Could I Really Be Better For All I Walked Through In 2020?

This Christmas season we have been talking about fear and how to overcome it by looking at the Christmas Story and how Mary, Joseph, and the Shepherds dealt with and overcame fear.  It was an awesome conversation.  I always enjoy this time of year and walking through the Christmas story is always so powerful as we celebrate the Birth of our Savior!  But with all that 2020 has brought to the table, talking about overcoming fear felt like . . . Read More »

Redeemed & Forgiven – You Can’t Hide Your True Heart Condition

So I’m just going to let you know as we get started today that what we are talking about is going to be a challenge because it’s just so opposite of how we tend to live our lives.  I think the nicest way to say this would be to say that what we are talking about today is counter cultural.  That’s a pretty accurate way to view it because today we are going to dive deep into our . . . Read More »

So What’s The Big Deal?

I want to start today with an exercise, don’t worry it’s not cardio or anything like that but I want to get you thinking before we really dive into this today.  If I asked you to tell me what the central part of your Christian faith is could you do it in a sentence?  If we took a moment and I asked you about your journey as a Christian how would you describe it?  When you think about . . . Read More »

Being a Disciple Maker and Some Fishing Tips

So this summer we have been in a series about the church and I think it’s been a ton of fun so far and I think it’s been a really powerful time for us to dive into some penetrating truths about us as a church…about who we are, what we do, and why we do it.  We have really been pushing in one very specific set of questions.  How do you view the church?  How do you do . . . Read More »

What Could Be

Over the last few years we have taken the summer and studied a book of the Bible.  Quite frankly it’s something that I look forward to every year.  Over the past few years we have studied some of Paul’s letters, and James…and this year I was really gearing up to study 1st and 2nd Peter with you all.  I enjoy picking the scriptures apart like that…but that isn’t the direction we went this summer…instead we are jumping into . . . Read More »

Soaring on the Wings of Eagles…Really?

So today we continue this I am Second series looking at a very inspiring young lady.  Some may know her from the movie Soul Surfer which is all about her story.  Her name is Bethany Hamilton, and I will tell you her story is inspiring and challenging because of how she responds to adversity, and the challenges of life.  I know by now you probably sick of hearing about it, and you are thinking is he seriously going . . . Read More »

The Hardest Person To Forgive

You know if you have been anywhere near MRC in anyway, you probably have seen one of our favorite images.  It’s the image of an upside down turtle with this one very specific question on it; “stuck?”  We love that imagery and we use it on everything from our Facebook page, to our billboards, and our invitations to our church because it really says a lot about how a lot of us feel.  We can feel stuck in . . . Read More »