Prayer is a spiritual activity in which mere mortals seek to communicate with the God of the universe. People take their requests and hopes to God seeking His aid and favor. But how much do we really understand about prayer? For some it seems to be a powerful tool while for others it seems to be just another religious activity. Join us as we open God's Word each week and look deeper into the power and mystery of this vital link with God in our newest series, "iPray."
In the Spring of 2019 Pastor Randy and Pastor Clint delivered a series of sermons on how understanding the biblical truth that every person has been created in the image of God informs how we approach many of the cultural issues of our day. When the series concluded many shared how impacting it was on their thinking and approach to the hot topics we now face: issues such as sexuality and gender, sanctity of life, racial discrimination and men and women's roles. In this updated reboot of the series Pastor Randy teaches six sessions on the importance of understanding this vital biblical doctrine referred to as the Imago Dei.
A bad deal is when you end up with something that you either didn't bargain for, or, you end up not getting what you thought you had bargained for. No one likes to get a bad deal. Sin is always a bad deal. When we sin we end up not getting all that we thought we would and usually the consequences of our sin bring with it painful things we never bargained for. On the other hand, God's deal is always good. Join us as we take a closer look at examples in scripture of sin's bad deal and the lessons we can learn from them.
In the church there are important activities and ceremonies that we conduct that if we're not careful can easily become mundane and routine. Too many times we find ourselves merely going through the motions and not really engaging in what we are doing. The Lord's Supper, communion is an important activity that Jesus charged his followers to do often but if we're not careful we easily do it for the sake of doing it and miss so much. Join us as we taking a closer look at this important ordinance of the church and how we can be careful as followers of Jesus to do it right.
Few would argue that the nation of Israel and the Jewish people play a prominent roll throughout the Bible. Today the tiny nation of Israel is constantly in the news but should that mean all that much to Christians? God isn't done with the nation of Israel. The Jews still matter to God. Join us as we take a closer look at why Israel should matter to every believer in Christ.
The book of 2 John is one of the smallest books in the entire Bible. Despite its small size it has an important and powerful message. Join us as we explore this important little book of 2 John in the teaching series, "For The Sake Of The Truth."
Often life seems to be made up of random happenings and chance encounters with others. But as we explore the pages of the Bible what we discover is that God is working in the details of our lives. The story of Joseph found in the very first book of the Bible is a case in point. In this message Pastor Randy unfolds three ways that God is in the details of our lives.
Romans 8:28 declares that, "And we know that God uses all things to work together for the good to those who love God, to those who are called according to His purpose." But do all things really mean everything? Butch Perriera shares from God's Word and personal experience how God can use even the worst of circumstances to bring about good.
As followers of Jesus many times proclaiming what we believing is easier than living that belief out in our everyday lives. Teva Pou challenges the MBC family to go beyond verbally believing that God is powerful by living out that belief every day of our lives.
e are many things in life that you can't choose, the day you're born, the family your born into, and your ethnic make up just to name a few. There are, however, many choices that we do have as we move our way through life. Guest Bible teacher, Fabian Loo explores how we can choose the gift of life as he examines Deuteronomy 30.
God is righteous and people aren't. Only by faith in what Jesus did on the cross can a person be made righteous. Once we become God's righteous children we need to live out that righteous identity that we've been given. Join us for this special message by MBC deacon Vaai Seumalo.