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Happening This Week
MON., FEB. 19
**OFFICE CLOSED**
 
 
TUE., FEB. 20
3:30pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
 
After School Program
'Hour of Power'
Men's Basketball (ages 18+)
 
 
WED., FEB. 21
10:00am
10:00am
3:30pm
6:00pm
6:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
 
Prayer Meeting
Seniors Fitness
After School Program
Jr. High Boys Basketball
Jr. High Girls Club
Jr. High Youth
Kids' Club
Bible Study
 
 
THU., FEB. 22
10:00am
10:00am
3:30pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
7:00pm
8:30pm
 
Ladies' Bible Study
Mommy Cafe
After School Program
Sr. High Youth
Co-ed Volleyball (ages 18+)
Creative Arts Practice
Men's Soccer (ages 18+)
 
 
FRI., FEB. 23
10:00am
7:00pm
7:00pm
 
Seniors' Fitness
Young Adults (ages 19-24)
Intercessory Prayer
 
 
SAT., FEB. 24
9:00am
10:00am
 
Children's Min. Conference
Men's Ball Hockey (ages 18+)
 
 
SUN., FEB. 25
9:00am
10:30pm
11:30pm
 
Worship & The Word
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Worship & The Word
 

Welcome to MCA Online

 
MCA is home to over 1500 people from 45 different nations. We gather every Sunday at 9am & 11:15am (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 Message From The Pastor

FEBRUARY THEME: Be Successful
 
I’m sure we are all familiar with the phrase, “Don't let your ambition take you to a place where your character cannot sustain you”.

Last Sunday, two football teams faced each other in Super Bowl LII – it was a great game. But even greater were the bold testimonies of faith. Several men playing in the Super Bowl have been brave in public expression of their faith, and have glorified God both inside and outside the stadium. They openly showed followers of Christ what it looks like to be strong in the proclamation of faith in an often, unfriendly cultural context.

Rex Burkhead is the New England Patriots running back. He tells of his journey to faith and speaks to how it affected everything about his life—particularly, his motivation on the field. Before coming to Christ, Burkhead testified to the immense pull he felt towards worldly accolades. He craved success and found himself increasingly drawn toward self-centeredness.

Trey Burton—a player for the Eagles—is also a man of great faith. In an interview, he told a reporter what the call to follow and glorify Christ means to him: “complete surrender.” For Burton, it means living in “constant relationship” with Christ and learning to allow “the Lord to have full reign over our lives for his glory.”

For Burton, much like Burkhead, this deep and abiding faith has implications for actions both on and off the field. Godly character counts in every field. And as we continue to mature in our faith, we will discover that true success is found through a life of integrity and character. The life of King Saul can be summed up in the cliché “It’s not how you start; it’s how you finish”. Saul started out well, only to see his subsequent disobedient actions derail what could have been a stellar, God-honouring rule over the nation of Israel. How could someone so close to God at the start, spiral out of control and out of favour with God?

Scripture states that “there was not a man among the sons of Israel more handsome than he, being taller than any of the people from his shoulder and upward” (1Sam.9:2). He was God’s chosen one to lead the scattered nation of Israel; a collection of tribes that did not have a central leader other than God, and no formal government.

Saul’s chief problem seemed to be the absence of a spiritual foundation on which to build a godly life. He became a double-minded man who was “unstable in all his ways” (James 1:8). This led to paranoia and eventually extreme jealousy. So what can we learn from the life of King Saul?

First: obey the Lord and seek to do His will. From the very start of his reign, Saul had the perfect opportunity to be the benchmark by which all future kings were measured. All he had to do was seek the Lord wholeheartedly & obey His commandments. The second lesson we learn is not to misuse the power given to us. There is no question that King Saul abused the power God had entrusted him with. Pride often creeps into our hearts when people are serving and honouring us. A good lesson for each of us, is to lead the way God instructs us to lead.

“When success comes before we’re ready for it, it can destroy us and rob us of the things that make for true success.” (Wiersbe) “All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time.” (1Pet.5:5-6)

Blessings,

Rev. Ginette Howse

Lead Pastor