Sermon Series Archive Press On
Beyond Belief: The Art Of Action
In this final installment of our ‘Press On’ series, which has focused on MCC’s mission, Josh reminds us that it’s not only what we believe that matters–it’s also how we believe it. There is a tension that we all must learn to live with: we are recipients of God’s grace, a free gift, yet we are also called to do something in response. In Ephesians 2, we are told that ‘It is by grace we have been saved” and that we are “created in Christ Jesus to do good works.” We are called to go beyond mere belief; we must act as well!
Church: The Art Of Eucharist
In the third week of our ‘Press On’ series, Josh reminds us that the church is called to engage with the surrounding world and culture in a specific, Christ-patterned way. Using Jesus’ response to a question about the ‘greatest commandment,’ Josh reminds us that we are called to love God with the totality of our beings, and similarly, to love our neighbor as ourselves. When the church does this we embody the Eucharist–the body broken and blood poured–to the world.
Empowered: The Art of Intention
Journey: The Art Of Being Unfinished
Each January we take some time to refocus on our mission and vision as a church. This mission, to empower people to take the next step on their journey with Christ, is central to who we are and how we live as a community. In this first installment of our “Press On” series Josh reminds us why journey is the best way of understanding the life of faith, and that we are all unfinished. We aren’t who we will be, and our best days are still ahead.