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Feb 2nd, 2014 by mcc_admin

The End of Your Map

“By faith Abraham…obeyed and went, even though he did not know where he was going.” (Hebrews 11:8)

That is the essence of faith—to follow God even when you have no idea where He’s leading you! Faith is a step by step, daily dependence upon God. This means that faith doesn’t begin until you come to the end of your map. We want to see the map before we go anywhere. We want to know exactly where we’re going, what to expect, and when we’re going to get there. But as long as you have a map, you don’t need to follow God. As long as you stay in a safe and secure comfort zone, you don’t need faith.

We want a 500-watt halogen lamp that will illumine the next five miles of the journey, but God only gives us a “lamp to our feet and a light to our path.” In other words, only enough light for the next step! Until you take a step, you don’t get light for the next step. Abraham discovered that following God was a step by step daily dependence on God. By faith, Abraham obeyed and went, even though he had no idea where he was going.

Hebrews 11 is the airbrushed version of Abraham’s life. When we read the story of Abraham in Genesis, we see all the flaws, blemishes, and warts. We will see that Abraham did not follow God perfectly. His spiritual journey was a series of fits and starts, detours and roadblocks. Abraham’s response was a mixture of obedience and disobedience, faith and unbelief. In other words, he was just like us!

But, in the end, Abraham was called the “friend of God.” Not because he was perfect, holy and righteous, but he was willing to be led by God. He was willing to follow God on a journey of faith. After all, friends are simply two people who are on a journey together.

God invites YOU to be his friend. You don’t have to be perfect, you just have to be willing to go on a journey with Him—a journey of faith.

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Saturday, April 26 | 11 a.m.
Ladies, join us for a day of health. We’ll start moving with a workout led by Fitness Guru Diane Tobin. And we’ll keep moving with some yoga postures from instructor Stacy Valdes-Davis. Then we’ll move on to healthy snacks and a time of fellowship. There’s no cost involved. Bring a water bottle and a yoga mat. (They’re available at 5 Below for $5.) Please sign up: Contact Nancy at

Men's Book Group
Friday, May 16, 7 pm
Men are invited to join our discussion of the book Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, a New York Time Bestselling World War II story of survival, resilience, and redemption.
Come early for pizza and wings, sneak in at 7:30 pm for the discussion. We will meet in the MCC Conference room. Buy the book at Amazon. Contact Joe if you have questions or to sign up.

NY Yankee Game
Friday, July 25th at 7:05 pm
Come watch the Yankees play the Toronto Blue Jays. This year we are sitting in the Field Level seats (Section 211). These tickets are usually $90 each, but we were able to get them for half price so the cost is $45. There are only 50 tickets available so sign up soon before they are all gone. Contact Joe if you have questions or to purchase tickets.

MOPS: Mothers of PreSchoolers

Are you a mother of preschool children looking to connect with other moms?
You are not alone! Join us for our next MOPS meeting to meet other moms, relax and be encouraged.

Our next meeting is Thursday, April 24. If you have a child from newborn to age six, you’re invited for brunch, a speaker, discussion and craft. The featured speaker this for April will be April Sliwak. Her talk is entitled, Don’t Surrender Your Parental Rights. Child care is provided.
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Small is BIG at MCC

God uses community–-those relationships in our lives-–to open our hearts, break unhealthy patterns and transform our lives. And God uses small groups to help us develop those vital connections with other believers.

Small groups are little caring communities within the larger church consisting of 5 to 12 people. Groups meet regularly for prayer, worship, Bible study and discussion. A small group offers opportunities to deepen your relationship with God and build relationships with others in the church.

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