What It Means To Grow Up Spiritually

Last week, Sam gave us two principles to live out that can transform our lives.  And, most everyone would agree with what he said.  But those two principles are easily ignored.  It is the most interesting challenge.  He said, if we pulled you aside and asked, “Should we have daily, consistent and rhythmic moments with God?”  Everyone would probably say, ‘Yes.’  Second question, “Would it benefit you to weekly have down time to rest and have time to . . . Read More »

Who We Are In Our Marriage Matters

So last week Ken kicked off a brand new series that I am really excited about and I will tell you why.  It’s because what we are doing is taking all the God principles that we talk about here at MRC, and we are pulling them into our practical lives.  That is awesome!  Ken was introducing us to the idea last week of integrity…the idea that who we are matters.  This is very important, because our culture today . . . Read More »

Inviting The Holy Spirit Into All Of It

So today we continue our big Christmas series and I have to tell you I’m really excited for what we are going to get into today because we are going to really be addressing something that is so important to us as Christians and I will go as far as to say that it’s an area that we all have challenges in one way or another.  We are going to take something really spiritual, namely the Holy Spirit . . . Read More »

Everyone Love’s The Presents Right?

So it’s Christmas time, and frankly outside of The Grinch, and Scrooge most people really love this time of year.  For some it’s the decorations, for others it’s the time with family and friends.  For some it’s the food, and for others like my wife it’s the Christmas music…but it’s pretty safe to say everyone loves the presents.  My kids are always excited about the gifts.  My son Trey has been working on his Christmas list since like . . . Read More »

Why Worry?

Good morning! Last week, Ken talked about everyone’s favorite subject: money. Have you ever thought about the fact that the reason we hate talking about it so much is because of how much of an influence it has over our lives? We work each and every day for: money. We do or don’t do things because of: money. What we want we have to buy with: money. So we always seem to need more, so that we can . . . Read More »

Raising The Bar On Love

So today we are going to continue our study of Jesus’ famous teaching, “The Sermon on the Mount.”  I really enjoy these summer moments where we really get to dive into Scripture like this, and to be spending the summer really engaging The Sermon on the Mount well, it just feels big!  I think it feels so big because Jesus is literally laying out for his disciples (and all of us) a new way to live…a better way . . . Read More »

Some Important Questions About This Salt and Light Thing

You know, I’m pretty excited to be teaching today on this particular part of the Sermon on the Mount because these couple verses are a really big deal to me…and I hope really wrap into the identity of us as a church and us as disciples of Jesus.  When we planted MRC in Dillsburg, Pa. 17 years ago Mashawn and I were…well we were younger, I will tell you I had a little more bounce in my step . . . Read More »

Everyone’s Favorite…Conflict

So we have been rolling right along now in this series on Emotionally Healthy Relationships which is so important for so many different reasons.  If you think about it, this series is so important is because life isn’t easy and what makes this life so challenging is the fact that we do life with people.  Can we just say it, life with people is not easy…and frankly it’s not something you can avoid.  Every day of your life . . . Read More »

Being You In Every Environment

So we have been working our way through this Emotionally Healthy Relationships series, which has been such an important thing for us discuss as we build into and start our church here in Gettysburg.  There are couple things that I believe all Christians really need to wrap their minds around when it comes to relationships.  The first thing is that you actually were designed to be with people by God.  I know, I know for some of us (and I would . . . 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 »