The words in James 1:27 confront the deception we too often accept--we are doing enough. Beyond simply giving a good idea or a level to strive for, James 1:27 moves…
While this lesson ties into our series about good deeds, it also speaks to those who are going through trying times.  Before we deal with poverty in the world, we…

Imagine

February 4, 2018
This lesson centers around an inspiring thought out of 1 Thessalonians 4, and how God calls us from good to great by asking for “more and more.”
This lesson out of 1 Kings 19 will talk about God’s wisdom in His dealings with the despondent Elijah.  Rather than treating just one part of Elijah’s issue, God paid…
The focus of this lesson was recasting MRCC’s GoMission initiative.
This lesson, out of Matthew 25, provides a theological framework to help us understand caring for the poor, a blind-spot that we can often experience when helping others, and a…

The Bar

January 14, 2018
This series approaches the Mission of God from a service and benevolence standpoint. This first message gives an overview of how this theme functions throughout scripture.

How to Win

December 31, 2017
As a new year approaches, many people make resolutions and goals to be better, make more, do more and “win” the upcoming year. However,  Jesus teaches that our idea of winning…

Problems & Praises

December 24, 2017
In this lesson for Christmas Eve, Phil talked about how there is quite a bit of tragedy woven into the birth story of Jesus, and yet God does not offer…

Each One Reach One

December 17, 2017
This message focuses on the idea that we are called to reach others.  Studying the story of Luke 2, we discover that God is both Inviter of all and Sender…