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Dec 29th, 2014 by mcc_admin

A Call to Whole-Hearted Devotion

“You have refused to obey the commands of the Lord and have worshiped the images of Baal instead.” Thus says the prophet Elijah to the infamously wicked King of Israel, Ahab in 1 Kings 18:18. We like to think we are better than King Ahab, but sometimes we too worship false gods. How can we tell?

~ False gods promise to meet your need to be valued if you give your devotion, time, money and service to them.
~ False gods take the good gifts that God gives and twists, distorts, and perverts them into something that God never intended.

In fact, false gods can only offer poor imitations of what they promise:

  • God offers an an unselfish and unconditional love — False gods offer the brief gratification of lust and short-lived romantic feelings.
  • God offers true freedom that liberates — False gods offer the enslavement of desire and call it freedom.
  • God offers genuine, lasting peace — False gods offer sedatives to numb us and call it peace.
  • God offers a deep and everlasting joy — False gods offer the pleasure of sin for a momentary season
  • God offers meaning and eternal significance — False gods offer the frenzied pursuit of fleeting success
  • God offers security and contentment — False gods offer the “deceitfulness of riches”
  • God offers His life, power, and presence — False gods offer the futility of living a life independent from God

Is there a false god that you have been trying to find your sense of value in? That has been keeping you from wholehearted devotion to Jesus Christ? Are you ready to take a stand and surrender yourself in total devotion to God? What specific steps of obedience are you going to take today?

Do not love this world nor the things it offers you, for when you love the world, you do not have the love of the Father in you. For the world offers only a craving for physical pleasure, a craving for everything we see, and pride in our achievements and possessions. These are not from the Father, but are from this world. And this world is fading away, along with everything that people crave. But anyone who does what pleases God will live forever. ~ 1 John 2:15-17 NLT

What’s New

Couples Night Out
Saturday, January 31 | 7:15-9 p.m. @ MCC

Join us in the Fellowship Hall for an evening of fun, games, and fellowship. There will be a short devotional, light refreshments, and prizes, too! For more information or to RSVP, contact Dean and Kathleen,

The Story of Marriage
Marriage Small Group Study

"Once Upon A Time...marriage was forever. It was a covenant that knit one man and one woman together. This weaving made both people stronger, nobler and more vibrant expressions, of why they were created to be. They were better together than either had been on their own. How did we lose touch with this profound love story?

We invite you to rediscover God's original plan. Whether you're married, single, or engaged, your story is a part of His."

You are invited to participate in a 6 week DVD study with John and Lisa Bevere called, The Story of Marriage. Interactive books will be needed and cost $10 a person. For more information or to RSVP, contact Dean and Kathleen,

Meeting dates: February 20, March 6, March 20, April 17, May 1 and May 15

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. Click here to find out about our small groups and Bible studys.

NJ Devils: Family and Faith Night

Join your friends and family from MCC as we attend the Faith & Family Night at the NJ Devils on Friday, February 6th at 7:00 pm at the Prudential Center in Newark. The Devils play the Toronto Maple Leafs and we can watch the game from our great seats Section 109. Following the game, we'll hear the Christian testimony from a player/coach and then attend a private concert from Josh Wilson. Josh is a popular contemporary Christian musician who is best known for his hit songs "Savior, Please", "I Refuse", "Before the Morning" and several others.

Tickets are $49 (normally $64). In addition, each person will receive a free $10 Food and Beverage gift card for use at the game. Lowered priced seats in another section are also available. Please sign up soon: email Joe at

Newcomers Reception

Sunday, Feb. 15 | 12:15 p.m.
Have you recently started attending Montclair Community Church? Have you been worshipping with us for a while now? Do you have questions about our church and its ministries? If you answered yes to any of these, the Newcomers Reception is for YOU! Join us for a time of fellowship as you’ll have the opportunity to meet our Pastoral Staff and Leadership Team. Bring your questions, your thoughts, or just yourself as we get to know each other. For more information contact Pastor Ernie {}.

I Love My Church

This January, Pastor Ed will be helping us understand how we can grow in faith by affirming our love for God and for our church. We will be challenged to love our church by deepening our relationships with other, by serving others, by giving generously, by honoring our leaders and by sharing our faith with those who haven’t yet discovered a life-changing relationship with Christ.

Discover why more and more people are saying about Montclair Community Church, “I love my church.”

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, February 26
For more information, click here.

Join Us for Prayer

Every Sunday from 9:45-10:15 a.m., a group gathers to pray for our church and community in Pastor Ernie’s office. To get there, take the elevator to the top floor and turn right. Pastor Ernie’s office is the second door. Please join us!

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