What Exactly Has God Been Up To?

This series is called ‘Do I Matter?’  We are walking through a 42-day daily devotional to discover just how much we matter.  The series started with the Foundation of Life: God loves you and created you on purpose.  Worship: trusting God in all the areas of life.  Trusting God so much, we are jump into His arms like a three-year-old on a kitchen counter jumping into his loving father’s arms.  Community: healthy community is when we are in . . . Read More »

The Proof That We Are Saved By God

Have you ever given up a day and volunteered somewhere?  Years ago, MRC led the Youth Impact Project.  It was incredible.  We helped financially struggling families prepare their kids for school.  It took all year long to plan for this one event.  It impacted thousands of families.  It was exhausting and it was awesome.  We walked away from that event feeling so tired and so fulfilled.  I’ll never forget the stories of the families who we helped. Have . . . Read More »

God Wants Character Development More Than Comfort

To the men out there, have you ever been working around the house and needed a tool to help you?  And if you are near the kitchen, isn’t it just easier to grab a kitchen knife or fork to help fix whatever you are fixing?  What happens?  We end up bending the knife or fork and we try to bend it back and put it back into the drawer.  Now, I have never done this, but I heard . . . Read More »

What “Community” Is & Isn’t, & Why It Is Such A Challenge At Church

This fall we have started an important conversation with you, one that I think we could describe as a journey.  It’s a journey to find answers to life’s biggest and most important questions.   Questions that we all wonder about, that can weigh on us in the deepest parts of our hearts and minds.  Questions like why am I alive?  Does my life matter?  Why is life so hard?  What is the meaning of my life or what is . . . Read More »

What Does It Mean to Trust God?

Last week Sam shared a Harvard Business School study.  They asked one question.  Do you have a set written goals and created a plan for their attainment?  Prior to graduation, it was determined that 84% of the entire class had set no goals at all.  13% of the class had set written goals but had no concrete plans.  3% of the class had both written goals and concrete plans. What was the result 10 years later?  The 13% of . . . Read More »

The Importance of Purpose

Have you ever asked yourself some of the bigger questions of life?  Questions like why am I alive?  Does my life matter?  Why is life so hard?  What is the meaning of my life or what is my purpose?  Have you ever just wondered, where is God in all of this?  You know, these are the bigger questions that we all ask from time to time, and quite frankly, these are important questions to be able to answer.  . . . Read More »