At LIFE, we take seriously the great commission and look forward to every opportunity to carry it out. Every 5th Sunday, we hold Baptism, in which we encourage this who've never been baptized or have recommitted their lives to Christ and wish to be baptized. Christ's resurrection is something that we as Christians have a right to take part in. We were crucified with Him, dead to sin and raised to new LIFE!! It is truly a refreshing experience like none other.
Baptism will be held on Sunday, April 30th at 6pm. If you would like to sign up to be baptized, please complete the form below. A member of our Membership Services Team will contact you in the coming week. Also, we encourage you to begin to invite your friends and family to witness your Baptism. Allow them to share in your LIFE Experience!
This weekend, we took to the community once again. We shared LIFE with our neighbors and those driving through our community. We reached people with the love and compassion of the Father. During this outreach event, people were able to receive prayer without even getting out of their car. Lives were impacted by just driving through.
This is truly what it means to be the hands and feet of Christ. God uses us to bless other people. Not only were we able to offer prayer, but we served some of the BEST fried fish on this side of Atlanta! Cars were lined up trying to pick up their plate.
We commend the Intercessors and the Finance Teams of LIFE Church for leading this effort. Check out Media coverage from this weekend's event below.
What is the true meaning of Easter mean to you?
While it may seem like a day, full of little candies, pastel colors and died eggs delivered by the notorious Easter bunny. In all honestly, it is truly one of the most important days to a Christian. In the words of our pastor, "It's like the Super Bowl for Christians!"
Much like the birth of Christ, the death of Christ is just as, if not more important. Jesus did not come to Earth just to say He was born... He was born to die. He lived His life knowing that this day was coming. But just as equally, He rose again, and that is to be celebrated. In remembrance of this day, LIFE Church had a special weekend service with a collaboration from the Ministry of Music and Arts and the Youth Ministry. The Ministry of Music & Arts provided us with some music selections and praise dancing coupled with amazing Easter speeches from our very own Youth Ministry. During our Resurrection Cantata, they set the stage for a powerful sermon that would really expound on the death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ. Pastor Merritt explored the Resurrection experience as He took us to the Tomb. He explained that "The Tomb is Still Empty" and set us up for a Part 2 of the series "There Will Be a Comeback!" After worship, the children indulged in an EGGtravagant Egg Hunt. Check out some of the coverage from Resurrection weekend.
Ronnie Carter, Lead Photographer
Palm Sunday commemorates the triumphal entry of Jesus into Jerusalem, one week before His resurrection (Matthew 21:1–11). It is also, often referred to as "Passion Sunday," marking the beginning of Holy Week, which concludes on Resurrection Sunday. Palm Sunday marks the start of what is often called “Passion Week,” the final seven days of Jesus’ earthly ministry. Jesus had come to save the lost (Luke 19:10), and now the time was upon him—this was the place—to secure that salvation. Palm Sunday was like “commencement” celebration.
It begins with Jesus and the twelves disciples traveling over the Mount of Olives. As they approach Bethphage and Bethany at the hill, Jesus sends two of his disciples to secure an animal. The two disciples were given specific instructions on what type of animal to look for (Luke 19:29–30). As the two disciples untied the colt, the owners began to question them. The disciples responded with the answer Jesus had provided: “The Lord needs it” The owners being satisfied with the response from the disciples let them and the colt go without reservation. (Luke 19:31–34). And so, “They brought [the donkey] to Jesus, threw their cloaks on the colt and put Jesus on it” (Luke 19:35).
Jesus sitting on the young donkey slowly makes his humble entrance into Jerusalem. This is not His first time coming to Jerusalem for Passover. It is customary for Jews to make the pilgrimage to Jerusalem for the celebration of Passover. However, this entrance was different. He is coming closer to the culmination of a long journey toward Golgotha. He travels to Jerusalem while knowing that this journey would not be like other journeys—this journey would not be a journey where he declares peace and the storms and winds cease—this journey would not be a journey where he places spittle on a man’s eyes and he begins to see—this journey would not be a journey where he stands on top of a mountain and preaches while people sit and listen--- this journey was different… This journey would end in his own death on a cross.
His choice to ride in on a donkey, fulfilled the Old Testament prophecy of Zechariah 9:9 (KJV). “Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Zion; shout, O daughter of Jerusalem: behold, thy King cometh unto thee: he is just, and having salvation; lowly, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt the foal of an ass.”
It was common for kings and notable people of importance to arrive by a procession riding on a donkey. The donkey symbolized peace. Individuals who chose to ride them showed that they came with peaceful intentions.
Jesus and the disciples near their approach toward Jerusalem and a large multitude gathered around Him. This crowd was different than other crowds. This crowd was not gathering to receive a miracle. This crowd understood that Jesus was the Messiah. They greeted Jesus with enthusiasm, waving palm branches and covering His path with palm branches. The palm branch represented goodness and victory.
The crowds that went ahead of Him and those that followed shouted, "Hosanna to the son of David: Blessed is he that cometh in the name of the Lord; Hosanna in the highest " Matthew 21:9 (KJV). The shouts of "Hosanna" meant "save now”.
The crowd’s actions along the road gives rise to the name “Palm Sunday”. Some 450 to 500 years prior to Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem, the prophet Zechariah had prophesied the event we now call Palm Sunday. The prophecy was fulfilled in every particular way. It was a time of rejoicing, as Jerusalem welcomed their King. On Palm Sunday, we here at LIFE Church commemorate this special Sunday, as we begin what is known as Holy Week.
Elder Kevin Moore, LIFE Church Ministerial Team
We want to provide you with the most efficient route information as you plan your commute to worship this weekend! Despite this unfortunate circumstance, we are still excited and prepared to present a LIFE changing worship experience this Sunday. Please use the directions listed below.
From North or Northeast Atlanta
• Take Northside Dr NW
• Chapel St SW turns right and becomes W Whitehall St SW
• Continue onto Lee St
• Turn right onto Campbellton Rd SW
• Turn left onto Campbellton Rd SW/Mt Gilead Rd SW
• Continue onto Greenbriar Pkwy SW
• Take Northside Dr NW to Campbellton Rd SW
• Continue on Campbellton Rd SW.
• Drive to Stone Hogan Conn SW
From Peachtree St.
• Head south on Peachtree St NE toward 14th St NE
• Continue on 14th St NE. Take Northside Dr NW and Lee St SW to Campbellton Rd SW
• Continue on Campbellton Rd SW
• Drive to Stone Hogan Conn SW
Additionally, we suggest that you utilize MARTA, especially those who use UBER and LYFT. If you prefer to take the bus, take the train to Oakland City Station, and then catch bus #162 (Headland Dr/Alison Court) which will bring you to the church. If you prefer to take an UBER, LYFT or a car ride from the train station, get off at Lakewood Fort McPherson Station and then take I-166 to the church.
To better plan your MARTA commute, visit www.itsmarta.com. Don't let anything keep you from worship this weekend! We'll see you on Sunday!