You Are A Body Builder

Good morning! Hey let me start with a question for you to consider this morning. I think it’s a question we all have wrestled with or are wrestling with. Do you feel like you’re making a difference in the world? That’s a pretty loaded question, because depending on your world view, we could all have different answers. But even if your answers are different from the people beside you right now, we each still ask this question to . . . Read More »

God’s Wisdom-Some Get It, Some Don’t.

So today we continue our study of Paul’s letter to his church plant in Corinth.  Last week we started in on the second chapter and today we will continue working through Chapter 2 of this letter and I love the subject matter.  We are talking about how we live our lives, and today we are going to hear about this thing called wisdom a good bit but we also see another big player come to the table…The Holy . . . 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 »

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 »

Our God Given GPS

So today we are concluding the series on the Holy Spirit and I will tell you, I don’t really want it to end.  This is such a huge topic, it’s so big it’s hard to cover in just a couple of sermons.  The Holy Spirit is so important, and what is funny is I think that the Spirit is often overlooked and can be so misunderstood.  We have spent a lot of time in this series bringing you . . . Read More »

Tapping Into God Strength – How?

Welcome to the series on the Holy Spirit. The Holy Spirit is God. There are three parts to God, we call it the Trinity. God the Father. God the Son and God the Holy Spirit. So when we talk about the Holy Spirit, we are talking about God. God wants to live in you. The same Holy Spirit who brought Jesus back to life is the same Holy Spirit who wants to live in you. It sounds too . . . Read More »

Walking With The Holy Spirt

You know life is hard.  We talk about that a lot around here.  I think anyone who has lived more than a few years on this Earth would agree with that statement.  Here’s something more depressing than that.  Life doesn’t get easier as you get older. You grow up and each stage of life brings new challenges, more responsibilities…life just doesn’t seem to get any easier.  And here’s what is more interesting…I grow up and each year I . . . Read More »

How Do You Know God or You Is In Control?

I like to road bike. I like hitting roads south of Dillsburg and riding through the country. A short ride is around 20 miles. A fun normal ride is around 30 miles and a for real ride is around 80 or more. For me, doing 80 miles means I am in pain for a while. One of the things I did early on was ride in a group of guys. On one of these rides, we road to . . . Read More »

The Challenge to Following Jesus

So here at MRC you hear us say certain things a good bit.  You hear the term “disciple”, or “follower of Jesus” a lot around here don’t you?  Have you ever really thought about what it truly means to be a follower of Jesus?  Well that is where we are headed today, we are going to look at what it really means to follow Jesus.  There may be nothing more important, more life changing, and frankly there might . . . Read More »

Worship…a moment vs a Lifestyle

You know there are moments in my life when I’m really aware of God.  How about you?  There are moments in my life when I am full of worship for Him.  For me I am so focused on Him in those moments looking at the sunrise or the sunset.  It’s like I can feel God tapping me on the shoulder and saying “Hey Sam…look at what I have done.”  And it always amazes me.  Often times when I . . . Read More »