Fear: I’m Not Enough

Welcome to December.  It’s finally time we can focus on Christmas.  Christmas is one of the greatest love stories ever told.  It’s about the God of the universe, loving you so much, He personally enters your world. Scripture puts it like this: 2 The Spirit of life in Christ, like a strong wind, has magnificently cleared the air, freeing you from a fated lifetime of brutal tyranny at the hands of sin and death.  3-4 God went for the . . . Read More »

Redeemed & Forgiven – Living A Selfless Life In A Selfish World

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already behind us and that we are now “full-go” into the holiday run here in 2020.  I know in some ways 2020 can’t go away soon enough but in other ways, we blinked and it’s time to start thinking Christmas again!  This also means that today we conclude a series that has meant a lot to us here at MRC called Redeemed & Forgiven.  I will tell you that I am . . . Read More »

Not Successful Until You Embrace Humility

Life is not easy.  You figured that out – right?!?  When life gets hard, what do we normally do?  When things go bad, when there are relationship messes, when there are hurts we can’t overcome, what do we naturally do?  We think about ourselves.  We all do it.  It’s normal.  We tend to go inward.  We think about how hard our lives are.  We focus on how unfair our lives are.  We secretly look at others and compare . . . Read More »

Redeemed & Forgiven – You Can’t Hide Your True Heart Condition

So I’m just going to let you know as we get started today that what we are talking about is going to be a challenge because it’s just so opposite of how we tend to live our lives.  I think the nicest way to say this would be to say that what we are talking about today is counter cultural.  That’s a pretty accurate way to view it because today we are going to dive deep into our . . . Read More »

When The Christian Heart Go Bad… what does it look like?

Today, how do we take God’s grace into this harsh world? We are in I a series called ‘Redeemed and Forgiven.’  In this series, we have spent over a month talking about God’s grace.  Why?  Because we believe that it is hard to fully grasp and be fully transformed by God’s grace.  Before we move on, let’s stop and think about that for a second.  I just said, it’s hard to fully grasp and to be fully transformed . . . Read More »