The Greatest Invitation You Will Ever Have and how we mess it up

I have a couple questions for you. What is it that you dream about? How much passion do you experience in your daily life? Are you growing, learning new things and excited about it? How often do you take risks that require God’s power? Are you a part of something bigger than yourself? I ask you these questions because last week Sam said that we can live bold and free. 18 My dear children, let’s not just talk . . . Read More »

The Big To Do List

It is really hard to believe that this series on Emotionally Healthy Spirituality is coming to an end.  I will say that this teaching, and these books couldn’t have hit my life at a better time.  So there are a lot of reasons that I’m sad to see this one go but here we are at the conclusion of this powerful series where hopefully you have had a chance to engage and bring some real practical handles into . . . Read More »

Faith, Works & Loving Others Enough To Act

Last week we started a brand new series here at MRC called Grow.  It is a series that I have been very excited to bring to you guys for quit sometime.  I love studying different books of the Bible, and I always look forward to bringing the Bible to you on Sundays here at MRC.  So in this new series we are studying the book of James which is one of my favorite books of the Bible.  It . . . Read More »

Peace In KNOWING Who You Are

So today we are closing down the Gratitude series, and you know for a lot of this, myself included a series on being grateful just couldn’t have come at a better time.  It’s amazing how as we get running through this busy and cluttered world, how quickly we can forget all that we have to be grateful for.  I think that is why so much of this series really nailed our hearts.  Because we live in a world . . . Read More »

Focusing On What You Have

You know it has been really interesting to me how many of my talks with you have come back to this idea of focus.  Focus sure has been coming up a lot lately, and it seems to come up in scripture a lot too.  We are to focus on God, we are to fix our attention on Him.  Paul says it this way… 2 Corinthians 4:18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on . . . Read More »

You Want Me To Love…WHO?

You know last week we were talking about trying to have God focus in a world that is constantly pulling us away from God.  The way I see it, that really is the ultimate challenge for us, to stay focused on God in a world full of things that just seem to pull our attention away from God and onto everything, and anything but Him.  What was interesting to me was that when we looked around the Bible . . . Read More »

Life Just Keeps Happening

You know sometimes life just has an amazing ability of happening doesn’t it?  I know it does for me.  It seems time is just flying by, and I don’t want it to.  It seems like in every season of life we can be wishing for the next one.  When you’re young it’s, when I get out of school, then life will be great.  Then it’s when I’m married, that’s when life we slow down.  Which leads to I . . . Read More »

What Are You Willing To Do?

So today we are wrapping up our series on joy, and if you think about where all this series has gone you may have an idea of where we are headed today.  We started with trying to understand what joy is and what joy is not.  We learned where joy is found.  It’s found in God.  We learned how Sabbath rest helps us connect to the source of joy which is God.  We looked at joy in our . . . Read More »

My License To Sin?

You know it’s amazing to me how different subjects that are taught here at MRC seem to get different responses from everyone.  Some of the topics are inspiring to people and hit our hearts.  When we talk about grace, and love and forgiveness we know that we will get some hugs.  When we talk about authority, or we try to expose the religious spirit, or obedience or holiness…well Ken and I just refer to those Sundays as “no . . . Read More »

What You Put In Is What Comes Out

Well today we are going to continue this series where we are focusing in on the most important area of your life…your heart.  In this series we are trying to help you see this importance of your heart condition.  And while we are having a ton of fun talking about how to wreck your heart here on a Sunday morning we are also giving you all the tools to engage your heart well.  See that really is a . . . Read More »