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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.

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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.  
1 Corinthians 8 deals with yet another dispute in the Corinthian church. Some in the church came out of a background where idol worship was a significant part of their lives. Some of these new Christians felt completely uncomfortable eating food that had been offered to idols in worship by other people, while others thought it was completely ok to eat the food. So who was right? It turns out that those on the “right” side of the argument were those who understood that it didn’t matter whether the food had been used in worship or not. However, these folks were also warned that their correct belief could harm their more sensitive brothers and sisters if they were arrogant or insensitive with those whose conscience was sensitive. This text is a caution to our church. Sometimes we can be right in an argument and end up being completely wrong.
One of the things I am so challenged by when I read church history is the lengths to which people will go in service to Christ. It is truly inspiring. Some give up family. Some give up dreams of wealth. Others give up their hope of marriage to focus on God’s work in the world. The last half of 1 Corinthians 7 speaks about this final group. They give themselves to the Kingdom, remaining celibate and committed to following Jesus wherever he leads. This devotion is challenging to many of us who might find it difficult to recount one act of costliness we have endured in the name of Christ. This week’s message will be a teaching that exhorts the committed single life and calls all of us to a greater willingness to sacrificial living.
This mornings message comes from 1 Corinthians chapter 7 and will cover a lot of territory with regard to marriage. In this passage Paul gives instructions about marriage from teaching on sexual dynamics within marriage to how couples deal with one spouse coming to Christ while the other doesn’t. 
Our bodies are sacred, which means they are connected with God. It also means they deserve honor and care. In our text for this morning, Paul reminds us that sexual sin degrades what is sacred. But more than that, we are given a picture of incredible connection with God through our bodies and God honoring sexuality. My hope for this morning is that the Spirit of God inspires us through his Word and discussion to find joy and healing in Christ through a greater understanding of God’s plan.
Is it ever appropriate for a Christian to sue another Christian? Is it ever right for a Christian to take a non-Christian to court? If so, how do we know that to be true? If not, what do we do when someone has taken advantage of us? These are the questions we will seek to address as we look at the next passage of scripture in our journey through 1 Corinthians.
This morning’s message is a difficult word. By nature we don’t like accountability. “Don’t judge me!” On top of that, we are a people seeking to be known for the grace we show each other. And yet, Paul insists that a healthy church cannot tolerate blatant and unrepentant sin. In fact, he says “don’t associate or even eat with someone who does these things and claims to be a Christian. This morning’s message will seek to help us understand what healthy church discipline looks like.

What does it mean to be a minister in the church? What should ministers look like, act like, be like? Congregations and their leaders have a whole variety of answers to these questions. In chapter four of 1 Corinthians Paul addresses what authority he has and does not have. As we look at this chapter we will discover what expectations we should have of our leaders and what expectations we ought to have of ourselves.
This message is born out of 1 Corinthians chapter 2. In this chapter we find that we only know the purposes of God when the Spirit of God lives within us. Furthermore, we can only live in God’s purposes when His Spirit is alive and at work within us. And as we live in the Spirit, we take on the mind of Christ. This mindset is the secret wisdom that transforms the world.
This message will examine the unlikely way God constructs his Kingdom and his church. Understanding God’s philosophy and method of construction will have profound effects on the way we see others in the church as well as how we live and operate as a body. The primary principle found in chapter one is that God often uses seemingly powerless and foolish things to build his kingdom.
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.
This series will be an examination of Romans 12 (R-12) verses 9-13. For the next three weeks we will be meditating on how these scriptures describe the way we relate to each other as believers. All of these descriptions are Markers of our faith. 

The JOY series is a 3 part sermon series on Joy. The scriptures make abundantly clear that God created us to live in Joy. During this series we will seek to answer the following questions:

What is Joy?
How we are to live in Joy?
What are things that cuase us to loose Joy?
How do we regain our Joy?

The aim of this series is to help us learn more deeply to abide in him, see what he sees in our world, and follow his direction. In each of these weeks, we want to ask these questions:

What was Jesus like?
What was He saying?
How does he invite us to be like Him?
How does this accomplish His mission?

As you have sent me into the world, so I have sent them into the world. (John 17:18)

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