MomentumIn an article entitled “The Secret to Generating Momentum in Your Church,“ Carl Kuhn describes what it takes for us to gain momentum as a church.
Using the formula for momentum (momentum = mass x velocity), he articulates it this way: “If every person in our church (MASS) takes one step per week (SPEED) toward Jesus (DIRECTION), we have unbelievable momentum.”
In the midst of all the other distractions in life we want to spend this spring focusing our hearts and minds on Jesus and taking one step closer to Him every week. This sermon series will center on stories about Jesus from the Gospel of Matthew. My prayer is that in this series we would be drawn to the beauty and power of the Savior and hear His invitation to a deeper walk with Him
Our Light Has ComeAs trees go up and wreaths are hung, nativities make their way onto mantels and shelves around the world. These figures we carefully place all tell the story of God breaking into our world! Join us this Advent as we examine the story of Christmas through the eyes of those who were there. We will look at the setting, Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the magi, and Jesus!
What We Love The MostThis November we will be looking at the topic of what we love the most, using Deuteronomy 6:4-7 as our key passage.
It famously challenges us to love God with all our heart, soul, and strength, but with so many things vying for our attention and passion, how do we do that well? Where do we start? What does it look like for us to nurture in us and in our families a love for God with our whole being?
Join us as we reflect on this central passage in the Old Testament and grow deeper in our love for our Heavenly Father.
Why I Love The ChurchA sermon series on the book of Philippians. Though it is only four chapters, Paul’s letter to Philippi is packed with profound and powerful passages. The title of the series is “Why I Love The Church”. I hope it will be a great opportunity for us to study God’s Word together and for you to get to know me as a pastor.
Philippians provides a wonderful snapshot of different reasons for why I personally love the Church. In his letter, he is giving advice to this gathering of believers on how to walk in step with Jesus as one body and commending them for how they are embodying the Gospel. It is the old apostle joyfully encouraging them to stay rooted in Christ and connected to one another.
OneSometimes ONE is all that’s needed. One person who believes in us, one chance to show you are up for the task, one opening in the doctors’ schedule, one smile when you need it most.
In the Bible, there are 4 New Testament books that only have ONE chapter. In this series we will look at these books and explore the truths of God found in these short but significant scriptures. ONE chapter wonders that communicate what is needed.
Bread of LifeJesus said, “I am the Bread of Life.” From manna that kept the Israelites trusting God for provision, to stories of the early church gathering together to share meals, bread has been both a staple and symbol throughout scripture. We find physical nourishment in flour, water, yeast and salt, and we find the spiritual nourishment we need in the Son of God.
In this series, we will be looking at passages of scripture that center around bread. Each week we hope you will be able to see God at work and that you will be drawn into deeper discipleship with Him.
Songs at the BirthThe Christmas story in the Gospel of Luke reads like a Musical. Every few paragraphs, someone is filled with such joy that they burst into song! Join us this advent season, as we study the songs of Zechariah, Mary, the Angels, and Simeon and the joy they felt at the coming of the Lord.
Resilient JoyThe book of Philippians was written from a jail cell, yet it is filled with joy! What was the apostle Paul’s secret to finding joy even in the most difficult circumstances? Join us as we study this amazing letter from prison and search for the secret to having resilient joy in our lives.
Follow MeFrom Christmas until Easter, the MPC family will study the book of Mark, tracing the life and ministry of our Lord Jesus Christ. What did he teach? What did he do? Why did he do
it? What does it all mean? In particular, we will study what Jesus invites us to do: “follow him.” What does that mean exactly? What does it look like in today’s world?