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Joy appears to be missing from many people's lives. However, Paul encourages us to have an attitude of joy no matter the circumstances. Many times we are to have joy in spite of our circumstances which is made possible because of what Christ has already done, and continues to do for us every day.
Joseph's life was a roller coaster ride of emotions and experiences and some of us can relate. When life seems to be out of control we need to remember the words of the Apostle Paul who said, "Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ." Your whatever might be good things or bad things, tremendous joys or extreme challenges, but always remember to keep your hope in God.
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Great stories often have a reluctant hero. One who doesn't see their value until someone intervenes or circumstances force them to act. Noah is our reluctant hero in the story. A hero is described as an ordinary individual who finds strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles. In other words, someone who is willing to rise to the occasion.
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As believers we are all God's servants and each one has been planted in a place of God's choosing.. to be used by Him as He forwards His redemptive plan. Our sermon series, "Unsung Heroes" continues this Sunday with the story of Queen Esther. Let us be ready and willing like Queen Esther to carry out the work that God has prepared for us to do, even when the task seems difficult, dangerous or daunting.
What do you think God looks like? People have a lot of ideas about this…what do you imagine? A new sermon series, "My God...That is who you are: I AM", begins this Sunday with Pastor Andy preaching from the book of Exodus, Chapter 3:1-17. Did you know that "I AM" comes from the Hebrew language "Elohim" or "Yahweh".
BELIEVE IT OR NOT! Our community may be forced to shelter in place, but we can't stop and won't stop celebrating Easter together! You're invited to join us for a special Easter service, streamed live on our facebook page! So gather your family and let's worship together! The resurrection of Jesus is the balancing point of our faith. Did Jesus really raise from the dead? From merely a human standpoint it may seem far fetched, but one moment is the foundation upon which faith is built.
"THROUGH THICK OR THIN." Due to the Shelter in Place order by the state, we will once again be bringing worship to you through facebook live. We are all struggling, but even more than us, Paul had dealt with a lot of hardship. However, Paul says that all of the struggles will ultimately produce positive results.
"God Will Never Give You More Than You Can Handle", based on 1 Corinthians 10:13. We often give out little nuggets of advice or sympathy. Our natural desire is for people to feel better and we want to offer some kind of spiritual sounding support. But what if the guidance you are giving is not true? What if, "God Never Said That?"
When Jesus taught the disciples to pray He spoke to the Father and said, "Thy kingdom come, thy will be done." However, as the world looks at the Church today they see a kingdom that is backwards in their view. They want the Church to change the message of the Bible, to get with the times, and to be less abrasive. Many believe that since the world has changed that the Church should change its message to conform with it. But, God has called us to a kind of commitment that much of the world does not understand. We have been called to be people of the kingdom.
Throughout history God has used ordinary people in order to accomplish extraordinary things. Too often we think that the people that God uses are specially talented or extremely gifted. However, more often than not, God uses ordinary people...people like you to accomplish what He wants to do in this world.
Everything that we think we own actually belongs to God. If you struggle with that idea, I get it. However, all of our possessions and resources are temporary and will someday be in the hands of others. That is why Jesus warned up to lay up for ourselves treasures in heaven because someday that is the only thing that will really matter. So, what you doing now with your resources that God has entrusted into your care so you will be ready then?
God has created every individual to be unique. Our fingerprints and DNA are unlike anyone else's. The same is true
of churches as each is unique in it's makeup, it's ministries, and how it relates the Gospel message to it's church family and to the community. In this series we are taking a look at some of our traits and characteristics that identify who we are. This is us!
There is a push from a segment of society for men to stop acting like men. While there are many examples of men behaving badly, there is a real need for men to step up and start acting like the men that God has called them to be. This series encourages men to be the spiritual leaders in the Church, in their relationships, and in the home--to be imitators of Christ and to follow His example.
Jesus compared the Holy Spirit to the wind which blows wherever it wishes. You cannot grab hold of the wind, but you can feel its effect. You cannot put it in a jar and save it for later. No, you must take advantage of the wind when it blows. In a similar way, God wants to breath a fresh wind into your life and into the life of the Church. When the wind blows, you have a choice. You can draw the lines a little tighter and drop the anchor or you can release the lines and hoist the sails allowing the wind of the Holy Spirit to take you wherever it desires. When we allow the wind of the Holy Spirit to blow in our lives, He will take us on a journey unlike any we have ever imagined!
Truth does not care what you think. It doesn't take polls, is not concerned about the current social climate and is not always politically correct. This series seeks to reveal some unchangeable truths, but I think you CAN handle it.
Before there was Jack Hannah or Steve Irwin (The Crocodile Hunter) there was Marlin Perkins and Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom. Audiences were amazed by the stories of animals that appeared each week on their televisions, but we should be even more amazed by the stories that involved God's wild kingdom in His Word. These stories, though centuries old, impact us where we live today.
Who is Jesus? More importantly, who is Jesus to you? There have been thousands of books written trying to describe exactly who Jesus is. However, what better way is there to understand Jesus than for Jesus to tell us in His own words who He is? The better you understand who Jesus is, the greater the impact He will have on you life.
The Song of Solomon is one of the most unusual books in the Bible. However, this book reveals to us a great deal about what a healthy, romantic relationship looks like between a husband and wife. Romance and intimacy are gifts from God and are to help keep husband and wife close and to keep each only to their other. In addition, hidden in the pages of this book God reveals His love for His people, as well as Christ's love the His bride the Church.
What is the first thing that comes to mind when people consider MGCC? Is it a loving church? A caring church? A growing church? A God-lead church? During this series we will share with you our 20/20 Vision and
challenge you to grow in your Christian faith as we continually strive to be the church that God has called us to be.
Based on the book, "Grave Robber" by Mark Batterson, this series of messages takes a focused look at the seven miracles of Jesus as recorded in the Gospel of John. When examined, these miracles show us that Jesus not only has power and authority over the universe, but a power and authority that goes all the way down to the molecular level. They are a reminder that "with God, all things are possible."
Every computer you own, whether it be a Windows PC, a Mac, an Android phone, or an iPhone, has to be rebooted every now and then. The same is true spiritually. Every now and then we all need a restart or to be refreshed. This series takes a look at some of the exciting events from the book of Acts where God's people were rebooted. God was able to take a frightened group of men and women and empower them to do mighty works for the kingdom. God wants to do the same thing in your life.
While the stories of Jesus may seem like ancient words to some, they are full of great lessons that hit us where we live today. Through this series we will be looking at some of the parables of Jesus that serve as a blueprint for living
in a modern world.
There are a lot of Hidden Treasures that you will find only if you are willing to get off the beaten path. You may find that little hole-in-the-wall restaurant that has the best food or a view that can only be seen if you go where others are unwilling to go. In a similar way we tend to focus on the familiar stories of the Bible. However, there are many Hidden Treasures--gems with great lessons to be learned--that will only be discovered if you are willing to dig a little deeper and go off the beaten path .
Every day we are confronted by all kinds of bad news: political division, shootings, crime, war, addiction, and a variety of other things that are a detriment to society. So, isn't it about time that someone brings some Good News?
While you may run into some people with a sense of intrigue and who may seem larger than life, none of them hold a candle to Jesus. Jesus really is the most fascinating man to ever live. Through this series it is our hope that you will see Jesus through a fresh set of eyes.
God's church is powerful! However, God has decided to empower us, imperfect as we are, to encourage and influence the world, for Jesus Christ. God has chosen to use our mouths, our hands, and our feed to carry the Gospel message to a world in need of hope, purpose, and forgiveness. The power of the Church is God working through us.
If you ever felt that God was leading you to do something that you simply did not want to do, then you can relate with Jonah. While many of the Old Testament prophets gave a variety of excuses as to why they could not do what God had asked. most of the time they gave in and followed God's leading...except for Jonah. Jonah decided to run. So, are you running from God?
At this time of year it is quite common to make some resolutions such as; getting into better shape, stopping a bad habit, or losing a few pounds. However, it is even more important to get into shape spiritually. In this series you will be challenged to take steps that will draw you into a deeper relationship with God.
God has gone to great lengths in order to give us the gift of His Son Jesus Christ. While some may see that gift as
inappropriate or unwanted, Jesus Christ offers us forgiveness and a new hope for eternity which makes Him the perfect gift.
We have an outrageously generous God! Without a doubt, all of us should be able to say that God
has blessed us in more ways than we could ever deserve. God allowed His Son to die on a cross
to set us free from the bondage of sin and God does not want us to be enslaved again by anything
including our finances. When we get a grip on money and the things money can buy, then we will learn
to enjoy the abundant life that Jesus promised.
The Church of today often seems to be in a defensive posture. However, Jesus stated that the Church was
to be on the offensive and that "the gates of hell would not prevail against it." As Christians, we are
on the winning side. Let's go be the Church!
While watching any football game it's easy to be an armchair quarterback and criticize the coaches and players
on the field. However, life on the field is different. Dedication off the field, combined with effort and energy on the field, can determine a win or a loss. The same is true in the Christian life. Dedication to the Christian walk, combined with the work of the Holy Spirit, can determine our impact in our community. When the Holy Spirit is allowed to thrive in the life of the Christian, then there will be evidence of His presence as spiritual fruit is produced. This series
takes a look at these characteristics or fruit that should be evident in the life of every Christian.
For the past few years the mission of MGCC has been "Give up...Go be." Today, Jerry revisits what has become the motto of our church family and challenges us to give up ourselves completely to Jesus and to go be the Church.
Jesus began His most famous sermon, the Sermon on the Mount, with eight short statements that have come to be known as the Beatitudes. In this sermon, Jesus challenges the common thought of the day with a brand new way of thinking...God's way of thinking. When you learn to look at the world from God's perspective then you will discover that you are blessed!
Our guest speaker today is Mark Snavely, a Timothy of MGCC. Mark is the minister of the Coastal Community Church in Richmond Hill, Georgia, just outside of Savannah. Listen to his message on God's Amazing Grace.