Are You Looking For Loopholes On Just Who You Must Love?

Welcome everyone to our big summer study on The Parables of Jesus.  I’m really excited about this opportunity to study these awesome stories that Jesus shares with us, and I have to say as we get started here today that this first one that we are looking at today will challenge us a bit, and frankly, is a great lesson for us in the world that you and I are living in today.  A world that is very . . . Read More »

How To Reach The Highest Level Of Spiritual Maturity

Welcome back everyone to our big fall conversation we are having on Spiritual Success.  We have had a lot of fun with this so far, as we learn how God views a successful life which should be very encouraging to us, because as we now understand the difference between how culture views success and how God views it…which allows us to grasp an amazing truth!  And that is that we can all be successful!  This is huge, and . . . Read More »

Colossians – Choosing To Put On Love and Honor Christ In All We Do

Last week Ken really challenged us, didn’t he?  Now, to be fair, he told you going in that it was going to be something we have come to call a “no-hug” Sunday around here, so you were warned that it was going to be a challenging Sunday!  But that really has me thinking as I listened to his talk last week, as he worked his way through some of the practical choices Paul wants us to make as . . . Read More »

Redeemed & Forgiven – Living A Selfless Life In A Selfish World

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is already behind us and that we are now “full-go” into the holiday run here in 2020.  I know in some ways 2020 can’t go away soon enough but in other ways, we blinked and it’s time to start thinking Christmas again!  This also means that today we conclude a series that has meant a lot to us here at MRC called Redeemed & Forgiven.  I will tell you that I am . . . Read More »

Redeemed & Forgiven Series Kick Off – Understanding Grace

Today we start our big fall series Redeemed and Forgiven.  As Ken and I built this series I just kept getting more excited, because we are going to be exploring what it truly means to live out a life in Christ.  We want to talk about what it could look like to live a life that is truly redeemed and forgiven and most importantly how we can actually live like we are redeemed and forgiven…do you see why . . . Read More »

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 »