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 »

Let’s Get Real

So last week we started our brand new series ‘Sticks and Stones’ where we began a journey into some reading material on Emotionally Healthy Relationships.  I think this series is an extremely big deal because let’s face it…whether you want to or not, we all deal with people.  We all have relationships and we learned some really important things last week about our ability to love others well or not and how that reflects on our relationship with God.  I think . . . Read More »

The Test

It’s amazing to think that we are starting a new series here at MRG today!  I mean we have only ever done one series as a church, which was the big one that we finished last week called “Different.”  I really enjoyed that one, but I have to tell you on the front end of this series, I’m very excited to jump into this with you, because it has a lot to do with you, your heart condition, . . . Read More »

How Do I Find Myself?

So ever since we began this church in January we have been working our way through one big series called ‘Different.’  This series has meant a lot to me, because the whole idea is that we should be different because of our encounter with God and His amazing love for us.  When God’s love is pouring into and out of us we can’t help but change, we can’t help but be different.  I think this has been a phenomenal way for . . . Read More »

Does God Love You? Prove it.

My parents have several grand kids. As the grand kids got older, they got to an age when they wanted to know how Grandpa met Grandma. What did he say? Where did they date? What was the world like before there was no WIFI? It’s a classic love story. It happened in a small school in Shippensburg. It was so small, the 2nd and 3rd grades were mixed together. At recess, my dad slips my mom a note . . . Read More »