Why Is It So Hard To Focus On God and Spiritual Things?

We talk a lot around MRC about the importance of focusing on God and Eternal things, don’t we?  We also point out week after week that this world and everything in it seems to have one goal, and that is to keep us from focusing on God and eternal things.  Do you know the thing that most people struggle with in their faith more than anything else?  It’s finding an ability to focus on God and eternal things . . . Read More »

The Importance and Power Of Your Thoughts

Welcome back everyone to our big study of the book of Philippians.  This is my last conversation in the Philippians study, and in many ways, I will be bummed to see this series end next week, it’s just so fun to walk through Scripture the way we have, and this particular study just seemed so perfectly timed for the world you and I are living in today.  We have broken our study down to two parts, if you . . . Read More »

Missing Jesus – How To Overcome Fear and Anxiety

Welcome back everyone to week three of our Christmas series entitled Missing Jesus.  I think by now it’s clear that this series is going to give us an opportunity to look at the Christmas story from an important and unique perspective which is awesome, but it also gives us a chance to be realistic and talk about some of the realities and challenges that we face as we walk through the Holiday Season.  If you are like me . . . 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 »

“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 »

I’m Just A Little Set In My Ways…

So here in 2019 we started a pretty big series entitled “What is your kryptonite?” and it’s really our prayer that you are tracking with this series so far because there have been some pretty big concepts that have come out as this series is starting to get rolling.  Starting with this whole idea of what our lives SHOULD look like as followers of Jesus, do you remember that?  We were using terms like freedom, and victory and . . . Read More »