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 »

We All Must Answer This Question

So last week was a pretty special weekend.  We started a new series and it’s a very important one on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality.  Then Sunday afternoon we headed to Messiah College for what is probably my favorite service that we do each year which is our baptism service.  It’s so meaningful to watch people make a public commitment to God, and for me it’s an amazing experience to listen to them share what God is doing in their . . . Read More »

The Greatest Thing You Could Ever Do

I don’t know about you, but I had a lot of fun last week.  I know we were talking about a subject that can be a little touchy when it comes to church, but I guess that was really part of my point last week.  Why is it so touchy?  Why is it so unnerving to people to talk about money, and our material possessions in church?  You see that was really part of the bigger issue we were hitting on.  I wanted . . . Read More »

The Ultimate, Highest Level, Greatest Discipleship

Recently, an article I read said that about 80% of New Year’s resolutions end by February. For me that’s actually great news because I’m selfish and the gym I go to, is way too full right now, we need to see some people quit the gym. We see a ton of people come in January and by March, the gym is back to normal. I’m looking forward to March. Why does that happen? In general, people don’t change . . . Read More »

Three Things You Need to Follow Christ

One of the ironies about life is that we make decisions but we have no idea what the full implications are. You decide on a job. You have no idea what will happen in the next ten years. Will it be great? Will the company move to another state? Will another company buy your company out? You don’t know. Where you live. Who you marry. What car you own. What church you attend. Life is about taking one . . . Read More »

Highest Level of Maturity

The foundation to being a disciple of Jesus; is to be broken. That means we see our need of God. The Bible says; 16 Going through the motions doesn’t please you, a flawless performance is nothing to you. 17 I learned God-worship when my pride was shattered. MSG Psalms 51:16-17 It’s not about going through religious motions. It’s not about a flawless performance. Being a disciple of Christ is all about the heart. A pride shattered heart. Pride . . . Read More »

Following Christ: A Part Time Job

A part time job helps you make ends meet but you really don’t want to be there – right? Today we talk about what happens when we treat following Christ like a part time job. We might know, to some degree, that we need God but we really don’t want to follow Christ. Let’s start with a few questions. Have you ever opened up your heart to a person and started a friendship, a Christian, only to see . . . Read More »

Keeping It Real

Here at MRC we try to keep things as real as possible.  It is something we literally pray for each and every Sunday.  That this would be real.  We don’t want this to be something we do on the surface that doesn’t penetrate our hearts.  We want to be able to be the same people here at church that we are in every other environment all week long, and we are very focused on bringing you God’s word . . . Read More »

Going Backward to Move Forward

So today we are heading into the fifth chapter of the book Emotionally Healthy Spirituality and you are probably seeing by now that we are really starting to dive into the deepest parts of who we are.  Well today I think we are going to discuss something that we all have in common, and I think if we can face it, and engage this it can really get to the core of some huge challenges that we all . . . Read More »