DifferentThis fall, MPC studied the Sermon on the Mount from Matthew 5-7, one of the most famous passages in the entire Bible. Jesus delivers this sermon early in His career and set the stage for how His ministry will unfold and how He will want His followers to live. Watch the full series on how Jesus challenges us to be different.
GrowIn many ways, August marks the beginning of a new year, returning from summer vacations and resuming our regular routines of work, school, and sitting in traffic. As we launch into this new season, we want to challenge each other with an important question: How are you going to grow as a disciple this year?
Immeasurable GraceOur focus this summer will be on the book of Ephesians. Paul wrote this letter to the young church in Ephesus in order to encourage them in their faith as they faced challenges from their culture and divisions within the church. He reminds them of the immeasurable and unsurpassed riches of God’s grace in Jesus. They are no longer outsiders to God’s family, no longer ruled by the old life or the Law, but they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works!
As we scatter this summer to many places for vacations, mission trips, summer camps, cool weather, etc., join us in person or online as we study this powerful Scripture together.
ToxicRelationships can bring both the greatest blessings in our lives and our most intense challenges.
Whether it is with family, friends, coworkers, or a random person in the grocery store, figuring out how to name and address toxic behaviors can be exhausting and confusing because they come in so many shapes and sizes: gossip, lying, pride, blame, resentment, over-spiritualizing, guilt-tripping, personalizing…just to name a few.
This is a six week series focused from a Biblical perspective on how to identify and handle some of these toxic behaviors and not embody them ourselves.
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.