A Day in the Holy Land: Day 4

Join us as we visit the sites of Masada, Ein Gedi and Mt. Scopus.

  • Masada: Where Herod built himself a fortress and later it becoming a refuge for the Jewish people.
  • Ein Gedi: The caves where David and his men hid from King Saul.
  • Mt. Scopus: An entry point for travelers, that overlooks Jerusalem.  “Pray for the well-being of Jerusalem: May those who love you be secure;” Psalm 122:6

MBC Israel Trip Day 4 (Masada) from Mobberly Media on Vimeo.

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MBC Israel Trip Day 4 (Mt Scopus Overlook of Jerusalem) from Mobberly Media on Vimeo.

Danny and the Shacks

Danny and the shacks graphicAll eyes were focused on one child or another of the 100+ children singing from the stage at last night’s performance of “Danny and the Shacks.” Relatives and friends filled the room to enjoy their own little star of the show – me and Angie included! Our youngest son, Colt has been looking forward to singing and fulfilling his role in this children’s musical for months. All of the children gave their best before an audience that was more captive than when they listen to any sermon of mine. There is something innocently captivating about children presenting truth. Continue reading

Only God Can Make Your Mess into a Miracle

imagesWhen life unravels, we find solace and peace in the truth of Romans 8:28 (“God works all things together for good for those who love Him and are called according to His purpose”). Any ‘god’ could bring good out of good. Only the Most High, Sovereign Creator God can bring good out of pain, good out of suffering, good out of sin, good out of failure. Continue reading

Guest Blogger: Mark Stayton

Galatians 1:10 says, For am I now trying to win the favor of people, or God? Or am I striving to please people? If I were still trying to please people, I would not be a slave of Christ.”

32082586_10156261891763490_7923632521252700160_nObviously, I am not trying to win the approval of people, but of God. If pleasing people were my goal, I would not be Christ’s servant.

I have had the privilege to serve in ministry for the last 30 years. During that time I have served in mega-churches, mid-sized churches and currently in a two year-old church plant.

I have had the opportunity to see many different leadership styles from the visionary leader, the gifted preacher, the anointed evangelist to the people pleaser. While each one has it strengths and weaknesses, I have come to this conclusion…right or wrong: Continue reading