Listen to Sermons
Each week we make our Sunday Morning messages available for replay. Our goal is that you will be able to draw closer to Jesus as you listen to the messages on this page.

Jeremy has been the Senior Pastor of MCA since November of 2006. He lives in Fredericksburg with his wife Sarah and their four children. Jeremy grew up in a small Kansas church where he learned to follow Jesus and love the community of faith. Early in their marriage, he and Sarah led a team in a year of mission work through the REACH program of Rosedale Mennonite Missions. Jeremy's driving passion is to see people authentically connected to Jesus and to each other. Additionally, he enjoys parties, board games, and using his chainsaw.

Loading Player...

We don’t often like to think about what happens to those who oppose God. We are taught to love all whom God has created, and we are taught by God not to wish for the misfortune of others. While those are good and true, the prophet Obadiah reveals that God protects His children and will punish those who abuse His people. When people stand against God’s people, they are standing against God himself, and that is the height of arrogance. The Bible tells us that God lifts up the humble but opposes the proud (Ps 147:6, Pr. 29:23). As God’s children, we should take comfort in knowing that our Father is a passionate, protective father to us. And as we live in humble obedience toward Him, He will lift us up and strengthen our faith even in difficult circumstances. In this message we will explore what it means to live humble lives toward God and what it means for the humble to trust God. God has the back of the Humble.
The prophets show us who God is and what He wants from His people. The truth about God’s word, when we approach it humbly, is that it challenges us....all of us. Inevitably, God will open our eyes to things we have come to believe and live that are out of step with who He is and what His purposes are. Amos brought God’s word to people and they were very angry because they felt he was incorrect in his estimation of who God is and his judgement of their beliefs and behavior. (They were so angry, in fact, that they killed him.) The truth was that Amos wasn’t saying anything new about God, it’s just that the people had, over time, come to think of God differently. Amos is as likely to offend our sensibilities about how we believe and live as he did the people in his day. There are parts of God that we might have forgotten about over the years, which Amos brings to light. May we be receptive to God’s word brought to us through the prophet Amos.
Have you ever found yourself so caught up in the present that you forgot where you were headed in life? Sometimes we see this in our finances, present needs cause us to forget our larger life goals. Losing our vision for the future can also happen to us spiritually. This lost picture of God and the future God had for his people is what the prophet Joel was passionate about. The prophet Joel is convinced that part of being effective in the present is a clear picture of and hope for the future. This is a tremendous challenge to followers of Jesus, reminding us that taking our eyes off of our future hope leads to failure and lostness in the present. An effective life involves prepping for our future, which is what we will be talking about in this message.
This Sunday, we begin a series examining some of the prophets in the Old Testament. These prophets were folks who God used to issue a wakeup call to His people who were moving through life like spiritual zombies. The prophets saw a new reality for the people of God and pleaded with them to live in this reality. Hosea was one such prophet. From him we hear the voice of God calling His people to trust Him again.
Churches who are growing young are churches who care about the neighborhoods they live in. This message will draw from the story of the Good Samaritan and examine how we become the kind of church that actively cares about our communities. The message may be challenging because there are various ways in which we are called to be good neighbors that get under our skin and cause us discomfort.
In years past, many churches have assumed that if they can create a concert like atmosphere that gives off a super trendy vibe, young people will be attracted to the church and begin to follow Jesus. This Sunday we begin with the scriptures in which we examine the results of the Spirit’s movement among people. The New Testament reveals that when God’s Spirit dwells among a people, there is warmth and care for each other (Shocking!). Moreover, research indicates that young people crave this reality far more than the attractional model of church life so many churches have chased over the last several decades. This is good news, because this is the kind of community we often are and can consistently become. For young people today, “Warm” is the new cool.
This message is about the “message” effective churches are instilling in their young people. In this message we will examine the importance of a Jesus centered message and its effect on young people’s faith. We will also examine a few popular “messages” in churches that do not help young people develop a mature faith.
The message foundation is found in Christ who became like us in order to express his love for us and save us. We call this action...empathy. Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of others. Jesus could have saved us from a distance, without getting to close to our messiness. But he didn’t.
This morning’s message is about hearing God’s voice...and saying yes. Ephesians 2:10 tells us that God gives his people assignments and our work is to be faithful and trust him in obedience. We will be drawing from the Old Testament story of Moses to help us understand frequent patterns in God’s call on our lives. This is the last message in our Pivot series. Understanding that God has designed us for specific tasks and learning to understand and live in those assignments is key to following Jesus.
This week’s message is about our primary task as followers of Jesus, prayer. The aim for the message this week is not to induce guilt about our prayerlessness, but to inspire and equip us toward a more full and effective prayer life. We will get really practical in answering questions about prayer and how we can become more focused and effective in prayer.
In week 2 of our “Pivot” series, we will be examining the work of the Holy Spirit. We can do nothing of value in the Kingdom of God without empowerment of the Holy Spirit. So, what does it look like to move with the Spirit? How do we move with the Spirit? How do we come into alignment with God’s Spirit? One message can’t begin to answer in great depth many of those questions, but the hope is that our eyes will be opened and our spirits receptive to God’s movement in our lives.
The first truth, in the Pivot Series, we want to revisit is that the abundant life Jesus promises his followers ONLY happens after we die a spiritual death. To put it another way, in the Kingdom of God death precedes life. The big questions from this teaching are these:
1. For the not-yet-Christian, “Are you ready to let go of your life and give up, dying and submitting to the call of Christ on your life?”
2. For the already-Christian, “What must die in your life so that you can really live?”
This Sunday we will explore what the Bible has to say about work and God’s plans for our work. The goal is to lay down Bible-centered groundwork for the rest of the series. The big idea this message will carry is that God has made us to contribute to the flourishing of this earth.
This is the final message in our Beautiful Mess series through 1 Corinthians. The letter of 1st Corinthians gives the church all kinds of instruction toward becoming a healthy congregation. Most of the letter isn’t so much about proper doctrine as it is about how we function together: serving each other, loving each other, and worshipping together. The last verse of chapter 15 is our focus for this week and it is a fitting conclusion to the series, reminding us that our efforts of love and service toward each other are not in vain.
Throughout the book of Acts and in a number of other New Testament books, writers occasionally mention the spiritual gift of tongues. This spiritual gift doesn’t get talked about much at MCA, in part, because this gift is not practiced in public services but also because it isn’t difficult to locate abuse of the gift in various Christian groups. But what is the gift of tongues? How does it work? How does it benefit a believer? Why don’t we practice it if it was practiced in scripture? In this week’s message, we will explore the spiritual gift of tongues and look at how it is used in the lives of believers to strengthen our walk with God.
**Due to the sensitive nature of this message, we will not post the sermon this week.

This week’s message is a departure from our series through 1 Corinthians. A team from MCA just returned from the country of Jordan where we visited refugees and a church committed to serving them. We were challenged in so many ways and this message is a message about some of the ways God was speaking to us. Our hope is that we hear from God’s spirit this Sunday that living by faith is worth it. Living in obedience to Jesus is worth it. And, God is calling us to a kind of faith that moves us into areas where we are forced to rely on Him.
Christmas and the story of Jesus is a story about hope. It is a story we feel most deeply in our darkest hours. Listen in this morning and Pastor Jeremy speaks from the book of Luke and the great promise of Hope Jesus brings into our lives.
This morning we continue in our study of 1 Corinthians by hearing God's Word from 1 Corinthians 11:2-16. Listen as Pastor Jeremy speaks about Paul's letter regarding gender and the church.
“Let anyone who thinks that he stands, take head lest he fall.” (1 Cor. 10:12) I will admit to having a built-in allergic reaction to warning labels. While some take comfort in knowing warning labels are seeking to spare them difficulty, I tend to think they commit two sins. They either point out the obvious or are trying to control me. But the reality is that sometimes we need warning labels because we aren’t as smart or advanced as we think we are. In this passage, Paul makes this point to the new Christians in Corinth by pointing to Israel’s history and warning them not to get reckless in their faith with their newfound freedom. The truth is that recklessness and pride has frequently destroyed the people God. In this passage, we will look at several areas we can easily become reckless with our lives, how we deal with temptation, and then invite us back to a place of humility and carefulness in our relationship with Jesus.
A message by Pastor Jeremy Miller from 1 Corinthians Chapter 9. This message is part of the "A Beautiful Mess" sermon series where we are working our way through the book of 1 Corinthians.  
The prophetic books are calling God’s people to live differently, as they were created to live. This new life requires God’s people to live in a new kind of reality that is constantly being pushed against and undermined by the realities of this life. The prophets remind people about who God is and how he created them to live.
We are really excited to begin this series and have been working through these ideas as a leadership team for quite some time. The fundamental question we will be addressing throughout the series is “How do we become the kind of church community that effectively helps our younger people become mature people of faith who love Jesus and the church?” We will dive into this question over the next six weeks and explore ways in which we can shape our church community.

Week 1: Keychain Leadership
Week 2: Empathize
Week 3: Jesus' Message
Week 4: Warm Community
Week 5: Prioritizing Younger Generations
Week 6: Being Great Neighbors
In this series we will examine fundamental spiritual truths that, when lived out, cause our lives to Pivot in dramatic ways. Our prayer is that the Holy Spirit shows us his grace and helps us grab onto key truths that will cause our lives to Pivot toward God.
We often talk about faith affecting our eternal destiny, the way we worship, and our family relationships, but sometimes we fail to see that God is VERY interested in the way faith affects the thing we spend most of our waking hours doing, work. During the month of February we will be looking at how our faith intersects with our work as part of this Work As Worship sermon series.

February 4th - Jeremy Miller, MCA
February 11th - Robert Dickie, President of Crown Financial
February 18th - Bruce Hamsher, CEO of Toward The Goal Ministries
February 25th - Kevin West, CEO Invisible Insights Consulting

A 12 week study of 1 Corinthians. In this series we will constantly be asking the question, “What does this book tell us about the church?”
This series is designed to help free people up to be authentic before God. Many people live with the idea that God isn’t interested in their sadness or disappointments and so they pretend those moments don’t exist for them. The Bible paints a very different picture about the kinds of interactions spiritual people have with God. In fact, as you read the Bible, you might find yourself asking the question, “Can I Say That?” to God. Each message in this series will examine stories and passages of scripture that reveal the kinds of lengths people went to in order to express their real selves to God. More importantly, we will take a look at Gods’ response to people who approached him authentically. Our hope and prayer is that through this series God’s Spirit would help us live in a vibrant and truthful walk with Jesus.
At some point in our lives, most of us have thought about buying a deserted island in the Pacific somewhere, living by ourselves in order to avoid dealing with a difficult relationship. Relationships can be hard. Tucked away toward the end of the Bible is a tiny little book titled Philemon. Although this book is only one chapter long, it carries a message of hope to those who are struggling to have healthy relationships as well as those who simply want to improve the quality of their relationships. The relational principles contained in this book are helpful for all types of relationships: family relationships, work place relationships, as well as relationships in the church. This 6-week study of Philemon will help us cultivate great relationships, making it less likely we will want to move to that deserted island.

1 Foundation for Great Relationships vs 1-3
2 Affirming the Best vs 4-7
3 Mutually Beneficial vs 8-11
4 Healing the Breaks vs 12-16
5 Selling Out vs 17-20
6 Power of Accountability vs 21-22

Throughout the Bible, the city of Babylon is a metaphor for empire. And empires are always opposed to God because they compete with God for the ultimate allegiance of their people. Daniel and his friends were ripped out of their culture and taken to Babylon where they were forced to figure out how to be God’s people in a culture and country that was not godly and even set up to oppose God. How did Daniel respond to this dilemma? What does his story teach us about living and contributing to the good of our neighbors and countrymen while maintaining an identity and calling very different from theirs?

This six week sermon series will look at the book of Daniel to see what we might learn about living for God's Kingdom in the midst of a Babylonian type culture.

Topics of general interest.