So What’s The Big Deal?

I want to start today with an exercise, don’t worry it’s not cardio or anything like that but I want to get you thinking before we really dive into this today.  If I asked you to tell me what the central part of your Christian faith is could you do it in a sentence?  If we took a moment and I asked you about your journey as a Christian how would you describe it?  When you think about . . . Read More »

The Magnitude of the Cross

You know here at MRC we stay focused on keeping things simple and introducing you to the magnitude of The Cross and I will just say it, I think we do a pretty good job of pointing to the Gospel message on a weekly basis.  We want to introduce you to the amazing gift that our Heavenly Father gave us through Jesus.  We want you to know it, and more than know it, we want you to feel . . . Read More »

Get Real

So today we continue this teaching on Jesus’ famous Sermon on the Mount…and I have to tell you, for me this has been a huge deal on a personal level.  Jesus is literally laying out a foundation of how we are to live our lives as His followers and here’s the deal, it’s a better way to live.  Think about where all just the first chapter of this sermon has taken us and what our lives would look . . . Read More »

Right Thing, Wrong Heart

Good morning everyone! Today we are looking at the next chunk of Jesus’ teaching, what I am titling “Right Thing, Wrong Heart.” We’re moving into Chapter 6 now of Matthew, if you want to turn or click there awhile. Now, I don’t know if you’ve noticed, but there is a theme behind almost every section of the Sermon on the Mount that we’ve looked at, and it’s a pretty clear one: God is concerned about your heart. Sure, . . . Read More »

The Challenge of Real Love

It is hard to believe that we are already coming to the end of our big spring series on Emotionally Healthy Relationships.  Spring seemed to take a little longer to sprung than we would like but here we are in our last talk in our spring series before heading into our big summer study of Jesus’ famous teaching, The Sermon on the Mount.  I have to tell you this series has meant a lot to me for many reasons.  First the . . . Read More »

The Greatest Thing You Could Ever Do

I don’t know about you, but I had a lot of fun last week.  I know we were talking about a subject that can be a little touchy when it comes to church, but I guess that was really part of my point last week.  Why is it so touchy?  Why is it so unnerving to people to talk about money, and our material possessions in church?  You see that was really part of the bigger issue we were hitting on.  I wanted . . . Read More »

Loving God First

So I think it’s safe to say that last week was a pretty big deal here at MRG, being our very first Sunday as a church!  I have to tell you it was awesome to finally get started after all the planning, and all the prayer, and all the questions and all the wondering about what it would look like…it was just so awesome to actually do church here last week!  And I think for all of us figuring . . . Read More »

How to Have the Best Holiday Run Possible

So today we start our Christmas series and I have to tell you I’m really excited for this because we are going to really be addressing somethings that we all have challenges with in one way or another.  Can we just be really honest here for a minute and say something?  The holidays can be really hard!  Ok, now it’s out there and we can move on with the talk today.  If you are like me you often . . . Read More »