The Divorce Rate Should Tell You Something… You Have an Enemy

I want to read a story for you.  Before I do, I need to give it some context.  The king of Syria was in a war with the king of Israel.  Every time the king of Syria would try a surprise attack on the king of Israel, God would tell the prophet Elisha and he would warn the king of Israel.  The king of Syria was furious and thought he had a traitor in his army.  He couldn’t . . . Read More »

Holding On To The Truth

So today we continue our first big series of 2019 entitled, “What is your kryptonite?” and here’s the idea.  There is a way that we should or could be living our lives as disciples of Jesus.  As we read scripture it is pretty clear that our lives should be described a certain way.  Through the course of this series I have really been using three very specific words on what the life of a disciple of Christ should . . . 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 »

The Beast, The Dragon, The Key, and The Gifts

Today we are going to continue our big fall series on Pete Scazzero’s book Emotionally Health Spirituality.  Oh man, this is such a big deal, and I am very excited to jump into this material with you all.  I think by the end of this talk today you will really see why this material is so important for us living in this world that we live in today.  There is something special that happens when we can work . . . Read More »

Spiritual Warfare Inside Community – Don’t Drop The Rope!

So today we are coming to the conclusion of the Spiritual Warfare series, and I have to tell you that I will be sad to see this one go.  Because it is just so important to us that we see this stuff for what it is and engage into it with intentionality.  Here at MRC we care about you so much and it has really been our biggest prayer through this series that we would be able to . . . Read More »

How To Know If You Are Having An Affair, On God

  We are in a spiritual warfare series. Sam, over the last two weeks, has shared something very important that I have to start with. It doesn’t matter if you believe in spiritual warfare or if you don’t believe in spiritual warfare, you are feeling the effects of it. How do I know? Because everything in life is coming against you to send you a message, “You are a failure, you don’t add up, you are alone, just . . . Read More »

Appetites-How Do You Turn Down The Volume?

So last week was a big week here at MRC, and I have to tell you it was a tough week for me to communicate for a couple different reasons.  First, in my opinion, outside of the Good News of the Gospel I don’t believe there is anything more important for us to understand and engage into than Spiritual Warfare.  So I can get a little excited over this topic.  I pray all week long for our spiritual . . . Read More »

The Last Thing Your Enemy Would Ever Want You To Know

So we have started a new series where we are talking about Spiritual Warfare.  It is always so interesting to me how we can react to discussions on this topic…first and foremost outside of you understanding the Gospel for what it is, I’m not sure there is something more important to understand, and engage into, because whether you want to get into it or not, you are in a Spiritual Battle.  You don’t get to not play, just . . . Read More »

Eat Your Vegetables

Last week we opened the spiritual warfare series and talked about our temptation to ignore God and muscle through our day on our own strength. We said that is very naïve because we live in a spiritual battle. Be strong with the Lord’s mighty power. 11 Put on all of God’s armor so that you will be able to stand firm against all strategies and tricks of the Devil. 12 For we are not fighting against people made . . . Read More »

Don’t Bring a Knife to a Gun Fight

A couple of years ago, I did an organized road bike ride to Gettysburg and back with my friends. When we got back in Dillsburg, we picked up our t-shirts and headed home. I rode my bike home and a friend of mine was in his car. As I rode through the Dillsburg Square, the t-shirt in my hand got caught in the front brakes. My bike locked up and the next thing I remember, I was flat . . . Read More »