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Welcome to MCA Online

 
MCA is home to over 1500 people from 45 different nations. We gather every Sunday at 9:00am & 11:00am (new service time) for Praise & Worship, followed by a time of prayer & preaching of the Word. After each service, we have refreshments in the gym. We also have mid-week activities, including after-school programs, family night and sports. MCA is a great place to Believe, to Belong & to Be Loved! Why not bring a friend?

A Word of Encouragement

 
Fear or Courage

Have you ever been afraid? I guess several times would be our answer. Afraid of failing or the criticism of people at our job or in our schools, family and life itself has made us to be afraid? One of the Enemy’s most common attacks is “dis-courage-ment.” He takes the courage right out of us and replaces the void with fear. Fear causes paralysis. And, if we are not careful, the Enemy can win. Most of us on many occasions have either overcome fear by faith in God or have given in to it because the situation led us to give up.

Paul writes in 2 Timothy 1:7 for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control. In Psalms 56: 3-4 David says `` When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.`` he calls on God and reminds himself of the promise in God and how we can trust in him.

The famous story in OT about Joshua is a story of courage. He listened to the words of his Creator God. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go. Joshua 1:9

While each day will bring its own worries, difficulties, trials we need to face it. God has given us tools to handle. What we need is COURAGE to overcome our fears and move forward each day. In Judges 6, God allowed the powerful Midianites to invade Israel. When the Israelites cried out to God for help, He responded by seeking out Gideon. God told Gideon, “Go in the strength you have and save Israel out of Midian’s hand. Am I not sending you?” (v. 14). As we all say when God call us to do something difficult Gideon also replied, “but how can I save Israel? My clan is the weakest in Manasseh, and I am the least in my family” (v. 15). He was fearful because he had no power.

The LORD answered, “I will be with you, and you will strike down all the Midianites, leaving none alive” (v. 16). Gideon became confident that God was with him and would save Israel by his hand. God’s presence gave Gideon courage. He routed the vast Midianite army using just 300 men.

God’s presence is always with those who put their trust in HIM 100%. His presence is also your courage and mine. When you are afraid, get closer to God through his Word and submit to the Holy Spirit’s leading in your life. May God give you the courage to overcome every fear you face. The Lord will be with you, too, in every situation of your life.

Blessings,

Pastor Sam

Missions Pastor