Making This The Last Year You Need To Make The New Year, New Me Resolution!

Well, here we are, it’s New Year’s Eve and in just a few hours we will be welcoming in a new year!  It’s amazing, as fast as Christmas seems to come is as quickly as it goes!  You know, New Year’s Eve is often a very festive and fun day.  Some people will be heading out to watch the Pickle Drop, or they will be staying up to watch the ball drop in New York on TV.  I . . . Read More »

The Choice Is Yours!

You know, you can learn a lot about someone by how they talk after something happens…good or bad.  Just listen to someone after a big win or a big loss.  This could be in life, in sports, or at work, but just listen, you can learn a lot about them based on the ownership or blame they speak of!  Now some own the wins and not the losses, and some may do the opposite but listen because it’s important.  . . . Read More »

The Tensions Between The Church and The World Has Reached The Tipping Point

Here in 2023, we have started an important conversation, all centering around a very popular question in today’s world.  What is the point of church?  This is an important question, and we have been learning just how essential the church is, how we should view it, how God views it, and just how critical the church is to our Spiritual development, and to the community around us who don’t have the same eternal destiny of those inside the . . . Read More »

God Wants Character Development More Than Comfort

To the men out there, have you ever been working around the house and needed a tool to help you?  And if you are near the kitchen, isn’t it just easier to grab a kitchen knife or fork to help fix whatever you are fixing?  What happens?  We end up bending the knife or fork and we try to bend it back and put it back into the drawer.  Now, I have never done this, but I heard . . . 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 »

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 »