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 »

Keeping Your Focus

I have to tell you, I have really enjoyed this series so far.  We kicked off 2018, and our church with this idea of making a commitment to being different in 2018 and beyond.  So by now you are probably picking up on the idea that here at MRC we want you to be engaging God in such a way that you are different from your encounter with Him.  That is a really big deal to us, because life change means . . . Read More »

Our Selfish Secret

1 Corinthians 13 Let’s do a quick review. Paul started a church in the city of Corinth. Years later, Paul was in Ephesus and hears that things in the church of Corinth are a mess. So Paul has to write them a letter. It’s called Corinthians. In this letter, Paul has to address several things because the believers in Corinth are new and they are dragging the sin and junk from their culture into the church and it’s . . . Read More »

Can I Die Without Dying?

So we have been walking through a series where we are really looking at some of the foundational truths of our belief system.  We hit on things like love and grace, and the Bible, and worship, and following Jesus…and I loved Ken’s talk last week on community.  Boy oh boy, can that community thing really get messed up inside a church setting.  What is interesting to me is how we would actually expect anything else!  We take a . . . Read More »

Where is Truth? God or Your Feelings?

Where do you find truth? Truth matters. It’s the foundation to how you live. Why? What you believe is what you do. It’s important to understand the difference between Grace and Truth.  Grace is God’s gift to us to wipe our slate clean.  So no matter what we have done, what we are doing, God’s grace is there to heal us.  We will talk about this later on.  Truth is from God to help us live our lives.  His . . . Read More »

Why Can’t I Find Happiness? Maybe Because…

Keep vigilant watch over your heart; that’s where life starts. … a sad heart makes it hard to get through the day.   …a miserable heart means a miserable life. MSG Proverbs 4:23, 5:13b, 5:15 Here is what we know based on scripture and our own experience with life; the condition of your heart determines how you live life. On Christmas morning, you are probably at your best. Why? Because you are opening gifts. When you win the tournament, . . . Read More »