeting

We’ll have a brief devotional and then a time of prayer for the city of Murfreesboro and God’s kingdom work among us. This group will be led by Matthew Cole on Wednesdays at 6:30 PM at First Church. All ages are welcome.

Sunday Afternoon
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Sunday Afternoon

Each Sunday afternoon the Jesus el Pan de Vida church meets for Bible study. This group will be provided in Spanish. This group will be led by Sandor Vasquez on Sundays at 3 PM at Real Life. Childcare provided.

Habakkuk In Black
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Habakkuk In Black

A study of the minor prophets led by college students, for college students. Come be a part of the great young adult community representing the Murfreesboro churches at Trevecca! This group will be led by Jonathan Smith, Allie Tracy, and Emily Davis on Tuesdays at 7 PM at Trevecca.

Room for Neighbors
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Room for Neighbors

We’ll be studying the book “Making Room for your Neighbor: Hospitality in the Christian Life.” This group will be led by Joshua Haun, Gary Reed, and Sarah Comer on Tuesdays at 7 PM at the Haun’s home. No childcare provided.

Sweet Connections
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Sweet Connections

This fellowship based group will pair you up with 2-3 other families/people for a rotational dessert group. A devotional will be provided for the group. This group will be led by Sarah Comer and will occur at various times and locations.