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New Study @ MCC

Every now and then we start a study at MCC that seems to be much more helpful than the average study.  This month, we started one of those studies. N.T. Wright’s Surprised by Hope is one of th...

Some Churches Die For Culture

I had a visit this evening from a pair of polite, well-intentioned young men.  They were members of Faithful Word Baptist Church in Tempe, Arizona, and they were in the process of visiting homes in t...

New Study at MCC

At MCC, we’re transitioning into a new Tuesday evening Bible Study, titled Christianity, Cults & Religions. The focus of the study is on what constitutes the core of Christian doctrine, wher...

MCC Study Followup

Back in May, I mentioned that we were beginning a new study on evangelism at Mayer Community Church.  We have just completed that study, and I wanted to drop a brief comment here: If you have the cha...

Showing the Seams

Show the Seams

As a preaching pastor, I’m confronted with the task of preparing and delivering an edifying, encouraging, and exegetically sound sermon about 48 times each year.  I am not complaining; I love t...

New Study at MCC

At our church, we’re initiating a new study on evangelism.  I recommend you take a look at it in the event that you’re interested in the topic.  The study is titled, Reimagining Evangeli...

"The Risen Christ Appearing to Mary Magdalen" by Rembrandt

Easter and the Gospel

It’s late, and I’ve just finished putting the final touches on the fourth and last sermon in my Easter, 2010 series.  At Mayer, we’ve covered the following: What Were We Created For...

1QIsa(b)

Does God Have Short Arms?

I’m teaching on Isaiah 59:1-15 this Sunday as the second part of a four part series on the Gospel.  Last week, we looked at Genesis 1:26-31 to discuss what it was that God created us for–...