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 »

It’s All About God And What He Is Doing

So I hope you were here last week as Ken opened up our new series called Baseball.  It was a very powerful day where Ken had a chance to really share his heart, his personal experiences, and really layout this next discussion that will take us all the way to Easter.  Now I know it’s not the best time for “America’s Favorite Past Time,” between the Houston Astros stealing signs, and the fact that the game is so . . . Read More »

Being a Disciple Maker and Some Fishing Tips

So this summer we have been in a series about the church and I think it’s been a ton of fun so far and I think it’s been a really powerful time for us to dive into some penetrating truths about us as a church…about who we are, what we do, and why we do it.  We have really been pushing in one very specific set of questions.  How do you view the church?  How do you do . . . Read More »

What We Believe #1

The God story over thousands and thousands of years is about God running to people to redeem them. It’s the story of the universe. In a letter he wrote, Paul said this: By taking a long and thoughtful look at what God has created, people have always been able to see what their eyes as such can’t see: eternal power, for instance, and the mystery of his divine being. So nobody has a good excuse. What happened was . . . Read More »

Practically, How Do I Join God in What He Is Doing?

Where does our community find God? That’s why every local church in every community is so important. The series we are in is called, ‘Finding God.’ We are talking about church, the presence of God and our role in all of it. We started with the story of Jesus going to a party to hang out with what the church people of His day called, ‘notorious sinners.’ When Jesus heard their criticism, Jesus shot back: “It is the . . . Read More »

What Could Be

Over the last few years we have taken the summer and studied a book of the Bible.  Quite frankly it’s something that I look forward to every year.  Over the past few years we have studied some of Paul’s letters, and James…and this year I was really gearing up to study 1st and 2nd Peter with you all.  I enjoy picking the scriptures apart like that…but that isn’t the direction we went this summer…instead we are jumping into . . . Read More »

At A Penn State Game, what do you see?

Where does our community find God? That’s why every local church in every community is so important. The series we are in is called, ‘Finding God.’ We are talking about church, the presence of God and our role in all of it. Last week, we jumped right into scripture. We read about a party that Matthew, the tax collector, hosted for Jesus. The church people of Jesus’ day lost their minds because, to use their words, Jesus was . . . Read More »

God Enters Earth and Runs After the Notorious Sinner

27 Later on as Jesus left the town he saw a tax collector – with the usual reputation for cheating – sitting at a tax collection booth. The man’s name was Levi [this is Matthew]. Jesus said to him, “Come and be one of my disciples!” 28 So Levi left everything, sprang up, and went with him. 29 Soon Levi held a reception in his home with Jesus as the guest of honor. Many of Levi’s fellow tax . . . Read More »