How to Get God into the Family

We are in a series about integrity. Integrity matters. Who you are matters. To prove my point, I want to ask you a question. Have you ever had a boss promise you something, then later, take that promise away? What did you think? You were disappointed, maybe furious, and you said to yourself, they have no integrity. To you, integrity matters in a boss or leader. Here is another example. You go to school and you see someone . . . Read More »

Wherever You Are, You Are There

Last week was Easter. It’s the most significant day, the Holiest of days, on the Christian calendar because we celebrate what Jesus did for us. He did what we could never do in our human effort. He broke the curse of sin and death over our lives. And for those who believe Jesus is the Son of God, that curse is broken. His sacrifice gave us spiritual freedom, a fresh start. God’s children are human beings – made . . . Read More »

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Welcome to Easter Sunday. Attached to the handout today is an article that answers the question, ‘Why do bad things happen to good people?’ My hope is that as you read it, it might give you handles on how to wrestle with that question. I also hope you get it into the hands of your friends who have that question. I want to start today by reading what Jesus said: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on . . . Read More »

The Magnitude of the Cross

You know here at MRC we stay focused on keeping things simple and introducing you to the magnitude of The Cross and I will just say it, I think we do a pretty good job of pointing to the Gospel message on a weekly basis.  We want to introduce you to the amazing gift that our Heavenly Father gave us through Jesus.  We want you to know it, and more than know it, we want you to feel . . . Read More »

“Where Is Your Faith?”

Ok, so we have been in a big series, that started all the way back in the beginning of the year and is coming to an end right here around Easter, and I think it has been absolutely awesome.  We’ve been looking at the things that really block us from this life and life to the full that Jesus came to provide us…you know the life I’ve been describing as a life with freedom, victory, and power.  It’s . . . Read More »

Breaking Free From Those Old Grooves

I don’t know if you have ever really thought about this but I seem to be a creature of habit, how about you?  I have things that I tend to do and keep doing.  Some of those things can be really positive and some of those things maybe not so much!  I can get up in the morning and without a lot of thinking I can end up right in front of the coffee pot without even really . . . Read More »

Fear

To the core of why we fear, I think, is because we don’t know if God is good. I was watching the movie ‘The Shack’ recently. I read the book years ago and loved it. As I watched the movie, I could feel the tension of the father. His three-year-old daughter was kidnapped and killed. The last thing he wanted to do was run to God because he wasn’t sure God was good. I was reminded why I . . . Read More »

The Dangers of Pride and The Rewards of Humility

Today we continue this series looking at one of the biggest, and sneakiest forms of spiritual kryptonite out there.  I know right? Another big one!  We will also look at the counter to it, which is also pretty interesting because it is often misunderstood.  This is a big one because today we are talking about pride and humility and I want you to know right on the front end.  Pride is difficult to deal with, because…if you deal . . . Read More »

How to Break Depression, Sin and Control

When you give your life to God, you have spiritual strength, God places it inside you. For the Kingdom of God is not just fancy talk; it is living by God’s power. NLT 1 Corinthians 4:20 God has given you His grace to wash away all sin, guilt and shame [Galatians 3:3]. When you walk with sin and shame and guilt, it’s exhausting and defeating. But, when you bring it to God, God washes it all away to . . . Read More »

Why we never see our rebellion

We are in a series called: What is your Kryptonite? In other words, like kryptonite to Superman, what is it that is stealing your spiritual strength? When you give your life to God, you have spiritual strength, God places it inside you. For the Kingdom of God is not just fancy talk; it is living by God’s power. NLT 1 Corinthians 4:20 Let’s get practical. What does it mean to have ‘God’s strength’? God has given you His . . . Read More »