Jesus Asked – Why Are You Thinking These Things In Your Hearts?

I know it’s Memorial Day Weekend, but I would like to get us thinking right off the bat here today.  What do you think influences your life the most?  What do you think is directing your life and impacting your life experiences more than anything else?  Now, we are in church, so we may say God, and yeah, that is a good answer.  Some might say it’s my family and loved ones.  Some might say their job or . . . Read More »

Do Something! Learning From Jonathan’s Daring Plan

Over the last few Sundays that I have been with you, we focused on the concept of Spiritual Maturity.  We talked about what it is, how it is measured, (which is by our ability to love others) and I believe most importantly we discussed the idea that Spiritual Maturity doesn’t just fall in your lap.  It’s not just given to you.  Living and loving like Christ challenges us, goes against our human instincts, and just isn’t easy, and . . . Read More »

Ensuring That Christ Didn’t Die For Nothing

It’s Easter Sunday, which is a day of celebration.  It’s often a busy day of family get-togethers, Easter baskets, and Easter Egg Hunts.  For many, it’s a day to dress a little nicer for church services or one of the days that is chosen to attend church.  Which may only happen on the big holidays like Christmas and Easter.  And that is ok, those are two very good days to go to church!  You get to hear of God’s great love for you celebrating the . . . Read More »

What Makes Our Spiritual Lives Real?

Today is a big day here at MRC.  It’s a combined service, which is awesome because we have the opportunity to worship together, we are one church in two locations and as we plant churches, we have always wanted these moments where we come back together and worship and celebrate what God is doing together.  That is very meaningful for us.  This is also a big day in our God Questions conversation because we start a three-part conversation on . . . Read More »

Real Faith Disrupts

The reason MRC exists is because we want to help people be in a relationship with Jesus.  Why?  Because when we were at our worst, we discovered that God’s grace forgave us and healed us.  And it was in that moment, we felt God’s love.  That’s why we do what we do.  To help people be in a relationship with Jesus, we are emailing Alpha videos to you.  These videos ask and answer questions that everyone has about . . . Read More »

Making This The Last Year You Need To Make The New Year, New Me Resolution!

Well, here we are, it’s New Year’s Eve and in just a few hours we will be welcoming in a new year!  It’s amazing, as fast as Christmas seems to come is as quickly as it goes!  You know, New Year’s Eve is often a very festive and fun day.  Some people will be heading out to watch the Pickle Drop, or they will be staying up to watch the ball drop in New York on TV.  I . . . Read More »

Avoiding The Comparing & Competing With Others Trap

This fall we are in an incredibly important conversation talking about the most important and ignored area of our lives, we are talking about our soul.  It’s been a journey that started by establishing something very important.  We are spiritual beings with a soul.  Our soul is what gives us life, it is what makes you, you.  This makes our souls so important, and we must care for it.  If we do, it becomes the source of life and . . . Read More »