There’s Just No Replacement For Intimacy

So last week we started Chapter 10 and we were looking at how we deal with sin and temptation.  Paul explained to us that we all deal with temptation, that God won’t tempt us beyond what we can handle…and maybe the most encouraging point of that talk was Paul letting us know that we are not stuck!  There is a way out which I think is just an awesome thing to hear, because for a lot of us, . . . Read More »

When Is Enough Actually Enough?

I have got to tell you something, I am really excited about getting into this message today.  We are going to be talking about temptation and sin, and how to overcome this stuff…and I have to say, this message excites me because it gives us great handles, and practical tools to deal with things.  Things that we all deal with…now we may not like to tell people in church we deal with things like this but and Paul . . . Read More »

Knowledge Puffs Up, Love Builds Up

1 Corinthians 8  Good morning MRC! I hope that your summer has been going well for you and your families. I know that I’ve been enjoying the longer day and the cool nights, and I know my pregnant wife has really really been enjoying the super hot and sunny days. Last week we talked about everyone’s favorite church topic, sex, and it went so well, this week I thought I’d give my somewhat newly married perspective on it!  . . . Read More »

Love Before Freedom

I hope that your summer has been going well for you and your families. I know that I’ve been enjoying the longer day and the cool nights, and I know my pregnant wife has really really been enjoying the super hot and sunny days. Last week we talked about everyone’s favorite church topic, sex, and it went so well, this week I thought I’d give my somewhat newly married perspective on it! Just kidding. No, we are actually . . . Read More »

The Connection

1 Corinthians 6-7 Do you believe there is a connection between your relationship with God and how you view sex? So if you are in a relationship with God, He loves you and you love Him, do you think that relationship should determine how you behave sexually? The people of Corinth didn’t. They saw no connection. They believed their body and spirit were separate. That means they believed that their spirit could love God, and at the same . . . Read More »

Grab The Porcupine

1 Corinthians 5 Have you ever been in a hospital? It’s a place where sick people go to become healthy again. The doctor’s responsibility is to identify the problem and make it better with medicine, surgery, advice, whatever. Imagine going to the hospital, having tests done that verified that you had cancer. But instead of the doctor doing anything, they did nothing. They just ignored you and kept telling you that everything was fine. You would either be . . . Read More »

Do You Remember?

So today we are going to jump ahead a little in our study of 1 Corinthians and at Chapter 9.  It’s a Better Together Sunday which means the children stay in the service with us today.  So here’s the deal, next week you will probably understand why we skipped ahead a bit as Ken drops back into Chapter 5, BUT there is a major benefit to this and it is absolutely intentional that Chapter 9 is placed on . . . Read More »

Your First Class Ticket

1 Corinthians 4 Imagine getting on a plane to fly across the country. As you board the plan, the staff stops you and says, “There are too many people in coach, we would like to offer you a first class pass on us.” How cool would that be? Food. Drinks. Hot towels to wash your hands. The question I want to have you think through is simple: what do you do with your free gift? Corinth is such . . . Read More »

God’s Wisdom-Some Get It, Some Don’t.

So today we continue our study of Paul’s letter to his church plant in Corinth.  Last week we started in on the second chapter and today we will continue working through Chapter 2 of this letter and I love the subject matter.  We are talking about how we live our lives, and today we are going to hear about this thing called wisdom a good bit but we also see another big player come to the table…The Holy . . . Read More »

What If There Is More?

You know here at MRC we work really hard to introduce you to the magnitude of The Cross.  We want to introduce you to the amazing gift that our Heavenly Father gave us through Jesus.  This is our primary objective, to help people push through the complexities of religion, and the pain and hurts and confusion of mistakes and sin and to help people see just how simple, how loving, and how pure a relationship with Jesus can . . . Read More »