The Benefits and Tension Points of Holiness

Today we are going to jump back into our study of Philippians which has just been awesome so far.  If you remember, we closed out the first section of this study of Paul’s letter talking about a challenge from Paul to not complain.  We also saw that there is a bit of a natural change in what Paul was talking about to what he is going to start sharing with us here moving forward in this letter.  We . . . Read More »

Breaking Free From Those Old Grooves

I don’t know if you have ever really thought about this but I seem to be a creature of habit, how about you?  I have things that I tend to do and keep doing.  Some of those things can be really positive and some of those things maybe not so much!  I can get up in the morning and without a lot of thinking I can end up right in front of the coffee pot without even really . . . Read More »

The Dangers of Pride and The Rewards of Humility

Today we continue this series looking at one of the biggest, and sneakiest forms of spiritual kryptonite out there.  I know right? Another big one!  We will also look at the counter to it, which is also pretty interesting because it is often misunderstood.  This is a big one because today we are talking about pride and humility and I want you to know right on the front end.  Pride is difficult to deal with, because…if you deal . . . Read More »

I’m Not A Rebel

Today we are going to continue this series looking at what some would say is a bit of a touchy subject, but it’s what I would say is a really important one and I will tell you why.  It’s because today may be the day that you discover the actually source of a lot of spiritual frustration in your life.  Because I think for so many of us, we are in this series listening to Ken and Sam . . . 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 »

Who the Son sets free is free indeed…right?

Well here we are in a brand new year!  2019!  The New Year is always so exciting right?  I mean for so many of us this is a time of hope, and optimism about what could be in the brand new year, which I think is awesome.  This is a time for those New Year’s Resolutions and just a chance to almost hit reset and get a fresh start on so many things for us in so many . . . Read More »

Right Thing, Wrong Heart

Good morning everyone! Today we are looking at the next chunk of Jesus’ teaching, what I am titling “Right Thing, Wrong Heart.” We’re moving into Chapter 6 now of Matthew, if you want to turn or click there awhile. Now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a theme behind almost every section of the Sermon on the Mount that we’ve looked at, and it’s a pretty clear one: God is concerned about your heart. Sure, . . . Read More »

What If There Is More?

You know here at MRC we work really hard to introduce you to the magnitude of The Cross.  We want to introduce you to the amazing gift that our Heavenly Father gave us through Jesus.  This is our primary objective, to help people push through the complexities of religion, and the pain and hurts and confusion of mistakes and sin and to help people see just how simple, how loving, and how pure a relationship with Jesus can . . . Read More »

Our Focus Determines Our Experience

My children and I have a new tradition that started this year that I’m having a blast with.  Every day after school we go to a different park with our dog Toby and we run.  Well the boys definitely run, and I do my best to run, let’s call it a jog, while Monica walks our dog.  It is probably my favorite thing to do right now outside of hiking with my family.  I look forward to it . . . Read More »