The Cost to Complacency

Today we close out our Old School series for the summer.  Let’s quickly walk through the story and the time line of what we experienced this summer. The Children of Israel were in slavery for around 400 years.  God, through Moses, freed them from Egypt and they ended up wandering in the desert and entered the promised land.  After Joshua died, they entered the days of Judges.  That lasted around 300 years.  They then entered the days of . . . Read More »

Welcome Back MRG Service – Psalm 146

Well everyone let me just say welcome back to you all!  It is so exciting to be able to get together today and wow, to come back together, to get to hang out and worship God outside is pretty cool if you ask me!  So we have a lot to be excited about which is awesome, but with all the excitement and freshness of getting together again I also think it could be easy for us to be . . . Read More »

How God Moves in this World

Welcome to the Old School series where we go back to the Old Testament to discover what God was doing and what it means to us today.  The challenge we have this summer is that the story of the Old Testament is a 4,000 years long story.  And, we only have thirteen weeks this summer.  That means we can’t even begin to jump into every story.  So, one of the challenges we want to give you is read . . . Read More »

June 14 service

Sing, Sing, Sing Chorus Sing, sing, sing And make music with the heavens We will sing, sing, sing Grateful that you hear us when we Shout your praise lift high the name of Jesus   Verse What’s not to love about you Heaven and earth adore you Kings and kingdoms bow down Son of God You are the one, you are the one You are the love that frees us You are the light that leads us Like . . . Read More »

21 People/Relationship Principles

21 principles on how to build relationships. Have you ever wondered why some people just struggle through life?  It just seems like no matter where they are, there is drama, confusion, and excuses as to why nothing works out.  Yet, other people seem to walk through life and there is a sense of calm.  They can appreciate others, and things just get done.  Why the difference?  Think of Jesus’ teaching.  The beginning of surrendering your relationships is thinking . . . Read More »

Studying Holy Week – What Happened on Tuesday/Wednesday

The Big 3 Points We Come Back to In Each Video: Everything He goes through He goes through willingly Everything He goes through He goes through for you. His sacrifice changed everything for you and I. Well welcome back to day three of our weekly study on Holy Week.  This is really the big week for our faith as Christians, and while we would love the opportunity to really worship together in person, I believe that God can . . . Read More »

10 Reasons Your Christianity Isn’t Working

A couple of weeks ago I asked, ‘How is your Christianity working?’ I wanted you to think through your relationship with God. In your relationship with God, are you being transformed, or do you feel like you are pretending that things are better than they actually are? Maybe for you, Christianity isn’t working. If that’s the conclusion you have come to, that’s the reason we are walking through this series. Last week, Sam gave us a ferocious verse. . . . Read More »

Is Your Christianity Working?

Today I want to open with a quick question for you to think through. How is your Christianity working? I don’t think there is anything more frustrating that when you buy something, bring it home, and it doesn’t work. My neighbor bought a new snowblower last year. When I snowed eight inches, he was pretty excited to fire that thing up. The only thing was, he started it and the belt broke. All he could see was eight . . . Read More »

Wherever You Are, You Are There

Last week was Easter. It’s the most significant day, the Holiest of days, on the Christian calendar because we celebrate what Jesus did for us. He did what we could never do in our human effort. He broke the curse of sin and death over our lives. And for those who believe Jesus is the Son of God, that curse is broken. His sacrifice gave us spiritual freedom, a fresh start. God’s children are human beings – made . . . Read More »

The Greatest Story Ever Told

Welcome to Easter Sunday. Attached to the handout today is an article that answers the question, ‘Why do bad things happen to good people?’ My hope is that as you read it, it might give you handles on how to wrestle with that question. I also hope you get it into the hands of your friends who have that question. I want to start today by reading what Jesus said: “Are you tired? Worn out? Burned out on . . . Read More »