We Don’t Have the Right Perspective

Welcome to our new series called, ‘I am Second’. The whole point of this series is about transformation. You are going to hear real people share their real stories and how they found transformation. That means they found peace, found healing and were able to break their addictions. I want to start with what scripture says. In everything you do, put God first, and he will direct you and crown your efforts with success. Don’t be conceited, sure . . . Read More »

What Are You Missing Out On?

So we have been rolling along through our big summer series studying one of the most profound and popular sermons ever preached…Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount.  I have to tell you this series has been such a big deal to me in my own personal life.  I have been amazed at how as we study God’s word just how much it applies directly into my everyday life.  Whether it’s how I respond to people, or as I walk . . . Read More »

He Felt It Too

So we are walking our way through a series on Emotionally Healthy Relationships which has been really meaningful to me…and I wonder how you are doing with all of this stuff so far?  I think for so many of us we maybe wouldn’t make the connection between our emotions and our spiritual journeys but it is so important.  This is why Pete Scazzero would go as far as to say that you cannot ignore your emotions and grow . . . Read More »

Trusting, Hoping, and Loving Even When It Doesn’t Make Sense

You know last week was a really big deal to me.  I felt like that subject really ramped the intensity level up in this series as we started to really dive into some very important thoughts.  I don’t know about you but that talk and that subject really resonated with me.  If you remember there were some foundational thoughts we needed on the front end of that talk.   Mostly I needed you to recognize that we are opposed.  That we do have an . . . Read More »

Risky Business

So today we continue our journey into this series called Different.  The whole idea is to be different spiritually from our encounter with Jesus.  Which is a big time focus for us because when we are different it means that God’s love is in us, flowing through us, and transforming us.  You see I it means that things are getting real, and we like the real thing here at MRC!  Over the last few weeks we have watched . . . Read More »

Believe It or Not…Faith Is a Big Deal

So last week we started a big series that is going to take us all the way to Easter, the series is called “Different.”  And the whole idea is that we are going to make a commitment to being different in 2018 and beyond and if you think about it, what we are really doing is looking to see you build a relationship with Jesus that leads to actual change in your life.  So the idea of being . . . Read More »

Walking Through Life Blindfolded

We just opened a new series called ‘Different.’ We started last week and explained the foundation of what it means to be a disciple of Christ. The Bible says this; 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 the motions. It’s not about a perfect performance. The foundation to being a disciple of Christ . . . Read More »

In God We Trust

Today we are wrapping up our series called My Story. If you haven’t been here each week, let me review just why we are doing this series: Because each day we are faced with several choices. Each and every choice determines the direction of our life, and each and every decision also becomes part of our story, whether they are good choices or not. And what you may have never thought about is how much your story is . . . Read More »

I Am Way Too Busy To Rebel!

So today I wanted to start by talking parenting a little bit with you.  It seems fitting because we have so many young people, getting married and getting ready to have children that I thought we could talk a little bit about being a parent.  I have to tell you that it has been the greatest experience for Mashawn and I.  It really takes you out of a “me” first mentality and puts you in a mode of . . . Read More »

Spiritual Warfare Inside Community – Don’t Drop The Rope!

So today we are coming to the conclusion of the Spiritual Warfare series, and I have to tell you that I will be sad to see this one go.  Because it is just so important to us that we see this stuff for what it is and engage into it with intentionality.  Here at MRC we care about you so much and it has really been our biggest prayer through this series that we would be able to . . . Read More »