Corona: I Lived One Year and Aged Ten Years

In this past year, I feel like I lived for 1 year but aged 10 years.  Do you feel like that?  The feeling like you are stuck, stressed, frustrated.  Almost like you feel frozen and there is nothing you can do about it.  This past year has been filled with chaos.  And it has led to people feeling exhausted. Exhausted emotionally, physically, politically, I could go on and on. Let’s quickly walk through what we have dealt with . . . Read More »

The Danger Of Greed Is How Much Farther It Reaches Than Our Pocket Books

We have been in an awesome conversation this year called Rise Up & Stand Firm.  I’m thinking that at this point, if you have been walking with us, you are seeing just how significant this series is and also how personal and relevant this is to our lives.  I know it has meant a lot to me on a personal level, because we are talking about standing up as the people that God created us to be in . . . Read More »

The Foundation Matters

Good morning! We have reached the end of the sermon on the mount. We’ve worked our way through Jesus’ teaching in Matthew 5, 6 and 7. I was just thinking, can you imagine sitting and listening to Jesus teach this whole thing? We’ve gone through this series all summer long! So really, however long I may take today is nothing in comparison to how long the original sermon was, so don’t keep checking the time. I promise not . . . 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 »

The Way, The Truth, The Life…and Why It Matters

Well today is Easter Sunday which is a really big deal in our faith.  Actually it’s the biggest deal to our faith because it is the day we celebrate the greatest thing that could ever happen in the history of our lives, which is God loving us so much that He would send Jesus to this Earth, to handle our sin problem for us, to lay down His life for us, changing our eternal destiny.  So yeah, it’s a pretty . . . Read More »

4 Simple Questions That Can Change The Game

So we are rolling right along in our series Different and from week 1 I wanted you to see that when we encounter Jesus we will actually be different because of God’s love living and active in our lives!  It’s all about life change.  We love talking about life change at MRC because seeing our lives change spiritually, living differently makes this so real, and we love it when our spirituality is real!  Being different spiritually affects you, . . . Read More »

Seeing Life Through The Gospel

So about three weeks ago we had an eclipse.  Do you guys remember that?  How could you not remember that right?  I mean we had a wide range of emotions in people over that moment, everything from excitement, to fear that the world would end.  We had people driving all over the country to see it, to people really trying to figure out if their pets would go blind if they let them outside.  We had weeping news . . . Read More »

So Bad, They Became a Verb

Today we begin our series on 1 Corinthians. This Sunday, it’s my job to give you the context of this letter. So when you leave today, we hope that you have a clear understanding the timing of this letter, the author, the city and what this letter means to us. This entire story begins in the book of Acts. Jesus was crucified, resurrected and ascended into heaven. Then around two months later [7 weeks], we read in the . . . Read More »