HOW TO LIVE A GODLY LIFE
The atmosphere of Tree of Life’s Youth Group is similar to a Home Group. We meet a few times a month to study a curriculum that is Jesus centered and discuss topics that are relevant to teenagers. We also offer different group activities that allow our students to have fun outside of the classroom. Have your teen stop in and visit us; we look forward to seeing them soon!
We meet at the Tree House at 1090 Franklin St, Carlisle PA on the first and third Sundays of every month at 6pm. For more information, simply use the contact form below or call us at (717) 241-5920. We look forward to hearing from you!
Current Series Overview
Faith can sometimes seem like a rubric of rules or a series of demands. That sort of faith is deflating rather than energizing. But Jesus, interacting with a religious expert in Matthew 22, challenges such a legalistic understanding of faith. Jesus makes it clear that faith is really all about love.
This series will help you encounter the heart of Jesus expressed through two Great Commandments He emphasized. You’ll discover the faith-vitality that grows when faith is centered around love rather than laws. And you’ll examine how a life driven by love for God is then energized to express God’s life-giving love to others through concrete actions.
- WHAT: Jesus captures the essence of faith in two crucial principles that are to characterize our lives: loving God and loving others.
- WHY: When we love God with our whole heart, we’re empowered to express that love through radical, sacrificial love for others.
- HOW: By digging deeper into what love for God and love for others really means, you will respond to God’s call to more fully embrace and embody this all-encompassing love.
Current Series Schedule
April 22 – Lesson 1: A Life Summed Up By Love (Matthew 22:34-40)
In Matthew 22:34-40, Jesus boils down the essence of true faith into two central ideas: loving God and loving others. More than mere emotional sentiment, though, these Great Commandments challenge us to the core. The first urges us to love God with every part of our lives—all our heart, soul, mind, and strength. This lesson will prompt you to consider the focus of your own life and will dare you to take your love for God to a new level.
When Jesus summarized the Old Testament law and prophets, He pointed to the shema of Deuteronomy 6 and emphasized the importance of committed love for God. But He didn’t stop there; instead, Jesus intentionally linked love for God with the radical call to love other people with empathy and self-sacrifice. This lesson will help you more deeply grasp the crucial connection between your interior life of faith and your exterior treatment of others.
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