Life Is Hard, Don’t Give Up!

You know, life is really challenging.  And I know that if you have spent any length of time on this planet, that statement doesn’t surprise you, life is so tough, isn’t it?  There is a lot to push through.  There are responsibilities, work stress, messy people stuff, and on and on it goes…and I wonder how many of us just feel tired or just worn down by all that life throws at us.  Is that how you feel . . . Read More »

Jesus Responds To The Religious Leaders On Why He Hangs Out With “Sinners”

Today we are continuing our summer series studying the Parables of Jesus, by looking at what may be the most popular of all the parables.  This parable will center around three characters all of whom we will be able to relate to in some ways, while getting such a clear image of how our Heavenly Father treats and feels about us!  Today we are studying The Parable of The Prodigal Son, which is such a powerful story of . . . Read More »

Humility, Generosity, & Reaching People For Christ

Welcome back everyone to our big summer series studying The Parables of Jesus.  I’m hoping that you are enjoying this series as much as we are!  You know, as we walk through Scripture and these amazing teachings of Jesus, we hope that you are not only seeing how relevant the Bible is to our lives today, but it’s really our prayer that His Words and these teachings are changing your life, your perspectives, your choices, and by changing . . . Read More »

Why Is It So Hard To Focus On God and Spiritual Things?

We talk a lot around MRC about the importance of focusing on God and Eternal things, don’t we?  We also point out week after week that this world and everything in it seems to have one goal, and that is to keep us from focusing on God and eternal things.  Do you know the thing that most people struggle with in their faith more than anything else?  It’s finding an ability to focus on God and eternal things . . . Read More »