The Way Through

So today, we continue this I Am Second series looking at Brian Welch, who was a musician in the band Korn.  I’m excited because as I watched his story I realized even though he is a famous rock star, with fame, and fortune, and all that comes with that rock star life, he also deals with a lot of what you and I deal with.  When I watch his testimony I see that Brian is in the whirlwind of life, . . . Read More »

How Do I Know If I Think I am ‘god’

Today, when someone says, “Don’t judge me,” that basically means, they want unlimited approval of everything they do. Every thought. Every belief. Every bad decision. Every moral decision. Accept me for who I am. Approve of me, no matter what I do.   Validate me, no matter how badly I perform. And if you don’t, you are mean. You are judging. You hate. Any negative feedback, anything less than 100% approval, is called judging and it is offensive and . . . Read More »

The Way, The Truth, The Life…and Why It Matters

Well today is Easter Sunday which is a really big deal in our faith.  Actually it’s the biggest deal to our faith because it is the day we celebrate the greatest thing that could ever happen in the history of our lives, which is God loving us so much that He would send Jesus to this Earth, to handle our sin problem for us, to lay down His life for us, changing our eternal destiny.  So yeah, it’s a pretty . . . Read More »

Depressed, Lonely, No Future What Do I Do?

We are in a series called Different. If you want to be different spiritually, we need to make a commitment to be different. A quick recap of where we have been. If you want to start a relationship with God, it begins with being broken. That means you see your need of God. You realize you need someone to rescue you. Someone who can wash your soul clean. Being broken is key. Why? Because when you are broken, . . . Read More »

You CAN Handle The Truth

Good morning! I’m mostly recovered from our youth retreat from this past weekend and I’m excited to be talking with you today! We’re into this series now called My Story, and hopefully you’ve gotten the gist that through this series, we are hoping to show you that as your story is being written, you’re going to have competing decisions to make in your life, and each of those decisions, whether good or bad, will become part of your . . . 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 »

The Risk, The Reward, The Relationship

So if you have been here through the first few weeks of our “Risk” series you are starting to see just how important a relationship with God really is.  That love that’s found in that relationship becomes the fuel that allows us to care enough for others to help them find God just like we are finding God and at the very center of your relationship with God is prayer.  Communicating with your Heavenly Father, talking to Him . . . Read More »

Sure Would Be Easier To KEEP The Peace

You know this series we are in is really interesting.  We have been able to talk about some really big subjects like grace, and The Bible, and Following Jesus, and community and last week Kim and I had a chance to talk to you about serving others.  Serving others is a really big deal here at MRC and I felt like we really had to go after the importance of living our lives as Jesus lived his.  I . . . Read More »

Wisdom or Consequences: How Do You Learn?

Today, we want to talk directly to the younger generation. We want to share with you what we wish someone would have told us at your age. You will have to make a decision that will have huge implications in your life. This one decision will determine if you will have a life of success and joy or a life of pain and struggle. Sam and I have been walking through the book called the ‘Divine Mentor’ and . . . 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 »